Friday, March 26, 2010

"Drunk Girls"

Listen to LCD Soundsystem's "Drunk Girls," on Pitchfork's website. This is the first single off of one man band James Murphy's next album, due out May 18th (album title is still unknown)!

http://pitchfork.com/news/38291-listen-lcd-soundsystem-drunk-girls/

Two nights ago on Jimmy Fallon...

Monday, March 22, 2010

So something pretty life changing happened yesterday.

President Obama's Health Care Bill passed!

For those of you who still aren't sure what the final revision of the health care bill entails, here's an easy read about it, listing 10 important things you should know about the bill:

http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2010/03/19/healthcare_facts_slideshow

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Vampire Weekend's Second Single "Giving Up the Gun"



This video is great! With cameos from Joe Jonas, Jake Gyllenhaal, Lil' Jon, Daft Punk and RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Sunday Secrets

I just wanted to share this week's edition of Post Secret because I thought these were very moving and interesting. The blog posts new secrets every Sunday.
http://postsecret.blogspot.com/2010/03/sunday-secrets_14.html

Monday, March 15, 2010

Volume Two

Hear She & Him's Volume Two on NPR's website before it releases! The album comes out on March 23.

Love the album cover, by the way.

Picture courtesy of inthenews.co.uk

Update on The Strokes?! Who knew?!

I thought The Strokes were never to return again. What a pleasant surprise! Not only are they one of the headliners for Lollapalooza this year, but are also headlining the Isle of Wight Festival this June.
The band is also working on a new album which Julian Casablancas told Rolling Stone should be out by September. Let's hope it's not another First Impressions on Earth. I linked that partly because I'm not sure if a lot of music fans even know or have heard of that album. Or perhaps they'd like to block it out of their minds. "Juicebox," anyone? Remember that? Yeah, it's coming back. If you couldn't tell, I was really disappointed with that album and was upset that was going to be their last album together, every band should go out with a bang. It's great to know that will not be the case. More updates to come on The Strokes reunion.

Sufjan, Crazy Heart

It's 2:35 AM...that's right. How the hell I'm still up and completely awake, I will never know.

Anyway...lately, I've been thinking about Sufjan Stevens. When is he going to release another album? I mean, I know he came out with The BQE last year but it's almost impossible to get a copy since Asthmatic Kitty didn't sell the album to the mass market...totally lame. I tried to look for news about what he's doing lately and couldn't find anything except for the fact that he still is apparently working on his Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey albums simultaneously. We'll see about that. Also, his New Jersey album might be an homage to the New Jersey Turnpike. I don't really know why anyone would want to pay homage to quite possibly the most annoying toll road I've ever been on but, alright.

Also, tonight I just saw "Crazy Heart" which was crazy brilliant. A little slow at first but nonetheless, brilliant. The music alone is amazing. Written and Produced by alt-country gem T-Bone Burnett, the Crazy Heart soundtrack is both dark and optimistic, much like main character Bad Blake's journey throughout the film. I highly recommend it as well as the film. Kudos to the dude, he deserved that oscar.

Still wide awake...it's 2:45 now. I'm shocked.

Beautifully Random Words

Check out my roommate, Deana's new blog! http://www.deanastuart.blogspot.com/

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Vampire Weekend on SNL



They kicked so much ass!!

Check out host Zach Galifianakis' opening monologue too...

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Top Two Albums to Get Now!

Joanna Newsom - Have One on Me: Just released last week, Newsom's third studio album follows the powerful predecessors, Ys and The Milk-Eyed Mendor. The album is actually three discs, which for some might be a bit of an overkill but I personally think it's a step forward for Newsom and a solid third album. It reminds me a lot of The Milk-Eyed Mendor but a little more mature. Something that I noticed though, her voice isn't "unique" as usual, I guess you could say? Newsom's voice is one of the things that make her great, I really hope her record company didn't tell her to alter that because the voice is included in the whole Joanna package and fans wouldn't want it any other way.

Gorillaz - Plastic Beach This doesn't come out until March 9 but you can hear the entire album via stream on NPR's website. In their third studio album, Gorillaz come back with what they do best - euro dance songs by the "heart throb" (as they like to call him,) 2-D, rap songs by big teddy bear Russel and high pitch visceral vocals in between songs by Noodle...Murdoc is in there too but, he's just too cool to sing, I think. Have fun with this album...that's all Gorillaz would want for you.

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