Sunday, December 27, 2009

Micachu & The Shapes

Here's some really interesting music from Micachu and the Shapes (Rough Trade Records).

"Turn Me Well" from the album Jewellery

"Golden Phone"

MP3 / Denmark's Efterklang To Tour in Support of Third Album

Efterklang will release their third album Magic Chairs via 4AD February 23. They have announced tour plans for the seven piece live band in support of the record's release. Additionally, Efterklang will team up with friends Slaraffenland as a 12 piece band named Slaraffenklang for two special Danish performances.

To download the first single "Modern Drift" from the upcoming Efterklang album Magic Chairs, click here.

Efterklang & The Danish National Chamber Orchestra "Cutting Ice To Snow"

Thanks to youtube user Rumraket for posting.

23rd - Voxhall, Aarhus Denmark (Slaraffenklang)
24th - Skuespilshuset, Copenhagen Denmark (Slaraffenklang)

19th - By:Larm Festival, Oslo Norway
20th - By:Larm Festival, Oslo Norway

2nd - First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia PA
3rd - Le Poisson Rouge, New York NY
4th - TT The Bears, Boston MA
5th - La Sala Rosa, Montreal PQ
6th - El Mocambo, Toronto ONT
7th - The Pike Room, Detroit MI
8th - Lincoln Theater, Chicago IL
11th - The Triple Door, Seattle WA
12th - Biltmore, Vancouver BC
13th - Doug Fir, Portland OR
15th - Bottom Of The Hill, San Francisco CA
16th - Spaceland, Los Angeles CA

20th - Concorde 2, Brighton UK
21st - Shepherds Bush Empire, London UK
22nd - O2 Academy, Oxford UK
23rd - Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh UK
24th - Black Box, Belfast UK
25th - Whelan's, Dublin IE
27th - Metropolis, Bristol UK
28th - Nouveau Casino, Paris France
29th - Grand Mix, Tourcoing (Lille) France
30th - VIP, Saint Nazaire (Nantes) France

1st - Centrifugeuse, Pau France
2nd - La [2] de Apolo, Barcelona Spain

Never Mind the Buzzcocks Here's Noel Fielding / Season 23 Episode 13

The "Where Are They Now" Episode which features outtakes.

Thanks to youtube user anonykai for posting.

Never Mind the Buzzcocks Here's Noel Fielding and Dr. Who

Season 23 Never Mind the Buzzcocks Episode 12 ( A.K.A. The Dr Who Episode).

Host: David Tennant
Captains: Noel Fielding, Phill Jupitus
Guests: Bernard Cribbins, Catherine Tate, Jamie Cullum, Jo Whiley

Thanks to youtube user anonykai for posting.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Merry Christmas From PES

Here's the latest video, KaBoom! by PESFilm.

Merry Christmas From Carina Round

"White Christmas" by Carina Round

Freelance Whales

Freelance Whales will release their debut album Weathervanes March 16.

The album description is interesting :
"Weathervanes, the groups debut LP, finished tracking just a few nights earlier. Swirling with organic and synthetic textures, interlocking rhythmic patterns, and light harmonic vocals, the record works to tell a simple, pre-adolescent love story: a young male falls in love with the spectral young femme who haunts his childhood home. He chases her in his dreams but finds her to be mostly elusive. He imagines her alive, and wonders if someday he'll take on her responsibilities of ghosting, or if maybe he'll join her, elsewhere."

Thanks to youtube user RaeBooLovesYou for posting the video.

Learn To Play Redd Kross "Gnarly Christmas"

Learn to play the Redd Kross song "Gnarly Christmas" in a free online lesson from Robert Hecker on I've never even heard the song. I have "Super Sunny Christmas" and "Mary Christmas," but not "Gnarly Christmas." So if anyone has the goods - message me.

click here

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Bob Dylan Wishes You a Merry Christmas

Bob Dylan "Must Be Santa" from Christmas in the Heart.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Never Mind the Buzzcocks Season 23 Episode 11

12/9/09 Never Mind the Buzzcocks Season 23 Episode 11
Captains: Noel Fielding and Phill Jupitus. Guest Host: Frankie Boyle. Panel: Richard Herring & Jon McClure, DJ Ironik and Carol Vorderman.

Thanks to youtube user anonykai for posting this.

Merry Christmas From Never Mind the Buzzcocks

Noel Fielding and Phill Jupitus "red button" debate Christmas topics.
click here

When You Have Nothing Left... Go Goth!

Life Is All About Enjoying Moments

Tom Jones "Help Yourself"

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion To Release Dirty Shirt Rock N’ Roll: The First Ten Years

One of my favorite bands of all time - The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - have signed with Majordomo Records (through Shout! Factory). The label will release Dirty Shirt Rock N’ Roll: The First Ten Years on March 30. Expanded versions of the bands catalog titles will also be released.

Regarding the signing, Jon Spencer said, “I’m very excited to be releasing the Blues Explosion albums with Shout! Factory. I’m impressed with the quality of material that Shout! releases as well as their attention to detail.” Adds Spencer, “For me, it’s been a wild ride working on the reissues. There is a lot of power in the grooves of these records. The Blues are still No. 1.”

Dirty Shirt Rock N’ Roll: The First Ten Years track list:

1. Chicken Dog
2. Magical Colors
3. Money Rock'n'Roll
4. Love Ain't On The Run
5. Blues X Man
6. Buscemi
7. Bellbottoms
8. History of Sex
9. Fuck Shit Up
10. Leave Me Alone So I Can Rock Again
11. Shake'em On Down
12. Train #2
13. Water Main
14. Hell
15. Wail
16. Afro
17. Greyhound
18. Talk About The Blues
19. Flavor (remix)
20. Feeling Of Love
21. Lap Dance
22. She Said (radio edit)

MP3 The Laughing

The Laughing have just released their first full length album, Fever. It was co-produced by Middleton with Erik Wofford (Black Angels, Explosions In The Sky, Okkervil River).

Get a free "Runner" MP3 download by clicking here.

Dec 31 2009 11:00P
Beauty Bar NEW YEARS austin, Texas
Jan 6 2010 10:00P
Emos free week (OUTSIDE) w/ Brothers and Sisters and Oh No Oh MY austin, Texas

To visit the band's myspace click here.

Paloma Faith

Paloma Faith is interviewed wearing a ridiculous piano shirt and bow tie. Is that cool now?

"New York"

Times New Viking To Open For Yo La Tengo

"Born Again Revisited" by Times New Viking

Yo La Tengo January Tour Dates
w Times New Viking

Fri-Jan-22 Pontiac, MI Crofoot Ballroom
Sat-Jan-23 Madison, WI Barrymore Theatre
Sun-Jan-24 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
Tue-Jan-26 Lawrence, KS Granada Theatre
Wed-Jan-27 Tulsa, OK Cain's Ballroom
Thu-Jan-28 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
Fri-Jan-29 Austin, TX Antone's
Sat-Jan-30 Dallas, TX Granada Theatre

Monday, December 21, 2009

Feather Head Dresses Were Undervalued in the 2000s

Sweet on Top of the Pops doing "Wig Wam Bam"

Telly Savalas By the Tree

Telly Savalas sings "If."

