Thursday, October 25th, 2007
CONTEST – Film School/Land Of Talk @ The El Mocambo – October 29, 2007
So you know that show this Monday night at the El Mocambo that I just gave away passes to? Well turns out I’ve got more. I’ve already talked a bit about
Eulogies and I’ve gone on about Land Of Talk so I’ll take this opportunity to talk a bit about the third band on the bill, Californians Film School, and their new album Hideout.
Though featuring a new and expanded lineup than the band that recorded 2006’s self-titled release, Hideout offers more of the sonically dense dream/dronepop that defined that record, though with some of the harder edges softened up just a touch. There’s also more focus on soundscaping than songwriting though things do coalesce into pop songs from time to time, making for a hazy sort of listen start to finish, like drifting in and out of focus. Which, in this style of music, is exactly the point.
It was essentially a different band that played the Horseshoe in May of last year but since the recorded aesthetic hasn’t changed that much, I expect their live show will be as loud and hopefully as good as last time. Want to find out? Courtesy of Against The Grain, I’ve got two pairs of passes to give away to the show. To enter, email me at contests AT chromewaves.net with “I want to go to Film School” in the subject line and your full name in the body as well as the name of your favourite director. Just out of curiosity. And Scott and Bruce (aka, those who entered the Eulogies contest), I will automatically enter you in this one. Contest closes at midnight, October 27.