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Friday, May 20, 2011

Just in case I die tomorrow

Friday Bears: New Vaccines video - All In White

The Vaccines premiered their newest NSFW video for "All In White," off the group's What Did You Expect From The Vaccines debut, scheduled for release May 31. The video is an arty mish-mash with a little nipple that's about ... something.

The band's in the middle of their tour with the Arctic Monkeys but will eventually split off for a length European stop before returning back to the states for Lollapalooza.

The Vaccines - All In White

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Thursday Bears: New Tallest Man on Earth

Late last night, Consequence of Sound (via TwentyFourBit) we got first listen to The Tallest Man on Earth's (Kristian Mattson, if you forgot) newest, as of yet untitled song, from a live performance in his native Sweden. It's one of the rarer Mattson tracks supported by something aside from his acoustic variations, with subtle piano and drums crossing through the back. But more importantly, it's impossibly beautiful; a term I don't like to use too often.

Albeit live, it's definitely worth a listen.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Wednesday Bears: TV on the Radio, Death Cab, and Strokes do late night

Last night, TV on the Radio, Death Cab, and The Strokes all made another stop in the ongoing series of their rampant late-night performances.

TV on the Radio, making their first national television appearance since the death of bassist Gerard Smith - a noticeable absence - in late April, performed "Will Do," one of Nine Types of Light's lighter selections on The Tonight Show.

TV on the Radio - Will Do (Live on Leno)

Over at Fallon, Death Cab performed one of the newer singles from Codes and Keys, "You Are a Tourist," as well as a special bonus rendition of "Title Track" from 2000's We Have the Fact and We're Voting Yes.

Death Cab for Cutie - You Are a Tourist (Live on Fallon)

Death Cab for Cutie - Title Track (Web Exclusive on Fallon)

Not to be outdone, The Strokes played the same songs they've been doing from Angles for a few months now on Later ... With Jools Holland. Can you guess what they are?

The Strokes - Under Cover of Darkness (Live on Jools Holland)

The Strokes - Taken for a Fool (Live on Jools Holland)

Monday, May 16, 2011

Monday Bears: Return of the Bear, and Bon Iver

Now that I'm officially a college graduate, looking for any and all work (a little help, guys), Bears and Bullets will be back in full effect.

Earlier today, Bon Iver premiered the first single from their upcoming self-titled LP, "Calgary." The newer sound is a bit more fine-tuned and glossy, covered in subtle synth work, but still with Justin Vernon's rightfully ethereal vocals. Listen to the stream below via Pretty Much Amazing, where you can also download the track.

Bon Iver is due out June 21 via Jagjaguwar. Pre-ordering the album through mail order also gives you a free download of "Calgary," available here.