Friday, February 29, 2008

Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová Interview at Pitchfork, Tour Dates

The beautiful song, "Falling Slowly" by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová won an Oscar last weekend and Pitchfork caught up with the couple that penned it. The two discuss small venues, John Travolta, Bob Dylan, and of course...Oscar. Check it out here.

Swell Season - "Falling Slowly"

Tour Dates:

Apr 23 2008 6:30P
Orpheum Theatre Phoenix, Arizona
Apr 25 2008 7:00P
Coachella Festival Indio, California
Apr 26 2008 7:30P
Paramount Theatre Oakland, California
Apr 27 2008 7:00P
McDonald Theatre Eugene, Oregon
Apr 28 2008 7:00P
Keller Auditorium Portland, Oregon
Apr 30 2008 7:00P
The Moore Seattle, Washington
May 1 2008 7:00P
The Wilma Missoula, Montana
May 2 2008 7:00P
The Depot Salt Lake City, Utah
May 3 2008 7:00P
Ellie Caulkins Opera House Denver, Colorado
May 5 2008 7:00P
The Uptown Theatre Kansas City, Kansas
May 6 2008 7:00P
The Pageant Saint Louis, Missouri
May 7 2008 7:00P
The Orpheum Theatre Minneapolis, Minnesota
May 8 2008 7:00P
The Riverside Theatre Milwaukee, Wisconsin
May 10 2008 7:00P
Royal Oak Theatre Royal Oak, Michigan
May 11 2008 7:00P
Allen Theatre at Playhouse Square Cleveland, Ohio
May 12 2008 7:00P
Brown Theatre Louisville, Kentucky
May 13 2008 7:00P
The Cobb Theatre Atlanta, Georgia
May 15 2008 7:00P
Meymandi Concert Hall Raleigh, North Carolina
May 16 2008 7:30P
Toad’s Place Richmond, Virginia
May 17 2008 7:00P
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall Baltimore, Maryland
May 19 2008 7:00P
Radio City Music Hall New York, New York
May 20 2008 7:00P
The Tower Theatre Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
Jun 13 2008 7:00P
Bonnaroo Manchester, Tennessee
Jun 16 2008 7:00P
Overture Arts Centre Madison, Wisconsin
Jun 17 2008 7:00P
Chicago Theatre Chicago, Illinois
Jun 22 2008 7:00P
Telluride Bluegrass Festival Telluride, Colorado

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Orba Squara is the New Moby

Orba Squara's Sunshyness is a relaxing Saturday afternoon album. It feels more summer-y then then it feels outside today, but it can warm you up for sure. Singer/songwriter Mitch Davis (who is Orba Squara) makes you feel that a day at the beach is just around the corner. Chill out with it and those of you that watch TV might recognize, well, just about every song. Great musician, wonder how he sells products. Maybe Apple owes all their iphone sales to his wispy voice and sweet ditties.

We could go on, but you get the idea. Check out the rest at their myspace.

Kicking and Streaming: Stephen Malkmus, Beach House, Goldfrapp

A great week of new releases births a great week over at spinner. This weeks goodies include; always talented Stephen Malkmus, the aforementioned Beach House, gorgeous new Goldfrapp, Dolly Parton, and the Cowboy Junkies. Go check them out if you get a second.

New Beach House Video - "Heart Of Chambers"

Been revisiting the old Beach House album of late, boy it's good. This here video is for the track "Heart of Chambers" from the Baltimore duo's new album Devotion.

Beach House - "Heart of Chambers"

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Ting Tings US Tour

The UK dance makers, the Ting Tings will infiltrate the US with tour dates surrounding their SXSW performance. They are listed below the video for "Great DJ" from their unreleased new album of the same name. Go ahead and press play, we dare you not to dance.

Ting Tings - "Great DJ"

Tour Dates:

9 Seattle, WA - Vera Project
10 San Francisco, CA - Venue TBA
11 Los Angeles, CA - Rec Center Studio
18 Boston, MA - Great Scott
20 Chicago, IL - Av-Erie
21 New York, NY - Le Royale
25 Austin, TX - SXSW (KCRW Showcase @ Buffalo Billiards)

Sigur Ros New Record Info

The Icelandic band, Sigur Ros, that we love here at Musicology NYC has released this information on their website:

11 foundations recorded
27 February 2008
sigur rós have returned from new york’s sear sound studio with foundations for 11 songs which will appear on their next lp. the band will continue recording the album with producer flood in their sundlaugin studio over the next couple of weeks, with a tentative release date of late spring / early summer. excepting the crowd at the tiny sirkus concert last month, no one has heard any of these songs before.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Retro video(s): REM-Radiohead and Radiohead-REM

Thom Yorke with REM doing "E-bow the Letter" and Michael Stipe with Radiohead doing "Lucky". Must have been amazing shows to have experienced live. Was anyone there?

