LEAK: Ylang Ylang, "Haunted Seeds" (Self-Released)


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There is very little about Ylang Ylang—a new local "supergroup" based on the songwriting of former Panther and the Planet the frontman Charlie Salas-Humara and featuring drummer Jake Morris (Joggers, the Shaky Hands), bassist Ricci Swift (Patterns) and viola/organ player Caroline Buchalter (Spooky Dance Band)—that is cool. But before you call me out, lemme go on for just a second. What ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

The Shaky Shuffle: New Lineup Changes for the Shaky Hands


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There are several cryptic hints on the group's MySpace page (including the...okay, the rather obvious one pictured here), but now it's confirmed: Jake Morris, the Shaky Hands' drummer since early 2009, has left the group. While this isn't the first Shaky Hands lineup shake-up (get it?) we've seen since the band won WW's Best New Band poll in 2007 (former drummer Colin Anderson left the group in 2008, ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 CASEY JARMAN

VIDEO: Heavy Nova (Robert Palmer Tribute Act) at the Eagles Lodge


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Okay, okay, so the audio on this Youtube footage of the Friday Night debut show (and "last show ever," according to frontman Jake Morris) [NOT LAST SHOW! FIRST SHOW! -Ed.]from local Robert Palmer tribute act Heavy Nova is a bit...shitty. But it's well worth watching for a few minutes just to convince yourself that it actually happened. The Friday night show—which coincided with the launch of ...   More
 
Sunday, April 25, 2010 CASEY JARMAN

Local Video Roundup: Joggers and Parenthetical Girls Go Into the Woods


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As far as bands go, you couldn't get two acts with a more disparate aesthetic than Joggers and Parenthetical Girls. Joggers play "indie rock" before the term became a basterdized catchall for anything written about on the blogosphere—think Merge Records stalwarts Polvo or Superchunk—with a perfect blend of sloppy minimalism and technical craft (those guitar sounds!). Parenthetical Girls' ...   More
 
Tuesday, September 21, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

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