Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Department of Eagles B-Sides

Department of Eagles will be releasing an archival album July 20th, consisting of material Daniel Rossen and Fred Nicolaus created over the span of 2003-2006. NPR Music is featuring one of the cuts "While We're Young" as their song of the day and I gotta say, it's pretty solid. Typically it's easy to dismiss B-sides and post album material as a mere ploy to keep the ball rolling; but this track would hold its own on a proper album be it, Department of Eagles or Daniel's other band Grizzly Bear.

Why am I surprised?

Department of Eagles - While We're Young

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Summer Solstlist

Ahhhh...The joys of Summer. To me, it's a combination of wonderful things that come together in perfect order; sun, surf, friendship, food, drink, laughter and of course, music.

However you prefer yours, I hope you enjoy.



Cults - Go Outside
Delorean - Stay Close
Band of Horses - Dilly
The Radio Dept - Heaven's on Fire
Beach House - 10 Mile Stereo
Broken Social Scene - All to All
LCD Soundsystem - All I Want
The Black Keys - Everlasting Light
Surfer Blood - Floating Vibes
The National - Lemonworld
Born Ruffians - Oh Man
Beach Fossils - Youth
Wild Nothing - Summer Holiday
Real Estate - Fake Blues
The Drums - Let's Go Surfing
The Morning Benders - Cold War (Nice Clean Fight)
The Tallest Man on Earth - King of Spain
MGMT - Congratulations

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Stream Wolf Parade's Expo '86

In the 'keeping up the trend of indie heavy weights supplying free streams of their upcoming albums category,' Sub Pop "supergroup" Wolf Parade have supplied the public with their latest; Expo '86.

Take a listen and remember that they are playing the Wiltern July 31st.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Two More Arcade Fire Songs In the Blogosphere

The build up to the August 3rd release of The Suburbs continues as a couple more tracks have surfaced. Seattle's 107.7 The End has played a couple more tracks and you can stream them here.

Additionally, Paste Magazine has the cuts posted, which might be a bit easier to get to web traffic wise.

The Montreal band also played a show in Toronto over the weekend. Detailed review of the new material and pictures from the gig cant be found at P4k.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Fifa World Cup South Africa 2010

The World Cup is upon us. Enjoy and be well. GO USA!!!

In anticipation of such an exciting global event, KCRW has put together a playlist comprised of artists from all 32 countries participating in the cup. Pretty sweet.

Follow the action here.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Sunday Morning Soundtrack

It's been a minute, for which I sincerely apologize. Hope your day rules.

Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
Born Ruffians - Oh Man
Wild Nothing - Chinatown
Fang Island - Life Coach
The Drums - It Will All End in Tears

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Nike Sportswear/Fader present PITCH PERFECT

The World Cup is nearly a week away (holy shit!) and Nike Sportswear in concert with Fader are doing something pretty cool in anticipation of the most exciting global sporting event. DJs/Selectors from around the globe are putting together free world music mixtapes to get your groove on whilst you party with your team and mates (actually you can listen in any capacity really, but that's how I envision the brainstorming of the idea went down).

Mixtape #1 - South America was released June 1 and Mixtape #2 - Europe, dropped today.

Head over to the PITCH PERFECT site to learn more or click the direct links above.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Belle & Sebastian - Hollywood Palladium October 3, 2010

Outstanding news. After quite the dry-spell in the States (haven't played since '06), Belle & Sebastian will be embarking on a brief jaunt, including an LA date!

The band is currently wrapping up recording/mixing of their new record in the LA area as well.

Details are a bit sketchy, but check out Pitchfork for a more detailed itinerary and ticket information will be updated ASAP. Jenny Lewis newly fronted pop outfit Jenny & Johnny will be opening the gig.