Entries from September 2012

STREAM: Sex Pistols “Belson Was A Gas”

September 13th, 2012 · Comments Off on STREAM: Sex Pistols “Belson Was A Gas”

The long-lost demo of Sex Pistols’ “Belson Was A Gas” was recently discovered during a record label transition. The controversial song has been released in various live and alternate versions over the years, but the demo version with Johnny Rotten on vocals has been much sought after and long-since written off. With its sarcastic Holocaust […]

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New Live Dismemberment Plan: “Mexico City Christmas”

September 13th, 2012 · Comments Off on New Live Dismemberment Plan: “Mexico City Christmas”

The Dismemberment Plan‘s latest reformation seems to be sticking. News has been trickling out about new songs. The bands seems to be having a blast playing live, too, as this live video at The Metro Gallery clearly indicates. A new official band YouTube page has surfaced featuring “Mexico City Christmas,” which sounds like vintage D-plan […]

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Lily Allen Returns to Music in Duet with Pink

September 13th, 2012 · Comments Off on Lily Allen Returns to Music in Duet with Pink

Having promised retirement after her successful sophomore solo album, It’s Not Me, It’s You, Lily Allen, now know by her married name, Lily Rose Cooper, has returned to music (surprise). Now, the way in which she has returned is slightly unexpected in that it’s by way of a duet with perennial chart mainstay Pink. “True […]

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Ex-Depeche Mode Keyboardist Curates Talk Talk Tribute Album

September 13th, 2012 · Comments Off on Ex-Depeche Mode Keyboardist Curates Talk Talk Tribute Album

Talk Talk’s final two albums, Spirit of Eden and Laughing Stock, respectively, are two of my favorite records, but they were Talk Talk’s least commercially successful because the band utterly ignored its synth-pop, new wave roots (and its audience) to embark an an experimental tangent that has influenced a generation of songwriters. Ex-Depeche Mode keyboardist […]

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VIDEO: Laetitia Sadier “Find Me the Pulse of the Universe”

September 13th, 2012 · Comments Off on VIDEO: Laetitia Sadier “Find Me the Pulse of the Universe”

I often have to be in the mood to listen to certain bands, but one band I can put on regardless what I’m doing or how I’m feeling is Stereolab. There’s something about Laetitia Sadier’s voice that just mesmerizes me. Her solo work is slightly more intimate and freer than Stereolab’s syncopated, droning machinations. Sadier’s […]

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Amazing Clips from Old Punk & New Wave Documentary 1976-1978

September 13th, 2012 · 1 Comment

An old friend and fellow WUSC alum pointed me to this amazing documentary of early punk and new wave compiled from Tony Wilson’s “So It Goes” series that was originally shown on Granada TV on Channel 4 in the UK. It features (in order) Sex Pistols, Elvis Costello, Buzzcocks, John Cooper Clarke, Iggy Pop, Wreckless Eric, Ian Dury, […]

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Mash-up Album of Fugazi Samples for Charity

September 13th, 2012 · Comments Off on Mash-up Album of Fugazi Samples for Charity

Former Cataract Falls drummer and current DJ Chris Lawhorn has pieced together an album of instrumental tracks using samples from every single Fugazi song in the band’s discography. Fugazi Edits will be released on October 30th on Case/Martingale Records. Lawhorn has the band’s blessing and all proceeds of the album’s sales will benefit senior citizens of Washington […]

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MP3: Paul Banks “The Base”

September 12th, 2012 · Comments Off on MP3: Paul Banks “The Base”

For his second solo LP, Interpol’s Paul Banks has abandoned his Julian Plenti alias in favor of his own name. The album, entitled Banks, will be out October 23, 2012 on Matador Records, home to all but one Interpol record. Having such a distinctive voice is a bit of a double edged sword for singers […]

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MP3: Murder By Death “Lost River”

September 12th, 2012 · Comments Off on MP3: Murder By Death “Lost River”

