Friday, June 09, 2006

In House #1638: Mojave 3's Puzzles Like You; The Invasion In Pocatello This Weekend

Having formed in the mid-90's out of the ashes of shoegaze act Slowdive, Mojave 3 represented a musical about-face for Neil Halstead and company to say the least. Swirling guitars and waves of sound were replaced by largely folk-based compositions and twangy balladry under the new moniker, which would soon become known for its plaintive sound. Ten years later, Mojave 3 has released what for them equates as a "party album" with Puzzles Like You, out this week on 4AD/Beggar's. The band let's their hair down, so to speak, on their fifth album, with many of the songs in a 3-minute up-tempo pop vein. "Truck Driving Man," (not the Terry Fell-penned tune made famous by everyone from The Byrds to Buck Owens, but a Halstead original) sets the tone as the album's opener to a set already being called "frisky" and "summery" by reviews.

Mojave 3

Also, Boise's The Invasion returns to Pocatello this weekend, playing tomorrow night at the First National Bar.

Related content: here.

In House #1638.
Airdate: 6/09/06
Focus: New release from Mojave 3, Puzzles Like You, plus The Invasion in Pocatello this weekend and new music from the French Kicks, El Perro Del Mar, the Futureheads and more.

BONUS MP3 (already available in the archive, but worth a re-listen)-
The Invasion: "The New Rules (LIVE)" (MP3) (Recorded live In House, 2/24/06)


In House PODCAST #117


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