5 Acts: January 2008

Thursday, January 31, 2008

The Whip

Bottom Of The Hudson


Liam Finn

Bon Iver

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

tonight: Ra Ra Riot on WOXY.com

Tune in to WOXY.com this evening at 7:30 pm ET for Ra Ra Riot's third Lounge Act performance.

Ra Ra Riot on WOXY.com 09/12/06

Ra Ra Riot on WOXY.com 07/25/07

Ra Ra Riot on MySpace

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Lightspeed Champion

London, England

Lightspeed Champion is the solo work of Devonte Hynes, formerly of Test Icicles, but this material sounds nothing like the chaotic rock he's made in the past. Falling Off The Lavender Bridge was actually recorded in Omaha with Saddle Creek producer Mike Mogis and is getting a release date from Domino here in the US in one week.

"No Surprise (For Wendela) / Midnight Surprise"

Lightspeed Champion on MySpace

Lightspeed Champion on The Hype Machine

The Whigs

Athens, GA

Unfortunately I didn't get to see The Whigs on Letterman last night. Good news though! Like everything else these days, the performance is on YouTube! Check it out below.

"Sleep Sunshine"

The Whigs on MySpace

The Whigs on The Hype Machine

Chris Walla

Portland, OR

I've never been the biggest Death Cab For Cutie fan, but I was super impressed with what Chris Walla did last year for Tegan And Sara's The Con. Comparing that record to their previous material really proves that your producer matters. Now Chris is back with his own solo record Field Manual, out today from Barsuk.

"Everyone Needs A Home"

Chris Walla on MySpace

Chris Walla on The Hype Machine

Xiu Xiu

San Francisco, CA

Women As Lovers kind of sneaked up on me. It's available today, but I didn't notice all that much press about the album. "No Friend Oh!" is one of my favorites on it.

"No Friend Oh!"

Xiu Xiu on MySpace

Xiu Xiu on The Hype Machine

Cassettes Won't Listen

New York, NY

Small-Time Machine is the first physical release from Jason Drake (Casseettes Won't Listen). He's releasing it on his own March 11, and this is the opening track.


Cassettes Won't Listen on MySpace

Cassettes Won't Listen on The Hype Machine

Monday, January 28, 2008

The Main Drag

Boston, MA

Here's some great indie rock that reminds me of bands like Bound Stems and Annuals.

"A Jagged Gorgeous Winter"

The Main Drag on MySpace

The Main Drag on The Hype Machine

These New Puritans

Southend, England

At first I didn't think These New Puritans were going to be my cup of tea. However, now I'm pretty much addicted to them. Beat Pyramid is out today in the UK but not getting a release date here in the States until March 18, courtesy of Domino.


These New Puritans on MySpace

These New Puritans on The Hype Machine


Oakland, CA

The guys of HIJK say they get inspiration from Bloc Party, Pinback, Metric, and Modest Mouse. Chances are if you like these bands, you'll enjoy them too.

"Her Sleepy Smile"

HIJK on MySpace

HIJK on The Hype Machine


Norman, OK

The Evening Descends is the second album from Evangelicals and it's available now from Dead Oceans, which consistently impresses me. Catch this lively bunch when they tour through your city with Headlights.

02/16 Lexington, KY - The Icehouse
02/17 Nashville, TN - The End
02/18 Athens, GA - The Caledonia Lounge
02/19 Mt. Pleasant, SC - Village Tavern
02/20 Norfolk, VA - The Boot
02/21 Arlington, VA - Iota
02/24 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
02/25 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
02/26 Hamden, CT - The Space
02/27 Cambridge, MA - Middle East
02/28 Princeton, NJ - Terrace Club
02/29 Brooklyn, NY - Union Hall
03/01 Buffalo, NY - Mohawk Place
03/02 Toronto, ON - El Mocambo
03/03 Cleveland, OH - Beachland
03/04 Bloomington, IN - Waldron Arts Center
03/06 Urbana, IL - Canopy Club
03/07 Chicao, IL - Schubas
03/08 St. Louis, MO - Bilken Club
03/09 Springfield, MO - Randy Beacon Gallery
03/10 Norman, OK - Opolis
03/11 Dallas, TX - The Cavern
03/12 Austin, TX - SXSW
03/13 Austin, TX - SXSW
03/14 Austin, TX - SXSW
03/15 Austin, TX - SXSW
03/17 Tucson, AZ - Plush
03/19 Los Angeles, CA - Silver Lake Lounge
03/20 Visalia, CA - Howie & Sons
03/21 San Francisco, CA - Hemlock Tavern
03/22 Portland, OR - Towne Lounge
03/23 Seattle, WA - Nectar Lounge
03/24 Missoula, MT - Badlander
03/26 Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
03/27 Denver, CO - Hi Dive
03/28 Omaha, NE - Waiting Room
03/29 Minneapolis, MN - Nomad
03/30 Milwaukee, WI - Cactus Club
04/01 Dekalb, IL - House Cafe
04/02 Madison, WI - Club 770
04/03 Iowa City, IA - The Mill (Mission Creek Music Festival)
04/04 Lake Forest, IL - The Chapel
04/05 Beloit, WI - Beloit College

