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Last night I went over to Annex with my friend Dmitri to see a band that I have been dying to check out since I got a copy of their album, but missed completely at SXSW due to either scheduling conflicts or tequila or some sort of combination of the two.

The venue was COMPLETELY packed when we got there, and somehow they squished in even MORE people by the time the Wombats took the stage. But what a lucky group of people we were, because the band from Liverpool tore thru pretty much every track from their debut album with an energy that resulted in an eventual MOSH pit, the kind of which I have never seen at Annex (and that I rarely really see at NYC shows period). Granted, a good majority of the crowd was made up of UK transplants/tourists and a few smitten early industry insiders and label people, but it was electric nonetheless. The Wombats kind of ARE like Christmas come early, and they brought the dance party along with them.

The band have no additional dates in the US as of righ tnow, but hopefully will be back in the summer after their extensive europe tour.

The Wombats - Kill The Director

The Wombats - Backfire At The Disco

posted by n. @ 3/18/2008

death cab for cutie possess my heart. again. forreals.

When I was down in austin, I went to visit some old coworkers and favorite bands at the Chop Shop/Atlantic Records showcase (oh hai Tally Hall), and while I was there I heard what had already been repeated to me ad nauseum.

"The new Death Cab For Cutie album is AMAZING."

I used to be a really huge DCFC fan. Transatlanticism was my "jam," so to speak. The first time I heard it played in its entirety I was making out with a boy in the back seat of a car and I made him stop kissing me just so I could pay more attention to the album, that's how good it was. It is brilliant and the title track makes me weep like a baby. I gave that album out as gifts to my younger sister and her friends and told them that they MUST hear it. Then I worked at Atlantic around when they got signed, and then Plans came out, which was like... good cred for the label but kind of so-so hum-de-dum as far as an album goes, and was like NOTHING in comparison to Transatlanticism.

So in May the band is releasing their second major label album, entitled Narrow Stairs. And it is reported to be, like I said, AMAZING. And let me just say that if this first single is any indication, I am going to be completely in love with this record. I mean, FOR ONE THING, THE FIRST SINGLE IS OVER 8 MINUTES LONG!?!?!?! When was the last time a major label let something like that happen? Love. It.

Death Cab For Cutie - I Will Possess Your Heart

posted by n. @ 3/18/2008


SXSW... a video recap



so my friend mike, whom i stayed with because he is awesome and has a house and has rockband, made this sweet video of SXSW. i am in some of it, and i seem to be drinking in most of it, which i guess figures.

watch it here.

more updates soon, promise!

posted by n. @ 3/17/2008


walter meego - what i want

I really need an mp3 of this crazy awesome walter meego song, "what i want"

My friend Don played it for me in his car while I was home in Chicago for the holidays, and I made him repeat it at least 4 or 5 times while my little sister and some random guy were in the back seat drinking some crazy absynthe.

I LOVE IT. please help a girl out.

posted by n. @ 3/10/2008

After The Jump SXSW - all the DEETS

After the Jump Heads to Austin for SXSW!

After the Jump is headed to SXSW for the first time ever with four outrageous shows, including our very own official showcase (not bad for an organization under a year old huh?).

Each show has some incredible tricks up its sleeve, so if you are headed to Austin, don't miss out!

Friday 3/14, 7pm

The After the Jump Backyard @ 1204 Salina St. - East Side
Free and open to the public + Free beer and bbq!
7 Laura Palmer
745 Senryu
830 The Physics of Meaning
915 Salt and Samovar
10 Oliver Future
1045 These United States
1130 The Lisps

Saturday 3/15, High Noon
ATJ/Indie Outlaw/Paper Garden Day Party @ Lucky Lounge 209 W 5th St,
Free and open to the public, Open bar + bbq and free shirts and bags courtesy of Speakerheart!

