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Monday
Feb212011

[Watch] Local Natives Drop By KCRW's 'Morning Becomes Eclectic'

After a huge year for the LA Boys, Local Natives toured relentlessly in backing of their beautiful debut album, Gorilla Manor. Last week they dropped by the KCRW Studio for Morning Becomes Eclectic. At the top you can check out a performance of their album track, "Cubism Dream" and after the jump hear the entire show courtesy of KCRW

If you're yet to pick up their debut, it's well woth a listen if not just for the vocal harmonies that gel so well with these guys. It's available now over here.

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Monday
Feb212011

[Listen] Stateless - 'Matilda' (Full Album Stream)

SKoA favorites Stateless released their long awaited second album, Matilda, today via Ninja Tune Records. The album was produced by Bjork producer, Damian Taylor and is set to release in North America on March 1st. Check out the full album stream in the player after the jump.

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Monday
Feb212011

[Watch] Beth Ditto x Simian Mobile Disco - "I Wrote The Book" (Video)

With all of the Madonna hoo ha at the moment with Lady Gaga supposedly ripping off some of her tracks in latest single, "Born This Way" (I'm not saying she has before the onslaught begins). As well as other noughties stars paying some kind of homage to 70's/80's Madonna era, but today we have Beth Ditto's new video which shows how it should be done if you're gonna pay tribute to Madonna. It's the video for her new track "I Wrote The Book" taken from her four track Simian Mobile Disco produced EP. 

We've previously had a sneek peak at a few tracks from the EP but it's not set for release until March 8th. Check out the video at the top featuring Beth walking down a long empty corridor before things liven up in the bedroom when she's joined by dancers and all manner of things. Check it out at the top and watch out for the funky EP's release on March 8th. For a preview of the EP head on over here for a 2 minute tease!

Monday
Feb212011

[Watch] Kanye West - “All of the Lights” Live @ The NBA All-Star Game

Remember on Saturday when we got the new Kanye Video featuring a hell of a lot of Rihanna, in every sense of the word. It's set to be his third single and if you missed said video, head on over here to let it attack your eyes with it's bright lights and flashing images. 

Now over the weekend there was also the NBA All-Star Game which as CoS points out featured a lot of Kanye play inbetween commercials and what not. It came as no surprise as it was previously announced that Ye and RiRi were to perform in the half-time break. When they did actually take to centre court to perform "All Of The Lights" for the world to see it was only the second time Kanye had performed the track live, last time being at his Bowery Ballroom performance.

This could very well be the last time we see Kanye promoting his opus that was his Beautiful Dark Twited Fantasy as all he has line up us a few festival performances in the States. You never know he could be making a trip over see's to some european festivals but with no rumours floating about I'd have to start my own to have any kind of hope to hold onto of seeing Kanye live in 2011.

Check out Kanye and Rihanna's performance up at the top courtesy of Rap Radar.

Monday
Feb212011

[Watch] Bright Eyes - "Shell Games" (Video)

Check out the new video for Bright Eyes' new single, "Shell Games". We first got a tste of this track back in December in news of their new album The People's Key which came out on Feb the 15th last week. The video was Directed by Nik Fackler, and in it we see Conor Oberst and the band playing "Shell Games" around the bonfire and in a winter cabin. The burning fire and imagery pairs well with the distant fading guitar riffs of the track and makes for a decent watch on a Monday morning. 

To pick yoruself up a copy of their brand new album just head on over in this direction and pick yourself up your first but of new music for the week. We also had a preview of a few none album tracks that are available for download over on Saddle Creek, but have a little listen before you buy by heading here. With only 2000 copies being made for vinyl you can now still download the tracks to take with you wherever you go. Anybody designed a portable vinyl player yet? Apple might have missed a portion of the market with that?!

Monday
Feb212011

[Watch] Ra Ra Riot - "Too Dramatic" (Video)

Last year Ra Ra Riot released iot have released their album The Orchard, which we featured in our top 15 albums of 2010. They've now confirmed their new single will be "Too Dramatic" and have set the release date for March the 8th. You can now check out the video for it right here. Directed by Andrew Thomas Huang the video see's the band performing on a starry night before the day breaks and the clouds shoot by before the ground starts to build upwards with a cool stop motion effect, check it out for yourselves up at the top. The track will come with a remix by The Morning Benders, track "Megafauna" and "Keep It Quiet (GOP)".

Monday
Feb212011

[Listen] Skream - "Jukebox"

Courtesy of Annie Mac Presents take a listen to another free track from Skream, this guy knows how to have a good work ethic! Regularly posting tracks for fans on his personal Soundcloud Page. Today the track was tweeted from the man himself but is courtesy of Miss Annie Mac and her website over here the track's called "Jukebox". Skream is performing for Annie Mac Presents at O2 Academy Brixton on May 28th and has offered up this track as a little tease for all of us. Joining him at the date will be none other than Jamie xx along with Benga, Breakage, Shy fx & Donaeo. 

Take a listen to the track below and keep your eyes peeled for some Magnetic Man dates in the very near future with them being rumoured for a few UK festival slots this summer I have a feeling something is brewing over in the MM camp. 

Skream-Jukebox by Annie Mac Presents

Monday
Feb212011

[News] Queens of the Stone Age European Tour Dates

What a way to start a Monday morning. We knew the news was coming after last weeks announcement of Queens of the Stone Age's American tour, along with the one London date leaking later in the week. Today though, Domino have confirmed Josh Homme and the boys will be making the trip to Europe! Making stops in the UK, France and Germany. Check out the full list after the jump. Can I get a hell yes!!!! Tickets will be on sale this Friday (Feb 25th).

The announcement was made over on the Domino Records site which for the time being seems to have gone down. Most likely due to the sheer numbers of Desert Rockers trying to access the dates! If you missed the announcement of the American tour head on over here to take a peek.

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