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Thursday, July 05, 2007


I just received four new songs, unmixed, from a band I've been yapping about for some time - LA's SABROSA PURR. I just keep playing it again and again, mostly because I'm addicted to the scream. Now, if you've received Future Sounds over the years, I generally don't respond to many heavy bands that scream, but when you nail it, you nail it. SP's frontman, Will Love, has the best scream in the music business. These tracks will make up their forthcoming release, 'To The Crickets and The Ghosts'. My favorites so far are 'Mary On The Side' and the monster 'Killing The Aries'. Think JANES ADDICTION meets FU MANCHU. Raw power indeed.

LIONS & TIGERS (FS26) are playing tonight at the Luna Lounge in Brooklyn with THE JAGUAR CLUB.
The BAND OF THIEVES will be featured on Fox's GOOD DAY NEW YORK tomorrow morning at 8:30am, performing 'Woman', one of my feel good songs of the summer.

At this point my other summer fav's would have to be:
MAGIC BULLETS - "Heatstroke"
ILLINOIS - "One On One"
KUDU - "Rock This Way"
COLD WAR KIDS - "Hang Me Up To Dry"
JAMIE T - "If You Got The Money"
ROLLING STONES - "Shattered"

In LA Tonight:
Indie 103.1 presents FOREIGN BORN (FS19) + GREAT NORTHERN tonight at the Hammer Museum for FREE!

The Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90024

The outrageous, GRAVY TRAIN!!! (FS02) is on the cover of this week's SF WEEKLY

What's up with all these jackasses that hack our Myspace pages and send out spam full of misspellings and stupid offers? Does it ever work??

The new INTERPOL - Our Love To Admire is good, and maybe in time it will grow on me, but I'm kinda underwhelmed so far after 5-6 plays. I think it's because I always have such high expectations, and that first record is one of the best. It's better than most, but I wonder how big it can go with the help of Capitol Records?

Long time FUTURE SOUNDER- DAVID HOPKINS, has a new CD out called 'Running With Knives'. It's self-released (for now) and has some tracks you may recall like "Meet Me In The Morning" (FS23). Rumor has it the Hopper has moved to LA. His name was also 'Buzzin' on HITS yesterday.

Two acts that I really love, DAVID VANDERVELDE (FS27) and BLITZEN TRAPPER, are heading out on the road together here in July across the country.

David Vandervelde & Blitzen Trapper - 2007 Tour Dates
07-11 San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill
07-13 Los Angeles, CA - Spaceland
07-14 Tempe, AZ - Stinkweeds
07-16 Austin, TX - Emo’s Lounge
07-17 Dallas, TX - The Loft
07-18 Houston, TX - Walter’s on Washington
07-19 Hattiesburg, MS - Thirsty Hippo
07-20 Atlanta, GA Drunken Unicorn
07-21 Wilmington, NC - Bella Festa
07-22 Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel
07-23 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda’s
07-24 Allston, MA - Great Scott
07-25 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
07-26 Buffalo, NY - The Icon
07-27 Ann Arbor, MI - Blind Pig
07-28 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
07-29 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock
07-30 Omaha, NE - The Slowdown
07-31 Denver, CO - Hi-Dive
08-01 Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
08-03 Seattle, WA - The Crocodile Cafe

The new album by EDITORS - 'An End Has A Start' debuted at #1 in the UK, selling over 60,000 copies in the first week. They've come a long way from being unsigned on FS18 ("Bullets") !!! Congrats to a great live band.

Better late than never, GALLOWS are Spin.com's 'Band of the Day' today.

I ran across a link on a blog somewhere for the London band, BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB and like what I've heard thus far on Myspace. Hell, they're playing the Reading and Leeds Festivals, so they must be getting some action while being unsigned. Check out 'Cancel On Me', let it play until the end......

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