Yeasayer – Odd Blood
Secretly Canadian / buy!
Odd Blood is the second studio album from Brooklyn’s experimental rockers Yeasayer. Fans haven’t seen a new LP from the group since 2007’s All Hour Cymbals, which received a slew of positive attention from all the “right” places. First single “Ambling Alp” was released by the band in late October.
Hot Chip – One Life Stand
Astralwerks / buy!
One Life Stand is the fourth studio album from London-based synth-pop quintet Hot Chip. The album has been held in pretty high anticipation after the success of 2008’s Made In The Dark, and is promised to sound more or less from the same vein.
Angelo Spencer – Et Les Hauts Sommets
K Recs / buy
If you aren’t quite sure why you recognize the name Angelo Spencer let me try and help – he is Kimya Dawson’s French Alp-born husband, who has opened for or been at any Kimya show you might have caught (especially during that wonderful Juno phase. Well, Angelo is more than capable of standing alone on his own two feet – which is obvious upon first listen to Et Les Hauts Sommets (translation: At The High Peaks), an instrumental piece you’ll be happy fell into your lap this month.
Also Out This Week:
Ben+Vesper – LuvInIdleness
The Besnard Lakes – Albatross
Best Coast – Something in the Way 7″
David Bowie – David Bowie: Deluxe Edition
Galactic – Ya-Ka-May
Georgia Anne Muldrow – King‘s Ballad
Hanoi Janes – Summer of Panic
Hunx and His Punx – Gay Singles
Kath Bloom – Thin Thin Line
Laura Gibson & Ethan Rose – Bridge Carols
Massive Attack – Heligoland
Pantha du Prince – Black Noise
Phantogram – Eyelid Movies
Redman – Reggie Noble 9 1/2
Title Tracks – It Was Easy
The Watson Twins – Talking to You, Talking to Me
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Man, do I love watching audience-taped live performances. The loud fumbles, the inability to see what exactly is going on, and best of all – the occasional word whispered to the friend in the crowd. If you’re into this fine display of consumer videography like me, then check out these videos of some new tracks from Joanna Newsom. (Seriously though, this is pretty exciting).
Pre-Order Allison Weiss’s New Album + MP3’s + Tour
We here at DustSleeve happen to think Athens, GA’s Allison Weiss is pretty fantastic. Not only is she cute, a master of social media, as D.I.Y as they come, and a pretty serious pancake fan, she also happens to be really, really talented. November 24th marks the release of her first full-length LP (though sixth release), and you can expect nothing less than her signature quirk-pop appeal in a clean, catchy, hope-filled collection worth keeping on repeat over this holiday season. If you can’t wait to get your hands on the disk, you have TWO DAYS to pre-order …Was Right All Along and get a ton of goodies as your reward! For now you can hear two MP3’s from the album, and check the tour section at the bottom of the post for the first string of upcoming dates.
Daytrotter For Your iPhone
Your favorite site for a daily fix of in-studio magic is now at your fingertips…literally. For all of you hip enough to carry an iPhone you can now access the entire Daytrotter library for free if you download the Daytrotter App. Impress your relatives this Thanksgiving when you seamlessly switch from b-sides, covers, and alternate versions of your favorite rockers care of one horse loving band of studio engineers. Rad!
King Khan & BBQ Arrested + Blame Manager + Enjoy Shroomin’
If there’s one thing you don’t want to do in Oak Grove, Kentucky, it’s get caught with some far out shroomage. Our friends King Khan & BBQ had to learn it the hard way last week when Arish and Kristin got held up in the slammer for possession of illegal mushrooms. Although the blame was tried to put off on their manager/chaperone, the Christian County (yikes) Jail set the record straight. A few shows were cancelled and fans are left mostly un-surprised.
Sub Pop Releases New Beach House MP3
While the alternative music world sits in waiting for the release of Beach House’s new one Teen Dream, their Seattle-based label Sub Pop let us at an early-download MP3 for track “Norway”. Enjoy.
MP3: Beach House – Norway
Tours: Allison Weiss, Future Islands, Rogue Wave & More Continue reading
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9/21 – Jolie Holland – The ArtsCenter
Ingrid Michaelson – Cats Cradle
Busdriver – Local 506
9/23 – Asobi Seski – Local 506
The Books – Cats Cradle [canceled!!]
9/24 – Mae – Cats Cradle
Islands – Local 506
9/27 – The Coathangers + Pink Flag – Local 506
9/21 – Owl City – Grog Shop
Porcupine Tree – House of Blues
9/23 – Slaid Cleaves – Beachland Ballroom
Bell X1 – House of Blues
9/24 – …And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead – Grog Shop
Sufjan Stevens – Beachland Ballroom
9/25 – Thursday – Beachland Ballroom
9/26 – Soulsavers – Grog Shop
Mystery of Two [Free Show] – The Bridge Project
Must See (NC): There are a few great shows at the Local 506 this week, but the one you can’t miss happens on Thursday the 24th with the appearance of Montreal royalty, Islands. Coming off the heels of the release date (tomorrow) of their new album “Vapours” these indie darlings should put on a good night of Canadian music. Show’s at 9, $10 at the door ($8 for non-procrastinators) and DC’s Chain and the Gang open.
Must See (CLE): If you were lucky enough to snag the quickly sold out tickets, then you already know where you’ll be this Thursday. Sufjan Stevens plays an intimate show at the Beachland Ballroom, which may include music from his new concept piece “The BQE” or some tracks off earlier albums. Either way, it’ll be gorgeous!
Must Hear: September has been bringing out a long list of releases, and this week is no different. Who you need to hear? Some may say it’s Bon Iver‘s new project Volcano Choir, or the Oberst/James/Mogis/Ward collab. Monsters of Folk. Personally, I think you can’t live without grabbing a copy of the new Sea Wolf album “White Water, White Bloom” (but you might as well buy all three).
Afternoon Naps – Parade
Basement Jaxx – Scars
Banco De Gala – Memories Dreams Reflections
The Big Pink – A Brief History of Love
(many, many more after the jump) Continue reading
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There’s something kind of exciting about finding a new band with a lot of potential. Something that tells you “I need to keep an eye on these guys” – and that’s exactly how I feel after listening to Verb The Adjective Noun. I’ll be honest, when their free EP Reds kicks off with opening track “Stoop” you’ll be a little confused. “Is this metal vocalist really singing over banjo riffs?”, you’ll ask yourself. But once the song hits the chorus, you realize this Boston based 5-piece might just be up to something after all.
You see, this EP is going to give you 5 tracks with completely different sounds and styles, but one thing in common – formulaic catchiness. Sure, these guys are all over the map, from poppy rock to acoustic folk to experimental, but each song is at it’s most basic level pretty memorable. I have a feeling that once these guys land on a singular sound to lay their roots in, Verb The Adjective Noun are going to be able to craft a pretty worthwhile LP. In the meantime, enjoy the standout track “Madeline” available below.
Verb The Adjective Noun – Madeline [mp3]
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