Thursday, February 10, 2011

Dinosaur Bones, Jail Weddings, Zoey Van Goey

Toronto-based Dinosaur Bones are prepping the release of their debut LP, My Divider, on March 8th, 2011 via Dine Alone Records. My Divider is being recorded with Jon Drew (Tokyo Police Club, Fucked Up, Arkells). He also recorded and mixed the Birthright EP.
Having already shared stages with the likes of Man Man, Arkels, Handsome Furs, Crystal Antlers and Plants and Animals, the band have rightly earned their place in the indie pop scene of Toronto. Now they bring their sound stateside. They’ll also be touring Canada in April with Tokyo Police Club and will be playing the main stage at the famed Edgefest in Toronto this year, sharing the bill with A Perfect Circle and Rise Against.

Dinosaur Bones - Royalty
Dinosaur Bones@MySpace


Los Angeles' garage-punk revision of 60s chamber pop, Jail Weddings has launched an endeavor as ambitious as the 10-piece band's size. Starting with the release of the video for "I Thought You Were Someone I Knew", Jail Weddings will release new videos for each of the 13 songs on their recent album, Love Is Lawless. Fronted by Gabriel Hart (explosive frontman and mastermind behind the now defunct LA noir punks The Starvations), Jail Weddings is often described as "Nick Cave fronting The Shangri-Las." The band has carefully crafted these 13 songs over a three year period (since their actual inception in the summer of 2007), released October 2010 on the still skidding heels of two sold out singles and 2009's critically acclaimed EP Inconvenient Dreams (White Noise/Tru-Vow).

Jail Weddings - I Thought You Were Someone I Knew
Jail Weddings@MySpace


Zoey Van Goey is a band made up of Matt Brennan, Michael John McCarthy, and Kim Moore. Hailing from Canada, Ireland, and England respectively, they met in Glasgow, Scotland, and started making music together (Adam Scott joined as a fourth member in 2010). They released two singles on vinyl, first 'Foxtrot Vandals' (produced by Stuart Murdoch of Belle and Sebastian) and then 'Sweethearts In Disguise.' Then they got around to releasing their first full-length album, 'The Cage Was Unlocked All Along,' which was produced by Paul Savage (Delgados, Phantom Band, Mogwai) and is out now.

Zoey Van Goey - My Aviator
Zoey Van Goey@MySpace


SONG OF THE DAY: The Strokes - Under Cover Of Darkness
(from Angels, out March 22th on Sony Records)


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