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Friday, January 13, 2012

Friday Bears: New Star Slinger video(s) - Dumbin' (ft. Reggie B)

If you read my work for The 405, this post is a little redundant. Yesterday, Green Label Sound released two alternate video's for Star Slinger's newest single "Dumbin'" (ft. Reggie B). Both of which involve two sexy European people (let's say, French), and their iffy long-distance relationship.

The second version, which has a bit of an angrier ending, is remixed by Diplo. Watch both videos below.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Thursday Bears: New Kills video - The Last Goodbye

Samantha Morton, Oscar nominated actress (yes) made her music video directorial debut with The Kills' solemn "The Last Goodbye," which is essentially just Allison and Jamie acting out in a photo booth to sad music.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Wednesday Bears: Shut Up And Play The Hits trailer

Earlier today, Pulse Films premiered their trailer for Shut Up And Play The Hits, a documentary surrounding the final days of LCD Soundsystem, whose final show was April of last year. It's somewhat due for the group, who didn't slump through the late-career doldrums and finished on top of their game, maybe a little too soon for those that really appreciated them.

The film will premiere at this year's Sundance Film Festival. Watch the trailer below.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Tuesday Bears: New King Khan and The Shrines - Bite My Tongue

A few weeks ago, we heard Fucked Up's "I Hate Summer," an exclusive short single for 2012's Bruise Cruise, which if you can figure out from the context, is a cruise with punk music on it. King Khan and The Shrines - not the BBQ show - also made the billing, which takes place next month from February 10-13.

The band's single "Bite My Tongue" will be released on the first day of the cruise, February 10. Listen below.

King Khan & The Shrines - Bite My Tongue by Bears and Bullets

Monday, January 9, 2012

Coachella 2012 Lineup Revealed

As you probably have already heard, the first big music festival of 2012 released its lineup early today, and as you can see from above ... Coachella looks to the biggest event of the year. Not only has the Indio, California festival has enlisted Radiohead, The Black Keys, and Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg as the three primary headliners, but recently reunited At The Drive-In, Pulp, Justice, The Shins, Bon Iver and a crap-ton more have also made the list. Which, by the way, is a bit different this year.

If you haven't heard already (as I had no idea), Coachella is going to take place over two weekends. The lineups won't change from the weekends of April 13-15 to 20-22, but the artists will be playing twice because of overwhelming ticket sales.

Before I get into whatever inclinations this will have for Lollapalooza later this summer, I will affectionately say that this is absolutely the best festival lineup I've seen since Lollapalooza 2008. It's really just astonishing to look at.

Anyway, Coachella usually has a heavy layover of acts for Lolla. Last year, 31 of the 170-plus Coachella acts ended up playing both festivals, with roughly an 18 percent carryover rate. However, of those acts, none were considered the headliners. That doesn't bode fairly well for those hoping that Radiohead would make the Chicago date, but it doesn't completely rule them out.

If there are any tickets left, do your best. They'll be gone fast.

Monday Bears: New Shins - Simple Song

Only a few months from the release of The Shins last album since 2007 (really), the Portland group have released the first single from the upcoming Port of Morrow (available tomorrow for pre-order tomorrow with exclusive versions of "Simple Song"). There isn't much of an aesthetic departure from 2007's Wincing the Night Away, despite the changes in the group. "Simple Song" is incredibly catchy and engaging, or, James Mercer-esque. Listen below.