Thursday, August 30, 2007
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
FUTURE SOUNDS UPDATES
Here's "From A Tower" (mp3) off their 'An Ocean In The Air' EP.
A great party was had last night at the TANKFARM PARTY in Vegas at Project - thanks to DJ Franki Chan for throwing down.
Remember way back on FS21 and an unknown artist named MERIC LONG? Well, he's now evolved into THE DODOS. Sometimes he sounds like Jeff Tweedy, but most don't realize he's an AMAZING guitarist! They are playing NYC tonight - go see this 2-man outfit.
Aug 30 - Luna Lounge/Brooklyn, NY w/Jennifer Gentle Brooklyn
Aug 31 - Cafe 9/New Haven, CT w/Jennifer Gentle New Haven
Sep 1 - Space Gallery/Portland, ME w/Jennifer Gentle Portland, ME
Sep 2 - Middle East/Boston, MA w/Jennifer Gentle Boston
Sep 3 - As220/Providence, RI w/Jennifer Gentle Providence
Sep 4 - Beachland Ballroom/Cleveland, OH w/Jennifer Gentle Cleveland
Sep 5 - Indiana TBA Indianapolis
Sep 6 - Lager House/Detroit w/Jennifer Gentle Detroit
Sep 7 - Empty Bottle/Chicago, IL w/Jennifer Gentle Chicago
Sep 8 - Daytrotter Session and Show/Rock Island, Il
Sep 11 - Hi Dive/Denver, CO w/ Jennifer Gentle Denver
Sep 12 - Urban Lounge/Salt Lake City w/Jennifer Gentle Salt Lake City
Oct 10 - Stanford University/Palo Alto- w/Akron Family Palo Alto
Oct 13 - Fernwood Lodge/Big Sur w/Akron Family Big Sur
Oct 18 - Richards on Richards/Vancouver BC w/Akron Family Vancouver
Another Future Sounds 21 artist is getting ready to make some waves. You may recall INNAWAY, and their track, "Threathawk" (mp3), well they are about to finish up their new record, produced by Rob Campanella that is scheduled for a November drop. The good news is that they are out playing shows and playing these new songs, and here's some dates to see them play.
SEPTEMBER TOUR DATES
9.07.07 Costa Mesa, CA - La Cave
9.11.07 San Francisco, CA - Hemlock Tavern
9.12.07 Portland, OR - Tonic Lounge
9.13.07 Seattle, WA - The Comet Tavern
9.14.07 Boise, ID - Neurolux
9.15.07 Denver, CO - Hi-Dive
Finally, I've been going on and on about CALVIN HARRIS and his track "The Girls" (look out FS30), but he put together a great video - a la ROBERT PALMER.
Monday, August 27, 2007
Saturday, August 25, 2007
TONIGHT IN LOS ANGELES: SAM SPARRO CD RELEASE PARTY
TONIGHT - TONIGHT - TONIGHT - SAM SPARRO DROPS HIS 'BLACK & GOLD' CD
Labels: Sam Sparro
Friday, August 24, 2007
TONIGHT IN SAN FRANCISCO: BIG BLUE WHALE
Labels: Big Blue Whale
Thursday, August 23, 2007
NEW SOUNDS: NYLES LANNON
Labels: Nyles Lannon
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
NEW YORK CITY TONIGHT: THE BLACKS
They've released an excellent EP called 'Nom De Guerre' on Tricycle Records, and I can't stop playing 'Elegant Walk'.
w/ VON IVA (FS17)
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
13 YEARS OF FIERCE PANDA RECORDS: FEATURES APARTMENT
UK Indie FIERCE PANDA celebrates 13 years of existence and will put out a compilation CD on October 2 that will feature bands from their past releases as diverse and as cunning as their Panda Newsletters. The release, the label's 50th, called, The Bakers Arms Dozen, will showcase FS favorite APARTMENT, as well as ART BRUT, COLDPLAY, and THE HOT PUPPIES.
The Bakers Arms Dozen Tracklisting:
You Say Party! We Say Die! - 'Monster'
Dead Disco - 'Automatic'
Art Brut - 'Moving To L.A.'
The Maccabees - 'Bicycles'
The Hot Puppies - 'The Girl Who Was Too Beautiful'
Coldplay - 'Brothers & Sisters'
My Architects - 'Lists'
Apartment - 'Everyone Says I'm Paranoid'
iLiKETRAiNS - 'Terra Nova'
Make Good Your Escape - 'Out Of My Skin'
The Blackout - 'Hard Slammin''
Capdown - 'Keeping Up Appearances'
WHITE DENIM BOAT PARTY
NEW RELEASES: FORMER FUTURE SOUNDS ACTS
Architecture in Helsinki
Places Like This
On The Wing Now
The New Pornographers
TONIGHT IN LOS ANGELES: JON AUER PLAYS THE HAYWORTH THEATER
One thing you can count on is story telling, guitar playing, and sweet vocals, and this event with Radio 8Ball may be something bizarre.
