VIDEO: Golden Grrrls’ “Take Your Time”

Pop music, partly wholesome, partly brash: that may be what Golden Grrrls are going for on their Slumberland self-titled debut. At times it’s a bit lo-fi, other times its crystal clear but whatever way you interpret their sound, the power of their music is right there for all to hear, and you can listen to (as well as watch) “Take Your Time”.

The Scottish group just started their tour in Olympia, Washington tonight and will be traveling a bit for the remainder of March before they find themselves in New York City in early April:

March 21… Seattle, WA (Tractor) ^
March 22… Seattle, WA (The Cairo) *
March 23… Portland, OR (Doug Fir) ^
March 26… San Francisco, CA (Rickshaw Stop) ^
March 29… Los Angeles, CA (Troubadour) ^
March 30… San Diego, CA (Casbah) ^
April 1… Boston, MA (Charlie’s)
April 2… Easthampton, MA (Flywheel)
April 3… Brooklyn, NY (Glasslands) #
April 4… Philidelphia, PA (Vox Populi) #
April 5… Arlington, VA (Comet Ping Pong) ~ #
April 6… Baltimore, MD (The Bell Foundry) #
April 8… New York, NY (Cake Shop) #

* = w/ Brilliant Colors
^ = w/ Veronica Falls and Brilliant Colors
# = w/ Sea Lions
~ = w/ Lorlelei

SOME STUFFS: Sea Lions throw a ball back in the form of a full length album

In different circumstances, when you see an album cover photo like this, you go “eh” and go home. But this is a band called Sea Lions, and perhaps their stale expressions may make you go “hmmm, I wonder what was in the air before this photo was shot. Maybe grandma farted?” It is uncertain, but I’d like to think there’s an alternate photo of all of them smiling and/or laughing.

This is the cover shot for the band’s forthcoming album, Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sea Lions But Were Afraid To Ask, to be released by Slumberland Records on November 22nd. You can listen to and/or download a song from the album for free by clicking the player below.
Sea Lions – Grown Up by Slumberland Records

Oh yeah, as for a photo outtake from the album cover session? Here are some smiles. Okay, well four out of five smiles.


SOME STUFFS: Veronica Falls prepare for fall tour

Slumberland Records is the home of Veronica Falls, a British band who has gained a healthy buzz that has lead to them heading into the studio to record their debut album. That album, a self-titled project, will be released on the aforementioned Slumberland label on September 20th. You’ll be able to buy a 7″ single on August 16th called “Bad Feeling”, with “Try Again” as the non-LP B-side.

Until then, they’ve made a video for “Come On Over”, and it’s a nice track that may bring to mind the vision of Lush, Velvet Underground, and Breeders:

Veronica Falls – Come On Over from Army Of Kids on Vimeo. Veronica Falls – Come On Over by Slumberland Records

If you like what you see and here, they will be coming to the U.S. at the start of the fall season for a tour, beginning in San Francisco. Scratch all other events from your schedule and check them out at the following spots:

09/21 San Francisco, CA Brick and Mortar Music Hall #!
09/25 Los Angeles, CA The Echo / Part Time Punks %&
09/27 Brooklyn, NY Glasslands
09/28 New York, NY Pianos
09/29 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall *
09/30 Montreal, QC Il Motore *
10/01 Toronto, ON The Mod Club *
10/03 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop *
10/04 Chicago, IL Subterranean *
10/05 Minneapolis, MN 7th St. Entry *
10/06 Des Moines, IA Vaudeville Mews *
10/10 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge *
10/11 Vancouver, BC Venue *
10/12 Seattle, WA The Crocodile *

* = w/ The Drums
# = w/ Brilliant Colors
! = w/ The Mantles
% = w/ Sea Lions
& = w/ Neverever

If you can’t wait, then catch up on some of the singles they have released.