Baltimore, Maryland can do no wrong in my ears and though needless to say Victoria Legrand is the figurative big momma of the city’s burgeoning dream-pop escapades, please do spare a thought for Mothersday. An all-male ensemble of three, the snowballing crescendoes with which the woozy bundle of anthemia that is Shoulder Soldier peaks form their first artistic endeavour to tumble on over from the East Coast: kept in line by martial snares and regimented further by bristly yodels, it’s one that’ll stick with us right through Mothering Sunday. And for those of you out there with a 2013 diary already handy, that’ll be March 10th.
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- Dots & Dashes' Track of the Week comes from the (mercifully) returning @sharonvanetten. Stream Taking Chances: http://t.co/B09ON2VXEW about 2 hours ago from web
- The bad news? That Neutral Milk Hotel, Mac DeMarco and Xiu Xiu all play that night, too: http://t.co/lEcyTwO8Dp about 4 hours ago from web
- The good news? Speedy Ortiz return to London, playing Islington's Electrowerkz May 22nd. Brilliant last time out, too http://t.co/jaoKKsGPG4 about 4 hours ago from web
- Harbouring an understated brilliance to belie the band name, indulge in @DeadCrowPirates' Without Her: http://t.co/5bMVRZtShX about 5 hours ago from web