Archive for July, 2011
These days, garage rock bands are a dime-a-dozen. But it would be a shame to write off The Ladybirds as just another retro act. This fivesome kicks serious ass.
This is their second album.
August 3 – MOTR Pub – Cincinnati, OH
September 9 – Headliners – Louisville, KY
September 29 – The Vollrath – Indianapolis, IN
September 30 – The Brass Rail – Fort Wayne, IN
October 15 – Lemmons – St. Louis, MO
BONUS: A FEW FREE ALBUMS UP FOR GRABS!
Diamond Family Archive-Seven Song Covers EP (follow link)
Religious Girls-Open Your Heart to Fantasy (follow link)
AND A COOL COVER!
Best band name/album name combination of the year.
Crooks are an Austin, Texas indie/country band who make cool music. I’m diggin’ it.
Quality singer-songwriting out of San Francisco, The Blind Willies are truly impossible to categorize. Cello rock? Indie Folk Americana? Traditional blues thrown into a blender with Bruce Springsteen and new-fangled rock?
Here’s what I do know:
And hear some more here.
No, I wasn’t there. But I have been on vacation. Hit the break for news about Marvel Lego, Green Lantern, Walking Dead news, new Marvel TV projects, and much more. There’s so much news, I’m splitting it into two posts!
Be warned: Spoilers abound after the break…
Witches have what I’ve come to call the “Jagjaguwar” sound. Even though they’re not on that label. Their music is often grinding and murky, with shadows and echo and low harmonies . . . But then the band will take a left turn, on a song like “Forget,” and bring in hooks that almost . . . Sunny? Oh, and the lead singer is a girl!?!
This is one of the most surprising albums I’ve heard this year. With a few exceptions like The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, most indie girls are singing folk, pop, or retro tunes. It’s great to hear singer/guitarist Cara Satalino deliver her songs with power and grace. It recalls The Breeders, almost, with shades of Liz Phair.
And this power trio are tremendously versatile. The album starts dark but goes into the light with the song “Count to Ten” and ends with ironically upbeat “Disappointment.”
Witches’ debut album isn’t just good: It’s better with repeat listens. Check it out.