October 21st, 2013 by Matt
Aquarium Drunkard got Of Montreal’s Kevin Barnes to contribute to their “Lagniappe Sessions” to celebrate the release of his new album Lousy with Sylvianbriar. The result is three great covers of 60s pop songs. There’s Billy Nicholls’ “She Came From new York,” The Kinks’ “Did You See His Name” and the Kingston Trio’s “All My Sorrows.”
These songs will eventually wind up in the Of Montreal covers archive, but for now you should grab them from Aquarium Drunkard and thank him for putting this together.
Hear Kevin Barnes’ Lagniappe Sessions over at Aquarium Drunkard
Tags:Billy Nicholls·cover·Kevin Barnes·Kingston Trio·Kinks·mp3·Of Montreal
October 21st, 2013 by Matt
I listen to a lot of podcasts, and I can tell you that there’s nothing else out there quite like My Brother, My Brother and Me. The three hosts of the show are funny in the way that you and your friends are funny on your best day. It’s an “advice” show, but really just an excuse for the hosts to goof on viewer-suggested topics and questions from Yahoo Answers. This is one of the few shows that I was hooked by so strongly that I’ve begun quickly running through old episodes. I’m currently back in early 2012 and loving every minute that these guys put out.
This week’s episode “Juggalo Church Camp” lets the brothers riff on a typically strange group of topics: Juggalo religion, “off-brand rap” and the parental voices in your head. I would pay $20 for a CD of all the off-brand rap groups the brothers spitball. “3 Chainz” “Run DnD” and “Naughty by Nurture” would make a great triple bill.
Listen to My Brother, My Brother, and Me’s episode “Juggalo Church Camp”
Tags:My Brother My Brother and Me
October 18th, 2013 by Matt
Full disclosure: I now work with James Toth aka Wooden Wand. I don’t think that really needs disclosing, since it’s not like he and I are financially linked in any way, but I just thought I’d toss that info out there. Maybe I’m bragging. After listening to this record it definitely makes me proud to know the guy.
Continuing on his prolific period, James released another new Wooden Wand album this week. Wooden Wand & the World War IV is out on Three Lobed Recordings, a label that specializes in psychedelic records. Fitting, since this sounds like the drawn-out, heroin side of psychedelia mixed with lots of 90s indie rock groups. Stream Wooden Wand & the World War IV and pick up the vinyl for only $17!
October 14th, 2013 by Matt
Perhaps the funniest part of this hilarious episode is when Riki Lindhome of Garfunkel & Oates accidentally spoils the end of Gravity and is met with possibly the first BLEEP in the history of Doug Loves Movies. Thanks to uber movie fan Samm Levine for suggesting they censor that to spare listeners from hearing it. Great guests, great games and a ton of fun.
Listen to Doug Loves Movies with Tig Notaro, Garfunkel & Oates and Samm Levine
Tags:Doug Benson·Garfunkel & Oates·Tig Notaro
October 9th, 2013 by Matt
MP3: Ellie Herring – Sweet On You
We’re only a few weeks from when Ellie Herring released her new album Kite Day, but she’s already releasing new music. “Sweet On You” was posted to Soundcloud with the description “Because I started grooving and I ended up dancing,” which I think sums up her music pretty well.
Check out Ellie Herring’s Soundcloud page
October 7th, 2013 by Matt
The Hidden Cameras just released the video for their new song “Gay Goth Scene” and it’s a hard punch to the emotional gut. The video follows the song’s narrative condemnation of a young gay goth, but switches the focus from intolerance within the house to trouble at school. After you’ve watched the video, I suggest playing it through once more with just the sound so you can focus on how great this new track is without being impressed/depressed by the video.
October 4th, 2013 by Matt
FADER is sponsoring a Matt & Kim vinyl/poster prize pack to promote their new LP Lightning Remixes. It comes with a vinyl copy of the new album, an autographed poster, stickers and much more. Check out the full (NSFW) photo of the complete package after the jump.
To enter to win the autographed prize pack, leave a comment with your name, email address and your suggestion for a classic hip hop tune you’d like to see M&K cover in concert.
I’ll pick a winner on Monday, contact them and arrange for them to receive the package. This is open to US residents only. If you want to pick up a copy of it today, hit up Insound or iTunes.
Tags:giveaway·Matt and Kim
October 3rd, 2013 by Matt
I’m thrilled to premiere the video for Polyphonic Spree’s “Blurry Up the Lines” off their recent release Yes, It’s True. It’s a arty look at adulthood, conformity and desire. Lead singer Tim DeLaughter had this to say about the video:
“Blurry” has the power to “blurry up the lines” It will empower you to breakaway from the line and become what you desire. This is a gift from me to you. Please handle with care.
October 2nd, 2013 by Matt
Boomslang is an excellent opportunity to catch some critically acclaimed acts that wouldn’t normally make a stop in central Kentucky. When you gather together enough bands like that, it’ll draw in enough fans to adequately support an appearance from Clinic, Blonde Redhead or whatever band is on the lineup that year. A great side effect of that is that we often wind up getting to see these groups in venues much smaller than they’d normally perform. For example, Clinic’s strong showing in the small-to-midsize venue Cosmic Charlie’s.
Honestly it’s been a while since I really listened to Clinic. I know I heard last year’s record Free Reign, but I didn’t spend much time with it. As such, I was excited to see them, but couldn’t remember what songs I was excited to hear. Turns out I was excited for everything once their set started. I loved the immediate gratification of their rock tracks like “Shopping Bag” and “I.P.C. Subeditors Dictate Our Youth,” but maybe the best moments were during their psych grooves on “Seamless Boogie Woogie BBC 10pm” and “See Saw.” Seeing them felt a lot like seeing Radiohead: decades worth of varied material from which to draw to create a deep performance. These guys know how to craft a set that feels more like a journey than a recital.