September 2, 2009

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Today is hirsute white person day at the Passion of the Weiss. Clearly, it’s a corollary to yesterday’s revelation  that I secretly hate hip-hop, especially the dromedary-looking fellow who sampled Orphan Annie. Concluding this bearded extravaganza is Division Day, a local band that has recently and deservedly received high praise from both the LA Weekly and Buzz Bands.

If you wrote them off as an over-hyped blog band following 2006’s Beartrap Island,  the Dangerbird-released Visitation will likely surprise you. It’s one of the best LA indie rock records of the year, a genre which I hear is now a movement. In advance of their show tonight at Spaceland, I spoke with Division Day guitarist Ryan Wilson for Pop and Hiss. There are rumors that Sean Carter and B and Bleek will be there. If so, I will buy him an ice cold Budweiser (he gets a commission for that, I believe) and ask him about his favorite Coldplay, Kings of Leon, and Alphaville B-Sides.

Download:
MP3: Division Day-“Chalklines”

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