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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Before We Break

Casual warning here, Bears and Bullets will be on hiatus until March 22, so this is the last day you can read anything here and claim relevance.

Anyway some exciting news out of the Jack White front - The White Stripes and Raconteurs frontman has become part of a third, yes, third band; The Dead Weather. This time the members include The Kills lady Alison Mosshart, Raconteurs members Dean Fertita and Jack Lawrence, leaving White on, and I kid you not, the drums. You can already get their first single "Hang You From the Heavens" on iTunes. Damn White works quick.

The Dead Weather - Hang You From the Heavens



In other mind-bending news, Ed O'Brien has apparently hinted at Radiohead's next album being already worked on. Lets just hope this actually means something.

Now I couldn't let everyone go without giving out a crap-ton of MP3's for everyone to take home from You Aint No Picasso, Fluxblog, My Old Kentucky Blog, and Pop Tarts Suck Toasted for alteast the 50th day in a row.

Crystal Stilts - Love Is a Wave - MP3

Neko Case - This Tornando Loves You - MP3

The Boys Least Likely To - Saddle Up - MP3

Thomas Function - Belly of The Beast - MP3

On more thing before I get out of here. Lex Luther (Jon Hamm) needs a bailout. Now.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Back Again

Sorry about forgetting to post yesterday. Truthfully I didn't actually forget, I just slept a lot. Solid excuse. That doesn't mean, however, that today's post will be long. I'm a little short on material.

But I'll work with what I have.

Aquarium Drunkard has been posting a lot of Tom Waits lately to my delight and today he put up some rarities from Francis Ford Coppola's 1982 film One From the Heart. Here's "You Can't Unring a Bell" (well that's obvious) and "This One's From the Heart" with Crytal Gale.

Tom Waits - You Can't Unring a Bell - MP3
Tom Waits and Crystal Gale - This One's From the Heart - MP3

Neil Young recently posted his (in car?) performance of "Johnny Magic" on Huffington Post and his blog. Not to knock Mr. Young but it just seems like he felt like singing his own song in his down-time. Incidentily, it's good.



Pop Tarts Suck Toasted posted their weekly Tuesday Test Drive yesterday will a slew of new MP3's for fans to listen to (I suggest you take a look there). I recommend Elvis Perkins in Dearland's "Shampoo" single off of their new self-titled album.

Elvis Perkins in Dearland - Shampoo - MP3

And finally, here's Paul Rudd and Jason Segal doing a spot-on cover of Rush's "Limelight" for their new movie I Love You, Man. Word is this is during the film's wedding scene, which makes sense.

Monday, March 9, 2009

I've...

... finally seen Watchmen. Twice, in fact. And to somewhat of a surprise I liked it more than I thought I would. I'll let the rest of society argue about the merits of the film, but I will say that I'm glad Zach Snyder took the helms for the adaptation. It may have been much worse if one of these directors tried. In all, I tend to agree with Patton Oswalt's opinion of the whole transition from comic to film thing.

And for those still leaning on the comic book-movie world here's a cool list of the Best and Worst Comic Book Movies.

Anyway.

Ahh yes, Grizzly Bear's heavily anticipated new album Veckatimest is coming out May 26th and I finally have a couple newer songs from the band aside from (although very good) "While You Wait for the Others" and "Two Weeks." Here, from Pop Tarts Suck Toasted (again) are Grizzly Bear's new songs "All We Ask" and "Cheerleader."

Grizzly Bear - All We Ask - MP3
Grizzly Bear - Cheerleader - MP3

If anyone who reads the posts I write were wondering "What do old people think about Animal Collective?" Well consider your questioned answered with this - three seniors judging the best in today's music in a diner, which has now become to me the ultimate symbol of old-age. You can check it out at Gorilla vs. Bear.

Culture Bully has a couple of notable performances from Andrew Bird and M. Ward on Craig Ferguson last week, in case any of you guys missed out. Always want to help.

Andrew Bird - Oh No



M. Ward - To Save Me



Oh yeah, Petite Feet!