Here's another Twilight Sad remix - this one by Com Truise . Also see Liars remix the Twilight Sad .
Here's a new song from the Babies , Get Lost . It's on the new album, Our House on the Hill , to be released next month.
Ty Segall's Twins has been one my most anticipated albums of the fall. After an initial listen, I can say this one stands up well to his previous releases. More later.
Belfast's Girls Names releases a 12-inch single next month, The New Life . You can listen to the song here first.
Check out this new song, Sale City , from Generationals . The song appears on a just-released EP, Lucky Numbers .
Woods just released a great new album, Bend Beyond . You can catch the band at Subterranean Thursday night. Purling Hiss and Plastic Crimewave Syndicate open.
Among the new album releases out today: the Mountain Goats' Transcendental Youth and Mumps, etc . from Why? Here's a taste from each album: Cry for Judas - The Mountain Goats Jonathan's Hope - Why?
Check out this song, Gangs in the Garden , the latest single from Black Moth Super Rainbow . The band's new album, Cobra Juicy , is out October 23.
Chicago folkies the Giving Tree Band released a new album today, Vacilador . The band plays a record release show at House of Blues Thursday.
David Pajo's musical resume is long: Slint, Tortoise, Zwan, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Interpol . And that's just a partial list. Tonight he plays a super early show at the Burlington as Papa M , his solo moniker. The show starts at 7 p.m. and it's only 10 bucks.
Here's a new video from Why? , Strawberries , from the album, Mumps, etc. The album comes out next Tuesday.
Here's a little tease from Ty Segall - a minute-long commercial for the new album Twins , which is scheduled for release October 9. Segall also plays a pair of shows with Thee Oh Sees at Logan Square Auditorium Friday. Also see New video: Ty Segall's 'The Hill'
I'm digging the onslaught of excellent releases in recent weeks and months. Here's a sample of some of the best music I've heard lately. Woods - Bend Beyond . On last year's Sun & Shade , Woods stretched one song past 7 minutes, while another clocked in at almost 10. That's not the case with the band's latest, an airy yet punchy psychedelic trip. The longest song on this album comes in at just more than 3 minutes. The songs are very immediate and accessible. Woods is really a phenomenal band that [...]
Hey kids. Wanna see a "grunge" band pounding out songs in the year 1988? Here's a trailer from a new DVD coming out in November featuring Mudhoney playing an early concert in Berlin.
Australia's Dirty Three put out a new album, Toward the Low Sun , earlier this year, the band's first since 2005. This instrumental trio, formed two decades ago, features guitar, drums and violin - probably not the first thing that comes to mind when you mention an Aussie band named Dirty Three. The new album is a mix of hard rock and-more often-much softer moments, featuring violinist/multi-instrumentalis t Warren Ellis , who also plays with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and Cave's side project, Grinderman . (They also [...]
Listen to Give Your Light Off , the B side to Woods' 7-inch release of the single Cali in a Cup . Woods just released the awesome new album Bend Beyond . It's definitely worth a listen.
Buke and Gase makes music with reconstucted instruments, Frankenstein instruments, as described to Wired . The two-person band, which just released the four-song Function Falls , plays two shows opening for Deerhoof at Schubas Saturday night.
Check out this new video, Putty Boy Strut , from Flying Lotus . A new album, Until the Quiet Comes , is out October 1.
The new music releases are shooting out like clay pigeons. This Tuesday features the release of new albums by Grizzly Bear, Woods, Dinosaur Jr., Robert Pollard, Sic Alps, Band of Horses, Alt-J, Menomena, the Sea and Cake, the Whigs and others. I predict some of these will be heading toward year-end lists, especially Woods and Grizzly Bear. Among reissues, check out Fac. Dance 02, the second compilation from the legendary Factory Records of Manchester.
So if you're not heading to the sold-out Wilco show at the Hideout Saturday, it's because you're holding out for the band to play at a smaller venue, right? Wilco plays many cool places in Chicago but it doesn't often play the Hideout. And the tickets, surprisingly, didn't sell out in minutes. The all-day outdoor event should be a blast with many other fine acts playing, including Wye Oak and veteran soul man Lee Fields . See the full schedule [...]