File under: Obsession. My love affair continues for New Mexico and their eponymous debut EP that is so. friggin. good. Here’s a new video for the track “Motion Sickness”.
the OCMD Mixtape – “Lime Taffy”
- Lubec – “Your Magic Wand”
- Coasting – “What You Want”
- Hornet Leg – “Wait”
- White Fence - “Growing Faith”
- Kelley Stoltz – “Rock and Roll with Me”
- Devendra Banhart – “Lover”
- Girls – “Heartbreaker”
- Papercuts – “Do What You Will”
- Woods – “Deep”
- Spectrals – “7th Date”
- Tennis – “Seafarer”
- Smith Westerns – “Weekend”
Hometown: Oakland, CA
Featured Track: “Don’t Waste It”
One year after the release of their debut album, The Shape of Things, Oakland-based Man/Miracle is hard at work on their next LP due out sometime this spring. “Don’t Waste It” is a taste of things to come with reportedly more singles coming soon. The group have a few tour dates scheduled – even playing with OCMD favs New Mexico – and will be hitting SXSW to boot. Check it out.
- mar. 10 – Tin Can Alehouse w/New Mexico. 1863 fifth ave. san diego, CA
- mar. 17 – Pinpoint Music Showcase, Austin TX (SXSW). Lanai Rooftop Lounge, 422 Congress Ave.
- apr. 26 – Great American Music Hall w/Tune-Yards. San Francisco, CA.
Daughter – “Run”
Lots of lovely tracks from talented songstresses hitting my inbox of late. This one from Daughter, a 21 year old North Londoner by the name of Elena Tonra, caught my attention. Just listen to her demo “Run” and you’ll see why. A pure, beautiful voice like that of Bat For Lashes’ Natasha Khan. She’s unsigned, but likely not for long. Download her EP for free here.
Space disco aptly describes the sound of this Vancouver-based trio’s new release, JJ’s Crystal Palace. Headphone candy is more like it. I’ve been walking around in a silent disco for the better part of a month now. The group, who’ve been kicking around for more than decade with numerous EPs to show for it, are back from a six year hiatus with this, their second full length album. What started out as a heavy shoegaze act has evolved into a sound that’s very reminiscent of Air. The shoegaze influence is still there, like a backdrop or base note, but layered with lush boy/girl pop harmonies and trippy synth grooves. I’m digging it.
Make way for Oakland-based Bare Wires, one of my favorite local garage pop bands. SXSW-goers, be sure to check out one of their shows.
MAR 15: The Scoot Inn 7:00 PM
MAR 16: Beerland 7:00 PM
MAR 16: Spider House 7:30 PM
MAR 17: Red 7 – Panache Showcase – 7:00 PM
MAR 17: The Spider House – Burger City Party ! 10:00 PM
MAR 18: CMR TYZ Party- 7:00 PM
MAR 20: Beerland – Panache Hangover Party 7:00 PM
Artist: Chapter 24
Album: Chapter 24 EP
Release Date: Feb 28, 2011
Tour Dates: Hitting SF and SXSW in March. Dates TBA
Featured Tracks: “Hepcat”, “All Them Selves”
Artist: No Monster Club
Album: Young Guts Champion EP
Homeland: Dublin, Ireland
A lo-fi garage pop trio whose sound could be mistaken for one of the countless California surf punk bands, and yet they’re trapped in Dublin. Somebody get them out of there and import them to the West Coast where they belong! Check out their latest EP Young Guts Champion and you’ll see what I mean.
More stellar music headed your way this Wednesday, February 9 at Great American Music Hall with a benefit concert presented by The Bay Bridged supporting The Coalition on Homelessness. Talk about a SF garage rock powerhouse line up. Geez. The only thing missing is Nobunny. Where’s he? Ah, well he’s also playing that night but at a different show at The Knockout. February 9 must be an auspicious date for garage rock bands. A great night for music on all fronts. Get tickets for the benefit here.