Thursday, December 31, 2009

Sharon Jones "How Long Do You Have to Wait For It?" 12/30/09 Brooklyn Bowl

What an amazing way to end 2009. Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings doing "How Long Do You Have to Wait For It?". Wishing New Years Eve was last night.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

New Sade - "Soldier of Love"

Prediction: Sade releases new album. People buy it. Me too. Here's the first song from it. Maybe on the best of 2010 list?

"2009 Was an OK Year." A Mix by Baron von Luxxury.

Listening to "2009 Was an OK Year." A Mix by Baron von Luxxury on Mega Bus. It doesn't suck and it's free. Good combo. Get it here.

The xx on "Last Call With Carson Daly"

Here another one of our faves the xx doing "Crystalised" live on "Last Call With Carson Daly". Via all powerful Pitchfork!

Appleseed Cast To play Low Level Owl 1 & 2 Live

The Musicology NYC year end fave Appleseed Cast will be performing their debut album Low Level Owl 1 & 2 at the below venues. We have never heard this album. Who has heard this? Is it better than Sagarmatha? Is it OK to like this record?

WedFeb 24
Norman, OKOpolis
ThuFeb 25
Denton, TXLola's
FriFeb 26
Houston, TXRudyards
SatFeb 27
Austin, TXMohawk
MonMar 1
Phoenix, AZRhythm Room
TueMar 2
Tucson, AZPlush
WedMar 3
San Diego, CACasbah
ThuMar 4
Pomona, CAGlasshouse
FriMar 5
Los Angeles, CAEcho Plex
SatMar 6
San Francisco, CABottom Of The Hill
MonMar 8
Portland, ORBerbati's
TueMar 9
Vancouver, BCBiltmore
WedMar 10
Seattle, WAChop Suey
ThuMar 11
Spokane, WAEmpyrean Café
FriMar 12
Salt Lake City, UTKilby Court
SatMar 13
Denver, COHi Dive
MonMar 15
Omaha, NEWaiting Room
TueMar 16
Minneapolis, MNTriple Rock
WedMar 17
Dekalb, ILHouse Café
ThuMar 18
Madison, WIHigh Noon
FriMar 19
Chicago, ILBottom Lounge
SatMar 20
St. Louis, MOOff Broadway
SunMar 21
Kansas City, MORecord Bar

Monday, December 21, 2009

Musicology NYC Top 30 of 2009 (1-13)

In reverse order of 14-30. Still, my list is probably the best of all the best of's.

1) Mayer Hawthorne "Strange Arrangement" Stones Throw

2) The Antlers "Hospice" French Kiss Read Review

3) Girls "Album" True Panther Sounds

4) Appleseed Cast "Sagarmatha" The Militia Group

5) Sharon Van Etten "Because I Was In Love" Language of Stone Read Review

6) Tune-Yards "Bird-Brains" Marriage

7) Bat For Lashes "Two Suns" Astralwerks Read Review

8) Cass McCombs "Catacombs" Domino Read Review

9) Fever Ray "Fever Ray" Mute Read Review

10) The xx "xx" Young Turks Read Review

11) The Big Pink "A Brief History of Love" 4AD Read Review

12) Major Lazer "Guns Don't Kill People... Lazers Do" Downtown/Mad Decent

13) Mos Def "The Ecstatic" Downtown Records

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Mos Def - "Supermagic" Video

Indie blessed rapper Mos Def's doing "Supermagic".

Monday, December 14, 2009

Portishead - "Chase the Tear" video

I've been waiting for the perfect moment to play this new Portishead song. Had to be a time when I could have a clear mind to judge. I don't know how any moment could have produced a thought other than amazing. "Chase the Tear" video below via stereogum. All proceeds go to Amnesty International buy it here.

Portishead - Chase The Tear from Mintonfilm on Vimeo.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Musicology NYC Top 30 of 2009 (14-30)

Top 30 of 2009. The top 13 will be posted after kevchino posts. For now enjoy my list from 30 to 14. When you make yours, be sure to include one hip hop album and one metal.

