Friday, February 29, 2008
Their debut album Humanimals was released earlier this month on DH Records.Grand Ole Party - Look Out Young Son (mp3)
3/10/08 - Solona Beach @ BELLY UP w/ The New York Dolls & We Are The Fury
3/13/08 – Austin @ FADER MAGAZINE SXSW
3/14/08 - Austin @ LITTLE RADIO/NOISE POP @ Red Eye Fly SXSW
3/15/08 - Austin @ BUST MAGAZINE SXSW
3/15/08 - Austin @ MESS W/ TEXAS 2 @ Waterloo Park SXSW
4/1/08 - Denver @ LARIMER LOUNGE
4/3/08 - Omaha @ SLOWDOWN JR.
4/4/08 - Lawrence @ REPLAY LOUNGE
4/6/08 - Birmingham @ BOTTLETREE
4/7/08 - Mt. Pleasant @ VILLAGE TAVERN
4/9/08 - Charlottesville @ SATELITTE BALLROOM --all age
4/11/08 - Boston @ PARADISE
4/12/08 - New York @ FILLMORE NY
4/15/08 - Philadelphia @ FIRST UNITARIAN CHURCH
4/16/08 - Washington DC @ 9:30 CLUB
4/18/08 - Chicago @ SCHUBA'S
4/19/08 - Chicago @ in-store @ PERMANENT RECORDS
4/19/08 - Chicago @ SCHUBA'S
4/20/08 - St. Louis @ GARGOYLE CLUB
4/22/08 - Boulder @ FOX THEATRE
4/27/08 - Indio @ COACHELLA
5/3/08 - San Francisco @ FILLMORE
Have you ever wanted to watch Britt Daniel sing in a cab? Well, it's funny that you do. Because now you can watch the Spoon frontman sing "I Summon You" in the back of a London taxi in his installment of Black Cab Session. It's kinda like the John Peel Sessions mixed with Taxi Cab Confessions. The only change being you won't see a woman who can lactate on command.
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Thursday, February 28, 2008
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Wednesday, February 27, 2008
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Sera Cahoone - Only As The Day Is Long (mp3)
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Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Death Cab For Cutie
Flight of The Concords
Rodrigo Y Gabriela
Michael Franti & Spearhead
Built To Spill
Tegan & Sara
The New Pornopgrahers
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks
Cold War Kids
Mates of State
Crudo (ft. Mike Patton and Dan The Automator)
The Little Ones
The Heavenly States
Vince Mira with The Roy Kay Trio
Throw Me The Statue
The Shaky Hands
Thao Nguyen with the Get Down Stay Down
The Cave Singers
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Monday, February 25, 2008
The Raveonettes - Aly, Walk With Me (mp3)
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Aster - Stop The Parade (mp3)
Wilco - I'm The Man Who Loves You (mp3)
The Evangelicals have released their deliciously campy video for "Midnight Vignette" off their new album The Evening Descends. Part video, part dance party, all camp. Love it.
The boys from Norman, OK will be headling a show here in Dallas 3/11 at The Cavern with guests the Headlights. Should be a good one.
Friday, February 22, 2008
Not only does it seem like I have a load of news every Friday, but, this one in particular seems to be pretty tour news heavy. Headlights have just announced two added dates for their tour with the Evangelicals.
