||$7 @ Door
Incredible show going down tomorrow night at Red 7 with what might be the best bill in town for the evening. Sure Of Montreal is playing across the street, but when you can rock out with Mind Spiders, Gentleman Rogues, and Broken Gold all in one evening, count me in. Oh and did I mention it only costs $7? That’s a bargain basement price for what is sure to be a show you won’t forget. See you at Red 7.
Download: Mind Spiders – Make Make Make Make [MP3]
Plateaus have been a band we’ve been following for some time here at ATH, and they’e quietly gone about their business; they even released a brand new 10″ that I didn’t even know existed, until I caught sight of the Sasquatch fold out that serves as the see for the Wasting Time 10″. Had it been some random band with colored vinyl and Bigfoot on the cover, I would have got it anyways, but it rocks even more because it’s a band I adore. I think you’ll find the below track rather enjoyable, as it encompasses the catchy group playing with a hard edge. You can still grab yourself a few over at Mt. St. Mtn., or just enjoy the jam below.
Did you not go to Fun Fun Fun Fest? Wish to be tortured by a ton of images from Auditorium Shores? Did you go and want to try to find yourself in a crowd shot? Your ears still ringing from Snoop?
Are you are fan of twerking? Do you like Aussie Electro Pop? Is Hamilton dead sexy? Or is Little Boots more your speed? Big Freedia? Not judging…
Time to waste the rest of your day with the big gallery from Friday! Raise your pimp cup and click through to have your eyes treated to my festival.
If you wait long enough, you’ll ultimately be rewarded. This is precisely what happens when you give the latest single from Happy Diving a few minutes of your daily time. Yes, it does start off with almost nothing happening, but as the distorted guitars crash and the drums kick in, it’s only a matter of time before the band offer relaxed vocals that definitely make the group something to keep an eye on. And then its over, just as quickly. On January 14th we’ll find out exactly what else the Cali band has up their sleeves when they release their self-titled EP on Father/Daughter Records…my interest is piqued.
Much was made about singer Tom changing into Laura Jane Grace, but I sort of looked the other way. You see, I’m just a dedicated Against Me fan, and why I’ve seen some missteps, musically speaking, I’ve always had a dear place in my heart for the group. This new single, the first from their upcoming LP, doesn’t necessarily return to the hardcore aesthetics of Laura’s once throaty growl, but it does offer a nice glimpse into the band’s continuous evolution into pop sensibility. I look forward to what the whole album has to offer up; Transgender Dysphoria Blues comes out on January 21st via Total Treble, the band’s own label.
One of the great things about the modern technological age is that bands that we once thought were gone, or never even knew about, are beginning to resurface. A while back I was first introduced to The Servants, and I’ve been on board ever since, though the band is no longer an active group. They survive through the hard work of Captured Tracks and the label’s continuous efforts to reissue forgotten acts. The label will be releasing Small Time/Hey Hey We’re the Manques as a double LP on December 3rd, and it couldn’t get here soon enough. A lot of people make nods to the Go-Betweens, but it’s hard to ignore the group’s evolving role in the early establishment of indiepop, not to mention the heralded C86 tapes.
As reported last week, there’s a new album from Magic Trick, the side-project (of many) by Tim Cohen of Fresh and Onlys. Based off this tune, and the one we ran last week, he’s slowing things down, as usual with this project. The guitar is pretty nice, with this Southern twang/slide working throughout, while the rolling drum emphasizes a journey one must take. Adding a female touch in the vocal section definitely adds an extra layer of majesty to the project. River of Souls will be out on Decemeber 3rd via Empty Cellar Records.
Download: Magic Trick – Crazy Teeth [MP3]
It’s great to see artists change and grow, much like the project of Gap Dream. Just because something is associated with Burger Records, it doesn’t mean that you’re going to get a sound like much of the label (which we like, btw). This song has this sprawling electronic influenced tune, washed over with careful elements of atmospheric noise. I particularly like the fact that you can really attach yourself to the lyrics here, as they’re offered up slow and careful. The new album is titled Shine Your Light, and it will be released by Burger on November 26th. Sure sounds good to me.
There’s something going on in the rock movement of late (the last year or so) that shows this relaxed quality of vocal delivery pushed forward by bits of post punk and touches of the American troubadour. Bands like Parquet Courts are really growing in popularity, and I expect the same thing to happen for Honduras. The band released this track off their Morality Cuts EP a while back, but now they’re seeing a re-release on Last Place Tapes, which is how it was brought to our attention. Again, the vibe’s great here, bordering somewhere between punk rock and the likes of the Replacements. I’m pretty sure you’ll dig.
We’ve championed She Sir for years, and this year has seen the band release several great tracks in anticipation of their forthcoming LP. The album is titled Go Guitars, and we’ve got their third single to offer you today. It begins a touch slow, then the drums provide a proficient bounce to push the song into a more beautiful state. It’s clear by this number that good things are in store as we approach 2014, when the album will see a release from the respected Shelflife Records. Just enjoy the fact that you’re around to listen to such a great tune today; be thankful.