April 19, 2014

It's Record Store Day

Record Store Day 2012

It's Record Store Day. Why are you staring at this screen while you should be browsing the goodies in your independent record store?

» recordstoreday.com

April 18, 2014

I am Super Ape: Animals / We Ate The People

I am Super Ape is a rambling garage rock duo from Malmö, Sweden. Their new single Animals - We Ate The People mixes the noise of The Breeders with pop hooks and good old feedback.

The single will be released on their own label Go Ape Records on April 26.

» iamsuperape.se

The Boston Boys: Idea of Love

The Boston Boys turn it up just a little on their new EP Idea of Love. The Brooklyn based roots quartet won't blow up their speakers, but they dip their toes in electronics in the opening track The Beginning and Become Like One. Traditionalists will like the acoustic Between You and Me, with its Irish vibe. Bluesy doo-wop gets an outing in You Don't Need Me.

By putting the vocals are a bit upfront Idea of Love sounds more confident than its predecessor Keep You Satisfied. It wouldn't hurt to use the Les Paul more as their weapon of choice. Nobody will yell "Judas" if they do.

The Boston Boys
Eric Robertson: mandolin, guitar, vocals
Duncan Wickel: fiddle, vocals
Josh Hari: bass, guitar, vocals
Nicholas Falk: drums, percussion, vocals

Idea of Love is a self-released on album. Release date: May 20.

  1. The Beginning
  2. Between You and Me
  3. Times Like These
  4. Become Like One
  5. You Don't Need Me
  6. Get Back Up and Walk

Live dates:
  • 04/18 Portland, OR @ wonder Ballroom #
  • 04/19 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent #
  • 04/22 Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern #
  • 04/23 Flagstaff, AZ @ Orpheum Theatre #
  • 04/25 Los Angeles, CA @ Room 5 Lounge (electric show)
  • 04/26 Los Angeles, CA @ The Moskowitz Gallery (acoustic show)
  • 05/05-08 Bogatá, Colombia
  • 05/09-11 Manizales, Colombia
  • 05/12-15 Armenia, Colombia
  • 05/23 New York City, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall II w/Matuto
  • 05/25 Portland, ME @ One Longfellow Square w/ Anna Lombard

# w/ The Infamous Stringdusters

» thebostonboys.com

HCTF review of Keep You Satisfied.

The Crimson ProjeKCt: European tour

After playing shows in New Zealand & Australia The Crimson ProjeKCt will return to Europe for another European tour. The band consists of Adrian Belew, Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto, Markus Reuter, Tobias Ralph and Julie Slick.

European tour dates:
  • 07/05 Heerlen, The Netherlands @ Theater Heerlen
  • 07/07 Udine, Italy @ Udine & Jazz
  • 07/10 Kiev, Ukraine @ TBD
  • 07/12 Garana, Rumania @ Garana Jazz Festival
  • 07/18 Buchlovice, Czech Republic @ Zamecky Amfiteatr
  • 07/19 Bad Doberan, Germany @ Zappanale Festival
  • 07/21 Oldenberg, Germany – Kulturtage Festival
  • 07/31 Aschaffenburg, Germany @ Colos Saal
  • 08/01 Burg Herzberg, Germany @ Burg Herzberg Festival
  • 08/08 L’Aquila, Italt @ Blues Sotto le Stelle

» thecrimsonprojekct.com

April 17, 2014

Cover Me: Are You A Hypnotist?

Watch Mike Gordon and Scott Murawski perform The Flaming Lips' track Are You A Hypnotist? at Esquire HQ.

» mike-gordon.com

Neil Young & Crazy Horse: Monaco added to Summer tour

Neil Young & Crazy Horse have added a show in Monaco (08/14) to their European Summer tour. They will play at the Monte-Carlo Sporting Summer Festival 2014

Live dates:
  • 07/07 Laugardalshöllin - Reykjavík, Iceland
  • 07/10 Live at the Marquee - Cork, Ireland
  • 07/12 Hyde Park - London, England
  • 07/13 Echo Arena - Liverpool, England
  • 07/15 KüçükÇiftlik Park - Istanbul, Turkey
  • 07/17 Yarkon Park, Tel-Aviv - Israel
  • 07/20 Münsterplatz - Ulm, Germany
  • 07/21 Collisioni Festival - Barolo, Italy
  • 07/23 Wiener Stadthalle, Wien, Austria
  • 07/25 Warsteiner HockeyPark - Mönchengladbach, Gemany
  • 07/26 Filmnächte am Elbufer - Dresden, Germany
  • 07/28 Zollhafen Nordmole - Mainz, Germany
  • 07/30 Forum - Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 08/01 Bergenhus Festning - Koengen, Bergen, Norway
  • 08/05 Lokerse Feesten - Lokeren, Belgium
  • 08/08 Alsatian Wine Fair - Colmar, France
  • 08/14 Monte-Carlo Sporting Summer Festival - Monaco

» neilyoung.com

(Thru: Neil Young News)

The Who: 50th anniversary tour, "Quadrophenia Live In London" DVD

The Who wil hit the road to celebrate their 50th anniversary with a tour. Pete Townshend in Billboard:

It will be a world tour. I'm not crazy about going on the road, but I'm in good shape and once I start doing it -- and I'm still very good at it -- I'll take some pleasure from it.

An of course there's the inevitable question. Will there be a another album?

I'm trying to [look] through my 20,000 hours of complete and utter disorganized music [to find possible songs]. I'll be pulling some songs out of [his long-gestating project] 'Floss' to give to Roger to see if we've got enough to make an album. It might be a big waste of time, but I'm hoping there will be an album.

On their last 2012-2013 tour they performed Quadrophenia in full plus a handful of popular favorites. A new DVD, Quadrophenia Live In London, hits the shops om June 10th.

» thewho.com

The Pussywarmers & Réka: I Saw Them Leaving

Swiss psychedelic vaudevillian blues rockers The Pussywarmers joined forces with Hungarian blues singer Réka for their I Saw Them Leaving. Using instruments that are not widely associated with rock 'n' roll - trumpet, banjo, bongos - they are the missing link between Jacco Gardner and Setting Sun. Their overall sound is lo-fi garage with hints of surf of pop. Good time music driven by lazy vocals and plenty of fuzz, echo and feedback.

If goofy freakiness is the new cool, this catchy batch of songs will cheer you up after a rough day and get you in the mood for beaches, BBQ and lots of booze.

The Pussywarmers & Réka:
Pozzo: vocals, guitar
Réka: vocals, keyboards
Dug: drums, vocals
Simon: guitar, banjo, vocals
Raoul: double bass
Pietro: trumpet, bongos

I Saw Them Leaving is released on Wild Honey Records. Digital and limited edition vinyl.

  1. Under The Sea
  2. Sunrise
  3. Looking Over
  4. Feeling Of Death
  5. There Are Always Two Answers
  6. Fading Out
  7. This Town
  8. Young Men Living
  9. Something You Call Love
  10. I Saw Them Leaving

Live dates:
  • 04/25 Basel @ 1.STOCK
  • 05/01 Chiasso @ Murrayfield Pub
  • 05/03 Zürich @ Bundeshaus zu Wiedikon
  • 06/07 Zürich @ Bundeshaus zu Wiedikon
  • 06/08 Engelberg @ Halt auf Verlangen Festival
  • 07/23 Nyon @ Paleo Festival

» thepussywarmers.com