The Radio Dept. – Clinging To A Scheme

May 11, 2010
The Radio Dept. – Clinging To A Scheme

I will no longer be writing album reviews.  Instead, I will be posting album recommendations with links to a few reviews that I agree with.  There are just so many reviews out there and I can’t spend the time anymore. The Radio Dept. – Clinging To A Scheme The 3rd full length from this...
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The National – High Violet

May 11, 2010
The National – High Violet

I will no longer be writing album reviews.  Instead, I will be posting album recommendations with links to a few reviews that I agree with.  There are just so many reviews out there and I can’t spend the time anymore. The National – High Violet This may be the album of 2010.  Another great...
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NPR Streaming Sleigh Bells’ Treats

May 11, 2010
NPR Streaming Sleigh Bells’ Treats

NPR is now streaming Sleigh Bells‘ debut album Treats.  The album is out on iTunes today and will have a physical release on June 22nd.  33 mins of pure noisy bliss! Sleigh Bells – Treats
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The Missing Link Metal Marathon @ The Fox Theater

May 10, 2010
The Missing Link Metal Marathon @ The Fox Theater

The Fox Theater in Oakland, CA opened in 1928.  It closed in 1966.  It survived a fire in ’73, becoming a parking lot in ’75 and then became a landmark in ’78.  In 1996, when the theater was bought by the city of Oakland, it was in bad shape.  Mold so bad there were...
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Drive-By Truckers – The Wig He Made Her Wear

May 10, 2010
Drive-By Truckers – The Wig He Made Her Wear

The 3rd in the series of behind-the-scenes webisodes covering tracks from Drive-By Truckers‘ new album The Big To-Do. This one highlights Patterson’s true-crime ditty The Wig He Made Her Wear. EPISODE 1 EPISODE 2
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The National Bring Anyone’s Ghost & Little Faith To A Castle

May 4, 2010
The National Bring Anyone’s Ghost & Little Faith To A Castle

Yesterday I reported that Pitchfork has posted a video of The National performing Terrible Love in an abandoned castle overlooking New York’s Hudson River.   Today they posted Anyone’s Ghost & Little Faith from the same location.  The reasons to look forward to High Violet keep multiplying!
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The Hold Steady – Heaven Is Whenever

May 3, 2010
The Hold Steady – Heaven Is Whenever

I’m going to start this review the same way I started my review of Broken Social Scene‘s Forgiveness Rock Record… This week makes me miss the days when I would go to the record store, buy a CD I had been waiting for, get in my car and open in up and drive around...
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Broken Social Scene – Forgiveness Rock Record

May 3, 2010
Broken Social Scene – Forgiveness Rock Record

This week makes me miss the days when I would go to the record store, buy a CD I had been waiting for, get in my car and open in up and drive around for an hour while listening to it.  The anticipation, the opening of the physical media, the artwork and first new...
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Wolf Parade Bring Two Tracks from EXPO 86

May 3, 2010
Wolf Parade Bring Two Tracks from EXPO 86

Exactly a month ago we heard the news that Wolf Parade were working on a new album named after the World’s Fair in Vancouver, B.C. in 1986.  Now Pitchfork is reporting that EXPO 86 has a tracklist, a release date (June 29) as well as two tracks for your listening pleasure.  They have also...
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The National Bring Terrible Love To A Castle

May 3, 2010
The National Bring Terrible Love To A Castle

Pitchfork Presents The National performing Terrible Love in an abandoned castle overlooking New York’s Hudson River.  Just another reason to look forward to High Violet!
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FoundStuff: Artist – Cults

May 2, 2010
FoundStuff: Artist – Cults

Madeline Follin and Brian Oblivion are Cults.  A San Diego by way of New York duo that are making 50s throwback pop music. They have yet to release an album, but Gorilla vs. Bear and Weekly Tape Deck have put out a limited press 7″ single as on their Forest Family label.  This single...
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