Advertising Appreciation: September 2006

I will now be posting around the 10th of each month “THANK-YOU” posts, like this one, to all the advertisers of the previous month listed as at month end. That’s a permanent link in our blog, under a new category heading which I call .. “Sponsor Appreciation”. I know it’s hard out there trying to figure out where to spend your advertising dollars .. and well .. THANKS for considering the

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Video: B-52’s – Rock Lobster

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Video: Cold War Kids – Hair Down

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New Release: Cold War Kids – Robbers and Cowards

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Highly anticipated debut album from California’s Cold War Kids. Reagan babies, missile fears, and international blues. Cold War Kids started with jangly guitar, hand claps, and a Harmony amp in a storage room atop Mulberry Street restaurant in downtown Fullerton, CA. For the first practices, having instruments was not as important as heavy stomping and chanting. Clanging on heat pipes, thumping on plywood walls. Hollering into tape recorders. Slipping and swaying into alleyways and juke joints of yesteryear. Dreaming the American dust bowl and British maritime. On the restaurants roof the sound and feeling was cultivated and burned, built and hallowed out, painted and stripped to the primer. Cold War Kids make songs about human experience in orchards and hotel rooms, laundromats and churches, sea ports and school halls. Using songs of Dylan, Billie Holiday, and the Velvet Underground as a road map, they strive to manipulate, structure, and style their music with honesty.

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1. We Used To Vacation
2. Hang Me Up To Dry
3. Tell Me In The Morning
4. Hair Down
5. Passing The Hat
6. Saint John
7. Robbers
8. Hospital Beds
9. Pregnant
10. Red Wine
11. God Make Up Your Mind
12. Rubidoux

Robbers and Cowards

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New Release: Envy – Insomniac Doze

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The year is 1991. The line between alternative and mainstream culture in America is irreparably blurred, just as a group of Japanese teenagers form an uncompromising thrash band half a world away, spitting 2-minute blasts of indecipherable terror for anyone that can stand the physical and emotional damage it willfully inflicts. Fast-forward fifteen years: Punk’s corpse has been cannibalized to the bone and Envy has irreparably blurred the lines dividing the various factions of hardcore. Still terrifyingly sincere, their songs are now life-affirming, triumphant portraits for anyone strong-willed enough to withstand the emotional epiphanies they inspire. Following 2003’s A Dead Sinking Story, Envy made their first-ever trip to the US for a brief tour of the east coast and midwest. Fourteen years after forming, they finally had the opportunity to see just how far their story had traveled. Without the services of a manager, booking agent or publicist, this seemingly anonymous band sold out every show, drawing crowds in cities like New York and Washington DC as large as 500+. Returning to America this year with a new album, a new label, and the same eternally-youthful spirit that has kept them pushing forward, Envy are poised to break the silence that has kept them one of the world’s best kept secrets for so long. We’ll see you on the other side.

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1. Further Ahead of Warp
2. Shield of Selflessness
3. Scene
4. Crystallize
5. The Unknown Glow
6. Night In Winter
7. A Warm Room

Insomniac Doze

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Video: Envy – Scene

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Video: Catfish Haven – Please Come Back (Lollapalooza)

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New Release: Catfish Haven – Tell Me

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After releasing the critically acclaimed EP Please Come Back early in 2006, Catfish Haven return more focused and more determined than ever to win your heart. You see with Tell Me, their debut full-length on Secretly Canadian, these three raw dogs named for singer George Hunter’s childhood trailer park home have crafted one hell of a break-up record. Love is a confusing thing and it always leaves the mind with more questions than answers. Who is this woman that left Hunter so broken that he was inspired to pen ten soulful odes to this traumatizing break-up? Who dumped who? Will Hunter ever win her back? It’s hard to tell as Tell Me captures the confusion, denial, sleepless nights, and the desperate pleas for love that can only be felt when the mind gives up control to the heart.

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Tell Me

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