Favourite Sons - Treason EP / MP3


Favourite Sons

Few of you probably remember Rollerskate Skinny. Probably even fewer remember Aspera. It's a shame on both counts. I don't feel I'm wrong in saying that both groups were criminally overlooked, but digging back and listening to both (as I did today), I'll also be the first to admit that it's painfully obvious why neither bands really caught on. It's weird shit.

Both bands ran a parallel course, taking great pop songs and orchestrating them into great catastrophic jumbles. The vocals for both fall somewhere between Ian McCulloch, Julian Cope, and Peter Murphy in a strange sort of way, and are surrounded by anything from noise to toy pianos, depending on the song.

To make a long story short, both bands broke up, and members of each somehow found each other in NYC, becoming Favourite Sons. I've seen them a few times, and they're one of the best bands in the city, in my humble opinion. They've traded in a good deal of the strange qualities of their older bands, and are now just a great somewhat straightforward rock band. Apparently, there's a 7-inch on GSL which I can't find, as well as a UK-only EP on Loog that I'm about to hunt down on import.

The've just signed to VICE, so I'm sure you'll be seeing them all over the place, real soon!

Favourite Sons website
Favourite Sons myspace


The only 3 bands NY needs to see... next week.

I'm still trying to figure out how it happened...
Next week, the 3 most promising unsigned bands that I can think of are playing NY... MULTIPLE TIMES!?
I'll be at each and every one of their sets.

4.09 @ MERCURY LOUNGE - New York, NY (11PM slot) SOLD OUT
4.10 @ MERCURY LOUNGE - New York, NY (11PM slot) SOLD OUT

4.09 @ MERCURY LOUNGE - New York, NY (9PM slot) SOLD OUT
4.12 @ PIANOS - New York, NY (10:30PM slot)
4.13 @ ROTHKO (FREE SHOW!) - New York, NY (10PM slot)

4.11 @ SIN-E - New York, NY (11:30PM slot)
4.12 @ ROTHKO - New York, NY (8PM slot)

REPEATED DOWNLOADS (...but repeated for a reason)
Languis - In The Fields Of (Lonely Fences) MP3
New Sense - Rollerskate MP3
New Sense - Ready To Leave MP3
New Sense - What If I Get Sick MP3

Voxtrot :: tour + KEXP session

They're on tour forever.

Tue 4 - Athens, GA - Caledonia Lounge 18+
Wed 5 - Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506 18+
Thu 6 - Norfolk, VA - Relative Theory AA
Fri 7 - Harrisonburg, VA - MACRock ^
Sat 8 - Washington, DC - Riverside Lounge [Georgetown University] AA ^
Sun 9 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge 21+ ^ SOLD OUT
Mon 10 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge 21+ ^ SOLD OUT
Tue 11 - Wellesley, MA - Lulu Wang Center AA ^
Wed 12 - Montreal, QC - La Sala Rosa AA ^
Thu 13 - Toronto, ONT - Sneaky Dees 19+ ^
Fri 14 - Detroit, MI - Lager House 21+ ^
Sat 15 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle 21+ ^
Mon 17 - Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock 21+ ^
Tue 18 - Des Moines, IA - Vaudville Mews AA ^
Wed 19 - Lawrence, KS - Jackpot Saloon AA ^
Thu 20 - Norman, OK - Opolis AA ^
Fri 21 - Denton, TX - Hailey's AA ^
Sat 22 - Austin, TX - Emo's AA ^

Wed 24 - Tucson, AZ - Solar Culture AA
Thu 25 - San Diego, CA - Epicentre AA *
Fri 26 - Los Angeles, CA - Wiltern AA *
Sat 27 - San Francisco, CA - Slim's AA *
Tue 30 - Portland, OR - Berbati's Pan 21+ *
Wed 31 - Seattle, WA - Neumo's AA *

AA = All Ages
^ = w/ Irving
* = w/ Elefant

Also, MY OLD KENTUCKY BLOG has posted the band's recent KEXP session:

Voxtrot - Heaven (Talking Heads Cover)
Voxtrot - Mothers, Sisters Daughters & Wives
Voxtrot - Rise Up In The Dirt
Voxtrot - Soft & Warm

Eux Autres

This is what I know about Portland's Eux Autres:

1. They're a brother/sister duo that doesn't make me cringe at the thought of brother/sister duos.
2. Janet Weiss [Sleater-Kinney/Quasi] recorded their CD.
3. NY-based animator Scott Bateman did a short clip for one of their songs here as part of his self-made challenge to create one animated short a day for a year.
4. Eux Autres is French for "The Others". It's a mouthful of a name.
5. They're originally from Omaha, NE.
6. That's Smolli the beagle pictured with them above.
7. Eux Autres is damn good.

Eux Autres - Other Girls MP3
Eux Autres - Ecoutez Bien MP3
Eux Autres - The Sundance Kid MP3
Eux Autres - Partick Nil MP3