Friday, February 27, 2009

i'd rather fall in your tidal waves

Man, I just found out that Grouper is opening for Animal Collective... I am totally kicking myself for not getting tickets to the Toronto Show!

I cannot stop listening to Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill and "Heavy Water/I'd Rather Be Sleeping" is seriously one of the best songs EVER!

Check out my post on Grouper here and make sure you download the songs from that post!

AC support dates:
05-11 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
05-12 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
05-13 New York, NY - Terminal 5
05-14 Boston, MA - House of Blues
05-15 Montreal, Quebec - Metropolis
05-16 Toronto, Ontario - Sound Academy
05-18 Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Hall
05-19 Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall Ballroom
05-20 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
05-24 Vancouver, British Columbia - Commodore Ballroom
05-25 Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
05-26 Oakland, CA - Fox Theatre
05-27 Big Sur, CA - Henry Miller Memorial Library
05-29 Los Angeles, CA - Wiltern

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

de rosa: prevention

The first time I heard Prevention, I quickly associated De Rosa with The Twilight Sad because Martin Henry sings in that lovable Scottish accent. However, Henry’s passionate and emotional voice reminds me more of Todd Marriott (I Was a Cub Scout); and for the most parts, Prevention is very much like I Was a Cub Scout for its straightforward indie rock sound. Although it is still quite fresh, Prevention feels like one of those albums that I can listen to over and over again without getting sick of it.

Nocturne For An Absentee
Pest [wicked-cool song]
***all files expire in 7 days or until bandwidth reaches its limit

visit De Rosa's MySpace here
Prevention comes out on March 2nd, pre-order it here

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

new releases

Hear the new Yeah Yeah Yeah's song, "Zero" over at Stereogum.

Also, Napoleon IIIrd just released a new mini album entitled Hideki Yukawa and Port O'Brien's new single, "Winter" is out today. You can download both releases from iTunes.

unofficial bachelor tracklist

There is an unofficial full tracklist (with picture) of Patrick Wolf's The Bachelor floating around the Wolf-board (thanks to horrorshock666 for the post):

1. Kriegsspiel (Wargames)
2. Hard Times
3. Oblivion
4. The Bachelor
5. Damaris
6. Thickets
7. Count Of Casualty
8. Who Will?
9. Vulture
10. Blackdown
11. The Sun Is Often Out
12. Theseus
13. Battle
14. The Messenger


The Bachelor is the first part of Battle, the second is titled The Conqueror.

Wargames (demo, MySpace rip) [wicked-cool song]
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the work is done and the record pressed, now you're doing battle with the fickle press

Resident in the UK can watch a live interview with Patrick Wolf on Chann​el 5 news tonight at 7:00 p.m.

Monday, February 16, 2009

stop this now before it spreads to your country!

This law could be put into effect as early as February 28 in New Zealand:

"Section 92 of the Copyright Amendment Act assumes Guilt Upon Accusation and forces the termination of internet connections and websites without evidence, without a fair trial, and without punishment for any false accusations of copyright infringement."

Stand up against "Guilt Upon Accusation" for New Zealand http://creativefreedom.org.nz/blackout.html

New Zealand's new Copyright Law presumes 'Guilt Upon Accusation' and will Cut Off Internet Connections without a trial. Join the black out protest against it!

bibio: vignetting the compost

Bibio’s Vignetting The Compost sounds like a combination of ambient and experimental artists I highly enjoy. The use of loops, drone and found sounds generate some very dreamy atmosphere... sort of a cross between Lawrence English and Pajo. In addition, the album has that outdoorsy and nature sensation of Our Sleepless Forest and the colourful and imaginative creativity of Shugo Tokumaru.

Mr. & Mrs. Compost [wicked-cool song]
Weekend Wildfire [wicked-cool song]
Torn Under The Window Light
***all files expire in 7 days or until bandwidth reaches its limit

visit Bibio's MySpace here
buy Vignetting The Compost here

Friday, February 13, 2009

"heaven, i'm in heaven, and my heart beats so that i can hardly speak"

Here's an amazing live footage of Patrick Wolf performing “Who Will” from the first intimate bandstocks holders only event:



Patrick has a handful of dates lined up for March:

March 8: Colchester Arts Centre
March 9: Gloucester Guildhall
March 10: Cambridge Junction
March 12: London Heaven
March 13: London KOKO


There's also a "new" full gig video of Patrick at Metro back in 2007:

Thursday, February 12, 2009

cover song of the moment

Woodhands covered Eddy Grant's classic, "Electric Avenue". The duo from Toronto is back with an exclusive digital EP featuring remixes, restylings, and reworkings of "Dancer". Head over to Paper Bag Records to purchase the EP.

Woodhands: Electric Avenue (Eddy Grant cover)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

free new maccabees

The brand new song by The Maccabees, "No Kind Words" is available for free here.

Monday, February 09, 2009

never thought I'd be on a boat

Remember how after watching "Lazy Sunday" and that rap by Natalie Portman, you could’t get them out of your head for like months? Well, the new SNL Digital Short will do the same to you:



The Lonely Island: I'm On A Boat (ft. T-Pain) [super-wicked-cool song]

bonus:
Lazy Sunday (ft. Chris Parnell) [super-wicked-cool song]
Natalie's Rap (ft. Natalie Portman & Chris Parnell) [super-wicked-cool song]
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The Lonely Island's new album, Incredibad comes out tomorrow, buy it here

Sunday, February 08, 2009

another album I can't wait to hear!

According to Ed Droste on Twitter, the new Grizzly Bear album is done! Head over to Gorilla vs Bear to download a live version of "Cheerleader".

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

ghost bees: tasseomancy ep

A friend from school told me about Ghost Bees a couple of months ago. After hearing some lovely songs on their MySpace, I decided to check out Tasseomancy EP. Ghost Bees consist of twin sisters Romy and Sari Lightman from Halifax, Nova Scotia. Their EP features hauntingly gorgeous folk melodies, fantastical fairy-tale like lyrics, and Joanna Newsom like vocals. I think I fell in love with Tasseomancy EP because of the third track, "Erl King"... a sort of cover of one of my favourite classical songs: Franz Schubert’s "Der Erlkönig". The weird thing is that I compared that song to Ghost Bees’ labelmate, Fall Horsie last October (not knowing that Ghost Bees covered it). Anyway, Ghost Bees are definitely one of the brightest up and coming Canadian acts and I can’t wait to hear more music from them!

Vampires Of The West Coast
Erl King [wicked-cool song]
***all files expire in 7 days or until bandwidth reaches its limit

visit Ghost Bees' MySpace here
buy Tasseomancy EP here

Sunday, February 01, 2009

new album... toronto date... omg!

A small Bat For Lashes North American tour was announced today!

25th April 2009 - The Mod Club, Toronto
27th April 2009 - Boston Paradise Rock Club
30th April 2009 - Bowery Ballroom, New York City
1st May 2009 - 1st Unitarian Church, Philadelphia
2nd May 2009 - Williamsburg Music Hall, Brooklyn



Check out this beautiful cover of this month's Dazed & Confused: