Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Hoboken Rock City - Show #8 

Spoon, The Decemberists, Future Bible Heroes, Edwyn Collins, Stereo Total, Motel Creeps, Shake Appeal, Huma, Misty Roses, The Pillcrushers, The Bent Backed Tulips, and Permer rock & roll all nite...

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I Turn My Camera On - SPOON
Gimme Fiction, Merge, 2005
From the new album out May 10. In the meantime, download this track for free from the Merge site. Catch 'em live at the TLA in Philly on June 4 and Webster Hall in NYC June 8 and 9.

The Sporting Life - THE DECEMBERISTS
Picaresque, Kill Rock Stars, 2005
Thanks to Jay at Late Night Sounds for clueing me in to the fact that Petra Haden (featured on last week's show) recently joined this band. I'd missed that news. The Decemberists play Irving Plaza on May 4 and the TLA May 5.

You're Too Rich, Go-Kart, 1996
Awesome rock & roll from a band that helped spawn Hoboken's own True Love.



I Can't Sleep In Silence - HUMA
unreleased, no label, 2005
Stream this brand-new Huma tune on their Myspace page. See 'em live at The Loop Lounge in Passaic Park on Friday, April 29; The George Street Co-Op in New Brunswick on Saturday, April 30; and Brighton Bar in Long Branch on Sunday, May 8. If you haven't already, read my interview with them.

Leave Without A Sound - MOTEL CREEPS
unreleased, no label, 2005
Stream this brand-new Motel Creeps track on their site. They're playing live Friday, April 29 at the still-open Luna Lounge and Friday, May 20 at The Pussycat Lounge.

Looking Through..., eggBERT, 1996
Dramarama in everything but name...


Babystrich - STEREO TOTAL
Do The Bambi, Kill Rock Stars, 2005
More yummy pop fun from the German duo that's playing the Bowery on Wednesday, May 11.

I'm Lonely (And I Love It) - FUTURE BIBLE HEROES
I'm Lonely, Merge, 2000
A fine track from my favorite of Stephin Merritt's myriad bands.

Into The Sky (San Serac Mix) - MISTY ROSES
Komodo Dragons, Frog Man Jake, 2004
Remixed fun from the transcontinental hipsters who are touring the U.K. and Ireland in June. Check their site for dates.

Popgirl - PERMER
Summerdays Attract The Pain, Hidden Agenda, 2002
The male half of Swedish pop demigods Waltz For Debbie, from his criminally overlooked solo record.


Welcome To The World, Not Lame, 2004
New York power poppers play the aforementioned Pussycat Lounge on Friday, April 29. Yeah!

Make Me Feel Again (Highland Mix) - EDWYN COLLINS
Make Me Feel Again single, Setanta, 1995
Cool mix, different and probably superior to the already stellar version on the album Gorgeous George. Check edwyncollins.com for updates on Edwyn's health.


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See you next Wednesday for Show #9, #9, #9...

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