Another musician who doesn’t let the retirement of their previous groups mean that they’re taking a break from making music anytime soon, Andrew McMahon’s debut EP The Pop Underground is set for release on Tuesday, April 30th, and he’s gearing up quite nicely for it with the advance streaming of “Synesthesia” and “After The Fire”, the latter of which went up today!
Without Music To Decorate It, Time Is Just a Bunch of Boring Production Deadlines or Dates by Which Bills Must Be Paid.
—Frank Zappa (via musicmorg)
When How To Destroy Angels announced a Monterey date for their first tour, it surprised me, not only because they were playing San Francisco in addition to it, but also despite the area’s prominence in music history, such as the Monterey Pop Festival of 1967, not many current acts schedule shows there (though Mumford & Sons did receive a warm reception on their Monterey stop of the Gentlemen of the Road tour) so I knew this was one I couldn’t miss.
Inspired by Schoolhouse Rock and the Beatles’ “Yellow Submarine” cartoon, Air’s video for “Sing Sang Sung”, directed by illustrator/director duo Mrzyk and Moriceau, places the band inside a black circle and sends its on its way through bizarre and wonderful animated landscapes.
Due to other ventures in their lives and not feeling right continuing it when they can’t put as much time and effort into it, Snakes & Suits is closing up their online clothing store for good. Before they do, though, they didn’t want their remaining stock to sit there and collect dust, so they’re offering everything they have left at steep discounts.
I was pleasantly surprised to read my emails and notice that Eisley followed me on Twitter, given that I hadn’t written about them until now! Though they’ve all been considerably busy in their personal lives, with almost every member having started a family or in the process of it, they’ve managed to find enough time to still make music, separately in their other projects and together as Eisley.