Andres Subercaseaux has recently put out an album, Aqui, on Triple Down Records that truly defines multi-genre. On this album he composes a magnificent score that draws influences from sounds of nature, jug bands, bossa nova, pots and pans, electronica, ambient, turntablism, robots, flamenco, prog rock, jazz, experimental, bee bop, blues, club, folk, techno, and classical music. Aqui transforms from highly organized tornadoes of sound to slow boiler room ballads. If you like sounds….then here you go…soak it in.
mp3: Andres Subercaseaux – Ella Mi Dijo -> website -> buy
mp3: Andres Subercaseaux – The Illiest
On May 6th Better Looking Records (The Electric Soft Parade, Ravens & Chimes) put out Meho Plaza’s self titled full length. This trio from LA naturally get comparisons to Braniac, Sonic Youth, Enon, and Deerhoof. As they should. They play higly energetic, electronic infused rock that bounces through songs like it was just another manic Monday. Fuzzed out guitars mingle with tom rolling drums that make way for voice samples and distorted vocals. All and all, this music is perfect for when your trying to jump start another slow moving week.
DC’s has two sweet shows tonight. The Black Cat hosts Mother and Red Racer while the Rock and Roll Hotel has Snowden, Colour Revolt, and The Epochs. If you’r heading up to Philly you might want to devote your time to Johnny Brenda’s because they’ll be having TheDeathSet, Bonde Do Role, and Rad Racket. Have a great Tuesday!
The setlist from Sunday’s Radiohead concert at Nissan Pavillion in Bristow VA looks amazing. Too bad we saw so little of it. Seven songs to be exact. What happened in and around Nissan last night can only be described as a complete clusterfuck. And we were on the receiving end. Torrential rains, flooded roads, car fires, and more torential rains led to the most misserable concert experience of my entire life.
We left from Baltimore at 5pm, planning on actually tailgating a little before heading in to the show. Ha. I know it’s a pain in the butt to get into Nissan, but nothing could prepare us. By 6pm we had made it to 495. 6:30 before we made it to I-66. 7:30 by the time we made it to Nissan’s exits. Unfortunately, we chose to take exit 44. At this point I’ll thank the state of Virginia for the brilliant use of all their electronic highway signs. Instead of saying, “Left exits closed” you might have wanted to say that the way into Nissan at exit 44 WAS COMPLETELY FUCKING FLOODED. Oh no, no one needs that information. So, we crawl along towards the entrance, and around 8:20 we actually think we might make the start of the set. And then we see the entrance we should be going into blocked by a cop and a detour sign telling us the road ahead is flooded. The detour wrapped around the entire place for miles. Amazingly, the crawl was slowed even more by a vehicle fire. Thats right, in the heaviest and most pounding rain ever, a car caught fire. The rain was so heavy, it was knocking over chain link fences and pouring into the street. I took a couple videos:
We even contemplated turning around, and many cars did. But by 9:45, we were close enough to actually hear Everything In Its Right Place playing in the distance, and we decided we had to keep going. Entering the parking lot, it was a total disaster area. Cars going every direction, mud flows and people directing traffic to nowhere. Luckily we cut down a random row and moved a barrel to get a spot. Now the real fun starts. Sprint from the car. Make a bad choice to go up a hill. My friends fall and get covered in mud. We actually enter the main gate around 10:15 and can hear Like Spinning Plates playing. Of course it still takes us forever to get to our seats and we miss LSP. When we do get to the seats, the people around us are staring at us, of course wondering where the hell we’ve been. And then more then 5 hours of hell payed off. They played a glorious run songs for the encore, including Karma Police and Planet Telex. Leaving the stage after 4 songs, but returning quickly, Thom commented that they had just heard about the flooded roads and all the madness and dedicated the next song to them/us. It was Fake Plastic Trees and it was glorious. I shed a few tears as it played, and it kind of made the whole horrible fiasco worth it.
As expecting, it took us hours to get out of the miserable parking lot, but at least we were laughing and joking, despite all being completely soaked beyond belief. I really can’t imagine how depressed I would be if we had missed the entire thing, or how elated I would be if I had actually seen the whole show. But I know that I will never go back to Nissan Pavilion. There was a period of time when we were totally beaten and had relegated ourselves to missing the entire thing, and I don’t think I’ve ever been so sad. I hate Nissan for that.
Any readers go to the show? Let us know your experience. It had to be better then mine.
Mp3: Radiohead – Fake Plastic Trees (Live @ Bonnaroo 2006)
Canada’s own Tokyo Police Club have just put out the video for In A Cave off of their Elephant Shell LP recently released on Saddle Creek. It was part of MTVU & Best Film On Campus’ “Breaking the Video” competition. TPC choose Olan Rogers and his cup on a string telephone idea to direct. Check it out here.
If you missed My Morning Jacket on Saturday Night Live this passed weekend, then you missed a phenomenal performance. If you can’t wait for the rerun then here’s a video and mp3 of Evil Urges. Thanks to magomra and Deaf Indie Elephants.
Those of you have an exorbitant amount of energy built up in you then Baltimore has the cure with another great Taxlo event at Sonar. Hustle on down to catch Bonde Do Role, TheDeathSet, DJ Sega, Old Haunts, and Future Islands create musical mayham all night long. If you’re not in the charm city, perhaps DC’s DC9 will be your answer with Hot Lava, Hermit Thrushes, and Ear Pwr.
mp3: Young Jeezy – Trapstar (Bonde Do Role Remix) -> website -> buy