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Friday, April 24, 2009

Depeche Mode on Kimmel

Prepping a massive summer tour on the brink of a come-back, Depeche Mode appeared on Kimmel last night supporting their recently released album Sounds of the Universe, performing their new single "Wrong," and their most notable track, "Personal Jesus" off of the band's 1990 epic album Violator.

I'm crossing every finger I can that this won't be the polished sound that they give at Lollapalooza, however.

Depeche Mode - Wrong (Live on Kimmel)

Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus (Live on Kimmel

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Of Montreal

Here's two intimate performances from Of Montreal in two separate studios. In studio one (89.7 WTMD) features a rendition of "Beware Our Nubile Miscreants" off of their last release Skeletal Lamping. The second, (in studio 90.7 WFUV) features the entire band covering The Beatles "I'm So Tired" off of The Beatles (White Album).

Of Montreal - Beware Our Nubile Miscreants (Live on 89.7 WTMD)

Of Montreal - I'm So Tired [Beatles Cover (Live on 90.7 WFUV)]

Bradford Cox

Courtesy of Gorilla vs. Bear I've got my hands on three new songs from Bradford Cox in recent days. The Deerhunter frontman and Atlas Sound side-project ... man has been prepping for the soon to be released Deerhunter EP Rainwater Cassete Exchange (due out 5/18) and a slew of summer shows including Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza in support of the late-spring release.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Wednesday; Yeah, more videos

Here's a crop of videos from the today, including Bat for Lashes performance of "Daniel" on Later... With Jools Holland.

M83 - We Own the Sky

King Khan & The Shrines - Land of The Freak

Bat for Lashes - Daniel (Live on Later... With Jools Holland)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

TV on the Radio on Leno

TV on The Radio hit Los Angeles to perform "Crying," the second single from their 2008 album Dear Science on Leno a couple nights ago.

Side-Note: Kyp's beard is becoming more dynamic every appearence the band has. Plus, I wonder what Sir Charles had to say about them. I guessing "Turrable." Love that guy.

TV on The Radio - Cryin' (Live on Leno)

Lollapalooza Official Line-Up

I've been waiting months for today, the official release of the 2009 Lollapalooza line-up. After endless posts of speculation, confirmations, and the slimmest of possibilities, I can finally get a rough estimate of the bulk of performers. Keep in mind, there will continue to be confirmations up until the August 7-9 dates.

(Check out official line-up here.)

I had previously mentioned the likes of The Killers, Depeche Mode, Beastie Boys, Kings of Leon, Tool, Jane's Addiction, Lou Reed, Andrew Bird, Neko Case, and Animal Collective prior to today, along with listing off rumors of TV on The Radio and Deerhunter, among others, to play.

Some surprises to me: Arctic Monkeys and Snoop Dogg weren't on my radar prior to today, but I'm pleased to see some other acts take part. Oh, and No Age was a delightful surprise.

Disappointments: No Yeah Yeah Yeahs or Franz Ferdinand, which both seemed to be locks. Aside from them I was hoping Mastodon and M.I.A. would appear.

In all, the middle-tier is very, very packed, leaving all three days with a good amount of substance, despite having some less notable headliners than 2008.

Official Line-Up Promo Video

Lollapalooza Lineup 2009 from C3 Presents Video on Vimeo.

Monday, April 20, 2009

New Sonic Youth

Courtesy of the Matador Music Blog, some of us can get our first taste of Sonic Youth's (post-Geffen era) much anticipated album, The Eternal, due out June 9. The single, "Sacred Trickster," clocks in at 2:10, with Kim gnarling in front of Thurston Moore's guitar-swirls, ala a mature Sister.

Although in the same frame of mind, one listen of "Sacred Trickster" gives the listener a keen idea that The Eternal will be a large leap away from the 2006's Rather Ripped. The return to 'sonic roots' may let the upcoming stand alone as the most anticipated of the year.

Monday; A Lot of Videos

Happy 4/20 stoners, here's a bunch of videos that may or may not apply to you. Okay, they don't, but you may end up liking them anyway.

I'm on severe Lollapalooza alert, as the official line-up for the summer music festival is scheduled to be released some time tomorrow. But if I can get a hold on it at around mid-night you'll be some of the first to know. That being said, a couple videos from current Lolla-performers and likely Lolla performers are available today from Metric, Passion Pit, The Duke Spirit, and Franz Ferdinand.

Metric - Help, I'm Alive

The Duke Spirit - Take Me With You (Live on Last Call)

Passion Pit - The Reeling

Franz Ferdinand - No You Girls (Live on Kimmel)