Patterson Hood and the Downtown Rumblers dropped by Hear Ya! to record a live session that you can listen to and download. Liars premiered their video for “WIXIW” at Entertainment Weekly, of all places. The Jimmy Cliff classic “The Harder They Come” is up on YouTube. Elton John will appear on the next Queens of the Stone Age album. No, really. The new Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds album, Push the Sky Away, is streaming on half of the interweb this morning, including at NPR.org, The Guardian, and Fact. A bunch of Joey Ramone’s belongings are going on the auction block. Check out a great short film on the New Orleans bounce scene. Finally, meditate on a personal story of an encounter with Johnny Cash.
The Twilight Singers will be releasing their new album, Dynamite Steps, on February 15. Guests on the album include some of the usual suspects – Ani DeFranco, Petra Haden, Joseph Arthur and, of course, Mark Lanegan – as well as Nick McCabe of the Verve. The original Pulp line-up is reuniting for the first time since 1996. They have a couple of European fests booked for next year with additional plans likely. Rap Radar has the first single, “Together Baby”, off Ghostface Killah’s forthcoming album Apollo Kids up for you. J Mascis will be releasing an acoustic album called Several Shades of Why on March 15. Special treat: Cuckoobird has posted a special Patterson Hood solo show that took place at the end of last month. Patterson Hood is several kinds of awesome. The Low Anthem are on the road with Emmylou Harris. During a break, Mat Davidson played a surprise Twain show in Brooklyn. Watch Mat and all his hair below. Twain “I’ll Be Fooled Again” from Possum Den Productions on Vimeo.