Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Annuals - Download WOXY Lounge Act

Earlier today, around lunchtime, I sat down, threw on the Sennheisers, and listened to Annuals live in the WOXY lounge. Loved these guys at Friction, but their Fader/CMJ show left a bit of a bad taste in my mouth. This lounge act was like a happy medium between those two shows. The set started off really great with "Fair" and "Complete, Or Completing" and kept up the pace with "Do You Like It," a new song that I really liked. But then the set stumbled to the finish line with "Brother," which was disappointing, because the song was one of my favs of 2006. Not sure if I can blame the band for this though, seemed like maybe the mix was off. The soaring lead guitar part at the end was completely missing. So once again there was a bit of a funky after taste, but enough positive highs to balance it out. Download it, listen to it, and tell me that I am way off, or not:

Download MP3 (30:18)

The band will be back in NYC on Thurs April 12 for that blow out at Roseland with Kaiser Chiefs (ugg) and The Walkmen (yay!). And maybe or maybe not Editors.

Some photos via WOXY:

Upcoming WOXY lounge acts:

Tomorrow, Thurs 2/22 The Subjects 12:00pm
Fri 2/23 Six Parts Seven 11:00am
Fri 2/23 David Vandervelde 3:00pm
Fri 3/30 Arizona 3:00pm

Update: Just read BV's post about David V. And then listened to the album stream. Kinda reminded me of Wilco, sort of. Definitely recommended listening.


At 2/21/2007 9:41 PM, Anonymous Shiv said...

I thought "Brother" still sounded pretty cool, but there was some technical mishap in the studio during that cut. Adam tried to trigger a device (looked like a sampler to me, but I forgot to ask afterwards) during the song and it didn't work. I think that threw them off a little bit.

Honestly though, it was one of my favorite sessions in a long time. They so sweet and very gracious and supportive of the station. It was nice to finally meet them.

At 2/21/2007 9:50 PM, Blogger Battering Room said...

Glad to head that I'm not crazy and that there was something amiss.

Up until "Brother," it was on route to being one of my favorites too. But in the end, I give this one a B+ overall.

At 2/22/2007 4:31 PM, Blogger Steve said...

I'm surprised you're just heard David Vandervelde now. The earlier poster's incredible radio station has been playing him a bunch for a couple of months now. Really, really good stuff.


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