Monday, June 05, 2006

how to make a baby elephant float

hey all.

first up, cheers to timmy for a fittingly awesome show last tuesday. i had that annoying cold that everyone seems to have, but fortunately it only lasted a few days so now it's ALL GOOD! hope everyone's enjoying the long weekend and keeping nice and warm.

just picked up a few mp3s from jagjaguwar records.

first, oneida with a track from their new album happy new year. this one is called up with people. also got a track from a band called ladyhawk, they're from vancouver and signed to the label last month. their little press blurb got me interested:

"Ladyhawk's core is bracing rock. Neil Young's "Tonight's The Night" is the hailstorm on the hood of The Replacement's "Let It Be", while distorted guitars invoke the thread and swerve of Silkworm and Dinosaur Jr. Helped along the way by members of Black Mountain, it will be hard to find a more hauntingly beautiful set of rock music than this debut"

their debut self-titled album is due for release on june 6th but you can grab a track from the album already! it's called the dugout

also, from matador, another rockier track from the new misson of burma lp, the obliterati - 2wice.

went and saw alps and jessica something jewish on saturday night. was pretty cool that these guys are from australia and the usa and they're playing in all these small gigs around new zealand. was a good night. the two acts contrast well; alps set was very intimate and cosy, and JSJ's was very danceable and abrasive. i was talking to the guys afterwards - their next stop is auckland where the play at the schooner on wednesday. would highly recommend checking them out.

in other gig news, the next a low hum tour has just been announced and it is cool as! the sneaks, the shaky hands and thought creature. is hitting chch friday 23rd of june. also i think minisnap are playing the next night at the dux, so that's cool too!

also, the fiery furnaces are confirmed for playing auckland on july 5th at 4:20 bar. the good news for me is that i might hopefully be in auckland at that time!

um yeah, that's about it. the pop special will be tomorrow night so tune in. also, i got the new thom yorke album the eraser the other day, so will be dropping a few tracks off that next week.


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