"Paperback Suicide"

Evangelicals on MySpace

Evangelicals on The Hype Machine

Black Mountain

Vancouver, BC

Black Mountain is gearing up to start a North American tour in a few days in support of their new disc.

01/31 Seattle, WA - Neumo's w/ Yeasayer, MGMT, Howlin' Rain
02/02 Portland, OR - The Doug Fir w/ Howlin' Rain
02/04 San Francisco, CA - The Independent w/ Howlin' Rain
02/05 Los Angeles, CA - The Troubadour w/ Howlin' Rain
02/07 San Diego, CA - Casbah w/ Howlin' Rain
02/08 Tucson, AZ - Club Congress w/ Blood on the Wall
02/10 Austin, TX - Emo's w/ Blood on the Wall + Dead Meadow
02/11 Dallas, TX - Granada Theatre w/ Blood on the Wall + Dead Meadow
02/13 Birmingham, AL - Bottle Tree w/ Blood on the Wall
02/15 Atlanta, GA - The EARL w/ Blood on the Wall
02/16 Asheville, NC - Grey Eagle w/ Blood on the Wall
02/17 Chapel Hill, NC - The Local 506 w/ Blood on the Wall
02/19 Washington, DC - The Rock and Roll Hotel w/ Bon Iver
02/20 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's w/ Bon Iver
02/22 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom w/ Bon Iver
02/24 Boston, MA - Middle East Upstairs w/ Bon Iver
02/25 Portland, ME - The Space Gallery w/ Bon Iver
02/26 Muncton, NB - The Manhattan w/ Bon Iver
02/27 Halifax, NS - The Marquee Club w/ Bon Iver
02/29 Montreal, QC - La Sala Rosa w/ Bon Iver
03/05 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace w/ Bon Iver
03/06 Cleveland, OH - The Grog Shop w/ Bon Iver
03/07 Louisville, KY - Headliners w/ Bon Iver
03/09 Knoxville, TN - The Pilot Light w/ Bon Iver
03/10 Nashville, TN - Exit/In w/ Bon Iver
03/20 Kansas City, MO - Record Bar
03/22 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
03/23 Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon
03/24 Minneapolis, MN - 7th St. Entry
03/25 Fargo, ND - Aquarium
03/27 Winnipeg, MB - Pyramid Cabaret w/ Ladyhawk
03/28 Regina, SK - The Distrikt w/ Ladyhawk
03/29 Saskatoon, SK - Amigo's w/ Ladyhawk
03/31 Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room w/ Ladyhawk
04/01 Calgary, AB - The Warehouse w/ Ladyhawk
04/05 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom w/ Ladyhawk


Black Mountain on MySpace

Black Mountain on The Hype Machine

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Dave Fischoff remixes Jens Lekman

Dave Fischoff has started doing some remixing under the name Spoolwork. Right now he's featuring his interpretation of "I'm Leaving You Because I Don't Love You" by Jens Lekman. Listen to it at the Spoolwork MySpace page. I'm really looking forward to hearing more from Dave!

Saturday, January 26, 2008

tonight: black cat

Please come out tonight to the best "locals" show we've had in a while around DC - the CD release show for Jukebox The Ghost at Black Cat. Also playing will be Bellman Barker and my personal favorite Pash. It's all starting sometime after 9pm on the mainstage and tickets are only $10.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Velella Velella

Seattle, WA

I had heard of Velella Velella here and there over the past couple of years, but I have WOXY.com to thank for truly turning me on to their latest EP, Flight Cub.

