Talk Talk: War on Drugs love the Hi-Dive, watch a new Tennis video, details on Reverb Christmas Dance Party, more music newsBy Julio Enriquez | December 7th, 2011 | No Comments »
Reverb wants to make sure that not every party you attend this Christmas season is a boring office occasion where you get to see Sally from accounting getting all kinds of tipsy or Bill from receivables making a pass at somebody’s wife. We’re in the season of giving and December 16 at 3 Kings Tavern, Reverb and Yonnas from BLKHRTS and the Pirate Signal will be celebrating his #SEXTAPE after-party with resident Reverb DJs like Savior Breath and UMS founder, John Moore. Come cut a rug with us and RSVP here.
The War on Drugs lets us in on the green room walls of Hi-Dive
I’ve been in the basement of the Hi-Dive once and it creeped me out in the same way Kevin McAllister was creeped out by the basement furnace in “Home Alone.” The War on Drugs have put together a photo diary of their most recent tour in a contribution to Spin magazine. In the journal, the guys detail that the Hi-Dive’s green room is their favorite of the tour. The walls are tagged with band name/food puns. My contribution would be, “Band of Horseradishes.” In case you missed it, Reverb recorded a Mile Marker with the War on Drugs that you can check out here.
Tennis releases new video for “Deep in the Woods”
Looks like Tennis really ran away with the idea of having a video, “Deep in the Woods.” The new album from Tennis is ”Young and Old,” (due out February 14 on Fat Possum) and you can check out their other single, “Origins,” that Reverb reported about over here.
The Lumineers on “Hart of Dixie”
Sometimes you have to take a couple of steps back to make some major strides. Reverb previously reported the Lumineers dealing with some vagrants in Los Angeles that resulted in the theft of the band’s instruments. The CW (yes they’re still around) television series, “Hart of Dixie,” starring “The O.C.” alum Rachel Bilson, uses “Ho Hey” from the Lumineers in the latest episode that you can watch here. The tune starts at the 39:01 minute mark and fans can expect the track to be part of the proper debut album release scheduled for March 2012 according to this Facebook status from the band. Listen to their live cover of the Talking Heads classic, “This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)” below.
OneRepublic releases Christmas single
OneRepublic has composed a very worthy Christmas single that you will probably hear for many more holiday seasons to come. “Christmas Without You” is the name of the track and the guys performed before the First Family at The National Christmas Tree Lighting last week. The single is available for purchase here and yes, you’ll still probably have to hear the eternal classic from Wham! In case you missed it, Reverb reported most recently that OneRepublic has been nominated for two Grammys. Good luck! Photo by Julio Enriquez.
Churchill releases video for “Change”
Churchill’s video for the “Change” single appears to be inspired by Christopher Walken’s appearance in Fatboy Slim’s video for “Weapon of Choice,” except with roller skates. In case you missed it, “Change,” was part of this week’s “Steal This Track” that you can check out here.
Achille Lauro = big things in 2012
2012 is going to be a big year for Achille Lauro. A new album is set for release next year and the preview below sounds extremely promising. If your significant others enjoy the scent of lit candles, Achille Lauro would love to help with that need as well. The stock on their candles at Twist & Shout is ripe for the taking. It could literally be the best four dollars you ever burn.
Mombi goes international
Congrats to Mombi. The video for “the Misunderstanding” that Reverb premiered has gone international by getting picked up by NME. If you haven’t done so, a copy of their debut album, “the Wounded Beat,” is available for free download here. We’d like to take this moment to give an extra shout out to Mombi drummer, Reverb scribe and Denver Post employee, Michael Behrenhausen, on a job well done! Have a Coke and smile, on us. Photo by Julio Enriquez.
Julio Enriquez is a Denver writer and photographer, editor of the Cause=Time blog and a regular contributor to Reverb.