Wednesday, March 31, 2010

"Wrestler" by Icy Spicy Leoncie

The Cure Disintegration Deluxe Edition

Disintegration: Deluxe Edition 3/24

Disc One: Remastered Album
01: Plainsong
02: Pictures Of You
03: Closedown
04: Lovesong
05: Last Dance
06: Lullaby
07: Fascination Street
08: Prayers For Rain
09: The Same Deep Water As You
10: Disintegration
11: Homesick
12: Untitled

Disc Two: Rarities (1988 - 1989)
01: Prayers For Rain – RS Home Demo (Instrumental)
02: Pictures Of You – RS Home Demo (Instrumental)
03: Fascination Street – RS Home Demo (Instrumental)
04: Homesick – Band Rehearsal (Instrumental)
05: Fear Of Ghosts – Band Rehearsal (Instrumental)
06: Noheart – Band Rehearsal (Instrumental)*
07: Esten – Band Demo (Instrumental)*
08: Closedown – Band Demo (Instrumental)
09: Lovesong – Band Demo (Instrumental)
10: 2 Late (alternate version) – Band Demo (Instrumental)
11: The Same Deep Water As You – Band Demo (Instrumental)
12: Disintegration – Band Demo (Instrumental)
13: Untitled (alternate version) – Studio Rough (Instrumental)
14: Babble (alternate version) – Studio Rough (Instrumental)
15: Plainsong – Studio Rough (Guide Vocal)
16: Last Dance – Studio Rough (Guide Vocal)
17: Lullaby – Studio Rough (Guide Vocal)
18: Out Of Mind – Studio Rough (Guide Vocal)
19: Delirious Night – Rough Mix (Vocal)*
20: Pirate Ships – RS Solo, Rough Mix (Vocal)*
* Previously Unreleased Song

Disc Three: Entreat Plus
01: Plainsong*
02: Pictures Of You
03: Closedown
04: Lovesong*
05: Last Dance
06: Lullaby*
07: Fascination Street
08: Prayers For Rain
09: The Same Deep Water As You*
10: Disintegration
11: Homesick
12: Untitled
* Previously Unreleased Live Performance

Cymbals Eat Guitars Announce Tour With Los Campesinos

US Tour Dates With Bear In Heaven & Freelance Whales in support of the newest release Why There Are Mountains.

3/31 – Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT
4/1 – Hi Dive – Denver, CO
4/2 – Replay Lounge – Lawrence, KS
4/3 – Turf Club - St. Paul, MN
4/4 – Schuba’s – Chicago, IL
4/6 – El Mocambo Club – Toronto, ON
4/7 – Il Motore – Montreal, QB
4/8 – The Middle East – Boston, MA
4/9 - Music Hall Of Williamsburg - New York, NY

US Tour Dates With Los Campesinos

4.20 - Phoenix Theatre - Toronto, ON
4.22 - The Fillmore at Irving Plaza - NYC
4.24 - Paradise - Boston, MA
4.30 - Metro - Chicago, IL
5.1 - First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN

The Dead Weather

Really nice live version of Van Morrison's "You Just Can't Win" (@ ACL 2009) sung by Jack White w/ The Dead Weather.

Thanks to youtube user mashfest for posting.

New Music From Glint

Click here to listen to Glint performing their song "Freak" (from their self titled release,) at The Brooklyn Bowl in NYC.

Visit the bands' myspace

Fans of bombastic, synthesized tunes with just enough heart to show you the living, breathing human behind the knobs will find kindred spirits among the members of New York-based Glint. The quintet strikes an interesting balance between the excesses of Muse and the slyness of David Bowie ... single "Freak" is simultaneously danceable and thought-provoking."
- The Chicago Tribune

Ólafur Arnalds

Ólafur Arnalds' second album ...and they have escaped the weight of darkness , will be released June 8.

This is an older track "Ljósið" from last year's Found Songs.

For more info, please visit:

Stripmall Architecture

Stripmall Architecture have an EP coming out this Spring titled Feathers For Factory. To listen to the song "Pripyat" click here.

More tour dates to be announced shortly:
April 23 | San Francisco, CA | Cafe du Nord
April 28 | Albuquerque, NM | The Launchpad
April 29 | Scottsdale, AZ | Martini Ranch
April 30 | Los Angeles, CA | Taix 321 Lounge

As members of San Francisco’s celebrated Halou, Ryan and Rebecca Coseboom built up a remarkable body of material and worked with a wide range of iconoclastic artists including DJ Shadow (on his infamous Radiohead remix), Low, Cocteau Twins guitarist Robin Guthrie, and the Velvet Underground’s John Cale. When Halou came to an end after a US tour with indie legend Bob Mould, they regrouped quickly and launched their new project, Stripmall Architecture.

In 2009, Stripmall Architecture released We Were Flying Kites, a bold debut that was “an impressive step forward” (John Richards, KEXP) and quickly gained support from indie radio including being touted by KCRW and KEXP as their song of the day.

The band has recently solidified its four-piece lineup with guitarist Tim Hingston and drummer Patrick Harte and regularly play to sell-out crowds in the Bay Area.

Now, in 2010, Stripmall Architecture are poised to release their next album, Feathersongs for Factory Girls, entirely funded by their dedicated fanbase across the US and the globe. Radium Girls is the first taste of the new album and precedes Rebecca’s upcoming guest vocal spot with James Lavelle’s UNKLE project.

Angus and Julia Stone / North American Tour Dates

The new album by Angus and Julia Stone, Down the Way, is available now and it's gorgeous. Have a listen to the single "Big Jet Plane" and see if you like it as much as I do. I just got the down low on some North American tour dates which I've provided at the bottom of this post.

“Big Jet Plane"

For more music check out:

Angus & Julia Stone tour dates:
Mar 31 2010 8:00P
Settlers Tavern w/ guest Jez Mead - SOLD OUT Margaret River, Western Australia
Apr 1 2010 4:00P
Astor Theatre - All Ages show almost sold out!! Perth, Western Australia
Apr 1 2010 8:00P
Astor Theatre w/ guest Jez Mead - SOLD OUT Perth, Western Australia
Apr 2 2010 8:00P
Thebarton w/ guest Jez Mead - SOLD OUT! Adelaide, South Australia
Apr 5 2010 4:00P
Byron Bay Bluesfest - Main Stage Byron Bay
Apr 10 2010 8:00A
Tickets on Sale NOW for UK/Europe tour UK/Europe
Apr 10 2010 8:00P
Schouwburg Motel Mozaique Rotterdam
Apr 12 2010 8:00P
Duke of York’s Picture House w/guest Alan Pownall - SOLD OUT Brighton
Apr 14 2010 8:00P
Pavilion w/guest Alan Pownall - SOLD OUT Falmouth
Apr 15 2010 8:00P
Cooler w/guest Alan Pownall - SOLD OUT Bristol
Apr 16 2010 8:00P
Brudenell w/guest Alan Pownall Leeds
Apr 17 2010 8:00P
King Tuts w/guest Alan Pownall Glasgow, Scotland
Apr 18 2010 8:00P
Cabaret Voltaire w/guest Alan Pownall Edinburgh, Scotland
Apr 20 2010 8:00P
Glee Club w/guest Alan Pownall Birmingham
Apr 21 2010 8:00P
Ruby Lounge w/guest Alan Pownall Manchester
Apr 22 2010 8:00P
Shepherds Bush Empire w/guest Alan Pownall London
Apr 26 2010 8:00P
Gebäude 9 Cologne
Apr 27 2010 8:00P
Atomic Cafe - SOLD OUT Munich
Apr 28 2010 8:00P
Lido Berlin
Apr 29 2010 8:00P
Molotow - SOLD OUT Hamburg
Apr 30 2010 8:00P
Vega w/guest Ben Howard Copenhagen
May 2 2010 8:00P
Debaser w/guest Ben Howard Stockholm
May 3 2010 8:00P
John Dee w/guest Ben Howard Oslo
May 5 2010 8:00P
Paradiso w/guest Ben Howard Amsterdam
May 6 2010 8:00P
Oosterpoort w/guest Ben Howard Groningen
May 7 2010 8:00P
Cafe de la Danse w/guest Ben Howard Paris
May 10 2010 8:00P
Tour set for the USA - details coming soon

Angus & Julia Stone North American tour dates:
Wed, May 26 Hollywood, CA @ Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Sun, May 30 Montreal, QC @ L’Astral
Wed, June 2 Toronto, ON @ Revival
Tues, June 8 Brooklyn, NY @ Union Hall
Sat, June 12 Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo

Monsters of Folk

Monsters of Folk are: Conor Oberst(A.K.A. Bright Eyes), Jim James, M Ward and Mike Mogis

Monsters of Folk - "Dear God" Grand Prize Contest Winning Video

Monsters of Folk "The Right Place"

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Robots In Disguise

Robots In Disguise are recording a new album. Here's a bit of a tease for your ear masturbating pleasure. It's a "Wake Up" video teaser clip.

