Wednesday, May 26, 2010

New Arcade Fire

A couple new ones from Arcade Fire. Expect the new record out August 3. The album is entitled The Suburbs.

In Case You Missed It...

The Black Keys performing "Tighten Up" on Letterman 5/25

Frightened Rabbit bring "Nothing Like You" to Jimmy Fallon 5/25.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

New Beginnings for Colour Revolt

Our boys from Oxford, Colour Revolt, have been through a lot of changes as of late.  The most notable of these changes has been the departure of their long time bassist, guitarist and drummer.  Jesse and Sean have pretty much had to wipe the slate clean and start all over again.  New members, new management, new booking, new record, New Fear (the bands self started new label).  Their new record entitled The Cradle is scheduled for release on August 10th of this year and you can pre-order it over at their myspace.  PASTE has a nice little write up on their transition here.  Check out a song from the forthcoming album below.

Colour Revolt - "Our Names"

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Amazon Samplers

I came across these “Samplers” on Amazon and thought I would share. Various record labels have put together some 2010 Sampler records of their artists. Great way to hear new music… FREE! Take a look here

Saturday, May 22, 2010


Meridian, Mississippi M.C. Big K.R.I.T. found his way into the annals of indie music when Pitchfork posted his song "Country Shit" as one of the best new songs out there right now.  The amazing opening line of the article "Country Shit: An entire aesthetic conveyed in two words" drew me in pretty quickly and I found myself blazing through rap blogs reading about this 22 year old 'phenom'.  He samples hard and his mixtape "K.R.I.T. wuz Here," which is free for the taking right here, even has a reward ("$1000 cash and a pan of Johnny Shipes famous brownies") for the first person who can name all the samples used in the tape.
K.R.I.T.'s sound is obviously southern and to me has a lot of the rings and rhymes of early three-six mafia with a more current mix-mash of beats.  His sampling habit isn't really a southern rap staple so he has blended some the more traditional with some of the newer vibes coming out of hip-hop today.  Aesthetics aside, the mixtape is just straight fun.  The first song "Return of 4eva" got my head nodding almost immediately and the whole 19 song tape took off from there.  Below is track four off the mixtape (slight language warning).

Once again, you can pick up the whole mixtape "K.R.I.T. wuz Here" -->   HERE

Thanks to @dentmay for the heads up and P4K for the info.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Should you Go? YES

Austin City Limits 2010

Kinda weak preview...

They've got me hooked right now

The Black Keys "Tighten Up"

The Black Keys | MySpace Music Videos

Bonnaroo Update

The official schedule is posted. Check out when and where your favorite bands are playing here. If you haven't experienced the 'Roo, I recommend you do this year...

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Great Day for New Music

The Black Keys - Brothers - Stream it free here.

Band of Horses - Infinite Arms - Stream it free here

LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening - Stream it free here.

Nas and Damien Marley - Distant Relatives - Pretty cool collaboration.

Also, Free streams of:

AWOLNATION - pretty interesting blend of rock, rap, electric music.

Marching Band - Swedish indie.

Norman - Folk-Rock


Monday, May 17, 2010

Rubik announces US tour

We posted about this Finnish indie outfit here and here.  This show will be worth seeing.  Catch them:

June 15 - Austin, TX - Emo's
June 16 - Dallas, TX - The Door
June 20 - Birmingham, AL - M-Lounge -->  w/ David Bazan
June 21 - Memphis, TN - Hi-Tone Cafe --> w/ David Bazan
June 22 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade --> w/ David Bazan
June 23 - Nashville, TN - Exit/In --> w/ David Bazan

Sunday, May 16, 2010

A few musical pearls on a lazy Sunday...

Horse Feathers on Daytrotter.


Langhorne Slim on daytrotter

You can pre-order Mates of State's cover album Crushes for five bucks at their website.
Also, they will be touring through:
Dallas, TX - 7/7 - Granada Theater - w/ Free Energy
Houston, TX - 7/8 - Warehouse Live - w/ Free Energy
Baton Rouge, LA - 7/9 - Spanish Moon - w/ Free Energy
Birmingham, AL - 7/10 - Workplay - w/ Free Energy
Athens, GA - 7/12 - 40 Watt - w/ Free Energy and Nick Thune

Friday, May 14, 2010

New Video: The National On Letterman

"Afraid of Everyone" with a special backup singer.

Buy this album now:

Looking for a little Friday night delight?  Not able to make it to Sam's Lounge for the great show tonight?  At least you can buy Mumford & Sons new album Sigh No More for only $3.99.  If you don't have this album, I suggest you get it.

BUY:  Mumford & Sons - Sigh No Morefor under four bucks!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Awesome Show in JXN - Friday May 14

This Friday night at 10 pm you should all come to the beautiful Sam's Lounge attached to the prestigious Best Value Inn and Suites for a great show featuring DEAD GAZE + FLIGHT.  Let's kick off the summer, kids.  Check out the Facebook event, and click attending.

Dead Gaze - "Remember What Brought Us Here"
Flight - "Ghosts"

Also, Cole just dropped a new track that will be featured on a split with Gray Things via Clan Destine Records.  Check it out below and come to the show Friday.  Homeboy got some love on The Fader!!!

Dead Gaze - "This Big World"

New Video: Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros - "Home"

New video from a good tune of last year.  This is my friend Abigail's least favorite band.  Haha.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

New Stream: Band of Horses

Stream the new Band of Horses album Infinite Arms here.