1215 Peasant
100 The Pendletons
145 Darla Farmer
230 The Answering Machine
330 LoveLikeFire
415 Morning State
5 Cloud Cult

Saturday 3/15, 2pm
The After the Jump Backyard @ 1204 Salina St. - East Side
Free and open to the public + Free beer and bbq!
215 Bell
3 Laura Gibson
4 Luke Temple
5 The Lisps
6 White Ghost Shivers
7 Jukebox the Ghost

Saturday 3/15, 7:30pm
ATJ Official SXSW Evening Showcase at Lambert's BBQ
401 W 2nd St - badges and limited tickets @ door
8 The Teenage Prayers
9 Care Bears On Fire
10 Neimo
11 Tigercity
12 Cassettes Won't Listen
1 Project Jenny, Project Jan

Find out more about us and our causes at and stay tuned for some big announcements in 2008!

Make sure as well to check out our sponsors whom have devoted time and money to aid After the Jump in their efforts. Without them, this would not be possible:

posted by n. @ 3/10/2008


new tracks from old favorites

what is old is new again? well something like that. the following three bands have all been blogged about here before. partially because i have huge crushes on their lead singers, but mostly because they are just awesome bands in my opinion. and they all have new songs (and in the case of the first two, they have new albums! fab).

i have seen we are scientists approx 83957289357289375 times live, because it is one of my favorite things to do. ever. i have so much fun at their shows, mostly because i love geeks that rock and that is their whole schtick. Their album, titled Brain Thrust Mastery (that name beat out other options such as: "What # of $ Do That Cost?", "Fluffin' Tha Cushions", "Onlookerswatchedinhorror", "Mermaid Stewwwww", "Do Smoke Detectors Detect The Smell Of Smoke?", "YOU ASKED YOU FIND OUT fu*k UP SECRET", "Collective Soul", "DJ Server Wars" and "You Bang, She Bangs, You Want Some...Unh!") is coming out March 17th.

Soooo... I wish I could say that I am totally in love with this disc, but so far... I'm kinda bummed about it honestly. I don't know what is going on, but the whole thing so far has just bored me! How is that even possible??? Is it because their drummer left the band last November? DId they run out of kittens to play with? Where has all the geek magic gone? Please make it better, I am hurting over here!!! sigh.

Here is a track for you. I picked this one because I have seen them play it live and therefore it actually stuck out to me. It is also appropriately titled because I was REALLY impatient for this album, and now blaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah.

We Are Scientists - Impatience

French Kicks have a new album coming out called Swimming, which will be released on April 1st on Vagrant Records. I was going to make an april fools joke there, but i just couldn't think of anything clever enough. Anyways, the band produced and mixed the record themselves, and lead singer (and super hottie) Nick Stumpf says that Swimming is "by far the closest we've come to getting the sound we wanted.”

Sounds good enough to me!

Catch them on these tour dates, and give a listen to one of the new tracks below

french kicks tour dates are so super
4/1 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
4/4 Boston, MA Middle East
4/5 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda's
4/8 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
4/15 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
4/24 Washington DC Rock N Roll Hotel
4/25 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
4/26 Atlanta, GA The Earl
4/27 Asheville, NC Bald Eagle
5/15 Portland, OR Doug Fir
5/16 Seattle, WA Chop Suey
5/18 San Francisco, CA The Independent
5/19 Sacramento, CA Blue Lamp
5/22 Los Angeles, CA The Echo
5/23 San Diego, CA Casbah

French Kicks - Abandon

Finally, Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly released this sweet cover of Justice's D.A.N.C.E. Pretty stellar for a singer songwriter!

Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly - D.A.N.C.E

posted by n. @ 3/07/2008

After The Jump @ SXSW - so much party, so much awesome!

So all of us bloggers that make up the uber blog conglomerate After The Jump are taking the show on the road down to SXSW. Here are the fliers for all the super excellent shows that we are putting on down in the lonestar state. omg i can't wait! Let me know if you are going and maybe we can meet up at one of those and do a keg stand together or something equally amazing.

this one is in an actual BACKYARD of a house that belongs to a friend Cesar from The Lisps, and it has free BBQ and BOOZE and BANDS. all great things that start with B. woo

posted by n. @ 3/07/2008

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