Pick up the new Attic Tapes re-issue if you can't wait for a new album. It collects the original album and adds 5 bonus tracks to the mix, some rare 7" tracks and others early demos. You can also get it in vinyl for all you format junkies.
Rose Hill Drive are a three piece band from Boulder, Colorado. The members consist of Jacob and Daniel Sproul and Nate Barnes. The guy with the hat in the picture is not in the band. They have become immensely popular in their hometown selling out many shows. This is mainly because of their wonderful covers from the most frequent Led Zeppelin to others like Hendrix, Sabbath, and The Guess Who. Their cover of "Shakin All Over" was on the Stubbs the Zombie soundtrack. They have also have a successful road career opening and touring with bands like Van Halen, the Black Crowes, and soon the Who. Don't mistake these guys as a cover band. They have original material that is just as good. "Cool Cody"(mp3)
Pick up their live albums from the store, one that includes a performance of Led Zeppelin I in its entirety.
Live Material: Archive.org
"The Guru" (4-8-06)
"Immigrant Song" (4-8-06)
Lady Sovereign - BoysnGirls [mp3]
New Releases :
The Lovely Feathers - In The Valley [mp3] Hind Hind Legs
The Presets - Are You The One? [mp3] Beams
Drive By Truckers - Blessing & A Curse
Spank Rock - Back Yard Betty [mp3] YoYoYoYoYo
If you like American Princes then check out this great article from Localist Magazine.
American Princes - Stolen Blues [mp3]
1. If You Talk Too Much (My Head Will Explode)
2. Falling By The Wayside
3. Moth [mp3]
4. For Miles Around (Scratch To Void)
Eagles of Death Metal - I Want You So Hard(Boys Bad News) [mp3] Death By Sexy
Crystal Skulls - The Cosmic Door [mp3] Outgoing Behavior
Parts & Labor - A Great Divide [mp3] Stay Afraid
Pretty Girls Make Graves - Pyrite Pedestal [mp3] Elan Vital
Imaad Wasif - Out in the Black [mp3] Imaad Wasif
Wilderness - Emergency [mp3] Vessal States
"Funny how quickly tongue-in-cheek inverts itself when devoid of cleverness or a hook." "What could've been a cool linkup-- bedroom dance-punk meets synth-streaked terror-punk-- comes off as a whiskey-fueled circle jerk of dudes so overwhelmed by ideas they stopped thinking altogether."
Put this down in your book as a half star track unless you haven't had enough Test-Icicles yet. But in that case you might as well pick up their new 2-disc EP Bring Out Your Dead when it is released later this month. It's cool that these guys got together to play a little. However, there is no magic here, just a little fun. It's not all bad though check these out if you like that kind of thing and get more tracks at their myspace.
Naked Babes - Fuckin' Dumbbell Party [mp3]
"It's a steady improvement on what we've come to expect from GSÂKyle Mays' soaring wail, big shimmering chords, and lyrics about love and loss. People've been saying this for a minute, but we'll reiterate, it's only a matter of time before the band blows up. We're counting on an appearance on The OC. - Localist Magazine
Grand Serenade - Extra Ordinary [mp3]
American Princes - Never Grow Old [mp3]
So me and a couple of buddies took a road trip up to Joplin, Mo to see local favorites Lucero. They probably played one o f the best concerts I have ever been to in my entire life early this year at Dickson Street Theater in Fayetteville. It was actually the biggest show ever until a show at a University passed it up just a week later. This concert, however, was not of the quality of Lucero in Arkansas. Add together a small crowd and a bad venue and the show is bound to end mediocre.
The problem however was when we got there we found out that it was a Christian owned venue. So that of course meant no alcohol. We actually got in trouble for that out in the parking lot after the show by some guy with a flashlite, but Ben was with us so its not like they are going to mess with the lead singer of the band.
He was real cool about taking requests and then talking to us afterwards. He let us know they were playing a show in Fayetteville at the end of their current tour and told us to be there. We of course will be.
Check them out here in Arkansas either the 27th at The Sound Stage of Conway or the 28th at Dickson Theater of Fayetteville. I'll finally take some real pictures of these guys for you next time. Hope you like that cameraphone pic up top.
"Despite their new record deal, Lucero still tours 200 days a year just to get by.
Lucero - Sixteen [mp3]
Well, February was a little bit of a let down to me. I put it in and was expecting some really great work, but didn't find was I wanted. Now this was in no way a bad EP, just lesser than January and "The Monitor" (IMHO). Songs like "The Monitor" and "The Bullet and BigD" seem to be the kind of thing that I like to hear from Bishop Allen. Hopefully "The Monitor" is a good indication for March. Thanks for the early look YANP.