Monday, June 30, 2008

Bjork and Sigur Ros

As mentioned here is a snippet of the Bjork and Sigur Ros performance together.

Jay-Z - "Wonderwall" Oasis Cover

Jay-Z has a sense of humor, eh? Performed at Glastonbury.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Bjork and Sigur Ros Live from Iceland Free Stream

Iceland's finest, Sigur Ros and Bjork will perform a live show for "raising awareness of the destruction of Iceland's natural landscape," tomorrow 7-10pm GMT (3-6PM EST)it will stream live on National Geographic. More info here.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Leopold and His Fiction - Shakey Mama

Leopold and His Fiction performing "Shakey Mama". Their album is OK but we dig this song and one called "She Ain't Got Time".

Coldplay - "Lost" and "42" on the Daily Show

Check out Coldplay performing "Lost" and "42":

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

New Beck - "Orphans", "Gamma Ray" Listen to "Modern Guilt" Early!

iLike has two new tracks by Beck and his pal Danger Mouse. Songs sound nice. Also, this info was posted on ilike:

Listen to "Modern Guilt" Early!
Want to listen to Beck's new album early? Txt 'beck' to 40411 and we'll set you up with where and when!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Smashing Pumpkins Gish Tour

Not much is known about the proposed tour behind the Smashing Pumpkins tour in support of a re-release of their great semi-unknown debut album "Gish". But this is certainly news and it may actually get some "real" Pumpkins fans out to the shows, if in fact they play this album in it's entirety. Read more here.

Kicking and Streaming: Hercules and Love Affair, Motley Crue, Sigur Ros Free at Spinner

We wonder what we ever did before Spinner. This weeks free streams include:
Amos Lee
Sigur Ros
Hercules and Love Affair
Liz Phair
The Rza as Bobby Digital

Islands on World Cafe

Check out (ex- Unicorns) Islands on the World Cafe with David Dye.

Set List:
"The Arm"
"Pieces Of You"

Vampire Weekend - "Oxford Comma" Video

Vampire Weekend put on a kick ass show last weekend on the Central Park Summer Stage in something like torrential downpour. Check out their new video for "Oxford Comma".

Weezer - Radiohead Cover "Creep"

Weezer doing "Creep" on their Hootenanny Tour.

Weezer cover Radiohead's Creep, live in Portland from Dave Allen on Vimeo.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Duffy on World Cafe

Another record that has been on rotation around Musicology NYC headquarters is Duffy's Rockferry. Listen to her on the World Cafe with David Dye.

Fleet Foxes Review and Black Cab Sessions

Fleet Foxes are our fave band of the moment. Check out the review of their self titled debut album over at kevchino. Album of the year? Below see them play a "CRAYON ANGELS" in a Cab.

Cloud Cult - "Grandson Of Jesus" on Carson Daly

Musicology NYC fave Cloud Cult doing "Grandson Of Jesus" from Feel Good Ghosts (Tiptoeing Through Tornadoes) on Carson Daly's show.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Girl Talk "Feed the Animals" Free Download

Girl Talk's new album is on the Pay What You Want model that Radiohead made popular last year. Get it here.

Feed the Animals:

01 Play Your Part (Pt. 1)

02 Shut the Club Down

03 Still Here

04 What It's All About

05 Set It Off

06 No Pause

07 Like This

08 Give Me a Beat

09 Hands in the Air

10 In Step

11 Let Me See You

12 Here's the Thing

13 Don't Stop

14 Play Your Part (Pt. 2)

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Guns N Roses - Chinese Democracy Leaks...again!

Read about Axl and co. over at Rolling Stone's Blog. Look below at the video's and tell us what's your opinion?

Kicking and Streaming: Wolf Parade, Tilly and The Wall, The Offspring free stream on AOL

Tilly and the Wall - O

Wolf Parade - At Mount Zoomer

James Blackshaw - Littany of Echoes

Adele - 19

The Offspring - Rise and Fall of Rage
Among others.

Radiohead Animated Contest Finalists

Go to Radiohead's Myspace to vote.

The Verve New Album Release Date

The Verve's first studio album since 1997's Urban Hymms, will arrive on August 19, 2008. It is as of this time, title-less.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Monday, June 16, 2008

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Wolf Parade - At Mount Zoomer Review and Album Stream

Wolf Parade's debut album Apologies To The Queen Mary was made of the stuff that makes indie rock, indie rock. It was dark yet danceable, well-produced but honest and immediately larger than it's anonymity. Signed to Modest Mouse's Isaac Brock's division of Sub Pop in 2005, the band had built a small buzz around their 2003 debut EP that would set them on an upward trajectory. Brock produced most of Queen Mary and assisted in making it feel like a classic almost from listen one. Wolf Parade immediately sat beside Modest Mouse and other more established indie acts. Between the release of that album and the soon to be released At Mount Zoomer, Wolf Parade sat on hiatus as the members worked on their many (damn good) side projects (Handsome Furs, Frog Eyes, Swan Lake, and Sunset Rubdown among others).

But in 2008 we are introduced to the band once again. On At Mount Zoomer the band picks up where they left off and they do so by moving progressively forward. There are no songs other than "Call It A Ritual" that will catch you on the first listen as particularly fantastic, but as most good albums do, after a few more listens, the shit hits you hard and reminds you what good rock music can do. With two vocalists and chief songwriter's (Spencer Krug and Dan Boeckner) who's styles didn't quite clash or mesh on Queen Mary have found a way to fold snugly around each other. A song from Mount Soomer may be either a Dan or Spencer song but now it is more prominently a Wolf Parade song.

