Tired Pony, if you haven’t heard of it, is a side project from Peter Buck from REM, Richard Colburn from Belle & Sebastian, Gary Lightbody and Iain Archer from Snow Patrol, Garret Lee, Scott McCaughey and Troy Stewart. The band also features some back up from M. Ward, Tom Smith, and Zooey Deschanel. So immediately, this is some kind of superband. Their forthcoming album, The Place We Ran From, has been released in the UK, and releases to the US on September 28th. You can pre order The Place We Ran From from Amazon now. Look for a US tour…
I’ve posted a video of Chief here before, and actually posted this same song. But this one stands out, it’s an acoustic performance in London. The performance is hypnotizing, its a really great song, and sounds so fantastic.
Blitzen Trapper plays their unreleased track ‘Takin it Easy Too Long’ a song that I just heard them play live at Newport Folk Festival. The video was recorded at in-studio at thealternativeside.org. Check out the TAS blog which includes a video recording of ‘Below the Hurricane’ Don’t forget Blitzen Trapper is touring with Guided By Voices this November, and will be here in Boston for two nights during that stretch. Check their calendar here.
Ferraby Lionheart’s new album, Jack of Hearts, released August 3rd. This is the official video for the single Harry and Bess. The song is a beautiful, yet light hearted folk song. Whats best about this? Well, the french bulldog, and Rainn Wilson makes an appearance. Kind of makes it unfair. Jack of Hearts is available now.
Tickle Eyes Lips Eyes, formerly called Elizabethan Report, is a band from Los Angeles. They’ve got a new wave type of sound. It’s a real fun, rock / pop style; sure to brighten your day up. Currently, they are working on an interesting idea that they call a “No Album” concept. Eyes Lips Eyes are going to release two to three songs each month for the next 12 months, and release each single that streams on the bands website. So prepare to hear more from them.
Phosphorescent “It’s Hard To Be Humble When You’re From Alabama” from Secretly Jag on Vimeo. It’s Hard to Be Humble When You’re From Alabama come’s from Phosphorescent’s album Here’s to Taking It Easy.
Smarty pants math rockers, and rocket scientists, Bon Savants, have released a video for the song Tidal Waves, from the 2010 release “Bon Savants’. http://bonsavants.com/
Tennis – Cape Dory (Underwater Peoples Records) from RichsLaw on Vimeo. If you don’t read everything I write, well shame on you, but hey I can’t blame you, its about the music. Tennis is the husband and wife duo who saved money for years, bought a sail boat and sailed on the east coast for 8 months. They wrote songs about their experiences and then released a 7″ via Fire Talk Don’t forget to listen to their two other tracks, Marathon, and Baltimore. Check out more on their myspace.