Entries from August 2010

2 new tracks from London’s Stricken City

August 31st, 2010 · Comments Off on 2 new tracks from London’s Stricken City

One of my favourite London based bands, Stricken City, have 2 new teaser tracks from their forthcoming album available for your listening pleasure on their MySpace page. They’ve also some upcoming gigs. Pity I’m no longer in LDN, as Stricken City put on a great show.

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MEN on tour this fall

August 30th, 2010 · Comments Off on MEN on tour this fall

JD Samson and her art/performance collective MEN are once again taking to the streets of North America to bring their special brand of electro dance pop to the masses. 08/31 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah 09/01 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House 09/02 – Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy Hariet’s Pioneertown Palace (Joshua Tree) […]

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The Guardian on 30 years of 4AD

August 30th, 2010 · Comments Off on The Guardian on 30 years of 4AD

“I remember being young and hearing music and thinking, ‘I didn’t know music could do that.’ That can be a feeling of a release, of pent-up tension or aggression, or just being transported through a beautiful moment or an emotional setting. It’s just something that connects. I don’t know why it does it, but it’s […]

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The Drums – Down By The Water

August 30th, 2010 · Comments Off on The Drums – Down By The Water

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Ashes to Ashes 8-Bit cover

August 27th, 2010 · Comments Off on Ashes to Ashes 8-Bit cover

As a fan of Bowie and chiptunes, this brings a tear to my eye. (via)

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VIDEO: Wavves “Post-Acid”

August 27th, 2010 · Comments Off on VIDEO: Wavves “Post-Acid”

As put off as I was by all the hoopla surrounding Wavves’ debut, it was Nathan Williams’ subsequent “meltdown” that really made me wish the whole thing would just go away. So, I was shocked to like the band’s first single off its Fat Possum debut, King of the Beach, as much as I do. […]

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VIDEO: Interpol “Barricade”

August 27th, 2010 · Comments Off on VIDEO: Interpol “Barricade”

Interpol follows up the most bizarre video of its career with a much more conventional short-form take on “Barricade”, the first actual “single” off Interpol, out September 7th via Matador. With the departure of Carlos D., Interpol is “officially” a trio, since there’s no sign of Dave Pajo on bass in this clip. On the […]

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The return of Atari Teenage Riot

August 27th, 2010 · Comments Off on The return of Atari Teenage Riot

Ok, I’ll admit it. I used to worship Alec Empire. I was young and impressionable. It was the ’90s. (Lash the 90ties!) I’m older now and I while I don’t regret my youthful ATR/Empire dalliance, I’m not likely to find myself at an ATR show any time soon. That said, if Aphex ever came out […]

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I Guess I’m Floating features Georgia’s Living Rooms

August 27th, 2010 · Comments Off on I Guess I’m Floating features Georgia’s Living Rooms

With inviting melodies and smooth synths, Living Rooms deliver a summery sound representative of hot childhood days spent running through the sprinkler, taking gulps of water from the garden hose, and catching jars of fireflies at dusk. – I Guess I’m Floating Always nice to see Southern bands getting attention.

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Flashback Friday: Mr Bungle – Quote Unquote

August 27th, 2010 · Comments Off on Flashback Friday: Mr Bungle – Quote Unquote

I heard someone say “quote unquote” this evening and was reminded of this song and then a few hours later someone posted a Faith No More video (Falling to Pieces) on their blog. Kismet?

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Sweden’s Top Sound – Your Summer Was Over in June

August 24th, 2010 · Comments Off on Sweden’s Top Sound – Your Summer Was Over in June

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The Extraordinary Ordinary Life Of José González? WTF?

August 24th, 2010 · Comments Off on The Extraordinary Ordinary Life Of José González? WTF?

I don’t normally like to post things that come in via PR emails, but this was such a noggin scratcher, I couldn’t resist. I like Gonzalez as much as the next guy, but an entire film about him?! Is he really worthy of his documentary? I guess I’ll have to see the film before I […]

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Original Cure drummer wants to tour ‘Faith’ for 30th anniversary

August 24th, 2010 · Comments Off on Original Cure drummer wants to tour ‘Faith’ for 30th anniversary

The Cure’s original drummer, Laurence Tolhurst, who was publicly humiliated and subsequently fired by band leader Robert Smith for being “useless”, wants to rejoin the band for a 30th anniversary tour celebrating Faith, the band’s gloomily masterful third album. Despite Smith’s public thrashing of him, Tolhurst played an integral role in The Cure’s early years, […]

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Amazing video for Menomena’s Dirty Cartoons

August 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off on Amazing video for Menomena’s Dirty Cartoons

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In case you missed it, the new Cee-Lo – Fuck You

August 21st, 2010 · Comments Off on In case you missed it, the new Cee-Lo – Fuck You

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Wareham warms up for the Galaxie 500 tour

August 21st, 2010 · Comments Off on Wareham warms up for the Galaxie 500 tour

An intimate warm up show in NYC. I would always get goosebumps when Dean would play an old Galaxie 500 song back in the day (post-Luna). I can’t fathom an entire show of Galaxie 500. I would be in heaven.

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New OMD?! OMG!

August 18th, 2010 · Comments Off on New OMD?! OMG!

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Keep on Running: The Story of Island Records

August 16th, 2010 · Comments Off on Keep on Running: The Story of Island Records

“A beautifully illustrated celebration of one of the most influential pop music record labels of all time. Mixing cultures and influences from reggae to pop, hip hop, and punk, Island has shaken up artistic tastes and introduced new categories to mainstream music. “

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Wedding Present live at South Street Seaport in NYC

August 16th, 2010 · Comments Off on Wedding Present live at South Street Seaport in NYC

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The Concretes return with WYWH

August 16th, 2010 · Comments Off on The Concretes return with WYWH

They’re Swedish, so of course I love them. I haven’t heard the new album yet, but I’m definitely looking forward to it, having enjoyed the previous albums.

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