Today's Quick Mention: The great Wild
Flag roll into town tomorrow to play La Zona Rosa,
and you absolutely have to be there. Doors at
Time to bring the week to a close. Enjoy.
Shelly In Athens - DIY:
I'm not ready to jump on the suddenly very crowded bandwagon
for this act, but I am ready to at least inch my way over to
it with the arrival of this rather well crafted electro pop
track. Also, consider me interested to see how their
set at Fun Fun Fun Fest plays out next weekend.
The Our Own Dreams 12" EP is due out November 8 via
Bells - House On Fire:
In case you don't remember, a few weeks back I shared a very
slick track from these guys that I called a guilty pleasure.
This is fairly different. It's actually a bit rough
around the edges, which I think gives it a large amount of
charm. The band released their sophomore effort,
Tides And Tales, earlier this week. Snatch it up,
National - Twenty Miles To NH Part 2 (The Philistines Jr.
The Philistines Jr. have apparently gone out and put
together a covers/remix-filled version of If A Band Plays
In The Woods?, and it looks pretty good. Or, at
least this National cover is, but I would assume there's
going to be some other gems on it with the way the
tracklist looks. If A Lot Of
Bands Play In The Woods is due November 1 via Tarquin
By Voices - Unsinkable Fats Domino:
Robert Pollard, Tobin Sprout, Greg Demos, Mitch Mitchell,
and Kevin Fennell haven't put out an album together since
1996. That's an eternity. Still, I have faith
that they'll figure out a way to make it work. They're
already off to a good start with this catchy track.
Let's Go Eat The Factory is due January 1 via GBV Inc.
Ghost House - Branded:
Here's a moody pop song (one that's been bouncing around in
my head quite a bit this week, might I add) that I think you
might really like. This Austin-based group will be
putting out their debut, Kaleidoscope Tower, in
December. If you like what you hear, you should head
over to their
Bandcamp page and grab a few other free
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