Thursday, March 27, 2008

PRETTY DAMN GOOD NEW MUSIC: Colour Revolt "Plunder, Beg, and Curse"

I just got this album through eMusic yesterday, and I wasn't really taking to it by the first listen. I was working at the time, so I just let it play through a second then a third time. I thought I was listening to a different album by accident the second time, but was still Colour Revolt. It seemed much better this time, and by the third listen I was completely hooked. Make no mistake, it's a rock album...a really well written, and ENGAGING rock album that really rises above the MANY others. I'm about to take another stroll through these ten tracks, I suggest you do the same.

"Plunder, Beg, and Curse" will be released April 1st on Fat Possum.

They are on tour with The Breeders starting April 28th, then with Atlanta's own Snowden starting May 12th (sadly no Atlanta date :-( ).

::::Colour Revolt - Tour Dates::::
Apr 04 - The Library Bar and Grill - Oxford, MS
Apr 05 - Smith Wills Stadium (Youth Educational Fair) - Jackson, MS
Apr 11 - Bottletree - Birmingham, AL
Apr 12 - Spanish Moon - Baton Rouge, LA
Apr 26 - Courthouse Square (Double Decker Arts Festival) - Oxford, MS
Apr 28 - Cane's Bar and Grill - San Diego, CA *
Apr 30 - Slim's- San Francisco, CA *
May 02 - House of Blues Las Vegas- Las Vegas, NV *
May 03 - Clubhouse - Tempe, AZ *
May 05 - Emo's - Austin, TX *
May 06 - House of Blues Dallas - Dallas, TX *
May 07 - Meridian - Red Room - Houston, TX *
May 09 - The Bottleneck - Lawrence, KS *
May 10 - Pop's - Sauget, IL *
May 12 - Local 506 - Chapel Hill, NC %
May 13 - Rock & Roll Hotel - Washington, DC %
May 14 - Northstar - Philadelphia, PA %
May 15 - Mercury Lounge - New York, NY %
May 16 - Maxwell’s -) Hoboken, NJ %
May 17 - Pearl St. Downstairs - Northhampton, MA %
May 18 - Great Scott - Allston, MA %
May 20 - Mohawk Place - Buffalo, NY %
May 21 - Lee’s Palace - Toronto, ON %
May 22 - Musica - Akron, OH %
May 23 - Subterranean - Chicago, IL %
May 24 - Varsity Theater - Minneapolis, MN %
May 25 - Jackpot Saloon - Lawrence, KS %
May 26 - The Conservatory - Oklahoma City, OK %
May 28 - HOB Cambridge Room - Dallas, TX %
May 29 - Stubb’s BBQ - Austin, TX %
May 31 - One Eyed Jacks - New Orleans, LA %

* with The Breeders
% with Snowden

[MP3] Colour Revolt - Naked & Red from "Plunder, Beg, and Curse" (via
[MP3] Colour Revolt - Innocent and All from "Plunder, Beg, and Curse" (via

Colour Revolt - website | Myspace

NEW SONG: Annuals "Sore"

Been awhile since I've heard some new music from Annuals, whose "Be He Me" was top fave here in 2006 (and still is!). So they have a split EP, "Wet Zoo", coming out on April 1st...and get this, it's split with themselves...sorta. The other band is Sunfold, which has all of the same Annuals members, but with guitarist Kenny Florence taking over vocal duties from Adam Baker. They had this to say about what we can expect from Sunfold's sound as compared to Annuals: a "very different, more guitar-heavy" sound. Make sense? O.K., good. Here's one of the Annuals' tracks from "Wet Zoo", entitled "Sore". It's very grand and lush, and it has me anxiously awaiting to hear more. Good music has that effect, no?

"Wet Zoo" will be available via Ace Fu Records & Canvasback Music.

[MP3] Annuals - Sore from "Wet Zoo EP" (via

DAYTROTTER SESSIONS: The Dodos / A Place To Bury Strangers

How many times can I profess my love for Daytrotter? Not enough my friends, not enough. Amongst the slew of recent Daytrotter sessions, were sessions by The Dodos & A Place To Bury Strangers. Both are amazing and should be checked out, I've included a track from each band's session below (including an unreleased song from APTBS).

Get all the tracks here.

