Monday, March 31, 2008

Video: Limbeck on The Daily Habit

Limbeck recently performed "Big Drag" and "Keeping Busy" on Fuel.TV's The Daily Habit. Check it out below, along with the latest self-titled release, Limbeck, out via Doghouse.

[VIDEO] Limbeck - Big Drag

[VIDEO] Limbeck - Keeping Busy

[Myspace] Limbeck
[Website] Limbeck

[Count Me Out] Video: Limbeck "Let Me Come Home"
[Count Me Out] Limbeck To Play Hi, Everything's Great

M. Ward & Jim James from SXSW

I found this real good video of M. Ward and Jim James over on Aquarium Drunkard from a SXSW set at St. David's Church. Check it out below and head here to download a zip file of the whole show. There is also a review from the show over on Live Music Blog.

[VIDEO] M. Ward & Jim James from SXSW

[Myspace] M. Ward
[Website] M. Ward

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Video: Phosphorescent "A Picture Of Our Torn Up Praise"

Matthew Houck and company aka Phosphorescent have a new video for "A Picture Of Our Torn Up Praise," a tune off the latest release, Pride, out via Dead Oceans. Check it out below, along with an mp3.

[VIDEO] Phosphorescent – A Picture Of Our Torn Up Praise

[MP3] Phosphorescent – A Picture Of Our Torn Up Praise

[Myspace] Phosphorescent

[Count Me Out] Video: Phosphorescent "At Death, A Proclamation"

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Beach House at Schubas (03.26.08)

Well I'm glad that I decided to attend the sold out Beach House show tonight at Schubas, after having some doubts because of being overly tired from a long day of moving some friends into a new house. Anyway, the show was lovely, minus all of the camera flashes, which for once kind of annoyed me, however, I understood that it was necessary because the lights were turned down way low, which was cool though because the band had two disco balls going the whole show. All I know is that I like Beach House a lot and Papercuts were pretty solid as well. The new release, Devotion, is out now via Carpark.


01. Wedding Bell
02. You Came To Me
03. Gila
04. Holy Dances
05. Apple Orchard
06. Heart And Lungs
07. Turtle Island
08. Tokyo Witch
09. Some Things Last A Long Time
10. Master Of None
11. Heart Of Chambers
12. Lovelier Girl

[Myspace] Beach House
[Website] Beach House

[Count Me Out] Video: Beach House "Heart Of Chambers"
[Count Me Out] Video: Beach House "You Came To Me"
[Count Me Out] Beach House "Gila"

Friday, March 21, 2008

Video: Jamie Lidell "Little Bit Of Feel Good"

Jamie Lidell has a new video for "Little Bit Of Feel Good," a tune off the forthcoming release, Jim, out 4/29 via Warp. Check it out below, along with an mp3.

[VIDEO] Jamie Lidell - Little Bit Of Feel Good

[MP3] Jamie Lidell - Little Bit Of Feel Good

[Myspace] Jamie Lidell
[Website] Jamie Lidell

[Count Me Out] Jamie Lidell "Figured Me Out (LA Garage Mix)"
[Count Me Out] Video: Jamie Lidell "Little Bit Of Feel Good (La Garage Mix)"

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends?

The new Coldplay record is now reported to be called, Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends, definitely not Prospekt, which was rumored before. Here are some track titles: "Lovers In Japan," Strawberry Swing," "Famous Old Painters," "Glass Of Water," "Lost!," Cemeteries Of London," Violet Hill," "Poppy Fields," 42," Yes!," "Leftrightleftrightleft," "Rainy Day," and "Prospekt's March." However, from what I have read today, there will only be 9 tracks at 42 minutes. With my last update, Rolling Stone had mentioned the bold song titles above, plus these: "Death And All His Friends," "Chinese Sleep Chant," "Life In Technicolor," and "Reign Of Love," which makes 9 tracks, so who knows, maybe some have been renamed. All I do know, is I can't wait to hear some new tunes. The record is claimed be out 6/17.

[Myspace] Coldplay
[Website] Coldplay

[Count Me Out] New Coldplay Tracks Explained
[Count Me Out] Coldplay Deny Prospekt

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Album Review: She & Him - Volume One

She & Him - Volume One

01. Sentimental Heart
02. Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?
03. This Is Not A Test
04. Change Is Hard
05. I Thought I Saw Your Face Today
06. Take It Back
07. I Was Made For You
08. You Really Got A Hold On Me
09. Black Hole
10. Got Me
11. I Should Have Known Better
12. Sweet Darlin'
13. Swing Low Sweet Chariot

Standout Tracks: Why Do You Let Me Stay Here? / Sentimental Heart / I Was Made For You

Volume One is out today via Merge.

* Album reviews are composed only after a few listens. Yes, opinions may change over time, but most first impressions (un)fortunately seem to hold true. I wish I was creative enough to write a proper review, but I've failed miserably in the past. Here's the next best thing, I hope.

