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Friday, August 19, 2011

Friday Bears: New Mixtape from The Weeknd (!) - Thursday

In case you haven't already heard, late last night The Weeknd released the second of his three-part free mixtape 2011 epic with Thursday. Demand is a bit high for Abel Tesfaye's latest work, so downloading from the site may or may not take some adjusted time.

The final free tape, Echoes of Silence, is set for release in the fall. Head over to The Weeknd's homepage to grab the most recent download, here.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Our newest obsession: Vulture Shit

I caught this really late last night thanks to Frank at Listen Before You Buy, which, by the way, I also write reviews for, so you should check it out some time.

Usually with my additions to the Our Newest Obsession series, it's rarely anything that has a wealth of production and preciseness behind it. Rather, some times I just can't help but love messy, jarbled lo-fi noise punk, and Vulture Shit fit that bill pretty perfectly.

There's nothing pretty here from this Brooklyn group. The sounds are immersed in muddy (understatement) bass and guitar cues with pissed off, albeit clever younger guys behind the equipment. It may not be for everyone, but it definitely jumps out for me, especially on "Area Dads," which has to be an Onion pun.

Grab their five-track Music For People Who Live in Basements, By People Who Live in Basements EP over at the group's Bandcamp page, or, listen below.

New Bon Iver video - Holocene

In support of the upcoming release of Bon Iver's "Holocene" 12", courtesy of 4AD Records, the group has released the newest video from their self-titled album. Directed by Nabil (just Nabil, no other name?), the video is an Icelandic sweater adventure that's not a Sigur Ros (miss you guys) video.

The "Holocene" 12" is due out September 5.

Bon Iver - Holocene

Thursday Bears: Radiohead's entire "King of Limbs," From the Basement

A few weeks ago, Radiohead released separate parts of their entire The King of Limbs performance in their familiar basement studio (From the Basement), courtesy of BBC. Now, as promised, you can watch the entire uncut version on Youtube. Watch below.

Radiohead - The King of Limbs (From the Basement)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Reptar video - Rainbounce

About a week ago, Reptar premiered the video for "Rainbounce" from the band's early August EP Oblangle Fizz, Y'all! . It's pretty damn good for a band that actually played Lollapalooza this year and I didn't know anything about them, refuting my know-it-all assness.

Reptar - Rainbounce

Wednesday Bears: New Fucked Up video - The Other Shoe

Two months after the release of David Comes to Life, Fucked Up premiered the second video from the epic 18-track for "The Other Shoe." It's a continuation of the love story from the first video ("Queen of Hearts," in case you forgot) that actually features the entire band this time around, all presented by NPR.

It's a pretty easy bet that this won't be the last video from David Comes to Life, which is out now courtesy of Matador Records.

Fucked Up - The Other Shoe

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

CANT - Believe

That's CANT without the apostrophe. Get a listen to Chris Taylor's (better known from Grizzly Bear) "Believe" from Cant's debut album Dreams Come True, via Some Velvet Blog.

Tuesday Bears: New Mastodon video - Curl of the Burl

In a continued push for the Atlanta band's heavily anticipated upcoming fifth studio album, Mastodon have released another video from September's The Hunter. The new Aaron Hymes-directed video isn't as "jump into your veins" as the previous ones for the album, but it's a solid follow of "Black Tongue."

The band has also started a new competition where fans can download "Curl of the Burl" without either the lead guitar or drums and add their own. The contest will end September 9. Enter here.

The Hunter is due out September 27, via Reprise Records

Mastodon - Curl of the Burl

Monday, August 15, 2011

Monday Bears: New Memory House video - Quiet, America

I don't have an official counter or anything, but I'm pretty confident Memory House release something new at least once a week. Earlier today, the group premiered the newest video for "Quiet, America," directed by Denise Nouvion. In short, it's totally Tapesy.

The group's next release, The Years EP, is due out September 13, via Sub Pop.

Memory House - Quiet, America