The Rosebuds

“Woods” MP3

May 10, 2011

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The Rosebuds' fifth album, Loud Planes Fly Low, streets June 7 via Merge. We already posted “Second Bird of Paradise" a few months back. The North Carolina indie-pop band are giving away a second track away today. The rocking cut is called “Woods" and fans can download it, above.

Pictureplane

“Real Is a Feeling” MP3

May 10, 2011

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Denver dark wave/house producer Travis Egedy (stage name: Pictureplane) will drop his sophomore effort, Thee Physical, on July 19 via Lovepump United. Egedy produced the release with HEALTH's Jupiter Keyes, who also mixed the tracks. Check out the danceable destruction that is "Real Is a Feeling" (titled after Egedy's club night). (via P4k)

Thurston Moore

“Benediction” Video

May 10, 2011

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Sonic Youth leader Thurston Moore Tweeted a link yesterday to his color-tinted "Benediction" video. The track is a beautiful, string-laden ballad off his Beck-produced solo LP, Demolished Thoughts, out May 24 via Matador. The clip shows war footage. Watch it, above.


U.S. Premiere: Ghosting Season: "Far End of The Graveyard" Video

U.K. electro-goth duo Ghosting Season (formerly worriedaboutsatan) have a new video for their debut single, "Far End of the Graveyard." Here's our premiere of the spooky and forested visuals. Enjoy. The music video was written by Gregory Hoepffner & Axel Dallou and filmed and edited by Hoepffner. Check out Ghosting Season live dates at their official site.

Fleet Foxes

“Silver Dagger” (Traditional Folk Cover) Video

May 10, 2011

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Fleet Foxes' leader Robin Pecknold has been performing a cover of "Silver Dagger" during encores on the current  Helplessness Blues trek. The traditional folk ballad was brought to popular attention by Joan Baez's 1960 recording, and Dolly Parton recoreded a version on 1999's The Grass Is Blue. Watch this live vid of Pecknold playing the moving tune for L.A.'s Hollywood Palladium last Saturday. See our concert review of the gig over here. (via TwentyFourBit)

YACHT: "I Walked Alone" MP3 Stream

UPDATE: The stream was removed by request of the label. You can still listen to it on Liza Richardson's KCRW show from this week. Skip to just before the 51-minute mark.

YACHT's upcoming musical voyage to Shangri-La (out June 21 via DFA) is much-anticipated. We already heard debut single, "Dystopia (The Earth Is on Fire)." Today fans can check out a stream of album track “I Walked Alone" over at Some Kind of Awesome. YACHT will tour this spring.

Death Cab for Cutie

“Home Is a Fire” Video

May 09, 2011

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Acclaimed indie rockers Death Cab for Cutie decided to collaborate with famed graphic designer Shepard Fairey (you might remember him from those Obama "HOPE" posters floating around the country during the 2008 presidential campaign) on their video for single "Home Is a Fire." To accompany the slow building synth-led track are a ton of shaky shots, zooms, and pans of Los Angeles' gritty Eastside streets adorned with an eclectic collection of posters.

Designed by Fairey, the posters are inscribed with various lyrics from the track. According to Boing Boing, the video's concept was dreamt up by Death Cab bassist Nick Harmer, who then reached out to Fairey, an admittedly long-time fan of the revered indie rock outfit. Considering the juxtaposition of street and art is Fairey's penchant, we think this partnership turned out pretty well.

Death Cab for Cutie's latest album, Codes and Keys, is due out May 31. Until then, indulge in "Home Is a Fire," above. See DCFC's summer tour dates over here.

Pure X

“You’re In It Now” MP3/Video

May 09, 2011

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Pure X (formerly Pure Ecstasy) recently re-issed their debut EP, You're In It Now. The Austin, TX trio's also released the video for the title track. Check it out, below. It's a Acéphale and Light Lodge co-release and the first pressing hits stores this week. We’ve already posted the EP’s previously unreleased “Back Where I Began.” The goth-y slowcore-punk's debut LP, Pleasure, drops July 5 in North America and August 22 internationally. Pure X will tour soon with Austin bands Sleep∞Over and This Will Destroy You.