We just reviewed the latest album from OOIOO, which included “OOIAH”. Our Richard Elliott described this track in particular as “a splendid singalong of happy nonsense that mutates into a synth and guitar workout that has its controls firmly set for the heart of the sun.”
This week in 1964: The Rolling Stones performed “Around and Around” on The Ed Sullivan Show. The girls screaming in the crowd were the ones who always had a soft spot for the bad boy, and were secretly bored with the Beatles. Enjoy the first performance and subsequent performances.
Snow Patrol Up to Now
Releasing: 18 November
Snow Patrol, who found major success with “Chasing Cars”, will be releasing Up to Now, a compilation of highlights from their 15 years in music. The album will have three completely new songs in addition to the oldies, including this single, “Just Say Yes”.
02 Chasing Cars
03 Crack The Shutters
04 Set The Fire To The Third Bar
05 Crazy In Love
06 Just Say Yes
07 Batten Down The Hatch
08 You’re All I Have
09 Hands Open
11 The Planets Bend Between Us (2009 Version)
12 Ask Me How I Am
14 Making Enemies
15 Run (Live at the Union Chapel)
01 Take Back the City
02 Shut Your Eyes
03 An Olive Grove Facing the Sea (2009 Version)
05 Give Me Strength
06 Signal Fire
07 Spitting Games
08 Open Your Eyes
09 Dark Roman Wine
10 Fifteen Minutes Old
11 You Are My Joy
12 Golden Floor
13 Starfighter Pilot
15 Chasing Cars (Live at the Union Chapel)
80kidz, Japanese DJs who’ve created remixes for acts like Simian Mobile Disco, Phenomenal Handclap Band, and Dan Black, now have bestowed their mash-up genius on Metric’s hit, “Help I’m Alive”, making it a bouncy synth jam. Metric has also released an acoustic EP, entitled Plug In, Plug Out available on Amazon. Take a gander at Plug In, Plug Out‘s tracklist as well as the band’s upcoming North American tour dates after the jump.
Folk rock-shoegazers, The Uglysuit, have independently released “1902 Deep Ocean” from their upcoming EP, Merrycan Prairie. This psychedelic tune is part creepy, part soothing—perfect for the fall season.
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