Chucha Santamaria y usted! Que chucha?! Chucha tu madre, bitches. Say it like you mean it, then go chucha yourself because I don’t like that kind of vulgar slang on my site. Whether the soon to be married, Oakland via Puerto Rico and New York duo (Sofia Cordova and Matt Kirkland) had political defiance or social deviance in mind with that name, it kinda works with their MIA-esque sound. Their self-titled debut, released on Austin-based Young Cubs, is officially out today and sure to be your go to summer synth jam.
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
The amazing and talented J. Irvin Dally (one of my ‘Best Of’s’ for 2010) has just released a two song single, “Sun Room”. Download it now and look for him to emerge in 2011. He’ll be appearing at SXSW and has a few tour dates set for this month on the East Coast.
Jan 17 – Charlotte, NC – Sweet Tooth *
Jan 18 – Arlington, VA – IOTA *
Jan 21 – New York, NY – Googie’s Lounge ^
Jan 22 – New York, NY – Piano’s #
Jan 23 – Lynchburg, VA – White Hart %
Jan 26 – Somerville, MA – Bloc 11 *
Jan 27 – Charlottesville, VA – Christ Episcopal Church *
What a lovely EP from LA-based J. Irvin Dally. Like a Bradford Cox protege, he’s got a knack for creating expansive, experimental bedroom folk that will melt your mind. Simply brilliant. His EP, “Despistado”, was re-released this year and he’s on the road for some West Coast dates landing in San Francisco this Saturday, September 18 at Brainwash (yes, you read that right) for a performance. I mean, where else can you hear great music, have dinner AND do your laundry at the same time? A definite ‘must’ for the Type A multi-tasker.