Monday, April 30, 2012

7 Silly Questions w/ Wonder Villains!

Hailing from Derry, North Ireland, Wonder Villains are Eimear Coyle, Cheylene Murphy, Ryan McGroarty and Kieran Coyle. Though fresh out of high school, these remarkable youngsters make the kind of energetic synth pop most indie rock veterans go their whole lives wishing they could create. Wonder Villains brand of pop is so infectious and so joyous that I can't seem to stop myself from hitting the repeat button so I can hear it over and over and over again.

During the past year or so, Wonder Villains have won the NI Music awards 'Contenders' title, received play nationally on BBC Radio 1 (Daytime & Specialist), Radio 2, 6 Music, XFM, Q, Absolute Radio and they bagged their debut national TV performance on ESPN's Talk Of The Terrace show, played at SXSW, shared the bill with tons of great indie bands, and have arranged for multiple singles to be released in 2012. How they found time to answer our ridiculous questions is a complete mystery, but we are thrilled they did.

What's the most embarrassing band you loved as a kid?
Eimear: Well me and Cheylene were obviously massive Spice Girls fans but we still think they’re great!
Cheylene: Yeah, awesome!
Kieran: I’m pretty sure we had every Now! Compilation from about Now 40 through 50. Some great and embarrassing bands on there.
Eimear: Now 44 was the best!

What is the first record you bought?
Eimear: Ooh! This is a really good story!
Cheylene: Amazingly, me and Eimear both bought the same single as our first ever record even though we didn’t know each other at the time.
Eimear: It was Girls Aloud’s Sound of the Underground.
Ryan: Kiss – Love Gun. Still lethal!
Kieran: When I started playing in my first band I didn’t have one CD to my name so the guys took me out to buy one. I got Greenday’s International Superhits on their recommendation and loved it.

Unicorns...or Narwhals? Who would win in a fight?
Eimear: Well we thought about it a lot and we can’t decide.
Cheylene: We think narwhals would have the edge attacking from the water but unicorns have blood that keeps you alive.
Eimear: It’s a tough call. Probably the Narwhals you know. And Mr. Narwhal is great in Elf.

 What is the funniest thing that has happened to you on the road?
Eimear: The trailer story is bad. We were driving down to a big show in Dublin, which is about a 3 hour drive for us. When we got there we realized we left behind the keys to the trailer which had all our gear locked in it.
Kieran: We had hammers and axes and saws trying to get it opened.
Eimear: And running and shouting and screaming. But we did it!
Kieran: I’d say we were a pretty funny sight. Luckily it was on Dublin back street so I don’t think anyone saw the drama.

Who has the worst van etiquette?
Eimear: I don’t think we’re too bad in the van. We all live together at the minute and we’re much better behaved in the van than at home.
Cheylene: Because we have a driver keeping an eye on us!
Kieran: Although, we’ve only been on a few short tours so far. Maybe ask us again in a year’s time!

 Who is in heavy rotation on your iPod?
Eimear: It’s dangerous when I click on Weezer when I’m making a playlist. Every song makes the cut.
Cheylene: Same with me for Beyoncé!
Kieran: Ash
Ryan: To be honest, I’ve been listening to Chic flat-out. I don’t know what to think about that!

What is the worst argument over nothing that you got into with each other after being road weary and exhausted?
Eimear: There was that time Cheylene got really annoyed with me because she was really hungover in the van and I kept trying to film it for the podcast.
Cheylene: I stand by getting annoyed, you kept poking me!
Eimear: It would have made really good footage! haha

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Spiritualized - Hey Jane Video

So, Spiritualized certianly doesn't need my help getting word out about Sweet Heart, Sweet Light, but the Hey Jane video is so amazing, I couldn't not post it! Enjoy!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

7 Silly Questions w/ Evans The Death!

 Wonderful UK band Evans The Death's self-titled debut album is coming out Tuesday May, 1st on Slumberland Records (Fortuna Pop! in the UK). Named after the undertaker in Dylan Thomas's Under Milk Wood, Evans the Death comprise of Dan Moss (guitar, vocals), Katherine Whitaker (vocals, keys), Olly Moss (guitar), Rob Mitson (drums), and newest member Lan McCardle (bass) – original guitarist Matt Gill having left the band following the completion of the album. Truly, there have been few indie pop bands that have burst onto the scene with such beautiful, lush pop ferocity while somehow maintaining dignified and thoughtful lyrics. Tracks like Telling Lies, I'm So Unclean, and Wet Blanket really highlight their strengths while exposing absolutely zero weaknesses.

