Entries from May 2010

VIDEO: Murder By Death “White Noise”

May 28th, 2010 · Comments Off on VIDEO: Murder By Death “White Noise”

The video for Murder By Death’s “White Noise” was created by Australian animator/design team of MaricorMaricar based on a storyboard by cellist Sarah Balliet. The song is a standout on the band’s fifth long-player, Good Morning, Magpie out now on Vagrant Records. It’s a bit more spacious and ominous than anything on the last record, […]

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VIDEO: Foals “Miami”

May 28th, 2010 · Comments Off on VIDEO: Foals “Miami”

Uhh. This is an odd video treatment for Foals. Lots of sunshine and brightly colored outfits certainly tie in with my preconceived notions of Miami. And, I guess, if I think about it really hard, so do oiled up bodybuilders, some of whom may or may not be trannies. Still, a totally weird aesthetic for […]

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New Land of Talk LP, Cloak and Cipher, due in August

May 28th, 2010 · Comments Off on New Land of Talk LP, Cloak and Cipher, due in August

Following up 2008’s wildly underrated Some Are Lakes LP, Montreal’s Land of Talk returns this August with its second full-length, entitled Cloak and Cipher. The album was produced by the Besnard Lakes’ Jase Lacek and features a host of guests, ranging from members of Arcade Fire, A Silver Mt. Zion, Stars, and Esmerine. The album […]

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Blood Red Shoes

May 25th, 2010 · Comments Off on Blood Red Shoes

Woke up with this in my head.

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Screen Vinyl Image

May 24th, 2010 · Comments Off on Screen Vinyl Image

Been meaning to share this great track from DC locals Screen Vinyl Image.

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Phoenix: Tiny Desk Concert at NPR

May 18th, 2010 · Comments Off on Phoenix: Tiny Desk Concert at NPR

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STREAM: Deftones’ cover of Drive Like Jehu’s “Caress”

May 13th, 2010 · Comments Off on STREAM: Deftones’ cover of Drive Like Jehu’s “Caress”

I’ve never really considered myself a Deftones fan, although I’ve never actively disliked them either, mainly because I have often been intrigued, if not even wholly impressed, by a few of their cover choices over the years. They’ve re-stylized Duran Duran’s moody masterpiece, “The Chauffeur”: And Sade’s “No Ordinary Love”: Both covers are faithful yet […]

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More new Blur 7″s on the way

May 11th, 2010 · Comments Off on More new Blur 7″s on the way

With all the excitement and success of Blur’s limited Record Store Day release, “Fool’s Day”, lead singer Damon Albarn has confirmed that the band is “definitely going to do a few more of those seven-inches.” Fans waiting for a new album shouldn’t get their hopes up, however, as Albarn is tied up with Gorillaz duties […]

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Carlos D quits Interpol

May 10th, 2010 · Comments Off on Carlos D quits Interpol

Not two weeks after a mysterious, late night mp3 release, Interpol has revealed some unfortunate news. Bassist Carlos Dengler has quit the band. Interpol posted the following statement on its website: Dear fans, As some of you have surely heard, Interpol has completed it’s new album. It was recorded at Electric Lady Studios, New York, […]

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The Art Museums

May 4th, 2010 · Comments Off on The Art Museums

I heard a track from San Francisco’s The Art Museums on WUSC a few weeks ago and I’ve been smitten with their new(ish) record, Rough Frame, ever since. As Pitchfork says “the duo enthusiastically professes the lo-fi indie pop religion of heroes Television Personalities and legendary labels like Sarah, Slumberland, K, and Flying Nun.” Not […]

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Lily Allen’s The Fear for Xbox LIPS

May 4th, 2010 · Comments Off on Lily Allen’s The Fear for Xbox LIPS

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Moby visits NPR’s Project Song

May 4th, 2010 · Comments Off on Moby visits NPR’s Project Song

It takes weeks, even years, to write a song. NPR Music’s Project Song challenges musicians to do it in just two days. And every Project Song participant has worked right up to the last minute — that is, until Moby.

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Celebrating 26 years of Teen Beat with an Unrest reunion tour

May 4th, 2010 · Comments Off on Celebrating 26 years of Teen Beat with an Unrest reunion tour

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The XX – Islands

May 4th, 2010 · 1 Comment

This is brilliantly disturbing.

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