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The Dodos – new album in September & 2009 tour dates w/ Ruby Suns

Posted in Audio, Concert Dates, Downloads, Music News with tags , , , , , , , , on Wednesday, June 24, 2009 by Erik Burg

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Good news people, two of the most enjoyable bands are touring together. Even better news, one of them is putting out a new album in the fall. The Dodos and The Ruby Suns will be touring together this fall, and on an extensive trip throughout the entire country the two groups won’t stop in the midwest for too long, but do manage to squeeze in a show here in Minneapolis at the Turf Club on October 20th. I had the pleasure of seeing The Dodos perform live at last year’s Pitchfork Music Festival and they absolutely blew me away, so I would usually say go on that recommendation alone, but I’ve been hooked on The Ruby Suns for about a year now as well. Their album Sea Lion is completely under appreciated and should have been heard by a lot more people, but too bad for all of you missing out I guess. It’s shaping up to be one of the must see concerts of the fall so far, so get your tickets as soon as they go on sale. Here are a few MP3s to get acquainted with the bands if you haven’t heard them yet:

MP3: The Dodos – “Fools”

MP3: The Ruby Suns – “Kenya Dig It?”

The Dodos have been working on a new studio album as well, slated to hit shelves September 15th. Time To Die is the follow up to the mesmerizing Visiter back in 2007. The album will feature a new member in the band as well, upping the number of members to three, a one Keaton Snyder will be featured on the vibraphone. As Meric Long recalls in an interview about the record and their recent touring, Snyder still has a bit to learn:

“He’s a better musician than Logan and I combined. I don’t even know what’s going on with his music theory ideas half the time.” On a similar note, Snyder-a classically-trained musician-is constantly learning what ‘being in a band’ entails. In fact, he didn’t even know how to react when a chord was yanked during his Dodos debut. “After the show,” says Long, “he was like, ‘Yeah, I’ve never had to plug anything in before.’ It was hilarious.”

September 15th is the release date, October 20th is the tour date. So pencil them in, and if you didn’t get enough of The Dodos on the Miller Chill commercial I’m sure you’ll be hearing all about them come fall. Track listing below:

01 Small Deaths
02 Longform
03 Fables
04 The Strums
05 This Is A Business
06 Two Medicines
07 Troll Nacht
08 Acorn Factory
09 Time To Die

Concert Photo Recap: Solid Gold, Lookbook, and DJ Gigamesh @ the Turf Club

Posted in Concert Reviews with tags , , , , , , , on Monday, January 19, 2009 by Ryan Buege

Solid Gold played to a lively, capacity crowd at the Turf Club on January 16 in St. Paul. Lookbook opened up the night and DJ Gigamesh provided the music for the dancefloor before, in-between, and after the sets. Here are some photos:

Solid Gold
Solid Gold @ the Turf Club

Solid Gold @ the Turf Club

Solid Gold @ the Turf Club

Solid Gold @ the Turf Club

Solid Gold @ the Turf Club

Solid Gold @ the Turf Club

Solid Gold @ the Turf Club

Lookbook
Lookbook @ the Turf Club

Lookbook @ the Turf Club

Lookbook @ the Turf Club

Lookbook @ the Turf Club

DJ Gigamesh
DJ Gigamesh @ the Turf Club

Concert Photo Recap: Today is the Day, Count Vesuvius, Ambassador Gun @ the Turf Club

Posted in Concert Reviews with tags , , , , , , , on Thursday, November 20, 2008 by Ryan Buege

Today is the Day live at the Turf Club

The date was Saturday, November 15th for experimental metal (underground legends) band Today is the Day‘s headling performance at the Turf Club in St. Paul with local crust/grind stalwarts Ambassador Gun and psychedelic doom prodigies Count Vesuvius. Despite being vastly underattended, the opening bands were AMAZING (..seriously, check them out)..) and the main set was a brilliant showcase of Today is the Day’s most recent album Axis of Eden set to feature film directed by David Hall. For nearly 2 decades, Steve Austin and Today is the Day have been redefining and expanding the definition of music, and even the performance that night redefined how a metal band can present a new album to its audience. The videos played throughout the performance were shockingly realistic, stark, and beautiful – the perfect mindfuck to complement the music of Today is the Day, a band that has embodied and defined this imagery ever since their early days on local AmRep.

While I didn’t capture any video, I’ve got a pretty spectacular photo gallery from the night!

Today is the Day

Today is the Day live at the Turf Club

Today is the Day live at the Turf Club

Today is the Day live at the Turf Club

Today is the Day live at the Turf Club

Today is the Day live at the Turf Club

Today is the Day live at the Turf Club

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