Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Monday, March 30, 2009

What Was Willie Like As A Child...

This is definitely what Willie was like as a child...and also a pretty accurate depiction of what he's like as an adult.

- V'gum


THIS is a most excellent way to feel like Daft Punk/Kanye.
The weather's getting warmer and that makes me happy. This song also makes me happy.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Amazon's Daily Deal

Today you can get Motown #1's Vol. 2 for only $1.99. 21  classics and (for some reason) a Boyz II Men song. Take a look HERE.

Ang Lee Woodstock Movie Trailer

- V'gum

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Stereogum reports that PHOENIX will be performing "1901" and "Lisztomania" (both of which are so excellent and both of which you can stream HERE [or download "1901" below]) on SNL on April 4th, with Seth Rogan hosting. So so pumped for this. I've been saying for a bit that I don't get why these guys don't more recognition. Hopefully this will help.

Where The Wild Things Are Trailer

Passion Pit's First Single Streaming On Myspace


- S'gum

KOL Stirring Up 'Bluesier' Songs For Next Album

Says NME...

"Kings Of Leon have revealed they are already writing the follow-up to 2008's 'Only By the Night' – oh, and they are moving in a bluesier direction. The Followills, who are currently touring Australia, told NME they are not sitting on their laurels, despite selling over three million copies worldwide of their fourth album. Frontman Caleb Followill did, however, admit that a dose of jet-lagged-fuelled super-flu has warped their new songs a little."

Monday, March 23, 2009


I feel like I posted this last week, but I can't find the post. Check it and holleratchaboy.

Sigur Ros Do La Blogotheque

Sigur Ros - Með Suð Í Eyrum - A Take Away Show from La Blogotheque on Vimeo.

I'm In Love With A Shooting Star

This is some starry-sky-spring-night-jam-type stuff. Wait at least till 2:41 for the disco-payoff.
(click on the link to be taken to the download).

New Lily Allen Video: "Not Fair"

Video for one of my favorites off of her new disc. It's about being a nice guy but unable to please your woman. Something I know nothing about. I'm sort of in the other camp. Your stereotypical 'bad boy' whose biggest flaw is probably that I please women too much.

April Release Calender

For those jonesing for some new music, a fairly thorough calender of album releases can be viewed HERE.

Amazon's Daily Deal

Get five of the Cars' best songs for just 99 cents HERE. Although you may not know the Cars by name (shame on you), I'm positive you've sang at least three of these songs while drunk.

New Streets Video: "Never Give In"

Friday, March 20, 2009

KOL are rumored to be making an appearance at Lolla this year. Here's a taste from Lolla '07.

p.s. Passion Pit will be at Lolla this year.

Fred Armisen Interviews Lonely Island

- p.tv

Stream New Decemberists Album

The Hazards of Love album in its entirety is available for streaming HERE. The album is in stores now.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

New Sam Sparro Album In August/September?

I was doing some artist Wiki-ing the other day because often times those pages are updated with more frequency than the bands' official sites. The only downside is that Wiki information is entirely unofficial and in some cases, like this one, unverifiable. But I'm rather easily excitable when it comes to new music, so I thought it worth bringing up anyway. The very last sentence of Sam Sparro's Wikipedia page reads "Sam will be releasing his second album on 31 August 2009" [presumably September 1 in America]. This is great news if you're me or if you like good music.

Broken Social Scene Book

According to the band's Facebook page...

"Arts & Crafts is proud to announce on behalf of House of Anansi Press, details of the forthcoming book titled, This Book Is Broken, a biography, documenting the incredible story of the ever-evolving indie-rock collective that is Toronto’s Broken Social Scene. The book is drawn from hours of interviews with members and affiliates of the band; complemented by over 150 exclusive artworks, gig posters, full-colour and black & white photographs, taken from the personal collections of those closest to the band. This Book Is Broken will be available throughout North America, May 16."

Maybe The Most Testosterone-y Trailer Ever.

Stream Metric's New Album


Justin Timberlake Launches His Own Tequila

It's called 901. Sold exclusively in New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and St. Louis. Sorry, Schwen.

Vampire Weekend Do New Song on Fallon

Vampire Weekend - "White Sky"

- S'gum

Modest Mouse Do New Song on Letterman

Modest Mouse - “Satellite Skin”

Modest Mouse is releasing a new 8-song EP, No One’s First And You’re Up Next in August, preceded by 4 7-inches (exclusive to independent stores).


Caleb Followill Wearing Boat Shoes = My Life Is Complete

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Stream The Entire New Pete Doherty Album

You can hear all of Pete Doherty's new album Grace/Wastelands on his MySpace.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

"Where The Wild Things Are" Poster

- V'gum

Vampire Weekend To Debut New Song On Jimmy Fallon Tomorrow Night (3.18.09)

I have yet to see an episode of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon as a replacement. Not because I don't like him or don't think he could ever fill Conan's shoes (I do like him, I don't think he could ever fill Conan's shoes), but just because I'm never up that late anymore. But I'll be watching tomorrow. P4k reports that Vampire Weekend is set to debut new song "White Sky" tomorrow night on Jimmy Fallon (although the song has been making the rounds in their live show since at least last spring). This publicity move (of playing an unreleased song in support of no particular album or tour) was most recently championed by Grizzly Bear when they appeared on Conan and Letterman playing "While You Wait For The Others" and "Two Weeks" respectively. Pretty excited.

