Rooftop Vigilantes, Aussie BBQ, post-SXSW, Crayon Fields, Oh No Ono, Love is All, YSPWSD & more in This Week in Indie
by Bill Pearis
DOWNLOAD: The Crayon Fields - All the Pleasures of the World (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Rooftop Vigilantes - Seth No Jump (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: You Say Party We Say Die - Laura Palmer's Prom (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Love Is All - Kungen (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Wave Pictures - Come on Daniel (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Oh No Ono - Internet Warrior (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Oh No Ono - Helplessly Young (MP3)
A Sunny Day in Glasgow @ BV/Anso 3/18 day party in Austin (by Tim Griffin)
I'm still somewhat recovering from SXSW, so while I am taking it easy, catching up on my DVR queue, hopefully you're all taking advantage of all the out-of-town bands who're blowing through New York after their visits to Austin -- there's no shortage of them this week.
Firstly, I've got a pair of tickets to give away to see A Sunny Day in Glasgow and Mahogany at the Bell House this Monday (3/29). Just email BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM with "A Sunny Day in Glasgow" as the subject and we'll pick a winner at random. It's a double dose of neo-shoegaze goodness. ASDIG have been touring constantly since last fall and have a new-ish EP, Nitetime Rainbows, as well as last year's great Ashes Grammar. Mahogany, meanwhile, are finally getting around to following up 2006's masterful Connectivity!, promising a new EP, single and album all this year. Hopefully we'll get a taste of the new songs on Monday. Also on the bill: Brooklyn's Pacific Theater.
While on the subject of the Bell House, tonight's (3/25) the big Aussie BBQ with 12 bands from Sydney, Melbourne and other cities I can't name off the top of my head: The Crayon Fields, The Chevelles, Love of Diagrams, Pets with Pets, Paul Dempsey, Sherlock's Daughter, Children Collide, Oh Mercy, City Riots,Beaches, Bliss N Eso, and The Goons of Doom.
The Crayon Fields are also playing Pianos on Friday (3/26). I saw them at Bruar Falls earlier in the week and thought they were fantastic, and can really pull off the lush, late '60s baroque pop sound of their new album, All the Pleasures of the World, in the live setting with an ace cover of Fred Neil's "Everybody's Talking" thrown in for good measure. Go see them. They're also selling vinyl of the new album for only ten bucks. Video from the Bruar Falls show is at the bottom of this post.
Before I get into more SXSW stragglers, I do need to remind you (and myself) that Lawrence Kansas' awesome Rooftop Vigilantes are in town. They played Shea Stadium last night and are
at Cake Shop Friday (3/26) and are playing somewhere in the area on Saturday too, still seemingly TBA.
UPDATE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, Rooftop Vigilantes have headed back to Kansas. No NYC shows Friday or Saturday unfortunately.
We'll let you know when that's figured out. Here's what I wrote last month:
These guys are up there with BOAT in in the shambly, anthemic, super-catchy school of indie rock -- and if this sounds a little tighter, more pointed than anything on their debut, there's a reason. The band trekked to Baltimore, MD to record the album with Jawbox/Burning Airlines' J. Robbins behind the boards, which seems like a perfect match with Rooftop Vigilantes' sound which has been described in the past as "a very drunk Fugazi."
To get a better idea of what Rooftop Vigilantes do, check out new track "Seth No Jump" from the J. Robbins sessions above. And they are seriously fun live. The Cake Shop show, brought to you by in-house labels Cape Shok and Daed Pizza, is with Philly's excellent duo Reading Rainbow, Mississippi's Flight and The Ansazis. This is a good show.
You Say Party We Say Die @ SXSW 2010 (More by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Vancouver's You Say Party! We Say Die! are in town for two shows, playing Knitting Factory tomorrow (3/26) and Pianos on Monday (3/29). Their latest album, XXXX, just came out in the States and is a pretty catchy slab of new wave synth rock, high on melodrama and chunky hooks. Check out "Laura Palmer's Prom" at the top of this post and the video for "There is XXXX (Within My Heart)" further down. I caught them last November at M for Montreal and was pretty impressed. Dominick also just caught them at SXSW.
