Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Antony and the Johnsons - "Another World" New Video

Antony & the Johnsons new EP Another World comes complete with the song of the same name and a a ballet dancing video star.

Fleet Foxes - "He Doesn't Know Why" New Video (Vimeo)

Another of our 2008 faves is Fleet Foxes debut LP. Watch "He Doesn't Know Why" below from it.

Fleet Foxes He Doesn't Know Why from Grandchildren on Vimeo.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Free Music at Spinner - Ben Folds, Tori Amos, Mercury Rev

Spinner looks different these days, but they keep coming with some of the weeks best releases. Ben Folds may be one of the ultimate underated artists around. Take a listen to his new Way To Normal record. Other albums include:

Mercury Rev

Tori Amos

Nina Simone



Joseph Arthur

Brett Dennen - "Make You Crazy" on WFUV

Coldplay - "Lost!" Video (youtube)

This new Coldplay video was in my inbox this morning. Enjoy "Lost!" below.

Titus Andronicus - Daytrotter Sessions, Best album of 2008?

Titus Andronicus's The Airing of Grievances is still near the top of our 2008 album list in our heads. Will it still be there when we write it down? Who knows. The band is this weeks daytrotter session band. Download it here.

The National - Acoustic "Slow Show" and "Apartment Story"

The question is, will the National continue to get better with every album? Watch two great performances below via Bandwith.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Bon Iver - Live on the World Cafe with David Dye

David Dye interviews Justin Vernon of Bon Iver. He plays:

Set List

  • "Lump Sum"
  • "Flume"
  • "For Emma"
Listen to the whole thing right here.

Those Dancing Days - "Toxic" Britney Spears Cover, free Mp3

Those Dancing Days have been on our radar lately. Check out the Swedes doing Britney Spears' "Toxic".

Those Dancing Days - "Toxic" (MP3)

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Olafur Arnalds "3055" New Video

Don't know much about Olafur Arnalds but this video is way cool. And the song's not bad either. Watch the gorgeous "3055" below. Thanks to The Music Slut for the tip.

Leopold and His Fiction to release new album on vinyl only

Leopold and His Fiction were on our radar earlier this year. They will be back with a new album in 2009. It will be released on vinyl only. This is a risky step right now, but eventually we think (hope) everything will be released either digital or vinyl. We shall wait and see. In the meantime read about LAHF below.

SAN FRANCISCO (September 22, 2008) –A cohesive blend of Detroit garage-rock
‘n’ roll, Grass Valley folk and Western darkness, Leopold and His Fiction adds
to the increasing rate of vinyl sales with the release of their second album,
Ain’t No Surprise, Monday, January 12, 2009 on vinyl only.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Hercules and Love Affair - "You Belong"

A new visually awesome video from everyone's favorite dance act in 2008, Hercules and Love Affair, "You Belong".

Matisyahu - New Album Tour Dates

The reggae rapper Matisyahu will be back soon.

On October 18, Grammy-nominated artist Matisyahu will begin an
extensive fall tour across North America, including stops in Los Angeles and
Philadelphia. The tour coincides with the release of his upcoming EP, Shattered
(Epic Records, October 21). The four-song EP features tracks from his new
full-length album, Light (due out in early 2009). Matisyahu will guide fans
through songs from this forthcoming album during listening parties after each
show on the fall tour.

Matisyahu Tour DatesOctober 18 Milwaukee, WI The Eagles Club
October 19 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre
October 22 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room at Murat Center
October 23 Detroit, MI The Fillmore Detroit
October 25 Millvale, PA Mr. Smalls Theatre
October 26 Johnson City, NY Magic City Music Hall
October 28 Providence, RI Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
October 29 Boston, MA Orpheum Theatre
October 30 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
November 1 Baltimore, MD Ram’s Head Live
November 2 Montclair, NJ Wellmont Theatre
November 3 Washington, D.C. Sixth and I Historic Synagogue
November 4 Blacksburg, VA Virginia Tech University—Burruss Hall
November 6 Norfolk, VA Norva Theater
November 8 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse
November 9 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
November 10 Houston, TX House of Blues
November 11 Austin, TX Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheatre
November 13 Dallas, TX Palladium Ballroom
November 15 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre
November 17 San Diego, CA House of Blues
November 18 Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia
November 19 Chico, CA Bell Memorial Union Auditorium
November 20 Anaheim, CA Grove of Anaheim
November 22 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
November 23 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre
November 24 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst
November 26 Park City, UT Harry O’s
November 29 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
November 30 Boulder, CO Fox Theatre
December 6 Louisville, KY Headliners Music Hall
December 7 Nashville, TN Cannery
December 9 Columbia, MO Blue Note
December 11 Cincinnati, OH Bogart’s
December 14 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
December 16 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre
December 17 Montreal, QC MetropolisDecember 18 Burlington, VT Higher Ground

Monday, September 22, 2008

My Bloody Valentine - "I Only Said"

I wouldn't have minded going to see My Bloody Valentine this past weekend. For those that went, it sounds great. For those that didn't, watch "I only Said" below:

A Special Coldplay Small NYC Show

When I woke this morming this was in my inbox from Coldplay:

Coldplay News

See a special Coldplay show in New York

Win tickets to Yahoo! taping

Are you a Coldplay fan living in the New York City or New Jerseyarea? Would
you like to come along to a secret and very exclusive taping of a live
performance with Coldplay?

