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Band of Horses @ Town Hall - 2/28/14
Band of Horses
Band of Horses

Seattle folk rockers Band of Horses put out an acoustic live album earlier this month, which was recorded in 2013, and they've been celebrating with more acoustic shows this year. One of those was in NYC at Town Hall this past Friday (2/28), which began with Ben Bridwell coming on stage solo, and eventually joined by the rest of his band members. Sera Cahoone opened, and pictures of both artists are in this post.

They continue (including one of BoH's setlist), with a video, below...

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DOWNLOAD: Sera Cahoon - Deer Creek Canyon (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Sera Cahoon - Naked (MP3)

Sera Cahoone

Sera Cahoone is currently on the road supporting Deer Creek Canyon, her third album which was released on Sub Pop back in September. You can download a couple MP3s from that record above and stream the whole thing below (via Rdio). She played Maxwell's a couple days ago and will play NYC at Knitting Factory on December 13 which is the finale of her tour. Tickets are still available.

The Knit show is two days after her old Carissa's Weird bandmate Ben Bridwell rolls through town with his current outfit Band of Horses (whose opener is Grandaddy frontman Jason Lyttle). Tour dates are listed below, along with that Sera Cahoone album stream.

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The 2012 music lineup was announced today for Bumbershoot: Seattle's Music & Arts Festival, which is produced by non-profit arts organization One Reel and takes place over Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1-3, at Seattle Center. The 42-year-old urban festival stands on top nationally in its variety as it showcases both familiar and up-and-coming regional and national talent in many musical genres, as well as in comedy, theater, literary and visual arts, dance, film and children's programming.

Bumbershoot's Mainstage in KeyArena will feature two multi-act performances each day. Artists scheduled to perform there include groundbreaking alternative rock band Jane's Addiction, jazz legend Tony Bennett, electronic phenom Skrillex, a hip hop double bill with Mac Miller and Big Sean, M83, and AWOLNATION among others. Additional Mainstage acts will be announced in coming weeks.

Tickets are all-inclusive. All festival offerings, including Mainstage admission on a first-come, first-served basis (no separate pass required), and late-night electronic music curated by Decibel Festival for Bumbershoot After Dark, are included in the price of a single-day or 3-day ticket
The complete Bumbershoot 2012 lineup below...

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DOWNLOAD: Carissa's Wierd - Fluorescent Lights (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Carissa's Wierd - Die (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Carissa's Wierd - Sofisticated Fuck Princess Please Leave Me Alone
DOWNLOAD: Carissa's Wierd - A Loose Hair Falls Into a Glass of Water Without Ice
DOWNLOAD: Carissa's Wierd - The Color That Your Eyes Changed With the Color of Your Hair (MP3)

Sera Cahoone

Sera Cahoone is currently on the road supporting Sea Wolf (who is playing solo acoustic this time around). That tour, which also includes singer-songwriter Patrick Park, hits Mercury Lounge in NYC (with Golden Bloom) on Sunday (tickets) and Knitting Factory in Brooklyn the next day (tickets). All dates are below.

Sera isn't out promoting anything really, but she is involved in some new records, sort of, and those are the Carissa's Wierd reissues that are coming soon (October 12th to be exact) from Sub Pop-related label Hardly Art. Pre-order all that stuff, and get a taste (if you're not already familiar) via the five free MP3's on the top of this post.

And though Sera isn't signed to Hardly Art (she's on Sub Pop), La Sera is! (sorry)

Going to the shows? Look out for a new Sea Wolf 7"...

...Also, my label will be releasing a 7" vinyl-and-digital-only single for 'Turn the Dirt Over' (from White Water, White Bloom), which will be available during the tour. The 7" single will include a remix by Broken Social Scene's Brendan Canning, and the digital version (which you may purchase on it's own, or will come free with the 7") will also contain an unreleased Sea Wolf track called: 'Where the Wind Blows'. -Sea Wolf
All dates below...

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The 39th annual Bumbershoot: Seattle's Music & Arts Festival, Presented by Samsung Mobile announces a small portion of the 2009 lineup. The 3-day urban event takes place Labor Day Weekend (September 5 - 7). The Festival stretches across the 74-acre Seattle Center, located beneath the city's iconic Space Needle, and programs 20 indoor and unique outdoor venues. This progressive Festival features a diverse array of arts including live music, comedy, theatre, dance, film, urban crafts, and literary and visual arts.
Modest Mouse, Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan (who also have a NYC show scheduled), MSTRKRFT (who are also playing All Points West) and No Age (who just played SXSW) are all part of the intitial announcement. $80 three-day passes are on sale now. Full artist list and more info below...

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Barack Rock
Barack Rock! continues to update its pro-Obama website with free music by bands like The Teenage Prayers, Bell, Sam Champion, Ra Ra Riot, Frank Bango, Clipd Beaks, Mobius Band, Tapes n Tapes, Sera Cahoone, Port O'Brien, Salt & Samovar, Bear Hands, Au Revoir Simone, Foreign Islands and many more.

