the yeah yeah yeahs’ new video for the song skeletons off it’s blitz! takes the tone of their short movie series snake sweat, dark and haunting with tons of super imposing effects a la those 80′s videos we all know and love.
the heist and the accomplice’s lead singer, chaz bundick, released his solo album causers of this. it’s fuzzy lo-fi awesomeness and uniquely magnificent. rumor has it he’ll be releasing not one, but two toro y moi albums in 2010. can’t wait.
fucked up and xiu xiu filed a lawsuit against rolling stone magazine for placing smoking ads next to their section in “the indie rock universe” gatefold, claiming they were wrongly associated with the filthy habit. a three-judge panel dismissed the lawsuit honoring first amendment rights for noncommercial speech… sorry guys. justice is hard when california judges probably don’t know who the hell you are.
marky ramone – punk rock drumming his way for beginners is an instructional dvd by the famous ramone paving the way for wannabe punk rock drummers to thrash hard. does it cover how to be a drunk and get fired from one of the greatest punk bands ever? let’s hope.
p.s. i love you is a duo from kingston, ontario. they released this single on vinyl in august and i can’t stop listening. it’s infectious and rockin. cudos to these two dudes for creating such a big sound between the two of them (or 2 1/2 of them. ok. sorry. that was mean).
the new album released this tuesday, but lead singer stephin merritt is already talking about his next project, a live score to 1917′s 20,000 leagues under the sea. he’ll be syncing his lyrics to the movie dialogue and performing the extravaganza in san francisco in may. sounds way cooler than that pink floyd wizard of oz shit.
feb 23rd is the release date for shearwater’s new album, the golden archipelago. along with the tunage, they are also releasing a 75-page colection of lyrics, art, photos, and diagrams the band put together called the golden dossier. i miss album art, too, but daannng. full story at spinner.
hurricane bells – tonight is the ghost – tonight i’m going to be like a shooting star
steve schiltz, lead singer of longwave, has come out with a side project called hurricane bells. tonight is a ghost is gorgeous and well crafted. fans of longwave will find schiltz’s quieter side a lovely departure. perfect with a cup of joe on a lazy sunday.
carol ann duffy, the uk poet laureate, admitted she is a fan of the artic monkeys in a speech at a haiti fundraiser. she compared their lyrics to bob dylan and leonard cohen. lady has taste. full story at spinner.
of montreal played a show at the highline ballroom in nyc last night. unexpectedly susan sanrandon went on stage with the band and spanked two men dressed as pigs… what a badass. of montreal was later joined by solange, who will appear on their next album. full story at pitchfork
according to billboard news, in true druggy strung-out style, babyshambles’ lead singer, pete doherty, was fined by an english court room when his heroine accidentally fell out of his pocket. slick dick.
bear in heaven – best rest forth mouth – whole hearted mess
these broklynites are back with their second full length album, beast rest forth mouth. say that ten times fast… they have expanded their lusciously dark, post- punk sound from red bloom of the boom and given us something wonderfully epic. more drugs please…
Quarantine The Past: The Best Of Pavement releases in March. It will cover their best from 1989 – 1999.
Tracklisting is as follows:
1. Gold Soundz
3. Mellow Jazz Docent
5. In The Mouth A Desert
6. Two States
7. Cut Your Hair
8. Shady Lane / J vs. S
12. Summer Babe (Winter Version)
13. Range Life
14. Date w/ IKEA
15. Debris Slide
16. Shoot The Singer (1 Sick Verse)
17. Spit On A Stranger
18. Heaven Is A Truck
19. Trigger Cut / Wounded-Kite At :17
20. Embassy Row
21. Box Elder
22. Unseen Power Of The Picket Fence
23. Fight This Generation
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