Wednesday, August 27, 2008

New Music: The Verve

It's finally here. The Verve's long-awaited new album showed up yesterday, and it was worth the wait. The whole album is an enjoyable listen, but "Valium Skies", "Love Is Noise", and "Noise Epic" bring you right back to "Urban Hymns"-era greatness.

The Verve - Forth

Friday, August 22, 2008

Live Music: New Killers

The new Killers single has surfaced in the form of a ton of live videos. It's called "Spaceman", and it sounds like it could be good in the right studio. Brandon always had great ideas and sounded fantastic in the studio (at least on Hot Fuss), but the bottom line is that his voice doesn't hold up well live AT ALL. But the song sounds like it's got a lot of potential behind it, so there's still hope for their new album "Day and Age".

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

New Music: Ra Ra Riot

After being completely let down by the new Dandy Warhols album, I was lifted back up by a new album that could end up being one of my favorite records of the year: Ra Ra Riot's debut "The Rhumb Line". They're in the indie vein of Broken Social Scene and Rilo Kiley, but with more strings. It's gorgeous work, and they deserve all the indie hype that Vampire Weekend scooped up a few months ago.

Ra Ra Riot - The Rhumb Line (Partial, 9/11)

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Music Videos: Morningwood

I know for a fact that many of you will hate this video. Do I care? Not really. Because I know half of you will love it, and I've never wasted my time shying away from polarizing music before anyway, so yall should be used to it by now. It's Morningwood's new video for "Sugarbaby", and it's as good as ridiculous obscure pop music can be. Warning: this video induces strokes in the brains of hipsters. You've been warned.

Although honestly, even I have to admit that the puppet turning into a real girl at the end was cheesy as fuck.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Live New Music: Jenny Lewis's "Acid Tongue"

I'm already in love with this song and I've only heard the live version. It's called "Acid Tongue", and it's fucking gorgeous. You can call 888-717-2243 to hear the studio version, which I plan on doing as soon as I submit this post.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

New Music: The Faint

The best release of the week that you probably have heard nothing about: The Faint, whose new album "Fasciinatiion", is quirktastic all the way through. Check out "The Geeks Were Right" for instant dance rock goodness.

The Faint - Fasciinatiion

Tuesday, August 5, 2008


You know a show's good when it requires three police interventions. Rage Against the Machine's Lollapalooza set, by all accounts, was phenomenal, and this vid of their opener ("Testify") should be all the proof you need.