Tuesday, June 06, 2006
tell me the truth of your heart



If there is one thing I've learned from growing up as part of a generation that has been bombarded by advertisements like no other, it's that, like it or not, repetition works. So, I apologize if you're sick of hearing about this record, but it'll be the last time until I post some sort of 2006 retrospective (although, we're about halfway through the year, so that might be soon).

That's right folks, today is the day that the debut by Ladyhawk gets an official release. After you head down to your favourite local retailer to pick up their self-titled debut, today will be the first day you can sit in your backyard or walk down to the beach, and crank up the soundtrack to this summer. Doesn't that sound like a wonderful plan? Go ahead and do it right after work/school/waking up. Also, make sure you listen to it enough times, so when you go see them on Thursday night at the Red Room to give the boys a proper send off before a massive tour, you won't feel left out when everyone else is shouting along.

This is better than both Neil Young's new record and the Black Mountain record, but sounds like bits of both (minus the obvious Bush bashing part and the 100+ person choir).

download: Ladyhawk - the Dugout

Speaking of Ladyhawk, there's talk that they'll be playing an end of summer show down at the Columbia for the Kids.

While you're at the record store, I also recommend further lightening your wallet by picking up one of my other favourite records of this year: Camera Obscura's Let's Get Out Of This Country. This is better than the Neil Young record (and probably Black Mountain), too, but sounds nothing like it. It also sounds a lot less like Belle and Sebastian, and a lot more like what the Concretes record should have sounded like. The twee thing is a bit tired anyhow, I'm down with a little more blue-eyed soul.

download: Camera Obscura - Let's Get Out Of This Country

In show news, Fatlip (formerly of the Pharcyde) will be at Richard's on July 7th with Cadence Weapon. I know you're probably still bummed that Rollie's show with Islands got cancelled, but hit this up in the interim (it's only $12), and you'll be able to get your Islands fix in the fall (so, I hear).

The previously blogged MSTRKRFT/the Juan MacLean soiree on July 28th now has a venue. You'll be moving your body down at Shine.

Last, but not least, thanks to Dave (who emailed me) and the anonymous person in the comments of the last post, who both let me know that "June On The West Coast" was the song that Conor played solo during the encore of the Bright Eyes show last night. Dave takes some wonderful photos, that have been featured in such wonderful places as Adbusters and CBC Radio 3: check'em out.

now playing: Broken Social Scene - Pitter Patter Goes My Heart

2 Comments:

I'm giving away the Ladyhawk album this week, and you're right, it's awesome. As I said in the review...are you guys stealing musicians from the past or something? Black Mountain, Ladyhawk, Lions In The Street...as soon as Robert Plant and Mick Jagger have lookalikes hailing from Victoria, the jig will be up!

By Anonymous matthew, at 7:28 AM  

thank you for letting me know about this album. its excellent.

By Blogger Peter, at 9:20 PM  

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