MP3: Ted Leo and the Pharmacists - "Even Heroes...
*MP3: Ted Leo and the Pharmacists - “Even Heroes Have To Die” I’m always excited for new Ted Leo. He and the Pharmacists new record, The Brutalist Bricks, will be out 3/9 via Matador. MP3 via Stereogum. (Ian Anderson)
VIDEO: Atlas Sound on La Blogotheque
Tonight: Replacements Tribute Show at First Avenue
*MP3: The Replacements - “Waitress In The Sky” The 2nd Annual Replacement Tribute Show is tonight at First Avenue and features great lineup of locals: Lookbook with Brutal Becomings Story of The Sea with David Campbell The Idle Hands Gospel Gossip High On Stress Last year’s was great, I highly recommend this year’s too! (Ian Anderson)
VIDEO: Jimmy Fallon Performs "Fresh Prince" Theme...
VIDEO: Weezer - "(If You're Wondering If I Want...
MP3: Frightened Rabbit - "Nothing Like You" (Live...
MP3: Frightened Rabbit - “Nothing Like You” (Live on BBC6) New Frightened Rabbit album, The Winter of Mixed Drinks, out March 1, 2010. (Ian Anderson)
Best New Releases For November 24, 2009
Animal Collective - “Fall Be Kind” EP (Domino) *MP3: Animal Collective - “What Would I Want? Sky” Buy it on iTunes. Britney Spears - “Singles” *MP3: Britney Spears - “3” Buy it on iTunes. Lady Gaga - “The Fame Monster” (Interscope) *MP3: Lady Gaga - “So Happy I Could Die” Buy it on iTunes. Rihanna -...
VIDEO: Paramore - "Brick By Boring Brick"
MP3: So Many Dynamos - "New Bones" (Daytrotter...
MP3: So Many Dynamos - “New Bones” (Daytrotter Session) Daytrotter just posted their session with So Many Dynamos. Click here to have a listen. MySpace (Ian Anderson)
MP3: Animal Collective - "What Would I Want? Sky"
MP3: Animal Collective - “What Would I Want? Sky” Animal Collective’s Fall Be Kind EP is out now digitally and will be out physically on 12/15 via Domino. It is fantastic, as always, and I highly recommend picking it up on iTunes right now. (Ian Anderson)
MP3: Vampire Weekend - "Cousins"
*MP3: Vampire Weekend - “Cousins” Vampire Weekend’s new album, Contra, comes out 1/12 via XL Records. Shop for Vampire Weekend on iTunes. (Ian Anderson)
VIDEO: OK Go - "WTF?"
MP3: Sloan - "Take It Upon Yourself"
*MP3: Sloan - “Take It Upon Yourself” Sloan’s new self-released EP, Hit & Run, will be out 11/23 and it’s fantastic. Official Site (Ian Anderson)
NEWS: Susan Boyle Breaks Record For Biggest...
We all love Susan Boyle and next week the numbers will prove it. Boyle’s debut album, out 11/23 via Sony Music, has already broken Amazon’s record for most pre-orders. (Ian Anderson)
VIDEO: Motion City Soundtrack - "Disappear"
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MP3: Beach House - "Norway"
*MP3: Beach House - “Norway” Beach House’s new album, Teen Dream, will be out on 1/26 via Sub Pop. MySpace (Ian Anderson)
VIDEO: Neko Case - "Red Tide" (Live on Jimmy...
MP3: Don Diablo vs Phoenix vs Jay Z - "99 Fences"...
*MP3: Don Diablo vs Phoenix vs Jay Z - “99 Fences” (Mash-Up) I’m really enjoying this mash-up of Jay-Z’s “99 Problems” and Phoenix’s “Fences” via Don Diablo. (Ian Anderson)
Best New Releases For November 17, 2009
Fall Out Boy - “Believers Never Die” (Island/Def Jam) *MP3: Fall Out Boy - “Alpha Boy” Buy it on iTunes. Kid Sister - “Ultraviolet” (Universal Republic) *MP3: Kid Sister - “Right Hand Hi” Buy it on it on iTunes. Stream the full album on Spinner. Norah Jones - “The Fall” (Blue Note) *MP3: Norah Jones - “Chasing Pirates” Buy...
