Friday, May 15, 2009

The Strokes Post #86

this is the most hilariously random 6 minutes on youtube:

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Dark Night of the Soul to be released this summer

Danger Mouse's newest musical project, including a song called "Little Girl" with Julian Casablancas on lead vox, will have a limited physical release (5000 copies)in June

the tracklisting is as follows:

Revenge' (featuring The Flaming Lips)
'Just War' (featuring Gruff Rhys)
'Jaykub' (featuring Jason Lytle)
'Little Girl (featuring Julian Casablancas)
'Angel's Harp' (featuring Frank Black)
'Pain' (featuring Iggy Pop)
'Star Eyes (I Can't Catch It)' (featuring David Lynch)
'Everytime I'm With You' (featuring Jason Lytle)
'Insane Lullaby' (featuring James Mercer of The Shins)
'Daddy's Gone' (featuring Nina Persson)
'The Man Who Played God' (featuring Suzanne Vega)
'Grim Augury' (featuring Vic Chestnutt)
'Dark Night Of The Soul' (featuring David Lynch)

the price is a bit hefty, at £38.99

here are a couple of songs for you guys to sample before you shell out that type of cash.

Iggy Pop - Pain [mp3]

David Lynch - Dark Night of the Soul [mp3]

The Strokes Post #85

The Strokes - The Modern Age (John Peel Session 2001)[mp3]

such good guitar parts. this makes me depressed to be almost 20, as that's how old Nick was when Is This It came out.

Audrye Sessions to play BOTH next Tuesday

I was browsing BOTH's website and they just announced the final band playing Tuesday night, our very own Audrye Sessions. Joining them will be Winston Audio (!), Fun and Manchester Orchestra. should be an epic fucking night.

I am so stoked.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The Strokes Post #84

I was listening to Little Joy this morning and I got a fantastic bit of news

they have recruited another guitarist for their summer tour. I was super worried Fab was playing all those shows, but no, he's hard at work with the rest of my boys in their NY studio

just a bit of reassurance for all of us people obsessed with a new Strokes release

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

must watch video: The Virgins - Rich Girls

I don't think I've ever posted this:

eight days!!

The Strokes Post #83

"I like the idea of my shit collapsing. I feel like that when I'm playing! In the middle of a lead part I often have the urge to take my hands off the fretboard, or just grab all the strings at the same time for no reason, just 'cos I think it sounds cool."
-Nick Valensi


Monday, May 11, 2009

The Dead Weather album release + tour dates

Horehound will be released in Europe on July 13th and in North America on July 14th

tour dates can be found HERE

The Strokes Post #82

whoa. this is fucking rad.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

concert review: Cold War Kids @ Fillmore 07 May 2009

Cold War Kids played the Fillmore on Thursday night, and oh did they play their hearts out. While their set list centered on their sophomore LP Loyalty to Loyalty, which is almost unanimously deemed inferior to their stellar debut Robbers and Cowards, the performance didn’t suffer in the least.

Their fervent deliveries of the songs actually resonated with the rhythmic quality which defines their debut album, making the experience well worth while. The live set sounded far removed from anything they’ve ever recorded, most notably because everything was delivered in a slower, less urgent manner, allowing the audience to truly savour each note and lyric. Cold War Kids’ set almost sounded like a jam band, but the guys’ high energy on stage more than compensated for Nathan’s mellow vocal delivery. Their bass player Matt was the wildest one that night, as his sound nearly overpowered the vox.

The highlight of the night was when they played “Against Privacy”, as the guitars blared and sent shivers through my spine. To my delight, the boys ended the night with my two favourite songs of theirs, “We Used to Vacation” and “Saint John”, one of the greatest encores I’ve ever witnessed. The concert was not what I was expecting in the least; I didn’t realize that it would be so different than the experience of listening to their records. Nevertheless, both their studio and live sounds are stellar, and I highly recommend that you check CWK out the next time that they’re in town, which might not be for a while, as the Fillmore show was the last of their Spring tour. Matt said that they’ve been writing songs on the road (they played a new one called "Coffee Spoon" during the set) and hope to get back to the recording studio as soon as possible. I’ll keep you all posted with updates as soon as I get ‘em.

set list:

Opening band We Barbarians were quite impressive as well. Think Bends-era Radiohead with the occasional inclusion of an acoustic guitar. The Long Beach based band is currently finalizing their first full length album, enjoy one off of their EP In The Doldrums below:

We Barbarians – Black and Crooked [mp3]


We Barbarians:

Sunday Morning Covers


Franz Ferdinand - Call Me (Blondie Cover) [mp3, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!]
am I incredibly biased or does Franz Ferdinand manage to make everything they touch a billion times better? this band can do no wrong.

Patti Smith - Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana cover) [mp3]

the end of this scares me.

Smashing Pumpkins - Isolation (Joy Division cover) [mp3]
I never thought Smashing Pumpkins listened to Joy Division, but it makes absolute perfect sense now that I think about it.

The Morning Benders - I Won't Share You (Smiths cover) [mp3]
this band makes me so happy. I find myself singing "Patient Patient" all of the time.

Elliott Smith - Ballad of a Thin Man (Dylan cover) [mp3]
Elliott on more aggressive guitars. perfect.

Queens Of The Stone Age - Everybody's Gonna Be Happy (The Kinks cover) [mp3]
I love The Kinks. In my opinion, they're just as good as (early) Beatles, only wayy more underrated.

Graham Coxon - Eliminator Junior (Sonic Youth Cover) [mp3]

Sonic Youth, FUCK YEAH! Thurston Moore is one of the greats.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Sheena Is A Punk Rocker (Ramones Cover)
oh shit. this is what the new YYYs record should have sounded like. I really hate It's Blitz.

BONUS (x2)
Jimi Hendrix - Like a Rolling Stone (Dylan cover) [mp3]

a lot of people think this one surpasses the original. that's a tough call. Highway 61 is such a tightly constructed album.

Neil Young - Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues (Dylan cover) [mp3]

I like Neil Young's original compositions better than this, but this is still pretty sweet

The Strokes Post #81

"que legal!" hahahah