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Turbo Fruits

March 31, 2015

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During SXSW I saw Turbo Fruits perform at a KLBJ event (full disclosure – I work at the station and it was me that booked the show), and the one particular thing that I took away from their set was that their new stuff is legit great.  If the band’s upcoming album isn’t already on your anticipated list, then you should put it there.  Below you’ll find the third single off of the soon-to-be-released LP.  It’s a nice mix of psych, garage and pop rock elements.  Enjoy.

:Turbo Fruits – No Reason To Stay:

No Control is due out April 20 via Melvin Records/Thirty Tigers.  See them at Holy Mountain on April 20.

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Quickdraw: Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, Toro Y Moi, Soley, Hollow Sunshine, Two Sheds

March 30, 2015

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Music!  Enjoy.

:Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin – Step Brother City:  While the name Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin has gotten less funny/cute over the years, the band has actually gotten better and better.  This new one is energetic and infectious, and I think it may be their best song yet.  The High Country is due out June 2 via Polyvinyl.

:Toro Y Moi – Run Baby Run:  To be honest, I sort of hated this track the first time I heard it.  Then I found myself humming it a lot, and now here we are.  It’s definitely Chaz Bundick being retro in a way he never really has before (all pop, no funk).  What For? is due out April 7 via Carpark Records.

:Soley – Follow Me Down:  This atmospheric brooder from Iceland’s Soley has done a great job of reminding me that I totally like Iceland’s Soley.  Good to have her back!  Her first album since 2011′s We Sink is titled Ask The Deep, and it’s due out May 12 via Morr Music.

:Hollow Sunshine – Careful Travel:  I love a good slice of shoegaze, and that’s definitely what this is.  On a related note, the name Hollow Sunshine couldn’t possibly scream “shoegaze band” any louder.  Bring Gold will be released this summer via Iron Pier.

:Two Sheds – Get It Out:  I found this Two Sheds track over at Stereogum a few days back.  It has an odd pace to it, but I like the dramatic songwriting and Caitlin Gutenberger’s voice is great.  Assembling is due out May 26 via Crossbill Records.

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Weekly Movie News Rundown

March 28, 2015

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Time for your weekly movie news update!  Below you’ll find a slew of sentences meant to provide a brief glimpse of what’s been going on over the past week in movieland.  If something leaves you desperate for more info, then my advice is to do a little extra research on one or all of the following fantastic sites:  Latino Review, Dark Horizons, Ain’t It Cool News, CHUD and/or JoBlo.  Read on!

Joe and Anthony Russo have reportedly signed on to direct Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1 and 2.

Idris Elba may sign on to be the villain in Star Trek 3.  Elba is also expected to appear in Harmony Korine’s The Trap.

Matthew McConaughey is set to star in The Billionaire’s Vinegar.  It’s said to be about the 1985 purchase of a bottle of 1787 Chateau Lafite Bordeaux that was once supposedly owned by Thomas Jefferson.

Ben Mendelsohn (Bloodline) is said to be up for a role in Star Wars: Rogue One.

Twentieth Century Fox has hired Art Marcum and Matt Hollway (Iron Man) to write a new version of Alien Nation.

Sony has secured the rights to Robotech and plans on turning it into a film franchise.

Nick Antosca (Hannibal) has been hired to write a new Friday The 13th film.

Newcomer Lane Condor has landed the role of Jubilee in X-Men: Apocalypse.

Bradley Cooper will make his directorial debut with A Star Is Born.  Beyonce may star in the film.

Vivica A. Fox has signed on to appear in Independence Day 2.

Jennifer Lawrence let it slip that X-Men: Apocalypse will be her last film in the series.

Vincent D’Onofrio is reportedly in talks to play the villain in Antoine Fuqua’s remake of The Magnificent Seven.

Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl) has been hired to write a heist film for Steve McQueen.

Adam McKay is reportedly close to signed on to a direct a Marvel film.

Jason Segel and Drew Pearce have signed on to co-write and co-direct a LEGO spin-off film, The Billion Brick Race.

Steven Spielberg is set to direct the adaptation of Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus is reportedly in talks to star in the remake of Force Majeure.

Martin Scorsese may direct the big screen version of Kenneth Branagh’s version of Macbeth.

Rumor has it that Mateus Ward (Murder In The First) recently auditioned for the role of Spider-Man.