If so, then the good people at Yahoo! Music and Capitol
Records arerequesting the pleasure of your company at Nissan Live Sets in
NYC,featuring Coldplay.

The details are as follows...Date: Wednesday October 22nd, 2008

Arrival Time: 6.30pm

Location: A super-secret place in NYC!

Yahoo! have 250 pairs of tickets to give away to the show. If you'd like to
win a pair, then simply email mail to:Invite@YahooLiveSets.com with
your name, number and location, before October 15th.

If your email is one of the 250 randomly picked winners, we'll contact you
to let you know. On the night, you might even get to take part in a non-camera
Q&A with the band.

Please only enter once. You must be at least 13 years old to attend.Fans
under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. The prize is just thepair of tickets,
not transport or accommodation. This invitation is not transferable unless you
ask particularly nicely and get the express permission of Yahoo!. Yahoo! reserves
the right to rescind any invitation, at any time, in its sole discretion.



Thursday, September 18, 2008

Kicking and Streaming: Cold War Kids - "Loyalty to Loyalty" free album stream

Cold War Kids had our attention for about five minutes before we became bored. There were some decent enough songs on their debut, but not enough to keep us coming back for more. Now they are back with Loyalty to Loyalty. You can hear the whole of the release over at MTV.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Conor Oberst on the World Cafe

The Bright Eyes frontman, plays these songs live for World Cafe's Michaela Majoun.

"I Got the Reason 2"
"When the President Talks to God" (Recorded in 2005 on World Cafe)

Those Dancing Days - "Home Sweet Home" New Video

Another reason why we are excited for the Those Dancing Days new album - "Home Sweet Home".

New Scott Weiland - "Paralysis"

Who new Scott Weiland could sound so much like David Bowie? His new album Happy Galoshes is due November 25. Give a listen to the first song, "Paralysis" over at Spin. I know you probably don't expect too much, but it is good.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Monday, September 15, 2008

The Ting Tings - "Be The One" new Video

Enjoy the Ting Tings new video for "Be The One" below:

New Bjork Video - "Dull Flame Of Desire" Ft. Antony

Antony Hegarty and Bjork in constellation form doing 'Dull Flame Of Desire' from Volta below.

RIP Pink Floyd's Rick Wright

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Saddest Song of the Moment: Kathleen Edwards - "Alecia Ross"

Kathleen Edwards album Asking For Flowers is almost a year old. And "Alecia Ross" always was a fave, but a lot has been on my mind the last few days and this song has really helped. It feels so hopeful, though sad. Even sadder, turns out the characters are real.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

New Radiohead Album - In Rainbows Follow Up Information!

In the days most suprising news, everyones favorite band, Radiohead will be back sooner than we expected. This from The Fly as spoken by Colin Greenwood on the bands next full length.

“We’ve finished the main bulk of it and we’re off to Japan in a couple of weeks to finish it off,” Guitarist Ed O’Brien explained. “First we came off tour to do some writing and we wanted to just carry on doing it because it was so brilliant. We’re really excited about it.”

El Perro Del Mar - New Video for "Glory To The World" (MTVu)

El Perro Del Mar's new album From The Valey To The Stars isn't her best, but we still pop it on from time to time. Check out the vid for "Glory To The World" from it below:

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Dead Confederate - "The Rat" new Video

Don't know too much about Dead Confederate, but like this tune I found over at Music Slut. Enjoy "The Rat" below.

Bon Iver on Conan O'Brien (You Tube)

Enjoy Bon Iver's "Flume" as performed on Conan last night.

Kicking and Streaming: Jenny Lewis - Acid Tongue

The new Jenny Lewis album Acid Tongue is streaming at her myspace. Opinion so far (two songs) seems to be decent songs, unusually awkward vocals. Very different from Watson Twins and Rilo Kiley stuff.

New Video For Bloc Party's "Talons"Single

Bloc Party's newest single isn't on the digital version of the album that was released recently, but it will be on the physical version of Intimacy which will be available next month. Watch the video for it below:

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Win tickets to see the Hold Steady in NYC on Sept 18th, 2008

The Hold Steady album, Stay Positive is growing and growing on us here at Musicology NYC. Definitely their best since their debut. We wouldn't mind checking them out live, so we RSVPd here to enter for a free ticket. You can too.

Elbow Wins Mercury Prize!

We don't want to say we predicted this. But we might as well. Elbow is about to explode and deservedly so. Watch a great version of "Switching Off" in honor of their win for The Seldom Seen Kid and their second nomination.

