Tuesday, December 30, 2008

New Vivian Girls - "Girl Don't Tell me" (beach boys cover)

Vivian Girls are preparing for a new 7" that will contain three new songs.  Including this Beach Boys cover.  

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Musicology NYC Top Albums 2008

30. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Dig! Lazarus! Dig!

29. Hold Steady - Stay Positive

28. Brazilian Girls - New York City

27. She and Him - Volume One

26. Wolf Parade- At Mount Zoomer

25. Abe Vigoda - Skeleton

24. Why? -Alopecia

23. Thao - We Brave Bee Stings and All

22. Wye Oak - If Children

21. Chad VanGaalen - Soft Airplane

20. Quiet Village - Silent Movie

19. David Byrne and Brian Eno - Everything That happens Will Happen Today

18. Santogold - Santogold

17. Erykah Badu - New Amerykah Part One (4th World War)

16. The Walkmen - You and Me

15. No Age - Nouns

14. Flying Lotus - Los Angeles

13. MeshuggaObZen

12. Grouper- Dragging a Dead Dear Up a Hill

11. Dodos-Visiter

10. The Cool Kids – The Bake Sale

09. Titus Andronicus – The Airing of Grievances

08. Vivian Girls – Vivian Girls

07. Portishead - Third

06. Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend

05. Hercules and Love Affair – Hercules and Love Affair

04. Elbow – The Seldom Seen Kid

03. Okkervil River – The Stand Ins

02. Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes

01. Frightened Rabbit – Midnight Organ Fight

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Scott Walker Film by Stephen Kijak - "30th Century Man" Out Now In NYC



S. Kijak in person at 7:40 shows on Wed, Fri, Sat and again last night of run, Tues 23.

Tickets now on sale HERE.Link

Showtimes: 11:05am, 12:55pm, 3:00pm, 5:05pm, 7:40pm, 9:45pm

Check out the interview over at Kevchino.

U2 Names New Album "No Line on the Horizon" and Announces Release Date

U2 is still making music, but it remains to be seen if they will still be relevant on their 12th LP titled, No Line on the Horizon. It will be released by Interscope on March 3, 2009.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Neko Case Previews New Album Middle Cyclone

Neko Case's new album looks and sounds interesting. Find out more for yourself by clicking play below.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Jack White and Thom Yorke Working on Songs Together

Due to us being away for a week of this month we may have missed this bit of news on Jack White and Thom Yorke via strangeglue.

White is currently undergoing some down-time following a tour incident
which saw him slip a disc within his neck area. After he's fully recuperated, he
will head into the studio with Radiohead's Thom Yorke to work on one of the
handful of tracks he already has prepared.

Peter Bjorn and John - "Lay It Down" Video via 1000apor

Thank you to Peter Bjorn and John for not penning another "Young Folks". Enjoy "Lay It Down" below.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Okkervil River (acoustic): Will Sheff and Charles Bissell (of the Wrens) at Sound Fix December 12, 2008

Somehow we missed this, but we will be there tomorrow evening. Okkervil River will likely pack the joint, get there early. From Sound Fix:

Dec 12, 2008 8 PM Okkervil River (acoustic): Will Sheff and Charles Bissell
(of the Wrens)
An in-store that needs no talking up, but we'll do it anyway.
Okkervil River's very own Will Sheff makes a return trip to Sound Fix (his third
time!) to dazzle us with an acoustic set of songs from his brilliant new LP,
"The Stand-Ins." An acoustic show from Will Sheff is something truly special (go
see his last Sound Fix performance on YouTube), bound to include a few surprises
along the way, so don't miss this one. Also joining in from Okkervil River's
latest band member, Charles Bissell,...

Crystal Stilts-Prismatic Room Video via Pitchfork TV

So everyone loves these guys. Here's Crystal Stilts, "Prismatic Room" via Pitchfork TV.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Sharon Van Etten Tour Dates

Thanks to the Music Slut for the introduction to Sharon Van Etten. She hails from Bushwick, Brooklyn and she sings like an angel.

We hope to get our hands on some of her music and maybe checking one (or more) of these tour dates.

Dec 16 2008
Bell House w/ Twi the Humble Feather, Luke Temple
Brooklyn, New York

Jan 7 2009
Zebulon w/ Glass Ghost, Treasure, Daniel Lang
Brooklyn, New York

Jan 11 2009
Pianos - NYC Taper Event
New York, New York

Jan 31 2009
Joe’s Pub w/ Simone White
New York, New York

Blur to Reunite

But Blur, will not reunite on US soil. Atleast not yet.

The big Day? July 3 at Hyde Park .

Guitarist Graham Coxon, who quit the band for a solo career in 2002, has
signed up to the reunion. He last performed with Blur in 2000. The lineup will
also feature original members frontman Damon Albarn, drummer Dave Rowntree and bassist Alex James.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Plants and Animals - "Feedback in the Field" via Pitchfork TV

A cool new video from a band called Plants and Animals who's album Parc Avenue has inched it's way up on my fave list this year. Via Pitchfork TV

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Galapogos Art Space to Host Hold Steady-er, Peter Hess's Likeness To Lily

Peter Hess from the Hold Steady has a band called Likeness To Lily they are performing December 5th at the Galapogos Art Space. They are:

a New Music quartet with a flair for telling syncopated stories in the
patois of post-modern pop.

Also performing:

Fire In July melds the detail and finesse of art song with the energy and
drive of pop, rock, and jazz improvisation.

Cynthia Hopkins, founder of the band Gloria Deluxe, is the recipient of the
2007 Alpert Award in Theatre, honoring her work as a writer, composer, musician,
creator and performer of unique music/theater projects.

Andrew Shapiro"blend[s] the minimalist influence of Philip Glass with the
moody pop sensibility of '80s New Wave." (New Music Box magazine)