This Week’s Notable Trailers

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Stream This

March 27, 2015

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From the depths of the SOTO inbox, I present to you your weekly serving of the latest and greatest album streams and videos.  Enjoy.

FULL ALBUM STREAMS

Please note that the majority of the streams expire as soon as the albums are released, so don’t wait too long to check them out.

ALBUM OF THE WEEK ➡ Action Bronson – Mr. Wonderful

Sufjan Stevens – Carrie And Lowell
Death Cab For Cutie – Kintsungi
Reptar – Lurid Glow
Lower Dens – Escape From Evil
Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress
The Soft Moon – Deeper
Ryley Walker – Primrose Green
Portico – Living Fields
Lost Boy? – Canned
Runaway Brother – Mother
Bouquet – In A Dream EP
Simon Joyner – Grass, Branch And Bone

MUSIC VIDEOS

⬆ VIDEO OF THE WEEK ⬆
Built To Spill

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Hip Hop Hooray (Leah)

March 27, 2015

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The Venn Diagram where hip-hop and feminism overlap can sometimes be a tough and laughable one to draw, but I assure you it exists; I’m walking, talking, droppin’-it-like-it’s-hot proof of a feminist into and supportive of hip-hop.  Mainstream rap programming can oft paint a picture of rap as misogynistic, violent, and nearly sociopathic in its tendency to treat women as objects instead of people, but the movement overall is much more than mainstream rap, obviously.  And even as women are beginning to crest the popular waves more and more (as much as you may despise the tenets upheld by Nicki, Iggy, or Azealia, them being a part of the conversation is still a big step forward), there continue to be amazing MCs beginning the trudge from obscurity with skill and panache that just happen to also be women.

A lot of great stuff has been written about women and feminism in hip-hop, and while I make increased exposure and promotion for women in this genre a goal of mine, I can’t pretend to be a scholar.  If you’d like to investigate this issue further, I highly recommend you head down to Monkeywrench Books and pick up  The Hip Hop Wars: What We Talk About When We Talk About Hip Hop – And Why It Matters by Tricia Rose and When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost: A Hip-Hop Feminest Breaks It Down by Joan Morgan.

Since March is Women’s History Month, I’ve assembled a Friday mix of nothing but my favorite MCs who also happen to be ladies.  And don’t miss the KOOP 20th Birthday Bash on April 2 at the North Door featuring Brownout and Riders Against the Storm (also home to one of the fiercest women in hip-hop in Austin, Qi Dada).

SONG OF THE MONTH:

:DJ Vadim And Sarah Jones – Your Revolution:  A radio station that played the vocal from this track was fined in 2001 by the FCC for her Your Revolution dis poem and they later reversed their ruling of the piece as indecent because they acknowledged  ”the most graphic phrase (‘six foot blow job machine’) was not repeated.” Moreover: “We take cognizance of the fact presented in this record that Ms. Jones has been asked to perform the song at high school assemblies.” FUCK THE FCC.

MARCH MIX:

:Salt N Pepa – None of Your Business:
:Monie Love – It’s A Shame (My Sister):
:JusMoni x WD4D – Queen Feel:
:Queen Latifah  - That’s The Way We Flow:
:Adrienne Mac-Davis – Hey Yo feat. Felecia Cruz:
:Rapsody – Lonely Thoughts feat. Chance:
:SigNif – Soul Clap:
:THEESatisfaction – QueenS:
:Lizzo – Batches And Cookies:
:Nneka – God Knows Why:
:Magna Carda – Shoes $ Money:
:Ana Tijoux – Somos Sur:
:Bahamadia – Queen Talk:
:Jean Grae – Don’t Rush Me:
:Anya – Not Chief Nor Beggar:
:Dessa – The Bullpen:
:Hologram Kizzie – The Responsibility:
:KB the BooBonic – Farrah Flo$$it:

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In Review: SXSW Film 2015

March 26, 2015

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Now that I’ve had a few days to put the chaos of SXSW behind me, I’m ready to divulge what I thought of the ten films that I saw during the festival.  For fun, I’ve sorted them from best to worst.  Read on.

