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Minus the Bear 's Planet of Ice

According to Pitchfork's 7.2 review "The most striking thing here is

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Mmmmmm Drop!

Fresh, steaming sounds.

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Get 'em while they're hot:  

 
Minus the Bear's Planet of Ice

According to Pitchfork's 7.2 review "The most striking thing here is how serious the band has become since its days of song titles such as "Thanks for the Killer Game of Crisco® Twister". They're still likable guys, but they've gone moody."

See for yourself at the laser show set to the record tonight at the Pacific Science Center!

Akimbo's Navigating the Bronze

Just watch this for a tongue-searing taste of what these boys bring:  

Catch them next: This Friday, August 24th at the Comet Tavern

Jeremy Enigk's The Missing Link

Former Sunny Day Real Estate/The Fire theft singer Jeremy Enigk's The Missing Link is out, soft and soothing, sounding a little like Colin Meloy on quaaludes. It's been 11 years since he released a solo album, and in case you want it in writing, you can get a signed copy at Sonic Boom, Sleazy Street and Silver Platters.

Idiot Pilot's Wolves 

Repping B-ham is the Warped tour-worthy Idiot Pilot with their new record, Wolves, out on Reprise. In a nod to the above, they list Sunny Day Real Estate as an influence.  

Catch them next: Stay tuned- other than a whole slew of dates kicking off in October, nothing's slated yet for Seattle.  

The New Pornographers, Challengers 

The New Pornographers quench thirsty fans, with Challengers their Matador released follow up to 2005's Twin Cinema. They really are in bed with their label: Singer/guitarist and redhead Carl "A.C." Newman just tied the knot with Matador's marketing manager Christy Newman.

Catch them next: September 14th and 15th at the Showbox (at the market).  

More records that hit stores today:

17 Songs of Praise and Worship, by various artists may turn into what folks in the biz call a "heat seeker" - there are only five copies left! On Amazon at least. Hurry! "In the Presence of Jehovah" is the jam.

Air Supply's Best of Air Supply: Perfect Collection an import, I'll most certainly be adding to my collection, if not only for the cover art. Here's the product description from Amazon:

Product Description
Japanese-only compilation from the Australian Pop & Easy Listening duo. 19 tracks including two versions of 'Lost In Love' (Original and Acoustic) plus 'Even The Nights Are Better', 'The One That You Love', 'All Out Of Love', 'Making Love Out Of Nothing At All' and many more.

There are more, yes, but really what more could you need than God, bears, wolves, pornographers, qaaludes and Air Supply?

 
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