Love is All
Love is All are are back with a swell new album, Two Thousand and Ten Injuries, that finds the band stretching their creative wings a bit, going out of their manic pop safety zone for their most varied record yet. There's still plenty of the shouty "bah bah bah" choruses you've come to expect. (The albumjust scored an 8.0 on Pitchfork.) Anyone that's seen them know that Love is All are one of the best times you're gonna have at a live show this side of Think About Life. Which you can see for yourself, as Love is All play Maxwell's on Saturday (3/27 with Crystal Stilts and Beachniks) and Knitting Factory on Sunday (3/28 with Beach Fossils and The Beets).
And just wondering, did anyone go see Love is All's saxophonist James Ausfahrt play Bruar Falls last night? Totally forgot it was happening.
The Wave Pictures @ Knitting Factory pre-SXSW (more by Chris La Putt)
Sunday night (3/28) The Wave Pictures are playing Mercury Lounge (tickets). Maybe you saw them last week at our pre-SXSW party at Knitting Factory (or at our Friday day party at Club DeVille)? If so you know how great they are. I wrote of that performance:
Next up were the Wave Pictures who I'm pretty sure charmed everyone in the room. Singer David Tattersal, in addition to being a hell of a songwriter and pretty fierce guitarist, is a very funny guy. His between-song stories were just as entertaining and the music. At one point he accidentally unplugged his guitar mid-solo, but he hilariously covered the gaff made for one of the more memorable moments of the evening.
Definitely go see them if you haven't yet, and look out for their double-pack CD of their last two UK albums, which will be their first-ever U.S. release, out April 27. There's video from one of their SXSW shows at the bottom of this post.
Oh No Ono recording a Daytrotter Session (On No Ono)
A few more SXSW stragglers of note. Oh No Ono, who played Mercury Lounge last night, open for VV Brown and Little Dragon tonight at Music Hall of Williamsburg. That's a pretty solid bill of foreign buzz bands. Sold out, but if you're going do get their early for Oh No Ono -- you've never seen anything quite like Oh No Ono. Unless you've seen them before, of course.
New Zealand's Surf City channel the ghosts of Flying Nun past, play Mercury Lounge on Friday (3/26) (and Maxwell's tonight - 3/25). I wasn't exactly blown away by their live show when they played during CMJ, but I really like their records. Maybe they've spent the last six month practicing.
That's it for this week. Videos and tour dates are below.
The Crayon Fields - "Mirroball" @ Bruar Falls 3.23.2010
The Crayon Fields - 2010 Tour Dates
Mar 24 Sycamore - Acoustic Show starts 9pm! Brooklyn, New York, New York
Mar 25 The Bell House Brooklyn, NY, New York
Mar 26 Pianos with Yawn + TBA Manhattan, New York, New York
Mar 28 Echo Curio W/ Guy Blackman + TBA Los Angeles, California
Apr 11 The Zoo W/ Mountain Goats (USA) Brisbane, Queensland
Apr 14 Corner Hotel W/ Mountain Goats (USA) Melbourne, Victoria
Apr 16 Fowlers Live W/ Mountain Goats (USA) Adelaide, South Australia
Apr 24 Northcote Social Club Melbourne, Victoria
A Sunny Day in Glasgow - 2010 Tour Dates
3/25 - Birmingham, AL - The Bottletree *
3/26 - Nashville, TN - The End *
3/27 - Charlotte, NC - Snug Harbor *
3/28 - Washington, DC - DC9
3/29 - Brooklyn, NY - Bell House