Evans the Death have been given extensive airtime on BBC Radio 1 and BBC 6Music, as well being made John Kennedy’s ‘Xposure Big One’ on XFM. An extensive UK tour earlier this year and constant gigging in London has helped to hone their performances into thrilling, energy-packed live shows. Why they agreed to answer our highly ridiculous questions is beyond us, we are just thankful they did!

What's the most embarrassing band you loved as a kid? 
Katherine: At 10 I was so obsessed with No Doubt that I spent a two week holiday pestering my parents to find me a pair of lime green/bright pink fishnet cut offs because Gwen Stefani had some, and at the end of the holiday I was literally banned by my parents from talking about Gwen Stefani ever, ever again in my house. Lan: I used to love Usher and had a huge crush on him. I had pretty much all of his albums. I'm really into Death Cab For Cutie right now, which is mortifying for most of the rest of the band, but I'm not ashamed of this at all. In fact I'm making them listen to it right now.
Dan: I used to love Mike Oldfield which isn't really a band but it got me through my pube years, Tubular Bells, Hergest Ridge and Ommadawn are saints to me, you dig?

What is the first record you bought? 
Dan: Genuinely the first record I bought was Different Class by Pulp. That is cool. I once wrote a letter to Jarvis, enclosed with a very intensive sketch of their album cover to 'His 'n' Hers', and I got a very polite letter back, saying 'are you not too young?'. I'm old enough now, Jarv.
Lan: I can't remember but I'm going to say it was a Destiny's Child album when there were still four of them. My favourite incarnation of Destiny's Child.
Katherine: Don't know, but I'm told I used to dance in circles round my living room when I was a toddler singing 'Hanga DJ hanga DJ', not quite understanding the Smiths lyrics at 4 years old.

Sasquatch...or Yeti? Who would win in a fight? 
Lan: I always thought they were the same. I'd say I'd win.
Dan: Yeti would win because it is slimier
Katherine: I am slimier, I would win.

What is the funniest thing that has happened to you on the road? 
Dan: Our old guitarist and very good friend Matt went on tour with us to Cardiff.
Katherine: He did a triple whammy of bad: he made a lady cry, he pissed on a grave (and got a bit arrested for it) and then he put coins in our hotel door key hole so we couldn't get in for bloody hours and I had my prom the next day. Matt, if you're out there, I will always love you.

Who has the worst van etiquette? 
Katherine: Me, I sick on everyone. No one likes it. Someone who remains anonymous forever picks, and eats bogeys from, their nose. On tour.
Dan: Bogeys on tour

Who is in heavy rotation on your iPod? 
Lan: I really like the new Lotus Plaza album, also I'm listening to Veronica Falls' album quite a lot. I'm really into Fantasy Rainbow right now, I bought his EPs a few weeks ago and they're already on my Top 25 Most Played on iTunes. Also Playlounge, who we've played with a couple of times, they're ace. I really like Joanna Gruesome as well, we're playing with them at Indietracks so I'm excited about that.
Dan: I usually listen to a load of bollocks.
Katherine: My ipod is broken but I listen mainly to Motown and also Rihanna, and I am being taught about music I should like by above members of my band. It's working, some of it's actually pretty good.

What is the worst argument over nothing that you got into with each other after being road weary and exhausted?
Katherine: We don't argue, we are awfully serene and wonderful with each other all the time. If anything you'd want to have an argument over how horribly well we all get on with each other, because we're a bit like this really beautiful, loving family.
Lan: I haven't been 'on the road' with ETD yet but I can pretty much verify that that's not true. At all.
 Katherine: Well, fuck off then Lan. Peace and love <3
Dan: We fight about who reigns supreme, but everyone knows.. right?

