22 October 2009

Get 'em why they'r hot!

The new LCD Soudsystem cover of Alan Vega's "Bye Bye Bayou" leaked so fast that the band and their label Parlophone have decided to get out in front of it and offer up free legal downloads to the first 20,000 takers. It's a great teaser for those of us chomping at the bit for the follow-up to the seminal Sound of Silver LP whihc Sir Murphy has been in studio developing for an early 2010 release. Goodness all around!

Head over to the LCD Soudsystem site for yr free goodies!

08 October 2009

Do Heartstrings Mend?

Miles Kurosky of the much loved Beulah is set to return to action with a solo debut at the top of 2010 out on Shout Factory! Good news for everyone indeed. You can keep tabs on his cheerful psychedelia at his(how do you say?) minimalist website:

mileskurosky.com with some tunes to follow on myspace

05 October 2009


We told you about the new Thom Yorke supergroup just a few days back. Now we've got video and mp3 evidence via You Ain't no Picasso and the youtubes!

MP3: Thom Yorke – Judge, Jury, & Executioner (live, new)
MP3: Thom Yorke – Lotus Flower (live, new)
MP3: Thom Yorke – Open the Floodgates (live, new)
MP3: Thom Yorke – Skirting on the Surface (live, new)

Whack White

Jack White's only lead turn on the excellent new Dead Weather debut gets the full art school film treatment and the results delight. Enjoy, "I Cut Like A Buffalo":

01 October 2009

and on and on and on

The great news just keeps on rolling in as word comes out of an exciting new collaboration between The Shins mastermind James Mercer and Sir Danger Mouse, Brian Burton, who have secretly worked together to form a new band called Broken Bells. Rolling Stone has the scoop including a handful of song titles ("The High Road", "The Ghost Inside", "Sailing to Nowhere/Deviant Sister") and news of a release via Columbia in early 2010. It all sounds just a little dark from those titles. Mercer adds "there’s some really sinister, nasty shit going on in there". Can't wait. There's a band site that's worth lurking around in the coming months over at BrokenBells.com.

Something Great

First, Thom Yorke announces a new band to support The Eraser material and now we have word of new material and a tour from LCD Soundsystem. I love Autumn in 2009! Apparently, James Murphy just got access to the band's own Facebook page and has had a flurry of "announcements" since then:

LCD Soundsystem is currently finally getting control of this inane facebook page which we didn't even know about. boo. it's fun to be on yr heels! yay!
Tue at 4:10pm

LCD Soundsystem to respond to stuff: i think new album in march. so there. in studio as we speak (type) waiting for something to get edited and got an email that i can now access this thing. so there. thanks for the niceness, etc. blah j
Tue at 4:15pm

LCD Soundsystem will totally tour next year also. as many places as we can. places we've been to a bunch (hello, dearest glasgow!) and hopefully places we've never been (mexico? serbia? china?) with what i think will be the best version of the band yet. ... there will most likely be a single before the new year, and the new 45:33 remixes are coming out right now.
Tue at 4:33pm

LCD Soundsystem should be a certain number of free downloads of the new single when it's ready. i must say, though, that we're trying to make the vinyl include a free download, so i recommend that. mainly because we worked really hard on the art and the mastering, and we're proud of it.
Tue at 4:33pm

LCD Soundsystem the art is photos by ruvan Wijesooriya and graphics by dfa superdesigner mike vadino of bureau. the mastering for the vinyl (and digi) is by my engineer hero, original mentor, and best vinyl cutter ever, bob weston of shellac at chicago mastering. i'm honestly really excited.
Tue at 4:35pm

LCD Soundsystem record: march. tour: after.
Yesterday at 1:52am