3/31 - Boston, MA - Great Scott
4/01 - Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie
4/02 - Toronto, ON - The Garrison
4/03 - Montreal, QC - The Green Room
* w/ Japandroids
You Say Party! We Say Die! - XXXX
You Say Party! We Say Die! - 2010 Tour Dates
Mar 26 - New York, NY - Knitting Factory?Mar 27 - Boston, MA - TT The Bears
Mar 29 - New York, NY - Pianos
Mar 30 - Detroit, MI - Pike Room
Mar 31 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
Apr 02 - Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern*
Apr 03 - Montreal, QC - La Sala Rossa*
Apr 05 - Sault Ste. Marie, ON - LopLops*
Apr 08 - Saskatoon, SK - Amigo's*
Apr 10 - Prince George, BC - University of Northern British Columbia*
Apr 16 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre*
Apr 26 - Offenbach, Germany -Hafen 2
Apr 28 - Oslo, Norway - Blå
Apr 29 - Stockholm, Sweden - Strange
Apr 30 - Malmö, Sweden - Debaser
May 02 - Berlin, Germany - Lido+
May 03 - Munich, Germany - Atomic Café+
May 04 - Prague, Czechoslovakia - Prague Club 007+
May 06 - Vienna, Austria - Arena (Small Room)+
May 07 - Zagreb, Croatia - Teatar Ltd+
May 08 - Pecs, Hungary - Euromania Festival
May 09 - Ravenna, Italy - Hani Bi+
May 11 - Zurich, Switzerland - Ziegel Oh Lac+
May 12 - Schaffhausen, Switzerland - TapTab+
May 13 - Luzern, Switzerland - Bar59+
May 14 - Paris, France - Flèche d'Or +
May 15 - Brighton, UK - Great Escape
May 17 - Cambridge, UK - Portland Arms+
May 18 - Leeds, UK - The Well+
May 19 - Liverpool, UK - Liverpool Sounds City @ Korova
May 20 - London, UK - Barfly+
May 23 - Cardiff, UK - Buffalo Bar+
May 24 - Bristol, UK - The Tunnels+
May 25 - Canterbury, UK - Farmhouse+
May 26 - York, UK - Barfly+
May 28 - Croydon, UK - The Clocktower+
May 29 - Nottingham, UK - Spanky Von Dykes+
May 30 - Birmingham, UK - The Flapper+
May 31 - Sheffield, UK - Spanky Von Dykes+
Jun 02 - Newcastle, UK - The Cluny
Jun 03 - Dundee, UK - Doghouse
Jun 04 - Glasgow, UK - Nice & Sleazy
Jun 05 - Dublin, Ireland - Academy2
Jun 09 - Manchester, UK - Sound Control
Jun 10 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
Jun 11 - Barcelona, Spain - Razzmatazz
* w/ Makeout Videotape
+ w/ Winter Gloves
Love Is All - 2010 Tour Dates
Mar 27 Maxwell's Hoboken, New Jersey
Mar 28 Knitting Factory Brooklyn, New York
Mar 29 The Rock and roll hotel Washington DC, Washington DC $
Mar 30 the Barbary Philadelphia, Pennsylvania $
Mar 31 The Middle East Boston, Massachusetts $
Apr 02 Il Motore Montreal, Quebec $
Apr 03 Horseshoe Tavern Toronto, Ontario $
Apr 04 Grog Shop Cleveland, Ohio
Apr 06 Empty Bottle Chicago, Illinois
Apr 07 The High Dive Champaign, Illinois $
Apr 09 The Turf Club St. Paul, Minnesota
Apr 14 TBA Seattle, Washington
Apr 15 WOW Hall Eugene, Oregon
Apr 16 Rickshaw Stop San Francisco, California
Apr 17 The Casbah San Diego, California
Apr 18 The Echo (Part time punks) Los Angeles, California
$ w/ Japandroids
The Wave Pictures - "My Kiss" at SXSW 2010
The Wave Pictures - "My Kiss" - SXSW 2010
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The Wave Pictures - 2010 Tour Dates
Mar 25 Drake Hotel Toronto
Mar 26 Monte's - St. George Hotel Kingston
Mar 27 Jupiter Room Montreal
Mar 28 Mercury Lounge Manhattan, New York
Apr 20 Bitte Milan
Apr 22 Mono Pescara
Apr 23 Bronson Ravenna
Apr 24 L'Eremo Club Molfetta
Apr 25 Zuni Ferrara
Aug 13 Summer Sundae Festival Leicester