Weekly Roundup: Cherry Glazerr, Jack Name, White Dove, Steppe People, Silk Rhodes, The Mantles

Posted by Billy Gil, October 31, 2014 10:08am | Post a Comment

Cherry Glazerr – “Tiptoe Through the Tulips”

Here’s a good one for Halloween. L.A.’s Cherry Glazerr turn in an eerie version of “Tiptoe Through the Tulips,” a traditional pop song made popular in cartoons and by Tiny Tim. The band recorded it for the trailer to Insidious: Chapter 3, as the song reoccurs throughout the films. Hear the band go from quietly creepy to roaring in the track below:


Hear it in the Insidious: Chapter 3 trailer below:

No word yet on if/when the track will be available. Cherry Glazerr’s Haxel Princess is out now. The band also recently released a 7” called Had Ten Dollaz, featuring two new songs.


Jack Name – “Running After Ganymede”

jack nameL.A. lo-fi pop wunderkind Jack Name released an excellent, underrated album in January called Light Show, and he’s already got a new one planned called Weird Moons, due Jan. 20 on Castle Face. This is another great one for Halloween, an eerie space-groover with faint howls in the background and vocals like a vampire in love. Check it out via Death and Taxes. He’s on tour right now with Thee Oh Sees and comes to S.F. Dec. 4-5 at The Chapel.





White Dove – “Caroline”/“Sarah’s Song”

L.A.’s White Dove have a new 7” out on White Iris, and you can stream both songs now. “Caroline” is an upbeat slice of sublime dream-pop that floats effortlessly on smooth jangle riffs and Alex Johnstone’s lilting vocals. The flipside, “Sarah’s Song,” is even better, a gently rolling, minor-key downer that hits all the right blue notes. Look for it in-store next week in the W section!


And just released, here’s their video for “Caroline”!


Steppe People – “One/Eating Alone”

L.A.’s Steppe People make intricate, jangling indie rock with Southern Rock touches in the guitarwork, which is simply stunning. Check out their new 7” via LA’s Fine, featuring the grooving “One” and the post-punk-inspired “Eating Alone” and dig their gorgeous, cascading riffs. Look for it in-store next week in the S section!



Silk Rhodes “Pains” video

Gothic soul duo Silk Rhodes have an appropriately stark, black-and-white video for their beautiful track “Pains” that makes L.A. look cool and noirish again. Loving this. Their self-titled LP is due Dec. 2 on Stones Throw. The 7" is available now to buy or download.


The Mantles – “Memory” video

silk rhodesBay Area jangle-poppers The Mantles have a video for their new song “Memory” that’s so SF in the best way. Watch it and be transported to fun time chilling with your friends and playing music. The Memory 7” is due Dec. 2 on Slumberland.


Shows This Weekend:

Friday: Queens of the Stone Age and The Kills at the Forum ($30+)

Saturday: Iceage at the Echo ($15)

Sunday: Frankie Rose and Cold Beat at the Bootleg HiFi ($12)

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