Labels: Jon Auer
Monday, August 20, 2007
FUTURE SOUNDS UPDATES
Former FS23 favorites, STYLOFONE have posted new songs on their Myspace. They play the 30th with MGMT at the Mercury Lounge in NY, then a tour of the east and south with TIGERCITY. You'll be hearing more from MGMT on FS29 due out in a few weeks.
BAND OF THIEVES 'Woman' (FS27) shows up on MTV'S 'The Hills'
TF/FS friends TAKOTA have announced they just landed the PLAIN WHITE T'S UK tour - congrats to Grant and the crew. Look for their new album in 2008.
Aug 28 2007 - 8:00P - King Tuts w/ Plain White T's Glasgow, UK
Aug 29 2007 - 8:00P - Academy 2 w/ Plain White T's Newcastle, UK
Aug 31 2007 - 8:00P - Academy 3 w/ Plain White T's Manchester, UK
Sep 1 2007 - 8:00P - Academy 2 w/ Plain White T's Birmingham, UK
Sep 2 2007 - 8:00P - Academy 2 w/ Plain White T's Liverpool, UK
Sep 4 2007 - 8:00P - Cockpit w/ Plain White T's Leeds, UK
Sep 5 2007 - 8:00P - Wedgewood Rooms w/ Plain White T's Portsmouth, UK
Sep 6 2007 - 8:00P - Fez Club w/ Plain White T's Reading, UK
Sep 7 2007 - 8:00P - Kings College w/ Plain White T's London, UK
TONIGHT IN THE OC: SABROSA PURR + THE WILDBIRDS
TONIGHT IN LOS ANGELES: DAVID HOPKINS @ TANGIERS
2138 Hillhurst Ave.
Los Angeles, CA
9:30PM * Cover: $7
Labels: David Hopkins
Sunday, August 19, 2007
HEAR DUST & BLOOD LIVE ON THE EDGE TONIGHT
Saturday, August 18, 2007
TONIGHT IN SAN FRANCISCO
Friday, August 17, 2007
NEW SOUNDS: THIEVES LIKE US
Labels: Thieves Like Us
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
ROAD TRIP >>> FILM SCHOOL IN SAN FRANCISCO TONIGHT
It feels like old times as I jump in the van with the clan and hit the road north to San Francisco tonight for a homecoming of sorts at THE joint - BOTTOM OF THE HILL. SF listers, get your tickets early, I think this one's going to sell out by afternoon.
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
THEY'RE BACK! FILM SCHOOL PLAYS SPACELAND TONIGHT
Here's a little blog recall of recent posts:
CAUSE = TIME
I ROCK CLEVELAND
INDIE MUSIC CHATTER
MUSIC IS NOT DEAD
9PM DOWNTOWN UNION
11PM FILM SCHOOL
Monday, August 13, 2007
SMOOTH SOUNDS: TACKS, THE BOY DISASTER & BLACK BEFORE RED
I thought I'd start your Monday off with some chill sounding bands to ease into the work week. The first band is from Texas, and I've been enjoying their CD, 'Oh, Beatrice' for awhile now. It's one I like to put on early with my morning coffee to prepare to brace for the wave of communication about to pounce. Only seven songs deep, TACKS, THE BOY DISASTER have pieced together a gorgeous album. Check out 'Frozen Feet' (mp3) - thanks to My Old Kentucky Blog.
Another Texas band has the mellow vibe, called BLACK BEFORE RED, and hailing from Austin. Their track 'Underneath Gold' (mp3) is gorgeous, in a SEA & CAKE or THE CHANGES kinda way. Their album, Belgrave to Kings Circle, is set for US release on August 14th, on I Eat Records.
Saturday, August 11, 2007
TONIGHT IN LA: THE AVETT BROTHERS @ THE EL REY
2. Paranoia in B-flat Major
3. The Weight Of Lies
Then you'll want to purchase this album.
Then I'll see you at the show tonight.
Labels: The Avett Brothers
DUST & BLOOD TAKE PHOENIX TONIGHT
Labels: Dust and Blood
Friday, August 10, 2007
TANKFARM FUTURE SOUNDS PRESENTS SHOUT OUT LOUDS NA TOUR
5. SHOUT OUT LOUDS – Please Please Please
Stockholm’s SHOUT OUT LOUDS grabbed me the instant I heard them. At first I was thinking it was a rip of MATERIAL ISSUE’s ‘Valerie Loves Me’, but after spinning the whole disc I realized that these guys are a touch of everything. Now if Parasol can just get the word out about this band we’ll never hear the end of them. Another band that has an enormous outlook ahead!
SHOUT OUT LOUDS – Howl Howl Gaff Gaff – Bud Fox Recordings.
