Thursday, January 21, 2010

It's a TVD 24-hour Ticket Giveaway! | Dawn Landes, Saturday, January 23 at Iota

It’s bordering on comical how often I’m completely sold on some band or performer and think “Well, they’d be great to see live...’ aaaand they were in town just last week. Or last night. Or tonight.

But not this week however. I’ve dodged a bullet and have been given 48 hours with which to regroup and reschedule my plans to see Dawn Landes this Saturday night at Iota, touring behind her third album ‘Sweet Heart Rodeo.’

You too get to dodge the aforementioned bullet as we have a pair of tickets to put on your hands for the mere effort it takes to leave a comment to this post (with contact info!) Juggle your calendar, reconfigure your day planner, and let us know what you’re willing to completely reschedule in order to see the exceedingly lovely Ms. Landes on Saturday evening.

You’ve got 24 hours to make those awkward calls and bail on your friends to join us on Saturday. We’re closing this one at 4PM tomorrow. Now, go!

Dawn Landes - Young Girl (Mp3)

TVD Fresh Pick | New Turin Brakes

Truth is, I started to worry a little bit about Turin Brakes after that last one I bought and promptly gave away. But if this new track 'Apocolips' is any indication, they're back to 'Ether Song' form. Which is smart, indeed.

The new album 'Outbursts' is out March 30th on Cooking Vinyl.

Turin Brakes - Apocolips.mp3

TVD Presents a Sockets Records Showcase Week!

It's Day #4 of Sockets Records' TVD Takeover and Collin from Buildings has got an LP in mind I think we all wish to have on our shelves. (Does anyone out there actually have this one?)

Like many, I am obsessed with The Beatles. One of my all time favorite album covers would have to be the (in)famous "butcher" cover for The Beatles' 'Yesterday and Today.'

It's very obvious why it would catch anyone's eye. Aside from it being worth about 40 grand, how can anyone resist seeing their favorite pop stars wearing butcher costumes with bloody meat and dismembered dolls all over them?

It's been said that it The Beatles were making a statement that Capitol Records were "butchering" their albums for US release, etc. I see it as an early mockery of all the fame and hysteria surrounding them.

This was put out around their 'Rrubber Soul/Revolver' era which is perhaps my favorite time in music history. This album cover is an extremely bold and hilarious considering the time it was made., but all in all, I would like to say what I like most about the album cover is the awkward expression on everyone's face.
—Collin Crowe (Buildings)

Buildings - Tomorrow (Mp3)