Male Bonding will release the Nothing Remains 7″ via Sub Pop / Paradise Vendors Inc in December which will be limited to 300 copies. The EP is available for pre-order through Paradise Vendors now in the UK and will be available via Sub Pop soon.
Side A: Nothing Remains / Pirate Key
Side B: Nightmare Version (previously unreleased) / Weird Feelings (Algodin Egipcio Venezuelan version)
Cut Copy continues their mastery of sounding straight out of the eighties with “Take Me Home.” If you have outplayed The Drums record your going to have a bit of a wait for some new 80′s style tuneage because their new recordZonoscope will not be out till February 2011. Find out more about the record at the Modular Records site.
Mogwai have announced the details of their new 7″ that will preview their new record Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will. The 7″ will include A side “Rano Pano” and “Hasenheide” on the B side. Album art is based on the classic Sub Pop Singles Club artwork. You can pre-order it from Sub Pop.
Bradford Cox of Deerhunter has released a new collection of songs from his side project Atlas Sound as a free download. It includes covers of Kurt Vile’s “Freak Train” and Bob Dylan’s “The Wheel’s On Fire.” The tracks were recorded on a Tascam DP-08 and Cox’s computer between August and November 2010.
1. GREEN GLASS BOTTLES +
2. THESE WERE MY WALLS +
3. WILD LOVE +
4. LANTERNS ^
5. NEW ROMANTIC +
6. CYNIC’S RECOURSE +
7. FREAK TRAIN (KURT VILE) *
8. AFTERNOON DRIVE *
9. HOTEL ORLANDO +
10. THIS WHEEL’S ON FIRE (DYLAN) +
11. POSTCARD ^
+ Recorded at Home November 15-22, 2010 on TASCAM DP-08
^ Recorded on Computer Oct. 2010
* Recorded at Home August 2010 on TASCAM DP-08
Fake Problems have changed their sound quite a bit over the years and have written a tight, straight up pop rock record with Real Ghosts Caught on Tape. Watch “Soulless” below for cross dressing and synchronized swimming.
I’m sure everyone has an album that they cannot stop listening because it’s so good that it has the ability to put them in a good no matter where they are or what they are doing. Right now, that album for me is Band of Horses’ Infinite Arms, which was released earlier this year. Of course, I was super excited to see this video for the song “Dilly” up on the web today. If you enjoy biker dance routine shoot outs, you’ve come to the right place.
The Saturday (June 11) headliner of next year’s Isle of Wight festival was announced today, and it is none other than PULP! Fans of these quintessential Britpoppers have already been rejoicing in the wake of the band’s announcement that they are reuniting for an unnamed number of shows next summer. These fans will surely want to secure their spots for the legendary festival, which occurs yearly in the town of Newport on the British Isle of Wight. From the festival’s website: John Giddings, the festival promoter, says; “When I heard they were reforming, I had to get them, they are the soundtrack of a generation.”
Tickets go on sale this Friday, November 19.
In case you need a refresher on how to dance like Jarvis Cocker before the show, here is the video for “Common People” from the band’s 1996 release Different Class. The lyrics “and screw” must have been too racy because they have muted out, but you can fill that part in yourself!
Oh Land performed to a packed house at the Mercury Lounge last night with quite a few people still waiting outside during her set. After all of her hype from CMJ, it seems that she could already be headlining bigger venues in NYC. Check out photos of the show below.
The Dead Trees are the former backing band of Little Joy, who you know as the side project of The Strokes’ drummer Fabrizio Moretti. I don’t know exactly what this means since the band’s MySpace page does not name the band members and rather than a website they have a blog, which offers even less info. I’m not too worried about it though because I’m really enjoying their song “Back to L.A.” You can also check out their 2008 album, King of Rosa.
For those who don’t know, the Isle of Wight is a big island off the English coast and each summer since 2002, when a free lovin’ festival that originated in the 60′s was revived, bands have gathered to entertain thousands of music fans at the Isle of Wight Festival. The 2011 festival will be held on June 11, 12, and 13. Friday’s headliner has been confirmed as Kings of Leon, while Saturday’s and Sunday’s main acts have yet to be confirmed.