Video: Double Dagger – “Vivre Sans Temps Mort”

Great band, video directed by Cat Solen:


Review: All Smiles – Oh For The Getting and Not Letting Go

Jim Fairchild has been playing with Grandaddy, Earlimart, and Modest Mouse over the past few years – and all of these bands are better than his solo project, All Smiles. Read my review here.


Tour Dates: Gang Gang Dance

Gang Gang Dance are touring the U.S. and Canada in August, dates are below:

August 2nd at Pearl Street Nightclub in Northampton, MA
August 3rd at Bug Jar in Rochester, NY (with Hex Message)
August 4th at Kung Fu Necktie in Philadelphia, PA (with Hex Message)
August 5th at Ottobar in Baltimore, MD
August 6th at Circus in Columbus, OH (with Hex Message)
August 7th at Magic Stick in Detroit, MI (with Hex Message)
August 9th at Lollapalooza in Chicago, IL
August 28th at Troubadour in Los Angeles, CA
August 30th at Rickshaw Shop in San Francisco, CA
September 2nd at Depot in Arcata, CA (with Extra Golden)
September 3rd at The Works at Washington High School in Portland, OR
September 4th at Biltmore Cabaret in Vancouver, BC
September 5th at Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle, WA

They will also be releasing a reissue of their first album, God’s Money, on vinyl in the near future.


Video: Wavves – No Hope Kids

Post meltdown, my respect for Wavves has greatly diminished. Seriously, fuck Nathan Williams and his drug and alcohol problems. He’s a little brat who doesn’t seem to appreciate his success. Anyway, here’s a new video for “No Hope Kids.”


Review: Children – Hard Times Hanging at the End of the World (Kemado)

Thrash and speed metal meet classic and psychedelic rock. Read my review of Children’s new album here.


Video: Jason Lytle – “It’s the Weekend”

Jason Lytle has a new video for “It’s the Weekend,” a track off his recent album, Yours Truly, The Commuter (Anti-). In a nutshell, he washes his car. Yeah, it’s boring, but come on, his car was dirty.


RIP MJ

We’ll miss you.


Video: Samwell – “What What (In the Butt)”

Best video of the year:


MP3: Jahdan Blakkamoore feat. 77Klash – “Best I Ever Had”

From his new mixtape, Bazooka Shot (like whoa), Jahdan Blakkamore gives us his spin on Drake’s “Best I Ever Had.” Autotune? Check. But this is much better than T-Pain. Download here.


New Releases: Volcanic Choir – Unmap (Jagjaguwar)

Is this a supergroup? Not really, but it sounds interesting. Justin Vernon, better known is Bon Iver, has teamed up with Collections of Colonies of Bees to form Volcanic Choir. The band will release Unmap on Jagjaguwar on 9/22. Hearing Vernon perform with a full band should be fun. The tracklist:

1. Husks and Shells
2. Seeplymouth
3. Island, IS
4. Dote
5. And Gather
6. Mbira in the Morass
7. Cool Knowledge
8. Still
9. Youlogy

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R.I.P. Andy Hughes


Review: Sunset Rubdown – Dragonslayer (Jagjaguwar)

Sunset Rubdown’s latest album, Dragonslayer, rocks you like Weimar cabaret. Read my review for Blurt here.


MP3: Fool’s Gold – “Surprise Hotel”

The tropical rhythms just keep coming and coming… The latest, with an African flavor, are from Fool’s Gold, an LA band who traffic in the same exotica made popular by bands like Abe Vigoda and Vampire Weekend. The guitars are legit and the recording superb on “Surprise Hotel” (download here), but the singing is kind of weak. And it’s hard to shake the feeling that Luke Top and Lewis Pesacov aren’t kind of jumping on the band wagon…

The new album is due out 9/29 on Iamsound.


Tour Dates: The Walkmen

The Walkmen have some tour dates lined up for the summer, some of which Cass McCombs will be joining them. Dates below:

7/16 – Benicassim Festival – Barcelona, Spain
7/18 – Super Bock Super Rock – Lisbon, Portugal
7/19 – Pitchfork Music Festival – Chicago, IL
7/21 – Turner Hall – Milwaukee, WI *
7/22 – Mad Hatter – Cincinnati, OH *
7/23 – Beachland Ballroom – Cleveland, OH *
7/24 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON *
7/25 – Mr. Smalls – Pittsburgh, PA *
8/14 – Guggenheim ‘It Came From Brooklyn’ – New York, NY
8/16 – Central Park SummerStage – New York, NY
* with Cass McCombs


MP3: Fever Ray – “Triangle Walks” (James Rutledge remix)

Another new remix from the forthcoming Fever Ray single for “Triangle Walks” can be heard here from James Rutledge.

He also has a new project called Vowels, in sort of an experimental electronic meets Krautrock style, with an album due in September.


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