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Kata’s Weekend Showcase

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05/16/2009

Kata's Weekend Showcase, Music, News

Water & Bodies (ex-Kaddisfly) finally released their much anticipated self-titled EP this past week. They put art, integrity and diversity into a sleek tapestry that blends progressive, aural collages into a rock based concept. Each song it’s own story, they’ve drawn comparison to everyone from Quicksand to Sparta, while remaining uniquely Water & Bodies. For them, the journey is more important than the destination.

You can purchase the album here, which will be available on vinyl in the near future. You can also catch them on tour in their home state and opening for the mighty Far

May 30 2009 8:00P
The Poet House
Bend, Oregon

Jun 3 2009 8:00P
Satyricon (All Ages w/ FAR)
Portland, Oregon

Jun 6 2009 8:00P
The Space (w/ Diamond Liars)
Salem, Oregon

Jun 21 2009 9:00P
Ash Street Saloon
Portland, Oregon

Click to Download Water & Bodies – Something I Can Grasp

Alright! I can finally go nuts about this record that I’ve been listening to the past few weeks; Jeremy Enigk’s OK Bear. It’s fantastic! I would say this is a greatest hits (although it’s not) of Jeremy Enigk’s work. The record combines the brilliant songwriting of his Sunny Day Real Estate days (April Storm) with the raw emotion of his previous solo material (Vale Oso). You can even catch a little Fire Theft in the poppier songs (Late Of Camera) on the record. I am very happy with this one and it definitely will end up on the End of Year list for me. The record came out this past Tuesday so run to your nearest record store and pick it up.

Other records to check out that came out this week are Bloc Party’s  Intimacy Remixed which can be heard in full here, the beautiful Hanne Hukkelberg released Blood from a Stone, the physical release of Papercuts’ You Can Have What You Want came out, and San Francisco based experimental alt-country band Trainwreck Riders released The Perch (highly recommended).

Click to Download Jeremy Enigk – April Storm

Click to Download

Hanne Hukkelberg – Midnight Sun Dream

Click to Download Trainwreck Riders – Safety Of A Back