Here's a song about moving: "Moving to L.A." by Art Brut. It's a pretty funny song about Eddie wanting to move to Los Angeles. Lyrics are quite simple with the "I'm considering moving to L.A." repeated over and over. .…
Seriously, Art Brut is pretty awesome. I've seen the band a few times, and they are really funny. "Singer" Eddie Argos doesn't really sing. He talks through his songs, not like Mark E Smith, it's hard to explain. You just have to listen to an Art Brut song to get what I mean.
Anyway, Rolling Stone just unleashed their brand new track, "Arizona Bay" (which is from their upcoming best of compilation album Top of the Pops). Am I being generous in calling it a 'best of'? Who cares, Art Brut deserves this.
The two-disc Top of the Pops (named after the defunct BBC television "live" show) will be celebrating the band's 10 year anniversary. The release includes all your favorites like "Formed a Band", "My Little Brother" (just discovered Rock n Roll!!!), "DC Comics and Chocolate Milkshake" - but also brand new tracks! New tracks include the previously mentioned "Arizona Bay" and "We Make Pop Music".
In typical Argos wit, he explains that his band has always followed the "Classic Rock Band" textbook stuff:
Album Two, Confused
Album Three, Angry
Album Four, Experimental
Anyway, the second disc includes demos, rarities, and live tracks. If you love Art Brut as much as I do, you definitely will want to get the compilation, coming out April 16th via The End Records.
It’s hard to listen to Pert Near Sandstone’s bluegrass jams and not start dancing. This St. Paul based band will be performing at First Avenue for their Ship of Fools 7” Release Party on March 29, 2013 and their jammin’ will continue from there through the Midwest and Western States. Their shows are guaranteed to be a blast so get your tickets now while they’re still available!!
04/05/13 Wicked Moose Rochester, MN
04/06/13 Bluegrass and Roots Festival River Falls, WI
04/18/13 The Aquarium Fargo, ND
04/19/13 The Filling Station Bozeman, MT
04/20/13 The Top Hat Missoula, MT
04/24/13 City Winery Chicago, IL
04/25/13 High Noon Saloon Madison, WI
04/26/13 Wooly’s Des Moines, IA
06/15/13 Big Top Chautqua Bayfield, WI
07/05/13 Nippersink Festival Spring Grove, IL
08/09/13 MN Bluegrass & Old Time Festival Richmond, MN
The Pharmacy is on tour of/around SXSW in support of their new album, Stoned & Alone (released November 20th, 2012, via Old Flame Records).
If you catch them on tour, they are bringing along a special single-sided 7" for "Apparition", which is strictly limited to 50 copies.
Playing at SXSW now:
03.14.13 - Austin, TX @ SXSW
03.15.13 - Austin, TX @ SXSW Ping Pong Party
03.16.13 - Austin, TX @ Maison d'Etoile
03.16.13 - Austin, TX @ SXSW Tillery Park
03.17.13 - Austin, TX @ SXSW
03.18.13 - Lubbock, TX @ Depot O
03.19.13 - Santa, Fe, NM @ TBA
03.20.13 - Denver, CO @ Moe's
03.21.13 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Burt's Tiki Lounge
03.22.13 - Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Festival
Our favorite Force Field PR and Stones Throw Records is throwing a free "Hella National SXSW" tomorrow, March 13th, 2013, at Red 7.
Check out a playlist featuring tracks from all Stones Throw / Force Field PR artists performing at the party on Soundcloud.
Full details of the event at stonesthrow.eventbrite.com.
12:00 Stones Throw DJs
12:45 Sun Araw
2:00 Myron & E
2:30 Homeboy Sandman
3:00 Julian Malone
4:00 J Rocc
4:45 Karriem Riggins
5:30 Peanut Butter Wolf
12:30 Alex Bleeker & The Freaks
2:00 Parenthetical Girls
2:45 Wax Idols
3:30 Mister Lies
4:15 Young Galaxy
5:00 Toro Y Moi (DJ Set)
Broken Stone Records just announced a "Four Season In One Month" residency for Melodie Nelson at the Good God Small Club in Australia.
Melodie Nelson's name reminds me of the Serge Gainsbourg album, Histoire de Melody Nelson, I wonder if she borrowed the name?
Anyway, Nelson will be doing a mix of original songs, probably from her latest album To The Dollhouse and also nostalgic covers based on the season.
04/10 A Hazlewood shade of Winter: The songs of Lee Hazlewood
04/17 Spring Rain: Australian Favourites
04/24 Autumn Almanac: Songs of the Supernatural Harvest