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Friday, July 24, 2009

New Delorean: Seasun

Delorean's new single "Seasun" is a more-than assuming track that sounds as a pleasant resemblance of the cache of Summer-tinged songs that have surfaced for the past couple of months.

The Barcelona native's (who's been routinely linked to fellow Barcelona artist El Guincho) single was picked up by Pitchfork's Scott Plagenhoef several days ago, who remarked "Seasun" as ...

"big and fierce. It builds slowly and it explodes in the right places."

The single is featured on Delorean's AryTon Senna EP released last June on Fool House, along with the single "Deli."

New Black Lips Video: Drugs

The Black Lips newest (fan-made) video for their 200 Million Thousand single "Drugs" is about the giddy of the 1960's and 70's era drug prevention videos. You know, the ones that get to kids in the health classroom.

Black Lips - Drugs

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Jay-Z to Replace Beastie Boys at All Points West

One day after the Yeah Yeah Yeahs replace the Beastie Boys at Lollapalooza, Jersey City's All Points West (tickets still available) announced that Jay-Z would be filling the void of the Beastie's July 31 would-be headline performance.

Several festivals (including Austin City Limits and the Outside Lands Festival) still as of yet have not replace the NYC trio.

More news to come ...

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

New Big Pink: Dominoes

English breakout duo The Big Pink's first single, "Dominoes," from their upcoming full-length debut A Brief History of Love set for release September 22 via 4AD. The single relays a shoegaze dance that seems impossible to pull off according to definition. The sounds flirts with delayed electronic styles that careen and rush a canvas of noise that smooths out as a well-made and enjoyable pop track.

"Dominoes" will also be available on 7" along with "She's No Sense" (ft. Florence Welsh) a week before A Brief History of Love is set to be released.

New Yo La Tengo: Here to Fall

Hoboken, New Jersey natives and Matador alums Yo La Tengo are set to release their 12th studio album, Popular Songs, September 8. The album (which also features the single "Periodically Double or Triple" released several weeks ago) is the usual eclectic mesh that shot Yo La Tengo into the indie-alternative stratosphere over two decades ago with their 1986 debut Ride the Tiger. "Here to Fall," the opener of Popular Songs, showcases the notable unpredictable nature of the band, mixing a fluid rush of electronic induced vocals and an array of strings providing the score.

The band's upcoming tour stops off at New York City's Roseland Ballroom September 25 with The Black Lips also scheduled to perform for what should be a very exciting show. You can grab Popular Songs through Matador's Buy Now Get Early program if patience isn't your thing.

New Lou Barlow

It's been a really long while since I've heard anything from former Sebadoh frontman and Dinosaur Jr. bassist Lou Barlow. Last I heard he was touring the Iberian Peninsula to promote his 2005 album Emoh while getting Dinosaur Jr. to start making more music, so I guess his efforts then weren't in vain.

Barlow newest work, Goodnight Unknown, which Lou himself describes as ...

"a cross between my later work with Folk Implosion and my earlier work with Sebadoh ... to my ears, anyway."

Indeed, the album's first single "Gravitate" does resemble much of the work done during Barlow's Sebadoh days, filtered with muddy acoustics and underscored production. Goodnight Unknown is out October 6 on Merge Records.

MP3 Courtesy of Stereogum

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

More New Modest Mouse

The upcoming August 4 release of Modest Mouse No One's First and You're Next LP is ridden with glorious gems that echo back to the Issaquah band's late 90's/early 00's work a la The Moon and Antarctica, but still contains the touch of their recent work from 2004's Good News for People Who Love Bad News and 2006's We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank.

With the inclusion of "Satellite Skin," "The Whale Song," and "Perpetual Motion Machine" (set to be released on 7" tomorrow), No One's First and You're Next looks to be another solid effort from the band.

MP3's Courtesy of Pop Tarts Suck Toasted

Yeah Yeah Yeahs to Replace Beastie Boys at Lollapalooza

Only one day after news of Adam Yauch's cancerous tumor and the Beastie Boys cancelling all their remaining Summer tour dates, Lollapalooza has already scheduled the Yeah Yeah Yeahs to replace the New York rappers for their Satuday night (August 8) show.

Prior to the release of the Lollapalooza scheduled the Yeah Yeah Yeahs were mentioned to be near locks for the Chicago festival, but were left off the initial billing.

As for the remainder of the Beastie Boys cancelled shows, including All Points West and Austin City Limits, word on a replacement has not been named as of yet.

More news to come ...

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Heads Will Roll

Monday, July 20, 2009

Adam Yauch Diagnosed with Cancerous Tumor

The sad news has already circled around the Twitter Universe, but for those who may not know Beastie Boys member Adam Yauch (MCA) announced this morning that he had been diagnosed with a small tumor on his parotid gland in his neck.

Fortunately for Yauch the tumor was discovered early enough that the cancer had not spread and could be much more easily treated. However, the group was forced to cancel all of their remaining Summer tour dates and push back the release of their upcoming album Hot Sauce Committee Part 1.

The select cancelled dates include; Jersey City's All Points West, San Francisco's Outside Lands Festival, Austin City Limits, Lollapalooza, and more.

Adam also released a video explaining the situation below ...

Of course the large issue here aside from the health and well-being of Yauch is what to do to replace the group who was headlining so many Summer festivals. As of now the possibilities are completely up in the air with minor word of mouth suggesting possibilities of Foo Fighters or Muse to replace the group at Lollapalooza, but as far as the other festivals are concerned there's very little certainty.

Stay tuned for more updates.

Grizzly Bear on Letterman

Grizzly Bear, continuing their reign of late night talk shows, appeared on Letterman last week (after having their previous performance pushed back) with another Veckatimest beauty, "Ready, Able", backed by the ACME String Quartet. As expected the sound is remarkable and breathtaking, but anything less of Grizzly Bear at this point would be obscene.

The band recently added a slew of new concert dates, including a visit to Philadelphia's Electric Factory October 7 with Baltimore's Beach House.

Grizzly Bear (ft. ACME String Quartet) - Ready, Able (Live on Letterman)

New Passion Pit Video: To Kingdom Come

Last Friday Passion Pit released the second video from their May full-length debut Manners. The band plays the part of late 19th century/early 20th century scientists who discover how to destroy the Earth behind the most gleeful and distracting indie pop music possible.

The band will be appearing at their fair share of summer festivals soon, including; Pukkelpop, Lowlands, the Leeds and Reading Festival, and the festival so frequently mentioned on Bears and Bullets - Lollapalooza.

Passion Pit - To Kingdom Come