Thursday, May 13, 2010

new videos from two indie pop bands

Club 8 > "Western Hospitality"

For their seventh record, Swedish indie pop duo Club 8 travelled to Brazil for inspiration, bought vintage records in Western Africa and worked with a percussion player from Cuba. "Western" accurately reflects that path. Arriving next week, The People's Record (Labrador), comes from a duo (Karolina Komstedt and Johan AngergÄrd, also of The Legends and Acid House Kings) who never play live and rarely give interviews in regards to Club 8. The video appears to follow a young Asian girl to Club 8's office to intern, but instead she dances. -Kenyon

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart > "Higher Than the Stars"

The New York City band is going on a short tour with two radical groops, Surfer Blood and Hooray for Earth (a line-up not to miss!). It's in support of the "Say No to Love" single, out June 8 on Slumberland Records. "Higher Than the Stars" is reminiscent of the lighter 1990s dream pop from bands such as the Rosemarys and Riverside. The video shows us that furries and non-furries can co-exist. -Kenyon

dates with the nite:
06/03 Milford, CT Daniel Street
06/04 Rochester, NY The German House
06/05 Buffalo, NY The Tralf
06/06 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom
06/08 Memphis, TN Hi Tone Cafe
06/09 Birmingham, AL Bottletree Cafe
06/10 Tallahassee, FL The Engine Room
06/11 Orlando, FL Club at Firestone
06/12 Miami, FL Grand Central - Poplife 11
06/13 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbits
06/15 Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle
06/16 Washington, DC Black Cat

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