Monday, February 13, 2006
baby baby make that sound

I was pleasantly surprised to read on the the Pfork that the Seconds are releasing a new album, Kratitude, on March 21st. Featuring the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Brian Chase and the Ex-Models' Zach Max (and rounded out by bassist Jennie Kwon), the band's debut, Y, was one of my favourite discoveries of 2002 (though it came out in 2001). Frenetic, jerky, noisy, and (forgive the term) "angular;" if you like to shake it, check out the mp3 below. Come to think of it, they sound, unsurprisingly, kinda like the Ex-Models crossed with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. And yes, that is a Madonna cover. Check out some more mp3s at the bands official site.

download: the Seconds - Burning Up

Seu Jorge is at the Centre for the Performing Arts on June 23rd. I don't watch a lot of movies, and people send me a lot of music, so I think I may be one of the few people who don't recognize him as "the guy who sang Bowie in Portuguese in Life Aquatic," and instead saw Life Aquatic for the first time (only recently) and commented to my ex-gf that "I swear I know that guy singing the Bowie in Portuguese from somewhere." Evidentally, I don't pay attention when people are telling me the backstory behind the music they send me, because I'm sure the Life Aquatic thing must've come up.

Michael Franti plays acoustic at the Commodore on April 2nd. The evening will also include a screening of his film, I Know I'm Not Alone, which chronicles his travels through Iraq, Israel, and Palestine.

The Book of Lists are at Pat's on February 24th. Guitarist Trevor Larson also has some of his art on display right now at the Helen Pitt Gallery.

Ladyhawk plays the art space at 156 W. Hastings on March 3rd. Apparently this its also the new home of Misanthropy. (thanks to Shea for the last two)

now playing: the Seconds - Dedicated

3 Comments:

Franz/Death Cab is at the Pacific Coliseum...wow.

By Anonymous Shea, at 3:17 PM  

jesus.

By Anonymous Sean, at 7:11 PM  

its billed as Death Cab/Franz...

but FF has to be headlining right?

By Blogger Quinn, at 1:48 AM  

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