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summer is coming and I need some jams

I really cannot believe that Memorial Day weekend is already here. Where the hell does the time go??? (isn't that such an old person thing to say... sigh). As such, I have been searching in vein for the perfect summer jams - or really just anything inspiring lately. Nothing super mind blowing came from SXSW this year that fits into that category, except maybe Free Energy who are like The Virgins but not the Virgins but basically the same idea.

The new album from The National got me REALLY excited which is surprising since I have never been a fan really, and now I am completely obsessed with it. Then the sun came out and I couldn't justify listening to gloomy things all the time. Moving on, I revisited a band I downloaded a while back after hearing that they were the shit at SXSW while I was passed out in a BBQ Monster Energy Coma somewhere. Fang Island - they are from Brooklyn! They have a self-titled album out now! They like high fives! Their album is FULL of energy but not overbearing (see Sleigh Bells, a lot of the time) and happy as fuck!!!!

Anyways, the rate this band is going, my coworkers will be all over them in about two or three months which is my barometer for new things blowing up. New Yorkers - catch them at Cake Shop May 29th.

Fang Island - Daisy

Fang Island - The Illinois

In other news, I am co-presenting this awesome show as part of Miracles of Modern Science's residency next month at Cake Shop. I could NOT BE MORE EXCITED. They are such an amazing amazing band, I hope you come out.

I don't know why I'm so excited in this blog entry! Maybe because I'm on the last day of a three day juice cleanse and lack of food makes me crazy, or maybe because it's almost SUMMER or maybe because I found the time to write on my actual blog! (BTW if you don't already follow me on Twitter and Tumblr, you should).


I am putting together a last minute showcase for Northside Fest. If you are a band or a publicist with a band who is either playing and needs an extra show, or wants to play a show Saturday night, I still have a couple openings so send me some tuuuunes.

Miracles of Modern Science (MOMS) Residency - Night 2! Ticket Giveaway + MP3s! WOOT!

HURTS vs INTERPOL: a pseudo goth cage match?