Ex Machina

As I was walking out of the Paramount a guy in front of me looked over at his friend and excitedly labeled Ex Machina as an “instant classic.”  I don’t know if I’d go that far, but it is a great film.  The directorial debut from Alex Garland (writer of 28 Days Later, Sunshine, Dredd and more) is a heady sci-fi thriller that had me engaged and on the edge of my seat right from the start.  Oscar Issac, Domhnall Gleeson and Alicia Viklander are absolutely great it, and I suspect that all of their character’s actions will be the subject of drunken debates for years to come.  I can’t wait to see Ex Machina again.

Furious 7

I’m prefacing my comments about Furious 7 by noting that I truly adore the entire Fast And Furious series.  All of the films are self-aware adrenaline rushes that aim to delight the senses, and I can’t think of a better example of escapism than what Vin Diesel and the gang have done over the years.  With all of that being said, it’s only half accurate to say that I went into Furious 7 hoping for more of the same.  Yes, I wanted the crazy car stunts, heavy handed monologues from Vin and more, but the death of Paul Walker meant that the film needed a sizable dose of sensitivity to go along with the speed, and I wanted it done right.  I wanted to see Walker honored and not just awkwardly dealt with because it had to be done.  Thankfully, all turned out well, and nothing about the film feels forced or tacked on.  It’s big and crazy (just like it should be), but then when it needs to get small and intimate, it does.  Good on director James Wan for taking what could have been a huge mess and turning it into a triumph.

Trainwreck

If you’ve ever seen a Judd Apatow film, then you’ve seen Trainwreck.  It’s funny, raunchy, 20 minutues too long and loaded with quotable bits.  Amy Schumer is charming and hilarious in the film, and I’ll be surprised if she doesn’t become a new go-to for female roles in comedies.  Also, LeBron James is pretty damn solid in it.  Who knew he had such good comedic timing?

Love And Mercy

Brian Wilson’s story is interesting, complicated, sad and totally not something that should be crammed into a single film.  Somehow though, Love And Mercy works.  Director Bill Pohlad wisely just shows only the necessary portions of the two most important stretches of Brian Wilson’s life, and Paul Dano and John Cusack both do a wonderful job of portraying the famed artist during those times.  I highly recommend you see it regardless of whether or not you’re a fan of Wilson.

The Final Girls

The Final Girls is a horror comedy that follows a group of friends who get sucked into their favorite slasher film and then must figure out a way to survive.  It’s super meta and very much a spiritual successor to Cabin In The Woods.  Now, just so I’m clear, I’m not saying that The Final Girls is as good as Drew Goddard’s 2012 hit.  A sizable amount of jokes miss completely and often the “world” that the characters exist in makes no sense at all, but overall it’s a fun time that will play well for those who enjoy clever horror movies.

Hello, My Name Is Doris

Hello, My Name Is Doris is about an older woman (Sally Field) who is doing her best to woo a much younger man and make up for the all the years she lost while taking care of her sick mother.  I found it to be charming, funny and heartfelt, but also too goofy for its own good.  Fortunately, Field is so great as the troubled, but tenacious Doris that you’ll probably be too caught up in rooting for her to even notice when the film tries to throw itself off the rails.

Honeytrap

Honeytrap deals with a series of unfortunate decisions made by Layla (competently played by Jessica Sula), who desperately wants to be accepted and loved.  It’s depressing.  See it only if you’re in the mood to be reminded that some people have practically no shot at a better life.

Just Jim

Directed by and starring Craig Roberts (Neighbors), Just Jim is a coming of age film that features a twisted sense of humor and interesting characters.  Check it out so that you can see Emile Hirsch in full-on bizarro mode as Jim’s mentor.

Quitters

There’s not much to like about Quitters.  The main kid (Ben Konigsberg) is quite possibly the most unlikeable character I’ve come across in a long while, and I spent much of the movie hoping he would get hit by a meteor.

Brand: A Second Coming

Brand: A Second Coming is nothing but an eternally long wad of nonsense.  I know Russell Brand said he didn’t want to show up to the SXSW premiere because he felt watching it would be “uncomfortable” for him, but I think it’s because he knew it wasn’t any good.

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Movie Breakdown: Get Hard (Noah)

March 26, 2015

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People are doing traditional-style reviews all over the web, so we decided to try something different.  In each “breakdown” we’ll take a look at what a film’s marketing led us to believe, how the movie actually played, and then what we learned from it all.  Read on!

The Impression:

It’s got Kevin Hart in it which automatically drops it down to the very bottom of the list after anything starring Ian Ziering and George W. Bush’s amateur sex tape.

