Wednesday, September 22, 2010
*[pitchfork.com] Last night, Pavement played what some have called the Best Song of the 1990s, "Gold Soundz", on "The Colbert Report". Frontman Stephen Malkmus even sat down with Colbert for some awkward chat about his lyrics and "Informer" hit maker Snow. Watch it all HERE. The band will be back on TV Thursday night with a special guest guitarist when they hit "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon".
*The Flaming Lips are, to put it very mildly, a band with a certain visual flair. Photographer J. Michelle Martin-Coyne, wife of frontman Wayne Coyne, has been documenting the band's giant plastic bubbles and Halloween skeleton parades for years. Now, her work has been collected into a photo book, titled All We Have Is Now, which is the first in a series. The limited edition 10" x 10" book is now for sale at Flaming Lips shows and on the band's website, where you can also see a few of Martin-Coyne's images.
In the video below, Martin-Coyne's husband talks a bit about the book. According to Wayne Coyne, a new All We Have Is Now will arrive "every six months or so" and only be available for a short time.
*NO AGE are very excited to share that you can now stream the new album Everything In Between in its entirety HERE!! It's also available for pre-order from Sub Pop HERE!
In other No Age news, Pitchfork.com have tagged their single "Fever Dreaming" as "Best New Music"...
[pitchfork.com] From the beginning, L.A. art-punk duo No Age moved easily between structured songs and free-floating noisescapes. All along, they've seemed like thoughtful guys with a good sense of craft who nonetheless know how to cut loose when it counts. Their new album, Everything in Between, has at points a focus that suggests they might be growing up a little-- the songs are less manic and more melodic, and they hint a new emotional complexity. The shift is subtle, but it's there, and its presence makes the ripping "Fever Dreaming" hit that much harder. This is No Age at their raucous and cathartic best, ripping through an ultra-simple punk progression as Dean Spunt spits out lyrics with controlled urgency. And then at the end of each verse comes a trebly machine-like guitar screech, suggesting that the song itself is shaking apart. It's coiled and intense but also feels easy and natural, like these guys couldn't know this terrain any better. "Keep on dreaming," goes the repeated line in the outro. We're trying. Songs like this help.
*MTV Exit have created this video to promote their campaign against human trafficking, which features Muse's "MK Ultra" as the soundtrack.
*Armistice Live features the "Making of Armistice" documentary that, for the first time ever, takes fans into the writing and creative process of MUTEMATH as they make an album.
*A message from Dreamtigers...
"We've posted a new(ish) song from our Band in Boston session HERE! Check out www.bandinbostonpodcast.com for the rest of the session and a video. We played three songs off Broken Seasons, a Constantines cover, and two from an upcoming 7", tentatively titled "Fools". Speaking of... the new material will be available through Grinding Tapes Records in early November! We've been working on this recording for a while, and are really, really stoked. We're currently finalizing the mix/artwork/pressing/etc. It'll be available as a 7"/digital download, as soon as possible."
Posted by Dan Goldin at 1:48 AM