Viva Indie Rock Podcast #14

Podcast #14 is available for streaming online or downloading and listening at your leisure! Live broadcast radio shows are 9pm Thursdays (EST) on

1) Allo Darlin' Europe Still Young
2) The Eversons Summer Feeling Could It Ever Get Better?
3) Milk Maid Mostly No Do Right
4) Ramona Falls Prophet Brevony
5) KIDS KIDS Two Hearts Forever
6) White Woods Where Did You Go Where Did You Go
7) Beachwood Sparks The Tarnished Gold Forget the Song
8) Throw Me the Statue Creaturesque Hi-Fi Goon
9) Orcas Orcas Pallor Cedes
10) Husky Forever So History's Door
11) The Retractables Trashed Mysterious Man
12) Kishi Bashi 151a Manchester
13) Metric Live It Out Empty
14) Doldrums Doldrums V1 Egypt

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Take One Studio Performances - Andy the Doorbum

SixfootKitten and Shuffle Magazine have teamed up on a great new video series called Take One. Episode one features NC's own Andy the Doorbum. According to SixFootKitten's Jerod Jacobs, this will be an ongoing series highlighting some of the best musicians NC has to offer. Take One is amazingly well shot and the sound quality of the performances is incredible. We are really excited to see what/who they do next.

Monday, April 23, 2012

The Uncluded - Bats

The Uncluded is the unlikely pairing of Kimya Dawson and indie rap hero Aesop Rock. Bats was released on picture disk for Record Store Day over the weekend. Look for a full length album later this year.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Merge Records Helps Organize Concert To Defeat Amendment One

Merge Records is teaming up with the Haw River Ballroom, Cat's Cradle and others in opposition to North Carolina's Amendment One including the Coalition to Protect ALL North Carolina Families - to throw a Benefit Concert with Bob Mould, David Cross, Stuart McLamb of The Love Language, Tig Notaro, Amber Tamblyn and Superchunk (Acoustic Duo.) The concert will be held on May 6 at the Haw River Ballroom in Saxapahaw, NC. Limited tickets are available to this special seated event for a donation of $80 and a limited edition silk-screened poster of the event designed by Matthew Klimas is included in the ticket price.

On September 13th, the North Carolina Legislature proposed an amendment to the Constitution that would ban legal recognition for all unmarried couples, strip protections and benefits from families across our state, hurt our business climate and economic development and put our children in danger. We are proud to be a member of a coalition of groups, individuals and families dedicated to defeating this amendment at the polls on May 8 and protecting North Carolina from the harms it represents. For more information about the Coalition to Protect NC Families, visit their website.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Viva Indie Rock Podcast #13

Podcast #13 is available for streaming online or downloading and listening at your leisure! Live broadcast radio shows are 9pm Thursdays (EST) on

Track List:
1) Wonder Villains Zola 33
2) Alabama Shakes Boys & Girls On Your Way
3) Kalle Mattson Lives In Between Water Falls
4) Ed Schraders Music Beat Jazzmind Car
5) Kishi Bashi 151a Intro/Pathos, Pathos
6) Toro Y Moi June 2009 Best Around
7) Eux Autres Sun is Sunk Home Tonight
8) Drink To Me S Future Days
9) Part Time What Would You Say? 19
10) Echo Lake Wild Peace Even the Blind
11) King of Prussia Transmissions From the Grand Strand Your Graduating Hours
12) Pegase Without Reasons Without Reasons
13) Felix Oh Holy Molar Oh Thee 73
14) AU Both Lights Get Alive
15) Yukon Blonde Tiger Talk Oregon Shores
16) Horse Feathers Cynic's New Year Last Waltz
17) Club Feet Gold on Gold Die Yuppie Scum

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Eleanor Friedberger - I Won't Fall Apart on You Tonight Video & Tour Dates

Eleanor Friedberger is bringing her full band back out on the road in April with Merge labelmates Hospitality. Eleanor’s band on this tour is Matt Asti (MGMT), Andy Mcleod (White Magic), and John Eatherly (Be Your Own Pet & Turbo Fruits). Check out the new video for the great track I Won't Fall Apart on You Tonight from last summer's release Last Summer! Tour dates below!