"Alex Boom Selector"

Velella Velella on MySpace

Velella Velella on The Hype Machine

Kill Krinkle Club

Dublin, Ireland

I get new music from unsigned artists all the time and I wonder "How the hell hasn't a fancy label discovered this talent yet?" That's definitely the case with Kill Krinkle Club. Their EP is on my daily regular rotation and I think you'll love them too if you enjoy music like Bat For Lashes.

"White Trees"

Kill Krinkle Club on MySpace

Kill Krinkle Club on The Hype Machine

Neon Neon

Cardiff, Wales

I don't know much from Neon Neon, but "Raquel" is one of the friskiest tracks I'm listening to these days.


Neon Neon on MySpace

Neon Neon on The Hype Machine

Hot Chip

London, England

This group doesn't need my endorsement, but I'm giving it anyway. The hottest thing in the music blog world right now seems to be Hot Chip, and after listening to their third full-length, I completely understand why. Made In The Dark is out via Astralwerks on February 5, and here's the title track.

"Made In The Dark"

Hot Chip on MySpace

Hot Chip on The Hype Machine

Kentucky Nightmare

Bloomington, IN

Kentucky Nightmare didn't get their name from their state since they actually reside in Indiana. It comes from an episode of the animated spoof talk show Space Ghost Coast To Coast. The band's second release, Take Her Favour, is available now.

"Let's Get In Love"

Kentucky Nightmare on MySpace

Kentucky Nightmare on The Hype Machine

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Jade McNelis

Montreal, QC

So young and so good! Jade McNelis is the latest signing to Chop Shop Records. All The Fables is already out on the Canadian label Good Fences, but Chop Shop will help bring Jade's refreshing sound to the rest of the world. Definitely recommended for anyone who loves artists like Ingrid Michaelson.


Jade McNelis on MySpace

Jade McNelis on The Hype Machine

The Hibernauts

St. Louis, MO

I like The Hibernauts more and more with every listen.

"Sleeping In Space"

The Hibernauts on MySpace

The Hibernauts on The Hype Machine

Two Hours Traffic

Charlottetown, PEI

This band appears to be touring and whoring all over Canada in February and March.

02/02 The Seahorse, Halifax NS w/ Smothered in Hugs, Their Majesties
02/06 "Spread the Net" Benefit, North Nova Education Centre, New Glasgow NS w/ Wintersleep, We Are Pioneers. 7PM.
02/07 "Rock The Hill", Student Union Building (UNB campus), Fredericton NB w/ hey rosetta!, the Tom Fun Orchestra and Slowcoaster.
02/08 Fredericton NB, Delta Hotel w/ Mark Bragg, hey rosetta!, The Tom Fun Orchestra and the Jimmy Swift Band.
02/09 Fredericton NB, Nicky Zee's
02/14 Quebec City QC, Le Bal du Lezard
02/15 Montreal QC, Club Lambi
02/16 Ottawa ON, Zaphods
02/19 London ON, Call The Office
02/21 Guelph ON, Bookshelf Ebar
02/22 Brantford ON, The Ford Plant
02/23 Toronto ON, Horseshoe Tavern
02/28 Sault Ste. Marie, Loplop's Gallery & Lounge
02/29 Thunder Bay ON, Killroys
03/01 Winnipeg MB, Royal Albert Hotel
03/05 Edmonton AB, Pawn Shop
03/06 Calgary AB, The Gateway (SAIT)
03/07 Kelowna BC, Doc Willoughby's
03/08 Vancouver BC, The Railway Club
03/13 Saskatoon SK, Amigo's Cantina
03/14 Medicine Hat AB, The Doghouse
03/15 Regina SK, The Exchange
03/20 Peterborough ON, Red Dog Tavern

"Sure Can Start"

Two Hours Traffic on MySpace

Two Hours Traffic on The Hype Machine

Nyles Lannon

San Francisco, CA

Prior to 2007 Nyles Lannon went by simply n. Lannon. On the latest disc, Pressure, he's taken time out from his band Film School to wow us yet again. Recommended if you like singer/songwriters like Cass McCombs.


Nyles Lannon on MySpace

Nyles Lannon on The Hype Machine

Atlas Sound

Atlanta, Georgia

Surprisingly relaxing music from Bradford Cox of Deerhunter.

"Recent Bedroom"

Atlas Sound on MySpace

Atlas Sound on The Hype Machine

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

The Helio Sequence

Portland, OR

I'm not obsessed with any other song right now like I am with this title track from The Helio Sequence. Their new album is out on Tuesday from Sub Pop.