30) Florence and the Machines, Lungs
29) Wild Beasts, Two Dancers
28) Here We Go Magic, Here We Go Magic
27) Dinosaur Jr., Farm
26) Shilpa Ray and the Happy Hookers, A Fish Hook An Open Eye
25) Woods, Songs of Shame
24) Phoenix, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
23) Natureboy, Natureboy
22) Califone, All My Friends Are Funeral Singers
21) Jay Z - The Blueprint 3
20) Throw Me the Statue, Creaturesque
19) Low Anthem, Oh My God, Charlie Darwin
18) The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
17) Dirty Projectors, Bitte Orca
16) Camera Obscura, My Maudlin Career
15) Andrew Bird, Noble Beast
14) Isis, Wavering Radiant

The Swimmers - "A Hundred Hearts" Video

Philly band The Swimmers are playing some notes and chords on "A Hundred Hearts".

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Girls "Lust For Life" Video

Girls new video for "Lust for Life" is naughty. It's also a great song on a great album called Album. These guys Girls (hahah) are quite clever and good at making up songs and singing them. Enjoy the video below and don't let the little ones watch it unless they are cool with boobs and birds. Via Pitchfork TV.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Major Lazer - "Keep It Going Louder"

Major Lazer shocked the world with the bitter sweet dance melody video of "Pon De Floor". Now they are back with a creepy one with sweet lyrics and dancability "Keep It Going Louder".

New Spoon Song

These dudes keep on just making good songs. I don't even have to listen to this one to know that Spoon will be it in 2010. Hear their new one over at NPR. "Written In Reverse" will lead Transference into the best of list for next year. Wanna bet?

Friday, November 27, 2009

William DeVaughn- "Be Thankful for What You've Got"

Appropriately, I woke up with this song by William DeVaughn in my head yesterday and I assumed I would get this up on my ultra important blog, but I got caught up with my hip fam. We were eating turkey. I was vegetarian though and had a tofurkey. Or nah.

Enjoy this song today even though it's a day late. This is the original. You probably know the Massive Attack version because you are more indie.

Happy Thanksgiving.

- be thankful for what you've got (original)

Phenomenal Handclap Band @ Bowery 12.11, Video for "15 to 20"

I listened to Phenomenal Handclap Band on my Thanksgiving trip to Philly or should I say the Philly burbs. I really think this group is underrated. I wonder how many of my peeps would agree. Anyway, I think I may go to see them play their tunes at the Bowery B on 12/11. It's their last show of the year and if you miss them you may be sad.

Below you can watch their video. You probably won't ever see this on MTV so the only place to watch it is here.

Phenomenal Handclap Band "15 to 20" Official Video from friendly fire recordings on Vimeo.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Califone - "Funeral Singers" Video

While I write a review for another sweet indie pub, watch Califone's, "Funeral Singers". Don't bother me though. At least til I'm done.

califone - funeral singers from Califone on Vimeo.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Over at Spinner We can tell the end of the year is here

Not much goin on at Spinner other than a few RJD2 reissues. And Motley Crue. And Norah Jones!

Class Actress, Acrylics, Violens on Wednesday, December 9th at the Mercury Lounge

Some super sweet bands at the the MerLou on a Wednesday in December. Been listening to the Acrylics EP (you can download it for free there too) a lot lately and it's sorta dope. I think you'll like it to if you know what's good. Also Class Actress is the other one that will be playing and Pitchfork is hyping them so they gotta be good, right? Violens EP I listened to a lot some time a go but when I listened to it today I didn't get excited.

Might go to this show.

Here's an Acrylics tune called "All of the Fire"

Here's a Class Actress song called "Careful What You Say"

Where else can you get these things but Musicology NYC?

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Oh yeah. Forgot to mention this since I fell asleep the other night; Magnetic Fields new album. Sounds awesome. I mean, I haven't heard any of it but the idea sounds way cool. I guess it'll be called Realism. It has an album cover a lot like the other ones and that's cool. Maybe it'll be good like them too. Anyway. They are touring as well. Dates below.

