Thursday, February 28, 2008

Swell Season's Spring Tour; Eminem's Text Move; Junior Boys Mix It Up; Win 'Limited' 'Darjeeling' Prize Pack; Free Mae Shi MP3

WIN A 'DARJEELING LIMITED' PRIZE PACK Wes Anderson's latest flick Darjeeling Limited arrived in stores this week... (more)
JUNIOR BOYS GET PHYSICAL Berlin-based dance music label Get Physical has announced a March 11 release date for the sixth... (more)
SCOTT KEMPNER RETURNS Punk forefadda Scott Kempner is releasing his first solo album in 16 years. Saving Grace will land... (more)
MIRACLE FORTRESS STOP AND SMELL THE 'ROSES' After being denied at the Canadian border in October, and... (more)
DEVOTCHKA'S 'TELLING' TOUR DeVotchKa has announced its largest tour to date, including stops on this summer's festival route... (more)
EMINEM REVEALS 'THE WAY I AM' Although his flagrantly lewd lyrics may suggest otherwise, Eminem is literate enough... (more)
SWELL SEASON ANNOUNCES U.S. DATES Marketa Irglova and Glen Hansard will be touring the US with their band the... (more)

Noise rockers the Mae Shi's latest opus (their fourth) opens with the frantic "Lamb And The Lion," which moves at breakneck speed to the top of singer Jonathan Gray's lungs and back to dissonant chords and some crazy harmony. It's not clean and it's by no means beautiful, but that's not what this L.A.-based psycho-sextet are about. They're about raw, feral energy. And by that measure, this record is a runaway... (more)

DOWNLOAD "Run To Your Grave"

"[Music] has never stopped being this therapeutic thing. I don't write because I want to write. I write because I need to." (more)


THE ACORN | UNION HALL | FEBRUARY 27, 2008 Aren’t blogs supposed to drool over bands like this? Last night the... (more)
Q-TIP, KRS-ONE | SMIRNOFF VODKA PRESS CONFERENCE | FEBRUARY 26, 2008 Smirnoff Vodka kicked off its... (more)
WAMi FESTIVAL | SATURDAY SPECTACULAR, PERTH | FEBRUARY 23, 2008 The kind folks at WAM managed... (more)

The producers of Coachella have become bicoastal with All Points West. What other festival would you like to see expand its geographical reach?

CMJ Music Marathon
All Tomorrow's Parties
Reading Festival

1 1 VAMPIRE WEEKEND Vampire Weekend XL
2 2 CAT POWER Jukebox Matador
3 4 NADA SURF Lucky Barsuk
4 15 RAVEONETTES Lust Lust Lust Vice
5 7 JACK JOHNSON Sleep Through The Static Brushfire
7 3 BRITISH SEA POWER Do You Like Rock Music? Rough Trade
8 11 HELIO SEQUENCE Keep Your Eyes Ahead Sub Pop
9 6 SPOON Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga Merge
10 9 BLACK MOUNTAIN In The Future Jagjaguwar
11 12 YEASAYER All Hour Cymbals We Are Free
12 8 BAND OF HORSES Cease To Begin Sub POp
13 10 IRON AND WINE The Shepherd's Dog Sub Pop
14 17 THAO WITH THE GET DOWN STAY DOWN We Brave Bee Stings And All Kill Rock Stars
15 13 XIU XIU Women As Lovers Kill Rock Stars
16 79 VARIOUS ARTISTS Bippp: French Synth Wave 1979-1985 Everloving-BORN BAD
17 24 DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS Brighter Than Creation's Dark New West
18 14 BOB MOULD District Line Anti
19 22 SONS AND DAUGHTERS This Gift Domino
20 - BEACH HOUSE Devotion Carpark

1 2 BEN ALLISON AND MAN SIZE SAFE Little Things Run The World Palmetto
2 1 MACEO PARKER Roots And Grooves Head's Up-Tel Arc
3 3 PAT METHENY Day Trip Nonesuch
4 7 VARIOUS ARTISTS Droppin' Science: Greatest Samples From The Blue Note Lab Blue Note
6 9 HORACE SILVER Live At Newport '58 Blue Note
7 4 ELIANE ELIAS Something For You: Eliane Elias Sings And Plays Bill Evans Blue Note
8 5 HERBIE HANCOCK River: The Joni Letters Verve
9 13 GONZALO RUBALCABA Avatar Blue Note
10 6 RON BLAKE Shayari Mack Avenue
11 11 CHICK COREA, GARY BURTON New Crystal Silence Concord
12 10 OUT TO LUNCH Excuse Me While I Do The Boogaloo Accurate
13 15 WYNTON MARSALIS Standards And Ballads Columbia
14 12 STEVE REID ENSEMBLE Daxaar Domino
15 16 HARLEM EXPERIMENT The Harlem Experiment Ropeadope
16 19 TIGRAN HAMASYAN TRIO New Era Blujazz
17 30 NNENNA FREELON Better Than Anything: The Quintessential Nnenna Concord Jazz
18 27 LESTER YOUNG Live At Birdland 1953 And 1956 ESP
19 22 DAVID 'FATHEAD' NEWMAN Diamondhead High Note
20 32 JASON KAO HWANG Stories Before Within Innova

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