The new video for Girls‘ “Lust For Life” has that vintage family reel vibe and plays like an Urban Outfitters look-book, but it’s still charming and the song is a classic.
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Jason Queve’s Papercuts has a sound not unlike that of being caught in a dream-state, and the Ruby Suns‘ music is a psych excursion through tropical pastures. When they combine forces, this is the result.
The original version of the tune will be available on You Can Have What You Want, out 4/14 via Gnomonsong.
Nobunny, the dude who rolled around the floor in his underwear while performing at Philly’s MRoom, is back with a new 7″ called “Give It To Me”. It’s a cool tune but the ultra lo-fi b-side “Motorhead With Me!” is absolutely irresistible and features the most charming hand-clap arrangements of the year!
Pick up the limited edition 7″ (just for the artwork alone) from Hozac.
Recently it has come to our attention that their are two up-and-coming bands called GIRLS.
As you may or may not know, both bands are made up of dudes, although, judging by the MySpace photos, nyc’s GIRLS looks like it may just be one dude.
Eh who cares right? The real question is who would win in a all-out classic cat-fight?! Would it be San Fran’s GIRLS with their Elvis Costello meets Beach Boys ‘tude or nyc’s GIRLS with their more manly DFA meets The Fall disposition? You decide.
Download “Lust For Life” by GIRLS (San Fran) from us.
Even though summer is over, it’s safe to say that these San Francisco dudes, that named themselves GIRLS, don’t intend to ever let it go.
Songs like “Lust For Life” and “God Damned” (see the video here) are intended to sound like “Beach Boys songs played out of old car speakers,” but we think the former sounds more like Elvis Costello playing the role of a 17-year old girl and singing the most dramatic passages about love from her diary. Sounds ghey and kind of dumb right? Wrong. It’s actually awesome and catchy as hell.
GIRLS’ only official release, the “Lust For Life” b/w “Morning Light” 7″, can be purchased from True Panther (limited to 500 copies).
We have been fans of the uber-talented singer-songwriter and producer Her Space Holiday aka Marc Bianchi since he released his 2001 opus Manic Expressive–a quintessential bedroom style pop album, that mixed warm, grandiose harmonies and spacey arrangements with electronic flourishes. Some may even credit it as helping to set the stage for such bands as The Postal Service. Since that acclaimed release, he has been quietly releasing EPs and searching to find his new sound.
Now with the impending release of XOXO, Panda, and the New Kid Revival he has re-invented his songwriting and given it a more down to earth, jangly vibe. Case in point, the song “Sleepy Tigers” is the first single from the album and it is an irresistibly catchy and dynamic piece of bouncy pop! Check it out!
XOXO, Panda, and the New Kid Revival is due out 10/7 on Mush Records.
On Fourth of July eve I ventured out to the M Room in Fishtown to witness the man, the myth, the bunny who goes by the name Nobunny. His name is obviously a reference to Rene Magritte’s iconic 1929 “This is Not a Pipe.” Obviously!
Oh and how surreal the performance was. What this dude lacked in clothing he made up for in balls (metaphorically speaking of course). The music was a fun mix of garage rock and punk, but was ultimately secondary to the freak show that accompanied it.
Nobunny’s “Boneyard” is the stuff that your fuzzed-out new-wave, garage rock, etc etc dreams are made of. A naive surf riff, a drum-machine that sounds like it’s about to break any second, and an insane, bunny masked dude from Oakland with a vocal drenched in tremolo effects. Irresistible. Check out the awesome, animated video for the song:
If you’re in Philly catch him perform live tomorrow at the M Room, with the raucus Love City (they have been known to torch a guitar or two on stage). Here’s what you can expect from NoBunny: