Thursday, July 21, 2011

Crystal Antlers; Two Way Mirror Streaming On Spinner

Long Beach CA's (aka the LBC) Crystal Antlers' new LP, Two Way Mirror, is pretty cool. To verify for yourself, you can stream the whole thing over at SPINNER.

Pure X; Easy Video

Pure X's latest LP, Pleasure, has been on heavy rotation since its release. Now we have a video for the track Easy from the album. Check it out.

Pure X - "Easy" from Malcolm Elijah on Vimeo.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Live From Nowhere Near You; Volume Two

Portland's Greyday Records released Live From Nowhere Near You; Vol 2, a three disc compilation to benifit homeless and street youth programs at Outside in, yesterday. The compilation contains previously unreleased and rare tracks from Elliot Smith, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Daniel Johnston, The Dandy Warhols, and more. Check out the track list and details below. You can also stream the album over at Under The Radar.

Artist - Various Artists
Album - Live From Nowhere Near You Vol. 2
US Release Date - July 19, 2011
Label - Greyday Records
Format - 3 Disc Compilation or MP3

Track List:
Disc: 1
1. Kevin Moyer: An Easy Slide (Rendezvous You Too)
2. Bright Eyes and Britt Daniel of Spoon: Southern State
3. The Helio Sequence: Heart Disease
4. Nathan Jr: The Best Noise
5. The Upsidedown: Silver Wind
6. Shawn Smith of Satchel and Brad: You Are Majestic
7. Kevin Moyer: Ill Street Blues
8. Carlos Guitarlos & Mike Watt: Ain't That Lovin' You
9. Paul Immanuel Owens: Hey You Dreamer
10. Dan Reed: Ritual (solo acoustic)
11. Tango Alpha Tango: This City
12. Skeeter: Winging It
13. James Mercer of the Shins: Caring Is Creepy (solo acoustic)
14. Brent DeBoer of The Dandy Warhols: Is That All
15. Tim Jenson of Pink Martini: A Saxophone In New York
16. Carlos Vamos and Lindsay Buckland: O-No-You-Den / Bar Tremolinos
17. Pete Miser: Where Do We Go From Here
18. Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam, The Strokes, Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age and Them Crooked Vultures: Mercy Mercy Me*
19. Joe Purdy: Troubadour
20. Joe Whaley: Save Me From Destruction (acoustic demo)
21. Corin Tucker of Sleater-Kinney, Kevin and Anita Robinson of Viva Voce, Chris Funk of The Decemberists as Blue Giant: Gone For Good

Disc: 2
1. David Brown and Adrian McEldery: Loose Change
2. The Ettes: Spend My Money
3. The Upsidedown: Light (Pete International Airport remix)
4. Daniel Johnston: Grievances
5. Dand Lee Strickland and Kevin Moyer: Holding Me Down
6. Tyler Coyle: Scaffolding
7. Nicholas Crosa and DJ Sirround: One Violin, One DJ
8. Suckapunch: Moves
9. Mic Crenshaw of Hungry Mob with of Dead Prez: Running Out Of Time
10. Lindsay Buckland and Carlos Vamos: Whirling Devas (kevin come together edit)
11. Thomas Lauderdale of Pink Martini: The Overgrown Meadow
12. Danny Seim of Menomena as Lackthereof: The Columbia
13. Carlos Vamos and Lindsay Buckland: Vigilante (street edit)
14. Kevin Moyer: Let's Make A Deal
15. Dandy Warhols and Portland Elvis: Gonna Be Your Santa
16. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: River Styx (demo)
17. Station Zero with Kevin Moyer: Prone
18. Logan Lynn: Movies
19. Thomas Lauderdale of Pink Martini: Nana (Manuel de Falla)
20. Third Eye Blind with Arion Salazaar: There's No Hurry To Eternity
21. Stone Gossard and Mike McCready of Pearl Jam, Pete Droge, Chris Friel, Cole Peterson: Shame On You
22. The Presidents of the United States of America: Love Everybody

Disc: 3
1. Carlos Guitarlos & John Doe of X: Two Tavern Town
2. Tobin Herrera: Tonic Interlude (Pre-Funk)
3. The Robots: Tonic
4. Jordan White: Frank and Judy
5. Neil Gust, Elliott Smith, Jim Talstra, and John Moen of The Decemberists as No. 2: Who's Behind The Door?
6. Elliott Smith: The Real Estate
7. Modest Mouse: Dead End Job At The Dead Letter Office
8. Kevin Moyer and Wally Hendrickson: Happiness, That's Why I'm Bleeding
9. Thomas Lauderdale of Pink Martini: Up and Up
10. Thomas Lauderdale of Pink Martini: A Piano In New York
11. Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree: Abandoner (alternate mix)
12. Greg Snell: End Wash
13. Kevin Moyer: Gutter Swirls (Drained)
14. Pete Miser of the Five Fingers of Funk: Call On Me
15. Dave Allen of Gang of Four, Danny Seim of Menomena, John Askew, and Adam Gnade as Faux Hoax: Your Friends Will Carry You Home (Pocket Remix)
16. David Maverick: Reverse
17. Ryan Adams : Shine Through The Dark
18. Joe Whaley: Save Me From Destruction (alternate studio version)
19. Matt Brown and Kevin Moyer: One Fine Day (Fall) (acoustic version)
20. The Black Ryder with Peter Hayes of BRMC: Burn and Fade
21. Wilco: Someday Some Morning Sometime
22. Joe Whaley: I'll Always Be There For You (acoustic demo)
· 3 cd set with over 210 minutes of music
· Booklet with track info and stories included
· Bonus Songs Download w/ full set purchase
· Many rare and exclusive tracks only available on this comp
· 100% of profits donated to charity

