Saturday, August 28, 2010

New Releases: July-August 2010

Time to catch up with the latest album and single releases of the last couple of months. The summer break has put us a little behind schedule, but now that we've done our homework, we're ready to bring you the round up of the most noteworthy new releases plus links to relevant videos and mp3s:


ARCADE FIRE - The Suburbs
M.I.A. - Maya
SCHOOL OF SEVEN BELLS - Disconnect From Desire (video)
BEST COAST - Crazy For You (mp3)
WAVVES - King of the Beach (video)
MENOMENA - Mines (mp3)
LAND OF TALK - Cloak and Cipher
AUTOLUX - Transit Transit (mp3)
!!! - Strange Weather, Isn't It?
ZOLA JESUS - Stridulum 2 (stream)
BOOKS - The Way Out (mp3)
JENNY AND JOHNNY - I'm Having Fun Now (mp3)
THE CORAL - Butterfly House
KLAXONS - Surfing the Void
MYSTERY JETS - Serotonin (video)
THE MAGIC NUMBERS - The Runaway (mp3)
VERSUS - On the Ones and Threes (mp3)
MAXIMUM BALLOON - Maximum Balloon (video)
BIG BOI - Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty (video)
EL-P - Weareallgoingtoburninhellmegamixxx3 (video)
CHIEF - Modern Rituals (video)
MT. ST. HELENS VIETNAM BAND - Where the Messengers Meet
RA RA RIOT - The Orchard (video)
PVT - Church with No Magic (video)
TAME IMPALA - Innerspeaker (video)
EELS - Tomorrow Morning (video)
MAGNETA LANE - Gambling With God (video)
MAGIC KIDS - Memphis (mp3)


DUM DUM GIRLS - Stiff Little Fingers
GRINDERMAN - Heathen Child
ARCADE FIRE - We Used To Wait
INTERPOL - Barricade (video)
SUPERCHUNK - Digging for Something/February Punk
NO AGE - Glitter (mp3)
THE SOFT PACK - More Or Less (video)
THE THERMALS - I Don't Believe You (video)
FOALS - Miami (video)
BLOOD RED SHOES - Heartsink (video)
M.I.A. - XXXO (video)
CARIBOU - Sun (video)
!!! - Am/Fm/Hammer (video)
OF MONTREAL - Coquet Coquette (video)
SUFJAN STEVENS - All Delighted People EP (stream)
BJÖRK / DIRTY PROJECTORS - Mount Wittenberg Orca EP
THE CORAL - 1000 Years (video)
THE CRIBS - Housewife
TRICKY - Murder Weapon (video)
KLAXONS - Echoes (video)
BRANDON FLOWERS - Crossfire (video)
KELE - Everything You Wanted (video)
GORILLAZ - On Melancholy Hill (video)
CEE-LO - No One's Gonna Love You (video)
BROKEN BELLS - The Ghost Inside (video)
FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE - Cosmic Love (video)
PEGGY SUE - Yo Mama (mp3)
STEVE MASON - Am I Just a Man (video)
VILLAGERS - Ship of Promises (video)

Here's the new Arcade Fire video for "Ready to Start", one of the top tracks from their excellent third LP "The Suburbs". Looks like it must have been one hell of a show:

Arcade Fire - Ready to Start

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Excessive Moonlight

The perfect track for a full moon night:

Indian Jewelry - "Excessive Moonlight" (from their haunting new album "Totaled", on heavy rotation lately on C.M.C.'s cd-player)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Everything Goes Black

Now that we’re back from our summer vacations and we’re trying to re-adapt to the daily grind, there’s nothing better than a couple of strong rocking tracks to help us get back on our feet - sort of like a double dose of black coffee to reawaken the system. The first one is "Next Girl" from The Black Keys’ recent "Brothers" LP, a track that gets my vote for Summer Anthem 2010 (the video certainly helps a lot), and the second one is "Old Fangs" by Black Mountain, a first taste from the forthcoming, highly anticipated, "Wilderness Heart" LP (I wonder if this is their answer to Them Crooked Vultures’ "New Fang"):

The Black Keys - Next Girl

Black Mountain - Old Fangs

Did I mention that Black Mountain will be hitting the road this fall along with fellow psych rockers The Black Angels who release their new album "Phosphene Dream" on the same date (September 13 or 14 depending on your location)? Everything goes black…here’s a teaser for The Black Angels LP and here are the dates and tickets for The Dropout Boogie Tour (unfortunately there are no dates in Europe for this deliciously black combination except for one show in London...hmmm):

The Black Angels - Bad Vibrations

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Heathen Child

The brand new Grinderman video seems to be on every blog I've read today, but just in case you've missed it so far, here it is is again! Wonderfully bizarre and supremely hilarious - the only thing that's missing is a wolfman crying "This is Sparta"! Seeing is believing, you Heathen Child:

Grinderman - Heathen Child