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The Monday Set: Dappled Cities – Los Angeles – 3/14/10

Dappled Cities
The Echo
Los Angeles, CA

When I was making my best of 2009 lists one thing I mentioned was that I didn’t get to see a live performance from a single band that made my Top 10 releases last year. Topping the list of “wanting to see live bands” was Dappled Cities. I was thrilled when their label Dangerbird let me know that they would be playing a set here in LA on their way to their shows at SXSW.

They played a very short set at the Aussie BBQ gig with 9 other bands yesterday. Their set was plagued with technical difficulties which is to be expected when you get a total of 50 minutes to set up, sound check and play a performance. But they were able to overcome that and tear through 5.25 songs from their latest release “Zounds” (listen to the recording, you’ll understand the .25 “song”).

During a chance meeting on the street after the show, one of the guitarists gave us hope that they may be coming back through for a proper show this summer. In the meantime, catch them at SXSW this week, or at one of their many NYC shows later this month. If you’re not going to find yourself in Austin or Brooklyn this month, we’re putting up a recording of yesterday’s show for you to enjoy.

1. Apart
2. The Night Is Young At Heart
3. Wooden Ships
4. Miniature Alas
5. The Answer Is Zero (incomplete)
6. The Price

Sample: [audio: http://thesoundofindie.com/archive/2010/20100315/DC-WoodenShips.mp3|titles=Wooden Ships (Live)|artists=Dappled Cities]

Download: Dappled Cities – Los Angeles – 3/14/10 – 120 MB

Dappled Cities – Granddance LP Download

Yep, two Dappled Cities posts in one week. I was going to add this to the other post but I figured it warranted a bit more attention. As part of the promotion for their new record “Zounds” which was released earlier this week, Dappled Cities is giving away their debut album “Granddance” for FREE. So go ahead and download it. As I said before, their new record has already secured a spot on my Top 10 of 2009 so see where it all started.

Download: Dappled Cities – Granddance LP

Dappled Cities – The Price

Dappled Cities new LP “Zounds” is being released today on what’s becoming the go-to label for great music, Dangerbird Records. I wasn’t convinced from the get-go on this record, but the more and more I listen to it, the more and more I like it. I’m now certain it’s going to make it in to my top 10 releases of 2009. It’s one of those records that takes repeated listening to really catch on, but when it does, I guarantee you can’t stop listening to it.

[audio: http://www.thesoundofindie.com/archive/2009/20090915/DC-ThePrice.mp3|titles=The Price|artists=Dappled Cities]

Download: Dappled Cities – The Price