The Reality:

At this point, with comedies of this mind-numbing stature, I don’t even know what to say anymore. Did I enjoy the story of a very rich man (Will Ferrell) who’s sentenced to maximum security prison for money reasons and so believes that he’s going to die in the joint that he enlists his car washer (Kevin Hart) to teach him to, ahem, “get hard”? Yeah, like I enjoy unsalted mash potatoes or, uh, lukewarm bubbly water. Did I think the film bordered on the edge of offensive, and used a paper thin veneer of “social commentary” to just actively endorse the ridiculing of stereotypes? Yeah, sure. At the end of the day would I tell you, the reader, to go out and see this movie in the theater because it’s a redefinition of comedy, a broad new step in the career of Will Ferrell, that it ends with Kevin Hart falling off a building? No, no I wouldn’t. Get Hard plays like a “greatest hits” reel of Will Ferrell’s very Will Ferrell-y comedy – he cries, he “sad dogs”, he acts like a gangster, he plays a sort of sad giant (an Elf with money instead of gifts) totally unknowing of the world around him. It’s enjoyable to watch Ferrell because he’s an enjoyable actor, but you could’ve cut out the ham-handed story, especially the relationship that builds between Hart and him, and just strung the leftover bits together and called it Saturday Night Will and it would’ve been just as enjoyable. Get Hard is the definition of a “vehicle” for two stars – it’s a loose story built around them just doing dumb shit – and though, yes, it will illicit some laughs, you have to sit through the rest of the crap to get to them.

The Lesson:

T.I. is a surprisingly funny actor. You learn something new every day.

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Quickdraw: Built To Spill, Crying, Griz, No Joy, Inheaven

March 26, 2015

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Music!  Enjoy.

:Built To Spill – Never Be The Same:  This track is no Living Zoo (hear that stellar single here), but it’s easy on the ears and worthy of your time.  Untethered Moon is due April 18 via Warner Bros.  See the band at Stubb’s on May 19.

:Crying – Patriot:  Crying grabbed my attention with this song and the way that it sounds like Rush slathered with playful riffs and indie pop sensibilities.  It’s weird but infectious.  Get this track now over at their Bandcamp page.

:Griz – For The Love (Featuring Talib Kweli):  I adore this track!  Griz’s arrangement is as fantastic and enjoyable as anything I’ve come across in 2015.  In fact, it’s so great I often get lost in it and totally whiff on paying any sort of attention to Talib Kweli.  Say It Loud will be released on March 31 via All Good Records.

:No Joy – Everything New:  No Joy have readied their third full length, and this entrancing number is the first single off of it.  I recommend slapping on a solid pair of headphones before you hit play.   More Faithful is due out June 9 via Mexican Summer.

:Inheaven – Regeneration:  “I don’t want to pull you down/I just want to fuck around”  This swirling slice of indie rock is impressive, and Inheaven are now a band I firmly have my eye on.  Regeneration will be released on May 5 via B3SCI/AMF Records.

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Phil Ajjarapu (Jennifer)

March 25, 2015

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On March 26, 2012 Phil Ajjarapu flew off an Austin highway overpass from his motorbike, survived against all odds, and committed his life to music. When he was raising money to make his album in 2013, he shared “I remember being in the hospital thinking that I need to make this album, even if no one bothered hearing it, even if it didn’t mean anything to anyone but me. If I had died without making it, that would have been the one thing I really regretted, and I couldn’t stand the thought of dying with regrets.

This week Spider House Ballroom is hosting Nights Of The Living Phil, a two-night celebration of his story that’s also doubling as a benefit for the Austin Music Foundation. Tonight Phil is doing a songwriters in the round event with fellow local artists Marcus Brown (Auroravore), Seth Gibbs (Bobby Jealousy/Super Pop Records), Eva Mueller (Hot Cotton), Christy Hays and Lauren Burton. Tomorrow night will include a performance from Phil and his band as well as Tele Novella, Silver Ships and the live debut of Scenery.

This is a worthy event highlighting some top notch local talent along with benefiting the work of the Austin Music Foundation, which provides education and outreach programs for the local music community. There is a $10 suggested donation each night. $15 gets you a wristband for both nights.

