Arranged and written by frontman Joel Gibb, The Hidden Cameras’ “In The NA” is convoluted as ever, something his Canadian band is known for. Their fifth studio album, Origin:Orphan, is scheduled for release September 22, 2009. It will be the band’s first release on Arts & Crafts (The American Analog Set, Broken Social Scene, Phoenix). QMagazine tweeted in favor of this video earlier today calling it, “Absolutely ridiculously brilliant.”
Liam Pickering, of Liam Frost and The Slowdown Family, has recorded a solo album titled We Ain’t Got No Money, Honey, But We’ve Got Rain. It will be availabe Monday, September 28, 2009. Get your free download of the single “Your Hand In Mine” here.
Company of Thieves is an indie rock trio from Chicago, Illinois. They released thier debut album, Ordinary Riches, back in February. They’ve been compared to Rilo Kiley and some hear similarities in vocalist, Genevieve Schatz, and the Welsh singer Duffy. To me, she sounds more Australian than Welsh.
This has to be my pick of the week! The man at the desk in the beginning of this video is French designer Jean-Paul Gaultier. Martin Solveig, the male principal in this video, lives in Paris and is a house DJ there. He has four albums but this song is simply a single. It features Martina Sorbara and the rest of the Canadian band Dragonette.
The Lovemakers have released their single, “See What I Wanna See” from their sophomore full-length album Let’s Be Friends. On September 8, 2009 the album will be available on iTunes and it will hit retail on September 15th, 2009. I really like this band photo. I think it’s the floral rug. Anyway, join the mailing list and you can download this song for free!
Houston Locals, The Literary Greats, perform at the downtown Continental Club regularly. Check them out Thursday night at 10pm for the reasonably priced cover of $5. They have a self-titled album containing “New York, Not Her” embeded below, courtsey of Muzorama.
Marina Diamandis is Marina and the Diamonds, a Welsh artist based in London. Her Crown Jewels EP was released in June 2009 and a debut LP is expected for late 2009 or early 2010. “Obsessions” is off of her debut single Obsessions/Mowgli’s Road.
Those who like She & Him and the movie “500 Days of Summer” should enjoy this music video for “Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?” off She & Him’s Volume One.