Saturday, February 27, 2010

Take Away Show

Local Natives recently filmed a Take Away Show for La Blogotheque that features them performing a few tracks off their album Gorilla Manor, which was released in the US on February 16th. If you haven't gotten this record yet, I suggest you hustle up and do it. It's pretty good stuff.

Friday, February 26, 2010

New Track: Prince - "Cause and Effect"

Taken from 89.3, The Current, in Minneapolis, MN.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Have One On Me

You can stream Joanna Newsom's entire 3-disc, 2+ hour record over at NPR right now.  She's so fly and apparently dates Andy Samberg. Crushing.

Monday, February 22, 2010

New Video: Frightened Rabbit - "Nothing Like You"

New Track: The New Pornographers - "Your Hands (Together)"

Here's the first release from the new New Pornographers' record due out May 4th.  The album is entitled Together, and will feature all the mainstays of the band, but also includes contributions from Beirut's Zach Condon, St. Vincent's Annie Clark, Okkervil River's Will Sheff, and the horn crew of the Dap-Kings (who will be at Double Decker).

The New Pornographers - "Your Hands (Together)"

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Mumford and Sons on Letterman

The album is incredible, go out and buy it.

Double Decker Line-Up Released

Go here for the full line-up. The Felice Brothers, Jimbo Mathus, and A.A. Bondy are a few of the major highlights. The Double Decker Arts Festival will take place on Saturday April 24.

Mumford and Sons US release

Mumford and Sons, a UK folk quartet, has released their US debut Sigh No More. They were one of my favorites at South by Southwest last year and I have looked forward to this record for a while. You can stream the full album here.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

New Video: The Black Belles - "What Can I Do?"

The Black Belles are a group of young ladies signed by Jack White to his Third Man record label.  Here's their first video that has been directed by White.  The drummer happens to be one Ms. Ruby Carol, who hails from Ridgeland, MS.  Atta girl!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

South by Southwest Showcases

Some highlights:

Chamillionaire and Paul Wall
Born Ruffians
Billy Bragg
The Walkmen

And that is just day one...If you have the chance to go to any of South by I would strongly recommend it.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Joe Pug

Joe Pug is set to release his first full length tomorrow. Catch a full stream of the album over at Spinner.

The Morning Benders - "Excuses"

Great video for the first track off this San Francisco group's upcoming album The Big Echo due out March 9th.  The video features help from other San Fran music staples John Vanderslice and Christopher Owens of the band Girls.

Local Natives Stream

Stream the new album from Local Natives called Gorilla Manor in it's entirety over at NPR. It's pretty great.

New Cats Purring Mix from SAMO_

Like the previous Cats Purring tape, Ecstatic Eyes also begins with a selection picked from 8 discs of field recordings collected by Art Rosenbaum. In a small group of ten and unaware of his musicological background, I studied the life and work of Jackson Pollock under Dr. Rosenbaum at The University of Georgia in 2003. I was pleasantly surprised when in 2007, Dust-to-Digital went on to release over 50 years of music that he documented throughout the states.

Ecstatic Eye*b* ends with three tracks that also complete Circulatory System's eponymous album released from 2001, and tracks 5-7 are respectively # 11,7,8 on their latest and second record, Signal Morning. Circulatory System, but particularly John Fernandes have played an invaluable part in who I am today.

The tape features Will Cullen Hart's songs majorly, but almost as equally dominant is a mode respect for The Velvet Underground. They are immediately called attention to by the second track, Jonathan Richman's tribute. And though Nico was not actually a member of The VU, that's beside the point; Beach House's Victoria Legrand does an incredible job of channeling the chanteuse. She sings "Used to Be" as the tapes heads into some NY studio party with Lou Reed, which inevitably turns out the ideas Hart exposes in his songs. The tape isn't even halfway through, however side A is wrapped up by fellow Mississippian Deepak Mantena and Junk Culture.

In a perfect world, these would occupy both side A and side B of a canary yellow cassette tape, but...

Cats Purring *_* Ecstatic Eyes

1___Bonnie Loggins/Art Rosenbaum__Sing, Sing, What'll I Sing?
2___Jonathan Richman__Velvet Underground
3___Beach House__Used to Be
4___Lou Reed__Kicks
5___Circulatory System__Blasting Through
6___Circulatory System__The Breathing Universe
7___Circulatory System__News from the Heavenly Loom
8___Junk Culture__Carmel valley Girls
9___Web__Things Are Going To Work Out Right
10___Sly & the Revolutionaries__Collie
11___The Velvet Underground__Cool It Down
12___Arthur Russell__Let's See
14___Circulatory System__How Long?
15___Circulatory System__Your Parades
16___Circulatory System__Forever

Saturday, February 13, 2010

We Are the World - Haiti

For those of you that have not seen the premier to this video....Enjoy. Thoughts on Justin Bieber opening the song?

