It is a great day for checking out local music in Atlanta. Corndogorama closes out tonight with Dead Confederate and they just did a Laundro Matinee session that you can check out here. After that, there are two great options for the afterparty. Mice In Cars are playing The Earl right down the street. I’ve been listening to their newest album, 53 Bicycles and a Dead Man, and have been enjoying it more and more with each listen. It is very raw and the vocalist is definitely an acquired taste, but the record is a great combination of sweet instrumental jams and post-punk intensity. The other afterparty option tonight sees one of my favourite DIY venues return in a new location in Reynoldstown with a great lineup. I Can Fly House part duex showcases Living Rooms, Siddhartha, and Ohmpark favourite Murfreesboro, Tennessee’s Blastoids. One of Blastoids‘ members, Shit Wolf, did a remix of a Living Rooms song that I posted below. Get directions to that show here. Go see some bands!
- Posted by Davy Minor on June 28, 2009 at 10:57 am
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Dan Deacon @ Eyedrum (1/7/08)
I finally got around to listening to Dan Deacon‘s new album, Bromst, and it delivers everything a fan could want. When it comes to dance music, it doesn’t get much better. I recently got sent a remixed track of one of the Bromst tunes called “Red F”. The artist who reworked the track, Shit Wolf, is a member of Murfreesboro Tennessee’s Blastoids, a fantastic band I really dig. Check it out:
BLK JKS @ SXSW 2009
South Africa’s BLK JKS have debuted themselves to the world with a 4 track EP called Mystery, although they have been a band since the year 2000.The album is produced by Secret Machines‘ Brandon Curtis and it is a truly epic 20 minutes of music that sounds sort of like TV On The Radio, but way more psychedelic. The acid-dub jams’ mind altering intentions are bolstered by the strangeness of their music being loosely rooted in traditional African music. It is an extraordinary and wholly successful fusion of very different musical aesthetics.
North Elementary are a band based around Chapel Hill, North Carolina singer/songwriter John Harrison. He has put out a bunch of material over the years under different banners, but this is my first introduction to the musician. The sound is a beam of indie rock shining through an alt-country prism, reminiscent of bands like Sparklehorse, Cracker, and middle period Wilco. In fact, the album is produced by Alan Weatherhead who has worked with both Sparklehorse and Camper Van Beethoven, so if you are into music like that, as I am, you will enjoy this album.
- Posted by Davy Minor on April 7, 2009 at 3:23 am
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