by Andrew Frisicano
DOWNLOAD: Light Pollution - Good Feelings (MP3)
As mentioned previously, Montreal dance-pop band Think About Life play Mercury Lounge tonight, two days after playing an early set at the WBAR-B-Q on Sunday. Tickets are still on sale for that. It's a late show. The early show at the same venue features Casiotone For The Painfully Alone.
Opening the late show are Chicago's Light Pollution, who play a kind of synthy post-rock and whose debut LP, Apparitions, comes out June 8th on Carpark Records. That album's first single, "Good Feelings," a mid-tempo jam with appegiated synths under cymbal crashes and mountain-top vocals, is above. Its video is below.
Light Pollution have a few more shows this week too. They play Glasslands on Friday with electronica-pop bands of varying degrees: Keepaway, Memoryhouse, Tanlines and Psychobuildings. Saturday Light Pollution was scheduled to play at the still-closed Market Hotel - according to the band's Myspace, that show has been moved to Under 100, the sometimes-open venue that hosted Erykah Badu about a month ago.
Tanlines recently received a video for their song "Reinfo" from a fan, in the form of a video love letter/tour of the East Village. The band writes: "This guy who does a blog called Pitchfork Reviews Reviews randomly emailed us this video that he made for a girl named Anna. We like it, so now it's our official video!"
That, and a Light Pollution video and tour dates are below...
Light Pollution "Good Feelings"
Tanlines - Reinfo
Light Pollution - 2010 Tour Dates
Apr 27 MERCURY LOUNGE w/ Think About Life NEW YORK, New York
Apr 28 BLACK CAT BACKSTAGE w/ The Willowz WASHINGTON DC, Washington DC
Apr 29 MIDNIGHT CAFE @ TUFTS w/ Memoryhouse MEDFORD, Massachusetts
Apr 30 GLASSLANDS w/ Keepaway, Memoryhouse, Tanlines BROOKLYN, New York
May 01 UNDER 100 w/ Memoryhouse NEW YORK, New York
May 02 OTTOBAR BALTIMORE, Maryland
May 03 TWISTED BRANCH TEA BAZAAR CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia
May 04 PILOT LIGHT KNOXVILLE, Tennessee
May 05 ZANZABAR (Free Show!) LOUISVILLE, Kentucky
Jun 04 LINCOLN HALL w/ The Life and Times + This Will Destroy YouCHICAGO, Illinois
Jun 18 THE CELLAR DOOR VISALIA, California $
Jun 19 AUDIE'S OLYMPIC FRESNO, California $
Jun 20 RICKSHAW SHOP SAN FRANCISCO, California $
Jun 21 DOUG FIR LOUNGE PORTLAND, Oregon $
Jun 22 917 MAIN VANCOUVER - BC $
Jun 23 THE VERA PROJECT SEATTLE, Washington $
Jun 25 BLANK CLUB SAN JOSE, California $
Jun 26 SPACELAND LOS ANGELES, California $
$ w/ A Place To Bury Strangers