January 21, 2012

Los Campesinos on Letterman

Last night, Welsh group Los Campesinos stopped by The Late Show with David Letterman, to perform the first track off their latest release, