Friday, October 30, 2009

In Case You Missed It...

The Swell Season performing "Low Rising" on The Tonight Show w/ Conan O'brien 10/29.

New Yeasayer Single

Sorry for the two week hiatus. If you think we're gone, you're wrong.
Yeasayer had a break out with 2007's All Hour Cymbals and their follow-up entitled Odd Blood is scheduled for release on February 19th. The new single is entitled "Ambling Alp". Stream the song here. Download for free here.

Friday, October 16, 2009

In Case You Missed It...

Built to Spill perform "Oh Yeah" on Letterman 10/15. Heavy guitars...

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Good Stuff from a Good Man/Band

The Tallest Man on Earth has free songs here!!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Grizzly Bear + Beach House on Conan

Endure the 30 second commercial beforehand. It's worth it...

Also, be sure to check out The Flaming Lips on Conan tonight. Their new record Embryonic is receiving excellent reviews.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

The List

Rosanne Cash, daughter of legend Johnny Cash, released a pretty intriguing album this past Tuesday that I want share with everyone. The album entitled The List is a collection of 12 songs that she took off a list called "100 Essential Country Songs" that her father gave her when she was young. Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Jeff Tweedy, and Rufus Wainwright all accompany Cash on the album. The story aired on NPR today and you can check the full article out here, but here is a quote from Cash to peak your interest:

"When I was 18 years old, I went on the road with my dad after I graduated from high school. And we were riding on the tour bus one day, kind of rolling through the South, and he mentioned a song," Cash says. "We started talking about songs, and he mentioned one, and I said I don't know that one. And he mentioned another. I said, 'I don't know that one either, Dad,' and he became very alarmed that I didn't know what he considered my own musical genealogy. So he spent the rest of the afternoon making a list for me, and at the end of the day, he said, 'This is your education.' And across the top of the page, he wrote '100 Essential Country Songs.'"

The album is available for full stream here. A little country twang for the grit music pages. Enjoy

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

2 New Frightened Rabbit Tracks

Go here to stream 2 new songs from one of the break-out bands of 2008, Frightened Rabbit. To follow up last year's success of The Midnight Organ Fight, the band has a new record coming out sometime this coming spring. The new tracks are "Swim Until You Can't See Land" and "Fun Stuff". "The Twist" has been added to the playlist from their previous record.

Releases of Note 10/6

There are so many releases today that adding photos of the album covers would make this post way too long. So, here goes anyway.

Air - Love 2 [Astralwerks] stream

Blitzen Trapper - Black River Killer 12" EP [Sub Pop] stream

Built to Spill - There Is No Enemy [Warner Bros.] stream

Dead Man's Bones - Dead Man's Bones [Anti-] stream

The Dutchess & the Duke - Sunset/Sunrise [Hardly Art] songs

Gogol Bordello - Live from Axis Mundi [Side One Dummy]

Hockey - Mind Chaos [Capitol] stream

Massive Attack - Splitting the Atom EP [Virgin] stream

Mountain Goats - The Life of the World to Come [4AD] stream

No Age - Losing Feeling EP [Sub Pop]

Noah and the Whale - First Days of Spring [Interscope] stream

A Place to Bury Strangers - Exploding Head [Mute] songs

Port O'Brien - Threadbare [TBD] songs

The Ravonettes - In and Out of Control [Vice] stream

Sufjan Stevens/Osso - Run Rabbit Run [Asthmatic Kitty] stream

Kurt Vile - Childish Prodigy [Matador] stream <---killer

Vic Chestnut - Skitter On Take-Off [Vapor] song preview

Friday, October 2, 2009

Let the argument begin...

Paste says 9.6; Pitchfork says 5.8; Spin says 7; Rolling Stone says 7 as well. Where do you stand on The Avett Brother's newest release I and Love and You. Proper timing for a poppier upgrade or loss of the intrinsic rough roots? This album looks like its going to be a hit this fall, but it may be a hit with your receptionist who places the album right next to her Lady GaGa album. Sell-out or simply sold? What do you think?

Live pic of the Brother's Avett at ACL about an hour ago. Thanks to Harris for the up to the minute photos. Seem to have a big crowd.

New Dead Weather Video

Jack White and his current rockfit The Dead Weather have released a new video for the song "I Cut Like a Buffalo."

Thoughts? Can I get some thoughts on the album Horehound? It is a nice Bo Diddley guitar.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

New Song from Dead Man's Bones

Ryan Gosling and his boy Zach Shields' new project, Dead Man's Bones, have offered up another song from their forthcoming album due out October 6th via Anti- records. Check out our previous post on the band here. The album is currently streaming for free on their MySpace page. Check out the new song below.