Entries from July 2010

Interpol debuts “Barricade” on Letterman

July 31st, 2010 · Comments Off on Interpol debuts “Barricade” on Letterman

Interpol made its first live television appearance sans bassist Carlos Dengler on The Late Show this past Thursday night to perform “Barricade”, the second song the band has released from its forthcoming self-titled album due out September 7, 2010. Dave Pajo filled the bass duties well enough, even dressing the part. Maybe not quite up […]

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Nasher Museum at Duke Presents Superchunk Album Release Show

July 29th, 2010 · Comments Off on Nasher Museum at Duke Presents Superchunk Album Release Show

This looks pretty cool: “Venerable Triangle rock band Superchunk will release its first new album in nine years with a concert on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010 at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. “ Also: “Mac McCaughan wrote an essay for ‘The Record’ catalogue and co-wrote with Harrison Haynes (Les Savy Fav drummer) […]

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Superchunk covers Cure’s In Between Days

July 27th, 2010 · Comments Off on Superchunk covers Cure’s In Between Days

Superchunk covers The Cure I love when Superchunk does covers. (via Pitchfork)

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VIDEO: The Pretty Reckless “Miss Nothing”

July 26th, 2010 · 1 Comment

So, now that Taylor Momsen is 17 (today), it’s ok for her to be flaunting her ladyparts, thusly? I don’t hate this song, but I am sort of confused by her Courtney Love obsession. Why anyone would choose to emulate that look is beyond me.

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Ellie Goulding covering Jolene

July 26th, 2010 · 2 Comments

It’s not new, I just recently stumbled upon it.

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Better than OK Computer?

July 23rd, 2010 · 2 Comments

“You could call it their OK Computer. But it’s arguably better than that.“ I love Arcade Fire as much as the next guy, but whoa nellie, I don’t think Suburbs is worthy of that hyperbole. Of course, I’ve only listened to Suburbs once and OK Computer about a billion times, so I might be jumping […]

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Tim Kasher plans solo debut for fall

July 20th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Tim Kasher, the man behind both Cursive and The Good Life, is prepping his first solo record for an October 5th release via Saddle Creek records. The album, entitled The Game of Monogamy, is purported to be more ornate than anything Kasher has been involved with in the past, according to his press release, with […]

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Fugazi close to finishing complete concert archive

July 20th, 2010 · Comments Off on Fugazi close to finishing complete concert archive

I like to think of myself as a pretty big Fugazi fan, having seen them live five or six times over the years, but the news of the band’s upcoming massive live archive website isn’t as exciting to me as it seems to be for everyone else. With literally hundreds of shows being digitized and […]

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Keith Moon – Who Are You (isolated drum track)

July 20th, 2010 · Comments Off on Keith Moon – Who Are You (isolated drum track)

Fascinating. (via MeFi)

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Unknown Chocolate Pleasures

July 19th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Via Logan Via Dangerous Minds

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Squeeze on Fallon

July 16th, 2010 · 5 Comments

Squeeze has always sort of been a guilty pleasure of mine.

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eMusic interview with Teenbeat’s Mark Robinson

July 15th, 2010 · Comments Off on eMusic interview with Teenbeat’s Mark Robinson

Former Idolator honcho Maura Johnston interviews one of my heroes, Mark Robinson (of Teenbeat, Unrest, and Cotton Candy fame), in a cool, informative, and laid back Q&A session over at eMusic. In it Robinson discusses the nostalgic personal touch of home-dubbing cassettes, Unrest’s reunion tour, his proclivity for patterns in numbering, and his favorite designers. […]

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Sting is an insufferable twat

July 15th, 2010 · Comments Off on Sting is an insufferable twat

I doubt it’s news to anyone that Sting is an insufferable twat, but Dave Itzkoff of the New York Times had the point hammered home in a recent interview that The Guardian has snarkily whittled down to its most abhorrently pretentious bits, which I am more than happy to share with you now: “Ask Sting […]

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Angry fans demand recall of Duran Duran remasters

July 15th, 2010 · 1 Comment

With all the fan backlash regarding the sound quality of EMI’s recent Duran Duran remasters, I’m glad I’ve held off purchasing my third or fourth iterations of albums I’ve owned the better part of my life. Some fans are so disappointed – even angry – over the poor sound quality that they are campaigning for […]

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Gary Numan shills for car batteries..but in a cool way

July 14th, 2010 · Comments Off on Gary Numan shills for car batteries..but in a cool way

Analog synth-God Gary Numan plays his lone hit single, “Cars”, on two dozen cars powered by one DieHard car battery. It’s a clever spectacle. Points to DieHard for having the balls and open-mindedness to enlist an underground luminary like Numan, who will very likely go unrecognized by the masses, save for music nerds and elder […]

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Land of Talk debuts new song under a bridge

July 8th, 2010 · Comments Off on Land of Talk debuts new song under a bridge

Land of Talk debuts a new song, “Quarry Hymns”, on a recent Take Away Show, playing live under a bridge as random passers-by look on.

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Is Prince right about the Internet?

July 8th, 2010 · Comments Off on Is Prince right about the Internet?

An amusing, if slightly rant-ish, response to the response Prince received for his social-media-baiting “the Internet is completely over” line. I must admit I reacted with the same dismissive scorn as everyone else did to Prince’s seemingly clueless quip, but I’m not wholly convinced that Prince is as astute about the internet as this author […]

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De-evolution is real

July 8th, 2010 · Comments Off on De-evolution is real

Vice has a really good interview with Devo’s Mark Mothersbaugh, wherein he talks about de-evolution (naturally), technology, and the future of our planet. He’s a smart, witty, and insightful guy. My favorite bit: “I think the internet is the most positive thing that’s happened in your lifetime. It’s the closest thing to democracy that’s ever […]

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