Talk Talk: A new DeVotchKa single, a fresh Tennis video, a wild Git Some/Wovenhand tour and kudos for Candy Claws and Wentworth KerseyBy Julio Enriquez | December 16th, 2010 | 3 comments
According to DeVotchKa’s Twitter feed, they’re overseas in Europe playing with the likes of Gogol Bordello at the moment, but the gypsy renegades are still trudging full steam ahead with promotion on their forthcoming album “100 Lovers,” slated for release March 1. The latest single off their upcoming album, “Contrabanda,” is included in the Anti- Records 2010 Fall Sampler ($2.99 over at iTunes) and available for stream below. Don’t forget, you and a loved one can fall in love all over again by celebrating Valentine’s Day 2011 with DeVotchKa over at the Fillmore Auditorium on February 12th (buy your tickets here). Also, in case you noticed something oddly familiar about the music in the upcoming film, ‘I Love You Phillip Morris‘, starring Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor, i’s because you’re listening to the sounds of DeVotchKa lead man Nick Urata. Those guys know how to stay busy!
APPLAUSE FOR CANDY CLAWS
Candy Claws has captured the attention NPRMusic’s, Robin Hilton. He has the kids from Fort Collins rounding out his 2010 Top 10 albums, making the full-length debut, “Hidden Lands,” his favorite “headphone album” of 2010. With all the hub-bub not close to being over, we’re sure they’ll make a few more best-ofs before the dust settles. In case you missed the beautifully grainy video for their single, “The Breathing Fire,” you can check it out below. The video appears to have been shot in the sunny Colorado mountainside with extras from a J. Crew kids commercial.
YOURS TRULY, TENNIS
Tennis has remained über-busy since the news came out about the release of their forthcoming album this January, “Cape Dory.” Denver’s favorite husband/wife team made a trek to the West Coast last month for a string of shows and squeezed in a visit with the extremely popular videographer, Yours Truly, where they discussed life at sea for days at a time with no electricity and performed the track, “Pigeon.” (Check it out below.) Look out for their debut full length, “Cape Dory,” to be released next month via Fat Possum.
GIT SOME GETS SOME – WITH DAVID EUGENE EDWARDS
The name David Eugene Edwards is best known ’round these parts for his work in 16 Horsepower, but these days he is working hard with his critically acclaimed band Wovenhand. They opened up for Tool this past summer at Red Rocks and will soon seek the open road in support of their seventh album, “The Threshingfloor.” In case Wovenhand gets homesick, they have chosen Denver screamo-noize band Git Some to accompany them on their jaunt out west. Lucky for local fans, the tour starts here in town on January 15 at the Marquis Theatre.
U.K. LOVE FOR WENTWORTH KERSEY
Congrats to space gazing vaqueros Wentworth Kersey. Their music was included on the BBC Radio 2 with Steve Lamacq show recently that had the duo rubbing elbows with the likes of the Drums, Cornershop, Joy Division and others.
Julio Enriquez is a Denver writer and photographer, editor of the Cause=Time blog and a regular contributor to Reverb.