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Tuesday, Mar 3, 2009

Although conveniently placed within the garage-rock revival earlier this decade, The Soundtrack of Our Lives has proven to be a consistently good modern rock band with reverence for classic rock masters but a style all its own. With singer-shaman Ebbot Lundberg leading the way, the band returns to the United States in support of double-album Communion, available March 3.


This live version of “Second Life Replay”, a song from the new album, features mystical lyrics, a harmonica interlude, and a galloping third act—business as usual for this group of musicians borne from Union Carbide Productions. See them in a city near you this month.


TOUR DATES
09 March 2009 Paradise Rock Club, Boston
11 March 2009 Music Hall of Williamsburg, New York
12 March 2009 Bowery Ballroom, New York
13 March 2009 Double Door, Chicago
15 March 2009 The Independent, San Francisco
16 March 2009 Troubadour, Los Angeles


 


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Tuesday, Mar 3, 2009

Nebraskan indie-rockers Cursive will release their ickilly titled sixth album Mama, I’m Swollen on March 10, but both the


band and their label are making it available early via an inexpensive yet highly motivational tactic. On Sunday, March 1, the full album download cost $1. On March 2, the price went up to $2. On March 3, it’s $3, and so on until the release date. The sooner you get on it, the more you’ll save!


Need more convincing? Check out “From The Hips”, a typically intense Tim Kasher slow-burner from the new record.


Cursive
From the Hips [MP3]
     



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Tuesday, Mar 3, 2009

Here’s the official video from Depeche Mode’s forthcoming Sounds of the Universe, out April 20th/21st. The clip was directed by Patrick Daughters, the hip American director and regular Feist collaborator. Apparently, he’s a fan of Volkswagen’s car crash ads.



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Monday, Mar 2, 2009

I’m about 100% positive that I’m not the only sucker out there for some vintage psychedelia. Radio Moscow is the type of down-home bred band we all imagine. You know, the no name town (Story City, Iowa), the direct influences (Peter Green, Nuggets compilations, really any psychedelic guitar god), and the boy prodigy (insert Parker Griggs). But make no mistake, these boys are the real deal, and the proof is coming on their upcoming album, Brain Cycles, releasing April 14th.


Having the backing of the Black Keys and Alive records, the band has recently been able to find themselves in a perfect position to stone minds all around the country and have a little fun in the process. But hear, hear! Don’t come into this with a nasty attitude against psychedelic music, because if you do, then a band like Radio Moscow will never be for you. But if you want to sit back and let the wah-wahs and blues-driven guitar solos blow your mind, do yourself a favor, and check out the new single “Broke Down”.


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“Broke Down” [MP3]


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Monday, Mar 2, 2009

Justin Townes Earle’s tunes have more of an old-timey classic country feel than those of his father Steve. Blending Hank Williams style honky tonk with a little bit of ragtime, swing and bluegrass harmonies, Earle is on his way to becoming one of roots music’s young stars. Earle sings of being like his dad on “Mama’s Eyes” and twangs through a sweet country shuffle on “What I Mean to You”. Both of these songs appear on Midnight at the Movies, out this week on Bloodshot Records.


Justin Townes Earle
“Mama’s Eyes” [MP3]
“What I Mean to You” [MP3]


Justin Townes Earle - The Good Life


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