i think they’re finally catching up here yonder about the power of promotion… Bands are putting out more Videos than they have in a long time and even the merch side of things is getting better. Here are a few to check out for upcoming releases:
First up, Shanghai’s The Fever Machine who will be up in Beijing November 24th playing at Temple to celebrate the release of their new EP, La Chupacabra:
http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNDcxNTMwMTE2.htmlI’m digging the record and will try to get a review up at some point if i can stop running around like a chicken with its head cut off. It’s sounding good though.
Next is Da Bang.. Ruby is developing a liking for these cats who seem to be getting their act together after a weird period last year. The new tunes are poppy, electronic but seem more like “them” as opposed to last year’s stuff when it felt all fake.
http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNDcyNjE5NDA4.htmlGood buddies Lidong, fresh of a beautiful China tour, have also released a video. It’s a great little piece of visual poetry directed and filmed by the ever amicable Tofu… beautiful perspective on winter!!
Finally, good old new Casino Demon (2/3rd of The Dancers/Joyride) are ready with their EP slatted to come out this month. Sure enough, to celebrate, they got themselves a video for the first single “The Sadness Will Last Forever”.
http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNDcxODUzNTYw.htmljust a couple of goodies… hopefully more on the way soon.