Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Crystal Antlers - "Andrew" new video

Crystal Antlers do a much better job live than in the studio, but for a teaser watch the new video below! via pitchfork.

Bat For Lashes - "Two Suns" Streaming on Myspace

April 6 is the big date for the new Bat For Lashes LP, Two Suns. Get an advanced listen here.

Monday, March 30, 2009


Well, I thought for sure that I wouldn't want to treck back to Jersey this year.  I mean without Radiohead, what could make me?  How about...

Friday, July 31: Beastie Boys, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Vampire Weekend, The National, Fleet Foxes, MSTRKRFT, Q-Tip, The Pharcyde, Organized Konfusion, The Knux, Ra Ra Riot, Seasick Steve, Telepathe, Shearwater, Heartless Bastards, Flying Lotus, College Humor Live, Arj Barker, Eugene Mirman and Bo Burnham.

Saturday, August 1: Tool, My Bloody Valentine, Gogol Bordello, Arctic Monkeys, Neko Case, The Ting Tings, Yelle, Crystal Castles, St. Vincent, Tokyo Police Club, The Cool Kids, Kool Keith, Cage the Elephant, Chairlift, White Rabbits, Electric Touch, The Postelles, Black Gold, College Humor Live, Tim & Eric, Judah Friedlander and Jim Jeffries.

Sunday, August 2: Coldplay, Echo & The Bunnymen, MGMT, The Black Keys, Elbow, Silversun Pickups, Mogwai, We Are Scientists, Ghostland Observatory, The Gaslight Anthem, Etienne De Crecy, Lykke Li, Akron/Family, Steel Train, Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, College Humor Live, Janeane Garofalo, Michael Showalter and Todd Barry.

via Brooklyn Vegan. Oh Yeah My Bloody Valentine!  Really a much better line up then last years.  

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Neko Case - "People Got a Lot of Nerve" Video

Neko Case is back with Middle Cyclone. Her new video for "People Got a Lot of Nerve" is fully animated. Watch it below.

Overload at Spinner! Free Music!

After a not so stellar week last week at Spinner they out did themselves this week.  This weeks new releases include a fantastic new album by the Decemberists and:
Pete Doherety
Amadou & Mariam
Pearl Jam (Ten Reissue)
Radiohead (Reissues)

Plus others of interest!

GORILLAZ "BANANAZ" Documentary trailer

Though this doesn't have anything to do with a new Gorillaz album the news is interesting.  The trailer follows the press release.  

Babelgum announced today that Ceri Levy's Bananaz, about virtual cartoon band Gorillaz, has been selected to screen on the new, Flash-driven Babelgum website as the first ever global, on-line premiere on April 20th prior to the film's subsequent theatrical release via EMI including DVD and broadcast rights worldwide.

Monday, March 23, 2009

MF DOOM - "Born Like This" Free Stream

MF DOOM's myspace has been streaming his new record for a few days. It comes out tomorrow. Listen before you buy it by clicking here.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Lot 49 - "Exponents" New Single available on Itunes and Amazon

Lot 49's new album called "Lonely Planet" will be available this May. The first single called "Exponents" is available for free right here. It is also available over at Amazon. We can't wait to hear the full length.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

St. Vincent - "The Strangers"

Well, I haven't heard the new St. Vincent record yet but I have been hearing good things.  Click this link from Gorilla Vs Bear to hear the song "The Strangers".  Actor will be out May 5th 2009.  

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Spinner has MSTRKRFT Metric and Superdrag

That time of the week again-though not much this week because of SXSW. Either way, thank you Spinner.

Patrick Wolf - "Vulture"

Patrick Wolf getting kinky in "Vulture" below.

Patrick Wolf - Vulture

Monday, March 16, 2009


This is exciting news from last week that we are just getting to post now.  Here's the new Eels album tracklist!

01. Prizefighter
02. That Look You Give That Guy
03. Lilac Breeze
04. In My Dreams
05. Tremendous Dynamite
06. The Longing
07. Fresh Blood
08. What’s a Fella Gotta Do
09. My Timing Is Off
10. All The Beautiful Things
11. Beginner’s Luck
12. Ordinary Man

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Let's Wrestle, Knight School at the Bell House 3-13-09

Friday at the Bell House in Brooklyn was an amazing night. From beginning to end the sold out crowd enjoyed three solid acts.

Opening duo Knight School jammed through a quick set of garage driven pop tunes. Although there weren't too many people at the show those that were there were quickly won over.

Moments later the second act -UK's Lets Wrestle played to a crowd that grew with each song. The band sounded purposely clumsy, this matched with their quirkiness made them a great act to watch-literally and figuratively (keep an eye on them in '09). Lyric lines like "drink till we vomit" are convincing rather than forced and the songs are perfect pop yet dirty. There is undoubtedly something enjoyable about this band's jangle punk sound and they have a chance of getting it in front of more ears at SXSW later this week. Watch the video below or click on the above link for examples.

