Punk rockers, Alkaline Trio, recently did a live performance for The Interface on AOL featuring backing guitar/vocals from Tegan Quin of Tegan & Sara. You can download the 4 song set via mp3 or watch the live videos as well. I think Tegan should be a permanent addition to the band.
Everyone’s favorite indie princess Jenny Lewis, has a new song called “Acid Tongue” streaming on the NPR website. The song will appear on an album of the same name due out on Sep. 23rd of this year. The album is said to feature a wide array of talented folks like Zooey Deschanel, Elvis Costello, & Chris Robinson of The Black Crowes just to name a few. Enjoy.
Starting today, you can download a digital copy of Bloc Party’s latest effort Intimacy for only $10 from the band’s website. You’ll be waiting until Oct. 23rd if you want a physical copy of the album. You can check out the song “mercury” elsewhere on our website or you can listen to “Trojan Horse” on Bloc Party’s myspace.
TV on the Radio have a new song called “Golden Age” streaming on their website. This new song will appear on the band’s latest album Dear Science due out Sep. 23rd. Will this see the band continuing the huge success of their 2006 release Return to Cookie Mountain? We’ll let you be the judge.
The official Fun Fun Fun Fest lineup is finally here! Check it out and start making your evaluations. Tickets are not on sale yet, but will be going up a bit to $59.99 this year. That’s still pretty dang low for what ya get.
The nice people over at RCRD LBL have a new song from Dallas band Secret Machines for you to stream/download on their website. The song is called “Dreaming of Dreaming” and will apparently NOT appear on the bands latest self-titled release due out in October. You can hear the song exclusively on the RCRD LBL website (they strongly discourage re-hosting songs). Is this better than the very underwhelming 2006 effort Ten Silver Drops?
The new album from David Byrne & Brian Eno entitled Everything That Happens Will Happen Today is now available to stream on their website. Along with the streaming version of the album, you can also purchase the album (regular and deluxe version) or download it for 9 bucks. Head on over to everythingthathappens.com to take a listen, and don’t forget that David Byrne will be playing ACL Fest in September.
If you read our recent review of Dr. Dog’s newest album Fate, you know that we are big fans of this Philly-based band (we gave the album 4 1/2 stars). Well, we recently discovered a fantastic live set produced by Steve Lillywhite for NPR. It features 4 songs – “The Ark”, “Talk”, “The Old Days”, and “Hang Out”. Head on over to the NPR website and have yourself a listen.
The Austin City Limits website has announced a whole bunch of new after shows. The Black Keys, Manu Chao, Okkervil River, and several other big names have dates up for post festival parties. If you check out the C3 website, they are currently offering an exclusive pre-sale to all of these shows.
Franz Ferdinand have a new song streaming on their website called “Lucid Dreams”. The song is set to appear on the band’s third studio album due out sometime in January of next year. They want an email address for the song but who said it has to be real? Check it out.