New Jake Bellows drops today; new Desa single; John Klemmensen/Party, Phoenix/Icky Blossoms, Steely Dan tonight…

Category: Blog — Tags: , — @ 12:48 pm August 6, 2013

by Tim McMahan,

Jake Bellows, New Ocean (Saddle Creek, 2013)

Jake Bellows, New Ocean (Saddle Creek, 2013)

The new Jake Bellows album, New Ocean, is out today on Saddle Creek. It is, in my opinion, the best thing Jake has ever released, including his work in Neva Dinova.

Order your copy from the Saddle Creek store here or drop by their storefront next to Slowdown, where they have a supply of the CD  — they don’t have the vinyl yet, apparently. I’ll always tell you to pay the extra two bucks and get the vinyl, which comes with an mp3 download code. Why? Because vinyl is sweet.

Speaking of new releases, last week I ordered my copy of the new Desaparecidos single, “Te Amo Camila Vallejo” b/w “The Underground Man.” Both songs are streaming from the order page, right here. It’s just $5 and comes with download code, too.

Wonder if the boys will be compiling all these singles into a one big record album?

A few big time shows tonight worth mentioning:

Phoenix is playing tonight at the Music Hall. Opening is our very own Icky Blossoms. Quite a coup for the Icky’s. Tix are $50 after fees. I’m kind of surprised that this is being held at the Music Hall. Is Phoenix really that big? I guess so.

On the other hand, Steely Dan is playing tonight at The Orpheum. This one may be sold out (you can no longer buy tickets from I’m kind of surprised that this one wasn’t held in a larger venue.

Finally, John Klemmensen and the Party is playing tonight at The Barley Street with Matt Cox Band and Township & Range, a new project featuring Travis Sing (The Whipkey Three, ex-Black Squirrels). $5, 9 p.m.

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