Thursday, September 14

Katamine's "Lag"













Pirate Pirate! is working the new Katamine record. Lag is the title, and it's being pushed as "a collaborative acoustic project that joins a changing cast of artists with the haunting music of succesful singer/songwriter Assaf Tager." The objective of those press kits is to entice the writer into giving the record a chance, and it's often a bitch to wade through all the packages to find what's worth reviewing and what's not. This one delivers. Tager's songs are sparse and pretty, and aren't polarizing. In addition to having opened for freak-folk demi-god Devendra Banhart, Tager's accolades will soon include some kind of lead role in a Coca-Cola and iTunes campaign.

Katamine "Junior Buddha" Download

Friday, August 11

Regina Spektor Is Adorable

How can one not love Regina Spektor? Not only is she absolutely adorable, but she also has a beautiful voice, and pounds the piano like no other. Her most recent album Begin To Hope was released on June 13th via Warner Brothers Records.



She just shot a video for one of my favorite tracks off the album entitled "Fidelity". Beginning off as a drab, melancholy and colorless video (aside from her hair and lipstick), it takes wondrous shape. Take a peek at it via Windows or Quicktime. Yes, it's cute.

Tuesday, August 8

OK Go: Amercians Are Fat

The following OK Go video pretty much speaks for itself. If it isn't motivation enough to join a gym, I don't know what is!

Wednesday, August 2

Muse: Sci-Fi Western Adventure?

In lieu of the fact that I am seeing these fellas live tomorrow night (tickets fell through, boo), I thought I'd post the new Muse music video for "Knights Of Cyndonia," off of their most recent release Black Holes and Revelations. It is perhaps the weirdest fusion of elements in music video history.

Mae Kicks Off Headline Tour



This past Saturday, in their hometown of Norfolk, VA, recently signed Capitol recording artists, Mae, kicked off their nationwide headline tour in support of their sophomore album, The Everglow. I wasn't there, but my numerous counterparts reported back and told me it was a grand ol' time! Two of my favorite bands, Army Of Me and Vedera will be opening on select dates, among various others. So, treat yourself and check out one (or two) of the dates below...

Aug 2 2006 - Tremont Music Hall - Charlotte, NC
Aug 3 2006 - Martini's Music Hall - Jacksonville, FL
Aug 4 2006 - State Theatre - St. Petersburg, FL
Aug 5 2006 - House of Blues - Lake Buena Vista, FL
Aug 6 2006 - Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Aug 8 2006 - The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
Aug 9 2006 - Rocketown - Nashville, TN
Aug 10 2006 - Bogart's - Cincinnati, OH
Aug 11 2006 - Mr. Small's - Pittsburgh, PA
Aug 12 2006 - 9:30 Club - Washington, DC
Aug 14 2006 - Irving Plaza - New York, NY
Aug 15 2006 - Axis - Boston, MA
Aug 16 2006 - The Stone Pony - Asbury Park, NJ
Aug 17 2006 - Theatre of Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA
Aug 18 2006 - Club Infinity - Williamsville, NY
Aug 19 2006 - Birch Run Expo Center - Birch Run, MI
Aug 20 2006 - The Intersection - Grand Rapids, MI
Aug 22 2006 - The Eagles Club - Milwaukee, WI
Aug 23 2006 - Varsity Theater - Minneapolis, MN
Aug 24 2006 - Mississippi Nights - St. Louis, MO
Aug 25 2006 - The Metro - Chicago, IL
Aug 26 2006 - University of Kentucky - Lexington, KY
Aug 27 2006 - Newby's - Memphis, TN
Aug 29 2006 - The Parish - New Orleans, LA
Aug 30 2006 - Warehouse Live - Houston, TX
Aug 31 2006 - Emo's - Austin, TX
Sep 1 2006 - Gypsy Ballroom - Dallas, TX
Sep 2 2006 - The Hive - Tulsa, OK
Sep 3 2006 - Granada Theatre - Lawrence, KS
Sep 5 2006 - Gothic Theatre - Englewood, CO
Sep 6 2006 - Avalon Theatre - Salt Lake City, UT
Sep 7 2006 - Big Easy Concert House - Boise, ID
Sep 8 2006 - El Corazon - Seattle, WA
Sep 9 2006 - Loveland - Portland, OR
Sep 10 2006 - The Fillmore - San Francisco, CA
Sep 12 2006 - Sonoma State University - The Commons - Rohnert Park, CA
Sep 13 2006 - Henry Fonda Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
Sep 14 2006 - House of Blues - San Diego, CA
Sep 15 2006 - Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ
Sep 16 2006 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - Irvine, CA

"Suspension" - MP3