"Keep Your Eyes Ahead"

The Helio Sequence on MySpace

The Helio Sequence on The Hype Machine

The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir

Hello, Blue Roses

Vancouver, BC

A duo we're all supposed to eat up like cotton candy 'cause Dan Bejar is part of it.

"Shadow Falls"

Hello, Blue Roses on MySpace

Hello, Blue Roses on The Hype Machine


Crockett, CA

How can you go wrong with 2/3 of a band's members being from The Curtains? Obviously you can't. Cryptacize will be releasing their debut on February 19 through Asthmatic Kitty. Wanna see them live? Dates are below, starting tonight.

01/23 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall w/ The Blow, Mirah
03/08 Tucson, AZ @ Solar Culture Gallery w/ Why?
03/09 Phoenix, AZ @ Modified Arts w/ Why?
03/11 Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves w/ Why?
03/16 Houston, TX @ Rudyard's Pub w/ Why?, Samara Lubelski
03/17 Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon w/ Why?, Panther
03/18 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn @ MJC Concourse w/ Why?
03/19 Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle w/ Why?, Doofgoobin
03/21 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church w/ Why?, Br. Danielson
03/22 New York, NY @ Knitting Factory w/ Why?, Panther, Son Lux
03/23 New Haven, CT @ BAR w/ Why?
03/24 Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse w/ Why?
03/25 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East w/ Why?

03/26 Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa w/ Why?
03/27 Toronto, ON @ Silver Dollar w/ Why?
03/28 Ann Arbor, MI @ Pierpont @ Univ. of Michigan w/ Why?, Hopalong
03/29 Chicago, IL @ Hideout w/ Citay
03/30 St. Louis, MO @ Lemp Arts Center w/ Citay
03/31 Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
04/01 Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive
04/03 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court

"Stop Watch"

Cryptacize on MySpace

Cryptacize on The Hype Machine


New York, NY

Not many bands can maintain a remarkable sound like Ida does after nearly fifteen years of playing together. Their seventh full-length is out on Tuesday from Polyvinyl.

"Lovers Prayers"

Ida on MySpace

Ida on The Hype Machine

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Ruby Isle covers Headlights

(taken from kindercore.com)

Ruby Isle - Cherry Tulips

As luck would have it, we were in the middle of remixing Headlights’ “Put us Back Together Right” for their upcoming remix album and their track “Cherry Tulips” went to #1 on elbo.ws. Needless to say it has been quite a Headlights week for us. We were really happy to see them at number one because we are actually pretty good friends and it is great to get to cover one of our friend’s songs! Here is what Mark had to say about the track:

“We all spend a lot of time trying to figure out what songs are about. My friend, Lisa, got all bent up cause tulips don’t grow on trees. I said “The singer is using her artistic license. She is so in love with this person that she wants to all the cherry trees to blossom fat red tulips.” This woman, Erin Fein, is pining all night for Cherry Tulips. But, there are no such things - she is overcome with a reckless abandon, and there is an earth shattering hurricane of
cuteness. What will she do? She wants the whole sea! And if she does in fact get it, where will the cherry dolphins swim?

Structurally, the tune follows a straight forward major chord progression with a minor 6 thrown in for good measure. The middle of the tune is host to a turnaround at the 4th and 5th then back to the refrain. Combine that with the 108bpm March in double time and its aural heroine time. I flirted for a while with dropping this cover into the relative minor, as an example of how chords account for 50% of the narrative in a lyric, but I was feeling bittersweet about our covers project coming due, so I scrapped it. On a production level, this tune comes closest to the Beach House song we covered earlier in the project, real gooey and wet, all verbed out and what not. Our version is sped up, sort of, to 120. The feel of the song totally changed when the drums were cut to half time - that’s probably the most dramatic change in the song. Oh, and the original doesn’t have a telephone solo in it either! Thank you, Headlights, for writing such a lovely song for us to cover. Maybe I’ll write a song called Cherry Dolphins. hmmm.”

As I said, I was just putting the finishing touches on the remix as this one went number one so it was very easy for me to transition over to the new track. I actually didn’t listen to the original before I started working on the cover. I figured remixing them would give me enough of the sound I needed to create the backdrop for the cover. Mark sent me guitar and vocals and I built a simple little pop song around them. This is probably the most straightforward of all of our covers and is actually probably the most “kindercore” song ruby isle has ever recorded. Mark’s little addition of “Road to Nowhere” was a pleasant suprise to me as Mark and I grew up listening to Talking Heads records together. It was really fun to throw in that little treat. Actually, ever cover in this series actually references another song aside from the cover we are doing. If you are bored it could be a fun little game to go back and listen to all of them and find the secrets…

Monday, January 21, 2008

On TV: The Moldy Peaches

Be sure to tune in to The View today at 11:00 am ET on ABC to see The Moldy Peaches performing "Anyone Else But You" from the hit film Juno.