February 4
Lisner Auditorium @ George Washington Univ.
Washington, DC
February 6
Corona Theatre
Montreal, QC
February 8
Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Toronto, ON
February 10
Wilbur Theatre
Boston, MA
February 11
Wilbur Theatre
Boston, MA
February 13
Howard Gilman Opera House @ BAM
Brooklyn, NY
February 21
Aladdin Theater
Portland, OR
February 22
Aladdin Theater
Portland, OR
February 23
Town Hall
Seattle, WA
February 24
Town Hall
Seattle, WA
February 27
Fox Theater
Oakland, CA
March 1
Herbst Theatre
San Francisco, CA
March 2
Wilshire Ebell Theatre
Los Angeles, CA
March 4
Pabst Theatre
Milwaukee, WI
March 5
Buskirk Chumley Theater
Bloomington, IN
March 6
The Pageant
St. Louis, MO
March 7
Harris Theater @ Millenium Park
Chicago, IL
March 10
Town Hall
New York, NY
March 11
Town Hall
New York, NY

Monday, November 16, 2009

Cribs - "We Share The Same Skies"

And with the Cribs, I'm off to bed. Is it really only Monday?

Enjoy "We Share The Same Skies" from Ignore the Ignorant.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Flaming Lips - 'Watching The Planets' Video

Holy Crap. The Flaming Lips are back, Wayne Coyne is weird still and those people are completely naked. Awesome song, and video for "Watching the Planets"! NSFW fools, nme provided.

Neil Young - Dreamin' Man, Archives Performance Series #12

On December 8 (vinyl on Jan. 12), 17 years after the original release of Harvest Moon, Neil Young, who in our eyes has never done anything wrong and probably never will, will release:

Dreamin’ Man Live ’92 track listing:

“Dreamin’ Man”
“Such A Woman”
“One Of These Days”
“Harvest Moon”
“You And Me”
“Hank To Hendrix”
“Unknown Legend”
“Old King”
“Natural Beauty”
“War Of Man”

This is an all acoustic version of his 1992 classic Harvest Moon. Stream "Dreamin Man" here.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Grizzly Bear - "Ready, Able" Video

Here's a band that I write about only to get visitors to Musicology NYC. 0h Grizzly Bear, thou are holy. After years of trying to be cool enough t0 like them, I've accepted that I'll never get them.

Here's another thing; Horn of Plenty is their best album.

Check out the new video for "Ready, Able" from everyone's favorite 2009 album Veckatimest.

Thursday, November 5, 2009


Please don't forget this awesome showcase that will feature the two and only Sharon Van Etten and Natureboy. If you want to hang out with Kevchino and Musicology cool kids and watch the Sky Report DJ too, you should come. I'll pay your (1) cover if you comment here and say something awesome. Presents . . . .
Sharon Van Etten, Natureboy, Rey Villalobos
Saturday, November 7th Union Pool
DJ Scot Bowman of The Sky Report will be spinning between sets
Reindeer Art show by Brad Nack in the lobby
$10 Advance online and $12 at the door. 21+

Bebel Gilberto and Mark Ronson - "The Real Thing" MP3

I've been seeing pictures of Bebel Gilberto all over the city. I guess that makes her not really "indie" but still she can sing good and who doesn't dig good singers especially when they work with... Mark Ronson. Holla. That dude is mad sick at making records like Amy Winehouse's and others probably too.

Listen to and download "The Real Thing" here.

Bebel Gilberto will tour these places too.

11.18.09 – Fillmore Miami Beach – Miami Beach, FL
11.20.09 – The Loft – Atlanta, GA
11.22.09 – The National – Richmond, VA
11.23.09 – 9:30 Club – Washington D.C.
11.25.09 – Hiro Ballroom – New York, NY
11.27.09 – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
11.28.09 – Wellmont Theatre – Montclair, NJ
11.29.09 – L’Astral – Montreal, QC
11.30.09 – Sound Academy – Toronto, ON
12.02.09 – Park West – Chicago, IL
12.03.09 – Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant – Minneapolis, MN
12.05.09 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
12.08.09 – Belly Up Tavern – Solana Beach, CA
12.09.09 – Henry Ford Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
12.10.09 – Bimbo’s 365 Club – San Francisco, CA
12.12.09 – Holocene – Portland, OR
12.13.09 – Showbox at the Market – Seattle, WA
12.14.09 – Commodore – Vancouver, BC

Loretta Lynn & Jack White - "Portland Oregon" Video

Because cool people shop at thrift stores I swung by the thrift store near my apartment and picked up Loretta Lynn's 20 Greatest Hits knowing nothing other than Jack White digs her. Because Jack White knows what's cool, I listened and liked too. Thanks for the referral Mr. White.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

El Perro Del Mar covering Lou Reed, I like Lou Reed

Oh El Perro Del Mar, how sweet are thou. And Lou Reed too. Someone please comment on this youtube link cause no one has yet!!! And we just can't have that genPoppers.

