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Revolution Rock On PBS and DVD

February 28th, 2008

In March, PBS will air a documentary chronicling performances from the only band that matters, The Clash. Titled The Clash Lve: Revolution Rock, the doc will feature live-in-the-studio footage as will as live clips from 1979 all the way through their massive performance at Shea Stadium in 1982. Revolution Rock will be released on DVD April 15, but for those who want to catch it on television, a listing can be found here.

The teaser for Revolution Rock is below.

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By Matthew Kiel Posted in News

Animal Collective Cast Water Curses

February 28th, 2008

After several mentions of an EP of new material in interviews during the twilight of 2007, Animal Collective now confirm the tracklist and release date of Water Curses. Hitting US shelves May 6, the EP will collect 4 tracks left off of their highly acclaimed Strawberry Jam. Water Curses comes to the world via Domino Records and will be available on CD and 12″.

Water Curses Tracklist:

Water Curses
Street Flash
Cobwebs
Seal Eyeing

Avey Tare, Panda Bear and the crew are currently on the road travelling through Europe and Japan. Their next gigs stateside will be Coachella and the All Points West Festival in August.

Here’s their itinerary:

03-16 Osaka, Japan – Club Quattro
03-17 Nagoya, Japan – Club Quattro
03-18 Tokyo, Japan – Liquid Room
03-19 Tokyo, Japan – Liquid Room
04-25 Indio, CA – Coachella
05-18 Minehead, England – Butlins Holiday Centre (ATP)
05-19 Dublin, Ireland – Tripod
05-20 Glasgow, Scotland – Oran Mor
05-21 Leeds, England – Brudell Room
05-22 London, England – Koko
05-23 Strasbourg, France – Laiterie
05-24 Paris, France – Alhambra Theatre
05-25 Lille, France – Grand Mix
05-26 Bordeaux, France – Krakatora
05-28 Braga, Portugal – Teatri Circo
05-29 Lisbon, Portugal – Lux Fragil
05-30 Malaga, Spain – AV Cervantes
05-31 Barcelona, Spain – Primavera Sound Festival
06-23 Arendal, Norway – Hove Festival
08-08-10 Jersey City, NJ – All Points West Festival Read more…

By Matthew Kiel Posted in News

Black Francis’ Svn Fngrs

February 28th, 2008

Arriving March 4th will be a new mini-LP from ex-Pixies and current-Catholics frontman Frank Black via his original nom de plume, Black Francis. Titled Svn Fngrs, there will be 7 songs topping out at about 20 minutes.

According to Black Francis, “…[Svn Fngrs] is much more produced in terms of the vocal layering of my own voice, perhaps along the lines of Teenager of the Year. I won’t bother you here with what the damn concept is, but let’s just say the theme revolves around a lot of NASTY sex, NASTIER death, and beautifully strange birth.”

The traclisting is as follows:

The Seus
Garbage Heap
Half Man
I Sent Away
Seven Fingers
The Tale of Lonesome Fetter
When They Come to Murder Me Read more…

By Matthew Kiel Posted in News

‘Run’ Gnarls Barkley, ‘Run’

February 28th, 2008

Experimental pop and dynamic duo Gnarls Barkley have wrapped up their video for the first single from the forthcoming Odd Couple. Titled “Run,” the first single will hit shelves March 24 while the album will follow on April 8th. The video for “Run” is directed by Happy, a filmmaking duo comprised of Guy Shelmerdane and Richard Farmer.

Refusing to stop and breathe, Gnarls Barkley have re-teamed with Chris Milk for the second video from Odd Couple, “Who’s Gonna Save My Soul.” The duo previously worked with Silk on their Grammy-nominated video “Gone Daddy Gone.” Read more…

By Matthew Kiel Posted in News

Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks’ Real Emotional Trash

February 28th, 2008

Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks will release Real Emotional Trash on March 4. This will be the first album with new Jick Janet Weiss (of Sleater Kenney and Quasi fame). The former Pavement man and his band will hit the road just 2 weeks following the release.

Here are the dates:

March 19 Minneapolis, MN First Ave. w/John Vanderslice
March 20 Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theater w/John Vanderslice
March 21 Chicago, ILThe Vic Theater w/John Vanderslice
March 22 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue w/John Vanderslice
March 23 Cincinnati, OH Southgate House w/John Vanderslice
March 25 Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge w/John Vanderslice
March 26 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse w/John Vanderslice
March 31 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom w/John Vanderslice
April 1 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom w/John Vanderslice
April 2 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg w/John Vanderslice
April 3 Boston, MA Paradise w/John Vanderslice
April 4 North Adams, MA Mass Museum of Contemporary art w/John Vanderslice
April 28 Sacramento, CA Harlow’s Read more…

By Matthew Kiel Posted in News

Dimitri From Paris’ Return to the Playboy Mansion

February 28th, 2008

The Turkish-born French-raised international jetsetting DJ extraordinaire Dimitri From Paris will release a third Playboy Mansion set. Dubbed Return to the Playboy Mansion, it will hit stores on April 22. The 2-disc set will feature both sides of his coin, Disc 1 being the party and disc 2 focusing on the more intimate side of things.

Dimitri will also be going on tour this spring. With more dates still to come, here’s his current, confirmed itinerary:

March 21 Chicago @ Crobar
March 22 NYC @ Pachita
March 27 Miami @ Prive
March 29 Boston @ Underbar
April 17 Mexico City @ Hyde
April 26 Denver @ Crobar
April 27 Indio @ Coachella
April 27 Las Vegas @ Playboy Club, Palms Hotel and Casino Read more…

By Matthew Kiel Posted in News

Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan Team Up Again

February 27th, 2008

Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan have completed the follow-up to their Mercury Prize-nominated collaboration The Ballad of the Broken Seas. Titled Sunday at Devil Dirt, the album will be released this May in the UK with a Stateside release date to be determined. Like its predecessor, Dirt was written by Belle & Sebastian alum Campbell with Lanegan contributing vocals afterwards.

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By Robert Huff Posted in News

”Once” Scores Oscar for Best Song

February 27th, 2008

The Frames’ Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova managed to upset three hit songs from Disney’s “Enchanted” to take home the Academy Award for Best Song. The win was for “Falling Slowly,” arguably the centerpiece from the soundtrack to the indie hit “Once.” The duo also performed a memorable rendition of the song live on Sunday night’s Oscar telecast.

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By Robert Huff Posted in News

Sasquatch Lineup Finally Unveiled

February 25th, 2008

The list of performers at the 2008 Sasquatch Music Festival has been announced, and includes R.E.M., The Cure, The Flaming Lips U.F.O. Show, Death Cab For Cutie, Modest Mouse, M.I.A., Flight Of The Conchords, The Breeders, Built To Spill, The Hives, Tegan & Sara, The New Pornographers, The Kooks, Cold War Kids, Beirut, Rogue Wave / Okkervil River, Mates of State, Battles, Say Hi, J. Tillman, Matt Costa, and The Cave Singers.

The Sasquatch Festival will take place at Washington’s Gorge Amphitheatre on May 24-26. Read more…

By Sandra Friedman Posted in News

A Change in Moby’s Reputation

February 25th, 2008

Vegan superstar Moby has revealed to PageSix that a short fling with actress Natalie Portman left him a less than popular figure against internet nerds.

Moby explained that “I guess in some people’s eyes, nerds might be mildly sexy and, as a nerd, I’m certainly happy to enjoy some of the effects of that — but as far as the very brief affair with Natalie, it’s made me the target of a lot of nerd wrath.” Read more…

By Sandra Friedman Posted in News