Weekly Roundup: Allah-Las, White Fence, Deerhoof, Useless Eaters, Tomorrows Tulips

Posted by Billy Gil, August 22, 2014 09:19am | Post a Comment

Allah-Las – “Buffalo Nickel”

The third track Allah-Las have previewed from their upcoming new album, Worship the Sun (out Sept. 16 on Innovative Leisure, preorder now on LP or CD),is the most pop-oriented yet, with its ba ba ba verses and easygoing vibe, though there’s a nice deserty drone beneath it. The band will be at Amoeba Music for a free in-store performance Sept. 5 at 5 p.m., come check it out!


White Fence – “Like That” video

White Fence’s new album, For the Recently Found Innocent, is so good they should throw Tim Presley in jail. In fact, that’s what happens in the video for “Like That.” And speaking of, keep an eye out for an upcoming episode of “What’s In My Bag?” with Presley.


Deerhoof – “Exit Only”

I gotta say, this is my favorite thing I’ve heard from Deerhoof in quite some time. The band has grown more mannered over the years, which is to be expected, but “Exit Only” shows some of their old-school wildness. At the same time, Satomi’s vocals sound more … mature isn’t the right word, especially with that awesome squeal about halfway through, but more assured and womanly. The production is just really ferocious and full, the lyrics lovably absurdist (“Too many choice to order breakfast!” is a great line), and everything just gels really well into an instantly replayable jam. La Isla Bonita (LOL!) is due Nov. 4 on Polyvinyl.


Useless Eaters – “American Cars”

useless eatersNow a Bay Area resident and Castle Face signee, Seth Sutton’s Useless Eaters project has unveiled a catchy new glam-garage rocker called “American Cars.” It nicely wraps some cool influences—a bit of the Buzzcocks’ tuneful riffery, some of Devo’s robo rock—without sounding overly referential, plus it locks into your head immediately. It’s from the band’s upcoming Bleeding Moon, due Oct. 7. Hear it on Consequence of Sound.








Tomorrows Tulips – “Baby & Glued to You” video (NSFW)

We’ve heard drone-rocker “Glued to You” by Tomorrow’s Tulips and caught a bit of “Baby” in their album teaser, but now you can hear the full power-pop greatness of “Baby” along with “Glued to You” in this model-maternal-nudey NSF dubs video (so you'll have to head to YouTube to watch). Their next album, WHEN, is due Oct. 7 on Burger.

Shows This Weekend:

There’s the obvious one — FYF Fest. If you’re not going to that …

joanna gruesomeFriday: Joanna Gruesome, Dunes, Michael Vidal, Debt at the Smell ($8)

Saturday: Giant Drag at El Cid ($5)

Sunday: The 10th Annual Johnny Ramone Tribute with Fred Armisen, Rob Zombie and more at Hollywood Forever Cemetery ($25-$75)


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