Wednesday, March 14, 2012

watch: Andrew Bird on Colbert

Colbert dominates the interview, but it's still worth watching

and watch the band perform "EyeonEye" from his new album, Break it Yourself:

Monday, March 5, 2012

listen: Arcade Fire - Abraham's Daughter

this is from the soundtrack to The Hunger Games

video: watch Jack White on SNL


Monday, February 27, 2012

stream: the new Andrew Bird album - Break It Yourself

Bird's sixth album, Break It Yourself, will be released March 6th via Mom + Pop Music.

01. Desperation Breeds…
02. Polynation
03. Danse Caribe
04. Give it Away
05. Eyeoneye
06. Lazy Projector
07. Near Death Experience Experience
08. Behind the Barn
09. Lusitania
10. Orpheo Looks Back
11. Sifters
12. Fatal Shore
13. Hole in the Ocean Floor
14. Belles

Stream it HERE

Friday, January 20, 2012

listen: new Delta Spirit: "California"

this is beautiful. it strikes a chord close to my heart.

listen to it on the Wall Street Journal's A&E blog

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Delta Spirit Announce New Tour, Chicago date onsale Saturday

you can buy tix to Chicago's Metro show via their website on Saturday or you can create an online account with the band by clicking on the links below and purchase tix now.

2012 Tour Dates:

3/19 - Revolution Music Room - Little Rock, AR [Buy Tickets]
3/20 - The Old Rock House - St. Louis, MO [Buy Tickets]
3/21 - Fine Line Music Cafe - Minneapolis, MN [Buy Tickets]
3/22 - Turner Hall - Milwaukee, WI [Buy Tickets]
3/23 - The Metro - Chicago, IL [Buy Tickets]
3/24 - Radio Radio - Indianapolis, IN [Buy Tickets]
3/26 - Beachland Ballroom - Cleveland, OH [Buy Tickets]
3/27 - Paradise Rock Club - Boston, MA [Buy Tickets]
3/29 - Webster Hall - New York, NY [Buy Tickets]
3/30 - Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA [Buy Tickets]
3/31 - 9:30 Club – Washington, DC [Buy Tickets]
4/02 - Jefferson Theater - Charlottesville, VA [Buy Tickets]
4/03 - Cat's Cradle - Carrboro, NC [Buy Tickets]
4/04 - The Grey Eagle - Asheville, NC [Buy Tickets]
4/06 - Cannery Ballroom - Nashville, TN [Buy Tickets]
4/07 - Masquerade - Atlanta, GA [Buy Tickets]
4/09 - WorkPlay Theatre - Birmingham, AL [Buy Tickets]
4/10 - One Eyed Jacks - New Orleans, LA [Buy Tickets]
4/12 - Fitzgerald's - Houston, TX [Buy Tickets]
4/13 - Emo's East - Austin, TX [Buy Tickets]
4/14 - Granada Theatre - Dallas, TX [Buy Tickets]
4/30 - Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT [Buy Tickets]
5/01 - Fox Theatre - Boulder, CO [Buy Tickets]
5/02 - Neurolux - Boise, ID [Buy Tickets]
5/04 - Neumo's - Seattle, WA [Buy Tickets]
5/05 - Wonder Ballroom - Portland, OR [Buy Tickets]
5/06 - Electric Owl - Vancouver, BC [Buy Tickets]
5/10 - The Fillmore (San Francisco) - San Francisco, CA [Buy Tickets]
5/11 - The Music Box - Hollywood, CA [Buy Tickets]

Saturday, December 31, 2011

My favourite albums of 2011

For me, this year was both good and bad for music.

Good because some of my favourite bands released new music, and I got to see loads of great concerts this year (The Strokes a couple of times, Arctic Monkeys, Delta Spirit, Arcade Fire, The National a couple of times, Beirut, Telekinesis, etc).

Bad because I didn't really get into any new bands this year. Partly because new music tended to bore me and partly because I've been swamped with life, law school and everything which falls in between.

So, without futher ado, here's my list of my favourite albums of 2011.

10. Foo Fighters - Wasting Light

9. Radiohead - The King of Limbs

7. Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost

6. The Black Keys - El Camino

5. Andrew Bird - Norman Soundtrack

4. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues

3. Beirut - The Rip Tide

2. Arctic Monkeys - Suck it and See

1. The Strokes - Angles

Sunday, December 18, 2011

She & Him - Baby It's Cold Outside

"Baby It's Cold Outside" is possibly my favourite holiday tune and I simply adore Zooey Deschanel's version from Elf, but I'm currently listening to the excellent She & Him Christmas record A Very She & Him Christmas, and they did a version where M. Ward sings the girl's part and Zooey does the guy's part. It's really cute, compare the two songs below.

Leon Redbone & Zooey Deschanel - Baby It's Cold Outside [mp3]

She & Him - Baby It's Cold Outside [mp3]