Three Imaginary Girls make their picks!

3girlsmod.jpgThis weekend is a celebration of album releases and internet distractions. Viva new music and good times!

Harvey Danger {album release}/Mercir/The Soft Drugs/The Trucks, Neumo’s {Friday, August 4th}
Some local music fans never quite filled the aching void in their musical and fashionista hearts once The Catch added boys to the band (Jenny J, we miss your fankicks!). For those folks, we have an answer: The Trucks. This girl band comes straight outta Bellingham with more struts, chants, shrieks, and leg-warmers than we’ve seen since the Get Cool release back in 2005 (Ahh, memories). Alternating between cat-call anthems inviting audience participation (“This is how you drive a Truck…”) with come-hither sassypants sexual taunts (“You need some lessons on how to get me off…”), the ladies of the Trucks will make you snicker, dance, bop, and raid your best friend’s closet. Their debut full-length comes out this October on Bellingham label Clickpop, and you can hear a preview of their first single “Zombie” on our latest imaginary podcast. The Trucks will open the night for the Harvey Danger CD re-release show for Little By Little (Kill Rock Stars just re-issued the record).

The Salteens/Tullycraft/BOAT {album release}/VOXY, Sunset Tavern {Saturday, August 5th}
BOAT — best known for their lo-fi, catchy songs and Shins-esque use of vocals reverb — have joined forces with Tullycraft, The Salteens, and VOXY to mark their the release of their first album on Portland label Magic Marker Records. The VOXY duo has pledged to start the night off with cupcakes for audience members to snack on while they lay down the digital beats and an interactive projection show. There are rumors that Tullycraft, leaders of the handclaps and tambourines school of pop music, will be debuting some new songs and as well as some of our favorite tracks from last year’s Disenchanted Hearts Unite in their set. And topping the night off, The Salteens, from Vancouver BC, will charm the masses with their infectious melodies that ooze with a Byrds / Beulah aesthetic. Go partake in this Saturday night’s pop-tastic proportions celebration in Ballard. If you can’t wait until Saturday, Boat is doing an in-studio at KEXP Friday at noon.{Full disclosure alert: Three Imaginary Girls is presenting this show.}

And how can you bide time between all the exciting out and about things this weekend?

How about a couple internet distractions to forward to your friends?

OK Go’s video for “Here It Goes Again”
Ever since OK Go‘s DIY video for “A Million Ways” was released via the interweb, we’ve been anxiously awaiting a sequel. It’s difficult to top a bunch of hipsters in suits moving like they’re in the ice capades, but they managed to outdo themselves. Maybe it was a lo-fi ode to Jamiroquai or perhaps they were inspired during their morning workout regime. Regardless, the addition of exercise equipment as a prop for their new choreographed number is hilarious and genius. We haven’t seen this many indie rockers on a treadmill since the last time we were at the Broadway Market Gold’s Gym.

Feeling down? Might as well Jump! (and take a picture of it)
We don’t know why it makes us smile, but pictures of people we don’t know airborne in places we’ve never been really makes our day.

You’re more fun than a six-pack,
dana, liz, char
*three imaginary girls*

In high i-pod rotation:
Umber Sleeping
Panda & Angel

(Three Imaginary Girls is a Seattle-based website that showcases the great music of the Northwest to music lovers worldwide. We post a Seattle live show calendar to help you fill your day-planner with loads of great shows as well as album and film reviews.)

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