Columbus, Ohio’s Way Yes is playing their Record Label’s Lefse CMJ Showcase @ Pianos in New York City on October 16th. Cost is $8 at the door, and the first 100 attendees receive a free Lefse Records beer coozy.Line-up on the flyer. For more info click here.
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New York – based Battles kick off their US tour tonight in Columbus at Outland Live. After touring earlier this year through Australia and New Zealand, and co-curating the highly-revered All Tomorrow’s Parties with Les Savy Fav and Caribou, they’ll be playing new material from their most recent album Gloss Drop (Warp), which will be released tomorrow.
Direct support for Battles will be locals Way Yes. Doors are at 7pm.
Forget the Foster the People show at the LC on Friday. (And while you’re at it, forget Empire of the Sun and all the myriad knock-offs that MGMT and Passion Pit have spawned. BLAH.) If you’re dead set on catching a touring act, take a risk and check out Thrill Jockey’s Man Forever (feat. Kid Millions of Oneida) at Double Happiness.
I was going to pick a local show to preview, but they all seem worth at least a mention: Rumba has a solid triple bill with the Receiver, Way Yes and Saturday Giant; At Carabar, Nick Tolford, the Weight of Whales and Dayton’s Shut Up share a bill with Chicago’s Al Scorch; and the Tree Bar booked a folk-rock night with two relative newbies — Deadwood Floats (cover art for their “The Colours I Earned” single above) and Sovroncourt — and anchored by local chill-folk stalwarts Moon High and melodious Kafe Kerouac scenesters Audrey & Orwell. Check out the mp3s above for a taste of what the newbs have to offer. (Deadwood Floats RIYL Blind Pilot, and Sovroncourt accurately describes himself as “croak folk.”)
Use your Google and MyFace for more details on the shows. Oh, and the Columbus Arts Festival starts Friday, which also happens to be the day with the best music lineup of the fest, including Tim Easton and the Randys.
Walkability will be reissued by Lefse Records on June 19. The Beef Company Films video was directed by Greg Kissner.
So a few weeks ago, Glenn Davis (1/4 of Way Yes and 100% of Triangle Piece) sent me his new album, The Man I Love. Being a fan of the music he makes, I was intrigued before the first listen and it has since become a breath of fresh air peeking through the infinite amount of indie bullshit right now.
I sat down and interviewed Glenn via the interweb (thank goodness for technology) and he told me how Triangle Piece came about. The Man I Love can be downloaded starting today here (name your price).
So you ARE Triangle Piece, correct?
Yes is the answer to your first question.
Is this your first full release?
Yes. Well… it’s not the first I started, but it’s the first I’ve finished. I have another one that I have been working on very slowly and this was an attempt to make an album in a more immediate way because the other way was taking so long. I made The Man I Love in two weeks.
What are we calling this collection of jams? Other than The Man I Love.
I call it an album. It’s sort of a mixtape, or a beat tape but I don’t really understand the difference because I feel like I know what to expect if a rapper puts out a mix tape… a release of tracks that aren’t album material. This is not that, but it’s sort of a beat tape. I don’t know, I’m not trying to get people to hire me to make beats for them or to get people to rap over these, so it’s not really that either. So I just call it an album.
One of my favorite Columbus albums from last year, Saintseneca’s Last is available on Mama Bird Recording Co. (Saintseneca Daytrotter session on the way soon, too.) You can catch the band at Skully’s on March 10 with Loyal Divide and Way Yes.
The second day of Music Week Columbus I mainly stuck around Kobo to check out The Saturday Giant, Way Yes, Sewing Machine War (Pittsburgh) and Karate Coyote.
Moon High, Small Sur (Baltimore) and Way Yes played a house show last week!
Travis from (614) Magazine turned me onto the indie-dance-pop Michigan trio Stepdad led by a heavy-set, balding, heavily bearded bear going by the name of Ultramark. It’s the kind of thing the Care Bear dreams are made of. Yeah, it’s a Tuesday night but the show is a helluva lot cheaper (ie FREE) than what you’d pay to see like-sounding acts like MGMT and The Passion Pit.