Monday, May 31, 2010

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Cat Martino's - "Jenni's Gone Down"

I thought it appropriate on Memorial Day weekend to make you aware of the gorgeous vocals of Cat Martino.

This preview of her new album is more folk-y than the rest but it is sweet for sure. It was inspired by Jennie Hodgers, who transformed into Albert Cashier to fight in the Civil War. I'll let her tell the story in music and words (you can also download here):

“Last May (2009), I woke up to read a story on NPR about Jennie Hodgers, a woman who changed her identity to Albert Cashier to fight in the Civil War,” says Martino. “Her story was so compelling, I went straight with my morning coffee to my guitar to write her life song.”

The song opens with a psycedelic bluesy-folk feel. “I wanted to aurally capture morning mist and smokey gun barrels.” We hear a tenor guitar, wrapped in organ, a banjo, and then the confessional voice remembering. The choruses of harmonizing delayed voices are the angelic ghost of the woman Jennie left behind in becoming Cashier


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

New Arcade Fire

First listen to the two new Arcade Fire tunes has the band about half on their game in our ears. You? Click here, via RIO.


This is a pretty awesome surprise. Major Lazer and La Roux mixtape for the price of an email addy.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Male Bonding: "Year's Not Long"

Favorite rockers of the moment, Male Bonding share with us a new video. See why they are a favorite of ours below. Honestly this album is awesome. Get it today.

Suckers - "A Mind I Knew"

Really got back into the Suckers after seeing their amazing show opening for Local Natives. Very excited for Wild Smile. It's due June 8.

In the meantime:

via Spinner

Thursday, May 20, 2010

New Black Keys – “Tighten Up” Video

Oh Black Keys singin the blues:

The Black Keys "Tighten Up"

The Black Keys | MySpace Music Videos


Awesome news for Musicology NYC relatively unknown fav, Twin Tigers; a tour with Interpol and the Hold Steady

May 22--The Social•Orlando, FL---w. The Hold Steady
May 23--The Social•Orlando, FL---w. The Hold Steady
May 25--Live Wire Music Hall•Savannah, GA---w. The Hold Steady
May 26--40 Watt Club•Athens, GA---w. The Hold Steady
May 27--Variety Playhouse•Atlanta, GA---w. The Hold Steady

June 19-- Taste of Randolph Street Fest•Chicago, IL

June 21--Water Street Music Hall•Rochester, NY---w. Interpol
June 22--Town Ballroom•Buffalo, NY---w. Interpol
June 23--Mr Small's Theatre•Pittsburgh, PA---w. Interpol
June 25--Crocodile Rock Cafe•Allentown, PA---w. Interpol
June 28--People's Court•Des Moines, IA---w. Interpol
July 1--Bogart's•Cincinnati, OH---w. Interpol
July 2--House of Blues Cleveland•Cleveland, OH---w. Interpol
July 5--Blue Note•Columbia, MO---w. Interpol
July 8--40 Watt Club•Athens, GA---w. Interpol
July 10--The Music Farm•Charleston, SC---w. Interpol
July 14--Ram's Head Live•Baltimore, MD---w. Interpol
July 20--Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel•Providence, RI---w. Interpol
July 21--Toad's Place•New Haven, CT---w. Interpol
July 23--Northern Lights•Clifton Park, NY---w. Interpol
July 24--Chameleon•Landcaster, PA---w. Interpol

My Morning Jacket Announce New US Tour Dates

MMJ are back with atour with both the legendary Tom Petty and the current Sub Pop fave Avi Buffalo. Catch them:

