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Thursday, Oct 15, 2009

Grizzly Bear will release a special edition of the exalted Veckatimest both in the US and the UK on November 2nd.  The special edition features a twenty-four page photo keepsake and a second bonus live CD recorded during their worldwide tour.  Also check out their performance of “Two Weeks” on the Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien. Beach House chanteuse Victoria Legrand provides the enthralling back-up vocals.


Bonus Material:
01 “Southern Point” (KCRW Session)
02 “All We Ask” (KCMP Session)
03 “Ready, Able” (KCRW Session)
04 “Foreground” (Duyster Session)
05 “Two Weeks” (BBC Maida Vale Session)
06 “Dory” (World Café Session)
07 “While You Wait for the Others” (BBC Maida Vale Session)



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Wednesday, Oct 14, 2009

Embryonic is out, and this is on it. The album version features Karen O—no such luck for the still-lovely Conan performance:



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Wednesday, Oct 14, 2009

Múm member Ólöf Arnalds’ debut, Við og Við, came out three years ago in Iceland, and finally hits the States on November 17th. Here are “Klara” from the album and a cover of John Prine’s “We’re Not the Jet Set” live in the KEXP studio.



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Wednesday, Oct 14, 2009

In honor of Devendra Banhart’s major label debut, What Will We Be, the musician has released an unofficial video for the album’s 13th track “Walillamdzi”. The video features images from the recording sessions, which took place this past spring in Northern California. Two of the album’s singles, “Baby” and “Angelika”, are also available for streaming via Devendra’s MySpace. What Will We Be is due out 27 October, 2009 on Warner Bros. Records; it was co-produced by Banhart and Paul Butler (from UK outfit Band of Bees).



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Tuesday, Oct 13, 2009

Basement Jaxx reveals their new video for the song “Scars” from the album of the same name. With a rosebush like the plague, Basement Jaxx collaborated with Dutch Artist Jan Van Nuenen to make the video. “Scars” gushes with herbaceous fury circa 1989’s Biollante from Godzilla vs. Biollante (and yes, I did just make a Godzilla reference).



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