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Thursday, August 30, 2007

Sigur Ros Fall Releases

Sigur Ros have announced that they will release a DVD and a double CD in the US on November 6.

The DVD titled 'Heima' (meaning "at home" or "homeland") features a series of free concerts the Icelandic band played in their homeland during summer 2006.

The double CD is titled 'Hvarf/Heim' (meaning "disappeared/home").

The first disc consists primarily of songs that the band feel have disappeared from their history because they were never released or recorded. They were played acoustically on the road during the summer tour.

The second disc contains live acoustic versions of tracks from all four Sigur Ros studio albums that were recorded in Iceland during summer 2006 and spring 2007.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

La Cucaracha

The brothers Ween have have already fed us Chocolate And Cheese, Pure Guava, White Pepper, and helpings of "Pollo Asado" and "Pork Roll Egg and Cheese" .... Well, Dean and Gene are back with a promise of Latin prog, porn rock, and David Sanborn's sax on the less-than-food-y La Cucaracha, their first album in four years (and first for Rounder).

And how about the move to Rounder? Speaking for the band, Dean notes, "I always wanted to be on the same label that put out all those early George Thorogood records and now I am!" Good. The album was recorded "in a moldy 200 year-old farmhouse" in the boys' New Hope, PA stomping grounds. We're glad they haven't left the old 'hood and muse; though, the band will tour soon in support of the album. Dates to come!

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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

A Few Releases ...

Aesop Rock - None Shall Pass
Ben Harper - Lifeline
Madlib - Beat Konducta V. 3-4: In India
VHS or Beta - Bring the Comets

Friday, August 24, 2007

Fall Road Shows

Well Summer's kiss is almost gone, but there's some good Fall road gigs coming up ...

September 19 - Henry Rollins (spoken word) @ La Zona Rosa
September 25 - The Flaming Lips @ La Zona Rosa
September 26 - Interpol @ Stubb's
October 2 - !!! @ La Zona Rosa
October 3 - Del Tha Funky Homosapien (outside) & HR of Bad Brains (inside) @ Emo's
October 5 - Sonic Youth @ Stubb's
October 17 - Melvins @ Emo's
October 20 - Qui @ Emo's

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Today's Releases ...

Jeremy Enigk - The Missing Link
Flaming Lips - UFOs at the Zoo
Talib Kweli - Ear Drum
Rilo Kiley - Under the Blacklight
SXSW Live 2007 (DVD)

Monday, August 20, 2007

The Foo

It looks as though Foo Fighters could be back to true form. As reported earlier, they used the same producer they used on "Colour And The Shape" on the new album (Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace) they're dropping next month. And the new single (Pretender) sounds great. Oh and now they've done a cool cover of Arcade Fire's "Keep The Car Running" ...

Before kicking into "Keep The Car Running," Dave says:
I chose this song 'cause I listen to it every morning when I wake up and I figured it'd be a great song to do here 'cause I'm still waking and I figure can't wake up 'til I listen to this song so I might as well play it!
Turns out Mr. Grohl's a big Fire fan (recently telling RS "[Keep The Car Running] is a great fucking song").

The MP3 can be downloaded here.

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Thursday, August 16, 2007

Max Roach Has Left Us

Max Roach, the jazz drummer, composer, bandleader and educator whose approach to rhythm had a profound effect on music in the second half of the 20th century, died of an unspecified illness at his home in New York last night. He was 83 years old.

Born in Newland, North Carolina in 1924, Roach and his family settled in Brooklyn in the late 1920s. An early interest in music was encouraged, and he was drumming with bands by the age of ten. Roach is one of the last surviving members of the generation of musicians who came to prominence in New York in the 1940s and set in motion the influential jazz style that came to be known as bebop. Both Roach and fellow drummer Kenny Clarke were ubiquitous on the scene, which also included saxophonist Charlie Parker, trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, and pianists Bud Powell and Thelonious Monk, among others.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Awesome Town

There is jack shit coming out today worth posting, so we're gonna go to Awesome Town with Eddie Spaghetti (Supersuckers) ...

"I'm mining some new rock for you all to hear. Hopefully soon as we're slated to get into the studio here next month and knock out some more hits for you to relish. I know it's already over-due and I apologize for that, but we've been busy little bees lately and the time just hasn't been right for the rock, but now, we're back! And we're ready to lay some serious tunes down on the old magnetic tape. So look out! There's some rock a' comin' soon."

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Tuesday, August 07, 2007


Lollapalooza was last weekend, and here's some photos ...

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Today's Releases ...

John Coltrane
- Stardust (Remaster)
Miles Davis Quintet - Steamin'
Public Enemy - How You Sell Soul to a Soulless People Who Sold Their Soul???