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Friday, March 9, 2012

Friday Bears: New Guided By Voices - Keep It In Motion

In terms of "work ethic," 99 percent of the music industry takes a backseat to Robert Pollard. The front man for Guided By Voices, and solo artist with 18 albums (one coming out later this year) to his own credit was at the helm of the reunited band, which came back with Let's Go Eat at the Factory last year. Unsurprisingly, they're on the cusp of releasing another album this June, Class Clown Spots a UFO. Listen to the album's first single "Keep It In Motion" below.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Thursday Bears: New videos from Cymbals Eat Guitars, Washed Out, and Sharon Van Etten

Maybe there's too many videos this week? Today, we got new ones from Cymbals Eat Guitars, Sharon Van Etten, and Washed Out, from his most recent Daytrotter session. Watch them all below.

Cymbals Eat Guitars - Definite Darkness

Sharon Van Etten - Leonard

Washed Out - Flower Anthem (Daytrotter Session)

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

New Beach Fossils video - Shallow

Beach Fossils debuted their cheaply shot collage of their fun times and recent gigs for their "Shallow" video. The single is also available now as a 7" on Captured Tracks. Watch the video below.

Wednesday Bears: New Beach House - Myth

I guess this is as good of a warning as ever that Beach House are about to explode. Their upcoming fourth album Bloom already has a good deal of hype behind it, and now with yesterday's late-night release of "Myth," the album's first single, all signs point to the Baltimore duo becoming more and more well-known.

Listen to the single that made the band briefly trending world-wide on Twitter earlier today below, and grab Bloom, May 15.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

New King Tuff - Bad Thing

In his move over to Sub Pop, King Tuff has released "Bad Thing," the catchy first single from his upcoming sophomore LP, which is due out May 29. Listen to the single below and just click+add your email for a free download. It's worth it.

New videos from Bjork, Odd Future, and more

Bjork, Odd Future, Here We Go Magic, and the Bowerbirds all premiered new videos within the last few hours, so I think you should be caught up. Watch all four new videos below.

Bjork - Hollow

Odd Future - NY (Ned Flander)

Here We Go Magic - Make Up Your Mind

Bowerbirds - Tuck the Darkness In

Tuesday Bears: No Radiohead at Lollapalooza this year

Several weeks before Radiohead are scheduled to headline this year's Coachella and Bonnaroo music festivals, the most-mentioned band on this site have released their expanded tour dates for the remainder of the calendar year. Included in that list is a June 10 date at the First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre in Tinley Park, Illinois.

Now for anyone familiar with the oft-mentioned radius clause enacted for major U.S. festival, all that means is that Radiohead will not be on this year's Lollapalooza billing. Speculation over who might be booked as the #1 headliner is still up in the air, and there are zero confirmations as of now, but Radiohead will not be among them.

The band will still play plenty of shows in the coming months, including three stops in New Jersey. You can check out the expanded tour dates here.

Bonus: The band also premiered a completely new song during their Dallas performance last night called "Skirting on the Surface." You can watch that live performance on a surprisingly not that bad crowd shot below.

Radiohead - Skirting on the Surface

Monday, March 5, 2012

Bears and Bullets Promotions: SXSW Giveaways

Gonna be in Austin, TX for SXSW in the coming days? Well, Bears and Bullets, in partnership with Turntable.fm, is having a little contest for the Saturday, March 10 show featuring Flying Lotus, Diplo, AraabMuzik, ?uestlove, A-Track, and more.

For a chance to see that March 10 show, all you have to do is Like or follow Bears and Bullets on Facebook or Twitter, and send an email to contests@theconfluencegroup.com with "Bears and Bullets 3.10in the subject line.

In addition, you can land yourself a trip to SXSW. You can check out all the finer details here. And maybe if you aren't lucky enough, but are still heading down anyway, you can RSVP for both nights here. Don't wait up, these opportunities will go by quick.

Jump into the Intel Turntable.fm room for the beginning of a three night DJ battle right now. The winner will get a chance to spin at the March 10 event, plus a new Ultrabook from Intel. Get to it!

Burial and Four Tet - Nova

It's just good to know that Burial and Four Tet will work together on anything, given their other-worldly abilities. Listen to the duo's newest mix, "Nova," below, via Four Tet's Soundcloud page.

Monday Bears: Jack White makes solo TV debut

Last weekend, Jack White made his highly-anticipated solo debut on Saturday Night Live with an attempting to redeem herself Lindsay Lohan. And while the noted problems with the show's tech-crew on musical performances continues to be completely apparent, White's rendition of "Love Interruption" with Ruby Amanfu went off pretty well.

His second song (with a completely different backing band) from Blunderbuss -pretty much the first time any of us heard it - wasn't quite as clean. But for anyone who's a fan of White's past work, that's not a problem. Check out both performances below.

Jack White - Love Interruption (Live on SNL ft. Ruby Amanfu)

Jack White - Sixteen Saltines (Live on SNL)