Apparently NPR didn’t get the memo that we’re supposed to get our first taste of Spoon’s new song “Written in Reverse” until tomorrow, but hey, that’s great news from where I’m sitting. It sounds pretty much unchanged from the first time we heard it, but why mess with greatness? The single’s out digitally tomorrow, Dec 1, and the album will hit stands in January.
In a recent Guardian article, Beyonce said that her sister Solange turned her on to Of Montreal and it’s got her thinking some interesting thoughts…
Guardian: Is there anyone left you’d still like to record with?
Oh, where do I begin? There’s so many people I’d like to work with still, but I’d like to maybe go outside of the box. My sister [Solange] has put me on to bands like [indie group] Of Montreal and some other different types of artists. I would love to do something like that on my next album.
Finally, a record my girlfriend and I can both rank as our Album of the Year! Even if there’s no Kevin Barnes on the record, I’d still be interested to hear an Of Montreal-sounding record with Beyonce’s vocals. And of course, Of Montreal have already enlisted Jon Brion to help with their next LP, so it looks like there’s no shortage of guests on the horizon.
I couldn’t make it to the Thee American Revolution’s show on Friday, but luckily my friend Samantha was there to tape the show. What a pal. TAR has a new record out now called Buddah Electrostorm that has all these tracks. If they ever tour anywhere besides Lexington and Athens, be sure to check ’em out.
Thanks to Audio Perv for uploading this video of the Black Star reunion that happened on Fallon this week. Mos Def and Talib Kweli did “History,” backed by the Roots and Amber and Haley of the Dirty Projectors.
Happy thanksgiving! I celebrated today alone, but haven’t had this much fun in a while. My dad’s out of town visiting my sister’s family, my girlfriend is visiting her brother’s family and my mom’s side of the family does Tgiving on Saturday. So I had a great day taking care of a lot of stuff that needed to be done, culminating in cooking my first Thanksgiving meal ever. Steak, mashed potatoes and corn on the cob, all eaten while watching Talking Heads live videos. Most of the eating time was spent watching the Live in Rome concert, but as embedding is disabled, I thought this 2009 video of David Byrne playing one of my favorite Talking Heads songs would work quite well.
Pezzettino’s “You Never Know” is easily the best thing I’ve heard from her yet. It’s part sunshine-pop, part Page France and all adorable. The video’s pretty good too — a Milwaukee girl gets silly all over New York. After you’ve soaked in the cuteness, download this song which will no doubt already be stuck in your head.
Man, turn you back on Jimmy Fallon for one day and he pulls out something amazing. Here he is doing a spot-on impersonation of Neil Young covering the Fresh Prince theme song. I get the feeling we might see this one brought out in as a guest appearance at a show or during his stand up (would’ve been perfect for Bonnaroo).
I just got some great news. Turns out that Japan’s crazed rockers, Acid Mothers Temple, will be making an appearance at Cosmic Charlie’s this coming April. Ten months ago it looked like Lexington’s music scene was hitting a slump, but it’s been rebounding in a major way lately.
Acid Mothers Temple
at Cosmic Charlies
Now, I can’t claim to know the most about Acid Mothers Temple. My co-workers have tossed their records on once or twice, but I don’t own anything by them. Still, I can’t help but get excited at the announcement. I mean really, how can you not get a little excited for this?
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