2012/02/24Yellow Ostrich announce new tour to support sophomore album 'Strange Land'
"The Mistress was a guy in a bedroom," says Yellow Ostrich lead singer Alex Schaaf, who grew up in Wisconsin and moved to New York in 2010. "Strange Land is a band. In a slightly bigger room."
Strange Land is out March 6th.
3/3 - Great Scott - Allston, MA #
3/4 - Mohawk Place - Buffalo, NY #
3/6 - Beachland Tavern - Cleveland, OH #
3/7 - The Pike Room at The Crofoot - Pontiac, MI #
3/8 - Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL #
3/9 - Der Rathskeller - Madison, WI &
3/10 - 7th St Entry - Minneapolis, MN #
3/11 - Cactus Club - Milwaukee, WI #
3/15-19 - SXSW - Austin, TX
3/19 - Solar Culture - Tucson, AZ
3/20 - Soda Bar - San Diego, CA
3/21 - Bootleg Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
3/23 - Bottom of the Hill - San Francisco, CA @
3/24 - The Depot at Humboldt State - Arcata, CA
3/26 - Mississippi Studios - Portland, OR %
3/27 - Media Club - Vancouver, Canada %
3/29 - Flying M Coffee - Nampa, ID %
3/30 - Kilby Court - Salt Lake City, UT %
3/31 - Hi Dive - Denver, CO %
4/2 - The Waiting Room - Omaha, NE %
4/10 - Johnny Brenda's - Philadelphia, PA ^
4/11 - Black Cat Backstage - Washington, DC ^
4/12 - Mercury Lounge - New York, NY ^
5/27 - Sasquatch Music Festival - George, WA
# = with 1,2,3
& = with 1,2,3 and Lower Dens
@ = with Lost in the Trees
% = with Howler
^ = with TEEN
posted by n. @ 2/24/2012
I had a pretty fun time DJing a semi-emo set last night at Union Hall for the latest Hilly Town Presents show. I say semi-emo because I was DJing with Chris from Battering Room and that's pretty much all he ever plays. My favorite part of the night, however, outside of that and rocking out with my best white girl dance moves to Shark? was getting to see dream-pop band Field Mouse for the first time. When I first saw them milling about, I made a point to mention to the boys how pretty their lead singer (Rachel) is and I suppose I am not alone in this assessment given the video below for track "Glass" is actually just a close-up of her face with bubbles and stuff flying all around. She's also very nice, btw, and complimented our DJ set (not sure if it was the emo or non-emo bits she preferred, however).
Their set was equally as appealing and enjoyable to watch and listen to as the video, so if you like what you see I would definitely check them out. Field Mouse have a few upcoming shows including two at SXSW aaaaaaand very very very pretty 7" out on Feb 28th via Small Plates Records.
posted by n. @ 2/23/2012
2012/02/21Hustle Roses (ex Oohlas) release debut EP
Confessional: I might be one of the biggest "secret" Oohla's fans of all time. Actually it's probably not that much of a secret, but I always felt for some reason that, back when they were quite popular with the bloggerati set a few years back, I could never accurately express how much I loved that band so I just never really talked about it outside of my friend Meg and I driving around in her car blasting 'TV Dinner' at maximum volumes. Perhaps it's because I never once got to see them perform live, which is certainly a huge regret, but honestly I have no idea why I was so mum on the fact that Best Stop Pop was in HEAVY rotation circa 2006-2007.
Since then I have waited impatiently for some sort of an update on the band who were working to get out of a major label deal (who isn't, really) and finally we have one - sort of - and I couldn't be more excited about this. Hustle Roses (aka Ollie Stone), the singer of the band, has gone off on her own and put together a solo act that is quite a departure from the Oohlas garage rock sound. It's bigger, dancier, and - dare I say - even awesomer.
The debut Hustle Roses EP, Tequila Mockingbird, is available now on Bandcamp and iTunes and hopefully SOON on Spotify. Pump up these jams right now and this time I promise not to be so hush hush.
posted by n. @ 2/21/2012
2012/02/14Video: Casey Shea "Let It Slide"
Oh Casey Shea, when will you stop being so dreamy? Hehe.
But seriously, I am loving this track off his 2011 album In Your Head - available now on Family Records. And I must admit, I was also excited to see that my friend Wes Verhoeve has made his directorial debut on the accompanying video. Mad props all around!
Casey Shea - Let It Slide
posted by n. @ 2/14/2012
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