- Conrad Plymouth are streaming their newborn (as in, the masters were just finished yesterday) EP on their MySpace and Facebook pages. I have even stopped listening to “Next Girl” to hear it.
- Thunderbroom legend Mike Watt becomes an exhibited photographer tonight. If you’re in the Santa Monica area, you can see his Eye-gifts from Pedro exhibit at Track 16 through May 1.
Here are the Low Anthem performing “Apothecary” in Grand Central Station for La Blogotheque’s Take Away Concert series:
- The Beastie Boys put everything on hold when Adam Yauch was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor on his salivary glands, but now Yauch is recovering nicely, and the Beasties are planning to get back to it in September with the release of their latest album Hot Sauce Committee, Part One.
- Also coming back, after a much longer hiatus, are Teenage Fanclub. They’ll be releasing Shadows on June 8th, and Pitchfork has a taste for you
- The new Bonnie “Prince” Billy (with the Cairo Gang) album drops/is dropping/been done dropped today. Hot Chip celebrate by mixing the bonnie one’s vocals into “I Feel Bonnie”.
- The A.V. Club have started a great series called “Undercover”. The premise: The A.V. Club has chosen a list of songs they’d like to see covered, and they’ve invited artists to come to their offices to cover a chosen song from the list… but the longer a band waits, the fewer songs they’ll have to choose from. The Fruit Bats’ cover of Hall and Oates’ “One on One” is fucking delightful, and we’re greatly looking forward to seeing who will cover Billy Squier’s … Continue reading
- Clearly Alarm has good taste as they have voted mr. Gnome’s Tastes Like Magic EP one of the best albums of the week.
- The Flaming Lips are always popping up in the most unexpected places. Model citizen Wayne Coyne could be seen last Sunday evening on Extreme Home Makeover as he donned hard hat and worked volunteer labor to help build a home. NTSIB is not choked up. We’re just clearing our throat.
- Daytrotter trotted out (Ha! Get it? …the time change is making us loopy…) a new session with Bonnie Prince Billy yesterday. They’re at SXSW right now taping more great sessions to share with us, by the likes of Phosphorescent and Blair and more.
- It feels like cheating to announce that Bob Pollard has a new album on the way since you could say that at any time of the year and have it be true. Still, it’s worth noting that you can preview a couple of tracks from the upcoming Circus Devils on Mr. Prolific’s website. They’re hot.
- Even though we weren’t able to be there, NTSIB is very excited that our friends Hell … Continue reading
- Over the Rhine will be making a Roots on the Rails journey through the American desert in November, so if you’ve ever wanted to be trapped with Karin and Linford in a confined space (and who hasn’t?), here’s your chance.
- Sunny Day Real Estate will be going into the studio in May to record a new album.
- Band of Horses will be releasing a new album on May 18th through Brown Records/Fat Possum Records/Columbia Records (we’re tellin’ ya: Fat Possum is the place to be these days), and they will begin touring this month.
- Daytrotter continues to pull in jaw-dropping names, like Ian McCulloch, whose session just posted.
- In I’m-an-idiot news, have you all heard of the Liars? I hadn’t until today. Having now listened to their new album over at Pitchfork, I boggle to think what I’ve been missing out on the past ten years.
- While Dan is away, Patrick still plays. NPR has a piece on Drummer, the side project of Patrick Carney of the Black Keys.
- No fear for Black Keys fans though, as Patrick and Dan Auerbach will be releasing their sixth album, Brothers, on May 18th.
- The Carolina Chocolate Drops, who released Genuine Negro Jig last month and will be playing the Beachland Ballroom next week, get the Fresh Air treatment
- mr. Gnome’s new 7″, “Tastes Like Magic”, is now available for pre-order and download.
- The Flaming Lips get back on the road this month.
- The Builders and the Butchers are out and at it, as well.
- The Levon Helm Band/the Duke and the King show in New Jersey that was postponed last month has been rescheduled for March 12.
- Further to the Carolina Chocolate Drops new joint, watch them perform “Cornbread and Butterbeans” for WDVX’s Blue Plate Special:
- Spin has a mini Q&A; with Greg Dulli, who is currently shaping up the next Twilight Singers album.
- mr. Gnome go back on the road at the end of next month (with a warm-up gig in Akron this Saturday), and they promise a “b-side 7″ vinyl/digital very soon.”
- Pitchfork has an 11-minute docu-vid on the making of Gil Scott-Heron’s magnificent album, I’m New Here, up until the end of the week. (Incidentally, I learned about the album when the Twilight Singers posted the video for “Me and the Devil” on their Facebook back in January.)
- You can watch the Bowerbirds be adorable, nature-loving hippies in their brand new video for “Northern Lights” below.
- Gulf Shores, Alabama, will host the Hangout Music Festival May 14-16, 2010. The fest will feature A.A. Bondy… and some other people. A lot of really good acts, actually, like the Blind Boys of Alabama, John Legend, Matisyahu, Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears and Michael Franti & Spearhead, among others.
- The Felice Brothers will be down in Bondy territory when they play the Double Decker Arts Festival in Oxford, Mississippi, on April 24, 2010. The free festival will be headlined by Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings and will also feature performances by Jimbo Mathus and Those Darlins, among others.
- Tom Waits reads Charles Bukwoski. ‘Nough said.
- Mercurial soul singer Jamie Lidell’s new album Compass comes out in May. This time around, he’s getting a hand from Beck, Feist, Pat Sansone of Wilco and a few members of Grizzly Bear. You can hear the title track at Stereogum and Pitchfork.
- I don’t know how long ago this was posted, so it may no longer count as news to anyone else, but the Bowerbirds played a few songs for Pitchfork’s Cemetery Gates series.
- Gil Scott-Heron’s first album … Continue reading