Entries Tagged as 'new release'

Elvis Costello readies “Return of the Spinning Songbook” Limited Box Set

November 11th, 2011 · Comments Off on Elvis Costello readies “Return of the Spinning Songbook” Limited Box Set

Elvis Costello revived his “Spectacular Spinning Songbook” for a brief tour this past spring. The last time Master Costello had spun the wheel on stage was during his 1986 “Spinning Songbook” tour, wherein the setlist was chosen by the random spin of the wheel with various and sundry hits to choose from the prolific songwriter’s […]

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New Seaweed 7-inch in July

June 21st, 2011 · Comments Off on New Seaweed 7-inch in July

Originally lumped in with the unfortunately christened “grunge” movement, Tacoma, Washington’s Seaweed were really just a gritty pop-punk band that rose to prominence with a seemingly endless arsenal of memorable hooks and raucous riffs. Using Sub Pop as a springboard to the majors on the backs of two stellar LP’s (Weak and Four, respectively), Seaweed signed with […]

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Peter Hook Dangles Unfinished Joy Division Song over Completists’ Heads on New EP

April 27th, 2011 · Comments Off on Peter Hook Dangles Unfinished Joy Division Song over Completists’ Heads on New EP

Whether or not your down with Joy Division bassist Peter Hook touring his old band’s debut album with his kid and a few hired guns in tow is one thing. Purchasing an EP of Joy Division covers by said crew is another. I couldn’t imagine patronizing either one. But somebody must be, or I wouldn’t […]

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The Truce between Blur and Oasis Begins on Record Store Day

April 1st, 2011 · 1 Comment

The longstanding Blur vs. Oasis battle will officially come to and end on this year’s Record Store Day when Liam Gallagher’s new band, Beady Eye, will release a cover of Blur’s “Country House,” the very song that went up against Oasis’ “Roll with It” in that infamous first week sales challenge back in 1995. Gallagher […]

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VIDEO: Arctic Monkeys “Brick by Brick”

March 4th, 2011 · Comments Off on VIDEO: Arctic Monkeys “Brick by Brick”

The first taste of Arctic Monkeys’ fourth LP has surfaced. With the album not due out until summer, the band seems to be getting a head start here. This first single, “Brick by Brick,” is yet another departure for the Sheffield quartet. After throwing fans for a loop on Humbug, their Josh Homme-produced exploration of […]

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King of Limbs – New Radiohead album

February 14th, 2011 · Comments Off on King of Limbs – New Radiohead album

“The King of Limbs can be pre-ordered now and downloaded on Saturday 19th February 2011″

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Even While Dormant, Ryan Adams Still Releases More Music Than Your Favorite Band

November 12th, 2010 · Comments Off on Even While Dormant, Ryan Adams Still Releases More Music Than Your Favorite Band

For a year when it feels like Ryan Adams has practically been in hiding, when you tally his songs-released total by year’s end, he still blows away most active bands. In addition to his “true metal album” Orion, Adams has a double album on deck that he recorded with the Cardinals during the Easy Tiger […]

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STREAM: Beady Eye “Bring the Light”

November 10th, 2010 · Comments Off on STREAM: Beady Eye “Bring the Light”

So, Liam Gallagher has finally revealed what his life post-Oasis sounds like. And the result is, well, underwhelming. But what song wouldn’t fail to live up to the hype of a Gallagher brother’s middle-fingered salute to his (more) talented older brother? You know, the one who wrote all the Oasis hits? Anyway, Beady Eye is […]

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Tom Waits Goes Retro with 78RPM Record Release

October 13th, 2010 · Comments Off on Tom Waits Goes Retro with 78RPM Record Release

One of my favorite people on the planet, Tom Waits, is releasing a limited edition, hand-numbered 78 RPM record to benefit the Preservation Hall Junior Jazz & Heritage Brass Band. Waits has collaborated with the aforementioned, elaborately named jazz ensemble to record “Tootie Ma Was A Big Fine Thing” and “Corrine Died On The Battlefield,” […]

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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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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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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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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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Devo converts Olympians with “Uncontrollable Urge”

February 24th, 2010 · Comments Off on Devo converts Olympians with “Uncontrollable Urge”

With its first new album in two decades launching this April, Devo is poised to prove to the world that Devolution is real, looking only slightly rounder for the wear. The band played during prime time at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver two nights ago with a smattering of classics like “Uncontrollable Urge” as well […]

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Stroke: Songs for Chris Knox

December 14th, 2009 · 1 Comment

I know, I know, it’s not news anymore, but I don’t think we ever wrote about it and it’s the least we can do for one of our heroes. So, in case you weren’t aware, the to-be-released Merge Records tribute album Stroke: Songs for Chris Knox features Jeff Mangum, Yo La Tengo, Stephin Merritt and […]

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Magnetic Fields get Realism and tour

December 3rd, 2009 · Comments Off on Magnetic Fields get Realism and tour

I’ve been meaning to mention this for a few weeks now, but I kept forgetting until I saw a tweet today that reminded me. The Magnetic Fields have a new album forthcoming (January 26) and will be touring in support of said album. I’ve already got tix for the DC show and I’m looking forward […]

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Vampire Weekend have fun with “Cousins”

November 20th, 2009 · Comments Off on Vampire Weekend have fun with “Cousins”

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A Place To Bury Strangers

October 6th, 2009 · 1 Comment

The highly anticipated new record Exploding Head from Brooklyn’s A Place To Bury Strangers hit stores today. Definitely worth a spin. Absolutely gutted that I missed their live show last night in DC.

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STREAM: Burial “Fostercare”

September 29th, 2009 · Comments Off on STREAM: Burial “Fostercare”

Downcast new Burial track from the Five Years of Hyperdub compilation on Norman Records, which is due out in the US on October 20, 2009.

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STREAM: Julian Casablancas “11th Dimension”

September 29th, 2009 · Comments Off on STREAM: Julian Casablancas “11th Dimension”

I hadn’t had a chance to listen to the new Julian Casablancas song “11th Dimension” until this past weekend. It’s getting some unsurprisingly heavy airplay on Sirius XMU, and while Casablancas’ voice is unmistakably his own, the music veers away from the crunchy garage jangle of The Strokes in favor or a purer, cleaner pop […]

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