[Myspace] She & Him
[Website] She & Him

[Count Me Out] She & Him "You Really Got A Hold On Me"

Sunday, March 16, 2008

J. Rutherford "Do The Shuffle"

J. Rutherford has released a new tune, "Do The Shuffle," off his forthcoming EP, In Media Res. Check it out below.

[MP3] J. Rutherford - Do The Shuffle

[Myspace] J. Rutherford
[Website] J. Rutherford

[Count Me Out] J. Rutherford "Candid Candice"

Brett Dennen "She's Mine"

So I've been in a Brett Dennen mood today and you should be too. He's so good. Often mistaken for a twelve-year-old, Brett is actually twenty-eight and has a very soulful voice. He has also toured with John Mayer and Guster. Have a listen and check out his latest release, So Much More, out via Dualtone.

[MP3] Brett Dennen - She's Mine
[MP3] Brett Dennen - Ain't No Reason
[MP3] Brett Dennen - The One Who Loves You The Most

[Myspace] Brett Dennen
[Website] Brett Dennen

Saturday, March 15, 2008

William Fitzsimmons "It's Not True"

William Fitzsimmons has just released his first official music video for "It's Not True," a tune off the latest release, Goodnight. Check it out below, along with an mp3.

[VIDEO] William Fitzsimmons – It's Not True

[MP3] William Fitzsimmons – It's Not True

[Myspace] William Fitzsimmons

[Count Me Out] The William Fitzsimmons Awesome Trivia Challenge
[Count Me Out] William Fitzsimmons is Covered In Snow

Friday, March 14, 2008

Ravinia 2008 Dates Announced

I came across this summer's Ravinia schedule today, thanks to a friend, and here a few notable shows.


06.06.08 w/ James Taylor (7:30pm | $20-$110)
06.07.08 w/ James Taylor (7:30pm | $20-$110)
06.18.08 w/ Robert Plant & Alison Krauss (8pm | $20-$80)
06.20.08 w/ Willie Nelson (8pm | $15-$60)
06.21.08 w/ Dave Brubeck Quartet + Ramsey Lewis Trio (7:30pm | $10-$50)
06.29.08 w/ Poi Dog Pondering (7pm | $15-$40)
07.11.08 w/ Feist + Juana Molina (8pm | $15-$40)
07.18.08 w/ John Hiatt (8pm | $15-$50)
07.21.08 w/ Punch Brothers (8pm | $15-$40)

If you are unaware, Ravinia is an outdoor theater/pavilion with a huge lawn area, which is great to sit out on a blanket with some friends, eat, drink, and listen to some great tunes. I'm hoping Madeleine Peyroux comes around, like she has the past two summers, which I unfortunately have missed. Some other acts coming around this year are Sheryl Crow, The Beach Boys, Backstreet Boys, Hootie & the Blowfish, etc.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

New Greg Laswell EP

So I have been in a Greg Laswell mood over the last 24 hours and ironically enough, I just read that a new EP, How The Day Sounds, was released yesterday. I don't know about you, but I just find this guys voice extremely soothing. Reminds me a lot of Kevin Hearn of the Barenaked Ladies. Anyway, I also just read that a Greg will release a new record on 7/8 via Vanguard.

[MP3] Greg Laswell - Embrace Me
[MP3] Greg Laswell - Long Way Around
[MP3] Greg Laswell - Sing Theresa Says
[MP3] Greg Laswell - Girls Just Want To Have Fun (Cyndi Lauper Cover)

[Myspace] Greg Laswell
[Website] Greg Laswell

Monday, March 10, 2008

Pitchfork Fest 2008 Initial Lineup

The initial lineup for this year's Pitchfork Music Festival, held July 18th - 20th, was announced today. Tickets go on sale this Wednesday and are $30 (single-day), $50 (two-day), and $65 (three-day). I have yet to attend this fest, but think I may this year.

Friday, July 18th

- Public Enemy

Saturday, July 19th

- Animal Collective
- !!!
- Vampire Weekend
- Dizzee Rascal
- No Age
- Atlas Sound
- Fleet Foxes

Sunday, July 20th

- Spiritualized
- M. Ward
- Boris
- Extra Golden
- El Guincho

Friday, March 7, 2008

French Kicks "Abandon"

French Kicks are set to release a new album, Swimming, on 5/20 via Vagrant. Check the new tune, "Abandon," out below, along with some upcoming tour dates.

[MP3] French Kicks - Abandon

Tour Dates

04.01.08 at Mercury Lounge (New York, NY)
04.04.08 at Middle East (Boston, MA)
04.05.08 at Johnny Brenda's (Philadelphia, PA)
04.08.08 at Mercury Lounge (New York, NY)
04.15.08 at Mercury Lounge (New York, NY)
04.24.08 at Rock and Roll Hotel (Washington, DC)
04.25.08 at Local 506 (Chapel Hill, NC)
04.26.08 at The Earl (Atlanta, GA)
04.27.08 at Bald Eagle (Asheville, NC)
05.15.08 at Doug Fir (Portland, OR)
05.16.08 at Chop Suey (Seattle, WA)
05.18.08 at The Independent (San Francisco, CA)
05.19.08 at Blue Lamp (Sacramento, CA)
05.22.08 at The Echo (Los Angeles, CA)
05.23.08 at The Casbah (San Diego, CA)

[Myspace] French Kicks
[Website] French Kicks

Video: Grizzly Bear on Craig Ferguson

Grizzly Bear performed "Knife" last night on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Check it out below, along with the latest EP, Friend, out via Warp.

