J. Irvin Dally – Sunroom / Teething 7″


J. Irvin Dally“Sun Room” [audio http://crash-avenue.com/Media/mp3/2_JIrvinDally_SunRoom.mp3]

Wunderkid J. Irvin Dally produced one of my favorite albums last year, Despistado. A simply stunning album you must add to your collection. And he’s back with a new limited edition vinyl 7″ Sun Room/Teeting, to be released by the Bay Area’s very own Pretty Blue Presents on July 12. Supporting the release, he’ll be touring the West coast with a stop at San Francisco’s Hotel Utah next Friday, July 8 playing in conjunction with Garret Pierce. Hello date night!

July 6 – San Diego, CA – Bar Pink
July 7 – Los Angeles, CA – Hotel Cafe
July 8 – San Francisco, CA – Hotel Utah
July 9 – Davis, CA – Sophia’s Thai Kitchen
July 11 – Seattle, WA – High Dive
July 12 – Portland, OR – The Waypost

[Stuck in my Head] Funeral Suits – “Colour Fade”

Artist: Funeral Suits
Homeland: Dublin, Ireland
Featured Track: “Colour Fade”

This song from Dublin-based trio, Funeral Suits, has been on repeat since it landed in my SoundCloud inbox last week. They’ve just recorded their debut album with acclaimed producer Stephen Street (Blur, The Smiths) set to be released this year. “Colour Fade” is the first single from the album. The group made their SXSW debut this year as well and have played with the likes of Franz Ferdinand, Passion Pit, The Maccabees, and Local Natives. Get addicted!


New Album: JEFF the Brotherhood – “We Are The Champions”

Artist: JEFF the Brotherhood
Album: We are the Champions
Release Date: June 21, 2011
Homeland: Nashville
Featured Tracks:Shredder” [audio http://www.415project.com/theOCMD/04_Shredder.mp3]
“Diamond Way” [audio http://www.infinitycat.com/mp3s/diamondway.mp3]

Brothers Jake and Jamin Orrall, aka JEFF The Brotherhood, literally will rock your socks off. Their debut album “Heavy Days” is still on high rotation. “We Are The Champions” is their next modest endeavor and their celebrating with a grand tour. You have to see it to believe it and will land in SF on May 14 at Bottom of the Hill with…wait for it…The Greenhornes. I’ve died and gone to heaven. Yeah, I pretty much worship this band. You should too.

Obsession :: Abbe May – “Design Desire”

ArtistAbbe May
Album: Forthcoming
Release Date: May 2011
Homeland: Australia (Perth)
Track: “Mammalian Locomotion (original)

“Mammalian Locomotion (Kevin Parker & Cam Avery of Tame Impala) Remix”

God this Aussie effing rocks. I’m head over heels in love with her rock and roll swagger and have been highly anticipating her forthcoming LP, entitled with the same name, due out in May. Just check out her new single “Design Desire” then take a listen to her previous single “Mammalian Locomotion” and the version remixed by Tame Impala and you’ll see what I mean. Hot. Smoking hot!

Stuck In My Head: Bear Hands – “Crime Pays”

Artist: Bear Hands
Album: Burning Bush Supper Club
Track: “Crime Pays”

I’ve been spooling on this debut LP from Brooklyn-based Bear Hands for the past couple of weeks, especially this track. It’s just downright irresistible. If you like MGMT, Passion Pit and Animal Collective, you’ll like this. So get on it and order it here. Because everyone knows that crime DOESN’T pay artists.

Love at First Listen: Young Circles

Artist: Young Circles
Album: Bones EP
Homeland: Miami, FL USA
Release Date: 1.11.11
Featured Track: “Sharp Teeth”

What do you get when you cross Beck, The Flaming Lips and English space rock? Audio heaven. Holy crap. Meet my first favorite EP 0f 2011. I’m in love with this Miami-based trio. Such a fresh sound. The group, comprised of high school buddies Jeff Rose, David Barnard, and Jordy Asher, all come from different musical backgrounds – jazz, blues, and Brit rock, respectively. They all did their time playing in a variety of psych and garage rock bands but quickly realized their musical synergy and thus the band was born. Lucky for us. Get into it.

One to Watch: Abbe May – “Mammalian Locomotion”

Artist: Abbe May
Album: Forthcoming
Release Date: May 2011
Homeland: Australia (Perth)
Track: “Mammalian Locomotion (original)

“Mammalian Locomotion (Kevin Parker & Cam Avery of Tame Impala) Remix”

Dang. The Australian invasion continues. This week it’s Abbe May – a gritty, bluesy, rock n roll throw down. “Mammalian Locomotion” is a track off her forthcoming LP due out in May next year. Kevin Parker and Cam Avery of Tame Impala have just crafted a remix of the track, making her ‘One to Watch’ status even more legit. Tour dates to be announced soon.