Check out Capgun Coup’s amazing new video for “Computer Screens and TVs”, directed by band member Sam Martin’s younger brother Harrison. The song is from the band’s latest album, Maudlin, which is in stores now.
Let’s start with some A Weather and some of the folks that have been shining the light, including Neu Magazine, Pitchfork, The Fire Note, Atlas and the Anchor, Popheadwound, Triangle Music, Aversion, Zap Town, Clicky Clicky, and Consequence of Sound. More A Weather? Try this interview with Sarah at My iPod Thumb is Sore and check out her FREE solo EP at the Team Love Library. A Weather on tour? Try this or that. What about Simon Joyner on tour? His house-party tour kicks off soon. More information can be found here. Check out this Jason Boesel interview over at I’m Boy Crazy or how about some recent photos from Jason’s show at the Troubadour in Los Angeles? Finally, how great is this video?
A Weather’s new album Everyday Balloons is out and has already received warm praise from My ipod Thumb Is Sore, Atlas and the Anchor, Indie Rock Cafe, and Clicky Clicky. The local press has caught the fever as well with reports coming in from the Portland Mercury and the Willamette Week. A Weather are going to embark on their first US tour this spring, so check the dates here and don’t miss this rare chance to see the band. The Berg Sans Nipple got some love from Fabric this week. Keep your eyes on this site for more BSN news soon. Local favorites and TL’s newest family members, Midnight Masses recently wrapped up a residency at Union Hall and NYC Taper caught the night. KEXP is on it, and check out their video over at the Tripwire. Simon Joyner is headed out on the road for a series of house shows. Check the dates here. We promise these will be once in a life-time events so check it out. Hey London folks, Joker’s Daughter has two shows coming up at the Barfly and The Monarch, dates and info here. Theoretical Music has also written up a few thoughts on JD’s debut, The Last Laugh. Finally, a few chances to see the Felice Brothers this summer here.
A Weather’s sophomore album, Everyday Balloons, arrives in stores today! Called “intimate and atmospheric” and “breathy lullabies” by Alternative Press, the album expands upon the understated, hushed beauty and depth of the Portland, OR, band’s 2008 debut, Cove, with more electric guitar-driven songs. A Weather has gained a reputation as a gem of the northwestern city’s thriving music scene, and Everyday Balloons is already earning serious praise in the local press again: the Portland Mercury’s End Hits blog recently glowed, “…the record is an absolute stunner, bound to be one of the finest albums you’ll hear all year.”
AOL Music’s Spinner premiered new album track “Third Of Life” yesterday as the blog’s ‘Free MP3 of the Day’ (download here). Spinner is also currently streaming Everyday Balloons in its entirety here. Early last month, MagnetMagazine.com premiered the first mp3 off the album, “Giant Stairs;” the song can also now be downloaded here.
A Weather will be hitting the road in April for a month-long tour, beginning April 10th with a hometown show at The Woods in Portland and wrapping up at the Jackpot in Lawrence, Kansas. Full itinerary is below.
A Weather tour dates:
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