Entries from October 2009

No!!!!!! Vampire Weekend sell “A-punk” to HP

October 17th, 2009 · 1 Comment

(sarcasm intended)

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Sonic Youth on Gossip Girl: Ugh

October 13th, 2009 · 5 Comments

So, The Sonic Youths were on Gossip Girl last night. It was so weird and uncomfortable. Worlds colliding and all that. And Kim Gordon officiated Rufus and Lily’s wedding? It made me cringe in places I don’t even understand. And an acoustic version of “Star Power” is not what the doctor ordered. I know Kim […]

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Tags: sellout · video

Flashback: Between Us and Them – Moving Units

October 8th, 2009 · Comments Off on Flashback: Between Us and Them – Moving Units

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Spotted: Sonic Youth consorting with uppercrust, backstabbing teens

October 8th, 2009 · Comments Off on Spotted: Sonic Youth consorting with uppercrust, backstabbing teens

On the next episode of Gossip Girl…Sonic Youth (?!?) will play an acoustic version of the EVOL classic “Star Power.” To cash in on celebrate the occasion, Sonic Youth will be offering the acoustic track as a digital download the following day over at Sonic Youth dot com. If commemorating the band’s first appearance on […]

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VIDEO: Mission of Burma “1, 2, 3, Partyy!”

October 8th, 2009 · Comments Off on VIDEO: Mission of Burma “1, 2, 3, Partyy!”

The fact that Mission of Burma’s second post-reunion record, The Obliterati, was so good that it ranked amongst the band’s best work was a feat few bands could pull off. Typically, when bands reunite the “new” stuff pales in comparison to the “old” stuff, but somehow Mission of Burma beat that cliche to a pulp. […]

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Echo & the Bunnymen “I Think I Need It Too” on Later with Jools Holland 10.06.2009

October 8th, 2009 · Comments Off on Echo & the Bunnymen “I Think I Need It Too” on Later with Jools Holland 10.06.2009

K’s Nouvelle Vague post sent me off to listen to the original Echo & the Bunnymen version of “All My Colours”, which then prompted me to Google what the band’s been up to lately. Turns out it just performed its new single “I Think I Need It Too” on Later with Jools Holland two nights […]

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VIDEO: Land of Talk “Troubled”

October 7th, 2009 · Comments Off on VIDEO: Land of Talk “Troubled”

Another video from the forthcoming Fun and Laughter EP by Land of Talk has premiered via Spinner, so apologies in advance for having to sit through an ad. The EP, which consists of four new songs plus three videos of tracks off the band’s debut full-length, Some Are Lakes, hits stores this coming Tuesday, October […]

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The Clientele

October 6th, 2009 · Comments Off on The Clientele

Speaking of new albums, The Clientele have a new one as well, titled Bonfires On The Heath. I couldn’t find any videos from the new release, but I did find this nice live performance of their classic, We Could Walk Together from TheCurrent.org

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Nouvelle Vague, featuring Ian McCulloch – All My Colours

October 6th, 2009 · 2 Comments

The new album, 3, from Nouvelle Vague lands stateside on October 20th. The fact that they’ve parlayed their cover schtick thus far is rather impressive.

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Kings of Convenience – Declaration of Dependance

October 6th, 2009 · Comments Off on Kings of Convenience – Declaration of Dependance

I’m a little late to this, but I’m rather pleased to hear that Kings of Convenience have a new record out. Here’s a video from the single “Mrs. Cold.” Looking forward to giving the new record a spin.

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A Place To Bury Strangers

October 6th, 2009 · 1 Comment

The highly anticipated new record Exploding Head from Brooklyn’s A Place To Bury Strangers hit stores today. Definitely worth a spin. Absolutely gutted that I missed their live show last night in DC.

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Depreciation Guild

October 2nd, 2009 · Comments Off on Depreciation Guild

I caught these guys opening up for The Pains of Being Pure at Heart the other night and while their sound didn’t really translate to the live experience, I’m digging their recordings. Reminds me of a chiptune Majesty Crush.

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