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Friday, April 30, 2010

Friday Bears: Gogol Bordello make Fallon debut, prep area show

Prepping the release of their fifth studio album, Trans-Continental Hustle, gypsy-punk pioneers Gogol Bordello made their premiere on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last Tuesday, April 27.

The group performed "Pala Tute," the first single from the new Rick Rubin-produced album, released on the same day. Apparently from Eugene Hutz frantic on-stage theatrics and the jumpy nature of the audience behind the band, the major label move hasn't taken too much of the fun out of them.

For fans in the area, Gogol will be performing at the Electric Factory, in Philadelphia on Saturday, May 1 with openers DeVotchKa and Jesse Malin and the St. Marks Social.

Transcontinental Hustle is available now via Columbia Records and American Recordings.

Gogol Bordello - Pale Tute (Live on Fallon)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Wednesday Bears: New Sleigh Bells - Tell 'Em

Sleigh Bells seem to be exploding, in more ways than one. Brooklyn's newest indie-noise act, after making news with M.I.A., released the first single from their upcoming release, Treats.

"Tell 'Em" is a loud bombast of buzz-saw pop that has already catapulted through the blogosphere. Do yourself a favor and download "Tell 'Em," either from the band's website or below.

Treats, which also features track fave "Crown on the Ground," is scheduled for release May 11 via Mom + Pop records.

Sleigh Bells - Tell 'Em - MP3

Monday, April 26, 2010

Monday Bears: MGMT "Flash" on SNL

In a two-song performance that didn't seem as bad as most indie bloggers predicted/hoped, MGMT made their Saturday Night Live debut last weekend. The band, fresh off the release of their second studio album, Congratulations, performed "Flash Delirium" and "Brian Eno," two songs that don't exactly bring the same mass-appeal that "Time to Pretend" or "Kids" did, but still offer some wild-eclectic spin. I always liked the mad-dash finish to the end of "Delirium," anyway.

MGMT - Flash Delirium (Live on SNL)

MGMT - Brian Eno (Live on SNL)