"Wake Up" New Single Teaser

Robots in Disguise | MySpace Music Videos

Today's youtube find AFSCME PSA Alternate take

According to youtube "This is a rare gem. This was a PSA that the voice-over person decided to record an "alternate" version of for fun. This comes from the archives of a local tv station. You won't find this anywhere."

Titus Andronicus

"A More Perfect Union" by Titus Andronicus

A More Perfect Union

Titus Andronicus | MySpace Music Videos

Rocket From The Tombs

This is a really great song "I Sell Soul" by Rocket From the Tombs. It's the A-side of the newly released 7" single from Rocket From The Tombs which is also available via download. You can buy it here.

Kira Kira "Bless" Video By Overture

I try to support everything Overture does, because I think their videos are amazing. Here is Kira Kira "Bless."

BLESS from Overture on Vimeo.

"Bless" has been accepted for screening by The Pictoplasma festival, in Berlin, on April 9th and 10th

MP3/ Midnite Cobras

Tonstartssbandht (pronounced"tŏn-stārts-bānd-it") hAve released their new EP Midnite Cobras on 7" vinyl and digitally at all major online outlets beginning today on Psychic Handshake Recordings.
MP3: - Midnite Cobras

Saredren Wells

Saredren Wells has planned a Spring tour in support of Memories Are Hunting Horns. The album will be released May 11th, and you can check it out at the website here. A limited edition (500) vinyl LP with a 4 postcard set and a coupon for a free mp3 copy of Memories Are Hunting Horns... can be pre-ordered at

Album info:
He contacted many of his childhood artistic heroes, including David Grubbs (Gastr del Sol) and Brian McMahan (Slint, The For Carnation), who became something akin to spiritual advisers, and Rachel Grimes (of famed chamber collective Rachel's), who he asked(she politely obliged) to oversee him in his string writing efforts. Wells then tracked the album with a string of Louisville luminaries, doing initial work with Paul Oldham(of Palace Brothers fame) and Parlour/Sapat's Steve Good(who engineered an Evergreen 7” Wells was fond of growing up) before finally settling in with friend and producer Kevin Ratterman (Elliot, Wax Fang), who served as a kind of project supervisor, helping to piece everything together and capture whatever final performances were needed. Wells then travelled to Louisville's historical artistic sister city, Chicago, IL, doing final touch-ups and mixing both at John McIntyre's (Tortoise) SOMA Studios and Steve Albini's (you know who Steve Albini is) Electrical Audio. Looking back, Wells figures he worked with just about every artist that influenced him while he was growing up. “It's pretty amazing, really. I got to meet and work with many of the people who have made this city what it is, and with their help and encouragement I made the record I've always dreamed of making.”

MP3/ The Twilight Sad Video and Tour Dates

Today is a day for things I genuinely like apparently. Check out this nice track and gorgeous video.

The Twilight Sad's "The Room" directed by Nicola Collins.

Download “Reflection Of The Television” here.

Tour dates w/ Mono.
May 07 - Los Angeles CA, California @ El Rey Theatre
May 08 - San Francisco, CA @ Slims
May 10 - Portland OR @ Berbati’s Pan
May 11 - Seattle WA @ Neumo’s Crystal Ball
May 12 - Vancouver BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
May 14 - Salt Lake City UT @ Urban Lounge
May 15 - Denver CO @ Bluebird Theatre
May 17 - Omaha NE @ The Waiting Room
May 19 - Minneapolis MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
May 20 - Madison WI @ High Noon Saloon
May 21 - Milwaukee WI @ Turner Hall
May 22 - Chicago IL @ Lincoln Hall
May 23 - Detroit MI @ Magic Stick
May 24 - Cleveland OH @ Grog Shop
May 25 - Pittsburgh PA @ Brillobox
May 26 - Toronto ON @ Lee’s palace
May 27 - Montreal QC @ The Twilight Sad
May 28 - Cambridge MA @ The Middle East
May 29 - Milford CT @ Daniel Street Club
May 30 - New York NY @ The Bowery Ballroom
June 01 - Philadelphia PA @ First Unitarian Church
June 02 - Washington DC @ 9:30 Club
June 04 - Durham NC @ North State Sound
June 05 - Atlanta GA @ The Masquerade
June 07 - Nashville TN @ Exit/In
June 08 - Memphis TN @ Hi Tone Cafe
June 09 - Baton Rouge LA @ Spanish Moon

These New Puritans / Excellent Song Alert

These New Puritans “Attack Music” (featuring vocals by Heather Marlatt of dream-pop group Salem.)

These New Puritans online:


Tunng 'Hustle'

Tunng's fourth album …And Then We Saw Land will be released April 6th on Thrill Jockey Records.

NXNE Film Spotlight: Don Letts

Press release unedited:

NXNE Film Spotlight: Don Letts
Acclaimed British Director Premieres Carnival! And Strummerville
Superstonic Sound: The Rebel Dread Tells The Letts Story Documentaries
Additional Films Announced: Circa 1977: The Diodes/ Music Makes A City/ Thomas Pynchon: A Journey Into The Mind Of...

TORONTO, March 29, 2010 - North by Northeast (NXNE) announces the first round of film programming for 2010. NXNE Film brings the best in music-centric films from documentary to drama, and screens 40 films from June 16-20 during NXNE around the city of Toronto.

NXNE Film curates a program featuring the recent work of Don Letts,the Grammy Award winning British director. Letts brings his latest film Carnival! to NXNE for a North American premiere. The film tells the story of the Notting Hill Carnival which takes over the notable west London neighbourhood every August. Carnival! presents a visual mosaic of colour and music of the largest street festival in the world outside of Trinidad & Tobago.

Letts also screens his film Strummerville which recently played at SXSW and has its Canadian premiere at NXNE. The film documents the work of the Strummerville charity which was set up to enable young musicians to get their art and music out to the world in the spirit and attitude of The Clash's Joe Strummer.

Over his long film career Letts has told the story of countless lives, and now it is time to hear his story in the North American premiere of Superstonic Sound: The Rebel Dread. Director Raphael Erichsen spotlights the Letts family legacy that mirrors the history of BASS in the UK from Dub, Reggae and Punk to 80s pop, Hip Hop and Dubstep.

Additional Films confirmed to date include:

Circa 1977: The Diodes - D: Aldo Erdic (Short film)
[World Premiere] In the span of one year, the Diodes opened Toronto's first punk club, Crash 'n' Burn, released Canada's first punk album on a major label and helped instigate an explosive punk scene. Interviews with John Catto, John Hamilton and Ian Mackay

Music Makes a City - D: Owsley Brown III & Jerome Hiler
[Canadian Premiere] In 1948, a small, struggling, semi-professional orchestra in Louisville, Kentucky began a daring project to commission new works from contemporary composers around the world. The Commissioning Project grew far beyond expectations. Featuring music by Aaron Copland, William Schuman, Roger Sessions, Elliott Carter, Joan Tower, Norman Dello Joio, and Harold Shapero

Thomas Pynchon A Journey into the Mind of... - D: Fosco Dubini
[North American premiere] A film about the cult author Thomas Pynchon (Gravity's Rainbow), who for 30 years has avoided public appearances, giving no interviews, and not even allowing himself to be photographed. Featuring the music of The Residents

16 Years, 650 Bands, 50 Stages, 40 Films, 15 Conference Sessions, 7 Days. The North by Northeast (NXNE) festival experience takes over Toronto with the best new bands and international headliners, screenings of dynamic music films, compelling conference village sessions, rock n' roll keynotes and insights from the most forward-thinking interactive media innovators, and a charity soccer match. This year's festival runs from June 14-20, 2010. Visit NXNE online at

Holly Miranda

Fans of Hope Sandoval might dig Holly Miranda. Here's a video for "Waves."
Where has she been all my life?

Taken By Trees

Taken By Trees album East Of Eden is available now via Rough Trade. This video for "My Boys" was filmed during soundcheck at Cafe Du Nord SF.

Taken By Trees "My Boys" from Yours Truly on Vimeo.

We Have Band

Not my cup of tea dept:

“Like a Hot Chip, Talking Heads, ESG and OMD melange, it has real range and depth…moving your mind and your behind” 5/5 Mixmag

We Have Band have released three official singles to date. They recently signed to France's largest indie label Naïve. Their Divisive EP is available now and their full length debut will be released May 11th. You may download the Carl Craig mix of their song "Divisive" here.


