Friday, December 9, 2011

The National debut two new songs for Canadian Radio ("Rylan" and "I Need My Girl")

The band played these gems for Toronto’s Q1 LIVE. I love the direction the band is taking, but I want more! Listen and download below:

The National - Rylan [mp3]

The National - I Need My Girl [mp3]

Thursday, December 8, 2011

The National + Local Natives + Wye Oak - Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks (acoustic)

this is so beautiful. I woke up with this version stuck in my head this morning.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Andrew Bird announces new album + tour

how exciting!
Break it Yourself will see a March 6th release in the US. and, to make things sweeter, Andrew Bird is offering the following goodies to anybody who purchases a ticket to a gig between March 15 and May 12:

Break It Yourself US Tour Ticket Bundle Exclusive
So check this out, when you purchase a ticket to one of the upcoming US tour dates from March 15 - May 12, you will receive a one-of-a-kind music & ticket bundle. Here’s what you’ll get:
1) the five-song live EP Fake Conversations delivered to your inbox in the next day or 3
2) a digital copy of the new album Break It Yourself one day before its release date
3) a second five-song live EP from the 2012 tour delivered next spring.

(tickets on sale Dec 9th)

DateCity, State
Jan 12Honolulu, HIHawaii TheatreTickets
Mar 5London, UKBarbican CentreTickets
Mar 6Paris, FRLa CigaleTickets
Mar 8Brussels, BECirque RoyalTickets
Mar 9Amsterdam, NLParadisoTickets
Mar 15Dallas, TXMajestic Theatre *Presale
Mar 16New Orleans, LAThe Howlin' Wolf *Presale
Mar 17Atlanta, GATabernacle *Presale
Mar 19Nashville, TNRyman Auditorium *Presale
Mar 20Columbus, OHSouthern Theatre *Presale
Mar 22St. Louis, MOThe Pageant *Presale
Mar 23Kansas City, MOThe Uptown Theater *Presale
Mar 24Milwaukee, WIRiverside Theater*Presale
Apr 9Seattle, WAParamount Theatre #Presale
Apr 10Vancouver, BCThe Vogue #
Apr 11Portland, ORArlene Schnitzer Concert Hall #
Apr 13Oakland, CAFox Theater #
Apr 18Mesa, AZIkeda Theater at Mesa Arts Center #
Apr 19Santa Fe, NMLensic Performing Arts Center #
Apr 20Tucson, AZRialto Theater #
May 3Philadelphia, PAUnion Transfer ^
May 4New York, NYBeacon Theatre ^
May 5New York, NYBeacon Theatre %
May 6Boston, MAHouse of Blues ^
May 8Washington, DC9:30 Club ^
May 9Baltimore, MDRamshead Live ^
May 10Detroit, MIThe Fillmore Detroit +
May 12Chicago, ILAuditorium Theatre +
June 6London, UKField Day 2012Tickets

To Support
* Eugene Mirman
# Laura Marling
^ Patrick Watson
% Tift Merritt
+ Mucca Pazza