Truth be told, there usually ain't much going on musically in December. Luckily, two of Boise'e finest are bringing life back to the dead of winter with album release parties.
After nearly a year in the studio, post-rock shoegazers and world-class slowpokes Red Hands Black Feet will finally be releasing their debut album, These Things Are Important, at Red Room on Thursday, Dec. 20. Opening bands and prices have yet to be set.
The band will have CDs on hand for sale for $10 and the album will be available as a name-your-price sliding scale download.
But hey, let's be honest, epic as they may be, RHBF is super-slow and dreamy. And you might want something that picks up the pace a bit. Enter Boise's best fake German techno band, The Dirty Moogs.
The synthesizer trio has been lording over the dance in Boise for the last year, earning dance party accolades and even making an appearance at Denver's Underground Music Showcase.
And on New Year's Eve, Monday, Dec. 31—aka, dance o'clock—it will be dropping its debut EP, Peter Goes to Law School, at Neurolux.
The EP features four original songs and two remixes, and will be released as a digital download and CD by Nampa's Sunless Sea Records.
The EP release show will start at 7 p.m., with Edmond Dantes opening and tunes from DJ Noah Hyde afterwards. It costs $5 to get in.
Looks like Christmas has been officially saved.