julian casablancas

I Dig It: Marina and the Diamonds, Julian Casablancas, Frightened Rabbit, Headlights and Timber Timbre

I Dig It:

-Marina performs a stripped down version of her new single ‘Hollywood’ – released on 1st February 2010 via 679/Atlantic, and taken from her debut album ‘The Family Jewels’, out on 15th February 2010.

-Julian Casablancas performing my favourite off Phrazes For The famous people Young “Out Of The Blue” on the Late Show.

-Stereogum has new Frightened Rabbit tunes. Spend some time with ‘Nothing Like You’. Cheers to The Winter Of Mixed Drinks.

-Timber Timbre and Headlights recently did Daytrotter sessions.

Not Sure If I Dig:

-Rogue Wave‘s new single, ‘Good Morning’ (at Stereogum). Was hoping for something else I guess……

They are finally gone

My hiccups that is. Had them from last Tuesday until Saturday night when I was falling asleep. Maybe the medication I was taking took care of it? Maybe they went away on their own? Who knows, but hopefully with some good followup I’ll find out.

Because no one needs 5 days of hiccups. What you do need is:

-My Old Kentucky Blog has a Laundromatinee session with Blind Pilot. Big fan of that One Red Thread track, check it out, live from a pool table.

-Julian Casablancas is giving us more of a taste of his solo effort Phrazes Of The Young in a four minute youtube teaser video. Think I’m going to like this record.

-Plus, Tigers That Talked have a video for the song and new single Artificial Clouds, a beautiful animated video created by Bristol-based animators and illustrators Adam Hancher and Jack Hudson (animators of Wilhelm The Maker). They play In The City festival tomorrow evening as part of the FutureSounds showcase. Check their myspace for details.

Catch Up Post: MGMT, Two Julians, Dodos, Japandroids, Atlas Sound

So much to mention, I’ll get to it.

-RCRD LBL has a recently remastered version of MGMT’s ‘Destrokk’ from the Time To Pretend EP.

-Strokes lead singer Julian Casablancas is set to release a solo record called ‘Phrazes For The Young’. Head here for a preview. Or watch the vid.

-Speaking of Julians and prominent NY bands, Interpol front-man Paul Banks (aka Julian Plenti) has a couple new songs out there. Check Stereogum or his homepage.

-The new Dodos album leaked on to the net 2 months before the street date, so the band decided to put it online to stream. I haven’t had the chance to sit down with the whole record, but I’m warming up the the third track ‘Fables’, which P4k has online.

-Back to Stereogum, they have the song ‘Wet Hair’ by Japandoids on The Gum Drop. Have you signed up for this yet?

-There’s a new Atlas Sound song floating around featuring Panda Bear, titled Walkabout. This just made my summer mix.

-And Ghostly are really forward looking. Check out their iPhone app. Very cool.

Ghostly Discovery from miguel on Vimeo.

Think About Life

Could this be a work of art?

If you caught Wolf Parade when they were touring last year, you might have caught a high energy set from Montreal’s Think About Life. They’re a three-piece dance-party band that make ever effort to get you on your feet.

I’ve heard Paul Cries. What a great tune. Something like TV on the Radio fronted by Julian Casablancas (Strokes). (Their myspace page has some other tracks as well).

The Harbourfront Centre in Toronto has booked them this summer for their Indie Unlimited festival (Aug. 24th-26th), so go and check them out.
Think About Life