VIDEO: Beyonce - "Video Phone" (Featuring Lady...
MP3: Dirty Projectors - "Stillness Is The Move"...
*MP3: Dirty Projectors - “Stillness Is The Move” (Solange Knowles Cover) Solange Knowles released a pretty great cover of the Dirty Projectors’ hit “Stillness Is The Move” last week. It’s well done for sure. (Ian Anderson)
NEWS: The Twilight Sad Robbed At Gunpoint
The Twilight Sad posted on their MySpace Blog yesterday that they were robbed at gunpoint, what is going on with the world? Here’s the post: “Thanks again to the 2 nice men who got dressed into their fake police uniforms, put on their bullet proof vests, put their guns in their pockets, pulled us over, showed us their fake police id, stole our money, hid our van keys and threw our...
MP3: Lady Gaga - "Telephone" (Featuring Beyonce)
*MP3: Lady Gaga - “Telephone” (Featuring Beyonce) Lady Gaga and Beyonce together at last. It’s like Einstein and Galileo high-fiving after defeating Sauron. Shop for Lady Gaga on iTunes. (Ian Anderson)
MP3: Atlas Sound - "The Screens"
*MP3: Atlas Sound - “The Screens” Bradford Cox (Atlas Sound) posted a virtual 7” on his blog featuring “Doctor” (Five Discs Cover) and “The Screens.” Everything this guy touches is gold. (Ian Anderson)
VIDEO: Animal Collective - "In The Flowers"
TRAILER: "Kick Ass"
NEWS: Motion City Soundtrack Releases News Single
[LOCAL] Listen to the new Motion City Soundtrack single on their website here. MySpace (Ian Anderson)
MP3: La Roux - "Bulletproof"
*MP3: La Roux - “Bulletproof” This has been in my head for 36 hours. Pick it up on iTunes here. MySpace (Ian Anderson)
MFR Mix: Top 40 Tuesday
For the pop-tarts in all of our hearts, here is a mix of the latest Top 40 (or near) that has proven to have a bit of staying-power. With some goodies too, for good measure. *MP3: Jay-Z - “Empire State Of Mind” *MP3: Calvin Harris - “The Rain” *MP3: 3OH!3 - “Starstrukk” (Featuring Katy Perry) *MP3: Britney Spears - “3” *MP3: Lady Gaga -...
MP3: Best Coast - "When I'm With You"
*MP3: Best Coast - “When I’m With You” I love this. MySpace (Ian Anderson)
VIDEO: Lady Gaga - "Bad Romance"
Lady Gaga day continues with her new video for “Bad Romance.” And yes, that is a freaking polar bear. (Ian Anderson)
MP3: Lady Gaga - "Dance In The Dark"
*MP3: Lady Gaga - “Dance In The Dark” “Dance In The Dark” is the latest from Lady Gaga, hitting a party near you this Friday. (Ian Anderson)
Animal Collective Announce "Fall Be Kind" Details
Animal Collective will be releasing their Fall Be Kind EP via Domino Records on 12/15. Click here to pre-order your copy. (Ian Anderson)
NEWS: My Band Will Be On Gossip Girl Tonight,...
“Questions and Panthers” by One for the Team (my band yo!) will be on tonight’s episode of Gossip Girl. Tune in at 8pm CST on the CW to hear/watch it! Click HERE to download “Questions and Panthers” from iTunes. And yes, I did the amazing photoshop job myself. (Ian Anderson)
NEWS: Listen To My Interview On The Current
]]> Listen to my guest hosting session “The Local Show” on 89.3 The Current with David Campbell. Also listen out for “Sorted Out” from One For The Team’s new full length “Ghosts” out in February.
