Love is All's Josephine Olausson
Year-end list preview: Love Is All's Nine Times That Same Song is going to be in our top 5. I realize it came out in '05 overseas, but we picked up our copy from the band at this year's SXSW festival, and it wasn't released in the U.S. until late March '06. It's an incredibly likeable (if a bit too short) collection of lo-fi, poppy post-punk that recalls a more loveable, less angry version of girl-fronted late '70s punk bands like X-Ray Spex and the Slits. Anyway, we figured that now'd be a good time to revisit the more straight-forward bubblegum pop of Love Is All frontwoman Josephine Olausson's less spastic but equally jubilant former band, Girlfrendo. Here's a track from their 1999 album, Surprise! Surprise! It's Girlfrendo:
Girlfrendo First Kiss Feelings vs. Everyday Sensations
Bonus mp3s: (from Love is All's website):
Love is All Talk Talk Talk
Love is All Motorboat
Love is All Felt Tip (demo)
watch the video for Love is All's "Make Out, Fall Out, Make Up" here.
Beach House's Victoria Legrand
There was a slight chill in the air Saturday night, which made the Amsterdam Bar's backyard the ideal setting for the warmth of Beach House's dreamy, autumnal pop. The band's set covered most of their gorgeous self-titled debut, and they mixed in a new song or two as well. The duo couldn't have been nicer, and I think everyone in attendance is now in love with Victoria. Thanks to C.J. for putting this show together, and to the Spores and Over the Atlantic for their great sets. Click read more link to view more photos...