Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Quick Notes: Fugazi, The Flaming Lips, Jack White + More

*[] Right now on WAMU's Kojo Nnamdi Show Ian MacKaye is talking about the Fugazi live archive made available last month. The WAMU show states:

"For years, the D.C.-based band Fugazi took their local sound to stages around the world. Unbeknownst to many of their fans, the band recorded the vast majority of those concerts - hundreds of which are now available online as part of an ambitious archiving project. Kojo talks with Ian MacKaye, a founding member of Fugazi, about the online archive and the window it provides into our musical history."

You can tune in HERE.

*[] The Flaming Lips closed out their collaboration-heavy 2011 by teaming with Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band for a four-track joint EP, as Lips fansite Slow•Nerve•Action points out. Limited to 2,000 copies and pressed on glow in the dark vinyl, the EP was sold at the Lips’ New Year’s Eve concerts in Oklahoma City, where Ono and co. served as openers. All four songs have since made their way online, and you can stream them HERE.

*[] Another year, another opportunity for Jack White to do goofy stuff. This time he's making an appearance on the History Channel's "American Pickers", a show about two dudes who travel across America in search of treasure from junkyards, garages, etc.

The hosts of the show will visit White's Third Man Records in Nashville, and bargain with White over old memorabilia, including the photo booth used in the video for the Dead Weather's "Hang You From the Heavens" [below]. The episode is scheduled to air on the History Channel on January 9 at 9 p.m. Eastern time.

*[] If you happened to catch a live set from Kentucky rockers Cage the Elephant since their 2008 debut, you may have heard an unfamiliar song, possibly even acoustically. “What’s this?” you may have wondered. “That’s not on either of their albums!” Well, that’s because “Dr. Dr. Dr.” (or “Doctor, Doctor, Doctor, Help Me, Help Me, Help Me”) never really had a name, nor a chance in the studio. That is to say, until now. The previously unreleased track appeared on YouTube just before 2012 set in. You can take a listen to the cut, full of familiar CTE fervor, below.

Does this herald work on a new album, or perhaps it’s just getting a live favorite into the can? We’ll keep our ears open for more, so stay tuned. In the meantime, the band’s live CD/DVD, Live From The Vic in Chicago, is out now.

*[] The Life And Times have premiered their new music video for their track “Day One” over at The song appears on the groups forthcoming album, “No One Loves You Like I Do“, which is set for a January 17th release date via SlimStyle Records. Check out the video HERE.

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