I have just learned via Pitchfork of a new highly anticipated album due out next year. It’s from a new group called Mister Heavenly that consists of…wait for it…
Nick Thorburn (frontman of Islands)
Joe Plummer (drummer of Modest Mouse)
and main Man Man man Honus Honus
Talking to Spinner recently, Honus Honus said that the new band would occupy some aesthetic middle ground between his own work and Thorburn’s: “It actually sounds like a mash-up of our two styles. For the Man Man stuff, if you like our doo-wop-y stuff, ‘Doo Right’ or ‘Ice Dogs,’ that vein. If you like what Nick does, the stripped-down pop stuff and the Unicorns stuff, it’s like that.” A press release gives that style a name: “doom-wop”. We’ll have to see if the term catches on.
Tonight, the band heads out a small tour opening for Passion Pit. Their last show has them headlining in Salt Lake City!
11-30 Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
12-01 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
12-02 San Francisco, CA – Cafe Du Nord
12-03 Santa Cruz, CA – Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
12-04 Pomona, CA – The Fox Theatre
12-05 San Diego, CA – Soma
12-07 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
12-08 Santa Barbara, CA – The Granada Theater
12-09 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
12-10 Salt Lake City, UT – Kirby Court
Click here to watch the new video for "All Day"
With less guitar, more keyboards, more bass, deep vinyl grooves, twitching percussion and some good old cowbell – but still with those trademark melodies – Sweden’s The Concretes are finally back! This time armed with a new album, a new label (Brooklyn-based tastemakers Friendly Fire Recordings), a new singer (Lisa Milberg, though not new to the band, has stepped out from behind the drums to take over vocals for the band after the departure of Victoria Bergsman), and a new lease on life. Their dreamy, ethereal disco-influenced record WYWH will be out on November 8th.
You have to check out their new single, “Good Evening” <—- click to download
Formed in 2005, five piece Brit indie band Mystery Jets refer to as many genres as they want with out being stuck with any of them. Today’s new music Tuesday marks the release of Mystery Jets’ fourth album and newest creation: Serotonin.
Also, check out a couple free Mystery Jets downloads over at Last.fm by clicking here.
My faves from Serotonin are “Show Me the Light”, “Dreaming of Another World” and the title track itself. If you’re not sure if you like the band or haven’t heard any of their stuff, but you are a fan of Foals and We Are Scientists, then give ’em a listen!
LCD Soundsystem’s new album This Is Happening, was supposed to be released in March, but was pushed back to May. So now, in about a week, we’ll be able to have it (May 18th).
Sadly, James Murphy has informed the music community that this will be his fourth and last album as LCD Soundsystem. I can’t help but to feel sad that ‘this is happening’. 😦
Read an interview with him from Clash Magazine here.
ALSO…click here to preview the whole album! I have a feeling I’m going to wear it out this summer!
1. Dance Yrself Clean (Starts off slow, then surprises you with a ‘BAM!’ into some loud dance music)
2. Drunk Girls (Has some musical elements very similar to “North American Scum”)
3. One Touch
4. All I Want
5. I Can Change* (Reminiscent to the likes of Erasure, Yaz, The Cure, Love & Rockets, etc.)
6. You Wanted a Hit*
7. Pow Pow (sounds like the Talking Heads)
8. Somebody’s Calling Me
* = my favorites