Jessie Ware recently had some tour stops in Texas, where she played a new track in her encore called “True Believers”.
Normally, I’d skip posting show clips like this because the audio is so terrible, but the sound quality is pretty good on this one, and the song is just too beautiful to skip:
If cassettes are your jam, I’ve got another one for you to put on your wish list. Mikey and the Drags have recently released a 6-song EP On The Loose! that you can grab digitally or as tape for only $4 over at their Bandcamp. Check out one of the tracks, “So Fine”, below:
I remember when good bands didn’t play on TV. Much less indie super-groups performing covers of a Nigerian activists song about the troubles of being poor and an ex-convict.
Houston Young Mammals have new music for you: a 7″ coming out November 2nd via Odd Hours. Take a listen to the A-side, “Build A House”, below:
AlunaGeorge‘s debut album Body Music has a ton of great tracks on it beyond the songs you’ve already heard, and one of them is “Best Be Believing”.
Now the duo has released a video for that track, so you can start to jam out to that too. The video features Aluna Francis being forced to attend a “Dance Rehabilitation Clinic”, which basically looks like Girl, Interrupted plus dancing. Read More
Arcade Fire played SNL last night – performing “Reflektor” and “Afterlife” – but they weren’t content to leave it there. Instead, they played for 30 minute after the show finished, debuting more new music from their upcoming album.
Not completely out of character for the band, the video is pretty surreal throughout. Directed by Roman Coppola, it has appearances from a ton of celebrities – everyone from James Franco (who is pretty much in everything these days) to Bono (who I wish showed up a lot less).
The video begins with “Here Comes The Night Time”, then moves onto two other songs (probably “We Exist” and “Normal Person”, though I haven’t seen confirmation of that yet):
Watch for: Michael Cera wearing a shiny jacket that goes perfectly with his weird pseudo-mustache.
I was all ready to be mad at Charli XCX when she cancelled a bunch of tour dates – including her date here in Austin – to open for Paramore’s tour. “She’ll never reschedule”, I moaned, “And then the next time she comes through town she’ll be in a much bigger venue.”
Well, Charli proved me wrong because she rescheduled the date only a few months later and in the same venue. And when she finally gets here, it looks like she’ll have some new music to perform. Read More
There’s a good chance you’ve still got The History of Apple Pie‘s debut Out of View on rotation, but they’ve already got some new music for you.
“Don’t You Want To Be Mine?” is being released as a 7″ single via Marshall Teller on October 14th, but you can stream it right now: Read More
Remember when you had to track down bonus tracks from rare Japanese editions of your favorite LPs? Yeah, I don’t either, but people older than me insist it’s a thing.
At this point, you can be pretty confident that whatever track you’re looking for will eventually end up online, perhaps even legally!
That’s the case for this bonus track from the Japanese edition of At Home, Keep Shelly in Athens‘ debut album that was released last week. Take a listen below: Read More
You may have heard this track back when it was released over the summer, but it’s fresh in my mind now that I’ve had a week to listen to Janelle Monáe‘s amazing new album, The Electric Lady.
Be honest, have you listened to anything except “Q.U.E.E.N.”? If you haven’t, I don’t blame you; that track alone pushes the album into 10 top category. But you haven’t taken a listen to the album at large, now is the time.
“Dance Apocalyptic” might not be the best track on the album, but it’s certainly one of the catchiest. Let it be your introduction to the rest of The Electric Lady:
Listen for: “What’s the matter? / Your chicken taste like pork? / You have triplets instead of twins? / Does your food taste plastic?”
You can also check out the video for the track, which is absolutely worth 4 minutes of your time (and then 20 more minutes when you watch it 5 more times):