1. Divisive (Radio Edit)
2. Divisive (Tom Staar remix)
3. Divisive (French Fries remix)
4. Divisive (Flak Attack remix)
5. Divisive (Gohan Remix)
6. Divisive (Carl Craig remix) - Beatport exclusive
7. Divisive (DJ Mujava ) - Beatport Exclusive
8. Divisive (Stopmakingme Remix)

Right The Stars

Right The Stars (A.K.A. Rich Jacques) will release their self titled debut album June 15.

Fact check:
Rich grew up in Wisconsin seeing California on TV wondering why he was living in freezing cold.
Rich’s first record was Flock of Seagull’s first record.
His Mom is a bible study leader. Rich is not.
Rich now lives in California

The Chemical Brothers

The Chemical Brothers will release their seventh studio album, Further, on June 8. A video in collaboration with Adam Smith and Marcus Lyall will be made for each of the album's eight tracks. Those will be available via itunes and as on DVD. After performing live at festivals in Europe, live dates are planned for America.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

The New Wave

Rodney Bingenheimer, The Germs, Joan Jett.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

The New Pornographers

The digital single for "The Crash Years" is available now on itunes.
Together will be released May 4th on Matador Records.

The New Pornographers - Tour Dates With Support Act Imaad Wasif

Friday, 5/28 – Parc Del Forum, Barcelona, Primavera Sound
Mon, 5/31 – George WA – Sasquatch Music Festival
Mon, 6/7 – Calgary AB – MacEwan Hall*
Tue, 6/8 – Edmonton AB – Edmonton Event Centre*
Wed, 6/9 – Saskatoon SK – The Odeon Events Centre*
Thu, 6/10 – Winnipeg MB – The Garrick Centre*
Fri, 6/11 – Minneapolis MN – First Avenue
Sat, 6/12 – Milwaukee WI – Pabst Theater^#
Sun, 6/13 – Columbus OH – Newport Music Hall^#
Tue, 6/15 – Toronto ON – The Sound Academy^#
Thu, 6/17 – Montreal QC – Le National^#
Fri, 6/18 – Boston MA – House of Blues^#
Sat, 6/19 – New York NY – Terminal 5^#
Mon, 6/21 – Philadelphia PA – Trocadero Theatre^#
Tue, 6/22 – Washington DC – 9:30 Club^#
Wed, 6/23 – Washington DC – 9:30 Club^#
Fri, 6/25 – Chapel Hill NC – Memorial Hall at UNC^#
Sat, 6/26 – Atlanta GA – Variety Playhouse^#
Sun, 6/27 – Nashville TN – Cannery Ballroom^#
Sun, 6/28 – St Louis MO – The Pagaent^
Thu, 7/15 – Vancouver BC – The Vogue Theatre^”
Fri, 7/16 – Portland OR – Crystal Ballroom^”
Sun, 7/18 – Oakland CA – Fox Theater^”
Mon, 7/19 – Los Angeles CA – The Music Box^”
Tue, 7/20 – Los Angeles CA – The Music Box^”
Wed, 7/21 – Tucson AZ – Rialto Theatre^”
Fri, 7/23 – Austin TX – Stubb’s BBQ^”
Sat, 7/24 – Dallas TX – The Showroom at Palladium^”
Sun, 7/25 – Tulsa OK – Cain’s Ballroom^”
Mon, 7/26 – Lawrence KS – Liberty Hall^”
Wed, 7/28 – Denver CO – Ogden Theatre^”
Fri, 7/30 – Boise ID – Egyptian Theatre^”
Wed, 8/4 – Madison WI – Orpheum Theatre^

with support from :
* = The Mountain Goats
^ = The Dodos
# = The Dutchess & The Duke
” = Imaad Wasif

What Happened to the Crispin Glover John C Reilly Video?

Crispin Glover and John C. Reilly made a video called Drunk Tesla and posted it on The video was posted on several websites and has now been removed from them all. I can't find the video. Wassupwidatt? Anyone? Bueller?

The Dead Weather "Die By the Drop"

Mr. Meeble

"I Fell Through" by Mr. Meeble from the debut album Never Trust the Chinese. He says it was shot in a backyard with a $500.00 budget.

Icy Spicy Leoncie / Youtube find

Ladies and gentlemen may I present Icy Spicy Leoncie? I must.

This is a classic up there with Prince's "Take Me With You"
"Man Let's Have Fun"

and "Sex Crazy Cop"

Buy her music at CD Baby
I think I'm going to buy Invisible Girl. I wish I could afford to own them all!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

PEACHES (Featuring Shunda K) "BILLIONAIRE"

Peaches ain't in Kansas no more. I'm not into this, but it's kind of interesting.

Don't believe the Hype / The xx

So I heard this band The xx are supposed to be great. Or so the hipsters who are way cooler than I am say. Anyway I caught them in the wee hours this morning on Jimmy Fallon and hated them with a burning passion not dissimilar to my reaction to 4 Non Blondes. Anyway I wish someone had posted the appearance because the band looks like Pugsley Addams got together with the kid from Gummo and formed a band. A terrible band.

Dead Weather Album and Tour

In more I must work for Jack White's publicity department news:
The Dead Weatherwill release a new album, Sea of Cowards via Third Man Records on May 10/11. The first single "Die By The Drop," is a duet between Mosshart and White and will be available digitally starting March 30th in North America and select other countries, it will be available digitally in the UK on April 26th. A "Die By the Drop / "Old Mary" 7" will be available fir ore-order March 30th and will be released on April 6th. Also available on April 6th will be the Floria Sigismondi-directed video for "Die By The Drop", which premieres in North America on iTunes.

Track list for Sea Of Cowards:

1. Blue Blood Blues
2. Hustle And Cuss
3. The Difference Between Us
4. I'm Mad
5. Die By The Drop
6. I Can't Hear You
7. Gasoline
8. No Horse
9. Looking At The Invisible Man
10. Jawbreaker
11. Old Mary

Live Dates Confirmed w/ The Ettes:
04.15.2010 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
04.17.2010 Indio, CA Coachella Valley Music and Arts
04.18.2010 Las Vegas, NV The Pearl Concert Theater
04.20.2010 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater
04.22.2010 Tulsa, OK Cain's Ballroom
04.24.2010 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
04.26.2010 Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues
04.27.2010 Birmingham, AL WorkPlay Soundstage
04.28.2010 Memphis, TN Minglewood Hall
04.30.2010 Austin, TX Stubb's Waller Creek Ampitheater
05.01.2010 Houston TX House of Blues

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Austin Psyche Fest

The initial lineup for Austin Psych Fest 3 has been released. The 3rd annual festival, presented by The Black Angels and The Reverberation Appreciation Society, runs April 23-25th at The Mohawk. The next round of bands and day tickets will be available Friday April 26th at Noon CST on 3-day weekend passes are currently available for $45.

The festival features 3 days of, fuzz, garage, drone, psych and experimental rock and roll accompanied by psychedelic projections, film and light shows for a multimedia mind-expanding experience.

The Raveonettes
The Black Angels
Pink Mountaintops (solo)
YaHoWa 13
Indian Jewelry
The Vandelles
The Meek
Ringo Deathstarr
Christian Bland and the Revelators
Daughters of the Sun
Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor
The Night Beats
Smoke and Feathers
Shapes Have Fangs
Screen Vinyl Image
Black Acid
Ghost Songs

Yeasayer Live


04.03 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
04.04 Carrboro, NC – Cat's Cradle
04.05 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
04.06 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
04.07 Memphis, TN – Hi Tone Cafe
04.08 Dallas, TX – Granada Theatre
04.09 Houston, TX – House of Blues
04.10 Austin, TX – La Zona Rosa
04.11 Austin, TX – La Zona Rosa
04.13 Marfa, TX – The Crowley Theatre
04.14 Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
04.15 Phoenix, AZ – Rhythm Room
04.16 Indio, CA – Coachella
04.17 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
04.19 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
04.20 Seattle, WA – Neumos
04.21 Vancouer, BC – Commodore Ballroom
04.23 Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
04.24 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theatre
04.25 Omaha, NE – Waiting Room
04.26 Saint Louis, MO – Gargoyle Club
04.27 Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theatre
04.28 Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
04.29 Chicago, IL – Metro
04.30 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
05.01 Toronto, ON – Lee's Palace
05.02 Montreal, PQ – La Sala Rossa
05.03 Boston, MA – Paradise
05.04 New York, NY – Webster Hall
05.05 Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero
05.06 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar

Amanda Lear - Run, Baby Run (Stryx, 1978)

New Teenage Fanclub

Teenage Fanclub will release their eighth studio album Shadows in Glasgow, Europe, Australasia and Japan on May 31st, and from Merge in North America on June 8th. The first single "Baby Lee" is a jangly simple little ditty and sounds as Big Star influenced as one might expect.

