We honor their modesty, but these California transcontinental transplants make a strong case that this song is misnamed. So, like, viva misnomers! Thanks to Courtney Greene at Banter Media for the headsup.
The generous Power Pop-A-Licious Pentagon (aka Pavement PR) are making 16 free and legal downloadables available here, from which we selected that opening salvo. We might post more--they gave us permish--but please go test-fire the rest if you like. Many thanks to Pavement PR, Paul Collins, and all concerned.
Below is the full lineup for the festival. Click band names for more information.
Weekends seem the ideal time to post a long list, especially considering up to what these great bloggers have been. Many thanks to them for hosting and posting the following. Click pretty much anything in colors below and away you shall be whisked.
We recently sent you to The Decibel Tolls to grab this psychsurfspacepopperocker--Woah, we're speakin' German!--and today found it at Bandcamp, along with a couple more free and legals. We are invited to Meet The Fantasies, but actually finding information on "America's Phenomenal Pop Duo" is quite the challenge. Not to worry, though. Based on what we've put together from Bandcamp, elbo.ws, and several blogs we got elbo.wed into, they seem to be from Northampton, Massachusetts. I suppose one of our fantasies is to someday know the who, what, when, where, and other stuff about The Fantasies, but for now this fantastic song is nicely filling our heads with what we really need to know.
Update: We find the Bandcamp download widget's no longert available, so we're streaming via Soundcloud.
Jon Fratelli of Glasgow's The Fratellis snagged us immediately with great hooks and strategically placed "eh-oh eh-oh eh-oh's" in "Rhythm Doesn't Make You A Dancer." Fratelli has recently completed his still untitled solo LP, due out later this year. Thanks to Tasha Anorak at Anorak London for the headsup. You can download it by clicking below and you can find other Anorak London Soundclouded tunes, including another by Fratelli, here.
These San Diegans have definitely cast a spell or three over us the last several weeks, and we're woozy with pleasure. There's maybe not enough of the aroma of petrol and old paint cans to call it "garage," so we're going with "garage apartment." Whatever, it's poppy and catchy and we love it (as previously suggested). You'll find more at Bandcamp.
David Myhr of the late, great Stockholm band The Merrymakers today released the first single from his forthcoming LP Soundshine, due out later this year. Listen to "Got You Where He Wanted" via Bandcamp below and download if you like (no email required). We love it and can't wait to hear the rest of the album.
We've loved this fabulous foursome for several years now and can't wait for their next album to come ashore. They themselves are already ashore Stateside, playing their first of many March gigs tonight at Reggie's Music Joint in Chicago. See the concert flyer below for upcoming tour dates. (Click to enlarge.) Many thanks to Green Light Go for the headsup.
Washington, D. C.'s Dot Dash is made up of former members of Julie Ocean, Swervedriver, and Modest Proposal (among others), all of whom we've hugely enjoyed.*** It's therefore not shocking we love what we're hearing by this new incarnation. The band got in touch with us late last week and kindly granted permission to post the songs above. If you like what you're hearing, click below and go exploring. The German imprint Edition 59 has their Hurrah EP, while their Soundcloud page has eleven more songs you can sample. Facebook we trust you know.