Friday, July 4, 2008

in the spirit of INDEPENDENCE DAY, the government is trying to supress the internet

the Supreme Court ruled in favour of Viacom, giving them access of Youtube user's info (including usernames, IP addresses and video clip details, in order to give them the power to track people down) in a case that has been going on for over a year now.

get ready to have lawyers at your door if you've ever watched a music video on youtube. who do they think they're kidding? EVERYONE DOES IT. you cannot control that much chaos.

read NME's full story HERE

ACDC- Rock N Roll Aint Noise Pollution [mp3]

Albert Hammond Jr: always a crowd pleaser

read NME's favourable review of Como Te Llama HERE

I'll post a review next Tuesday, when his record is officially released

also, he spoke to NME about how he is excited about the new Strokes' record and is not, like speculators say, above any such feeling. he loves his band, with good reason.

Albert Hammond Jr - Scared [mp3]

free Seaside Steve dowload available

sign up for his mailing list and download his cover of Hambone Willie Newbern's Roll & Tumble Blues for FREE HERE

band of the week: The Wombats

this UK three-piece has a crazy good energy about them, very Hot Fuss-era Killers.

check them out on MYSPACE for streaming tracks and tour dates.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Ben Sollee - FANTASTIC undiscovered talent

I read about this guy on i guess i'm floating

do yourself a favour and check him out. the mp3 is fantastic, this guy has some serious talent. his voice is soulful and extravagant, in a good way.

visit him on MYSPACE for some more excellent tunes

MGMT set plans for sophomore LP

hurrah! Oracular Spectacular was, indeed spectacular. they were fantastic live at BFD, too.

they will begin recording in January and it should be out by next summer.

read the entire story on NME

MGMT - Time to Pretend [mp3]

Circa Survive's frontman has a solo record

in the vein of many rock musicians gone folk, Anthony Green's Avalon comes out August 5th

you could get a free mp3 of his first single, "Devil's Song" by signing up for his mailing list, or you can download it below.

Anthony Green - Devil's Song [mp3]

I like it, don't love it. we'll see how his record turns out. he says he wrote the song while "thinking about meaninglessness". figures.

visit his MYSPACE for tour dates and other stuff.

new Of Montreal record out soon

it is set for an October 7th release.

Hissing Fauna is an excellent album.

visit them on MYSPACE

tour dates and mp3 below:

07-04 Rothbury, MI - Rothbury Festival
08-08 Myslowice, Poland - OFF Festival
08-09 London, England - Field Day Festival
08-10 Leicester, England - Summer Sundae Weekender

Of Montreal - Heimdalsgate Like A Promethean Curse [mp3]

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Albert Hammond Jr is Spin's Artist of the Day!

well done, Spin!
read the article and download one of the strongest tunes on Como Te Llama, "The Boss Americana" HERE

his record officially comes out next Tuesday, but it's been floating all over the internet for a few weeks now.

you can preorder the record with a limited edition signed booklet HERE

Albert Hammond Jr - You Won't Be Fooled By This [mp3]

and here's a lovely tune from his debut record
Albert Hammond Jr - In Transit [mp3]

Josh Homme going crazy

you've probably seen this hilarious video, but if you haven't, feast your eyes on this.

I actually find it quite humourous, the guy had it coming. it's not offensive to me at all.

The Strokes - Mercy Mercy Me (feat. Josh Homme and Eddie Vedder) [mp3]

David Bowie Live @ Santa Monica '72

read the pitchfork review here

I adore Ziggy Stardust. gotta add this one to my collection.

David Bowie - I'm Waiting For The Man (VU cover) [mp3]

Minus the Bear on Daytrotter

download some excellent tunes here

MTB is a great Seattle band, saw them last November. the above photo is one of my favourites, taken at that show (at the Fillmore, I think.)

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Cold War Kids' new record has a great sound

love these guys. it looks like their sophomore record is gonna be fantastic

Cold War Kids - Saint John [mp3]

Arctic Monkeys to work on new record immediately

YES!! they were pretty efficient in getting their sophomore record out a year after their debut, and now we have another one to look forward to. read more on NME

Arctic Monkeys - Brianstorm [mp3]

also, Alex Turner's side project, the Last Shadow Puppets, have added a couple of US shows:

10/30 - New York, NY @ Grand Ballroom
11/3 - Los Angeles, CA @ Mayan Theatre

Sunday, June 29, 2008

The Killers Cover "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun"

this cover, however, brightened my day. love these guys.

The Killers - Under The Gun [mp3]

Jay Z covers Wonderwall

after Noel Gallagher said that he was not fit for Glastonbury (rightfully.)

"If it ain't broke don't fix it," Gallagher said of the choice of Jay-Z as Pyramid Stage headliner along with The Verve and Kings of Leon, possibly alluding to his own attitude to song-writing at the same time. "If you start to break it then people aren't going to go. I'm sorry, but Jay-Z? Fucking no chance. Glastonbury has a tradition of guitar music and even when they throw the odd curve ball in on a Sunday night you go 'Kylie Minogue?' I don't know about it. But I'm not having hip-hop at Glastonbury, no way man. It's wrong."

I kind of laughed when I first heard of the cover, that was a bold move by Jay Z but that doesn't make me like him in the least.

Beck streaming new tracks

from his new record, Modern Guilt (due out July 8th) on his MYSPACE

they include "Orphans", "Gamma Ray" and "Chemtrails"

Beck - Lord Only Knows [mp3]