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National Site
July 2010
Translations
"Self Titled EP + Tarantella Single
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Branded as New Wave in their myspace profile, NYC based Translations is a little more complex than that. The band knows how to use reverb, clanging drum machines and lo-fi tricks in ways more interesting and sophisticated than your average Bushwick bedroom project. Most importantly, they can write good songs, and have found a strong signature sound in Andrew Fox's dark and thoughtful vocals. In this band's tracks you'll find ambient noise, rock'n'roll, great melodies, as well as alcohol-heavy inflections. The self-titled EP opener, "The Wanderer" – an electro-pop and punk mash up filled with lots of range and vocal harmonies – stands out as the album’s best track. The brand new single "Tarantella" (recorded with the help of Jeff Curtin from Small Black, not in the EP), with its evocative vocals, sudden empty breaks and a highly addictive "revolving chorus", takes us back to the summer of 1998, when everybody was in love with The Beta Band (which one year later committed artistic suicide with one of the ugliest albums ever). Check out Translations live at The Woods on September 15 and a week later at Coco66.





The Deli SF's Weekend Highlights For 7/21-7/24

 

Of course your Friday should already be planed, what with the exciting line-up The Deli will be presenting at the Hemlock, but if your still undecided, or looking for another show or two to attend this weekend, here are a few selections from the calendar.

This Wednesday Studio SQ, who proudly sponsor our band of the month poll, well be presenting a show at Milk featuring Le Vice, Tim Car, George Cochrane, and Dude House, 8pm.

The following night, again at Milk, local blog Epic Sauce will once again flex it's nearly invincible booking muscles and provide us with another amazing line-up. Headlined by Maus Haus (whose inclusion in this year's Treasure Island Music Festival, incidentally, is righteously exciting) and featuring support by Skeletal System, Psychic Handbook and Rangers, this show is one of many this week not to be missed, 8pm.

Offering some stiff friendly competition, The Bay Bridged on Friday night will be presenting their now yearly Regional Bias show and fundraiser, at the Verdi Club, featuring Thao Nguyen, Man/Miracle, Exray's, and John Vaderslice, 8pm.

Finally, on Saturday Little Teeth will be opening up for Sleepytime Gorilla Museum at the Great American, 8pm.

That about rounds out this week.  Hope to see many of your shining faces at the Hemlock this Friday.

 

-Ada Lann

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This Week! The Deli SF Presents White Cloud, The Paranoids, and Red Blue Yellow at the Hemlock

This Friday The Deli SF proudly presents White Cloud, The Paranoids, and Red Blue Yellow at the Hemlock.  Surely there is no better way to end you week than having portions of clothing (perhaps socks?) rocked off.  Friday July 23rd at 9pm.  No excuses.

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Marvelous Toy Springs Like A Well

 

Even on a Tuesday, the L.A. music scene brings the love. Admittedly, the lineup at the Troubadour last week felt a bit disjointed, but The Silent Comedy, Marvelous Toy, and Andy Clockwise did what they do for the die-hards willing to take Wednesday morning lumps with extra caffeine. If you came to see the show to see three bands you'd never seen before, you would probably surmise, "Yah, these are three bands that are rocking and sweaty," but you'd miss the nuance of each. You'd miss the Appalachian swagger of The Silent Comedy. You'd miss the preposterous over-sexualization of song as sung by Andy Clockwise. You'd miss the folksy turn of a phrase and Woodstock-revisited fete Marvelous Toy puts on. Together, I'm not sure the three bands worked. But if you came knowing who you were seeing, you could look hard, you could scratch the surface, and dig down and see it. It's there.

Especially for Marvelous Toy. You don't have to dig deep to see the joy springing from this Eagle Rock gang. The joy comes from their bevy of keyboards, their big hair (that's you Jordan), and their girl-boy harmonies. Keyboardist and backing vocalist Ny Lee looked distant but occasionally gave up a smile. She was at her best when she stood front and center and sang, exposed and free from the shield of the keys. The rest of the band, on the other hand, were bouyant and energetic and timelessly young.

We met frontman Jordan outside (with his girlfriend AND his old boss, no less, who proudly claimed to be MT's biggest fan) and the dichotomy between Jordan's street-side persona and his onstage presence was profound. Unassuming and polite, the lead of MT took charge and poured over his songs jealously like each was a mistress. He held on so tight and then gave them up and watched us and watched the songs get set free. He had little interaction with his bandmates, playing to the audience solidly for the eight-song set. We clapped and MT smiled so graciously, seemingly charmed by the well-deserved adulation.

MT's set was brief but packed full of energy and uplifting and bouncy and tight. Jordan wasn't bothered by inane audience chatter. MT kept it about the music and that was the right thing to do. MT have a show on August 8, 2010 at Spaceland.

-Angel Baker

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