I’ll be the first person to tell you that I didn’t really start listening to LCD Soundsystem until last summer. That said, I fell in love with their music after reading articles about their last concert at Madison Square Garden. I was devastated when I realized that I would never be able to experience the magic that occurs at their concerts. Then, out of nowhere I catch wind that there is going to be a documentary about the band’s final moments and the dark cloud was instantly lifted. Pitchfork says we’ll be getting details about the release of Shut Up and Play the Hits on April 2nd, but if you’re like me and can’t wait you can whet your appetite with the clip below.
Now, Now is a band from Minneapolis, MN that is formerly known as Now, Now Every Children. They’re not a new band, but up until yesterday I hadn’t even heard of them. After reading up on their backstory I came to find out that they’re supported by the likes of Chris Walla (of Death Cab for Cutie) and they have a new album coming out tomorrow (March 6th) called Threads. I’ve listened to the album on Spotify and can honestly say that Now, Now is one of the best new bands I’ve heard in a while.
We’ve all seen R. Kelly trapped in the closet; now we get to see André 3000 trapped in a fridge. A little while back Gorillaz, 3 Stacks, and James Murphy (of LCD Soundsystem) got together to do a track for Converse called “DoYaThing” and now we have the official visuals. The video is animated beautifully and has a few subtle references to past songs and videos sprinkled in here and there. Check out the video and see if you can spot what I’m talking about.
If you’re a John Mayer fan you know that he recently announced dates for his upcoming tour this spring. He also just released the track listing for his upcoming album Born and Raised which is due out May 22. If you’d like to hear the first single off of the new album, “Shadow Days,” head over to his Tumblr.
1. Queen of California
2. The Age of Worry
3. Shadow Days
4. Speak for Me
5. Something Like Olivia
6. Born and Raised
7. If I Ever Get Around To Living
8. Love is a Verb
9. Walt Grace’s Submarine Test, January 1967
10. Whisky, Whisky, Whisky
11. A Face To Call Home
12. Born and Raised (Reprise)
If you were on Twitter the night of the Grammys you may have found yourself wondering, “Who is this ‘Bonnie Bear’ everyone is tweeting about?” Although there is no Bonnie Bear to my knowledge, there IS a band called Bon Iver who are actually kind of alright (which explains why Bon Iver won the Grammy for “Best New Artist”). Today we received the official music video for “Towers” via Bon Iver’s Vimeo, and the video is just as beautiful as the music. Be sure to watch the video all the way to the end.
Reptar is a quirky, fun band form Athens, Georgia who are about to blow up. From what I’ve heard they put on a great show at SXSW last year, and their debut EP Oblangle Fizz, Y’all was one of my favorite EPs of 2011. This song “Sebastian” isn’t exactly new (they’ve performed it live many times), but today we finally have a high quality download for our listening pleasure. Listen to the track below and if you like what you hear head here for a download.[audio http://www.fileden.com/files/2012/2/22/3268542/01%20Sebastian.mp3]