In late 2009, Ontario’s Dinosaur Bones entered the studio with producer Jon Drew (Fucked Up, Tokyo Police Club, the Arkells) to lay down the foundation for their long-anticipated debut LP. Until then, anxious fans can take solace in a 7-inch, being released February 2nd 2010 – consider it a preview of what is to come.
We caught up with the band to find out what they’ve been listening to lately: Read more
The Album Leaf have a new album out called A Chorus of Storytellers on Sub Pop. They’ve done a great video for the lead single called There Is A Wind.
I love the Hot Wheels corvette being played with in the dirt. So many visual metaphors. Enjoy and have a great weekend.
Meghan Wolf quietly released Theory of Gravity late last year to rave reviews. We caught up with Wolf and found out some music that keeps her motivated:
It’s a little late because I was hoping I would have some music from Back-up Johnny to put in here but alas, I don’t. Anyway, thanks to all of the IOTY 2009 contestants and congrats to the top winners.
- Broken Bottle Blues No. 2 - My Cousin, The Emperor (A Long Way From Home)
- Until The Morning – Mark Sanderlin (The One You Need)
- The Arrival – Tona (Direct Deposit)
- As Sweet as the Summer – Bassel (Bassel EP)
- The Handbook For The Recently Deceased – Amplexus
- Addition By Subtraction – Wedlock (Continuity)
- Archangel, the Murderer – Fortune & Spirits (Demos)
OK Go have done it again with yet another very cool, one shot(?) video. Mousetrap anyone?
War Tapes includes Neil Popkin (singer/rhythm guitarist, from Boston), his sister Becca Popkin (bassist, also from Boston), Matt Bennett (lead guitar, from Hawaii) and William Mohler (drummer, from SoCal). They’ve been raking in rave reviews since their 2006 live debut, and the early buzz on War Tapes earned airplay on such tastemaker radio stations as BBC Radio 1 and Live 105 in San Francisco, while “Dreaming of You” was aired on NBC’s New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly (and “The Night Unfolds” for a week in March).
We caught up to the band for a slew of great recommendations: Read more
Deep Elm Records is giving away 2 Free CDs of your choice to everyone following the label on Twitter (www.twitter.com/deepelm). The label has set aside over $30,000 in Free CDs to give away to fans as a way of saying thanks for supporting this truly independent record label. Supplies are limited, so act fast! Read more
Seattle-based quintet Minus the Bear are very excited to announce the release of their new album, OMNI, set for a May 4th release on Dangerbird Records. Produced by Grammy Award winning producer Joe Chiccarelli (The White Stripes, My Morning Jacket), OMNI showcases the quintet’s remarkable gift to craft visionary and gripping compositions, and with the assistance of Chiccarelli, revealing new layers in their songwriting as they pursue the next level in their inimitable musical style. With the exploration of erotic themes and fascinating tales of human sexual relationships, OMNI is a riveting new album of rich soundscapes illustrated by Minus The Bear’s trademark precision and tremendous growth as artistic lyricists and songwriters. Beginning April 21st, Minus the Bear will embark on a 6-week North American tour premiering these new tracks. Dates to be announced shortly.OMNI marks the first release for the band on Dangerbird Records.
It seems like Domino has been busy uploading official videos to their Youtube channel. Some really great ones from all of their catalog including this great classic from Clinic, The Magician from their 2004 Winchester Cathedral album. Enjoy!