This Week's Recommended Shows
8/30 - White Arrows, Grouplove, Superhumanoids, Whispertown 2000 @ Spaceland (FREE)
8/30 - Fol Chen, Sister Crayon, Evan Voytas @ Echo (FREE)
8/31 - Pacific Hurt (formerly Aushua), Lesands, Mississippi Man, Neverever @ Troubadour
9/3 - JBM @ Hotel Cafe
9/3 - Stereo Total, Hawnay Troof, Kisses, Allister Izenberg @ Echoplex
9/4 - FYF Fest @ Los Angeles State Historic Park
9/4 - Pacific Festival (OC) @ Sutra (Costa Mesa)
This Week's Anticipated Release
Maximum Balloon - Maximum Balloon (Interscope)
New Bands of Note
Eternal Summers (Roanoke, Virginia) - http://www.myspace.com/eternalsummers - pretty full sound of short pop numbers for a duo ; full-length debut from Kanine in Sept. 28th.
Bravestation - (Toronto, Canada) - http://www.myspace.com/bravestation - Unsigned four-piece, very interesting sound. FREE EP available at Bandcamp
Miami Horror - (Australia) - http://www.myspace.com/miamihorror - I believe this is an unsigned band ; picking up where The Avalanches left off; very fun disco pop. They make their north american debut at the Pacific Festival in Costa Mesa and return again on Sept. 18th with Superhumanoids @ Central
Egyptian Hip Hop (Cairo AKA Manchester UK) - http://www.myspace.com/egyptianhiphop - Ratatat like sound ; very catchy, picked up by the taste-making label Moshi Moshi for a single but no deal in the states. 4-piece.
Oh Land (Denmark) - http://www.myspace.com/ohlandmusic - latest swede pop songstress to cross over to the states ; new album due out on Epic ; great Yuksek remix from RCRD LBL