Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Wavves video "No Hope Kids"

Wavves doing the "No Hope Kids" thing below:

Wavves "No Hope Kids" from Pete Ohs on Vimeo.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Virgin Mobile Free This Year!

Got me thinking about a road trip. Who's in? Sunday, August 30 2009.

Public Enemy
The National
Girl Talk
The Hold Steady
St Vincent

uhhh and Blink 182

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Sunny Day Real Estate Reunite! TOUR! Terminal 5 in NYC

They are back! Sunny Day Real Estate is rereleasing their first two albums on September 15, 2009 and TOURING to support them!

Both Diary and LP2 will be available everywhere including SubPop.com & Sunnydayrealestate.fm.


Sunny Day Real Estate Fall 2009 US Tour
September 17th Vancouver, BC/Commodore Ballroom
September 18th Portland/Crystal Ballroom (Musicfest NW)
September 20th Salt Lake City/Murray Theater
September 21st Denver/Ogden Theater
September 23rd Minneapolis/First Avenue
September 24th Chicago/Metro
September 25th Detroit/St Andrews Hall
September 27th New York/Terminal 5
September 28th Boston/House of Blues
September 30th Washington DC/930 Club
October 1st Philadelphia/Trocadero
October 3rd Atlanta/CW Center Stage
October 5th Dallas/Granada Theater
October 6th Houston/Warehouse Live
October 7th Austin/La Zona Rosa
October 9th Tempe/Marquee Theatre
October 10th Anaheim/House of Blues
October 11th Los Angeles/Henry Fonda Theater
October 13th San Francisco/Fillmore
October 15th Spokane/Knitting Factory
October 16th Seattle/Paramount Theatre

Tori Amos - "Abnormally Attracted to Sin" Brief Review

Tori Amos has been doing this to me for years. I say I'm done with her, she can't possibly hook me in again. And somehow, suddenly she does. Whether it's from my youthful fascination or from the fact that she can still write a damn good song, something has drawn me in again. Maybe it's both.

Check out the tracks "Give" and "Strong Black Vine". If you are a fan this is another must have.

Buy it now via iTunes. We say "it's good".

Sharon Van Etten - "For You"

This is beautiful. Our friends over at Kevchino filmed the one and only Sharon Van Etten performing "For You" from Because I Was in Love in a ROW BOAT at Central Park. Here's hoping that he makes more of these!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Lilly Allen - "Fuck You" Video

Oh Lilly Allen is so sweet. "Fuck You" below. Via stereogum.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Rooftop Films Presents My Teenage Stride Pics of Cymbals Eat Guitars

If you haven't made it to Rooftop Films yet, you are missing out. The vibe is quite unlike anything else in the city. Perched above the city listening to great live music, watching film shorts...and free drinks after...just not on the roof. They don't want anyone to fall.

Although there was some sound problems we had a blast the evening that Cymbals Eat Guitars played (blurry pic above) and every night since has been just as great. Hop on the roof if you get the time. This week has the search for "Winnebago Man" on screen and My Teenage Stride playing some tunes to warm you up.
View the schedule here.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009



THE GROUP WILL ALSO PERFORM RARE U.S. SHOWS IN JULY! Check them out at Le Poisson Rouge in NYC!

Find out more at The Very Best's Myspace page.

The Very Best Tour Dates
July 16 Los Angeles, CA The Echoplex
July 17 San Francisco, CA Mighty
July 18 New York, NY Le Poisson Rouge
July 19 Chicago, IL Pitchfork Music Festival

The Gaslight Anthem - "'The '59 Sound" New Video

The underated Gaslight Anthem has a new video for "'The 59 Sound".

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Depeche Mode - "Peace"

New Depeche Mode video from the album Sound Of The Universe "Peace".

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Deastro "Grower" EP for Free

Just stumbled upon this EP called Grower by Deastro. Check it out here.

The Low Anthem Oh My God, Charlie Darwin Out Now! Tour Dates!

Check out the new release by The Low Anthem out now on Nonesuch. Get it on Amazon or iTunes.


