Posted in music | tour dates on February 14, 2013

by Andrew Sacher

DOWNLOAD: Happy Jawbone Family Band - "Now Everybody Rock Like You Got AIDS" (MP3)

Happy Jawbone Family Band - 'Tastes the Broom'
Tastes the Broom

Attention Vermont hippies living in Brooklyn! Blanche Blanche Blanche, who released the impressive Wink With Both Eyes in 2012, will be teaming up with fellow VT psych poppers Happy Jawbone Family Band, Ryan Power, and Son of Salami for a show in Brooklyn on March 17 at 285 Kent. Tickets for that all-around great bill are on sale now.

Blanche Blanche Blanche are set to follow Wink With Both Eyes with a new album, Wooden Ball, on March 5 via NNA Tapes. While Wink With Both Eyes saw the band interpreting '60s pop through a lens of chillwave similarly to Maria Minerva, the first single for their new album, "Rich Man," immediately shows they're on to new stuff. Sporting cleaner and larger production, the track hops manically from genre to genre in a Congratulations kind of way. You can stream that track below.

Happy Jawbone Family Band recently signed to Mexican Summer, and they're currently working on their first full length for the label, which they're doing with Jarvis Taverniere of Woods. But before we get that, the label released Tastes the Broom, a compilation of Happy Jawbone's pre-Mexican Summer material, and a great one at that. The group mixes psych pop and freak folk in a manner not unlike Akron/Family or early Animal Collective, and deliver it through a screen of lo-fi. You can download the album's opening track, "Now Everybody Rock Like You Got AIDS," above, or stream it at the bottom of this post.

Ryan Power released his debut full length, I Don't Want To Die, in 2012 via NNA Tapes, and he opts for smoother pop vibes than the rest of the bill, as you can hear by streaming the album's title track below.

Son of Salami is probably the quirkiest on the show, and he's planning his new album, Sontava Nights, for a release some time this year via Goaty Tapes. Our first taste of that album is the track "Baby Mayo," a captivating blend of VHS synths, cardboard drums, and singing-into-a-walkie-talkie vocals. You can listen to that one below too.

All streams below...


Blanche Blanche Blanche - "Rich Man"

Happy Jawbone Family Band - "Now Everybody Rock Like You Got AIDS"

Ryan Power - "I Don't Want to Die"

Son of Salami - "Baby Mayo"



Comments (28)

What stupid names for bands except for Ryan Powers (I assume that is his real name)!

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2013 1:40 PM

Yeah! 1:40, you got it! What's the name of your successful band, again?

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2013 1:41 PM

^HA HA Stupid comment! You think these bands are sucessful..wowza!

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2013 1:46 PM

1:41 is defending Son of Salami?

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2013 1:47 PM

1:41 which band are you a member of?
1) Son of Salami
2) Blanche Blanche Blanche
3) Happy Jawbone Family Band

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2013 1:50 PM

Some of my all time favorite bands have stupid names...doesn't mean I like them any less but I will admit their names are stupid.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2013 1:51 PM

hi, this is zach from blanche blanche blanche settling this controversy once and for all : we totally have a stupid name, maybe we should change it to "lens of chillwave" per the above, anyway come to the show if you want to see some well rehearsed bands play difficult music accurately & w/ energy , & see joey "son of salami" agresta's incredible intuitive technique in action !

Posted by zp | February 14, 2013 2:37 PM

1:41 here. successful troll was successful.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2013 2:57 PM

^ha ha nice way to backpedal buster!

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2013 2:58 PM

ok we are going to change our name since that guy doesn't like it. choices R:

1 chill chrome
2 chrome sands
3 d1v1ng b04rd
5 teen sweden
6 relaxation wolf

cast yr vote by commenting on this post w/ yr choice. votes will be tallied at MIDNIGHT let's do this y'all IT'S VALENTINE'S DAY

Posted by sarah from BBB | February 14, 2013 3:03 PM

Instead of Blanche Blanche Blanche how about...

Rose Rose Rose?
Dorthy Dorthy Dorthy?
Sophia Sophia Sophia?

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2013 3:09 PM

definitely #3

Posted by matt from nna tapes | February 14, 2013 3:57 PM

Diving Bored

Posted by zp | February 14, 2013 4:06 PM

teen sweden

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2013 5:32 PM


Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2013 6:07 PM

6:07 , they book us because you hate us so much ... we feed on your hate , and we churn it into music that pleases us ... don't ever think we haven't existed for ever

Posted by zp | February 14, 2013 6:52 PM

son of salami is the best man i've seen in my existence

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2013 8:02 PM

happy jawbone are great, good people in that band

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2013 11:29 PM

I like happy jawbone but I get turned off by toy pianos and xylophones. I say this respectfully as a member of their audience that likes to be challenged by material and performers. I'll keep coming back for more.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2013 12:13 AM

i love this band

Posted by Egypt radio | February 15, 2013 7:28 AM

i love this tracks

Posted by egypt radio | February 15, 2013 7:29 AM

humus comes from the earth; hummus comes from the heart

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2013 1:47 AM

yeah my name is stupid but i'm in too deep now to change it, oh well...

Posted by son of salami | February 22, 2013 12:19 PM

i heard that happy jawbone isn't even happy. and that they're zoophilists. and their tits are oddly shaped. WHAT A BUNCH OF GOONS! FUCK THEM! and they're lead singer looks like arnie from what's eating gilbert grape. what a DOUCHE DRAGON!

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2013 5:06 PM

i heard they don't even have jawbones like roger ebert!!!

Posted by ANONYMOUS | March 4, 2013 2:40 PM

baby mayo yes.

Posted by catering winnipeg | June 28, 2013 6:09 PM

YEEEEAAAH!!! You guys friggin' rock!!! Crazy beauty!!!

Posted by Rigsby | September 17, 2014 12:05 PM

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