Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Fleet Foxes - "Grown Ocean" Video

Not much of a surprise that Fleet Foxes have churned out a good tune. HELPLESSNESS BLUES Out May 3, 2011. Pre-Order here:

Fleet Foxes - Grown Ocean from Fleet Foxes on Vimeo.

Monday, March 28, 2011

ShadowBox "Lady Doome" EP review by Cedar Apffel

Sadly it seems, more often then not, records are made to fill a market created by a better, more original record.

Nirvana and Radiohead didn't invent what they do, but in many ways did it best. This kind of next-generation consolidation, or derivative improvement, is often where the best, most loved works come from, in any art form.

The ability to pass on information and contribute to an accumulation of ideas is what separates us from the apes.
There is a big deference between that and the cheap, opportunistic imitations we so often see and hear.
I think this is partly due to what I call the "I did it" factor. Most of us have experienced this. Objectively our work can't be held to the same light as the work we aspire to, but for some reason the fact that we did it seems to lower the bar. Like that sixth beer at a singles bar.

People seem to be OK with having their work be similar to work they admire, although not as good, if at least it came from them.

Is this wishful thinking? Does this come from some self preservation mechanism? Or do producers just hope enough people overlooked the original authentic work they are informed by?

I don't know. I do know that having a door-man let you into a club for free because of your outrageous outfit should not be enough to convince you that you possess the talent and experience needed to make a great record.
I'm afraid this might be the case with the ShadowBox Lady Doome EP. Running behind MIA and Santogold like an unwanted and ignored fifth wheel on a double date, this record, although fun and hip in places, will join the countless piles of forgotten records based on obsolete trends.

Big K.R.I.T. Return of 4 Eva

I was a BIG fan of Big K.R.I.T. Wuz Here. Here's hoping this is as good. Get the new Mixtape Return of 4 Eva here.

Here We Go Magic in New York

For some reason I continually forget about these guys but Here We Go Magic have put out two solid albums. You can catch them at Mercury Lounge on 5.14. Their new The January EP is out in May on Secretly Canadian.

US Tour Dates

Tue 03.29 Columbus, OH Black Box on Mershon Stage - Mershon Auditorium at Ohio State University
Wed 03.30Indianapolis, IN Radio Radio
Thu 03.31 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
Fri 04.01 Iowa City, IA Mission Creek Festival - The Mill
Fri 04.15 San Diego, CA The Loft at UC San Diego
Sat 04.16 Indio, CA Coachella
Mon 05.02 San Francisco, CA Rickshaw Shop
Wed 05.04 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
Thu 05.05 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
Fri 05.06 Lawrence, KS Jackpot Saloon
Sat 05.07 St. Louis, MO Firebird
Mon 05.09 Chicaco, IL Schuba’s
Tue 05.10 Pontiac, MI The Pike Room at Crofoot
Wed 05.11 Toronto, ON Horseshoe Tavern
Thu 05.12 Montréal, QC Club Lambi
Fri 05.13 South Burlington, VT Higher Ground Lounge
Sat 05.14 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
Mon 05.16 Washington DC Red Palace
Tue 05.17 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
Wed 05.18 Atlanta, GA The Earl
Thu 05.19 Nashville, TN The Basement
Fri 05.20 Pensacola, FL Handlebar
Sat 05.21 New Orleans, LA Circle Bar
Mon 05.23 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s Downstairs
Tue 05.24 Dallas, TX Club Dada
Wed 05.25 Austin, TX The Parish

Snowman - "Hyena"

Know nothing about this band Snowman other than..."Hyena"

Hyena by SNOWMAN

Do that again.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Puro Instinct – “Stilyagi” Video

Like most of the music blog world we've been spending some time with Puro Instinct. See why below by watching “Stilyagi” below.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

TV On The Radio - "Will Do" Video

This tune keeps growing on me. Sort of Like TV on the Radio does. Still stoked for their new release Nine Types of Light.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Keren Ann's latest album "101" Streaming on

Have liked Keren Ann's last few releases. Real Chill. Check out the new one here. Tour Dates below...after the "My Name Is Trouble" video.


April 17 - Kimmel Center - Philadelphia, PA
June 7 - Bell House - Brooklyn, NY
June 8 - Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY
June 9 - ICA - Boston, MA
June 11 - The Warhol - Pittsburgh, PA
June 13 - Lincoln Hall - Chicago, IL
June 14 - Cedar Cultural Center - Minneapolis, MN
June 17 - Triple Door - Seattle, WA
June 18 - Biltmore Cabaret - Vancouver, BC
June 19 - Doug Fir Lounge - Portland, OR
June 21 - Yoshi's - San Francisco, CA
June 23 - Casbah - San Diego, CA
June 24 - McCabes - Santa Monica, CA
June 25 - Luckman Fine Arts Complex - Los Angeles, CA
June 28 - Drake Hotel - Toronto, ONT

The Weeknd - "House of Balloons" Free Download

Been listening to this all day. I assume this is a mixtape from The Weeknd. It'll be interesting to see where the Weeknd goes. Get the release here. Enjoy.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Fever Ray - "The Wolf"

Anyone else digging this new Fever Ray track from the Red Riding Hood soundtrack?

