Railbird will release No One this week

Saratoga Springs' fantastic Railbird are finally releasing the full-length No One this week, and it's worth what seemed an interminable wait. I've posted about Railbird a bunch of times (and I'll probably post about them again soon when I review of No One), each time insisting that they're on the cusp of greatness. For now let it suffice to say that this record is one more indication that they're ready for much bigger stages than they've been playing so far.

They're playing a bunch of record release parties to celebrate, which you should absolutely get to if you can:
  • 2/24 - NYC - Rockwood Music Hall (Stage Two), 10 PM
  • 2/25 - Albany - 431 Delaware Ave (with Sean Rowe)
  • 3/4 - Saratoga Springs - Putnam Den (with The Rex Complex and Flora Fauna.)
Railbird's also hitting the road in a national way starting in March, an ambitious move that proves they're fully aware of how good No One is.

Head over to railbirdband.com for a free download of the title track (free once you like them on Facebook, that is). Go go go go go.


The Strokes are giving away their new single for 2 days.

The Strokes are releasing Angles, their first album in a very long time (like 5 years) in March, but today and tomorrow you can download "Under Cover of Darkness," their first single, for free. After that, you'll have to wait until 2/15 and buy the shit. Admit it...you're curious what it sounds like. Go to www.thestrokes.com.


The Seedy Seeds - Verb Noun

credit: Scott Beseler
It's going on 3 years now that I've wondered to myself why I'm the only person I know who's into Cincinnati's quirky banjo-electronic The Seedy Seeds. I can't understand why these guys aren't a much bigger deal than they are. Not a week goes by that I don't play them in my car at least once.

Here's to hoping their newest record Verb Noun (available later this spring) makes a bit of a splash. If the whole thing is as good as the title track (listen or download), I think it's got a decent chance.

For good measure, here's a great track from their last record, Count the Days: