Tuesday, June 29, 2010

News Roundups from Blender, The Washington Post, Indie Rock Cafe and more

The Blender Blog's article on "The Ukulele's Unlikely Renaissance" is all in favor of Neutral Uke Hotel's mission to "to unite obsessed fans of Neutral Milk Hotel for a live performance of their critically acclaimed "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea" album, played in its entirety on ukulele" and says, "The album's beloved songs have reached canon status, so why not interpret, and reinterpret, and why not on a ukulele?"

Jersey Beat raves about The True Jacqueline's Nice Bird, saying "Oh, yeah baby! Bring it on! You ever listen to an album that’s so delightfully bouncy, upbeat, and flat-out insanely appealing fun that it just makes you wanna say all sorts of wacky nice stuff. Well, man, this is exactly that kinda album."


Aol Music is currently featuring Avi Wisnia's Something New on Full CD Listening Party.

The Washington Post lists No Second Troy's Iota show on its Going Out Guide.

Magnet's MP3 At 3PM posts "California Run" and "Highways" from Neil Nathan's upcoming The Distance Calls. They say of "California Run," "The country-inflected single breezes by like a convertible cruising down the PCH, sounding like a long-lost Old 97’s track that was recently unearthed."

Tympanogram says of Neutral Uke Hotel's NXNE performance, "The group is obviously reverential, and they impart their love for an album that was formative for them, and one that they personally cherish in the way they know best. ...not everyone can express their appreciation for them in such a stirring manner."

The True Jacqueline's "Monde Green" (from their release Nice Bird) is posted on KEPX's Out This Week and on Indie Rock Cafe.

Listen Dammit posts "Song for Adam," a track from Sara Radle's upcoming full-length, Four.

Buzzgrinder and Electric Mustache list the release of The True Jacqueline's Nice Bird.

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