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Friday, Feb 26, 2010

Philadelphia duo Pattern is Movement and Brooklyn quartet Via Audio will be on tour together for the next month, and both bands will feature new material in their setlists. Animalore, the upcoming LP from Via Audio, is scheduled for a March 9 release through Undertow Music Collective. Pattern Is Movement offers a couple of great new original tracks and covers of songs by David Bowie, the Smiths, and Beyonce on the Light of the World EP (Hometapes). The EP is a tour-only exclusive, so you will have to see the band on one of these upcoming dates in order to get your hands on it. Tour dates are after the jump.


Pattern Is Movement
“Light of the World” [MP3]
     


Via Audio
“Babies” [MP3]
     



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Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010
by PopMatters Staff

Deer Tick is a favorite here at PopMatters with their recent album Born on Flag Day received an 8 last June and just bubbled under our Top 60 album list last December. Andrew Gilstap raved about the album saying: “It seems to be the nature of the world to chafe at any spot of contentment in your life, and Born on Flag Day captures that sense of being at odds with your surroundings as well as any release this year. It’s a feeling of conflict that exists in every part of the band’s music: the faster songs feel like they’re about to run off the rails, sharp lyrics lurk in the slower songs just waiting for their chance to cut to the bone, and vocalist John Joseph McCauley conveys it all with an acute, nasally rasp.”


So, we’re excited to announce that Deer Tick will be playing a free show next Wednesday (3 March) in San Francisco at The Independent. The show is being presented exclusively by T-Mobile® myTouch™ 3G Fender™ Limited Edition and will begin at 9.00pm, with the doors opening at 8.00pm. Entry into the show is first come, first served, so best to start queueing early. You can drop a line to mogshows.deertick@gmail.com to let them know you plan on coming, but it’s no guarantee of admission, so get down there the earliest you can.


- Deer Tick
- Free
- 3 March @ The Independent, San Francisco
- Doors 8pm/show 9pm
- Brought to you by T-Mobile® myTouch™ 3G Fender™ Limited Edition



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Friday, Feb 19, 2010

Xiu Xiu
Dear God, I Hate Myself
(Kill Rock Stars)
Releasing: 23 February


There’s a new Xiu Xiu album coming out, which I don’t suspect anybody is too excited about, more so that people are awaiting its release in some religious, jaw-clenching fugue state. That’s music for you, though. Some people like to enjoy it, others like to let it motivate their affected agony to tortured, romantic climax.


SONG LIST
01 Gray Death
02 Chocolate Makes You Happy
03 Apple for a Brain
04 House Sparrow
05 Hyunhye’s Theme
06 Dear God, I Hate Myself
07 Secret Motel
08 Falkland Rd.
09 The Fabrizio Palumbo Retaliation
10 Cumberland Gap
11 This Too Shall Pass Away (For Freddy)
12 Impossible Feeling


“This Too Shall Pass Away (For Freddy)” [MP3]
     



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Monday, Nov 30, 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.


 


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Wednesday, Nov 25, 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?



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