The days of slaking our TV on the Radio thirst on visits from Kyp Malone are over. Earlier this week the much-loved Brooklyn indie rock success story announced tour dates for the spring (their first after a long hiatus) including one at The Jefferson Theater on April 9. Tickets go on sale tomorrow at 10am, and even though they’re $30, it’s tough to imagine a Charlottesville that won’t suck ’em right up. Meantime, check out this new track, "Will Do."
Good new discs are piling up on my good old desk, including a new one from the r’n’r slayers Corsair, called the Ghosts of Proxima Centauri EP. The disc picks up where its last, Alpha Centauri, left off, with shred-happy guitarists Marie Landragin and Paul Sebring dueling their through a tongue-in-cheek fantasy world. (That’s why they’re allowed to use titles like "Wolfrider," "Warrior Woman" and—my favorite—"Orca.") But this time, Corsair’s expanded their sonic pallette; guitars shriek a little more hellishly, for one. And the bone dry production, gutteral low end, and double-tracked vocals keeps Corsair in the land where giants walk. Think ZZ Top, Thin Lizzy and, of course, Ozzy. Wait—did I just hear a quintuple-tracked guitar?
Also catching my ear is a new disc by the local guitarist extraordinaire Thomas Gunn. His full-length is called Conversations with the Wishing Will and combines the warm, supple playing of guys like Nick Drake with the been there, but I’m glad to be back home delivery of Jesse Winchester. Conversations comes out next month at C’ville Coffee, and would you believe it? He performed C-VILLE’s first-ever Feedback session in 2008:
Thomas Gunn’s 2008 Feedback Session.
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