Sunday, January 8, 2012
*[consequenceofsound.net] In November, two demos of Radiohead circa 1986 hit the web, offering a glimpse of the iconic rock band at a time when they were still referred to as On A Friday and without guitarist Jonny Greenwood. Now, the same YouTube user who posted the first two demos has unveiled another, entitled “Fat Girl”. Reportedly recorded at the Abingdon School, where the band originally met, the track is super Smiths-esque, with Thom Yorke crooning his best Morrissey impression alongside a jangly guitar part. Check it out HERE, alongside another track from the same demo tape, “Fragile Friend”, which also surfaced in November (via At Ease).
*[consequenceofsound.net] On Thursday night, Fred Armisen stopped by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, promoting the second season of his IFC comedy goldmine, Portlandia. The next night, however, his fellow co-star Carrie Brownstein swung around, too. Oddly enough, on the same night of the second season premiere. It’s all happening, you might say. Rather than take the hot seat like Mr. Armisen, Brownstein instead plugged in the amps, scraped off the distortion, and joined her gals in Wild Flag. Opting not for past single “Romance”, but the skittish ethos of “Short Version”, Brownstein exuded enough star power to rival that of Echo Echo*. The Mayor of Portland would be proud. Are you, though? Check it out below for yourself. Wild Flag’s self-titled debut is out now via Merge. Order your own copy now.
*[theprp.com] According to their Twitter, Irepress have been working on new material as of late. No word yet on when and where it will surface however.
*Austin, TX shoegaze/punk trio Bloody Knives will release their brand new album Blood on January 30th through Killredrocketrecords. Check out the first taste of the new record with the "Death Blessing" video below. The band are also working on a follow up EP set for a tentative summer release.
Posted by Dan Goldin at 11:11 PM