Wednesday, April 23, 2008

TOTALLY FREE MUSIC: Russian Spy Camera

Athens, GA's Russian Spy Camera are giving away their latest album, "Mutiny in the Kitchen with Knives", for free via their website. Does that mean it sucks? Hell no. They're just really nice, and would rather it make it's way into the hands of fans rather than never see the light of day just because all of their band fund was taken & spent on a plane ticket to Turkey. I highly suggest you head over and download it, and if free albums aren't your thing then there's a Paypal link on their site as well where you can send them some money for it. See? They're nice, so you could be nice back. It's all copasetic.

Russian Spy Camera - website | Myspace

VIDEO: Grizzly Bear "While You Wait For The Others (live on Conan)"

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

NEW "SONGS": Jupiter Watts

I went to see Jupiter Watts last Saturday after an entire day of free music (Record Store Day, 420Fest, etc.), and I must say that it was SO worth fighting off shear exhaustion to finally catch these guys live. I'm a huge fan of their music, but for some reason or another I hadn't been able to catch a show. They played some new material (that I've been told is still in it's primordial infancy), which sounded great & really different than their older material. You can check out said new material on their blog, here.

And, just in case you're not schooled in the music of Jupiter Watts, there are a couple of MP3s below.

[MP3] Jupiter Watts - Felix from "Jupiter Watts" (via
[MP3] Jupiter Watts - Travel Without a Sound from "Jupiter Watts" (via

Jupiter Watts - website | Myspace

GREAT NEW MUSIC: Citified "The Meeting After the Meeting"

After talking to Ramon from Jupiter Watts after their show about this band, I realized that I hadn't posted about them since I received their EP, "The Meeting After the Meeting", nearly four months ago...better late than never, right? The delay was certainly not due to any lack of interest in this album. Hell, it's one of the better albums I've been sent so far this year. Not sure what happened, but I'm damn sure gonna tout about now. Dreamy indie-pop/rock that's a little too driving to be shoe-horned into shoe-gaze, but yet it seems to drip enough shoe-gazy reverb & decay to see that MBV and The Cure are definitely amongst their music collection. There is absolutely no filler in this concise & haunting seven song EP, every song as repeatable as the previous one. Needless to say is highly recommended.

"The Meeting After the Meeting" is out now via the great Eskimo Kiss Records.

[MP3] Citified - Weddings from "The Meeting After the Meeting" (via
[MP3] Citified - Mascot from "The Meeting After the Meeting" (via

Citified | TOUR DATES:::

4/25 - The Good Cherry - w/The Late Virginia Summers - Lynchburg, VA
4/26 - Richmond - TBA - Richmond, VA
4/27 - The Galaxy Hut - w/Whiz Bang Three - Arlington, VA
5/23 - The Flat Iron w/Hammer No More The Fingers, Jupiter Watts - Greensboro, NC
5/30 - The Star Bar w/The Preakness - Atlanta, GA

Citified - label website | Myspace

VIDEO: Constantines "Hard Feelings"

Monday, April 21, 2008

ATLANTA/ATHENS SHOWS (04/21 - 04/27)

