In 2008 I absolutely loved TV On The Radio’s album, Dear Science, and have been waiting for the day when they feed us some more musical amazingness. Finally, that day has come! Just in time for the weekend, the guys have put out their new single “Will Do” and it’s sounding pretty good. Enjoy the smooth track below.
OK, Depeche Mode’s “Strangelove” is amazing.. it doesn’t get any better than that opening.. right? It’s hard to think anyone else could ever do it justice but the lovely Bat For Lashes has just done a cover of the song for the men’s cologne, Gucci Guilty For Him. I am loving it! The song will probably be featured in a commercial for the cologne but until that comes out we can all enjoy it!
Trouble Andrew is back with the ballad “New Kid”. It definitely has a different feel to it than his usual hectic, in your face, make you wanna drink all night tunes. Sounds like he’s been getting a bit of influence from his fiancé Santogold. I like it though. I’d say it’s a safe song that’s easy to head nod to. I’m interested to hear what the rest of the album will sound like… Dreams Of A Troubled Man comes out in March.
Lot’s of artists taking on 2011 in a big way. I love it! Raveonettes are coming out with Raven In The Grave on April 5th and just released “Forget That You’re Young” ..
Get into the new song and check out the Spring tour as well..
Mar 16 Austin, TX - SXSW
Mar 17 Austin, TX - SXSW
Mar 18 Austin, TX - SXSW
Mar 19 Austin, TX - SXSW
Mar 30 Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of the Living Arts ^
Mar 31 Boston, MA - Paradise ^
Apr 1 Montreal, Quebec - La Tulipe ^
Apr 2 Toronto, Ontario - Phoenix Concert Theatre ^
Apr 3 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick ^
Apr 5 Newport, KY - Southgate House ^
Apr 6 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall ^
Apr 7 Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line ^
Apr 8 St. Louis, MO - The Firebird ^
Apr 9 Kansas City, MO - The Record Bar ^
Apr 11 Dallas, TX - Granada Theater ^
Apr 12 Austin, TX - Emo’s ^
Apr 13 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald’s ^
Apr 15 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade ^
Apr 16 Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle ^
Apr 17 Washington, DC - Black Cat ^
Apr 18 Northampton, MA - Pearl Street ^
Apr 20 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg ^
Apr 21 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg ^
Gotta tell ya, I’m loving being in NYC so far. I have seen some amazing shows in the short time I’ve been here. The Brooklyn-based Violens are a favorite band of mine who I’ve always wanted to see live but have never gotten the opportunity.. until last weekend! They did an impressive set at Cameo Gallery in Williamsburg last Friday. The venue itself has a massive tentacle-like chandelier hanging above the stage which is absolutely stunning and there was an all around great vibe throughout the night. Definitely glad I made the trek (well, not THAT far) out to see it!
Enjoy the short video I made below..
A few weeks ago I went and saw Country Mice and The Generationals at Mercury Lounge. It was such a fun show! Having never heard of Country Mice I went in with an open mind and was pleasantly surprised.. I grew up in the South and can definitely appreciate a little Southern twang-rock. Generationals rocked it and even had their own mini-entourage of friends who had come out to see them. Good times were had by all. How you can you not have fun at a show where a random brass band comes out of nowhere?!