Thursday, December 31, 2009
Sharon Jones "How Long Do You Have to Wait For It?" 12/30/09 Brooklyn Bowl
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
New Sade - "Soldier of Love"
"2009 Was an OK Year." A Mix by Baron von Luxxury.
The xx on "Last Call With Carson Daly"
Appleseed Cast To play Low Level Owl 1 & 2 Live
Phoenix, AZRhythm Room
San Diego, CACasbah
Los Angeles, CAEcho Plex
San Francisco, CABottom Of The Hill
Seattle, WAChop Suey
Spokane, WAEmpyrean Café
Salt Lake City, UTKilby Court
Denver, COHi Dive
Omaha, NEWaiting Room
Minneapolis, MNTriple Rock
Dekalb, ILHouse Café
Madison, WIHigh Noon
Chicago, ILBottom Lounge
St. Louis, MOOff Broadway
Kansas City, MORecord Bar
Monday, December 21, 2009
Musicology NYC Top 30 of 2009 (1-13)
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
Monday, December 14, 2009
Portishead - "Chase the Tear" video
Portishead - Chase The Tear from Mintonfilm on Vimeo.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Musicology NYC Top 30 of 2009 (14-30)
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
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Girls "Lust For Life" Video
Monday, November 30, 2009
Major Lazer - "Keep It Going Louder"
New Spoon Song
Friday, November 27, 2009
William DeVaughn- "Be Thankful for What You've Got"
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.
- be thankful for what you've got (original)
Phenomenal Handclap Band @ Bowery 12.11, Video for "15 to 20"
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
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
THE MAGNETIC FIELDS’ REALISM TO BE RELEASED JANUARY 26 ON NONESUCH RECORDS
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.
THE MAGNETIC FIELDS
Lisner Auditorium @ George Washington Univ.
Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Howard Gilman Opera House @ BAM
San Francisco, CA
Wilshire Ebell Theatre
Los Angeles, CA
Buskirk Chumley Theater
St. Louis, MO
Harris Theater @ Millenium Park
New York, NY
New York, NY
Monday, November 16, 2009
Cribs - "We Share The Same Skies"
Enjoy "We Share The Same Skies" from Ignore the Ignorant.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Flaming Lips - 'Watching The Planets' Video
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:
“Such A Woman”
“One Of These Days”
“You And Me”
“Hank To Hendrix”
“War Of Man”
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Grizzly Bear - "Ready, Able" Video
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
KEVCHINO MUSIC SHOWCASE at UNION POOL This Saturday!!!!
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.
Kevchino.com 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
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
El Perro Del Mar covering Lou Reed, I like Lou Reed
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
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
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
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
entrance is free - space is limited
158 Ludlow Street, New York, NY
Foo Fighters "Greatest Hits" Just arrived in my inbox
Monday, October 26, 2009
Surfer Blood at Piano's for CMJ via Stereogum and Rey Concepcion
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
Lissie Trullie - "Don't To Do" Mp3
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
El Perro del Mar: Change of Heart Video
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***
* 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"
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
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
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
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.
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
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
New Grouper Video - "Hold the Way"
Grouper - Hold the Way from Weston Currie on Vimeo.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
THE VERY BEST’S WARM HEART OF AFRICA OUT NOW
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:
Monday, October 5, 2009
KEVCHINO MUSIC SHOWCASE at UNION POOL November 7!
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.
Kevchino.com 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 & Kevchino.com 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.
2. Floyd the Barber
3. About a Girl
5. Love Buzz
6. Paper Cuts
7. Negative Creep
9. Swap Meet
10. Mr. Moustache
12. Big Cheese
Live at Pine Street Theatre
3. Floyd the Barber
5. Love Buzz
6. Spank Thru
7. Molly's Lips
10. About a Girl
11. Been a Son
Stereogum Premiers New Mum Video for "Sing Along"
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
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.
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***
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
David Gray - "Draw the Line" Give Away
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Portugal. The Man "Do You" video, KCRW 89.9 on Monday September 28th at 11AM (PST)
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
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
Kings of Convenience - "Boat Behind" Video
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
Chocolate Bobka: Beach Fossils - 'Vacation' from Ray Concepcion on Vimeo.
Wye Oak - "Sight Flight" Video
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
Friday, September 4, 2009
Wild Beast - "All The King's Men"
Monday, August 31, 2009
Simian Mobile Disco "Synthesize" Video and Tour Dates
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
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Chairlift - "Ceiling Wax" Video
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 emusic.
Mew - "No More Stories" Streaming at Spinner
Spinner gets back on track this week with some awesome new releases including:
Monday, August 24, 2009
R.E.M. - "Living Well Is The Best Revenge" Live Video
Living Well Is The Best Revenge
Pearl Jam - "The Fixer" Video
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
The Antlers - "Two" , Live
Monday, August 17, 2009
Antony and the Johnsons - "Crazy in Love"
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Radiohead - "These are My Twisted Words"
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Calvin Harris - "I'm Not Alone" Video, Tour Dates, New Album
NORTH AMERICAN DJ DATES:
09/10 - Music Hall of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY
09/11 - Vision Nightclub - Chicago, IL
09/12 - Vanguard - Los Angeles, CA
09/13 - Venue - Vancouver, BC