Tilly & the Wall’s “Beat Control” and a bunch of badass female snowboarders here. Culture of Me have a preview of the upcoming Live from Home release show for Shudder to Think at the Bowery Ballroom, purchase tickets here . With the announcement of the next Capgun Coup album, ” Maudlin ,” out November 3, Honey from the Bees posts a classic from the band’s previous work while Motor City Blog has written up a nice take on the band’s activity to date. The Flat Response was at David Dondero’s Denver show recently and has some news about his upcoming Team Love album, due out sometime in early 2010. And both Joker’s Daughter videos receive positive feedback from Shape and Color . If you’ve not checked out Joker’s, Team Love has posted a new MP3 from the debut album, Under the Influence of Jaffa Cakes
Read about The Positive Jam happening in Ithaca NY on September 6. Performances by the Felice Brothers, the Hold Steady, Deer Tick and more. FTV has posted the new Joker’s Daughter video for Lucid. Don’t Explain has an interesting and belated Top albums of 2008 list which ranks Nik Freitas right beside Joe Satriani and Team Love fave Benga. Fensepost have posted some thoughts on A Weather and we can’t mention the Portland hush-masters without restating that No Hidden Tracks called Cove the best album of 2008. Ketelmuziek talks about Simon Joyner this week and MBV is hosting a track from the upcoming live Shudder to Think album, both out Sept 15. This week also marked Elliott Smith’s 40th Birthday; here he is playing “Waterloo Sunset“.
The news of Team Love’s Live Shudder to Think album spread quickly last week with Brooklyn Vegan, The Sentimentalist and Groovevolt all chiming in…..Parasites and Sycophants have some news on the new Simon Joyner album out Sept 15. Grand Jury prize winner at the 2009 Slamdance Festival Hayley Morris has directed a new video for Joker’s Daughter. Check out her prize winning short here. Edea has created a new Tilly and the Wall fan group and is looking for members; sign up here. In related news, video director Alan Tanner who made the wonderful Pot Kettle Black video for Tilly is interviewed over at Full Circle Stuff. Moonage share some thoughts on the Felice’s recent show in Kentucky. An auction of signed Felice goods is taking place currently at Take this Bread. And finally, The Athens Blur Blog have picked the Felice Brothers as their artist of the day. Sweet.
Pop Headwound, The Needle Drop and Parasites and Sycophants all chime in with excitement and anticipation for the new Simon Joyner album coming Sept 15. There Goes the Fear and Drowned in Sound have posted a nice reviews of Joker’s Daughter as it sees it’s UK release. Horder provide some background and cool photos of Tilly. Musical Soulmate felt the urge to list the 10 best albums of the first half of 2009 and Felice Brothers come in at #2. Finally, here is a fun post dating back to CMJ 2005, back
before cameras had auto-focus. Congratulations are in order for Jamie and Derek of Tilly and the Wall who are having a baby! Meanwhile, Derek tells the world how he likes his coffee.
This week, The Big Ugly talks about the Team Love library and Eye Gin suggests you check out A Weather’s Cove. Catbird Seat is spreading the love about the upcoming Simon Jonyer and Slowcoustic is all about the recent Willy Mason EP. Eaten By Monsters are talking about Popup, The Felice Brothers sang the National Anthem at the Baseball Hall of Fame on Father’s Day, the day after returning from their summer tour. The boys are playing a Welcome Home show at the Rosendale Café on June 27. The Line of Best Fit have reviewed Joker’s Daughter. Finally, a guy in Switzerland chimes in about his recent experience seeing the Berg Sans Nipple.
Muzzle of Bees report from the Felice show in Madison. The band’s fans gather at Take this Bread and keep a watchful eye on all things Felice. Luxury Wafers have posted a teaser of their upcoming Flowers Forever session broadcast. Popup get the treatment at Fmusic . Bagelradio is rocking Joker’s Daughter on their current playlist. Brooklyn Vegan have the skinny on Jenny Lewis bandmate Farmer Dave’s upcoming solo project. Lewis is on tour all summer long and we highly recommend you check out her amazing show. RIP Koko Taylor and Jay Bennett . Our current listens: Malcolm Middleton and Bleep’s Olivier Messiaen podcast.
Aversion reviewed Popup’s new record “A Time & A Place”, giving it 4/5 stars. Joker’s Daughter has a cool new website. The band’s debut, The Last Laugh has received some attention from both Spin and Rolling Stone. It’s working its way up the chart at KCRW, (#38) and memo57 included it in his/her creeepy podcast. Meanwhile Relix magazine spill the beans on the Felice Brothers’ Webster Hall concert. The boys are heading South starting tonight, May 22, hitting Lexington, Richmond, Winston-Salem, Johnson City and Newport KY all in the next week. Over to the NW A Weather are in the studio working on their follow-up to Cove, the LP No Hidden Tracks ranked the #1 Album of 2008. Anika sat down w/ the band earlier this year. And if you haven’t yet, check out Sarah’s magical EP in the Team Love Library. Oh, and look what (Pete Fowler) is doing these days. Sweet.
Brooklyn Vegan made it down to Le Poison Rouge for The Berg Sans Nipple show and Lori Baily took some great photos of the band who are now on their way to France for a a month of shows….Drowned in Sound posted review of The Felice Brothers’ new album while American Songwriter has posted some pictures from the band’s recent show in Nashville which has us wondering, what fancy setting on a digital camera turns people pink….Lizzie Warburton at Skiddle uses the words “freaky deaky” to describe The Last Laugh by Joker’s Daughter, you can read her complete take on the album here…check out Anika In London’s latest thoughts on the The Team Love Library as well as her note-to-self that Wild Like Children is like going home…