Freelance Whales are cool per my sister

She's right. And so is the mighty Stereogum (grarrrg). Check out the Freelance Whales and be happy bout it.

Bishop Allen - "True or False" Video

True: the mighty Stereogum (rarggghhh) premiered this cool video from the Bishop Allen album Grr... called "True or False". True, there's a lot of people dancing in this vid. Turns out some people can dance soberly. And to this song nonetheless. Go people.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Spinner has Julian Casablancas, Cold Cave, More

Hey look, it's Julian Casablancas again. I wonder if anyone would pay this album any attention if he weren't the singer of the Strokes.

Spinner also has this new Cold Cave album that a few people have been talking about. And that Foo Fighters we're all excited about. Or no.

But they do have Creedence and Slayer. And those dudes really are good.

Listen to all here.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Julian Casablancas on the Tonight Show

The Tonight Show is cool. Julian Casablancas used to be (for a minute) . Proof below. Awwww, yah. This song is called "11th Dimesnsion" and it will be on Phrazes for the Young (out 11-3) . Try to dance to it, go ahead, fast or slow. Nah. Via Stereogum. Those guys like it.

Lilith Fair Returns

Party like it's 1997-1999. The Lilith Fair was the event to attend in those years. And guess what is happening this year, you guessed it another Fair! Who knows who'll be there but you can get news and sign up for a news letter that will keep you and your girls and your dudes that like girls and music posted.

First Round of Cities...
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Boston, MA
  • Calgary, AB
  • Chicago, IL
  • Dallas, TX
  • Denver, CO
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Montreal, QC
  • New York, NY
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Portland, OR
  • Seattle, WA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Toronto, ON
  • Vancouver, BC
  • Washington, DC
  • London, UK

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Noah and the Whale Movie

How 'bout Noah and the Whale all tight with John Norris? Here's hoping the movie is as good as their new album. Additionally they will be playing music in NYC: residency at the Mercury Lounge November 2, 3 & 4th.

The First Days of Spring
An inspired film accompaniment to Noah and the Whale's second album

Join Noah and the Whale's Charlie Fink in NYC for an intimate screening of his directorial film debut The First Days of Spring with a special Q&A to follow.

November 1st @ 7pm

Hosted by John Norris

Piano's Upstairs Lounge

entrance is free - space is limited

158 Ludlow Street, New York, NY

Foo Fighters "Greatest Hits" Just arrived in my inbox

How exciting.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Surfer Blood at Piano's for CMJ via Stereogum and Rey Concepcion

Don't know much about this Rey Concepcion guy but he is super swell at making sweet videos. Especially when it comes to new rockers Surfer Blood. Check him out by clicking play and dancing or standing still and listening closely. Go Surfer Blood! Go Rey Concepcion (no relation). Thanks Stereogum!

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner: Surfer Blood [ Part 1 of 14] from Ray Concepcioñ on Vimeo.

Lissy Trullie - "Self Taught Learner" Video and Album Stream

More Lissy Truly news. Stream the full album via Spinner and watch "Self Taught Learner" below

Lissie Trullie - "Don't To Do" Mp3

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

El Perro del Mar: Change of Heart Video

El Perro del Mar tour dates follow her cool new video via pitchforkTV. We still haven't heard the new album but typically love her tunes.

