I really appreciate a band that can do more than one sound. No, I don’t mean the “hey, we have a couple of slow songs” or the “lookout, we found a key-tar at a thrift store.” I mean really have a bunch of style. And Wild Sweet Orange, hailing from Birmingham, AL, home of Vulcan, falls squarely into that category. The album, We Have Cause To Be Uneasy, has moments that could be on a mix tape with David Grey, others that seem like Jimmy Eat World on steroids, and still others that Sea Wolf would think sounded old school. However varied the tracks are, it still has congruency as an album, and has that elusive “complete album” character to it. The album drops on July 29th.
I also have a hunch that these guys have a fierce live show. I haven’t seen them live yet, but listen to Tilt and tell me you don’t hear some crazy jam session at the end. Any readers out there who’ve had the pleasure, please let me know if I’m crazy. Well, at least about this. Current tour dates are after the jump.
Mp3: Wild Sweet Orange – Tilt
Mp3: Wild Sweet Orange – Sour Milk –> Website –> Buy
Mp3: Wild Sweet Orange – Ten Dead Dogs
Do you ever feel as if your computer is slowly taking over your life…so when one little thing goes wrong with it (perhaps because of neglect) your world comes crashing down like a storm of fire and damnation. You do? Awesome. That makes two of us. This week I foolishly lost very very very important information to the computer gods, and I’m still sailing that vast ocean of data recovery to find them. I’ll say ahoy if I see you on those uncharted waters. Enjoy…
mp3: Pattern Is Movement – Sound Of Your Voice (CYNE Remix)
mp3: MGMT – Electric Feel (Aeroplane Remix)
mp3: Kanye West – Gold Digger (Diplo Remix)
mp3: Justice Vs. Wu-tang Clan – Cream Your Friends (Starters Remix)
Tonight here in Baltimore, the Recher Theatre has Matt Costa with Sera Cahoone. In DC, the Velvet Lounge has Bound Stems, Len Bias, Imperial China, and Seeing Eyeballs. The show of shows is in Philly and has been moved to the Starlight Ballroom (but is sold out)…and that is MGMT, Violens, and Amazing Baby. If you can’t make that, The Khyber has An American Chinese, Mick Bassett & The Marthas, Mandi Perkins, and The Armchairs, The Trocadero has the lovely She & Him, and Cafe M has The Swims, The mishaps, Kite Party, and Bottle Up & Go.
mp3: MGMT – Indie Rokkers
mp3: Violens – Violent Sensation Descends
mp3: Amazing Baby – Head Dress
mp3: She & Him – This Is Not A Test
The first single from the Cold War Kids new album Loyalty to Loyalty is now available. The album releases on September 23 on Downtown Records. No surprise that the new track is solid. There will also be extensive touring this fall. Dates are after the jump.
Mp3: Cold War Kids – Something is Not Right With Me –> Website –> Buy
Tonight in DC don’t miss Hot Lava, Kitty Hawk, and Sweet Teeth at DC9. If you happen to be in Philly tonight there’s two great shows. Johnny Brenda’s has local favorite Aderbat along with East Hundred, Bitter Bitter Weeks, and Lillie Ruth Bussey. Over at the North Star Bar, House of Fire perform with The Shackeltons, The Tragics, and Bottle Up & Go. Photo by Ed Roper
mp3: Aderbat – Mastodon
mp3: Kitty Hawk – Move Me
mp3: House Of Fire – Walking Along The Sun
mp3: The Shackeltons – Your Movement
No not the TV show. No, there’s no Calista Flockhart. No, there’s no Sally Field. The band Brothers An Sisters from Austin, TX led by real life siblings Will and Lily Courtney have decided to shun everything that seems to be flourishing in today’s indie rock. You won’t find any synth or post rock emanations from their new album, Fortunately, that came out on July 22nd. What you will find is music that hovers around Neil Young, Matthew Sweet, and The Decemberists, all playing together in the ultimate hoe-down. The thing that gets me is that this genre rarely appeals to me. Maybe it’s the senility setting in (hey I ain’t gettin’ any younger), or maybe it’s the southern charm that just spills out of Will and Lily with ease. This is summertime music…and fall music…no wait…anytime music.
mp3: Brothers And Sisters – Mason City
mp3: Brothers And Sisters – The Wind
Tonight in DC the Black Cat has Tereu Tereu, Pomegranates, and iCarlos, I’m Pregnant. In Philly Johnny Brenda’s has The Ting Tings while the M Room has Bound Stems, Sunfold, and Darkroom. Enjoy!
mp3: The Ting Tings – Shut Up And Let Me Go
mp3: Pomegranates – In The Kitchen
mp3: iCarlos, I’m Pregnant – Birthday
mp3: Bound Stems – Happens To Us All Otherwise