Days of Summer
By Bill Chenevert
Monday, August 4: Nick, 15; Joe, soon to be 19; and Kevin, 20 are a rare breed of teen heartthrobs. Also known as the Jonas Brothers, these lads wear promise rings and are saving themselves for marriage. If that weren't cute enough, check out their videos for "Burnin' Up" and "SOS" and catch up on their comings and goings with Popnography's gratuitous coverage of the hot little numbers. They're slowly releasing songs on iTunes to celebrate the August release of A Little Bit Longer, but eager beavers and rabid fans can see them in person this week at New York City's Madison Square Garden.
Tuesday, August 5: Omaha, Nebraska, is a musical miracle, and the Faint are hometown boys who release their latest album, Fasciinatiion, today. They collected a big dance-punk, eye-lined fanbase with Danse Macabre and Wet From Birth (watch a Jimmy Kimmel performance of "Paranoiattack" ), and leading with the single "The Geeks Were Right," Fasciinatiion promises to perpetuate the success of its predecessors. If you're not into electro, try out some mildly whiny emo indie rock as fellow comely Omaha-er Conor Oberst delivers his self-titled solo effort after almost 15 years with various bands, namely Bright Eyes. Get it today, then consult Craigslist Omaha real estate.