Friday, April 16, 2010

Kaki King on Jimmy Fallon

In case you missed Kaki King's Late Night session on Wednesday, you can catch it online. Skip to 36:06 to see her perform her new single, "Falling Day."

Monday, April 12, 2010

Daytrotter session with Josh Ritter

Let him serenade you at

A Mix by Korallreven

To celebrate the release of a new single, the Swedish duo Marcus Joons and Daniel Tjäde, also known as Korallreven, put together this excellent mix. Tracklistings include music by Ghostape, Madlib, DJ Screw, Pure Ecstasy, Teengirl Fantasy, Toro Y Moi, 101 Strings, Joy Orbison, Kingdom featuring Shyvonne, Bien, and three of their own songs. Hear it at .

Junior out tomorrow

Kaki King's new album, Junior, is due out tomorrow, but it's been online for some time. If you haven't heard it yet, you can stream it at Kaki King is a fabulous guitarist. Junior differs from her previous albums in that there are fewer purely instrumental tracks and more songs that showcase her skills as a vocalist. Songs that stand out include "The Betrayer" and "Everything has an End Even Sadness." Actually, I take that back. All of the tracks stand out. This is a great album.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

An Evening with Wilco

If you missed the live broadcast of Wilco in Boston last Tuesday evening, not to worry: Wilco arhived the concert. You can listen to it at Enjoy!


After a highly-anticipated performance at Walt Disney Concert Hall, the French electronic pop duo Air performed songs from their latest album, Love 2, at KCRW studios.

New Record Club video

Record Club is a sometimes project consisting of musicians Beck, Liars, St. Vincent & Os Mutantes. Listen to them cover INXS's “Devil Inside.”

Record Club: INXS "Devil Inside" from Beck Hansen on Vimeo.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Dr. Dog live

Are you tired of hearing about Dr. Dog yet? I'm not. They've been all over the news this week promoting their new album, Shame, Shame. I didn't post the video of Dr. Dog on Jimmy Fallon because frankly, they didn't sound great. Earlier this afternoon though, they recorded a live show in Philadelphia for World Cafe Live. I wish I could have been there because they were terrific. They open with "Stranger," a song I thought I'd heard one too many times, but Scott McMicken does a great job changing up his performance on lead guitar. Listen up:

More new music from The Hold Steady

Another song from The Hold Steady's album Heaven is Whenever is gathering attention on the blogs today. This one features a clarinet solo. Listen to "Barely Breathing" at Stereogum.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

8tracks playlist

I'm sitting in my room eating coleslaw and I just discovered If you hadn't heard of it either, 8tracks is a website where you can create playlists and share them with the community. Apparently, most of the users listen to great music. After about 15 seconds of browsing, for example, I found this playlist, featuring live songs from My Morning Jacket, Radiohead, Wilco and Ryan Adams:

The downside of 8tracks is that you can only skip two or three songs in an hour, and the playlist remains hidden until each song is played. Otherwise, I think exploring the site and fuddling around with some playlists is worth the two minutes it takes to sign up. If you decide to join up with 8tracks, shoot me a friend request.

New music from Diego Bernal

Diego Bernal's album Besides drops April 27, but thanks to Exponential Records, you can stream it early.

<a href="">01 Intro - All You Can Do (Parts 1 &amp; 2) by Exponential Records</a>

via Analog Giant

New Norah Jones video

Norah Jones stopped by the QTV studio to record a performance of "Young Blood." Have a listen:

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Wilco plans a festival

This August 13th-15th in Western Massachusetts, Wilco will curate a three-day festival called Solid Sound. The event will feature the band members' side projects, including Glenn Kotche's On Fillmore, John Stirratt's the Autumn Defense, Nels Cline's Nels Cline Singers, and Mikael Jorgensen's Pronto. Unfortunately, no Loose Fur. I suppose Wilco's performance on Saturday makes up for this omission. Tickets go on sale Friday at and

Read more at Stereogum.

Video premiere: Karen Elson

Speaking of ghosts, Jack White directs his wife Karen Elson in the music video "The Ghost Who Walks."

New Ghost Stepper recordings

Ghost Stepper is an electronic oriented side project featuring Jesse Miller, Luke Miller and Mike Greenfield of Lotus. Here they are on March 19 at The North Star in Philadelphia.

