Whoa there, breaking news for the rockers and the rollers across this great land… Chain & the Gang tour kicks off TODAY at Brillobox in Pittsburgh.
Let’s celebrate! Let’s boogie! Let’s all listen to “Snakes on a Plane” off their hot-off-the-press 7”, Cry Cry Cry (DBN119)!
The sky is overcast, painting it drab as to present one of those Tuesdays that feels like a Monday, with lazy arms bent over every hour’s end.
Hey, we might not have the sun or each other, at least we’ve got the Softies. To celebrate that comforting realization, our song of the day is “Write It Down,” a favorite from their final album, Holiday In Rhode Island (KLP119).
“I Felt Your Shape” is a sad slow jam off The Microphones’ The Glow Pt. 2 [KLP 190]. Not all summer days are sunny.
Phil Elverum is going to be at Helsing Junction performing Mt. Eerie and you be there too, fo’ free. Just answer our giveaway trivia question, found at this here blog post.
Heavy rotation in the K Mail Order Dept this week! Thanks to Captured Tracks for these killer reissues!
Karp (KLP048)- “See You at Lakefair”
Continuing the spirit of Lakefair excitement (see yesterday’s Bikini Kill post), here’s a Karp jam off Suplex.
LAKEFAIR. IS. HAPPENING.
LAKE - “Loose Wind” from Let’s Build a Roof
It was another beautiful and breezy day here in Olympia, WA! Spring is in the air! Speaking of Olympia… LAKE will be playing a FREE show at The Evergreen State College on May 19th. Now how cool is that? And don’t forget to catch them in Seattle this Thursday (April 5th) at the Tractor Tavern!
Chain & The Gang - “Bill For The Use Of A Body” (from Music’s Not For Everyone)
Today is our intern Katy’s last day in the office! She picked this song as her way of saying goodbye. She says that the song speaks for itself, and that’s the truth.
Goodbye, Katy! Good luck with everything!
The Pine Hill Haints - “Tales of Crime Part 2” from the Tales of Crime (IPU138) single.
Vocals fuzzed up and in the red, reading over the background noise of a drum beat, mixed in the glitchy feedback of a delay pedal—this track rules. The Pine Hill Haints at their weirdo best.
Atlas Sound is going to be performing tonight in Seattle at Neumo’s. All you Seattle folks, you ought to be there. Here’s the A-side from Bradford’s Dub Narcotic Disco Plate, Atlas Shrugged. It’s meditative and repetitive in the best ways—mellow, soothing, and deep.
The Microphones - “Headless Horseman” from The Glow, pt. 2
This afternoon we had a young Evergreen State College student named Julian come by to tour the offices, as he is doing research on K for a school project. I asked him for a recommendation for our song of the day today, and this was his pick. Thanks, Julian!
And speaking of Phil Elverum, have you checked out the new Distorted Cymbals single yet??
Saturday Looks Good to Me - “(Even If You Die On The) Ocean”
From KLP182, Fill Up The Room
Sarah’s K song of the day. Love on.
Arrington de Dionyso is in France, playing shows tonight up through this Sunday, all of them with tUnE-yArDs! These shows are bound to be incredible—two amazing performers sharing the stage. Hear Arrington’s song “Kerasukan” here, the first track off of his most recent LP, Suara Naga (KLP226), and find all of Arrington’s tour dates on our shows page.
Calvin Johnson & Mirah duet in “Ode to St. Valentine”
Oh, how lovely! How sweet! *sigh*
Happy Day-Before-Valentine’s Day!
COCO - “Cutie Pie” from The COCO Sound—-mwah!