Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Erykah Badu Says Adieu To Clothing In "Window Seat"

By now, you have probably bought the new Erykah Badu album, New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh), which was released today. With that said, I can only imagine that you have seen her video for the single "Window Seat." If not, you should because it is a really good video filled with allusions to John F. Kennedy's assassination, a nude Badu walking on the street, a message and a guy scrambling to pick up her clothing. Check out the Matt and Kim inspired video for "Window Seat" after the jump.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Prep Your Wallets For Record Store Day

With another year comes another set of reasons to be broke on the third Saturday in April. Prepare your wallet for the greatness that is Record Store Day. In its third year, Record Store Day is a day when independent record stores across the country are honored by distributing and selling a wide assortment of re-issues, special edition releases on vinyl and CD, limited edition 7" and so on.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Phoenix Live Album...For Free...What The French Are You Talking About?

Yes, everyone's favorite French band, Phoenix, has released a free live album. The album consists of eight songs and is entitled Live In Sydney. The live album is made up of songs from their amazing 2009 release, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix. The best part is that it is free.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Interview: P.O.S

Recently, I had the pleasure of sitting down with rapper and Building Better Bombs frontman P.O.S to discuss his current album, Never Better, his upcoming performance at Coachella and the versatility that helps to make him, in my opinion, one of the best rappers today. Thanks to P.O.S for his time, his tour manager, Stacey, for being so sweet despite me being so late and Thomas from Biz 3 for setting it all up. Also, as with the Angelo Moore interview, the new feature, hopefully, to every interview is to have the artist playing a stylophone. P.O.S definitely did not disappoint with the stylophone which adds more to his awesomeness. This interview took place at Bottom Lounge on March 18, 2010.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

One Hit Wonder Or One Hit Blunder (St. Patrick's Day Edition)

Today's Subject: "I Don't Like Mondays" by The Boomtown Rats

It is definitely one of the strangest songs to ever chart. A quirky, almost symphonic song about murder featuring harmonies, piano and handclaps and sung by the guy who shaved his nipples in The Wall. I can see no reason as there are no reasons not talk about this song. Yeah, I know that was bad.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Duran Duran Reissues? Hooray For New Wave Hairdos Everywhere!

Looking back, the title seems a bit sarcastic but I assure you that it is not. Yes, according to fine folks at Pitchfork, Duran Duran's self-titled debut and Seven And The Ragged Tiger are being reissued as two CD, one DVD sets. Each of the disc contains the original versions of the albums, a bonus disc of b-sides, singles, demos, live material and remixes, and a DVD containing live performances and music videos.

Monday, March 15, 2010

...And Her Name Was... (March Mixtape)

Side A
01. Wilma's Rainbow by Helmet
02. Tunic (Song For Karen) by Sonic Youth
03. Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle by Nirvana
04. Prescilla by Bat For Lashes
05. Virginia Plain by Roxy Music
06. Ramona by Ramones
07. Oh Tara by The Knack
08. Aisle 10 (Hello Allison) by Scapegoat Wax

Side B
09. Kim Wilde by Charlotte Hatherley
10. Tonya Harding by The Coathangers
11. Wendy by Cake Like
12. Mono Lisa by Butter 08
13. Lilywhite Lilith by Genesis
14. Lily by Kate Bush
15. Rachel by She Wants Revenge
16. Archie And Veronica by Lovage

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Bad Religion Wants To Celebrate 30 Years Of Music With You

Most bands, these days, barely make it to 10 years. So, how does one that makes it to 30 years celebrate? By offering you a free live album, that's how.

Start The Riot Again!

Seriously, I'm starting to believe that someone or something is raiding my record collection. In fact, I believe it is the bands I listened to that are doing the raiding. Case, in point, Atari Teenage Riot is reuniting for a few shows this Summer and releasing a new single, their first in about nine years.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Think About Life Creates Video Of The Year

To be honest, I am not familiar with Think About Life or their music but from what I gather, it is Indie Dance Rock or something like that. I do know that I am familiar with puppets, awesome music videos and awesome music videos that have puppets in it. This is that video. Today, Stereogum premiered the Canadian group's newest video, "Havin' My Baby," and I love this video. Seriously, how can you not love this video.  Check out the video after the jump.

It's Time To March To Your Local Music Store

Sorry for the bad pun but a new month brings new music as some incredible box sets, import reissues and a movie about about a pioneering teenage Rock band.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Cheyenne Cinnamon And The Fantabulous Unicorn of Sugar Town Candy Fudge

What, you are probably asking, is that? It is a new Adult Swim pilot by Williams Street and Aqua Teen Hunger Force co-creator Dave Willis. The pilot features the voices of Neko Case as the title character, T-Pain, Doom and MC Chris and music by Butch Walker. Imagine a pop star fueled by cocaine who breaks out into song and tells a pregnant teenager to stay a virgin by only performing oral and anal sex. Also, the pop star lives in a fantasy land near Detroit. That actually sums up both the humor and bizarreness of this show.

Rock Band Network

The Rock Band Network is finally here and it is off to a very promising start. Labels like Sub Pop, Century Media and Side One Dummy have already shown their support by releasing tracks from The Shins, Lacuna Coil and Flogging Molly. Well respected and known artists such as KMFDM, Kristin Hersh (Throwing Muses, Breeders), The Hold Steady and Steve Vai are releasing singles alongside many up and coming, unsigned artists. This, my friends, is truly the beginning of the way we are exposed to newer artists. According to Harmonix, tracks from Smashing Pumpkins, Clutch, Prong and Flight Of The Conchords are expected soon. Check out the promising list of tracks already available for download after the jump.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Interview: Angelo Moore Of Fishbone

Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting with Angelo Moore of the legendary band, Fishbone to discuss the band, their new release, Live In Bordeaux, his solo projects and the band's legacy. Thanks to Angelo for his time and to Will, Bill, Rey, Jess, Eddie and the people at Silverback Management for setting up the interview. Note: For some reason, the video is missing the first 10 seconds.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Hear Gorillaz' Plastic Beach And Broken Bells' Self Titled Debut

Two of the biggest and most talked about albums of the year (so far, anyway) will be in stores next week: Gorillaz's anticipated follow-up to their successful 2005 release, Demon Days, entitled Plastic Beach and the long awaited collaboration between James Mercer of The Shins and Danger Mouse entitled Broken Bells. A week is a long time to hear these albums so NPR is streaming both of them. Stream Gorillaz's Plastic Beach here and Broken Bells' self-titled debut here.