So fast forward from Bud Fox in Sweden, to Capitol Records, and now to their amazing new release on Merge Records, called 'Out Ill Wills', and it's enough to bring a tear to your eye. They've always managed to keep something quirky and clever to their lyrics and music, borrowing from THE CURE at times but having this SHINS type of warmth to them. They keep growing and maturing right before our eyes. We couldn't be more excited about getting behind them on their return. They also represent a growing trend within the industry for bands that were once a part of the big machine, the major label, and found it somewhere that didn't tap their essence, deciding instead to plug them into the formula and see what sticks. It's absolute justice that they've rebounded perfectly into Merge, one of the premier big indies that release after release, seem to have the magic potion. That secret sauce is what you and I might call 'taste', and responsible spending. So everyone's been enjoying the first single, "Tonight I Have To Leave It" for some time, but wait until you get your hands on the full length, scheduled for a September 11th release date, where tracks like "South America" and "Hard Rain" fill out this excellent album.
What's more is that the tour has two other 'future stars' on it in JOHNOSSI and NICO VEGA. JOHNOSSI are also from Stockholm, Sweden, and this two-piece is on V2 in Europe and will be releasing their US debut - self-titled - on Control Group on October 9th. These guys are electric live - you really need to head on over to Youtube and do a search on them. Here's one video anyway to save you some time: http://youtube.com/watch?v=kAc-nnuteHQ
Check out the live footage though, compelling!
Los Angeles based NICO VEGA have recently signed with Myspace Records, and will kick each night off with high energy, flips and the shortest shorts you've ever seen. Since being handed the song, "Gravity", I've been driving around town being 'that guy' in traffic, pumping his fists, pounding on the dash, and making you wonder, "what the hell is that guy listening to that is that good?" Frontwoman Aja Volkman is a sheer presence to be dealt with and felt. Again, we're just happy to be a part of giving these young and very talented artists an extra push.
10-06 Los Angeles, CA - LA Weekly Detour Festival *#
10-09 San Francisco, CA - Independent *#
10-10 Eugene, OR - TBA *#
10-11 Portland, OR - Berbati's Pan *#
10-12 Vancouver, British Columbia - Richard's on Richards *#
10-13 Seattle, WA - Chop Suey *#
10-15 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge *#
10-16 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theatre *#
10-17 Lawrence, KS - Jackpot Lounge *#
10-18 Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Music Café *#
10-19 Chicago, IL - Logan Square Auditorium *#
10-20 Columbus, OH - The Basement *#
10-22 Toronto, Ontario - Mod Club *#
10-23 Montreal, Quebec - Cabaret *#
10-24 Boston, MA - Paradise *#
10-25 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom *#
10-26 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg *
10-27 Hoboken, NY - Maxwell's *#
10-28 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club *#
10-29 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church *#
10-30 Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506 *#
10-31 Atlanta, GA - The Loft *#
11-02 Austin, TX - The Parish *#
11-03 Dallas, TX - Granada Theatre *#
Keep an eye out here for more dates......Bolded dates are part of the TankFarm Future Sounds Presents..Tour
* with Johnossi
# with Nico Vega
NEW SOUNDS: GOLD SOUNDZ
Neighborhood" mp3 (thanks to Some Velvet Blog) from the Bay Area' SUGAR & GOLD and get out your rollerskates. Over the top and doing so with absolutely no care or remorse, nor should they.
2. SANTOGOLD - Brooklyn
TONIGHT IN LA: GREAT NORTHERN & THE COMAS
Thursday, August 09, 2007
NEW SOUNDS: SAM SPARRO
Labels: Sam Sparro
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
NEW SOUNDS: LITTLE RED
Labels: Little Red
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
TONIGHT IN LA: BLAIR, LE SWITCH & TRAVEL BY SEA
NEW SOUNDS: CHERRY GHOST & THE AVETT BROTHERS
The second act are from Concord, North Carolina, and they are called THE AVETT BROTHERS, which consist of brothers Scott and Seth Avett, and Bob Crawford added to fill out the unit. They have a gorgeous record out called, Emotionalism, on Ramseur Records
Check out songs like 'Shame' or 'The Weight Of Lies' or the GRAM PARSONS like 'Salina' - they have something so American to them, like mixing O' Brother Where Art Thou with some FRED NEIL and moments of CLEM SNIDE. Looks like they are out on the road in California right now with LANGHORN SLIM, before doing their own dates straight through November without stopping.
Thursday, August 02, 2007
NEW SOUNDS: CHRISTOPHER DENNY & THE OLD SOLES
This one is more like a blast from the past, or like finding an old journal in your grandpa's attic, it's CHRISTOPHER DENNY & THE OLD SOLES performing their song "Westbound Train" in the Tiki Lounge at Niagara in the East Village. Scary part is that this feels like it could've happened 40 years ago in the Village and it would fit right in. Christopher's album "Age Old Hunger" will be released on Tuesday, August 7th. History on him - I think he's 24 - grew up and lives in Little Rock and really hasn't expanded his horizons other than a couple of NY shows this year. Feels like ROY ORBISON or something off the O'BROTHER WHERE OUT THOU Soundtrack.
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
TANKFARM FUTURE SOUNDS GETS REVIEWED ON NY2LON
SHY CHILD: NOISE WON'T STOP
Labels: Shy Child