Lubec – Your Magic Wand and Gang Knife Battles

May 13th, 2010 : by :: Tags: , ,
Lubec broz Photo Credit: PJ Sykes

This surfy band out of Richmond, VA was brought to my attention by a friend a few weeks ago. Lubec combines pop sensibilities with a surf/punk/rock theme. Win! Take a listen to “Your Magic Wand” and “Gang Knife Fight” and you will have visions of riding waves circa 1968. Also, I smell some Weezer/90’s influences in there as well. And… maybe some Morning Benders. Enjoy!

Attn DC: Lubec is playing with Lightfoot and others at the Velvet Lounge this Friday May 14th. Be there!

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Song: Gang Knife Battles.mp3

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Artist: Lubec Song: Your Magic Wand.mp3
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The Dream Academy’s Day Off

May 12th, 2010 : by :: Tags: , , , ,

I’ve probably watched Ferris Bueller’s Day Off at least 100 times. If you fancy yourself a Bueller fan than you are well aware that the movie’s soundtrack is totally sweet. The Dream Academy is featured twice in the movie, during Ferris and Sloan’s make out scene and the epic museum scene. Here are the two tunes, “The Edge Of Forever,” from their ’85 self-titled, and the album version of their cover of The Smith‘s “Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want.”

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Artist: The Dream Academy
Song: The Edge Of Forever.mp3
Album: The Dream Academy

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Song: Please Please Please…(The Smith’s Cover).mp3
Album: Please Please Please [. . .] Single
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metaPhysical Party Recap and Photos

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Photos by Chris Svetlik

So newdust and co. threw what ended up being a pretty killer party at PAPER SUN last Saturday. The bands all played great sets. From the bombastic guitar of Delicate Steve, to the smoke filled mystery of Midnight Kids, to Long Walks on the Beach burning the house down with his single “metaPhysical”. Thanks again to Jess Dye, Paper Sun, Lane Pearson and everyone else who made this event pretty much the best Saturday I have had in a long time. If you missed it don’t worry… we are already brainstorming the next one. Cheers!

PS: If anyone has more video or pictures of the event let me know and I will post it.

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Artist: Delicate Steve Song: Sugar Splash.mp3

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Artist: Midnight Kids Song: Dreamers.mp3

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Artist: Long Walks on the Beach Song: I didn’t want to make out.mp3
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Ganglians :: My House

May 11th, 2010 : by :: Tags:
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Ganglians recently announced a European tour starting May 15th at The Great Escape Festival in Brighton, UK. The psychedelic reverb-pop group plans to head back into the studio to work on their next album upon completion of the tour. Here’s a demo track off their upcoming album, a breezy acid-pop gem titled “My House”. Enjoy!

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Artist: Ganglians
Song: My House.mp3
Album: January Demos
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Wild Nothing :: Chinatown Video + Summer Holiday

May 10th, 2010 : by :: Tags: , , ,


Wild Nothing just screams summertime. And not just because the word is in one of his song titles. His (Jack Tatum) sound reminds me of sunny, spur-of-the-moment road trips and not having a care in the world. Here’s his new video for “Chinatown,” (from Gemini, out 5/25) with scenes from the 1969 short film “Clown” by Richard Balducci, along with “Summer Holiday” from his Summer Holiday – Vultures Like Lovers single. H.A.K.A.S. to you and yours! Cheers! Big ups to Darryl Leung for showing me this video through his blog.

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Artist: Wild Nothing Song: Summer Holiday.mp3 Album: Summer Holiday – Vultures Like Lovers single
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Electric Saturdays : 9 Lazy 9, King Kooba

May 8th, 2010 : by :: Tags: , ,

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Artist: 9 Lazy 9
Song: High Fashion.mp3
Album: Electric Lazyland

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Artist: King Kooba
Song: Live And Let Live.mp3
Album: The Groove
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The Real Tuesday Weld :: Bathtime in Clerkenwell (video)

May 7th, 2010 : by :: Tags:

To celebrate another semester of school behind me, and to the end of the cuckoo clock Nazis (at least for the next couple months) here’s The Real Tuesday Weld‘s awesome video for “Bathtime In Clerkenwell.”
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