Friday, January 19, 2007

Band of the Week: Saturday Looks Good to Me

You know the way that it seems most people into teh indie rock regard Elliott Smith’s work? The way it touches them on both an aesthetic and personal level? Fred Thomas’ music hits me like that, too.

I’m such a fan of his “pleasantly melancholy” solo work that I put up a myspace page so I could post some of his harder-to-find releases for people to listen to -- but he’s also part of several other bands, chief among them the chamber pop outfit, Saturday Looks Good to Me.

I’ve been amazed by them since I first heard their fuzzy Wall of Sound track You Work All Weekend and count their albums Every Night and All Your Summer Songs among my favorite releases of the last, hmmm, decade.

They’re touring soon to play material from a new album due this fall and stopping off here in LA on Thursday, March 8th to perform at Spaceland – and Thomas will be doing an in-studio performance and interview on KXLU 88.9 FM at 5:00 PM earlier that day to help promote the show

Here’s some video footage of the band playing live in Gothenburg, Sweden in 2005, as well as an MP3 of that first song I heard from them. If you haven’t checked out their music before, consider this early warning so you can track it down before they come to town.

You Work All Weekend (You Send It Link)

Mini-Interview: Fred Thomas


Blogger Brandon said...

Be sure to get there early at Spaceland to see Chris Bathgate. While musically quite different, he's become a central figure in the Ann Arbor music community in a way that Fred was before he moved. And he's also a genius.

Bunch of videos if that will help convince you to get there early... it's his first national tour and once his first non-self-release album comes out this spring I have full faith he'll only be more and more successful... he's practically a legend in many parts of Michigan by now, for good reason. He gets to your core much like Fred's songs do for me.

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