Saturday, June 03, 2006

The Sky Drops + More Pitchfork Announcements


The Sky Drops is a male-female duo who play tunes which I would categorize as shoegazey alt-rock. I heard two of the songs off their upcoming album, and would definitely recommend them to you guys. They will be touring around soon so be sure to catch them at a venue near you.

From their site:

"The Sky Drops are Rob Montejo (ex Smashing Orange) and Monika Bullette
and are based in Wilmington, Delaware, USA. We are in the midst of
mastering our debut album Clouds of People and will be touring the
Midwest in August before leaving for London for shows in September and
California for shows in November.

The Sky Drops were recently featured on Label Worthy -
www.labelworthy.com - and reviewed in the Philadelphia Inquirer ("My
Bloody Valentinesque guitar attacks with hand-in-glove harmonies...
likened to 'a shoegazing Everly Brothers'"). We played Thrilladelphia,
Philadelphia's largest indie rock festival last month. You can learn
more about us on our website as well as download the new double a-side
internet-only single Now Would Be/Green to Red.

As I ROCK CLEVELAND stated, 'The Sky Drops are guitarist Rob Montejo and
drummer Monika Bullette. In his previous life, Rob fronted the
influential American shoegaze band, Smashing Orange. In The Sky Drops,
the shoegaze sound is pared down to its essentials: fuzzy guitars,
steady drums, reverb, feedback, and dreamy vocals. "Green to Red" is
dream pop at its finest. "Now Would Be" is a little darker, a little
crunchier, and a little fuzzier than "Green to Red," yet still
incorporates the same jangly swirly guitars and delicate vocal
harmonies.'"

You can find more info at their home page or their Myspace page.

Now, for the music!

The Sky Drops - Now Would Be
The Sky Drops - Green to Red

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A few other announcements:

- Danielson and the Walkmenwere added to the Pitchfork music festival. For $35, they have put together a line-up that will never be topped for such a decent price.

- I am considering creating a Myspace account for this blog. I think I am also going to change the focus of this website from sharing music to giving exposure to bands who are having a hard time getting publicity. If you are a band who are interested in being featured on this blog, drop me an e-mail. A copy of your latest album (or at least a demo) will be necessary for reviewing purposes.

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