'Sometimes I Don't Need To Believe In Anything'
'Baby Lee'
'The Fall'
'Into The City'
'Dark Clouds'
'The Past'
'Shock And Awe'
'When I Still Have Thee'
'Live With The Seasons'
'Sweet Days Waiting'
'The Back Of My Mind'
'Today Never Ends'

The Academy 2 Manchester May 27th
The Leadmill Sheffield May 28th
The Academy Dublin May 30th
The Warehouse Aberdeen June 1st
Glasgow O2 ABC Glasgow June 2nd
The Picture House Edinburgh June 3rd
The Cockpit Leeds June 4th
Bristol O2 Academy Bristol June 6th
Birmingham O2 Academy 2 Birmingham June 7th

Karen Elson Update

Karen Elson (a.k.a. Jack White's wife a.k.a. Mildred of Mildred and the Mice) made her live debut this Monday at Le Poisson Rouge in Manhattan. Her full length release The Ghost Who Walks, which was reportedly recoded in the couples' home, (prior reports stated Third Man studios, hmmm,) will be available May 24.

White's Third Man Records is releasing the album and White Produced and played drums. The Dead Weather's Jack Lawrence on bass, My Morning Jacket's Carl Broemel on pedal steel, Rachelle Garniez on accordion, and Jackson Smith (husband to Meg White and son of Patti Smith) on guitar.

Album tracks:
'The Ghost Who Walks'
'The Truth Is The Dirt'
'Pretty Babies'
'100 Years From Now'
'Stolen Roses'
'Cruel Summer'
'The Birds They Circle'
'A Thief At My Door'
'The Last Laugh'
'Mouths To Feed'

Earl Greyhound

On Tour Now With Coheed And Cambria, April & May Tour With OK GO

Earl Greyhound "Ghost And The Witness" :
Divisive EP at itunes.
1. Divisive (Radio Edit)
2. Divisive (Tom Staar remix)
3. Divisive (French Fries remix)
4. Divisive (Flak Attack remix)
5. Divisive (Gohan Remix)
6. Divisive (Carl Craig remix) - Beatport exclusive
7. Divisive (DJ Mujava ) - Beatport Exclusive
8. Divisive (Stopmakingme Remix)

Bloody Beetroots

A new EP, Domino (Spares Of Romborama Pt.2) is available on itunes from The Bloody Beetroots.

"DOMINO" (Spares Of Romborama Pt.2) TRACKLIST :

1.DOMINO (Radio Edit)
4.DOMINO (The Movie) *
5.FINAL CREDITS (Domino - The Movie)

Tour Dates

4/22 The Independent, San Francisco, CA
4/23 House of Blues, San Diego, CA
4/24 The Palladium, Los Angeles, CA

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

MP3/ The Shondes Announce U.S. Tour

The Shondes have announced tour dates in support of their new album My Dear One due May 4. Copies of the new album can be purchased prior to release date at the concerts. Download the single “Make It Beautiful.”

"Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow" off of the 2008 album The Red Sea.

Thanks to youtube user nitchell for posting

THE SHONDES Heartbreak Tour

April 10 - Brooklyn, NY @ Southpaw
April 15 - Lexington, KY @ Al's Bar
April 16 - Louisville, KY @ Skull Alley
April 17 - St. Louis, MO @ The Off-Broadway
April 21 - Memphis, TN @ TBA
April 23 - Fayetteville, AR - In-Store Appearance @ Sound Warehouse
April 24 - Fayetteville, AR @ The Boom Boom Room
April 25 - Tulsa, OK @ Sound Pony
April 27 - Albuquerque, NM @ TBA
April 29 - Tucson, AZ @ Plush
April 30 - Phoenix, AZ @ Hollywood Alley
May 1 - Las Vegas, NV @ Vegas Pride
May 3 - Santa Barbara, CA @ TBA
May 5 - LA, CA @ TBA
May 6 - San Francisco, CA @ Café Du Nord
May 8 - Davis, CA @ Sally's
May 10 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
May 13 - Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
May 14 - Olympia, WA @ Cherry Hill Loft
May 15 - Spokane, WA @ Empyrean
May 17 - Denver, CO @ The Walnut Room
May 19 - Wichita, KS @ Rock Island Live
May 21 - Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose
May 22 - Minneapolis, MN @ The Nomad
May 26 - Madison, WI @ The High Noon Saloon
May 28 or 29 (TBD) - Chicago, IL @ Schuba's
May 30 - Ann Arbor, MI @ The B-Side

Band fact:
In addition to making political art and melding influences as disparate as classical and traditional Jewish music and punk rock, The Shondes work for justice on many public levels, including in queer communities and as Jews fighting for a free Palestine.

Friday, March 19, 2010

The Lions Rampant Crafting Catchy Garage Rock Tinged Tunes

GROOVY ALERT! I'm listening to the first track "Your Love" off the album It's Fun To Do Bad Things and really digging it.

The Lions Rampant "Lights On"

Good tune, but for my money my least favorite on the record!

Catchy no? It's like a poppy Mudhoney maybe? I think I'll investigate further.
Visit their myspace here

“On Bad Things, we wanted to expand our musical horizons and focus tighter on songwriting while still remaining true to our wild and free rock n roll / punk rock beginnings. The album is a celebration of figuring out love and pushing one’s boundaries,” says frontman and vocalist Stuart Mackenzie. “It tells the story of a young romantic and his search for love, taking things to the limit, enjoying the nightlife, falling in and out of love. These songs are a ‘diary’ of sorts…definitely a coming of age for us. The album title is a tongue-in-cheek. Rock n’ roll has always been about bad behavior as The Shangrilas once said. But we’re not what you would call ‘bad evil’ of course. The Lions Rampant us definitely ‘good evil.’ And that’s what this record is all about…” adds Mackenzie.

The Lions Rampant tour dates:
Mar 20 2010 10:00P
Mar 24 2010 8:00P
91.3FM WYSO Radio Interview Yellow Springs, Ohio
Mar 26 2010 8:00P
LIONS RAMPANT ALBUM RELEASE @ Cafe Bourbon Street Columbus, Ohio
Mar 27 2010 9:00P
Mar 29 2010 8:00P
LIONS RAMPANT ALBUM RELEASE @ The Empty Bottle (FREE SHOW!) Chicago, Illinois
Apr 3 2010 3:00P
"It’s Fun To Do Bad Things" In Store Performance @ CD CENTRAL 3pm Lexington, Kentucky
Apr 3 2010 9:00P
Apr 9 2010 8:00P
Apr 16 2010 8:00P
LIONS RAMPANT ALBUM RELEASE @ Springwater Nashville, Tennessee
Apr 17 2010 8:00P
LIONS RAMPANT ALBUM RELEASE @ Longbranch Saloon Knoxville, Tennessee
Apr 23 2010 8:00P
Apr 24 2010 8:00P
May 1 2010 8:00P
LIONS RAMPANT ALBUM RELEASE @ 3rd Street Dive w/ 500 MILES TO MEMPHIS Louisville, Kentucky
May 1 2010 8:00P
Mayday Fest @ MAYDAY (early show) Cincinnati, Ohio
May 7 2010 8:00P
The Summit w/MOON HIGH Columbus, Ohio
May 15 2010 8:00P
Cycle Charlotte w/ 500 MTM Charlotte, North Carolina
May 21 2010 8:00P
Quenchers Saloon Chicago, Illinois
May 29 2010 8:00P
Howlers Coyote Cafe Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Jul 14 2010 8:00P
Q102 Cincinnati, Ohio

Redd Kross With Cherie Currie (The Runaways)

"Cherry Bomb" live

"Neon Angels On The Road To Ruin" live

Megafaun Tour Dates

Megafaun and Bon Iver - Worried Mind [Live] @ The Fillmore

Thanks to youtube user milkcowmani for posting.

