Posts Tagged ‘Paw Tracks’

Reviewed: Down There, by Avey Tare

By now your opinion of Animal Collective is set: Maybe you're a long-time fan, but felt the group's last record was less adventurous than usual. Perhaps you're a recent convert, drawn in by the id-filtered pop of Merriweather Post Pavilion. Or maybe you're allergic to buzz bands.
Whatever your take, Down There by collective member Avey Tare [...]

As Record Store Day Approaches, What Can You Expect from D.C. Labels?

Not much, at least from the ones I've contacted. The annual event, in which geeks like me flood independent record stores across the country to pick up exclusive releases, takes place on April 17 this year. And some of the more notable indie labels, like Sub Pop and 4AD, have begun announcing what limited-press releases [...]

At CMJ, No Fast Track to Fame, but Plenty of IRLing

Salome, one of the few metal bands that performed at this year's CMJ.
For D.C. bands, the takeaway from CMJ seems to have been this: It will not pluck you from obscurity, but it can't hurt. Also: Don't believe the hype.
"The myth that you can land the perfect agent or manager at a place like that—I don’t think [...]

Paw Tracks Releases Insane Christmas Single

Paw Tracks has released its first holiday seven-inch. One side is Reverend Green featuring Kria Brekkan (the tweest voice from tweest-band Mum) and Antony of Antony and the Johnsons (again, very distinctive voice). The flip side is Abby Portner's (of Rings) new solo project Drawlings. You want child-like wonder wrapped up in avant X-Mas cheer? [...]