11.07.09 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC*
11.08.09 – Theater of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA*
11.09.09 – Webster Hall – New York, NY*
11.11.09 – Phoenix Theatre – Toronto, ON*
11.12.09 – Metro – Chicago, IL*
11.13.09 – Gargoyle Club – St. Louis, MO*
11.14.09 – House of Blues – Dallas, TX*
11.15.09 – La Zona Rosa – Austin, TX*
11.17.09 – Rialto Theater – Tuscon, AZ*
11.18.09 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA*
11.19.09 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA*
11.20.09 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA*
11.21.09 – Club Nokia – Los Angeles, CA*
11.23.09 – Hotel Cafe – Los Angeles, CA***

***Headlining show
* w/ Peter Bjorn & John

New Editors Record "In This Light and On This Evening"

Editors new album In This Light And On This Evening will be out January 19, 2010 via FADER Label. The Pre-release is available now.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Thao with The Get Down Stay Down - "Cool Yourself"

Thao's new album Know Better Learn Faster has been on heavy rotation at Musicology NYC. Watch "Cool Yourself" below. It's fun.

New Eels Album "END TIMES" Just six month after Hombre Lobo

The largely self recorded release will be Eels eighth studio album. It will include:

1 The Beginning
2 Gone Man
3 In My Younger Days
4 Mansions Of Los Feliz
5 A Line In The Dirt
6 End Times
7 Apple Trees
8 Paradise Blues
9 Nowadays
10 Unhinged
11 High & Lonesome
12 I Need A Mother
13 Little Bird
14 On My Feet

Hombre Lobo was good, but not as good as we expect things from Eels to be. Here's hoping End Times is better.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

New "Don't To Do" MP3 from LISSY TRULLIE! Album out Tuesday

Lissie Trullie will finally have a full length with a number of songs from her earlier EP "Self-Taught Lerner. The full length will have the same title. One of the new songs can be downloaded here.

Track Listing for Self-Taught Learner out on Downtown Records October 20th
01. Boy Boy
02. She Said
03. Self-Taught Learner
04. Money
05. Forget About it
06. Ready For The Floor
07. Don't To Do (New Track)
08. Hold Your Head (New Track)
09. Just A Friend (Duet w/ Adam Green - Biz Markie Cover)
10. You Bleed You (Unreleased Demo)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Mayer Hawthorne - "Green Eyed Love " and Brooklyn Bowl Video

This new Mayer Hawthorne video reminded me of the video I took of him at Brooklyn Bowl (watch bothe below). Mayer still may be the front runner for Musicology NYC's album of the year. Take that, Grizzly Bear.

Fanfarlo's Reservoir out today on Canvasback!

We've been listening to Fanfarlo for some time, so we were surprised to find out that Reservoir just became available today. Get it here.

There are also some CMJ dates below.

CMJ Schedule

10/19 Syndicate Conflict of Interest party
10/20 The Music Slut & Sneak Attack party (daytime show)
10/20 Brooklyn Vegan party
10/21 Bowery Ballroom (official showcase)

& check out this video of Fanfarlo & First Aid Kit
covering "This Is The Way" by Devendra Banhart

Monday, October 12, 2009

Noah and the Whale - On Tour, The First Day of Spring out now

We've been listening to The First Day of Spring and we dig. Go see Noah and the Whale on tour. All dates are below.

Oct. 20 Los Angeles, CA The Roxy
Oct. 21 San Diego, CA Casbah
Oct. 22 San Francisco, CA Swedish American Hall
Oct. 24 Seattle, WA Crocodile Café
Oct. 25 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge (early show and BBQ)
Oct. 28 Madison, WI Majestic Live
Oct. 29 Chicago, IL Lake Shore Theatre
Oct. 30 Pontiac, MI The Pike Room
Oct. 31 Toronto, ONT Horseshoe Tavern

Nov. 2 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
Nov. 3 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
Nov. 4 New York, NY Mercury Lounge

Basement Jaxx - Scars (ft. Meleka, Kelis & Chipmunk) - Video by Jan van Nuenen

Basement Jaxx are back with a new tune called "Scars". Watch it below. It's awesome.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

New Grouper Video - "Hold the Way"

How creepily awesome is Grouper? Watch below to see. There last album Dragging A Dead Deer Up A Hill was amazing and from the sounds of "Hold The Way" there new one Vessel will be as well.

