Tuesday, February 7

The Selmanaires @ The Drunken Unicorn

On Saturday night, as noted below, I went to The Drunken Unicorn to see The Selmanaires. The place was packed and the beer was cheap. Nice. I've already discussed the band a bit in an earlier post here, so I'll refrain from regurgitating the same bio and such. In short, they play infectious dance-pop with jangly guitars and garage-band swagger. Their current album, Here Come the Selmanaires, also just got at 4 1/2 star review from Paste. They're a hell of a lot of fun.

David over at kissatlanta.com has already posted a review of the show. I had a great time, although the sound at Drunken Unicorn could have been better. Both covers took me by surprise and were damn cool. How have I not heard of The Strangeloves? If anybody has the original of that "Cara-Lin" song, I'd love to hear it. The crowd going nuts during "In the Direction of Yes" was great too. Anyway, here's the show, recorded from the audience near the soundboard:

The Selmanaires
February 4, 2006
The Drunken Unicorn, Atlanta, GA

01 - Images
02 - GMAFB
03 - All I Really Want to Know
04 - Selmanaire Rock
05 - Let's Go There
06 - banter
07 - Standing in Line at an Elevator
08 - In the Direction of Yes
09 - To Get Your Love
10 - Cara-Lin (Strangeloves cover)
11 - LMNO6
12 - Turns to Stone
13 - audience/banter
14 - 19th Nervous Breakdown (Rolling Stones cover)
15 - Last Great Dive

Far from my best recording, but not too bad. It seems that the mix improved as the set went on, but I wasn't thrilled with it. Then again, I can be picky about such things. The CD is available from International Hits, Criminal Records, or at live shows. As always, they also have several songs streaming on their MySpace page.

The Drunken Unicorn gig was their last local show for a while, as they're going on tour starting this week. Catch 'em in your town (they'll help ya party down):

Feb 8 The Basement, Nashville, TN
Feb 9 The Garage, Winston-Salem, NC
Feb 10 Broadway's, Asheville, NC
Feb 15 Lion's Den, New York, NY
Feb 16 The Baggot Inn, New York, NY
Feb 17 Piano's, New York, NY
Feb 22 Abby Lounge, Boston, MA
Feb 23 North Six, Brooklyn, NY
Feb 24 The Comet, Cincinatti, OH
Feb 28 Lager House, Detroit, MI
Mar 2 House party, Dekalb, IL (with Libre Non-Stop)
Mar 3 Radio Cherokee and Vintage Vinyl, St. Louis, MO
Mar 10 North Gate Tavern, Baton Rouge, LA
Mar 11 Red Star, Baton Rouge, LA
Mar 15 Good Records, Dallas, TX
Mar 17 South by Southwest/Sound on Sound, Austin, TX
Mar 21 The EARL, Atlanta, GA (with The Joggers!!!)
Apr 15 1318 (Trey and Marc's house), Atlanta, GA

I'll post that Strangeloves track too if somebody sends it along. Pretty please?

Oh, and editing waveforms for a couple hours got me thinking -- did anybody ever figure out what the hell the waveform is from on the cover of the new Kate Bush CD? Hope I'm not the only one who doesn't know. Wouldn't be the first time.


Blogger Rich said...

Umm... GFAFB is actually GMAFB. Can't believe I just noticed that. Heh.

1:33 PM

Blogger Au$10 said...

Also, the CD is available at Decatur CD. We just launched a blog too, http://decaturcd.blogspot.com. Thanks...

12:45 PM


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