Entries tagged with: His Clancyness
A Classic Education singer Jonathan Clancy has turned his solo project, His Clancyness, into an actual band and their new album (recorded in Detroit), Vicious, will be released October 8 via FatCat. Where ACE are more on baroque side of things, His Clancyness fall into noisier indie rock territory, though Clancy's melodic ways are still front-and-center. You can check out the driving, boderline-manic "Zenith Diamond" and watch a teaser video for the LP in this post.
If you pre-order the album through Insound, you'll get a specially made fanzine that folds out into a poster and features contributions by Women, Okkervil River, Veronica Falls, The Fresh & Onlys, Sonny & The Sunsets, Tim Cohen, Cloud Nothings, and many others.
Videos and track stream below...
by Bill Pearis
San Francisco's Permanent Collection released their debut album, Newly Wed Nearly Dead, last August on Loglady Records. Frontman Jason Hendardy, who runs the label with Lauren loPrete, used to be in Young Prisms and there's more than a little shoegaze in PC's sound but is definitely poppier than Hendardy's old band. You can stream the whole thing below.
Permanent Collection are visiting NYC at the moment, playing Shea Stadium tonight (3/8) with Darlings, Field Mouse, and Honeydrum (info here, that's a good show!); and the previously-mentioned Cake Shop show on Saturday (3/9) with Italy's His Clancyness, Spires and former Get Him Eat Him frontman Matt LeMay.
Meanwhile, Cake Shop and Loglady will be in Austin next week for SXSW, co-presenting a showcase that happens Friday (3/15) at Trailerspace Records. Permanent Collection are playing, as are Part Time, California X, TV Ghost, Grandma's Boyfriend, Waxahatchee, and Dead Angle (ex-Tartans). It's a free show, all ages. More info here, and all Permanent Collection dates are listed, along with the Loglady/Cake Shop flyer, below.
by Bill Pearis
As mentioned, His Clancyness are visiting from Bologna, Italy, stopping in NYC to play Glasslands on Sunday (3/10) before heading to Austin for SXSW. That show also features LODRO, Tweens and Basement Batman and tickets are still available. The band (featuring Jonathan Clancy of A Classic Education) have added another show while here: Saturday (3/9) at Cake Shop with Spires, Permanenent Collection (ex Young Prisms), and onetime Get Him Eat Him frontman, Matt LeMay.
You can stream some His Clancyness tracks and peruse a list of all tour dates, including the band's SXSW schedule, below.
by Bill Pearis
Brooklyn trio LODRO describe their sound as "neo-noir punk" and there's a definite grimey, bluesy sleaze running across the three songs they've posted on their Soundcloud. All three members -- Lesley Hann (formerly of Friends), Jeremy Cox, Jigmae Baer -- are also in Royal Baths. You can stream those tracks below.
LODRO's show count is still in the single digits, only having played their first show last month but they are gigging around a lot and there are two shows lined up soon. They're on the bill for Beach Fossils' sold-out show this Sunday (3/3) at 285 Kent with Chris Cohen and Divorce Money; they've recently been added to His Clancyness' show at Glasslands on March 10 (tickets) that also features Tweens and Basement Batman; and Shea Stadium on March 23 with Black Marble, Beliefs, and Night Visions.
Jonathan Clancy in Detroit...
What started as solo home recordings from A Classic Education's Jonathan Clancy, His Clancyness has become a full band over the late couple years and have become as active as ACE. The band recently finished their new album in Detroit with producer Chris Koltay (Atlas Sound, Liars, Lotus Plaza) which should be out sometime in the near future.
His Clancyness are coming over from their Bologna, Italy home for SXSW and will be playing shows outside of Texas too. The only announced date so far is in NYC: March 10 at Glasslands. The rest of the lineup is still TBA but tickets are on sale now.
While we wait for the their new album, you can check out His Clancyness' cover of El Perro Del Mar's "I Can't Talk About It" which is streaming below...
by Bill Pearis
DOWNLOAD: A Classic Education - What My Life Could Have Been (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: His Clancyness - Mystify the Ocean (MP3)
A Classic Education @ Pianos - BV-CMJ 2009
In that post about all the Scandinavian bands hitting town this weekend I mentioned that Italy's A Classic Education will be playing with Casiokids, Spleen United and Banjo or Freakout at Pianos on Saturday night. They'll also play Bruar Falls on Sunday (3/14) with onetime Lucksmith Darren Hanlon (who's opening for Magnetic Fields at Town Hall tonight [3/11]); and then on Monday (3/15) at Cameo Gallery with Irish shoegazers Butterfly Explosion, Florida's Million Young, Philadelphia's Golden Ages and Brooklyn band Starring.
They're stopping in NYC to play some shows before, you guessed it, heading to Austin for SXSW. Their official showcase is Thursday, March 18 at Friends with Surf City, the Kissaway Trail and others.
To my ears, ACE sound somewhere between Built to Spill and Fanfarlo -- orchestral but never too grandiose or precious. SPIN picked them as one of the "50 Must-Hear Bands at SXSW" and you may have seen them when they played one of the Brooklyn Vegan day parties during last year's CMJ. You can download the band's most recent single, "What My Life Could Have Been," at the top of this post.
When not fronting A Classic Education, Canadian-born singer Jonathan Clancy records under the name His Clancyness which is more in the hissy, cassette loving world of Woodsist/Underwater Peoples/Captured Tracks. For those heading to Austin, he'll be doing one solo show during SXSW on Friday (3/19) at the Shake Some Action! party at the Karibu Etheopian Restaurant. For more info on the three-day unofficial event, check out the details at Weekly Tape Deck. It's a pretty killer lineup all around.
Flyers and tour dates are below...