Monday
Jan102011

[Listen] Cold War Kids - "Bulldozer"

Take a listen to this very promising track from Cold War Kids who are set to release a Mine Is Yours later in the month on the 24th in the UK and 25th stateside. We've previously had the chance to absorb "Louder Than Ever", "Skip The Charades" and "Royal Blue" off of this album and this adds to the expectation for their third LP. Check out the track below in full via KCRW. Feel free to head on over here to pre-order the album if you like what you hear.

Monday
Jan102011

[Listen] Sims (of Doomtree) - "One Dimensional Man"

Minneapolis website City Pages just dropped an exclusive track off the homie Sims forthcoming sophomore album Bad Time Zoo. Check out the Lazerbeak produced cut titled "One Dimensional Man" in the player below and if you haven't already check out the video for Sims' first single "Burn It Down" here. Bad Time Zoo drops on Feb 15th, cop yours here.

Sims - "One Dimensional Man" by Some Kind of Awesome

Monday
Jan102011

[Listen] Hear 3 New PJ Harvey Tunes: "The Glorious Land" x "Bitter Branches" x "Hanging In The Wire"

Oh, hello, what do we have here. It seems more PJ Harvey tracks have found their way online and now you can listen to one of them "The Glorious Land" in all its glory below. This track is fairly laid back with some distant guitar riff being strummed throughout. It made me feel very relaxed on my lunch today, being my first Monday back at work in the New Year. 

Last week we had news of another new track from PJ titled "The Words That Maketh Murder" which you can hear a snippet of over here. We've also previously had tracks "Written On The Forehead" and "The Last Living Rose" which all vary slightly in style. You can pre-order the album, Let England Shake over here too while you're at it.

All three tracks were premiered on Dan Hagerty's show on 2fm which you can hear the first 2 hours (which played the tracks "This Glorious Land" and "Bitter Branches") here and you can hear "Hanging In The Wire" during the replay of Liza Richardson's show on KCRW here. But if you are really impatient you can check out all 3 tracks over at Antiquiet.

Monday
Jan102011

[News] New Gruff Rhys track "Sensations In The Dark" coming 7th Feb.

Gruff Rhys is to make the song available to download from 17th January which gives us a reason to look forward to next week, following this though the full "Sensations In The Dark" single including an exclusive B-side called "Follow The Sunflower Trail (Theme Tune For A National Strike)" will arrive on the 7th of February, along with a video.

The track is to feature on Gruff's upcoming album Hotel Shampoo of which Gruff says : “I thought that as I’m getting on a bit, the time had come to buy a suit and record an album of piano ballads...However, I got bored, the record diversified and evolved – things turned out a bit differently…” I'm a little excited for this album as loved the lead track "Shark Ridden Waters". The album's name Hotel Shampoo is inspired by his travels over the years in bands. We saw a little of this back in November with this video, relating to an art installation at the Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff. In regards to the installation and album name he states, “Having never kept a journal these items have become like diary entries, triggering memories of all those buildings and random people I've met and inspiring songs on the album”.

Gruff is soon to set on tour accross the UK too bringing along the North Wales’s instrumental surf rock quartet, Y Niwl, pronounced “uh nule” in case you were wondering and it means ‘The Fog’ translated. The band will support Gruff as well as help out on some of his tracks when performing. Check out the dates after the jump.

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Monday
Jan102011

[Watch] Chilly Gonzales - "You Can Dance" (Video)

Last week as I mentioned, BBC Radio One was taking part in their Sound of 2011 in which all of the day time shows were shaken up and the daily listeners were given audio treats from the likes of Zane Lowe on the breakfast show. Followed up by Annie Mac dropping ridiculously heavy Dub Step tracks at 10am onwards. In short, it was brilliant!

On Annie's show though, she introduced me to this track by Chilly Gonzales, and it's pretty darn catchy. Titled "You Can Dance" it's taken from his latest studio offering, Ivory Tower and you can now check out the strangely hypnotic video for it up top. Can't think why I can't take my eyes off of my screen?

Sunday
Jan092011

[Listen] Skream - "FNKONOMIKA" 

Skream has been busy recently as we heard last week in his track "Shot Yourself In The Foot Again" featuring Example. He's now just posted a nice chilled out 170bpm track for your laid back Sunday listening. Featuring some nice piano lines and finishing with a flourish it makes for some very easy listening on a laid back weekend. Check it out below via his Soundcloud page.

FNKONOMIKA by SKREAMIZM

Sunday
Jan092011

[Watch] The Black Keys do Saturday Night Live

When I heard that The Black Keys were doing Saturday Night Live I was more than a little excited. Their latest album Brothers sits pretty in our top 10 albums of 2010 and Dan and Patrick look likely to be around for years to come. Last night the day came for the boys to hit up the stage and perform on the national show bringing along, "Tighten Up" and "Howlin' For You".

Introduced by guest host Jim Carey, you may notice Dan's rocking a new clean shaven look but it doesn't seem to have effected his guitar playing skills as he energetically belts out the two tracks while jumping around the stage. You can watch "Howlin' For You" up top and "Tighten Up" after the jump. You can pick up the bands award winning sixth album Brothers over here. Thanks to The Audio Perv for brightening mine, and your day with these videos.

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Saturday
Jan082011

[News] Bid on Deftones "You've Seen The Butcher" video items

Deftones have put up some items from the "You've Seen The Butcher" video which you can check out above if you are yet to watch it. The items are being auctioned off to benefit OneLiveForChi and you can see what's up for grabs over here on the Charity Buzz website. As well as items from the video there is a special donation of a No Doubt Hoody and Guitar signed by the entire band.

Bidding began back in December but you have until Tuesday the 11th of January at 4pm EST to get in your bids, so go grab a peice of memorabilia for a good cause. Deftones' latest album Diamond Eyes made it into our top 5 in our 2010 album's list, which you can take a look at over here.