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?