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Friday, December 9, 2011

Friday Bears: Dirty Beaches on Take Away Show

As part of the Pitchfork Paris Music Festival last October, Pitchfork and La Blogotheque (the people who make the awesome Take Away Shows) have released of series of intimate performances from artists who appeared at the fest, including this intensely bizarre sax+handclap performance from Dirty Beaches under a Paris bridge in the middle of the night.


Dirty Beaches - Untitled (Live on Take Away Show)

EDIT: Embedding doesn't particularly work for this one. Watch it here.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Thursday Bears: New Major Lazer video - Original Don

Regardless of whatever holiday it is any where in the world today (Lennon anniversary doesn't count), it's Original Don Day now. No exceptions.

The newest video from the Diplo and Switch side project that everyone loves put out a video for "Original Don." I would say it's action-packed, but I think that meaning might be skewed. See for yourself.

Major Lazer - Original Don

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Roots perform (for real) on Fallon

I imagine there had to be at least a few people in the crowd who were slightly disappointed when they heard the musical guest for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon was the band that's there every night anyway. Regardless, the Roots performed two songs from their new (and stellar) album Undun on the show, including part of an amazing "Redford" medley inspired by the Sufjan Stevens' song.

The Roots - Tip the Scale/Redford Medley (Live on Fallon)

The Roots - The OtherSide (Live on Fallon)

Black Keys on the Colbert Report

After last weekend's so-so showing on Saturday Night Live, the Black Keys performed on last night's The Colbert Report with the same two songs from their recently released El Camino album, "Lonely Boy" and "Gold on the Ceiling." Watch them both below and grab the new record, out now via Nonesuch Records.

The Black Keys - Lonely Boy

The Black Keys - Gold on the Ceiling (Web Exclusive)

Wednesday Bears: New School of Seven Bells - The Night

Lots of goodies popped up while you were sleeping (if you do that) last night, including "The Night," the newest track from School of Seven Bells. The single will be featured on the group's third album, Ghostory, which is due out February 28 courtesy of Vagrant Records. Listen below.

School of Seven Bells - The Night by Vagrant Records

Late Night Bears: New Miike Snow - Devil's Work

More than two years after the release of Swedish group Miike Snow's eponymous debut, we get our first taste of the trio's upcoming sophomore campaign with "Devil's Work," which is due out sometime early 2012.

Listen below courtesy of Exclaim.

Devil's Work by miikesnow

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Tuesday Bears: New Air - Seven Stars (ft. Victoria Legrand)

Aside from the French duo's 2009 release of Love 2, one of their less-than well-received collections, Air have been quiet for some time. So word that the duo's next album, Le Voyage Dans La Lune (the 1902 film) will also feature help from Beach House front-woman Victoria Legrand gives some hope.

Check out the first single from Le Voyage Dans La Lune, "Seven Stars" with Ms. Legrand over at NME. The new album will be available February 6 (world) and 7 (states) via Astralwerks

Monday, December 5, 2011

Monday Bears: New Shabazz Palaces - Black Up

Normally, I'd be posting about the Black Keys performance from last week's Saturday Night Live, but judging on how it seems like EVERY live performance on that show just sounds sub-par, I'll skip it (by the way, Robyn will be the guest next Saturday).

Instead, check out Shabazz Palaces wonderfully shot summation of his most recent album Black Up, available now via Sub Pop. If you aren't familiar with the album that already is, or soon will be, on the top of all the end of the year lists, this five minute video sells it well.

Shabazz Palaces - Black Up