Thursday, January 27, 2011

Classic Track Thursday

Jimi Hendrix - Castles Made of Sand [mp3]

The Strokes Post #611

via RS

The lead single from the first new Strokes record in five years barrels into the bar with "Return to Form" written on its forehead. "Under Cover of Darkness" (set to be released February 9th on the band's website) takes the basic elements of their sound, breaks it down, builds it back up and expands it: the skinny-tie boogie bounce of "Last Nite," wave after wave of cute and sharp interlocking guitar, and a grand, gaping chorus where Julian Casablancas torments his vowels like he's got them trapped in his secret basement laboratory. The band members even throw in tricky tempo changes and a weird, slow breakdown just to show us they've been woodshedding. "I've been all around this town/Everybody's been singing the same song for 10 years," Casablancas observes. So the Strokes give us that same old song one more time, primed and polished for a new age.

Cold War Kids on Jimmy Kimmel + tour dates

Tour Dates:
March 3rd @ Crystal Ballrom - Portland, OR
March 4th @ WOW Hall - Eugene, OR
March 8th @ Ogden Theatre - Denver, CO
March 9th @ Granada - Lawrence, KS
March 10th @ First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN
March 11th @ Riviera Theatre - Chicago, IL
March 12th @ The Rave - Milwaukee, WI
March 15th @ Blue Note - Columbia, MO
March 16th @ Newport Music Hall - Columbus, MO
March 17th @ St. Andrews Hall - Detroit, MI
March 18th @ Lee's Palace - Toronto, Canada
March 19th @ Corona Theatre - Montreal, Canada
March 21st @ Higher Ground - Burlington, VT
March 22nd @ House of Blues - Boston, MA
March 24th @ Radio City Music Hall - New York, NY
March 25th @ The Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA
March 26th @ 9:30 Club - Washington, DC
March 28th @ Cannery Ballroom - Nashville, TN
March 29th @ Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
March 31st @ Warehouse Live - Houston, TX
April 1st @ Stubb's - Austin, TX
April 2nd @ South Side Music Hall - Dallas, TX
April 8th @ Harrah's - Lake Tahoe
April 9th @ Fox Theatre - Oakland, CA

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The Strokes Post #610

Angles track listing:
1. Machu Picchu
2. Under Cover of Darkness
3. Two Kinds of Happiness
4. You’re So Right
5. Taken For A Fool
6. Games
7. Call Me Back
8. Gratisfaction
9. Metabolism
10. Life Is Simple In The Moonlight

Nikolai via SPIN