Langhorne Slim Tour Dates

Langhorne Slim "Restless"

1/21: Maxwells---Hoboken, NJ
1/22: Ottobar---Baltimore, MD
1/23: Club Cafe---Pittsburgh, PA
1/25: Otto's---Dekalb, IL
1/26: Turner Hall---Milwaukee, WI
1/27: The Aquarium---Fargo,ND
1/29: TBA---Bozeman, MT
1/30: Neurolux---Boise, ID
1/31: Crystal Ballroom---Portland, OR
2/03: Crepe Place---Santa Cruz, CA
2/04: Cellar Door---Visalia, CA
2/05: Muddy Waters---Santa Barbara, CA
2/06: McCabes---Los Angeles, CA
2/08: Casbah---San Diego, CA
2/10: Hi Dive---Denver, CO
2/11: Record Bar---Kansas City, KS
2/12: Off Broadway---St Louis, MO
2/13: The Summit---Columbus, OH

*All tour dates with April Smith and the Great Picture Show

Jason Boesel MP3 and Tour Dates

Here's a free download from Jason Boesel (drummer for Rilo Kiley, Bright Eyes, The Elected, and Conor Oberst and The Mystic Valley Band) "Hand of God".

Jason Boesel February 2010 U.S. Tour:
02-05 Santa Cruz, CA - The Crepe Place
02-08 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
02-09 Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern
02-12 Minneapolis, MN - The Triple Rock Social Club
02-13 Madison, WI - Der Rathskeller, University of Wisconsin
02-14 Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall Ballroom
02-15 Rock Island, IL - Daytrotter Presents at Rock Island Brewing Company
02-16 Chicago, IL - Double Door
02-17 Columbus, OH - Rumba Café
02-19 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
02-20 Allston, MA - Great Scott
02-23 Arlington, VA - IOTA Club and Café
02-24 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
02-25 Charlottesville, VA - The Southern
02-26 Louisville, KY - Zanzabar
02-27 Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge
02-28 Atlanta, GA - Eddie's Attic
03-02 Little Rock, AR - Sticky Fingerz Chicken Shack
03-03 Oklahoma City, OK - The Conservatory
03-04 Dallas, TX - The Cavern
03-05 Houston, TX - Rudyard's
03-06 Austin, TX - Emo's
03-09 Phoenix, AZ - The Rhythm Room
03-10 San Diego, CA - The Loft at UCSD
03-11 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour

Jason Boesel on the Web:

Conor Oberst - "Difference Is Time" Live 7/14/09 in Chicago at the Metro (Jason Boesel)

Thanks to youtube user jeffgballz for posting.

Amanda Palmer and Michael Pope film "Hell"

Amanda Palmer and Michael Pope film "Hell" by Tegan & Sara in New York City.

Palmer also wrote a song titled "gaga, palmer, madonna" yesterday.

Josh Dibb Turns Mali Africa Trip Into Charitable Fundrasier

Deacon and Animal Collective try to make a difference this holiday season.

click here

Direct from the press release:

"Joshua Dibb, aka Deacon of Animal Collective, has been invited to perform at 2010's Festival in the Desert. The Festival takes place in Essakane, Mali, in the middle of the Sahara on January 7-9. Originally Josh had started a project on to fund his trip, and make a CD and book that he would not make a cent from, but would bring awareness to Mali. Now something even better is happening! Due to some conversations and great people the trip will be funded by Paw Tracks (a record label Animal Collective has been using for many years) and all the money raised can go to help Africa.

When Dibb goes to Mali on January 2 Deacon wants to support stopping slavery there and help the region, by bringing $25,000 from music and Animal Collective fans. You can help abolish slavery by donating $10 to $25,000, and get a CD with new music from Deacon in the process if you donate $50 or more at Especially at the holiday times it is a chance to give directly to people who REALLY need help. TEMEDT is the Mali organization that the money will go to to create a law that abolishes slavery of the black Tuareg people, set up legal support services for them, create economic development in black Tuareg communities, and give them educational possibilities. It is a true anti-slavery movement. All Ashoka projects are cutting-edge social entrepreneurs, using innovative approaches to create systemic change.

Deacon will bring his music, heart and soul to Africa. He will be making music, bridges between cultures, and a CD and Book that will make Animal Collective fans and others aware of the plight and beauty of Mali and Africa. He will document the richness of the music, the cross-cultural exchange, the building of relationships, the pointing toward visions of wholeness for the future. Deacon will be playing completely new music at this event. Africa is a country ravaged by Aids, disease, civil war, genocide, poverty and hunger. This festival is an opportunity to celebrate and enhance the beauty and gifts of africa, and to bring healing internally and with the world. Deacon is thrilled to bring music and Animal Collective fans into this healing.

The funds need to be raised by midnight on December 31st, and it has been set up so that we need to reach the goal of 25,000 or it won't happen. We can do it! Happy Holidays!"

New Sia Video

"You've Changed" by Sia

A Holiday Poem from Brendan Benson and Cory Chisel

"the joyful jostling of Santa's sack"
It gets interesting around 2:40

Tour Dates

Friday, 22 January
Salt Lake City, UT
The Urban Lounge
Tickets: $13 advance/$15 day of show

Tuesday, 2 March
Dublin, Ireland
Button Factory
Tickets: €17

Wednesday, 3 March
Glasgow, UK
Queen Margaret Union
Tickets: £15.25

Thursday, 4 March
Manchester, UK
Academy 2
Tickets: £16

Friday, 5 March
London, UK
Tickets: £12

Saturday, 6 March
Paris, France
Nouveau Casino
Tickets: €19.80

Tuesday, 9 March
Barcelona, Spain
Apolo 2
Tickets: €17 advance/€20 day of show

Wednesday, 10 March
Madrid, Spain
Moby Dick
Tickets: €18 advance/€22 day of show

William S. Burroughs: A Man Within

William S. Burroughs: A Man Within is the debut feature film by Chicago based film maker Yony Leyser. Some of you may have previously read posts here about a rough cut shown at the films fund raiser / spoken word performance/ Burroughs art exhibit.

The official world premier of the film, William S. Burroughs: A Man Within will occur January 22 at The Slamdance Film Festival. Iggy Pop, Genesis P-Orridge, Jello Biafra, Sonic Youth, Laurie Anderson, Gus Van Sant, David Cronenberg, and John Waters are featured in this excellent documentary.

For more information click here.
If you are interested in donating towards this project please visit

Have Yourself A Smashing Time!

Rita Tushingham and Lynn Redgrave go stark raving mod!

Sock It To Me! Groovy Photoshoots.

Nancy Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. from Movin' With Nancy.

And from Blowup:

Friday, December 18, 2009

It Might Get Loud To Be Released On DVD

It Might Get Loud featuring Jack White, Jimmy Page, and The Edge, will be available to purchase for your favorite bloggers December 22.

It MIght Get Loud DVD

Sunday, December 13, 2009

The White Stripes / Video Preview From Under Great White Northern Lights

Here's The White Stripes live video for "Let's Shake Hands" from the upcoming DVD Under Great White Northern Lights. (See prior post for pre-order information).

The White Stripes: "Let's Shake Hands"

THE WHITE STRIPES | MySpace Music Videos

White Rabbits

White Rabbits "Percussion Gun" from the album It's Frightening.

