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Catching Up

Alright. It’s time for me to play a little bit of catch-up with you guys. As I’ve been rather busy lately pushing my band’s album and preparing for our show at FreeTulsa Music Festival next weekend, I’ve neglected to post consistently. For that I apologize.

Now that that’s settled, go ahead and take some time to listen to the forthcoming album Mines by the longstanding Portland-based group Menomena via NPR’s Exclusive First Listen. You can do that here. The album’s due June 27.

Next, Department of Eagles released their anthology of previously unreleased tracks on an album appropriately titled Archive 2003-2006 yesterday. I recommend you take time to listen to that as well. For a sample, watch a homemade video for their single “While We’re Young” via The Connection over on the right side of this page.

The Love Language released their deliciously 60’s sunshiney pop-tinged album Libraries last week. It’s very good. Listen to the full album here.

Finally, as I mentioned earlier, my band People,People has been very busy lately. One of the many endeavours in which we’re currently involved is the making our first music video for our single “Five Year Drought.” Excitingly enough, you can watch a teaser promo for the video, also via The Connection over on the right side of this page.

Enjoy! Thanks for understanding! I love all of you!


New (sort of) Department of Eagles Album Due this Summer!

If you haven’t heard of Department of Eagles– here’s the scoop: it’s Grizzly Bear‘s Daniel Rossen (guitarist/vocalist- you’d recognize his voice in their single “While You Wait for the Others”) and Rossen’s old college roommate Fred Nicolaus. They released the incredible In Ear Park in 2008.

Now that you’re excited, this duo is planning on releasing a new album, Archive 2003-2006, July 20. It’s exactly what it sounds like. Before releasing In Ear Park, Rossen and Nicolaus had written and scrapped at least an album’s worth of material. The Archive comprises that material.

To hear a great live performance (with Chris Taylor[bass] and Chris Bear[drums], also from Grizzly Bear) of their most notable song to date, “No One Does it Like You,” just click on the top video in The Connection over on the right.

Personally, I can’t wait for the new album. You?