Today's Quick Mention: It's super hot,
but there is some stuff worth getting out for this
weekend. Woods are playing the Mohawk tonight.
Tomorrow you'll find the Long Tangles at Frank,
Shapes Have Fangs at the Mohawk, Some Say Leland at
Skinny's Ballroom, Geography at Hole In The Wall,
and Mr. Lewis And The Funeral 5 at Scoot Inn.
As for Sunday, Diagonals will be playing the Scott
Inn. See something!
Let's get the first weekend of August started. Enjoy.
Ostrich - Left Behind (Beat Happening Cover):
Yellow Ostrich's The Mistress is one of my absolute
favorite albums of 2011. Yes, I'm aware I've mentioned
that before, but the plan is to keep doing it until you all
promise to pick up Barsuk's re-release of it on August 16th.
Trust me when I say you need it in your life. As for
this track, it's a nice cover that I wish was one of the
reissue's bonus tracks.
- We Can't Stop (Featuring Ne-Yo):
I'm rarely ever short of reasons for liking a song, so I'll
admit that it's a little strange for me to only like this
because of the way it sounds. Actually, to be more
specific, I dig the jj and Ne-Yo vocal combo, which comes
off as something that should have happened a very long time
ago. This track is the latest in the Adult Swim single
- Santa Fe:
I don't know how they do it, but Beirut are rather
incredible at making sure to sound like a breath of fresh
air. It's impressive, and I honestly wish I had
noticed this trait of theirs long before the tracks for
their new album started arriving in my inbox. Maybe
I'll revisit some old stuff before The Riptide
arrives on August 30th via Pompeii Records.
- Big Baby:
Around November of last year this band had a song called
Chip A Tooth (Spoil A Smile) that I really liked.
Then I kind of forgot about them. Not nice, I know,
but now they have a new album and a catchy first single, and
I'm making sure you are well aware of it all. Who
wants to pat me on the back? Bad Penny is due
out on October 25 via Slumberland.
Coast - How They Want Me To Be:
Bethany Cosentino recently noted that Best Coast's next
album is "very far away from being created," but she did
post up this little slow burner as a taste of what's to
come. Before you flip out, it's just a demo, so don't
expect anything of immense quality. You can, however,
prep yourself to hear them trying out a slightly different
approach to things.
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