The Rich Girls Are Weeping

03 August 2006

Last night's playlist ... or something. Gosh, we sure had a good time at the Chain Drive last night! The bill was a really interesting grouping of bands, though Teenage Symphony, sandwiched between the twang of The Shells and the beatpunk of Economy, stole the show with their delicious, dreamy chamber pop. Sounding like the bastard lovechild of Beach Boys' sun-drenched, er, 'teenage symphonies to God' and the Fairport Convention's modern balladry (and maybe The Zombies and The Byrds, too), the band is remniscent of Galaxie 500 and His Name is Alive's pop phase. The band was giving away their self-titled demo CD for free: Burned CDRs in a little plastic sleeve with a photocopied, hand-lettered insert. To top it off, they have about one of the best backstories ever. Sweetness. I really can't encourage you more strongly to check them out:

Teenage Symphony -- Lucky
Teenage Symphony -- Our Best Days Are Behind Us

Our setlists, you ask? Well, okay! We had a few little glitches (spot the electro mishap -- that was totally my fault), but overall we had a really good time. The crowd was fantastic, the Chain Drive staff are darlings, and we totally love Terry for putting together such a great club night -- it really is the most fun regular events going on in Austin, and we're really grateful to be a part of it.

Placebo -- They Don't Care About Us // Lene Lovich -- I Think We're Alone Now // Devo -- Working in a Coal Mine // Sparks -- Angst In My Pants // Spoon -- Jonathan Fisk // Future Bible Heroes -- Love is Blue // PAS/CAL -- Summer Is Almost Here // Belle and Sebastian -- Legal Man // Blondie -- Sunday Girl // The Supremes -- Where Did Our Love Go // Ladyfuzz -- Bouncy Ball // Fuck-Off Machete -- What's the Signal? // The Grates -- Trampoline // Tones on Tail -- Go! // The Faint -- Drop Kick the Punks // Dance -- Do Dada // The Fall -- Totally Wired // The Rapture -- House of Jealous Lovers

Strawberry Switchblade -- Since Yesterday // The Infadels -- Love Like Semtex (Team 9 remix) // Blancmange -- Love That It Is // The Hourly Radio -- Crime Does Pay // The Shout Out Louds -- The Comeback (Tommy Sunshine Radio Mix) // Pulp -- Do You Remember The First Time?

Cyndi Lauper -- When U Were Mine // Elton Mortello -- Jet Boy, Jet Girl // Bette Midler -- Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy // Envelopes -- Sister in Love // Lush -- 500 // The New Pornographers -- Sing Me Spanish Techno

Patsy Cline (w/ The Jordanaires) -- Foolin' Around // My Favorite -- Absolute Beginners Again // Roxy Music -- 2HB // The Stills -- Logic Will Break Your Heart // Echo & the Bunnymen -- Bring on the Dancing Horses

We'll be back August 16th with Dirty Hearts, Girl in A Coma, and Sheboygan!

Oh, and while we're on the subject of last night's ... somethings -- is it just us, or has Last Night's Party totes jumped the shark with the 'Barfing Beauties' photoset (follow that link at your own risk, natch)? The drunken boobie shots and naked girls in bathrooms and puppy-piles of pulchritde the site's so well known for were charming to a point, and it always had a bit of a raunchy rep -- but this is just nasty.

In other news, I had to laugh because I got an email from Minty Fresh letting me know that they've released Finnish mellow-popsters Husky Rescue's album Country Falls in the US. You know, two years after the fact. I first heard "Rainbow Flows," with its brilliant reimagining of Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now" and samples from The Outlaw Josey Wales, on the website of UK music retailer Tunes in 2004, and immediately fell in love. (Of course, my file here would be corrupted, so I can't post it...) I missed the band at SXSW in 2005 due to a painful schedule conflict, but they are playing ACL this year... That's almost enough to make me go! You can grab "Summertime Cowboy" and tracks from Country Falls (including "New Light of Tomorrow," which appeared on an episode of The Sopranos) in a few places -- here's two new ones for you from from the limited UK-only 7" teaser single for their upcoming album Ghost is Not Real, due out in early 2007. (We really hope that doesn't mean it will see release stateside in 2009! Ha!)

Husky Rescue -- My Home Ghost
Husky Rescue -- Poison

Bonus: Husky Rescue -- Summertime Cowboy (Mocky Remix)


Anonymous Terry Sawyer said...

I'm so glad you posted the setlist though I immediately sought out "Bouncy Ball" the following morning despite the fact that I wasn't finished being drunk and I had an absolutely volcanic headache. You two were brilliant. Seriously. Almost everyone I talked to asked me who you were. So I'd tell them that you were power top Madames of a chain of Asian Massage Parlors that only use indie boys in geisha gear along with running one of the single best MP3 blogs on the web. I hope the Chain Drive gets to keep you forever. Well, forever being until they wrecking ball the smack shack in order to make room for the destructive forces of white people with money.

Friday, August 04, 2006 2:09:00 PM  
Blogger Pinkie von Bloom said...

oh terry, we <3 you too! we had a few mishaps, but we had a super good time. please thank lance for rewiring turntable 1 and patrick for bringing us shots in the DJ booth. yes, indie geishaboys. totally. sign me up for that...but only if they're slim-hipped, over 30, and can bring the intellectual esoterica!

Friday, August 04, 2006 4:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Terry Sawyer said...

You're right, you're right. Even having just met you, you're both more indie boy courtesan types. Me, I'd rather skip the blather and get right into the repressed homosexuality. But actually, as a side topic, indie boys dancing on the edge of queer are much harder to get in the sack than repressed jocks/rednecks because they've always been somewhat sexually suspect and therefore loathe the idea that the football player who made fag cracks at their Morrissey shirt was secretly right.

Your "mishaps" were negligible at best. Can't wait for the next show.

Friday, August 04, 2006 5:41:00 PM  
Blogger Pinkie von Bloom said...

actually, i'd rather have an indie rock prince-consort to my queen of ethics status, since the prince-consort title implies A. that i'm the queen of everything, and B. that there's some degree of independence inside of couplehood, as opposed to "courtesan" which would imply that i have lower social status and that said boy is a trophy to be acquired as a vehicle to social advancement. uh, i don't think so. i want a mate...or something like that.

but your morrissey analogy? totally true. it's sort of the flipside of the why high school pinkie went for heshers instead of goth-boys.

Friday, August 04, 2006 6:26:00 PM  
Anonymous beth said...

we actually released country falls over a year ago.

Friday, August 04, 2006 9:56:00 PM  
Anonymous colleen said...

omg i'm so tired of last night's parties -- omg kissing a girl! now i'm naked & laying on the gunge-covered floor of lit!

but sexy barfers?? i shudder to think of those who thought that was a sexy set.

xxoo ladies!

Saturday, August 05, 2006 8:53:00 AM  
Anonymous the champ said...

Just leaving one of my little manual trackbacks. I linked to you guys here:

Credit where credit is due and all that. I love ripping off--i mean, being inspired by!--The Rich Girls Are Weeping.

yoos people rock. huzzah.

The Champ.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006 12:25:00 PM  

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