Web Toolbar by Wibiya Bears and Bullets: 2009-02-22

Thursday, February 26, 2009

On Topic

Nothing out of the ordinary today, just another cycle of new lo-fi junk that I dish out almost everyday now. On a brighter note I finally got Sleater-Kinney's Dig Me Out today (thanks San Francisco's Nick Barber!). If anything that's what will confined the rest of my day.

I'll start off from the blog which I'm getting most of my material from nowadays, Pop Tarts Suck Toasted. Today they had a highlight on Young Governor, which is admittingly really really good. Here's two single's off of Governor's (Ben Cook) Virginia Creeper 7".

Young Governor - Virginia Creeper - MP3
Young Governor - I'm a Mess - MP3

Crystal Antlers have released their single "Andrew" off of their upcoming April release of their new album Tentacles. You know, because I don't have enough of this kind of music. Found courtesty of Pitchfork.

Crystal Antlers - Andrew - MP3

Here's an intriguing single from Ireland band Villagers. If anyone is looking here for spiraling folk music you've actually come to the right place for once. Consider this a surprise then.

By the way, South Park's new season starts March 11 on Comedy Central. Mark it.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

n' Stuff

Pop Tarts Suck Toasted has another feature from their Blast From the Past series with one of Spoon's first albums Telephono. The album highlights the Texas band's early years where they were often found to be a cheap derivative of The Pixies. Needless to say those taglines didn't stick and the group has become enormous since their 1996 debut.

Spoon - Cvantez - MP3
Spoon - Wanted to Be Your - MP3
Spoon - Claws Tracking - MP3
Spoon - Plastic Mylar - MP3
Spoon - Not Turning Off -MP3

For those who are wondering how the 90's are doing these days you'd be happy if you watched the Boys Least Likely To's newest video for "A Balloon on a Broken String" off of their upcoming Too Young to Die LP.

The Boys Least Likely To - A Balloon on a Broken String

And finally, here's a single from Bricolage, who I admittingly have never heard of before (courtesy of Pitchfork) from their debut self-titled album due out in May.

Bricolage - Turn U Over - MP3

Monday, February 23, 2009

From Today

The 2009 Oscars concluded last night with nothing going to far into the realm of surprise. I'm not going to shadow too much though onto the night, but I'm just kinda happy for Kate Winslet finally winning her first Academy Award after, I don't know, seven nominations. Good for her.

Anyway, Conan's last show aired Friday night with musical guest The White Stripes performing a solemn, stripped down version of their song "We're Going to be Friends" off their 2001 album White Blood Cells. The reactions seemed to be mixed, which shouldn't really detract from how good the episode was on a whole. You can watch it in its entirety here.

The White Stripes - We're Going to Be Friends

The Vivian Girls debuted "Lake House" a couple days ago from The World's Lousy With Ideas 8 from Almost Ready. Found Courtesy of Gorilla vs. Bear.

Vivian Girls - Lake House - MP3

Mastodon, otherwise known as the only metal band I really like, have a new album Crack the Skye due out March 24. As for the new material on the album, Pop Tart's Suck Toasted has a little tid-bit. "Shit, this makes Zeppelin's songs about Lord of the Rings look like kiddie lit." I think he meant "shit."

Mastodon - The Czar - MP3
Mastodon - Divinations - MP3

Oh, and here's the trailer for Judd Apatow's new movie, Funny People. It looks ... funny.