Archive for June, 2010

June 14, 2010

WWWEWD?

If there was a problem, yo Will solve it.

William Elliott Whitmore is an American treasure, and he’s here to answer your questions and life problems.  Check out Will’s advice to three Postcard Elba readers below.

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June 11, 2010

A Different Kind of Summertime Blues – The Woes On Tour Now

Joey Lawrence and Keanu Reeves have been singing their praises for years.

One of our absolutely favorite live bands of all time, Brooklyn’s The Woes is bringing the goods and the goodness to a few select cities starting today.  Known for occasionally backing up Elvis Perkins in Dreamland on tour and for kicking eighteen kinds of ass in their own sets, the Woes somehow remain one of the most criminally un-famous bands of our generation.  So we’re doing our small part to change that.

Check out the list of lucky towns and a video of the band in full ass-kicking glory after the jump.

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June 10, 2010

Chris Darby road all these songs...wanna hear 'em?

One half of the long running Chicago based indie-folk duo Them Damn Kids, Chris Darby has released his first solo e.p., entitled Road Songs.

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June 10, 2010

Whiskey, Roadside Assistance and French Tex-Mex – Murder by Death European Tour Blog Pt. 3

As far as you know, the rolling wheat fields of Scotland.

~~Murder by Death are an American rock and roll band.  They are on a European headlining tour in support of their latest album “Good Morning, Magpie” – available on Vagrant Records or from their website.  They are graciously documenting their adventures for Postcard Elba.~~

From Dagan – Sunday July 6, 2010.   In a van driving to Glasgow.

Hey everybody who reads this, we’re en route from Birmingham England to Glasgow Scotland at the moment. This is a nice drive, the grassy hills in Scotland are quite a sight.

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June 8, 2010

What Exactly is Accomplished in a Boycott? – Krist Novoselic Asks a Good Question

"Come on Obama....don't leave me hanging..."

The world remembers Krist Novoselic as bassist for game-changer Nirvana.  We remember him more vividly as playing bass for Flipper’s reunion set at MFNW a few years ago where he kept hitting a certain bass note/effect combo that suddenly made our guts go kablooey.  Over and over.  It was awesome.

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June 8, 2010

Remembering Neda

Airborne Toxic Event is a band that we never would have thought we would be writing about.  Not that we hate them or anything, they’ve just never really grabbed us.  Until now.  ATE has released a song and video called “Neda” which pays tribute to Neda Agha-Soltan, the Iranian student whose murder during last year’s election protests was caught on cell-phone video and within hours became an international news story.

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June 8, 2010

Samantha Crain – “You Understood” Out Today

Ah...the old "two in the pastel"....

Oklahoma spitfire Samantha Crain drops her new album today, titled You (Understood) on Ramseur Records. Find out what we think below.

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June 7, 2010

Keith Richards Gets Spiritual – Wingless Angels II

The easiest game of "Where's Waldo?" ever.

Keith Richards, known the world over as Mick Jagger’s cooler half in the Rolling Stones, is releasing a leisurely island-paced follow up to Wingless Angels – his 1997 collaboration with Jamaican soul-ska legend Justin Hinds.

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June 7, 2010

New Segment – WWWEWD?

Qualified to solve your life.

We at Postcard Elba are proud and happy to introduce a new randomly recurring piece entitled WWWEWD? Which of course stands for What Would William Elliott Whitmore Do?

Find out more about this wonderful new reader service below.

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June 4, 2010

The Robot Heart is a Lonely Hunter of Booze

Thanks to The History Channel’s website, we’re on a serious “This Day in History” kick.  Did you know that on this day in 1940, 22-year-old Carson McCullers’ first novel, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, was published?

Carson McCuller - Literary bad ass.

Curious as to how we’re going to tie this back into a music related post?  Read on lonely hunters!

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