Saturday, May 29, 2010

Arrows new album teaser

ARROWS 'Try and Stay Upright' album teaser from Hobbledehoy Record Co on Vimeo.

Arrows Try and Stay Upright
LP / CD / Digital - coming soon

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Deer Friends summer tour help!

i feel super cheesy for doing this, but who caresss.
so my band, deer friends, is doing a late summer tour and need help booking some shows! here is what we have planned:

-----SUMMER 2K10 TOUR!!!-----
7/30 - New Brunswick, NJ - w/ TBA
7/31 - Boston, Mass - HELP! ***
8/1 - New Haven, CT - HELP! ***
8/2 - Philadelphia, PA - HELP! ***
8/3 - Wilkes-Barre, PA - HELP! ***
8/4 - Frostburg, MD w/ Perfect Future, Jon Felton, more
8/5 - Baltimore, MD/Washington DC - HELP! ***
8/6 - Richmond, VA - HELP! ***
8/7 - Baltimore, MD/Washington DC - HELP! ***
8/8 - Delaware - HELP! ***
8/12 - Piscataway, NJ - w/ Plesiosaurs + TBA
All dates/locations with a *** are tentative and we need help booking them.

we also just posted 3 new unmastered songs from our upcoming full length for everyone to hear! if you can help us at all, we'd be super grateful! you can either message us on myspace or email me at:


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Wavelets - Friends Followed By Actions

This is the brand new 4 song EP that they just finished 2 days ago or something. This EP stepped it up even more than their previous stuff and the songs seem way more thought out and more well written. Totally digging the gang vocals in "Diego Perez..." Plus, 3 guitarists?! Alright! They're also booking a small-ish tour of the east coast, help them out if you can! Specifically a Philly, NYC, NJ show that Deer Friends can hop on as well :]


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Duck. Little Brother, Duck!: Survival Is Not A Workout

I know, I's been a while. Luckily Scott has majorly picked up my slack and posted some really cool stuff lately. Yesterday on VLV someone posted this band and I am really majorly into their stuff right now. DLBD (come on dudes...) play music more akin to Faraquet than most of the stuff posted here. It's very easy for me to get bored by most math rock coming out these days but these guys really put a lot of effort on vocals in their songs, which really makes a difference with me. Very melodic and mathy, which usually don't go hand in hand.


Saturday, May 15, 2010

Mirror - Recollection

Japan's Mirror's brand new EP. 4 songs of amazingly good instrumental jams. You know the drill, I'm not going to get into it how good they are! I have no clue where to buy it from not-Japan, I'll leave that up to you!


Friday, May 14, 2010

Dilute - Grape Blueprints Pour Spinach Olive Grape

Someone sent me this album last night and it is nothing but straight late-90's twinkles the entire album. The songs are pretty repetitive, but it's one of the few albums where I like it because of that. It has very minimal vocals that are really low in the mix and it's a great album to fall asleep to! It kind of reminds me of Don Caballero, but if they were to just take one part of their song and play it for basically the entire time and then slow the drums down by 75% while keeping the guitars pretty fast and noodly. So basically I am saying download this now.


Monday, May 10, 2010

tooting my own horn

i (scott) have a new band. it's twinkly (shit). 3 dudes, we all sing, has some catchy parts, some twinkly parts, some cowbells...just all around k3wl stuff. we'll hopefully have a couple song ep out by father's day. hopefully.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Chalk Talk - Killing Spree

Chalk Talk is one of those bands that starts and really quickly get huge. They're definitely more jangly than twinkly, but they got some noodly riffs going on as well. All their lyrics are super goofy/tongue in cheek and seem more just a series of thoughts rather than some thought provoking lyrics, which works really well for them. I mean, who doesn't like a shout along part of "DO YOU LIKE PEANUT BUTTER OR NUTELLA"?! They just put up a new song on their myspace and it's really good. Apparently they have a 7" coming out soon and then later having a split 7" with Ape Up, who also rule hard. Chalk Talk are all really sweet gentlemen, so go see them and say hi. My bands (Deer Friends/Beer Friends) are playing with them on May 22nd, so if you live around where it's going on, go to it! Mostly to see them though...


Sunday, May 2, 2010

Little Kingdoms - The Willow EP

This is a band I've known about for a few years now and always just forgot to post it. Little Kingdoms are some really young dudes from PA who do the typical soft twinkly pretty stuff, but are unique because they change up their sound a bit. Sometimes it's really sparse acoustic parts and then you'll have a song like "F'in Rad" (which is the best song in the world, by the way) which uses different sounds for percussion like a door closing/opening and typing on a typewriter. You'll get it when you hear it! The vocals definitely remind me of older On The Might Of Princes when they did softer songs, which is cool. I guess they're making some new music because there's a really short sample clip on their myspace now. I can't wait to hear what else they come out with!