A few weeks back I posted with updates on The Flaming Lips‘ new album and tour, both set for Spring launch dates. I recently got an mp3 file, or clip rather, with a preview of one of the tracks from At War With The Mystics. They’ve also released a video with this song that is one of their best to date. Check out the video posted below and read more on the album release.
The Flaming Lips – You Gotta Hold On (1:13 clip from new record!)
The Flaming Lips – You Gotta Hold On – Video (Coolest music video I’ve seen in awhile..)
This track is off the Wedding Crashers soundtrack and is “supposedly” expected to surface on their upcoming CD. Regardless, it’s a really good song:
The Flaming Lips – Mr. Ambulence Driver
Look for their first single, The W.A.N.D., in the form of a digital download starting Tuesday (Jan. 10).
Time for another TGIF at iGIF, where we assemble our favorite tracks of the week. Enjoy:
TGIF at iGIF:
Birdmonster – All The Holes In The Wall
Song Of The Week
This song has been in our speakers, ears, and heads pretty consistently for the past week. This band is going to have a pretty strong career if they keep this sort of thing up. Upon hearing this song, you’ll agree with us wholeheartedly..
The Magic Numbers – Mornings Eleven
Connor’s 1st Pick
I just bought this album a week ago because I was told that they were SXSW’s best kept secret. Every song on the record lives up to that claim, but this song in particular stands out. It follows a very recognizable 50s pop love song formula, making for a pretty damn catchy tune. Look for a Road to SXSW post soon.
Oh No! Oh My! – I Love You All The Time
Nathaniel’s 1st Pick
I posted on this band earlier in the week, and I’ve only listened to them more and more. I didn’t get to post this song; what a shame since it is one of my favorite tracks that you’ll only like more with each subsequent play.
Chisel – It’s Alright, You’re OK
Connor’s 2nd Pick
If you’re a fan of Ted Leo and you haven’t heard of Chisel, prepare to wet yourself. Chisel was his former band, and while their sound was a little punkier in general than Ted Leo/Rx, they sure did produce plenty of classic Ted Leo songs. This is one of them, and could be one of the catchiest songs he’s ever written.
The Capstan Shafts – Chandelier Of Bad Ideas
Nathaniel’s 2nd Pick
This song comes from a CD that is 20 songs long and lasts 31 minutes. Regardless, each song (especially this one) is ridiculously contagious and well crafted by the man behind them: Dean Wells.
The sound quality may not be good, but I think judging from the content of the song I think this band has a LOT of potential for greatness… just close your eyes and imagine Win Butler chiming in anywhere in the introduction, it’s fun. The band is Les Malicieux. The song is:
Les Malicieux – We Are Okay
In other news: Jon Stewart is hosting the Oscars, a tree assassin is caught green handed, and The New Pornos stepped in some B/S. Yay!
are a rock band hailing from good ol’ Lexington, KY, home of…well, these guys. They have a new album coming out January 24th entitled As This Is Futuristic
, as well as a string of shows
to back it up. Their new song God Monkey Robot
is deathly catchy, esp the chorus “First there was God, then came the monkey, then came the robot”
. Take a listen:
The Apparitions – God Monkey Robot
The Apparitions – Electricity + Drums
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What the hell is the deal with Canadians recently? To semi-butcher a Jay Leno joke from last night, seems like every time you get a bunch of Canadians together, they manage to create amazing music…unless of course you get 12 Canadians together, then they just wanna play hockey–ZING!…sorry… Anyways, the former is the case for The Ghost Is Dancing
, a band I stumbled across on MySpace recently. The 7 member band released a self-titled EP in November, which was met with some pretty positive reviews:
“The Ghost is Dancing shares a place with other Canadian acts such as The Arcade Fire, Of Montreal, and Wolf Parade in their sound…Each of their songs, while unique, follow down the same garden path into the dark woods at night where the tempo drives us into a frenzy before finding the trail back home at last.” – Online Epiphany
I’d say their music has much of the same energy as Q And Not U and the aforestated Canadian ensembles, esp. Broken Social Scene. I’ve heard their live shows are spectacular, “a raucus, joyous Indie Carnival”, with funny hat contests on top of the undoubted spectacle of their performance. I got a chance to play email-tag with Jim DeLuca, the band’s singer and guitarist (at least one of them), who tells me that they’ve got a limited tour right now with a few dates in Canada, and they’re currently working on an album for which a date has not yet been set. When I find out more about an expanded tour or album info, I’ll let you all know, but until then enjoy these songs:
The Ghost Is Dancing – The Running Song (Highly Rec’d)
The Ghost Is Dancing – People (Highly Rec’d)
You can listen to 2 more tracks at their myspace site.