Another album of the year contender, Dutchess & The Duke, were recently featured on the Daytrotter website. The Portland duo play two songs from their 2008 debut LP and two other previously unreleased songs. Download/listen to the songs and find out why we love these two so much. Here’s one of the tunes from the session you can jam out to this weekend called “Out of Time”.
Download: The Dutchess & The Duke – Out of Time(Daytrotter Sessions) [Mp3]
Anti Records is doing there part to remind you about some of their better releases of the year by giving away a free end of the year sampler. The sampler features pretty solid stuff from Islands, Devotchka, Billy Bragg and a bunch of other great artists. You can read the entire track listing on the Anti Records website or download the whole thing from their blog. Here’s a standout track from the sampler called “Big Mistake” by Tim Fite.
Download: Tim Fite – Big Mistake [MP3]
Word on the street is that long time Red Hot Chilli Peppers front man, Anthony Kiedis, is planning a series for HBO based on his rock ‘n’ roll childhood. The memoir is tentatively titled “Scar Tissue” and focuses on Kiedis’ move from Michigan to Hollywood and his relationship with a rock star lifestyle dad. Variety has the whole story. This follows a recent trend of famous 90s front men taking on completely random new projects. Have your say and give us some episode ideas in the comment section.
The Laundromatinee, brought to you by MOKB, continue to bring you sweet video of their in studio performances with a set by The Acorn this week. The Ottawa based band is currently touring with Calexio in support of their 2007 album Glory Hope Mountain. Check out video for the 4 live songs or listen to the band’s most recent single “Crooked Legs” right here on our website.
Download: The Acorn – Crooked Legs
MInnesota Public Radio’s The Current has two new in studio performances for you to listen to and enjoy. Last week, the radio station featured performances by Eagles of Death Metal and record of the year contenders Blitzen Trapper. Each set is 3 songs long with interviews following. EODM can be found here and Blitzen Trapper over here. I’m starting to enjoy the MPR site more everyday.
Well, MTV might have just made itself cool again. It’s rolling out MTV Music – a free, searchable database of nearly every video in their vault. My only question is, what took them so long? It has a slick interface, the site runs quickly and the video quality is much better than the user-submitted videos on YouTube. Sorry if we just ruined your work day, but we’ve already spent hours looking at some old favorites.
Everyone’s favorite new Brooklyn band, MGMT, just did a pretty sweet in studio set for the AOL Interface. Watch the videos or even download the thing in fancy video podcast form from iTunes.
The good folks at Peppermill Records have a new sampler for you to download and enjoy. The sampler features an astounding 42 tracks that you can download in zip form or individually. Let us know which tracks are worth gettin’!
Seems like the live video/audio this week has been really solid for you music junkies. The goodness today comes from the LaundroMatinee website, who bring us some live video featuring an in studio performance by Oxford band Supergrass. Watch it now.
Birdmonster recently played a Lounge Act for the good people at Woxy.com. Ths set features four older songs and two songs previously unreleased. Listen and download the whole thing now.