Here is a new track by TINT, a.k.a., the bedroom project of Zane Morris. Back in August, Zane dropped off a demo with two tracks. Here is another taste, “I Blew Out The Fire" is a drifted breeze of fuzzed-out glory. You can catch TINT this Saturday (10/22) at the Yesyesyes Issue #2 party. Also playing: Will Ivy (Lilac), Chrys Nodal (Wet Illustrated), and a Tronics cover band (Mike Donovan of Sic Alps). Show starts at 8PM, you’ll want to get there EARLY, $5, RSVP.
There is somethin’ so darling about the Beets; this song really nails its thumping beat and the long meandering narrative, about love, plane crashes, and getting lost, that ends with the refrain “not even all those friends of friends.” When Pedro and I saw the Beets perform on Amnesia’s stage, we got to witness the Queens-based band in all its quick-paced glory. “Friends of Friends” from the band’s third record, “Let the Poison Out,” was recorded, says the band, in two days, with a few overdubs, at Marlborough Farms by Gary Olsen of Ladybug Transistor. The band says that “Let the Poison Out” also marks the addition of Chie Mori, an important component as drummer for the Beets.
10/18 New York, NY Pianos (Music Slut CMJ Kickoff - 4:00pm) 10/20 New York, NY Solas (Medium Rotation Party - 5:30pm - DJ Set) 10/21 Brooklyn, NY Death By Audio (Hardly Art / WUSB CMJ Party - 11:15pm) 10/28 Brooklyn, NY Bruar Falls 11/17 Brooklyn, NY 285 Kent
Back in May, the Fine Steps were recording some tracks at Tiny Telephone in San Francisco. I hadn’t seen some of these dudes in months since they’re pretty occupied with other bands: guitarist Kyle Hoover and bassist Alex Sowles also play in Ganglians, Dylan plays in GGreen, and front-man Julian Elorduy is the former drummer of the monster band known as The Mayyors. Yes, a Sacramento power group. The studio sessions took me back - I had no idea Alex could play bass! I’ve been describing it like this: “It’s as if The Mantles and Ganglians had a baritone voiced love child.” Hope you enjoy it, and look forward to some more amazing Fine Steps tracks - I’ve heard a few, they’re pretty dope!