July 6, 2010

Three Daily Choice Favorites at The Crocodile Tonight!

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Tonight is a rare triple Daily Choice approved bill at The Crocodile. Each and every band on the stacked bill: Chain and the Gang, Turbo Fruits and Golden Triangle should be familiar favorites for regular Daily Choice readers.

Here’s what Noah had to say about each of the bands, with a link back to the original post, where you can either download a track by the artist or watch a video.

Golden Triangle (Daily Choice: February 18, 2010)

“This is sexy, throbbing garage. This is music you lay your lover down on a weather-beaten leather couch you found on the streets of Baltimore with, your hand all up on the torn holes of their leather jacket, the holes in their torn jeans providing just the right space. This is romance with spit dripping from its chin. ”

Turbo Fruits (Daily Choice: October 7, 2009)

“Be My Own Pet was like being at your high school prom on speed – all torn cuffs and frayed party dresses. Turbo Fruits is like the after party at your friends house – all keg beer, concrete slabs and cheerleaders horfing in the rhododendrons.”

Chain and the Gang (Daily Choice: May 28, 2009)

“Ian Svenonius and his new band Chain and the Gang stepped on stage, literally tearing through a set of revamped, tweaked, toyed with homages to gospel and chain gang songs that had my foot tapping and my worries dispelled. … I will forsake freedom any day for this good of music.”

Tonight’s Daily Choice approved show is $8 … and we guarantee you, it’s worth every hard-earned penny. And, this should serve as a reminder, pay attention to the Daily Choice. Noah has a knack of knowing about great bands before everyone else does and sharing them with you right here.

April 3, 2010

Introducing: Baltic Cousins

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Black Eyes & Neckties are dead. Long live the new bands that their death has born! It’s hard to see any positives when one of your favorite bands stops playing. However, when the death of a beloved band spawns brand new bands as great as Dog Shredder and Baltic Cousins, it’s impossible to stay upset.

We’ve already told you all about Dog Shredder, Josh (Homicide) Holland’s post-Black Eyes & Neckties band, but today I’d like to introduce you to Baltic Cousins. The post-BENT brainchild of Bradley (Horror) Lockhart, who was the front man of Bellingham’s bloodied and blackened horror heroes.

Baltic Cousins finds Brad far away from the theatrics of Black Eyes & Neckties and exploring the intersections of punk, folk, and Americana. With hints of early Modest Mouse, The Shackeltons and a Springsteen-ian attention and affection for the blue collar aspects of life and rock’n'roll,this is angry Americana … and I can’t get enough of it.

You can already stream “Fara,” which is our featured song of the week … but I wanted to share another favorite “How I Look” with you.

Baltic Cousins play their first Seattle show tomorrow (Sunday April 4th) at the VERA Project, opening for Surfer Blood. They’ll be joined by Sound on the Sound favorites What What Now and former Daily Choice Turbo Fruits. It’s a bill you won’t want to miss a single band of, so get their early.

October 7, 2009

The Daily Choice: Turbo Fruits – Trouble!

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I stumbled in to a Be My Own Pet show at SXSW a few years back and found myself whipped in to a fervor by a blond haired beauty named Jemina Pearl and a trio of youthful lads that backed her.  At the time it was certainly Jemina that drew my eye, all spinning blond hair and manic energy, but when the guitarist’s finger tip literally fell off in the middle of a wild solo, my eye was turned.

That band imploded, as all amazing youth-bands do, but the three remaining have put together an equally manic bit of awesomeness with the unlikely moniker of Turbo Fruits … and I think I love it more.  Be My Own Pet was like being at your high school prom on speed – all torn cuffs and frayed party dresses.  Turbo Fruits is like the after party at your friends house – all keg beer, concrete slabs and cheerleaders horfing in the rhododendrons.

It’s really just a matter of taste.

Turbo Fruits – Trouble!