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Saturday, July 9, 2011

Radiohead's entire King of Limbs performance

A few weeks ago, Radiohead debuted "Staircase" live for BBC's From the Basement, a familiar studio for any regular Radiohead fan.

While the entire set (all of The King of Limbs plus "Staircase" and "The Daily Mail") premiered in the UK July 1, the show hasn't been available in the U.S. Now, however, you can watch the entire glorious set piece-by-piece.

The whole show will premiere on Palladia, Saturday, July 23 for U.S. viewers.

Radiohead - Bloom

Radiohead - The Daily Mail

Radiohead - Feral

Radiohead - Little by Little

Radiohead - Codex

Radiohead - Separator

Radiohead - Lotus Flower

Radiohead - Staircase

Radiohead - Morning Mr. Magpie

Radiohead - Give Up the Ghost

Cheerleader - New Daze


Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears - Livin' in the Jungle

Friday, July 8, 2011

Fuck yeah, Fungi Girls

I can't actually remember the last time I heard something new from these guys, so getting to watch Fungi Girl's brand new video for "Velvet Days" made today a little sweeter. Check out the video below and look out for the band's newest LP, Some Easy Magic, out July 26 on Hozac Records.

Fungi Girls - Velvet Days

Lollapalooza Update: Edit

Correction: I mentioned yesterday that The Cool Kids and little hurricane would be added to the Lollapalooza lineup, but neglected to mention that the former act would be replacing Jay Electronica.

As always, keep here for more Lollapalooza updates.

Friday Bears: New Cool Kids album - When Fish Ride Bicycles

A day after Cool Kids signed on to perform at this year's Lollapalooza, Mikey and Chuck debuted their first full album When Fish Ride Bicycles for free over at Green Label Sound's Facebook page. Just give the page a Like and you'll be able to hear to whole album in its entirety.

When Fish Ride Bicycles is set for release next Tuesday, July 12. Check out the video for the album's first single "Bundle Up" below.

The Cool Kids - Bundle Up

Thursday, July 7, 2011

New Vaccines video for "Norgaard," tour dates

I remember back a few months ago when I first discovered the Vaccines and was worried that they wouldn't last past fall 2010. Since that time, the English four-piece have blown up, amassing countless tour dates alongside the Arctic Monkeys, and a modestly successful debut album (reaching #4 on the UK charts).

Not even a year later, the group is gearing up for their own headlining tour across North American throughout September and early October. The tour dates include a stop at Philly's Popped! Music Festival Saturday, Sep. 24. You can check out the rest of the band's tour dates below and their newest video for "Norgaard."

Vaccines Tour Dates

9/8       SeattleWA                 Crocodile CafĂ©
9/9       VancouverBC            Venue
9/10     PortlandOR                Doug Fir Lounge
9/13     Los Angeles, CA          Music Box
9/14     San DiegoCA             The Casbah
9/18     Austin, TX                    ACL
9/21     ChicagoIL                  Lincoln Hall                                         
9/22     ColumbusOH             Newport Music Hall
9/24     PhiladelphiaPA           Popped Festival
9/25     BostonMA                 Paradise Rock Club
9/27     Toronto, ON                Phoenix Concert Theatre
9/28     MontrealQC               Corona
9/30     New YorkNY            Webster Hall
10/1     BrooklynNY              Music Hall of Williamsburg

The Vaccines - Norgaard

Cool Kids, others, added to Lollapalooza lineup

Earlier today, Lollapalooza promoters announced several new additions to the festival lineup, including 2008 alums the Cool Kids. Alongside Chuck and Mikey, who'll be performing fairly early Sunday at 3 p.m. on the Perry's stage, two-piece blues set little hurricane (no caps on purpose here) were also added to the billing.

little hurricane were also added the Sunday billing, altering the previously scheduled lineup a tad. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. was pushed up to a 3:15 p.m. show, while every other scheduled performer on the Grove stage was also pushed back.

Keep up with Bears and Bullets for all Lollapalooza updates.

Thursday Bears: Our Newest Obsession: Brazilian Money

I've been on Brazilian Money for the past few months, grabbing a few singles here and there from the Edmonton garage punk band. For nearly two years, the band has been putting out self-promoted material (their debut album and a four-track 7"), all a collective spin of noisy garage and Black Lips-stylized flower punk.

The group's newest 10-track LP, produced over at Totally Disconnected, is lo-fi slopfest, with little less of a coherent core and little more of a blasting effigy. There's something to be said about the state of lo-fi music, and whether or not it should be regarded as anything more than, "noise of noise's sake," but there's a definite endearing quality to the tracks.

That isn't to say that This is Not a Dream, their April release, isn't in need of a few tweaks here and there, but the best music is rarely ever flawless. Don't get this distinction backwards; the songs are good. And there's a genuine nature to it that makes it better, even through all the melodic mess.

You can grab all of the band's material over at their Bandcamp for your own price. If not, just listen to This is Not a Dream below.

Brazilian Money - I'm Doing What I Want

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Wednesday Bears: New Kurt Vile video - Baby's Arms

For the video for "Baby's Arms," the second single off of Kurt Vile's fourth album (second with Matador) Smoke Ring for My Halo, director Todd Cole shot the entire Los Angeles video on a Windows Phone for quality that seems too good to be from an actual phone.

You can also check out the behind the scenes shots below.

Kurt Vile - Baby's Arms

Baby's Arms - Behind the Scenes

Monday, July 4, 2011

Monday Bears: Bears and Bullets Fourth of July Free Mix!

Happy Fourth everyone. For today, I thought I'd offer something a little different; a free mixtape (haven't done that in a while).

The songs don't have any particular Fourth of July tinge or any super-American inflection behind them. They're just a bunch of songs that fit particularly well for summer 2011. You can check out the tracklist and grab the download below.

So, enjoy.

1. Surprise Hotel - Fool's Gold
2. Vibrationz - Javelin
3. Dear Les Friends - Hotel Mexico
4. Take Me Somewhere - Tennis
5. Pumped Up Kicks - Foster the People
6. Each and Every Day - Best Coast
7. Big Sound - Big Wave Riders
8. Bombay - El Guincho
9. Gifted - N.A.S.A (ft. Kanye West, Santigold, Lykke Li)
10. Last Night at the Jetty - Panda Bear
11. Real Life - Tanlines
12. Eyes Be Closed - Washed Out

Fourth of July Mix - MP3 (ZIP)