Mon. 4/21/08 - British Sea Power, Film School @ The Earl
Wed. 4/23/08 - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Duke Spirit @ The 40 Watt Club
Wed. 4/23/08 - The Darlings, Brock Scott Quartet, The Shylights @ The Earl
Wed. 4/23/08 - El Caminos, The Accidents, Royal Thunder @ The Drunken Unicorn
Thu. 4/24/08 - Cinemechanica, HO-AG, The Liverhearts @ The Drunken Unicorn
Thu. 4/24/08 - Peelander Z, Can Can, Attractive Eighties Women @ The Earl
Fri. 4/25/08 - Cinemechanica, HO-AG, Bad Dudes, Mouser @ Caledonia Lounge
Fri. 4/25/08 - Tapes n' Tapes, White Denim @ The Earl
Fri. 4/25/08 - Ministry (Final Tour), Meshuggah, Hemlock @ The Masquerade
Fri. 4/25/08 - Sonen, Parade, Twin Tiger @ Lenny's Bar
Fri. 4/25/08 - Modern Skirts, The Bridges @ The 40 Watt Club
Sat. 4/26/08 - The Winter Sounds, Morning State, Sealions @ The Star Bar
Sat. 4/26/08 - Thrice, Circa Survive, Pelican @ The Masquerade
Sat. 4/26/08 - French Kicks, Today The Moon, Tomorrow The Sun, The Preakness @ The Earl
Sat. 4/26/08 - All The Saints, The N.E.C., Beluga, The Chops @ The Drunken Unicorn
Sat. 4/26/08 - The Young Antiques, Five-Eight, The Big Fish Ensemble @ Lenny's Bar
Sat. 4/26/08 - Je Suis France, The Buddy System, Royal Bangs @ The 40 Watt Club
Sun. 4/27/08 - Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, Via Audio, Capibara @ The Earl

NEW SONG: My Morning Jacket "Evil Urges"

I cannot express how impressed I am with this new title track from My Morning Jacket, "Evil Urges". Hopefully the new direction that this song hints at, is what we can expect from the full album. I mean, as soon as you think you've figured 'em out they go all Prince on us. The new album, "Evil Urges", comes out June 10 via ATO Records.

[MP3] My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges from "Evil Urges" (via

Evil Urges - tracklist:
01 Evil Urges
02 Touch Me I'm Going to Scream Part 1
03 Highly Suspicious
04 I'm Amazed
05 Thank You Too
06 Sec Walkin'
07 Two Halves
08 Librarian
09 Look at You
10 Aluminum Park
11 Remnants
12 Smokin From Shootin
13 Touch Me I'm Going to Scream Part 2
14 Good Intentions

My Morning Jacket - website
| Myspace

NEW SONG: Atlas Sound "Another Bedroom"

As you may or may not know, Atlas Sound's breath-takingly beautiful debut album, Let The Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel, is being released in Europe via 4AD with a six-song bonus disc featuring some previously unreleased material (although "ABC Glasgow" was released for free earlier via the Deerhunter Blog). In addition to the bonus disc, the European version will also sport different artwork (see pic above), bonus disc tracklisting below.

01 Another Bedroom
02 It Rained
03 Stained Glass Swan
04 The Abandoned Closet
05 Spring Break
06 ABC Glasgow

[MP3] Atlas Sound - Another Bedroom from "LTBLTWCSBCF Bonus Disc" (via

:::Atlas Sound | TOUR DATES:::
05-12 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
05-13 Helsinki, Finland - Kuudes Linja
05-15 London, England - Stag and Dagger Festival
05-16 Manchester, England - Salford Mill
05-16-18 Minehead, England - Butlins Holiday Centre (Explosions in the Sky ATP)
05-19 Dublin, Ireland - Tripod *
05-20 Glasgow, Scotland - Oran Mor *
05-21 Leeds, England - Brudenell Room *
05-22 London, England - Koko *
05-23 Starbourg, France - Laiterie *
05-24 Paris, France - Alhambra Theatre *
05-25 Lille, France - Grand Mix *
05-26 Bordeaux, France - Grand Mix *
05-27 Porto, Portugal - Teatro Batalha *
05-28 Lisbon, Portugal - Lux Fragil *
05-29 Malaga, Spain - AV Cervantes *
05-31 Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound Festival
07-19 Chicago, IL - Union Park (Pitchfork Music Festival) *

* with Animal Collective

Atlas Sound - Myspace

VIDEO: Animal Collective "Brother Sport" (Live in Lyon, France)

This is a new-ish song that AC played live on their last tour. It's not going to be on the new EP, "Water Curses" (out May 6 via Domino Records), so maybe we can expect to see it on their next full-length.

Just in case you haven't heard it yet, I'm posting the title track from the new EP below as well. I fuckin' love Animal Collective.

[MP3] Animal Collective - Water Curses from "Water Curses EP" (via