This fest is gonna be killer! I made the flyer + learned some new stuff on Photoshop
Okay guys so you may know I love the band Teen Suicide. Caroline, a member of Teen Suicide, Julia Brown, and Infinity Crush, is apparently really sick. There are some hospital bills piling up, so some of her friends and band members are posting music downloads to raise money. Sam of Teen Suicide and Julia Brown has posted a solo album under the name Starry Cat. It’s up as “name your own price” on bandcamp. Sam recently wrote:
“any money paid or donated to it would go straight to caroline (via her paypal) to help pay for everything… if you want to grab it but can’t afford to donate, feel free. just share if you can since anything helps.”
Both of these downloads are super great! Listen to Starry Cat’s song Happiness and Cameron Boucher’s cover of Paper Dreams and I know you’ll wanna download and I know you won’t wanna do it for free.
I’ve recently become obsessed with yet another philly band. This one’s called Catnaps and they released a new EP in January. It’s a lot different from their more pop punk roots. They’ve taken a turn for the dream pop. Cherry Lips is as absolute masterpiece (with an absolutely silly video). If you’re more into straight pop punk listen to their 2012 EP Boys Drool. More into twee? True their first album, Why Do You Whisper. Shuteye is my favorite thing they’ve released so far, but to each his own.
4/5 @ fort warner (MA) w/ parasol, landline, boyfoot bear
4/6 @ the only place that ever felt like home (CT) w/ SHRINNIRS, POSTURE AND THE GRIZZLY, NIKOLAUS, SLEEK FOR THE LONG FLIGHT
4/7 @ tba (NYC)
4/20 @ the fire (PA) w/ bleached, hunters, omar
Great news! Count Your Lucky Stars Records have made all their Annabel releases free on their bandcamp in honor of the band being nominated by the most employees on the Alternative Press “100 Bands You Need To Know” list! They’ve also marked 20% off their releases on the CYLS webstore! Offer’s good until the end of March!
Earlier this month LA musician Rachel Levy (of Kiss Kiss Fantastic and Teen Porn) self-released her first solo effort, R.L. Kelly- Life’s a Bummer. I was alerted about it via Teen Suicide’s facebook page and I couldn’t pass up listening to something with such a great title. I immediately listened to it like six times in a row. It’s really sweet, sad, and heartwarming at the same time. The first song, You’re Not the Only Monster in Hell, is really pretty catchy. And the second song is an Aleg G. cover. It’s a killer EP. Enjoy!
Waxahatchee came by my radio show… Check it out!
Happy Valentine’s Day! It’s time for a new Sharp Corners mixtape! If you haven’t gotten anything for your crush yet just burn a copy of this and put it in their mailbox. All anyone in their right mind wants for Valentines day is a mix CD anyways. You have my permission to pretend you made this. All’s fair in love and war. What’s a little white lie on the most romantic day of the year?!?! … You might wanna remove the song “I Hate You”, but it is amazing so… yr call.
Download Sharp Corners Volume 3!
500 Channels – Choking Victim
Favreau – Kudrow
IV – Shoppers
Fall – 1905
Dukes Up – Modest Mouse
Curling – Speedy Ortiz
Getting Old (i hate you) – Places To Hide
Jumping Jacks – Omar
Toby’s Song – Billy Raygun
Still – joyride!
Bone Valley Deposit – The Besties
Seeing Double – Madeline
The British fuzz-pop band Tyrannosaurus Dead has a new EP coming out this May! They’ve released the first single from Pure // Apart on their bandcamp and though “Sadie” will always remind me of P.S. Eliot, their new song Sadie rocks my world. So catchy from beginning to end. The full EP will be out on Odd Box Records in May. You can see the album art and track names here.
Tyrannosaurus Dead’s earlier EP, Lemonade, is amazing so if Sadie leaves you wanting more you know what to do.