Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Well the Rain Exploded With a Mighty Crash

Are you kidding me with this?

Tim Christensen and Mike Viola sharing a stage performing Band on the Run?! The level of talent on this one small stage could only be matched by McCartney himself. Wow. And of course for those of you in the right place at the right time speaking the right language can check out a full show June 18, which happens to be Sir Paul's birthday. More here.

But I Know It's Out of Place

Bring the noise! Silversun Pickups' new album Neck of the Woods comes out May 8 but you can preview the new tune Bloody Mary (Nerve Endings) below.

It doesn't disappoint. Of course neither does Carnavas and Swoon. Pre-order Neck of the Woods here.

So I Don't Forget

Brendan Benson releases what will likely be yet another pop masterpiece in April. What Kind of World ships April 23 and is ready for download April 21. Many packages are available here.

Don't forget to check out Bad For Me - not sure if it's still available as a free download but give it a shot! Excellent.

With My Pants Down

The new album from Garbage is called Not Your Kind of People and is set for release on May 15. Check out the first single Blood for Poppies below.

Yep. That sure is Garbage. I'm not hooked yet. It'll be a challenge to top the stellar Version 2.0. Download the single via iTunes here. You can pre-order the album and deluxe version via iTunes here.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Keep It In Line

Guided By Voices' new single Keep It In Motion is out today. You can stream it below. If you've ever tried to write a song, it's ok to hate GBV for how effortless they make it seem. It's hard not to thoroughly enjoy their seemingly unfinished lo-fi gems. Stick around for the last five seconds of the song. They're my favorite five seconds.

The new album by the classic lineup is out in June and is called Class Clown Spots a UFO. Naturally. Two new albums within six months - not bad for a band that broke up. Buy the single here or here. Their December release Let's Go Eat the Factory is available for download here.