Europe already knows the electro-pop joy of Hey Willpower’s full-length debut, P.D.A. (Tomlab), which has gone unreleased in North America until now - it streets on Jan. 22, 2008. The US edition features a revamped sequence, all new artwork, and the addition of their sugar-high cover of Architecture in Helsinki’s underground hit “Heart it Races”. The band will be touring the US in the Spring of 08, including several appearances at SXSW in March.
1.We Cut The Tapes and Scatter [Steinbeck Ultramagnetic remix by Buddy Peace] (mp3)
The Peel Back: Dag Nasty "Can I Say" (1986)
I started reading Jeff Parker's novel "Ovenman" today, and the epigraph is taken from a Dag Nasty song found on this 1986 album. The quote is from "Under Your Influence" and reads as follows, "Twelve onces of courage/Makes the world look better". This sets the stage for the wonderfully named When Thinfinger to awaken from a drunken night covered in post-its. Enough about Ovenman, I first heard Dag Nasty on the now semi-famous mixtape given to me back in 1993 by a most influential girlfriend. It featured two songs from this album, and really kicked off a long standing appreaciation for punk music.
Dag Nasty "Can I Say" 1986