Tuesday
Jan112011

[Listen] Glassjaw - "Gold" x Album & Tour News

Well, that was a shorter wait than I expected. Since August last year we have been getting goodies from Glassjaw every month in a sort of regular fashion with tracks coming on the 9/9 10/10, 11/11 etc. They also performed a show in New York on New Years day which I've heard the word "legendary" being thrown about over. At this show the band debuted a load of new tracks (if you like the sound of that, go pick up a bootleg we posted last week). Anyway, after that show they also released a single package titled Our Color Green which you can pick up over here. 

Today we got a bonus which takes the form of another previously unheard studio track, "Gold" which you can stream in full below. There's a lot of action going down on GJ.com and Glassjaw.com too?! The new album is looking ever more likely to get a release date soon under the title Colouring Book. Over on the official site as you can see from the image above, there'll be exclusive availability of the "extended play" EP Colouring Book at venues they are about to tour free of charge! Excited much?!

The venues and shows you need to be interested in can be found over here at their official store here. I'd be quick as from what I've heard LA has already sold out! These boys know how to DIY there way to a loyal fanbase and are giving up the goods, proving their worth. Enjoy.

Tuesday
Jan112011

[Download] MURS - "Varsity Blues 2" (Prod by Aesop Rock)

Any time old Jukies get back together to collab on new music it takes me back. Before Aesop Rock produced MURS & Slug's recent classic FELT 3: A Tribute To Rosie Perez, Aes and Murs linked up on classic tracks like "You're Dead To Me" and "Happy Pills". Now, thanks to our friends over at 900bats.com, we get another Aesop Rock produced MURS track. Check out "Varsity Blues 2" in the player below and grab a download in exchange for an email.

Tuesday
Jan112011

[Listen] Ducktails - "Killin' The Vibe" Feat. Panda Bear

Back in November word got out that with the release of Matthew Mondanile's new album under the moniker of Ducktails would come a very special bonus track featuring Panda Bear! When you order the vinyl for Ducktails III: Arcade Dynamics which is set for release on January 18th via Woodsist, you'll get an exclusive download with an alternate version of "Killin' The Vibe"! This is the track that features the aforementioned Animal Collective man Panda Bear!

Today's your lucky day as we have the track for you to sit down, kick back and hit play on below. So why not do just that... Take 5 and let Ducktails and Panda Bear take you elsewhere. Enjoy.

Tuesday
Jan112011

[Listen] PJ Harvey - "The Words That Maketh Murder"

We've had a lot of new PJ Harvey material this week and it's only Tuesday! Prior to the release of her new album Let England Shake which is set for a February 7th, we had several new tracks yesterday which premiered on a few radio stations. We got to hear "The Glorious Land", "Bitter Branches" and "Hanging The Wire" via KCRW and Dan Hagerty's show on 2fm. 

Then last night over here in the UK Zane Lowe, ever the promoter of new material, premiered another PJ track that we heard about on Friday titled "The Words That Maketh Murder". You can now listen to the track in full below ripped straight from Zane's show last night! You might of thought that waiting until February for the album was too long but with all of the tasters we've had, release day will come around quick enough. Enjoy the track below and if you're liking what you hear pre-order the album here.

Tuesday
Jan112011

[Download] Mogwai - "San Pedro"

Check out a brand new track from the scottish rockers Mogwai doing what they do best and making good music! The track titled "San Pedro" is taken from the bands new album Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will set for release on February the 14th. It'll be released in Europe on the band's own Rock Action imprint and a day later on February 15 in North America via Sub Pop. Grab yourself a download below courtesy of the guys over at Pitchfork.

Mogwai - "San Pedro" by Some Kind of Awesome

Tuesday
Jan112011

[Listen] Beth Ditto - "Open Heart Surgery"

As we found out in December, Simian Mobile Disco have produced a four-track EP for Gossip's Beth Ditto and stated that it “couldn't have been any more fun”. Today we have a treat for you with this track titled "Open Heart Surgery" taken from said EP. You can listen to it in full below and as SMD have stated in the past regarding the EP it's "pretty raw and simple" yet infused with some mellow dance vibes. You'll see what I mean when you give it a play below. 

The EP was released yesterday and you can download it and buy yourself a 12" over on Beatport.com

Beth Ditto - "Open Heart Surgery" by Some Kind of Awesome

Tuesday
Jan112011

[Watch] Björk sings Joy Division x Biophilia instrumental

It's everyone's favourite Icelandic popstar, Björk singing Karaoke to save the world! What more could you want to feast your eyes on today? She did it as part of a karaoke rally to recruit signatures for a petition against Magma Energy’s proposed takeover of her native country’s energy production. So it's kind of a big deal! In a press release:

Elves, hidden people, sports people, hobby musicians and professionals … everyone who cares for Iceland, come and join forces and perform a powerful ode to the nature of Iceland… Let’s bring our natural resources back to us with song.

As part of the 3 day singathon she covered Joy Divisions "Love Will tear Us Apart" and did a duet with Ómar Ragnarsson. Up top you can see her solo effort of Joy Division and her duet after the jump.

In an unusually busy week for Björk as she is making music for an iPad app about the planets and stars (via Pitchfork). The app in question is called Solar System and features “3D realizations” of our solar system accompanied by a three-minute instrumental piece from Björk which has been "adapted by Björk from her forthcoming Biophilia project”. You can also hear that track after the jump. Phew, she's been busy recently! Thanks to TwentyFourBit for the video heads up.

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Tuesday
Jan112011

[Watch] Black Keys - "Howlin' For You" Live on Letterman

At the weekend a lot of you televisions and laptop screens would have been graced with the presence of The Black Keys and their extremely good performances on Saturday Night Live. Last night the guys took to the stage again this time it was for David Letterman. They performed "Howlin' For You" which they did perform at the weekend on SNL but hey, do a comparison. Dan's tone is great as always and both renditions are raucous in delivery. I also suggest that if you haven't picked up their latest studio offering, Brothers yet then you go do it now! Hat tip as per to the ever busy Audio Perv for the vid.