Performing at the Hoxton Hotel in London, indie rockers Wild Beasts have put their full live concert online, featuring songs from their most recent album, Two Dancers. Get a glimpse of the show by watching Wild Beasts perform “Hooting & Howling” and “All the King’s Men” now.
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The boys of Jamaica Plain, MA, Caleb Johannes and Eric Farber, make up Truman Peyote. Drawing on the inspiration of music collectives like Breakfast of Champs, Truman Peyote mashes up genres as craftily as basket weavers weave baskets. Their new song, “New Wife, New Life” is Animal Collective-tinged, pulsating with tribal chant and sampled helter skelter. Download “New Wife, New Life” here, and check out more of their tracks on Truman Peyote’s MySpace.
Watch Pearl Jam give a relentless performance of “The Fixer” on Austin City Limits, along with a nice PBS spot on the history and impact of the show. Eddie Vedder’s bristly bravado does not disappoint.
The chorus of Little Boots’ “Earthquake” announces itself with great fanfare, transitioning abruptly from the verse into a bang-bang shout-along dance floor stomper. While the trappings are there, it lacks a certain exuberance that takes a pop song from catchy to truly memorable. You may sing along, but you won’t be terribly excited about it.
Ten years ago this week:The Eurythmics released their album Peace, their first album since 1989. It delivered two hits, “17 Again” and “I Saved the World Today”. The album was re-released in 2005 with remixes and b-sides. Enjoy the videos of Lennox and Stewart below.
“I Want It All”