New Aloha: “Your Eyes”

I remember being pretty impressed by Aloha when I saw them open for Ted Leo last year. Aside from needing to turn up certain mics, they did an impressive job. So it was for this reason that I got fairly excited over this new Aloha track.

MP3: Aloha – Your Eyes
The thing I love about James Bond theme songs is that they’re usually powerful, catchy and easily identifiable. So if all those things hold true, this could very well be an indie submission for a not-yet-written Bond film. The introduction is a great build-up that ends abruptly in a quirky, repeated chord – a trick they might have learned from Paul McCartney and the Wings (who really did write a Bond theme!) This has definetely got me looking forward to Aloha’s new album, which should drop on Aprill 11.

Aloha on Myspace

Aloha’s Short Tour
03.09 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
03.10 – Lansing, MI – Mac’s Bar
03.11 – Chicago, IL – Hideout
03.13 – Oklahoma City, OK – The One Fourteen
03.14 – Dallas, TX – Gypsy Tea Room
03.15 – Austin, TX – SXSW
03.16 – Austin, TX – SXSW
03.18 – Houston, TX – Walters

Sean has an interesting live take of The Knives’ ‘Heartbeats’ up at STG.

Aquarium Drunkard put up the entire Colin Meloy Sings Shirley Collins EP (via other Matt)

Speaking of Skatterbrain’s Matt, he’s started a new project: the Sleepytime Mixtape. It’s got different installments, so be sure to browse around his main page.

3 thoughts on “New Aloha: “Your Eyes””

  1. Thanks for talking about Aloha. Their sound has drastically changed over time and I’m not necessarily sure if it’s maturity or just a different direction, but they’ve been consistently good. I’ve been a fan since I heard ‘Sugar’ and ‘There’s Your Fire’ in high school

  2. Thanks for posting the Aloha song. I enjoyed Here Comes Everyone and I’m looking forward to the new CD.

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