Siouxsie is going on tour this year to support last years album Mantaray. Unfortunately, she's coming nowhere near where I am.
Thursday, January 31, 2008
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I have my grubby little hands on the new single "Why Do You Let Me Stay Here" from She & Him, nee, Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward. It's definitely more upbeat than the songs we posted earlier.
So far, they are only playing a couple of live dates. But, that could change in the future Conan.
March 2nd San Francisco, CA @ Noise Pop
March 14th Austin, TX @ The Parish (Merge Records SXSW showcase)
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
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Thanks to the good folks over at Rock & Roll Daily have an exlusive download of the new Raveonettes song "Dead Sound" off of their upcoming album Lust Lust Lust. The track has been remixed by Dandy Warhol Peter Holmstrom and Village Green's Jeremy Sherrer. It's pretty sweet, check it.
Ravoenettes - Dead Sound (mp3)
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Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Girl In A Coma - Clumsy Sky
Apparently the dynamic duo that is Gnarls Barkley have titled their new album The Odd Couple. If you go over to Mission Freak they have the new single "Run" ready for download. The single starts off with a very Brady-like beginning then jumps into Aretha-like vocals cadence. It's not a bad little ditty though.
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Monday, January 28, 2008
Initially I checked these guys out because of their name. I mean, how can you not with a righteous name like Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin? But, after a few digital spins of "Oregon Girl" off their Broom LP, and "Glue Girls" off of their upcoming LP, I really dig 'em. They have that acoustic-like quality to them like The Shins, but, not as dour. These kids from Springfield, MO can craft some fine tunes.
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin - Glue Girls (mp3)
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin - Oregon Girl (mp3)
MP3: Alberta Cross - Lucy Rider
Thanks to Aquarium Drunkard for hipping us to this. The No Depression kings, Whiskeytown, are going to be re-releasing their final album Strangers Almanac.
Do you think this will somehow piss off Ryan Adams? Below is an unreleased cut from their Those Weren't The Days album.
Whiskeytown - San Antonio (mp3)
Somewhere girls I went to middle school with may be getting nine kinds of worked up. It seems the New Kids on The Block are getting back together? Why? I kinda feel bad for Donnie. He's actually a decent actor Too bad he has to stoop down to this level. Do you think he will still be the "bad boy" of the group?
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Friday, January 25, 2008
“A Clean Bill of Health” has a nice little bit of boogie element to it. You can put it on and dance around the house as you do your chores. Or, do some couch dancing as you play your Playstation. “Postcard” is a sweet pickles, I imagine it to be one of those songs from a movie where Ryan O’Neil is walking hand in hand with his best girl, in a park, on a cool Autumn day. Ahhhhhh, good stuff.
The Afternoon Naps - Clean Bill of Health (mp3)
The Afternoon Naps - Postcard (mp3)
Stephen Perkins of the now defunct Jane's Addiction wants to release some live stuff. I'm sure hardcore Jane's fans will love it. And, it actually sounds like it could be pretty cool. He said he has some recordings of the 1991 Lollapalooza tour that features Dave Navarro playing with Living Colour, Ice-T playing with Jane's and so on and so forth.
I'm sure it has nothing to do with the fact he doesn't have a job anymore. But, who knows, maybe he really cares about the fans, right? He also wants to package all 3 DVD's the band did and compile them onto one DVD.
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Thursday, January 24, 2008
The Cool Kids - Cool Kids (Klevers Ride Big Rmxxx) (mp3)
The Big Sleep - Bad Blood (mp3)
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Ghostland Observatory are going on a small tour to promote their new album Robotique Technique. With festival season coming up, I'm sure they will be hitting a lot of them up. To bad they aren't coming through Big D.
02/29 - Austin Music Hall Austin, Texas
03/08 - Langerado Music Festival Everglades Nat. Park, Florida
03/13 - House of Blues New Orleans, Louisiana
03/28 - Webster Hall New York, New York
03/29 - Nightclub 9:30 Washington, D.C.
04/03 - Crystal Ballroom Portland, Oregon
04/04 - Showbox at The Market Seattle, Washington
04/05 - Showbox at The Market Seattle, Washington
04/17 - The Mezzanine San Francisco, California
04/18 - Henry Fonda Theatre Los Angeles, California
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Headlights and Evangelicals will be touring together in route to SXSW. Good news: They will be hitting Dallas!
