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Last Saturday La confidentiál played a roof top show in Bushwick. Despite some rain clouds, the skyline view was phenomenal. Video of that is below.
Despite the tired, American Apparel, barely legal porn aesthetic, we’re loving the new song and video by Battles. Kinda NSFW.
Shoegazers Tamaryn and Religious to Damn were at the newly ‘renovated’ Don Hill’s last night. Funny enough the place doesn’t look like it received a make over at all. It is now sporting a faux CBGB’s style. Tamaryn will also be at PS1 this Saturday for a free 4pm show. Religious to Damn can be caught next in Brooklyn at Union Pool on February 23.
Controlled Bleeding, alongside Syphilitic Lust and Occultation ripped a big fat hole in our collectively bleeding hearts at the Lit Lounge on Monday. Yes, it was Valentine’s Day. Yes, this and only this was the appropriate soundtrack to it. You missed it? Sucks to be you.
I’ve been loving the new Destroyer single, ‘Kaputt.’ How can you not love a song that blends Kenny G saxophone fills with a baseline reminiscent of the Twin Peaks theme. Um, well, I love it anyway.
Last Wednesday, while most of you crowded your ways onto packed trains and subjected yourself to unpleasant Homeland Security “enhanced” patdowns, the crew at Big Ass Lens spent the day soundchecking and chatting with Jose Gonzales and his longtime band, Junip. The result is this 5 1/2 minute profile of the band, which includes footage taken from our interview with Jose and Tobias, the soundcheck, and the last three songs of the set, which include two of the best tracks on their Fields LP, “Without You” and “Every Direction”. For more information on Junip, head over to the BAL website, where we also recently profiled killer guitarist Marnie Stern and Irish singer-songwriter Conor O’Brien of Villagers.
Tame Impala played the first of two sold out shows in Manhattan last night, and Big Ass Lens was there to watch them catch wreck. Check out a video from this show of their single, “Solitude is Bliss”, a polite and tightly packaged monster of a track which we captured in glorious BAL goodness. All the hallmarks of the band are present – roaming, reverb drenched vocals, sun splashed guitar, and a slyly shifting rhythmic section. And just to take a moment, what a rhythm section! Nick Allbrook’s seriously killer bass playing keeps the foundation upfront but frequently improvises lines over top, while Jay Watson stabs in and out with a crack and clatter reminiscient of Nick Mason. All of this is packaged with a great sense of pop songcraft perfect for those who like their Beatles passed through a ray of psych.
Tame Impala play again tonight, and while tickets have long since sold out, Bowery should be releasing a few tickets later in the evening (as they did yesterday around 9:30). If not, there’s always craigslist. For more on Tame Impala, visit Big Ass Lens.