REM - "E-bow the Letter"

Radiohead - "Lucky"

New Cloud Cult - "When Water Comes To Life"

How Cloud Cult isn't huge as say Modest Mouse is beyond me. But it's just as well, I don't mind keeping them to myself. Their songs are so heartfelt and an intense. As mentioned, they have a new album coming out April 8, 2008, called Feel Good Ghosts (Tea Partying Through Tornadoes). Pitchfork has the first song from it. You can download it below.

Cloud Cult - "When Water Comes To Life" MP3

Monday, February 25, 2008

John Maus Sounds Good, Has Sense of Humor

We're listening to this dude John Maus a lot. Check him out via his myspace. "Do Your Best" can really get jammed up inside your brain. You'll have to go to myspace to hear it though.

John Maus - "Pure Rockets"

Plus he's funny, from his myspace:


It took this Ariel Pink cohort five years to write and record his debut album, and only five minutes to become more annoying than Ariel Pink.

For me, this is just too weird. The first couple of tracks make this the most skip-able album of 2006.
-Subba Cultcha

Apparently, Maus spent five years working on this album, which is a shame because, frankly, its awful.

There isn't one song you could call 'good' on the whole album.
-Music Zine

Overall, I can't recommend this album even as a novelty listen. Maybe I just don't get it. It seems as if Maus sabotages practically any hint of an interesting melody, lyric, or instrumental part with a blatantly grating one at almost every turn.
-Indie Workshp

Maus's baroquely deadpan voice - and thats being polite - effectively spoils many a song. Some will hear a little Nick Cave in it; others will hear a man crapping out of his mouth.
-Drowned in Sound

If it is supposed to be funny, it is not. If it is meant seriousy, then Maus needs some SERIOUS help.
-Another Zine


His music now lacks the surreal, jarring juxtapositions that made his earlier work such a rewardingly confounding experience. Maus seems content to sing his heart out instead of rattling cages, which is rather a shame.
-The Wire
If you can't laugh at yourself...laugh at the critics.

New LCD Soundsystem - "Big Idea"

This new LCD Soundsystem track is from the upcoming black jack film, 21. The songs is pretty bad-ass. Via Stereogum.

Alice in Chains Biopic - Get Born Again

Speaking of 90's rock, there will be a new movie about the underrated grunge-metal band Alice In Chains. It will be called, Get Born Again, after the book by journalist Adriana Rubio. You can read more at the movie's myspace. Layne Staley will be played by Lathan McKay, who's photo is shown here. Looks a lot like him.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Tha National at BAM - 02/22/08

Last night Brooklyn's The National performed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, "Brooklyn Next" series. Seeing a band like them at seated venue was quite unusual for the fans as well as the band. You could sense them feeling a bit uncomfortable and it took a few songs before they actually settled into a groove. Even singer Matt Berringer mentioned something about it. Musically the band sounded great despite guitarist's Bryce Dessner's back injury. He remained seated for the majority of the performance. The stage seemed rather small because of his lack of mobility. This, however, took nothing away from the music as the band played tighter than ever. The horn section and orchestration filled in the set beautifully. A highlight of the evening was seeing Sufjan Stevens step onto stage to join the band on the track "Ada", which he co-wrote with the band. And of course, "Mr. November" rocked.

Opener My Brightest Diamond surely gathered some new fans as singer Shara Worden's strong vocals and goofy stage antics set the stage for the National.

Set list (and photo) via TMS (one complaint, we are at a rock show and notes nor pictures are allowed because the ushers say my phone is bothering other spectators - and how did you pull it off TMS?):

Start A War. Brainy. Baby We'll Be Fine. Slow Show. Secret Meeting. Mistaken For Strangers. Squalor Victoria. Abel. Wasp Nest. Racing Like A Pro. Ada. Apartment Story. Untitled New Song. Karen. Fake Empire... City Middle. Mr November. About Today. Gospel.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

All Points West confirmed! Radiohead Headlining Two Nights!