[VIDEO] Grizzly Bear - Knife

[Myspace] Grizzly Bear
[Website] Grizzly Bear

[Count Me Out] Grizzly Bear "While You Wait For The Others (Live)"
[Count Me Out] Grizzly Bear on Morning Becomes Eclectic

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Video: The Helio Sequence "Keep Your Eyes Ahead"

The Helio Sequence have a new video for the title track off their new release, Keep Your Eyes Ahead, out now via Sub Pop. Check it out below.

[VIDEO] The Helio Sequence - Keep Your Eyes Ahead

[Myspace] The Helio Sequence
[Website] The Helio Sequence

[Count Me Out] The Helio Sequence "Can't Say No"

Video: Santogold "L.E.S. Artistes"

Santogold has a new video for "L.E.S. Artistes," a tune off the forthcoming debut, out sometime this year via Downtown. Check it out below, along with an mp3.

[VIDEO] Santogold - L.E.S. Artistes

[MP3] Santogold - L.E.S. Artistes

[Myspace] Santogold

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Bon Iver "The Wolves (Act I and II)"

Justin Vernon aka Bon Iver has a new video for "The Wolves (Act I and II)," a lovely tune off the new release, For Emma, Forever Ago, out now via Jagjaguwar. Check it out below, along with two mp3s.

[VIDEO] Bon Iver - The Wolves (Act I and II)

[MP3] Bon Iver - The Wolves (Act I and II)
[MP3] Bon Iver - Skinny Love

[Myspace] Bon Iver

[Count Me Out] Bon Iver "Lump Sum"

Monday, March 3, 2008

New Bullets In Madison Record

Bullets In Madison are a band from my hometown and they have a new record, If I Were a Neutron Star (And Other Stories From The Few And Far Between), coming out 3/18. Three new tracks are available for stream on their Myspace. I have a hard time describing bands, but I would definitely say that they are along the lines of a Radiohead/Sigur Rós meets Coldplay. Just an indie band with a very ambient sound. I don't know. Anyway, I have added a few tracks from their 2005 release, Love Is A Noise Or: The Psychic Distance Of American Flesh (And What It Means To Take A DIVE), below, however you are also able to download a ton of other tunes over on their Purevolume page.

[MP3] Bullets In Madison - Motel Lot
[MP3] Bullets In Madison - White Sheets
[MP3] Bullets In Madison - The Closest We Are (The Closest We've Been)

[Myspace] Bullets In Madison
[Website] Bullets In Madison

Arcade Fire Rock For Obama

Arcade Fire recently performed some free shows in Ohio, to rally for Barack Obama and tomorrow's primaries. Check a short clip of a Sam Cooke's "A Change Is Gonna Come," out below. David Bowie's "Heroes" and John Lennon's "Gimme Some Truth" were also on the covers list. The latest release, Neon Bible, is out via Merge.

[VIDEO] Arcade Fire - A Change Is Gonna Come (Sam Cooke Cover)

[Myspace] Arcade Fire
[Website] Arcade Fire

[Count Me Out] Video: Arcade Fire "Black Mirror"

Gnarls Barkley "Who's Gonna Save My Soul"

Gnarls Barkley have shared another new tune, "Who's Gonna Save My Soul," off the forthcoming release, The Odd Couple, out 4/8 via Downtown/Atlantic. Check it out below.

[STREAM] Gnarls Barkley - Who's Gonna Save My Soul

[Myspace] Gnarls Barkley
[Website] Gnarls Barkley

[Count Me Out] Video: Gnarls Barkley "Run"
[Count Me Out] Gnarls Barkley "Run"

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Video: Wilco on SNL

Welp, Wilco were pretty great on SNL last night. My prediction for "Hate It Here" with horns was correct, but they also played "Walken" with horns and Jeff worn some weird Elvis jumpsuit.

[VIDEO] Wilco - Hate It Here

[VIDEO] Wilco - Walken

[Myspace] Wilco
[Website] Wilco

[Count Me Out] Video: Wilco on SNL (Preview)
[Count Me Out] Wilco Residency Night 5 Setlist
[Count Me Out] Wilco Residency Night 4 Setlist
[Count Me Out] Wilco Residency Night 3 Setlist
[Count Me Out] Wilco Residency Night 2 Setlist
[Count Me Out] Wilco Residency Night 1 Setlist
[Count Me Out] Wilco To Play Every Song