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”

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

Poison Control Center give away covers EP with preorder of new LP

PCC fans who preorder the new album have a special treat in store for them. The band recorded a covers EP that they’ll give you gratis with any preorder. So put in your order now and grab covers of the Kinks, Frank Zappa, Thin Lizzy and more!

Stream the Poison Control Center Covers EP on Bandcamp

[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]

The Black Lips coming to Buster’s this summer!

Buster’s Billiards & Backroom
Tuesday, August 2nd
$15 adv/$17 at the door
8pm Doors/9pm Bands

It’s almost too good to be true. Come August, Lexingtonians will be able to catch not just Deerhunter but also The Black Lips, and for a reasonable price at that (given the indie “cred” and popularity both acts carry). It will be interesting to see how the boys play a venue such as Buster’s, given that their live performances have a tendency to turn quite raucous. You can buy tickets online here. Below is the first live video that I found of The Black Lips and it has Bradford Cox AND fireworks in it. Magic.

The Black Lips at Criminal Records

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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