The people that brought you a pretty weak Coachella have officially made it up to us. They have finally made their way east for "All Points West". The festival which will be held in New Jersey's Liberty State Park from August 8 to August 10 will have Radiohead headlining on Friday and Saturday! The lineup is pretty damn stellar. And there's that Jack Johnson again headlining on Sunday. Should we be listening to him? Tickets are available on 2/29 via Ticketmaster. Here's the lineup, enjoy:

Radiohead (Headlining Nights 1 & 2)
Jack Johnson (Headlining Night 3)
Kings Of Leon
Cat Power
The Roots
The New Pornographers
Girl Talk
Rodrigo Y Gabriela
Youssou N'Dour
Animal Collective
Andrew Bird
Michael Franti
The Go! Team
Amadou & Mariam
The Black Angels
The Felice Brothers
Jason Isbell
Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
Alberta Cross
The Virgins
Black Kids
Mates Of State
In The Dark
Nicole Atkins
Juana Molina
Little Brother
Rogue Wave
Neil Halstead
Your Vegas

Not sure if more will be announced or not. Either way, I'll be leaving NYC for this one (admittedly not too far). See you there!

The Big Sleep Tonight at Mercury Lounge

Awful excited for "Band of the Month" contender The Big Sleep at the Mercury Lounge tonight. The intesity of the studio work is enough to get anyone pumped. It is a record release party in support of Sleep Forever. You can read a review of it by Nick Greto over at kevchino.

I imagine tonight will look and sound something like this:

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Who Doesn't Miss Soul Coughing? Mike Doughty - Golden Delicious

Soul Coughing was one of the greatest bands to make their way out of the messy '90's alt rock radio scene. Mike Doughty was their singer with the ultra cool voice and even sweeter delivery. He has a new album that dropped just yesterday. It is streaming in it's entirety over at Spinner. His last record Haughty Melodic was a solid one. The new one, Golden Delicious, seems a little more poppy and maybe a little more jazzy too. He is trekking the North America as well. Check out his new video below.

M.Doughty - "27 Jennifers"

Tour Dates:

March 2008
12 - Northampton, MA - Pearl Street
13 - Rochester, NY - The German House
14 - Montreal, Quebec - Saints Montreal
15 - Toronto, Ontario - Mod Club
16 - Ann Arbor, MI - The Blind Pig
18 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom
19 - Indianapolis, IN - The Music Mill
20 - Chicago, IL - The Vic Theatre
21 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall
22, 23 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
25 - Omaha, NE - The Slowdown
26 - Kansas City, MO - Beaumont Club
27 - St. Louis, MO - The Gargoyle
28 - Nashville, TN - Exit/In
29 - Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
30 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
31 - Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle

April 2008
2 - Charlottesville, VA - Satellite Ballroom
3 - Lancaster, PA - Chameleon Club
4 - New York, NY - Highline Ballroom
8 - New Haven, CT - Toad's Place
9 - Somerville, MA - Somerville Theater
11 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore @ TLA
12 - Troy, NY - Revolution Hall
13 - Millvale, PA - Mr. Small's Theatre
15 - Newport, KY - Southgate House
18 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
19 - Spring, TX - Texas Crawfish Festival
20 - Austin, TX - Antone's

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Guillemots on Jonathon Ross, Looking for Female Singer

A little something to go along with the Guillemots news we posted last month. How about a new song called "Get Over It" from their forthcoming Red LP? And they are looking for a female singer to tour with them? Pretty exciting. This was on Jonathon Ross this past Friday night:

And this from their myspace blog:

we is looking for a girl singer ??

The main thing is just finding someone with a really distinctive, uninhibited voice who could add some harmonies / noises to some of our songs, and obviously, someone who is also able to be on tour a lot of this year.

So. . .if anyone out there thinks they might fit into the strange little sung-glove world of Guillemots, send an email to

with whatever you want to tell us about yourself and some link to listen or download some examples of your voice or voices...

Yoav at the Mercury Lounge 02/16/08 - Nick Greto Review

Once again Nick Greto went out to the Mercury Lounge to check out the early Yoav show this past Saturday. You can see his full review over at Kevchino.

