Yuck

“Get Away” (Later with Jools Holland) Video

May 25, 2011

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Last night, upstart London indie-punk fivesome Yuck tore through the BBC TV show Later With Jools Holland. They performed a fuzzy-as-hell take of "Get Away," the opening tune off their eponymous debut LP. Watch the clip above (via Prefix).

Wise Blood

“@fuckwiseblood” MP3

May 25, 2011

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Wise Blood's new track, "@fuckwiseblood," comes in advance of his second EP, entitled These Wings. That gem streets August 2 via Dovecote. Chris Laufman's cut is a funny one-off about the ridiculous, self-referencing merging of music culture and social media. Just check out the lyrics: "Facebook's the same, Twitter's always the same - you either update tour schedules or you play up insane. So I spill out my brain, tell you just how I feel, but every time I do that I hear the same shit."

The track is, of course, called "@fuckwiseblood" and Laufman recently launched a new Twitter account. Wise Blood is supporting Friendly Fires right now. Also, check out These Wings' "Penthouse Suites" over here.

The Horrors

“Still Life” MP3 Stream

May 24, 2011

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Gothic post-punkers The Horrors will street their third album, Skying, on July 26 via XL. Stream the synth-y debut single, "Still Life." The '80s live on through song. The quintet self-produced and recorded the new set of songs in their London studio. See upcoming tour dates over here.


Bon Iver: Various Songs (Donny Hathaway & Bonnie Raitt Medley Live on Fallon) Video

Bon Iver performed a resplendent, three-part medley of Donny Hathaway's "A Song for You" and two Bonnie Raitt classics, "I Can't Make You Love Me" and "Nick of Time," last night on Jimmy Fallon. It's just Megafaun's Phil Cook at the piano and Justin Vernon’s soaring vox on the stage. Enjoy the power balladry and pre-interview, below. Bon Iver, Bon Iver drops June 21 via Jagjaguwar. A studio version of "I Can’t Make You Love Me" will appear on the Calgary 12-inch, out early July on 4AD.

Hooray For Earth

“No Love” MP3

May 23, 2011

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Check out Hooray for Earth's "No Love," another psychedelic-rock earworm from the Brooklyn outfit. True Loves drops June 7 via Dovecote.


Cults: Full Album Stream

You can now stream all of Cults‘ promising self-titled debut album over at NPR. It's a keeper, folks. Cults streets June 7 in North America and May 31 in Europe from Lily Allen's Columbia sub-imprint In the Name Of. Enjoy!

Fleet Foxes: "Sim Sala Bim" (Live on Fallon) Video

Last Friday night, Fleet Foxes swung by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to perform "Sim Sala Bim," a rousing folk tune from their excellent second LP, Helplessness Blues. Peep the late night video (via The Audio Perv.) Also, check out summer tour dates over here.

Handsome Furs

“Repatriated” MP3

May 20, 2011

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Handsome Furs' third LP, Sound Kapital, streets June 28 via Sub Pop. That's the very NSFW cover artwork, above. Wow. It looks like Wolf Parade co-leader Dan Boeckner and his wife Alexei Perry aren't pulling any punches. The first 350 people to pre-order the bouncy keyboard-punk release will get a "nine-postcard set featuring photos taken by the band, all packaged in a fancy custom envelope." Before you go, make sure to download the industrial-tinged "Repatriated." We already posted "What About Us." The duo hit the road today. Click here for a full list of dates.