Never mind that the drum beat is lifted from an Adam Ant tune ("Kings of the Wild Frontier)- I like it.

See White Rabbits Live:
Dec 13 2009 8:00P
KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Los Angeles, California
Dec 29 2009 8:00P
Rhythm & Vines Festival Gisborne
Dec 30 2009 8:00P
Falls Music & Arts Festival Lorne, Victoria
Dec 31 2009 8:00P
Falls Music & Arts Festival Marion Bay, Tasmania
Jan 5 2010 8:00P
Oxford Arts Factory Sydney
Jan 6 2010 8:00P
Corner Hotel Melbourne Melbourne
Jan 10 2010 8:00P
Southbound Busselton Busselton, Western Australia
Jan 24 2010 8:00P
Bowery Ballroom NYC, New York

Patrick Watson

Patrick Watson "Fireweed" from the album Wooden Arms on Secret City Records.

For more information please visit the website.

Fever Ray / BBC Winter Solstice Mix

Fever Ray "When I Grow Up" from their album Fever Ray.

Fever Ray’s special Winter Solstice mix for BBC 6 may be heard here.

For more information about Fever Ray click here.


Cave "Made In Malaysia"

Thanks to youtube user handcuffshurt for posting.

To visit Cave on myspace click here

Friday, December 11, 2009

Robots In Disguise

Robots In Disguise "Girl" from Get Rid

David Faustino Rap "I Told Ya" / Star-ving feat David Faustino & Corin Nemec

Ah the '90s. I've been looking for my cassingle of this. I just said cassingle. Anyway, I went to youtube. Bless youtube for mining these gems:

While looking for Grandmaster B, I found this:

Happy Birthday Big Mama Thornton

Happy Birthday Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton

Postdata (Paul Murphy of Wintersleep) To Release Debut Album

Paul Murphy of Wintersleep has joined forces with his brother to form Postdata. The self titled, self released debut will be available January 26. The first single will be called "Tobias Grey."

From the press release:
What is Postdata?

These are my grandparents. They passed away two years ago and left me thirty or forty pieces of songs in a series of dreams, not Coleridge-esque opium dreams though unfortunately, just regular dreams. Kinda sad dreams. This is for them.

This is their daughter, my mother. I call her mom though, not mother. This is for her.

This is my father. Sometimes he feels left out. This is for you too dad.

This is my stomach.

This is me.

I started working on this record a couple of years ago at my parents' house in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia with my brother Michael.

This is Michael.

We had a little too much time on our hands. Some scotch too. We wanted to make a present for mom. She'd had a tough year. With little preparation (a laptop, no microphones, click tracks, or even tuners come to think of it), we recorded about 12 ideas and we went our separate ways.

Eight months later we found a free weekend in Halifax and tried the same thing, reworking a cluster of songs from the first session and adding four extra songs to the workload. We used the same laptop, but this time we rented actual, real microphones and we used click tracks for a few songs and tuners for the most part. We think. Maybe a little less scotch this time around.

Some of the songs turned out to be fuller and more mature after a second take, better than expected. Other songs maybe didn't quite hit the mark. But the recording as a whole, the half-finished, early conception somewhat fragmented material, seems to do something quite nice.

Hope you like it.

For more information visit postdatamusic

Wintersleep "Weighty Ghost"

The Thermals & Thao with The Get Down Stay Down

Live dates have just been announced for The Thermals & Thao with The Get Down Stay Down.

February 2010
5 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
6 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones
7 - Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
9 - Costa Mesa, CA @ Detroit Bar
11 - Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
12 - Berkeley, CA @ UC Berkeley - Lower Sprout Plaza

The Thermals "Now We Can See"

Thao with The Get Down Stay Down "When We Swam"

Flaming Lips New Years Eve Freakout

White Stripes Limited Edition Box Set Under Great White Northern Lights / Pre-Order

Pre-order: click here

The White Stripes have just announced the pre-sale for their new limited box set release Under Great White Northern Lights. The set is specially priced for 179.00 dollars (U.S.)if ordered prior to January 1. The set contains:
1 DVD of the Emmett Malloy directed documentary film Under Great White Northern Lights.
1 live DVD of the bands 10th Anniversary show Under Nova Scotian Lights.
1 double LP/CD of 16 live tracks
1 7" on colored vinyl
1 hardcover photography book
1 silk-screened print

Orders before January 1st will instantly receive three exclusive live mp3s, a special holiday card from the band via mail, and special pricing.

The White Stripes will premier footage of their song "Lets Shake Hands" on ( ) worldwide at 9 pm PST tonight. This performance was filmed at the bands 10th Anniversary show and can be seen on the DVD Under Nova Scotian Lights.

J. Tillman Releases Limited Edition 7"

J. Tillman (Josh Tillman)has just released a new 7" single titled Year In The Kingdom. The limited vinyl features Bill Patton, and the songs "Wild Honey Never Stolen" and "Borne Away On A Black Barge."

Tillman plays guitar, piano, bass, banjo, mandolin and drums, and Bill Patton plays ukulele. This limited edition 70 gram 7" record features original artwork by Toby Leibowitz.

To listen to "Though I Have Wronged You" on Stereogum click here.

Here's an older track: "Firstborn"

Thanks to youtube user chorus0fone for posting the video.

New Sade Release "Soldier Of Love"

Here's the new single "Soldier of Love" from the forthcoming Sade album, Soldier of Love, to be released February 8. Sade co-produced the track with Mike Pela. Sade also penned the track with help from longtime associates Andrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman and Paul Spencer Denman.

Dead Leaf Echo Release 7"

Dead Leaf Echo have just announced their first 7" single which is available for pre-sale today. The 33rpm vinyl contains songs from the upcoming 2010 release Truth. The single is available via Custom Made Music. click here.

The initial pressing of 100 hand numbered copies will have one of a kind hand-screened covers available in 3 different colors. You may preview the audio here. Truth will be released through German label 2&1 Records (Ex-Alison Records). The vinyl is sold via Custom Made Music, while digital distribution is from Apollo Audio.

*There is a Norwegian band with the same name. This is a new band.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Some Days, LIke Today For Example

I'm stuck here waiting for a passing feeling....

Dream Pop Alert! Check out Casper Bangs

click here to purchase a 7" of Whitespace "The Other Half" and "Queen of Hearts"

<a href="">kathryn by casper bangs</a>

The Antlers Announce US Tour With The Editors


12/15/09 - Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY
1/29/10 - Legends of Notre Dame - Notre Dame, IN
1/30/10 - Music - Akron, OH
2/05/10 - Brooklyn Academy of Music Opera - Brooklyn, NY*
2/08/10 - Teh Warfield - San Francisco, CA#
2/09/10 - House of Blues - San Diego, CA#
2/11/10 - Wiltern Theatre - Los Angeles, CA#
2/13/10 - Ogden Theatre - Denver, CO#
2/15/10 - Vic Theatre - Chicago, IL#
2/16/10 - Phoenix Concert Theatre - Toronto, ON#
2/18/10 - House of Blues Boston - Boston, MA#
2/19/10 - Terminal 5 - New York, NY#
2/20/10 - Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA#
2/21/10 - 9:30 CLub - Washington, DC#

* w/ Ra Ra Riot
# w/ Editors

The Antlers "Two"

R.I.P. Panther

Kill Rock Stars band Panther has called it quits. Their final show will be Dec 20 at Rontom's in their hometown of Portland, OR.

