Quit Your Day Job

Quit Your Day Job: Gun Outfit

Despite the comparisons (blame the one sheet), Olympia's Gun Outfit sound much more like Some Velvet Sidewalk (or, really, King Kong) than Dinosaur: Their straight-ahead,…
Brandon Stosuy | April 22, 2009 - 11:11 am

Quit Your Day Job: Crocodiles

San Diego BTW Crocodiles evoke Jesus & Mary Chain, VU, and the Spacemen 3 with their stripped-down, dark noise-pop, but the duo is one of…
Brandon Stosuy | March 11, 2009 - 10:44 am

Quit Your Day Job: Pretty & Nice

The Boston trio Pretty & Nice construct pop spectacles with guitars, drums, and various electronics. You could mention of Montreal in passing on "Piranha" or…
Brandon Stosuy | February 25, 2009 - 10:27 am

Quit Your Day Job: The Welcome Wagon

A ways back I did a post about the Welcome Wagon's cover of the Smiths' "Half A Person" from their debut album Welcome To The
Brandon Stosuy | February 11, 2009 - 11:11 am

Quit Your Day Job: Bell

Brooklyn BTW Olga Bell has a new single out in March via twosyllable (7"/digital) and a number of shows at SXSW, but between band activities,…
Brandon Stosuy | January 28, 2009 - 11:51 am

Quit Your Day Job: The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart

In February, New York BTW the Pains Of Being Pure At Heart are releasing their self-titled full-length collection of jangly, noisy indie pop on the…
Brandon Stosuy | December 10, 2008 - 10:33 am

Quit Your Day Job: Crystal Stilts

In this special Thanksgiving installment of Quit Your Day Job, Frankie Rose and I talk a lot about drinks. When not bartending at Great Jones…
Brandon Stosuy | November 26, 2008 - 9:04 am

Quit Your Day Job: The Broken West

Ross Flournoy, the Memphis-born lead vocalist and guitarist for the Samuel Beckett referencing (I Can't Go On, I'll Go On) Los Angeles pop quartet the…
Brandon Stosuy | November 12, 2008 - 9:07 am

Quit Your Day Job: The Dead C

The Dead C are longtime musical heroes of mine. The trio formed in Dunedin, New Zealand way back in 1986. Next to Harry Pussy, no…
Brandon Stosuy | October 29, 2008 - 12:31 pm

Quit Your Day Job: Midlake

Eric Pulido plays guitar in Midlake: The Texas band, who last released The Trials of Van Occupanther two years ago, are currently at work on…
Brandon Stosuy | October 1, 2008 - 11:44 am

Quit Your Day Job: The New Year

For this back to school Quit Your Day Job, I spoke with Matt Kadane, who with his brother Bubba, has been making gorgeous music for…
Brandon Stosuy | September 10, 2008 - 12:25 pm

Quit Your Day Job: Megafaun

Raleigh-via-Eau Clair BTW Megafaun debuted impressively earlier this year with Bury The Square. The trio nip-and-tuck experimental tendencies (tape splicing, white noise colliding with banjo,…
Brandon Stosuy | August 27, 2008 - 11:38 am

Quit Your Day Job: Human Highway

Human Highway is the collaboration between Islands' Nick Thorburn and Royal City-associated songwriter and solo artist Jim Guthrie. Their debut Moody Motorcycle is out next…
Brandon Stosuy | August 13, 2008 - 12:33 pm

Quit Your Day Job: The War On Drugs

The War On Drugs play psychedelic, scruffy guitar grit with Dylan-esque (via Tom Petty) overtones and Springsteen anthemics, but a spacier vibe. Their Secretly Canadian…
Brandon Stosuy | July 30, 2008 - 10:30 am

Quit Your Day Job: Chromeo

Chromeo's the Montreal/New York electro duo of childhood friends P-Thugg (Patrick Gemayel) and Dave I (David Macklovitch). Gemayel handles keyboards/synths and talk box. Maclovitch, the…
Brandon Stosuy | July 16, 2008 - 11:14 am

Quit Your Day Job: Ungdomskulen

The Bergen trio Ungdomskulen play proggy post punk, mixing chops and hooks with a sense of humor. But they don't sound like Primus. When I…
Brandon Stosuy | July 2, 2008 - 10:54 am

Quit Your Day Job: Lau Nau

I'm a big fan of Finnish free-folk -- or whatever you want to call it -- especially the work of Laura Naukkarinen, aka Lau Nau.
Brandon Stosuy | June 18, 2008 - 9:31 am

Quit Your Day Job: Torche

Torche's Meanderthal is definitely one of the best albums of the year. Accordingly, I listen to it more than I probably should (basically daily). We…
Brandon Stosuy | June 4, 2008 - 1:00 pm

Quit Your Day Job: Death Cab For Cutie

Outside of recording, touring, reading Kerouac, and the like, the guys in Death Cab For Cutie no longer spend their days embroiled in manual labor…
Brandon Stosuy | May 19, 2008 - 6:35 pm

Quit Your Day Job: Valet

Valet is Honey Owens. She was recently on tour as a member of Atlas Sound, but if you want to hear her own unique approach…
Brandon Stosuy | May 14, 2008 - 1:54 pm