Monday, August 31, 2009

Simian Mobile Disco "Synthesize" Video and Tour Dates

Simian Mobile Disco's new album Temporary Pleasure is out September 15, 2009


Oct 28th Boston, MA @ Paradise
Oct 30th New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Oct 31st Philadelphia, PA @ Starlight Ballroom
Nov 1st Washington, D.C @ 9:30 Club
Nov 4th Chicago, IL @ Metro
Nov 6th Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club
Nov 7th Montreal, QC @ SAT
Nov 25th Los Angeles, CA @ Mayan Theatre
Nov 27th San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine
Nov 28th Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Logan Lynn: "From Pillar to Post" Due September 4th on Dandy Warhol's Label

Digging what I've heard from Logan Lynn. The Dandy Warhol's liked him enough to sign him. Download "Feed Me to the Wolves" here.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Chairlift - "Ceiling Wax" Video

Chairlift's new video for "Ceiling Wax"

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Mayer Hawthorne - "A Strange Arrangement"

Want to read something funny? Mayer Hawthorne's debut album A Strange Arrangement began as a joke. I suppose that isn't too funny. But it is certainly ironic...Because this album could very well be the best release of 2009.

What started out as sort of a joke for close friends and family, has suddenly and unexpectedly become something very real.

There is no doubt a certain amount of "realness" is poured into this album. You can look no further then the roots from which it stems. Though it is molded from the peak of Motown it mixes easily with modern hip hop. Things might feel retro but it simultaneously feels fresh. And though this vibe is key, just a important is the pain and pleasure that Mayer shares with us from not only his vocals but the instruments.

He plays just about everything on A Strange Arrangement. And the amazement does not stop there. We dare you to keep these songs out of your head. You'll be singing them in the subway. You'll be that dude singing in public. And you'll be OK with it. Just like A Strange Arrangement, the joke is on those that just don't get it.

Back to the point, this album might have started as a joke but it brings some serious shit. Go get it now. Or at least when it comes out on 09-08-09 at

We give it an "It's great".

Mew - "No More Stories" Streaming at Spinner

Spinner gets back on track this week with some awesome new releases including:
Imogen Heap
Ingrid Michaelson
Amongst others. Go there to try it before you buy it.

Monday, August 24, 2009

R.E.M. - "Living Well Is The Best Revenge" Live Video

The first video from the new REM live release Live at the Olympia which becomes available on October 27th, 2009 via Warner Bros. Records. There will be 39 songs on the album.

Living Well Is The Best Revenge

Pearl Jam - "The Fixer" Video

Best Pearl Jam song in years now has a video. Watch "The Fixer" below.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Antlers - "Two" , Live

Stoked to see the Antler's on Friday at Mercury Lounge. Check out the new video for "Two" in preparation. Via Pitchfork.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Antony and the Johnsons - "Crazy in Love"

This is quite beautiful. Antony and the Johnsons do "Crazy in Love" absolutely nothing like Beyonce. Via PitchforkTV

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Calvin Harris - "I'm Not Alone" Video, Tour Dates, New Album

I have been importing all of my CDs so I can create room in my apartment, and I came across Calvin Haris's I Created Disco album and then I get an email about this new video for "I'm Not Alone". It's the first single from Ready for the Weekend, which will be out digitally on 8/17 and in stores 10/6.

09/10 - Music Hall of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY
09/11 - Vision Nightclub - Chicago, IL
09/12 - Vanguard - Los Angeles, CA
09/13 - Venue - Vancouver, BC

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Pearl Jam "The End"

Dude I work with adores these dudes called Pearl Jam. So I have been listening to them . The closing track from their new album is called "The End". Watch it be performed below. Via Stereogum.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Daniel Merriweather

OK. So I wasn't even gonna click on my email featuring this dude Daniel Merriweather until I read "+ Mark Ronson + The Dap Kings + Wale". And I'm glad that was in the subject line becaus I would have missed this tune "Change" featuring Wale.

Buy it here.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Portugal. The Man - The Satanic Satanist Review

For some reason or another I keep going back to this Portugal. The Man
album The Satanic Satanist. Each listen grows closer to the last and I
wonder why. Is it because it's modern rock that swerves into classic
rock territory
without feeling recycled? Is it John Baldwin Gourley's politically
charged vocals? Is it the melodic hooks that suck you in like an iPod
ad? Is it the hippy hiding in me from my high school

Yeah it's that and more. It's a wonder that these dudes don't have a
bigger name. Speaking of names...the stand out tracks are opener "People Say" and
"Golden". When Gourley sings from his heart. He is the man. Portugal.
The man.