Thanks to youtube user basscreators for posting the video.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Never Mind The Buzzcocks Here's Noel Fielding

If you haven't caught any of this season's Never Mind The Buzzcocks, you've missed Noel Fielding's repeated appearances as a team captain. One episode even featured fellow Mighty Boosh cast member Richard Fulcher. Again - American t.v. sucks. Here's the most recent episode for your pleasure.

Thanks to youtube user msbonnieswan for posting the show.

And the most recent issue of Popshifter has a Mighty Boosh fan piece:click here

Noel Fielding on Alan Carr's Chatty Man Show

I need a red alert every time there is a Mighty Boosh cast member appearance somewhere.
Here's the most recent one I've found of Noel Fielding from Alan Carr's Chatty Man Show. There's also a whole series of "Buzzcocks" red button extras on the BBC youtube channel.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Villains Remix The Bravery

Here's the mp3 for The Bravery tune, "Slow Poison," as remixed by Villains: Slow Poison
The link is for a limited time, so you snooze - you lose.

Remixes From Of Montreal, Nic Hard, and others will follow.

Nouvelle Vague Announce Tour Dates

Those kooky song covering kids from Nouvelle Vague are coming your way...

Friday, Jan. 22, Philadelphia, PA, World Café
Saturday, Jan. 23, New York, NY, Webster Hall
Sunday, Jan. 24, Boston, MA, Somerset
Tuesday, Jan. 25, Montreal, PQ, Metropolis
Wednesday, Jan. 27, Toronto, ONT, Opera House
Thursday, Jan. 28, Detroit, MI, Crofoot Ballroom
Friday, Jan. 29, Chicago, IL, Logan Square
Monday, Feb. 1, Denver, CO, Bluebird
Tuesday, Feb. 2, Salt Lake City, UT, Urban Lounge
Thursday, Feb. 4, Seattle, WA, King Cat
Friday, Feb. 5, Vancouver, BC, Venue
Sunday, Feb. 7, San Francisco, CA, Regency
Monday, Feb. 8, Sant Cruz, CA, Rio Theater
Tuesday, Feb. 9, Los Angeles, CA, Henry Fonda
Friday, Feb. 12, Dallas, TX, Granada
Saturday, Feb. 13, Austin, TX, Mohawk
Sunday, Feb. 14, New Orleans, LA, Republic
Tuesday, Feb. 16, Miami, FL, Revolution
Wednesday, Feb. 17, Orlando, FL, Firestone
Thursday, Feb. 18, Atlanta, GA, Loft
Saturday, Feb. 20, Washington DC, 9:30 Club

ça plane pour moi, performed by Jenia Lubitch

Nouvelle Vague | MySpace Music Videos

Donny Osmond, Adam Ant and Dead Or Alive Equals...

Wow. Take one Donny Osmond (as Adam Ant), add Stevie Nicks (crossed with Bonnie Tyler), mix butt clenched dancing, and add to a Dead Or Alive song. That's the recipe for magic.

The Apple - How Did I Miss This Film?

For those of you into kitsch, (especially the Paul Williams film Phantom of the Paradise), this is right up your twisted alley. And that's the best sort of alley. Can I tempt you to watch this trailer for The Apple?

If you've not seen Phantom of the Paradise, well you have missed a classic. Clearly. Both would make ideal holiday gifts for blogging friends and are available on DVD.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Violens Offer Winter Mixtape Download

Violens are preparing their debut album, but you may know them from their eponymous EP, the 7” “Lighting Lightning” (Chess Club, UK only), or a handful of remix projects with folks like MGMT, The Very Best, Lansing-Dreiden, and White Lies. While fans wait for the album to be released, Violens continue to tour and they've also released a free digital release, Winter Mixtape.

Here's "Already Over" from the band's EP.

Violens On Tour:

21st Nov – London Calling Festival, Amsterdam
22nd Nov – Academy, Leeds *
23rd Nov – UEA, Norwich *
24th Nov – Academy, Sheffield *
25th Nov – Rock City, Nottingham *
27th Nov – Apollo, Manchester *
28th Nov – Academy, Glasgow *
29th Nov – Academy, Newcastle *
1st Dec – Guildhall, Portsmouth *
2nd Dec – Academy, Bristol *
4th Dec – University, Cardiff *
5th Dec – Academy, Birmingham *
9th Dec - Mercury Lounge, NYC w/Acrylics & Class Actress

To download Winter Mixtape visit here.

Jack White Comments On New Dead Weather and White Stripes Material

"I've got like five things on my plate right now, it's a big plate" - Jack White

Those of you wo've been following along know that Jack White promised fans a new White Stripes and Dead Weather record for 2010. Luckily his recent work with Wanda Jackson (see prior post) hasn't slowed down the progress.

Regarding The Dead Weather, White cheekily told Rolling Stone, “We’ll probably be having a new album by that time, if we’re lucky. We have a lot of songs cooking right now, we’ve been playing a few of them live and I’m sure by March the entire 20 or 25 songs will be onstage by then. We can’t tell you that much about it except that it’s gonna be really expansive, and I use that word loosely in a scientific sense, meaning that I’m just using it to distract you.”

Continuing in his quest to taunt the media with sarcasm he told MTV "It's gonna take as long as it takes ... if it takes three months to do a Dead Weather record, we'll take that long. The White Stripes record is going to be these two guys [Dead Weather bassist Jack Lawrence and guitarist/ keyboardist Dean Fertita] dressed as me and Meg, so we'll see if something interesting comes out of that."

New Sia MP3 and Album News

Sia will release her new album, We Are Born which was produced by Greg Kusrtin, in the early part of 2010. In the meantime she has released a free download of the song "You've Changed."

"You've Changed" click here

Alice In Chains Announce Dates Through February 2010

Nov. 20 Antwerp, Belgium Trix Zaal
Nov. 21 Weisbaden, Germany Schlachthof
Nov. 23 Dortmund, Germany FZW
Nov. 24 Prague, Czech Rep. Lucerna
Nov. 25 Warsaw, Poland Stodola
Nov. 27 Budapest, Hungary Petofi Csarnok
Nov. 29 Vienna, Austria Gasometer
Nov. 30 Munich, Germany Thearterfabrick
Dec. 2 Milan, Italy Alcatraz
Dec. 3 Fribourg, Switzerland Fri-Son
Dec. 4 Paris, France Bataclan
Dec. 6 Nottingham, UK Rock City
Dec. 7 London, UK Brixton Academy
Dec. 11 Las Vegas, NV The Joint (KXTE radio show)
Dec. 12 Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheatre (KROQ Acoustic Xmas)
Feb. 2 Vancouver, BC Orpheum Theatre
Feb. 4 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre
Feb. 6 Salem, OR Salem Armory
Feb. 11 Oakland, CA Fox Theatre
Feb. 17 Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theatre
Feb. 19 Denver, CO Fillmore
Feb. 21 Kansas City, MO Midland
Feb. 22 St. Louis, MO Pageant
Feb. 23 Louisville, KY Louisville Palace
Feb. 25 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle
Feb. 27 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
Mar 1 Nashville, TN Municipal Auditorium
Mar 2 Charlotte, NC Fillmore
Mar 3 Washington, DC DAR Constitution Hall
Mar 5 Richmond, VA The National
Mar 6 Mashantucket, CT Foxwoods
Mar 8 New York, NY Terminal 5
Mar 12 Atlantic, City, NJ Borgata
Mar 13 Philadelphia, PA Tower Theatre
Mar 14 Boston, MA Orpheum
Mar 16 Montreal, QC Metropolis
Mar 17 Toronto, ONT Sound Academy
Mar 19 Detroit, MI Fillmore State Theatre
Mar 20 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom
Mar 21 St. Paul, MN Roy Wilkens Auditorium

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

David Lynch To Begin Work On New Film

click here

Xiu Xiu Writes a Letter to God

Xiu Xiu will release a new album, Dear God, I Hate Myself, February 23 via Kill Rock Stars.

