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Lorde’s “Team” just hit the web and its another success for our young heroine. This feels more like a radio hit, stadium rocker than any of her others so far. After teens and pre-teens are done dancing alone to Katy Perry’s “Roar,” I hope they flip it over to this one.
Lately we haven’t received as many promo CDs of major releases at CD Central and are neck-deep in some from smaller bands. While it’s occasionally a bummer, it means I get to spend my work day with several listens to albums I might just enjoy once or twice. Lately I’ve been way into Shannon and […]
Sometimes you know it’ll be a great podcast just from the lineup. Doug Loves Movies at Bumbershoot was one such sure-fire success. This episode had Patton Oswalt, Horatio Sanz, Scott Aukerman and Sean Jordan playing in front of a great crowd in Seattle. No spoilers on the outcome of the game, but it’s a heated […]
Here’s some great footage of Lorde playing an as-yet-unheard new track “Ribs,” followed by a cover of Kanye’s “Hold My Liquor.” Her record Pure Heroine is out Sept 30. Here’s hoping there’s a lengthy American tour to follow!
Even though the Decemberists are on a lengthy hiatus, I haven’t stopped updating my archive of their covers when I come across a new one. Some of these recent additions I’d never heard, others I didn’t think of three years ago when I put it all together. But there’s some great covers of R.E.M, Blur, […]
Now that the word is out, I can share my insider record store employee knowledge without spoiling the fun for everyone. Arcade Fire are releasing a 12? single of their song “Reflektor” off their upcoming album of the same name at 9pm on Monday September 9. The single will be available in physical record stores; […]
Gawker just capped off summer perfectly by sharing the new video from Ylvis. The video is a little Lonely Island, a little Mighty Boosh and a lot “Gangnam Style” with furries. Plus the song’s an earworm, so count me in in a major wa...
Daniel and Jim playing “Kentucky Waltz” in 2009 I saw Daniel Martin Moore and Jim James at a fundraiser in 2009 where they covered Bill Monroe’s “Kentucky Waltz.” Now as a part of DMM’s Pledge Music project, you can hear a recording of the duo singing that classic tune in Archives vol 1. There are […]
Back when I posted about Lorde in January I knew that I’d be hooked for a long time. Now it’s 8 months later am I’m still ready to call “Royals” the best song of the year. Not only do I still love her 4-song EP “Love Club,” but I’m eagerly awaiting the September 30th release […]
Happy Labor Day! In just a few short hours you’ll be able to purchase Neko Case’s new album The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You. To promote it, she’s appearing on a couple of podcasts that just dropped today: Comedy Bang Bang and Nerdist. I’ve […]
The only downside to doing these weekly podcast highlights is that more often than not I wind up pointing you toward one of the same five shows. And as much as I love Comedy Bang Bang, Doug Loves Movies, How Did This Get Made and Harmontown, there are so many other great shows that I’d […]
MP3: HOUND – Ghost World Hobo I ran across this track the other day while prowling around Soundcloud. It’s some swampy blues that’ll probably wind up in a commercial for the next season of True Blood, Justified or the Walking Dead. HOUND gets to the point quickly on “Ghost World Hobo;” the only extra flourishes […]
Franz Ferdinand have been doing a fair bit of press to support their new album Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Actions which hit shelves Tuesday in America. Thanks to Cover Me for pointing me to their stop in a French radio station where they covered Grimes’ “Oblivion” acoustically. It’s a great take on a great […]
As always, AV Club’s Undercover series is one of the best musical treats on the internet. This year they’ve been on fire again with some great covers (including Houndmouth covering Billy Bragg/Wilco). Their latest is the incredibly timely Kurt Vile cover of Nine Inch Nails’ “Down In It.” Vile’s Wakin’ On a Pretty Daze is […]
I would imagine if you’re a regular viewer of late night talk shows, you’ll eventually see a lot of guest cross-over when the stars have something big to promote. Likewise if you’re a fan of guest-based podcasts, be it interview or game show, you’ll see a lot of the same faces cycle through the big […]
I’m writing about The Motel Beds and Misra Records today… sounds like YANP is having a flashback to 2005! Yesterday Misra announced that they were signing The Motel Beds to release a split 7-inch with R.Ring: “Singing Tower” b/w “Tropics of the Sand.” The Beds’ song “Tropics of the Sand” features Kelley Deal of R.Ring […]
I don’t know what I was doing when this new Portugal. The Man video came out, but it made me miss something beautiful. PTM have been putting out some really creative artwork of different mediums in support of their new album Evil Friends. After you finish with this video, head over to check out the […]
I saw Man Man in Cincinnati this May and I’m pretty sure they played this awesome new track. “End Boss” is maybe the best example of Man Man hitting their highest point in great songwriting meeting great production. Pretty much every instrument is completely on point through this whole track. Based on the first two […]
I’ve been trying to hit the treadmill every morning lately. And while I love Girl Talk, there’s only so much mileage I can get out of his albums. I heard “Primitive” this weekend and knew that I needed to add it to my workout mix. The video’s all over the place, but the song’s a […]
This was another tough week to pick a clear favorite to suggest. Doug Loves Movies had a great ep with the Sklar Brothers and David Huntsberger, Thrilling Adventure Hour had a very cute episode of Beyond Belief, WTF learned about british and nerd culture with Simon Pegg, Allison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend got […]