Frightened Rabbit throws Confetti

on July 28, 2010

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Scott Hutchison kills it with his cover of Confetti by The Lemonheads. The bouncy, upbeat second track off It’s a Shame About Ray, is mellowed out and nimbly finger-picked by the Scottish hipster. I recommend checking out the rest of the AV club’s video series Undercover. There are some very cool takes on classic tunes.

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Have You Heard: Grinderman

Grinderman

on July 26, 2010

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Nick Cave flat out rocks my shit. The last Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds album, Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! was one of his best, and his previous release with side-project Grinderman was nearly equally as impressive. Nick has the Grinderman boys back together for a new album, Grinderman 2, out on September 13th. And from the sounds of this first single, “Heathen Child,” it’s going to be a corker!

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Have You Heard: Male Bonding

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on July 26, 2010

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Sub-Pop’s Male Bonding is an amalgam of just about every 90′s alt band. The guitars are bruising and noisy with hooks that don’t disguise the influence of The Stone Roses and Pixies. The vocals are drenched in thick reverb and sound like they were recorded in a moldy basement. Those are all very, very good things. Do yourself a favor and dive in. The song Franklin is embedded.

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Have You Heard: Interpol

Interpol

on July 24, 2010

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So… I wanted to post this track a little earlier, mainly I’ve been delayed until we had a good category name for posting new songs… anywho, the first Interpol song to be previewed from the new album, “Lights” was pretty cool, and the video was weird as shit, but I really am digging this second song to come out, “Barricade.”

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Forgotten Gems: Olympian

on July 22, 2010

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Oh Britpop, how I miss you. Gene was one of the lesser-known bands (at least in the States) to emerge from the UK scene in the mid to late nineties. And this song floors me every time… it’s an anthem of anthemic anthemness and I hope you love it.

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Amanda Palmer’s Ukulele visits with Radiohead

amanda Palmer

on July 19, 2010

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Honestly, when Amanda Palmer first began strumming out the chords to Radiohead’s Creep on her ukulele a couple years ago, I was entertained but thought it was a transient fixation of hers. It wasn’t. She banged on that little thing incessantly, youtube is now filled with videos of Amanda, usually before or after a scheduled show, a small crowd gathered around, and a ukulele in tow, its squeaky plucks barely audible below her resonant voice. — more

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Forgotten Gems: Small Factory

on July 14, 2010

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By the mid-nineties, my grunge-love was phasing itself into a general indie-pop/rock appreciation. Mainstays in my rotation were, The Lemonheads, Poster Children, The Figgs and Small Factory. The last name on that list was an indie-pop band from Providence. I can’t tell you how i found them, there was no internet back then, and you wouldn’t hear them on the radio. It might have been this very same video on 120 minutes or Alternative Nation. Both of their albums are exceptional examples of the incipient alternative movement.

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Forgotten Gems: Kings of the Wild Frontier

on July 12, 2010

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Sure, he may have gone a little crazy in the last few years, but Kings of the Wild Frontier is a fantastic album, and its eponymous single is no exception. Enjoy this video of the song being “performed” on Top of the Pops.

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Really Unplugged.

The Futureheads

on July 10, 2010

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Not the news I expected to read this morning, but Pitchfork is reporting that British rockers the Futureheads are planning on releasing an all a cappella album of their past hits and may even have an all a capella album of cover songs out at some point. What’s more, they want fans help in choosing which songs to record. Read all about it here.

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Forgotten Gems: Into You Like A Train

on July 08, 2010

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Admittedly, the first time I heard this song was Jawbreaker’s cover of it… but over the last few years I’ve grown to love the Psychedelic Furs, and this song is no exception. While it’s not one of their more famous tunes, it is definitely one of my favorites.

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