What are we doing this weekend you ask? Find us on the dancefloor for the latest edition of Fixed at Le Poisson Rouge featuring four very amazing live acts. We are uber excited to see and hear Orthy, the solo project of Ian Orth, known in Austin for throwing parties via Learning Secrets.
Orthy’s first single “Sueños” is Spanish for dreams, which is exactly where the hazy pop sounds take you. Watch the video below:
$10 advance tickets are available now at Ticketweb. See below for more details:
Saturday, October 20th-
at Le Poisson Rouge- 158 Bleecker Street
11pm, 21+ with ID. $10 advance at Ticketweb, $15 day of show
We’re proud to present our Fall 2012 video, featuring style blogger Christina Caradona of Trop Rouge. Our Creative Director Ce Ce Chin was inspired to feature someone who truly embodies the Eighty Twenty Do-It-Yourself spirit and was immediately drawn to collaborate with Caradona, one of her favorite style bloggers and supporters of the brand. As Ce Ce explains, the brand is “about the 20% of your life that makes 80% of the difference” and Caradona, a gorgeous self starter in the fashion and entertainment industry, not only possesses a unique sense of style but is living the life she loves in pursuit of her dreams.
For the video lookbook, Christina explores Brooklyn neighborhoods Williamsburg and Greenpoint in our shoes. And… she even skateboards, in 80%20 wedges! The soundtrack “Boy” is provided by up-and coming indie quartet Those Darlins from their sophomore album, Screws Get Loose. “There’s a natural synthesis of working with a rising indie band and an ambitious, entrepreneurial muse”.
This Fall, the brand offers an eclectic array of pieces that transition the working city girl into her weekends – from attending art openings, to concert-going, and hanging out around town. Ce Ce presents classic silhouettes with modern twists, such as, the Quimby printed haircalf and kidskin leather creepers, the Eliotte Original Hidden Wedge™ desert boots in a variety of materials – pony printed leather, festive textiles, and traditional wool, and the Mag contrast bottomed ankle strap flatforms. Lush pebbled nubuck leathers and eye-popping prints adorn the Fall 2012 line. Also keep an eye out for new heeled styles such as the Larson and the Callie. The collection ranges from $99 to $250, proving there’s something for every fashionista at every price point. Find select Fall 2012 styles in our online shop and stores across the country and internationally.
It was great to collaborate with Christina on this project and support her in all of her future endeavors.
While on a recent US tour supporting M83, I Break Horses (Maria Lindén and musical partner Fredrik Balck) stopped into Room 205 for a deeply weird live session during a brutal heatwave. It was HOT and they were sick as dogs, so they stripped to their underwear before a single note warbled from their synths.
Residing in Stockholm, Sweden, I Break Horses quietly crafted their 2011 debut album Hearts via stolen moments gathered up over a span of three years. Although heavily (and openly) influenced by MBV, Slowdive and Jesus & Mary Chain, I Break Horses is far from an exercise in typical shoegaze fare.
Check out the Room 205 session with a performance of Wired:
Frankie Rose’s second album Interstellar was released in February (on Slumberland) to universal acclaim. Within these gorgeous songs, we hear the confident swagger of a singer and auteur fully aware of how to build the simplest of pop moves into aching, full-blown melodramas, and grab hold of an emotion to ride its darker waves.
Interstellar’s epic, widescreen pop never sacrifices feeling for polish, but instead uses big sound, savvy arrangements, and spacious production to bring us even closer to the emotions in the songs.
Check out the video for “Know Me” directed by Ricardo Rivera:
Frankie is taking to the road in the US again for a series of shows in select cities, including stops at the MidPoint and Pygmalion festivals (dates below). She’ll also be releasing a new single for album highlight “Night Swim” that includes two album demos, along with a limited bonus CD featuring a pair of excellent remixes from The Go! Team and Fort Romeau.
Wed-Sep-26 — Washington, DC — Rock and Roll Hotel
Fri-Sep-28 — Cincinnati, OH — MidPoint Music Festival
Sat-Sep-29 — Champaign, IL — Pygmalion Festival
Sun-Sep-30 — Chicago, IL — Empty Bottle
Mon-Oct-01 — Cleveland, OH — Beachland Ballroom
Tue-Oct-02 — Buffalo, NY — Mohawk Place
Wed-Oct-03 — Albany, NY — Valentine’s
Thu-Oct-04 — Boston, MA — Brighton Music Hall
Bat for Lashes‘ Natasha Khan has kept us waiting in suspense for her third album, The Haunted Man out this October on Capitol Records. “What’s a Girl to Do?” was our jam from Fur and Gold, “Daniel” was on repeat from Two Suns and we think her latest track “Laura” is divine. We love Natasha’s voice and she’s pulling at our heartstrings with “Laura,” a beautifully pained ballad about a nostalgic romance.
