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Ok, so for the record I went to a couple shows recently; Tokyo Police Club & Foreign Born. Both were great, but it doesn’t look like I’m going to get around to posting about them. Both did single-song encores, which is fun, but to me is like only having 15 pieces of flair. It’s the bare minimum, ok? Tokyo Police Club did “Friends of P” by The Rentals which was pretty awesome. Possibly even more awesome was Foreign Born finally playing my favorite song (and last month mix selection), “In The Shape.” Pitchfork can go smurf themselves, and you should go get that album. The new Okkervil River and New Pornographers are well worth your paper as well. I’d tell you about them, but then I’d have to thrill you.
Deer Tick is the folksy music project of John McCauley, a guy from Providence, Rhode Island. Deer Tick is also a pretty difficult band to search for on the internets, and one that usually results in pictures of little spider looking things that want nothing more than to nibble on you. I have thrice mistakenly referred to Deer Tick as ‘Deerhoof,’ and only twice corrected myself. I’m not an especially big Deerhoof fan. I am a Deer Tick fan. But I still don’t like deer ticks.
Fionn Regan was awesome at Hotel Cafe on Tuesday night, even giving a shout out to Echo Park in “Put A Penny In The Slot,” by replacing ‘Buckenham Park’ with Silverlake’s less hip and more picturesque neighbor. We also have better taco’s and interestingly named laundromats, if you’re wondering. He was paired up with Ferraby Lionheart, who has a new album coming out in September (its actually already available on iTunes).
This month’s mix is up. I’m eagerly awaiting a Thieves Like Us full-length based on this demo that I posted last December. There’s also Club 8, a Swedish band on the Labrador label that I’ve been meaning to post about ever since they sent us this track. Enjoy.