Wednesday, July 15, 2009

New Vivian Girls - When I'm Gone


My favorite new band of last year, Vivian Girls, already has a new album, Everything Goes Wrong, coming out later this year. They released the first track off of it, "When I'm Gone," here.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Land of Talk on ABC

One of my favorite little bands, Land of Talk, got featured on ABC's Inside Amplified segment they've been doing. You can watch it by clicking the link below below.

Full show: Land of Talk - Inside Amplified

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Monday, June 15, 2009

Bonnaroo Videos

A full review with pictures to come, but here are some videos to appease:

Grizzly Bear


Wilco


Bruce Springsteen - Glory Days

Monday, May 25, 2009

R.I.P. Jay Bennett


According to the Chicago Sun-Times, former Wilco member Jay Bennett has died at the age of 45. The multi-instrumentalist that went solo after an inharmonious split with Jeff Tweedy and Wilco following the completion of their seminal album Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. He made headlines recently for suing Jeff Tweedy for royalties due to him. There is no word on the cause of his death.

Monday, May 18, 2009

New Wrens: "Z"


Magnet has a new Wrens demo entitled "Z" on their Wrens Watch Page. The band is slowly working through new material for their next record, the long anticipated follow up to 2003's "The Meadowlands"
The Wrens - Z [MP3]

Radiohead/BSS Recording Next Records


According to Colin Greenwood (via BBC 6), Radiohead have entered the studio with longtime producer Nigel Godrich to begin recording their follow up to 2007's "In Rainbows." According the Greenwood, "It’s at the stage where we’ve got the big Lego box out and we’ve tipped it out on the floor and we're just looking at all the bits and thinking what’s next?" Whatever it is, I'm sure it'll have that Radiohead stroke of genius attached to it.


I missed this last week, but Broken Social Scene is also working on a new album that isn't a "BSS presents" record, but instead a proper follow up to 2005's "Broken Social Scene." Breaking from old producer Dave Newfeld, the band will work with Tortoise's John McEntire on the new record. Says band co-leader and supporter of love Kevin Drew, "It’s at the stage where we’ve got the big Lego box out and we’ve tipped it out on the floor and we're just looking at all the bits and thinking what’s next?" Well Kevin, if it's better than the BSS Presents records and as epic as "BSS" or "You Forgot it in People," then that will be good enough for me.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Listen to Wilco (the Album) Right Now!

The band is streaming it on their website, here. I'll provide a review when I've finished listening!