Monday, September 8, 2008

The Ting Tings on NPR's World Cafe

Listen to the Ting Tings do their thing thing on the World Cafe.

The set list went like this:

  • "Great DJ"
  • "Shut Up and Let Me Go"
  • "We Started Nothing"
  • "That's Not My Name"

Kicking and Streaming: Free Albums Streaming at Spinner - Fujiya & Miyagi, Calexico

Spinner has 19 albums this week, including a nice sounding new record by Calexico, a new Fujiya & Miyagi, Josh Rouse, Joan Baez, Tricky and new Musicology NYC fave Chad Vangaalen, plus many more

Elbow - "The Bones of You"

Elbow's new video for the track, "The Bones of You" from the sure-to-be-on-best-of-list The Seldom Seen Kid.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

New Travis Video - "J. Smith"

Travis's cool new video features the song, "J. Smith" and an elevator. Enjoy it below:

Friday, September 5, 2008

Chad VanGaalen - "Soft Airplane" Streaming on His Myspace

Yeah, we like this dude, and think you will too!

Click here for free good music.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Paul Weller on the World Cafe With David Dye

The former Jam frontman Paul Weller on David Dye's World Cafe can be heard here.

Ra Ra Riot on Conan "Ghost Under Rocks"

I didn't think Ra Ra Riot was quite big enough, but here they are on Conan O'Brien! Enjoy "Ghost Under Rocks" below.

Mini Rooftop NYC

Oh Mr. BV I can't stay away. This is some cool news, though we probably aren't cool enough to attend...

Sept 4 - Diplo & MGMT?
Sept 6 - Apes & Androids, JDH & Dave P
Sept 8 - James Murphy
Sept 9 - The Rapture DJs
Sept 12 - Trevor Jackson & Château Flight
Sept 13 - Yeasayer & No Age

For 10 days the rooftop, located on 10th Avenue and 36th street, will be a
perfect end of summer hang-out. High above the Hudson River, the MINI Rooftop
will feature a daytime wellness area and an open creative space. The
daily events include a "Morning Sanctuary" (Yoga and Pilates in the open),
"Studio Sessions" for talks and a nightly "Lounge and Celebration" Party. The
not to be missed opening and closing parties are in collaboration with Dazed and
Confused and V magazines. The location is built by Matthias Hollwich and Marc
Kushner aka HWKN, an architecture firm focusing on the creation of innovative
and responsible manmade environments. Apart from the Rooftop itself, The MINI
Space website will be the other spot to see what's going on up there. Videos and
report backs will be regularly uploaded. It will also be the way to sign up for
special events and parties. If you want to be a part of this event, make sure
you sign
to stay on top of what's going down. Or up!

Sigur Ros You Tube Competition

This sounds interesting:

Sigur Rós ask people from all around the world to do their own
re-interpretations of a tune? And what better than 'Gobbledigook', the gibberish
anthem itself?
So here we are: we're giving you all the backing track
stripped of lead vocal and the lyrics in both (broken) English and Icelandic as
an MP3 (download here).
All we ask is that you supply your own
rendition of this free-spirited branch of Sigur Ros's development. No holds
barred. The only thing to fear is fear itself, etc, etc
PRIZE: There will be
a signed copy of the Special Edition of Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust to
the most gratifying entry - that's not necessarily the best, just the one the
band like the most. Ok, do your worst....
Go to the Group page on YouTube for complete details: http://www.youtube.com/group/Gobbledigook

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Obama For President says Musicology NYC, the National

Instead of watching the RNC, watch the below inspiring video of a vocal-less "Fake Empire" by Musicology NYC fave the National. Please, oh, please do not let Musicology NYC fave Obama lose come November.

Ben Folds Five to Reunite!

Read all about the exciting Ben Folds Five reunion over at Ben's website. It will be the first time the band plays together in almost ten years and they will perform their entire 1999 album The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner. A good record, yes, we prefer, Whatever and Ever Amen, but that's not the worst news, as it seems this show will be in Chapel Hill, NC only. Hey Ben, Darren, Robert, how about NYC?

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Radiohead Webcast 2008

The last three songs from the Santa Barbara webcast. It was swell. See the rest here.

"Videotape", "Lucky" and then "Idioteque"

New Metallica, Just Like Old Metallica, "The Day That Never Comes" Video

OK, not quite, but this is the closest thing that we have had to classic Metallica in years. Apparently, they imagined making a follow up to Master of The Puppets and came up with the album Death Magnetic. Watch the video for "The Day That Never Comes" below.

Free Streams at Spinner: Brian Wilson, Rocket From the Crypt, Birdmonster, Sam Champion

Check out the free goodies over at Spinner including:

Brian Wilson Rocket From the Crypt Birdmonster Sam Champion Shugo Tokumaru

And five others.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Lykke Li - "Breaking It Up" Live on Conan O'Brien

Lykke Li looks to be breaking here in the US. Check out her performance of "Breaking It Up" below.