Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Dengue Fever - "Venus On Earth" Album Stream, Tour Dates

LA based band Dengue Fever has a somewhat familiar sound. Dark, yet astonishingly friendly and pop-y, they remind us at times of a Cambodian-pop meets surf rock version of the Cocteau Twins. At other times they don't remind us of anyone or anything. Lead vocalist Chhom Nimol, accompanies the Californian brothers Holtzman with near perfection. Their third LP, titled Venus On Earth is (sort of) streaming at Rhapsody (if you have your free listens or are a subscriber).

Below is a trailer for a documentary about the bands visit to Cambodia (native home of Nimol), titled "Sleepwalking Through the Mekong". Under that you'll find tour dates. Mercury Lounge looks like one of those can't miss shows.

Checkout the documentary trailer about their trip to Cambodia

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Tour Dates:

Jan 31 2008 9:00P
The Echoplex / Record Release Party Los Angeles, California
Feb 15 2008 9:30P
Victoria Theater. S.F. Indie Film Fest. Screening of our documentary film san francisco
Feb 16 2008 12:30P
Victoria Theater. S.F. Indie Film Fest. Screening of our documentary film San Francisco
Feb 27 2008 9:00P
Empty Bottle CHICAGO, Illinois
Feb 28 2008 8:00P
Crofoot Ballroom Pontiac, Michigan
Feb 29 2008 8:00P
Skully’s Columbus, Ohio
Mar 1 2008 9:00P
KCRW Presents / Black Cat WASHINGTON, Washington DC
Mar 2 2008 8:00P
Arden Gild Hall Arden, Delaware
Mar 4 2008 8:00P
Mercury Lounge New York, New York
Mar 5 2008 8:00P
Southpaw Brooklyn, New York
Mar 6 2008 8:00P
Terrence F Club Princeton, New Jersey
Mar 7 2008 8:00P
La Sala Rossa Montreal, Quebec
Mar 8 2008 8:00P
Sneaky Dee’s Toronto, Ontario
Mar 12 2008 8:00P
UCLA Live Los Angeles, California
Mar 13 2008 8:00P
Echo Park Film Center. Documentary film screening los angeles
Mar 22 2008 8:00P
Neumos Crystal Ball Reading Room Seattle, Washington
Mar 25 2008 9:00P
Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, Utah
Mar 26 2008 11:00P
Hi-Dive Denver, Colorado
Mar 28 2008 9:00P
Club Deville Austin, Texas
Mar 29 2008 9:00P
Orange Show Center Houston, Texas
Mar 30 2008 10:00P
Lola’s Ft. Worth, Texas
Apr 1 2008 8:00P
Orpheum Theatre Flagstaff, Arizona
May 27 2008 8:00P
Borderline London UK
May 30 2008 8:00P
Tong Tong Festival The Hague, The Netherlands
Jun 1 2008 8:00P
Wychwood Music Festival Gloucestershire, England

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Sun Kil Moon - "Moorestown" Stream, New Album, Tour Dates

Something about Mark Kozelek's crooning that makes you want to curl up in bed as the rain raps on your window, reminding you with each successive tap that you are all alone in this world. And music that makes sadness feel so perfectly acceptable and even welcomed is hard to come by.

Kozelek's once again working under the Sun Kil Moon moniker and will release a new album titled April on April 1, 2008 via his Caldo Verde Records. It will not be all covers as was the last Sun Kil Moon record (2005's Tiny Cities consisted of all Modest Mouse tunes). Check out track number six, "Moorestown" here (be sure to click on the cover art for April).

Track Listing:

"Lost Verses" "The Light" "Lucky Man" "Unlit Hallway" "Heron Blue" "Moorestown" "Harper Road" "Tonight the Sky" "Like the River" "Tonight in Bilbao" "Blue Orchids"

Tour Dates:

Apr 16 2008 8:00P
Town Hall, with David Bazan opening Seattle, Washington
Apr 17 2008 8:00P
Aladdin Theater, with David Bazan opening Portland, Oregon
Apr 26 2008 8:00P
Palace of Fine Arts, with David Bazan opening San Francisco, California

Monday, January 28, 2008

Ben Folds - "Such Great Heights"

So Ben Folds rules the earth as far as I'm concerned. In this video he has about a million guitarists and even though it's a Postal Service cover these dudes strumming away make it worth the post.

