Web Toolbar by Wibiya Bears and Bullets: 2011-06-12

Friday, June 17, 2011

Bunch'a live performances

A solid handful of live performances have made their way around today, including two Arcade Fire songs on Sound Opinions (WBEZ 91.5 Chicago).

Arcade Fire - Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) (Live on Sound Opinions)

Arcade Fire - We Used to Wait (Live on Sound Opinions)

Le Butcherettes - New York (Live on Terroreyes.tv)

Fucked Up - Queen of Hearts (Live at NXNE Toronto)

Friday Bears: New Rosebuds video - Woods

Raleigh, North Carolina duo The Rosebuds premiered the first video from their fifth studio LP Loud Planes Fly Low, which was released last Tuesday on Merge Records. "Woods," directed by Steve Choo, is a grainy VCR-like recording, mixed with a few splashes of dark water surfing.

Catch Rosebuds on tour this summer alongside Bon Iver. Also, read up on Aquarium Drunkard's review of Loud Planes Fly Low and interview with the duo.

Rosebuds - Woods

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Thursday Bears: New Bon Iver video - Calgary

The first video from Bon Iver's upcoming self-titled release, "Calgary," gives off that fall, forest-y vibe that pretty much every other Bon Iver song does.

Bon Iver, if you haven't heard yet, is due out June 21 and is available for pre-order via Jagjaguwar Records.

Bon Iver - Calgary

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Wednesday Bears: Sleigh Bells drop Lollapalooza tour date

Early today it was announced that Sleigh Bells would not be attending this years Lollapalooza (per the festival's Facebook) due to conspicuous "scheduling conflicts."

Festival organizers instead lampooned in their place Mexican garage band La Butcherettes, who will now be playing middle of the first day (Friday, August 5).

For one of the year's highly touted mid-card acts, this is probably a disappointment to a lot of Lolla hopefuls.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Tuesday Bears: New Panda Bear video - Surfer's Hymn

Reviews of Panda Bear's Tomboy LP are pretty varied, from tantamount praise from Pitchfork to muttered disappointment from The Needle Drop, but there are a handful of tracks that standout no matter what.

"Surfer's Hymn," the first song of the album to receive video treatment, plays out like a distant dream, scoped in black and white with graveyard surfin' skeletons.

Surfer's Hymn - Panda Bear

Monday, June 13, 2011

Stream: Com Truise's Galactic Melt

Com Truise, the New Jersey electro-synth prodigy making a name for himself (not just for ripping Tom Cruise), is set to release his debut Galactic Melt tomorrow. But, you can stream the entire album a day before thanks to Hype Machine.

Head over to Truise's website to preorder the album.

Monday Bears: New White Denim video - Street Joy

"Street Joy," one of the handful of glorious tracks off of White Denim's instantly likable D, got an essential 80s prom video treatment, from director Carlos LaRotta. And while the band plays the actual part of the senior prom band, there's some genuine footage in there.

White Denim - Street Joy