Monday, March 31, 2008

The Cribs - Men's Needs Video, Tour Dates

Yeah, we're a bit late, but we have been listening to this Cribs album a lot this week so here you go:

Tour Dates:

02.04.08Portland, OR - Doug Fir
Ra Ra Riot, Jeffrey Lewis & The Jitters

03.04.08San Francisco, CA - Pop Scene
Ra Ra Riot, Jeffrey Lewis & The Jitters

04.04.08Los Angeles, CA - El Rey
Ra Ra Riot, Jeffrey Lewis & The Jitters

30.05.08Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Festival
08.06.08Dores (nr Inverness) - Rockness Festival
10.06.08Cornwall - Beachbreak Live
12.06.08Coventry - Kasbah
14.06.08Newport - Isle of Wight Festival
20.06.08Neuhausen, Germany - Southside Festival
21.06.08Luxembourg - Rock-A-Field Festival
26.06.08Naeba Ski Resort, Japan - Fuji Rock Festival
04.07.08Ashford, UK - Zoo Thousand (headline show)
06.07.08Gdynia, Poland - Heineken Open'er Festival
14.08.08Kiewit, Belgium - Pukkelpop Festival
22.08.08Leeds - Leeds Festival (headlin NME / Radio 1 stage)
24.08.08Reading - Reading Festival (headling NME / Radio 1 stage)
07.09.08Toronto, Canada - V Festival

March Band Of The Month

Each month we will post our current favorite band for the present month. It will be based on opinion. Strictly opinion and growth of said opinion. For Example, Radiohead are always held in high regard here at Musicolgy nyc, so even though they were very active this month and In Rainbows is still playing away like crazy, it will be very difficult for them to win a band of the month award because it would be nearly impossible for us to love them anymore than we do.
This month we have a lot of veterans that were in high contention for the reward. And the winner will not surprise anyone. There will be no discovery of new artists this month. A couple contenders were the Grand Archives, Thao Nguyen and NIN, but with the release of the new REM album and the new Portishead on heavy rotation it really only came down to those two artists.

And the winner is...

As if you can't tell from the attached photo...

Portishead, by a landslide. What a great album they have coming out this month. We cannot wait to see them live, when they will probably win this award again.

Your prize can be collected when you contact me.

Bjork News

Bjork seems to be everywhere today. The highlights of the day in Bjork are:
1) A cool new video:
Bjork - "Wanderlust"

2) A free download of a tribute to Post:
Stereogum Presents...Enjoyed: A Tribute to Bjork's Post

3) Record Store Day:

On April 19, the 3-D music video of Björk’s latest single “Wanderlust” will be featured during National Record Store Day. For the event, over 300 independent music retailers nationwide will distribute 10,000 3-D glasses to view the video on in-store kiosks.
Please visit for more details and a full list of participating retailers.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Pitchfork Interviews Radiohead's Colin Greenwood

We are still way pumped for Radiohead's closest thing to a NY show. Read what bassist Colin Greenwood had to say about In Rainbows and the band that Radiohead have become here.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Top One Countdown: Reasons REM is Back

We have been listening to REM's new Accelerate record and we kinda enjoy it. A lot of people are saying that it's a return to form for the band, and the last time they said that we were stuck with that monster (as in monster bad, not monster good) of a record called..errrr...Monster. This one feels better than Monster did for sure.

And the number one reason we feel so good about it is...

1) "Man Sized Wreath"

Listen to it and the rest of the album here.

New Phosphorescent Video - "A Picture of Your Torn Up Praise"

If I were a new Phosphorescent video I would be..."A Picture of Your Torn Up Praise". Man, we love this band.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Not Sure Why, But It Looks Like You Should Listen to: The Wombats

Check out the Wombats and let us know what you think.

The Wombats - "Backfire at the Disco"

Look at all of these sold out dates:

