Friday, August 23rd, 2013
“Wir fahr’n fahr’n fahr’n auf der Autobahn”, or, “I’m going to Germany, bye bye.”
Emil SchultWhy yes, it is another deck-clearing, pre-vacation post. Bit of a Euro theme to this one because I am headed over to the Old World tonight, spending the next week and a bit in Berlin and Stockholm – so no, I won’t be anywhere near the autobahn, but I may fly over them en route and anyways as part of my cultural preparation for the trip, I’ve discovered the wonder of Kraftwerk. Anyways, let’s get to it – I still have to pack.
The Guardian are advance streaming the Belle & Sebastian b-sides compilation The Third Eye Centre ahead of its release next week, and to go along with the listening Under The Radar has a track-by-track commentary from the band.
Stream: London Grammar – “Interlude”
Frightened Rabbit will release a different, North American version of their Late March, Death March EP on September 10 with a different track listing from the European version which came out back in June; Stereogum has a stream of one of the new songs and Paste an acoustic performance video of the same tune. Frightened Rabbit play The Kool Haus on October 17.
Savages have announced their third local show in six months, coming back to town for a date at The Opera House on September 12 – tickets for that are $20.
Video: Savages – “Shut Up”
The resuscitated The Dismemberment Plan are streaming another tune from their new record Uncanney Valley, due out October 15.
Emotive Irish newcomers Kodaline – one of the longlisted bands for the BBC’s Sound of 2013 list way back in January – are staging a North American tour around a CMJ appearance and behind their debut album In A Perfect World; they’ll be at The Garrison on October 20.
Video: Kodaline – “All I Want”
Los Angeles synth-rock trio Sir Sly have made a date at The Horseshoe for October 21.
MP3: Sir Sly – “Ghost”
Spin has got the latest video from English psych-rock newcomers Temples as well as confirmation that their debut album won’t be out until 2014, not that that’s stopping them from being here to play The Horseshoe on November 20.
Under The Radar talks to former Ride frontman Mark Gardener about a new collaborative project he’s working on with former Cocteau Twin guitarist Robin Guthrie. The swirly swirly fruits of that project could see the light of day before the year is out.
Montreal’s Valleys have released a new video from their debut Are You Going To Stand There And Talk Weird All Night?.
Video: Breeze – “Dolls”
Okay, bye for now.