She & Him | Volume 3 | Merge Records | Robin’s egg Blue /500 (limited mailorder only edition!)
Last day at home before 3 weeks of tour mailbox hotness! The latest offering from Zooey D and M Ward. Blissful, summery pop jams with pristine production by M Ward. Zooey’s doing some interesting things with her deeper vocal tones. Not sure if I’m into yet. But glad to see M Ward is getting some more vocal time. And I’m always a fan of Kate Harmer’s clean, bright, & vintage looking school designs and layouts for She & Him’s records. That inner sleeve is perfection. So’s the lyrics insert with rad photography from Autumn de Wilde.
Also, it’s hard not to think Zooey’s singing at Nick Miller…
Someone please make Schmidt/Max Greenfield make a record.
Sorry for the watermark. Unless you’re a lazy eBay flipper.
Stream the entirety of The Beast in Its Tracks on NPR’s First Listen right now
And oh, what a thrill it was to be in your arms again…
JOSH RITTER - THE BEAST IN ITS TRACKS
new album available March 5, 2013
Here’s the last video in our creepy Trio+a bunch of dead things series: Darlin’
Josh, Mark, and Zack are playing three shows together this weekend:
Norfolk, CT - Infinity Hall
Carlisle, PA - Carlisle Theatre
Ithaca, NY - State Theater
Tickets and details here. See you there?
Tour starts tomorrow. Maybe I’ll see you out there. Dates & details here.
Ryan Adams’ massive 15LP (13 pound) Live After Deaf box set finally arrived on my doorstep yesterday. I’m only halfway through it, but I took a bunch of photos and posted a little write up. Check it out?: http://www.playthisrecord.com/blog/ryan-adams-live-after-deaf/
For the late night crowd: check out this gorgeous 4LP set from Right Away, Great Captain! RAGC is the side project from Andy Hull (Manchester Orchestra) - a concept band about a 17th century sailor who heads out to sea and returns home to find he’s been cuckolded by his own brother. Indie music with excoriating lyrics. Full write up and photo set here - http://www.playthisrecord.com/blog/right-away-great-captain-trilogy-4lp-set/
Weekend jams: this gorgeous 4LP Trilogy from Right Away, Great Captain! (Andy Hull of Manchester Orchestra). Check it out: http://www.playthisrecord.com/blog/right-away-great-captain-trilogy-4lp-set/