singles or tracks off upcoming or recently released albums
The Soft White Sixties are at the Echo on Thursday
Go find Bowie and jam
1000 Palms – Surfer Blood – I actively disliked their last album but this is more like it, indie mood pop with hooks aplenty and sweet sounds all over the place. The giveaway is the yelp on “Island” but all of this gets through and how. A major reboot for a band who really impressed me the only time I saw em live. ALBUM OF THE WEEK – B+
Sunday lineup included Steve Aoki, The Flaming Lips, Edward Sharpe and Magnetic Zeros, Deap Vally, Sleigh Bells, Cults, the Black and the White, Surfer Blood, Tennis System and I managed to see most of them. However, once on the field, I realized the organizers had made another big mistake beside not checking the weather, it was Oscars weekend!!
First, they were playing their most nonchalant songs, which did not prevent people to start crowd surfing right away, then frontman John Paul Pitts said they were going up a notch, and suddenly they were playing much faster with people going crazy along the very good and sunny harmonies of ‘Miranda’