New York's ohnomoon have posted a gorgeous cover of David Bowie's classic "Ashes To Ashes". This is the last song the band recorded with bassist Raymond Blanco before his untimely passing two weeks ago. I was fortunate to meet Ray earlier this year through my friends in the band and he was someone you instantly felt a friendship with. He was clever, kind and a talented musician. Look out for the band at The Deli's CMJ Showcase on 10/18 at The Delancey and 11/19 at The Delancey again [...]
Title: Ashes To Ashes Link Text: Mp3: ohnomoon - Ashes to Ashes File Name: ohnomoon-ashes-to-ashes.mp3
Artist: ohnomoon Title: Ashes To Ashes File Name: SoundCloud Genre: Dreampop
Book Review: “The Real State of America Atlas: Mapping the Myths and Truths of the United States” by Cynthia Enloe and Joni Seager
Two professors, one of geography and one of political science, both specializing in women’s studies, have compiled a ton of data about the American experience, past and present, in The Real State of America Atlas . With colorful easy-to-understand maps, charts, graphs and essays, readers are given a realistic picture of the United States. Among the surprising things I learned were that the majority of people in the U.S. are Catholic and those most likely to become homeless are “persons in families”. [...]
Coliseum continues their path of creating more melodic music that still pummels your ears and this song is definitely on par then all the best tracks on House with a Curse . For the new EP Parasites , J. Robbins once again produced and Rick Froberg (Obits, Hot Snakes) provided the album art. Mp3: Coliseum - Waiting (Too Late)
Artist: Coliseum Title: Waiting (Too Late) Link Text: Mp3: Coliseum - Waiting (Too Late) File Name: coliseum.mp3 Bitrate: 320 kbps Genre: Alternative & Punk
A video has been released for the title track of Ryan Adams' forthcoming album . Playing an acoustic version of the song, Adams sits and strums a red, white and blue guitar. He also appears to be wearing Mardi Gras beads. It sounds like he's in top form, and we're very much looking forward to hearing the rest of the album.
It's that time of year when CMJ Showcases and parties will start be announced. One of the first is from Sub Pop & Hardly Art which features a stellar lineup including J Mascis and Jacuzzi Boys performing at the Mercury Lounge on Thursday October 20th. Read on for set times. Special Guests- 1am J Mascis – 12am Still Corners – 11pm Memoryhouse – 10pm Jacuzzi Boys – 9pm Gem Club – 8pm XRay Eyeballs- 7pm
Yuck has been releasing lots of b-sides throughout the year and now they will all get a proper release with one of those deluxe reissue deals which I could criticize them for, but Yuck is possibly my favorite release of the year so I am 100% for it. Like everything else they have put out this year, this song rules.
Artist: Yuck Title: Cousin Corona File Name: SoundCloud
Please view with IFRAME compatible browser Patton Oswalt is one of our all time favorite comedians. He kills it every time and his new special is no exception. If you missed the premiere on Showtime because you don't have the premium channels, you can check out his new jokes on record via Comedy Central. Above is a preview of the album with a bit dubbed "The Burroughs of Carbs" detailing some exploits of Weight Watchers.
Kurt Vile already released a fantastic full length LP this year and now he is set to release a new EP featuring 5 new tracks and a cover of Springsteen's "Downbound Train". These cuts were recorded during the Smoke Ring For My Halo sessions. Check out "The Creature" below and order this from Matador . Mp3: Kurt Vile - The Creature
Artist: Kurt Vile Title: The Creature Link Text: Mp3: Kurt Vile - The Creature File Name: kurt_vile_the_creature.mp3 Bitrate: 192 kbps Genre: Alternative Year: 2011
This month's book picks have got all your interests covered. Want to learn your history? That’s covered. Itching to read a selection from a classic literary/sci-fi author? Covered. Getting ready for the upcoming tenth anniversary of 9/11? Also covered, not to mention the most essential travel guide you’ll ever need. 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created by Charles Mann This follow up to Mann’s bestseller 1491 focuses not only on the environmental changes that Columbus [...]
Surfer Blood performed "Miranda" when opening up for Guided By Voices at McCarren Park this summer and the recording is just as good as I remember it. This one is fast and sounds a bit Smoking Popes-esque. Look out for the new record on October 23rd. Download here via Mediafire .
Artist: Surfer Blood Title: Miranda File Name: SoundCloud
Here's a very haunting song from Bradford Cox's Atlas Sound which also shows some roots in 702s rock. This track is from his new proper LP (as he has released a ton of music this year for free) Parallax . Look out for it on November 8th. Mp3: Atlas Sound - Terra Incognita
Artist: Atlas Sound Title: Terra Incognita Link Text: Mp3: Atlas Sound - Terra Incognita File Name: Atlas-Sound-Terra-Incognita.mp 3 Bitrate: 128 kbps Year: 2011
“Lucky Now” is the first track to hit the internet off of Ryan Adams’ forthcoming album Ashes & Fire . Adams has experimented with different sounds over the years, including rock n roll and metal, but now he’s back to his alt-country roots, which is when he’s at his best. He’s teamed up with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ keyboardist Benmont Tench to create this beautifully paired down track. Ryan Adams - Lucky Now by theaudioperv
Artist: Ryan Adams Title: Lucky Now File Name: SoundCloud
Altamont has put out a series of shirts featuring graphics and imagery of GWAR each on a couple different color ways. We suggesting wearing the white shirts to their shows though so you can further customize with fake guts and blood from the front row splash zone area. Plus it's a GWAR shirt so no need to wash it, ever. Check out the shirts after the jump and shop the collection here .
Ben Loory has written a book of short stories – well, no a book of fables maybe. Succinct, each tiny tale is no more than a few pages. Although fantastical they are rooted in honesty, and Loory has done a good job of capturing the confusion of human emotion when surprises disrupt ones carefully-crafted routine. A woman looses her mind when a book with no words becomes a bestseller. An Octopus living on land hosts his sea-bred nephews as visitors. A man tries his darnedest to trick and kill the grim reaper. A web of disillusion is woven so tightly [...]
Moogfest takes place Halloween weekend, October 28, 29 & 30, in Asheville, North Carolina and the lineup is pretty rad. Highlights include Brian Eno , Flaming Lips , St. Vincent , TV on the Radio , Atlas Sound , Crystal Castles , Zomby and CANT . Featuring Performances by: Brian Eno (77 Million Paintings, Illustrated Talk) The Flaming Lips Moby (full band) Passion Pit STS9 Tangerine Dream TV on the Radio Special Disco Version [...]
- Disclosure - When A Fire Starts To Burn
- BANKS. - Warm Water (Prod. By Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs)
- The Dodos - Confidence
- Mayer Hawthorne - Her Favorite Song
- Pure Bathing Culture - Pendulum
- Smith Westerns - "3am Spiritual" (Official Audio)
- Disclosure - You & Me ft. Eliza Doolittle (Baauer Remix)
- Boards of Canada - Reach For The Dead
- Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros - Better Days
- HAERTS - All The Days
Boards of Canada - Reach for the Dead (from Tomorrow's Harvest)Julia Holter - World (Official Video)Washed Out - Paracosm (Official Album Trailer)She & Him- I Could've Been Your GirlAction Bronson - "Strictly 4 My Jeeps" (Official Video)