Ah it's that (and if you're a gal, that other) time of the month again, if you're not familiar with Bishop Allen's plans for this year, it goes like this - Bishop Allen is a band from Brooklyn that took a nice hiatus shortly after their debut hit Charm School in order to write their (currently) label-less album Clementines. As that album strolls about for release, they're going to send out an EP every month for a year - yes, every month. By now Alina is pretty sick of me talking about Bishop Allen on a monthly basis (and perhaps you are too), but that's just what you're gonna get when a band decides to release something on that sort of schedule. The latest to be released from the group, being October, is September, and just from listening to Like Castanets, I can already tell it's going to be one of my favorites. Like Castanets was composed shortly after vocal Justin Rice returned from a trip to Chile. Now I've always assosciated Chile with this substitute teacher; she was from that very country, and she was always sure to inform us that it was not "Chili" but "Chee-leh." Well thanks to BA, I have something totally different to assosciate with that place - Justin Rice's trip to that South American strip of land, coffee and copihues. Complementing Rice's lyrics are the highly complimentary twangs of Spanish guitar and sleepy horn. Bishop Allen just knows how to put things together, and so all in all it can truly be said that these kids just know how to weave tales that produce images, smells and sounds. Be sure to check out their site for tour dates, the guys are planning a tour with The Starlight Mints late Fall.
From Bishop Allen's September EP (all songs are right click - save as)
From July EP:
Click Click Click Click
From May EP:
From February EP:
Queen of the Rummage Sale
You can pick up even more songs and buy these EPs at only $5 each at the BA site.
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Otherwheres - I missed two days of posting, so I decided to make that up and fill those dates in. Sorry about that guys, but the good news is I started another contest! Try your hand in winning some Archie Bronson Outfit goodness - good luck guys!
Otherwheres - Now's your last chance to pick up my Fourth Vowel From the Left mix seeing as I'll be soon replacing that with a new one sometime this week. So if you haven't picked it up, go and get your OoOo on - I must say, it's one of my favorites...
Otherwheres - Well look at that. It seems the guys over at Two Mirrors decided to start a contest too. So, are you feelin' lucky punk?
Otherwheres - Peter over at Renaissance Men Don't Surf doesn't have a contest, but he DID go see Sufjan not too long ago...
Otherwheres - Finally, pop by Covert Curiousity for just some overall goodness...