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Archive for July, 2007

the sound of les savy fav to come

Posted on Thursday 19 July 2007

Savy Baby
I’m generally really happy to be living in L.A., and then Les Savy Fav plays an amazing show in New York and I kick myself for not being there. It worked out well for the first couple years; my move pretty much coincided with their hiatus, but seeing their upcoming schedule (2 shows in NYC, zero in L.A.) is painful. I’ll spare trying to rehash the scene secondhand when there are better sources, but it sounds like Tim was at his best, working through at least 3 costume changes (Bohemian Art Rocker, Flower Power Safari, Tim Gone Wild: Oaxaca, and whatever this is) and the band introduced it’s newest member; which is either a second guitarist or Lyla Butler – strapped on to what must be the coolest dad/bassist (rather than bassist/dad) around.

he hates his babies most of allll

Posted on Wednesday 11 July 2007

Handsome Furs
I liked Dan Boeckner’s Wolf Parade side project, Handsome Furs, immediately. In press and in attention, he seems to play Phife Dawg to Spencer Krug’s Q-Tip: appreciated, but never escaping other’s shadow. But not unlike the way that Phife’s underrated Fu Schnickens colab stacks up against Tip’s, Dan’s Wolf Parade songs were often my favorites.

that bastard split this country right down the middle

Posted on Tuesday 3 July 2007

I found this Van Pelt track oddly appropriate considering the load of baloney that shipped out of D.C. yesterday. The Onion article that was recycled for the front page never seemed so appropriate.

how embarassing

Posted on Sunday 1 July 2007

July 2007 Mix
A whole month without a single post. Well at least there’s a new mix up. I think I need to post about this band, Monster, but just haven’t gotten around to it yet. Have you heard the new Ola Podrida? Well now you have. Does the New Fast Automatic Daffodils song sound familiar? Oh, and Rademacher is playing a free show tomorrow at the Silverlake Lounge. Enjoy.