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by Allison Taich

23 Oct 2009

It’s hard to believe, but this winter marks the 20th anniversary of the release Nirvana’s debut album, Bleach. In honor of this music milestone, Sub Pop is re-issuing Bleach as an expanded CD/double LP. Originally recorded in December, 1988 and released in June of ’89, the album received international recognition after Nevermind took off.

Some of the features include a previously unreleased live recording at the Pine Street Theatre in Portland, Oregon from 1990, and extended liner notes with candid photos. Producer Jack Endino oversaw the sessions as the album was re-mastered at Sterling Sound off of the original tapes. The album is available for pre-order at Sub Pop.

01 Blew
02 Floyd the Barber
03 About a Girl
04 School
05 Love Buzz
06 Paper Cuts
07 Negative Creep
08 Scoff
09 Swap Meet
10 Mr. Moustache
11 Sifting
12 Big Cheese
13 Downer
14 Intro (live)
15 School (live)
16 Floyd the Barber (live)
17 Dive (live)
18 Love Buzz (live)
19 Spank Thru (live)
20 Molly’s Lips (live)
21 Sappy (live)
22 Scoff (live)
23 About a Girl (live)
24 Been a Son (live)
25 Blew (live)

About a Girl [MP3]

Scoff (live) [MP3]

by Faye Rasmussen

23 Oct 2009

Florence and the Machine
(Universal Republic)
Release Date: 20 October

How apropos? The debut album from Florence Welch and her accompanying Machine is titled Lungs, and boy, does this girl have some? 

The British sensation’s album dropped in the US on Tuesday after smashing charts overseas, having already been certified platinum in the UK since coming out in July. Welch is on a mission to light up America as well. She has sold out two concerts in New York and Los Angeles, and is starting to make the rounds on the late night circuit as well, hitting Letterman on October 27th and recording for Kimmel two days later (airdate TBA).

by Ashley Cooper

23 Oct 2009

El Perro Del Mar has released a new video for the song “Change of Heart” from their current album, Love is Not Pop. The video features two men in gold paint demonstrating their acrobatic ability in the style of Cirque du Soleil. When you realize that this video was shot in one single take, it is amazing to watch.


by Eleanore Catolico

22 Oct 2009

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.

by Eleanore Catolico

22 Oct 2009

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.

//Mixed media

Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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