Monday, July 27, 2009
I'm getting more and more excited about the new Fall album by thye day. The new songs seem to sound better with every gig. Songs like "Cowboy George, Bury & Funnel Of Love have already become live favorites and this gig gave a storming debut to "Sloppy Floor" which is simply magnificent. This will be the last Fall gig until October by which time the new album will hopefully be just about here.
On a side note does anybody have a recording of Mark E Smith's recent Q&A session in Huddersfield. I've heard it was hilarious and I will perform painfull experiments with rusty razor blades until a copy is in my possession.
Thanks as always to the mighty Consortium.
2. Hot Cake
3. Strange Town
4. My Door
5. Wolf Kidult Man
6. Cowboy George
7. 50 Year Old Man
8. Fall Sound
9. I've Been Duped
10. Psykick Dancehall
12. Funnel Of Love
13. Sloppy Floor
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Los Campesinos! are about to hit the road on their first tour since
finishing their upcoming album.
To celebrate the tour, the return to the US and the band's general
adoration of the 'local record shop', they've decided to build the ultimate LC!
fan's prize: a hand-picked selection of records... Neatly packed in a durable
The band will be filming the box's travels across the tour, documenting
everything that goes in - be it a lucky find from a bargain bin, or a
friend's band's signed pressing.
To win the box, you'll have to follow its travels, across the US and
across the internet.
Gareth Campesinos explains all on http://www.loscampesinos.com
* Los Campesinos! make no guarantees that the box is actually tour
proof, and would hope that dents, scratches and general tampering with its
appearance would be part of its eventual charm.
04 - Webster Hall (18+) - New York, New York
05 - 9:30 Club (All Ages) - DC, Washington DC
06 - Grog Shop (All Ages) - Cleveland, Ohio
07 - Spin Nightclub (21+) - Indianapolis, Indiana
08 - LOLLAPALOOZA, Chicago
12 - Record Bar (18+) - Kansas City, Missouri
14 - Emo’s (All Ages) - Austin, Texas
15 - Granada Theatre (All Ages) - Dallas, Texas
16 - Warehouse Live (Studio) - Houston, Texas
19 - Launchpad (21+) - Albuquerque, New Mexico
20 - Hocofest Green Music Festival - Tucson, Arizona
21 - El Rey Theater (All Ages) - Los Angeles, California
22 - The Glass House (All Ages) - Pomona, California
23 - Detroit Bar (21+) - Costa Mesa, California
25 - Beauty Bar (21+) - Las Vegas, Nevada
26 - Howie and Sons Pizza - Visalia, California
27 - Brookdale Lodge Concert Hall - Santa Cruz, California
28 - Outside Lands Festival - San Francisco, California
29 - Street Scene Festival - San Diego, California
Wednesday, July 08, 2009
This was broadcast live on BBC Radio 2 last month and I can't believe it's taken me this long to listen to it. The Joy Formidable have given us one of he best records of the year with their wonderful "A Balloon Called Moaning" which I'm sure you're all well familiar with by now and if your not shame on you. I've seen the band live a couple of times and am always impressed by their pure energy on stage and if you get the chance to see them you should drop everything and make it a priority. You won't be disappointed. This session features three tracks performed live including an interesting version of the current single "Whirring" on which Rhydian forgets to plug his bass in until near the end. A new track which they have been playing live recently called "Greyhounds In The Slips" and an unbelievable version of "While The Flies" which is just spellbinding. In the interview the band indicate that they are currently hard at work on their next record and I for one grow damp with excitement.
Ritzy - Guitar/Vocals
Rhydian - Bass
Matt - Drums
5. Greyhounds In The Slips
8. While The Flies