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Friday, June 10, 2011

Friday Bears: New Best Coast video - Gone Again

Daniel Garcia's new video for Best Coast's "Gone Again" is the second in Adult Swim's Singles Program, running since early June to August, with new videos from Mastodon, the Tallest Man on Earth, and more.

Yeah, the slow-motion and army scenario makes it seem somewhat ominous, but once the Snacks masks go on, no one should be worried.

Best Coast - Gone Again

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Thursday Bears: Stream Bon Iver's self-titled album

The handful of anticipated releases this month haven't done much to disappoint. But Bon Iver's self-titled sophomore release, due out June 21 in the U.S. via Jagjaguwar, is primed to dwarf them all.

The follow-up to 2008's For Emma, Forever Ago is available for stream completely free until the actual release. Listen below courtesy of the New York Times. And if that's not for you, for whatever reason, NPR is also streaming the album.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

My Morning Jacket on Fallon

My Morning Jacket stopped by Fallon yesterday to play the title track from their recently released Circuital LP, alongside a web-exclusive version of "You Wanna Freak Out."

This weekend, the band will be at Bonnaroo (again) before a lengthy tour across North America, with stops at Lollapalooza and ending at Austin City Limits in September.

Bonus: You can grab the title track for free over at Amazon.

My Morning Jacket - Circuital (Live on Fallon)

My Morning Jacket - You Wanna Freak Out (Live on Fallon)

Mad Decent's Philly Fourth of July

Little forward here for the Philly/local kids. Mad Decent will be throwing a pre-Fourth of July celebration at Club Voyeur (1221 St. James Street) on July 3, featuring Philly-natives Diplo, ?uestlove, and more.

Tickets are available here. Plus, 100 ladies get in for free before 9:30 p.m.

Wednesday Bears: New Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks

News of a new record from Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks has been humming around for a while now, but we got a listen yesterday to the band's newest material, "Senator."

The new album, Mirror Traffic, is set for release August 23 via Matador Records. It's the first new work from the Pavement front-man since 2008's Real Emotional Trash, after the indie rock legend toured with his former group late last year.

Head on over to Cause = Time for the tracklist and MP3 for "Senator." Or, grab it below.

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - Senator - MP3

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Joy Formidable - Whirring

Another gem in the lower-card of the Lollapalooza lineup, check out the Joy Formidable's version of "Whirring" from the group's March performance at SXSW.

Joy Formidable - Whirring (Live)

Skrillex - The Disco Rangers Bus (Know How to Rock and Roll)

Skrillex premiered his new track "The Disco Rangers Bus (Know How to Rock and Roll), a title that's about a as long as the song, a little more than a month ago, but I only caught it today. The story behind it, according to NJ Underground, is that a group of Norwegian grad students paid him $15,000 to write a song for the yearly graduation celebration. The festivities include building a bus, and then partying in it.

Skrillex - The Disco Rangers Bus (Know How to Rock and Roll)

Tuesday Bears: Lollapalooza 2011 schedule released

As it is with all things Lollapalooza, the release of the festival's three day schedule holds some importance at Bears and Bullets. So, take a looky below by clicking on the days.

Friday, August 5

Saturday, August 6

Sunday, August 7

First, some thoughts:

Sunday, as previously speculated, is the weakest day on the schedule with large gaps of "who gives a crap" throughout the day. Considering I always have a scheduling conflict no matter what day it is, the fact that I only have one (Modeselektor or Explosions in the Sky) that day is either a relief or a bad sign.

The first two days look to have their fair share of unfortunate casualties, which sadly include Beirut, Ratatat, and more.


Monday, June 6, 2011

Monday Bears: New Beirut - East Harlem

Beirut debuted "East Harlem" late last week, the A-side for the 7" made available via Zach Condon's own Pompeii record label today. The sound, if you haven't heard it yet, is unmistakably Beirut - a subtle coalition of Eastern bravado with Condon's simple melody. Listen to the stream below, via We All Want Someone To Shout For.

The group will be at Bonnaroo later this week, then will take a lengthy trip outside the states before their August return to Lollapalooza.