Jet Lag Gemini has posted a new song titled “Run This City” from their upcoming album, Fire The Cannons, due out August 7th on Doghouse Records.
Look, if you missed out on Weatherbox’s recently released EP The Clearing then you need to get your music priorities straight. It was, simply put, awesome! However, if you’ve been living under a rock and missed out on it, don’t lose too much sleep as three of the five tracks, from the EP, have made their way onto their debut full length due out this spring.
Ok, now that I’ve snapped a batch on those who slept on The Clearing, I can address those individuals, like myself, that have listened to the EP fifty times and are getting a little tired of the five tracks. Unfortunately I wish that the three tracks hadn’t made their way onto the full length, but that’s marketting; and to be completely honest, they are probably the three tracks I would have picked to carry over to American Art. Let’s just be thankful that the entire EP didn’t find it’s way to the full length.
So where do I begin; Ãƒ”šÃ‚ the CD itself is a work of art. Lyrics are on point, guitars, drumming and vocals are excellent, if there was anything to be let down by, it would have to be the production level. Now, maybe it’s because my copy was an “advance” release and things could easily change from now to release date; but the production doesn’t take anything away from the stellar listening experience. Let it be known, my favorite track Snakes, Our Ground, which by the way can be streamed from their Myspace and Purevolume website, mixes great hooks and melodies that don’t disappoint… it has great lyrics about grass, wind, roots,
earth, fire, water, death, and going insane; without giving it outright away, it fills me with visuals of my
favorite Wednesday night show.
**Hint: Island Life for the TiVo generation.
American Art should be on everyone’s wish list, keep your eyes peeled in early May for it; You won’t be disappointed.
- Atoms Smash
- Armed to the Teeth
- The Clearing
- Wolftank, Doff Thy Name
- Moments Before The Smashing Of Future Ryan
- Snakes, Our Ground
- A Flock Of Weatherboxes
- I Worship Raw Beats
- The Dreams
- The Drugs
- Drop The Mike
- Trippin’ The Life Fantastic
Heres the tracklisting and album art for Limbeck‘s new self-titled album out April 10th on Doghouse Records.
2. Big Drag
3. Let Me Come Home
4. Bird Problems
5. Keeping Busy
6. Reading the Street Signs
7. Wake Up
8. Let’s Get Crazy
9. Your Story
11. Sunset Limited
Weatherbox has posted a new song titled “Trippin’ the Life Fantastic” from their upcoming release American Art due out May 8th on Doghouse Records.
Doghouse Records are currently looking for interns for the spring semester (beginning in the new year). They would like college students in the NYC area interning for college credit. If you’re very motivated, dedicated, enthusiastic, and want to enter into the marketing world of the music industry, please go here for instructions on applying.
This was a short, fun interview with Patrick from the band Limbeck. There’s some stuff about the new record that will be coming out next year, I can’t wait.
1) First, who’s answering this… and what do you contribute to Limbeck?
This is Patrick. I play guitar and sing in the limbeck band. I also drive the van sometimes… and on our new record I play a good amount of keys, and a whistle.
2) I know you guys tour a lot, is there any places you like to stop, anything you make sure and do while youÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢re out touring?
There might be too many places we really like to stop. IÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢ll start with Tucson, Arizona. ThereÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢s a hotel there called Hotel Congress which is where the gangster John Dillinger was captured. It also has a club we love to play, also two great bars, and an amazing restaurant. ItÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢s the epitome of the southwest. We dig it.
Oklahoma JoeÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢s bbq in Kansas City, it’s the best bbq in the whole country, and it’s in a gas stationÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã‚¦ go figure.
As far as gas stations go… we love Quik Trips. TheyÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢re not everywhere, but they have the best selection of drinks and snacks ever. They have great milkshakes for 2 bucks… crushed ice… diet dr. pepper… and they have those kettle cooked Cape Cod chips. Did I mention their sodas are 59 cents?
We like cheesy tourist stops, too. We don’t do them all the time, but stuff likeÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã‚¦
*Billy the kid’s grave site…
*Deepest hand-dug well in America… we dig that kind of stuff when we have the time. (no pun intended)
Oh, and we’re suckers for Mexican food. EVERYWHERE.
3) WhatÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢s the new record going to be like? Musically and lyrically
I think it’s us spreading out a bit musically and lyrically. There are a few songs about places and people, but then there’s a song or two about dreams, a song about California’s weather. Musically, we had more time than we’ve ever had in the past, so we messed around with a few other fun instruments, and a lot of vocal stuff. Our last record was definitely pretty basic, but we got to explore different areas with this record. ItÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢s the same, but different too.
4) Going along with question 3, is there any specific theme to the new record?
WeÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢re going to call it “the bear”. We have a new drummer with us, Jon Phillip. HeÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢s from Milwaukee, and he’s a super great dude. After we got Jon, we’ve always wanted to call our band the Bears, because we kind of turned over a new leaf. The theme of this record is, turning over a new leaf. Does that make sense?
5) What is spinning in the CD player right? (or iPod)
Beach boys “friends”, ELO “out of the blue”, the new Ben Kweller, Fleetwood Mac “rumors”.
6) Also any up and coming bands you are liking?
I know they’re not up and coming, but we dig The Format. Also another Arizona band called Reuben’s Accomplice.
7) Random I know, but what does the song “Brand new orange” mean or refer to?
At the time Robb wrote the song, he was living in the city of Orange, in southern California. He was also working as a waiter. The song was about how working in the city was killing his thoughts about how much he loved the place.
ThereÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢s a picture he took of the downtown which I think is in the artwork, on the postcard for the song. “Brand new orange” is the city of Orange that’s on the postcard, and where Robb would rather live.
8) Any last words, websites or things you’d like to promote?
We’re taking a few months off to get sorted out, and get a new player or two to go out on tour with us next year but when next year rolls around, we’re gonna be real busy.
Websites IÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢d like to promote would www.limbeck.net (that’s our website and it’s got some good stuff on it, as well as good links to good places.)
And www.petfinder.com because dogs and cats out there need nice homes.
See you around.
Check them out on Purevolume also
We are streaming Weatherbox’s and Army of Me’s new EP’s all this week. Check out the links above to stream each EP. They will be in stores this Tuesday on Doghouse Records and if you like indie rock, then be sure to listen to these great EP’s.