Jamie Stewart (vocals) has enlisted a new band member, Angela Seo for synth, drum programming, and piano. And Stewart performed production duties along with Greg Saunier (Deerhoof). The album also features an appearance by the Immaculata Catholic School Orchestra on the song “This Too Shall Pass Away (for Freddy).”

Dear God I Hate Myself Track list:

1. Gray Death
2. Chocolate Makes You Happy
3. Apple for a Brain
4. House Sparrow
5. Hyunhye’s Theme
6. Dear God, I Hate Myself
7. Secret Motel
8. Falkland Rd.
9. The Fabrizio Palumbo Retaliation
10. Cumberland Gap
11. This Too Shall Pass Away (for Freddy)
12. Impossible Feeling

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Vampire Weekend Announce Live Dates

In support of their new album Contra, Vampire Weekend have announced live dates.


Nov 23 Sydney, Australia Notes on Enmore
(Triple J Live At The Wireless)


Dec 10 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom
(94.7FM “A December To Remember” concert series)
Dec 11 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
(Live 105 “Not So Silent Night 2009”)
Dec 12 La Jolla, CA RIMAC Arena/UC San Diego
(FM949 “Holiday Hootenanny”)
Dec 13 Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheater
(KROQ “Acoustic Christmas)
Dec 15 Seattle, WA WaMu Theater
(KNDD The End’s “Deck The Hall Ball ‘09”)


Jan 12 Los Angeles, CA Henry Fonda Theater
Jan 17 New York, NY United Palace Theater
Jan 18 New York, NY Webster Hall
Jan 19 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
(tickets for the January shows are on sale on 11/20 at 12noon est)

Jack White To Work With the Queen of Rockabilly

According to, Jack White has his dance card filled again, having signed on to produce the next album by Wanda "Queen of Rockabilly" Jackson. Jackson, 72, was just given her due by way of nomination to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, (under the early influence category). And working with White is bound to garner her legions of new fans.

Wanda Jackson "Let's Have a Party"

Video posted by youtube user John1948ThirteenA

As previously posted The Dead Weather have a new EP Live at Third Man West available via itunes. And White's label Third Man has just issued "A Glorious Dawn" - John Boswell's remix of Carl Sagan exerpts from the Cosmos series.

7" Information:
TMR 020 7"
Side A: A Glorious Dawn
Side B: An etched reproduction of The Voyager Golden Record

Thanks to youtube user melodysheep

Tally Hall Tour With Rooney

Tally Hall are supporting Rooney:
11/27: Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
11/28: Pomona, CA @ Glass House
11/29: San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
12/01: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
12/02: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
12/04: Salt Lake City, UT @ In the Venue - Club Sound
12/05: Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre
12/07: St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
12/08: Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
12/09: Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theater
12/10: Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
12/11: New York, NY @ Webster Hall
12/12: Baltimore, MD @ Sonar - Club Stage - ALL AGES
12/13: Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Cafe
12/14: Westchester, PA @ The Note - ALL AGES
12/16: Atlanta, GA @ The Loft
12/17: New Orleans, LA @ Tipitina’s Uptown
12/18: Houston, TX @ Meridian
12/19: Austin, TX @ Emo’s
12/20: Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater

Here's a video for "Ruler of Everything" from the album Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum.

Dazed and Confused Sequel

There have long been rumors of a sequel to Richard Linklater's "slice of life," teen classic Dazed and Confused. The rumors, and sequel, have, at least for now, been put to rest.

click here

Here's a classic Wooderson (Matthew McConaughey) moment from the film:

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Money Mark "Robot Friends"

I love Yo Gabba Gabba!

Todays Youtube Find: Pervert Theme Song

"Pervert" the movie theme song by Clyde Mego from The Pervert!

Visit the film website: click here

and "Cocaine Nights"

thanks to youtube user Modstar

Friday, November 13, 2009

MP3: Tindersticks To Release New Album

The Tindersticks released The Hungry Saw last year and toured extensively. Stuart A. Staples and David Boulter have also composed the score for French director Claire Denis' new film. The new Tindersticks album, Falling Down a Mountain will be released February 16, 2010.

Commenting upon the burst of activity, the band said “From nervous beginnings, a new unity and sense of direction grew. Where once our touring days were spent hanging around, killing time, now we found ourselves cobbling together acoustic rehearsals for new ideas in dressing rooms and venue corridors. There was a growing need to make something new and we quickly started working in our studio in France.”

To download “Black Smoke” from Falling Down A Mountain click here

Falling Down A Mountain Tracklisting:

01. Falling Down A Mountain
02. Keep You Beautiful
03. Harmony Around My Table
04. Peanuts
05. She Rode Me Down
06. Hubbards Hills
07. Black Smoke
08. No Place So Alone
09. Factory Girls
10. Piano Music

Here's an older track "Can We Start Again"

Tahnks to youtube user eno71

Patti Smith Explains Punk, and Then Sings "You LIght Up My Life"

Bless the '70s. Thanks to youtube user postingoldtapes.

Mike Watt Podcasts

To listen to Mike Watt's podcasts The Watt From Pedro Show simply click here.

Pantha Du Prince To Release New Album

Electronic artist Pantha Du Prince has signed a deal with Rough Trade. You may have heard some of the prior work released via German label Dial Records. The new album Black Noise will be released Feb 9th, 2010.

Pantha Du Prince has remixed songs for Depeche Mode, Animal Collective, Bloc Party, Phantom/Ghost, The Long Blondes. Black Noise includes special guests: Animal Collective's Noah Lennox sings on “Stick to my side” and Tyler Pope of !!! and LCD Soundsystem plays bass on “The Splendour.” Regarding his music and new record, he says, "Music slumbers in all matter; any sound, even silence, is already music. The mission, then, must be to render audible what is unheard and unheard of: black noise, a frequency that is inaudible to man. Black noise often presages natural disasters, earthquakes or floods; only some animals perceive this “calm before the storm.” Black noise is something archaic and earthy. The music on Black Noise balances precariously on the slippery threshold between art and nature, between techno and folklore, which lends it a certain spectral and intangible aspect."

Rough Trade founder Geoff Travis signed Pantha Du Prince. Commenting upon the decision he said, “When Rough Trade started we were very much involved with the first wave of do it yourself electronica, with Cabaret Voltaire and Throbbing Gristle amongst our early releases. It is nice to be able to return to the fray with one of the most musically eloquent practitioners in this field, Pantha Du Prince.”