3/22/08 Portland @ Towne Lounge
4/1/08 Rock Island @ Huckleberry's Pizza
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2/23/08 Honolulu @ Pipeline
3/9/08 South Florida Everglades Big Cypress Indian Reservation @ Langerado Festival
3/24/08 Vancouver, BC @ Richards on Richards
3/26/08 Calgary, Alberta @ Warehouse Night
3/27/08 Edmonton, Alberta @ The Starlite
3/29/08 Winnipeg, Manitoba @ Royal Albert
3/31/08 Ann Arbor @ Blind Pig
4/1/08 Toronto, Ontario @ Opera House
4/2/08 Rochester @ Club at Water Street Music Hall
4/3/08 Providence @ Lupo's
4/4/08 Washington, DC @ Black Cat w/ Les Savy Fav and the Dodos
4/5/08 Philidelphia @ TLA w/ Les Savy Fav and the Dodos
4/6/08 Boston @ Paradise Rock Club
4/7/08 NYC @ Webster Hall
4/9/08 Townson @ Recher Theatre
4/10/08 Charlottesville @ Satellite Ballroom
4/12/08 Cincinnati @ Bogart's
4/13/08 Cleveland @ House of Blues
4/15/08 Bloomington @ Blue Bird
4/16/08 Chicago @ House of Blues
4/17/08 Madison @ Club 770 - U of W
4/18/08 Columbia @ Blue Note
4/21/08 Boulder @ Boulder Theater
4/22/08 Salt Lake City @ In The Venue
4/23/08 Las Vegas @ House of Blues
4/26/08 Indio @ Coachella
4/29/08 San Francisco @ Bimbo's
6/13/08 Manchester @ Bonnaroo
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J Rocc - Droppin' Science Blue Note Mix (mp3)
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Thursday, February 21, 2008
Burial is a Garage/2-step producer from the UK. And to be very honest, this is the best track electronic track I've heard in a while. It has a dark quality to it, to be honest it sounds like a track Deep Dish would put on a mix compilation. I love, love, love this track. (Spin)
Burial - Ghosthardware (mp3)
4/2/08 Kansas City @ Uptown
4/4/08 Chicago @ Vic Theatre
4/5/08 Cincinnati @ Bogart's
4/6/08 Detroit @ Emerald Theater
4/7/08 Pittsburgh @Carnegie Music Hall
4/10/08 Philadelphia @ Electric Factory
4/12/08 Norfolk @ NorVa
4/14/08 Atlanta @ Centerstage
4/16/08 Ft. Lauderdale @ Revolution
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Wednesday, February 20, 2008
To most people The Capitol Years means a compilation disc of Frank Sinatra tunes. But, to other people, it's the name of a Philadelphia band. TCY are slightly moody, delightful indie band. It's like when you think back on unrequited love in a fond way. Yeah, it could make you a little sad, but, it makes you happy that you remembered it.
Thanks to the good people at Spin we find out that Ghostland Observatory have added dates to their very short tour in support of Robotique Technique. Dates added? Yes, Dallas, Boulder, Chicago and Detroit. Great, they come to Dallas and it's a St. Patty's Day Party? Great! I can watch drunken SMU sorority girls throw up on someone and the yell "Woo-Hoo!" and start dancing again while her $30,000 millionaire boyfriend preens for everyone. Thanks guys.
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Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Some Racing, Some Stopping is the follow-up to Headlights debut
Kill Them With Kindness and was released today. I've been listening to this album non-stop for a few weeks now and I have to tell you that it's an extraordinary bit of indie-pop. I was drawn to the group by the single "Cherry Tulips" with the beautiful voice of Erin Fein, because it reminded me of my other love Camera Obsura. Safe to say I was not disappointed by the album.
The disc starts off with the uplifting "Get Your Head Around It," sung by Tristan Wraight, which seques nicely to "Cherry Tulips." Sharing vocal duty, Tristan Wraight sings on tracks "Market Girl," "Get Your Head Around It" and "Catch Them All." The only complaint I would have about the album is Tristan's voice. It's not horrible by any stretch of the imagination, but, for some it can take getting use to. I can compare it closely to Shaun Robinson of Oppenheimer (which I happen to like).
Pick the album up here and let it turn into your album of the summer because you will not be disappointed.
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I come to you today in the name of Beans. The phenomenal MC who is formerly part of the Anti Pop Consortium is about to drop his new album Thorns. The first song off the album is "Thundermouth." It a nice little banger reminiscent of his other works. Beans is a very imaginative wordsmith and it's great to see he still brings the heat.
Beans - Thundermouth (mp3)
Oh, and my personal fave of Mr. Beans off his album Now Soon Someday.
