Thursday, April 17, 2008

DOWN 'N DIRTY WONDERFULNESS: Thee Oh Sees "The Master's Bedroom is Worth Spending A Night In"

Goddamn. Between the new Night Marchers album, and now this new one from Thee Oh Sees, "The Master's Bedroom is Worth Spending A Night In", I've been completely immersed in dirty-psyche-garage-rock wonderfulness. This album is SO much more than I was expecting, it bounces between eerie psyche-rock, raw-as-should-be garage rock, and pounding surf-rock. It almost sounds like the soundtrack to some fabulously-bad-which-is-good 60's cult film about fast women, psychedelics, death, and surfing which culminates in an over-the-top beach dance party. Bad ass.

"The Master's Bedroom is Worth Spending A Night In" is available now via Tomlab.

[MP3] Thee Oh Sees - Ghost in the Trees from "The Master's Bedroom is Worth Spending A Night In" (via
[MP3] Thee Oh Sees - Grease 2 from "The Master's Bedroom is Worth Spending A Night In" (via
[MP3] Thee Oh Sees - Two Drummers Disappear from "The Master's Bedroom is Worth Spending A Night In" (via

Thee Oh Sees - label website | Myspace


I'm kinda late in the game when it comes to Lykke Li's music, having just listened to her first state-side release, the "Little Bit EP", just this week. Going from dancy-pop to gorgeously subdued numbers that are as fragile as they are confident. If the full-length is in ANY WAY as alluring as this four-song EP promises then I think it might just see some serious iPod action. No US release date yet for her full-length, "Youth Novels", but the EP comes out May 6th. It is highly recommended.

Lykke Li will be touring North America for the first time this spring on a double headlining bill with ICTH fave El Perro Del Mar and special guest Anna Ternheim.

:::Lykke Li | TOUR DATES:::
05.06.08 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
05.07.08 - New York, NY - Joe’s Pub
05.08.08 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
05.09.08 - Boston, MA - Middle East
05.10.08 - Montreal, QUE - Lambi
05.11.08 - Toronto, ON - Mod Club
05.12.08 - Chicago, IL - Shuba’s
05.14.08 - Vancouver, BC - Red Room
05.15.08 - Seattle, WA - Triple Door
05.16.08 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir
05.18.08 - San Francisco, CA - Bimbo’s
05.19.08 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre

[MP3] Lykke Li - Dance Dance Dance from "Little Bit EP"

[VIDEO] Lykke Li - "Little Bit"

[VIDEO] Lykke Li - "I'm Good, I'm Gone"

Lykke Li - website | Myspace

VIDEO: The Buddy System "Clap Paws"

Thanks to Cable and Tweed for this.

:::The Buddy System | TOUR DATES:::
4/26 - 40 Watt Club, Athens, GA (w/ Je Suis France)
5/08 - Gainesville Popfest, Gainseville, FL
5/09 - Club 210, Lakeland, FL
5/10 - The Crowbar, Ybor City, FL
5/31 - Flicker Bar, Athens, GA (w/ Spring Tigers)
6/28 - 40 Watt Club, Athens, GA (w/ Maserati)

The Buddy System - label site | Myspace

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

FISHBOY: Tour dates

Fishboy, one of my favorite bands on the supa-fine HHBTM roster, is about to embark on an east coast tour starting next week. Needless to say you should drop everything, clear your schedule and make it out to one of these shows. It will be a guaranteed good-time, and you can even bring your Grandma (as long as she loves dancin' around all spazzy-like)!

4/23 - The Boom Boom Room w/ Jacob Enwood - Fayetteville, AK
4/24 - The Way Out Club w/ That's My Daughter and Wooden Kites - St. Louis, MO
4/25 - Replay Lounge w/ The Jim Button Band - Lawrence, KS
4/26 - Surf Ballroom (home of Buddy Holly's last show!) w/ Poison
Control Center! - Clear Lake, IA
4/27 - Borg Ward w/ Quin Scharber - Milwaukee, WI
4/28 - The Statehouse - Bloomington, IN
4/29 - Quencher's - Chicago, IL
4/30 - 503 Oldham Ct. w/ Joy Bombs/Big Fresh - Lexington, KY
5/01 - Charm City Art Space w/ the Up Set - Baltimore, MD
5/02 - The Knitting Factory w/ Uncle Monsterface and The Besties - New York, NY
5/03 - Party w/ 926 Main Street Apt. 2 - Worcester, MA
5/05 - 6 Barton - St.Rochester, NY
5/06 - 12:00PM Live on 89.7FM WITR - Rochester, PA
5/07 - Khyber w/ MILK! - Philadelphia, PA
5/08 - SPAZZATORIUM GALLERIA! - Greenville, NC
5/09 - 255 Ashley Ave. - Charleston, SC
5/10 - Caledonia - Athens, GA
5/13 - Lowe Mill w/ Japanther - Huntsville, AL
5/15 - Cafe Mi Aroma w/ Mermaid Police - Chattanooga, TN
5/16 - Tomato Tomato w/ Velcro Stars - Murfreesboro, TN
5/17 - Actor's Cafe - Shreveport, LA

[MP3] Fishboy - Parachute (Using Buddy Holly's Ghost As A) from "Albatross: How We Failed to Save The Lone Star State with the Power of Rock and Roll" (via
[MP3] Fishboy - Blackout/Flashback from "Albatross: How We Failed to Save The Lone Star State with the Power of Rock and Roll" (via

Fishboy - website | Myspace

Celebrate RECORD STORE DAY with Criminal Records this Saturday (4/19)!!!

