Listen to: Those Days (mp3)
As a young boy I had two role models that played a major role in my development, H.M. Murdock (A-Team) and that guy who flew into walls on the Greatest American Hero. Murdock because he was unpredictable and somewhat unknown, and GAH because there was something thrilling about running into walls. Murdoch was always coming in to save the day, and the law or the criminal element never saw him coming.
Austin, Texas is home to Murdocks, a band who shares the same unpredictable nature and element of surprise as their namesake. Their new ep Roar! (Out April 1st, Surprise Truck) does just that, it roars with the excitement of pure rock n' roll.
Listen to: Playhouse Down (mp3)
New York dream rockers who have been spinning sonic webs since 1999, Longwave are back in the studio working their latest album. However, they have a found enough time in between takes to play a few dates.
Mar 7 2008 Rock and Roll Hotel, Washington, DC
Mar 12 2008 Emo’s, SXSW showcase, Austin, Texas
Mar 13 2008 Skewer BBQ party at Maggie Mae?s, Austin, TX
Mar 14 2008 Bebo party at Beauty Bar Austin, TX
Mar 15 2008 Filter magazine party at Cedar Street Austin, TX
Mar 22 2008 Mercury Lounge, NY, New York
I have really been enjoy the sound coming the Bear Funk Label lately. Their newest release (BFK030, April 1st) finds London DJ Max Essa teasing his anticipated full-length album Continental Drift, to be released later this year. ‘Back To The Beach’ pretty much sums up Max Essa, a melting pot of live bass live guitar, tip top drums, beautiful chord progressions and generous helpings of emotion that always have you thinking and dreaming about the sun. Max also treats us with two more superb wigged out offerings, ‘Telepath’ and ‘Dead Acrobat’. Both have that deep disco wobble that Bearfunk lovers know and love, but the subtle guitar delays and arpeggio's have you completely locked in and begging for more. Expect big things from this man in 2008!
Ethan Kath and Alice Glass are mysterous duo who have building a following through complex eps and choatic remixes. Taking their name She-Ra, their music can at times be cartoonish, and always animated. With Atari sounds mixed with driving vocals and Alices' scream sing to breathy vocals, it is non-stop party. Their debut self-titled full-length will be released on March 18th via Last Gang, but Crystal Castles are already on tour in support.
Mar 17 2008 RandyBaconStudio & Gallery SPRINGFIELD MO
Mar 19 2008 House Café DEKALB, IL
Mar 21 2008 Grog Shop CLEVELAND
Mar 22 2008 Transit PHILADELPHIA
Mar 23 2008 Ottobar BALTIMORE
Mar 24 2008 Bard College ANNANDALE ON HUDSON
Mar 25 2008 Studio B BROOKLYN
Mar 26 2008 Mercury Lounge NEW YORK
Mar 27 2008 Musee Juste Pour Rire MONTREAL
Listen to: Magic Spells (mp3)