Eleanor Friedberger on tour:
(all dates w/ Hospitality)
Apr 18 Brooklyn, NY – The Bell House
Apr 19 Washington, DC – Black Cat
Apr 20 Durham, NC – Casbah
Apr 21 Atlanta, GA – The Basement
Apr 23 Birmingham, AL – Work Play
Apr 24 New Orleans, LA – Circle Bar
Apr 26 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s
Apr 27 San Antonio, TX – Korova
Apr 28 Austin, TX – Frank
May 01 Chicago, IL – Schubas Tavern
May 02 Evanston, IL – SPACE
May 03 Ferndale, MI – Magic Bag
May 04 Toronto, ON – The Garrison
May 05 Montreal, QC – Il Motore
May 06 Allston, MA – Great Scott

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

King of Prussia - Transmissions From the Grand Strand

King of Prussia's long awaited self released second album Transmissions From the Grand Strand came out today. Rather than me telling you how fantastically beautiful their brand of indie pop is, take a look at the video for the track Oh Me or download their two free MP3s! This album is more than worth your time.

Download Oh Me MP3!
Download Your Graduating Hours MP3!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Horse Feathers - Where I'll Be Video!

Horse Feather's new album Cynic's New Year is out tomorrow on Kill Rock Stars. They premiered the video for Where I'll Be on IFC today! It's really a charmingly animated video for an equally fantastic song. Check it out!


April 17 Bell Tower Pullman, WA
April 18 Shakedown Bellingham, WA
April 19 Biltmore Vancouver, BC
April 20 The Barboza Seattle, WA
April 21 Aladdin Theater Portland, OR
April 24 7th St. Entry Minneapolis, MN
April 25 High Noon Saloon Madison, WI
April 26 Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL
April 27 The Ark Ann Arbor, MI
April 28 Founders Grand Rapids, MI
April 29 The Horseshoe Toronto, ON
May 1 Café Dekcuf Ottawa, ON
May 2 Il Motore Montreal, QC
May 3 Higher Ground Burlington, VT
May 4 Iron Horse Northampton, MA
May 5 Brighton Music Hall Boston, MA
May 6 The Met Providence, RI
May 7 Café Nine New Haven, CT
May 9 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
May 10 Johnny Brenda’s Philadelphia, PA
May 11 Black Cat Washington, DC
May 15 Local 506 Raleigh, NC
May 16 Grey Eagle Asheville, NC
May 17 The EARL Atlanta, GA
May 18 The Basement Nashville, TN
May 19 Cosmic Charlie’s Lexington, KY
May 20 Nelsonville Music Festival Nelsonville, OH
May 21 The Comet Cincinnati, OH
May 22 The Firehouse North Manchester, IN
May 23 The Bishop Bloomington, IN
May 24 The Firebird St. Louis, MO
May 26 Bluebird Theater Denver, CO
May 27 Low Spirits Albuquerque, NM
May 28 Crescent Ballroom Phoenix, AZ
May 30 The Casbah San Diego, CA
May 31 The Echo Los Angeles, CA
June 1 Crepe Place Santa Cruz, CA
June 2 The Independent San Francisco, CA
June 3 Origami Lounge Chico, CA

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Viva Indie Rock Podcast #12

Podcast #12 is available for streaming online or downloading and listening at your leisure! Live broadcast radio shows are 9pm Thursdays (EST) on

Track List:
1) Black Lips Sick of You Single Dance With You
2) Zulu Winter Language Silver Tongue
3) Yukon Blonde Tiger Talk Guns
4) Pains Of Being Pure At Heart Belong My Terrible Friend
5) The Memories The Memories Softly
6) Ravens & Chimes Holiday Life Clarissa Explains It All
7) Kishi Bashi 151a It All Began With A Burst
8) The Fresh and Onlys Stash Rituals Do What I Came To Do
9) King Tuff Wild Desire Hole In My Head
10) Los Campesinos Hold On Now Youngster Drop It Doe Eyes
11) Xiu Xiu Always Gul Mudin
12) Lacrosse Bandages For the Heart I See A Brightness
13) Young Hines Give Me My Change Don't Break My Fall
14) Zambri House of Baasa Icbys
15) Does It Offend You Yeah? You Have No Idea... Dawn of the Dead
16) Trampled By Turtles Stars & Satellites The Calm & the Crying Wind

Devin - Masochist Video!