“…Gather, Form & Fly has a psychedelic mind and a Pentecostal heart, applying raggedly strummed banjos and woozy acoustic guitars to harmonies that swell heavenward like ghostly dust clouds.” Steve Hyden - The Onion A/V Club

" * * * * " MOJO

Megafaun 2010 U.S. Tour:

03.27 • Sage Cafe at Warren Wilson College (Swannanoa, NC)
03.31 • Black Cat Backstage (Washington DC, Washington DC)
04.01 • Johnny Brenda’s (Philadelphia, PA)
04.02 • Mercury Lounge (New York, NY)
04.03 • Union Pool (Brooklyn, NY)
04.04 • La Sala Rossa (Montreal, QC)
04.05 • Horseshoe Tavern (Toronto, ON)
04.07 • Beachland Tavern (Cleveland, OH)
04.08 • Empty Bottle (Chicago, IL)
04.09 • Cedar Cultural Center (Minneapolis, MN)
04.10 • The Waiting Room (Omaha, NE)
04.11 • Replay Lounge (Lawrence, KS)
04.12 • Larimer Lounge (Denver, CO)
04.13 • Kilby Court (Salt Lake City, UT)
04.15 • Tractor Tavern (Seattle, WA)
04.16 • The Media Club (Vancouver, BC)
04.17 • Mississippi Studios (Portland, OR)
04.18 • Sam Bond's Garage (Eugene, OR)
04.19 • Sophia's Thai Kitchen (Davis, CA)
04.20 • The Independent (San Francisco, CA)
04.21 • The Echo (Los Angeles, CA)
04.22 • Hotel Congress (Tucson, AZ)
04.23 • The Sail Inn (Tempe, AZ)
04.24 • Low Spirits (Albuquerque, NM)
04.26 • Hailey’s (Denton, TX)
04.27 • Emo’s Inside (Austin, TX)
04.28 • Rudyards (Houston, TX)
04.30 • Bottletree (Birmingham, AL)
05.01 • The Earl (Atlanta, GA)
05.07 • Cats Cradle (Carrboro, NC)

The Luyas Premiere Take Away Shows By Vincent Moon

The Luyas have been my favourite band for the past year and a half. Listening to their music has always been an intense adventure, a little trip over the ocean, over an ocean, wherever I was. The balance between Jessie's voice and their constant subtle experiments on pop formats was already obsessing me, but I will never forget this little film we did in Montreal, over an afternoon in october 2009. Never before such a musical genius was so obvious, so easy to follow, so exciting to film. The simple way Jessie Stein is always challenging her audience when playing is a little miracle of sincerity and dedication. - Vincent Moon

To watch Take Away Show click here.

The Luyas - Motion Picture Soundtrack (live) @ Raw Sugar Cafe, Ottawa, ON - February 1st, 2010

Thanks to youtube user flipzoso.

The Luyas members are Pietro Amato, Mathieu Charbonneau, Stefan Schneider, Jessie Stein and Sarah Neufeld.

For more info:

Pretty Lights New Album and Tour

Pretty Lights On Tour In Support Of their new album Making Up A Changing Mind. You may download the album free or for a donation here.

20-Mar SXSW @ La Zona Rosa Austin, Texas
23-Mar Varsity Theatre Baton Rouge, Louisiana
24-Mar Soul Kitchen Mobile, Alabama
25-Mar Lyric Theatre Oxford, Mississippi
26-Mar Ultra Music Festival Miami, Florida
27-Mar Sloss Furnace Birmingham, Alabama
30-Mar Club 1800 Columbia, South Carolina
31-Mar Lincoln Theatre Raleigh, North Carolina
1-Apr The National Richmond, Virginia
2-Apr Theatre of Living Arts Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
3-Apr Northern Lights Clifton, New York
4-Apr Higher Grounds South Burlington, Vermont
6-Apr Mr. Small's Theatre Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
7-Apr The Intersection Grand Rapids, Michigan
8-Apr 20th Century Theatre Cincinnati, Ohio
9-Apr The Pageant St. Louis, Missouri
10-Apr Barrymore Theatre Madison, Wisconsin
13-Apr Wilma Theatre Missoula, Montana
14-Apr Roseland Theatre Portland, Oregon
15-Apr Mezzanine San Francisco, California
17-Apr Coachella Festival Indio, California
19-Apr Marquee Theatre Tempe, Arizona
20-Apr Rialto Theatre Tucson, Arizona
21-Apr El Rey Theatre Albuquerque, New Mexico
23-Apr Fayetteville Towncenter Fayetteville, Arkansas
24-Apr Blue Note Columbia, Missouri
25-Apr Liberty Hall Lawrence, Kansas
28-Apr Granada Theatre Dallas, Texas
29-Apr The Ballroom @ Warehouse Live Houston, Texas
30-Apr Republic New Orleans, Louisiana
1-May Illumination @ Limelight Nashville, Tennessee
30-May Bella Music Festival Geneva, Minnesota
5-Jun Starscape Festival Baltimore, Maryland
30-Jul Wanderlust Festival Squaw Valley, California

Their track "Finally Moving"

Thanks to youtube user AudibleAudioArt.

Here We Go Magic To Release New Music and Tour

Here We Go Magic will release their second full length album Pigeons on June 8th.

US Tour Dates

3/13: Rock N Roll Hotel, Washington D.C
3/14: Local 506, Carrboro, NC
4/05: Jefferson Theater, Charlottesville, VA
4/06: Grey Eagle, Asheville, NC
4/09: The Social, Orlando, FL
4/10: Jax Live, Jacksonville, FL
4/11: Club Downunder, Tallahassee, FL
4/13: Walters on Washington, Houston, TX
4/14: The Independent, Austin, TX
4/16: The Clubhouse, Phoenix, AZ
4/20: Urban Lounge, Salt Lake
4/21: Fox Theater, Boulder
4/24: High Noon Saloon, Madison, WI
4/25: Metro, Chicago, IL
4/26: Radio Radio, Indianapolis, IN
4/27: Lee's Palace, Toronto, ON
4/28: Petit Campus. Montreal
5/01: Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA


1. Hibernation
2. Collector
3. Casual
4. Surprise
5. Bottom Feeder
6. Moon
7. Old World United
8. F.F.A.P.
9. Land of Feeling
10. Vegetable or Native
11. Herbie I Love You, Now I Know

Jack White Has Many Balls...

in the air. Not only did Jack and Meg White's ltd. edition White Stripes UTGWNL box set see release this week, and he produced the latest single by his wife Karen Elson (not under the Mildred moniker) but according to NME he's just recorded a song with Jay Z.

According to NME White is staying mum on whether or not the song will see release, telling GQ "I just did a record with Jay-Z." Other details were limited as he added, "We did a song together a few weeks ago. It was incredible. I played him something that I've been kicking around for a while and he immediately came out with words for it. It's unbelievable sounding."

And new White Stripes music is (still) "coming soon."

For a recent Guardian interview click here.

I'll be diving into my box set tonight! I'm giddy like a wee girl.

MP3 "One" Yeasayer Remix and Video

Download the MP for "One" by Yeasayer here. The 'O.N.E.' 12" with extras will be available on Record Store Day (April 17). Please support your local indie record shop!


"O.N.E." by Yeasayer from Secretly Jag on Vimeo.

MP3 Veil Veil Vanish

You may download a free MP3 of the Black Cloud remix of Veil Veil Vanish's single "Change in the Neon Light" here.

Here's the song "Anthem For a Doomed Youth"

BLURT Magazine: "The band may musically resemble The Cure, early The Ocean Blue ("Between Something and Nothing") Slowdive and even The Killers in some ways, but they are no cheap imitation - in fact, they may even be destined to be greater than those bands. Veil Veil Vanish is certainly a band to keep a close eye on."

Thursday, March 18, 2010

NPR Presents Music and Memories With Rosanne Cash

Unedited press release:

March 10, 2010; Washington, D.C. – Rosanne Cash has earned many titles. Singer. Songwriter. Mother. Author. Grammy Award winner. Keeper of her family’s music legacy. The gifted artist appears at The Paramount Theatre in Seattle on Saturday, May 1 at 8PM for a great night of music and conversation during “NPR On Location with Rosanne Cash,” hosted by NPR’s Michele Norris of All Things Considered. Seattle Theatre Group presents this special event – the first and only of its kind – produced by NPR in collaboration with Seattle NPR Member stations KPLU and KUOW, and KOPB in Portland.

Tickets go on sale Friday, March 12 at 10AM. Reserved seats (priced from $35-45) will be available for purchase at The Paramount Theatre box office:

This evening will peel back the curtain on Cash’s life, her writing and her family, and the soundtrack that runs through it all. She is the eldest daughter of the late Johnny Cash and the daughter and step-daughter of two strong women, all of whom informed her outlook on life as an artist and the mother of five. The centerpiece of the event will be a conversation between Cash and Michele Norris; Cash will also perform a number of songs, including selections from her most recent album, The List. She will be accompanied by her husband and producer, John Leventhal. The program will end with an opportunity for the audience to ask questions.

Cash is one of the most prolific and preeminent American singer-songwriters, having released 11 albums since her self-titled debut in 1978. She won a Grammy in 1985 for the song “I Don’t Know Why You Don’t Want Me,” and has received nine other nominations. She has had 11 No. 1 country hit singles, 21 Top 40 country singles and two gold records. The List, Cash’s first-ever covers album, is a collection of 12 classic songs she selected from a list of "100 Essential Country Songs" that her father gave her when she was a teenager. The album has earned widespread praise from media outlets across the country, and has become one of the most popular records of her career. On August 10, Viking will publish Cash’s long-awaited memoir, Composed. Cash writes candidly about her upbringing, her development as an artist and her current life.

