The other day, I told you about the New York band Small Black. I loved what I heard when I saw them live at the Bowery Ballroom and frankly, how could you not love a band who describes their sound as “Casio dream noise pop?” Their album “New Chain” is coming out on October 26, 2010 and I am looking forward to it. They are going to be touring the US with Class Actress, another band I love, at the end of this month so don’t miss them! You can see the tour schedule as well as stream some tracks on their Myspace page (link is above).
You can also hear “Pleasant Experience” by Small Black by just simply pressing “play.” I hope you have a pleasant experience.
On September 29, 2010, California’s Best Coast played a sold out show at New York’s Bowery Ballroom. Their music has lit the blog-o-sphere on fire and after seeing them live, I understand why. Their music is surf/indie pop with no slow songs, just catchy-as-hell straight to the point songs that make you want to rock! Lead singer Betheny Cosentino couldn’t be cuter, drummer Ali Koehler plays the heck out of the drums and Bobb Bruno was head-banging to every song on guitar. A trio of pop perfection. They played songs off their EPs as well as tracks from their debut album “Crazy For You” which was released in July of this year. I’m cutting this review short due to the fact that in the last 4 hours, I’ve met over 10 artists, saw and met 3 bands and as I am still recovering from laryngitis, my head feels like it is about to explode. I met Best Coast after the show and I asked Betheny Cosentino “which coast is the best?” Stay tuned for the answer.