I headed out to this show by myself, as I often do, and arrived way too early. Instead of lurking around in the nearly empty venue, I went outside and chilled out on a bench in the middle of the Village while a record store nearby blasted some down-tempo jazz. In Atlanta, we’re always pushing hard to the next party, show or responsibility, so it’s a nice treat to just sit back and enjoy the summer breeze on a beautiful August night. At least for a few brief moments anyways, then it’s back to how we do.
I made it back inside just in time for the beginning of Twin Tigers‘ set. This was my third time catching them live, but my two previous occasions were abridged Corndogorama sets, so I was looking forward to finally seeing them play for longer than 15 minutes. They absolutely did not disappoint, and I can’t think of a band from Athens I’m loving more right now. They cast a powerful, yet beautiful blanket of sound that just envelops an audience. If this band can produce some more fantastic studio work building on what they laid out in last year’s way underrated EP, Curious Faces / Violent Future, this band is going to be one of the premiere “Nu-Gaze” acts in the southeast right up there with bands like Deerhunter and Summerbirds In The Cellar. It’s a good thing they have a new full-length coming soon. Click here to read the entire post…
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- Posted by Davy Minor on August 31, 2009 at 9:41 pm
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During the summer great albums always drop like rain and I usually seem to have less time to talk about them, so here is a superpost full of tracks from the records I’m loving right now accompanied by a nano-review:
It seems Danger Mouse‘s best work is destined to be illegal, and this teamup with Sparklehorse and a vast cast of music superpowers is going to give the other “dark night” record a run for its money as best compilation of 2009:
Bibio takes his ’60s folky electronica into a J Dilla direction creating maybe the best summery album of the year:
The greatest band of the last three decades drops yet another gem that holds up to their cornucopia of a discography, this time showcasing their mastery of extended guitar jams:
Canadians get mathy with this intricate record that surprisingly sprawls into a lot of different territory in 35 minutes:
Folksy, psychedelic rockers that are too good for their lo-fi branding, and this album allows them to display their proclivity for writing great, succinct pop songs and occasionally letting lose a long meandering jam.
Spencer Krug’s most consistent outlet produces yet another “grower” album that I love more and more with each listen.
TMV take a left turn from the velocity of their career so far, and it turns out they do soft, down-tempo and nuanced just a good as they do everything else.
- Posted by Davy Minor on July 6, 2009 at 5:52 am
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