Tuesday marked the official release of Papercuts‘ newest concoction, You Can Have What You Want (Gnomonsong) — and next Friday a triple whammy record release show at Cafe du Nord is planned with Cryptacize (Oakland) and the Finches, coming back from a show hiatus.
So far, You Can Have What You Want has been nothing short of warmly praised (Rough Trade had great things to say about it, as well as samples of a few tracks). Circulating with the iTunes purchase is a remix of “Future Primitive” from The Go! Team, but the original version has been the jam since it was unveiled via MySpace in anticipation of the album. The first time I heard it was on Viva Radio, of all places, but undeniable was how addicting the song becomes after one listen. Jason Quever and his backing band pulled it off with grace at the Swedish during Noise Pop in February, joined by Alex Scally (Beach House), who’s also on the record.[audio:http://asthmatickitty.com/mp3/cryptacize_-_mythomania_-_blue_tears.mp3] Cryptacize – “Blue Tears”
After almost a year the Finches return, with a slightly freshened lineup: adding Gerry Saucedo and John Garmon. The release being celebrated is an EP, while Cryptacize presents us with their sophomore Asthmatic Kitty record, Mythomania. Building on their already delicately embellished art pop song, Cryptacize’s Mythomania continues to pace between eager beats and down-tempo serenades with slicing, almost surf rocky guitar riffs. The result is eargasmic and amusing, to say the least.
The Papercuts/Finches/Cryptacize CD release show will take place Friday April 24 at Cafe du Nord at 9:30pm with a $10 cover.