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CD Central’s Memorial Day bands lineup

CD Central’s Memorial Day bands lineup

Happy Memorial Day everybody! If you’re in Lexington, I encourage you to come check out CD Central’s Memorial Day party. Free concert in the parking lot, cheap eats and drinks, and a sale on a lot of music. See you there!

Noon: Blist Bop
1 pm: All-American Werewolves
2 pm: Trailblazer
3 pm: Last Duo

Matt Duncan playing Bike Bash today!

Matt Duncan playing Bike Bash today!

Matt Duncan
at the Bike Bash
Saturday May 28
5/3 Pavillion at Cheapside Park
7pm

Matt Duncan will be on around 7pm and playing two sets during the night. There’s bike shows, races and food and drink.

These United States playing Sunday at Cosmic

These United States playing Sunday at Cosmic


These United States with Palisades… in one photo!

Super fun times at Cosmic Charlie’s this Sunday: These United States are returning to Lexington! Come catch what is sure to be a fantastic show!

These United States
w/ Onward Pilgrim and Palisades
Sunday 5/29
at Cosmic Charlie’s
Doors at 8pm | Show at 9pm
$10 | 18+

[mp3] Other Lives: “For 12”

[mp3] Other Lives: “For 12”

I’m not that familiar with Other Lives’ past works, but Tamer Animals has been a fantastic record to listen to for the last week. I doubt this one will turn into a mega hit given that I haven’t seen much press about it, but know that it’s a huge hit in my headphones.

MP3: Other Lives – For 12
After many listens, I finally figured out what band “For 12” reminds me of: Seawolf! I went through a huge Seawolf phase in around 2006 and this reminds me of everything I loved about that band: subtle-yet-quick percussion, orchestral folk production and great vocals. With that said, I still have to give the edge on the album to the title track. It sounds like an orchestral version of the National. Check out a live video of that one below.

Other Lives: “Tamer Animals” on KCRW

[video] Architecture in Helsinki: “Escapee”

[video] Architecture in Helsinki: “Escapee”

I heard next to nothing about Architecture in Helsinki’s new album prior to its release, so “Escapee” is my first listen to any of it. It’s nice. It sounds like a good mix of their first two LPs with their most recent. Enjoy the synth riff-pop of these Aussies!

[via MFR]

K Ishibashi from Of Montreal shares solo songs

K Ishibashi from Of Montreal shares solo songs

Believe it or not, I’m not really up on all the backing members of Of Montreal at the moment. That’s why when I saw their facebook page announce something about “K’s solo project” I thought they meant Kevin’s and, uh, isn’t Of Montreal already his solo project? But after a quick trip to Wikipedia, I learned they meant K Ishibashi! Duh.

Stream Kishi Bashi’s new songs on Bandcamp

He’s also touring with Sondre Lerche this summer. Tour dates after the break.

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