Archive for February, 2006

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Tight Pants Syndrome

February 20, 2006

Tight Pants Syndrome play gloriously catchy rock’n’roll of the powerpop variety, a la Sloan, The New Pornographers, Cheap Trick, and, uh, ABBA. Seriously. I hear ABBA vocal harmonies in there. ANYWAY, they are from St. Louis and have an 8 track demo out that they self released. On CD. Not on 8-Track. I’m not sure if they have any shows coming up (although they did just play some recently) but, I do know that they are in the process of tracking songs for an album as we speak. Check out their website here and their MySpace page here. “Your Buzz Is Safe With Me” is one of the catchiest songs you’ll hear all year. Hell, they all are.

Tight Pants Syndrome – Your Buzz Is Safe With Me
Tight Pants Syndrome – Your Love Is Hot
Tight Pants Syndrome – Seducer

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Another Switcheroo

February 19, 2006

This week I will, once again, be trading shows with Jason Green, as I will be seeing Sigur Ros Tuesday night. So, I will be sitting in for him on Monday night, from 7-8 pm and he will be sitting in on my show on Tuesday night, from 8-10pm.

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Ten Silver Drops

February 19, 2006

I am listeing to the new Secret Machines record, Ten Silver Drops, and it is just incredible. It should be huge for them when it comes out. I can only hope and assume they will be coming through St. Louis in support of it. Some Velvet Blog has the first single, “Alone, Jealous, and Stoned” available for download.

I LOVE this album, but on “Alone, Jealous, and Stoned”, tell me you can’t help but sing your best Steve Perry during the intro piano…

“Just a small town girl living in a lonely world
She took the midnight train going anywhere
Just a city boy born and raised in south Detroit
He took the midnight train going anywhere

A singer in a smoky room
A smell of wine and cheap perfume
For a smile they can share the night
It goes on and on and on and on…”

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Herman Dune

February 19, 2006

Herman Dune is a French pop group that used to get lumped in with the anti-folk movement, but they seem to have outgrown that label with recent releases. They released the album Not On Top in 2005, which was their fifth album, yet it was the first I had ever heard of them. I am really loving the song “Not On Top”, which made the blog rounds a few months ago (I first discovered them via Said The Gramophone)… What can I say, I’m behind the curve…. The first verse just really grabbed me. Maybe it’s because i was 27 when I first heard it, but they do a good job of capturing a particular feeling.

Herman Dune – Not On Top

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2/13/06 Playlist

February 18, 2006

Here is the setlist for last week’s Dividing By Zero WIll Get You Nowhere. I traded slots with another DJ this week, so I did an hour long show on Monday, February 13.

  • The Flaming Lips- The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song – At War With the Mystics
  • Tapes ‘n Tapes – Insistor – The Loon
  • The Secret Machines- Alone, Jealous and Stoned – Ten Silver Drops
  • Berry – Fifty Eight – Sunday Morning Radio
  • Arctic Monkeys – Red Light Indicates Doors Are Secured – Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not
  • Baboon – Give Me Something Real – Numb EP
  • Tight Pants Syndrome – Your Buzz Is Safe With Me – Demo
  • Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Over and Over Again (Lost and Found) – s/t
  • dios (malos) – epk – s/t
  • Belle and Sebastian – White Collar Boy – The Life Pursuit
  • The Maxtone Four – Parenthetic – unreleased
  • Enon – Knock the Door – Lost Marbles and Exploded Evidence
  • Local H – 25 or 6 to 4 – Demos and B-Sides
  • Funland – Die Like a Satellite – The Funland Band
  • The Flaming Lips – Pompeii Am Gotterdammerung – At War With the Mystics

Listen online at www.kwur.com

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This is The News

February 15, 2006

This is This Is The News. I don’t know much about them other than they are from the St. Louis area and that I like them. They’ve got some shows coming up in March (Mangia, Way Out, Great Grizzly Bear) – check out their Myspace Page for the dates. They feature two bassists. I know that, too.

Here are some songs.

This Is The News – One Day
This Is The News – Quad Four

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Andrew Bird

February 15, 2006

Andrew Bird is playing at the Pageant tonight. You should check him out. I will be there and I plan on taking pictures. Muzzle of Bees has a bunch of his songs available for your downloading pleasure.