Devin’s debut full-length album, Romancing, is out now on Frenchkiss Records. The video for the album’s first single Masochist. This song kicks some serious ass. There's been too much mid-tempo music in college radio for too long. Hopefully Devin will help light a fire under people's asses and we can put the rawk back into indie rock.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Moonface - Teary Eyes & Bloody Lips Video!

I have been pushing the new Moonface a lot recently! Thankfully they released a fantastic video for Teary Eyes & Bloody Lips! Take a look! Also, tour dates below!

Tour Dates:
05/11/12 Helsinki, FI - Korjaamo
05/14/12 Stockholm, SE - Lilla Hotelbaren
05/15/12 Oslo, NO - Mono
05/16/12 Bergen, NO - Kjott
05/18/12 Stavanger, NO - Grottene
05/19/12 Aarhus, DK - Pop Revo Festival
05/20/12 Goteberg, SE - Pustervik
05/21/12 Malmo, SE - Debaser
05/22/12 Hamburg, DE - Hafenklang
05/23/12 Berlin, DE - Kater Holzig
05/24/12 Krakow, PL - Green Zoo Festival
05/25/12 Leipzig, DE - NaTo
05/26/12 Utrecht, NL - Le Guess Who? Festival
05/27/12 Kortrijk, BE - Sinxen Festival
05/29/12 London, UK - Cargo
06/01/12 Dudingen, CH - Kilbi Festival

06/15/12 Pontiac, MI: Pike Room
06/16/12 Chicago, IL: Lincoln Hall
06/17/12 Iowa City, IA: The Mill
06/19/12 Minneapolis, MN: 7th St. Entry
06/20/12 Lawrence, KS: Jackpot
06/21/12 Dallas, TX: Club Dada
06/22/12 Austin, TX: Red 7
06/24/12 St. Louis, MO: Luminary Center for the Arts
06/26/12 Nashville, TN: 12th & Porter
06/27/12 Atlanta, GA: Earl
06/28/12 Chapel Hill, NC: Local 506
06/29/12 Baltimore, MD: Sonar
06/30/12 New York, NY: Bowery Ballroom
07/01/12 Cambridge, MA: TT the Bears

Kishi Bashi - Bright Whites Video

Great new video from Kishi Bashi for Bright Whites off their 151a album! There are over 50 common idioms that manifest themselves throughout the video. For example at 2:51 into the video is "Break a Leg". See if you can find the other idioms in the video and solve the riddle.

Fossil Collective - Let It Go Video

Charming video from UK band Fossil Collective! Their debut EP Let It Go comes out June 2012 on Dirty Hit records.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Exitmusic - Passage Video

Exitmusic's debut full-length album Passage will be released May 22 (May 21 in the UK)on Secretly Canadian. Catch them on tour this Spring with School of Seven Bells! Tour dates below!


04/06/12 Asheville, NC- Grey Eagle Tavern *
04/07/12 Atlanta, GA- The Earl *
04/08/12 Birmingham, AL- The Bottletree *
04/10/12 Baton Rouge, LA- Spanish Moon *
04/11/12 Houston, TX- Fitzgerald's *
04/13/12 Austin, TX- The Mohawk (outside) *
04/15/12 Kansas City, MO- The Riot Room *
04/16/12 Denver, CO- Larimer Lounge *
04/17/12 Salt Lake City, UT- Urban Lounge *
04/19/12 Los Angeles, CA- Echoplex *
04/20/12 San Francisco, CA- Rickshaw Stop *
04/22/12 Portland, OR- Doug Fir Lounge *
04/23/12 Seattle, WA- The Crocodile *
04/24/12 Vancouver, BC- Electric Owl *
04/27/12 Minneapolis, MN- Triple Rock Social Club *
04/28/12 Chicago, IL- Lincoln Hall *
04/29/12 Bloomington, IN- The Bishop *
04/30/12 Detroit, MI- Magic Stick *
05/05/12 New York, NY- LPR *

