Archive for May, 2008

THE SUBMARINES + HEADLIGHTS Live at Mercury Lounge

The Submarines and the Headlights have been on together for a bit now. Both of them played Mercury Lounge and were quite complimenting of each other’s airy pop sounds. Here are some videos from that sweet and oddly enough really early show.

The Submarines:

Website: http://www.thesubmarines.com
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/thesubmarinesmusic
Purchase: Honeysuckle Weeks
Label: Nettwerk

Headlights:

MP3: “Cherry Tulips
Website: http://www.headlightsmusic.com
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/headlights
Purchase: Some Racing, Some Stopping
Label: Polyvinyl

MGMT Electric Feel MUSIC VIDEO

The electried duo who’s debut record had caught on fire the last year has unleashed a brand new music video, or at least another music video for their hit “Electric Feel.”

Psychedelic, funky, sexy, lusty, fresh and disco-esque, the “Electric Feel” music video completely addresses the song’s vibe.  With the duo walking around the Amazon surrounded by a slew of cladly dressed females smothered in psychedelic ooze prancing around like heroin induced horny maniacs, the video’s message is quite clear.  Or is it…

Website: http://www.whoismgmt.com
MySpace: ttp://www.myspace.com/mgmt
Purchase: Oracular Spectacular
Label: Columbia

THE VOLUNTARY BUTLER SCHEME Laundry MP3

THE VOLUNTARY BUTLER SCHEME

Rob Jones aka The Voluntary Butler Scheme has been quickly and also at the same time churning quality and quite nostalgic pop tunes for a bit now. When not accompanying The Boy Least Likely To live or performing percussion for The School, he sings and swooshes out little pop gems as The Voluntary Butler Scheme.

Unlike his contemporaries, Rob’s penning and production is quite authentic sounding. If one were to close their eyes and lazily lay down on their couch while listening to his tunes, they would be quickly transported back to the late 60s to early 70s where colors looked worn out and fall leaves were layered in bright orange and reds.

So after much time has passed, he will finally be releasing music to be purchased. An EP titled from one his songs Trading Things In will be released July 21st. So while you wait, check him out on tour in the UK and listen to his spring-time filled quirky pop song “Laundry.”

TOUR DATES:
05/29 – Bristol, UK – Bristol Thekla
05/30 – Hebden Bridge, UK – Hebden Bridge Picture House
05/31 – Norwich, UK – Norwich Arts Centre
06/02 – Birmingham, UK – Birmingham Glee Club
06/03 – Brighton, UK – Brighton Komedia
06/04 – Cardiff, UK – Cardiff Glee Club
06/13 – London, UK – Aldershot West End Center
07/26 – Ripley, Derbyshire – Indietracks Indiepop Festival

MP3: “Laundry
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/thevoluntarybutlerscheme
Purchase: Trading Things In

BECK "Chemtrails" MP3

Beck

I haven’t really been paying attention lately. I’ve been stacked with work and with music coming out the wazoo it’s hard to keep track of what’s been going out. Every band since the Radiohead fiasco has been pushing their releases ahead of time or even surprising us with brand new albums right away.

Well, there’s been news that Beck is already at work and will be unleashing something quite new real soon.

But the big news is that a clip of a track called “Chemtrails” from the upcoming record has leaked. In collaboration with DangerMouse, the track completely takes us to a path where Beck may have never tip toed into. The song is dark, ethereal, surreal and dreamy. It almost feels like something David Bowie may have conjured up. But is it of no coincidence that David Bowie a few years ago has hand-picked Beck as one of today’s cream of the crop?

I had always fantasized about Beck going elecro-bossa nova, but where ever this album may take us may be quite a colorful journey. Fingers crossed for some more goodness from the multi-masked wonder.

MP3: “Chemtrails

WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | MYSPACE | TWITTER | PURCHASE | LABEL

BECK “Chemtrails” MP3

Beck

I haven’t really been paying attention lately. I’ve been stacked with work and with music coming out the wazoo it’s hard to keep track of what’s been going out. Every band since the Radiohead fiasco has been pushing their releases ahead of time or even surprising us with brand new albums right away.

Well, there’s been news that Beck is already at work and will be unleashing something quite new real soon.

But the big news is that a clip of a track called “Chemtrails” from the upcoming record has leaked. In collaboration with DangerMouse, the track completely takes us to a path where Beck may have never tip toed into. The song is dark, ethereal, surreal and dreamy. It almost feels like something David Bowie may have conjured up. But is it of no coincidence that David Bowie a few years ago has hand-picked Beck as one of today’s cream of the crop?

I had always fantasized about Beck going elecro-bossa nova, but where ever this album may take us may be quite a colorful journey. Fingers crossed for some more goodness from the multi-masked wonder.

MP3: “Chemtrails

WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | MYSPACE | TWITTER | PURCHASE | LABEL

WALLPAPER. T Rex + World Domination?

WALLPAPER

West coast booty thumpin’ duo Wallpaper. had planned on world domination but unfortunately those plans were sunken. But at least they dropped a new single not too long called “T Rex” which is quite the bouncy bounce that recalls 80s funk that had you clappin’ on the streets while poppin’ or at least pretending to be poppin’ on the west coast. You can check out the jam on their MySpace.

Since the world tour was canceled, they are making it up by planning to pass the east coast this summer. So be on the watch for some even more heat this summer.

MP3: “Evrytm We Do It
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/wallpaper
Purchase: T Rex
Label: Eenie Menie

Music Video:T Rex

OLDSCHOOLREUNION LOVEStory MP3

OLDSCHOOLREUNION

UK electro beat makers unleashes a new track that’ll satisfy your summer dance shoes.

MP3: “LOVEStory
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/oldschoolreunion


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