Sera Cahoone @ Bowery Ballroom - June 2008 (by Dese'Rae L. Stage)
Sera Cahoone @ Bowery Ballroom

June 2008: Sera Cahoone & Grand Archives played some shows together.

July 28, 2008: Sera Cahoone plays Knitting Factory in NYC (tonight).

Aug 22, 2008: Grand Archives play the free show at South Street Seaport.

All tour dates below...

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DOWNLOAD: Grand Archives - Torn Blue Foam Couch (MP3)

Sera Cahoone @ Sub Pop SXSW 2008 (more by Ryan Muir)
Sera Cahoone

"How far will this thing go? And what the heck do we call it?

To answer the first question we need to look at the scene's origins. In the beginning, there were two bands.

The first is Carissa's Wierd, a Seattle "sadcore" band whose members included Sera Cahoone, Mat Brooke and Ben Bridwell. (Brooke and Bridwell went on to form Band of Horses, from which sprung Grand Archives). They were true originals, quiet, mournful and eerie; were briefly signed to Sub Pop; and were local favorites from the mid-'90s until their 2003 demise.

The second is Beachwood Sparks, a Los Angeles collective whose music was a clear and proud homage to the Byrds, Neil Young and Buffalo Springfield, the very same godfathers of the Moondoggies, Fleet Foxes and Grand Archives. Beachwood Sparks was also signed to Sub Pop, somewhere around 1999 until the band's dissolution in 2002."
[The new Seattle sound is pretty, pastoral and mellow]

Grand Archives @ Sasquatch 2008 (more by Chris Graham)
Grand Archives
Grand Archives is an American indie rock band, formed in Seattle. The band, originally called Archives, is composed of several noted musicians from that city, led by Mat Brooke, former guitarist and vocalist for Carissa's Wierd and former guitarist for Band of Horses.

The band emerged, under their previous moniker, to little fanfare in March 2007.... [Wikipedia]

Grand Archives are on tour with Sera Cahoone. That's a lot of Carissa's Wierd. This Friday the 13th they'll be at Bowery Ballroom in NYC - part of a four band bill that also includes The M's and Centro-Matic. Then the next day you can catch both of them again at Union Hall in Brooklyn. All tour dates and some videos below....

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photos by Ryan Muir

DOWNLOAD: Sera Cahoone - Only As The Day Is Long (MP3)

Handsome Furs, SXSW 2008
Handsome Furs

The Sub Pop showcase was one of the greatest official lineups at SXSW this year (Friday, March 14, 2008).

Love As Laughter - 8pm
Sera Cahoone - 9pm
Grand Archives - 10pm
Kelley Stoltz - 11pm
Fleet Foxes - 12am
Blitzen Trapper - 1am

The Ruby Suns - 8:30pm
Pissed Jeans - 9:30pm
Handsome Furs - 10:30pm
The Helio Sequence - 11:30pm
No Age - 12:30am

Fleet Foxes and Blitzen Trapper are currently on tour together. The March 29th Bowery Ballroom show (which also has Ola Podrida on the bill) is still not sold out. Handsome Furs are opening for Spoon at Terminal 5, and playing Bowery Ballroom without Spoon even sooner. No Age have a Bowery Ballroom show coming up, and Pissed Jeans have one scheduled at Knitting Factory.

The Ruby Suns just played two NYC shows, and they're coming back soon with Foals (also on Sub Pop). All those dates and pictures of them from SXSW are HERE. The rest of the SXSW showcase photos are below....

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DOWNLOAD: Destroyer - Foam Hands (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Destroyer - Dark Leaves Form a Thread (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: She & Him - Why Do You Let Me Stay Here? (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Sera Cahoone - Only As The Day Is Long (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Fuck Buttons - Sweet Love For Planet Earth (MP3)

DestroyerAs befits the week after SXSW, many of the new music releases were featured at the music conference. I caught one of Destroyer's sets, and it was the musical highlight of my trip. The band's new disc Trouble in Dreams is another gem from the songwriting genius of Dan Bejar.

Of the remaining new releases, many are outstanding, but the surprisingly interesting M. Ward & Zooey Deschanel collaboration She & Him's Volume 1, DeVotchKa's A Mad and Faithful Telling, the Kills' Midnight Boom, and Sera Cahoone's Only as the Day Is Long are the ones I have been recommending most.

Interesting reissues this week include two Mogwai discs, EP + 6 (remastered) and Kicking a Dead Pig (remastered with bonus disc), but the reissues of the week belong to Mission of Burma. Matador Records (who always do reissues right) have remastered three MoB albums: Horrible Truth About Burma, Signals, Calls and Marches, Vs., and each features bonus discs filled with live tracks, demos, and rarities.

What new music are you picking up this week? Have I left anything off the list?

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