Monday, October 10, 2011

Milagres CD Giveaway

Don't forget to come see Milagres at Mojo's this Tuesday, October 11. (Read more and listen to samples in my last post.) Today only you can enter to win a Milagres CD on this blog by shooting me an e-mail. (Be sure to include your name and mailing address.) I'll pick a name at random Tuesday morning. Best of luck!

Congratulations to Heather from Columbia for being the lucky winner of the Milagres CD. Thanks to everyone else who wrote in yesterday!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Milagres at Mojo's, October 11

  Photo by Cameron Wittig

A few weeks ago I downloaded a track off iTunes by a band called Milagres. "Glowing Mouth" grabbed me right away with its gloomy luster, making me want to dim the lights and kick back in a smoky haze of cloves (never mind that I haven't smelled a clove cigarette in fifteen years). The song is chill and dark and lovely.

Then last week I got a tip that Milagres was playing right here in Columbia at our very own Mojo's. The Brooklyn-based quintet is touring to promote their just-released second album, Glowing Mouth (Kill Rock Stars). They've been compared to lo-fi bands from Grizzly Bear to Radiohead with some Prince thrown in for color (likely due to lead singer Kyle Wilson's falsetto). Layering rhythmic keyboards with lush melodies, Milagres creates the kind of songs that wrap around you and don't let go.

Check out the video for the hooky "Halfway" and get your Neverending Story fix:

Come see Milagres with Peter Wolf Crier at Mojo's on Tuesday, October 11. Doors open at 8:00; tickets are $8.

This post also appears on the COMO Collective.