Thursday, May 31, 2007

COMING SOON: New album from VHS or Beta

VHS or Beta will return with their third album, "Bring on the Comets", on August 28th. You have a whole summer to stare blankly & tremble with antici.....................pation. They have plans for a full tour this summer, but for right now there are only the DJ dates:

6/02 Skully's Music Diner - Columbus, OH
6/06 Don Hills - New York, NY
6/07 Hiro Ballroom - New York, NY
6/15 Club Fusion - Columbia, SC
6/16 Rock 'n RollL Hotel - Washington, DC
6/29 The Pearl - Jacksonville, FL

VHS or Beta - website


This Friday.
The Selmanaires.
The Coathangers.
The Carbonas.
It's on.

Take 400N to Exit 7B (Roswell)..This is Holcomb Bridge Rd. & you will be heading west..go approx. 3 miles until Alpharetta Highway (light) and make a right..The next light is Commerce Pkwy..make a will see our parking lot on the right after a few hundred yards..pull in and walk to the end of the hallway.

Whirlyball Atlanta website

Get Him Eat Him: New songs & forthcoming album

Get Him Eat Him's new album "Arms Down" comes out next week, and we at ICTH can't be more excited. I was really diggin' "Geography Cones", their first full-length...and the two new songs they've released so far have been downright d-lightful. They've invited a few guests to join them on this release like Zach Condon (Beirut), Charlie Bissell (The Wrens), and Chris Brown (Broken Social Scene). Exciting!

[MP3] Get Him Eat Him - 2x2 (with Beirut) from "Arms Down" (via
[MP3] Get Him Eat Him - Push and Pull from "Arms Down" (via

Get Him Eat Him - website

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

VIDEO: The Black Lips "Cold Hands"

I love me some Lips!!!

PASTE Magazine's Top 40 American Music Venues...5 of 'em in Georgia!!

So PASTE Magazine's latest issue hosts a Top 40 American Music Venues list, and five of the forty are in Georgia! Now they didn't number them, but come on we all know that The 40 Watt & The EARL are #1 and #2. (And PASTE being headquartered in Atlanta has nothing to do with it...;-)

40 Watt Club
- Athens, Ga.
The EARL - Atlanta, Ga.
Eddie’s Attic - Decatur, Ga.
The Melting Point - Athens, Ga.
The Tabernacle - Atlanta, Ga.

PASTE Magazine - website

Caribou signs to Merge Records, new album in August.

Caribou (formerly Manitoba) has officially signed to Merge Records, home of Spoon, Neutral Milk Hotel, Arcade Fire, M. Ward, Destroyer, The Clientele, The Rosebuds, and many other indie elite. They will be releasing his new album "Andorra" on August 21, 2007. Dan had this to say about the new album on his website: "I'm super-happy with the way the album has turned out. I've put seemingly endless hours into it over the last year or so getting everything exactly as I wanted it and have never been this madly excited about my music. I can't wait for you all to hear it and hope you'll like it too."

Merge will be releasing a CDEP of “Melody Day”, the first single from Andorra, on July 10th.

Caribou will go on tour in North America in October and November 2007.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Man Man summer tour dates.

Man Man is finally off that tour with Modest Mouse. Not that there's anything wrong with Modest Mouse, I love 'em. I just hate paying $40 bucks to see 'em is all.

Alright, I just wanted to see Man Man in a small club, so hooray. Man Man in small clubs!! Plus a summer tour is perfect since they can't wear white after Labor Day.

Tour dates:
06-25 Columbia, SC - Headliners
06-26 Orlando, FL - Back Booth *
06-27 Miami, FL - Studio A *
06-28 Tampa, FL - Orpheum *
06-29 Athens, GA - 40 Watt Club
07-01 Brooklyn, NY - McCarren Park Pool $
07-27 Akron, OH - The Lime Spider
07-28 Chicago, IL - Wicker Park Summer Fest #
07-29 Bloomington, IN - Bluebird

* with Elf Power, Summerbirds in the Cellar
$ with Illinois, Dengue Fever
# with Centro-matic, Maritime

More new songs from Minus Story! It must be new song day!!

Minus Story's newest album "My Ion Truss" will grace our collective ears on June 19th, until then they've been gracious enough to post a few tracks from it. After hearing these tidbits, it's been nothing but bliss covering this here hillside. My only gripe is that there is no Atlanta/Athens tour date. And they're playing with Shearwater?! This is one of my dream shows!! Please, please play somewhere even remotely close to Atlanta. Please.

[MP3] Minus Story - Battle Of Our Lives from "My Ion Truss" (via
[MP3] Minus Story - Mama Mama from "My Ion Truss" (via
[MP3] Minus Story - Stitch Me Up from "My Ion Truss" (via

Official website | My Space

New song from The New Pornographers!

Those crazy Canadians, The New Pornographers, have put up a brand-spankin' new song from their forthcoming album "Challengers". It's about half way in between a slow number & a full-on rocker, slowly building layers through the whole song. A.C. & Neko sing on this one, perfectly harmonized as always. Ah, I really love this band...I can't wait for the full length in August.

Don't forget to pick up one those limited edition screenprints at their webstore: it includes a copy of the new album + other surprise goodies all for the price of the poster!!

[MP3] The New Pornographers - My Rights Versus Yours from "Challengers" (via

Official website