Beans - Mutescreamer (Prefuse 73 Remix) (mp3)
Spoon has release a video for "Don't You Evah" to coincide with the release of the Don't You Evah EP. The albums has remixed versions of the song by Ted Leo and the phenomenal version done by Diplo, plus a bonus track called "All I Got is Me" and the original Natural History version. The album drop April 8 y'all!
You can download the video here.
1) Don't You Evah
2) All I Got Is Me
3) Don't You Evah (Ted Leo's I Want It Hotter Remix)
4) Don't You Evah (Diplo Mix)
5) Don't You Evah (Matthew Dear Mix)
6) Don't You Evah (Dj Amaze & Alan Astor Mix)
7) Don't You Evah (Doc Delay Fixerupper)
8) 3:40 Don't You Ever - The Natural History
Monday, February 18, 2008
Their website says their music is "Amphetimene fueled streetgrass," and by the looks of them that couldn't be far off. The .357 String Band come from the home of The Fonz, Laverne and Shirley, the Brewers and Milwaukee's Best. Believe me, I'm not trying to make light of the band, they are the genuine article when it comes to a string band. The press says Old Crow Medicine Show has "punk attitude." But, .357 tears that down and builds it back up only with more attitude.
The .357 String Band consists of Joe Huber on banjo/vocals, Derek Dunn on Guitar/vocals, Jayke Orvis on Mandolin/vocals and Rick Ness on the Upright Bass/vocals. Their sound has more in common with Hank 3 and Outlaw Country than they do with Old Crow. They don't have a label as of yet, but, they do have a CD you can buy here..357 String Band - Stillest Hour (mp3)
.357 String Band - Up Jump The Devil (mp3)
Rollingstone.com has a list of the greatest Hip-Hop Albums of 1988, "Hip-Hop's Greatest Year." There are some noteworthy choices, PE's It Takes a Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back, NWA's Straight Outta Compton and more. They have Biz's album, Goin' Off, on the list, and I can't really dispute that. But, I can question why they didn't put "Nobody Beats The Biz" as one of the key tracks! That song is 100% greatness. Check it out here.
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Friday, February 15, 2008
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1. "Silence" 2. "Hunter" 3. "Nylon Smile" 4. "The Rip" 5. "Plastic" 6. "We Carry On" 7. "Deep Water" 8. "Machine Gun" 9. "Small" 10. "Magic Doors" 11. "Threads"
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4/2/08 Vancouver, BC @ The Centre
4/5/08 Santa Cruz, CA @ SC Civic Auditorium
4/7/08 Berkeley, CA @ Zellerbach Theatre
4/10/08 Santa Barbara, CA @ Arlinton Theatre
4/12-13/08 Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern Theatre
4/15/08 San Diego, CA @ Spreckels Theatre
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Thursday, February 14, 2008
For the last couple of days I've been listening to "The Long Road" by L.A. electronica producer Morgan Davis, off his new album Elevate, almost non-stop. It's pretty infectious from the beginning of the track.
Davis has also done remix work for Regina Spektor, Nelly Furtado, and Tegan & Tara. He listed one of his influences as Everything But The Girl, so, he's okay in my book.
Thanks to Stereogum, we have finally heard something good off of Ghostland Observatory's Robotique Mistique. Unfortunately, it's a remix of "Dancin' on My Grave". I like the original version of the song pretty well, much better than "Heavy Heart". The Remix of "...Grave" is glitchy, a little bit of acidy, peak hour house. Good stuff.
Ghostland Observatory - Dancin' on My Grave(Let There Be Vinyl Remix) (mp3)
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
OSU has many things to be proud of, but, I can't really think of any. Not only are they mediocre at football, they apparently like to turn in their students to the Music Nazi's aka the RIAA. They have turned in 11 students for illegally downloading music on school computers. Now, I don't think you should download illegally, but, I don't think someone should have their lives screwed up because some college kid downloaded "Stronger" illegally instead of getting it off of iTunes.
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