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Mas Ysa

March 24, 2015

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Yesterday the great Mas Ysa delivered a new tune.  I was hoping it meant an EP or LP would soon arrive, but it was actually put out to celebrate him hitting the road.  Boo!  Well, maybe not, but that’s only because the song is so goddamn fantastic.  Seriously, I can’t stop listening to it, and I fully believe that you’re going to really dig it.  Talk about enthralling stuff.  Enjoy.

:Mas Ysa – Look Up:

See Mas Ysa at the Parish on April 19.

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Quickdraw: Black Milk, Wire, Blur, Zero 7, James Murphy

March 23, 2015

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Music!  Enjoy.

:Black Milk – I Guess:  Black Milk recently released this infectious track in an effort to make sure you know that he’s now out on tour  So, do him a solid and give it good listen, then see if he’s coming to a town near you.

:Wire – Split Your Ends:  Here’s the latest rather sharp single to be released off of Wire’s upcoming album.  Maybe it’s time for all of us to get legit excited about the LP.  The band’s self titled effort is due out April 21 via Pinkflag.

:Blur – There Are Too Many Of Us:  I initially found this new one from Blur to be a little lacking, but it’s grown on me.  The arrangement is fantastic, and Damon Albarn’s vocals are oddly entrancing.  The Magic Whip is due out April 27.

:Zero 7 – 400 Blows:  This Zero 7 track has been lodged in my head for the last few days.  It’s really well crafted and deserving of any dedicated headphone-time you’re willing to spend with it.  Look for EP 3 April 13 via Make Records.

:James Murphy – We Used To Dance:  If SXSW turned you into a mumbling burnout, then this spacious instrumental track should help bring you back.  On another note, I love it when James Murphy dials things back.  The While We’re Young soundtrack is due out March 24 via Milan Records.

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Sad Bastard Music: Spring Breakup Forever (John Gross)

March 18, 2015

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It’s that time of year again. It’s a time when a flurry of complicated haircuts, free energy drinks and former members of Das Racist pour in to Austin for a music festival that is located in the Lone Star State.

There are a lot of talented dance groups, party rock bands, etc coming to town but let’s pay tribute to some of those coming to the festival who could be best be interpreted as the purveyors of sad bastard music. This is not the easiest list to compile because there is a convention center full of musicians from all over the world and this week they are all going to be sad when they can’t get into the secret show where Robert Durst from the Jinx raps with Drake, but let’s take a crack at it. Let’s listen to the sounds of people’s relationships falling apart through the computer speakers shall we?

:Angel Olsen – unfucktheworld:  Last year’s Jagjaguar release Burn Your Fire for No Witness is full of lament and lonely feels but my favorite is this here bare-your-soul jam. “If all the trouble in my heart would only mend …” YES! The whole album was recorded to make you feel alone. It’s sparse and through studio magic (with wizard producer John Congelton behind the knobs) let’s you into Olsen’s tragedy. By definition: unfucking the world would imply a sensation of promise … but she’s the only one now. so there is no hope for happiness. She is a rock, she is a gritty and beautiful island.

:Courtney Barnett – Avant Gardener:  Seeing Barnett live is a whole different experience than listening to the record. It’s more lush and upbeat as demonstrated in this Australian’s recent Fun Fun Fun Fest performance. This song is the ultimate slacker, panic attack, asthma anthem. It creates a jangly, stream of consciousness picture of a case of the Mondays gone very wrong. Ack.

:Noveller – Into The Dunes:  Instrumental soundscapes of verdant guitar, droney atmosphere all from six strings and a ton of weirdo pedals. Love it. The way Godspeed You Black Emperor taught a generation about Canadian post-rock, Noveller teaches us about accessible noise and will serve as a gateway into more extreme sub genres of soft murmers and thundering peaks. No need for a gnarly beard or a Yoko Ono shirt to get in to this wall of sound. This is for those ready to graduate beyond St. Vincent and hey, guess what – Noveller has been opening for Annie Clark lately! Perfect pairing! Even though there are not any words and the only direction we’re given in the title is that of going into dunes, I will gladly admit that I project despair onto this blank, ethereal canvas. The glass is half empty!

:Doug Sahm- Faded Love:  The legendary Texan is being honored at SXSW this year with a documentary about him as well as a tribute show. I’m SO pleased about this Sahm revival that’s taken place in 2015! About time! This track is his take on a 1950 Bob Wills and The Texas Playboys classic that Doug brought back to life in 1973 and it might be sacrilegious, but I think Sahm’s is the best. Better than Elvis Presley’s and better than Patsy Cline’s. The best. The tinge of groovy tejano goes a long way in his music and the fact that he’s not more widely appreciated is a downright shame. Here’s hoping that SXSW can help raise his profile even more.

