Another early Christmas present today in the form of a free download from The Mountain Goats. They posted a track titled, "Tyler Lambert's Grave" to their Twitter account saying, "I am super fond of it but it does not really fit into the All Eternals Deck. Just a much different mood. Enjoy!". And enjoy we shall! Grab yourself the download below and thank the guys for this lovely gift. Hat tip to OneThirtyBPM for the heads up.
You know when you get into bands when you're younger and you think it's the best thing ever, Led Zep, The Beatles all that kind of stuff, but obviously you think you'll never get the chance to see them live? Well earlier this year I was overly excited to find out that Kyuss would be touring, minus Josh Homme, which kind of sucks, under the name Kyuss Lives!
If that wasn't enough, today it's come out that the guys may even be recording a new album, in an interview with Rocksound Garcia said; "Our rehearsals are going so well that we’re thinking of doing another record...This is brand new information that has been leaked to Rock Sound first; Brant, Nick and myself have collectively agreed that once everything is done live and we’re done with our solo projects, we’re going to do another record" Exciting stuff whether it's with or without Josh this is still something a lot of people can begin to get excited about. Check out what he had to say about Josh after the jump along with the tour dates if you missed them.
Despite being on tour right now, Toronto-based Broken Social Scene has just announced their tour plans for early next year. Starting on January 16th in London, Ontario, the group will be playing shows throughout North America, even at Edmonton's Freezing Man Festival. Also, there's a pretty big gap in between their New York show on January 18th and their appearance in Edmonton on January 29th, so expect more shows in between. You can check out the tour dates after the jump!
The ever loving awesome duo that is The Black Keys swing by the KCRW studios to join host Jason Bentley on Morning Becomes Eclectic. The group performed tracks from this year's ass kicking album Brothers. Check it out on the player above.
One of my favourite bands of the year dropped by Manchester Scene Swipe before their awesome set at the Manchester Deaf Institute last month. An great set that saw the band finish off with an impromptu acoustic set in the middle of the crowd. (Check out this awesome picture courtesy of Joshua Charles, for an idea of it's intimacy). Above you can see them perform a nice rendition of their single "Solid Ground" prior to the gig. In relation to the album the guys said;
“It was great to be able to step outside of our live setting and imagine the songs in a different way...Jason Cupp brought another dimension to the songs that was really exciting to hear. We were able to deconstruct them part by part and then rebuild each verse or chorus with a different sonic idea.....We went into the record with the understanding that the creation of the album would be separate from its existence as a live piece of music, which was really liberating.”
If you haven't picked up the album Perch Patchwork yet I advise you to do so and get this band into your life. A highlight of my 2010 was seeing these guys live and their album has received more than a lot of rotation on my iTunes. Enjoy courtesy of Manchester Scene Swipe via Music For The People.
Check out Robyn rocking the stage at the Annual Nobel Peace Prize awards this weekend. She performed "Dancing On My Own" along with "Indestructible" for the audience and now you can see the performance in full up top. Her latest album, Body Talk Pt. 3 was released last month and you can pick it up over here if you are yet to do so. She's also set out a pretty large 2011 tour too, so if you wanted to check her out live, now's your chance! Enjoy the Swedish pixies performance up top and let her help rid you of the post weekend blues.
If you head on over to http://the-streets.co.uk/ you can watch the brand new video (above) from the genius that is Mike Skinner for his track "Going Through Hell". We got a preview of this video along with a little making of/ behind the scenes, last month and it looked pretty cool but the final result is exceptionally good. It features the many depths of a hole and plays with you're conceptions quite a lot. In short, I like it.
The new Streets album Computers and Blues drops Feb 7th via 679/Atlantic but until then enjoy his video over on the official site. If you missed Diplo's remix of this track last week I suggest you check that out too down below and get your Monday dance on.
Here's something to make your weekend a little fresher. Check out the track "Releaserpm" by Win Win which is the new project from Spank Rock/Kele producer Alex “XXXchange” Epton, Chris Devlin (of Devlin & Darko) and video-collage artist/producer Ghostdad. The song features Lizzie Bougatsos (of Gang Gang Dance) and will appear on the groups upcoming self titled album dropping Feb of 2011 on Vice Records. The LP features other guest like Blaqstarr, Alexis Taylor (of Hot Chip), Andrew WK, Matt Sweeney, Spankrock, and Douglas Armour. Sounds fresh, can't wait.