On tour

All you poor saps who acquaint with me personally know that I am a HUGE Cold War Kids fan and the announcement of a new song, a new album, and a new tour is a trifecta of awesome that I wasn’t sure my heart could handle. I’ve been fortunate to see these guys live three times and that number is about to be four in May #ALLOFTHESHOWS…whoops, this isn’t Twitter or Insta. The last time I saw them live was on their small West Coast club tour in February 2012 at the Doug Fir and it had to be the most memorable of the bunch; a huge band, my favorite venue, and a bunch of super fans in the audience because the tour sold out crazy fast. I was in music heaven. Also, I was about five feet away from the lead singer, Nathan Willet, who is a confusingly appealing mixture of Woody Harrelson, KOL‘s Caleb Followill, and that brooding young man with the colorful tattoos slanging coffee at your local hangout. Yeah, I know that guy and he’s destroying the barista scene.

The CWK details:

New Album – Their fourth studio album, Dear Miss Lonelyhearts, will be released on April 2nd through Downtown Records.

Tour Dates – Check ’em out here! Wait And Scene will be at the Crystal on May 18th because yadda yadda all of the shows yadda yadda. And last but not least…

New Song –

I’d be alright if I could just see you

Oh miracle mile, where does it lead to?

Come up for air! x 100

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Shlohmo – Later

01-14-2013

New music Monday! There have been so many songs that I wanted to blog about in the past week but a player can’t stop the game to write so I’ve fallen off the map again, if only briefly. Fine, I am indeed not a playa…I just crush a lot 😉

I’m still pressed for time but, since many of you are music junkies like me, I though I’d hit you with a quick fix to stop the jitters. NO, it’s not going to be that new JT. I posted about it on my Facebook Fanpage yesterday (follow that!)  but I refuse to write about it. For starters, I like to think that Wait And Scene is not blogging about the things that everyone has already heard and for seconds (?), let’s be real, it’s good and catchy but it’s not THAT amazing. Remember Cry Me a River? Much more top shelf stuff.

I’ve decided to blog about LA-producer Shlohmo instead because I like him and he has swallowed up a good chunk of my Monday evening with this elephantine track (…just nod). This is one of five songs on his upcoming EP ‘Laid Out’ said to be released on March 5th. If you would have played me this song five or so years ago, I would’ve been all, “Coo coo but where are the vocals?” because I was once hard as a rock (not to be confused with Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson) and I wasn’t moved by the powers of  an instrumental track. Today, I sit here listening to this song on repeat, eyes closed, doing a slow-mo (Shlohmo!) version of the Harlem Shake in my recliner. Imagine it and embrace it. I’ve played it ten times in a row so far and every time I listen I feel something new. If you don’t like this song come back to it in five years and see if you’ve managed to get on my level or, more impressively, Shlohmo’s level. Man, I’m snarky on Mondays.

Toodles!

-Jenna

P.S. I’m pretty sure I haven’t mentioned my March travel plans in past blog entries (cue *eye rolls*) but I hope to see Shlohmo in Austin at SXSW about a week after the EP release.

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