01-24 Norman, OK - Meacham Auditorium (University of Oklahoma)
02-15 Columbia, MO - Mojo's
02-16 Lexington, KY - The Icehouse
02-17 Nashville, TN - The End
02-18 Athens, GA - The Caledonia Lounge
02-19 Mt. Pleasant, SC - Village Tavern
02-20 Norfolk, VA - The Boot
02-21 Arlington, VA - Iota
02-24 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
02-25 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
02-26 Hamden, CT - The Space
02-27 Cambridge, MA - Middle East
02-28 Princeton, NJ - Terrace Club
02-29 Brooklyn, NY - Union Hall
03-01 Buffalo, NY - Mohawk Place
03-02 Toronto, Ontario - El Mocambo
03-03 Cleveland, OH - Beachland
03-04 Bloomington, IN - Waldron Arts Center
03-06 Urbana, IL - Canopy Club
03-07 Chicago, IL - Schubas
03-08 St. Louis, MO - Bilken Club
03-09 Springfield, MO - Randy Beacon Gallery
03-10 Norman, OK - Opolis
03-11 Dallas, TX - The Cavern
03-12-15 Austin, TX - SXSW
03-17 Tucson, AZ - Plush
03-19 Los Angeles, CA - Silver Lake Lounge
03-20 Visalia, CA - Howie & Son's
03-21 San Francisco, CA - Hemlock Tavern
03-23 Seattle, WA - Nectar Lounge
03-24 Missoula, MT - Badlander
03-26 Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
03-27 Denver, CO - Hi-Dive
03-28 Omaha, NE - Waiting Room
.03-29 Minneapolis, MN - Nomad
03-30 Milwaukee, WI - Cactus Club
04-01 Dekalb, IL - House Café
04-02 Madison, WI - Club 770
04-03 Iowa City, IA - The Mill (Mission Creek Music Festival)
04-04 Lake Forest, IL - The Chapel
04-05 Beloit, WI - Beloit College
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I’m not usually a fan of actresses’ crossing over and making vanity albums. But, after listening to She and Him (Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward) cover of The Miracles “You Really Got a Hold on Me” I was blown away. She has an incredible voice! She's not really trying to sound like anyone but herself. Her voice isn't velvety soft, but, her smokey and sultry.
The two first met in 2006 working on a movie soundtrack together. Apparently the two really hit it off and started recording together. Their album Volume One comes out via Merge Records on March 18.
Below are some selections from a recent stop the two made by KCRU's Open Road.
She and Him - You Really Got a Hold on Me (mp3)
She and Him- Magic Trick (mp3)
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
I have heard this song when I've seen the Austin duo live. And, as much as it pains me to say: I didn't like it then and I don't like it now. Aren't your lead singles suppose to be the best of the best on your album? I hope this isn't an indication of what is to come on Robotique Technique. But, I could be wrong, you be the judge and listen for yourself.
Do you hear that ruckus? It's everyone jumping off their bandwagon.
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This Seattle quartet brings delicious harmonies to their Sub Pop debut; lead by former Band of Horses and Carissa’s Wierd member Mat Brooke. If you like the poppy/rock style of BOH, then you will like The Grand Archives as well. They are on tour in the Northwest and West right now.
The Grand Archives - Torn Blue Foam Couch (mp3)
The Grand Archives - Sleep Driving (mp3)
Monday, January 21, 2008
According to Billboard Portishead will indeed be headlining this year's installment of the Coachella Festival. An official line-up should be out today or tomorrow. So, who's buying my ticket so I can go to Coachella? Oh, and Portishead have announced a European tour as well. They had better be hitting the States soon!
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The DJ Shadow/Cut Chemist show this past Saturday at the House of Blues was "kick ass." They boys did cut up 45's of all musical types to create a hour plus show. They mixed in a crazy version of the Giligan's Island theme song with "Stairway to Heaven." My personal favorite was when they mixed up an Aliyah song with the Digible Planets and Del The Funky Homosapien. A snippet of "Everlong" by the Foo Fighters also made it's way into the mix. All in all it was great show.
Check out a clip here.
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Friday, January 18, 2008
That's right ladies and gents, the greatness of Har Mar Superstar will be gracing Dallas with his presence. The world's greatest playboy will be at House of Blues on March 15. Ladies, come prepared to see the world's greatest playboy/loverman do his thang.
Bedtime for Toys ft. Har Mar Superstar - Alphaville (JD & Jo of Le Tigre Remix) (mp3)
The Helio Sequence - Keep Your Eyes Ahead (mp3)
Tomorrow night, Saturday January, 19, at the House of Blues DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist will be performing a joint set. "The Hard Sell" is similar to the duo's famous "Freeze" sets. They will be cutting together using 45's. If it's anything like Shadow's solo shows it will be phenomenal. Kid Koala will be opening up for them.
