Let’s start with some A Weather and some of the folks that have been shining the light, including Neu Magazine, Pitchfork, The Fire Note, Atlas and the Anchor, Popheadwound, Triangle Music, Aversion, Zap Town, Clicky Clicky, and Consequence of Sound. More A Weather? Try this interview with Sarah at My iPod Thumb is Sore and check out her FREE solo EP at the Team Love Library. A Weather on tour? Try this or that. What about Simon Joyner on tour? His house-party tour kicks off soon. More information can be found here. Check out this Jason Boesel interview over at I’m Boy Crazy or how about some recent photos from Jason’s show at the Troubadour in Los Angeles? Finally, how great is this video?
A Weather’s new album Everyday Balloons is out and has already received warm praise from My ipod Thumb Is Sore, Atlas and the Anchor, Indie Rock Cafe, and Clicky Clicky. The local press has caught the fever as well with reports coming in from the Portland Mercury and the Willamette Week. A Weather are going to embark on their first US tour this spring, so check the dates here and don’t miss this rare chance to see the band. The Berg Sans Nipple got some love from Fabric this week. Keep your eyes on this site for more BSN news soon. Local favorites and TL’s newest family members, Midnight Masses recently wrapped up a residency at Union Hall and NYC Taper caught the night. KEXP is on it, and check out their video over at the Tripwire. Simon Joyner is headed out on the road for a series of house shows. Check the dates here. We promise these will be once in a life-time events so check it out. Hey London folks, Joker’s Daughter has two shows coming up at the Barfly and The Monarch, dates and info here. Theoretical Music has also written up a few thoughts on JD’s debut, The Last Laugh. Finally, a few chances to see the Felice Brothers this summer here.
Magnet dot com premiered a new A Weather track, “Giant Stairs“, from their upcoming full-length “Everyday Balloons.” Clicky Clicky music blog is gearing up for the album is out March 2 and the band will be hitting the road shortly after for a coast-to-coast US tour. In the meantime don’t forget to check out band-member Sarah Winchester’s debut solo EP, “The Northeast Kingdom Demos,” which can be found exclusively at the Team Love Library along with exclusive albums and EPs by Glade, Willy Mason, The Wave Pictures and Tampa’s Phil Shaffart. Parasites & Sycophants have posted the video for “Preacher’s Son,” along with The Trip Wire. In the land of drummers turned badass frontmen, Jason Boesel’s debut album “Hustler’s Son” has received warm words from all over, including praise at Indie Time and a great interview at Making Out Like Bandits. All the Ordinary has devoted the Music Monday column to Nik Freitas. And finally, Capgun Coup’s latest, “Maudlin,” continues to receive love from the likes of Bagel Radio, and Culture Bully.
2009 is officially dust but before we get too twentyten here is a quick look back at TL’s 09 plus some decade mentions.
Teenkicks has ranked both Jenny Lewis and the Felice Brothers in their best of the Decade list. The Felice’s get mad love over at Hear Sounds Write, When You Awake, No Depression’s Twang Nation, This Morning I was Born Again, Back in 15 Minutes and many more including Roll & Grandy‘s artist lists where Yonder gets a shout from Justin Towns Earl and Deertick. Simon Joyner’s “Out Into The Snow” received rankings from Friday Night Is Killing Me, The New Haven Advocate, The Needle Drop, a Top Ten spot from Thompson’s Bank of Communicable Desire and a Top Five spot from Pop Head Wound. Lucid by Joker’s Daughter claims a top 20 Song of the year over at Spotinews, and a Best of the Decade rank at Providence Daily Dose. Returning to Jenny Lewis, it is nice to see Rabbit Fur Coat getting Best of the Decade mentions at To Eleven, Swear I’m Not Paul, Living In Misery, and a Number Two ranking from 1,2,3 Jamboree. Also, check her out on the cover of December’s Under the Radar. Finally, at Rock Sell Out there is a great review of Shudder To Think’s Live From Home.
(Abolish Confusion) has posted a Best of the Decade list which includes Tilly and the Wall’s debut Wild Like Children. (LA Buzz Bands) have a recap of Jason Boesel’s extended career and news of his upcoming Team Love release. A Weather receive from love this week from (Honey From The Bees). (Fencepost) and (My ipod Thumb is Sore) have also both posted some sweet thoughts on A Weather and their debut “Cove.” (Spinner) have posted an interview with Jason Boesel. (Pop Headwound‘s) November mixtape includes the rocking “Sitting on the Sidewalk” by Capgun Coup while (Breakthru Radio) discuss Capgun’s current tour with (Cursive). Taylor Hollingworth’s new album “Life With The Slow Ear” is reviewed by (American Songwriter). And (The 100 Best Albums of the Decade) blog has listed “Rabbit Fur Coat” at #58. Way to go Jenny!
RCRDLBL gets the jump on the new Capgun by posting a free download of “Sitting on the Sidewalk,” and Sourceburst is there to cover it. Dwars are out in force covering the new Simon Joyner LP, and “Out Into the Snow” reviews keep coming in, including thoughts from Dusted, FencePost, Popheadwound and Fixed Sterre. Check out these incredible live clips of Shudder To Think over at Used Wigs, and read Craig Wedren’s interview with the Onion, as he discusses the new “Live From Home” LP. Eat Sleep Drink Music and Relix chime in with some thoughts on the new Taylor Hollingsworth LP, out Nov 3. Even the Salt Lake Tribune has a few things to say about about Taylor’s new album. Punchdrunklovesicksingalong are feeling the debut by Joker’s Daughter while the greatest music website on the planet, The Quietus get Joker’s in the Halloween mix. And nothing is more tedious than the onslaught of Best of the Decade lists, unless of course, they include Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins.
The Needle Drop spins the new Simon Joyner going four cuts deep on this week’s podcast. Creative Loafing, Popheadwound, and Popmatters all give (Out Into the Snow) glowing reviews. Shudder To Think gets reviews from Pitchfork and The Onion talks to Shudder’s Craig Wedren about the live album. Get a start on your NYE plans by taking a look at what’s happening at SouthPaw this year.
Pop Headwound are getting excited for the upcoming Simon Joyner album. Berklee Groove has posted a interview with Helena of Joker’s Daughter. Freelance 4 Fun interviews Greg Kot, author of “Ripped.” The Whip It soundtrack is out later in September and features Tilly and the Wall. The Playlist has the full track-listing. Gothamist speaks to Craig Wedren about the upcoming Shudder To Think Live album. Pretending to Be Japanese has some thoughts on the Worm’s Head video. And finally, if you’re in upstate New York this weekend, 20 Watts has a preview of the Positive Jam featuring the Felice Brothers.