Sunday, April 30, 2006

My Life Is Brilliant

The Figurines are from Denmark, and make really good, catchy, jittery indie rock that reminds me of The Dismemberment Plan (RIP) or a less jammy Built To Spill. Except for the first track, "Race You," which doesn't sound like either of those bands, but is really awesome.

The Figurines- "Race You"

The Figurines- "The Wonder"

The Figurines are touring with Tapes N' Tapes, who are an equally awesome band:

Tapes N' Tapes- "Insistor"

06-04 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom *$
06-05 Cambridge, MA - Middle East Club *$
06-06 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom *$
06-07 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church *$
06-08 Baltimore, MD - Fletcher's *$
06-09 Atlanta, GA - The Drunken Unicorn *$
06-10 Nashville, TN - The Basement *$
06-12 Dallas, TX - Gypsy Tea Room *$
06-13 Austin, TX - Stubb's Barbeque *$
06-15 Tucson, AZ - Solar Culture *$
06-16 Los Angeles, CA - Echo *$
06-17 San Francisco, CA - Café du Nord *$
06-18 Portland, OR - Berbati's Pan *$
06-19 Seattle, WA - Crocodile Café *$
06-22 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge *$
06-23 Omaha, NE - Sokol Underground *$

There's someplace in Georgia called the "Drunken Unicorn?"

Also, I Guess I'm Floating has a couple of rather interesting covers. Josh Ritter's cover of "Blame It On The Tetons" is downright pleasant, as is his new album, The Animal Years. James Blunt does a surprisingly decent job with "Where Is My Mind," but that doesn't change the fact that "You're Beautiful" is a terrible song and the guy is creepy enough to make my skin crawl. You know why that chick on the subway you're obsessing about didn't talk to you, James? You have beady raccoon eyes.

The Figurines' Myspace, Tapes N' Tapes' Myspaces'


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