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Thursday, January 17, 2008
Neimo are very punk inspired Frenchmen that remind me of Radio 4 or The Hives. “Hot Girl” is one of those songs you turn up while driving fast, thinking about your own hot girl. “Echoing Pixels” is my favorite of these two tracks. It’s a nice dance-y, Karen O dancing type of song. A great song to start out the night with, or a good mixtape. Both of the tunes are very guitar driven songs, but, with it not being completely over powering. Sense these guys are French, should we call it Freedom Rock?
Neimo - Hot Girl(mp3)
Neimo -Echoing Pixels(mp3)
The good people at My Old Kentucky Blog have a clip of the first single off Robotique Technique, "Heavy Heart." And I would have to agree with them that I'm not blown away...yet. I will have to give the album a listen to come to any conclusion. The new album will be out March 4.
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That some of the 2008 Coachella line-up is out. The L.A. Times has an article that claims Death Cab for Cutie, UNKLE, VHS or Beta, The Breeder and Portishead, among others, will be performing. I kinda thought Portishead would be there this year since it's been 11 LONG YEARS since their last album.
But, an official announcement is expected next week.
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We love the Ryan Adams. He's like an angry, funny recovering alcoholic that makes really good music. But, he's posted this little clip, under the name D.R. Adams, promoting a fake album and showcasing a new song called "Like Yesterday." I was really hoping that DJ Reggie was going to make a cameo. But, alas, twas not to be.
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Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Saul Williams went the Radiohead route and released his Trent Reznor produced debut, The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of Niggy Tardust. Now, thanks to our friends at Stereogum, we can now see this.
I actually liked it. At times Saul seemed to be channeling ODB's vocals. But, I like the buzzy guitars Mr. Reznor laid down.
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So, while I was listening to Pandora this morning I came across something that was a delight to mine own ears. It was "Amazing Grace" by Philly band The A-Sides. It was just such an awesome tune I had to expose them to the uninitiated. So, I had to find some of their other tunes to listen to and see if they were as good as "Amazing Grace."
The A-Sides - Park Avenue (mp3)
“Park Avenue”, off of Hello, Hello,at first strikes me as a Series of Sneaks era Spoon. But, then builds into catchy riffs and vocal melodies that share a little bit with Rooney.
The A-Sides - A Florida Grove (mp3)
“A Florida Grove," off Silver Storms, makes me think of a band playing a prom with the twinkling lights, the lead singer giving a wink to the prettiest girl at the dance. Again, really melodic vocals, they would make a great hang out music for friends at your backyard bbq. These guys will be at the SXSW festival in March in Austin, TX. If you're down that way at that time then check 'em out.
The rumor that Coachella was moving East was reported Monday by gossip fatty-fatty-two-by-four Perez Hilton. And as much as I hoped it was as accurate as his report that Castro was dead, this is now confirmed.
Coachella is heading to Liberty State Park in the Boss State (NJ). However, the new festival will not be under the name Coachella. It will be a direct, and presumably dominant, competition to the Vineland festival.
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Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Thanks to our good friends over at Merge Records for sending us this gorgeous song by Baltimore's Wye Oak. Andy Stack and Jenn Wasner are the multi-instrumentalists that make up Wye Oak. After spending a lot of time in various bands the two came together as their last band fell apart.
Their track "Warning" reminds me particularly of the best part of Veruca Salt's vocals; particularly Nina Gordon. Their other song "Obituary", which you can check out on their Myspace page, reminds me a little bit of The La's. Either way, "Warning" is a great little power-pop track.
Wye Oak - Warning (mp3)
Usually shows designated as "An Evening With..." are a great experience. Shows could last 3 hours; jams could last for 30 minutes. But, that's nothing new for the boys of My Morning Jacket.
They have announced "An Evening With My Morning Jacket" for June 20th at Radio City Music Hall in wonderful NY, NY. This one should be good times. Hopefully it will be something prom themed or maybe Hawaiian themed like ACL.
My Morning Jacket have announced their follow-up to 2005's Z will be released June 10. The new release is still untitled.
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As I told you the other day, Moz will be releasing a new greatest hits compilation. Now, thanks to our friends at The Hype Machine, we can hear one of the two new tracks on the album. The song is called "How People Grow Up".
It has the vocal that reminds me of "November Spawned a Monster." But, it has the more rock style of "Glamorous Glue."
Morrissey - How Old People Grow Up (mp3)
Monday, January 14, 2008
Ghostland Observatory - Shoot 'em Down (mp3)
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