Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Grooms On Tour Across this wide country

Yo America, come out to one of these fine dates listed on the right sidebar of this blog and rock to Grooms. We suggest choosing a date that corresponds to the show closest to you. Their new record Rejoicer is a smash! - just look what Tiny Mix Tapes had to say about DBA-005:

"Grooms, however, have chosen to bring into the future the foundational indie sounds that were arguably developed as a direct protest against the nihilism, hyper-individualism, and hyper-consumerism of 80s pop culture. It was the latter that early indie bands like Black Flag and Sonic Youth detested, for they knew that its apparent harmlessness was merely a cloak for political conservatism. These are the giants’ shoulders that Grooms have chosen to stand upon, and with Rejoicer they have done so excellently."

photo by Bryan Bruchman

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Top Jam of the Week - Pursesnatchers

If it weren't for guys like Bill over at I Rock Cleveland, little labels such as ourselves would get no love. Here's what he has to say about "Certain Famous Covered Bridges" by Pursesnatchers:
"It's always been my contention (And I'm sure others would concur), that the perfect three-to-four minute pop song doesn't need an explanation. One needn't study the lyrics, chart its chord progressions, or burrow into its back story. All the proof you need occurs during the first impression, the second the sound meets your ears.
Such is the case with "Certain Famous Covered Bridges," the latest single by the Brooklyn husband-wife duo of Doug Marvin (Dirty on Purpose, Black Acid, and Neckbeard Telecaster) andAnnie Hart (Au Revoir Simone), collectively known as Pursesnatchers. They freely admit to sounding a bit like Yo La Tengo, others may here the wistful tones of The Shins, and this track in particular, has a Built to Spill style break down near the end. And really, that's all you need to know. Point, click, and enjoy.