Entries tagged with: The Indelicates
by Eddie Argos
Art Brut @ MHOW, June 2011 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Anyone who has listened to Art Brut knows that frontman Eddie Argos isn't just a musician, he's also a fan. A fan of comics, movies, television, milkshakes...and music. Eddie and the rest of the band laid low for most of 2012, after a busy 2011 with their most recent album, 'Brilliant! Tragic!' and subsequent touring. But we wanted to know what Eddie was listening to and his list is definitely NOT full of the usual suspects. Says Eddie:
I've been trying to think if I liked 10 albums this year. I think I did. Which is rare for me. However I can't be bothered to fact check and I have a shocking memory so some of my choices may be from the end of last year. So in no paticular order and written in real time with no forethought here is my hopefully top ten albums of the year...
by Bill Pearis
Union Hall is celebrating its 2nd Anniversary this month with a number of special shows including this week's sold-out Fleet Foxes show, Mia Riddle on Friday and the highly-underrated Wye Oak on Saturday. (If you haven't checked out Wye Oak's If Children, it's one of my favorite records of the year so far. Not groundbreaking or even fashionable, just great songs.) Union hall also has a Muxtape with a nice selection of the month's musical highlights and is well worth checking out.
Not part of the Second Anniversary festivities per se, but if you're not worn out from celebrating America all weekend tonight (July 6) at Union Hall is Norwegian artist Sissy Wish who, despite the overly twee name, makes some really catchy electro-ish pop. Her 2007 album, Beauties Never Die, was nominated for a Norwegian Grammy and is not that far off from what Lykke Li does and can be found on eMusic if you have an account. I caught a bit of one of her SXSW performances and though it was a bit laptop-y, she was still pretty fun. Maybe for this short East Coast tour (including the Knitting Factory on Tuesday) she'll have more of a band? All dates are at the end of this post. Also on tonight's Union Hall bill are Toronto's The Coast who make anthemic vaguely anglo-inspired pop that doesn't easily fit in with any of their Canadian brethren at the moment (maybe Wolf Parade... a bit) -- which is a good thing if you ask me. Opening are Fresh Air Kids who are made up of former members of The Isles and Arbor Day.
MORE UK BANDS IN NYC BECAUSE OF SXSW
March 07 - The Indelicates @ Don Hill's
March 08 - School of Language @ Cake Shop
March 10 - South @ Pianos
March 11 - South @ Pianos
March 11 - The Pigeon Detectives & Emmy The Great @ Bowery Ballroom
March 11 - Dan Le Sac Vs. Scroobius Pip @ Mercury Lounge
Check out a post at Sound Bites for tons more info.