Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Beware and (with the Cairo Gang) The Wonder Show of the World
WinterBand - various tracks (via The Awl)
Surfer Blood - Astral Coast (lala)
The Halo Benders - God Don't Make No Junk (lala) and Don't Tell Me Now (lala)
Media announcement/show promotion: We are stoked to go see Bonnie 'Prince' Billy at the teeny, middle-of-nowhere Bourque's Social Club tonight in Scott, LA, y'all. We are temporarily trading the V. on our name for 'Prince' as well as adopting the royal plural in appreciation. We did a story on Bourque's Social Club a couple months back, and here's a bit about the Calvin Johnson's Halo Benders/Ian Svenonious's Chain Gang show we caught out there last May.
In this week's Record Crate blog for 225, we get all fanboy squeely about upcoming shows by Bill "Hot Rod Lincoln" Kirchner, Philip "!" Glass, and So "they are really good y'all" Percussion. End announcement/promotion.
WinterBand is peopled by sketchy-politicked Christian fundamentalists worked up about everything from scary Muslims and women talking up in church. That shred. Their message is hard for a liberal heathen like
We have decided we like Surfer Blood. Not as much as some people, but it's good. And this too.
We were having trouble coming up with an image to illustrate this post, and were considering this "Prostitute Crossing" sign depicted in the Daily Mail, thus opening a speculation about the lucky underpaid state graphic designer that got that assignment, but then we say the above while flipping through a 1997 issue of Alfred Hitchcock Mystery we found in the hall, and, well, how can we not use that? We'll stop now with the plural.