Saturday, May 31, 2008

MGMT release video for "Electric Feel"

watch it below:

an excellent song, if I do say so myself. I do prefer the vid for "time to pretend" but that's just me. MGMT have been in the spotlight lately, with good reason. excellent, excellent band, and they will be performing at BFD next Saturday. more tour dates below:

Jun 4 2008 8:00P
Billabong Design for Humanity at Avalon/Spider Club Hollywood, California
Jun 6 2008 6:00P
KWOD Rock the Vote Davis, California
Jun 7 2008 11:30A
Live 105 BFD 08 - Shoreline Amphitheatre Mountain View, California
Jun 8 2008 8:00P
KBZT Independence Jam Chula Vista, California
Jun 9 2008 11:45P
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Los Angeles, California
Jun 11 2008 9:00P
Hi-Tone Memphis, Tennessee
Jun 12 2008 12:00P
Bonnaroo Manchester, Tennessee
Jun 14 2008 8:00P
KNDD 107.7 The End’s Summer Camp Redmond, Washington
Jun 23 2008 8:00P
Tavastia Helsinki
Jun 24 2008 8:00P
Hove Festival Hove
Jun 25 2008 8:00P
Accelerator Festival Stockholm, Stockholms län
Jun 27 2008 8:00P
Glastonbury Festival Glastonbury
Jun 28 2008 8:00P
Glastonbury Festival Glastonbury
Jun 29 2008 8:00P
Lancashire County Cricket Ground w/ Radiohead, Bat For Lashes Manchester
Jul 3 2008 12:00P
Roskilde Festival Roskilde
Jul 5 2008 8:00P
Werchter Festival Werchter
Jul 6 2008 8:00P
Les Eurockéennes de Belfort Belfort
Jul 7 2008 8:00P
Rolling Stone Milan
Jul 8 2008 8:00P
Zenith w/ Kings of Leon Paris
Jul 10 2008 8:00P
Alive 08 Festival Lisbon, Lisboa
Jul 12 2008 8:00P
T in the Park Balado, Scotland
Jul 13 2008 8:00P
Oxegen Festival Punchestown
Jul 23 2008 8:00P
Paradise Rock Club Boston, Massachusetts
Jul 24 2008 9:00P
Paradise Rock Club Boston, Massachusetts
Jul 25 2008 8:00P
First Unitarian Church Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jul 27 2008 12:00P
McCarren Park Pool Party Brooklyn, New York
Aug 2 2008 12:00P
Lollapalooza Chicago, Illinois
Aug 4 2008 2:00P
Osheaga Festival Musique et Arts Montreal, Quebec
Aug 9 2008 8:00P
Summersonic Festival Osaka
Aug 10 2008 8:00P
Summersonic Festival Tokyo, Tokyo
Aug 22 2008 12:00P
Reading Festival Reading, South
Aug 23 2008 12:00P
Leeds Festival Leeds
Sep 6 2008 8:00P
Virgin Festival Toronto, Ontario
Sep 20 2008 7:00P
Hollywood Bowl w/ Beck and Spoon Los Angeles, California
Sep 27 2008 8:00P
Austin City Limits Austin, Texas

I almost shelled out 60 bucks to see them at a sold out Slim's show a couple of months back. they shall be quite a spectacle to behold, I'm sure.

MGMT- Time to Pretend [album version] [mp3]

Thursday, May 29, 2008

THE RACONTEURS headline San Francisco's Treasure Island Festival

It's a two day gig, the weekend of September 20-21st.

the line up for Saturday:
Foals * Mike Relm * Nortic Collective:Bostich+Fussible

The lineup for Sunday (far superior):
John Vanderslice * The Dodos * Fleet Foxes

buy Sunday tix HERE tomorrow

or a two day pass HERE

The Raconteurs - Salute Your Solution [mp3]

Tokyo Police Club - The Harrowing Adventures of... [mp3]

Vampire Weekend - M79 [mp3]

the official website is HERE

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

rolling stone rates the greatest guitar songs of all time

Rolling Stone just put out a list of the 100 greatest guitar songs, and I find it highly satisfactory.

the top ten are as follows:

1. Chuck Berry- Johnny B Goode
2. The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Purple Haze
3. Cream – Crossroads
4. The Kinks – You Really Got Me
5. The Rolling Stones – Brown Sugar
6. Van Halen – Eruption
7. The Beatles – While My Guitar Gently Weeps
8. Led Zeppelin – Stairway to Heaven
9. The Allman Brothers Band – Statesboro Blues
10. Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit

also on the list, a few of my personal favourite songs:

The White Stripes- Seven Nation Army (#21)[mp3]

ACDC- Back In Black (#29)[mp3]

Television- Marquee Moon (#41)[mp3]when I first got Television's eponymous debut record, I had that 10 minute masterpiece on repeat for about 4 hours. tis an amazing, amazing song.

and, of course, my favourite band (The Strokes) made the list with the closer to my all time favourite record, Is This It, Take it or Leave it (#71)[mp3] Albert owns that song. well, Nick helps, but still.

here's a great live version:

Jules is all over the place =)

A Hawaiian man named Jake Shimabukoro did a surprisingly good cover of While My Guitar Gently Weeps with a ukelele. watch the video below:

Rolling Stone also gave a shout out to Tokyo Police Club, a cool Canadian band I've been listening to recently. good stuff.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

new sigur ros record etc etc.

so the new Sigur Ros album, með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust (which loosely translates into "with a buzz in our ears we play endlessly"), is set for a June 24th release, which is great, because they just finished the record. I love that bands are starting to shorten the time between finishing an album and releasing it (Albert Hammond Jr, however, has been done with his record since February and it isn't due until JULY. grr.)
anyhow, the Icelandic band has this cool promo, where you can download their new single for free on their website

they are currently touring Europe, for tour dates click HERE

in other news, The Smashing Pumpkins are celebrating their TWENTIETH anniversary (crazy, I know) by playing shows in August and September in the US, and Pitchfork says they'll be in Chicago, NY, and LA, each show having "special guests". sounds interesting. I really love the Pumpkins, though they've been getting a lot of backlash lately. they have always been and remain to be a top notch band. Zeitgeist is a fantastic record.

in other news, My Chemical Romance apologized to the family of Hannah Bond, a girl who committed suicide after listening to their music, and maintained that they are anti suicide. read an article from NME HERE

Morissey of The Smiths is rumoured to start an official blog. more updates later.

oh, one last thing, Weezer is on the cover of Spin's JUNE ISSUE. =) good going guys, that's their second time around.

The Smashing Pumpkins - Today [mp3]

Monday, May 26, 2008

kooks b side

The Kooks - No Longer [mp3]

I shall see this awesome band in 2 weeks =)