Sunday, November 23, 2008

Orange Alert's Music Minute

Now, Now Every Children's full-length follow up to this spring's "Not One, But Two" and "In the City" EPs, is now available on iTunes and will be available in stores this December!
"Cars," tells the story of Now, Now Every Children's life on the highway. Rerecording 4 of the singles off their first two EPs, plus 7 brand new tracks, "Cars" is a series of poignant moments written by Cacie Dalager (vocals, guitar) and Brad Hale (drums,) over the last year.
For more information on Now, Now Every Children and "Cars," including their album artwork, a sneak peak at their first single, and pictures of the dynamic duo, visit

One of my favorite bands is now on one of my favorites labels, School of Seven Bells joins forces with Ghostly International. After early recordings popped up on Sonic Cathedral, Table of Elements, and Suicide Squeeze, the band landed at Ghostly International and released their highly acclaimed debut full length, Alpinisms. And now with their 7” single Half Asleep/Caldo, School of Seven Bells is stylishly splitting the difference between shoegazing introspection and stargazing dream pop. Both Alpinisms and the Half Asleep 7" single are available now via the Ghostly International store.

Listen to: My Cabal (Robin Guthrie) (mp3)

Army Navy has released the music video for their first single "My Thin Sides" off the self-titled debut album. The album of some of the sweetest power pop was produced by Adam Lasus (Yo La Tengo, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah). Two songs off the album are featured in the critically acclaimed film "Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist." The video directed by cult web-video director Jeremy Konner known for his hilarious Drunk History series, stars comedian Paul Scheer from MTV's "Human Giant" and "Best Week Ever." Watch Army Navy "My Thin Sides"

There is something fun and sexy about LA's Nico Vega. Their debut full length comes out in January on Myspace Records, but they currently have an EP out called No Child Left Behind. They are going to play a big role in pop music in 2009.

The Polyvinyl Record Co. recently announced the signing of Sweden's Loney Dear, who will release its new album, Dear John, on the label on Jan. 27, 2009. The band will be making two trips to the U.S. - first a brief trip in Dec. for a pair of New York shows, and then a full tour in Feb, where the shows will alternate between headlining gigs and shows in support of the always amazing Andrew Bird. Check out his new single, "Airport Surroundings".

Airport surroundings - Loney dear

The only thing better than having Daytrotter in Illinois is the quality of bands that they consistently having tour through. This past week the incredible instrumental Portland duo Talkdemonic stopped by and blew it away. Check out their session here. Also be sure to watch their new animated video for "Duality of Deathening".

Listen to: March Movement (mp3)

Desolation Town, is the debut EP from New York City’s The Secret History, released on November 12, 2008 by the Le Grand Magistery record label. The Secret History was formed in 2007 by songwriter Michael Grace Jr., best known for acclaimed cult indie pop band My Favorite. The other half of this duo is Lisa Ronson, daughter of Mick Ronson. This is the opening chapter of a mope rock opera concerning the fictional band “The Haunted Hearts,” which is based in part on the disintegration of Michael Grace’s 12-year relationship with My Favorite singer Andrea Vaughn, and the eventual Fleetwood Mac-ish disintegration of the band. The EP came with an interesting promo booklet that tells the fascinating story.

Listen to: It’s Not The End of The World, Jonah (mp3)

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