Here's a track from 2007, titled "Saturn Strobe"

Thanks to youtube user threeheadedsexbeast.

The Soft Pack

The Soft Pack will release their eponymous debut on Kemado Records, February 2, 2010. RCRD LBL is offering a free download of their song "Get Small" here: clickity.

Here's a live performance of The Soft Pack at 91X in San Diego.

Background information:
The Soft Pack began as a collaboration of two friends, Matt Lamkin and Matty McLoughlin. “We wanted to start a band that played simple, catchy, smart rock songs,” says Matt. “There weren’t many bands in San Diego doing that at the time. So we did.” Shortly thereafter, Dave Lantzman (bass) and Brian Hill (guitars)joined the fold. The rest is... the future.

Track listing for The Soft Pack:

1. C’mon
2. Down On Loving
3. Answer to Yourself
4. Move Along
5. Pull Out
6. More Or Less
7. Tides of Time
8. Flammable
9. Mexico
10. Parasites

For more information visit:

There's Still Time to See The Meat Puppets Live

Nov 13 - Schuba's - Chicago, IL
Nov 14 - Schuba's - Chicago, IL
Nov 15 - Radio Radio - Indianapolis, IN
Nov 17 - Headliner's - Louisville, KY
Nov 18 - Grog Shop - Cleveland, OH
Nov 19 - Castaways - Ithaca, NY
Nov 20 - Valentine's - Albany, NY
Nov 21- Mexicali Live - Teaneck, NJ
Nov 23 - The Wilbur Theater - Boston, MA
Nov 25 - Bowery - New York, NY
Nov 27 - Ottobar - Baltimore, MD
Nov 28 - World Cafe Live - Philadelphia, PA
Dec 1 - Visulite - Charlotte, NC
Dec 2 - Barley's Tap Room - Knoxville, TN
Dec 3 - Rhythm and Crews - Chattanooga, TN
Dec 4 - Hi-Tone - Memphis, TN
April 2 - The Mill - Iowa City, IA


The latest EP by VHS OR BETA, Feel it When You Know, is now available. There is a second remix of "Feel It When You Know" by Jesse Jamz, which is not on the EP, and you can download for free by clicking here.

There's Still Time To Catch Brendan Benson Live

Don't say I didn't tell you!
11/13/2009 - St. Louis, MO @ The Bluebird
11/14/2009 - Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
11/15/2009 - Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
11/17/2009 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
11/18/2009 - Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Ballroom
11/20/2009 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
11/21/2009 - Indianapolis, IL @ Music Mill
12/04/2009 - New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
12/05/2009 - Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell's
12/07/2009 - Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live
12/12/2009 - Nashville, TN @ Exit/In

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Treadmill Masters OK Go Are At It Again


Well folks, "Here It Goes Again." Silly yet genius treadmill dancers OK Go will join with Design Miami/, FENDI and designer Moritz Waldemeyer for a "Design Performance" at Design Miami. This is a fair featuring limited edition designs. The event will be held December 1st through December 5th in the Miami Design District. Waldemeyer has customized Gibson guitars with laser lights and FENDI materials, and OK Go will play them throughout the event.

OK Go vocalist/guitarist Damian Kulash was quoted as saying, "It's such a pleasure to be working with Moritz again. He's one of those rare and wonderful artists who's equally inventive in the domain of minute technological details and broad, open-ended creative ideas. He designed the LED jackets that we wore in our stage show a couple years ago, and it was a perfect match. Our brand of performance - super-saturated, super visual, super fun - is precisely the right arena for his design. We knew right away that we needed to make instruments with him, and ever since we've been looking for the opportunity to realize our dream of playing guitars that are their own light show. We're incredibly excited, and thankful that FENDI and Design Miami/ have made this possible."

The single and video for "WTF?" premiered on the iTunes Music Store this week. The single is the first from OK Go's upcoming album, Of The Blue Colour Of The Sky, produced by ex-Mercury Rev member David Fridmann (Flaming Lips, MGMT). The record will be released January 12, 2010. Those who pre-order the album via iTunes will instantly receive a bonus track, entitled "Back from Katmandu." I hate digital bonus tracks and shake my fist wildly at them. Vinyl and CD damnit!

Here is a blast from the past. It's OK Go on Chic - A - Go Go. I share this with you because it's funny, and because my friend Shana is in the video.

Carole King and James Taylor Announce Troubadour Reunion Tour

James Taylor and Carole King will join together again rekindling their 1970 stage relationship. According to their press agents "The idea for the "Troubadour Reunion" tour came together in 2007 after Taylor and King performed at the famed Los Angeles venue for the first time since 1970 to celebrate the Troubadour's 50th Anniversary. The shows sold out immediately and garnered rave reviews from fans and critics alike. The Los Angeles Times noted "the sense of occasion [and] weight of history in the evening" and Variety said "Taylor and King reminded us about the intensity of song, that the artistically-rich and commercially-viable are not mutually exclusive and how one tiny club continues to be a birthing room for some of this city's most memorable music."

Preliminary dates:

Additional dates including North America and Europe will be announced.
For more information on the "Troubadour Reunion" please visit and

RJD2 Announce Tour

RJD2 have announced a tour in support of their upcoming album The Colossus
, due January 19, 2010.

Good to know:
If you visit his site, click here, every Monday between now and the release of The Colossus, you can get in on contests and giveaways for mp3s, free records, and other such booty.

RJD2 was recently the subject of an episode of Vice TV’s Motherboard: Electrical Independence. click to view

RJD2 Tour Dates:

Sat. - Jan. 9 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Sun. - Jan. 10 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
Mon. - Jan. 11 - Charlotte, NC @ Visualite Theater
Tue. - Jan. 12 - Savannah, GA @ Live Wire
Wed. - Jan. 13 - Orlando, FL @ The Social
Thu. - Jan. 14 - Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
Fri. - Jan. 15 - Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder
Sat. - Jan. 16 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (Heavan Room)
Sun. - Jan. 17 - Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree
Mon. - Jan. 18 - Chattanooga, TN @ Rhythm and Brews
Tue. - Jan. 19 - Knoxville, TN @ Valarium
Wed. - Jan. 20 - Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
Thu. - Jan. 21 - Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theatre
Fri. - Jan. 22 - Morgantown, WV @ 123 Pleasant Street
Fri. - Feb. 5 - Columbus, OH @ Sully's Music Diner
Sat. - Feb. 6 - Newport, KY @ Southgate House
Sun. - Feb. 7 - Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall
Mon. - Feb. 8 - Nashville, TN @ Exit In
Tue. - Feb. 9 - Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone Cafe
Wed. - Feb. 10 - Oxford, MS @ The Lyric Oxford
Thu. - Feb. 11 - New Orleans, LA @ Tipitinas
Fri. - Feb. 12 - Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
Sat. - Feb. 13 - Austin, TX @ Emos
Sun. - Feb. 14 - Denton, TX @ Hailey's
Thu. - Feb. 18 - Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note
Fri. - Feb. 19 - Grinnell, IA @ Grinnell College - Harris Center
Sat. - Feb. 20 - Urbana, IL @ Canopy Club

All Ages Night - The Film / Os Mutantes Documentary

Okay, so that's an awkward introduction. But a while ago I ran across a clip from a documentary about Os Mutantes. I couldn't find any further information, so I wrote the film company. The documentary has not been completed or released due to lack of funds. However, the completed project by the same folks is about to rin on cable. Perhaps you can spread the word and it might help them fund the completion of their Os Mutantes film?

