There’s quite the show over at Bottom of the Hill this Thursday, as BAGeL Radio presents a dual CD release party for Ex-Boyfriends and Audio Out Send.


Click here to listen! Click to listen to our feature episode on Ex-Boyfriends!

We interviewed Ex-Boyfriends last year as part of an hour-long podcast also featuring Music for Animals. At that time, the trio was continuing to receive strong reviews for their debut album Dear John, and they eventually found themselves as runners-up in Spin Magazine’s “Artist of the Year” competition. The band’s sophomore release In With came out last week on Absolutely Kosher Records and the songs we’ve heard indicate it picks up on all of the winning tendencies that made their last album an excellent mix of rock and power pop.

Check out two new songs below:

[audio:] Ex-Boyfriends – “Pick Up Line”

[audio:] Ex-Boyfriends – “Situation”

Visit Ex-Boyfriends at their web site and MySpace page.


Thursday’s show is also a CD release party for Oakland’s Audio Out Send, who are celebrating the release of their new album Sharpen the Hours. As the band explained to us in our recent interview, the new CD represents a certain departure from the band’s more textured prior works. Sharpen the Hours is currently a limited hand-numbered release, with each copy featuring individualized artwork.

Take a listen to our podcast episode, which includes four songs from the brand new album:

Click here to listen! Click to listen to our feature episode on Audio Out Send!

For more info on AOS, check out their MySpace page and web site.

20 Minute Loop opens on Thursday, making it an all-around excellent bill. It’s an early show, starting at 8pm and it’s $8. Advance tickets can be purchased here.