Ben Folds - "Such Great Heights"

The Kooks - Tour Dates, New Album Sneak Peak

I really dug Brighton's, the Kooks, first record, Inside In, Inside Out back in 2006. I am looking forward to their new record which will be titled Konk and will be released on April 14, 2008. Here's a sneak peak:

Their Myspace lists Jack Johnson as an influence (what the hell is going on?) and these tour dates:

Jan 29 2008 8:00P
Wrexham Central Station SOLD OUT Wrexham
Jan 30 2008 8:00P
Morecambe Dome (18+) SOLD OUT Morecambe
Jan 31 2008 8:00P
Leeds Brundell Social Club SOLD OUT Leeds, Northeast
Feb 7 2008 8:00P
The Troubadour SOLD OUT West Hollywood, California
Feb 8 2008 8:00P
Echo Silverlake SOLD OUT Los Angeles, California
Feb 11 2008 8:00P
Mod Club SOLD OUT Toronto, Ontario
Feb 12 2008 8:00P
Music Hall of Williamsburg SOLD OUT New York
Feb 23 2008 8:00P
Oxford Carling Academy SOLD OUT Oxford
Feb 24 2008 8:00P
Engine Shed SOLD OUT Lincoln
Feb 25 2008 8:00P
NME BRATS show - The Astoria SOLD OUT London
Apr 16 2008 8:00P
Le Printemps de Bourges festival @ Le Phenix De Bourges
Apr 22 2008 8:00P
Manchester Apollo Manchester, Northeast
Apr 23 2008 8:00P
Swindon Oasis Swindon, South
Apr 24 2008 8:00P
Newport Centre Newport, Wales
Apr 25 2008 8:00P
Hull Arena Hull, Northeast
Apr 27 2008 8:00P
Birmingham Academy Birmingham, Midlands
Apr 28 2008 8:00P
Sheffield Academy Sheffield, Northeast
Apr 29 2008 8:00P
Edinburgh Corn Exchange Edinburgh, Scotland
May 1 2008 8:00P
London Brixton Academy London, South
May 2 2008 8:00P
London Brixton Academy London, South
May 3 2008 8:00P
Plymouth Pavillion Plymouth, Southwest
Jun 15 2008 8:00P
Isle Of Wight SOLD OUT Isle Of Wight, South
Jun 17 2008 8:00P
Palladium Cologne
Jun 18 2008 8:00P
Columbiahalle Berlin, Berlin
Jun 20 2008 8:00P
Southside Festival Stuttgart, Nordrhein-Westfalen
Jun 22 2008 8:00P
Hurricane Festival Hamberg
Jun 24 2008 8:00P
HOVE FESTIVAL Arendal, Troms

These guys are selling an awful lot of shows out. Are they really that big?

Sunday, January 27, 2008

New Erykah Badu - New Amerykah

Erykah Badu has been missing since 2003's Worldwide Underground. Her new album, New Amerykah will be available 02-26-08. The new single "Honey" is streaming at her myspace. Below, she discusses the single.


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The Whigs Interview on NPR, Tour Dates, Album Stream

One of Athens, Georgia's newest dears, the Whigs have a new album called Mission Control out now. This interview is from NPR. The band discusses the new album and naming themselves, among other things. They will be on Letterman tomorrow night. The album was still streaming at Spinner when this was typed, but it probably will fall off tonight, unless they run it again this week. They play at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on February 1. Other tour dates are below.

Tour Dates:

Jan 28 2008 11:30P
Jan 30 2008 8:00P
Local 506 w/ the Sammies and Bull City Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Jan 31 2008 8:00P
8 x 10 w/ the Spinto Band & Plants and Animals Baltimore, Maryland
Feb 1 2008 8:00P
Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ Spinto Band & Plants and Animals Brooklyn, New York
Feb 2 2008 8:00P
Johnny Brenda’s with Spinto Band & Plants and Animals Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Feb 4 2008 8:00P
The Mohawk with Handsome Jack and Johnny Nobody Buffalo, New York
Feb 5 2008 8:00P
Horseshoe (small room) Toronto, Ontario
Feb 6 2008 8:00P
Crofoot (small room) w/ Tulsa Pontiac, Michigan
Feb 7 2008 8:00P
Madhatter w/ Tulsa Cincinnati, Ohio
Feb 8 2008 8:00P
Grog Shop w/ Tulsa Cleveland, Ohio
Feb 9 2008 8:00P
Schubas w/ Tulsa Chicago, Illinois
Feb 12 2008 8:00P
Varsity w/ Tulsa Minneapolis, Minnesota
Feb 13 2008 8:00P
The Majestic Madison, Wisconsin
Feb 14 2008 8:00P
Creepy Crawl w/ Tulsa & Wax Fang St. Louis, Missouri
Feb 15 2008 8:00P
Birdy’s w/ Tulsa and Wax Fang Indianapolis, Indiana
Feb 16 2008 8:00P
Rave Bar w/ Tulsa and Wax Fang Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Feb 22 2008 8:00P
Majestic Fayetteville, Arkansas
Feb 23 2008 8:00P
Mercy Lounge w/ Spinto Band Nashville, Tennessee
Feb 26 2008 8:00P
Grey Eagle w/ the Spinto Band & the Sammies Asheville, North Carolina
Feb 27 2008 8:00P
The Visulite w/ Spinto Band Charlotte, North Carolina
Feb 28 2008 8:00P
TBA w/ Spinto Band Charlottesville, Virginia
Mar 1 2008 8:00P
The Dame with Wax Fang & Spinto Band Lexington, Kentucky
Mar 3 2008 8:00P
The Granada w/ The Spinto Band Lawrence, Kansas
Mar 4 2008 8:00P
Waiting Room w/ Spinto Band Omaha, Nebraska
Mar 6 2008 8:00P
Larimer Lounge w/ Spinto Band Denver, Colorado
Mar 7 2008 8:00P
Black Sheep w/ Spinto Band Colorado Springs, Colorado
Mar 9 2008 8:00P
Launchpad w/ Spinto Band Albuquerque, New Mexico
Mar 11 2008 8:00P
Rockbottom w/ Spinto Band San Antonio, Texas
Mar 13 2008 7:00P
SXSW - Austin Music Hall supporting MY MORNING JACKET and YO LA TENGO Austin, Texas