So I posted about Record Store Day awhile ago, and now it's almost upon us. This Saturday (4/19), Atlanta's Criminal Records will be celebrating the first annual Record Store Day with exclusive releases from a ton of independent labels such as limited edition records from Stephen Malkmus, The Breeders, Vampire Weekend, and The Teenagers, as well as all-day live performances from great bands including: Anna Kramer & the Lost Cause, Andy Hull (from Manchester Orchestra), Bobby & the Soft Spots, The Bridges, The Coathangers, Club Awesome, Dead Confederate, Hope For Agoldensummer, Judi Chicago & many more (see schedule below). In addition to the musical entertainment, several Atlanta-based record labels (Die Slaughterhaus, Douchemaster Records, International Hits, New Street Records, Rob's House Records, and Stickfigure Distribution) will set up booths to sell their wares, offer advice, compare tattoos, and swap recipes.

Record Store Day at Criminal Records is a free and all-ages event. The store will be open from 10AM until 10PM on Saturday, April 19. Criminal Records has been a mainstay in the Atlanta community for almost 17 years (it's definitely my favorite record shop!). The independently and locally-owned business is located at 466 Moreland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, in Little 5 Points. So come out and help celebrate one of my favorite places, the independent record store!

BAND SCHEDULE (subject to change)
Outdoor stage:
1:00 PM - The Bridges
2:00 PM - Ocha La Rocha
3:00 PM - Bobby and the Soft Spots
4:00 PM - Suitcases
5:00 PM - Judi Chicago
6:00 PM - The Coathangers
7:00 PM - Anna Kramer and the Lost Cause
8:00 PM - Noot d'Noot

Indoor stage:
2:30 PM - Single Malt Solution
3:30 PM - Trances Arc
4:30 PM - Club Awesome
5:30 PM - Dead Confederate
6:30 PM - Andy Hull (Manchester Orchestra)
7:30 PM - Hope for agoldensummer
8:30 PM - Janelle Monae

VIDEO: Annuals "Sore"

Annuals - website| Myspace

Monday, April 14, 2008

VIDEO: M83 "Graveyard Girl"

The new M83 album, "Saturdays = Youth," is out today (4/14) via Mute.

:::M83 | TOUR DATES:::
Tue 5/20 | Los Angeles, CA - Spaceland
Wed 5/21 | San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
Fri 5/23 | Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
Sat 5/24 | Vancouver, CAN - Richards on Richards
Sun 5/25 | Seattle, WA - Neumos
Wed 5/28 | Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Club
Thu 5/29 | Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
Fri 5/30 | Toronto, CAN - The Mod Club
Sat 5/31 | Montreal, CAN - Cabaret Music Hall
Mon 6/2 | Cambridge, MA - Middle East Downstairs
Tue 6/3 | Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
Wed 6/4 | New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
Fri 6/6 | Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
Sat 6/7 | Washington, DC - Black Cat

M83 - website | Myspace

VIDEO: Xiu Xiu "F.T.W."

NEW SONG: Wolf Parade "Call It a Ritual"

Here's a track from Wolf Parade's still untitled forthcoming album (which drops 6/17 via Sub Pop). It was rumored to be called "Kissing The Beehive", but that's apparently not the case anymore. Not that it matters, I'm gonna buy it no matter what the hell they title it. It's freakin' Wolf Parade!

"Kissing The Beehive" "TBD" - track listing:
01 "Soldier's Grin"
02 "Call It A Ritual"
03 "Language City"
04 "Bang Your Drum"
05 "California Dreamer"
06 "The Grey Estates"
07 "Fine Young Cannibals"
08 "An Animal In Your Care"
09 "Kissing The Beehive"

[MP3] Wolf Parade - Call It a Ritual from "TBD" (via

VIDEO: Deerhunter "Cool (Pylon cover, live @ Market Hotel, NYC | 4/11/08)"

Deerhunter played a semi-secret show this last Friday (4/11) in Brooklyn, NY @ Market Hotel. Performing songs from their upcoming album "Microcastle" and this great cover of Pylon's "Cool". ICTH is EAGERLY antcipating this new album, and quite jealous of New Yorkers right now.

VIDEO: Death Cab For Cutie "I Will Possess Your Heart"