3 worlds collided when an English heart-throb columnist came to meet JoJo and his brother Jon (aka Joe Joe & Johnny) at a bar tucked away in the center of Valencia, Spain during the World Cup match between the US and the heavily favored Brits of England. Somewhere amidst the swilling of quadruple whiskeys, drunken national anthems, and the sweet seranades of “A Candle in the Wind” to the pissed off Englishmen (following the unexpected draw between the two teams), she got an idea for her newest column. Check out “An English Girl in Spain” and her impressions of Americans (a scary thought when being based on the likes of any member of the Dead Girls) and Spanish comradery.
I have to give props to my friend and fellow blogger Ian Hrabe. He totally called it on his list last year. “Album” was in his top 3, I think, and it was also in his top 20 of the decade. I remember thinking that was a bit garish. What can I say? Sometimes, things don’t hit me right away. And while this album did hit me on a lot of levels initially, I didn’t think at first it would be a record that I would want to keep listening to as time went on. But it has totally become one. Read the rest of this entry >>
This is one of those albums that sat around for weeks after I got it. All of a sudden, I hear one song pop up on shuffle, and I’m hooked. I can’t stop listening to this record. It’s not even that it’s awesome all the way through—there are definitely some weak spots—but it has a really great overall sound and is just damn infectious. Read the rest of this entry >>
The Dead Girls Video Project: Episode 3 was filmed at The Record Bar in Kansas City, June 5, 2010. Shot and edited by Dustin Schirer, this is a mini music video for “Te Quiero,” from the Out of Earshot LP, available now on Rocket Heart Records. The Dead Girls Video Project will continue, so stay tuned or subscribe to DeadGirlsRuinAll for new episodes!
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We just released a new LP/digital download called “Out of Earshot” on Rocket Heart Records. This new album presents the tightest, catchiest, and most unstoppable rock we’ve made thus far.dong fang qi mo
Come to The Record Bar in Kansas City Saturday night June 5 at 6pm for an early all ages show!!! Sam Billen opens at 6pm.
6:00pm Sam Billen
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The Scott Pilgrim Vs the World contest is live! To vote for The Dead Girls, all you have to do is go HERE and enter your email address. Confirm the vote after they send you an email and you’re done! You can vote once a day.
Click on “View Sonicbids EPK” to listen to songs and read the full Dead Girls bio. We’re a little behind on this already since they emailed us Friday. We have to land in the Top 100 to move on to the next round of voting and we’re not there right now. Voting ends May 28! Any help you could give us would be great. We’ll be hitting the social media channels hard ASAP!!!!
Normally, I’m a pretty anti-techno guy. As someone who was weaned on 60’s thru 90’s rock, I have a very low tolerance for music pumped out of a computer. (Obviously, one could call me a judgmental listener at times.) However, I am still loyal to the theory that every genre of music out there—EVERY genre—has something good to represent it.inflatable pub reviews In the case of a few genres, the good stuff may not be so abundant, but there is still always a possibility for greatness. Dan Snaith, the main man behind Caribou, has been giving electronic music a wonderful name recently. His pop sensibility and pioneering sonic innovations helped his previous album, 2007’s “Andorra”, to win the coveted Polaris Music Prize; and “Swim”, the much-anticipated follow-up, could be bound for a similar glory. Read the rest of this entry >>
The Dead Girls Video Project: Episode 2
is entitled “Why Does Jeriney Hate Us?”…even though we know the answer.
Description: The Dead Girls return to perform live on 96.5 the Buzz after a four-year absence, which they attribute to a drunken appearance and show the following weekend with local music guru Jeriney, a co-host of Afentra’s Big Fat Morning Buzz. Do they make up for it? Find out here. “You Ignited” is from the “Out of Earshot” LP, available now on Rocket Heart Records. The Dead Girls Video Project will continue, so stay tuned or subscribe to DeadGirlsRuinAll for new episodes!
Three songs from the album are streaming there as well!
Pete Dulin from PresentMagazine.com writes:
“Once again, The Dead Girls produce material on Out of Earshot that is catchy and polished, full of clean production, solid arrangements, and vocals that can clearly be heard, felt, and considered for their emotional impact. Consistently, their songs offer exuberant power pop and tenderhearted rock bravado within the space of three to four minutes.” Read more here.