[MP3] The Dodos - Undeclared from "Live Daytrotter Session" (via
[MP3] A Place To Bury Strangers - Never Going Down Again (unreleased) from "Live Daytrotter Session" (via

VIDEOS: Black Lips "Treat Me Like a Man" / "Everybody's Doing It" (Live on the "Take Away Show")

VIDEO: Phosphorescent "A Picture of Our Torn Up Praise"

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

VIDEO: Excepter "Kill People"

I'm pretty worn out today, I feel like doing nothing...which is exactly what I'm gonna do. Bigger posts tomorrow when this mood passes. Oh, and this video DOES rule, Bradford.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

MATADOR RECORDS releases new digital compiliation, new tracks from Shearwater, Jaguar Love and Jay Reatard!!

Matador Records has just released their annual "Intended Play" spring compilation, highlighting the label's recent and upcoming releases (including new ones from Jay Reatard, Shearwater, Jaguar Love [ex. Blood Brothers, Pretty Girls Make Graves]). You can download the compiliation as a ZIP file, here.


01. Jay Reatard - Always Wanting More (from 7" #3, due out June 17)
02. Times New Viking - DROP-OUT (from Rip It Off)
03. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - Cold Son (from Real Emotional Trash)
04. Shearwater - Leviathan, Bound (from Rook, due out June 3)
05. Cat Power - Metal Heart (from Jukebox)
06. Matmos - Polychords (from Supreme Balloon, due out May 6)
07. Mission Of Burma - That’s How I Escaped My Certain Fate (from Vs.: The Definitive Edition)
08. Jaguar Love (ex. Blood Brothers, Pretty Girls Make Graves) - Bats Over The Pacific Ocean (from Take Me To The Sea, due out this summer)
09. The Cave Singers - Helen (from Invitation Songs)
10. Dead Meadow - I’m Gone (from Old Growth)
11. The New Pornographers - All The Things That Go To Make Heaven And Earth (live) (from Live From Soho (iTunes Exclusive))
12. Earles & Jensen - Bleachy Is Back In Town, Look Out (from Just Farr A Laugh Vols. 1 & 2: The Greatest Prank Phone Calls Ever!, due out April 22)

Matador Records

The Raveonettes: "Black/White" video + MP3

So I just found this Raveonettes video/song (Black/White), they did for the "Sound of Color" project in which "...five bands were commissioned to write five songs based on five different colors. Five directors then shot music videos of each song/color. The result is Sound of Color. Here, the Raveonettes take on the color(s) Black and White." It is directed by the award winning designer, Chris Do (Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy").

This may be old news, but since I just stumbled upon it, it's new to me...and any excuse to post about The Raveonettes is always good (I've included another video, and an MP3 of this song "Black/White" below).

The song is SO great, and I think it could have easily been included on "Lust, Lust, Lust" which in my humble opinion is one of the BETTER albums this year.

[VIDEO] The Raveonettes "Black/White - Sound of Color series"

[VIDEO] The Raveonettes "Dead Sound" from "Lust, Lust, Lust"

[MP3] The Raveonettes - Expelled From Love from "Lust, Lust, Lust" (via
[MP3] The Raveonettes - Black/White from "unreleased" (via

The Raveonettes - website | Myspace

Monday, March 24, 2008

R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe "outs" his bandmates

This is awesome...and hilarious. Thanks to Cable and Tweed for this.

ATLANTA/ATHENS SHOWS (03/24 - 03/30)

Mon. 3/24/08 - Die! Die! Die!, The Hiss, Today The Moon Tomorrow The Sun @ The Earl

Tue. 3/25/08 - New Model Army @ The Drunken Unicorn
Tue. 3/25/08 - Fu Manchu, Burning Brides, Blood Vessels @ The Earl
Tue. 3/25/08 - Phantom Planet, House of Heroes @ The 40 Watt Club
Wed. 3/26/08 - Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks @ The Variety Playhouse

Wed. 3/26/08 - The Dodos, Silje Nes, The Liverhearts @ Lenny's Bar
Wed. 3/26/08 - Danger Bear @ The Drunken Unicorn
Thu. 3/27/08 - Ahleuchatistas, Sorry No Ferrari @ The Drunken Unicorn
Thu. 3/27/08 - The Waybacks, The Infamous Stringdusters @ The Earl

Fri. 3/28/08 - Silent Kids, Luigi, The Preakness @ The Earl

Fri. 3/28/08 - Club Awesome, Chow Nasty, Judi Chicago @ Lenny's Bar
Fri. 3/28/08 - The Black Lips, The Selmanaires, Pride Parade ***FREE SHOW*** @ The 40 Watt Club

