St. James's Street, Nottingham
Doors at 8pm
Brooklyn band World Atlas started in 2006 as a handful of four-track bedroom demos, sketches of songs mirroring stories afforded by the city. The idea culminated in a full ensemble including guest member Fred Thomas (Saturday Looks Good to Me, City Center) on guitar and The Umbrella Girls, who often serve as the group’s hand clappers, back-up singers and tambourine shakers. Their first self-titled EP is a pop atlas steeped in nostalgia and allegory that exudes an aesthetic of a library of weathered books, stolen glances and faded colors. Their instrumentation includes vibraphone, organ, shakers, trumpet and string arrangements taking the music beyond the pop confines of drums, bass and guitar. Infused with boy / girl harmonies and countermelodies the resulting songs depict both innocence and experience. World Atlas fit comfortably into the orchestral pop genre and also draw on earlier pop influences like Donovan, The Smiths, The Velvet Underground and French YéYé. Their first EP is out onMagic Marker Records and work on a full length is underway.
Support comes from Nottingham's Red Shoe Diaries who be playing finely crafted dreamy indiepop in the vein of Belle & Sebastian and The National. They've not played Nottingham in a while, so this will serve as a welcome back from IndieTracks Festival and as a going away party for their upcoming shows at Summer Sundae in Leicester and their debut gig on the continent in Paris.
The Corner Store returns to The Malt Cross from Saturday June 12th. It'll be a fortnightly clubnight, appearing on the 2nd & 4th Saturday of every month. It'll be free entry too! Expect to hear tunes from the likes of Jonathan Richman, The Hold Steady, The National, Johnny Cash, The Magnetic Fields, Big Star, Jens Lekman, The Velvet Underground, Love, and loads more.
So keep the following dates free in your diary...
June 12th June 26th July 10th July 24th August 14th August 28th September 11th September 25th
The Wave Pictures have been around for ages, but it's only over the last two or three years they've been getting the attention they deserve. With recent releases on Moshi Moshi records they've shown that they're among the best songwriters on the planet today (no shit). With songs mixing heartbreak and humour in equal measure they draw upon influences such as Jonathan Richman and The Violent Femmes and throw in the occasional brain-melting guitar solo on top. On top of their own extensive back catalogue they have also helped contribute to that of such notables as The Mountian Goats, Darren Hayman and Stanley Brinks (Herman Dune).
We've been trying to get them to play for ages - this should be awesome! They got a nice review on Pitchfork this week (if you hold their opinion in high esteem). Check it out here - http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/14183-instant-coffee-baby-if-you-leave-it-alone/.
Brendan Benson - What I'm Looking For A.C. Newman - On the Table The Halo Benders - Don't Touch My Bikini Jumbling Towers - Kanetown City Rips Real Estate - Fake Blues Elf Power - Never Believe Belle & Sebastian - The Loneliness of the Middle Distance Runner The Essex Green - The Late Great Cassiopia Broken Bells - The High Road Summer Camp - Ghost Train Neil Young - Everybody Knows This Nowhere Cults - Go Outside Veronica Falls - Starry Eyes Grass Widow - Celebrate The Mundane Pavement - Gold Soundz World Atlas - All In Her Mind Animal Collective - My Girls Lacrosse - My Stop Sufjan Stevens - Decateur (TaserTaserTaser Remix) Happy Birthday - Girls FM Harlem - Friendly Ghost M. Ward - Never Had Nobody Like