Wednesday, August 10, 2011

New Track Rundown

Holy smokes! Since, the last time we ran through the internet’s latest tracks, there has been a buffet of jams released from my most anticipated albums. Through a clever tweeting campaign, St. Vincent has launched the first single from Strange Mercy, “Surgeon”, into the blogosphere. Girls show that they will not shy away from their Pink Floyd influence on the sprawling “Vomit”. The biggest story, however, might be the addictive “Midnight City”, the first single from M83’s upcoming record, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming. Dum Dum Girls' epic slow jam “Coming Down” has me speechless as far as a band progressing and maturing in a short amount of time. The Drums continue their streak of writing irresistible pop gems with “Money”. “Rifle Eyesite” is apparently the album opener from Cymbals Eat Guitars latest, Lenses Alien. That is one hell of a way to open an album! Scotland’s We Were Promised Jetpacks display their penchant for epic songwriting brimming with emotion on “Act on Impulse”. To close things out are The Shakes with “You Ain’t Alone”. A big shout out goes to Aquarium Drunkard for discovering that one. It is one of the finest soul/R&B revival songs I have ever heard. All these can be found below alongside a whole heap of other great tunes.

There were also plenty of excellent music videos released over the last month. The most “explosive” of which is the new animated action figure feature for the Beastie Boys’ “Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win (featuring Santigold)” directed by the legendary Spike Jonze. The Flaming Lips have collaborated with Lightning Bolt for “I Wanna Get High but I Don't Want Brain Damage” and the result is every bit as crazy as you would expect. The video for “Baby’s Arms” was apparently filmed by director Todd Cole entirely on the Windows Phone which is impressive given how good the cinematography is. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart do a great job of making you feel like crap for being an adult with their video for “The Body”. This week’s extremely NSFW video comes courtesy of Handsome Furs who feature plenty of sexing in their video for “What About Us”. A bunch of last year’s best also finally got the video treatment (Bear Hands, Superchunk, Sufjan Stevens). All of this and more can be found below. As always, I have included tour dates for the Boston area.

St. Vincent – “Surgeon”
Fri, 11/4/11 - Royale

Girls – “Vomit”
Sat, 9/24/11 – Paramount Center

M83 – “Midnight City”
Sun, 11/20/11 – Paradise Rock Club

The Rapture – “How Deep is Your Love?”

The Drums – “Money”
Thu, 9/29/11 – Brighton Music Hall

Delicate Steve feat. Zach Hill – “Many Moods”

Dum Dum Girls – “Coming Down”
Wed, 10/19/11 – Paradise Rock Club

The Tallest Man on Earth – “Weather of a Killing Kind”

Real Estate – “It’s Real”

Letting Up Despite Great Faults – “Teenage Tide”

Big Troubles – “Misery”

Cymbals Eat Guitars – “Rifle Eyesite”
Tue, 9/20/11 – Brighton Music Hall w/ Hooray for Earth and Beige

We Were Promised Jetpacks – “Act on Impulse”
Fri, 10/28/11 – Paradise Rock Club w/ Royal Bangs and Bear Hands

The New Highway Hymnal – “Hey Kid (Gotta’ Run)”
Wed, 8/24/11 – PA’s Lounge

Wooden Shjips – “Lazy Bones”
Wed, 11/9/11 – TT The Bear’s

Gross Magic – “We’re Awake Tonight”

The War on Drugs – “Come to the City”
Sun, 8/21/11 – Brighton Music Hall

Dominant Legs – “Hoop of Love”

Hypocrite in a Hippie Crypt – “The Town Crazies”

Peppercorn – “I’ll Get Back to You”

Summer Camp – “I Want You”

Kanye West & Jay-Z – “Otis”
Mon, 11/21/11 – TD Garden

Pusha T feat. Tyler, the Creator – “Trouble on My Mind”

LDFD – “Outtacontrol”

Zammuto – “Idiom Wind”

Teen Daze – “The Harvest”

Carter Tanton – “Murderous Joy”

The Shakes – “You Ain’t Alone”

Beastie Boys feat. Santigold – “Don’t Play No Game I Can’t Win”

The Flaming Lips feat. Lightning Bolt – “I Wanna Get High but I Don't Want Brain Damage”

Kurt Vile – “Baby’s Arms”

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – “The Body”

Bear Hands – “High Society”

Fri, 10/28/11 – Paradise Rock Club w/ We Were Promised Jetpacks and Royal Bangs

The Strokes – “Taken for a Fool”

Arctic Monkeys – “The Hellcat Shalalala”

Superchunk – “Learned to Surf”

Superchunk - Learned to Surf from Merge Records on Vimeo.

Cults – “Go Outside”

Go Outside, by Cults from Boing Boing on Vimeo.
Thu, 9/29/11 – House of Blues w/ Foster the People and Reptar

Handsome Furs – “What About Us”

Handsome Furs - "What About Us" from stereogum on Vimeo.
Wed, 8/17/11 – Brighton Music Hall

Pure X – “Easy”

Pure X - "Easy" from Malcolm Elijah on Vimeo.

Sufjan Stevens – “Get Real, Get Right”

Get Real, Get Right from Asthmatic Kitty on Vimeo.

1 comment:

  1. Yea, I'm posting a comment. I can not get into St. Vincent at all. I believe she sucks. New M83 single is great. Beastie Boys blow because Barnak likes them. Kanya West sucks. Nice putting up Handsome Furs and Pains of Being Pure at Heart Video. Good Job on website.
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