Wednesday, March 31, 2010

New Video: Phantogram - "Mouthful of Diamonds"

MGMT - Flash Delirium

Bizarre video to go along with a sub-par song. Did I say it's bizarre?

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

I am still listening...

Mumford & Sons, the UK folk rock outfit, still has my ears burning for their album Sigh No More.  Here is video they recorded for AOL in studio.

Lissie Covers Lady GaGa

and go figure, it sounds exponentially better than the original.  Here's our previous post on Lissie.  Thanks to FatPossum and TripWire for the heads up on the video.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Blind Boys of Alabama

Get five free songs from The Blind Boys of Alabama here.

Friday, March 26, 2010

In The Dark

The Whigs released their third full length album, In The Dark, last week. It marks the first record with all three current members in the studio together, and the product is not what you might expect from the Athens trio. With haunting similarities to their tour mate’s, Kings of Leon, latest record, In the Dark seems to have progressed The Whigs away from their raw rock sound to more produced-sounding tracks. Frontman Parker Gispert’s trademark raspy vocals are less present and the songs lack that airy, simple feeling of their two previous records. It will be interesting to hear the album live, as I am sure their energy and passion will provide a missing quality that the studio could not encompass. Catch them in our area soon:
Nashville: 4/7
Athens: 4/8
Birmingham: 4/10
See the play list for the one track I have been able to enjoy multiple times, “I Don’t Even Care About the One I Love”.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Free At Noon

Josh Ritter, whose new album So Runs the World Away will be released in May, will be performing a live show tomorrow at noon through the Free at Noon concert series of WXPN radio station in Philidelphia.  Apparently, if you go here at noon ET tomorrow (Friday March 26), so 11:00 am in MS, you can listen to the live show.  May be a good lunch break.

(Edit 3/26) The concert has been posted here if you want to check it out.  

Get Your Dance Fix


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Daytrotter Offers Up a Few Freebies

Bonnie Prince Billie

Englishman  <-- Great band

Throw Me the Statue

They also have a new download manager which makes getting the songs so much easier.  If you are not a member at Daytrotter, I suggest you sign up. 

Clipse Freestyle

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Free Blitzen Trapper Song off their new album

Get the Blitzen Trapper new single "Heaven and Earth" here.

New She & Him

She & Him have released a new album entitled Volume Two that is available for five dollars here.

Monday, March 22, 2010

The Antlers - Tiny Desk Concert

SXSW Photos

Mwangaza Childrens Choir - saw these Ugandan kids in a museum in East Austin. They were fantastic.

Joe Pug at the PASTE magazine Wednesday day party.

Free Energy from the PASTE magazine Wednesday day party.

Listen to new MGMT album

Friday, March 19, 2010


Can't make it to South By but wishing you could get in on the action. NPR has hosted numerous concerts and many of them are available for video and audio stream at their website. Some notables include Surfer Blood, Broken Bells, and Spoon. It's the best way to be here without being here. I visited the PASTE magazine party yesterday and caught Free Energy and Joe Pug. Both were impressive. Free Energy, which was produced by LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy, was great for the fact that I really didn't have any preconceived notions, and Joe Pug because he lived up to what I expected. Adam is here with Dead Gaze and I am sure will have some news coming in soon.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Jackson's Finest

Headed to Austin tomorrow with these people to meet up with these people.  Check out the video for Law School's hit single "King of the Crops" that was shot in our bold, new city and then this fine new track from Dead Gaze called "Remember What Brought Us Here".

and now this Dead Gaze rager...
Dead Gaze - "Remember What Brought Us Here"
[UPDATE]: Dead Gaze's tape is finally here.  Order now.
thanks to WTD for the track link

Monday, March 15, 2010

Free Streams

Spinner has a plethora of good streams this week. Go here to check out:

The White Stripes - Under Great White

Drive-by Truckers - The Big To-Do

Angus & Julia Stone - Down the Way

The Whigs - In the Dark

Friday, March 12, 2010

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Over Expectations?