A clip from the untitled Os Mutantes Film:

Here is a trailer for the new teen film All Ages Night, featuring Billy Evans, Django Stewart, Katherine Carlsberg, and Elizabeth Nicole. According to the directer it's about "a teenage rock band who believe one night on stage will change their life." It will be running on the STARZ cable channel beginning Jan 2010. It seems like the target age is far under mine, but I'm willing to give it a chance. And the music, though not my taste seems extremely marketable.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A Clip From the Upcoming Mogwai Live Film

ALL To Perform Select Live Shows

The Descendents created ALL who will be hitting the stage in 2010.
ALL will be joined by Off With Their Heads and Shot Baker for the following shows:


Line Up:
Scott Reynolds – Vocals
Bill Stevenson – Drums
Karl Alvarez – Bass
Stephen Egerton – Guitar

Neil Young Releases Dreamin' Man

Neil Young is releaseing a live performance of his album Harvest Moon. The live album,Dreamin' Man, Neil Young Archives Performance Series #12, will be released December 8, and January 12 on vinyl.

Dreamin’ Man Live ’92 track listing:

“Dreamin’ Man”
“Such A Woman”
“One Of These Days”
“Harvest Moon”
“You And Me”
“Hank To Hendrix”
“Unknown Legend”
“Old King”
“Natural Beauty”
“War Of Man”

Stream "Dreamin' Man" click here

MP3 Scanners / New Album

London based Scanners are comprised of Matt Mole (guitar, vocals, synths), Sarah Daly (vocals, bass, violin), Amina (guitar, keys) and Tom (drums). Their new album Submarine , was produced by Stephen Hague (New Order), and will be released in February 2010 through Dim Mak.

Download the new single "Salvation" click here

And here is the video for an older track "Lowlife"

"Scanners was the kind of happy accident that makes SXSW such an awesome adventure. Fronted by a raucous female lead singer (Sarah) and a scorching female lead guitarist (Amina), they were a refreshingly feminine jolt of London pop in a festival of bands that can sometimes be dominated by the boys."

"Since the days of Joy Division and the like, nobody has really grabbed the Moog and run with it as well as these two gals and guys." - LA Weekly

Freelance Whales Announce US Fall Tour With Fanfarlo

US Tour Dates

11/11 - Triple Rock Club - Minneapolis, MN
11/13 - Moe's - Englewood, CO
11/14 - The State Room - Salt Lake City, UT
11/16 - The Knitting Factory - Boise, ID
11/17 - Crocodile Cafe - Seattle, WA
11/18 - Media Club - Vancouver, BC
11/19 - Doug Fir Lounge - Portland, OR
11/22 - Rickshaw Shop - San Francisco, CA
11/23 - The Echo - Los Angeles, CA
11/24 - The Casbah - San Diego, CA
11/27 - Muddy Waters - Santa Barbara, CA
11/29 - Club Congress - Tucson, AZ
11/30 - Santa Fe Brewing Co - Santa Fe, NM
12/02 - The Independent - Austin, TX
12/03 - The Loft - Dallas, TX
12/04 - Walter's on Washington - Houston, TX
12/06 - The Bottletree - Birmingham, AL
12/09 - Metro Gallery - Baltimore, MD
12/10 - Johnny Brenda's - Philadelphia, PA
12/11 - Iota Cafe - Arlington, VA
12/12 - Brillobox - Pittsburgh, PA
12/14 - Majestic Cafe - Detroit, MI
12/15 - El Mocambo Club - Toronto, ON
12/16 - Il Motore - Montreal, QB
12/17 - TT the Bears - Cambridge, MA
12/18 - Webster Hall - New York, NY

Heavy Trash Rock, and They're On Tour

Jon SPoencer and Matt Verta-Ray are Heavy Trash. And this is their newest video "Gentle" from the new release Midnight Soul Serenade:

And an older one:

You should go and see them on tour:

Wed 11/11/09 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
Thu 11/12/09 Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot
Fri 11/13/09 Columbus, OH @ The Summit
Sat 11/14/09 Champaign, IL @ Cowboy Monkey
Sun 11/15/09 Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern
Mon 11/16/09 Cincinnati, OH @ Northside Tavern
Tue 11/17/09 Louisville, KY @ Vernon Club
Wed 11/18/09 Nashville, TN @ The End
Thu 11/19/09 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
Fri 11/20/09 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 *
Sat 11/21/09 Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern Cafe and Music Hall
Sun 11/22/09 Washington, DC @ DC9 *
Mon 11/23/09 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie

* Appearing with Elliott Brood

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Cloud Cult To Reisuue Deluxe Versions of They Live On the Sun and Surora Borealis

Cloud Cult will release a 2 disk reissue of They Live on the Sun, and Aurora Borealis, which were originally released in 2003 and 2004 respectively. (And Pitchfork subsequently peed).

Craig Minowa (Cloud Cult) has remixed and remastered the entire project, and aded previously unreleased bonus tracks. The albums which have been out of print, were previously available at shows and select indie retailers. This deluxe set will be available nationwide and via later this month.

Here is a live (in studio) performance of "Chain Reaction"


Javelin consists of two cousins, Tom Van Buskirk and George Langford. They started making music together in Providence, RI in 2004. Their first release is a self-titled 12” limited to 500 copies with hand-screened artwork. A second 12" will be released in the first quarter of 2010 via Thrill Jockey, and a full-length from Luaka Bop shortly thereafter.

Stream "TWYCE" click here

A description of their live shows:
"In performance, Javelin use colorfully painted boomboxes that form large speaker totems (“boombaatas”) which can hang from the ceiling or stack up on the floor like pyramids. The signal from the show is broadcast via FM transmitter, thereby fostering audience participation (B.Y.O.Boombox) or fueling battery-powered, mobile parties. The duo has played venues as diverse as the children’s branch of the Olneyville Public Library (RI), to the Museum of Modern Art (NY), both of which happened in the same week."
Nov 5 Visalia, CA The Cellar Door w/Lucky Dragons
Nov 6 Isla Vista, CA The Biko House w/Lucky Dragons
Nov 8 Santa Cruz, CA The Crepe Place w/Lucky Dragons
Nov 10 Oakland, CA Lobot Gallery w/Lucky Dragons
Nov 11 San Francisco, CA The Knockout w/Lucky Dragons
Nov 12 Los Angeles, CA The Smell w/Lucky Dragons
Nov 13 Providence, RI Brown University w/Yeasayer

MP3 Download and Tour Dates For Netherfriends

Netherfriends "Nunya" MP3 click here

Chicago's Netherfriends allow their songs to define the band, not
their fashion sense or peers. Rare as it may be, Netherfriends are at
the forefront of a new crop of artists focused on great songwriting
and performance. This group is the amalgamation of experimental field
recordings, solid pop melody, and vocal harmonies. Netherfriends make
some of the most likeable music. It's fun, poppy, catchy as all get
out, and smart as a whip.