R.I.P. Alex Chilton

Big Star singer Alex Chilton dies aged 59 .
According to BBC News Chilton, 59, died in hospital in New Orleans after experiencing apparent heart problems. Chilton was with The Box Tops, Power Pop Gods Big Star, produced The Cramps and had a solo career in his own right.

Big Star who reformed in '05 to release the album In Space. Chilton planned to appear with Big Star at South by Southwest on Saturday.

To read my review of the recently released Big Star Box Set Keep An Eye On the Sky click here.

"September Girls"


The Replacements "Alex Chilton"

Overture Creates Magic For KiraKira

Video by Overture
music: "Bless" by KiraKira from her album Our Map to the Monster Olympics.
An old man confronts his fears, traveling across a personal landscape to realize and accept his path.

BLESS from Overture on Vimeo.

MP3/ Morel Premieres "Shoegazer Disco"

Morel Premieres "Shoegazer Disco" (Roberto Rodriquez Vox Edit) On RCRD LBL. Morel has worked with Cyndi Lauper, Pet Shop Boys, New Order, Depeche Mode, Yoko Ono, La Roux, The Killers, and Lily Allen. As a DJ, Morel is one half of Blowoff with Bob Mould (Husker Du, Sugar).
click here to download the mp3.

For more information visit:


outsider music

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Free MP3 Garbo's Daughter

Garbo's Daughter and Burger Records have released a funtastic new EP titled Goes Pop!.

If the retro girl group tinged rock tunes weren't catchy enough to be worth the purchase price - they have wonderful pop culture sprinkles on top. Among the dialogue included at the beginning of songs is a teen girl moment of longing from the made for t.v. classic Sooner Or Later, and a Steve McDonald quote from Dave Markey's cult classic Desperate Teenage Lovedolls.

Listen and see if you can spot where they lifted the other samples. If you enjoy Be Your Own Pet and Shonen Knife, give Garbo's Daughter a listen. The 4 song EP cassette tape is available now and it makes me giddy. A full length album is forthcoming.

Visit the band's myspace right about here.
And for a freebie of the song "Private Party" click here.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Sia's New Album and Tour Dates Announced

Sia will release her fourth album We Are Born June 8. The first single “Clap Your Hands” will be released May 25. Beginning March 16 you may stream the album on her website WWW.SIAMUSIC.NET

Listen here

Track Listing for We Are Born
1. The Fight
2. Clap Your Hands
3. Stop Trying
4. You’ve Changed
5. Be Good To Me
6. Bring Night
7. Hurting Me Now
8. Never Gonna Leave Me
9. Cloud
10. I’m In Here
11. The Co-Dependent
12. Big Girl, Little Girl
13. Oh Father

Sia US Tour Dates
04/10: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore
04/12: Seattle, WA @ Market
04/13: Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
04/14: San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
04/16-18: Coachella
04/19: San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
04/20: Phoenix, AZ @ The Marquee
04/22: Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
04/24: Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line
04/25: Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
04/26: Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews
04/28: Toronto, ON @ Phoenix
04/30: Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
05/01: Boston, MA @ House of Blues
05/02: Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
05/04: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
05/06: New York, NY @ Terminal 5
05/08: Annapolis, MD @ Rams Head

April - secret little boys club

7. April - secret little boys club

7. april | MySpace Music Videos

Rhino Reissues The Stooges

Rhino Handmade Honors the Group’s 2010 Induction With Collector’s Edition Of

The Stooges Debut Featuring Previously Unissued Studio Track “Asthma Attack”

On CD and 7" Single

Pre-Order Next Week at, Ships In Late April

LOS ANGELES – The Stooges—Iggy Pop, Ron and Scott Asheton, and Dave Alexander—may have sounded like they were from the Stone Age, but the Ann Arbor quartet predicted the future of rock ’n’ roll more than 40 years ago with the untamable sonic assault of its self-titled 1969 debut on Elektra Records. Soon after the band’s March 15 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Rhino Handmade will celebrate the visionary group’s historic feedback-laden clarion call with a Collector’s Edition of that debut.

Scheduled to ship in late April, THE STOOGES will be available for pre-order next week exclusively at for a suggested list price of $49.98. The 26-track collection will be issued in a 7" x 7" hardbound booklet that contains two CDs along with a 7" single that features the previously unreleased track “Asthma Attack.” A staple of the group’s early live shows, this is the first time a studio version of the song has been released.

The Collector’s Edition’s first disc combines the original album’s eight songs with producer John Cale’s original mixes, including unreleased versions of “We Will Fall” and “Ann.” Also featured is the mono single version of “I Wanna Be Your Dog,” a song Rolling Stone named #438 on its list of “500 Greatest Songs Of All Time”—right behind Elvis’ “Love Me Tender.”

The second disc opens with “Asthma Attack,” a breathless spectacle of a song written when The Stooges’ 20-minute live sets were dominated by arty experiments in feedback and improvisation. The remainder of the disc presents an alternate version of the original album with alternate takes of every song, including full versions of “No Fun” and “Ann,” plus unreleased versions of “We Will Fall,” “Real Cool Time,” and the album closer, “Little Doll.”

Despite lackluster commercial and critical response at the time of its release, THE STOOGES has withstood the test of time. “The Stooges’ influence is legion—to name all of the bands, singers, and would-be rock stars who drank from the well could fill 1,000 phone books,” writes author Mike Edison in the collection’s liner notes. “There is not a hard or heavy band anywhere on the planet that’s not in earnest awe of The Stooges.”


Track Listing
Disc 1

1. “1969”
2. “I Wanna Be Your Dog”
3. “We Will Fall”
4. “No Fun”
5. “Real Cool Time”
6. “Ann”
7. “Not Right”
8. “Little Doll”
9. “I Wanna Be Your Dog” – Mono Single Version
10. “1969” – Original John Cale Mix
11. “Not Right” – Original John Cale Mix
12. “We Will Fall” – Original John Cale Mix*
13. “No Fun” – Original John Cale Mix
14. “Real Cool Time” – Original John Cale Mix
15. “Ann” – Original John Cale Mix*
16. “Little Doll” – Original John Cale Mix
17. “I Wanna Be Your Dog” – Original John Cale Mix

Disc 2
1. “Asthma Attack”*
2. “1969” – Alternate Vocal
3. “I Wanna Be Your Dog” – Alternate Vocal
4. “We Will Fall”*
5. “No Fun” – Full Version
6. “Real Cool Time” – Takes 1 & 2*
7. “Ann” – Full Version
8. “Not Right” – Alternate Vocal
9. “Little Doll” – Takes 1-5*

*Previously unreleased

Indie Rockers Are Cool. Do You See?

Zach Galifianakis interviews Indie Rocker Michael Showalter

Gorgeous Idiocy

This is real. The Gathering of the Juggalos.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Snuff Box

Matt Berry, Rich Fulcher, Richard Ayode

Friday, March 12, 2010

Arms EP Download

ARMS are playing SXSW and have released a free self titled EP you can download
here or
here or

Upcoming ARMS Shows + SXSW:
Sat. 3/13 [NYC] TG solo @ Le Poisson Rouge w/ Jarrod Gorbel aka The Honorary Title
Thu. 3/18 [SXSW] The Hideout, Unofficial SXSW Unamplifed Brunch Show - 1pm
Thu. 3/18 [SXSW] Club Primos, La Snacks party- 5:30pm
Thu. 3/18 [SXSW] Galaxy Room, Hardly Art Showcase - 7:30pm
Thu. 3/18 [SXSW] Fado's Irish Pub, Sitcom Serf party - 9pm
Sat. 3/20 [SXSW] Kung Fu Saloon, Pianos Day Party - 4pm

MP3 Caribou "Odessa"

Click here to download a free MP3 of "Odessa" by Caribou.

Press release:
About a year ago, Caribou mastermind Dan Snaith couldn’t swim. On a good day, he might get a decent doggy paddle going but, really, he could barely stay afloat. All that changed when his wife got him swimming lessons for Christmas. “Then I became completely obsessed with it and now I swim constantly,” he says. “The only times I really left the house in the past year were either to go out to a club late at night or, in the middle of making music during the day, I’d go to swim every day. It was important to get some distance, and ideas would percolate around in my head as I was swimming away. So it seemed like a theme that was appropriate.”

With its absorption of club culture sounds weaved within subtle pop frameworks, Swim is Caribou’s masterpiece—the record he’s wanted to bring to fruition for as long as he’s been making music.

