New York based Gladshot recently performed at The College of New Jersey’s Lions Television, and the footage was recorded for the WTSR Concert Series. Gladshot also filmed a video for the song “Let’s Go Spend Some Money” that was featured on AdBusters .
Catch Gladshot at Goodbye Blue Monday in Brooklyn with Rainy Day Assembly on March 30th!
Chapel Hill-based Western Civ will be performing live from the NBC studios in Raleigh, North Carolina. “Sessions at Studio B” will air Thursday, February 26th at 4PM ET. You can also watch it online at MyNC.com.
Western Civ will also be performing at The Local 506 the same day for their CD Release Party, starting at 9PM. The whole show will be broadcast live via Unheard Radio.
Riding on the massive success of back to back SOLDOUT shows in the towns of Chapel Hill and Raleigh, The Old Ceremony are hitting the road with their latest release, titled “Walk On Thin Air”. Take a look and see if The Old Ceremony will be visiting a venue near you!
2.26 – Arlington, VA @ IOTA (CD RELEASEPARTY)
2.27 – Brooklyn, NY Bell House (TOC 8pm)
2.28 – Philadelphia, PA @ M Room
3.1 – NYC @ Mercury Lounge (CD RELEASEPARTY)
3.3 – Boston, MA @ Cafe 939 (CD RELEASEPARTY)
3.4 – Montreal, QC @ The Green Room
3.5 – Toronto, ONT @ Dakota Tavern
3.6 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Jonny’s Speakeasy
3.7 – Chicago, IL Double Door (TOC 8pm)
3.8 – Cincinnati, OH @ Mad Hatter
3.9 – Nashville, TN @ 12th & Portter
Now, if you are still itching for your live Old Ceremony fix, check out this video we grabbed from www.theoldceremony.com. It’s Sessions in Studio B performance of The Old Ceremony, taped in Raleigh!
There’s a fantastic blog based out of Athens called Soundies, and they’ve been walking around town with a video camera, following local and national bands, filming take-away shows around town, a la Blogotheque. Most recently they captured Philadelphia-based Pattern Is Movement when they were here in Athens.
The two videos before are performances of two of my personal favorite songs from PIM’s most recent album, All Together. Watch them in all their bearded glory!
Last night I had a dream that my boyfriend was hiring prostitutes for himself on a regular basis. Though it was only a dream, I was still mad as hell at him when I woke up. It was so strange, as we got in the car to go to work, I was STILL peeved. I put on Venice is Sinking’s sophomore album AZAR on the car stereo and something really strange happened. I was overwhelmed with the desire to forgive him! Even though he had been a total butt-head in my dream, AZAR gave me the strength to stop being crazy and just love my boy again. See, I realized if I were a total nut job, this is the record I’d be listening to if we broke up. It’s full of weird lyrics, sad violas, hopeful trumpets, all the good stuff on I would put on mixtapes I made for boys to tell them (well, hint to them) that I was totally in love with them and really really sad cuz they weren’t gay. To give you a taste of this feeling, check out the hunk of melodrama that is “Ryan’s Song.”
Though it will not be officially released until March 31st (via One Percent Press ) the band will be having a CD release show this Friday at the fabulous 40 Watt in Athens, GA. Everyone who attends will receive a free copy of the new album with the price of admission. Rad, right?
Following their 2006 debut release “Mend”, Scotland’s De Rosa has put the finishing touches on their sophomore release titled “Prevention”, due out on March 3rd. For “Prevention”, the band has teamed up once again with producer Andy Miller (Arab Strap, Mogwai, Sons and Daughters) to recapture the magic. The new record hits shelves less than a month after fellow Chemikal Underground lablemate/Arab Strap frontman Aidan Moffat and the Best Ofs‘ release “How To Get To Heaven Form Scotland”. De Rosa is departing on a European tour in the middle of March to support “Prevention”.
Download the new single “Nocturne For An Absentee” below!
The mysterious Fol Chen has seemingly been popping up every over the past couple of weeks, and the reviews for Part I: John Shade, Your Fortune’s Made have been pouring in. Most recently, Fol Chen was featured on NPR’s Fresh Air. Of course, NPR pointed out the literary side of the band, noting that John Shade was the name of the poet in Nabokov’s 1962 novel Pale Fire. You’re welcome, trivia buffs. And, NPR didn’t stop there to show their love of Fol Chen. Be sure to read the Second Stage story from last year as well!
Canada. The nation that brought us the joys of poutine, eagerly polite people, and the delightful antics of the hit television show Due South, now brings us the dark and bubbly Spiral Beach. The band’s new video for “Made of Stone” showcases lots of feathers, crazy dance parties, sparklers, stop-motion animation, tons of make-up, Madchester looking get-ups, and, duh, CANADIANS! The song’s pretty rad too! check it out here below!
Just over two years after the split of his former band Arab Strap, Aidan Moffat is back with his latest project, Aidan Moffat and the Best-Ofs! Moffat’s record How To Get To Heaven From Scotland is scheduled to release on February 14th, 2009…which also happens to be Valentine’s Day! As a bonus, the record will be made available in a deluxe box set from Chemikal Underground which contains bonus material including:
- LP version of the album in single fold sleeve with printed inner bag.
- The full enhanced CD version of the album.
- An exclusive 7” featuring cover versions of Sonny & Cher’s ‘I Got You Babe’ and Glen Campbell’s ‘Love Is Not A Game’
- An exclusive 5 track CD EP featuring four alternate versions of album tracks and a further bonus track.
- A ‘How To Get To Heaven From Scotland’ Board game with die and counters.
- A numbered and personally signed Valentine card from Aidan himself.
And for your viewing pleasure, check out a video of Aidan Moffat “performing” the latest track from the bands release, titled “Big Blonde”
SXSW is a mere 5 weeks away and it’s time to start mapping out your schedules. This party should make your Wednesday night a bit easier to plan. All you have to do is park yourself at The Beauty Bar for the Cool For Cats Showcase, thrown by Asthmatic Kitty, K Records & Tomlab. It’s an all-star revue featuring…
What’s Up LAKE
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Casiotone For The Painfully Alone