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Mood: Responsible

4 May

1, The Kooks

Singer/guitarist Luke, lead guitarist Hugh Harris, bassist Max Rafferty (correction: he is not with the Kooks anymore – Thanks Mimi!) and drummer Paul Garred constitute the Kooks, a British band that is quickly gaining popularity. After the success of 2006’s Inside In/Inside Out (it sold 2 million copies worldwide), The Kooks are back with a new album entitled “KONK” and a new tour (see dates below).

mp3: Always Where I Need To Be [The Kooks]

mp3: Always Where I Need To Be (LIVE at London’s Astoria) [The Kooks]

MV to “Always Where I Need To Be”

Here are some covers by and of The Kooks:

mp3: All That She Wants (Ace of Base Cover) [The Kooks]

mp3: Naive (The Kooks Cover) [Lily Allen]

“KONK” tracklist:

1. See The Sun
2. Always Where I Need To Be
3. Mr. Maker
4. Do You Wanna
5. Gap
6. Love It All
7. Stormy Weather
8. Sway
9. Shne On
10. Down To The Market
11. One Last Time

Tick Of Time (+ hidden track ‘All Over Town’)
May 18 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
May 19 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
May 24 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
May 25 – George, WA @ Sasquatch! Festival – all ages
May 26 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
May 29 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
May 30 – Kansas City, MO @ KRBZ’s ‘Buzz Under The Stars’ Series at The City Market
May 31 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Café
June 1 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom
June 2 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
June 4 – Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus
June 5 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore at TLA
June 6 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
June 10 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
June 11 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5

website / myspace

2, Belle & Sebastian

Scottish band Belle & Sebastian have been around since the 90’s but are still heralded as being one of the best Scottish bands around. Little tidbit: their band name comes the children’s book Belle et Sébastien, by French writer Cécile Aubry.

mp3: Legal man [Belle & Sebastian]

“Legal Man” live

website / myspace

3, Ghosthustler

Denton, TX based indie band Ghosthustler is getting some buzz from their heavily 80’s electro influenced demo.

mp3: Only Me To Trust [Ghosthustler] via missingtoof – worth a listen!


4, Atmosphere

From an older Atmosphere, here’s a track:

mp3: Lyndale Avenue Users Manual [Atmosphere]

Atmosphere is currently on tour for their new album “When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold” which was released just last week (April 22, 2008):

05.05 Phoenix, AZ Marquee Theater
05.06 Los Angeles, CA Henry Fonda Theatre
05.07 Los Angeles, CA Henry Fonda Theatre
05.08 San Francisco, CA Grand Ballroom at The Regency
05.09 San Francisco, CA Grand Ballroom at The Regency
05.12 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom
05.13 Seattle, WA Showbox
05.14 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
05.16 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
05.17 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
05.18 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre

It seems that Atmosphere has surrendered to the unrestrainable piracy rampaging the internet. Download the entire album from their website.


5, The Black Kids

And, for kicks, cuz I’m addicted to this remix right now:

mp3: I’m not gonna teach your boyfriend how to dance with you (The Twelves Remix) [The Black Kids] – MUST DOWNLOAD

black kids myspace

Also, the Black Kids are playing at the Bowery Ballroom on May 18 @ 7:30 pm with Boy Crisis and Chairlift. Buy tix here. I’ll be haunting the venue that night as well.