27 is Gnarly

December 2nd, 2006

27 has recorded a steamy cover of the Gnarls Barkley song “Crazy,” with a nod to godhead Neil Young, available for your listening pleasure at
their MySpace page
.

Snowleopards Release Debut

December 2nd, 2006

The Snowleopards (featuring
Heidi Saperstein
) debut album is about done, and is simply titled Debut. The official release date is Saturday, January 27th when they play a record release show at
T.T. the Bear’s Place
in Cambridge, MA.

Tiger Saw Sightings

December 2nd, 2006

Back last summer, Tiger Saw spent a day in Virginia at Monkeyclaus, which describes itself as “equal parts music studio, burgeoning
record label, music distributor, and social movement”. There they played a
bonfire with Sarah White and Annie Palmer, which Monkeyclaus recorded and has written about on its website. Also posted: a few songs from Tiger Saw (“All My Friends Are Right Here With Me” and “To Drown Tonight”), Annie, and Sarah.

A solo acoustic Tiger Saw set in Rock Island, Illinois was also recorded this past summer for the Daytrotter website, who have posted the songs ( “The Tiger and the Tailor”, “Singing with Ghosts”, the previously unreleased “Distance”, and two covers of the Hotel Alexis songs “OK” and “Backyard with a View”) as part of their Daytrotter Sessions, available free for downloading.

And finally, in October the band played a show in Columbus, Ohio, where two little
girls joined then onstage for “R U Courageous?” Thankfully Thomas Heath caught it on video.

It’s Curtains for Nedelle

December 2nd, 2006

This is rather old news, since we were lax last summer in mentioning that
Nedelle
had joined The Curtains, led by Chris Cohen, also of Deerhoof. The 3-piece band will be touring the US again
this January
, but in the meanwhile a new Curtains CD, Calamity, was released in late October by
Asthmatic Kitty
and features
Nedelle
harmonizimg with Chris and playing guitar.

Brokaw Doings

December 2nd, 2006

Chris Brokaw is releasing a new 7″ green vinyl-only 4-song ep entitled Forestry EP in January 2007. The tracks include three outtakes from the Road film score and one Kahoots dub, all previously unreleased. It is a co-release between New York’s I and Ear Records and A Whale of a Label from out of Martha’s Vineyard.

Chris recently collaborated with Dave Derby (formerly of The Dambuilders) and Jill Sobule on music for the Nickelodeon television series Unfabulous.