OK GO makes good music, but they make great videos. At some point they are not going to be able to outdo the video that they did before. That did not happen this time. Check out their video for "This To Shall Pass."

In Case You Missed It...

The National debuted a new song called "Terrible Love" on Fallon...

...and Len plays drums on Jimmy Kimmel.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Broken Bells on Letterman

This album is really good. I strongly recommend it.

New Track: Cults - "Go Outside"

Looking like a pop day here on our site, but either way, the weather's getting good.  Check out this band from New York and get their 3 song EP for free at their bandcamp site.  If this doesn't make you think of spring...who are you?

Cults - "Go Outside"

[UPDATE]: By the way our buddy Len Clark will be on Jimmy Kimmel tonight playing drums for Manchester Orchestra.  Tune in or TiVo.

New Video: Matias Aguayo - "Rollerskate"

I came across this track last year on Said the Gramophone's site and really enjoyed it.  Now finally there's a video for it.  Although the video doesn't do much, I think the hook is so sick.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Broken Bells - 5 bucks

Broken Bells self-titled album is available for five dollars at amazon. Today only.

New Track: LCD Soundsystem - "Oh You (Christmas Blues)"

This track comes from the soundtrack of the new Ben Stiller flick Greenberg.  Stream it below.

photo courtesy of Getty Images

Monday, March 8, 2010

News & Notes

Mark Linkous of Sparklehorse took his own life on Friday.  He shot himself in the heart in Knoxville, TN. He was 47.  This comes right before his collaborative effort with Danger Mouse, Dark Night of the Soul, was scheduled to finally see the light of day.  Get his albums.

Lil Wayne was sentenced today for his attempted criminal possession of a weapon back in October.  He is sentenced to 1 year, but may only be there 8 months with good behavior.

Stream the live White Stripes album from their documentary Under Great White Northern Lights.  It's due out March 16th and you can listen at NPR through the release date.

Also, I hate Justin Bieber.  Watch Aziz Ansari, Dave Sitek, and Nick Zinner skit.

In Case You Missed It...

Joanna Newsom performing "Soft As Chalk" on Fallon 3/5.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Jackson Impromptu Concert Series

Last night was the first installment in the Jackson Impromptu Concert Series.  These first shows featured local talents Johnny Bertram and Wooden Finger performing in an old classroom in the Duling School in Fondren.  Here's the description from the Facebook page : "The Impromptu Concert Series is an out of the box musical experiment aimed at promoting local artists in intimate settings exploring Jackson's unknown venues. Concerts are at random times with random artists in random spaces around Jackson."  Sign up, fools for info on future shows!

Johnny Bertram

Wooden Finger

videos courtesty of Julian Vu and thanks to Beverly H-P for the heads up
also check out Mississippi Happening for more info and events

Spoon on Letterman

You can buy their new album Transference for five bones here.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Nice Weather

As some nice weather approaches the southeast, here's a nice little pop gem from a band called Stornoway from the UK.  Sounds pretty good for Spring even though two members look like Abercrombie models, they wear stupid hats, and the lead singer looks like a huge jerk.  The song is entitled "Zorbing".  Enjoy.

Joe Pug and These United States on Daytrotter

Daytrotter has free downloads from These United States and Joe Pug.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Playlist Update

Can't sleep so I updated the playlist with some new tunes from this young year.  Check 'em out.  Oh, and as luck would have it, didn't have half the tracks I wanted.  Don't blame me, but here are a few.

Speaking of playlists, NPR has The Austin 100: A SXSW Mix for 2010.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Free Streams abound

Gorillaz - Plastic Beach - Stream

Broken Bells - Broken Bells - Stream

Free Energy - Stuck on Nothing - Stream - Produced by James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem

Little Boots - Hands - Stream

Rogue Wave - Permalight - Stream