MP3: Fruit Bats – The Ruminant Band from The Ruminant Band, due August 4 on Sub Pop. It starts out sounding like Glen Campbell‘s version of “Southern Nights” and migrates into an Allman Brothers song! Awesome. Also: Fruit Bats – “My Unusual Friend” Fruit Bats: iTunes, Amazon, Insound, wiki, MySpace.
Video: Blitzen Trapper – “Black River Killer” New video for one of the highlights of last year’s Furr. The very literal video (“Her mouth was sewn shut, but her eyes were still wide”) has an O Brother, Where Art Thou? vibe, following the actions of the narrator as he travels the country killing people just … Continue reading New Blitzen Trapper video: Black River Killer
Maybe in honor of the death of Geocities, the fine folks at Sub Pop have put up a fantastic new mini-site where you can download a 14-song mix from the label’s recent releases. Of course, 11 of the 14 tracks were already available on their regular website, but this lets you grab it all in … Continue reading New Sub Pop Mix Tape
MP3: The Vaselines – “Son of a Gun” from Enter The Vaselines, due May 5 on Sub Pop. Kurt Cobain was such a fan of this Scots band that he recorded covers of three of their songs: this one, “Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam,” and my all-time favorite Nirvana song, “Molly’s Lips.” Enter The … Continue reading The Vaselines – Son of a Gun
MP3: Fleet Foxes – “Mykonos” Originally released on the Sun Giant EP and included with the vinyl version of the debut album Fleet Foxes. On May 5, Sub Pop is releasing it as a 7″ single in a gatefold sleeve, backed with a cover of the traditional ballad “False Knight on the Road.” Surprised they’re … Continue reading Fleet Foxes – Mykonos
Glorious Noise talks to orchestral pop pioneer Eric Matthews about recording technology, Star Wars, and the golden age of Chrysler muscle cars.
Billboard tells us that new new Iron & Wine album, The Shepherd’s Dog, is due September 25 on Sub Pop, and says it’s Sam Beam’s “most eclectic and adventurous music to date.” Can’t wait. Previous MP3s (courtesy of Sup Pop): • “Southern Anthem” from The Creek Drank the Cradle • “Lion’s Mane” from The Creek … Continue reading New Iron and Wine Soon: The Shepherd’s Dog
MP3: “The Distance (ft. Arthur & Yu)” by Dntel from Dumb Luck out now on Sub Pop. We previously linked to the “Dumb Luck” mp3, but there’s also an acapella version (MP3) for all you funky funky deejays in the hizzouse. If you make your own remix, be sure to post a link in the … Continue reading Dntel – The Distance
MP3: The Shins – “Australia” from Wincing The Night Away (review). Video (QT) too!