New Music Friday

For the first time in a long time. It feels great to be listening to new bands again. And again. And again. The Raveonettes - Last Dance

We just narrowly missed seeing their show at La Tulipe a few weeks ago but I was already hooked so it wasn't an essential.

Wye Oak - Fish

Opened for the Decemberists here at L'Olympia in January? February? A million years ago? I cannot remember. But they were great. See also: Civilian. I want to ride my bike to the edge of the ocean listening to their music.

Ben Sollee - Prettiest Tree On The Mountain

Everything about this makes me feel like summer is coming. Soon.

Jack White - SXSW Parking Lot Show

Right up there with all the other surprise southby shows we encountered. But not better than Michael Cera's/Mister Heavenly's surprise show because it had ice cream sandwiches.

Mister Heavenly - Pineapple Girl