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Scottish garage-rock band PAWS will embark on a brief East Coast tour in June, which includes shows with Eternal Summers, We Were Promised Jetpacks and Fucked Up. The tour will also include a headlining show at the South Street Seaport in New York, June 14. Full tour dates listed below.
If you are an avid reader of this blog you’ll know that We Were Promised Jetpacks is an On the Couch favorite. We are jealous of those of you who will be in attendance for those shows.
PAWS released Cokefloat! last October and they are touring The States in support of the trio’s first LP release from FatCat Records. True to its name, Cokefloat! is, as the band puts it, “like a sugar high…with the sugar comedown.”
It is a shame that I didn’t come across the LP until now, but I am loving what I have heard so far. With most “sugar highs” you feel a little crummy on the come down, which is why the title to the track below is so fitting. Don’t let that stop you “Sore Tummy” is a wonderful sample of PAWS’ pulsating warm and fuzzy “noise”.
- We Were Promised Jetpacks add more U.S. shows, including Maxwell’s (updated dates) (brooklynvegan.com)
- Now Presenting: We Were Promised Jet Packs (onthecouchblog.com)
- We Were Promised Jetpacks: In The Pit of the Stomach Review (onthecouchblog.com)
GREAT NEWS EVERYONE!!! On Sept. 4, Cat Power, also known as Chan Marshall,will be releasing Sun, her first album of original material in six years. Marshall self-produced the album, which was recorded in her Malibu, Calif., studio, and performed all of its instrumental parts herself.
No Sleep Records is announcing that Aficionado will be releasing Empty on September 18th. The release will be available digitally as well as on limited edition vinyl 7”, which can be pre-ordered now at nosleepstore.com.
It’s good to get my hands on some new music, particularly music that is very difficult to categorize. Such as Other People’s Problems the first full length album from the English indie rock group Breton. I really dig it.
It’s a slow hot summer afternoon in August. The entire world seems to be on vacation, but not the staff here at On The Couch! Every so often though some big news can drop on those lazy summer afternoons. Today is one of those days. Mumford and Sons finally got around to releasing their single for their much-anticipated sophomore album Babel.
I received an email today to alert me that the Dum Dum Girls have released “Lord Knows”, the first single off their upcoming EP End of Daze. First of all I LOVE IT WHEN I GET GOOD EMAILS!!! It seems like email is usually spam or work these days, but this particular message offered me hope that electronic mail isn’t a nagging reminder that the outside world sucks.
Go ahead and mark down September 24th as the big day that Mumford & Sons big sophomore album, Babel, drops. There is still scant information on what the album is going to sound like or even if Mumford & Sons is going to be headed in a new direction. But I was able to find the official track listing for Babel:
This fall is turning out to be jammed packed with great new music releases. One my favorite bands, The xx, have their new album Coexist dropping on September 11th. The news keeps getting better. The xx have also released their new single “Angels.”
It has been a busy summer. I’ve been neglecting my constant search for new music. Every so often the search is made easy. The Killers have a new album dropping sometime in the fall. Its entitle Battleborn.
Good news everyone! One of my favorite bands, Stars, has a brand new album dropping September 4th entitled The North. These guys have been around for a while and they release a new album every couple of years. The North will be Stars’ sixth studio album. I gotta say I am freaking excited.