Grouper - Hold the Way from Weston Currie on Vimeo.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


The Very Best’s—European production duo Radioclit and Malawian singer Esau Mwamwaya—debut full-length Warm Heart of Africa came out yesterday! We haven't heard it yet but we loved the mix tape. They will also be on tour:

October 21 New York, NY CMJ Showcase—Le Poisson Rouge

October 23 San Francisco, CA 103 Harriet

October 24 Los Angeles, CA Echoplex

October 29 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge

October 30 Toronto, ON Wrongbar

November 1 Boston, MA Great Scott

November 2 Washington, D.C. DC9

November 3 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’s

Monday, October 5, 2009


Big news from our good friends over at Kevchino! Be sure to check this show out. Sharon Van Etten will certainly be on our year end best of album list. And Natureboy has a shot too. is proud to present
our first ever live music showcase on Saturday November 7th at Union Pool. The show will feature Brooklyn's Sharon Van Etten, Natureboy, and Portland's Rey Villalobos. DJ Scot Bowman of DJ Scot Bowman of The Sky Report & will be spinning between sets. Artist Brad Nack will be hosting a reindeer art show in the lobby during the show. Doors open at 9pm. 21+ $12 The day of the show or purchase $10 advance online tickets here.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Nirvana - Live Version of "Scoff"

Nirvana was awesome in 1990. Check out their tune "Scoff". Download it if you want by clicking here. The band's debut will be reissued on November 3rd of this year. The track listing is below. Please tell me you already have this album already and you are just going to buy the reissue for the liveness that follows.

Bleach: Deluxe Edition
1. Blew
2. Floyd the Barber
3. About a Girl
4. School
5. Love Buzz
6. Paper Cuts
7. Negative Creep
8. Scoff
9. Swap Meet
10. Mr. Moustache
11. Sifting
12. Big Cheese
13. Downer
Live at Pine Street Theatre
1. Intro
2. School
3. Floyd the Barber
4. Dive
5. Love Buzz
6. Spank Thru
7. Molly's Lips
8. Sappy
9. Scoff
10. About a Girl
11. Been a Son
12. Blew

Stereogum Premiers New Mum Video for "Sing Along"

Mum doing "Sing Along" below via Stereogum.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Meshell Ndegeocello - "Devil's Halo" out 10/6 on Mercer Street Records, tour dates

Half a listen into the new Meshell Ndegeocello and as usual it's quite beautiful. It will be out 10/06/09. Tour Dates are below.

Meshell Ndegeocello Live
October 6 Highline Ballroom New York, NY
October 7 The Middle East Cambridge, MA
October 8 Black Cat Washington DC
October 15 Music Hall for the Performing Arts Detroit, MI
October 16 Out of Town Folk Festival Chicago, IL
October 18 Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant Minneapolis, MN
October 19 World Café Live Philadelphia, PA
October 21 Boulder Theatre Boulder, CO
October 22 El Rey Theatre Los Angeles, CA
October 23 Town Hall Oakland, CA
October 24 The Independent San Francisco, CA
October 27 The Triple Door Seattle, WA
October 28 Nightlight Lounge Bellingham, WA

Monday, September 28, 2009

Depeche Mode - "Hole To Feed" Video

Depeche Mode's "Hole to Feed" is an interesting video apparently. I haven't watched due to a stereogum warning (and lack of time). But because of the place I hold DM I'm posting anyway.

Spinner Has Richard Hawley, Hope Sandoval

Spinner has a few goodies this week including Basement Jaxx, Richard Hawley and Hope Sandoval amongst numerous others. Click here for a listen to these.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

El Perro Del Mar - New Album "Love Is Not Pop" Out Soon, Touring w. Peter Bjorn and John

Exciting news from the El Perro Del Mar front. Her new album, Love Is Not Pop comes out October 20, 2009. Download the song "Change of Heart" here. Additionally she will be on tour with Peter Bjorn and John (all PB&J Pics courtesy of LA photographer Alyssa Glimm) in November. Check her and them out.

