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?
Polyvinyl friends The M’s recently did a short live set for KEXP Radio. You can download the entire set on the KEXP website or pick and choose songs you like. If you’ve read our review of the band’s most recent album Real Close Ones, you know we can’t get enough of the M’s.
Admittedly, I was way into that new-Emo that came out of Lawrence back in 1997. I was hopelessly devoted to The Get Up Kids, and traveled to see them over a dozen times. I followed Matt Pryor, the lead singer, onto his New Amsterdams project. Now, he has a solo release, done completely on his own. I couldn’t be more excited. It comes out July 29th on Vagrant. You can listen to the album Confidence Man at Matt’s MySpace page.
For those of you that love all things Bright Eyes, it might come as a shock that Conor Oberst is set to release his solo debut on Merge Records. Does this mean the end of Bright Eyes, or is it just an alternative, or a break from tradition. Regardless, this album is sure to please most fans, and possibly garner some new ones. You can listen to the album in its entirety at conoroberst.com.
Occasionally, and I do mean that, it pays to have friends from New York. Quite like Austin, there are hundreds of bands recording music; all of them trying to make it big. Fortunately, I found my way through all those bands to discover Violens. Apparently, some of these members come from the band Lansing-Dreiden, which wrote really intellectual psych-pop. This is of the same vein, but just a little bit darker. Let’s hope we hear more from these guys.
You can get more info on the band, and listen to a few more tracks by visiting Violens MySpace page. Or visit RCRD•LBL’s website to download a tune (sorry folks, they forbid us from posting it here… we know, lame).
Maybe this is nostalgia, or maybe I’m sincerely interested – I’ll figure that out later. Zach de la Rocha’s new group, One Day As a Lion has just released a song in hopes of garnering interest before their debut album comes out next Tuesday, July 22nd, on Anti Records. Now, if Zach de la Rocha doesn’t get your attention, then maybe drummer Jon Theodore will. That’s right; he’s the drummer from the original Mars Volta line-up, you know, back when they blew you away instead of jamming you to sleep! That guy can bang the drums.
Unfortunately, the only way you can listen to the track is if you visit this social networking site.
Well, it’s a bit slow around the music business during these sweltering summer days. So, with little to review, I’ve opted to disclose some of my old favorites. The first up is The Glands self tilted album from 2000. Hopefully, we will have these reviews popping in and out during the next few weeks as new releases are scattered and scarce.