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by Tyler Gould

8 Jan 2010


Some years ago—never mind how long precisely—having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on shore, I thought I would listen to a little Animal Collective and see the watery part of the world. It is a way I have of driving off the spleen and regulating the circulation. The new video for “Brothersport” is the image of the ungraspable phantom of life; and this is the key to it all.

by Tyler Gould

7 Jan 2010


Eels
End Times
(12 Major Chords)
Releasing: 19 January

That lovely little number a short while ago brings a whole album along with it later this month, for better or for worse. “In My Younger Days” is available to download below in the universally loved .M4A file format.

SONG LIST
01 The Beginning
02 Gone Man
03 In My Younger Days
04 Mansions of Los Feliz
05 A Line in the Dirt
06 End Times
07 Apple Trees
08 Paradise Blues
09 Nowadays
10 Unhinged
11 High and Lonesome
12 I Need a Mother
13 Little Bird
14 On My Feet

by Allison Taich

7 Jan 2010


James Mercer of The Shins and Danger Mouse have joined forces to create a new group, Broken Bells. Their self-titled album is due out on Columbia on 9 March 2010. The album’s first single, “The High Road”, is now available on the official site as well as iTunes and Amazon.com.

Broken Bells - The High Road

by Tyler Gould

7 Jan 2010


Everytime I see Julian Casablancas perform this song, it gets hammier and more awesome. His CGI pagoda songwriting hideout, the quill pen, the inclusion of glockenspiel playing in a getting-down-to-business montage—this, netizens, is the height of succulence!

by Allison Taich

7 Jan 2010


The female-run indie label Kill Rock Stars have recently added Elliott Smith to their extensive catalog. KRS plans to re-issue Smith’s first solo album, Roman Candle, on vinyl for the first time in the U.S. on 6 April 2010. The album was remastered by Smith’s archivist and editor of Tape Op Magazine, Larry Crane. The label also plans to re-release Smith’s posthumous From a Basement on the Hill, making KRS the official haven for Smith’s independent releases.

In celebration of the re-releases KRS has unleashed a previously unreleased Elliott Smith tune “Cecilia/Amanda.” The song was recorded by Crane in 1997 at Jackpot! Recording Studio. You can download “Cecilia/Amanda” at the KRS official site.

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