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Carol Bui's Single Release Party 12/8

DC's pop rock songstress Carol Bui has a new single out "Mira: You're Free With Me", and thusly a homecoming celebration to promote it on the backstage of the Black Cat on Dec. 8. It's off her upcoming third album Red Ship (release date 3/8/11) which we'll be out on Bui's own label, Ex Oh Records. 'The single brims with the musicality that caused Pitchfork to call Bui’s previous album “...a punk-bred record where the guitar is loud but the tunes prevail” and My Old Kentucky Blog to proclaim it the completion of the rock trifecta that also includes Liz Phair’s Exile In Guyille and PJ Harvey’s Rid of Me.'"

Also joining in on the stage action are Kristeen Young, and Lucia, Lucia. (Doors @9 $10)

01 Mira You're Free With Me by carolbui

   

Lightfoot Breaks Hearts On Their New EP

Lightfoot

Jessica Dye and her band, Lightfoot, have recently released an aurally stunning EP titled, “People (Who Throw Kisses) Are Hopelessly Lazy.”  The title alone should be sufficient to let you know that this is an album of heartbreak; each nostalgically tinted track wavering between sadness and resentment.  Still, there’s a quality to Dye’s singing (her voice a very moving middle ground between Stevie Nicks and Jenny Lewis) that leaves you feeling just a tiny bit empowered in spite of the obvious emotional scars that are recounted within the lyrics.

Lucky for you, Lightfoot is staying busy this week!  Catch them on December 2nd at The Velvet Lounge in D.C. (DOORS 7:30PM/SHOW 9PM/21+/$8) or on December 4th at The Point in Fells in Baltimore (9:00PM). - Jarrett

 

Lightfoot- Will Uncoil When from Brett Vaughn on Vimeo.

   

True Womanhood's Latest Single

Holy wow, DC's True Womanhood have done it again. They've just unveiled their latest single, "The Grey Man", an experimental journey of a track morphed through complex and intricate instrumentation. Singer/guitarist Thomas Redmond describes the creation process: "This time we ran the vocals through the malfunctioning tape delay and replaced the guitars with melotron strings and samples from an old tack piano." Mind blown.

And expect even more brilliant compositions in the near future as TW has announced a new series of music they are working on titled REEL TOO REAL. They've gotten their hands on a vintage reel to reel machine, and of course they will continue to blow minds with what'll come out of that. Super excited to hear what they've got coming, and we'll of course keep you posted here. -Dawn

The Grey Man by truewomanhood

   

Oh So Peligroso Upcoming CD Release Show

This Saturday (12/2), DC's alt. rockers Oh So Peligroso take the Red Palace stage for their S/T CD release party. Formed back in 2009 by a group of UMW college friends, Oh So Peligroso mix uber-chant vocals and harmonic driven guitars with rocked and rugged bass lines, very apparent in the track "Suitcase" featured below. Also on the bill is the Laughing Man- so get there early (doors at 8:30) to be amazed. Lifted from the OSP invite: "You better put your 3-D glasses on 'cause we got some holiday shit comin' straight at ya." Word.

Oh So Peligroso - Suitcase by user4670251

   

Rye Rye Gets Remixed

Baltimore's brilliant club rapstress Rye Rye, recently back from a tour with Die Antwoord, released a remix EP of her smash track "Sunshine" featuring guest vocals from M.I.A. The EP features remixes from MSTRKRFT, 12th Planet, LA Riots, and Cataracts, and after her LP Go!Pop!Bang! was unleashed, music mags were hitting the floor.

Some of what they had to say:

"Rye Rye is the sort of vivacious dancer that kinda makes you feel like a klutz just being in the same city with her" -- XLR8R

"...the hip-hop album most likely to set the club on fire." -- Rolling Stone

"....Baltimore grime at its best" -- Bust

Sunshine feat. M.I.A - 12th Planet Remix by z11221133