man, have i felt lazy the past couple o’ days. could be the weather or something or lack of nicotine. i think i just wanna sleep so i dont smoke. make sense to me. who the hell knows?
couple cool/noteworthy shows happening over the next few days in atlanta and here is the run down…
great northern and robbers on high street are playing at the earl on friday the 26th. both bands are good/great. i was/am a fan of the robbers tree city which if you are spoon fan, you might find that its better than the last two spoon records, not counting ga ga ga… yeah they sound a quite a bit like em, but who cares. i cant vouch for their new record, grand animals, since i havent heard it, but its on my list. if anyone has let me know how it is. great northern, on the other hand, i have not spent much time with, but their newest, trading twilight for daylight, is pretty solid from what i could gather after only a couple of listens – kinda like shoegazey pop.
crown victoria – robbers on high street myspace
home – great northern myspace
cincinnati’s over the rhine are playing this evening at eddie’s attic with rosie thomas opening up. i really, really dig over the rhine and wanted to share a couple o’ tracks but nothing is available via their site. since i cant get to hype/elbows/myspace i got nothing except my word to stand on that they are wonderful. rosie thomas is cool too, but again she doesnt have anything available either. how difficult is it to throw at least one track up somewhere? that shouldnt let that stop you though. they are definitely worth your time and effort.
today as i laid in bed, half asleep, my phone start buzzing alerting me i had an email. usually the phone is set to silent cause i hate, i repeat hate, being woken up mid sleep. anyway, before turning it off i checked my emails, just because. one of them caught me eye and perked me up a bit. the correspondence in question, and this is really only exciting to me probably, was information about verizon’s new moto q music which apparently can hold hold up to 32gigs, with a supplied card of course. i dont think i have ever seen a 32gig sd card yet and i wouldnt even want to fathom the price on it. still pretty cool, though. so, i continued reading and by the end i was like ok lets just get to the part where you want to send one to me. of course that is not that case. as i come to find they only want to send me a picture! yeah, lets do that. send me that picture! i’ll just print it out, and tape it around my current, sprint supplied, phone. yeah..
i truly hate judging/pushing a band/artist by one or two tracks, but sometimes you just gotta trust your gut. there are times when i am on the money and other times, not so much. i would like to think its more of the former. anyway, here are a couple of bands that hopefully can live up their respective supplied and very cool tracks.
faster than cars – kate tucker and the sons of sweeden myspace – she’s hot btw, and has a great voice that reminds me of neko/orton/the chick from mazzy star. her self titled debut is out on 10.30
brother – annuals myspace – kids from north carolina aren’t even 22 and make a pretty nice racket. kinda like arcade fire meets grandaddy meets sparklehorse with a little promise ring thrown in. cool stuff. their latest, be he me, is out now on ace fu records.
it had been a while, until a few days ago, that i threw on some freakwater. after listening to springtime, end time and old paint in succession i can say that i need to call on them much more frequently. i am imposing a personal requirement that i must listen to at least one freakwater record every other week. those three records are as close to perfection as humanly possible. incredible pieces of work with two of the most achingly beautiful voices imaginable – those belonging to janet bean and catherine irwin.
here are the ladies of freakwater performing at the great american music hall on 4.17.98. part two will be up later today. thanks to calrust for this soundboard recording.