frightened rabbit – the winter of mixed drinks – nothing like you
this is the second video for this single from their upcoming album, the winter of mixed drinks. in my personal opinion, it’s better than the first even though it looks like they shot it on a home camcorder. meaning – although the first one is pretty and had a budget, this video has creativity, which is far more interesting than swirling lights, yes? regardless the song is still awesome and this video serves it’s awesomeness well.
the l.a. lady signed with sub pop last year and is breaking lo-fi hearts around the globe. the band is on tour in london right now, then coming back to the u.s. to play sxsw and then finishing off the spring season with fellow californians girls. the single “jail la la” on sup pop is out now and the full length album, i will be, is out next month. get your fuzz on.
the five piece band started by playing backyard shows in east la and are now playing shows with the like of the drums, cut copy, moving units, and have recorded in volta studios, volta as in the mars volta. oh yeah. they are blowing up indeed. move your hips to this.
these unsigned seattle band is killing me, in a good way. they have an ep called deathface out and some demo tunage, songs with titles like “eating babies”, “gouge your eyes out”, “skeletal shades”, and “drugs and blood”. i mean… how can you not listen? did i mention they’re awesome? combine joy division with the themes of dead man’s bones times ten. they’ll be playing sxsw, so check ‘em out and bring your crosses.
ride, ride, roar is the name of david byrne’s documentary following his huge 2008/2009 tour for the album everything that happens will happen today he released with brian eno., a tour which he brought a badass dance troupe with him to perform with the songs. sxsw will be screening it next month. lovers of talking heads, i’m sure there are many, and brian eno, again, i’m sure there are many, will get a kick out of watching the legends at their best. check out the trailer and freak out.
for those of us who have been to a thom yorke show and seen the anonymous marquee, we get how exciting this news is. he and his non-radiohead band members have named themselves, atoms for peace. atoms for peace was an eisenhower speech and program in the 50s with goals to peacefully produce nuclear energy and aid countries in the development of atomic power. atoms for peace is also a song on yorke’s solo album, eraser. now we can finally call mr. yorke, nigel godrich, joey waronker, mauro refoscoand, and flea something other than thom yorke’s band. in addition to playing coachella, they have schedule 8 shows in major u.s. cities for the month of april and flying lotus will open. weeeeerd.
ha ha tonka – novel sounds of the nouveau south – close every valve to your bleeding heart
this missouri band has proclaimed themselves as “foot stompin’ indie rock” and that’s just what it is. novel sounds of the nouveau south is a wonderful follow up to their debut album, buckle in the bible belt. fans of kings of leon will feel at home with the sound of these kick ass foot stompin’ fellows. enjoy with pbr.
sisters cocorosie have signed with reknowned indie label sub pop to release their fourth forhcomig album, grey oceans. their previous label was touch and go records. the new album is out may 11th and it’ll be one to listen to. the globetrotting ladies recorded the album in buenos aires, melbourne, berlin, new york and paris.
it has been 18 years, let me repeat, 18 years since public image ltd. has played in north america. if i were born 18 years ago, i’d be able to buy cigaerettes now and smoking my way to college. they will make their comeback at this year’s coachella april 16th and now they have announced a north american tour to boot. holy.cow. is right. it’s been 30 years since they first reached the u.s. on american bandstand, if you can believe. they’ll start the tour the day after coachella in san francsico and will finish in new york in may after 16 scheduled shows. if i can hear “this is not a love song” live, i might just have to do something crazy.
doves have been around for a long time, making awesome song after awesome song. i have yet to meet one person who does not like them. with that said, they are putting together an impressive collection of their awesomeness, the places between: the best of doves, to be released april 6th in the states. fellow brits will get the collection one day earlier, april 5th. lucky ducks. there will be a single disc version and a triple disc version, complete with a dvd of all their music videos. both will have a new single, “andalucía”. christmas in april anyone?
here are the details from pitchfork:
01 here goes the fear
02 black and white town
04 here it comes
06 kingdom of rust
07 sea song
10 catch the sun
12 the man who told everything (summer version)
14 caught by the river
15 the cedar room
disc two (rarities, b-sides, and alternate versions):
01 blue water
02 eleven miles out
05 push me on
06 willow’s song (bury version)
09 m62 song
11 friday’s dust (capitol tower session)
12 almost forgot myself (demo)
13 your shadow lay across my life
14 the last son
15 the sulphur man
16 at the tower (instrumental edit)
19 firesuite (noise version)
dvd (music videos):
01 the cedar room
02 sea song
03 here it comes
04 catch the sun
05 the man who told everything
06 there goes the fear
08 caught by the river
09 black and white town (director’s cut)
10 snowden (live edit)
11 sky starts falling
12 kingdom of rust
13 winter hill
front man for lcd soundsystem, james murphy, posted this on his twitter this morning, “mixing last song right now to send to the amazing bob weston to master. meaning, record DONE. i hope people like it.” the album is done ya’ll! can i get a hell yeah?!
this song is goosebumps incarnate. this is one dark and talented lady. stridulum, the follow up to the spoils, promises to be a goth goddess’ rise to fame, or at least a lot more people knowing who she is. the spoils was a great album, but jesus, this song is a wrencher and i’m looking forward to the forthcoming ep like a blood thirsty creature of the night.
the walker brothers – the sun ain’t gonna shine anymore
it’s 1966. i’m a mod machine in my pilgrim shoes and bell bottomed corduroys and i’m having a smoke. my cigarette boxes are officially a constant reminder that smoking is, in fact, hazardous to my health, but i’m still smokin like a chimney. smoking helps the stress. doesn’t look like we are getting out of vietnam any time soon. there are more troops there than ever. it’s a stressful world with race riots, the black panthers, protests, martin luther king, the first orbits to the moon, dna coding, france leaving nato, and coups left and right. but the beach boys and the beatles are having a solid time. apparently john lennon thinks they’re bigger than jesus. them and julie andrews. i wouldn’t mind not hearing any song from the sound of music ever again. i don’t care that it won an oscar. i liked afraid of virginia wollf better. big year for the ladies, too. mom’s are rejoicing over the first disposable diaper, the pill being deemed safe to use, and the handsome william shatner on the new show star trek. enough chatting, back to valley of the dolls.
natavia s. lowery was found guilty of second degree murder for bludgeoning 62-year-old linda stein, former manager for the ramones. lowery was stein’s personal assistant. lowery confessed to the crime after initially pleading innocent. stein was beaten to death with a piece of exercise equipment…. damn….
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