I’m really glad Daniel Danger (the guy who entirely shot and edited this gem for Yale, MA in 12 hours) made a video with Pretty & Nice while in Texas last March, because now I can just share it with whoever when they ask why I’m not going to SXSW.
On May 15, a whole crew of weirdos descends on Great Scott in support of the JP-based Krill, who are prepping for an album release this summer and have so far previewed it with the first excellent, strange single, “Never a Joke.” Krill wanders through wheezy, discordant melodies and pokey bass lines like an inebriated walk in the park, and friends Marble Lion (Montreal), Kid Mountain (Providence), and Cuddle Formation (Boston) will be along for the ride. —The Boston Globe suggests you attend tonight’s show
download ZIP of all 13 MP3s For their fourth studio album, Weezer attempted to incorporate an innovative system in which they’d release demos in MP3 format on their weezer.com website every day while in the studio working on Maladroit. This resulted in dozens of different versions of over thirty different songs circulating on the Internet before the album was released. -Maladroit’s Wikipedia page
I recently unearthed the CD-R I made of what I saw as the ideal sequence of Weezer’s Maladroit, but it was scratched to shit. Luckily, I located these demos on the internet and actually took the effort to put this mix on the website. I remember enjoying this version of “Death and Destruction” because Rivers sings a less emotive melody in the chorus. “Space Rock” is still a great two minutes. “Your Room” would have made a great opener! That WTFalsetto on “Sandwiches Time”! OK, most of this doesn’t sound good in 2013.
I’ve been meaning to share these two songs from Halifax’s Monomyth for months now. They’re incredible compositions written in a similar spirit as Each Other and Women: beachy 60s sounds that have been caramelized by tube amps, then frozen by the Canadian winter. What seems to set the band apart from their fellow countrymen is a willingness to dive into the pop realm with zero qualms about it, and still coming out unique and adventurous.
I miss these lads and beingprivileged to see them road test 15ish new songs before recording. This is my favorite one from their Inflated Records split with So Cow. I convinced them to play it once while in the northeast and that was enough.