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DEEP SEA DIVER ON TOUR

w/ Hey Marseilles

27-Feb Wed Vancouver, BC @ The Media Club
2-Mar Sat Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theatre
5-Mar Tue San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
6-Mar Wed Los Angeles, CA @ Satellite
7-Mar Thu San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
9-Mar Sat Denton, TX @ Denton 35 Festival
11-Mar Mon Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s Downstairs
12- Mar Tues Austin, TX SXSW (tba)
13- Mar Wed Austin, TX SXSW (tba)
14- Mar Thu Austin, TX SXSW (tba)
15- Mar Fri Austin, TX SXSW (tba)
16- Mar Sat Austin, TX SXSW (tba)

With Pickwick:

18-Mar Mon Aspen, CO @ Belly Up Tavern
19-Mar Tue Denver, CO @ The Bluebird Theater
20-Mar Wed Telluride, CO @ Sheridan Opera House
22 Mar Fri Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Festival

Best of 2012: Ty Segall

Prolific yet unpredictable, Ty Segall is a standard bearer for the most recent group of artists who have managed to resuscitate garage rock and punk, genres that some thought had already been mined of all their freshness by several previous such returns. The Ty Segall Band’s In the Red release Slaughterhouse is one of three recordings on which Segall appears in 2012: he also recorded Twins under his own name via Drag City and Hair with White Fences.

 

There’s little doubt that Iggy Pop and the Stooges are patron saints of Segall and company. The singer’s throaty cries also channel Screamin’ Jay Hawkins and Eric Burdon in places. Yes, he has collected the right records; but Segall’s isn’t living the garage punk experience secondhand. The seemingly restless creativity that fuels his prolific streak also inhabits the nervous energy and chaotic spirit of Slaughterhouse, Twins, and Hair. All three recordings exude a swaggering ebullience that can’t be faked or finessed by hype proliferators.

 




Best of 2012: Sharon Van Etten and Little Scream

Tramp (2012, Jagjaguwar)

Two of our favorite indie pop/folk chanteuses, Sharon Van Etten and Little Scream made the most of 2012. Van Etten’s Tramp was a “breakout” album, but one in the best sense: it raised her public profile while compromising none of her musical integrity and ingenuity. Check out videos below of her performing single “Serpents” at Studio Q and killing it at SXSW 2012. You can view her (NSFW) video for “Magic Chords” via YouTube here.

Golden Record (2011, Secretly Canadian)

Little Scream’s Golden Record was a 2011 release, but continued in heavy rotation this year; its beguiling song “The Lamb” got appropriately beguiling video treatment (below). And lots and lots of touring.

Finally, one of our favorite covers of 2012, courtesy of the Onion’s AV Club: Sharon Van Etten and Little Scream supply a re-conception of Fine Young Cannibals’ “She Drives Me Crazy.”