A Canadian from small-town Ontario now based in England, Snaith has been a leading figure in electronic music over the past decade. A mathematics scholar and an ingenious multi-instrumentalist/composer, he surprised critics and fans with 2007’s Andorra, a brilliant, electro-tinged pop breakthrough with a timeless grace that made most year-end ‘“Best of”’ lists and won Canada’s prestigious Polaris Music Prize. After the startling infectiousness of Andorra, Swim is a more complex, multi-layered affair—ripe with fascinating rhythms, instrumentation, and vocals (including those of Born Ruffians’ Luke Lalonde, who appears on “Jamelia”)—that becomes more alluring with each listen. And it’s got Caribou floating.

“The real substance of the sound of the record for me is this idea of making dance music that consists of liquid elements,” Snaith explains. “Rather than sounding metallic and rigid, everything is washing around you while you’re listening to it—from one ear to another —but also the pitch is oscillating up and down, and each instrument is going in and out of tune with everything else. Sounds are emerging and disappearing, like everything is made out of water. Dance music is very much associated with very crisp, metallic, clean sounds. I like this idea of dance music that just washes around with fluidity.”

“I feel like it’s the most ‘me’ album that I’ve made,” Snaith continues. “In the past, oftentimes part of the excitement of making music for me was hearing someone else’s music—some long-forgotten record from the past—and deciphering how to make those sounds and incorporate those ideas into something of my own. This record is much less a product of its influences. I think this is the record that I’m most proud of because it’s the most ‘me’ in the way things sound; I feel like I have my own vocabulary now. So much of contemporary music is soaked in referencing this or that. I wanted people to put the record on and not be able to say, ‘This sounds like so- and- so.’ I want people to say, ‘This sounds like Dan!’ It’s what everybody wants—to have their fingerprint on the music they’re making. I feel like I’ve achieved that to a greater extent than I have in the past, and that’s exciting.”

1. Odessa
2. Sun
3. Kaili
4. Found Out
5. Bowls
6. Leave House
7. Hannibal
8. Lalibela
9. Jamelia

New Aqualung

There is new music coming from Aqualung (A.K.A. Matt Hales). The new release, Magnetic North, is the first release in three years and includes twelve tracks. You may download a free mp3 of "New Friend" here:

"When I played it to my Mum and Dad they broke into spontaneous and hilarious 60's dancing. Now I can't hear it without seeing them jiving and laughing. I don't mind. Play it to your parents. See what they do..." - Matt Hales

New Ariel Pink

Click here to download "Round and Round," the first single from the upcoming album by Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti.

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti is currently finishing up the newest full length project, but 4AD will release "Round and Round" on April 26th as a limited 7" and digital single. The current line-up consists of Ariel Pink, Kenny Gilmore, Aaron Sperske and Tim Koh.

A. Round and Round
B. Mistaken Wedding

7" - AD 3X14
Download - EAD 3X14S

Donovan To Play Benefit For David Lynch Foundation

Donovan ("Mellow Yellow," "Wear Your Love Like Heaven," "Hurdy Gurdy Man") will headline a benefit concert for the David Lynch Foundation on Friday, March 19 at the El Rey Theater. Doors will open at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $25 (General Admission) $110 (VIP seating and a meet and greet with Donovan after the show) and can be purchased through Ticketmaster.

"The Beatles and I brought back from India the lost art of meditation. Now with David Lynch, we pass it on to thousands of students world-wide . Join us to help save the world! Change Begins Within!", Donovan tells us as he prepares for the big night. Donovan will be joined by his daughter Astrella Celeste and backing band Jerry Vivino, Scott Healy & Mike Merritt (from the Conan O'Brien late night band), Danny Saber (on guitar) with special guests Jack Maness (Sublime), The Global Sound Lodge featuring Lanny Cordola & Matt Sorum (of Guns n Roses, Velvet Revolver, The Cult), Amrita Sen and more TBA. Mathew St. Patrick, from Six Feet Under, will host the evening performances.

WHO: Donovan And Friends

WHAT: A Benefit Concert for The David Lynch Foundation

WHERE: The El Rey Theater, 5515 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles.

WHEN: 7:30 pm-- Doors open. 8:30 pm - Bruce Nathan (Every Boy) on vox Billy Masters (Suzanne Vega) on guitar Adam Topol (Jack Johnson) on drums Chris Joyner (Sheryl Crow / Wallflowers) on keys Jeff McElroy on bass 9:00 pm - Blessed the Strange 9:35 pm: Jack Maness (Sublime) 10:00 pm - Donovan & Friends - Donovan will be joined by daughter, Astrella Celeste, Jerry Vivino, Scott Healy & Rick Reed (from the Conan O'Brien Late Night Band). Throughout Donovan's set, he will be also be joined by special guests, Lanny Cordola & Matt Sorum (of Guns n Roses and Velvet Revolver), Peter Noone (Herman's Hermit), POE, Amrita Sen, Danny Saber (Black Grape/Alice Cooper), Poe, and Carla Olson (Textones) 11:30 pm - The Paris Escovedo Project

Iggy & The Stooges will be inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame

Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day will induct Iggy & The Stooges into The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Monday, March 18. You can watch the event live from NYC on FUSE at 8:30P/7:30C. Read more here.

Raw Power
(Standard Legacy Edition) - Release Date: APRIL 13, 2010
Config: 2 CD Legacy Edition digi w/24 page booklet.
Raw Power (DELUXE EDITION – D2C - - Available from: APRIL 27, 2010
3 CD, 1 DVD “Making of Raw Power” doc with interviews with Iggy, James, Scott, Mick Rock, Johnny Marr, Henry Rollins & more plus live footage, a recreation of 1973 Japanese 7”, 5 5x7 prints, 48 page softcover book with never before seen photos and sleeve notes by Henry Rollins and testimonials by Tom Morello, Lou Reed, Cheetah Chrome, Jim Reid, Jim Jarmusch, Corey Taylor, Slash, Lenny Kaye, Perry Farrell and more.

A 42 minute documentary will be included in the 4 disc Raw Power (Deluxe Edition) available only at (April 27).

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Naked Raygun To Enter Studio March 19-24 To Record

I'm going to post the entire press release for the latest Naked Raygun news. Their albums Basement Screams and Throb Throb are two of my favorites. They stand the test of time as classic albums, nevermind the punk rock gold standard.

Unedited press release:
Naked Raygun To Enter Studio March 19-24 To Record
Material for Their Latest 7” Series on Riot Fest Records;
Music Video On The Way; European Tour This Summer

“Chicago has never produced a better rock band than Naked Raygun…” Greg Kot, Chicago Tribune

Legendary Chicago punk rockers Naked Raygun are going into Transient Sound Studios March 19th to record a slew of songs for release on their 7” Series in 2010. The first 7” (their first recordings in 20 years) sold out in record time and the 2nd in the series will be released on vinyl and digitally on June 15th. They’ll also be filming a video for one of the new songs – look for it to arrive later this year. In late summer, Raygun descends on Europe and the UK -- details will be announced shortly.

Easily the most influential band bursting forth from the initial Chicago punk rock explosion, Naked Raygun also holds the distinction of being the longest running. When many of their peers were either breaking up or going metal in the mid-to-late 1980s, Naked Raygun soldiered on with their trademark sound, combining infectious vocal melodies with muscular guitar and a precision rhythm section. Echoes of the golden era of Raygun sound can be heard in punk rock circles worldwide.

The band broke up in 1992 and save for a one-off reunion in 1997 to celebrate the release of the Last of the Demohicans collection, stayed inactive while band members tended to family business and occasionally other musical projects such as The Bomb and Pegboy.

In the fall of 2006 drummer Eric Spicer began to get the itch to play the old songs again and gathered the guys together again to reunite for Riot Fest in Chicago. The overwhelming response from the sold out crowd of four thousand prompted Naked Raygun to re-form permanently with their final lineup of Spicer, Bill Stephens on guitar, Pierre Kezdy on bass and Jeff Pezzati on vocals.

Naked Raygun returned to action by playing shows across the Midwest and embarking on their first West Coast tour in over a decade with Bay Area legends the Swingin' Utters. The band also released their first DVD via Riot Fest Records, entitled "What Poor Gods We Do Make." The CD/DVD package combined a documentary covering the lifespan of the band with performances from their sold out performance at Riot Fest 2006.

During a recent two night stand at the House of Blues in Chicago, Naked Raygun debuted their first new songs in seventeen years. Met with a reaction of surprise and elation from the slam dancing crowd, both songs embody the classic "Chicago Sound" that Naked Raygun first defined more than twenty years ago.

