Entries tagged with: Ted Leo and the Pharmacists

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by Bill Pearis

photo: SAVAK @ The Rock Shop (via the band)

SAVAK, the band featuring ex-Obits members Sohrab Habibion and Greg Simpson, are finishing up their debut album, which is titled Best of Luck in Future Endeavors and will be out later this year via Comedy Minus One. It's currently being mastered by Joe Lambert who did all the Obits records, as well as ones by Sharon Van Etten, The Antlers, Deerhunter and others.

While we wait for that, SAVAK recently recorded a live session for WFMU and the nine songs from that will air tonight on Evan "Funk" Davies show between 9 PM - midnight. (Update: listen to the show here.)One of those songs, "Sick of War," will be released in March as part of Unblinking Ear's singles series. In the very meantime, you can check out a cover of MDC's "I Remember" recorded live at The Bell House (and an off-season cover of Run DMC's "Christmas in Hollis," renamed "Christmas in Park Slope") below.

The band, which now includes James Canty (Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, The Make-Up, Nation of Ulysses) on keyboards and percussion, will be playing East Coast shows this weekend including Brooklyn's Union Pool on Friday (1/22). That show also features Kerbivore and Thermite. Tickets at door.

SAVAK will also play Washington, DC's Songbyrd Music House on Saturday (details). Flyers for shows and song streams are below...

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by Andrew Sacher

photo by Eddie Austin

Philly's Hound is the band fronted by artist Perry Shall (who's designed album covers for JEFF the Brotherhood and Diarrhea Planet) and he's backed by the impressive rhythm section of Ted Leo + the Pharmacists' Chris Wilson and None More Black's Colin McGinniss. Together, they make '70s-style hard rock filtered through a garage punk lens, as you can hear on their new single "Little One." The track will appear on their upcoming LP, Out of Time, due 11/28 via SRA Records (pre-order) and it debuts in this post. You can listen below.

The band will celebrate the LP with a release show in their hometown on November 7 at Boot & Saddle. It's an SRA Records showcase and is also a release show for Psychic Teens' new 7", plus includes '80s-era Philly hardcore vets Flag of Democracy and Spectrum Disorder (aka Autistic Behavior).

Song stream below...

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photos by Chris Graham and Rae Graham

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah/Feist
Sasquatch Festival 2012 - Day 4
Sasquatch Festival 2012 - Day 4

Before the release of their 2011 album, "Hysterical," Clap Your Hands Say Yeah had been inactive for three years, but they were as lively as ever on Monday afternoon. Blowing through tracks from all three of their albums, Alec Ounsworth and company charged through a set full of guitar-based indie rock that catered heavily towards their fans. But judging by the crowd's response, even those who were unfamiliar with the band were enticed. After playing Sasquatch! 2006 on a much smaller stage, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah's triumphant set had the crowd, well, clapping their hands and saying "yeah!"
Gorge, WA festival Sasquatch wrapped up on May 27 with sets from Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Feist, Beck, Spiritualized, SBTRKT, Shabazz Palaces, Ted Leo, Cass McCombs, Damien Jurado, Cloud Cult and more.

Mogwai (who have upcoming shows with Balam Acab) were supposed to play that day but they cancelled last minute and were replaced by Deer Tick who came on to play a set of covers.

Pictures of Day 1 are HERE, Day 2 are HERE and HERE, Day 3 are HERE, and more from Day 4 below...

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"Following last year's 10th anniversary, which crushed previous attendance records and set a new mark for the speed with which tickets sold out, the Sasquatch! Music Festival unveils its 2012 lineup which once again features 4 days of music. The festival, hailed as "a model of well-paced programming...in a four-day schedule as efficient and natural feeling as an expertly built algorithm" by NPR Music while Wired notes, "leave the landscape out of it and Sasquatch! has a lineup to kill for," runs May 25-28 (Memorial Day Weekend) at The Gorge, the internationally acclaimed concert venue carved in the basalt cliffs high above the Columbia River Gorge in Quincy, WA."
The Sasquatch! Music Festival takes place, as usual, at the Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Washington over Memorial Day weekend (May 25-28). And this year's lineup is:

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