Do me a favour? While you’re out, would you mind heading to RCRD LBL and grabbing both the new Grizzly Bear track ‘Cheerleader‘ and RAC remix of ‘Use Somebody‘ by Kings of Leon? The former is good intro to Veckatimest and the later is a solid remix, but better, a different alternative to what we’re all hearing probably too much of on the radio. I’d get these myself, but I’m stuck in the office. Also, remember those pitas we had last weekend? Maybe another package of those…
and finally, if you get a chance (sorry this is a lot to drop on you), enter your e-mail below to get a new track (‘Stillness Is The Move’) from buzz band The Dirty Projectors. Everyone and their mother’s uncle is telling me about this band.
What : This song has been bouncing around in my head all day. From what I can tell, its written about the exact thing I’m doing right now. Paul and the Patients are a Brooklyn-based band that started from initial bedroom songs written by lead singer Paul Holmes, to forming a band around them (The Patients are Dave Greenwald (Drums), Jay McBride (Guitar), Pete Swan (Bass), and Josh Ascalon (Synths, Vocals)). American Myth Recordings (Lissy Trullie) liked what they heard and are putting out the bands’ self produced EP (To The Lions ). Your soundtrack to ‘late night outings to poorly lit bars and the guilty gray mornings that follow’, everyone, tell everybody.
Remember that VHS tape that went around in the movie ‘The Ring’? This video appeared later on in the footage and when played, John (Juan) Maclean and Nancy Whang (of LCD Soundsystem) would bust through your television screen and force you to dance. From the sophomore album ‘The Future Will Come’ (April 14th, DFA), here’s ‘One Day’.
With the help of DFA label mates Gerry Fuchs (formerly of !!!), Nick Millhiser and Alex Frankel (both of Holy Ghost!), and, of course, Nancy, Juan was able to put together album full of surprises. Book ended with two 2008 club hits, The Simple Life and Happy House, that set the stage for the release of ‘The Future Will Come‘. Getting some good spins here.
While we’re posting videos here, let’s head back to my favorite Juan Maclean track, ‘Give Me Every Little Thing’.
What : From the forthcoming album ‘Welcome To The Walk Alone ‘, here’s The Rumble Strips with ‘London’. Look for this album in June and based on how good this song sounds, I’d recommend spending some time with the record. Plus, Mark Ronson produced it, does everything he touches still turn gold?
-thinking about what tomorrow night’s Band Of Skulls Toronto show might be like? Heard of them yet? Check iTunes free download this week (US and Can from what I can tell). It’s called I Know What I Am and somehow makes me think its Black Mountain doing a Franz Ferdinand track.
-stopping by YANP for a quick listen of Gliss. Like it.
-scratching a spider bite? wtf?
-checking out Conor Oberst’s new single Nikorette. Never been the biggest fan of the next Bob Dylan, but I’d throw this tune on a road trip playlist. Look for a documentary about him and his band.
-remembering Stellastar* while listening to their new song ‘Graffiti Eyes‘, set to launch as a single (April 20th), air on Gossip Girl that night, then ramp up to a new album (July 7th). Its on their myspace.