March 24, 2007

Today's Hotness: Okay Paddy, The Go Find, The Books

Okay Paddy>> [PHOTO CREDIT] Pennsylvania-based indie rock evil geniuses Okay Paddy will release a five-song EP later this spring called Where You Went, and the band has posted three new tracks "Dumbwaiter," "Losing Me" and "Trounce Him" at its MySpace outhouse here. The short set was produced by Nick Krill of Delaware pop sextet Spinto Band. In the meantime Okay Paddy has a few tour dates with Spinto Band through the end of this month and has also launched a new web site. At the revamped site you can stream all of the quartet's roundly excellent 2006 long-player The Cactus Has A Point track by track via a flashy-java player doohickey.

>> If you don't subscribe to the Morr Music podcast, well, first of all, thats pretty unfortunate. Second of all, if you don't subscribe, then you haven't heard the latest installment from Antwerp-representin' The Go Find, which (well, who, since The Go Find is primarily a fellow named Dieter Sermeus), instead of doing the typical thing of talking about their new record Stars On The Wall and then playing some clips of songs, has created a seven-minute composition in which they describe the record. A brilliant idea, brilliantly executed. It may not make for a brilliant song throughout, but it is probably better than most of the stuff you will hear today. So anyway, go to your ITunes or where ever you acquire podcasts and subscribe to the Morr Music one. Stars On The Wall streets April 24. How about an MP3? Here is The Go Find's "Dictionary," which to us sounds like a simpler, reimagined version of The Notwist's "This Room." Meaning it's not too shabby.

The Go Find -- "Dictionary" -- Stars On The Wall
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>> We've had tour dates for electro-acoustic wunderkinds The Books sitting in our work-in-progress pile for almost two months because we couldn't figure out why the amazing duo was touring. Well, Pitchfork delivered the answer yesterday, revealing that the duo has created a DVD titled Playall. The band will only be selling the disc at live shows and on its web site for now. We saw The Books play what we believe was its first-ever live show at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts two years ago [review here], and, based on what we saw, we think Playall will be pretty super. We remember the live rendition of "Twelve Fold Chain" to be particularly stirring and mesmerizing [here's some recent video of the track]. After the North American tour dates listed below and eight days' worth of shows abroad in May, The Books plan to begin work on its fourth album. The band's previous set Lost And Safe was released in 2005 and we reviewed it here for Junkmedia. Incidentally, you can stream each song from The Books' three records at its Internet Home Page here. Nifty. Anyway, here are the tour dates:

04.12 -- Ottawa, ON -- Babylon
04.13 -- Toronto, ON -- Opera House
04.14 -- Montreal, QC -- Ukrainian Federation
04.15 -- Somerville, MA -- Somerville Theater
04.16 -- Philadelphia, PA -- First Unitarian Church Sanctuary
04.17 -- Washington, DC -- 9:30 Club
04.18 -- Asheville, NC -- Orange Peel
04.19 -- Knoxville, TN -- Bijou Theatre
04.20 -- Atlanta, GA -- Variety Playhouse
04.21 -- Austin, TX -- Antones
04.22 -- Malibu, CA -- Malibu Performing Arts Center
04.23 -- San Francisco, CA -- Great American Music Hall
04.24 -- Portland, OR -- Aladdin Theater
04.25 -- Vancouver, BC -- Richards on Richards
04.26 -- Seattle, WA -- Neumos
04.27 -- Minneapolis, MN -- Walker Art Center
04.28 -- Chicago, IL -- Old Town School of Folk
04.28 -- Chicago, IL -- Old Town School of Folk

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