Posts Tagged ‘Lorelei’

Photos: Lorelei @ Black Cat Backstage

Last night at the Black Cat, fuzz-pop band Lorelei started off sounding a little hesitant, but that didn't last long.

ToDo ToDay: Talk It! Attacca Quartet Honors John Adams!

Full disclosure: Talk It’s Andrew Beaujon is the former managing editor of Washington City Paper. “Full disclosure” could also be a mission statement for the trio. A description on record label Teen-Beat’s website points out that the band plays clean and is unencumbered by fancy effects. But Talk It is more than the sum of its [...]

ToDo ToDay: Slumberland Showcase! Alex Bleeker! Rap Parables!

Twenty-four years after its founding in Silver Spring, Slumberland Records remains a caretaker of the past and future of noisy indie pop. But at tonight’s showcase at Comet Ping Pong, expect a telling reversal: It’ll be the veterans who look for jaunty new pathways, and the rookies who look back. On Enterprising Sidewalks, its first album [...]

City Paper Critics’ Poll: The Best Music of 2012

"They say you got your whole life to make your first album," raps Oddisee at the top of "Ready to Rock," the triumphant, densely collaged opener of People Hear What They See, D.C. music critics' pick for the year's best local album. But for the Sudanese-American producer/MC, it didn't take a lifetime to finally pull [...]

Photos: Lorelei and Deathfix @ Black Cat

There were three things that a majority of Washingtonians missed out on Friday night at the Black Cat: One was the Lorelei record release show, which was stellar. The second was a lesson in hutzpah from the likes of Lorelei singer and guitarist Matthew Dingee. Suffering from a bad case of the flu and on [...]

Lorelei’s Enterprising Sidewalks, Reviewed

Everything about Lorelei's comeback seems copacetic on the surface: There's nothing moldy about Enterprising Sidewalks, the D.C. indie-rock band's first album in about 17 years. And its '90s label, Slumberland, has resurfaced with newer bands that feed off the old sounds, which themselves aped and honored earlier waves of Flying Nun, 4AD, and Creation bands. An understated but noisy aesthetic—one [...]

Arts Roundup: Gun Show Edition

The Corcoran's unintentionally topical gun show [Post]
Reunited trio Lorelei on being grown-up indie rockers [Express]
Archie Moore of Velocity Girl and Black Tambourine remembers defunct local record stores Yesterday & Today and Vinyl Ink [The Vinyl District]
Local punk-history show "Dissonance" devotes an episode to Pussy Riot [Dissonance]

Listen: Lorelei’s “Hammer Meet Tongs”

A number of acts from D.C.'s indie-pop era  gathered earlier spring for the chickfactor shows at Artisphere, but biggest surprise might have been the tight, noisy set from Lorelei, who emerged from the Slumberland scene in the 1990s—and even inspired the title chickfactor—but haven't released anything since 2003's Informed by the Future EP.
The band has [...]

Guilty Feet Have Got No Rhythm: 20 Slumberland Memories, Part 2

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Slumberland Records, the locally formed label that has released some of the best, noisiest indie pop ever pressed to seven-inch, turned 20 this year, and it's celebrating all weekend. Tonight's show at the Black Cat features current Slumberland bands Crystal Stilts, Brown Recluse, Frankie and the Outs and Pants Yell!, as well as [...]

Slumberland Announces 20th Anniversary Show @ Black Cat

Sweater rockers of the greater D.C. area, it's time to start knitting! Slumberland has just announced a 20th anniversary concert at Black Cat.
Way back in 1989, when DC was still more of an all-hardcore-all-the-time kind of place, Slumberland Records took a chance and pressed its first 7", What Kind of Heaven Do You Want, a [...]