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Wednesday, August 23, 2006


I've been running my mouth of recently about DARKER MY LOVE, and for good reason: they bring it live! Dark, sludgy, psych music made for late nights and special intoxicants. Well, yesterday they released their self-titled debut on Dangerbird Records. This is for fans of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Dead Meadow, The Warlocks, and the Velvet Underground.

August 25 - Hemlock, San Franciso
August 26 - Sunset Junction, Silver Lake
September 28 - Popscene, San Francisco
September 30 - Chop Suey, Seattle w/ Asobi Sesku
October 1 - Holoscene, Portland w/ Asobi Sesku
October 4 - Attic, Santa Cruz w/ Asobi Sesku
October 5 - Detroit Bar, Costa Mesa w/ Asobi Sesku
October 6 - The Echo, Los Angeles w/ Asobi Sesku

DARKER MY LOVE - http://www.myspace.com/darkermylove

Another amazing band that I've previously boasted about is Seattle's GOSLING. They showed up on an old FS and yesterday dropped their V2 RECORDS debut, Here Is, and this album is excellent! I expected to be like 'Mr Skeleton Wings' (the track I put on Future Sounds), but this record goes everywhere. One minute heavy, the next it has George Harrison sounding riffs and gorgeous vocals. My favorite song is "Stealing Stars", one you'll put on repeat dozens of times, but "Come Into My Room" is also stellar. I strongly recommend this CD.

GOSLING - http://www.goslingmusic.com/

Other former FUTURE SOUNDS artists releasing records this week:

Broadcast: The Future Crayon (Warp)
Man, do I LOVE Broadcast.

The Mars Volta: Amputechture (Interscope)
I'd like to say I'm excited, but I'm not. Sometimes you can be too smart for your own good. Prog for the sake of prog is not my thing, but then they are probably so deep that I couldn't possibly understand.

Nouvelle Vague: Bande A Part (Luaka Bop)
Love this outfit, only worried that trying to duplicate magic in a bottle never works.

Ratatat: Classics (XL)
Great party music, this one sounds good.

Razorlight: Razorlight (Universal)
Will they finally break the US? I doubt it, but some catchy tunes like "In The Morning"

Snowden: Anti Anti (Jade Tree)
I really love this band, and you couldn't find much nicer humans to boot. Purchase this one.

The Thermals: The Body, The Blood, The Machine (Sub Pop)
Sub Pop keeps chugging along with solid releases - hyper music.


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