If you need a pop fix, Stereogum provides you a download for newly-remixed track from Detroit native Alex Winston's Sister Wife EP...Starslinger cuts away the warm resonance of her acoustic guitar and accentuates the somewhat military-march of the original percussion, thereby giving it a surreal, as well as a spacey, vibe.
Exhibit A.) - The eclectically clacked and swooning pop of Here We Go Magic will bring their mix of sweet, spooky, altogether dreamy melodies to the Pike Room on May 10. The band seems particularly energized/inspired after having built their own studio in an upstate NY farm house to record their brand new January EP (Secretly Canadian).
Take a listen: Here We Go Magic - "Hands in the Sky"
On the road:
05.07.11 - St. Louis, MO - Firebird
05.09.11 - Chicaco, IL - Schuba’s
05.10.11 - Pontiac, MI - The Pike Room at Crofoot
05.11.11 - Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern~
Exhibit B.) - Crystal Stilts are celebrating the recent release of their 2nd proper LP (out on Slumberland) and bring their jangled-up shoegaze pop to the Magic Stick on May 21st.
Here's a review for In Love with Oblivion - (with MP3)
And they're road schedule.
Thu-May-19 Madison, WI High Noon
Fri-May-20 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
Sat-May-21 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
Sun-May-22 Toronto, ON Sneaky Dees
A band I'm still musing on is Growlers - a somewhat buried and nicely grimed gem from Costa Mesa CA - who was most recently welcomed, here in Detroit, last year, by our friends at the Bakery Loft in Mexican Town. Take a listen here. Dark psyche pop, weirdly twanged punk and good ol' jangling/stomping rock n roll!
Take a look:
And catch them on the road - (Look for a forthcoming 7" on Everloving records).
5/25 - Rock House - St. Louis, MO
5/26 - Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL
5/27 - Museum of Contemporary Art - Detroit, MI w/Rodriguez
5/29 - The Frequency - Madison, WI
5/30 - 7th St Entry - Minneapolis, MN
5/31 - Vaudeville Mews - Des Moines, IA