We rate this album "it's good". Go get it.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

New Radiohead Song For Peace - "Harry Patch (In Memory Of)"

Listen to this heartbreaking new Radiohead tune about Harry Patch, the last living English veteran in WWI, who inspired singer Thom Yorke when he was still alive as he discussed his thoughts on war. Apparently the lyrics are from a speech he gave.

The Phenomenal Handclap Band at Le Poisson Rouge on Wed, August 12

Quite a buzz around these guys. Well, I've heard at least a few people mention them. Listen to The Phenomenal Handclap Band "You'll Disappear"mp3: and go see them next Wednesday. Has anyone heard the full length or seen them live? Opinion?

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

New No Age Losing Feeling EP Stream

No Age are on the way back. For a sneak peek of their new EP go here.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Jay Reatard - "It Ain't Gonna Save Me" Video

Nothing wrong with this new tune by Jay Reatard. Enjoy "It Ain't Gonna Save Me" below. His now album Watch Me Fall will be out later this month!

Jay Reatard - "It Ain't Gonna Save Me"

Win tickets to see Joe Pernice perform at the Bowery Ballroom in NYC on Friday, August 7th

Celebrate Joe Pernice from the Pernice Brothers first novel! Enter to win tickets to see him perform at the Bowery Ballroom in NYC this Friday, August 7th and signed copies of IT FEELS SO GOOD WHEN I STOP.

Go here and enter before 5 PM tomorrow...Wednesday, August 5th.

This week, Joe Pernice of The Pernice Brothers will publish his debut novel
IT FEELS SO GOOD WHEN I STOP, a hilarious and irreverent novel about a modern
everyman struggling to learn how to love, choose, and commit on his own terms.

On August 4th, Pernice will also release his soundtrack to the novel on his
own Ashmont Records—a collection of cover versions of songs referenced
throughout the book. As the Read the Music featured author this month, he's
selected three songs—“Found a Little Baby” (Plush) “I’m your Puppet” (James
& Bobby Purify) and “I Go To Pieces” (Del Shannon) to stream at and wrote a bit about why he made these selections.

Monday, August 3, 2009

A Mountain of One - "Bones" Video

This song is cool. Haven't heard anything else from these dudes. What do you know about them? A Mountain of One's "Bones" video is below.

Counting Crows, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Augustana present The Saturday Night Rebel Rockers Traveling Circus & Medicine Show

Didn't know that the Counting Crows were still playing. But after importing half of my over 1200 CDs to an external hard drive (and having just passed C) I can't help but want to see them live again.

“We want to give fans a completely different concert experience this summer than they’ve been getting," says Adam Duritz from Counting Crows. "We’re turning your normal concert experience on its head. We’re going to go out on the road with a bunch of our friends and we’re all going to play shows together. No more 'too short' sets from the bands you love.

"Make sure you come out early, because when the curtain rises, Counting Crows, Michael Franti & Spearhead, and Augustana are all going to be right there together on that stage, along with any other friends and special guests happen to be in town and feel like joining the circus for a night.

"We won’t know what we’re going to do until we do it but we’re gonna try and make a glorious noise. One way or another, by the time me and my pals walk off that stage, we’re gonna make sure you remember that the Circus came to town.”

Aug 6 - Biloxi, MS - Beau Rivage Theatre* (SOLD OUT)
Aug 7 - Orange Beach, AL - The Amphitheater at The Wharf*
Aug 8 - Tunica, MS - Harrah's Casino Tunica- Events Center*
Aug 11 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium*
Aug 12 - Atlanta, GA - Chastain Park Amphitheatre*
Aug 14 - St. Augustine, FL - St. Augustine Amphitheatre*
Aug 15 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live*
Aug 17 - Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall*
Aug 18 - Miami, FL - Bayfront Amphitheatre*
Aug 20 - N. Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues*
Aug 21 - Charlotte, NC - The Uptown Amphitheatre at The Music Factory*
Aug 25 - New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom w/ Augustana (and special guests)
Aug 26 - Red Bank, NJ - Count Basie Theatre*
Aug 28- Atlantic City, NJ - Borgata Resort Spa and Casino Event Center*
Aug 29 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena*
Aug 31 - Boston, MA - Bank of America Pavilion*
Sept 3 - New York, NY - Rumsey Playfield at Central Park Summerstage* (SOLD OUT)
Sept 5 - Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion*
Sept 6 - Canandaigua, NY - Constellation Performing Arts Center w/ Augustana

* w/ Michael Franti & Spearhead and Augustana