Daily Archives: March 21, 2008
Ladies and Gentleman, I would like to introduce you to Jenna Horwath, 20, of Northern Illinois University and drummer of band, Heart Shaped Hate.
Whether she is deciding to do homework or open for Crystal Castles, girl makes sure she dresses like she always has got it going on. Here, she is seen wearing hot pink shorts that she found at a thrift store. It cannot be seen in this shot, but there are sequins on the side that were sewn on by bandmate, Natali. Even though the concert was jam packed and extremely hot, Jenna still sported her hoody regardless of the current situation.
Jenna Horwath, always ready to party and always ready to dance. Be wary if you see her on the dance floor because she might pogo you in the shoulder numerous times.
One of my favorite record labels, Secretly Canadian, has just released Throw Me The Statue‘s Moonbeams and once again I am not disappointed with the label’s newest add. Based out of Seattle, WA, the band is making all of kinds of headlines with their catchy indie pop tunes. Currently on tour, they will hit dates playing with Le Loup, The Ruby Suns, Born Ruffians, and Cadence Weapon. Anybody playing with Le Loup or Born Ruffians sounds like a great idea to me.
Moonbeams is an overall great indie pop album and doesn’t fail to cover all areas that band creator, Scott Reitherman, wanted to pursue. “Yucatan Gold” sounds like an lighter version of Nine Inch Nail’s “Closer” while “About to Walk” probably covers the area of similar new artist Sea Wolf’s “You’re A Wolf.” It’s an album that was obviously written during the summer which makes me excited for times of better weather. So if you are looking for a great light catchy indie pop album, Throw Me The Statue is where it’s at.
Make sure to check out their La Blogotheque video and free track down below!
Throw Me The Statue – About To Walk [MP3]
One look at the cover art for Ssion’s Fool’s Gold, and I was left frightened, bamboozled, and downright curious. I mean, naturally I would be intrigued by anything with the word ‘gold’ in the title, so I had to see what it was all about. I heard a lot about this band in years previous and had heard their tune “Street Jizz” numerous times, however Fool’s Gold is the first Ssion album to grace my ears. At first listen, one may think this group is playing sold-out shows at every super-trendy club in NYC. While this soon may be the case, Ssion’s roots lay deep in none other than Kansas City.
Let’s just say this: while listening to Fool’s Gold, my mind imagines Ssion (pronounced “shun”) partying it up at some rave with Madonna while Trannies in neon sequins and leather-clad midgets dance around on stage, and it’s kind of scary. Weird? Yes, I know. But if anyone’s ever listened to the oh-so-similar Gravy Train!!!! they may understand where I’m coming from. With contributions from Ed Droste (Grizzly Bear) and Johnny Jewel (Glass Candy), Fool’s Gold transports you into a 70′s neon-funk time warp similar to the smooth, synthy sounds of Chromeo and New Young Pony Club. Tracks like “Clown”, “Fear Us”, and “A Wolves Eye” are solid (gold), but the rest of the album just doesn’t make me want to grab a glow-stick and call myself a believer. This album doesn’t break any barriers, it isn’t going to thrust Ssion into some sort of super-stardom, but if you like to work it on the dance floor while wearing gold spandex (like my girl Leslie!) you may want to give this album a listen.
Tracklist For Fool’s Gold:
03. Street Jizz
04. Fear Us
05. The Woman
06. Day Job
07. Warm Glove
08. A Wolves Eye
09. Ah Ma