Sunday, October 27, 2013

Play New Rose Elinor Dougall EP Here!

It's always a good thing when Rose Elinor Dougall releases some new music. Every track on her debut solo album, 2010's Without Why, was a winner.

She's now set to drop an EP in November called Future Vanishes on You Records.

(Website or any other info on that label?)

Some of these tracks have been lurking on the web for quite some time -- "Poison Ivy", all Tracey Thorn-meets-Dusty, is something I heard nearly 20 months ago, for example -- but it's still worth sitting down and giving these tracks your full attention. "Future Vanishes" bears a hint of Stereolab but there's something more...English here, for lack of a better way to describe this music. If The Sundays had ever gone a tiny bit space-y it might have sounded like this lush piece of music.

Rose's management team has changed hands and the nice chap who got me the promo of her first solo CD has moved on to new projects.

So for now my dear Rose Fans, check out the lady's Facebook page or just check back in here with me.

I'm such a fan that I'm gonna post anything I hear or read about new music from Ms. Dougall.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

New Captain America: The Winter Soldier Trailer Rocks My Socks Off!

I am a big fan of the first Captain America (2011) film and you can read my immediate reaction here and my thoughts after watching it another 4 times here.

So it's an understatement to say that I'm jazzed by the thought of a new film coming out in 2014. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) will hit screens in April 2014 but the first trailer is here and I'm thrilled.

When I was 9 years old and running around my grandparents' backyard in the D.C. suburbs with a silver garbage can lid (like Chris Evans did in the first film) and playing "Captain America" and imagining that The Falcon was flying overhead it was probably 'cause I had just read an issue drawn by Jack Kirby (like the one below).

And I never ever imagined that there would come a day when there would be more than 1 Captain America film and that any would feature The Falcon, or be set in modern-day D.C.

No fanboy griping about the color of The Falcon's suit, or whatever wings are on Cap's helmet, or any of that stuff now.

Just play the trailer and enjoy.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Temples Announce November U.S. Tour So Here Are Some Of Their Trippy Videos

England's Temples are getting a lot of well-deserved hype these days and it's easy to see why. Spin any one of those 3 trippy videos and get with the program. These lads are making some odd mix of Moody Blues and Primal Scream that I really enjoy. There's a hint of House of Love here too, especially in "Colours to Life" and maybe the boys would cite Teardrop Explodes as an influence too?

You can find out all the details on the band's U.S. jaunt on their official Facebook page:

And check out the band's official website too:

Tour dates are:
Mon. Nov. 18 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
Tue. Nov. 19 Detroit, MI @ The Loving Touch
Wed. Nov. 20 Toronto, ON @ The Legendary Horseshoe Tavernm
Thu. Nov. 21 Montreal, PQ @ Le Petit Campus
Fri. Nov. 22 Allston, MA @ Great Scott
Sat. Nov. 23 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
Mon. Nov. 25 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Tue. Nov. 26 Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool
Wed. Nov. 27 Washington, DC @ DC9

Friday, October 18, 2013

New Video And Free MP3 From D.C.'s Dot Dash

I like to imagine that drummer Danny Ingram had a flashback to his time in Strange Boutique or Swervedriver and forced the other fellas in Dot Dash to do this postpunk stomper.

More "Spellbound" by Siouxsie and the Banshees than any Tommy Keene-inspired fuzzy powerpop, "A Light in the Distance" is proof that the lads have some Red Lorry Yellow Lorry records next to the Records...records in their collections.

One of the highlights from their recent Half-Remembered Dream, the lads in Dot Dash are playing a slew of gigs in the near future with new guitarist: Jim Spellman of Velocity Girl and Julie Ocean.

Find details of those gigs on the official Dot Dash Facebook page:

And you can download the track for free from this link.

A Light in The Distance from Dot Dash on Vimeo.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Sansyou And Tone Gig At DC9 On October 17

I posted about Sansyou back in January, and the band is set to release some new music soon.

However, in the meantime, here's news of a show with D.C.'s Tone at DC9 this Thursday.

Sansyou (David Nicholas, Matt McGarraghy, and Davis White -- Lorelei's drummer) will be bringing their expansive soundscapes to the club in support of Tone who've been doing this sort of thing for quite some time.

It should be a night of great music.

Details on the DC9 gig are here.

You can and should follow Sansyou on their Facebook page here and on their official website here.

You can follow Tone on their Facebook page here.

Here's some music from Tone:

And here's a fairly recent clip of Sansyou doing "When We Become Ghosts":