Feb 17, 2008

Bower-y Boi; "Rosebud!"

It's rare that I find a music writer I can name drop, but William Bowers (not to be confused with the late Western-film writer) has become an elite member of the club. Besides writing for various zines and mags, his "Puritan Blister" columns on Pitchfork have become a warm center of meta-postmodern critique among the trivial news and overwrought reviews (not that PF is bad). I'm currently enamored with his commentary on the new Hannah Montana "movie." Also check out his previous entry "about" the dysfunctional marriage of music and film.

Puritan Blister #34: I Went and Saw Me Some Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert, Part One
Puritan Blister #33: Big Pimpin’ (Organic Synergy Remix)

You can also download mp3s and such from his blog, samely titled.

Filmspotting's musical interludes are provided by the Rosebuds this week. The band is currently on tour (dates below).

[mp3] The Rosebuds - Leaves Do Fall
from Birds Make Good Neighbors
[mp3] The Rosebuds - Kicks in the Schoolyard
from The Rosebuds Make Out

Feb 24th - B1 Maximum * Moscow, Russian Federation w/ Brett Anderson (Suede)

Feb 29th - Noise Pop XVI * The Mezzanine - San Francisco CA w/ Working for a Nuclear Free City & Foxtail SomersaultMar 7th - Kings Barcade - Raleigh NC w/ Monotix & Un Deux Trios (all ages)Mar 8th - Bellafesta - Wilmington NC w/ Un Deux Trios

Mar 9th - The Map Room - Charleston SC w/ Un Deux Trios
Mar 10th - Art Bar - Columbia SC w/ Beach House
Mar 11th - The Earl - Atlanta GA w/ Beach House & Birds of Avalon
Mar 12th - Spanish Moon - Baton Rouge LA w/ Silversun Pickups (all ages)
Mar 14th - SXSX * Antones * Merge Records Showcase * Austin TX w/ Imperial Teen, The Broken West, Lady Bug Transistor and and "secret band from Austin!"
Mar 15th - SXSW * Austin TX tba
Mar 16th - SXSW * Poke Joe's * Merge Records/Absolutely Kosher Records Party * Austin TX
Mar 17th - SXSW * Austin TX * tba
The Rosebuds - Night of the Furies - April 10th! Merge Records USA

The Rosebuds on Emusic
The Rosebuds on Insound

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I really like The Rosebuds, thanks for posting (heard it on the Hype Machine radio).

Funnily enough, the first thing I thought when I heard them was "wow, they kind of complement Silversun Pickups". And there we are, they're touring together.