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Friday, February 13, 2009

Bears and Bullets Friday Mixtape!!

Well another slow day means all I have for you guys is another free Bears and Bullets Friday Mixtape with new singles from The Thermals, The Flaming Lips, and more. Now, I know we were all excited to hear the news, but do me a favor and just take this one. It's special to me.


1.) Little Girls - What We Did
2.) Abe Vigoda - Wild Heart
3.) Blitzen Trapper - Texaco
4.) The Strange Boys - Heard You Wanna Beat Me Up
5.) Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks - Walk Into the Mirror
6.) The Thermals - Now We Can See
7.) Red Cortez - Fell on The Floor
8.) The Flaming Lips - Anything You Say Now I Believe You
9.) Bon Iver - The Park (Feist Cover)

Thursday, February 12, 2009

The Joaquin Phoenix Interview and More

Here's the interview, which by now should be labeled "infamous" between new rapper/actor Joaquin Phoenix and David Letterman and The Late Show from last night. I really can't describe it too well. Let's just say, "I don't know."

I'd regress after watching the interview that you should focus on other things with very little intent, however Heartless Bastards also performed their single "Out at Sea" from their new album The Mountain. And though it wont be as memorable ... well, I don't know where to go with this. (Found on Culture Bully).

Finally, it's been a while since I've posted anything related to dance or electronica on here, even though I admittedly really like the genre. Well Pitchfork has posted Gui Boratto's new single "Take My Breath Away" from his new album (out March 3) of the same name. It may feel a bit out of place right now, but I still like it.

Take My Breath Away - Gui Boratto - MP3

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Inglorious Basterds and Anything Else That Matters

The problem with my headline is there really isn't anything else that matters after the new Inglorious Basterds trailer. It's Quentin Tarantino, I'm not going to make anything comparable today.

It looks glorious and brutal and will be released on August 21. Here's the trailer (Found on Cinematical) ...

Aside from that I'm proud to have find at least one download that's worth anything for you guys. Consider yourselves lucky. Here's Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks single "Walk Into the Mirror" (courtesy of Fluxblog) from their 2008 album Real Emotional Trash. It should tie you over for at least a day. Yeah it's late, but take it.

Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks - Walk Into The Mirror - MP3

Finally, have any of you wondered how you'll survive in this crazy world? If so, Eugene Mirman can help you out. He's got all the tips you need to learn how to live through high school, going to college, and rock & roll. You can buy Mirman's new book The Will to Whatevs: A Guide to Modern Life here.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Some Leftovers... Abe Vigoda, The Thermals, More

Last night's post was almost too much for me to handle, so I'll start off today with some of the remnants from the night before, plus a couple new songs from The Thermals and Little Girls, and yet another TV on the Radio performance.

Abe Vigoda will release their new Reviver EP February 17 (pre-order here) and I'm sure I'm surprised as anyone else who knows the band when I heard that they covered ... Stevie Nicks(?). It's a pretty big departure from the previous album Skeleton, which was more in that art/punk/noise category I've become more and more increasingly fond of. However, the song's still enjoyable and is easily one of the longest songs Abe Vigoda have ever put out.

Abe Vigoda - Wild Heart - MP3 (Found Courtesy of Culture Bully)

For those of you (including me) who found TV on the Radio's performance of "Dancing Choose" on Saturday Night Live a little hard to swallow you can have a sigh of relief. The band performed their Dear Science single on The Colbert Report last night with a much better result. I'd watch this while it lasts before you have to hit Hulu to catch the performance.

TV on the Radio - Dancing Choose

By the way, The Thermals have released a new single! The Portland group will release their new album Now We Can See this April on Kill Rock Stars. Get excited! Here's the title track from the album courtesy of Stereogum. I'm expecting a lot of posts about these guys for the next few months.

I'm more and more pleased with the material that Chris at Gorilla vs. Bear puts up everyday. I can probably thank him for my new-found obsession with the noisy art punk sound I've been flooding this website with. Today he posted another gem from Toronto act Little Girls, who I'll be watching closely for a while. Here's "What We Did."

More later ...

Monday, February 9, 2009

Monday's Worth

I'm getting used to this pattern of posting in the morning/afternoon and night, and it seems to be working pretty well so I'm gonna stick with it for a while.

Anyway, I'm sure most of us have heard the news of the Rihanna beatdown, but Bears and Bullets is a place of business, so here's some new stuff for you.

Apparently in my morning post I missed out on a couple of live performances worth noting; Beirut performed "A Sunday Smile" on the Late Show with David Letterman and Franz Ferdinand played their new single "Ulysses" on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Both of these videos were found on Culture Bully.

Beirut - A Sunday Smile

Franz Ferdinand - Ulysses

Pop Tarts Suck Toasted has a couple note-worthy songs for the day including a new single from The Flaming Lips from the movie Know Your Mushrooms(?) Whatever, I'll take it.

The Flaming Lips - Anything You Say Now I Believe You - MP3

Pop Tarts Suck Toasted also had a couple of nice new songs from Nodzzz who were in last Friday's Bears and Bullets Mixtape, and another single from Black Lips album 200 Million Thousand, due out February 24 from Vice Records.

Nodzzz - Highway Memorial Shrine - MP3
Black Lips - Again and Again - MP3

Also, here's the title track from Camera Obscura's new album My Maudlin Career which will be released April 21. I'll keep my tabs on these guys before the album is released. MP3 found at You Ain't No Picasso.

Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career - MP3

One last song because I still have a few more I'm gonna save for tomorrow. Today I got my first listen of Red Cortez and their new single "Fell on the Floor" from My Old Kentucky Blog. The song is from their Hands to the Wall EP, set for release this March. I'll keep my tabs on them too.

Red Cortez - Fell on the Floor - MP3

More tomorrow...

Back for More... The Grammys, Saturday Night Live, and Anything You Want

It's an inevitability that I would have to talk about last night's Grammy Awards. I'll try to keep this short so I can really transpose how I detest the show. Robert Plant and Allison Krauss won over Radiohead for Album of the Year because the Grammys are run by a collection of 62 year-old men, Jay-Z, Kanye West, T.I., Lil' Wayne, and a super-preggy M.I.A. performed together, U2 premiered a new song, and for the last time I don't care that Blink-182 reunited. Why? Because I'm not 11 anymore.

Here's some performances from last night, all courtesy of Pitchfork.

Radiohead - 15 Step (With USC Marching Band)

Jay-Z, Lil' Wayne, Kanye West, T.I., and M.I.A. - Swagger Like Us

U2 - Get Your Boots On

As for last Saturday's ... Saturday Night Live with host Bradley Cooper (sure, why not?) and musical guest TV on the Radio went exceptionally better than the past few weeks. Here's TV on the Radio's performances of "Golden Age" and "Dancing Choose" (both from Pitchfork) from the night, plus Kristen Wiig as Bjork, in a skit I felt should be seen here.

TV on the Radio - Golden Age

TV on the Radio - Dancing Choose


More to come...