Saturday, April 24, 2010
I just got this bands only release, a 5 song EP, and goddamn it is good! It kind of reminds me of a mix between Colossal, Pirouette, and Snowing, but from California. I stupidly Google'd "oatmeal dinosaur eggs" looking for information about the band before I was like "OH I SEE WHAT THEY DID THERE". Anyways, get this...it's good! Unfortunately, they are broken up, bummerrrrr.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
I've been holding off on posting this, but I recently got word that the re-release of this (with 2 extra songs and some of the songs have been recorded) is up for pre-order. And since the tape is sold out, I figured I might as well post this and tell everyone to buy the new album! This album is definitely my favorite Castevet stuff, so get it!
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Joie De Vivre have a new album titled "The North End" out May 1st and have it streaming in its entirety on their Myspace. This band is based in Chicago and share Empire Empire's Mineral worship (they also happen to be on their label, CYLS). Enjoy
Monday, April 5, 2010
While not being the most "twinkly"/"rad"/"whatever" band that will be posted here, I'm really digging this new EP. I liked their past bands (Matty Pop Chart, One Reason) and this band is really great. They can definitely noodle it up with the best of them (see intro tapping part to "Decider"), but don't try to cop the nu-emo sound and keep it super posi with some of the most "IT'S GOING TO BE OKAY!" lyrics I've heard. It's really hard to actually describe this band...male/female vocals where he sings higher than she does, lots of intricate guitar parts that leave me baffled as to how he plays that and sings at the same time, really upbeat "indie" sound that definitely takes some influences on their past "folk-punkish" bands, but not really at all. If you don't have their full length, "Into Lake Griffy" yet, then you better get on that. They have this EP for free download on their band camp website, so feel free to donate them a few bucks!