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Joe Pug on Daytrotter

Yesterday, Daytrotter posted their session with Joe Pug. Joe performed one track from his first ep, Nation of Heat, and three songs from his new album Messengers. My favorite line from the Daytrotter write-up is as follows, "It's like reaching for a cup of coffee, intent of enjoying a small and toasty sip, believing that you're going to have to take it slow or risk burning your tongue out of your mouth, only to find that the liquid in the cup has gone disgustingly cold in the span between sips." Joe Pug's music is filled with continual sense that live is out to get you, but he delivers with a warm and understanding of a veteran bar-hand after close.


Last Minute Plans: The Laureates @ The Hideout

Tonight at The Hideout, The Laureates celebrate the release of their third effort and EP entitled No Kontrol. The ep is released through Funambulist Recording Company and finds the band continuing on their enjoyable path of mixing classic rock sound with ‘90’s underground and surprisingly Brit Pop. It’s a fun mixture that sounds nostalgic and original at the same time. The band has been working together since 2005, and over the last four years have now released two eps and a well received full-length, There Are No More Gentlemen (2008). You can download the EP for free from the website Candy Dinner.

Joining The Laureates tonight will be Tiger Bones, The Runnies, and Only Children. The show starts at 9pm and tickets are $8.


Exclusive Offering

White Car are one of the more unique and exciting duo’s in town, and this month they released their debut self-titled 12” on Rainbow Body Records. They are celebrating the release of the ep on March 2nd at Danny’s Tavern (1451 W. Dickens) with DJs Beau Wanzer and Gatekeeper.


Tin Tin Can

Just when you think you are on top of the scene and have discovered everything there is to discover it takes a nice note from a reader to alert you that you have missed a band (or twenty). The band this fan recommended was Tin Tin Can. Where has this band been? Their sound is a mixture of the layered vocals and organic nature of Animal Collective and the storytelling and edge of Cracker. They have released two eps, the most recent being The Devil and the Mockingbird released August 2009. Both eps can be downloaded for free from the band's website. Tin Tin Can are my favorite discovery this week, and I apologize for not taking notice sooner.

Tin Tin Can will be playing at Beat Kitchen with 100 Monkeys on March 5th.


The Non Affair

Tomorrow the sultry duo of Lauren Cheatham and Wade Alin (aka The Atomica Project) will celebrate the release of their latest album The Non Affair. This album finds the duo loosely clinging to their trip-hop roots but branching out to explore the organic elements of their music. They bring in everything from everything from the 1940's to the modern shoe-gaze genre. The Non Affair features 11 brand new tracks and 6 bonus tracks from the 2 digital/usb only EP's released. Alin is responsible for the sound structure and has really out done himself on this one. If you have followed his career you may know that his has always been searching for that perfect balance between the electronic and the organic. On this album, based entirely on a misperception of intimacy, it seems as through he has finally found it. You can stream the entire album here, but this is an album you will want to purchase.

The Atomica Project will be performing at Metro tomorrow night (Feb. 26th) with theMDR, The Rosen Association, and Sarah Katheryn. The show starts at 9:00pm and tickets are $9.


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