June 11 @ 10:00P - BONNAROO - That Tent - Manchester, Tennessee
June 12 @ 1:30P - BONNAROO - Sonic Stag - Manchester, Tennesse
June 13 @ 12 NOON - BONNAROO - Press Tent - Manchester, Tennessee
June 15 - Bowery Ballroom - Release Party with Cory Chisel - New York, New York
June 18 - The Rattle at the Brattle (Theatre) - Cambridge, Massachusetts
June 18 - The Brattle Theatre w/ Anais Mitchell - Cambridge, Massachusetts
June 26 4:00P - GLASTONBURY - Q Stage Glastonbury
June 27 12:30P - GLASTONBURY - Park Stage - Glastonbury
June 28 4:00P - Hard Rock Calling Hyde Park w/Bruce Springsteen - London
June 29 - Brotfabrik - Frankfurt
June 30 - Open Air Arena - Vienna
July 1 - Bang Bang Club - Berlin
July 2 - Studio 672 - Koln
July 4 - Tivoli - w/ M Ward - Utrecht
July 5 - Wireless Festival - London - Hyde Park
July 18 - Ottawa Bluesfest - Ottawa, Ontario
July 25 - XPonential Music Festival - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Aug 1 - NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL - 50th Anniversary!! - Newport, Rhode Island
Aug 4 - Club Cafe w/ Joe Pug - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Aug 6 - Locals Only (Art & Music Pub) w/ Joe Pug - Indianapolis, Indiana
Aug 7 - The Summit w/ Langhorne Slim - Columbus, Ohio
Aug 8 - LOLLAPALOOZA - Chicago, Illinois
Aug 10 - Southgate House w/ Langhorne Slim - Newport, Kentucky
Aug 11 - The Basement w/ Langhorne Slim - Nashville, Tennessee
Aug 12 - Grey Eagle Tavern w/ Langhorne Slim - Asheville, North Carolina
Aug 15 - Ottobar w/ Langhorne Slim - Baltimore, Maryland
Aug 16 - Philadelphia Folk Festival - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Aug 29 - Plymouth Waterfront Festival - Plymouth, Massachusetts
Sep 5 - Electric Picnic Festival - Stradbally Hall
Sep 6 - Deaf Institute - Manchester
Sep 7 - Oran Mor - Glasgow
Sep 8 - The Cluny - Newcastle
Sep 9 - Glee Club Studio - Birmingham
Sep 10 - Bullingdon Arms - Oxford
Sep 11 - End Of the Road Festival - Larmer Tree Gardens
Sep 12 - End Of the Road Festival - Larmer Tree Gardens
Sep 13 - Bestival - Isle of Wight
Oct 2 - Austin City Limits - Austin, Texas

Fanfarlo "Reservoir" For $1 Recommended by Sigur Ros

We received an email from Sigur Ros this morning that spoke highly of a band called Fanfarlo from London and their debut Reservoir. A Sigur Ros recommendation is good enough for us. And you just can't beat that price!

After one listen we can say it reminds us a little of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and early Cure.

Get the release here. It's available at that price until July 4, 2009.

Our great friends in London Fanfarlo are making their amazing debut album, 'Reservoir', available for $1 (USD) until Independence Day (July 4), along with 4 exclusive bonus tracks. It's got Sigurrós and her cousin Disa on the front cover in a pic by Jónsi's other sis Lilja (true), and we urge you all to go and get it straight away.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Wale - "Chillin" features Lady Gaga

Wale is my favorite MC of the moment. Tops Drake for sure. Check out "Chillin" with Lady Gaga below.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Spinner Has Dirty Projectors and Mos Def

Also Sonic Youth, Little Boots and Busdriver.  A great week at Spinner.  The Dirty Projectors' release is well good.  

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Free Titus Andronicus "The Airing of Grievances" download

Thanks to kevchino for the heads up.  I have Titus Andronicus's debut, if you don't, now's the time--it's free.  Visit the last hyper link and kevchino for the download.  

Blood Horse "Horizoner" Album Stream

We didn't know too much about these folks and honestly we still don't.  But after reading about them on Brooklyn Vegan we checked them out and yeah, cool hard stuff.  Check out Blood Horse's full album streaming at myspace and develop your own opinion.  

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Regina Spektor "Eet"

Another video from Regina Spektor's upcoming Far.

Mayer Hawthorne, Aloe Blacc and Lee Fields

Speaking of Stones Throw, the long anticpated debut by Mayer Hawthorne will be released Sep. 8, 2009 on Stones Throw. In related news, Lee Fields debut release came out yesterday and features Aloe Blacc. I have heard a few tracks from both of these releases and am excited to get my hands on them.

Madlib and Mos Def Ft Slick Rick "Auditorium"

Download and check this song out. It's Mos Def featuring Slick Rick produced by Madlib. The full length will be out June 9th but this song will stay on repeat until then for sure.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

New Sonic Youth "The Eternal" Streaming on iLike

For a listen to the new Sonic Youth album The Eternal head over to their iLike page.  It's a return to the Sonic Youth basics.  

Regina Spektor - "Laughing With"

Regina Spektor's Far the follow up to 2006's Begin to Hope will be released on June 23.  Check out the first video for "Laughing With" below.  

Laughing With


I can't just let it die.  It's been bothering me all day.  I understand that business has to grow, but have we learned nothing from the crash of the major labels.  I didn't ask for the Clash, Springsteen or Outkast.  I was perfectly happy with the indies.  But because you added Sony I get 25 less downloads?  Give the people what they want. Shouldn't we have a choice?  

Effective Jul 18, 2009, your plan will change to the new eMusic Premium plan which gives you 50 downloads for $19.99 every 30 days.

I used to get 75.  Although I welcome the Clash to the Catalog, I already have most Clash releases.  Here's the question.  Should I stay or should I go?

 Let's hope someone pops up to replace emusic.  

Monday, June 1, 2009

Bat For Lashes "Pearl's Dream" New Video

Bat For Lashes will be on many year end lists with Two Suns, that is certain. Maybe even mine. The newest single "Pearl's Dream" is now viewable below. Via P4k.

Bat For Lashes - "Pearl's Dream"

Orba Squara Covers Lady Gaga's Poker Face

Not too much going on this week over at Spinner's listening party other than the awesome new Eels album, but I found this Orba Squara cover of Lady Gaga's "Poker Face" interesting.