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Friday, February 10, 2012

Friday Bears: The Kills on Letterman - The Last Goodbye

The Kills made another late night television appearance last night, performing the continually somber "The Last Goodbye" on Letterman. Keeping it short, Jamie and Allison are still both wearing leather jackets, which I imagine they sleep in, and Allison's hair was slightly bananas. Watch below.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Shabazz Palaces remix Battles

I'm usually not one for off-hand remixes, but Shabazz Palaces altered rendition of Battles' "White Electric" is pretty on the spot. It's a little side-project for the group, who are releasing four separate remixed 12" parts of last year's album Gloss Drop, with plenty of good artists set to help out. I'll keep an eye on it, but for now listen to "White Electric" below.

Thursday Bears: Dana Buoy (Akron/Family) - Call To Be

Dana Buoy, better known as Dana Janssen of Akron/Family, released "Call To Be," the first single from his upcoming album Summer Bodies. Listen to Janssen's single below and grab the album May 8, via Lefse Records.

Dana Buoy - Call To Be by Bears and Bullets

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Wednesday Bears: More new Beach Fossils - Lessons

A little while back, Beach Fossils premiered their newest single "Shallow," a bouncy, shining, but typically good Beach Fossils-esque outlet. In preparation for the release of their "Shallow" 7", the band also released the single's B-Side, "Lessons." Check it out below, and grab the single February 21 via Captured Tracks.

Beach Fossils - Lessons by Bears and Bullets

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Tuesday Bears: New St. Vincent video - Cheerleader

Fresh off last week's cutie-cameo on Portlandia, Annie Clark (St. Vincent) premiered her newest video for "Cheerleader," the most-recent single from the Dallas-native's acclaimed third LP Strange Mercy. Watch the video of a giantess Clark below, and grab the aforementioned album now via 4AD.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Bon Iver on SNL

After last week's debacle of Lana Del Rey, in whatever form you may find it more comforting to explain (along with a good impersonation from Kristin Wiig on last Saturday's show), Justin Vernon and the rest of Bon Iver made their first appearance on the Channing Tatum-hosted Saturday Night Live.

Just a week before the 53rd Grammy Awards, in which the aforementioned group is up for several awards, including 'Best New Artist,' despite being relevant for four-plus years now, Bon Iver performed a spectacular rendition of "Holocene" and a surprising rendition of the much maligned "Best/Rest." Watch the performances below, and look for Colin Stetson helping out for "Best/Rest."

Bon Iver - Holocene

Bon Iver - Beth/Rest (ft. Colin Stetson)

Monday Bears: New Shins - September

Things got exciting a few weeks back when The Shins returned with their first new material in nearly five years with the exceptional "Simple Song." In addition to the recently reunited group (still led by James Mercer, but with different band members along the way) scheduling a handful of tour dates, including Coachella and Sasquatch! appearances, the band released the B-Side to "Simple Song" earlier today, "September."

The "Simple Song/September" 7" will be available February 14 via Columbia Records. You can watch the lyric video for "September" below, and pre-order The Shins upcoming album Port of Morrow here.