Happy Pi Day.
Yes, I'm gonna hit you up about Couch by Couchwest. Yes, it is still going on, and yes it just keeps getting awesomer... er... more awesome. Since we last spoke, we've seen videos from our friends The Dead Exs, MAKAR, Don Ryan and Skeletons in the Piano. We also heard some great music from Wess Floyd and the Daisycocks (which is or includes The Great Peacock), The Lonely Hands, Dog Without Warning, Blaine Duncan and the Lookers, American Aquarium, and David Lott. Go to the CXCW site and search on those or just scroll through and check out all the great music.
Our pre-shuffle, shuffle included: Sad Baby Wolf (SPOILER ALERT: They also appear in our Shuffle Shuffle), Peter Case, The Fresh and Onlys, Beethoven (the composer not the St. Bernard), Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors and Broken Social Scene.
Now to the shuffle:
- "Friends" by Minuteflag from Minuteflag (1986)
I am so glad this EP is available for your immediate download. As the band name implies, this EP is the result of a 1985 collaboration between Minutemen and Black Flag. The result was some experimental jazzy jams that is pretty cool.
- "Waking Up" by Sad Baby Wolf from Electric Sounds (2013)
Sad Baby Wolf includes former members of The Shins. We made them a Featured Artist back in 2012. Electric Sounds is due out in April and you can pre-order using the widget above. I got an early peek and this is sounding really good. The Sad Baby Wolf song in the Pre-Shuffle and a cover of a Neutral Milk Hotel song which we previously posted are in the Youtube playlist below.
- "Wrong Way Street" by The End Men from Play With Your Toys (2013)
Fortuitously, we close out today's shuffle with The End Men who are about to embark on their No Tour For Old Men with The Slaughterhouse Chorus. We are supremely excited that they will be making a stop in Nashville on March 24. Nashville readers - you seriously do not want to miss this show. We added the official tour video plus a Slaughterhouse Chorus video to the Youtube playlist which is just below. New York rock 'n' roots bands The End Men and The Slaughterhouse Chorus join forces in NO TOUR FOR OLD MEN, binging on booze, blues and barbecue from Bushwick to Bucktown. Spiking classic Americana influences with liberal shots of punk, garage and rock and roll, the two bands present a raucous, unpredictable and, dare we say, intoxicating double-bill.
No Tour For Old Men Tour Schedule:
3/20: Brooklyn, NY @ Muchmore's w/Sons of An Illustrious Father
3/21: Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
3/22: Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Roboto Project w/Meridian
3/23: Columbus, OH @ Scarlet & Gray w/Black Eyed Betty
3/24: Nashville, TN @ FooBar Too w/Stuck Lucky
3/25: Carbondale, IL @ PK's w/Blast Radius
3/26: Lawrence, KS @ Frank's North Star w/Latenight Callers
3/27: Chicago, IL @ Quencher's w/ The Soundwalls
3/28: Canton, OH @ Buzzbin Magazine HQ w/Misery Jackals
3/29: Rochester, NY @ Sticky Lips BBQ
3/30: Albany, NY @ Valentine's Music Hall
Follow the shenanigans on Twitter @NoTourForOldMen.
Now today's video playlist- "Cooper's Pi"