Anyone want tickets to see My Morning Jacket this monday night in Toronto at the Kool Haus? If so, enter this contest. Simply put your name in the comments and tell me what kinds of other clothes you wear in the morning. I’ll draw one lucky winner for a pair of tickets monday morning, deadline to enter is 10am Monday, July 11th EST.
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-Montreal’s Handsome Furs have announced that their new record is called Sound Kapital, on will be out June 28th via Sub Pop. This follow-up to 2009′s Face Control is heavily influenced by trips to Eastern Europe and was written entirely on keyboards. The band also holds my award for best press photos for an indie rock duo. Grab the first song off the record called “What About Us”. (from Exclaim!)
-If you’ve got an hour right now, sit down and enjoy TV On The Radio‘s new album/film. Check out “Nine Types Of Light”, a visual re-imagining of the record and includes a music video for every song on the album.
–The Drums have a new track called “The New World”, that’ll be released via iTunes on April 18th with proceeds going to benefit those in Japan affected by the earthquake and tsunami, and if you’re in Japan you can download it for free.
-Finally, go get My Morning Jacket’s new track “Circuital”. Its been nearly three years since their last album, so I’m hoping for big things off next month’s release of Circuital.
Happy Monday. Here’s what I’ve been into.
-Gotta love this. If you’re a Jim James/My Morning Jacket fan, you’re going to want to head over to You Ain’t No Picasso. Matt has compiled a post full of 50+ covers the band has performed over the years. Impressive.
-Just started following Alan Cross’s Explore Music blog, which is not only updated frequently, but full of interesting music news, interviews and new music. I’ve always been a big fan of Alan since hearing his The Ongoing History of New Music radio shows over the years on Edge 102.1. Recently, he’s been predicting the next 10 years of music including the death of the album, growing interest in music subscription and the rise of the music curator.
–Dirty Projectors have just released a limited edition 7″ of Ascending Melody backed with Emblem Of The World exclusively through Domino Mart. The tracks are also available as free mp3 downloads from the band’s site (in exchange for your e-mail, of course, which seems to be the trend these days).
–The Morning Benders are also giving away a their new single ‘Promises’ starting today as a free download from their website for a limited time. ‘Promises’ will be the first single off their new album Big Echo, the morning benders follow-up to talking through tin cans, which will be released on March 9th on Rough Trade Records. Solid track, check it out.
-Finally, song of the day for me has to be the Allen Blickle (Baroness) remix of Surfer Blood‘s Swim on Stereogum. Surfer Bloods Kanine debut (Astro Coast) hits stores next week, stream it now at Spinner.