Friday, April 23, 2010

Today's Short Bursts
In this the inagural editon of Short Bursts we feature The Lodger, The Figgs, and The Underground Summit II.

On April 27th the fine folks at Slumberland Records will release Flashback, the third long player from the UK pureveyors of intelligent pop,The Lodger. The album was recorded in Leeds with analog enthusiast Richard Formbly (Spacemen 3/Wild Beasts)and features some familiar reference points, The Jam, Aztec Camera, and Orange Juice and covers some new ground as well. With the track The Back Of My Mind the band took a new approach by layering the track over guitar drones and feedback while still maintaining their pristine pop and propelling their sound forward.

[MP3] The Lodger - The Back Of My Mind

Local favorites The Figgs are back in town supporting Graham Parker this weekend. The Figgs will serve as Parkers backing band as well as his opener. The band is set to release their 10th record with,The Man Who Fights Himself on May 11th. The 10 track album will be available at the bands site and the vinyl version will be available later this year at Gern Blandsten.

Graham Parker and The Figgs play Johnny D's on Saturday April 24th. Buy tickets here.

Some of our city's finest albeit lesser known bands will gather tonight in JP for The Underground Summit II, presented by Bodies of Water Arts And Crafts. The Underground summit is a round robin event featuring 10 or so bands setting up all at once and taking turns playing songs one after another and that continues til I assume the bands run out of songs. This should be a great event and features a great line up including Allston's lo-fi pop kids Young Adults as well as the self described art sex death sounds of Viva Viva. The show starts at 7PM and tickets are a meager $10 bucks.

The Underground Summit II line up:
Prince Rama of Ayodhya
Viva Viva
Truman Peyote
The Scamps
Big Big Bucks
Theory Engine
Young Adults
Lord Jeff

The Temple
670 Centre Street
Jamaica Plain
Orange line to Green St.

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