Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
NYE @ Knitting Factory
You may find me here on NYE. After The Jump are sponsoring this show, which as I'm sure you know is the last ever for Knitting Factory @ 74 Leonard. Details can be found here.
Or waves as in the hand gesture. One you may have heard of because of all the buzz he/they have been getting. They have two Vs and are from California. The other is from Seattle. They have one V. Both are worthy of a listen.
Just noticed that they are kicking off their pre-SXSW European tour in Feb/March with shows on the east coast, including two in Brooklyn!!! Get a taste of what you will surely be hearing even more about come March.
Haven't been to NYC yet, maybe sometime soon. They like to make Explosions in the Skyish noise, but sloppier. Not that that's a bad thing.
It's been a while since Jeniferever have popped up on my radar. Their most recent Myspace bulletin is filled with lots of interesting news and hints at the possibility of the band FINALLY coming to the US (if you really read into it). Here's the info:
We're happy to announce the release of our second album titled 'Spring Tides'.
The album will be released in April on Monotreme Records worldwide(except for Japan,info on this will soon be announced). It's been nearly three years since the release of our last album so we're all very excited to let all of you take part of what we've worked with since then. The exact release date will be decided within a couple of weeks and will be posted here as soon as it is. Soon there will also be something new from the album for you to listen to.
The track listing of the album is as follows:
Green Meadow Island
Concrete And Glass
Ring Out The Grief
For those of you who has seen us live the last year you will recognize a couple of the tracks but most of it has never been played live so we are excited to hit the road again and play it all for you. We're going to tour most of Europe in late spring and in the end of 2009/beginning of 2010 we will try go see the rest of you. More info about tour dates for the spring will be posted soon.
For more info on Monotreme visit: www. monotremerecords. com or
They are the home of many other great artists such as 65daysofstatic, Barzin and many more.
Around the release of 'Spring Tides' our debut album 'Choose A Bright Morning' will be re-issiued on Monotreme as well. So finally it will be available for those of you living outside of the UK and Italy where it originally was released.
More soon. Take Care.
/Kristofer, Fredrik, Olle, Martin
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
The Plastik Santas
My friends Paul and Patrick and their The Plastik Santas bandmates are raising money for The Valley Hospital Butterflies Program in Ridgewood, NJ. Download Blue Christmas for $1.99 here.
Monday, December 22, 2008
Recently, whenever people come to me asking for new music to check out the first two bands that come to mind are pow wow! and Tijuana. As I've previously mentioned, the latters music can me downloaded for free here. But except for the tunes at their Myspace, pow wow!'s music was a little harder to get a hold of. Until now. Five "singles" can be downloaded freely (ignore the "promotional only" stuff, they now want everyone to have it) here for a limited time. Enjoy!
And surely once a flyer for pow wow! and Tijuana's show @ The Annex in Feb surfaces you will see it posted here.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
I love vacations. I am also loving Vacations. New Chin Up Chin Up related band. No word yet on how this will effect CUCU. Two songs up @ the Myspace. NYC date soon? Please?
Man I could really use a vacation. Vegas next month? maybe....