As you can see, there's some pretty nice talent coming to San Francisco for the Treasure Island Music Festival this year. Specifically October 13th and 14th. Bands artists like Girl Talk, Public Enemy (who's new stuff sounds great), The xx, M83, The Gossip, Best Coast and many others. Tickets go on sale at 10am tomorrow 6/27 on their website.
This is a great concept for a video from Sacramento's own Death Grips. Take the rearview camera of a Toyota Prius and go to work on the freeway, in a parking lot, and where ever else you want to make your point. Simple, but original and effective. In the days of 75% NSFW videos, something like this stands out for all the right reasons.
Matt and Kim are back with a bouncy little number called "Let's Go," a track you can download on iTunes now. It will also be on their forthcoming record Lightning. As for the guy in the video, he's billed as the Worlds Greatest Ball Handler. He even does the crossover to the beat of the song. Tim Hardaway would be proud.
As you can see, Cat Power after a breakup decided to cut her hair and reinvent herself a bit. For starters, she played all of the albums instruments herself. This is her first album of new material in six years. Look for "Sun" to come out September 4th on Matador Records. Check out "Ruin" below. You can preorder the album from iTunes with exclusive bonus tracks here.
Fiona Apple is scoring some well deserved buzz for her new album...uh...the long thing you see above. I mean, you have to have at least 17 words in a Fiona album release, right?!
She has expanded her tour, which between July and September will include three Bay Area dates. July 28th at the Fox Theater, which is on sale now. Then 9/9 in San Jose at the Civic and 9/11 at the Warfield in San Francisco. Those last two dates go on sale 6/22 at 10am through Livenation.
Former R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck has filled in on others records but never really stepped up on vocals, until now. Even though it's unclear when his new solo project is coming out, he brought a new track with him to New Jersey’s WFMU and shared "10 Million B.C." It's dirty both in riff and distorted vocals, which is Buck singing. Then the poppy element of female "ooh la la lahs" gives the song a sunnier lift. via Slicing Up Eyeballs
Take a listen below.