|Suck It And See was released June 7, 2011 on Domino Records.|
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
|Cults by Cults was released on June 6, 2011|
on Columbia Records
|John Maus, May 21st, 2011 photo by Erez Avissar|
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Presuming I can still walk and haven't been completely demolished by the first two days of rain and heat, I will continue to get down on Saturday and Sunday. Both very full days, but I'm excited mostly for Saturday's lineup, which kicks off with Cheer Up Charlie Daniels, Abigail Washburn and Old Crow Medicine Show. Just when I think I've had enough banjo, I move on to Deer Tick and Mumford and Sons. How can one complain, however, about a night that ends with Buffalo Springfield & Girl Talk?
|John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats.|
The AV Club Undercover has a relatively simple premise. They've made up a list of 25 songs and invite artists to cover them one by one. As songs get covered, they get crossed off the list and are no longer available to be covered. I was not super excited to see "Boxcar" by Jawbreaker on this year's list. Not to say I don't like the song (though it is not among my favorites), I figure their list could be better this year all around. I was taken aback and slightly confused when I saw John Darnielle and the crew from the Mountain Goats step into the small round room that serves as the Undercover studio to cover it.
Monday, June 6, 2011
|The LPO played its first concert on October 7th, 1932 at |
the Queen's Hall.
Couldn't make it to the London Philharmonic Orchestra last weekend? Me neither but, never fear, it's no longer a problem. The LPO will now be streaming recordings of their live performances for a limited time through the "Listen Again" program. For example, May 28th's performance of Brahms' Symphony no 4 in E minor and Haydn's Symphony no 88 in G major will be available to stream until June 20th, 2011. You can also look through their back catalog of other performances available to stream, which will be consistently updated throughout the performance season. Click the image above to access Listen Again on the London Philharmonic Orchestra's website.
|Circuital was released May 31st on |
ATO Records/EMI/Rough Trade
Circuital is everything I've been wanting in a My Morning Jacket album. In my opinion, it's what their entire 13 year career has been building up to. Frontman Jim James' bizarre blend of psychedelia, folk, and jam-band showmanship is at its most streamlined, producing an album full of powerful grooves, catchy hooks, and razor-sharp lyricism. Borrowing elements from genres as diverse as 50's doo wop ("Slow Slow Tune", one of the album's many highlights) to their flagship quirky alt-country (which lays the groundwork for the album's title track) show a rapidly evolving musical style that still won't disappoint diehard fans. If you're hesitant to check out Circuital based on the off-putting cover art or the lukewarm first single "Holdin' on to Black Metal", rest assured: there's a lot to love here.
Standout Tracks: "Slow Slow Tune", "Circuital"
Finally mixing intense brand loyalty with cloud computing, Steve Jobs returned from a medical leave to address some three thousand web developers about Apples new iCloud. The new technology replaces the $99/year MobileMe application in keeping your iPhone, iPod, iPad and Mac computer synchronized both globally and wirelessly. There are a few drawbacks to the service, including a 5GB limit, a 1,000 photo maximum can be saved for a month and music not purchased through iTunes will require a $25/year storage fee. That is assuming, of course, that your music is still available from the retailer; the more obscure cuts in your digital library will not be able to be hosted at all. More on this situation as it develops but, given Apple’s track record, it’s more than likely we’ll be saying great things about iCloud 2 next June.
|Rep. Anthony Weiner [insert dick joke here]|
The news comes after ABC News was preparing to release an interview with a 26-year old woman from Texas with whom Weiner was sexting. The woman threatened to expose that Weiner had been sexting her for over a month. To make it even better, it started through a Facebook comment where she called Weiner "hottttt" on one of his speech videos (yes, a speech video). So not only does Anthony Weiner send dick-pics through Twitter, but he starts the game spitting process with Facebook. It's pretty hilarious reading the messages sent from a US Representative though, especially ones that include him with his cats and a message of "me and the pussys". God bless the internet.
But surprise surprise, a politician lied about doing something shady, so lets all just take a minute to stop and reflect on this situation. Though we found out that we've got yet another dishonest man in our government, we also got to see major news networks make dick jokes for the better part of a week. Fair trade.
|Dirty Radio was released May 23rd, 2011 on Partisan Records.|
Happy Music Monday, everyone. Myxaroo is Myxem's Bonnaroo coverage. We've already begun covering some of the awesome bands on the undercard, like Walk the Moon (album review here) and Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside, but it seemed as good a time as any to highlight exactly what we'll be attending during the four-day music festival. Below, the first half (Thursday/Friday) of the Official Myxaroo Schedule...
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Bonnaroo is pretty tight this year, a lot of great names stack one after another all throughout their schedule. I've already mentioned a bit about Walk The Moon, but as I dug a bit deeper into the undercard this year, I've been finding more and more to love. Most recently, it's been Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside. This Portland, OR band has been making some serious waves lately; most recently they've opened for the Avett Brothers at the Crystal Ballroom. With infectious songcraft and a genuine old time vibe, Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside are a perfect fit for fans of the Avetts, the Felice Brothers, et. al., but their tunes transcend the throwback movement and stand alone as one of the best things to come out of it. You can get in touch with them on Twitter, Facebook, Myspace, Tumblr and their own website. Check the video of "Not An Animal" being performed live below:
Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside are playing June 11th at 7:00pm at Cafe Where?