You The Drums - Best Friend Big Star - September Gurls Loudon Wainwright III - The Swimming Song Jens Lekman - The Opposite of Hallelujah The Velvet Underground - I'm Waiting For The Man Seabear - Arms Jonathan Richman - You're Crazy For Taking The Bus Albert Hammond Snr - It Never Rains In Southern California The New Pornographers - Crash Years M83 - Kim & Jessie Yo La Tengo - Stockholm Syndrome BOAT - Lately I've on My Back Conor Oberst - I Don't Want Io Die (In a Hospital) Bishop Allen - Oklahoma Jeremy Jay - In This Lonely Town The Hold Steaddy - Yeah Sapphire Throw Me The Statue - Waving At The Shore The Besties - Working Title Allo Darlin' - My Heart Is A Drummer Bunnygrunt - 1000% Not Creepy She & Him - I'm Gonna Make It Better Rocky Horror - Damnit Janet Gigi - Everyone Can Tell (w/ Ryan Beattie) Hayman, Watkins, Trout & Lee - High Blood Pressure Hexicon - Something Strange Beneath The Stars Hooded Fang - Fall Leaves Bishop Allen - True of False The Muffs - How I Pass The Time Karl Blau - Into The Nada Jonathan Richman - Abominable Snowman In The Market SM & The Jicks - Gardenia Hidden Cameras - The Little Bit The Wave Pictures - Long Island Paul Baribeau - Ten Things The Ramones - Pet Semetary Silver Jews - Candy Jail BOAT - Friends Since 1989 She & Him - In The Sun The Bobby Fuller Four - Let Her Dance Guided By Voices - Game of Pricks Flamin' Grooves - Shake Some Action Super Furry Animals - (Drawing) Rings Around The World Tilly & The Wall - Rainbows In The Dark (TaserTaserTaser Remix) Two Door Cinema Club - Something Good Can Happen (TaserTaserTaser Remix) The Shins - Turn On Me (TaserTaserTaser Remix) Belle & Sebastian - There's Too Much Love (TaserTaserTaser Remix) The Hold Steady - Stuck Between Stations Bruce Springsteen - I'm Going Down Jeffrey Lewis - Broken Broken Broken Heart Johnny Cash - Look At That Beans The Apples In Stereo - Dance Floor The Magnetic Fields - Famous (TaserTaserTaser Remix) Jefferson Airplane - White Airplane (TaserTaserTaser Remix) The Ballet - Chinatown The Dollyrots - Kick Me To The Curb The Promise Ring - Jersey Shore Damien Jurado - Arkansas Little Shop of Horrors - Skid Row Dr Horrrible - So They Say She & Him - Ridin' In My Car Bishop Allen - Rain Allo Darlin' - Kiss Your Lips Huey Lewis & The News - Hip To Be To Square Hefner - Painting & Kissing
HEXICON RED SHOE DIARIES MOUSTACHE OF INSANITY Saturday April 17th Lee Rosy's Tea Broad Street, Nottingham Doors at 8pm Entry is £4 on the door (or £3 with a stamped flyer from The Corner Store on April 16th)
Hexicon started as a lo-fi voice/guitar/french horn combo in 2004 and got told they sounded like a junk shop Beach Boys. Red Shoe Diarieswrite lyrical, catchy songs, broadly categorised as indie‐pop yet with occasional forays into dreamy grandeur and sounds that their five fragile hearts can’t contain. Moustache of Insanity play guitar and casio keyboard and try to make up the rest using whatever they have lying around. They like lots of music.
THE CORNER STORE Friday April 16th The Malt Cross St. James's Street, Nottingham 8:30pm – 1:00am Free Entry
We play... The Magnetic Fields ~ Jonathan Richman ~ Animal Collective ~ Slow Club ~ Belle & Sebastian ~ Neil Young ~ Yeasayer ~ The XX ~ Johnny Cash ~ Bishop Allen ~ She & Him ~ Silver Jews ~ Bruce Springsteen ~ The Shins ~ The Hold Steady ~ Panda Bear ~ Woods ~ Real Estate ~ The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart ~ Jeremy Jay ~ The Mountain Goats ~ Jens Lekman ~ Spoon ~ Girls ~ Jeffrey Lewis ~ Hefner ~ The Wave Pictures ~ The National ~ Yo La Tengo ~ & loads more...
...with beer, dancing and board games. Good times.