Tour Dates

10.20.09 – Other Music Free In-Store Performance (8pm) – New York, NY***
11.07.09 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
11.08.09 – Theater of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
11.09.09 – Joe’s Pub – New York, NY***
11.10.09 – Terminal 5 – New York, NY
11.11.09 – Phoenix Theatre – Toronto, ON
11.12.09 – Metro – Chicago, IL
11.13.09 – Gargoyle Club – St. Louis, MO
11.14.09 – House of Blues – Dallas, TX
11.15.09 – La Zona Rosa – Austin, TX
11.17.09 – Rialto Theater – Tuscon, AZ
11.18.09 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA
11.19.09 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
11.20.09 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
11.21.09 – Club Nokia – Los Angeles, CA
11.23.09 – Hotel Cafe – Los Angeles, CA***

***Headlining show

Let's Wrestle - "In the Court of the Wrestling Let's" Review

"If you want to help/Just kill yourself/But I won't do that" are lyrics from "My Arms Don't Bend That Way, Damn it!". It's the opening track from In the Court of the Wrestling Let's the debut from UK based Let's Wrestle. There are crunching guitars that pull from punk and hard rock. But there are also melodic guitars. There are crashing cymbals and there are soft beats. There are tortured, meaningful and howling vocals that feel sensitive and true. Yes, there is all of that in the first track. And...

The album rarely let's up. Strike that, it never let's up. This trio from London, has a sense of humor, however, you never know if you should laugh. The second track continues the quirky, punk drive and they never look back. You won't either.

We think this album is good. If you're into this sort of melodic punk, it may even reach great status. This band should have a bigger name. You can help with that. Pick up In the Court of the Wrestling Let's here.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Mew - "Repeaterbeater" Video

Mew is not meh. They are good. See for yourself. Via Stereogum, via MTV.

David Gray - "Draw the Line" Give Away

I haven't heard much from the new David Gray. In Fact, I haven't listened to much of his stuff in awhile. But I've heard a few people talking about this release so I thought I'd mention that Skope is giving away his new album Draw the Line. To enter click here.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Portugal. The Man "Do You" video, KCRW 89.9 on Monday September 28th at 11AM (PST)

Portugal. The Man will also be on tour. Check them out if you can. To listen at KCRW click here.

Tour Dates:

9/22 – Harlow's Night Club – Sacramento, CA

9/23 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA

9/25 – The Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA

9/26 – The Glass House– Pomona, CA

9/28 – Belly Up – San Diego, CA

9/29 – The Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ

10/01 – Santa Fe Brewing Company– Santa Fe, NM

10/02 – B-Side Lounge – Boulder, CO

10/03 – B-Side Lounge – Boulder, CO

10/08 – Majestic Theater – Madison, WI

10/09- Turner Hall-Milwaukee, WI

10/10- Schubas Tavern-Chicago, IL

10/11- Schubas Tavern-Chicago, IL

10/13- The Magic Bag-Ferndale, MI

10/14- Horseshoe Tavern-Toronto, ON

10/16- Maxwell's-Hoboken, NJ

10/18-Paradise Rock Club-Boston, MA

10/20-Higher Ground-Burlington, VT

10/22-Johnny Brenda's- Philadelphia, PA

10/23-Bowery Ballroom- New York, NY

Cursive - "Let Me Up" via Stereogum

One of the coolest videos I've seen in a while. Cursive doing "Let Me Up" below. Via Stereogum.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Chad VanGaalen releases free EP of B-sides from Soft Airplane

A treat I found in my inbox was this Chad VanGaalen free EP of B-sides from Soft Airplane. An album we adored here at Musicology NYC for awhile. Haven't listened yet, but I'm thinking there are a few good ones on here. Dowload it.

He is also, touring Canada:

Oct 08 –Regina, SK @ The Exchange
Oct 09 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Park Theatre
Oct 10 – Saskatoon, SK @ Broadway Theatre
Oct 14 – Victoria, BC @ Alix Goolden Performance Hall
Oct 15 – Vancouver, BC @ The Rio
Oct 16 – Kelowna, BC @ Habitat
Oct. 18 – Edmonton, AB @ Myer Horowitz Theatre

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Wild Beasts rocked Mercury Lounge 9-10-09

Wild Beasts packed the Mercury Lounge last week. If you haven't picked up their new album Two Dancers yet, now's the time.

Kings of Convenience - "Boat Behind" Video

Sorry for the slow week around here. I just got back from LA to find this delightful new video in my inbox. So glad that Kings of Convenience are back.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Wild Beasts tomorrow 9-10-09 at Mercury Lounge

We'll be at this show tomorrow. The band just was given Best New Music over at Pitchfork so -of course - their is a certain buzz about them. Wild Beasts at Mercury Lounge tomorrow, 9-10-09.

