Wednesday, March 19, 2008

New Music (Video): Yelle - Je Veux Te Voir

I've been playing this track for awhile, it is very good. They re-did the video and it's pretty fab. Check it out.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

New Music: She & Him - Volume One

That cute girl with the funny name (Zooey Deschanel) from Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is all set to release her debut lp in a few weeks. Recorded under the name She & Him, Volume One is really terribly good. It has splashes of Feist, Neko Case, Jenny Lewis, and Johanna Newsome while still finding its own sound. On top of it all it is really cute music that seems destined to find its way onto dozens of mix cds.

Enjoy my favorite track from their soon to be release lp:
she & him - why do you let me stay here

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Admit One: Dan Deacon + Ultimate Reality

Whoa! Whoa! Whoa!

Dan Deacon rocked it last night. Complete with sing-a-longs, dance contests, and a 5 minute quasi-yoga work out at the beginning of the show.
As a warm up for Deacon's set, Ultimate Reality stirred the crowd up. In case you've yet to hear/see Ultimate Reality they basically are two drummers who play over Dan Deacon made music. In short they are very good. What really stood out about them was the video that accompanied their set - a psychedelic mix of diffrent Arnold Schwarzenegger movies. Yep, good times.

Dan Deacon's set was the main draw though, it had all the bells and whistles that have made him stand out in today's scene. Eager concert goers all crowded around Deacon's table where they played with hand held strobe lights, light bulbs, and a trippy green skull while singing along and dancing their asses off. It was more of a party then a show - but either way even after listening to Spiderman of the Rings, you really need to see Deacon in person to get what it's all about.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

New Music: The Teenagers - Homecoming

Enjoy kids. They have an lp coming out on SLUM records soon. It will be great.
Thats all for now.

Friday, January 18, 2008

New Music: Hot Chip - Made In The Dark Preview

Yep, the new lp will be in stores in a few weeks and you can preview it (if you're crafty with google). While a full review will follow i have to say that I'm really impressed, it's both a great follow up to The Warning and at the same time very new sounding.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Admit One: Dan Deacon Ultimate Reality Tour

If you don't know Dan Deacon yet:

Here are the dates for the tour...make sure to get out to one of these:
01-06 Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
01-07 Atlanta, GA - Eyedrum
01-09 New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks
01-12 Denton, TX - Hailey's
01-15 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre
01-17 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
01-18 Portland, OR - Backspace
01-19 Portland, OR - Holocene
01-20 Seattle, WA - Neumos
01-21 Vancouver, British Columbia - Richard's on Richards
01-25 Chicago, IL - Lakeshore Theater (no Deacon solo set)
01-27 Detroit, MI - Scrummage University
01-28 Cleveland Heights, OH - Grog Shop
01-30 Montreal, Quebec - La Sala Rossa
01-21 Boston, MA - Pozen Center