Tigercity is in fact Sensation(al). *Poland Tour!*


when my mind is giving up and my body keeps on moving

Tigercity – Are You Sensation?

If the image above conjures thoughts of sex then the music within could possibly conjure the act itself. Despite hailing from Brooklyn and looking like the next kings of hipster-metal, Tigercity make mellowed-out, sexed-up, funk jams that make it hard not to gyrate your hips in obscene ways. They have an EP out now (click album art) which is dripping with hot lovemaking jams and at 29 minutes is just perfect for a trimmed down session. As if all that wasn’t enough to get your music juices flowing, Tigercity will be touching down in Poland for 3 dates in April. OK, so maybe YOU don’t care, but I do. I’m growing my chest hair, working on my disco moves, and packing my bags because on April 16th I’m moving, baby, moving to Tigercity! (Otherwise known as Jadlodajnia Filozoficzna on ul. Dobra in Warsaw) Want one more for the road? OK, just a quickie.

Tigercity – Other Girls

Bury your face in MySpace.

Bishop Allen wins cutest album cover with Grrr…

a hammer hit the nail with great sympathy

Bishop Allen – The Ancient Commonsense of Things

Bishop Allen plays the kind of music that everyone can enjoy: upbeat, poppy, and infectious. They came on the scene with their 2006 EP project in which they released a 4 song EP each month of that year. 2007 saw the release of The Broken String, a near perfect pop gem that clearly benefited from a busy 2006. If 12 EPs is what it takes for a band to hone their jams into a decent album then more peeps need to get on it. Well, Bishop Allen just released Grrr… and it does not disappoint. While not filled with as many clear standouts as The Broken String (see below) it is a solid album filled with plenty of pop fun as TBE favorites, “Oh Oh Oh’s” (see above), and “La La Las” (see “Shanghaied”). I have singing along on repeat for the past few days. Here is some magic from The Broken String.

Bishop Allen – Middle Management

Bishop Allen – Rain

“Middle Management” is the anthemic anti-office jammy that first grabbed my ear. “Rain” is the track that upon getting the full album, grabbed my other ear. Basically these two albums will molest the crap out of your ears. In a good way. As if these cats weren’t cool enough, Bishop Allen is giving away a few more tracks on their website.

Bury your face in MySpace.   •   eMusic, baby.

Say Hi to new Say Hi!


it’s the way that she curses

Say Hi – Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh

Say Hi is Eric Ellbogen whose lo-fi indie act was based in Brooklyn when I discovered him a few years back. He relocated to Seattle for his last 2 albums and oddly enough the change has amped up his sound. Just compare the propulsive head-bobber of “Oh Oh….” (above) to his sophomore album’s “I think I’ll Be a Good Ghost” which is much more mellow, contemplative and dare I say “haunting?” No, no, I’ll spare you. Anyway, this dude has put out 6 albums in 6 and a half years and while the early ones aren’t fully formed I really think he hit his stride with last year’s The Wishes And The Glitch. “Northwestern Girls” (below) is the album’s fantastic opener and is followed by a stable of very solid tracks. Maybe more of those unlistenable art-rock hipster collectives from Brooklyn should head out to Seattle?

Say Hi – Northwestern Girls

Say Hi (To Your Mom) – I Think I’ll Be A Good Ghost

Yeah, Say Hi To Your Mom was the full band name for the first 4 albums. I guess we all grow up someday…

Say Hi on eMusic (check out the album art) / MySpace