Thursday, March 13, 2008

SXSW 2008

I bricked bad on putting up suggestions for shows and whatnot, but I am knee deep in the beast itself at the moment and I'll have some recaps up next week. So far I've seen 10 bands in 24 hours and have had more free lonestar than I can count. Early on I've been impressed by three local acts (Zykos, Sea Legs, and Muchos Backflips) and a few from elsewhere (We Barbarians, The Shout Out Louds, Frightened Rabbit, Jason Collett). If anyone sees an exasperated looking 6"5" guy in a Yankees hat drinking free beer, that's probably me. Come say hi.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

New {{{Sunset}}} - Man's Heart Complaint

Thanks to Gorilla Vs Bear for tipping me off to this new {{{Sunset}}} song off of the upcoming Bright Blue Dream album (due out March 25th via Autobus Records). For those who don't know, {{{Sunset}}} is a band led by Bill Baird, bassist for the now defunct and sorely missed Sound Team. "Man's Heart Complaint" is a true gem. You can hear some of that wonderful, organic, Sound Team sound in this one, but it's also clear that Bill has moved on and found his own way. Nothing sounds rehashed and I'm eager to hear the rest of the record. If you like the track, you'll have plenty of chances to see the guys behind it performing during SXSW as {{{Sunset}}} has 7 shows scheduled over the next two weeks.

{{{Sunset}}} - Man's Heart Complaint

off of the upcoming LP Bright Blue Dream (preorder here for $8.99)

Check the Myspace for upcoming shows.

New Centro-Matic / South San Gabriel

Head over the Myspace pages of either Centro-Matic or South San Gabriel to hear some new material from their upcoming split double album (one disc Centro-Matic, one disc South San Gabriel) Dual Hawks. Will Johnson is a song writing genius, plain and simple, and these tracks should not be skipped. Oh man these are just too good. 5 songs up on each page, go, go, go!

Centro-Matic Myspace

South San Gabriel Myspace

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