Thursday, April 23, 2009
WOW, WE GET TO WORK WITH AMAZING BANDS.
It's something I'm thankful for every single day of my life as a publicity lady, and I'm always psyched when people agree with me on the topic of how rad everyone on the Riot Act roster is. To wit:
The Village Voice just ran a rad feature about Screaming Females, saying "The band's new full-length, Power Move, their third, is full of prickly rock and darkly clever tunes that blend angsty yelling, feverish melodies, and guitar-goddess solos in ways that variously recall Sleater-Kinney, Fugazi, and the Gits, with occasional hints of the kind of slinky, dirty blues perfected by the Gossip."
The Life and Times' new rad record, Tragic Boogie, was just named Album of the Week at Treble Zine, and they call it "one of the most engaging rock albums to be released in 2009."
Synthesis just praised Leonard Mynx's new album, Vesper, explaining that "As he tells tale after tale, the background vocals, harmonica, violin, accordion, piano and many more instruments effortlessly support the album's grave tone."
Our bros at Willamette Week just posted about the rad new HD video Hush Records head honcho Chad Crouch shot of Loch Lomond at the recent release show for their new "Blue Lead Fences" 7".
Muzzle of Bees just gave Weinland some major love, saying "I could write an essay on why you need to own all of Weinland’s albums." (I could too, Ryan!)
The amazing Nick Jaina is on tour now, and Pitch Weekly summed up his genius wonderfully: "Nick Jaina sings ornate folk songs with a French Quarter flair, evoking a modern-day Moulin Rouge in a style similar to Beirut and Devotchka. The former New Orleans resident once had the cojones to pen an entire jazz opera about the town's legendary funeral parades."
CMJ just reported on Pocket's new single, "Surround Him With Love (feat. Robyn Hitchcock)", letting everyone know that "In addition to the single and remixes, Jankovitch is placing stems for each single on his website, for fans to remix the tracks themselves. Go ahead, try and show up Moody?"
And there will be SO much more news to tell you about once folks sink their teeth into All Smiles' upcoming full-length, Oh For The Getting And Not Letting Go, Quieting Syrup's upcoming Songs About A Sick Boy (Lovitt Records), Portland Cello Project's upcoming The Thao and Justin Power Sessions album (Kill Rock Stars), and more. Stay tuned, friends, for some exciting announcements about additions to the Riot Act family o' clients. Thanks!