VIDEO: Fang Island’s “Sisterly”


A fantastic video by Fang Island where it not only looks like it was shot in the 1970’s, but was documented on fresh video tape. Worn and dry, that’s what the look of the video is while the song is not.

What else will be worn and dry will be Fang Island themselves after their tour, which is going on right now.

August 15 El Paso, TX @ Low Brow Palace *!
August 16 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada!
August 17 Austin, TX @ Mohawk !
August 18 Volente, TX @ Beachfront Boat Studios
August 19 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live – Studio!
August 20 New Orleans, LA @ Parish at House of Blues!
August 21 Birmingham, AL @ Bottle Tree!
August 22 Gainesville, FL @ Double Down Live!
August 23 St. Petersburg, FL @ The Local 662!
August 24 Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits!
August 25 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade!
August 26 Asheville, NC @ Asheville Music Hall !
August 28 Raleigh, NC @ Kings!
August 29 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter!
August 30 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg!
November 1-3 Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest (exact date TBA)

* w/ Zechs Marquise
! w/ Adebisi Shank

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SOME STUFFS: Fang Island have a tour and new single to deliver

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“Sisterly” is the brand new digital single by Fang Island on Sargent House, and if you get it, the B-side is a remix by the awesome Anamanaguchi. If you think the mixture of Fang Island and Anamanaguchi seems odd, you can take a listen to it here and find out for yourself.

The single is a preview of the band’s forthcoming Major album due out on July 24th, and with the album comes a tour that will take them… well, places. See what places they’ll be:

July 19 Danbury, CT @ Heirloom Arts Theatre (w/ The Hold Steady)
July 20 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
July 21 Philadelphia, PA @ Morgan’s Pier
July 22 Washington DC @ U Street Music Hall
July 23 Columbus, OH @ The Basement
July 25 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
July 26 Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot – Pike Room
July 27 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
July 28 Chicago, IL @ Wicker Park Music Festival
July 29 St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
July 30 Kansas City, MO @ Czar Bar *
August 1 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge *
August Salt Lake City, UT @ Vertigo *
August 3 Boise, ID @ Neurolux *
August 4 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre *
August 5 Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile *
August 7 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall *
August 10 Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour *!
August 11 San Diego, CA @ TBA *!
August 12 Phoenix, AZ @ The Rhythm Room *!
August 13 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress *!
August 14 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad *!
August 16 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada !
August 17 Austin, TX @ Mohawk !
August 18 Volente, TX @ Beachfront Boat Studios
August 19 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live – Studio !
August 20 New Orleans, LA @ Parish at House of Blues !
August 21 Birmingham, AL @ Bottle Tree !
August 22 Gainesville, FL @ Double Down Live !
August 23 St. Petersburg, FL @ The Local 662 !
August 24 Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits !
August 25 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade !
August 26 Asheville, NC @ Asheville Music Hall !
August 28 Raleigh, NC @ Kings !
August 29 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter !
August 30 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg !

* w/ Zechs Marquise
! w/ Adebisi Shank

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VIDEO: Zechs Marquise’s “Everlasting Beacon of Light”

Zechs Marquise – “Everlasting Beacon of Light” from Cluster 1 on Vimeo.

Are Zechs Marquise Getting Paid? I am sure they are, although the term generally means “mega rich” and with these guys, it diesn’t matter. You want the music, you’ll buy the album, you may even go out of your way to see them live, which is good. As for that album you bought or are considering purchasing, it is called Getting Paid (thus this dialogue you’re reading) and they just came out a video for one of the songs, called “Everlasting Beacon Of Light”. This video is said to be “freaky” but “freaky” is in the mind of the perverted.

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SOME STUFFS: U.S./Australian fans await arrival of RX Bandits

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RX Bandits (whose album I reviewed last March) are ready to bring their music to the fans, starting with a few dates in Australia next month. After a one-week break, they’ll fly back to the States and make their way towards and out of this year’s SXSW. For the U.S. shows they will be touring with The Builders & The Butchers and Zechs Marquise (whose album, Our Delicate Stranded Nightmare, I voted as one of the best of 2009). A nice time to be had by all. Purchase your tickets and adjust your travel plans now.

RX Bandits – Australia / Soundwave Festival
02/20 Brisbane, AU @ RNA Showgrounds
02/21 Sydney, AU @ Eastern Creek Raceway
02/23 Randwick, AU @ UNSW Roundhouse *
02/25 Melbourne, AU @ Palace Theater *
02/26 Melbourne, AU @ Royal Melbourne Showgrounds
02/27 Adelaide, AU @ Bonython Park Oval
03/01 Perth, AU @ Bassendean Oval
* Side Shows w/ Sunny Day Real Estate, Motion City Soundtrack, Glassjaw

RX Bandits / The Builders And The Butchers / Zechs Marquise
03/09 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
03/10 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
03/12 Dallas, TX @ Granada Theatre
03/13 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
03/14 Austin, TX @ Emo’s
03/16 New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
03/18 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
03/19 Orlando, FL @ The Social
03/20 Orlando, FL @ The Social
03/21 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
03/23 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
03/24 Washington D.C. @ Rock and Roll Hotel
03/25 New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre
03/26 New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre
03/27 New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre
03/28 Philadelphia, PA @ The TLA
03/29 New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
03/30 Allston, MA @ Harper’s Ferry *
03/31 Allston, MA @ Harper’s Ferry
04/01 Montreal, QC @ Underworld
04/02 Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club
04/03 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
04/04 Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
04/05 Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
04/06 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
04/08 Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theatre
04/09 Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
04/10 Boise, ID @ The Venue
04/11 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
04/12 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
04/14 Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
04/15 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
04/23 Pomona, CA @ The Glass House *
* Without The Builders And The Butchers

REVIEW: Zechs Marquise’s “Our Delicate Stranded Nightmare”

Image and video hosting by TinyPic Our Delicate Stranded Nightmare (Rodriguez Lopez/Sargent House) is an all instrumental progressive album by Zechs Marquise, a group that features Marcel Rodriguez-Lopez of Mars Volta and his brother, Marfred Rodriguez-Lopez. Fans of Mars Volta will definitely find this to be of interest, but this a completely different animal. The first time I heard this, I would play a small handful of songs and then put it away. But what I recommend you to do is play this 15-track album in one sitting. Just let the music pull you through, open your mind, just kick back and listen. The 15 songs on here are trippy, soothing, multi-textured, unpredictable, and dynamic. It’s as if what these guys love doing is take some of the more elevated moments in prog rock, flip them around, inside out, moisten them with a water hose, and wring them out to dry. Then it’s the steaming process. Okay, maybe no steaming involved but there will definitely be some smoke sensed and perhaps smelled. Individually these songs are nothing short of amazing. Listening to them in one sitting, as if this was just one 15-movement piece, and you’ll start to hear how they all associate with each other. Maybe they do, maybe they don’t, but as one solid mass of sound, Zechs Marquise create the feeling that maybe hasn’t been forgotten, but had been backpacking in the Middle East for a year, hopping over to explore South America, and found its way into the stoney ridges of Texas. Our Delicate Stranded Nightmare is the kind of album I’d like to listen to while stoned. Not being a smoker, I can only immerse myself in this while wondering how it would sound with wasted ears, played by thought-provoking musicians with a mission to go inwards, outward and backwards at the same time with their songs. Mind blowing? Regardless of your mental condition, the answer is yes.

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