Posts Tagged ‘Xylo’

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New Zealand’s premiere electro-alt modern rockers The Naked And Famous have a new single out called “Higher.”

Their third record is called Simple Forms and is out on October 14th. The album follows in the footsteps of 2011’s smash Passive Me, Aggressive You and 2013’s In Rolling Waves.

The band is now living in California and put this record together in Echo Park.

The record talks about the breakdown of the 8-year relationship between co-vocalists Thom Power and Alisa Xayalith. They said it “almost tore the band apart!”
No shit.

I can always respect people that can push through what would likely be a great personal challenge for their art.

“There’s pain and passion behind this art,” says Alisa, picking up this theme. “Pop techniques are all about maximum impact. And it’s not like this is an album of bangers but it’s the most immediate thing we’ve ever done.”

They have some shows in the Pacific Northwest this fall!

10/26 — Porltand, OR — Roseland Theater*
10/27 — Seattle, WA — Neptune Theatre*
10/28 — Vancouver, BC — The Vogue Theatre*

All those shows are with XYLØ.


Sorry….still hyping Tall Tree…but seriously music blog friends, it’s a pretty unique festival on an Island full of pretty unique experiences.

My man Nick Rassenti was there and wrote a recap for Rocktographers website.

And look at that…my little Thursday afternoon set got a mention: “a white hot set from DJ Jeremy Baker that sparked a sudden Gn’R-infused afternoon dance party.”

Give this blog post a hit if you wanna read (and see) what a pretty rustic little music festival on the wild west coast of Vancouver Island looks like.

Happy Friday! Off to Harrison Hot Springs this weekend. My old man is turning 60 and some family from Prince George and Quesnel are coming down. Lots of BBQ, beers, lake times, pool and hot springs for my kids with their cousins, uncles, aunts, grandparents, GREAT-grandparents. Good times.

Go with yourself.

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