2011/04/25Spring Fools - New Music from Matt Pond PA!
It's spring, you guys. Bunnies and sunshine and rain(bows) for all! And this new song from a BK group I heart - Matt Pond PA - will certainly put a spring (ha!) in your step to say the least.
Entitled "Love To Get Used," the track is from their new Spring Fools EP which they recently recording in Austin, Texas. Clearly it looks like the warmer climate definitely lent a boost of pep to the band's recording session and an infusion of southern charm which really translates into this pop-y offering. Love it.
Matt Pond PA - Love To Get Used
posted by n. @ 4/25/2011
2011/04/21TOM VEK IS BACK! TOM VEK IS BACK!
It seriously seems like an entire lifetime ago (5 years!) that I developed a massive crush on UK singer Tom Vek, a time when no one from New Jersey went out on the LES on the regular and "I Ain't Sayin My Goodbyes" was blasting out of every bar from Rothko to the (then cool) Darkroom. That was an interesting time, a turning point, and unfortunately Tom Vek didn't stick around for the fall out. But now.. he's back! And seemingly just as awesome as I remembered him to be.
His new album, Leisure Seizure is out on June 10th, and here's the first single "A Chore." Hooray!
Tom Vek - A Chore
posted by n. @ 4/21/2011
2011/04/08THE IROCKIROLL FRIDAY FIVE!
Here is a new weekly blog feature that I am hoping will last longer than... one week. Clearly it will be the five songs, every Friday, that I love and am sadly too busy/lazy to write a full post about but definitely think you should hear. This will likely feature a LOT of selects from my massively overwhelmed inbox so hopefully you'll discover something amazing. Have a great weekend!
Yuck - The Wall
Telekinesis - Please Ask For Help
Young Widows - Right In The End
Forks Of Ivy - Iowa
Popstrangers - Avenue
posted by n. @ 4/08/2011
2011/04/07OMG this new Cold Cave Album. Cherish The Light Years. You guys.
I already really liked the last Cold Cave album. Lots. It was especially good for when I was in a particular gothy mood (maybe it's raining, but I don't feel like crying or wallowing, or maybe I"m just wearing a goth poncho and hanging out on a beach drinking a pina colada.. you know how that goes, right?. Is that actually the principle that new wave was founded on? Probably? I digress...).
But back to the subject at hand: OH MAN if I thought their debut Love Comes Close was the perfect gothwave mood-setter, Cold Cave's new release Cherish The Light Years is NEXT LEVEL. From the first 10-15 seconds of hitting the play button on opening track "The Great Pan Is Dead," my mouth was hanging open aghast as a wave of complete epicness washed over me and didn't let up for the entire four minutes of electronic bliss. Nor was I disappointed as the rest of the LP played out with track after track of sonic emotional outpourings - there is nothing tepid here in either production or context.
Cold Cave -
posted by n. @ 4/07/2011
2011/04/05Holy Ghost Do It Again - Party Times @ Terminal 5
What you see above is what happens when I arrive at a concert to find out that I have a *surprise* photo pass which subsequently makes me "that girl" in the photo pit trying to take shots with my iphone. While there are clearly some questions here about my photographic prowess, there are certainly NO questions that Brooklyn band Holy Ghost brought the party to a sold out Terminal 5 on Friday night as the openers for dancetastic Cut Copy.
What I appreciate the most about what the Holy Ghost boys do is the lack of dramatics and over-the-top flair. They stick with the basics and still manage to get the crowd grooving to their sexy disco throwback rhythms, relying on the strength of the endless jams which make up their 10 track, self titled debut LP (out now on DFA records April 5th digitally and April 12th in wide release).
Stand out faves of mine include opening funky track "Do It Again," "It's Not Over" with it's smooooooth chorus and hot drum fills, and the fantastic "Wait And See" which you can check out below. Peep their North American Tour Dates also so that you can catch Holy Ghost before they are headlining venues like Terminal 5 themselves.
Holy Ghost - Wait And See
North American Tour Dates (* w/ Cut Copy)
03/28 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade*
03/29 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club*
03/30 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club*
03/31 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero*
04/01 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5*
04/02 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5*
04/04 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues*
04/05 – Montreal, QC @ Club Soda*
04/07 – Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy*
04/08 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera*
04/09 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue*
04/12 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo*
04/16 – San Francisco, CA @ The Grand Ballroom*
04/17 – San Francisco, CA @ The Grand Ballroom*
04/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
04/20 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater*
04/21 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s* 04/22 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s*
04/23 – New Orleans, LA @ Republic*
04/29 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
posted by n. @ 4/05/2011
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