Friday, May 31, 2013
After a long time away, after 10 years without an album, The Headstones are back with a new album entitled Love and Fury. They sound exactly the same, no big bout of experimentation here, just raw rock and roll. I wasn't the biggest fan of the band back in the day, but now The Headstones seem more necessary to me - no garage rock or grunge influences, just punk energy with chops. I'm curious to see if the band can regain or grow their audience from all those years ago. Clearly some fans have become really excited, funding the album recording through Pledgemusic - last I checked, 1626 pledges were made, from $10 up to $5000, for everything from a phone call from Hugh Dillon to Headstones Marionettes (pledging is finished, but you can see the crazy list here).
Long Way to Neverland
You can buy the album now from the usual places or direct from the band's website here.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Listen to the new Imaginary Cities at Our Nation's Station, Our Nation's Music Mag, or Elsewhere, Snag a Free MP3 Too
Imaginary Cities are celebrating the release of the band's second album, Fall of Romance, on this very day. The band, featuring the core duo of Rusty Matyas and Marti Sarbit, has expanded their sound to add orchestral pop and baroque stylings, and jazzy touches to their soulful indie pop. You can stream the whole thing at CBC, Exclaim!, or Paste.
Album Trailer 1
Album Trailer 2
Album Trailer 3
Bells of Cologne
Bells of Cologne
You can get a free mp3 of Chasing the Sunset by handing over your ever-so-precious email address below.
Chasing the Sunset (Live at the Ballroom in Winnipeg)
Canadians can buy here.
U.S. people can buy here.
May 28 – Toronto, ON @ The Drake (Canadian CD release party)
May 29 – New York City, NY @ SubCulture (US CD release party)
June 11 – Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark
June 12 – Waterloo, ON @Starlight
June 13 – Montreal, QC @ Club Lambi
June 14 – Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
June 15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands, Northside Festival
June 18 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat Backstage
June 19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Milk Boy
June 22 – Dover, DE @ Firefly Festival
June 25 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern
June 26 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
July 13 – Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Bluesfest
July 31 – Toronto, ON @ Edgefest
Saturday, April 27, 2013
RIP George Jones, Here's the Rowdymen Thinking of You, RIP Chrissy Amphlett, The Rowdymen Have Not Got to You Yet
Man, I feel like I am reeling off RIP posts too much. Oh well, this will be a short one.
George Jones passed away and the first thing I thought about was this amazing tune by The Rowdymen, inspired by a dream about drinking with George. In a perfect world, this song would have been a big hit. You can buy it right here.
Chrissy Amphlett of Divinyls also shuffled off this mortal coil. You've all heard I Touch Myself, but they had a few other spiffy tracks. I'm thinking The Rowdymen will get around to memorializing Chrissy Amphlett and Divinyls at some point, because they love 80's music with a side of cheese.
Good Die Young
Boys in Town