STP Reunion

Looks like those rumors of a Stone Temple Pilots reunion are all but confirmed. Slash now joins Weiland in the reunion talk, via Rolling Stone.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Hercules & Love Affair New Video - "Blind"

If this song by Brooklyn's Hercules and Love Affair doesn't get you dancing then, well, you ain't so fly. Musicology NYC imagines if they hooked up some loud speakers and hung them out the window the whole damn city would be jamming. In case you don't recognize the voice, that's Antony. I believe the new album will be available on March 8th of this year. Yay!

Free download below.

Hercules and Love Affair - "Blind" ft. Antony

Hercules and Love Affair - "Hercules Theme" (MP3)

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Vampire Weekend Interview on NPR, A-Punk Video

Seemingly everyones current fave Brooklynites, Vampire Weekend were interviewed and performed on David Dye's World Cafe show. The set list went like this:
  • "Mansard Roof"
  • "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa"
  • "Campus"
  • "A-Punk"
Here is their newest video for the song "A-Punk":

Sigur Ros New Album Info

Sigur Ros is one of the bands we never tire of here at Musicologynyc. And apparently they are hanging in our town right now. Keep your eyes peeled for the mysterious Icelandic quartet. Maybe they'll play you a ditty. This from their website:

the boys have got together a - by their standards - big bunch of material and are leaving iceland for new york to work with flood on what will hopefully be a quick, neat job - maybe even ready for release by the summer.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Portishead Name Third LP, "Three", Set Release Date, Add Tour Dates

It seems that we have been waiting for this album for like ten years (we have), but finally Portishead have given us a release date for their new record via there website . They have also added tour dates, but still no US dates (except Coachella). These dates are listed below the words from the Portishead webpage:


23 Jan 2008

We're pleased to announce that we'll be releasing our album, titled THIRD. on April 14th 2008. The album has 11 tracks and is 49 minutes 13 seconds long.

Tour Dates:

Oporto Coliseum
Wednesday March 26

Lisbon Coliseum Thursday March 27

Milan Alcatraz Sunday March 30

Florence Sashall Monday March 31

Munich Tonhalle Wednesday April 2

Berlin Columbiahalle Thursday April 3

Copenhagen KB Halle Friday April 4

Cologne Palladium Sunday April 6

Amsterdam HMH Monday April 7

Manchester Apollo Wednesday April 9

London Hammersmith Apollo Thursday April 10

Edinburgh Corn Exchange Saturday April 12

Wolverhampton Civic Sunday April 13

Coachella Festival Saturday April 26

Paris Zenith Monday May 5

Brussels Forest National Thursday May 8

Barcelona Primavera Sound Thursday May 29

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

MGMT & Others Stream at Spinner

It looks like this is the first big new release week of 2008. All kinds of goodies streaming over at Spinner for you to sample before you buy.

For Example:

Super Furry Animals
The Whigs

Jack Penate

Matt Costa

Stone Temple Pilots Reunion?

In honor of the possible STP reunion reported by the Miami Herald here is a video of "Sex Type Thing" from the bands debut, Core.

Stone Temple Pilots - "Sex Type Thing"

Monday, January 21, 2008

Official Coachella 2008 Line Up Announced!

It's official. And rather disappointing. No Led Zeppelin, no My Bloody Valentine but there is Roger Waters and My Morning Jacket. Oh and Jack Johnson? This years lineup looks like it'll be attracting more jam band fans than usual.

Moldy Peaches Are Huge! Perform On The View!

The Moldy Peaches are to Juno as the Shins are to Garden State. No doubt. And the band is riding their fame all the way to The View. Kimya Dawson and Adam Green performed their resurrected tune “Anyone Else But You” on the hit ABC show this morning to the simultaneous gasps of many hipsters around the world.

It's actually quite nice.