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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Thursday Bears: New TV on the Radio - Caffeinated Consciousness

One week after it was announced that TV on the Radio were one of the headliners at this year's Pitchfork Music Festival, the band released their upcoming album's second track "Caffeinated Consciousness."

So far, the more we've heard from Nine Types of Light (set for release April 12), the better and better it seems to get. You can download the track below the stream simply by entering your e-mail address and date of birth.

TV On The Radio - Caffeinated Consciousness by Bears and Bullets

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Wednesday Bears: New National video - Conversation 16

The National's new video for "Conversation 16" seems pretty un-National like, if anyone remembers their videos for "Bloodbuzz Ohio" and "Apartment Story," which fit the pattern of depressingly beautiful bar stories.

This time around, the National went to Kristen Schaal and John Slattery for a presidential love story and riff on foreign diplomats, directed by Scott Jacobsen. Yep.

The National - Conversation 16

The National

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Tuesday Bears: New Explosions in the Sky - Trembling Hands

Prepping the release of their sixth studio album, Explosions in the Sky premiered the first single off their upcoming April release Take Care, Take Care, Take Care, "Trembling Hands."

As for anyone who knows the Austin instrumental band, it sounds a lot like Explosions in the Sky. Listen below.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Monday Bears: The Strokes return to SNL

As you probably have heard already, the Strokes performed a pair of new songs on last weekend's Miley Cyrus-hosted Saturday Night Live. Alongside "Under Cover of Darkness," Casablancas and Co. debuted "Life is Simple in the Moonlight," a song we've only heard 30 seconds of before.

The consensus is that it seemed a bit, I don't know, phoned in. Plaintively, the group looked unenthusiastic (that's not to say that the songs were actually bad - they weren't), but not in the cool Strokesy way. See for yourself.

The Strokes - Under Cover of Darkness

The Strokes - Life is Simple in the Moonlight