The set List went something like this:

“There Is Nobody”
“Wake Up”
“Angel and the Animal”
“Club Thing”
“Where Is My Mind?”
“Beautiful Lie”

“Yeah, The End”

Kurt Cobain: About a Son, Happy Birthday

Watched About a Son tonight. Mr. Cobain's birthday is tomorrow. This is a video for a song called "Smells Like Teen Spirit". Remember it?

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Amplive Rainydayz Remixes (Radiohead In Rainbows Remix Album)

Oakland based producer Amplive has finally released his free download of his Radiohead In Rainbows remix album, titles Rainydayz Remixes. This finally sees the light of day after Radiohead wondered why they were never contacted about the release. Amplive agrees that he should have contacted them and now an agreement has been reached after Amp's youtube plea:

It contains eight tracks:

01 Rainydayz
02 Video Tapez (ft. Del The Funky Homosapien)
03 Nudez (ft. Too $hort & MC Zumbi
of Zion I)
04 Weird Fishez
05 All I Need
06 15 Stepz (ft. Codany Holiday)
07 Reckonerz (ft. Chali2na)
08 Faustz

Amplive's thank you:

Kicking and Streaming: Genghis Tron - Board Up The House

Genghis Tron's are melodic scream metal. Their new album Board Up the House is streaming at their myspace. The band hail from Philadelphia and they have a whole heck of a lot of upcoming dates.