Upcoming Shows ( view all )
Mar 25 2008 8:00P
Melkweg** SOLD OUT ** Amsterdam
Mar 26 2008 8:00P
Botanique ** SOLD OUT ** Brussels
Mar 28 2008 8:00P
Den Atelier Luxembourg
Mar 29 2008 8:00P
Gabaude 9 ** SOLD OUT ** Koln
Mar 30 2008 8:00P
Lido ** SOLD OUT ** Berlin
Mar 31 2008 8:00P
Molotow ** SOLD OUT ** Hamburg
Apr 1 2008 8:00P
Voxhall Aarhus
Apr 3 2008 8:00P
Hulen Bergen
Apr 4 2008 8:00P
John Dee ** SOLD OUT ** Oslo
Apr 6 2008 8:00P
Atomic Café ** SOLD OUT ** Munich
Apr 7 2008 8:00P
PPC Graz
Apr 8 2008 8:00P
Weekender Innsbruck
Apr 10 2008 8:00P
Circolo Degli Artisti Rome
Apr 11 2008 8:00P
New Age Roncade
Apr 12 2008 8:00P
Velvet Rimini
Apr 13 2008 8:00P
Sintetika Florence
Apr 15 2008 8:00P
Abart Zurich
Apr 16 2008 8:00P
Fri-son Fribourg
Apr 17 2008 8:00P
La Vapeur Dijon
Apr 18 2008 8:00P
Le Printemps de Bourges France
Apr 27 2008 8:00P
UEA ** SOLD OUT ** Norwich
Apr 28 2008 8:00P
Guildhall ** SOLD OUT ** Southampton
Apr 29 2008 8:00P
Dome ** SOLD OUT ** Brighton
May 1 2008 8:00P
Victoria Hall ** SOLD OUT ** Stoke
May 3 2008 8:00P
Brixton Academy ** SOLD OUT ** London
May 4 2008 8:00P
Leeds University ** SOLD OUT ** Leeds
May 5 2008 8:00P
Bristol Academy ** SOLD OUT ** Bristol
May 6 2008 8:00P
Oxford Academy ** SOLD OUT ** Oxford
May 8 2008 8:00P
Rock City ** SOLD OUT ** Nottingham
May 9 2008 8:00P
Empress Ballroom ** SOLD OUT ** Blackpool
May 10 2008 8:00P
Birmingham Academy ** SOLD OUT ** Birmingham
May 12 2008 8:00P
Newcastle Academy ** SOLD OUT ** Newcastle
May 13 2008 8:00P
Corn Exchange ** SOLD OUT ** Edinburgh
May 14 2008 8:00P
Ironworks Inverness
May 15 2008 8:00P
Sheffield Academy ** SOLD OUT ** Sheffield
May 23 2008 8:00P
Royal Albert Hall London
May 24 2008 8:00P
Forgotten Valley Lake District
May 25 2008 8:00P
Cyprus Avenue Cork
May 26 2008 8:00P
Whelans Dublin
May 27 2008 8:00P
Mandela Hall Belfast
May 29 2008 8:00P
Apollo Manchester
May 30 2008 8:00P
St Georges Hall Liverpool

Go see them, or at least know about them.

Monday, March 24, 2008

New REM Album Stream, Stipe Comes Out Of the Closet, and Interview

I swear I - along with the rest of the entire world - thought REM's singer Michael Stipe came out of the closet at birth, but that's not the case. In coming out of the closet he told Spin this:

“I recognize that to have public figures be very open about their sexuality helps some kid somewhere out there”

Either way, we're happy that he has come to terms with this. The band's new album, Accelerate that supposedly is a return to form is streaming at iLike. Additionally there is an interview with his Stipe himself over at Pitchfork.

New Bomb the Bass featuring Fujiya & Miyagi "Butterfingers"

The dudes from Fujiya and Miyagi nearly made our top albums of '07 and were certainly one of our top live acts as well. Well, the boys are back - sort of. On this video - that plays like a still photo - they join Tim Simenon of Bomb the Bass fame.

Bomb the Bass featuring Fujiya & Miyagi - "Butterfingers"

Kicking and Streaming: Spinner Album Stream

AOL has the new Gnarls Barkley and B-52s along with a Lemonhead's and Jesus and Mary Chain re-release. Go grab a listen before you purchase.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Thao with the Get Down Stay Down - "Bag of Hammers" Video, Tour Dates

A cool video by Thao with the Get Down Stay Down. "Bag of Hammers" is quite uplifting and well, just plain fun. Below the official video for the song, you can see a live version as well.

Thao with the Get Down Stay Down - "Bag of Hammers"

Makes you wanna see them, don't it?

Upcoming Shows ( view all )
Mar 15 2008 8:00P
Reggie’s w/ Xiu Xiu Chicago, Illinois
Mar 16 2008 8:00P
Ruby’s Bar w/ Xiu Xiu Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
Mar 17 2008 8:00P
Sneaky Dee’s w/ Xiu Xiu Toronto, Ontario
Mar 18 2008 8:00P
Babylon Nightclub w/ Xiu Xiu Ottawa, Ontario
Mar 19 2008 8:00P
La Sala Rossa w/ Xiu Xiu Montreal
Mar 20 2008 8:00P
Bennington College w/ Xiu Xiu Bennington, Vermont
Mar 21 2008 8:00P
Museum of Fine Arts w/ Xiu Xiu Boston, Massachusetts
Mar 22 2008 8:00P
Smog, Bard College w/ Xiu Xiu Annandale, New York
Mar 23 2008 8:00P
Music Hall of Williamsburg w/XiuXiu Brooklyn, New York
Mar 24 2008 8:00P
Student Center w/ Xiu Xiu Purchase, New York
Mar 25 2008 8:00P
Fordham University w/Xiu Xiu Bronx, New York
Mar 26 2008 8:00P
First Unitarian Church w/ Xiu Xiu Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Mar 27 2008 8:00P
Black Cat w/ Xiu Xiu Washington, DC, Washington DC
Mar 28 2008 8:00P
Skully’s Music Diner w/ Xiu Xiu Columbus, Ohio
Mar 29 2008 8:00P
Southgate House w/ Xiu Xiu Newport, Kentucky
Mar 31 2008 8:00P
Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center w/ Xiu Xiu St. Louis, Missouri
Apr 1 2008 8:00P
Randy Bacon Gallery w/ Xiu Xiu Springfield, Missouri
Apr 2 2008 8:00P
Conservatory w/ Xiu Xiu Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Apr 3 2008 8:00P
Lola’s w/ Xiu Xiu Fort Worth, Texas
Apr 4 2008 8:00P
Orange Show Center w/ Xiu Xiu Houston, Texas
Apr 5 2008 8:00P
Mohawk w/ Xiu Xiu Austin, Texas
Apr 7 2008 8:00P
College of Santa Fe Sub w/ Xiu Xiu Santa Fe, New Mexico
Apr 8 2008 8:00P
Rhythm Room w/ Xiu Xiu Phoenix, Arizona
Apr 11 2008 8:00P
Echo w/Xiu Xiu Los Angeles, California
Apr 12 2008 8:00P
Bottom of the Hill w/ Xiu Xiu San Francisco, California
May 26 2008 5:00P
Sasquatch Festival- The Gorge Seattle, Washington