MMJ Tour Dates

* = supporting slot for Tom Petty
# = with Avi Buffalo

08/11: San Diego, CA - SDSU Outdoor Theatre #
San Diego Coast Keeper (

08/12: Los Angeles, CA - The Greek Theatre #
School On Wheels (

08/15: Denver, CO - Mile High Festival

08/17: Chicago, IL @ Charter One Pavilion
Mercy Home (

08/19: Boston, MA - Comcast *

08/20: Burlington, VT - Champlain Valley Lawn
Combat Paper Project ( 

08/21: Boston, MA - Comcast *

08/24: Newark, NJ @ Izod Center *

08/25: Holyoke, MA @ Mountain Park
WomanShelter (

08/27: Pittsburgh, PA @ Station Square Amphitheater
Just Harvest (

08/28: Rochester, NY @ CMAC
Finger Lakes Land Trust (

08/29: Philadelphia, PA @ Great Plaza
Greensgrow Philadelphia Project (

Monday, May 17, 2010

W O O M new Oakland based band's debut record will be released June 28th

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5/18 @ Cake Shop, NYC
5/19 @ Death by Audio, NYC
5/23 @ Dal Verme, Rome, Italy
5/24 @ Fanfulla 101, Rome, Italy
5/28 @ San Martino Spino Festival, Italy
6/01 @ Brtfabrik, Frankfurt, Germany w/ Xiu Xiu
6/02 @ Steinbruch, Duisburg, Germany
w/ Xiu Xiu
6/03 @ Ekko, Utrecht, Germany w/ Xiu Xiu
6/04 @ Exhaus, Trier, Germany
w/ Xiu Xiu
6/05 @ King George, Koln, Germany
w/ Xiu Xiu
6/06 @ Plan B, London, England
w/ Xiu Xiu
6/07 @ Cave Aux Poetes, Roubaix, France
w/ Xiu Xiu
6/09 @ Pop In, Paris, France
6/10 @ Le Motel, Paris, France
6/12 @ Ker Boui Boui, Rennes, France
6/13 @ Cafe Violon Dingue, Nantes, France
6/15 @ Fialho's Hideaway, Bordeaux, France
6/16 @ El Boqueron, Bordeaux, France
6/23 @ ZDB, Lisbon, Portugal

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Blaqstarr Video "Oh My Darlin'"

Not to be confused with Black Star, Blaqstarr produces the discussed MIA track "XXXO". He has that and the below track going for him. His debut album is due

School of Seven Bells at the Mercury Lounge Wednesday, June 9 and Thursday, June 10.

School of Seven Bells are back with Disconnect from Desire, coming out on Vagrant/Ghostly International on July 13. In the meantime we are lucky enough to get to hear them live on June 9 and 10 at the Mercury Lounge. It's another show we have on our to do list. Put it on yours.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The National - Today is "High Violet" Day.."Bloodbuzz Ohio" Video

The National's new album High Violet is getting even more buzz than a new pitchfork hyped band. And deservedly so. It is surprisingly as strong as Boxer. The album was released today and they also are introducing a new video. Watch "Bloodbuzz Ohio" below:

The National - "Bloodbuzz Ohio" (official video) from The National on Vimeo.

Twin Sister - "Lady Daydream" Video

A favorite for a few months now, Twin Sister not only have hopped into the top of my iTunes most played but they have also added a new video:

Twin Sister Lady Daydream from Imaginary Animal on Vimeo.

Monday, May 10, 2010

New MIA..."XXXO"

Umm...what's going on MIA?

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Local Natives "Stranger Things" Live in NYC

Local Natives may have performed the show of the year at the Bowery Ballroom on Thursday. We have a clip of them doing "Stranger Things" for you to see what you missed.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Dan Black - "Symphonies" Remix EP

This song is one of my faves right now. So much so that every morning when I wake this Dan Black song seems to be in my head and I'm still not sick of it. You can stream it a bunch of times below.

Dan Black "Symphonies" Remixed by The Hours

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Kings Go Forth - Free MP3 from THE OUTSIDERS ARE BACK

We're currently listening to the new New Pornographers but we have been listening to this new Kings Go Forth album a lot.

Do download one reason why we have, click here. It's a song called "One Day".

Caribou - "Swim" Review and "Odessa" Video

The Caribou video for "Odessa" is cool and the review over at Kevchino is dead on as usual:

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Mogwai - "Burning" Trailer and NYC Screening Dates

This looks awesome Mogwai. Can't wait.

Mogwai "Burning" Teaser #2 - "Batcat" from Nathanaƫl Le Scouarnec on Vimeo.

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