Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Pet Milk: "Cherry Outline" Video! and stuff!
Philadelphia's Pet Milk, as I've mentioned before and you will soon find out, play fantastic fuzzed-out pop songs you can totally groove on. Despite my love for them I've still yet to see them play, so for me, this video is pretty fantastic. "Cherry Outline" also happens to be my favorite song from their demo EP! I love the harmonies and noisy solo around 2:25. These dudes rule.
Their EP I mentioned above is available to download for free! So do that. The EP is also now available on cassette, too, from Philadelphia's Peasant Magik label. Just 100 copies though, so get it quick!
They'll also be on tour towards the end of the month! See them if you can!
FRI 11/26 bethlehem, pa @ secret art space with WE HAVE HEAVEN
SAT 11/27 brooklyn, ny @ the stolen sleeves collective [538 johnson apt. #203] with WEED HOUNDS, SWEET BULBS and TACO LEG 8PM $5
SUN 11/28 somerville, ma @ starlab with REPORTS and DOOMSTAR 8PM $5
MON 11/29 easthampton, ma @ flywheel arts collective [43 main st] with PROCEDURE CLUB, SUMMER OF ADEN and LION CUB 8PM $6
TUE 11/30 philadelphia, pa @ sailor jerry store [118 s. 13th] 7PM FREE Stumble It!
Tuesday, November 09, 2010
The end of Pants Yell! was a pretty sad thing for me. Their songs entered my life right around the time I started college and followed me all the way through until the year I graduated. Andrew's words have always meant a lot to me and I guess it's because I feel like I can relate to them so well. If I was going through a bad time, there was a Pants Yell! song to complement my woes. If I was feeling good, that bright picking was always there to accompany my happiness. So, as you can see, they made a pretty big impression on me and though I had little other choice, it was still hard to say goodbye.
Flash forward to Cuffs! Pants Yell! may be gone, but Andrew's knack for writing amazing pop songs lives on; he's just got a few new friends now. Cuffs are based in Cambridge, MA and are comprised of 2/3 of Pants Yell!, a member of Reports and that blonde kid from Big Troubles! They have a seriously fantastic three-song demo available for free download and I could not recommend it enough. If you only download one thing this November make sure this is it. Listen to "Privilege"!
[MP3]: Cuffs :: Privilege (Demo) Stumble It!
Friday, November 05, 2010
A monthly mix: November 2010!
After what was a somewhat disappointingly mild October, November is finally here and has brought with it some seriously cold weathers. Some may wonder why dropping temperatures is any kind of a good thing. Well, for someone who's listening habits tend to be guided almost exclusively by the changes in the weather, November's relatively frigid days and nights have brought some much loved bands and songs back into my life. This mix is my opportunity to share them (and a few new-found favorites) with you guys. I hope you enjoy the crap out of it.
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01. Ida "Poor Dumb Bird"
02. The Cat's Miaow "Not Like I Was Doing Anything"
03. Belmondo "Sleepwatch"
04. Sweater Girls "Fingers Crossed"
05. The Aislers Set "Why Baby"
06. Birdie "Linus"
07. Tiger Trap "Sweetheart"
08. The Bats "Mad On You"
09. The Hairs "Feeling A Lot Of Feelings"
10. Clock Strikes Thirteen "We Could Walk Together" (Clientele cover)
11. Tugboat "So Much Fun To Be Had"
12. Mighty Clouds "I Could Have Told You Your Name Then"
13. The Sunny Street "Pottery & Glass"
14. Weekend "Veil" Stumble It!