Sat. 3/29/08 - Elf Power (CD release), Ham1, Madeline Adams @ The 40 Watt Club
Sat. 3/29/08 - WREK 91.1 40th Ann. (w/ No River City, The Feeding Fingers, Judi Chicago, Misfortune 500, + more) @ The Drunken Unicorn

Sat. 3/29/08 - Kimya Dawson (Moldy Peaches), Angelo Spencer, Paul Barribeau @ The 40 Watt Club
Sun. 3/30/08 - Delta Spirit, Port O'Brien, Chainstereo @ The Drunken Unicorn

Ruby Suns - 2008 Tour Dates

One of my favorite finds of 2008, was Ruby Suns' latest album, "Sea Lion", which has been in heavy rotation since my first listen. They're currently on tour with some other ICTH faves such as Throw Me The Statue, Le Loup, and Foals. Dates below:

:::Ruby Suns - 2008 Tour Dates:::
Mar 24 - Union Hall - Brooklyn, NY **
Mar 25 - TT The Bear's - Cambridge, MA **
Mar 27 - Waldron Arts Centre - Bloomington, IN **
Mar 28 - Schubas ** Chicago, Illinois
Mar 29 - First Ave, 7th Street Entry - Minneapolis, MN **
Apr 01 - KEXP Live Session Seattle, WA
Apr 01 - Chop Suey - Seattle, WA **
Apr 02 - Holocene - Portland, OR **
Apr 04 - Bottom Of The Hill - San Francisco, CA **
Apr 05 - The Echo (Early Show) - Los Angeles, CA **
Apr 06 - The Casbah - San Diego, CA **
Apr 07 - Modified - Phoenix, AZ **
Apr 09 - Lola's - Fort Worth, TX **
Apr 11 - The Yauhaus - Charlotte, NC **
Apr 12 - The Boot - Norfolk, VA &&
Apr 13 - The Soapbpx Lounge - Wilmington, NC &&
Apr 14 - Drunken Unicorn - Atlanta, GA &&
Apr 15 - BottleTree Cafe - Birmingham, AL &&
Apr 16 - The Mink - Houston, TX &&
Apr 18 - Mohawk - Austin, TX &&
Apr 19 - Lola's - Ft. Worth, TX &&
Apr 30 - Alvin's - Detroit, MI ++
May 01 - Showplace Theatre - Buffalo, NY ++
May 02 - Lee's Palace ++ Toronto, ON
May 03 - Cabaret Music Hall - Montreal, QC ++
May 05 - Higher Ground Lounge - Burlington, VT ++
May 06 - Middle East Downstairs - Boston, MA ++
May 07 - Maxwell's - Hoboken, NJ ++
May 08 - Union Hall - Brooklyn, NY ++
Jul 19 - Pitchfork Festival Chicago, IL

** w/ Le Loup
&& w/ Throw Me The Statue
++ w/ Foals

[MP3] Ruby Suns - Tane Mahuta from "Sea Lion" (via
[MP3] Throw Me The Statue - Lolita from "Moonbeams" (via
[MP3] Le Loup - Outside of This Car, The End of the World! from "The Third Heaven Of The Nations' Millennium General Assembly" (via
[MP3] Foals - The French Open from "Antidotes" (via

[VIDEO] Ruby Suns "Tane Mahuta"

[VIDEO] Throw Me The Statue ""Lolita (live Take Away Show)"

[VIDEO] Foals ""Cassius"

Ruby Suns - Myspace | Throw Me The Statue - Myspace | Le Loup - Myspace | Foals - Myspace

Liars confirmed as openers for Radiohead's SPRING TOUR

What could possibly make a Radiohead show even better than Radiohead themselves? Adding Liars to the bill that's what, my fine friends! It has been confirmed that Liars have been selected as the openers for Radiohead's spring tour. I am smiling right now.

05-05 West Palm Beach, FL - Cruzan Amphitheatre
05-06 Tampa, FL - Ford Amphitheatre
05-08 Atlanta, GA - Lakewood Amphitheatre
05-09 Charlotte, NC - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
05-11 Bristow, VA - Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge
05-14 St. Louis, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
05-17 Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
05-18 Dallas, TX - Center

VIDEO: Why? "Song of the Sad Assassin"