Another one of our favorite artists, Los Campesinos!, recently did an in studio performance for the World Cafe over on the NPR website. The set features four pop jams you can download from the band’s early 2008 release Hold on Now, Youngster which is sure to slide into a top albums of the year post.
I know I know. We post way too much about this band, but this may be the best thing we’ve posted yet! Sigur Ros recently performed at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and The Current website has been kind enough to post the entire live performance on their site. The show took place on Icelandic independence day (June 17th). Live footage of the show looks eerily familiar to the 2007 documentary Hlemmur (arguably one of the best band docs ever made).
The NPR website recently posted The Walkmen’s performance for the radio station on their website. You can stream each song from the site or download all of the previously unreleased songs individually. Head over to the NPR wesbite to have a listen and download the live set.
Don’t forget the first ATH showcase this evening at Emo’s Lounge. Things get started at 10pm with opening act The Bridge Farmers with The Drawing Board and Whitman to follow. Admission is only $5 if you’re of drinking age! Check out our original post for songs and websites for each band playing tonight.
If you’re like me and can’t really justify spending all that money to fly out to Chicago this weekend, you can catch most of Lollapalooza live on the Lollapalooza website. A lot of the mid-range acts from the festival will also be seen at our little ACL festival later in September. Maybe that will make your schedule planning a bit easier? I suggest tuning in first thing tomorrow at 12:15 for the Holy F*ck set. C3 also somehow landed Radiohead AND Rage Against the Machine as headliners but couldn’t get either for ACL. I suggest checking those two out. See the schedule for the event on the festival website. You can also download an mp3 from each artist playing this weekend on a Lollapalooza mix created on Stereogum.
No, the title of this post is not a typo. Chris Cornell is actually teaming up with Timbaland for his new solo album Scream due out sometime this September. Even better, you can hear 5 new songs off the album over on the planet radio website. I have always been a fan of Soundgarden and most of Audioslave’s material but I’m not sure I’ll be on board for this venture. It’s…. interesting to say the least. Let’s get some good comments on this one.
Haven’t heard too much about The Go! Team recently so I was surprised to see that they have a short live set/interview on the Minnesota Public Radio website. The band plays just 3 songs for the radio station but you can download each one for free. The Go! Team will be playing at this weekend’s Lollapalooza festival which ATH will be talking about later.
We don’t post too much hip-hop on our website (probably because none of us are terribly well versed in the genre) so when we hear something that deserves a second listen, we give it to you. Brit hip-hop artist The Streets are one of those artists that sometimes deserve that second listen. The Streets have a new song called “The Escapist” that you can download by simply typing in an email address (it doesn’t have to be a real one). The song will be seen on The Streets new album Everything is Borrowed due out September 15th. You can also watch the new video for “The Escapist” on man’s greatest invention, youtube. I can’t seem to get the song out of my head. What do you think?
ATH and blog world favorite Fleet Foxes recently played a short 3 song live set for NPR. You can watch the video over on the NPR website. If you read our show review and/or our album review of the band, you know we don’t hesitate to post things about Fleet Foxes.
Kings of Leon have a new song to download entitled “Crawl” on their website. You have to give them your email address, but isn’t it worth it? The new song will appear on the band’s forthcoming release Only by the Night due out September 23rd. What do you think?