Today's Quick Mention: I have the perfect
evening planned for you tomorrow. First, you'll join
me at the Mohawk for the second ever
Quesoff. It's free! Just
remember to show up well in advance of when doors open at
5pm. Then, once you've had your fill of cheese, I'll
send you down to Red 7 for the
Sour Notes tour kickoff
show. It's just $7 for 14 bands.
What a deal!
Today's music was once in the League of Shadows. Enjoy.
Gallants - My Love Won't Wait:
Two Gallants donít usually do things in a "loud"
fashion, so it weirds me out a little to hear them actually
rocking. Fortunately, itís an approach that works well for
the duo, and Iím hoping thereís more of the same on their
upcoming full length. The Bloom And The Blight is
expected everywhere on September 4.
Ray - Scattered Like Leaves:
For some reason I keep
forgetting that Maria Taylor and Orenda Fink reformed Azure
Ray. Shame on me. Anyhow, this it like most of the stuff
they churn out Ė itís inviting and youíre going to want to
toss on some headphones. As Above So Below is due out on
September 4 via the one and only Saddle Creek.
June Brides - A January Moon:
While Iím aware that I should be very much in the know when
it comes to the June Brides, this pop gem is serving as my
introduction to them. Now I need to look up some of their
older stuff. Tell me where to start, friends. The band put
out the A January Moon 7Ē in late June via Slumberland
Records. Pick it up!
Bronson - Blackbird:
This guy really is really starting to grow on me. I
canít quite figure out exactly what heís aiming for, as his
work seems to fall all over the map, but I dig what he
creates. You should join me on the bandwagon. This song is
set to appear on the compilation Closed Sessions: Volume 2,
which Iím assuming will be out later this year.
Whales - Locked Out:
This band is a real charmer, so it was rather good
news to see that theyíve put together a sophomore full
length. If youíve yet to pay them any sort of attention,
this pop number should do the trick. You, me, and everyone
else will be exposed to Diluvia on October 9 via Mom + Pop
Music and Frenchkiss Records.
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