Thursday, July 22, 2010

Sonny & the Sunsets

I've been diggin' on these guys lately. Jangly beach-pop, for those, errr not so sunny summer days we've been having 'round these here parts.

The San Fran group has a revolving cast and recently signed to Fat Possum records. Look out for their album Tomorrow is Alright August 31st and they have a few dates in SF over the next few weeks. I'm sure they'll make it down south here shortly.

Sonny & the Sunsets - Too Young To Burn

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Sunday Morning Soundtrack

Fresh and Loose Sunday to you and yours.

The Walkmen - Stranded
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Bright Lit Blue Skies
Panda Bear - Slow Motion
Dominant Legs - Clawing Out At the Walls
The Love Language - Heart to Tell

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Tame Impala

I can't get enough of this Australian three-piece, who call the western most city of Perth their home. The band weaves a mix of psyche, brit-pop and late 60s scuzz so delicate and precise, it's easy to see why they are generating so much buzz...Ughh, and dare I say it, comparisons to the Rubber Soul (and post) era John Lennon fronted Beatles cuts.

With heavy play on MBE, the band came through LA to overcapacity crowds at both the Echo and Silverlake Lounge (supporting residency nights, mind you). Unfortunately, I made the poor decision to skip the hullabalo; but was greeted with excitement when I caught word that they will make a return and proper headlining visit in November.

If you haven't gotten a chance to check these dudes out, stream a couple tracks below and here's a little bit the LA Times wrote up.


Tame Impala - Desire Be, Desire Go
Tame Impala - Lucidity

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Congrats to Spain

There we have it; the close of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Was a hell of a time, wasn't it? A little Delorean and The Tallest Man on Earth in honor of Spain's victory.

Here's to Brazil in 2014 (and increased productivity)!

Delorean - Simple Graces
The Tallest Man on Earth - King of Spain