No One Knows About Persian Cats

May 16th, 2010 : by :: Tags:

I recently saw the trailer for a movie called “No One Knows About Persian Cats”, and I couldn’t be more excited to see it. The film follows around two Iranian musicians (aka Take It Easy Hospital) who were just released from prison after being charged with playing rock music, and because one of the two is a female (both of which are banned in Iran). Apparently even traditional Persian music is banned if it’s played by a woman. The couple’s goal is to raise enough money to buy forged passports and visas so that they can flee the country and head to Europe where they can make music freely, and they plan on getting a full band together and putting on a farewell concert while they’re at it. The movie was released today in select theaters, and is available through IFC Films On Demand. Check out the official website to see if it is playing in your city.

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Electric Saturdays – Marumari :: Baby M

May 15th, 2010 : by :: Tags: , ,

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Artist: Marumari
Song: Baby M.mp3
Album: Supermogadon
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Bye Bye Blackbird – Pure

May 14th, 2010 : by :: Tags: ,
Pure Cover

I wanted to take a minute and post about Bye Bye Blackbird.  A dreamy electro pop outfit hailing from San Francisco.  Last week I was in a serious funk at work when I was lucky enough to stumble upon BBB’s single “Pure”.  The song really put me in a great mood with it’s beautiful vocals and trance-like melodies chiming away with every beat.  I hope you all love this track as much as I did.  Enjoy!

PS:  Check out BBB’s bandcamp page for EPs, covers, and singles for FREE.  Cheers!

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Song: Pure.mp3 Artist: Bye Bye Blackbird
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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:
Ganglians

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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