05/11/12 Haag, DK- Walk the Line Festival
05/12/12 Brighton, UK- The Great Escape Festival
05/14/12 Glasgow, UK- King Tuts #
05/15/12 Leeds, UK- Brudenell Social Club #
05/17/12 London, UK- Boston Arms #
05/20/12 Amsterdam, NL- Indiestad Fest @ Bitterzoet
05/21/12 Paris, FR- Divan Du Monde
05/23/12 London, UK- Electroworks

* = w/ School of Seven Bells
# = w/ Zulu Winter

Thursday, April 5, 2012

7 Silly Questions w/ Folklore!

Folklore is a mini-orchestra lead by veteran indie rocker Jimmy Hughes with musical roots in both Athens, GA and Philadelphia, PA. The band released two concept albums in 2007/08 and a new one in 2011 titled Home Church Road. Lyrically the songs are story based, but musically the band creates a landscape that is orchestrated in whichever direction the prose dictates using woodwinds, brass, strings, and more. Hughes may be best known for his work as guitarist for Elf Power and their collaboration with Vic Chesnutt during 2009's Dark Developments. An indie journeyman, Hughes has also been the driving force behind the fantastic band Boy's Star Library, and also performed with Bugs Eat Books and Masters of the Hemisphere. Currently, when not spending time with Folklore, he teaches music to children ages 1-5 at an arts-based preschool in downtown Philadelphia.

But we can't make Folklore all about Hughes. Without his cast of fantastic musicians, Folklore would not soar to such fantastic heights. This is really well illustrated in their coveted second Daytrotter Session! I caught up to the crew while they were preparing for their hectic April tour schedule. Thankfully, they agreed to take sometime out of their busy schedule to answer my highly dubious questions.

What's the most embarrassing band you loved as a kid?
David Specht: Mary Kate & Ashley Olson had an album called "Brother For Sale" and my sister had it and the songs were pretty good.
Jordan Burgis: Rod Stewart Unplugged was the only music I knew existed until I was almost 10.
Aaron Jollay: Live
Jason Henn: Probably Van Hagar
Jimmy Hughes: I agree with Aaron about the band Live. Also Red Hot Chili Peppers... they were one of the first concerts I saw and I loved them at the time... not so much anymore.

What is the first record you bought?
David Specht: Beach Boys "Endless Summer" all the hits - brought it in to show and tell in 1st grade.
Jordan Burgis: Genesis "Lamb Lies Down on Broadway". 15 years later, still haven't made it past side 1.
Aaron Jollay: Nevermind
Jon Croxton: I'm pretty sure it was either "Raising Hell" by Run DMC or "Licence To Ill" by the Beastie Boys. Whichever it was, My brothers and I had to play it really low so our parents couldnt hear it!
Jason Henn: The first Monkees album on cassette at the Richmond, Indiana, Target.
Jimmy Hughes: Huey Lewis And The News "Four". 2nd album was "Raising Hell" by Run DMC. They were definitely cassettes.

Unicorns vs. Narwhals? Who would win in a fight?
David Specht: Narwhals would win: It's a tooth instead of a horn so it's like a big molar! Chomp Chomp Chomp!
Jordan Burgis: Racoonicorns ftw. Duh!
Aaron Jollay: Always gonna be more narwhals than unicorns, eventually this unicorn will get its ass kicked
Jon Croxton: I'm gonna have to say a tie on this one. I mean, would the two even be able to fight? I picture them just both staring and bucking at each other, one in the water, one on the land. Neither with the balls to actually enter the others turf. I can also picture all the other creatures egging them on, but in the end, the master wizard breaks it up and tells everyone to get back to class.
Jason Henn: That depends on which Narwhal, the toothed whale or the submarine. Unicorn vs. whale: unicorn wins. Unicorn vs. submarine: tie.
Jimmy Hughes: Let's break it down... Unicorn is just a horse (nothing more) with a horn and it's imaginary. Narwhal is actually real and way weirder that the made up horse this. So if it's a freak-out battle (and not a physical fight) then I say Narwhal wins for being super-freaky and real on top of that. If they were both real then I think they wouldn't fight and they would be best friends.

