Thursday, September 20, 2007

Celebration's Campfire Songs

GVB has got the scoop on a new series of promo videos for the new Celebration album "The Modern Tribe" due out Oct. 9th. It's the first in a series of "campfire songs" featuring the band in the woods performing stripped-down versions of upcoming songs by a video of a fire. This one is of "Tame the Savage", one of the stand-outs from the new disc. This is one is gonna make my year end is supercalifragilisticexpiallidocious. Check it, before you wreck it.

You can also check out "Evergreen" from The Modern Tribe in this previous post.

Celebration - 2007 Tour Dates
Sep 20 - Barnard College / Columbia University, New York, NY
Sep 21 - Floristree, Baltimore, MD
Oct 02 - Webster Hall, w/ Man Man NY
Oct 16 - Union Pool - CMJ Brooklyn, NY
Oct 24 - The Rock and Roll Hotel, Washington DC
Oct 25 - Duke University Coffeehouse, Durham, NC
Oct 26 - The Map Room, Charleston, SC
Oct 27 - Taste, Orlando, FL
Oct 29 - The Earl, Atlanta, GA
Oct 30 - 40 Watt Club w/ Black Angels, Athens, GA

Oct 31 - The Bottletree, Birmingham, AL
Nov 02 - Spanish Moon, Baton Rouge, LA
Nov 03 - Rubber Gloves, Denton, TX
Nov 04 - Fun Fun Fun Festival, Austin, TX
Nov 07 - Casa Blanca Lounge, Phoenix, AZ
Nov 09 - The Echo, Los Angeles, CA
Nov 11 - The Independent, San Francisco, CA
Nov 12 - Rotture, w/ The Get Hustle, Portland, OR
Nov 13 - Crocodile Cafe, Seattle, WA
Nov 14 - Plaza Club, Vancouver
Nov 16 - Kilby Court Salt Lake City, UT
Nov 17 - Larimer Lounge Denver, CO
Nov 19 - Slowdown Jr., Omaha, NE
Nov 20 - Aquarium, Fargo, MN
Nov 21 - 7th St. Entry, Minneapolis, MN
Nov 23 - Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
Nov 24 - Waldron Arts Center, Bloomington, IN

Celebration - website | Myspace

GREAT NEW MUSIC: Les Savy Fav "Let's Stay Friends"

So I've been a little sick this week, and what has been makin' me feel better? Rest? Hot miso soup? New Les Savy Fav album? Yes, yes, yes. Their new album "Let's Stay Friends" came out on Tuesday, and it is more than just a good cold remedy. It's another fantastic LSF record. I wish I could go into more detail about their growth as musicians, Tim's amazing lyrics, the album's intoxicating energy & feeling...but in my weakened condition I just can't go on any further. You'll just have to satisfy yourself with the two MP3s & video below.

Les Savy Fav "Patty Lee" from Let's Stay Friends

Les Savy Fav - Raging in the Plague Age from "Let's Stay Friends" (via
[MP3] Les Savy Fav - Slugs in the Shrubs from "Let's Stay Friends" (via

09-21 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg *
09-22 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom #
10-06 New York, NY - Randall's Island $
10-20 London, England - "Secret Show"
10-21 Manchester, England - Academy
10-22 London, England - Scala
10-23 Berlin, Germany - Festsaal Kreuzberg
10-24 Hamburg, Germany - Uebel & Gafährlich
10-25 Rotterdam, Netherlands - Rotown
10-26 Paris, France - Nouveau Casino
10-27 Dublin, Ireland - Clawdaddy
11-16 Durham, NC - Duke Coffeehouse
11-30 Seattle, WA - Neumos
12-01 Vancouver, British Columbia - Richard's on Richards

* with Cheeseburger, Fatal Flying Guilloteens
# with Parts & Labor, S Prcss
$ with the Arcade Fire, LCD Soundsystem, Blonde Redhead, Wild Light

Les Savy Fav - website | Myspace

Atlas Sound "Knife" (Grizzly Bear cover)

I mentioned Grizzly Bear's upcoming "Friend" EP a couple of posts ago, now it has a track listing (see below) and a release date, Nov. 6. P'fork has been kind enough to stream the Atlas Sound (Bradford from Deerhunter, solo project) cover of "Knife" from the EP, which is a really, really great cover for so many reasons. Check it out below as well.

"Friend" tracklist:
01 Alligator (Choir Version) [ft. Zach Condon and Dirty Projectors]
02 He Hit Me (And It Felt Like a Kiss)
03 Little Brother (Electric)
04 Shift (Alternate Version)
05 Plans (Terrible vs. Nonhorse: Sounds Edit)
06 Granny Diner
07 CSS: "Knife"
08 Band of Horses: "Plans"
09 Atlas Sound: "Knife"
10 Deep Blue Sea (Daniel Rossen Home Recording)

Atlas Sound (Bradford Cox) - Myspace

VIDEO: Battles "Tonto"

Sorry, no posts over the last couple of days. I'm feelin' under the weather. Bad pun intended. This video has fun synchronized lights. Battles' music is fun. Yay Battles' music. Yay feelin' better.

Monday, September 17, 2007

It's getting colder....

I had to put on a sweatshirt for the first time this Saturday night, I guess that means Fall is here. It also means shorter days, in terms of actual daylight NOT actual shorter days...which would be nice. Unfortunately tonight is going to be a long one, 'cuz I am busy, busy, busy. But I thought I would at least leave you with a couple of "Fall" related tunes.

[MP3] Yo La Tengo - Autumn Sweater from "I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One" (via
[MP3] Voxtrot - Warmest Part Of The Winter from "Little Darla Has A Treat For You, Vol. 24" (via