Upcoming Shows ( view all )
Feb 21 2008 8:00P
First Unitarian Church w/ Austerity Program and Steve Moore Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Feb 22 2008 8:30P
Knitting Factory Tap Bar w/ Austerity Program and Steve Moore New York, New York
Feb 23 2008 8:00P
Bard College w/ Austerity Program and Steve Moore Red Hook, New York
Feb 24 2008 8:30P
Great Scott w/ Austerity Program and Steve Moore Cambridge, Massachusetts
Feb 29 2008 10:00P
Talking Head w/ Ponytail, Aa Baltimore
Mar 1 2008 8:00P
Market Hotel w/ Aa, Ponytail ( for info) Brooklyn, New York
Mar 7 2008 8:00P
Oberlin College Dionysus w/ Clouds Oberlin, Ohio
Mar 8 2008 8:00P
Howard’s Club H w/ Clouds Bowling Green, Ohio
Mar 9 2008 8:00P
House Cafe w/ Clouds DeKalb, Illinois
Mar 10 2008 8:00P
Picador w/ Clouds Iowa City, Iowa
Mar 11 2008 8:00P
The Record Bar w/ Clouds, Monotonix Kansas City, Missouri
Mar 13 2008 8:00P
Relapse Records Showcase w/ High on Fire, Municipal Waste, Coliseum Austin, Texas
Mar 14 2008 8:00P
SXSW Austin, Texas
Mar 15 2008 8:00P
SXSW Austin, Texas
Mar 16 2008 8:00P
Red 7 w/ Russian Circles, Coliseum, Tera Melos and more! Austin
Mar 17 2008 8:00P
The Monolith w/ Coliseum Tulsa, Oklahoma
Mar 18 2008 8:00P
2 Cents Plain w/ An Albatross, The Apes, Coliseum St. Louis, Missouri
Mar 19 2008 8:00P
Kenyon College w/ Coliseum Gambier, Ohio
Mar 20 2008 8:00P
Meridian Vet’s Club w/ Coliseum Butler, Pennsylvania
Mar 21 2008 8:00P
Johnny Brenda’s w/ Oneida, Coliseum, Pony Pants Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Mar 30 2008 8:00P
The Palladium w/ Converge, The Red Chord, Baroness Worcester, Massachusetts
Apr 1 2008 8:00P
The Blender Theatre w/ Converge, The Red Chord, Baroness New York, New York
Apr 2 2008 8:00P
Showplace Theatre w/ Converge, The Red Chord, Baroness Buffalo, New York
Apr 3 2008 8:00P
Peabody’s Downunder w/ Converge, The Red Chord, Baroness Cleveland, Ohio
Apr 4 2008 8:00P
Magic Stick w/ Converge, The Red Chord, Baroness Detroit, Michigan
Apr 5 2008 8:00P
Reggie’s Rock Club w/ Converge, The Red Chord, Baroness Chicago, Illinois
Apr 6 2008 8:00P
Reggie’s Rock Club w/ Converge, The Red Chord, Baroness Chicago, Illinois
Apr 7 2008 8:00P
Richfield Chalet w/ Converge, The Red Chord, Baroness Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Apr 8 2008 8:00P
Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club w/ Converge, The Red Chord, Baroness Minneapolis, Minnesota
Apr 9 2008 8:00P
Nutty’s North w/ Converge, The Red Chord, Baroness Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Apr 10 2008 8:00P
The Picador w/ Converge, The Red Chord, Baroness Iowa City, Iowa
Apr 11 2008 8:00P
Sokol Underground w/ Converge, The Red Chord, Baroness Omaha, Nebraska
Apr 12 2008 8:00P
Bottleneck w/ Converge, The Red Chord, Baroness Lawrence, Kansas
Apr 13 2008 8:00P
Marquis Theatre w/ Converge, The Red Chord, Baroness Denver, Colorado
Apr 15 2008 8:00P
The Venue w/ Converge, The Red Chord, Baroness Boise, Idaho
Apr 16 2008 8:00P
Satyricon w/ Converge, The Red Chord, Baroness Portland, Oregon
Apr 17 2008 8:00P
The Metro w/ Converge, The Red Chord, and Baroness Oakland, California
Apr 18 2008 8:00P
Knitting Factory w/ Converge, The Red Chord, Baroness Los Angeles, California
Apr 19 2008 8:00P
Glasshouse w/ Converge, The Red Chord, Baroness Pomona, California
Apr 20 2008 8:00P
Clubhouse Music Venue w/ Converge, The Red Chord, Baroness Tempe, Arizona
Apr 22 2008 8:00P
Red 7 w/ Converge, The Red Chord, Coliseum Austin, Texas
Apr 23 2008 8:00P
The Door w/ Converge, The Red Chord, Coliseum Dallas, Texas
Apr 24 2008 8:00P
Red Room w/ Converge, The Red Chord, Coliseum Houston, Texas
Apr 25 2008 8:00P
High Ground w/ Converge, The Red Chord, Coliseum New Orleans, Louisiana
Apr 26 2008 8:00P
State Theatre w/ Converge, The Red Chord, Coliseum St. Petersburg, Florida
Apr 27 2008 8:00P
The Social w/ Converge, The Red Chord, Coliseum Orlando, Florida
Apr 28 2008 8:00P
Common Grounds w/ Converge, The Red Chord, Coliseum Gainesville, Florida
Apr 29 2008 8:00P
Masquerade w/ Converge, The Red Chord, Coliseum Atlanta, Georgia
Apr 30 2008 8:00P
Steppin’ Out w/ Converge, The Red Chord, Coliseum Virginia Beach, Virginia
May 1 2008 8:00P
The Ottobar w/ Converge, The Red Chord, Coliseum Baltimore, Maryland
May 2 2008 8:00P
The School w/ Converge, The Red Chord, Coliseum Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
May 3 2008 8:00P
Starlight Ballroom w/ Converge, The Red Chord, Coliseum Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
May 9 2008 8:00P
Engine Room w/ Nachtmystium, Zoroaster Brighton
May 10 2008 8:00P
Corporation w/ Nachtmystium, Zoroaster Sheffield
May 11 2008 8:00P
Joseph’s Wall w/ Nachtmystium, Zoroaster Leeds
May 12 2008 8:00P
Trillians w/ Nachtmystium, Zoroaster Newcastle
May 13 2008 8:00P
White Rabbit w/ Nachtmystium, Zoroaster Plymouth
May 14 2008 8:00P
Croft w/ Nachtmystium, Zoroaster Bristol
May 15 2008 8:00P
Bar Academy Islington w/ Nachtmystium, Zoroaster London
May 16 2008 8:00P
Club Muziek-O-Droom w/ Nachtmystium, Zoroaster Hasselt
May 17 2008 8:00P
Willemeen w/ Nachtmystium, Zoroaster Arnheim
May 18 2008 8:00P
Paris TBA w/ Nachtmystium, Zoroaster Paris
May 19 2008 8:00P
Underground w/ Nachtmystium, Zoroaster Koln
May 20 2008 8:00P
Cassiopeia w/ Nachtmystium, Zoroaster Berlin
May 21 2008 8:00P
Feierwerk w/ Nachtmystium, Zoroaster Munich
May 22 2008 8:00P
Magnolia Club w/ Nachtmystium, Zoroaster Milan