SONG OF THE DAY: Neon Indian – “Polish Girl”

I’ve been bumping Neon Indian’s new album Era Extraña (Mom + Pop Music, 2011) repeatedly since its release. The album was recorded entirely in Helsinki, Finland in the middle of a frosty winter.  As a teaser to the album, lead singer Alan Palomo released clips of him walking around Helsinki  while looking mysteriously cool. The album doesn’t sound like it was recorded in winter though – it channels a vibrant, summer vibe reminiscent of their debut album, Psychic Chasms. “Polish Girl” is the first single off the new album and is definitely one of my favorites. It highlights Palomo’s musical growth; it feels much more mature and well crafted than anything off the last album. Check it out!

UPCOMING SHOWS: Low with Eef Barzelay of Clem Snide

This Sunday (TOMORROW) Duluth, Minnesota’s LOW are playing at Colorado College’s Armstrong Theater, thanks to KRCC.  Tickets are $10 with a student ID at the Worner Desk in the Worner Center.  Doors open at 6:30 and the show starts at 7:00.

Check out the band’s website to get a sense of their sound, if you haven’t yet had the pleasure.

SONG OF THE DAY: Maverick Sabre – “I Need”

Maverick Sabre is a definite up and coming artist out of the UK. Before you check out the music video for his new single, “I Need” take a look at the picture above and try to imagine what his voice sounds like. Then get blown away by the mountain of soul he brings to the track. This is the kind of song that makes you look up and sing to some higher power. Sabre’s new album comes out January.

Teo is a sophomore at CC. He likes all sorts of music. He has a radio show every Tuesday 7-9pm. Check it out.

SONG OF THE DAY: Low — “Try To Sleep”

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Low’s latest album–their ninth–was released by Sub Pop in April.  As with all their previous efforts, C’mon is a slow-burner, revealing itself in time to be a careful study in restraint and a critical examination of us, here, today.

Be sure to check them out on Sunday, September 25th at Colorado College’s Armstrong Theater at 7pm.  Check out KRCC’s website  for more details.

UPCOMING SHOWS: Goldrush Music Festival

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The Lowdown: the two-day/-night event will spotlight some of the nation’s best underground electronic acts and some of Colorado’s best local acts alongside one another.  The 30+ artists featured run the genre gamut from ambient (the bristling and warm Quiet Evenings), to drone (The Kevin Costner Suicide Pact), to dreampop (Candy Claws, HAPPY NEW YEAR), to ambient folk (Chris Rehm), with some post-nineties shoegaze (Colorado Springs’ Junior Low) thrown in to round things out.  Tennis, of Llamapalooza 2011 fame, and How to Dress Well headline the festival.

The Site: GOLDRUSH 2011 (featuring links to each band’s Bandcamp or Myspace, as well as contact info)

The Sampler: GOLDRUSH Sampler (a FREE compilation of brand new tracks from 20 of the festival’s performers)

The Tickets: Hi-Dive.com

The Sponsors: Speaker SnacksTome to the Weather MachineMagic Teepee

Stay tuned to theSocc.org for artist profiles and more.