Also, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart have a new video.  Check it out!

Live on Letterman

The Late Show with David Letterman is getting a jump on internet concert series'.  The "Live on Letterman" series promises to be a pretty good avenue for seeing your favorite bands live.  MGMT performed the second (Mary J. Blige was first) live show for the Live on Letterman series.  You can watch the nine song show below.  If you dont dig the new album there are a few oldies in the show too.

Florence + the Machine for under 4 dollars

BUY: Florence + The Machine's highly acclaimed LUNGS for only $3.99!


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Southeast Summer Shows

Alliteration. In addition to the summer festivals, there are a few tight acts making their rounds through the Southeast this summer (and we appreciate it). Here are a few to catch when they head your way:

· 5/26 Athens: 40 Watt Club
· 5/27 Atlanta: Variety Playhouse
· 7/11 Memphis: Hi Tone Café (w/ The Whigs)
· 7/12 Knoxville: The Square Room (w/ The Whigs)

· 5/13 Atlanta: Variety Playhouse
· 5/14 Knoxville: Bijou Theatre
· 6/11 Birmingham: Workplay Theatre

· 6/8 Memphis: Hi Tone Café
· 6/9 Birmingham: Bottletree Café

· 7/9 Atlanta: The Masquerade
· 7/10 Birmingham: Bottletree Café

· 6/26 Atlanta: Variety Playhouse
· 6/27 Nashville: Cannery Ballroom

· 5/27 Knoxville: Knoxville Auditorium and Coliseum
· 5/29 Atlanta: Fox Theatre
· 6/1 & 6/2 Nashville: The Ryman

· 7/9 Atlanta: Atlanta Botanical Gardens
· 7/10 Birmingham: Sloss Furnaces

Please comment on any other shows you are excited about...

New Video: The National - "Bloodbuzz Ohio"

Some Good Stuff This Week

We Have Band - WHB - only $2.99 today!  Newly released UK trio's album has received some pretty good praise. 

Woods - At Echo Lake - 8.0 over at P4k.

The National - High Violet - Jam it free here.

Sleigh Bells - Treats - Have to head over to Itunes...I had trouble tracking this album down, but it was one I was anticipating.  Jam it free here.  The opener is sick.

Dead Weather - Sea Of Cowards

ALSO, a few first listens:

The Black Keys - Brothers

Crooked Still - Some Strange Country - a little folk action for you rootsier folks.

Something for your free time:

Everest - On Approach - indie folk

Thee Oh Sees - Warm Slime - San-Fran Lo-Fi

Pick up Paste Magazine's Bonnaroo Sampler here.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Vidz, Vidz, Vidz

Local Natives - "World News"

Gauntlet Hair - "I Was Thinking..."

The Tallest Man On Earth - Tiny Desk Concert - NPR

Saturday, May 8, 2010

New Video: The Besnard Lakes - "Albatross"

Maybe one of my favorite songs so far this year...

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Johnny Bertram & The Golden Bicycles

Fellow Jacksonian by way of Portland by way of Idaho, Johnny Bertram, and his 5-piece band recently released their new album, Days That Passed, back in late April via Jackson's own Esperanza Plantation.  This record combines a nice blend of the Northwest with the familiar sound of our great state.  Johnny has been playing a lot around the Jackson scene this past year, and I've had the pleasure of seeing him live multiple times and it's been great.  I'm glad to finally have a recorded version of the songs I've been enjoying at his shows.  You can buy the album anywhere on the web and at BeBop.  Be sure to come check him out this Saturday, May 8th at Hal & Mal's playing with Horse Trailer.  He's also been featured this week on WeAreHunted as the #11 and #13 out 99 of the most popular emerging songs in the world, which is incredible to see.  Posted below are a couple tracks off the record and a video of him performing at the first Jackson Impromptu Concert Series back in March.

BUY - Johnny Bertram & The Golden Bicycles - Days That Passed
BUY - Johnny Bertram & The Golden Bicycles - Sing Your Song EP

Johnny Bertram & The Golden Bicycles - "At The Wake"
Johnny Bertram & The Golden Bicycles - "Private Land"

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

New Pornographers Video for "Your Hands (Together)

I got the album on emusic the other day and it is definitely a throw back to original form.  Think more Mass Romantic than Challengers. 
[Update]: The New Pornographers performing "The Crash Years" last night on Fallon 3/5.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Big Week of New Releases

The New Pornographers - Together - It's on emusic too.

Josh Ritter - So Runs The World Away.

The Hold Steady - Heaven Is Whenever

Broken Social Scene - Forgiveness Rock Record

Minus the Bear - Omni - stream it here

Monday, May 3, 2010

May's $5 bin

Great music for 5 bucks:

She & Him - Volume Two
The Black Keys - Thickfreakness
Local Natives - Gorilla Manor
Spoon - Kill the Moonlight
Norah Jones - Feels Like Home
Ben Harper - Both Sides Of The Gun
The Kooks - Inside In / Inside Out
Descendants - Milo Goes To College
Miles Davis - Miles In The Sky
The Hold Steady - Boys And Girls In America
Galactic - Ya-Ka-May
Backyard Tire Fire - Good To Be
Joe Pug - Messenger
Beulah - Handsome Western States