Giant Drag/Annie Hardy finally released the new album!
Highlights are “90210″ and “We Like The Weather.”
The album version of “Another One Down” sounds amazing with drums…but I prefer the straight-up rock live version (circa a few years ago) of “Sobriety is a Sobering Experience.” The album version has a shuffle feel which is really jarring and different from what I was expecting from that song.
Giant Drag will play December 29th at The Satellite (formerly Spaceland) and on January 24th at The Troubadour in LA.
To get tickets, click here.
When: March 28th
Where: The Echoplex in LA
What: A MusiCares Benefit Concert featuring Giant Drag + The Standells, Peter Case, The Zero’s, The Icarus Line, and Pierced Arrows
How: To get tickets, click here.
Miscellaneous news/video post:
1. Rooney‘s bassist Matt is leaving the band to go to medical school. Rooney’s record release, touring, and summer plans have not changed.
2. Dawes is currently on tour with Jason Boesel – here is a video from 3 days ago of “Love Is All I Am”:
3. Jason Boesel playing with Dawes as his back-up band:
4. Annie Hardy joined the Icarus Line onstage at the Roxy. La Weekly has a slideshow of photos from the show here.
5. Jill Hennessey playing on the beach:
6. Los Campesinos! announced their North American tour dates:
17 Hoboken, NJ Maxwell’s
18 Laval, Quebec Maison des Arts De Lava
19 Burlington VT Higher Ground Showcase Lounge
20 Toronto, ONT Phoenix Theatre
22 New York, NY Irving Plaza
23 Princeton, NJ Terrace Club at Princeton University
24 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club (18+)
27 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
28 Covington KY Mad Hatter Club
29 Madison, WI Majestic Theatre
30 Chicago, IL Cabaret Metro
01 Minneapolis MN First Avenue
04 Seattle, WA Showbox Theatre
05 Portland OR Hawthorne Theatre
07 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom
08 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre
10 Pomona CA The Glass House
11 San Diego CA San Diego Women’s Club
While we’re waiting for Giant Drag’s new album, here are a few videos from Giant Drag’s last live performance (in May @ The Troubadour).
“Kevin is Gay”
Annie Hardy of Giant Drag just posted a video clip on Twitter.
The song, “Heart Carl,” sounds great with full production. Click here to watch.
Update: Annie Hardy personally tweeted After The Show with a second, just-taken video of the album version of “Heart Carl.” Click here to watch it.
This Friday, After The Show picked 2 songs for Songs of the Week.
1. “Slayer” by Giant Drag:
Giant Drag — Annie Hardy and Micah Calabrese — released their debut album Hearts and Unicorns in 2005, and they’re currently working on releasing their second album.
2. “The Summer” by Coconut Records:
Coconut Records is Jason Schwartzman — actor, former drummer of Phantom Planet, and brother of Rooney’s Robert Schwartzman.”The Summer” is from his sophomore album Davy.