Via 3Hive comes word of Charlene, a band from Newton, Mass. with a catchy sound that reminds me a bit of early Mercury Rev mashed with the pop sensibilities of Vitesse.
Entries from March 2009
March 31st, 2009 · Comments Off on Charlene – Oh Hey
March 31st, 2009 · 4 Comments
Who does this sound like? It is driving me insane. (maybe The Smithereens?) It’s almost exactly like something familiar, but I can’t put my finger on it. Help!
March 31st, 2009 · Comments Off on RETRO: Spookey Ruben, These Days Are Old
March 31st, 2009 · Comments Off on Husker Du meets Peter Paul and Mary
Kim Deal on NPR’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!
March 30th, 2009 · Comments Off on Metallica’s penchant for corporate shilling knows no bounds
Already cringing with embarrassment as each college basketball coach slid out to the dead-horse send-up of that ridiculous scene in Risky Business, my brain failed to make the requisite amount of shame necessary for when the members of Metallica finally showed up. It’s not as though Metallica had much reputation left to tarnish, what with […]
March 30th, 2009 · Comments Off on Amanda Palmer to Roadrunner, Drop Me
March 30th, 2009 · 1 Comment
(via Guess I’m Floating)
March 27th, 2009 · 1 Comment
Cursive’s “From the Hips” took a few listens before I became obsessed with it. Now, I simply can’t get enough. Their wildly raucous recent performance on Letterman sealed the deal for me. Tim Kasher’s had the dynamics game in his pocket for years, but now he’s able to spin a yarn that’s not claustrophobic and […]
March 27th, 2009 · Comments Off on Find music with Fizy
Yet another music search tool. Enjoy it while it lasts.
March 27th, 2009 · 1 Comment
Ever wanted to hear The Killers cover Bright Eyes? Neither have I. But, if the curiosity gets to you, like it did me, then this YouTube audio will come in handy. It’s a synthed-up version of one of Conor Obserst’s twangier songs, “Four Winds”, off the Cassadaga LP. Not as entirely awful as I would […]
March 27th, 2009 · Comments Off on Mark Ronson called in to save Amy Winehouse album
Even though he’s busy in the studio helping Duran Duran clear the memory banks of its ill-fated Timbaland-produced album, Red Carpet Massacre, Mark Ronson has been summoned by Island Records executives to save Amy Winehouse from death by reggae. Evidently, upon hearing Ms. Winehouse’s demos for her follow-up to the monstrously successful Back to Black, […]
March 27th, 2009 · Comments Off on Prince “Dreamer” live on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 03.26.2009
Prince played his second consecutive night on The Tonight Show last night, upping the ante considerably with “Dreamer”- a guitar heavy, Hendrix-style rocker. The previous night’s “Ol’ Skool Company” didn’t have much of an impact, save for the awkward, politically slanted shout-outs and funky, hookless jams. Both of these songs are available on Prince’s new […]
March 26th, 2009 · Comments Off on 40 Sexiest Frontwomen in Rock History
Odd collection, but an enjoyable read/viewing. [via The Daily Sabbatical]
March 26th, 2009 · Comments Off on Gimme Sympathy: New Video from Metric
March 26th, 2009 · Comments Off on Talk about the Passion Pit
So, was “Sleepyhead” a one-hit wonder? “I Guess I’m Floating” makes an interesting case in the affirmative. The song has been in commercials and on TV shows on both sides of the pond and has garnered a lot of acclaim. It will be interesting to see if Michael Angelakos can create something as equally amazing […]
March 24th, 2009 · Comments Off on Graham Coxon “Sorrow’s Army” live from a rooftop at SXS
Graham Coxon performs the first single off his forthcoming LP, The Spinning Top, from the rooftop of the Marriott at SXSW. I have long been a fan of Mr. Coxon’s guitar prowess both in Blur and as a solo artist. For those unfamiliar with the man’s talent with a six string, do watch this video. […]
March 24th, 2009 · Comments Off on Duran Duran hit the studio with Mark Ronson
Duran Duran is in the studio with producer Mark Ronson (Amy Winehouse, Lily Allen) to record the follow-up to Red Carpet Massacre– an album that polarized fans more than any in its oeuvre. Perhaps, it was the collaboration with Justin Timberlake. Or maybe even the hip hop sway of producer Timbaland. Regardless, it failed to […]
March 24th, 2009 · Comments Off on Reunited Dinosaur Jr. still together, prepping ‘Farm’ for June
So, Dinosaur Jr. is one of those rare bands that can pull of a reunion and make it work without blatantly rubbing any of the cash-out motives in anyone’s faces. 2007’s Beyond was a perfectly respectable addition to the legendary band’s canon. A little on the retro side, perhaps, but Dinosaur Jr.’s fuzzed up noise […]
March 24th, 2009 · Comments Off on Morrissey “Black Cloud” live on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Morrissey’s revival plays perfectly into the drama that the man so desperately craves. The fabric of his story depends on it. His woebegone croon is in fine form on his fine new record. Morrissey is rocking harder now than he ever did. The guitars are so juiced up on Years of Refusal you’d think it […]
March 23rd, 2009 · 1 Comment
Love that girl!