you can listen to the first single off rilo kiley’s upcoming release under the black light over at stereogum. cant say that i am particularly thrilled by it but heres hoping its a grower.
on paper the phantom family halo sounds like they should be awesome considering their lineage, members of slint – yay! – the for carnation – awesome – and dead child – who? although this is a bit misleading cause michael mcmahan, who was(is) in the for carnation toured with slint during their recent reunion tour. so, he wasnt part of the original lineup. still i guess thats cool cause the for carnation are great. so, with all this in mind i expected at least mid level great things from the phantom family halo. maybe its just my mood but the two tracks i listened to did absolutely nothing for me. again, it could be my mood cause i feel like i should really dig em.
you can stream the legend of black six here
the play tonite @ scolaris office and on saturday at either a place called house party or an actual house party, i dont know, but both shows are in san diego. they got a bunch of other tour dates comin up.
the phantom family halo myspace
on the other end of the musical diggin spectrum is the mabuses. i havent read anything about em cause there isnt anything available in the way of information. what i do know is that they gots a new record, mabused, out now and if you dig any of the bands that make up the e6 collective then you should, in your right mind, dig the mabuses.
the mabuses myspace
on september 7, 1971 van morrison played a gig in sacramento and here is that performance. its an absolutely beautiful recording and performance.
this can now be found here.
7. blue money
8. buona sera
11. fridays child
van and the band “caravan”