The Rich Girls Are Weeping

31 May 2007

(photo courtesy of the Escort myspace page)

As if this weekend couldn't be more stuffed with musical goodness, this is just a quick note to also let you know that Escort is playing our oh-so-fave Fun! gathering this evening (Friday the 1st) at Studio B in Greenpoint. We have yet to see this 15ish-piece disco orchestra in action; I'm trying to figure out if we can make it there in time after The National wrap things up at the Bowery, but I think this may be totally impossible. Escort released their last 12", All Through The Night, in May. They're heading into the studio to work on a full-length album.

Escort -- All Through The Night (The Rapture Hush Hush remix)

Escort -- A Bright New Life (Vocal Mix) [repost]

Also at Studio B this weekend, Datarock, those delightful Norwegian purveyors of scuffed electronic pop. They play Saturday the 2nd. Their self-titled debut album, one of our favorites that's chock-full of fizzy, sunny summer jams, is finally seeing release stateside June 10 with slightly different content than the 2005 release; anyway, seeing as it's nearly perfect and comes complete with a paean to Laurie Anderson, we can't recommend this one more highly. Dance, dammit!

Datarock -- Fa-Fa-Fa

Datarock -- Laurie
Datarock -- I Used To Dance With My Daddy (Comet Remix)

Bonus: Datarock -- Computer Camp Love

And, I've been meaning to post about this for ages -- but remember our pals the lovely Don Delilo-flavored Los Angeles kids Airborne Toxic Event? Well, they just finished a little mini-tour of the UK (they played Club NME at Koko in London last Friday; would that we could have been there!) and play The Troubador in Los Angeles June 9th after opening for the Kaiser Chiefs on the 7th. They're also recording a 7" for a UK release later this year.

The Airborne Toxic Event -- The Girls In Their Summer Dresses

(And, yes, Julie Christie, the rumors are true -- we were at Capitol Music Group's offices today over on 5th Ave to listen to Interpol's Our Love To Admire (out July 10th). We took our knitting and were very polite and well-behaved. Sadly, due to requests from the nice folks behind the PR machinery, we can't review it quite yet, but stay tuned...)

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Blogger paul said...

Sadly, due to requests from the nice folks behind the PR machinery, we can't review it quite yet, but stay tuned...

Say no more. I can read between the lines (it sucks out loud, right?).

Friday, June 01, 2007 9:41:00 AM  
Blogger cindy hotpoint said...

Now, now, Paul. It's not that bad. But, I will say one thing--and this will probably only make sense to about 10 people--I'd rather Chris Walla (yeah, I know, crossing universes here, but...humor me) had steered the Good Ship Interpol into major label land. Walla's proven he's got a good understanding of the importance of bringing epic depth-of-field to a major release, and has done so with a much lighter touch than shallow, high-gloss producer Rich Costley.

Friday, June 01, 2007 11:42:00 AM  
Anonymous pinkievonbloom said...

It's not the record, the songs, or the band. It's Rich Costey. There are obvious points where Interpol stops and Rich Costey begins, and it's very bothersome, because it's a very good, very solid, and really very heartbreaking record. The Interpol epic machinery sheen has been rubbed through with over-polishing.

Friday, June 01, 2007 11:59:00 AM  
Blogger Tankboy said...

Datarock remix link is all not worky.

Friday, June 01, 2007 12:30:00 PM  
Blogger cindy hotpoint said...

I fixed it!

Friday, June 01, 2007 1:04:00 PM  
Blogger cindy hotpoint said...

Tankboy, dearest -- the DM remix link that previous entry is fixed too. For some reason, I just couldn't get it to work until just now. Coding issues, I guess.

Friday, June 01, 2007 1:26:00 PM  
Blogger parisian cowboy said...

I love the first pic. Great blog, btw. See ya.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007 8:24:00 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

I [heart] Datarock!

And I [heart] this blog!

Tuesday, June 05, 2007 11:00:00 AM  
Blogger J Frank Parnell said...

Hey thanks: I'm loving the Datarock. Their liberal Talking Heads-borrow on "Fa-Fa-Fa" has me singing along, at the one minute and two minute marks exactly:

"Find myself a city, find myself a city to live in ..."

and the mashup race begins ...

Tuesday, June 12, 2007 9:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Escort said...

I think I will come back and leave my comment again.

Friday, December 26, 2008 3:20:00 AM  

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