MizMuze

Inspiring the masses, one post at a time.

Song of the Day – Thursday 9/30/2010 Blue Sky Black Death September 30, 2010

Blue Sky Black Death are a San Francisco hip hop/shoegaze duo (aka Kingston and Young God) named after “a skydiving phrase alluding to beauty and death.”

Their latest album, Third Party dropped on 9/7/2010 with “third party” collaborator, Alexander Chen (of Boy in Static and The Consulate General) on vocals.

Blue Sky Black Death – Carl Sagan

http://www.myspace.com/blueskyblackdeath

 

Song of the Day – Wednesday 9/29/2010 Pepper Rabbit September 29, 2010

Pepper Rabbit is lead singer Xander Singh and drummer Luc Laurent; a lo-fi band from Silverlake, CA who named themselves after Xander’s pet rabbit, Dr. Pepper.  The duo create a huge sound with ukuleles, trumpets, clarinets, drums, keyboards and are Local Natives favorite band of the moment.

Their debut album, Beauregard drops on 10/26/2010…

Pepper Rabbit – Older Brother

http://www.myspace.com/pepperrabbit

 

Song of the Day – Tuesday 9/28/2010 Owen Pallett September 28, 2010

Owen Pallett, or the artist formerly known as “Final Fantasy,” is a violinist and singer from Toronto.  Pallett has contributed to all of Arcade Fire’s albums and recently opened for their shows in NYC.

Owen’s third album (the first two were released under the Final Fantasy name), Heartland, dropped on 1/12/2010.  The bizarre video for the single, “Lewis Takes Off His Shirt” was directed by M. Blash and features Canadian actress, Alison Pill.

Owen Pallett – Lewis Takes Off His Shirt

http://www.owenpalletteternal.com/

http://www.myspace.com/owenpallettmusic

 

Just Announced: DEVO @ The Warfield on 11/13/2010 September 27, 2010

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DEVO just announced that they will be playing one night at The Warfield on 11/13/2010!  Tickets go on sale this Sunday 10/3/2010 at 10:00 am.  Click here for details. 

Check back often, as MizMuze will update with any presale passwords! 

 

Song of the Day – Monday 9/27/2010 How to Dress Well

The enigmatic How to Dress Well, is Tom Krell: a philosophy research fellow living in Cologne, Germany by day, and a self-made lo-fi indie artist by night.  With his love of 80’s and 90’s R&B, Krell has created homemade slow-jams mixing in his falsetto over distorted reverb.  

Sampling Michael Jackson’s “Baby Be Mine,” the 7″ “Ecstasy With Jo Jo” b/w “Take it On” is available on Transparent Records.  HTDW’s debut LP, Love Remains dropped on 9/21/2010…

How to Dress Well – Ecstasy With Jo Jo

http://howtodresswell.blogspot.com/

http://www.myspace.com/howtodresswellmusic

 

Song of the Day – Friday 9/24/2010 Women September 24, 2010

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Women is an art rock band from Calgary, Canada.

Their second album, Public Strain, will be released in Canada, via Flemish Eye Records, and in the United States, via Jagjaguwar Records, on September 28th, 2010…

It’ll be every man, woman, and child when Women play the Hemlock Tavern with Manchild on 10/23/2010…

Women – Eyesore

http://www.flemisheye.com/

http://www.myspace.com/womenmusic

 

Song of the Day – Thursday 9/23/2010 The Hundred in the Hands September 23, 2010

Jason Friedman and Eleanore Everdell make up the Brooklyn-based dance pop duo The Hundred in the Hands.  Their label states that they were “named after the phrase the Lakota Nation gave to the Fetterman Battle/Massacre of 1866 in Wyoming — in which Crazy Horse led his warriors to a victory that resulted in the death of 100 white soldiers — the Hundred in the Hands fuses synth pop with post-punk and dream pop elements, making for a sound that’s equally danceable and dreamy.”

Their self-titled debut dropped on 9/21/2010 and includes the track “Pigeons”…the video features a chick who’s had more than one-too-many, which results in an extreme case of acid reflux — we’re talking fireworks and explosions.  I’ll have what she’s drinking.

See The Hundred in the Hands on 10/21/2010 at Popscene’s 330 Ritch…

The Hundred in the Hands – Pigeons

http://thehundredinthehands.com/

http://www.myspace.com/thehundredinthehands

 

Song of the Day – Wednesday 9/22/2010 Crystal Stilts September 22, 2010

Filed under: indie music,Music — MizMuze @ 10:44 am
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NYC’s noise pop five-piece, Crystal Stilts, will release a new single, “Shake the Shackles” on 10/26/2010 via Slumberland but you can hear it now below.  The follow-up to their debut album, Alight of Night is due out next year. 

Crystal Stilts – Shake the Shackles

http://www.myspace.com/crystalstilts

 

Song of the Day – Tuesday 9/21/2010 Allo Darlin’ September 21, 2010

Filed under: indie music,Music — MizMuze @ 10:13 am
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Twee popper’s Allo Darlin’ describe themselves as “a fan’s band. They are close friends that found each other and the music they make in London. Elizabeth and Bill are from Australia, Mike and Paul are from Kent. They’ve only been playing seriously as a band since January 2009, although Elizabeth has been releasing music under various guises since 2007.”

Their debut album was released on Fortuna POP! in June 2010…

Say “hello”  to Allo Darlin’ when they play the Rickshaw Stop on 10/27/2010…

Allo Darlin’ – The Polaroid Song

http://allodarlin.com/

http://www.myspace.com/allodarlin

 

Song of the Day – Monday 9/20/2010 Agent Ribbons September 20, 2010

Originally based in Sacramento, Agent Ribbons began four years ago as a two-piece with Natalie Gordon (the redhead) on vocals and guitar, and Lauren Hess (the brunette) on drums and vocals.  Last year they added a third member Naomi Cherie (the blonde) on violin and cello and the band moved to Austin, Texas.  Agent Ribbons describes their sound as “garage pop with a cabaret twist” and happen to be Camera Obscura‘s favorite American band at the moment.

Their upcoming sophomore album, Chateau Crone is scheduled for release on 10/12/2010 on Antenna Farm Records.  Check back with MizMuze for Bay Area dates in support of the album…

Agent Ribbons – Dada Girlfriend

http://www.myspace.com/agentribbons