These United States playing Sunday at Cosmic

These United States playing Sunday at Cosmic


These United States with Palisades… in one photo!

Super fun times at Cosmic Charlie’s this Sunday: These United States are returning to Lexington! Come catch what is sure to be a fantastic show!

These United States
w/ Onward Pilgrim and Palisades
Sunday 5/29
at Cosmic Charlie’s
Doors at 8pm | Show at 9pm
$10 | 18+

[mp3] Other Lives: “For 12”

[mp3] Other Lives: “For 12”

I’m not that familiar with Other Lives’ past works, but Tamer Animals has been a fantastic record to listen to for the last week. I doubt this one will turn into a mega hit given that I haven’t seen much press about it, but know that it’s a huge hit in my headphones.

MP3: Other Lives – For 12
After many listens, I finally figured out what band “For 12” reminds me of: Seawolf! I went through a huge Seawolf phase in around 2006 and this reminds me of everything I loved about that band: subtle-yet-quick percussion, orchestral folk production and great vocals. With that said, I still have to give the edge on the album to the title track. It sounds like an orchestral version of the National. Check out a live video of that one below.

Other Lives: “Tamer Animals” on KCRW

[video] Architecture in Helsinki: “Escapee”

[video] Architecture in Helsinki: “Escapee”

I heard next to nothing about Architecture in Helsinki’s new album prior to its release, so “Escapee” is my first listen to any of it. It’s nice. It sounds like a good mix of their first two LPs with their most recent. Enjoy the synth riff-pop of these Aussies!

[via MFR]

The Black Lips coming to Buster’s this summer!

The Black Lips coming to Buster’s this summer!

THE BLACK LIPS
Buster’s Billiards & Backroom
Tuesday, August 2nd
$15 adv/$17 at the door
8pm Doors/9pm Bands
18+

It’s almost too good to be true. Come August, Lexingtonians will be able to catch not just Deerhunter but also The Black Lips, and for a reasonable price at that (given the indie “cred” and popularity both acts carry). It will be interesting to see how the boys play a venue such as Buster’s, given that their live performances have a tendency to turn quite raucous. You can buy tickets online here. Below is the first live video that I found of The Black Lips and it has Bradford Cox AND fireworks in it. Magic.

The Black Lips at Criminal Records

K Ishibashi from Of Montreal shares solo songs

K Ishibashi from Of Montreal shares solo songs

Believe it or not, I’m not really up on all the backing members of Of Montreal at the moment. That’s why when I saw their facebook page announce something about “K’s solo project” I thought they meant Kevin’s and, uh, isn’t Of Montreal already his solo project? But after a quick trip to Wikipedia, I learned they meant K Ishibashi! Duh.

Stream Kishi Bashi’s new songs on Bandcamp

He’s also touring with Sondre Lerche this summer. Tour dates after the break.

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[mp3] the Weeknd: “Rolling Stone”

[mp3] the Weeknd: “Rolling Stone”

Toronto R&B wunderkind The Weeknd just let slip a new song on his official Tumblr. He posted it as a video (found below), but I felt like ripping it into downloadable format. Enjoy!

MP3: The Weeknd – Rolling Stone
For all the racy stuff from his House of Balloons mixtape, it sounds like this next one may be a little more tame. Well, as tame has smoking weed until you can’t sing any more can really be considered. “Rolling Stone” finds Abel Tesfaye getting wildly introspective while recounting a night spent smoking and singing about women.

The Weeknd on Tumblr

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