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new tracks from old favorites

what is old is new again? well something like that. the following three bands have all been blogged about here before. partially because i have huge crushes on their lead singers, but mostly because they are just awesome bands in my opinion. and they all have new songs (and in the case of the first two, they have new albums! fab).

i have seen we are scientists approx 83957289357289375 times live, because it is one of my favorite things to do. ever. i have so much fun at their shows, mostly because i love geeks that rock and that is their whole schtick. Their album, titled Brain Thrust Mastery (that name beat out other options such as: "What # of $ Do That Cost?", "Fluffin' Tha Cushions", "Onlookerswatchedinhorror", "Mermaid Stewwwww", "Do Smoke Detectors Detect The Smell Of Smoke?", "YOU ASKED YOU FIND OUT fu*k UP SECRET", "Collective Soul", "DJ Server Wars" and "You Bang, She Bangs, You Want Some...Unh!") is coming out March 17th.

Soooo... I wish I could say that I am totally in love with this disc, but so far... I'm kinda bummed about it honestly. I don't know what is going on, but the whole thing so far has just bored me! How is that even possible??? Is it because their drummer left the band last November? DId they run out of kittens to play with? Where has all the geek magic gone? Please make it better, I am hurting over here!!! sigh.

Here is a track for you. I picked this one because I have seen them play it live and therefore it actually stuck out to me. It is also appropriately titled because I was REALLY impatient for this album, and now blaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah.

We Are Scientists - Impatience

French Kicks have a new album coming out called Swimming, which will be released on April 1st on Vagrant Records. I was going to make an april fools joke there, but i just couldn't think of anything clever enough. Anyways, the band produced and mixed the record themselves, and lead singer (and super hottie) Nick Stumpf says that Swimming is "by far the closest we've come to getting the sound we wanted.”

Sounds good enough to me!

Catch them on these tour dates, and give a listen to one of the new tracks below

french kicks tour dates are so super
4/1 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
4/4 Boston, MA Middle East
4/5 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda's
4/8 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
4/15 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
4/24 Washington DC Rock N Roll Hotel
4/25 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
4/26 Atlanta, GA The Earl
4/27 Asheville, NC Bald Eagle
5/15 Portland, OR Doug Fir
5/16 Seattle, WA Chop Suey
5/18 San Francisco, CA The Independent
5/19 Sacramento, CA Blue Lamp
5/22 Los Angeles, CA The Echo
5/23 San Diego, CA Casbah

French Kicks - Abandon

Finally, Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly released this sweet cover of Justice's D.A.N.C.E. Pretty stellar for a singer songwriter!

Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly - D.A.N.C.E

After The Jump SXSW - all the DEETS

After The Jump @ SXSW - so much party, so much awesome!