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Lost Grand Ole Party Album Gets Surprise Release

Before their sudden breakup, Grand Ole Party were one of San Diego’s most promising bands. And though the group’s members have gone on to make interesting music via acts like Dum Dum Girls and The Hot Moon, it’s hard not to miss the Party days.

But now, those of us who have worn out our copies of Humanimals have cause to rejoice: Grand Ole Party will release their sophomore album, Under Our Skin, on August 30. The record was recorded in 2009 just before the band’s breakup and, until now, has gone unheard. The announcement of next week’s posthumous release comes out of the blue, but the surprise sure is a welcome one.

You can download the opening song “All Night” from Grand Ole Party’s website, and we have the entire track list below. Continue reading…

Live Photos: Mr. Tube and the Flying Objects at Soda Bar, August 5, 2011

Photos by Chris Maroulakos

On Friday, the veterans of Mr. Tube and the Flying Objects assembled at Soda Bar to show the crowd how it’s done. The band is comprised of an impressive lineup of San Diego ringers, whose other projects reportedly* include Black Heart Procession, Bartenders Bible, Goodbye Blue Monday, Lumps, The Album Leaf, The Hot Moon, Regressions, Ugly Casanova, Three Mile Pilot, Lady Dottie and the Diamonds, Canaveral, Manuok, Sara Lov, Via Satellite, Milestone, John Meeks, Comfortable For You, MNML, Butch Wax Duo, and 7th Day Buskers. Fronted by Pall Jenkins, the supergroup played with a relaxed skill that conveyed its talent and experience. You can check out photos of the show below.

* = We’re way too lazy to confirm all of that. Continue reading…

Poetic Memory: Mammoth Life (List)

New bands can take a while to warm up to, but the art pop of Mammoth Life is instantly endearing. Resting somewhere between pop and folk, the Lawrence, Kansas band’s bouncy sound is sugary yet rugged, equally suited for dancing or riding a horse.

In addition to their musical prowess, Mammoth Life have an eye for style. They’ve got their own clothing line — aptly named Mammoth Life Apparel — and they recently released a seven-inch called Enlightenment: A Romantic Gospel on fancy, transparent blue vinyl. The gorgeous record is individually numbered to 250 copies.

You can snatch up a copy on Friday, June 2nd, when the band brings its catchy melodies and Midwestern charm to the Soda Bar. The Hot Moon and Flying Objects will be joining them, so don’t miss it.

Band leader/box guitarist/producer Nicholas Goss was kind enough to share his Poetic Memory with us, which you can find below. Continue reading…