kittens = love.

And we love love. That's why we love local music blog "it covers the hillsides," which just gave some love to our recent Star Bar show. It's good to know people are digging the new stuff! But what's with people commenting about us elsewhere, but not here? Yeah, that means you, John and Rich! Talk to us! Otherwise we'll think you don't love us like Todd does (thanks Todd).


domingo cinco.

Thanks to all who came out to the Star Bar - we had a great time, and we sure hope you did, too. In fact, we think you've earned a special treat, so we're putting up two more songs.

Actually, it's really just one long jam that we chopped up into two parts for the sake of bearableness (bearability?). You know, to make it more bearable. And also to make it more mysterious as to how we got from point A to point B (trust us, you'll see what we mean). So anyway, they aren't really "songs" per se, but they are new - we just did them last Thursday. They were recorded in the space, of course, and with a skeleton crew. We will not attempt to describe their sound.

Here ya go:

you can see yourself [part one]

you can see yourself [part two]



Jealousy can be a good thing, right? Not all of us are into the Austin band Spoon, but those of us who are REALLY love Spoon. And Monday night they blew us away at Center Stage, performing stuff from at least four albums with fire and precision (a rare combination). They always seem to produce maximum rock with minimal effort, and for that we are truly grateful. And on Monday they also brought along their own sound guy to perform dubby freakout delay action on the vocals and keys, which was the perfect addition to their stripped-down rock. Man, are we jealous.

In news that's actually about us, we're happy to report that we got some more press for our recent Dunch show, from the good folks at Evil Sponge. Those guys are great, despite being evil.

But don't start thinking we're just a quiet, droney daytime band! We're still gonna bring the rock this Saturday at the Star Bar, along with old friends Long Knives and a band called Imagination Head. We're headlining, but that's no reason you shouldn't be there early. And if you're checking out "Record Store Day" at Criminal Records across the street, you can just wander on over afterward - sounds like a glorious day of rock to us!

Finally, just in case you forgot how awesome we are when we turn up the volume, check out everybody's favorite Jupiter Watts song from our last Earl show:

Nothing at All (Live at the Earl, 1/19/08).


some local love (and a sad farewell).

You haven't heard from us for a while, but we're still around - we've just been busy with a lot of extra-rockular activities of late. Look for more content, more often, coming soon. We promise. And plan to come out and rock with us at the Star Bar on 4/19; we'll be playing with long-time pals long knives. In the meantime, you can busy yourself with some love from the local music press for our Dunch show this past Sunday (complete with nice photos!).

In other, very very sad news, one of our favorite local bands is no more: After years at the top of the Atlanta heap, Luigi has called it quits. Now who will we call when we need somebody to bring a real crowd out to one of our otherwise-sparsely-attended shows?

Here's hoping they all have good luck in their other efforts, and that they do a reunion show soon. Their endless fun, creativity, and catchy harmonies will be sorely missed.

In Luigi's honor, we give you the first non-Jupiter-Watts song to appear on our blog: "Ten Little Indians," written and performed in a single day by Space Key, the one-off band from 2005's Happenstance that featured current members of Luigi, Jupiter Watts, Parade, and the Howlies. Enjoy!

ten little indians.