For more information on Naked Raygun visit or

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

OK Go Announces Spring Tour Dates / Split From EMI

OK Go are touring to promote their new album Of the Blue Colour of the Sky. You may purchase it here. If you haven't heard Of the Blue Colour of the Sky, you're missing out on one of the best records I've heard this year.

The band has severed ties with label EMI:

The second video for "This Too Shall Pass" features a two-story Rube Goldberg machine built by the band and Syyn Labs, a team of creative engineers with day jobs at NASA and Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Date City Venue
4/13 Salt Lake City, UT The State Room
4/14 Denver, CO Bluebird Theatre
4/16 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall
4/17 Chicago, IL Metro
4/18 St. Louis, MO The Old Rock House
4/20 Columbia, MO The Blue Note
4/21 Indianapolis, IN Earth House
4/22 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
4/23 Toronto, ON Mod Club
4/27 Northampton, MA Pearl Street
4/28 New Haven, CT Toad's Place
4/29 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
4/30 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg - SOLD OUT
5/2 East Rutherford, NJ Meadowlands (Bamboozle)
5/3 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
5/5 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
5/7 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
5/9 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live
5/11 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre
5/12 Charlotte, NC Visulite Theatre
5/13 Atlanta, GA The Loft
5/14 Tampa, FL Crowbar
5/15 Orlando, FL Firestone Live
5/16 Gulf Shores, AL Hangout Music Fest
5/18 Dallas, TX Granada Theatre
5/19 Austin, TX The Parish
5/21 Los Angeles, CA Henry Fonda Theatre
5/22 San Diego, CA House of Blues
5/26 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
5/28 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
5/29 George, WA Sasquatch Festival
6/11 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo

"This Too Shall Pass" was directed by James Frost, OK Go and Syyn Labs. Production is by Shirley Moyers.

For more information check:

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


This made its way onto a few mixes I sent out last year. Hadouken...

Friday, March 5, 2010

Karen Elson Video

Previous cover song w/ Cat Power

Story from 3/2/10
Karen Elson Solo
Karen Elson (a.k.a. Mrs. Jack White)) will release a solo album The Ghost Who Walks this summer via XL and Third Man Records. She will perform live at Manhattan’s Le Poisson Rouge on Bleeker Street Monday March 22nd.

To download a live acoustic version of "The Ghost Who Walks" click here.

Karen Elson and her band will perform at Manhattan’s Le Poisson Rouge on Bleeker Street on Monday March 22nd. Show starts at 7.30pm and tickets can be purchased at

Karen recently confirmed details of her debut album “The Ghost Who W...alks”, scheduled for release this summer in conjunction with Nashville’s Third Man Records / XL Recordings.

The Ghost Who Walks was recorded at Third Man Studios in Tennessee with Jack White as producer and features 12 songs - 11 original compositions by Karen and 1 cover of a song by her Citizens Band cohort Rachelle Garniez.

Caribou Announce Tour

Caribou 2010 tour

Apr 19 MANCHESTER - Deaf Institute
Apr 20 LONDON - Corsica Studios
Apr 21 AMSTERDAM - Paradiso
Apr 22 BRUSSELS - Beursschouwburg
Apr 23 PARIS - Le Point Ephemere
Apr 24 LAUSANNE - Le Romandie
Apr 25 ST. GALLEN - Palace
Apr 26 MILAN - Magnolia
Apr 27 MUNICH - Feierwerk
Apr 28 BERLIN - Berghain
Apr 29 HAMBURG - Prinzenbar
Apr 30 AARHUS - Pop Revo Festival
May 01 STOCKHOLM - Strand
May 03 TORONTO, ON - Phoenix
May 04 OTTAWA, ON - Babylon
May 05 MONTREAL, PQ - Tulipe
May 06 BOSTON, MA - Middle East Downstairs
May 07 BROOKLYN, NY - Music Hall
May 08 NEW YORK, NY - Bowery Ballroom
May 09 PHILADELPHIA, PA - First Unitarian
May 11 CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Jefferson
May 12 CHAPEL HILL, NC - Cat's Cradle
May 13 ATLANTA, GA - Earl
May 14 BATON ROUGE, LA - Spanish Moon
May 15 HOUSTON, TX - Warehouse Live Studio
May 16 AUSTIN, TX - Emo's
May 18 PHOENIX, AZ - Clubhouse
May 19 LOS ANGELES, CA - El Rey
May 20 SAN DIEGO, CA - Casbah
May 21 MEXICO CITY, MX - Teatro Fru Fru
May 24 SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Independent
May 26 PORTLAND, OR - Hawthorne
May 28 VICTORIA, BC - Sugar
May 29 VANCOUVER, BC - Rickshaw
May 30 GEORGE, WA - Sasquatch
May 31 CALGARY, AB - Republik
Jun 01 EDMONTON, AB - Starlite
Jun 02 SASKATOON, SK - Amigo's
Jun 03 WINNIPEG, MB - Royal Albert Arms
Jun 04 MINNEAPOLIS, MN - 7th St Entry
Jun 05 DAVENPORT, IA - Rock Island Brewing Co.
Jun 07 ST. LOUIS, MO - Firebird
Jun 08 LOUISVILLE, KY - Zanzabar
Jun 09 CLEVELAND, OH - Grog Shop
Jun 10 HAMILTON, ON - Casbah
Jun 11 HALIFAX, NS - Paragon

Pitchfork Festival Lineup 2010

The 2010 Pitchfork Festival Lineup so far:

Modest Mouse
Broken Social Scene

LCD Soundsystem
Panda Bear
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Titus Andronicus
Bear in Heaven
Freddie Gibbs
The Smith Westerns

St. Vincent
Lightning Bolt
Cass McCombs
Here We Go Magic
Sleigh Bells

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Panda Riot

Panda Riot "Stars Like Flowers at Night"

Stars Like Flowers at Night from panda riot on Vimeo.

Panda Riot willrelease their EP Far & Near MAy 11.

Disco Biscuits Announce Camp Bisco 9 Performers



Performers Include The Disco Biscuits – All 3 Nights, LCD Soundsystem, Ween, Thievery Corporation, Major Lazer, Pretty Lights, Bassnectar, Diplo, Girl Talk, and Many More!

$135 Early Bird Ticket Pre-Sale Ending Soon

Atlanta, Georgia (March 3, 2010) - The Disco Biscuits have confirmed the first round of performers slated for Camp Bisco 9, the ninth annual three-day music and arts festival in Mariaville, New York this July 15-17, 2010. The 50+ performer lineup at the multi-stage camping festival includes: The Disco Biscuits - All 3 Nights; LCD Soundsystem; Ween; Thievery Corporation; Girl Talk; Bassnectar; Pretty Lights; Major Lazer; The New Deal; Diplo; Aeroplane; Rusko; Sunrise Silent Disco; The Album Leaf; Brothers Past; Dieselboy; Gift of Gab (of Blackalicious); Future Rock; SOJA; Telepath; Felix Cartal; Two Fresh; Kill the Noise; Eskmo; Orchard Lounge; Rubblebucket Orchestra; Emancipator; Spiritual Rez; Sub Swara; Derek Plaslaiko; Big Gigantic; Earl Greyhound; The Black Seeds; Grimace Federation; C-mon & Kypski; Nobody Beats the Drum; King Britt; Dubskin; Woodhands; Justin Paul; Mimosa; Lee Mayjahs and DJ Everyday. The wide range of artists reflect the Biscuits' eclectic tastes, and their vision of unifying the various scenes in which their fans take part. More artists and festival details will be announced in the coming weeks.

Camp Bisco 9 will once again be held at the picturesque Indian Lookout Country Club in Mariaville, New York. The expanded setup will include: a second stage in the main field, an improved location for the DJ and late night dance tent - complete with a surround sound system, a local artists and performance art stage. Indian Lookout Country Club is located approximately 20 minutes travel time from Albany, New York, and sits on 200 acres of rolling, grass fields. The grounds come equipped with full bathrooms; which include flush toilets and showers, as well as 24/7 bathroom attendants. Festival goers will have access to a full bar on site and a general store, which sells almost every necessity for a comfortable and care free experience.

Early bird tickets are on sale now for a limited time only and begin at $135. Tickets are available online at and 1-800-594-TIXX, as well as at all FYE stores in New England and select outlets in New York state. There will be two levels of VIP packages this year. Level One, the VIP Experience, will be made available for $199 in addition to the 3-day festival pass and Level Two is a Platinum Experience, available for $349 in addition to the 3-day festival pass. 50 cents of every ticket sold will be donated to Headcount, a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization devoted to voter registration and participation in democracy.

Camp Bisco 9 is promoted by MCP Presents and hosted by The Disco Biscuits, who's upcoming release, Planet Anthem, will be out on Diamond Riggs Records March 16th. Visit for the most up to date information.