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He's My Brother, She's My Sister's self titled EP out

He's My Brother, She's My Sister

Sultry vocals, twanging folk guitar, booming bass drum, plucked cello, and the pitter patter of tap shoes. What does it all add up to? The vaudeville folk of He's My Brother, She's My Sister. The gang recently played a packed show at the Bootleg Theater for the release of their self titled EP and as the send off for their US tour. Appearances from friends Featherbeard, Amanda Jo Williams, Adanowsky, and Las Cafeteras rounded out the night with stellar performances from all.

If you've never been exposed to He's My Brother, She's My Sister, I think it's a fair warning so say their mojo have the power to heal the afflicted. "Tales That I Tell" has vocalist Rachel Kolar paint the laments of a lover done wrong in all of her dusty western glory, while Lauren Brown taps out the beat. Rachel's brother, guitarist Rob Kolar picks up the vocal duties on "How'm I Gunna Get Back Home" with cellist Satya Bhabha filling in the breaks. "Lazy Daze" fits somewhere nicely in the crack between 60's folk and 70's psychedelics while "Moonage Daydream" continues the down tempo theme with a hint of David Bowie's "Space Oddity". Haunting falsetto and acoustic guitar ring through regret on "The House That Isn't Mine". "Coattails" picks the pace up again with a little ditty about those people who just can't seem to achieve anything for themselves. "Wilted Rose" closes up shop with a simple, lo-fi chorus about a worthless girl's quest for love.

The group will be on tour for a while, but you can grab their EP on Bandcamp.

-Angelo Lorenzo

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Deli CMJ shows - Buke & Gass, Anni Rossi, Bear Hands, The Rassle + more



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Scott Ryan's new video and song "Variations"

Scott Ryan has quietly released his first new recording since 2009's, "Tree Man EP.' This bedroom folk tune is the perfect soundtrack for a loner's trek by motorcycle, truckbed, or boat in search of something altogether elusive. Directed by AG Rojas, perhaps best known for his low-budget shocker video for LA hip hop artist, Earl. You can catch Scott Ryan and his band (the Thunderbeast) at Molly Malones in LA on Oct. 29th.

-From The Open Blog

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Hexham Heads rock Hear Gallery on 11.05

Hexham Heads is definitely one of the most satisfying LA based indie rock bands we crossed our path with in recent times. Their sound is tense and dark, in part reminiscent of the NYC noise-rock Gods (Sonic Youth of course), but still totally their own, with occasional faster/punkier tracks. We haven't seem them live yet, but from what we hear on record it promises to be a cathartic experience. Mark your calendars: November 05 at Hear Gallery (5 Stars Bar).

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Vivian Girl's Katy Goodman's new project: La Sera

After touring the world with Vivian Girls, releasing a handful of well-received records, and starting record label Wild World with her band mates, Katy started exploring other outlets. She experimented with dream-pop band, All Saints Day in the Spring of 2010 and released a self titled limited-edition 7" filled with dreamy-pop songs on indie label Art Fag earlier this year. In February 2010, after moving to LA, Katy started working on some fresh material that inspired the formation of her brand new band, La Sera. Her inspiration sprung from an attraction to early pop hits from the 1950's and ethereal choral vocals. Her new songs overflow with a softer less aggressive sound than the Vivian Girls and contain warm celestial-pop melodies that echo with the dreamlike effect of a church choir. The band is scheduled to play the CMJ Music Marathon at Irving Plaza on 10.19 and Shea Stadium on 10.21.

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