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Phoenix Announces American Tour

Thanks to Paste for the update. Nashville, Austin, D.C. to name a few.

17 – Santa Cruz, Calif. @ The Catalyst
18 – Indio, Calif. @ Coachella
20 – Denver, Colo. @ Ogden Theatre
21 – Kansas City, Mo. @ Uptown Theatre
22 – Louisville, Ken. @ Louisville Palace
23 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Vanderbilt
24 – Atlanta, Ga. @ The Tabernacle
26 – Washington, D.C. @ Constitution Hall
27 – Norfolk, Va. @ The Norva
29 – Austin, Tex. @ Stubb’s
30 – Houston, Tex. @ Verizon Wireless Theatre

11 – Cary, N.C. @ Koka Booth Ampitheatre
12 – Charlotte, N.C. @ The Uptown Ampitheatre at The Music Factory
13 – Manchester, Tenn. @ Bonnaroo

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Peter Gabriel Full Stream

Thanks to the UK, we now all have a free stream of Peter Gabriel's cover album Scratch my Back. Go here to listen.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Bonnaroo 2010

Tickets went on sale today at noon. Here is a list of confirmed performers. There will be more. You can check out Bonnaroo's twitter and myspace for more up-to-date releases. They are posting new bands every five minutes.

  • Jay-Z
  • Kings Of Leon
  • Weezer
  • The Flaming Lips Do Dark Side Of The Moon
  • Phoenix
  • The National
  • Dead Weather
  • She & Him
  • The Black Keys
  • Tori Amos
  • Japandroids
  • Regina Spektor
  • Dr. Dog
  • The Dodos
  • Neon Indian
  • Kid Cudi
  • The xx
  • Blitzen Trapper
  • The Melvins
  • Damian Marley & Nas
  • Mayer Hawthorne & The County
  • The Postelles
  • Gaslight Anthem
  • OK Go
  • Wale
  • Gwar
  • Rise Against
  • Norah Jones
  • They Might Be Giants
  • Medeski, Martin & Wood
  • Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers
  • The Avett Brothers
  • Thievery Corporation
  • Manchester Orchestra
  • Dropkick Murphys
  • John Fogerty
  • Zac Brown Band
  • Tenacious D
  • Deadmau5
  • Dave Rawlings Machine
  • The Entrance Band
  • Martin Sexton
  • John Prine
  • Lotus
  • Local Natives
  • Cross Canadian Ragweed
  • Ingrid Michaelson
  • Baaba Maal
  • Punch Brothers
  • NeedtoBreathe
  • Bassnectar
  • Monte Montgomery
  • Carolina Chocolate Drops
  • Rebelution
  • Jamey Johnson
  • Mumford & Sons

Monday, February 8, 2010

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Shearwater Stream

Shearwater released a great album in 2008 called Rook that I never had chance to mention. Now, their 2010 release The Golden Archipelago is available on NPR for free stream. Go here to listen and read about the new album. NPR says "This is immersive, artful music, meant to be examined in-depth from every angle."

Free Peter Gabriel

Peter Gabriel takes on Bon Iver. The song "Flume" can be downloaded below for free. His album of covers entitled Scratch My Back will be available 2/15.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Joe Pug

Joe Pug has written some new material and posted a free song on his website or below. Also look for his album Messenger out 2/16.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Two for today

1) Head on over to spinner and stream the new Album Leaf album A Chorus of Storytellers. Great instrumental music.

2) Check out the NPR Tiny Desk Concert below with Gillian Welch and David Rawlings.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Beach House on Daytrotter

Beach House drop four free songs on Daytrotter.

Two New Frightened Rabbit Vidz

Off the forthcoming Winter of Mixed Drinks out 3/10 via FatCat.  The first is for "Nothing Like You" and once you've made it through that "Swim Until You Can't See Land" starts.

New Track: The Magnetic Fields - "You Must Be Out of Your Mind"

So, The Magnetic Fields released their new album Realism a short while back. This album is the band's take on the folk genre allegedly, and before that they made their attempt at distortion filled tunes with, go figure, Distortion.  Here is track 1 from Realism called "You Must Be Out of Your Mind". I really dug this song when I heard it. As for the rest of the album, that may take another listen or 6.

The Magnetic Fields - "You Must Be Out of Your Mind"