Latest Blog Posts

by Allison Taich

30 Nov 2009


Grateful Dead members Bob Weir and Phil Lesh joined forces with John Kadlecik (Dark Star Orchestra), Joe Russo (Benevento/Russo Duo), Jay Lane (RatDog), and Jeff Chimenti (RatDog, The Dead) to create the next chapter in Grateful Dead history. The band unleashed their craft at the Fox Theater in Oakland, California this past September. After much hype and anticipation the band is finally hitting the road, playing limited cities across the U.S. Stream some music over at their site, and check out the tour dates after the jump.

 

by Tyler Gould

25 Nov 2009


I get the feeling that if it weren’t for music videos, we’d be really dry on chances to see any beautiful 2-D animation. Scott Marvel directed and illustrated this clip for Headlights’ “Love Song for Buddy”, from their recent Wildlife, and the color palette alone is commendable. I’ll commend it right now if I have to.

by Tyler Gould

25 Nov 2009


Final Fantasy
Heartland
(Domino)
Releasing: 12 January

Owen Pallett’s first album since He Poos Clouds in 2006 is a concept album about a farmer named Lewis, who, if you’ll notice the track list, takes off his shirt at some point. Pallett has been jumping around the world to record Heartland, spending time in Reykjavik to lay down some tracks and Prague to record the Czech Symphony. He still has a couple dates left on his U.S. tour with the Mountain Goats (dates after the jump), and recently stopped by IFC’s Dinner With the Band to perform “Keep the Dog Quiet” and eat some lamb.

SONG LIST
01 Midnight Directives
02 Keep The Dog Quiet
03 Mount Alpentine
04 Red Sun No. 5
05 Lewis Takes Action
06 The Great Elsewhere
07 Oh Heartland, Up Yours!
08 Lewis Takes Off His Shirt
09 Flare Gun
10 E Is For Estranged
11 Tryst With Mephistopheles
12 What Do You Think Will Happen Now?

by Tyler Gould

25 Nov 2009


This video is NSFW, but when you get home you should check it out and see if you can connect the bizarre visuals to the song’s apparent lyrical connection to Joe Louis fighting the best boxers in Nazi Germany and fascist Italy. The song takes a condescending, yet inspiring, perspective: “if you learn one thing, you’ve learned it well / It’s true, you must give fascists hell.”

by Allison Taich

25 Nov 2009


I’m sure you’ve heard “Slight Figure of Speech”, the latest single from the Avett Brothers, but have you seen the official video? Catch it now on Funny or Die, featuring The American Budget Network (TAB).

//Mixed media
//Blogs

St. Vincent, Beck, and More Heat Up Boston Calling on Memorial Day Weekend

// Notes from the Road

"With vibrant performances by artists including St. Vincent and TV on the Radio, the first half of the bi-annual Boston Calling Festival brought additional excitement to Memorial Day weekend.

READ the article