Okkervil River Perform "I Am Very Far"
Head over to NPR Music right now to catch a live webcast of Austin folk-rock band Okkervil River perform their new album, I Am Very Far, in its entirety. The album will be released on May 10th through Jagjaguwar, and you can pre-order a limited-edition deluxe version right here.
Stream the Antlers' "Burst Apart", Fleet Foxes...
The good people at NPR Music have posted a full-album stream of Burst Apart, the fourth album from the Antlers out on May 10th via Frenchkiss, as well as stream of the upcoming Fleet Foxes album, Helplessness Blues, out May 3rd on Sub Pop. Trust me when I say they’re both worth your time, so have a listen and enjoy!
You dread the blows that do not strike and you lament the things you never lose.– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Shows lined up for this summer.
April 28th: Battles April 30th: Tame Impala May 7th: Paul Simon June 14th: The Antlers July 14th: Fleet Foxes July 28th-30th: OSHEAGA (Elvis Costello, the Flaming Lips, Death From Above 1979, Beirut, Crystal Castles, Broken Social Scene, Twin Shadow, Smith Westerns, Ratatat, the Pains of Being Pure at Heart, the Mountain Goats) ..Holy shit.
Neon Indian to release "Heart: Attack" in the fall
Consequence of Sound: Before every budding indie artist convinced themselves they were natural born surfers, there used to be a time when folks just enjoyed sitting around. This fall, one of chillwave’s originators, Neon Indian, will look to expand on the successes of 2009′s Psychic Chasms when they dish out their sophomore LP, Heart: Attack. A release date, label, and tracklist are still...
Arctic Monkeys Unveil "Suck it and See" Artwork
..And there isn’t really all that much to say about it. Suck it and See will be released on June 6th/7th from Domino.
Bon Iver Details (sort of) Self-Titled Album
On the heels of a triumphant, collaborative visit to Coachella over the weekend, details for Bon Iver’s follow-up to their debut LP, For Emma, Forever Ago, have been announced by Justin Vernon’s label, Jagjaguwar. June 21 marks the drop date for Bon Iver, Bon Iver, a 10-track album in which — as previously reported — each song represents a different geographical location. Bon Iver, Bon Iver...
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.– The wisdom of Hemingway.
New Brian Eno: Drums Between the Bells
On July 5th of this year, Warp will release Drums Between the Bells, the new studio album from Brian Eno. This is his follow-up to last year’s Small Craft on a Milk Sea, and it will feature “the words of Rick Holland”, a British poet Eno has collaborated with before. That’s the album art above, the tracklist is below, and here you can listen to the first track to be...
Happy Record Store Day!!
Listen: Radiohead's New Single
Stereogum is featuring vinyl rips of the new Radiohead single “Supercollider/The Butcher”, which is to be released throughout Europe and Japan only (sorry North America) in limited quantites on Record Store Day (April 16th). Have a listen and enjoy! UPDATE: “Supercollider/The Butcher” will be available on vinyl in Canada and the U.S. on the 14th of June according to the...
LIVE WEBCAST: TV on the Radio
Head to this site right now to catch Brooklyn experimental rock outfit TV on the Radio, who recently released their fifth album, Nine Types of Light, play a live webcast on the Live on Letterman series. If you can’t make it right now, don’t worry: their performance will be looping all night long and will be available on demand tomorrow.
New Arctic Monkeys: "Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've...
Sheffield’s Arctic Monkeys have released another new video from the forthcoming Suck it and See, available June 7th, this time for the song “Don’t Sit Down ‘Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair”. If you thought these guys couldn’t get any heavier after Humbug, well, you were dead wrong. Also, here’s the video for the previously released new track if you...
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Handsome Furs Return With "Sound Kapital"
The husband/wife duo of Dan Boeckner (from Wolf Parade) & Alexei Perry, otherwise known as Handsome Furs, are getting ready to release the follow-up to 2009’s excellent Face Control. Sound Kapital features nine tracks, will be released on June 28th by Sub Pop, and is the first record the band has written entirely on keyboards. You can find the tracklist right here, and below you can...
Bloc Party to Begin Work on New Material
It’s been a long time coming, but London’s Bloc Party finally look like they’re about to get back in the spotlight. Speaking to the Guardian, guitarist Russell Lissack stated that the band is “having a bit of a break until the festivals are over, because people have commitments during the summer, but we’re going to get back properly in September and sit in a...
Though the University of Toronto is a great school, my first year here has proven that the study of philosophy is something I enjoy more as a pastime than as the foundations for whatever career I might have happened upon if I continued to study there. So I’m happy to say that I will now be attending the Audio Recording Academy (TARA), also in Toronto, starting in September. This is...
Stream Panda Bear's "Tomboy"
. The wait for Panda Bear’s follow up to 2007’s Person Pitch is now over: you can stream Tomboy, his third album, right here on NPR. It is set to be released via Paw Tracks on April 12th, with a limited edition version being released on Record Store Day (April 16th).
UPDATE: LCD's final show is on YouTube
It’s already happened. You can now watch LCD Soundsystem’s farewell show in all it’s glory right here, thanks to the good people at ArcadeFireTube. Enjoy!
LCD Soundsystem at Madison Square Garden [Setlist]
Last night, New York dance-punk outfit LCD Soundsystem, led by DFA founder/producer James Murphy, played their last ever show to a sold out crowd at Madison Square Garden. The band played a three and a half hour long set featuring 29 songs that spanned their entire career, and it was quite the spectacle. Music website Pitchfork hosted a live stream of the show, so if you were unable to tune in,...