What is the funniest thing that has happened to you on the road?
David Specht: Pizza every day? Not sure if that's even funny but i kind of love it!
Jordan Burgis: There was the time Jimmy picked up a hitchhiker who turned out to be a vampire...
Aaron Jollay: Not sure, mostly wild stories are from Dark Meat trips.
Jason Henn: It didn't really "happen" to us, but the most van fun ever was probably Jon Croxton iPod DJ'ing tracks by The Masta Cylindaz Feat. Lil Flip Scoldjah.
Jimmy Hughes: I pooted!

Who has the worst van etiquette?
David Specht: No comment!
Jordan Burgis: Depends on who has the buck call...
Aaron Jollay: Me (see above)
Jason Henn: Jon Croxton, hands down. That guy is a total dick.
Jimmy Hughes: Me, I pooted!

Who is in heavy rotation on your iPod?
David Specht: Beach Boys "Smile" sessions , Godley & Creme "L"
Jordan Burgis: Agincourt, Earles and Jensen, CCR
Aaron Jollay: Caetano Veloso, Hawkwind, Nerves
Jason Henn: Fleetwood Mac's "Tusk" all the way through at least once a day. Other than that, the new Jandek, White Life and Other Colors.
Jimmy Hughes: Creedence Clearwater Revival, Forest Fire, Nana Grizol "Ruth", Fleetwood Mac "Rumors", John Cale, Sebadoh, Buffalo Stance, Flaming Lips...

What is the worst argument over nothing that you got into with each
other after being road weary and exhausted?
David Specht: I don't remember!
Jordan Burgis: Who's going to buy the CD player shaped like a full size guitar, DAMMIT? (see attached picture)
Aaron Jollay: We never fight
Jason Henn: One time I slept with Scott Churchman's wife, Michelle, and he wrote a scathing song about it called "I Saw Her Again." Wait, I'm thinking of The Mamas and The Papas. On second thought, I don't remember any real Folklore arguments.
Jimmy Hughes: We really don't fight... it's true! I think that makes us the best band ever.

Click HERE for links to Free Folklore MP3s!

Folklore's April 2012 East Coast Tour Dates
4/6/12 - Asheville, NC @ Craggie Brewing Company
4/7/ 12 - Athens, GA @ The 40 Watt Club w/ Real Estate, Twerps
4/8/12 - Chapel Hill, NC @ The Cave w/ Clinton Johnson, Jphono1
4/9/12 - Arlington, VA @ The Galaxy Hut w/ TBA
4/27/12 - New Paltz, NY @ The New Paltz Town Library w/ Breakfast In Fur
4/28/12 - New York, NY @ The Cake Shop w/ Palomar, The Hairs
4/29/12 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie w/ Kind Of Like Spitting, Little Big League

Viva Indie Rock Podcast #11

Podcast #11 is available for streaming online or downloading and listening at your leisure! Live broadcast radio shows are 9pm Thursdays (EST) on

Track List:
1) Jaill Traps Waste a Lot of Things
2) Evans the Death Evans the Death Telling Lies
3) Win Win Ones & Zeros EP Ones & Zeros
4) Brainiac Internationale Go Freaks Go
5) A Place to Bury Strangers Worship You Are the One
6) Aqueduct I Solid Gold Growing Up With GNR
7) Ravens & Chimes Holiday Life The Parting Glass
8) Breton Other People's Problems Wood & Plastic
9) Easter Island Frightened? Hash
10) Yukon Blonde Tiger Talk Six Dead Tigers
11) Supernova Ages 3 & Up Oreo
12) AU Both Lights Old Friend
13) Cheers Elephant Like Wind Blows Fire Doin' It, Right
14) The Magic Ragged Gold Door to Door
15) Stars The Five Ghosts We Don't Want Your Body
16) All Tiny Creatures Harbors An Iris

The Magic - Door to Door MP3

Fantastic Canadian band The Magic are releasing their debut album Ragged Gold in June 2012 on Half Machine Records. Here's the first preview track Door To Door. If you follow the link through to Soundcloud, you can download the track for free! We expect good things from these guys!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Frankie Rose - Night Swim Video

As we reported a few weeks ago, Frankie Rose's Interstellar album is really tremendous. Here's another great video for the track Night Swim!