Entries from March 2010

Benefit for Knox raises $40k

March 30th, 2010 · Comments Off on Benefit for Knox raises $40k

Looks like Ba Da Bing Ben and the Kickstarter kids raised $40k for Mr. Knox. Didn’t get a ticket? You can always support Chris and buy a copy of the tribute album. It’s nice to see the outpouring of support continue almost a year later. We here at the drawer have a soft spot for […]

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VIDEO: Foals “This Orient”

March 26th, 2010 · Comments Off on VIDEO: Foals “This Orient”

Now with two new songs exposed, Foals’ follow-up to the masterful Antidotes may very well be a completely different animal. The hyper-kinetic tension that made songs like “Balloons” and “Red Sox Pugie” such infectious anthems is nowhere to be found. This is not necessarily a bad thing. The band is experimenting with mood, sound, and […]

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New record from CocoRosie coming in May

March 25th, 2010 · Comments Off on New record from CocoRosie coming in May

With word of a new CocoRosie record due in May, I was reminded of the brilliance of “Terrible Angels” and their debut record, La maison de Mon Rêve.

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USA Today slags Bird and Bee tribute to Hall and Oates

March 25th, 2010 · Comments Off on USA Today slags Bird and Bee tribute to Hall and Oates

“The pop duo’s ‘Tribute to Daryl Hall and John Oates’ just misses the mark.” Maybe they should have chosen to do Journey covers instead?

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New LCD Soundsystem – Drunk Girls

March 25th, 2010 · 2 Comments

This really reminds me of something, but I can’t put my finger on it at the moment.

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Tags: leak · new release · stream

VIDEO: A Place to Bury Strangers “Ego Death”

March 25th, 2010 · 2 Comments

I need to revisit Exploding Head, A Place to Bury Strangers’ LOUD sophomore LP. I listened to it a good bit when it first came out last fall, and then it dropped right off my radar. The overblown intensity of the lighting in this video for “Ego Death” matches the overblown intensity of the screeching […]

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Beck’s Record Club enlists Liars, St. Vincent, and Os Mutantes to cover INXS

March 25th, 2010 · Comments Off on Beck’s Record Club enlists Liars, St. Vincent, and Os Mutantes to cover INXS

Record Club: INXS “Guns In The Sky” from Beck Hansen on Vimeo. All of Beck’s Record Club covers thus far have made sense as far as Beck’s probable influences go, but now that he’s hooked up with St. Vincent, members of Liars, and members of Os Mutantes, I’m much more intrigued. This random assortment of […]

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A reunited Suede plays “Animal Nitrate” at Royal Albert Hall

March 25th, 2010 · 3 Comments

So, Suede has reunited. Who hasn’t? As I recall, by the time these guys had thrown in the towel, it was well past the expiration date. A New Morning, wasn’t that the last one? Yeah, that album was rather bad. But money beckons. As does fame. And solo albums aren’t as successful as surmised. I […]

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RETRO: Talk Talk “I Believe in You”

March 25th, 2010 · Comments Off on RETRO: Talk Talk “I Believe in You”

For most people Talk Talk were a flash in the pan new wave band with two hits, “It’s My Life” and the self-titled “Talk Talk”, but the band, led by the unmistakable voice of Mark Hollis, veered hard left on subsequent albums, pursuing a much darker, experimental, and esoteric creative form. This “single” from the […]

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MP3: Echo & The Bunnymen “Proxy”

March 25th, 2010 · 2 Comments

After a few tax troubles that resulted in an aborted tour late last year, Echo & the Bunnymen are finally ready to support their 11th studio album, The Fountain with a brief US tour that kicks off at Coachella. Despite being only 50% of its heyday glory, this incarnation of The Bunnymen (namely guitarist Will […]

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VIDEO: Arctic Monkeys “My Propeller”

March 25th, 2010 · Comments Off on VIDEO: Arctic Monkeys “My Propeller”

Arctic Monkeys are cutting the grueling promotional circus a little short in support of Humbug in order to get back into the studio to work on their 4th LP. The current plan is to bring QOTSA frontman Josh Homme back to work the boards. So, despite being accused of “maturing” for Humbug, the band plans […]

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Oh, Zooey

March 24th, 2010 · Comments Off on Oh, Zooey

She & Him – In The Sun from Merge Records on Vimeo.

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Secret History of Tuscadero

March 24th, 2010 · Comments Off on Secret History of Tuscadero

“Tuscadero were one of D.C’s most shamelessly grin-inducing groups, specializing in stupid-smart major-chord bangers and hopelessly catchy guitar pop confections.”

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SleighBells sign to MIA’s NEET

March 20th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Sleighbells sign to Neet. That is all.

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STREAM: Cursive “Discovering America”

March 11th, 2010 · Comments Off on STREAM: Cursive “Discovering America”

Harkening back to the externalized lyrical schematics of Happy Hollow, Cursive has just released a brand new digital single benefiting the American Indian College Fund. The orphaned, post-Mama I’m Swollen song blasts the way the United States has treated the American Indian Community with caustic, no holds barred lyrics. It’s slightly over the top, but […]

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Jailbait Rock

March 11th, 2010 · Comments Off on Jailbait Rock

Dakota Fanning featuring Kristen Stewart – New Music – More Music Videos Dakota Fanning performs “Cherry Bomb” as Cherie Currie in The Runaways biopic along with Kristen Stewart as Joan Jett on guitar. Both Stewart’s and Fanning’s voices are used on the film’s soundtrack, and, I’ve got to say, they don’t sound half bad. With […]

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PS22 gets Lisztomania

March 8th, 2010 · Comments Off on PS22 gets Lisztomania

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Gorillaz’ Rider: Jar of self-righteous organic peanut butter

March 5th, 2010 · Comments Off on Gorillaz’ Rider: Jar of self-righteous organic peanut butter

The Guardian’s Dr. John Briffa deconstructs the health benefits (or lack thereof) in the Gorillaz’ rider. Murdoc’s rider • A magnum of Dom Perignon 98 – love this mixed with orange juice • Rum – Murdoc home-brew special. Must be at room temperature • Malibu x 2 large bottles – beats having to climb coconut […]

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VIDEO: Foals “Spanish Sahara”

March 5th, 2010 · Comments Off on VIDEO: Foals “Spanish Sahara”

From the makers of my favorite album of 2008 comes “Spanish Sahara”, the first taste of Foals‘ sophomore record, Total Life Forever, due out May 10 via Sub Pop. “Spanish Sahara” reveals the band utterly transformed. The progressive dance-punk of Antidotes is nowhere to be found here. Instead, the band has moved into a much […]

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Auckland is treated to the premiere of Pavement’s last hurrah

March 3rd, 2010 · Comments Off on Auckland is treated to the premiere of Pavement’s last hurrah

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