Mates of State announce new covers album

Crushes (The Covers Mixtape) will be out this summer. To celebrate the announcement, Mates of State are offering a free download of the first track off the album. Visit to hear "Laura."

Crushes Tracklisting:

1. Laura (Girls)
2. Son et Lumiere (The Mars Volta)
3. Sleep the Clock Around (Belle & Sebastian)
4. Technicolor Girls (Death Cab for Cutie)
5. Long Way Home (Tom Waits)
6. Love Letter (Nick Cave)
7. Second Hand News (Fleetwood Mac)
8. 17 Pink Sugar Elephants (Vashti Bunyan)
9. Roller Coaster Ride (Dear Nora)
10. True Love Will Find You in the End (Daniel Johnston)

New Chemical Brothers

I've listened to this a couple of times on my long drive home from Florida. I enjoy it, but the song isn't very danceable. Twitter critics are calling it boring. What do you think?

Stream April Uprising

If you liked the video from John Butler Trio I posted earlier today, you can stream their new album for free at Jambase.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Thom Yorke performs a new song in New York

Thom Yorke's side project, Atoms for Peace, performed last night at the Roseland Ballroom. They played music from Eraser, a Radiohead song, and a few pieces Thom's performed before. You can read The New York Times review of the show here. This untitled song is brand new.

via Pitchfork and At Ease.

Mos Dub mixtape

Jaydiohead producer Max Tonnone put together a mashup of Mos Def and classic reggae. You can download it for free at

Wilco's poster for Boston tonight

Posted on Wilco's Facebook.

Here Lies Love released today

David Byrne and Fatboy Slim collaborated on a two-disc song cycle about Imelda Marcos, the politically influential widow of former Philippines president Ferdinand Marcos. (She's also famous for owning 3000 pairs of shoes.) The CD set is out today.

Kele's solo album announcement

Kele of Bloc Party is releasing a solo album, The Boxer, on June 21st. See tour dates at

Lollapalooza lineup announced

Check it out here. I'd be excited to see Didi Gutman of Brazilian Girls spin, but the lineup isn't very impressive overall, is it?

Spoon "The Mystery Zone" on QTV

Spoon recently performed a song from their new album Transference for QTV. Here it is, via Prefix.

Another new video from John Butler Trio

John Butler Trio's new album April Uprising was released today. You can listen to some exclusive live tracks from the album at Hear Ya.

John Butler Trio - "One Way Road" - HearYa Live Session 2/15/10 from on Vimeo.

Shame, Shame is out today

Dr. Dog's new album is great. I posted a link to listen to it for free on NPR, but streaming will end soon. If you haven't heard it yet, I would definitely suggest downloading the album or buying it on iTunes. Also, don't miss Dr. Dog on Jimmy Fallon tonight.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Video premiere: BBU :: "Chi Don't Dance"

via Pitchfork

Memory Tapes at SXSW

via Pitchfork

Radiohead drummer Phil Selway

While Thom Yorke is touring the US, Phil Selway is working on a solo album that features guest artists such as Wilco's Glenn Kotche and Pat Sansone. Here he is in Rome.

via Pitchfork and Prefix.

She & Him on Letterman

Jónsi album review

Read Pitchfork's review of Go.

You can also listen to the whole album here:

Sunday, April 4, 2010

New video: John Butler Trio

John Butler Trio - "Don't Wanna See Your Face" - HearYa Live Session 2/15/10 from on Vimeo.

You can also preview their new album April Uprising here.

Daytrotter sessions

I'm a little late with these, but if you haven't already, download tracks from Band of Skulls and Christopher Denny and The Natives at Daytrotter. Both sessions were recorded in March, and they are fantastic.

Go is out tomorrow, Tuesday in North America

Listen to new music posted on Jónsi's MySpace.

Two (relatively) new Take Away Shows: Sigur Rós and Wilco

Sigur Ros - Við spilum endalaust - A Take Away Show from La Blogotheque on Vimeo.

Wilco - Country Disappeared - A Take Away Show from La Blogotheque on Vimeo.

New Ween posters for Winston-Salem and Richmond, VA

Posted on Ween's Facebook

Baby Bird "Bastard"

Listen to it at La Blogotheque.

Andrew Bird socks

Get them at the Andrew Bird shop