Friday, July 8, 2011
Here is a pretty rad super 8 video of Austin Psych Fest 4. How long do you think it would take to hitch hike from Portland to Austin for next years happenings? Maybe we should leave now.
7/8/11- Friday's featured mp3's are;
Veronica Falls; Come On Over
Wooden Shjips; Lazy Bones
Crystal Antlers; Summer Solstice
Big Troubles; Misery
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Glaswegians now living in London, Veronica Falls have announced they have signed to Slumberland and will be releasing their debut LP on September 20th. Here is the first single Come On Over. After hearing this we think we will. Cheers. Stream it download it, do what you do, just listen, it's pretty fab.
Arctic Monkeys release a new Super 8 vid for the track The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala off of their latest LP, Suck It And See. It features the lads sauntering about the hills and streets of sunny LA, intermingled with clips of a lovely flirtatious gyrating bird in a catsuit and heels. Very rock and roll.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Now in its seventh year PDX POP NOW! is a grass roots DIY non-profit festival dedicated to celebrating, promoting and sustaining Portland's diverse music communtity. The event will be held this year July 22-24th at Refuge PDX. Check out the band list below, and for more information check out the website http://www.pdxpopnow.com.
And And And | Archers | Blood Beach | Blouse | Brainstorm | The Chicharones | Classical Revolution | Cloaks | Diesto | Dusu Mali | E*Rock | ExtrAlon∃ | Ezza Rose | Golden Retriever | Guidance Counselor | Hausu | Holy Sons | Jared Mees and the Grown Children | Karen | Kelli Schaefer | Living Proof | Loch Lomond | Lost Lander | Lovers | The Minders | Monarques | Musee Mechanique | Nasalrod | Nurses | Onuinu | Palo Verde |Port St. Willow | Purple & Green | Purple Rhinestone Eagle | Radiation City | Reservations| Rollerball | | Water Tower Bucket Boys | Weinland | Wild Ones | Wizard Rifle | The Woolen Men | Yeah Great Fine
Kurt Vile has released a video for the opening track off of his recently released LP Smoke Ring For My Halo, the acoustic guitar based ballad Baby's Arms. The video tracks a couple urban teens through a day in the life, young and in love. Sigh. Anyways check it out, it's actually quite good.
Portland's own psychedelic alchemists Jackie-O M*****f****r released their latest LP, Earth Sound System yesterday via Fire Records. As the press release states;
"You never quite know what you’re going to get from J.O.M.F.. Are you going to be in for some deep brain thrombosis space rock? Are they going to prescribe you a dose of some heavily medicated camp fire drone? Will they be hitting you with some improvisational and angular free jazz? Will they be traversing the entire planet to bring you some previously unexplored global frequencies?" So put that in your preferred smoke delivery system and smoke it.
What we have heard so far is quite fantastic. From the lazy VU'esque drone of the track we shared yesterday on our New Releases 7/5 post, In The Willows (which you can check out below), to the atonal fuzzed out discord of Where We Go, they deliver a unique sonic experience.
The band will celebrate the release of the record with a special Record Release Show at the Hollywood Theatre in Portland this Thursday, July 7th. Richard Bishop and a few special guests will also grace the stage.
Jackie-O M*****f****r; Where We Go
Noel Gallagher unveiled details of his new solo project, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds today in a press conference at London's Electric Cinema."There are echoes of Oasis, but there's no guitar solo until the sixth song" Noel says. In typically restrained and elegant prose, younger brother Liam responded on Twitter with just one word, "Shitbag", well under 140 characters, nicely done. The self titled debut album is scheduled to hit shelves 10/17. Check out the tracklist below.
01 “Everybody’s On The Run”
02 “Dream On”
03 “If I Had A Gun…”
04 “The Death Of You And Me”
05 “(I Wanna Live In A Dream In My) Record Machine”
06 “AKA… What A Life!”
07 “Soldier Boys And Jesus Freaks”
08 “AKA… Broken Arrow”
09 “(Stranded On) The Wrong Beach”
10 “Stop The Clocks”
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Brisbane based five piece, Nova Scotia released their self titled LP over on Bandcamp in February, and flew completely under our radar until Band Camp Hunter brought it to our attention. If your a fan of American indie bands circa 1991, check out the album below.
The Black Angels posted a link to this interview over on Magnet Magazine. Check it.
"On September 6, Reversal Films is releasing Echotone, a documentary about the Austin, Texas, music scene. The movie was directed by Nathan Christ and photographed by Robert Garza and features the likes of the Black Angels, Black Joe Lewis, the Octopus Project, Cari Palazolo, Ghostland Observatory, Bill Baird and more. We are proud to premiere an extended, exclusive interview with Black Angels frontman (and former MAGNET guest editor) Alex Maas today on magnetmagazine.com. Watch it below." -via Magnet
London's Fanzine are the newest band of Brits to ride the American lo-fi indie slacker rock (circa 1992) wave into 2011. We are not saying that like it's a bad thing. Truth of the matter is we welcome the 90's revival with open arms and a sense of hazily baked nostalgia. Check out the title track from their recently released EP, Low.
Here is your new batch of releases hitting shelves this week. Hot & gooey, fresh out the oven. A couple might be laced so use caution while using heavy machinery.
Arc In The Round; II EP
Arc In The Round; II (A Sunny Day In Glasgow Remix)
Crystal Antlers; Two Way Mirror
Crystal Antlers; Summer Solstice
Jackie O M*****f****r; Earth Sound System
Jackie O M*****f****r; In The Willows
Pure X; Pleasure EP
Pure X; Dry Ice
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart have released a new video for the track The Body, from their latest LP Belong. It features pre-teen doppelgangers embracing the joy of a sunny day at the beach, while splashing around in the surf and sand, juxtaposed with the band slogging through the minutia of adult life and the accompanying sense of ennui.
After being off the grid for a couple of days, enjoying a little R&R, we are playing catch up on a few things that happened while we were away. The Horrors are set to release their latest full length effort Skying next week, but they released it for streaming until its release. Check it out.