As previously mentioned, I’d caught the Jesus and Mary Chain a handful of times since their return a few years back, but I had yet to catch them in an intimate indoor setting, such as Emos. Some brief thoughts below.
Thirty plus years into their career, and people, such as myself, are still clamoring to catch The Jesus and Mary Chainlive. I’ve been fortunate enough to catch the legendary act twice, though both have been at festivals, so perhaps the intimacy was missing…until now. Tomorrow night in Austin, the Scottish act will grace Emos, allowing those in attendance to get just a little bit closer to the band. They’re touring in support of their recent album, Damage and Joy, which was their first release of original material in almost 20 years. Even if you haven’t listened to that new LP, they’re guaranteed to play some of their “hits,” so fans will be sure to get a taste of nostalgia. Plus, the Dig are opening up, who’ve started to map out some solid performances in their own right, so be sure to show up early.
Doors are at 7 PM; tickets still available HERE.
The Dig have graced our pages here before, and with this new single, I’m still backing the band as a group built for success in 2017. On this tune, the band continues their musical shape-shifting, channeling a blend of glam and new age psychedelia. Piano work allows for the song to sustain a natural bounce to it, with guitars and added synths circling overhead. The vocals have this androgynous tone, fitting for a tune about astronauts. Their album Bloodshot Tokyo will appear on February 3rd via Roll Call Records. And, like the post says, they’ll be in attendance for SXSW this year, for those of you in Austin for the festival.
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I really don’t think there are a lot of bands out there running things the way that The Dig do. They’ve got something that’s almost bares an R&B inflection to it, though the music is far more upbeat. You’ve almost got an anthemic approach, though these guys keep things just weird enough with their musical layering that you end up reveling in how they make things both infectious and cool all at the same time. Feel free to turn this one up loud, and get ready for the group’s Bloodshot Tokyo on February 3rd.
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Man, I can only use the word dig so many times in reference to The Dig, but I definitely am enjoying their new single. It’s this shiny bit of indie pop drenched in a playful rhythm and a nice soothing vocal throughout the various verses. There’s this really subtle melodic wash grooving in it too, jumping out with an even larger hook during the chorus to grab the listener. You liked that last Tame Impala LP? You’ll probably find a nice home here. Look for the band’s debut, Bloodshot Tokyo, in February of next year via Roll Call Records.
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I‘ve followed NYC outfit The Dig for several years now and have always appreciated the band’s ability to ever evolve their sounds and styles. Today I’m pleased to share with you even further evolution from the group with this impressive new pop track called “Fourth of July”. Pardon the irony of the timing in the song title, hit play and imagine this as a great addition to your party playlist for the weekend. It’s a little bit of psych rock mixed in with some really intriguing pieces of quirky pop music. Stay tuned for more information about an upcoming full length release.
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New York based group The Dig just released their stellar new EP Tired Hearts today (available for purchase on their website). To celebrate the release of the new extended play, the band are offering up this new track “Over you Again” via their soundcloud page. It’s a similar sort of slow burning tune with hushed vocals that can slowly build into a nice climax during the chorus complete with distorted guitars over it all. If you’re into it, say thanks to the boys buy buying a copy of the new EP.
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The Dig is a band that have always been on my radar as one who can bring the downtrodden rock n roll with the best of em. This new song “Angeline” is no different from what you might expect from the band with its slow moving psych rock sound that builds towards a nice outro complete with thumping bass riffs. A new EP entitled Tired Hearts is due out on June 4th and can be pre-ordered now via the Tired Hearts Bandcamp page.
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|Date||3/5/10 & 3/6/10|
|Tickets||$12.50 per night @ Frontgate|
The only band I think I know from Alaska, Portugal. The Man, is returning to Austin at The Parish for two shows on Friday and Saturday night. Openers on both nights are The Dig and Port O’Brien. Having seen this band live before, I can tell you that you’ll want to make it out for one of these show. Or maybe both?[audio: http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/Portugal_The_Man_-_The_Dead_Dog.mp3]
Download: Portugal. The Man – The Dead Dog [MP3]
Prior to the release of their debut LP Electric Toys in April, NYC band The Dig are offering up this new MP3 of album track “You’re Already Gone”. It’s a catchy lil’ jam and shows some promise for a band fairly new to the scene. Tell me you don’t like this one![audio: http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/YoureAlreadyGone.mp3]
Download: The Dig – You’re Already Gone [MP3]