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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Thursday Bears: New Beach House Video - Used To Be

Baltimore dream-pop duo Beach House are set to release their anticipated Sub Pop debut Teen Dream next week. Each song on the new album is accompanied by a video with a different director, giving every song its own individual touch.

Each new video is premiering every day on Gorilla vs. Bear. Today, the group premiered their Sean Pecknold-directed video for "Used To Be," a haunting, android filled, midnight blue dream-scape for a song that sounds more like a harmless piano driven pop song than anything daunting.

You can pre-order the band's new album Teen Dream here.

Beach House - Used To Be

Err - Video Must Be Viewed Here.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Wednesday Bears: Vampire Weekend and Spoon do Late Night Talk Shows

Before NBC goes into its post-Conan O'Brien collapse, Austin Texas indie icons Spoon hit the Tonight Show stage to perform "Written in Reverse," the lead-single off the group's seventh studio album Transference.

The performance, entirely Spoon-like, is dead on and sounds just like it does in-studio

Spoon - Written in Reverse (Live on the Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien)

Vampire Weekend, fresh off the band's number one debut (seriously, number one on the billboard charts) for their new album Contra, hit the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson to perform their ode to Mexican rice milk, several days after performing on both the Tonight Show and the Late Show with David Letterman. Sadly, there are no jokes here about the late night television landscape.

Vampire Weekend - Horchata (Live on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson)

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Tuesday Bears: Return of the Bear .... Coachella Lineup Announced

Sorry for the overwhelming delay - with the computer going to Hell and moving around, I had to delay Bears and Bullets for the numbing two weeks. Thankfully, everything has been put back an order and I'm ready to return to the daily routine.

Indio, California's annual Coachella festival lineup has been announced, with with top-heavy oft-rumored acts Jay-Z, Pavement, Muse, Thom Yorke (solo), and Gorillaz headlining among others. The new poster (seen above) lists Yorke next to "????," which would incline to be special guests? A new backing band? We'll see.

Full Lineup:

FRIDAY APRIL 16: Jay-Z, LCD Soundsystem, Them Crooked Vultures, Vampire Weekend, Deadmau5, Public Image Limited, The Specials, Grizzly Bear, Passion Pit, Echo and the Bunnymen, Benny Benassi, Fever Ray, Grace Jones, She & Him, Erol Alkan, The Avett Brothers, Calle 13, The Whitest Boy Alive, The Cribs, La Roux, Yeasayer, Lucero, DJ Lance Rock, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Proxy, Ra Ra Riot, Deer Tick, Wolfgang Gartner, Aeroplane, Iglu & Hartly, Sleigh Bells, P.O.S., Baroness, Hockey, Little Dragon, White Rabbits, Wale, Kate Miller-Heidke, As Tall as Lions, Jets Overhead, Alana Grace, Pablo Hassan.

SATURDAY, APRIL 17: Muse, Faith No More, Tiƫsto, MGMT, David Guetta, The Dead Weather, Hot Chip, Devo, Coheed and Cambria, Kaskade, 2Many DJ's, Major Lazer, Dirty Projectors, Gossip, Z-Trip, The xx, John Waters, Les Claypool, The Raveonettes, Mew, Sia, Camera Obscura, Tokyo Police Club, Porcupine Tree, Old Crow Medicine Show, Aterciopalados, Bassnectar, Frightened Rabbit, Dirty South, Flying Lotus, Corinne Bailey Rae, Pretty Lights, Shooter Jennings, RX Bandits, The Almighty Defenders, Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros, Craze & Klever, Zoe, The Temper Trap, Portugal. The Man, Band of Skulls, Girls, Beach House, Steel Train, Frank Turner.

SUNDAY, APRIL 18: Gorillaz, Pavement, Thom Yorke????, Phoenix, Orbital, Spoon, Sly and the Family Stone, De La Soul, Julian Casablancas, Plastikman, Gary Numan, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Sunny Day Real Estate, Yo La Tengo, MUTEMATH, Deerhunter, Infected Mushroom, Club 75, Matt & Kim, The Big Pink, Gil Scott-Heron, King Khan and the Shrines, Florence and the Machine, Yann Tiersen, Little Boots, Miike Snow, Talvin Singh, Ceu, B.o.B., Babasonicos, Owen Pallett, The Glitch Mob, Mayer Hawthorne, Local Natives, Rusko, The Middle East, Hadouken!, The Soft Pack, Kevin Devine, Paparazzi, Delphic, One EskimO.

Ticket's for the April 16-18 event officially go on sale Friday, January 22. For more details, head over to the Coachella Website.