Vampire Weekend Doing "M79" on MTV

Grizzly Bear on Conan

Grizzly Bear on Letterman

For those in the Iowa City area, don't forget that the Hold Steady are going to be at the Picador on April 7.

Monday, March 16, 2009

New Voxtrot!!

The Austin five-piece throw a bit of a curveball with this one, following in the footsteps of YYYs and giving their particular brand of indie-pop a synthed-out-dance makeover. I like it better than 80% of the band's tepid full-length.


P.S. For those of you looking for clarification on the song's title... 

- trepanation is a surgery in which a hole is drilled or scraped in the human skull to treat health problems related to intracranial diseases. 

- a party is something that happens wherever I'm located.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

I'll be migrating south for a little while, and the posts will be less frequent.

Miss y'all.
<3 y'all.

Yeasayer Get Haircuts and Do "Tightrope" Super Stripped Down

- p4ktv

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Octogenarians Review Young Jeezy and Animal Collective

- GvB

Ray LaMontagne On SNL

This one slipped by me. I didn't realize Ray was on SNL this past weekend, but kudos to whoever has been picking their performers lately.

"You Are The Best Thing"


- S'gum


- V'gum

New Doves Video: "Kingdom of Rust"

Love Doves.

Thao Nguyen and the Get Down Stay Down Live @ Chicago's Empty Bottle, May 9

All y'all Chicagoans should definitely check this show out if you get the chance. Kind of likely a spunkier Feist.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Yeah Yeah Yeah's New Album Streaming On Their Myspace

Check out the synth-centric It's Blitz! at the band's MYSPACE.

U2 Stop In Chicago

September 12 @ Soldier Field.


Sunday, March 8, 2009

New Calvin Harris Video: "I'm Not Alone"

The decidedly weird video for the decidedly awesome song. I'm nervous that this song is setting the bar impossibly high for the rest of the album.

Saturday, March 7, 2009


Big fan of Pixar movies.

Friday, March 6, 2009

More P4k Fest '09 News

So much sickness. Ever imagine being able to pick out your favorite band's perfect setlist? CHECK IT OUT.
Daylight Savings Time.

The National and Grizzly Bear at Pfork Fest This Year?

MBV reports that Jesus Lizard, Grizzly Bear, and the National will be performing at the Pitchfork Music Festival this July. I had a feeling GBear would be making a Chicago music festival appearance, as the city was conspicuously absent from their summer tour schedule.

New Movie: "The Hangover" ft. Zach Galifinakis, the Nard Dawg, and Sack

- V'gum

Thursday, March 5, 2009

William Fitzsimmons video: "If You Would Come Back Home"

WF (a child of divorce [both parents were blind] and now himself divorced) has been around for a tic, this being from his third album. Like a sadder Iron & Wine.

Kanye's Storyteller Vids

You can watch most of the vids from Ye's Storyteller over HERE AT HIS BLOG. It's not really so much storytelling as it is uncomfortable directionless rambling. But this song is still so great.

Narwuar Interviews Fleet Foxes

I don't really know about this dude, but I still love Fleet Foxes.

- MBVMusic

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

New Lil' Wayne Video: "Prom Queen"

From his upcoming "rock" album.

- p4k

Wolfmother Plan Their Return

The Sabbath/Zep aping (in a good way) Aussie Guitar Heroes are prepping their heavy-riffage return to y'all's ears. Get ready.

    “Frontman Andrew Stockdale has emerged from his self-built home studio and is due to head to LA to record the second Wolfmother album with producer Alan Moulder in April. Wolfmother stepped out earlier in February to play two shows in Brisbane and Sydney to roadtest the new material prior to recording. Billed as White Feather, the shows at the Valley Studios in Andrew’s hometown of Brisbane and The Oxford Arts Factory in Sydney sold out within minutes of word leaking online, and Wolfmother ripped through a set of old gold and new magic to those quick enough to be there.

    Coming aboard for album two is esteemed producer Alan Moulder, universally admired for his groundbreaking work with Nine Inch Nails, Smashing Pumpkins, The Jesus & Mary Chain and My Bloody Valentine. After mixing a track Andrew had recorded at home for the upcoming Guitar Hero game, Moulder was enlisted to produce the whole record, which is due for release in the last quarter of 2009.

    On the live front, Wolfmother will mark their return playing both the Melbourne and Sydney Sound Relief Benefit concerts scheduled to run simultaneously on March 14 and the Clipsal 500 motor racing event in Adelaide on March 22.”

- WeLikeItIndie

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Colbert Interviews David Byrne

- V'gum

New Terminator Trailer

This trailer makes the movie look like it might end up being pretty dark.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Just thought THIS, from National Geographic's Picture of the Day series, was beautiful and sad.

Passion Pit Announce Debut Album Title/Art/Tracklist/Release Date

P4k has the scoop on the new Passion Pit album.

Hold Steady Cover Bruce

This song is off the fairly lukewarm (but good cause) War Child comp Heroes. And while the compilation is a bit unimpressive, this song is truly a standout. Really great. The band puts a bit of punk urgency on the Boss' classic "Atlantic City," as well as replace Bruce's harmonica with huge horns. And the tone on the guitar in the horn/guitar duel (at the 2:47 mark) is just beautiful.