Murder By Death is releasing its sixth full-length, Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon on September 25th via Bloodshot Records. I have to admit I haven’t kept as close an eye on this band as I once did. There was a time when I didn’t miss a Murder By Death show in my town (or any neighboring […]

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David Byrne and St. Vincent Perform “Who” on Fallon

September 12th, 2012 · Comments Off on David Byrne and St. Vincent Perform “Who” on Fallon

Got the circle spin of death over at NBC’s official Jimmy Fallon page, so I found this on Vimeo. I’m liking this record just about exactly as much as I thought I would. The David Byrne parts appeal to me, and I can leave or take St. Vincent’s contributions. This song in particular works well […]

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Peter Hook Shows Interviewer How It’s Done on Bass

September 12th, 2012 · Comments Off on Peter Hook Shows Interviewer How It’s Done on Bass

An opportunistic interviewer brought his bass to a meeting with Joy Division/New Order four-stringer Peter Hook back in 2001 to see if he were playing Joy Division’s “Love Will Tear Us Apart” correctly. He was not, and Hook grabbed the bass and schooled him right. Pretty amazing. [via Slicing Up Eyeballs]

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STREAM: Dinosaur Jr.’s ‘I Bet on Sky’

September 10th, 2012 · Comments Off on STREAM: Dinosaur Jr.’s ‘I Bet on Sky’

When a reunited band just keeps … going, do you still call it a reunion? Dinosaur Jr. is set to release its third proper full-length since reforming the original line up in 2005. The new album, I Bet on Sky, is streaming now at NPR and comes out next Tuesday via Jagjaguwar. Similar to Mission of […]

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Sonic Youth Releasing Vintage Live Set

September 10th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Even though the band is being coy about its future after the marital break-up of guitarist Thurston Moore and bassist Kim Gordon, Sonic Youth has released plans for a vintage live set due out November 14, 2012. Sonic Youth’s Smart Bar – Chicago 1985 will be released via the band’s own Goofin’ imprint on double […]

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Elvis’ Bible Meets Reserve at Auction, Soiled Undergarments Do Not

September 10th, 2012 · Comments Off on Elvis’ Bible Meets Reserve at Auction, Soiled Undergarments Do Not

Locks of hair, maybe. At least you could clone Elvis with those. But his Bible? Some schmo paid $94,000 for Elvis’ favorite book. This Bible was given to the King back in 1957 and contains personal annotations and notes. My mind races thinking about what might have moved him to put his pen to the […]

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Rocket from the Crypt Briefly Reunites for Yo Gabba Gabba! Appearance

September 10th, 2012 · Comments Off on Rocket from the Crypt Briefly Reunites for Yo Gabba Gabba! Appearance

What a way to introduce Rocket from the Crypt to my kids. I have to admit this is one of the better reunion ploys. No cash grab tour with dutiful live album following suit. Just a limited edition 7″ available via Volcom retailers after September 21st. The b-side is a collaboration between Biz Markie and […]

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Bob Mould Slays “The Descent” on Letterman

September 10th, 2012 · Comments Off on Bob Mould Slays “The Descent” on Letterman

I know this is a few days old, but, holy eff, Bob Mould just slays his new single here. I haven’t been into a Bob Mould solo record since maybe high school. Silver Age, out now on Merge, sounds more like Sugar than Hüsker Dü, but I’ll take it.

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VIDEO: DIIV “Doused”

September 8th, 2012 · Comments Off on VIDEO: DIIV “Doused”

My favorite song from one of my favorite records of the year. I feel like I say that all the time, but it’s true. This single pretty much encapsulates what this band is capable of.

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Divine Fits on Jimmy Fallon

September 8th, 2012 · Comments Off on Divine Fits on Jimmy Fallon

This record is on constant repeat.

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Unrest & Johnny Cohen – Live in New York 1993

September 8th, 2012 · Comments Off on Unrest & Johnny Cohen – Live in New York 1993

Unrest’s set begins around the 19:50 mark and kicks off with the classic “Yes, She Is My Skinhead Girl.”

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