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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.

Watchlist vol. 6: Phantogram

Once in a great while you hear music that just makes you feel cool.

Every time it comes on, you feel like you should be walking in slow motion, dark shades on, gliding into a room as all eyes fix on you. Maybe you’re wearing an old, black, leather jacket and flicking a cigarette as smoke billows from your mouth.

There are only a handful of groups in recent memory that have given me that feeling: Autolux, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, and Leonard Cohen, to name a few. And now, thanks to their new album, Eyelid Movies, Phantogram have joined those hallowed ranks. Continue reading…

Download: Owl and Bear’s Honorable Mention of 2008

Owl and Bear’s list of albums that almost made the cut in 2008.

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