The Calendar Hung ItselfBright Eyes
“The Calendar Hung Itself” by Bright Eyes from the Fevers and Mirrors album (Saddle Creek Records/Wichita Recordings, May 2000).
First Aid Kit - Wolf
Wolf - First Aid Kit
It was love at first listen for me and this song. I can’t stop listening to it. It makes me want to run through the woods, naked and primal, with only the wind in my hair and the fire in my veins.
Fables - The Dodos
We spoke today to a jury,
you could see the doubt in their eyes.
New album, new record label, new homes, SXSW AND a new video
Times New Viking today announce details of their forthcoming record which will be released in April via their new ‘homes’ - Merge (US), Wichita Recordings (Europe), Pop Frenzy (Australia) and Big Nothing (Japan).
The bands new album is called ‘Dancer Equired’. The band also premiered the video for album track ‘No Room To Live’ last night on Pitchfork.
The video was directed and edited by Brandon Reichard and Pelham Johnston, with production from the band, the footage saw around 40 artists from Columbus, Ohio and elsewhere contribute by printing each frame from real video then hand drawing, colouring or decorating (nearly 3,000 of them) and putting back together.
The band are confirmed for a number of appearances at this year’s SXSW including the Merge label showcase (full schedule for TNV vs SXSW will be announced shortly)
Always New DepthsBloc Party
Always New Depths
- Bloc Party
Perfect songs don’t ex — oh wait, never mind, they totally fucking do.
“Always New Depths” was released in 2004 on the CD single of “Helicopter”. As a b-side on a CD single, I didn’t know it existed until, ohhhhhhhhhh, Tuesday, March 27th, 2012. That’s about 8 years. 8 years of liking Bloc Party, 8 years of not knowing that my favorite Bloc Party song existed.
“Always New Depths” captures what Bloc Party are best at, which is making emotional music that sounds upbeat, and super awesome guitar riffs. In fact, for me at least, it really is the perfect Bloc Party song as it does everything they have tried to accomplish on other songs, but better. I suppose I don’t really need to convince anybody that this is my favorite Bloc Party song so I’ll let you do the listening and make that decision for yourself.
In other Bloc Party news, the band are currently recording their currently untitled 4th album, the first since 2008’s electronic inspired “Intimacy”. This record is also the first album to not be released on record label Wichita Recordings, but rather French Kiss Records.
The Cribs - Chi-Town
The Cribs - Chi-Town
It’s finally here! Yes, the long awaited first track off the new album to be released this year, “In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull”.
I have listened to it over and over again today. Verdict: Very happy with it! The Fellas are back embracing their lo-fi roots, melodic guitar riffs and powerful drumming, yet the track is still showing some growth from their previous albums (no sign of their normal fillers “woo ooo oo”). It’s growing on me with each listen.
Bring on the fifth album!