Archive for November 18th, 2009

Beck writes song about Harry Partch

Courtesy: Pitchfork Harry Patch was the last surviving British World War I veteran. Radiohead wrote a song about him earlier this year. Harry Partch was an experimental music composer who worked with microtonal scales. The Fiery Furnaces’ Matt Friedberger thought Radiohead wrote a song about him and got pissed about it (“How’s the song? Is […]

Velvet Underground to make rare appearance

Courtesy Pitchfork One-time Velvet Underground cohorts Lou Reed, Maureen Tucker, and Doug Yule are set to appear in the same room together– something that doesn’t happen very often. (But where’s John Cale?– Ed.) The three will talk about VU on December 8 at the New York Public Library as part of their “Live from the […]

Shearwater’s new album due out next year

Courtesy of Pitchfork The Matablog reports that album number six from luminous indie-prog travelers Shearwater will is due in 2010. The Golden Archipelago will arrive February 23 in North America and February 15 internationally, via Matador. In the Matablog post, there’s a quick video featuring blurry footage and quick snippets of music. And judging by […]

Sonic Youth Tickets Still Available

Sonic Youth has three shows left in November, and you can still get tickets for two of ’em. November 21st with Dino Jr. and Cold Cave is sold out in NY, but the 22nd and the 23rd in Boston are both still available. Get your tickets HERE.

REVIEW: Forever The Sickest Kids – The Weekend: Friday

Artist: Forever The Sickest Kids Album: The Weekend: Friday Genre: Pop Label: Universal When a young band like Forever The Sickest Kids takes over a year to release a follow-up record and instead of giving us 13 news tracks, opts instead to begin releasing a series of EPs dedicated to different days of the weekend, […]

Dude Ranch on Vinyl!

Why anyone wouldn’t want this blows James’ mind: Mightier Than Sword Records is proud to announce their upcoming pre-order for the limited-edition vinyl re-issue of Blink-182’s Dude Ranch. While this release is not part of the label’s 10th anniversary series, it is commemorative and a must-have for any music enthusiast. Pre-order for Dude Ranch will […]

REVIEW: Lady Gaga – The Fame Monster

Artist: Lady Gaga Album: The Fame Monster Genre: Pop Label: Interscope Has anyone had a bigger year than Lady Gaga? I mean some may claim Taylor Swift, but her album came out this time last year and Gaga’s just hit streets in August. She’s come from relatively unknown songwriter to the 21st century’s Madonna over […]

Paul McCartney’s Newest Double Disc

Macca is back with a new live double-disc, Good Evening New York City. The album features music from Sir Paul’s expansive career, including solo tracks, songs from Wings, and an entire disc of the Beatles material. You can buy the album through itunes by clicking HERE.

Alkaline Trio signs with Epitaph!

Alkaline Trio have a new home with Epitaph Records and plan to have a new album that’s closer to their “punk roots” out in 2010. Read all about it RIGHT HERE.

REVIEW: John Mayer – Battle Studies

Artist: John Mayer Album: Battle Studies Genre: Rock Label: Columbia I think it goes without saying that whether you like him or not, you’ve at least heard a song by John Mayer. Ever since his debut on the national scene, Mayer has blazed a path all his own and has become the young hope of […]