Those ever-industrious Shins have a new live EP up and available in the iTunes store today! Recorded earlier this year at the tremendously famous Record Plant in Hollywood, CA (where Vanilla Fudge recorded, duh), the EP is available here. To the best of our collective knowledge (which is, admittedly, maybe not saying much…), these songs mark the recorded Shins debut of Eric Fruit Bats Johnson.
Here’s the track list:
1. Phantom Limb
3. So Says I
4. Girl Sailor
5. Turn on Me
Remember when we met CSS for the very first time? And then remember when Lovefoxxx and Ana stayed in Seattle for an extra week and came to the office every day as “interns” and made caprinas and we would watch Project Runways in the nap room (not me of course-I’m always hard at work)? I miss those days and those girls (you too Adriano + Eduardo). Come back to your USA home soon, please. xoxo
Jimmy Tamborello’s latest beep blippin masterpiece Dumb Luck is a wildride combo. of noise, beats, clips and claps that soothe your ears into a wonderful trance. Take a listen to the title track and with any (dumb) luck you’ll love it. Dumb Luck
That’s right, this Monday! We’ve got too many fantastic submissions, and plus, I’m home sick today with some sort of sinus infection/virus combo, and I don’t trust my judgement on DayQuil. I am thusly extending the SUB POP BEST WORST BAND NAMES CONTEST deadline to midnight TONIGHT! Get your submissions in to press at subpop dot com.
Bikes to Rwanda is a Portland, OR-based organization whose mission is to:
…provide cargo bicycles to co-operative coffee farmers in Rwanda. The goal is to improve quality of life in these communities through a bike workshop and maintenance program that provides transportation resources for basic needs and enhances production of quality coffee.
And, sometime between 7:00 and 9:00 pm on April 24th, Sera Cahoone will be playing a benefit for Bikes to Rwanda, here in Seattle at the Ballard Verite Coffee / Cupcake Royale! Not only will you have the opportunity to see Sera play, but you can also learn more about how to help send bikes to Rwandan coffee farmers! And, eat cupcakes!