That might explained her "Sex Rules" title ? It's actually not what you'd think, it's the rules of nature, not that "it's totally awesome".
Sure, the single, "Red Lips," was released a few months ago (June), but I don't care. I think Sky Ferreira is awesome and we've been following her career since 2010.
"Red Lips" was written by Sky, Greg Kurstin, and … Garbage's Shirley Manson! The song is said to contain a new direction for Sky. Personally, it just sounds more or less in the same attractive pop/dance style, but with more guitars and less lo-fi.
Listening to "Red Lips," you wonder if Sky Ferreira is commenting on some other "little bitch" or on herself. I think you can read it both ways, but if that's the case, then certainly Ferreira know that she's playing that game … and if she's lost, then she'll walk. Then again, two-minute pop songs can't be all that smart, right?
Anyway, Ferreira's been quiet this past month, but expect a new EP from her next month, in September. The debut album, currently with a title of I'm Not Alright (changed from Wild At Heart), is coming out this year.
Check out her sexiest video yet: "Red Lips." The video featured Sky in her undies, lots of red lipsticks, and a lucky Toby the tarantula.
You may remember that seeing Amanda Palmer at the Cedar in 2010 was one of the best shows I've ever seen. It was hard to describe, but it wasn't just a regular rock n roll show, it was also part theater and part circus act.
I'm hoping to catch her again, this October at First Avenue. Will it live up to her Evelyn Evelyn show? I'll report back when I see her again. But hearing Palmer explain her latest work as "Rocky-Horror-meets-Scavenger-Hunt-meets-Interactive-Art-Happening," it sounds just as fun. Also, I am hoping to spot her hubby Neil Gaiman at the Minneapolis show.
Palmer's last album, Amanda Palmer Goes Down Under, was geared towards Australian, I still found the album to be fun and creative. The forthcoming album, under the Amanda Palma & The Grand Theft Orchestra banner is called Theater is Evil, and it will be out on September 11th on her own label, 8ft Records. You can preview one the song, "The Killing Type," on NPR.
Her tour dates starts September 10th.
09/10: Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre Of Living Arts
09/11: New York, NY @ Webster Hall
09/12: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
09/14: Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
09/15: Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
09/17: New Orleans, LA @ Tipitina's Uptown
09/18: Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's Upstairs
09/19: Austin, TX @ Stubbs (Outside)
09/21: Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
09/22: Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
09/24: San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues
09/25: Los Angeles, CA @ The Music Box
09/26: San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
9/28: Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
09/29: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
09/30: Seattle, WA @ Neptune Ballroom
10/03: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
10/23: London @ Koko
10/24: Manchester @ Cathedral
10/25: Glasgow @ Oran Mor
10/27: Amsterdam @ Melkweg
10/28: Berlin @ Festsaal Kreuzberg
10/29: Prague @ Palac Akropolis
10/30: Zurich @ Abart
11/01: Antwerp @ Trix Club
11/02: Paris @ La Maroquinerie
11/03: Cologne @ Gebaude 9
11/05: Vienna @ Arena
11/09: Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Theatre
11/10: Chicago, IL @ Metro
11/11: Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
11/13: Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
11/15: Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
11/16: Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
11/17: Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
You might know Lætitia Sadier from Stereolab.
Confession: Before the internet, in the early 90s, I thought this band came out of France. Not a surprise because singer Lætitia Sadier is French, however I thought they were French, up to 2008!
Anyway, Lætitia Sadier just released her second solo album, Silencio!, last month (July 24th) on Drag City.
The album is said to be about "the noise" preventing you from society and commercialism and the marketplace … so, yes, buy the album!
Sadier will be heading out on tour this September, along with Orca Team, a band that Lara likes. If it all works out, Lara is reviewing Sadier's show at the 400 Bar this September 30th.
09/15/12 Chicago, IL @ Schuba's
09/16/12 Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room at Crofoot
09/18/12 Toronto, ON @ Drake Hotel
09/19/12 Montreal, QC @ Pop Montreal Festival
09/20/12 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Cafe
09/21/12 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
09/22/12 Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory
09/23/12 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's
09/25/12 Washington, DC @ DC9
09/26/12 Pittsburgh, PA @ Thunderbird Cafe
09/27/12 Cincinnati, OH @ Midpoint Music Fest
09/28/12 Urbana, IL @ Pygmalion Music Fest
09/29/12 Madison, WI @ University of Wisconsin
09/30/12 Minneapolis, MN @ 400 Bar
10/03/12 Seattle, WA @ Barboza
10/04/12 Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar
10/05/12 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
10/06/12 Los Angeles, CA @ Culture Collide Fest
10/10/12 Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive
10/11/12 Lincoln, NE @ Lincoln Calling
11/05/12 Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute
11/06/12 Glasgow, UK @ Captains Rest
11/07/12 Edinburgh, UK @ Sneaky Pete's
11/09/12 Dublin, IE @ The Workman's Club
11/10/12 Galway, IE @ Roisin Dubh
11/12/12 Cardiff, UK @ The Globe
11/13/12 London, UK @ XOYO
11/14/12 Brighton, UK @ Sticky MIkes
Blondfire is a brother/sister duo (Bruce and Erica Driscoll), they've been around for a while.
They recently announced that they've signed with Warner Bros Records and they are in the middle of mixing and recording new songs for a forthcoming album in 2013.
To celebrate, they're giving you a sneak peak at their catchy new song, "Waves," at Soundcloud:
THE HERMIT CRABS
Scottish indiepop band The Hermit Crabs is back with a new EP called Time Relentless. This mark the first new material since their 2009's Correspondence Course EP.
Time Relentless is strictly limited to 1,000 custom minijacket sleeve and available exclusively through Matinée Recordings.
Download "Stop This Now" at Soundcloud:
BETH JEAN HOUGHTON
Just quickly, but Beth Jeans Houghton & The Hooves of Destiny has a new music video for "Dodecahedron." The video was directed by Sasha Rainbow, you can catch it on Vevo.com
She'll be in Ireland in September:
09/16/12 Cork, Ireland Cyprus Avenue
09/17/12 Dublin, Ireland Whelans