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Noah and the Whale @ SD Woman's Club

Noah and the Whale caught our attention a couple years back with their sophomore release, Peaceful the World Lays Me Down, and the film that they released to accompany the album. Here's the trailer below, which features the song, "Blue Skies."

One thing that Noah and the Whale can never be accused of is having released the same album twice.  When trying to describe what this band sounds like, it is impossible to pinpoint an answer, seeing as with every album release everything about their music changes pretty dramatically.  The First Days of Spring is slow and melancholic, Peaceful the World Lays Me Down is happy with a child-like intensity, and their newest release, Last Night On Earth, is their most uplifting album to date, probably helped out by the synth they've thrown into the instrumentation to accompany the familiar acoustic guitar and violins. This new album feels like a solid blend between the first two, and a mixture of all three can be witnessed tomorrow night when they play the San Diego Woman's Club, located in Banker's Hill. Here's a live performance of "5 Years Time" to get you excited.

Posted By adam | 5/23/2011 | 10:55 AM | Add a Comment

So Many Wizards : Inner City

After catching So Many Wizards live at Dirty Gold's EP release show, we immediately started chatting with their lead singer Nima about getting them back down to San Diego. An opening slot for Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. and TV Girl seemed like the perfect fit. Have a listen to So Many Wizards brand new single "Inner City" below and their beautiful track "Nico" here. Tickets are on sale now for the June 2nd show at Casbah.

So Many Wizards - "Inner City"

Posted By zack | 5/16/2011 | 1:05 PM | Add a Comment

Cuckoo Chaos : Debut Single, US Tour

There are some local bands that you know won't be sticking around their home town for long. You're always excited to catch them live, and look forward to the day when you can tell your friends "I saw them at the most insane house party on New Years" or "That guy used to serve me drinks at Turf Club". Cuckoo Chaos is definitely one of those bands, and we're thrilled but also a little bit sad to see them go. With a debut 7" and EP forthcoming from Lefse Records, and Tom Windish of the Windish Agency signing them last month, expect Scott, Jackson, Jeremy, Dave and Garrett to be road warriors for the rest of this year.

For a proper send off, we booked Cuckoo Chaos at this Saturday's Beach To Brewery Fest at Karl Strauss. Cruise out for some delicious beer tasting and a stacked lineup of local favorites. If you're not in San Diego, Cuckoo's tour dates with Anna Calvi are listed below along with their debut single "Jesus Flag American Fish".

Cuckoo Chaos - "Jesus Flag American Fish"

May 14 - Karl Strauss Brewery - San Diego, CA
May 21 - Redlands University - Redlands, CA
May 25 - Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY
May 27 - El Mocambo - Toronto, ON
May 28 - Schubas Tavern - Chicago, IL
May 29 - Triple Rock Social Club - Minneapolis, MN
June 1 - The Crocodile - Seattle, WA
June 2 - Biltmore Cabaret - Vancouver, BC
June 3 - Branx - Portland, OR
June 5 - Cafe Du Nord - San Francisco, CA
June 7 - Troubadour - Los Angeles, CA

Band Photo by Anthony Levas. 7" Photo & Design by Dylan Ousley.

Posted By zack | 5/12/2011 | 11:02 PM | Add a Comment

MVM : Lord Huron

Los Angeles-based Lord Huron come to The Loft at UCSD this Wednesday. Check out the dark, snowy video for their epic ballad "The Stranger" below, and a few more tracks here.

Posted By zack | 5/9/2011 | 10:39 AM | Add a Comment

Little Deadman : New Record, May Shows

After a short break Little Deadman is back, touting a new 7 inch record and some solid upcoming shows. Single Screen Records will release their debut, featuring Shooting Seagulls and Fear Is Not The End. Check out the A Side below, and catch Little Deadman at one of the following events:

Saturday, May 14th - Karl Strauss Beach To Brewery Beer & Music Fest

Wednesday, May 18th - Little Deadman Listening Party @ El Take It Easy

Thursday, May 26th - Little Deadman's Record Release w/ Chairs Missing

Friday, May 27th - All ages in-store performance at M Theory Records


Posted By zack | 5/6/2011 | 5:37 PM | Add a Comment