The video below features Michael Cera and Ellen Page singing this song against a background of scenes from the movie.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

sunday shuffle

Friday, January 18, 2008

Club 8 - Whatever You Want

The Royal We - All The Rage

The Raveonettes - Dead Sound

The Mary Onettes - Pleasure Songs

Kate Nash - Mouthwash

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

tomorrow night: The Rosebuds

Tomorrow evening DC's Rock & Roll Hotel welcomes The Rosebuds, whose Night Of The Furies was my favorite album last year. Opening up will be Carol Bui and Drug Rug. Doors open at 8 and the show starts at 8:30. Should be a great night!

Hardly Art signs
The Dutchess & The Duke

The wonderful label Hardly Art (home of Le Loup and Arthur & Yu) has just signed The Dutchess & the Duke, a duo local to Seattle. The pair consists of Jesse Lortz and Kimberly Morrison, who have been involved in a number of punk/garage groups around town, including the Fe Fi Fo Fums, the Intelligence, the Unnatural Helpers, and the Sultanas. Hardly Art will be putting out the band's first album sometime later this year, but for now you can stream some tracks at their MySpace page.

The Dutchess & The Duke on MySpace

The Dutchess & The Duke on The Hype Machine

WOXY.com today: Mason Proper

Make sure to tune in to WOXY.com today at 3pm ET for a Lounge Act with Mason Proper. Hopefully the guys have some new tunes for us. Can't wait for this one!

Mason Proper on MySpace

Mason Proper on The Hype Machine

tonight: Blonde Redhead

Blonde Redhead and School Of Seven Bells are playing 9:30 in DC tonight. Doors open at 7:30 and the show starts sometime after that.

Blonde Redhead on MySpace

Blonde Redhead on The Hype Machine

finally: Martina Topley Bird

(Offficial Press Release)

March 3 sees the release of the first single from solo artist Martina Topley Bird’s new album The Blue God. Re-emerging as one of the most exciting propositions in sophisticated pop music today, Martina has once again realigned the goal posts and created a new album dosed in natural style and beautiful lyrics. Martina turns an experienced hand to today’s current climate of bubblegum female pop, and the hugely exciting new album shows her at her creative zenith.

The Blue God is produced by long time friend Danger Mouse (Gnarls Barkley, The Grey Album) – Danger Mouse (real name Brian Burton) and Martina got to know each other whilst they were both living in Los Angeles in 2003 and he’s wanted to work with her ever since. Only in the past year could they find the enough time to spend together, and the results are superb.

Martina’s distinctive vocal style coupled with Dangermouse’s signature production, results in a hypnotic combination: the pair have produced a sound that resonates the glamour and feel of Golden-era Hollywood, but with a distinctly modern edge that Danger Mouse’s production brings.

This is music that recalls Vangelis’ otherworldly pop on the Blade Runner soundtrack, where the combination real instruments (Billie Holiday pianos, tremolo guitars, bass high in the mix) are given texture and space backed by electronic samples and soundscapes to starling effect. "Carnies," the first single from this new album demonstrates this perfectly.

See Martina live throughout London in February.

Martina Topley Bird on MySpace

Martina Topley Bird on The Hype Machine

tonight: MGMT

I'm not really sure how a Backstage show at Black Cat becomes sold out - didn't think there was a pre-sale for these shows. Anyhow, the MGMT/Yeasayer show tonight is sold out! Apparently there's some kind of online movement to try and get this one moved to the mainstage so more people can go. There are links below for everyone online who's written about it. Hope all of this helps!














(Official Press Release)

Charlotte Martin and producer/mixer/artist, Ken Andrews, are expecting their first born in late April of 2008. The couple married in September of 2005, and have since been touring and recording non-stop. Now the couple is preparing for the arrival of their new baby boy.

Andrews' most recent release is a live album, Live (Secrets Of The Lost Satellite Tour, Spring 2007). The album was recorded during his Secrets Of The Lost Satellite spring tour last year and features songs spanning Andrews' career from Failure to current. Ken is also known for his production and mixing work with such famed acts as Beck, Tenacious D, and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.