Fever Ray - The Wolf by AndrewDiego

Drums back in NYC!

Drums, Mercury Lounge may be sold out but here are some more chances:

3/25: New York, NY @ Tribeca Grand w/Big Trouble & DJ Patrik Cleandenim
3/31: Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Estúdio Emme
4/3: Santiago Chile @ Lollapalooza
4/7: New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge w/ iO Echo SOLD OUT!
4/11: Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory w/Matthew Dear
4/15: Indio, CA @ Coachella
4/28: Richmond, VIC, Australia @ The Corner Hotel
4/29: Richmond, VIC, Australia @ The Corner Hotel
5/1: Townsville, QLD @ GROOVE IN THE MOO FEST
5/4: Brisbane, QLD @ The High Fi
5/9: Sydney, NSW, Australia @ The Metro
5/10: Adelaide, Australia @ Uni Bar
5/12: Perth, WA, Australia @ Astor Theatre
5/14: Bunbury, WA, Australia @ (GROOVE IN THE MOO FEST)
5/16: Singapore, SG @ TAB
5/18: Tokyo, Japan @ Club Quattro
5/19: Tokyo, Japan @ Duo
5/20: Nagoya, Japan @ Club Quattro
5/21: Osaka, Japan @ Club Quattro
5/24: Bangkok, TH @ Ratchaprasong Urban Space
5/25: Jakarta, Indonesia @ Blowfish Club
5/26: Hong Kong, China @ KITEC
5/29: George, WA @ Sasquatch Festival
6/9: Nashville, TN @ Bonnaroo Festival
7/16: London, UK @ LOVEBOX

Burial, Four Tet + Thom Yorke - "Ego" and "Mirror"

Burial, Four Tet + Thom Yorke...quite an amazing combo. Two great tunes, one great price. It's already sold out though. Anyway, crappy rips but they sound good. Sorry for the delay on this. New job has me about out of time.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

TV On The Radio – “Caffeinated Consciousness” Free trade for an email address

Pretty stoked for this new album by TV on the Radio. Here's another tastes of it.

The National – “Conversation 16″ Video

One of my favorite tracks on High Violet. The National's "Conversation 16" video featuring Mad Men's John Slattery.

The National

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Shabazz Palaces Black Up out May 31st, 2011 SXSW Performances Announced

Here's the other album we are excited about. New Shabazz Palace.

Black Up is the new sonic move from Shabazz Palaces. Like rich velvet hijabs or gold threaded abayas. Luxury as understood by the modest. Shabazz Palaces. If Bedouins herded beats instead of goats and settled in Seattle instead of the Atlas Mountains, this would be their album. Forward thinkers but nostalgic for a sparer time when ancient astronomers only recognized five planets. Hip hop. Black light uses electromagnetic radiation to eradicate microorganisms, but shabazz didn’t come to kill a sound, just to shine their own incandescent lamp on this. Hear. Hard and clear. Fifty thousand years in the making. Honorable.—palaceer pink gators. Produced by Knife Knights.plcrs at Gunbeat Serenade Studio in Outplace Palacelands. It was recorded and mixed in Lixx-alog by Blood

They will also be at SXSW:

Shabazz Palaces @ SXSW 2011

Thursday March 17
Pitchfork Day Party @ East Side Drive (In 1001 E. Sixth St, 2:00 pm)

Friday March 18
Gorilla vs. Bear Day Party @ Klub Krucial (612 East 6th Street, 5:00 pm)

Sub Pop Showcase @ Red 7 (611 E 7th St, 8:50 pm)

Spiritualized Sign To Fat Possum; New Album Fall 2011

A bunch of new album announcements have us excited here at Musicology NYC. Spiritualized haven't set a date yet but this is still good news. They are due.


This news is so exciting. We ranked Antler's debut Hospice very high on our year end list back in 2009. I have high expectation for these dudes. For a reminder of their sound push play down there. Track list follows.

I Don’t Want Love
French Exit
No Widows
Rolled Together
Every Night My Teeth Are Falling Out
Putting The Dog To Sleep

Friday, March 4, 2011

Tonight's the Night! Musicology NYC & Presents showcase with Tiny Vipers, Natureboy & Prairie Empire at Union Pool

No Ticket's available online but there are plenty left at the door! Stop by and say hello! & Musicology NYC Presents
Tiny Vipers
Prairie Empire
+ DJ Scott Bowman & DJ Kevchino spinning between sets.

Friday, March 4th at Union Pool
484 Union Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11211

21+ Doors 9pm $10 advance $12 at the door

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Get Hannis Brown's "Severe Insomnia"

If you haven't listened to Hannis Brown's instrumental album Severe Insomnia you need to. It is limited to 500 physical copies (it's not digitally available), with 25 available as a special, hand-painted, glass-packaged edition, which can be ordered directly through Lumberton's site and scrolling halfway down.

You can also purchase the "regular" edition, as well as his album of weird rock, "Oh Ah Ee". You must listen to Hannis.