Posts Tagged ‘Pygmy Lush’

ToDo ToDay: Camera Obscura, Olivia Neutron-John, and De La Soul

Camera Obscura is content with its melancholy; in fact, that’s kind of the band’s thing. After a four-year break, the band returned in late 2013 with Desire Lines, a critically acclaimed album full of arresting pop laments, this time recorded in Portland, Ore. If you’re a fan of the old stuff, you’ll be happy to know [...]

Friday! Come to Our Show With Pygmy Lush and the Sea Life at the American Art Museum

Most happy hours: disappointing. Ours: totally essential.
This Friday, Washington City Paper is hosting an early-evening show at the Luce Foundation Center in the Smithsonian American Art Museum as part of its regular Luce Unplugged series. We've asked two great local bands to play, 3 Stars Brewing Company will be on hand offering free beer samples, and [...]

ToDo ToDay: “Ralph Fasanella: The Art of Social Engagement” and D.C.’s Best Sandwich

Artist Ralph Fasanella spent his career capturing the plight of the American worker. But he didn’t just paint images of blue-collar workers—he was one of them. He drove trucks, acted as a union organizer—hell, the guy was even born on Labor Day 1914. The Smithsonian American Art Museum is currently exhibiting a selection of 19 [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Cold Swedish Winter

Dreamy Swedish duo Korallreven doesn’t want to bum you out like fellow Swedes jj. Nor do they want to freak you out like The Knife. Korallreven is more concerned with layered dance-pop that soothes as it moves. On its debut LP, An Album by Korallreven, the act specializes in the blissful, carefree sounds of summer, with [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: WMUC, Joe Lally, Cyrano

Alex Baca leads off this week's arts section with her reflection on the state of University of Maryland student-run station WMUC—which she says ought to declare independence. Joe Warminsky reviews three strong albums from local labels: New Des Ark and Pygmy Lush LPs from Lovitt, and the latest Joe Lally record from Dischord. Chris Klimek [...]

Tonight: A De Facto Lovitt Records Showcase at the Black Cat

It's about to be showcase season—only 1,500 miles away, at the South by Southwest music conference in Austin, Texas. We're not totally out of luck here, though. Windian Records has an all-day showcase at U Street Music Hall Saturday (more on that later this week) titled "Fuck SXSW." Like the Windian kids, Arlington's Lovitt Records seems [...]

Q&A: Denali

It's not that Denali broke up because it ran out of ideas. No, the Richmond, Virginia quartet had plenty of those–enough to fuel several band's worth of melancholy indie-rock. Having enough time for those projects, on the other hand, was a problem. Founding members Keeley Davis and Jonathan Fuller departed from the band in '03 [...]

SXSW Recap: Saturday

Lovitt Records Showcase: I had been looking forward to this showcase all week, since it was a chance to visit with some D.C. folks and familiars—Lovitt being a local record label, and all—in a city with better than average Mexican food. Also, I heard there was going to be free Vitamin Water, but it was [...]