Fall-Winter Tour Dates
Nov 5 - Ottoman Empire - Chicago, IL
Nov 13 - Beauty Shop - Fairfield, IA
Nov 14 - The Progressive - Ames, IA
Nov 16 - 8th St. Taproom - Lawrence, KS
Nov 18 - Sonny's Vintage - Austin, TX
Nov 18 - Hole In the Wall - Austin, TX
Nov 20 - The Smoke & Barrel - Fayetteville, AR
Nov 26 - Skully's - Columbus, OH
Dec 11 - Weirder Park - Chicago, IL
Dec 12 - Fort Pie - Columbus, OH
Dec 13 - The OX - Philadelphia, PA
Dec 14 - Cake Shop - NY, NY
Dec 15 - Glass Door - Brooklyn, NY
Dec 21 - Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL
with Jams Dean

More dates to be announced shortly...

Little Dragon On Tour

11/04: San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
11/05: Fresno, CA @ Audie’s Olympic
11/06: Santa Cruz, CA @ Rio Theatre
11/08: Portland, OR @ Holocene
11/09: Vancouver, BC @ Media Club
11/10: Seattle, WA @ Nectar Lounge
11/13: Minneapolis, MN @ 400 Bar
11/14: Chicago, IL @ Double Door
11/16: Lexington, KY @ Al’s Bar
11/17: Detroit. MI @ Cliff Bells
11/18: Toronto, ON @ Wrongbar
11/19: Montreal, PQ @ Il Motore
11/20: Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Theater
11/21: New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
11/22: Washington, DC @ Liv
11/23: Charlottesville, VA @ Outback Lodge
11/24: Charlotte, NC @ The Milestone
11/25: Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
11/27: Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree
11/28: Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
11/29: Dallas, TX @ House of Blues - Pontiac Garage
11/30: Austin, TX @ Emo’s Jr.
12/02: Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room
12/03: San Diego, CA @ Casbah

Here We Go Magic Release Black Cab Live Session

Here We Go Magic released their self titled debut album via Western Vinyl, but the band has just signed with Secretly Canadian. Their sophomore is currently being recorded in New York and will be self produced. The expected date of release is Spring of 2010. As you may know the band spent some time on the road with Grizzly Bear, and they are currently supporting The Walkmen. They are also slated to perform at Austin City Limits.
To view the Black Cab Session click here

Clipd Beaks To Release To Realize

Oakland-based Clipd Beaks will release a new album To Realize, January 26.

This is "Visions" from the upcoming album:

Track Listing:
1. Strangler
2. Blood
3. Broke Life
4. Visions
5. Home
6. Atoms
7. Dust
8. Desert Highway Music
9. Jamn
10. On One
11. Shot On A Horse

What "they're" saying about the band:

“Beneath the caustic bass and smeared keyboards lies some serious, seriously damaged songwriting” - The Onion

"Sounds perfectly fuzzed to these ears" - Stereogum

“Wildly danceable, postpunk mania” - Time Out

The Blakes Debut New Video

Seattle band The Blakes have debited a new video for their song "Ramshackle Hearse." It was directed by Chase Jarvis & Will Hyde and sports many a Seattle band lending a hand in the festivities.

Tour Dates:
Nov 5 - Club NME @ Bowery Electric - NY, NY
Nov 6 - The Brighton Bar - Long Branch, NJ
Nov 7 - Boot - Norfolk, VA
Nov 8 - The Red & the Black - Washington, DC
Nov 9 - Local 506 - Chapel Hill, NC
Nov19- Club NME @ Bowery Electric- New York
Nov 21- Senor Burrita Cantina- Lancaster, PAThe Blakes- Ramshackle Hearse video premiere on Under The Radar, New iPhone App, More Tour Dates! Souvenir out NOW!
Nov 22- TT The Bears- Cambridge, MA
Nov 23- Jerkys- Cambridge, MA
Nov 24 Valentines, Albany NY
Nov 28- Shubas- Chicago, IL

Rene Lopez

Rene Lopez is set to release his new EP, Johnny Wants To Be A Matador, December 1. Brazilian Girls bass player Jesse Murphy joins Lopez on the EP. The full length album is slated for a Spring 2010 street date.


Ultra Devo Deluxe Editions

As you probably know, Devo are reissuing Are We Not Men and Freedom Of Choice. More information has been released regarding the upcoming combination of both albums (plus extra goodies), The Ultra Devo - Lux Ltd. Edition.

Track listing for the ltd. edition release:
Disc 1 (Audio):
DEVO "Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!"
1 Uncontrollable Urge 3:11
2 (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction 2:41
3 Praying Hands 2:48
4 Space Junk 2:15
5 Mongoloid 3:44
6 Jocko Homo 3:39
7 Too Much Paranoias 1:58
8 Gut Feeling/(Slap Your Mammy) 4:58
9 Come Back Jonee 3:49
10 Sloppy (I Saw My Baby Gettin') 2:40
11 Shrivel-Up 3:04
Bonus Demos:
1 Uncontrollable Urge (demo) 3:08
2 Social Fools (demo) 3:42
3 Sloppy (demo) 2:21

Disc 2 (DVD-Video):
DEVO "Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!"
Performed Live in London 2009:
1 Uncontrollable Urge 3:26
2 (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction 3:07
3 Praying Hands 2:48
4 Space Junk 2:17
5 Mongoloid 3:38
6 Jocko Homo 4:32
7 Too Much Paranoias 2:26
8 Gut Feeling/(Slap Your Mammy) 4:19
9 Come Back Jonee 4:21
10 Sloppy (I Saw My Baby Gettin') 2:25
11 Shrivel-Up 3:05

Disc 3 (Audio):
DEVO "Freedom Of Choice":
1 Girl U Want 2:55
2 It's Not Right 2:20
3 Whip It 2:37
4 Snowball 2:28
5 Ton O' Luv 2:29
6 Freedom of Choice 3:28
7 Gates of Steel 3:26
8 Cold War 2:30
9 Don't You Know 2:14
10 That's Pep! 2:17
11 Mr. B's Bathroom 2:45
12 Planet Earth 2:45
DEVO - Freedom of Choice LIVE (From the Dev-o Live EP circa 1980):
1 Freedom of Choice Theme Song 2:46
2 Whip It 2:41
3 Girl U Want 2:56
4 Gates of Steel 3:17
5 Be Stiff 2:50
6 Planet Earth 2:32
Bonus Demos:
1 Snowball (demo) 2:49
2 Gates of Steel (demo) 3:28
3 Time Bomb (demo) 2:54

Disc 4 (DVD-Video):
Bonus Videos:
1 Satisfaction 2:38
2 Whip It 2:47
3 Freedom of Choice 3:25
4 Girl You Want 2:58

Additionally some lucky spuds will receive an autographed Devo photo.

Mark Mothersbaugh Art Show in Chicago - November

Mark Mothersbaugh’s artwork will be exhibited at David Leonardis Gallery in Chicago next month. The show will include Mark’s limited edition framed prints and his custom nylon rugs, both featuring imagery from his Postcard Diaries archives. The three opening receptions will be held on: November 6th, 13th, and 14th.

There is a slight chance that Mark Mothersbaugh will be able to visit the gallery during the November 13th reception, but we won’t know until the last minute because of DEVO’s unpredictable schedule that day, the same day of their "Freedom Of Choice" concert at The Vic.

For more info on Mark Mothersbaugh’s art, please visit