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Friday, October 15, 2010

Friday Bears: Our newest obsession: The Vaccines

Two in the same week? Bullshit.

No, but really, The Vaccines are blowing up in the best way possible. After the release of their first single "If You Wanna," back in August, The UK band seemed to catch some relatively positive buzz, but nothing terribly remarkable.

With the new release of their upcoming 7" Wreckin' Bar (Ra Ra Ra)/Blow It Up, due out Nov. 29 via Marshall Teller Records, the band seems to have a little more life under them. There's no guarantee that the group can sustain the minimal amount of success they've achieved in such a little frame of time, but for now, "Wreckin' Bar (Ra Ra Ra)" and "Blow It Up" are pretty good bench marks.

The Vaccines - Wreckin' Bar (Ra Ra Ra) - MP3
The Vaccines - Blow It Up - MP3

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Thursday Bears: Holy Fuck, look at these cats.

It took me about, let's say, four seconds to decide to post Holy Fuck's new video for "Red Lights," after I saw a cat driving a car. And if there's one common rule about anything and everything involving the internet, it's that cats mean everything.

The group's latest album, Latin, is available now via Young Turks/XL Recordings.

Holy Fuck - Red Lights

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Wednesday Bears: New Deerhoof - The Merry Barracks


Deerhoof, the misanthropic San Francisco four-piece more well-known for their utter fascination with an abundance of uncoordinated, unfiltered pop messy mesh, have been largely quiet since their 2008 release Offend Maggie.

A few days ago, the group's first single from their upcoming album Deerhoof vs. Evil, due January 24, 2011, via ATP Recordings. Get your first listen, and track list below, via One Thirty BPM:

Deerhoof vs. Evil (Tracklist)

1. Qui Dorm, Nom├ęs Somia
2. Behold a Marvel in the Darkness
3. The Merry Barracks
4. No One Asked to Dance
5. Let’s Dance the Jet
6. Super Duper Rescue Heads!
7. Must Fight Current
8. Secret Mobilization
9. Hey I Can
10. C’Moon
11. I Did Crimes for You
12. Almost Everyone, Almost Always


Deerhoof - The Merry Barracks - MP3

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tuesday Bears: Surfer Blood premiere new song, cover Pavement

I didn't have enough time to post this yesterday, but Surfer Blood, who are blowing up in the best way possible, played a series of songs from their debut album Astro Coast for the Grand Rapids, MI based Halfway House Music.

The group also performed their new song "I'm Not Ready," a more refined, focus pop mesh that doesn't have anything to do with swimming, at least I think. Also, because Pavement is back (what other reason), the band covered "Box Elder." No video for the former though, only MP3. Sowwy.

Surfer Blood - Floating Vibes (Live on Halfway House Music)



Surfer Blood - Fast Jabroni (Live on Halfway House Music)



Surfer Blood - I'm Not Ready (Live on Halfway House Music)



Surfer Blood - Box Elder (Pavement Cover) - MP3

Monday, October 11, 2010

Monday Bears: Our newest obsession: Tyvek


Because I'm not sure exactly how long it's been since I've heard some new jangly, fuzzy Detroit-infused garage rock, Tyvek's new single "4312" has become the most recent installment of Bears and Bullets Our Newest Obsession series.

The song starts off akin to Wire's "12XU," and, Hell, I'd be lying if I said it didn't really sound very similar to it. Point still being, the sound is the utterly visceral bombast that I haven't heard so un-eloquently produced in a long, long time.

The group's album, Nothing Fits, is due out November 9 via In the Red Records.

Tyvek - 4312 - MP3