VIDEO: Tegan and Sara - "Hell" (Live On Spinner)
VIDEO: Grizzly Bear - "Ready, Able"
This is cool, but it makes increasingly less sense as it progresses. Which is maybe why I like it. (Ian Anderson)
MP3: Ke$ha - "Tik Tok" (Fred Falke Remix)
*MP3: Ke$ha - “Tik Tok” (Fred Falke Remix) Ke$ha’s “Tik Tok” has been killing it as of late and I surely it expect it to be hitting top ten soon enough. Here’s a Fred Falke remix of the jam. Props to Window Waves on the find. (Ian Anderson)
TONIGHT: Paramore at Roy Wilkins Auditorium
*MP3: Paramore - “Careful” Paramore are in town tonight at the Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul. Doors open at 6:30pm and the show starts at 7:30pm. This show is all ages and is currently not sold out. (Ian Anderson)
NEWS: John Vanderslice To Reissue Back Catalog On...
*MP3: John Vanderslice - “Pale Horse” *MP3: John Vanderslice - “Tablespoon Of Codeine” FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - November 5, 2009 Afternoon Records is reissuing John Vanderslice’s entire back catalog on vinyl (high-quality virgin vinyl yo!) on December 8. In ten short years, John Vanderslice’s musical legacy already leaves listeners with seven...
Cloud Cult To Reissue "They Live on the Sun" and...
*MP3: Cloud Cult - “Fairy Tale” *MP3: Cloud Cult - “Take Your Medicine” [LOCAL] Cloud Cult are reissuing my two favorite Cloud Cult releases, “They Live on the Sun” and “Aurora Borealis,” next Tuesday in a special double-disc edition. Both albums will be remixed, remastered and include special bonus tracks. I highly recommend picking this up. Check...
VIDEO: Carl Sagan - "A Glorious Dawn" (Feat....
MP3: Spoon - "The Mystery Zone"
*MP3: Spoon - “The Mystery Zone” (MP3 Removed By Request of Merge Records) Spoon’s new album, Transference, is on the horizon and “The Mystery Zone” is the first song we get to hear from it. Transference will be out 1/26 on Merge. Official Site (Ian Anderson)
NEWS: Motion City Soundtrack Announce Album...
*MP3: Motion City Soundtrack - “Mary Without Sound” [LOCAL] Minneapolis pop group Motion City Soundtrack will release their fourth full-length album (and major label debut via Columbia) on 1/19. Their new album is entitled My Dinosaur Life and was produced by Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus who also produced their breakout album Commit This To Memory. Tracklisting: 1. Worker Bee 2. A...
MP3: Dirty Projectors - "Emblem of the World"
*MP3: Dirty Projectors - “Emblem of the World” “Emblem of the World” is the latest from Dirty Projectors and their Temecula Sunrise EP. It’s good, of course it’s good. (Ian Anderson)
Best New Releases for November 3, 2009
Julian Casablancas - “Phrazes of the Young” (RCA) *MP3: Julian Casablancas - “River of Brakelights” Buy it on iTunes. The Mary Onettes - “Islands” (Labrador Sweden) *MP3: The Mary Onettes - “Puzzles” Buy it on iTunes. Say Anything - “Say Anything” (RCA) *MP3: Say Anything - “Do Better” Buy it on iTunes. Weezer -...
VIDEO: Tegan and Sara On Late Night with Conan...
MP3: Field Music - "Measure"
*MP3: Field Music - “Measure” “Measure” is the latest from the UK’s Field Music, I’m really enjoying it. They have a few US dates coming up in December. MySpace (Ian Anderson)
MP3: Yeasayer - "Ambling Alp"
*MP3: Yeasayer - “Ambling Alp” Brooklyn’s Yeasayer have released an exclusive single via their website, which is available as a free download, or a bundle that includes 12” vinyl and a shirt. Click here to check it out. (Ian Anderson)