Tuesday, January 27, 2009

War Child Heroes compilation

I probably won't be available on Friday so here's a mid-week delight...

War Child, a Canadian based charity is releasing a compilation album (Feb 24th) where rock legends choo... choo... choose new bands to cover one of their songs. Pretty cool concept if you ask me and from the looks of the tracklist, the elders really know how to pick 'em. Kudos to P-fork for hooking us up with the stream of the TVOTR track. Honestly, I'm kinda lukewarm about it after only a few listens, but if it's like their other stuff I'm sure it'll grow on me.

TV on the Radio - "Heroes" (David Bowie)
Beck - "Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat (Bob Dylan)
The Kooks - "Victoria" (The Kinks)
The Hold Steady - "Atlantic City" (Bruce Springsteen)
Hot Chip - "Transmission" (Joy Division)
Lily Allen ft. Mick Jones - "Straight to Hell" (The Clash)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - "Sheena Is a Punk Rocker" (The Ramones)
Franz Ferdinand - "Call Me" (Blondie)
Duffy - "Live and Let Die" (Paul McCartney)
Estelle - "Superstition" (Stevie Wonder)
Rufus Wainwright - "Wonderful & Song for Children" (Brian Wilson)
Scissor Sisters - "Do the Strand" (Roxy Music)
Peaches - "Search and Destroy" (Iggy Pop)
Adam Cohen - "Take This Waltz" (Leonard Cohen)
Elbow - "Running to Stand Still" (U2)
The Like - "You Belong to Me" (Elvis Costello)

Monday, January 26, 2009

This week's late night TV lineup

Jimmy Kimmel Live!
  • Thursday - Kraak & Smaak
  • Friday - Benji Hughes

Late Nigh w/Conan O'Brien

  • Monday - The Walkmen
  • Tuesday - M83
  • Wednesday - Cold War Kids
  • Friday - Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds

Last Call w/Carson Daly

  • Tuesday - LMFAO
  • Wednesday - Ida Maria
  • Thursday - Company of Thieves

Last Show w/David Letterman

  • Tuesday - Andrew Bird
  • Friday - Gaslight Anthem

Friday, January 23, 2009

Hooray Friday!

- New music:
  • The National, "So Far Around the Bend," Dark Was the Night (Feb 17th), Metro D
  • Bon Iver, "Bracket, WI," see above
  • Pete Yorn, "Shotgun" and "Sans Fear," TBD, I am fuel

- I haven't had a chance to grab Animal Collective's Merriweather Post Pavilion yet, but everytime I turn around there seems to be more and more hype about it out on the net. If you want to listen to their Bowery Ballroom show from the other night, head to Gorilla vs. Bear for a few tracks or nyctaper for the whole sha-bang.

- Listen to the Boss' new album Working on a Dream (Jan 27th) on NPR.

- Same site, different band. Lots of love's been swirling around about DeVotchKa and I just don't get it. I've given A Mad and Faithful Telling a few listens and it just ain't my bag. Listen to them live from the World Cafe in Philly.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Talk about pressure

Even if you're not big into politics, you've probably heard a little of the buzz surrounding today's inauguration. Obama's speech has already been compared to FDR's and Kennedy's, before he's even given it. How about that for pressure? I'd rather be standing on the charity stripe with the game on the line or lining up to kick the game-winning field goal (I'd miss both, for the record).

The LOML+1 would love to be freezing our asses off at the Mall instead of lounging on Big Brown in our living room (seriously), but you can't have it all. Even on the boob tube, it's still pretty f-ing cool to experience.

Monday, January 19, 2009

This week's late night TV lineup

SNL - T.I.

Late Night w/Conan O'Brien
  • Monday - Q-Tip

Last Call w/Carson Daly

  • Tuesday - LMFAO
  • Thursday - Company of Thieves
  • Friday - Jash Radin

Late Show w/David Letterman

  • Monday - Broken Social Scene
  • Thursday - Of Montreal

Late Late Show w/Craig Ferguson

  • Tuesday - The Submarines

Friday, January 16, 2009

Hooray Friday (catching-up)!

- Listen to/download Fleet Foxes from late last year in the Netherlands thanks to Aquarium Drunkard. Oh, and don't forget they're on SNL this weekend.

- Listen to Bon Iver's tour-only vinyl EP Blood Bank on his mySpace page.

- If you haven't read anything about MMJ's NYE show at MSG, check out Brooklyn Vegan for links to audio, video, pics and the setlist. Covers galore - Marvin Gaye, Kool & the Gang, Sam Cooke and Dolly Parton/Kenny Rogers.

- Download the Decemberists new track, "The Rake's Song" for free on their website.

- Animal Collective's "Blue Sky" live and remixes at Gorilla vs. Bear.

- Video of Wilco covering "Fake Plastic Trees" over at the new I am fuel.

- Same blog... support Teach for America and get an album packed with some pretty damn good songs covered. And if you haven't heard Okkervil River's take on Joni Mitchell's "Blonde in the Bleachers" listen to it at I am fuel.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009


Yup, it is what it looks like. Not crazy about it, but it's worth a few listens. I agree with Stereogum, what the hell took so long?

Monday, January 5, 2009

This week's late night TV lineup

Jimmy Kimmel Live!
  • Monday - T-Pain
  • Wednesday - Gabe Dixon Band

Tonight Show w/Jay Leno

  • Monday - Iron & Wine
  • Friday - Eagles of Death Metal

Last Call w/Carson Daly

  • Tuesday - Little Joy
  • Friday - Yelle

Late Show w/David Letterman

  • Monday - Glasvegas
  • Wednesday - Okkervil River

Friday, January 2, 2009

Hooray New Year!!

Happy 2009 to everyone!

- More 2008 Best of lists at Aquarium Drunkard, Metro D part 1a, MOKB, Ultra 8201 (albums, concerts), Product Shop NYC, and Ear Farm. If that doesn't quench your musical thirst, a more extensive list over at Largehearted Boy. And if you're looking for the best comedy albums, check out Punchline mag.

- New music:
  • Dan Auerbach (from the Black Keys), "I Want Some More," Keep It Hid (Feb 10th), I am Fuel
  • The Black Lips, "Starting Over," 200 Million Thousand (Feb 24th), GvB

- Like free stuff? Me too. Spin mag has links for free tracks from Coldplay, Arcade Fire, BRMC and Pandemonium Jones. Yeah three of the four are remixes, but free is free homey.

- Update your shit! I am Fuel has a new look/location.