Pitchfork reported today that The King Khan & BBQ Show (not to be confused with King Khan & The Shrines) have been arrested while in Kentucky, causing them to cancel some Mid-West shows. The band is out on bail but their tour manager is still behind bars for driving with a suspended license and in possession of controlled substances. Whoopsy. The band is scheduled to play The Independent in San Francisco this Wednesday, November 18 with Those Darlins’. Let’s hope they get back on track for their West Coast appearances. The band is touring in support of their new album, Invisible Girl.
I like to indulge in a little indie pop now and then and Brooklyn’s Tigercity has been my latest guilty pleasure. Something about their sound, which is a little like Eye of the Tiger meets Hall & Oates, feels kinda good in way that’s so familiar and original all at the same time. Their latest album, Ancient Lover, is out now.
Details of Yeasayer’s second LP have finally surfaced. Their new album, called Odd Blood, will be released on February 8 2010. Seems like a ways away, I know. So until then you can satiate your craving with this free track from the upcoming album. The tracklisting for the album is as follows:
Pavement co-founder Scott Kannberg, aka Spiral Stairs, makes his bona fide solo debut with the release of ‘The Real Feel’ this past month. And we all had the pleasure to witness him first hand at this year’s Treasure Island Music Festival in San Francisco. The videos he’s released in conjunction with the album are genius. Enjoy!
After drowning myself in Atlas Sounds’ ‘Logos’ for the past few weeks, the discovery of Tune-Yards was the perfect experimental elixir to divert my attention. Like Bradford Cox, Tune-Yards, is a solo project comprised singularly of New England native Merrill Garbus. Her debut album, Bird Brains (note: this is the second Bird Brains entitled album to be featured on the OCMD in a week! hmmm.), released on vinyl by 4AD Records earlier this year. Recorded on a digital voice recorder and assembled using shareware mixing software, she’s produced an impressive DIY album infusing intoxicating drum patterns and tape loops with a worldly vocal rhythm reminiscent of M.I.A.
“Want Me To” is a track from the recently released ‘Bird Droppings’ digital EP.
For those of you not getting enough live Pixies this week while the band takes residence at The Fox Theater in Oakland, you can now download a live EP from the tour too. The band is offering a live digital EP sampler of 4 DRM-free tracks from their Doolittle 20th Anniversary tour recorded while they were in Paris last month. Download the EP now.Then someone tell me how the show was last night.
The Raveonettes and Crocodiles are playing at Bimbo’s in San Francisco on 11/9 in support of their new LP In And Out Of Control [Vice Music], and I’ve got two tickets to giveaway! A great line up. First person to email me at email@example.com wins.
Electronic/House music is not my genre. My Twitter handle isn’t indierockgirl for nothing, after all. I’ve gone so far as contemplating a filter in my inbox that would automatically delete anything with the word ‘remix’ in the subject line. But that’s not really fair. Every genre of music has it’s time and place. And the San Francisco underground DJ scene definitely has it’s place, especially on a night like Halloween. Maybe I’m still reverberating from the energy of that evening’s all night dance fest and secret loft parties, but when I got the email about Claude VonStroke’s new record release I couldn’t resist a spin. Particularly when it’s from one of San Fran’s most respected DJs.
Claude VonStroke is better known to locals, as Barclay Crenshaw, the owner of San Francisco’s quirky tech-funk label, dirtybird. The label consists of Crenshaw (VonStroke,) fellow producer Justin Martin, and a diverse assortment of top remixers from around the globe such as John Tejada, Audion, Diplo, 3 Channels, Dj Assault, and Kevin Saunderson. He has many releases under his belt but his latest, called Bird Brain, features a track that even Pitchfork approves. Take a listen and join the fun at his record release party at The Mezzanine on November 13.