Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Amazon MP3 Daily Deal

7/28 Daily Deal: the Dodos' Time to Die, available exclusively @amazonmp3 a week early. Today's price: $2.99. http://bit.ly/AMP3

Monday, July 27, 2009

Avett Brothers on Daytrotter

The Avett Brothers do a session on Daytrotter and play a new song off of the upcoming I and You and Love. Also, an unreleased, one off of Four Thieves, and one off Emotionalism.

Laundry Room
Lover Like You
More of You
Paranoia in B Major

Download the session free and legal at link above.

Also, The Thermals stopped by with:

I Let It Go
I Can't Let Go
You Dissolve

All you have to do is sign up your email and he sends like one email a week. Then, you will have access to a ton of free and legal tunes by great bands like the ones above and Deer Tick, Dent May, Blitzen Trapper, Fleet Foxes, Felice Brothers, The Hold Steady, etc. Check out this amazing resource.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Latest Listens

There has not been a real plethora of new tunes lately. However, I will impart my opinions on what has been released.

Wilco - The Album
I am a huge fan of Wilco's latest release. I must say I was not expecting much after Sky Blue Sky. However, it exceeded my expectations. "One Wing" and "I'll Fight" have been battling for my top song spot on the album. I do love the "Can't Stand It"-esque "Wilco the Song." I would highly recommend checking it out.

Passion Pit - Manners
Although I am not a huge fan of the electro pop fad, this album is better than the average Pitchfork-approved. "Moth's Wings" and "Little Secrets" are the highlights.

Deer Tick - Born On Flag Day
One of my favorite bands Deer Tick delivers again on their sophomore album. I am still debating on whether it is as good as War Elephant. It is certainly worth a place in your collection. Opener "Easy" is a scruffy ole number that sets the tone for Deer Tick's rough around the edges sound. It will no doubt have you singing "You Don't Know..." "Hell on Earth" is another top track. Great album.

White Rabbits - It's Frightening
I have given these guys another chance, and I am just not that impressed. I mean it is decent, but nothing special. Their music is so monotonous to me. I get bored so quickly. If you are questioning them after hearing the samples, do not buy it.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Pitchfork Music Festival Streaming

Pitchfork Music Festival is streaming over at Pitchfork. Schedule for today is:

1:00 The Mae Shi
1:45 Frightened Rabbit
2:30 Blitzen Trapper
3:20 Pharoahe Monch
4:15 The Thermals
5:15 The Walkmen
6:15 M83
7:25 Grizzly Bear
8:40 The Flaming Lips

Friday, July 17, 2009

New Conor Oberst, M. Ward, Jim James Track

Monsters of Folk: Conor Oberst, M. Ward, and Jim James new band has its first track available for stream/download. Go Here.

News Bytes

Stream new Modest Mouse song: "History Sticks to Your Feet"

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah's Alec Ounsworth is going solo and putting out a record Mo Beauty on October 20 on Anti- Records. The album was recorded in NOLA with a bunch of funky folks like George Porter, etc.

The Strokes' Julian Casablancas also debuts his solo project called The Phrazes for the Young LP.

the whole Dodo's new album, Thanks to Grit Music for the heads up.

Wilco and Feist on Letterman:

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Wilco with Feist on Letterman

Tonight, July 14th, Wilco with Feist on Letterman!

Monday, July 13, 2009

MP3 Daily Deal

Explosions in the Sky - How Strange Innocence on Amazon MP3 for $1.99, today only.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

New Music Tuesday

Rural Alberta Advantage - Hometowns

This is a re-release on a major label (Saddle Creek). As a lot of you already know, this is a wonderful album.

Son Volt - American Central Dust

The blogs love it, Pitchfork hated it, but then again, who doesn't take what Pitchfork says with a grain of salt, especially when it comes to alt-country.

Son Volt's website proclaims ACD is more in line with Trace.

Avett Brothers EP - I and Love and You