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Judgement Day Returning to San Diego (MP3)

Everybody’s favorite string metallurgists Judgement Day will return to San Diego next week.

Brothers Anton and Lewis Patzner have been shredding on violin and cello, respectively, for over 5 years, and in that time their hard work has earned them lots of famous friends. They’ve toured with bands like Mates of State and Margot and the Nuclear So-and-So’s, and they’ve made appearences on albums by Bright Eyes and some guy named Slash.

Check them out at the Soda Bar on September 17. Double-kick drummer Jon Bush will join the Patzner brothers for the show, and to round out the unstoppable instrumental force that is Judgement Day, he’ll be bringing his extensive collection of vintage effects pedals.

For a taste of their sound, watch their hilariously awesome video for “Cobra Strike” above, or download “Peacocks/Pink Monsters” (MP3), from their 2010 album of the same name. Back in March, they also contributed an awesome Poetic Memory list to us: their Top 5 Favorite Bad Action Movies of All Time. Additional tour dates are below.

Cloud Cult Reissue Two Albums, Record New One (MP3)

Cloud Cult

Cloud Cult have been riding high lately. Their two most recent albums, The Meaning of 8 and Owl&Bear favorite Feel Good Ghosts (Tea Partying Through Tornadoes), have marked a creative peak for the band, the hard-won result of ten years of touring, seemingly insurmountable hardships, and a recorded output far too large to shake a stick at. The Minnesota band even took a victory lap with last year’s No One Said It Would Be Easy, a documentary that chronicled the ebbs and flows of the group’s career.

It seems that Cloud Cult haven’t quite finished turning their collective eye toward the past, because they’re re-envisioning, remixing, remastering, rearranging, and finally rereleasing two of their older albums. On December 8th, the previously out-of-print They Live On The Sun (2003) and Aurora Borealis (2004) will be reborn, Siamese twin-style, as a double disc reissue with bonus tracks. The home-recorded albums have been given a welcome shot in the arm thanks to the remixing and remastering process, and fans of the band’s more recent output will be well served to find out how the band got to be so darn good. Here’s some info: Continue reading