Three Imaginary Girls have found the soundtrack to our summer

This past week was an exhausting week that I still haven’t fully processed. I had seen one of my favorite new pop stars, Ida Maria, play at the Crocodile and the very next night saw the absolutely incredible My Bloody Valentine, which probably made for the best two consecutive nights of shows I’ve ever been to. That followed with seeing the opening night film at the Seattle International Film Festival (In the Loop, a very funny political satire) and then interviewed (and rocked out) to Vivian Girls, a band I truly love – even if they were almost two hours late for our interview.

This week, though, promises some other remarkable shows. There’s one I’m particularly excited about.

Tea Cozies CD release at the High Dive, Friday, May 1

Tea Cozies’ new album, Hot Probs is a perfect pop record for the nice weather that comes with the summer. It’s just made for driving or walking around in the sunshine with your shades on because it’s loaded with sugary pop music. The songs are fun, catchy and upbeat and at times they bring to mind The Beach Boys, Imperial Teen, The White Stripes, The Go-Go’s and Dick Dale.

I’m especially anxious to catch them live because the only time I’ve seen the band previously was at TIG’s Exile in {Imaginary} Girlville night, where they killed two Liz Phair songs (“Johnny Sunshine” and “Gunshy”). Here they’ll be playing their own stuff, although they also might break out an unexpected cover like the below video of an Elastica song. I can’t wait.

See ya out and about,

Chris Burlingame
*Three Imaginary Girls*

High iPod rotation:
Dan Deacon
Leonard Cohen
My Bloody Valentine

(Three Imaginary Girls is a Seattle-based website that showcases the great music of the Northwest and beyond 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 record reviews, live show reviews, and an imagi-blog to entertain you throughout the day.)

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