Saturday, June 26, 2010
Blue Giant, named after the brightest star in the galaxy, is the creation of Kevin and Anita Robinson, better known as Portland, Ore. indie-pop darlings Viva Voce. The Robinson’s new band features Chris Funk (The Decemberists), Evan Railton (Swords) and Seth Lorinczi (The Golden Bears). Produced by Kevin Robinson, Blue Giant will be released on July 13th.
On their self-titled debut, Blue Giant combines the traditional sounds of American music – country, bluegrass, and folk with driving, straight-ahead rock. The twelve tracks on the album, written by Kevin and Anita, showcase that versatility from the classic country feel of “Lonely Girl,” to the melodic guitars in “Clean The Clock,” to the mellow, deceptively simple “Gone For Good” which features Sleater-Kinney’s Corin Tucker.
Blue Giant will be playing live at CD WORLD on their tour of Northwest indie record stores on Saturday July 17th at 3pm and it's FREE!!!
Friday, June 11, 2010
DJ-Kicks started out in 1995 as a compilation of electronic DJ club-style mixes in the techno or house genres, with the then-novel twist of being targeted to a home listening audience. Soon afterwards, both the choice of compilers and the genres included were expanded: In addition to DJs, more and more producers (like Terranova), remixers (like Kruder & Dorfmeister), bands (like the Stereo MCs) and musicians (like Nicolette) compiled DJ-Kicks albums. The actual music began to vary wildly as well, ranging from Trüby Trio's downbeat jazz sound to Kemistry & Storm's aggressive drum and bass. Still, all contributions remain broadly within the electronic music genre.
At CD WORLD you'll find our entire selection of DJ Kicks comps on sale now in our techno section!
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Bearcub, better known as Kellen Holte, is most recognized as a prolific rock drummer, touring NW clubs with Facing Extinction, Of Mountains and Dead Fucking Serious, to name a few. His new approach is rooted in folk music that ranges from light as Kimya Dawson to heavy as Johnny Cash. Bearcub represents both ends of the spectrum with disarming candor on his solo debut. The song 'In Vain' reveals an introspective side which is explored further on the EP. Catch Bearcub live at CD WORLD on Sunday June 20th at 4pm FREE!
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
On Sunday June 13th at 12:30pm local favorites Floater will return to Eugene for a special free acoustic performance to celebrate the release of their new album "Wake"! The album isn't officially out until July 1st but we'll have it early for the day of the show exclusively at CD WORLD!