I've written about both Grandaddy and Earlimart before, so I was quite pleased to hear that members from both bands are in a new band called Admiral Radley. This is pretty exciting, considering that Spin Magazine recently debut their song, "Ghost of Syllables".
Their album, I Heart California, will be in stores July 13th, while the digital version will be made available July 1st. Be sure to check out the deluxe, limited edition package of their album.
Tour dates below:
Jul 9 - Cellar Door - Visalia, CA
Jul 10 - Frank's Place - Fresno, CA
Jul 11 - The Partisan - Merced, CA
Jul 15 - Downtown Brew - San Luis Obispo, CA
Jul 16 - Blue Lamp - Sacramento, CA
Jul 19 - Crocodile Cafe - Seattle, WA
Jul 20 - Media Club - Vancouver, BC
Jul 21 - Doug Fir Lounge - Portland, OR
Jul 23 - Bottom of the Hill - San Francisco, CA
Jul 24 - Special Event - Barn Show - Modesto, CA*
Tycho's latest album, Dive, is out now on Ghostly International. The title track on Tycho's LP is said to have his first song to feature a prominent guest musician, guitarist Zac Brown. The song also spawn a single from Ghostly and recently remixed by Toronto's Memoryhouse (which you can hear via Soundcloud).
He's currently on tour in support of his album, and I'll see him this July 5th.
07.03 St. Louis, MO @ Plush
07.05 Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theatre
07.06 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
07.07 Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom
07.08 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
07.10 Toronto, ON @ The Hoxton
07.11 Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa
07.13 Mariaville, NY @ Camp Bisco 11
07.14 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Opening up for Tycho is Onuinu, the latest project from Portland's Dorian Duvall. Dorian described his music as "Disco-Hop", which should be fun to check out.
Seattle's Origami Ghosts is set to release their new LP called It Doesn't Exist for July 7th. The driving force behind Origami Ghosts is John Paul Scesniak, who has been writing hundreds of songs since the 90s.
The Tucson Weekly described the music as "earnest" and "not-quite-singing voice".
Expect to catch Scesniak's "childlike imagination" or a revolving cast of session musicians (like cellist, accordionist, drummers, bassists, etc) as they embark on tour to promote the It Doesn't Exist album.
07.13.12 - Tacoma, WA @ The Space
07.14.12 - Portland, OR @ White Eagle Saloon
07.17.12 - Stockton, CA @ Plea for Peace Center
07.18.12 - San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern
07.20.12 - Fresno, CA @ Cafe Infoshop
07.23.12 - San Diego, CA @ Tincan Alehouse
07.25.12 - Phoenix, AZ @ Trunk Space
07.27.12 - Santa Fe, NM @ Betterday Cafe
07.28.12 - Amarillo, TX @ 806 Coffee and Lounge
07.30.12 - Austin, TX @ Club With No Name
07.31.12 - Houston, TX @ Eastside Social Center
08.01.12 - New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
08.02.12 - New Orleans, LA @ Shotgun Near You
08.03.12 - Tallahassee @ Railroad Sq Art Park
08.04.12 - Savannah, GA @ Sentient Bean
08.11.12 - New York City @ Goodbye Blue Monday
08.12.12 - New York City, NY @ Pianos
08.23.12 - Milwaukee @ Riverwest Public House
08.26.12 - Fort Collins, CO @ Hodi's Half Note
"Ghost of Old Highways" is a short film based on the song by Lovett. It's only 10 minutes long and I felt it was just an extended music video, complete with dream-like state of the Civil War, a bloody bride, and lots of guns. I guess I'm just confused why it had won so many film awards; surely there are better short films?
By the numbers: "Ghost Of Old Highways" has now screened in 20 cities, 4 countries, and won 9 film festival awards in 2012 including Best Film, Best Score, and Best Cinematography.
Watch the film now on IFC.
Minneapolis' Communist Daughter just premiered "Ghosts" on Noisey/Vice. The song came from their forthcoming EP, Lions & Lambs.
Songwriter Johnny Solomon had something deep to say about the song: "The song's about saying goodbye to the life I thought I had to live … But it's not about winning that struggle; it's about beginning that struggle…." Only to bring it back down to earth and insists that it could also be "just a song by a band in Minnesota."
Look for their EP, Lions & Lambs, to come out July 10th on Grain Belt Records.