Portishead New Video - "Machine Gun"

As you already know, we are big Portishead fans here. And as we promised, here is their new video for the song "Machine Gun".

Kicking and Streaming: Sun Kil Moon Album Stream

Though Musicology NYC fave Sun Kil Moon don't have any myspace friends, they sure do have another beautiful album on their hands. Their new album April will stream until tomorrow, at the bands friendless quarters. The album will be available - appropriately - on April 1, 2008. Singer/songwriter Mark Kozelek will be at the Highline Ballroom on June 13, most likely performing some of these tunes.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

New Portishead Video Premiers Tonight!

The first single from Portishead's return album Third will be called "Machine Gun" and the video will be premiering tonight on their website.

The album, which we have been listening to a lot lately is completely different from old Portishead, yet unmistakeably the same. Just say this, if you liked Portishead before -and you have an open mind to change- you will like this album.

Make sure you check out the new video, which we hope to post later.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Lisps at SXSW

From what we have been reading, The Lisps seem to be having a ball down at SXSW. Check out the old vid for "Pepper Spray".

Opening For Radiohead 2008: Liars, Underworld, Make Your Own Video

Radiohead is all over the news today. In addition to the announcement that Liars and Underworld will be opening in North America, we also found that you can make a video for them.

From AniBoom:

It's the perfect match between revolutionary music and the mind blowing possibilities of animation. The *In Rainbows Music Video Contest* judged by Radiohead is here. Submit your storyboard or video clip until April 27th. Feel the music. Make the video...make history!


Sunday, March 16, 2008

Wye Oak at SXSW

Stereogum has a cool performance by Baltimore's Wye Oak doing their song "I Don't Feel Young". See it here. Their debut, If Children will be available April 8.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Portishead Third Song Stream - The Rip

Ten years we have waited. And now the wait is just about over.

We don't have our hands on Portishead's third studio record, Third, just yet, but we have listened to this song, "The Rip" and yeah, we kinda like it.

It opens like a classic Portishead song with the haunting swirls that we have certainly heard before. But suddenly it becomes stripped down to a plucking guitar that reminds us of singer Beth Gibbons work with Rustin Man (Paul Webb). Gibbons vocals sound, as always, dreary yet somehow beautiful and refreshing. But just as we become comfortable with this new mellower Portishead accompanied by trademark Gibbons, they change again, adding some synth that feels less Portishead-y than it should. Yet seconds in we are won over again as we think twice...Yes. This. Is. Portishead.

If only we had the full length.

Give it a listen over at Prefix.

If I were at SXSW...

It's time to play, if I were at SXSW..., where we here at Musicology NYC dream of being important enough to get the invite to the big Austin gig.

Today seems a little harder than yesterday. Here goes...

If I were at SXSW...

I would be here:

Austin Music Hall

(208 Nueces St) (All Ages)

The Whigs 8:15 p.m. Athens GA Rock

Yo La Tengo 9:30 p.m. Hoboken NJ Rock

My Morning Jacket 11:00 p.m. Louisville KY Rock

Or maybe here:


(912 Red River St) (All Ages)

Secretly Canadian/Jagjaguwar/Dead Oceans
White Hinterland 8:30 p.m. Boston MA Rock
Throw Me The Statue 9:30 p.m. Seattle WA Rock
The Explorers Club 10:30 p.m. Charleston SC Pop
Citay 11:30 p.m. San Francisco CA Rock
Parts & Labor 12:30 a.m. Brooklyn NY Rock

Mohawk Patio

(912 Red River St) (All Ages)

Secretly Canadian/Jagjaguwar/Dead Oceans
Phosphorescent 8:00 p.m. Brooklyn NY Rock
Bodies of Water 9:00 p.m. Highland Park CA Rock
Evangelicals 10:00 p.m. Austin TX Rock

Bon Iver 11:00 p.m. Eau Claire WI Rock
Jens Lekman 12:00 a.m. Gothenburg SWEDEN Pop
Black Mountain 1:00 a.m. Vancouver BC Rock

Alright, I understand that there are three venues here, but you try going through this list and picking one. There were some tough eliminations...John Maus, MGMT, Del. I could go on.