Monday, November 29, 2010

Introducing :: PS I Love You

We were just discussing this segment the other day,commenting on how we we really need to dedicate some more time and space to the discovery of new artists. As opposed to the Discover By Video segment, where we lazily share videos with a brief description in the interest of speedy posting, Introducing is a recurring feature on these pages where we take the time to point your attention to a worthy new musical force and attempt to provide a back story, MP3's, videos, and a little detail on the bands recording and touring processes. In some cases some of you may be already in the know on these artists, but at very least you'll walk away knowing a little more than you did yesterday or you'll hear another track to hook you in. And so the obsession of your new favorite band begins (we hope).

You're probable thinking, enough of the long winded introduction, jeez, we get it. And to that we humbly agree.

About a month ago we stumbled onto Kingston, Ontario's PS I Love You and their squalling pop opus, Meet Me at The Munster Station. Originally slated to be vehicle for multi-instrumentalist Paul Sauliner's pop experiments with guitar loops and keyboards quickly became a proper and dynamic live unit once drummer Benjamin Nelson signed on. Throughout the album, PS I Love You demonstrate a bit of J Mascis like guitar virtuosity over 10 tracks of boisterous pop that makes for the one of strongest debut we've had the pleasure of wrapping our heads around all year.

Currently the duo are giving away digital copies of the title track to the recently sold out Starfield 7" until Tuesday December 2nd. To grab Starfield pay a visit to the bands label Paper Bag Records and provide a few pieces of personal information and just like that through the magic of the internets the track will be yours. You will also be entered to win the Starfield prize pack that include a PS I Love You “Figure It Out” shirt, a poster, and record bag, all designed and hand silk-screened by drummer Benjamin Nelson.

Don't miss the chance to catch the formidable live act, that is PS I Love You, when the duo play Great Scott on December 6th. We recommend thatyou plan ahead and grab tix from Great Scott's preferred ticket vendor, this one should not be missed.

PS I Love You – Live Dates
Nov 30 – Washington, DC – Red Place*
Dec 01 – Philadelphia, PA – M Room*
Dec 03 – Brooklyn, NY – The Rock Shop
Dec 04 – New York, NY – Pianos*
Dec 05 – New Haven, CT – Daniel Street*
Dec 06 – Allston, MA – Great Scott*
Dec 16 – Guelph, ON – Ebar
Dec 31 – Kingston, ON – The Mansion

* with Holiday Shores

When you see the video for Facelove you may have a WTF moment, we sure did and to be fair Paul Sauliner is sporting something that looks like he made in 3rd grade art class. But the song is a blistering keeper, cotton balls and all!

PS I Love You - 2012

1 comment:

Jay Breitling said...

This is ace. Love that he does the bass with an organ pedal board while playing guitar -- brilliant.