Examples of this are heard on the Boeckner penned "Soldier Grin" with it's synth undertones and it's driving guitar. "Language City" is another Boeckner song with pounding piano that drives home the "All this working/Just to tear it down" chorus. And of Course "Call it A Ritual" which hints at song of the year. On At Mount Zoomer Wolf Parade have re-established themselves as a force to be reckoned with in today's modern indie world. No matter how many side projects this band reveals in the future, they will be around for a while. Well, at least, they better be.

At Mount Zoomer is now streaming at the bands myspace. Check it out!

3.75 of 5 stars

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Beck - Modern Guilt Release Date, Track List and Album Art

Beck looks to be coming back on 07.08.08 (UK date is 07.07.08) with Modern Guilt. Below is the track list and the photo you see is what the album cover will look like. Remember, this one is produced by Danger Mouse.

01 "Orphans"
02 "Gamma Ray"
03 "Chemtrails"
04 "Modern Guilt"
05 "Youthless"
06 "Walls"
07 "Replica"
08 "Soul of A Man"
09 "Profanity Prayers"
10 "Volcano"

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Radiohead - Super Collider

The band performed this new song in Malahide Castle, Ireland on 06.06.08.

Radiohead - "Super Collider"

Fleet Foxes on NPR's World Cafe

The new self titled Fleet Foxes album is on heavy, heavy rotation at Musicology NYC headquarters. Listen to the band perform some of the tracks from it on the World Cafe with David Dye, give a click here.

Elbow Covers Amy Winehouse "Back to Black"

Check out Elbow doing them some Amy Winehouse on BBC 1.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Coldplay - "Viva la Vida or Death and All his Friends" Free Album Stream

Looks like this is the week of big album streams. Almost all the way through this Coldplay album that was produced by Brian Eno and reluctantly, we think it's not so bad. Listen to the full album here.

MGMT - "Weekend Wars" on Craig Ferguson

Watch the performance by MGMT below.

The Hold Steady - Stay Positive

The new Hold Steady album, Stay Positive is streaming in full at the band's myspace.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Brazilian Girls, LP3 "New York City"

The girls are back on August 5th. New York City track list:

01 St Petersburg

02 Losing Myself

03 Berlin

04 Strangeboy

05 Ricardo

06 I Want Out

07 L'Interprete

08 Good Time

09 Internacional

10 Nouveau Americain

11 Mano de Dios

Radiohead - "The Rip" Portishead Cover

This is quite gorgeous. Radiohead covering Portishead's "The Rip" from Third.


Kicking and Streaming: Sigur Ros - Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust

Sigur Ros's new album, Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust is out June 23, 2008. Pre-Order here. Listen free below.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Myself - God Is So Funky/Where We Goin' Video

Modern old School hip-hop by Myself. Protest and Disguise is out June 17th.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Playing the Building: An Installation by David Byrne

I don't quite get it, but it's David Byrne, so it must be genius. This from his website:

10 South Street, New York, NY (Map)

31 May – 10 August 2008 Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday: Noon – 6PM (Free)

Opening Reception: 31 May, 6–8 PM

[Download press release]
Playing the building is a sound installation in which the infrastructure,
the physical plant of the building, is converted into a giant musical
instrument. Devices are attached to the building structure — to the metal
beams and pillars, the heating pipes, the water pipes — and are used to make these
things produce sound. The activations are of three types: wind, vibration,
striking. The devices do not produce sound themselves, but they cause the
building elements to vibrate, resonate and oscillate so that the building itself becomes a very large musical instrument.

Read more here.

Duffy - "Warwick Avenue" Video

When Duffy's Rockferry showed up on our doorstep we couldn't help but dance. It's been played rather steadily around here ever since. Check out the video for "Warwick Avenue" below.

My Morning Jacket - Black Cab Sessions

In addition to the album stream of the very nice Evil Urges album, My Morning Jacket performed the song, "Touch Me, I'm Going to Scream (Part 2)" for Black Cab Sessions.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Kicking and Streaming: My Morning Jacket - "Evil Urges" Free Stream

The new My Morning Jacket album, "Evil Urges" is streaming right now at the bands myspace. As you are, by now, aware it is a bit of a departure from their earlier recordings, and now you can hear for yourself. Check out "Highly Suspicious" for an example.

Coldplay - "Lovers In Japan" (Acoustic Version)

This song sure does sound like a Coldplay tune. We read about it on Stereogum and thought we'd share. Check out "Lovers in Japan" below.

Monday, June 2, 2008

RIP Bo Diddley

Kicking and Streaming: This Weeks Free Music at Spinner

Ahhh, if Spinner were not around my music knowledge would be lesser than it is. This week listen to the great new album by Fleet Foxes, a new one by My Brightest Diamond and the Cool Kids. Additionally, there is a Radiohead best of album that the band doesn't support. Listen here.

Kurt Cobain's Ashes Stolen

Can you believe this? Courtney Love had this to say about her late husband, Kurt Cobain's ashes being stolen.

"I can't believe anyone would take Kurt's ashes from me. I find it disgusting and right now I'm suicidal. If I don't get them back I don't know what I'll do."

Read the whole story here. Cobain, the front man for Nirvana died in 1994.