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Thursday
Aug042011

Live at Glasslands: Lands & Peoples

We've held on to this one for a while but now it's time to share. The last time we saw Lands & Peoples they were playing among old knick knacks, rusty horse goblets and one giant wind chime. Though there were no bronze sculptures of humans or gongs nearby on this go around, they treated the audience at Glasslands to some amazing new tunes.

One of those new songs, "Memo", was played for the very first time, and we were there to capture for all.

Enjoy the sights and sounds of Lands & Peoples under the sweaty blue clouds of Glasslands and keep your peepers open for their album "Pop Guilt" out in the next few months. Or look for us to remind you. You know we will.

Thursday
Jul212011

Sails Away, Sails Away, Sails Away.


If it pours when it rains, we're in a veritable waterfall of spectacular new shit coming from our couchy favorites. We'll dive into this at another time that isn't 9:12 on a coffeeless heatwave morning, but going off of Hooray For Earth's brand new video for the haunting, entrancing "Sails" which just premiered on NPR, we are in for some serious Grade A goodness around these parts.

Coming from a band who created the best music video of all time ever, this one's just as much of a completely mysterious must-watch-'til-the-end mindfuck, but in a whole new way. We knew we adored these fellas, but they're giving us serious reason to have "How Deep Is Your Love" stuck in our heads every time we think of them.

Which, now that I think about it, may not be such a good thing.

UPDATE: Eyugh, looks like NPR are being a bag of dicks about their embed policy. Click the photo, watch the video, etc. etc. amen.

Wednesday
Jul202011

A Handful Of Peeks.



Our homeboys ARMS have been on the couch a record-setting three times, meaning that we're so infatuated by this point, they could finger paint a drawing of red splotches and blue squiggles and we'd post it on here claiming brilliance.

Thankfully, the new trailer for upcoming album Summer Skills is a lot more artistically sound than an elementary school creations by way of goopy handcraft. In this first of three snippets, a businessman tackles the most awkward physical activity on the planet — running with a backpack.

Try that shit. It ain't easy. And he does a pretty bang-up job.

It's just a snippet, but give this humdinger a lookie-loo, and get just as anxious over having to wait to hear its soundtracked song "Fleeced" 'til the next one's released. Keep your pupils peeled to Arms' blog for the goods. We will be doing the same.

Tuesday
Jul192011

Live at Knitting Factory: Santah

If the bands we've had over for Couch Sessions could all be considered our lovers, Santah would far and away be our first crush. They've stayed with us, they've played with us, and most importantly, I visited my first KenTacoHut with one of their members.

(Fast food trifectas conquer all, obviously.)

So, when Donald sent me the footage he shot at their Knitting Factory show a few weeks back yours truly was sick for, like, fucking weeks and had to skip out I was completely blown away. For guys we've shouted with, snuggled with and danced like robots with, this video really captures them in such a professional lens. (It's a fancy camera lens and all, but..well, you know what I'm getting at.)

Give this one a lookyloo, and fall into their former session while you're swooning as well.

MP3
Santah - "Bat Suite (live at Knitting Factory)"
Santah - "Springfield (live at Knitting Factory)"
Santah - "North Coast (live at Knitting Factory)"
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Wednesday
Jul132011

Oh, Hello There.

Seasons greetings, bitches. Seems like those tushies haven't been plunking down in those cushions lately, right? Well, attentive young thangs, you're correct. Real jobs have gotten the best of us, and furniture playing funtimes have been moved under "things that need to get done to pay rent" and "four hours of sleep" in the to do list.

No sympathies here — we're happy, healthy, and so full of lunch it's not even funny — but we've neglected our music bunnies and are back for keeps. Keep your eyes, ears and other orifices open for updates from bands we love, and stay tuned for more sesharinos.

talk soon, m'ladies,

c + d

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