Akron/Family percussionist Dana Janssen aka Dana Buoy released his first solo LP, Summer Bodies on Lesfe this past May. And we just recently stumbled upon his first video directed by Sam Molleur starring Dana himself. The premise of the video is quite amusing. Janssen takes up jogging and spots a pretty lady to which he starts to follow her (in a mostly endearing way) everywhere, literally! Until she makes it pretty clear she’s not into it…
He doesn’t get his happy ending in the video, but you know what Janssen? This song is the real star, don’t worry about the girl. We’ve all been there. Take a listen to “Call to Be”, we promise that the pretty, carefree pop is what you’ve been yearning for this summer.
There’s a lot of garage rock out there today, but arguably not as soulful or awesome on stage as Sydney’s Royal Headache. What we love most about their self-titled album is it could be 1975 or 2012, the sound is kind of timeless. If you are looking for blasts of catchy hooks, and lo-fi garage rock magic then you should take a listen to Royal Headache.
Our favorite album tracks are “Girl”, “Down the Lane”, and “Distant and Vague” – all under 2:30 and pack a punch. The band have a bunch of upcoming dates supporting The Black Keys this fall.
Check out their video for Girls featuring footage of the boys from tour.
LA sister trioHAIM have a brand new video directed by Austin Peters for the title track off their Forever EP! Comprised of bassist Este, lead guitarist Danielle, rhythm guitar, keyboard, and percussionist Alana Haim, the girls spent their childhood playing with their parents in a family band, and have now ventured out on their own. We recently had the opportunity to check them out live at Santo’s Party House and we were thoroughly impressed by their stage presence and musicianship. These young ladies kick some serious ass.
Check out their video for ‘Forever’. The Guardian (UK) describe the video as “the perfect mix of studied, cool, 90s teen drama and Destiny’s Child dance moves.”
The girls will be touring this summer with Mumford & Sons on select dates, including shows with St. Vincent, Dawes, Justin Townes Earle, and more.
See HAIM in Concert
(Gentlemen of the Road Stopovers Dates)
8/4 – Portland, ME – The Eastern Promenade*
8/11 – Bristol, VA/TN – Off State Street in Downtown Bristol^
8/18 – Dixon, IL – Page Park#
8/25 - Monterey, CA – Monterey County Fairgrounds#
*w/ Mumford & Sons ,St. Vincent, Dawes, The Maccabees, Apache Relay, Simone Felice
^w/ Mumford & Sons, Dawes, JEFF The Brotherhood, The Very Best, Justin Townes Earle, Apache Relay, Simone Felice
#w/ Mumford & Sons, Gogol Bordello, The Very Best, Grouplove, Two Gallants, Apache Relay
Has is really been almost four years since Ladyhawke dropped her self-titled debut? That album is such a studio staple and can we talk about how awesome ‘Paris is Burning’ is?
Needless to say, we’re excited for her new video for ‘Sunday Drive’ directed by Mat O’Brien. ‘Sunday Drive’ is the second single from the forthcoming album entitled ‘Anxiety’ due to drop in the US on May 29th! Here’s to hoping for a slew of US tour dates!
Just loving the new track “Our Own Dream” from Keep Shelly in Athens! The haunting vocals will stay with you.
If you’re looking for their first two EPs, you’re in luck. There is a limited repress of In Love With Dusk and Our Own Dream, to be released on Forest Family Records.
Check out the video directed by Thanasis Tsimpinis. Note: The video is a beautifully shot narrative, with some slightly provocative moments.
Catch Keep Shelly in Athens on tour in a city near you.
April 11, 2012 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
April 12, 2012 – San Francisco, CA @ San Francisco State University: The Depot
April 14, 2012 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Festival
April 16, 2012 – San Diego, CA @ The Loft
April 18, 2012 – San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues (with Tune-Yards, St. Vincent)
April 19, 2012 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House (with Tune-Yards, St. Vincent)
April 21, 2012 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Festival
April 24, 2012 – Washington, DC @ DC9
April 25, 2012 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Carnegie Mellon University: The Underground
April 26, 2012 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
May 03, 2012 – Paris, FR @ ESPACE B
May 05, 2012 – London, UK @ Camden Crawl Festival
May 06, 2012 – Manchester, UK @ Islington Mill
May 08, 2012 – Glasgow, UK @ Nice N Sleazy
May 09, 2012 – Dublin, IRL @ Whelan’s
May 10, 2012 – Cork, IRL @ Pavilion
May 11, 2012 – Brighton, UK @ The Great Escape Festival
May 12, 2012 – Amsterdam, NL @ De Nieuwe Anita
May 14, 2012 – Gothenburg, SWE @ Pustervik
May 15, 2012 – Stockholm, SWE @ Debaser
May 16, 2012 – Malmo, SWE @ Debaser
May 17, 2012 – Copenhagen, DK @ Bakken
May 18, 2012 – Hamburg, DE @ Thalia Theater
May 21, 2012 – Prague, CZ @ Club 007
May 22, 2012 – Vienna, AT @ SHELTER
May 24, 2012 – Lucerne, CH @ Treibhaus
May 25, 2012 – Yverdon, CH @ Les Bains Amalgame
May 27, 2012 – Clermont-Ferrand, FR @ Europavox festival
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