We're so turning our entire weekend over to Compound 440r. Mr. MicL Potvin just checked in to inform us of a late-breaking gig by Japanther Friday night over at MIT. Which is sort of like just casually mentioning that there's gonna be a fucking hurricane in someone's living room. Oh, the furniture damage. For those of you who attended the Steer Roast, this is the same address: 70 Amherst Street, 9 pm. Those of you who cannot make it, and some of you who can, should also tune in WMBR's "Out of the Trash Can" from 7 to 8 pm for live, on-air Japanthage.
To sweeten the bargain, pawrty-rap commandos Big Digits and the reunited -- and tour-sharpened -- We Are Cassette are also on the bill. Plus, word has trickled back to We Are Cassette that the band who took their original name, Cassette, might have broken up. Which then leaves open the possibility that We Are Cassette would go back to calling themselves Cassette. We feel like jumping the gun and just calling them Cassette ("which I never really stopped calling us anyway" -- Potvin), especially since they've taken this opportunity to drop a new song, namely their bananas synth-mope anthem "Human Beings," which can also be found on the amazing new two-disc Compound 440r sampler. It does that awesome '80s Breakfast Club thing where the synth parts are really optimistic and the lyrics are about being in love but the voice is all Bela Lugosi-is-coming-for-your-children. Like Simple Minds if they'd been possessed by Type O Negative. On second thought, don't ever tell anyone we said that.
DOWNLOAD: Japanther, "The Whales" (mp3)DOWNLOAD: Cassette, "Human Beings" (mp3)