Friday, April 2nd, 2010
CONTEST – Cymbals Eat Guitars, Bear In Heaven & Freelance Whales @ The El Mocambo – April 6, 2010
MySpaceWhere do bands these days get their ridiculous names? If there were still a working marquee over the El Mocambo, this coming Tuesday night it would read like a litany of the absurd – Cymbals Eat Guitars? Cymbals are inanimate objects and cannot eat anything, and even if we were to anthropomorphize them sufficiently that this isn’t an issue, why would they feed on their musical brethren? Nonsense! Bear In Heaven? Everyone knows there are no bears in heaven, bears never die. They just hibernate for really, really long times and when they all eventually wake up – look out! Freelance Whales? You can’t sign whales to contracts, they have no fingers with which to hold a pen. Poppycock.
Of course, that’s how it’d read – pronounced out loud, the lineup would sound more like “buzzzzz” with all three bands drawing significant attention for their latest (and in two cases, first) records – Cymbals Eat Guitars with Why There Are Mountains, Bear In Heaven with Beast Rest Fourth Mouth and Freelance Whales’ Weathervanes. The odds of catching all of them together for one (low) price ever again are pretty much nil.
Tickets for the show are $10 in advance but courtesy of Collective Concerts, I’ve got a pair of passes to give away for the show. To enter, email me at contests AT chromewaves.net with “I want to see CEG/BIH/FW” in the subject line and your full name in the body. Contest closes at midnight, April 4.
In addition to this show, Cymbals Eat Guitars will be back in town at the Phoenix on April 20 opening up for Los Campesinos! and Freelance Whales are back on May 8 with Shout Out Louds at the Mod Club – don’t even get me started on either of their names. Bear In Heaven have no return engagement set yet, but they are the subject of features at The List and The Georgia Straight.
MP3: Cymbals Eat Guitars – “Wind Phoenix”
MP3: Bear In Heaven – “Bag Of Bags”
MP3: Bear In Heaven – “Lovesick Teenagers”
MP3: Bear In Heaven – “Whole Hearted Mess”
MP3: Freelance Whales – “Generator 2nd Floor”