June 25, 2010

Pool feeds

An addendum to May’s post on Abandoned Pools. Tommy Walter talks about the recording process and his reasons for reviving the band in this June 14 interview:

Interesting to note that Walter says, “I would rather put my worldview forward than supporting someone else’s.” Could this be a cryptic signal of a permanent departure from Glacier Hiking? (The status line on the Myspace page currently reads, “Stay tuned … we’s about to make a change.”) And if that is the change, what would it mean for their album already in production? They’re scheduled to play the Roxy Theatre on Tuesday, so perhaps they’ll provide details at the show.

Speaking of shows, Walter and crew took to the stage again last Wednesday at the Viper Room. bandcrab, which chatted up Walter for a few minutes after the set, reports he threw a few new songs into the mix along with some favorites from Humanistic and Armed to the Teeth, including “Rabble”:


June 22, 2010

Wombatty

Everyone can get a little crazy on occasion. Indie-pop trio The Wombats have made eccentricity a staple of their daily routine.

Much like their small furry namesake, Liverpool lads Matthew Murphy, Dan Haggis and Tord Øverland-Knudsen are insatiably lovable, too, as evidenced by the large cult following they’ve amassed both in the UK and abroad. They’re on the U.S. side of the pond this month recording a new album, their first since 2007’s widely praised A Guide to Love, Loss and Desparation. Last spring, they released a single that should be one of the select tracks to survive the next full-length’s final cut, if for no other reason than it’s accompanied by one of the coolest videos you’ll ever see.

If “My Circuitboard City” is any indication, The Wombats will continue to be crazy good.


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