Martin's latest album is a studio album of covers [Reproductions] ranging from the piano-driven ballad "Just Like Heaven" (originally recorded by The Cure) to her enticingly brooding rendition of "Angel" (originally recorded by Massive Attack). Reproductions is a conceptual album dealing with the loss, pain, and hope surrounding the couple's miscarriage in 2007. Billboard praises, "Martin authentically conveys the feeling of longing with imploring vocals, letting her sweetly feminine tone propel the lyric of desire."

A companion piece to Martin's Reproductions is the emotionally stimulating music video for "Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town" (originally recorded by Pearl Jam) directed by Peter Dawson. The video, much like the album, is an emotional journey in dealing with the loss of a child.

Live (Secrets of the Lost Satellite Tour, Spring 2007) and Reproductions are now available on Amazon, iTunes, Musictoday, and most digital music retailers.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008


Copenhagen, Denmark

I must apologize for not posting about Efterklang last year. I really love this band, and their sound is so refreshing. It doesn't really resemble anything else I'm listening to right now.

The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart

New York, NY

Here's another band I should have posted about in '07. All they have out right now is a self-titled EP, but it's for sure worth your time.

"This Love Is Fucking Right!"

The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart on MySpace

The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart on The Hype Machine



Champaign, IL

Some Racing, Some Stopping is the new album from Headlights, and it'll be available from Polyvinyl on February 19. I had high hopes for this one, and I haven't been let down. Although the band's first full-length was in my top five of 2006, this one is definitely more cohesive. For me, the standout tracks are "Market Girl," "School Boys," and "Towers." Headlights has an extensive tour schedule lined up (as always), playing this time around with Evangelicals. On February 21 they'll be at Iota, which is one of my favorite live venues here in the DC area.

02/15 Columbia, MO - Mojo's
02/16 Lexington, KY - The Icehouse
02/17 Nashville, TN - The End
02/18 Athens, GA - Caledonia Lounge
02/19 Mt. Pleasant, SC - Village Tavern
02/20 Norfolk, VA - The Boot
02/21 Arlington, VA - Iota
02/24 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
02/25 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
02/26 Hamden, CT - The Space
02/27 Cambridge, MA - Middle East
02/28 Princeton, NJ - Terrace Club
02/29 Brooklyn, NY - Union Hall
03/01 Buffalo, NY - Mohawk Place
03/02 Toronto, ON - El Mocambo
03/03 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Tavern
03/04 Bloomington, IN - Waldron Arts
03/06 Urbana, IL - Canopy Club
03/07 Chicago, IL - Schubas
03/08 St. Louis, MO - Billiken Club
03/09 Springfield, MO - Randy Bacon
03/10 Norman, OK - Opolis
03/11 Dallas, TX - The Cavern
03/12 - 3/15 Austin, TX - SXSW
03/17 Tucson, AZ - Plush
03/19 Los Angeles, CA - Silverlake Lounge
03/20 Visalia, CA - Howie's and Sons Pizza
03/21 San Francisco, CA - Hemlock Tavern
03/22 Portland, OR - TBA
03/23 Seattle, WA - Nectar's
03/24 Missoula, MT - The Badlander
03/26 Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
03/27 Denver, CO - Hi-Dive
03/28 Omaha, NE - Waiting Room
03/29 Minneapolis, MN - Nomad World Pub
03/30 Milwaukee, WI - Cactus Club
03/31 Dekalb, IL - The House Cafe
04/02 Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon
04/03 Iowa City, IA - The Mill
04/04 Lake Forest, IL - The Chapel
04/05 Beloit, WI - C-Haus

Also, check out the fun promo video below which features the first single, "Cherry Tulips."


Headlights on The Hype Machine

The Magnetic Fields

New York, NY

I really like the new disc from The Magnetic Fields a lot more than their last. It's way brighter in my opinion.

"California Girls"

The Magnetic Fields on MySpace

The Magnetic Fields on The Hype Machine

Monday, January 14, 2008

The Black Swans

Marco Mahler

Strangers In Wonderland

Bottomless Pit

The Hereafter

Sunday, January 13, 2008

tomorrow night: Wisely

Wisely will be in DC tomorrow night at The Red & The Black. Also, check out his video below for "Through Any Window," which features Jenna Fischer.

Wisely on MySpace

Wisely on The Hype Machine