White Lies have been getting a lot of airplay over here in the UK recently with the release of their new album Ritual at the beginning of January. If you're yet to pick yourself up a copy you can do so over here. Last night the London boys took to the stage on Jay Leno a long way from their home city roots! They performed "Bigger Than Us" for the audience and your viewing pleasure. They are also soon to be hitting the road in the UK doing a short stint of dates in February which you can check out after the jump. Once again thanks to the tireless Audio Perv for the video.
Check out a new tune from electro rockers Datarock titled "Catcher In The Rye." The new track is featured on a custom designed USB drive, stored inside a vinyl toy (designed by Brian Flynn at Hybrid Design and the toymakers at SUPER7) that comes packed with over 100 songs, 1500 photos, 20 music videos, and a full concert film! The USB drive, which will be sold through select consumer outlets on March 21st features a new five-song EP, titled Catcher in the Rye; a new album, Music for Synchronization; the group's first two albums, plus bonus tracks; a b-sides and rarities compilation, 15 new instrumentals; and a 40-track remix album.
But don't worry if you aren't lucky enough to get your hands on one of the limited USBs, the EP will also be made available as a digital download through retailers.
It's been a long time coming, but The Strokes' fourth studio album is most definitely coming. After having been given a firm release date of March 22nd, as well the title Angles, there's only one mystery left regarding the long awaited album, and that is the tracklist. Good news for Strokes fans, cause the tracklist has been revealed! The 10-track album will be preceded by the release of the album's first single "Under Cover of Darkness," which will be released in February. In more Strokes related news, guitarist Nick Valensi had an interview with MySpace Music, where he revealed some information about the making of Angles, the future of the band and more. You can check out the tracklist and read what Valensi had to say after the jump!
Peep a new track from Beans forthcoming LP End It All, titled "Glass Coffins" produced by Black Moth Super Rainbow frontman Tobacco. Beans has a nice selection of guest contributors for his upcoming album; Four Tet, BMSR's Tobacco, Interpol's Sam Fogarino, Flying Lotus and even TV On The Radio Vocalist Tunde Adebimpe who features on the track "Mellow You Out" which you can hear here and according to this tweet from Tobacco himself, it appears that Beans and Tobacco will be hitting the road together this year come April. Sweet! End It All drops February 15 via Anticon.
The homie Sims has let loose another preview into his forthcoming sophomore album, Bad Time Zoo, which drops February 15th. The track is titled "Radio Opaque" produced by the one and only Lazerbeak who also produced the entire LP. Sims let this little jewel loose on his profile on Absolute Punk. Check it out below and then head over to Doomtree.net and visit the store for some sweet pre-order packages.