Another week, another Mercury section to read while you wait for lunch at the Wilco restaurant. I'm no food critic, but I hear everything in that restaurant was better years ago. Burn!
"You dude, it's Isaac Brock from Modest Mouse, I totes wanna put out your record." That is the exact phone call that Nate Lacy of Mimicking Birds received. Well, not exactly. We took some liberties. He didn't say "totes."
Mimicking Birds - "The Loop"
The music of Basia Bulat is the greatest thing to happen to the autoharp since Dr. Fünke's 100 Percent Natural Good-Time Family Band Solution.
Basia Bulat - "Run"
After some lineup turmoil, faux-Glaswegians A Sunny Day in Glasgow finally come together as a band.
A Sunny Day in Glasgow - "Nitetime Rainbows"
No more setting fire to faces for the ex-Blood Brothers of Jaguar Love. Although, their Hologram Jams album title reminds me of something from Jem and the Holograms. Truly, truly, truly outrageous.
Jaguar Love - "Up All Night"
Plus a local music roundup with details on the Mint Chicks' new USB drive release and label signings galore.