:Juan Wauters – She Might Get Shot:  This simple little ditty is a tad goofy, but it’s slice of life beauty. Portraying a fragile character saying goodbye inherently creates certifiable sad bastard music again – even in the face of goofiness. Not even the canned live audience clapping towards the end can change that.

:Drake – Lord Knows:  This track is produced by SXSW performing artist Just Blaze and it’s one of his best – of which there are many and provides the thesis statement to what Drake’s all about “I know that showin’ emotion don’t ever mean I’m a pussy/Know that I don’t make music for niggas who don’t get pussy/So those are the ones I count on to diss me or overlook me” That’s right Drizzy – own that sad bastard tendency and feel free to sing about all your sensitive feelings about how it’s lonely to have so many millions and so many pornstars all around you. It’s lonely at the top and Just Blaze’s masterful beat with gospel singers, tight drums and Rick Ross trademark “URGH” makes it all work! YOLO or whatever y’all.

Spring Breakup Forever! Happy SXSW!

Closing note: Watch the trailer for The Doug Sahm Documentary Sir Doug and the Genuine Texas Cosmic Groove:

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Mean Jeans (Dan)

March 18, 2015

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Rock has a long history of bands with ludicrous names that write ridiculous songs. I grew up listening to the Dead Milkmen, Dead Kennedys, and Buttholes Surfers. Bands like Diarrhea Planet, Joanna Gruesome, and, of course, Hoobastank, have succeeded them. I am not ashamed of my love of such music. These groups aren’t trying to be the next Radiohead; they just want to have fun. Frankly, rock music (and especially indie music) could benefit from not taking itself so seriously.

One band that fits this fit genre (if you want to call it that) is Mean Jeans. Their songs are short, hilarious blasts of party punk rock. Each Mean Jeans album is catchy and amusing but you probably need to see them live to fully appreciate the greatness of the band. Each show is a sweaty and chaotic affair that will leave you feeling totally enthralled.

So of course I was delighted to receive an unexpected St. Patrick’s Day gift when Mean Jeans released a 20-song collection of singles, compilation tracks, and some covers. I’ve been listening to it a lot and it truly is the band at their very best. The music spans their entire career and it does a great job of encapsulating everything I love about this band. If you enjoy these tracks, I’m sure you’ll love the full compilation.

:Mean Jeans – I Think U Stink:
:Mean Jeans – Tears In My Beers:

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Carry Illinois (Jennifer)

March 18, 2015

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Local indie rock quintet Carry Illinois will be releasing their new full length, Alabaster, this month. The band is led by lead singer/songwriter Lizzy Lehman and also includes guitarist Darwin Smith, bassist John Winsor, drummer Rudy Villarreal and keyboardist Derek Morris. According to the band’s bio, Lizzy’s musical foundation is firmly rooted in ‘60s and ‘70s folk rock (Joni Mitchell, Fleetwood Mac, Carole King). She also cites more contemporary and recent favorites such as Shawn Colvin, Nanci Griffith, Gillian Welch, and Brandi Carlile along with classic pop, Motown, and Americana. This extensive list of artists and sounds clearly influences her songwriting. You can get a glimpse of the band’s sound on Smoke and Medicine and Detroit Snow, which can be found on the new LP.

The band will be holding their album release party on Wednesday, March 25t at Cheer Up Charlie’s with two other local folk influenced bands, The Loblolly Boy and The Deer. This is a FREE show and the first 20 people through the door will receive a ticket to be entered to win a Carry Illinois Prize Pack (which includes Alabaster on vinyl and CD, a sticker, and a button).

:Carry Illinois – Smoke And Medicine:
:Carry Illinois – Detroit Snow:

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Sheer Mag

March 17, 2015

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More music from Philadelphia’s Sheer Mag is something I’ve been impatiently waiting on, so it was really nice to get a new single from this week.  Jump below for the band’s latest riffy, fuzzed-out, infectious creation.  Also, I encourage you to join me in trying to catch them at some point during SXSW.  I bet they’re a good time live.  Enjoy.

:Sheer Mag – Button Up:

A self titled 7″ will be out later this year via Katorga Works.

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