In this edition: Dolfish and The Greatest of These to perform in Greenville this week; Thomas Dolby releases an on-line game to promote his upcoming album; the AV Club sounds off on the worst lyrical rhymes ever, and videos, videos videos.
Coming to Town: Dolfish
Ohio’s Dolfish will be playing the Tipsy Teapot this Tuesday, July 12. Max Sollisch (AKA Dolfish) plays bittersweet, comical alt-country in the style of Guided By Voices (circa Alien Lanes) and with the pipes of an adolescent Neil Young. The debut EP Your Love is Bummin’ Me Out is available for free download (and pre-order of 7” vinyl) at the Afternoon Records website.
Check Out: Digitized Love Letters [mp3]
Coming to Town: The Greatest of These
The Greatest of These bring Kentucky Fried alt-rock to Live Bar July 13. They cite Pearl Jam, Radiohead, and Modest Mouse, as major influences, and they sound kind of like Dead Confederate, but more bluesy than southern psychedelia. They should be fun, so consider venturing out on Wednesday.
Check Out: Bleeding Temple [mp3]
Thomas Dolby’s Floating City Game
Thomas Dolby has created an on-line cargo trading game to lead up to the release of his new imminent new album, A Map of the Floating City. Prizes available in-game include song downloads, t-shirts, and even an invitation to an exclusive one-off performance of the new album in its entirety.
Video game Trailer:
Consider This: The Onion’s A.V. Club reviews the worst lyrical rhymes in popular music
Videos, Videos, Videos….
Lanu – Fall
The Kickback – Scorched Earth.
Blessed Feathers – By Song Through the Americas
They Might Be Giants – Old Pine Box (forthcoming)