17 April 2007

Seven Seas

Merge Records has been busy lately. After releasing the epic, Neon Bible, from Arcade Fire, and signing Caribou for their next records they now move towards the swedes. The Shout Out Louds have just signed to Merge to release their second LP, Our Ill Wills (Can't help but think of the Beastie Boys). One fact that makes this release extra exciting is that it was Produced by fellow swede, Bjorn Yttling, of Peter, Bjorn, and John. The first single "Tonight I Have To Leave It" already reflects a little PB and J touch with the awesome and precise precussion. Something about this song reminds me of Ocean Rain period Echo and the Bunnymen, i think its the epic keyboard part. Anyways its a delightful song, and if the album follows the singles lead, then it will be a big step up from their last. Ch-Check it out.....

One more thing you should check out is local Atlanta artist, Hvatsun, also known as Allen Taylor. His unique style catches many eyes overflowing with simple water color brush strokes like the flow of ones dreams. He is even doing the next Chainestereo poster for the show coming up at Teahouse, so look out for those. Check him out the link is on my side bar under "Fellow Chairmen".

Lastly the Chainestereo EP has sold out again at Criminal Records so this makes me happy, and even more busy.

09 April 2007

Atlas Strategic

Ever held your breath for 4 months? I don't recommend it, i just did for far too long and just when my face started to turn blue i let go of that stale air. Its time to get back, and represent what deserves a gold star.

And for something noteworthy, take a look at this new video by Handsome Furs. Handsome Furs is yet ANOTHER side project from our wonderful boys up north, Wolf Parade. It consists of Guitarist, Vocalist Dan Boeckner and his fiancee Alexei Perry. They do quite the stunning job in the video for "Dumb Animals", the single to their debut album Plague Park due out May 22nd. The song is growing on me, but the video has me completely captivated. Give it a shot and tell me this isnt menacing and beautiful, especially Alexei in the end...