Monday, August 13, 2007

Cephalopods Forever!

The Octopus Project - I Saw The Bright Shinies

I feel like I've been transported to the electronic soundtrack to a Disney film. Raindrops and water falling all around me.

The record hits the streets in October, but damn...that theremin is making me want it NOW!

The Octopus Project are touring around so be sure to check them out. Anytime a theremin is out is a GOOD time, in my book. Especially when it's done so well.

* = w/ Cinemechanica
+ = w/ Stereo Total
# = w/ Aesop Rock
08/17 Huntsville, AL Bottle Tree *
08/18 Athens, GA 40 Watt *
08/19 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506 *
08/20 Greensboro, NC WUAG
08/21 Washington DC Rock and Roll Hotel +
08/22 Baltimore, MD Ottobar +
08/23 Philadelphia, PA TLA +
08/24 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom +
08/25 Boston, MA Middle East +
08/26 Ottawa, ONT Babylon +
08/27 Montreal, QC La Tulipe +
08/28 Toronto, ON Lee's Palace +
08/29 Pittsburgh, PA Andy Warhol Museum +
08/30 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom +
08/31 Chicago, IL The Abbey Theater +
09/01 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry +
09/03 Seattle, WA Chop Suey +
09/04 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom +
09/06 San Francisco, CA Bimbo's +
09/07 Los Angeles, CA El Rey +
09/08 San Diego, CA Beauty Bar
09/13 Chicago, IL Metro #
09/14 Madison, WI Barrymore Theater #
09/15 Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theatre #
09/16 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue #
09/18 Detroit, MI Magic Stick #
09/19 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop #
09/21 Baltimore, MD Ottobar #
09/22 Providence, RI Living Room #
09/23 Boston, MA Middle East #
09/25 Northampton, MA Iron Horse #
09/26 Burlington, VT Higher Ground #

Hot Damn!

Am I falling behind...understatement. Falling so far behind I may never catch up. Inbox is overflowing.

Doing lots of work on the house...and in the process I'm re-doing a bunch of music stuff...digitizing my entire CD collection (around 1500 CDs) and making a music server. No more discs in the living room dominating the walls. The only problem? How to get music to my kids rooms, who are used to having access to all of the discs in the living room.

The solution? Not sure. Has anyone tried an FM transmitter? Thinking of this lil' guy from C Crane.

Anyone out there in lalaland use one of there FM transmitters? Love to get some input. Although, with my blog being so quiet as of late, there may not be anyone there.


Friday, August 03, 2007


How could I not have seen this before?

photo by John Londono

How could I not have heard this before?

Dandi Wind - Balloon Factory

She's been making music since 2005 (at least) and from all I've read her live shows are amazing....Dandi Wind or here.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Thirds time's a Bigger Charm

Architecture in Helsinki are releasing their 3rd album. If you didn't already know that, well...where have you been?

Architecture in Helsinki - Heart it Races

If you haven't seen them live, do it now. You won't be disappointed. At least I wasn't when I saw them on their first US tour.

10-10 Philadelphia, PA - Starlight Ballroom
10-11 New York, NY - The Gramercy Theatre
10-12 Brooklyn, NY - Studio B
10-13 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
10-16 Chicago, IL - Metro
10-18 Toronto, Ontario - Lee's Palace
10-19 Montreal, Quebec - La Tulipe
10-24 Minneapolis, MN - 400 Bar
10-26 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
10-27 Salt Lake City, UT - In the Venue
10-29 Seattle, WA - The Showbox
10-30 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
11-01 San Francisco, CA - Fillmore
11-02 San Diego, CA - House of Blues
11-05 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
11-10 Tucson, AZ - Solar Culture
11-13 Denton, TX - Hailey's
11-14 Austin, TX - Emo's
11-15 New Orleans, LA - The Republic
11-16 Tallahassee, FL - Club Downunder


Montag's (Antoine Bédard) touring soon in support of his new album, Going Places. If you get the chance to see them, be sure to get the new tour only EP, which is full of remixes:

1. Le Super-flash bang statement
2. Safe in Sound (Lullatone remix)
3. Le Musée National des bonheurs qui ne durent pas
4. Cross the river
5. Nord sud est ouest
6. Alice (Boy in Static remix)
7. Gong Places

Here's a couple of tracks to peak your interest:

Montag - Best Boy Electric
Montag - Going Places

Tour dates:

08/14 Los Angeles, CA The Echo *
08/15 San Francisco, CA Rickshaw Stop *
08/16 Portland, OR Holocene *
08/17 Eugene, OR WOW Hall * #
08/20 Seattle, WA Sunset Tavern *
08/21 Missoula, MT The Badlander * #
08/23 Denver, CO Mercury Cafe *
08/24 Des Moines, IA Vaudeville Mews *
08/25 Milwaukee, WI Cactus Club *
08/27 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle (FREE) *
08/28 Detroit, MI Scrummage University *
08/29 Cleveland Heights, OH B-Side Liquor Lounge *
08/30 Hamilton, ONT Pepper Jack Cafe *
09/02 Montreal, QC Casa del Popolo *
09/05 Boston, MA Middle East *
09/06 Brooklyn, NY Union Hall *
09/07 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church *
09/09 Washington, DC DC9 *

* = w/ One AM Radio & Lymbyc System
# = w/ The Race

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