New Musicology NYC fave and headliners The Pains of Being Pure At Heart seem to be on the verge of exploding. Their sound merges numerous 80's legends like Jesus and Mary Chain, Psychedelic Furs, Morrisey and Lush and their live show was like watching a band begin an upward trajectory. We were lucky to be there! If you get a chance you should check out all of these acts at one time or another.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Bat For Lashes - "Daniel" New Video

Everything about this new Bat For Lashes album is exciting. Check out the video for "Daniel"-a tribute to Dalielson.

Daniel - Bat For Lashes

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Obits - "I Blame You"

Quite a good album is this one by Obits.  Check out "Pine On" (MP3).  

New Veils "Scarecrow" (live in London)

Although we're mad at Stereogum for possibly spoiling HBO's the Wire for us, we are excited for another Veils song that they shared earlier today. Watch below:

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Summerstage and Celebrate Brooklyn 2009

2009 Jun 05 - TV on the Radio @ Central Park Summerstage (SOLD OUT)

Jun 30 - Explosions in the Sky (TICKETS ON SALE SOON)

July 01 - MGMT @ Prospect Park Bandshell (TICKETS ON SALE SOON)

July 05 - Oumou Sangare (from Mali) @ Central Park Summerstage (free?)

July 18 - Dobet Gnahore (from Africa) @ Central Park Summerstage (free?)

July 21 - Jackson Browne @ Prospect Park Bandshell (free?)

July 24 - Bettye LaVette @ Central Park Summerstage (free?)

New Pitchfork

Check out the overhaul over at Pitchfork if you haven't already.

Monday, March 9, 2009

New Yeah Yeah Yeahs - "Zero" Video 2009

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs new video is finally out via Spinner!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Michael Jackson Announces "This is It" Tour

Think there will be some US dates added?  Count how many times he says, "This is It". And go see him if you can.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Handsome Furs- "Face Control" Review

Handsome Furs debut album Plague Park sort of snuck up on you.  It was a side project after all and that tends to be what side projects do. You do not expect much with side projects. For these are songs written that didn't quite make the cut for Wolf Parade or songs that just didn't jive with the wolfy Wolf Parade sound.  It's a side project after all.  Face Control does not deny its side project-ness but if side projects allow for artistic growth, than that is what we have here on Face Control.  It's a damn good record.  Just as on Wolf Parade's At Mount Zoomer the two main songwriters (Spencer Krug and Dan Boeckner)  learned to work together and so we can say of husband and wife team of Alexei Perry and Dan Boeckner. The songs are dark and memorable.  Check out the closer "Radio Kalininbrad" and opener "Legal Tender"-leave happy. Here's hoping this isn't just a side project. 

This album is rated "it's good".  It will be released March 10th, 2009 via Sub Pop.

Yea Yeah Yeahs - SNAKESWEAT: the Philosopher

Looks like this odd Yeah Yeah Yeahs video will be a trilogy.  Part One here.  

Spinner Has Neko Case and Marissa Nadler New Albums of 2009 Streaming for Free

We're a day or two behind on this post, but Spinner has Neko Case, Grandmaster Flash and Marissa Nadler streaming in full.  

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Depeche Mode 2009 Tour Dates and Two new Videos!

We had the new Depeche Mode video for "Wrong" first-seemingly only yesterday. Now we have another new video (attached to a not as moving song) and tour dates!  "Come Back" is the newer video and it follows "Wrong".  

Depeche Mode - "Wrong" (official music video)

07/24 - Toronto @ Molson Amphitheater
07/25 - Montreal @ Bell Centre
07/28 - Washington, DC @ Nissan Pavilion
07/31 - Boston @ Comcast (Great Woods)
08/01 - Atlantic City @ Borgata
08/03 - New York @ Madison Square Garden
08/10 - Seattle @ Key Arena
08/12 - San Francisco @ Shoreline Amphitheater
08/14 - San Diego @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
08/16 - Los Angeles @ Hollywood Bowl
08/17 - Los Angeles @ Hollywood Bowl
08/20 - Santa Barbara @ County Bowl
08/22 - Las Vegas @ Pearl Concert Theater
08/23 - Phoenix @ US Air
08/25 - Salt Lake City @ E Center
08/27 - Denver @ Red Rocks
08/29 - Dallas @ Superpages
08/30 - Houston @ Woodlands Pavilion
09/01 - Atlanta @ Lakewood Amphitheater
09/04 - Tampa @ Ford Amphitheater
09/05 - Ft. Lauderdale @ Bank Atlantic

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Death Cab For Cutie - "Grapevine Fires" New Video

Does Narrow Stairs have any non-singles? Here's "Grapevine Fires" by Death Cab.