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

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New Releases 7/19

Here are a few of the new releases out today that caught our ear;

Brilliant Colors; Again And Again
Brilliant Colors; Value Lines
Pursesnatchers; A Pattern Language
Pursesnatchers; Wet Cement
Tomorrows Tulips; Eternally Teenage
Tomorrows Tulips; Eternally Teenage

Nirvana; Nevermind Tribute Album

This month's issue of Spin Magazine features the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's classic album Nevermind. The issue also includes a free download of a Nevermind tribute album called Newermind. The album is comprised of current artists covering all the tracks on the iconic album. You can download the album for the price of a Facebook like and an email address over on Spin's fan page. Check out the tracklist below.

01 Meat Puppets: "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
02 Butch Walker & the Black Widows: "In Bloom"
03 Midnight Juggernauts: "Come as You Are"
04 Titus Andronicus: "Breed"
05 The Vaselines: "Lithium"
06 Amanda Palmer: "Polly"
07 Surfer Blood: "Territorial Pissings"
08 Foxy Shazam: "Drain You"
09 Jessica Lea Mayfield: "Lounge Act"
10 Charles Bradley and the Menahan Street Band: "Stay Away"
11 Telekinesis: "On a Plain"
12 JEFF the Brotherhood: "Something in the Way"
13 EMA: "Endless, Nameless"

Dum Dum Girls; Coming Down

Dum Dum Girls will be releasing their second full length LP, Only In Dreams, September 27th on Sub Pop. The ladies give a first peak, Coming Down, is available for streaming in the widget below, shell out your email address an you can have it for your very own.

Monday, July 18, 2011

The Brian Jonestown Massacre; The Singles Collection (1992-2011)

The Brian Jonestown Massacre will be releasing a double CD collection of singles. According to numerous websites, the collection will feature 14 tracks that have never before been available on CD and all tracks are completely different from versions previously found on any full length albums. The CD's also feature two exclusive tracks recorded in 1993 that were previously available only on the original 7" format. The collection will include a 24 page booklet of the art work from the original covers. It is set for release on August 29th. Check out the video for the remastered If Love Is The Drug, Then I want To OD.

The Hairs; Bury The Hatchet, Chainsaw, And What Ever Else You Got

We were recently turned on to Brooklyn's The Hairs, by GIMME TINNITUS. Check out the track Bury The Hatchet, Chainsaw, And What Ever Else You Got. 

The Hairs; Bury The Hatchet, Chainsaw, And What Ever Else You Got

The Jesus And Mary Chain Expand Back Catalogue

The six studio albums by The Jesus and Mary Chain released between 1985 and 1998 will be reissued as expanded 2CD+DVD packages that include B-sides, live sessions, TV appearances and rare material.
Slicing Up Eyeballs reports the reissue series — by the Edsel imprint of the UK-based Demon Music Group, which put out last year’s Upside Down: The Best Of collection — begins Sept. 19 with the re-release of 1985′s Psychocandy and 1987′s Darklands. 1989′s Automatic and 1992′s Honey’s Dead follow on Sept. 26, and 1994′s Stoned & Dethroned and 1998′s Munki on Oct. 3.
The Psychocandy reissue features the original album and 30 bonus tracks, including all of the corresponding singles’ B-sides, previously unreleased demos, rare outtakes, the band’s 1985 acoustic John Peel session and the original rejected version of controversial track “Jesus Fuck,” intended as an early B-side. The DVD features music videos and live performances on “Old Grey Whistle Test,” “The Tube” and more.
Similarly, the expanded Darklands adds 30 bonus tracks to the original album, including non-album B-sides, outtakes, the Some Candy Talking EP, a long-sought 1986 Janice Long session, an alternate version of “Some Candy Talking” and a “recently unearthed” version of the title track with strings. The DVD includes promo videos, a band-made film for “Kill Surf City,” a “Top of the Pops” performance and more.
Both reissues also include 32-page booklets with new interviews “that tell the band’s story in their own words,” according to the label’s promo material, including contributions from former drummer and current Primal Scream leader Bobby Gillespie.
Via Creation Records

Gross Magic; We're Awake Tonight

Last month we shared a track from Gross Magic called Sweetest Touch. Today we have another track off of his forthcoming EP Teen Jamz, which is scheduled for release 8/3. This is We're Awake Tonight.

Gross Magic; We're Awake Tonight

Sneak Peek; Walk All Over Me (Live)

Echo Park's Sneak Peek are hard at work on their debut EP, scheduled for release later this summer. Fortunately for us they have put up some live tracks and demos over on their Bandcamp page. We will definitely be looking forward to hearing the record when it drops. In the meantime check out Walk All Over Me.

Sneak Peek; Walk All Over Me (Live)