Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Do A Couple Things Tonight

Two shows worth your while on Saratoga Street tonight. Sonar boasts Stone's Throw extraordinaire Peanut Butter Wolf and his protege James Pants, while the Talking Head's got The Pains of Being Pure at Heart and Deleted Scenes.

James Pants jumpstarted his career by showing up to see Peanut Butter Wolf the night of his his prom, date in hand. That lead to an internship at Stones Throw, and eventually his debut Welcome. A mix of spaced out rhythms and electronically infused disco boogies, his record is the perfect jam to soundtrack your party past midnight. No clue what to expect from Mr. Pant's live show, but it can't be any less than interesting.

Newly dubbed indie darlings The Pains of Being Pure at Heart headline down the hall. Their record is filled with gazey new wave pop, and really isn't all that shabby. DC's Deleted Scenes help open up the bill, whose LP Birsdseed Shirt has seen plenty of rotation in my recent listenings. The album illustrates the band's big sound, with horns accenting large builds throughout. Dan Scheuerman's vocals show plenty of range, rounding out an all in all very solid debut affair.

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