Wednesday, July 27, 2011

This Week's Short Bursts : The Blue Dress, Eldridge Rodriguez, + Sneeze

A locals only edition
Some things sneak up on us with little warning, like a smack on the back of the head from our old man. The latest example of this is the Demo EP from from Cape Cod's psych trash duo, The Blue Dress. Over four tracks Patrick Tottenham formally of The Fleece and Timothy Sylvia, display a penchant for stark and compelling song craft with a minimalist overture of drums, guitar, vocals that reminds us a bit of TX strummers, The Baptist Generals. They are currently offering the EP at Bandcamp as a pay what you want deal. We recommend that you head over and drop a few bucks and their til. Earlier today The Blue Dress announced that they will be teaming up with Chicago/MI based Already Dead Tapes and Records for a limited run cassette due in mid September. The Blue Dress have few August shows coming up that we all should attend, see dates below.

Live Dates:
08.02.11 @ Muther Ship, JP w/Zoo
08.05.11 @ South Chatham Village Hall FRIENDS FOREVER FEST 4!
08.14.11 @ Odd Fellows Lodge- Orleans, MA w/Randy & The Oak Trees
08.20.11 @ Cape Farmhouse Cafe- Dennisport, MA w/Bicycle Ride, Soft White 3-Way

Eldridge Rodriguez, he of Boston's noise pop goliath's The Beatings has already turned in one of our favorite recordings of the year with the superlative, You Are Released, and he's just issued the second installment of his Cheap Summer Single Series. For the remainder of the summer E.R. will be posting Live, remixes, and experimental tracks. These will only be made available for a week or so and are cheaper than your next double mocha latte thingy. This weeks installment is the You Are Released duet, Miss Me When I'm Gone [Celebrity Handjob Inter Remix], featuring Sara Borges and Louder My Dear's David Grabowski. Go get it.

Allston's grunge trio Sneeze are about to embark on a national tour with fellow locals The Clippers and in order to send them off in proper fashion, tomorrow night both bands with assistance from Arvid Noe and Earhquake Party! will play a tour kick off show at Wacky Castle, 101 Hooker Street Allston. Sneeze recently released Grandma In The Trenches 7" on Bear Records which consists of 8 tracks of infectious sludge pop, none of which exceeds 2:15. Yeah, they rule.

You can find the EP at Bear Records, Bandcamp, or purchase it from the band at one of their shows.

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