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Friday, March 5, 2010

Friday Bears: Spoon bring "Nuffin" for Letterman

In Spoon's first late night talk show performance since they brought "Written in Reverse" to Conan's final Tonight Show gig, the Austin band brought their latest single "Got Nuffin'" to the Late Show with David Letterman.

The latest Transference performance came off a bit smoother than their Tonight Show, slow stagger, complete with unnecessary, badly timed (optional) captioning.

Spoon - Got Nuffin' (Live on Letterman)

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Thursday Bears: Erykah Badu brings "Ankh" to Fallon

With some help from help from The Roots, Erykah Badu brought fans a first taste of her anticipated forthcoming album New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh), with "Window Seat."

The sequel to Badu's fourth studio album New Amerykah Part One (4th World War), was pushed back from its initial release date, February 23 to March 30 after several leak issues and to give the album time to catch some more steam. As for what separates part one from two, Badu said, "this album is the sister of the left side of my brain -- it is the right side. [Part one] was more socially political and my thought process was more analytical. This time there was't anything to be concerned with -- the album is more emotional and flowy and talks about feelings. It reminds [me] of the days of Baduizm -- this is just about beats and rhymes in a cipher," Badu explained in December 2009.

New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh) is scheduled for release March 30 via Universal Motown Records.

Erykah Badu (ft. The Roots) - Window Seat (Live on Fallon)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Tuesday Bears: New Gorillaz Video - Stylo

A day after Gorillaz streamed their brand new album Plastic Beach on NPR, Damon Albarn & Co. premiered the video for their first single, "Stylo," featuring the voices of Mos Def and Bobby Womack.

The video features digital 2D, Noodles and Murdoc Niccals (Gorillaz members, if you forgot) racing through the desert in their ... Stylo, while the police and a renegade Bruce Willis come to meet them. Call it a virtual Death Proof, if you will.

See video here.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Monday Bears: Listen to Plastic Beach

I'm not going to lie and tell you I listen to NPR everyday, or ever, for that matter, but every once in a while they offer a gem of an album to listen to in their entirety. Earlier today, NPR gave online listeners a chance to hear Gorillaz' very, very anticipated album Plastic Beach for the first time, outside of singles "Stylo" and "Superfast Jellyfish."

Very quickly, Plastic Beach, thanks to a lot of help from other artists like Snoop Dogg and Bobby Womack, is becoming 2010's first must-listen to album. Expect to hear more from the "group" in the near future, as well as coverage of their should-be awe inspiring performance at Coachella in April.

Listen to the whole album here.

Plastic Beach is scheduled for release March 9 in the U.S. via Virgin Records.