Beach Fossils - "Vacation" by Ray Concepcion

Heard some people talking about these guys on the subway today. What do you think of Beach Fossils?

Chocolate Bobka: Beach Fossils - 'Vacation' from Ray Concepcion on Vimeo.

Wye Oak - "Sight Flight" Video

Popped the new Wye Oak album, The Knot on the iPhone last night and was pleasantly surprised. I didn't remember liking it so much. Anyway, the new video for "Sight Flight" just premiered on Stereogum. Watch it below.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Phish, Yo La Tengo, The Cribs, Grand Archives, Sondre Lerche all on Spinner

There's a lot more over at Spinner worth checking out.

Phish Yo La Tengo The Cribs Grand Archives Wild Beasts Os Mutantes

Plus much, much more.

The Low Anthem - Oh My God, Charlie Darwin

It was a twitter post that originally drew me to the Low Anthem. All that it said was "been listening to the Low Anthem a lot lately". Or something along those lines. I was intrigued but knew nothing about them.

Sometimes that is the best way to go into an album. Sometimes I wish it happened more. No hype. No "sounds like so and so". So I left well enough alone and got my hands on the Oh My God, Charlie Darwin.

It opens with one of the softest, sweetest songs of the year "Charlie Darwin". This track sets a tone that I had no idea was coming. Soft and sentimental, yet somehow torturous. It tears slowly at your soul with soft guitars and genuine vocal emotion.

There are comparisons that can be made, of course. 70's folk rock, My Morning Jacket, Marah, Wilco even? All of them are just a bit off...yet dead on accurate.

I have tried to keep a distance from reading about this band. I wanted to create my own hype. Unfortunately, I am not allowing you to do that. But know that if you get this album, you will leave it happy. In a sad kinda way.

We think this is a "very good" album. Spend some time with it. You won't regret it.

2009 Mercury Prize Winner is... Speech Debelle

Congratulations Speech Debelle! Watch your sales spike! What do y'all think?

Friday, September 4, 2009

Wild Beast - "All The King's Men"

Know nothing about them. Dude I know wants to see them. Yeah, me too. Wild Beast. Haven't even listened to this song yet, but know my boy, it'll be cool:

Ya think?

Monday, August 31, 2009

Simian Mobile Disco "Synthesize" Video and Tour Dates

Simian Mobile Disco's new album Temporary Pleasure is out September 15, 2009


Oct 28th Boston, MA @ Paradise
Oct 30th New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Oct 31st Philadelphia, PA @ Starlight Ballroom
Nov 1st Washington, D.C @ 9:30 Club
Nov 4th Chicago, IL @ Metro
Nov 6th Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club
Nov 7th Montreal, QC @ SAT
Nov 25th Los Angeles, CA @ Mayan Theatre
Nov 27th San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine
Nov 28th Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Logan Lynn: "From Pillar to Post" Due September 4th on Dandy Warhol's Label

Digging what I've heard from Logan Lynn. The Dandy Warhol's liked him enough to sign him. Download "Feed Me to the Wolves" here.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Chairlift - "Ceiling Wax" Video

Chairlift's new video for "Ceiling Wax"

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Mayer Hawthorne - "A Strange Arrangement"

Want to read something funny? Mayer Hawthorne's debut album A Strange Arrangement began as a joke. I suppose that isn't too funny. But it is certainly ironic...Because this album could very well be the best release of 2009.

What started out as sort of a joke for close friends and family, has suddenly and unexpectedly become something very real.

There is no doubt a certain amount of "realness" is poured into this album. You can look no further then the roots from which it stems. Though it is molded from the peak of Motown it mixes easily with modern hip hop. Things might feel retro but it simultaneously feels fresh. And though this vibe is key, just a important is the pain and pleasure that Mayer shares with us from not only his vocals but the instruments.

He plays just about everything on A Strange Arrangement. And the amazement does not stop there. We dare you to keep these songs out of your head. You'll be singing them in the subway. You'll be that dude singing in public. And you'll be OK with it. Just like A Strange Arrangement, the joke is on those that just don't get it.

Back to the point, this album might have started as a joke but it brings some serious shit. Go get it now. Or at least when it comes out on 09-08-09 at

We give it an "It's great".