Thursday, September 18, 2008

On Repeat: Dr. Dog


My first exposure to Dr. Dog came at Bonnaroo in 2006 when I the keyboardist for Clap Your Hands Say Yeah wore one of their t-shirts during their show. From then on, they were always a band that sort of intrigued me, but one that I had trouble finding a starting point for. I got that chance this summer by picking up their latest effort, "Fate." Unfortunately, I bought it at the same time as I bough the Walkmen's "You & Me" and Liam Finn's "I'll Be Lightning," both of which quickly became favorites of mine, and Dr. Dog sort of fell to the wayside. I've finally found it though and can't stop listening. The record is a sort of folk rock romp that will undoubtedly get your toes tappin'. The album's best bit is the sprint through tracks "Hold On," "The Old Days" and "Army of Ancients." All three songs seem to take the rag-tag sound of the Elephant 6 bands and combine it with an almost folksy, yet soulful sound.
Dr. Dog Myspace

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Shows Tonight

Both shows are on tonight, so be sure to tune in!

Also, just a little cross promotion, I have a TV blog that I'm working on with my roommates called Television Rules the Nation (yes, a Daft Punk reference). We're covering a lot of TV shows and even live blogging Sunday night's Emmys, so be sure to check it out.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Both Show Premiere Tonight!

Tonight you can catch both Andrew and myself on the radio for our first shows of the year! I'll be kicking things off from 5:30-7:30 EST on WDUB and Andrew will follow up at 8-10 CT on KWUR. You'll find links for both stations on the right. Tune in!

UPDATE: Thanks to our awesome Computing Services people, WDUB is not yet streaming this year. Next week's show should definitely be up.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Acid Tongue MP3



If you enjoyed the new Jenny Lewis track "Acid Tongue" off her forthcoming album of the same name, then you can have it for your very own! Just click here to head over to snag it from Brooklyn Vegan. Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Mr. November

The National + Barack Obama = This short from the DNCC.

Monday, September 1, 2008

New Cold War Kids and Okkervil River

I can't believe I hadn't even heard about this, but the Cold War Kids have an album coming out on September 23 (same as Jenny Lewis). They have a single out called "Something is Not Right With Me." You can get it here.

Also, Okkervil River has released a song from their forthcoming release "The Stand Ins" which comes out next week. The song is called "Lost Coastlines." It can be found here.

Lastly, I now know I will have the same radio timeslot as last year, so you can tune into the Radio Cure every Tuesday from 5:30-7:30 PM EST starting 9/8 at www.wdub.org!