We’ve actually written about both of these bands a ton, and honestly, I didn’t see such a collaboration coming our way. That being said, I’m actually really pleased with the end result from Forever Evers; it’s a dreamy electro pop number that you’ll want to play for the rest of the day. There’s this stuttering electronic loop that remains central to the track, with the heavier beat really driving home the sensation. And the vocals are just what I’d expect from something that James Harvey is part of, which means it’s great. We’ll keep you posted on a possible release.
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||Monday, November 4th
||$12 @ the Door
So you’re bummed you didn’t get to see the Nine Inch Nails taping, or you don’t feel like going all the way East to catch Cults? Well, the best option out of all of these is still going to be the Nobunny show at Red 7. Nobunny’s just released Secret Songs, and he’ll be bringing his sweaty live show to our local haunt in hopes of encouraging a joyous riot. He’ll also be joined by one of my absolute favorite local bands, Pharaohs, which pretty much guarantees that you’re night’s going to be super rad, regardless of what plans you had. Hope to see you there.
Download: Nobunny – I Am A Girlfriend [MP3]
Mondays are always difficult for everyone, trying to climb out of bed and head back to the daily grind. Sometimes you need a nice little pick me up, and I hope that this tune from The Sea Life helps you out in that arena. The band’s been changing around the line-up a bit, and they claim that that has influenced their sound a bit; whatever they say, it’s good to my ears. It’s got this throbbing hook, but in an indie pop realm, as opposed to some sort of electronic induced push and pull. Definitely a group who’ve caught my attention today. Enjoy.
Download: The Sea Life – NY Models [MP3]
Fun Fun Fun Fest is a week away.
Among the artists coming that I have been a fan of for a long time, one that I have always had a conflict to prevent me seeing live set is Bonobo. Dial ‘M’ For Monkey is a mandatory road trip album. Can’t recall what was going on that I couldn’t make the show earlier this year at Emo’s, but I missed it. While Simon Green is touring with a band, he is also one helluva DJ. If you aren’t familiar with The Boiler Room, get familiar. It is a great way to soundtrack your late night activities.
I give you the Bonobo track he opens this Boiler Room set with called “Cirrus” to download and you can stream the set in the widget dealie below that. Cool thing is that you can download the Boiler Room set, as well. See the “Download” just below the player thingie? Click that doo-hickey and put your head down.
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I’m feeling local this weekend, and though there are a couple of interesting traveling tours coming into town (Those Darlins/The Blow), I really think your best bet is to end up at Hotel Vegas on Saturday night. Some of our favorite bands will be playing that evening; these are bands we’ve supported in some fashion since we started this site. You’ll get to catch Booher, which is the new project from former Zykos member, M. Booher. Plus, you’ll get Frank Smith, who’ve put out tons of great songs, all of which we’ve enjoyed. Headlining the night will be another band we clearly support, as we helped the band put out their self-titled LP: Grape St. They’ve only gotten better over the last year, and you should expect a full house to bring things to a riotous evening. And, it’s going to be cheap, so why not hit up a great local show?!
Download: Grape St. – Double Golds [MP3]
Trouble in Mind Records remains one of the most solid choices for a band looking to get signed. They’ve got a unique blend of artists, though the all have some sonic similarities. So, it’s no suprise that their latest signing, Morgan Delt, has his feet firmly planted in the history of California. There’s bits of classic Cali pop, yet you’ll also find this lurking psychadelia that courses throughout. He’ll be releasing his self-titled debut on January 28th, helping us keep things interesting to start off 2014. I’m interested to hear more from Morgan, and we wish him the best.
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I’ll be honest right here. I went to catch Desaparecidos out of nostalgia, which I think was probably the case for a lot of people. When I left, however, I felt something different. Aside from my ears ringing, I sort of felt bad.
You can read on for my comments and see Brian’s photos from the pit.
Seems like today is a good day to catch up with all the tunes that have been coming out recently that I liked, but saw other people get to first. It’s slow around these parts, so I want to post this tune from The Hunt, who are no longer, but will see a lost LP released soon. All they really had to tell me was that the guys in the Hunt now work in Cult of Youth, which is one of those bands I love to love. Their sound reminds me an awful lot of a more Robert Smith influenced version of Cold Cave; it’s built on gothic premise, but remains every bit a pop sound. You like it? You’re in luck. Sacred Bones Records will release The Hunt Begins on November 12th.
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Man, I’m really digging what Blanche Blanche Blanche has been putting out. It’s like this weirdo post-punk meld with touches of industrial added in for fun. This new track has some weird effects on Sarah Smith’s vocals, which still have this dark sterility feeling. Sounds dangerous and odd right? It is, but there’s still this level of attachment that comes for listeners via the driving spirit that creates the constant tension in the track. Their Breaking Mirrors LP will be released by Wharf Cat Records on November 5th, next week!
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I hate to be that guy, but I am that guy. I love pretty much anything and everything that Tim Cohen touches. His work with Magic Trick seems to have taken an even softer approach today, with his latest single hitting the streets. It’s a gentler man than his other gig, which is why we I love getting to see the two sides of Mr. Cohen; it’s great to see that our favorite songwriters have other outlets and are pushing themselves. His new effort, River of Souls, looks to be wrapping up the year nicely, seeing a release date of December 3rd on Empty Cellar Records.
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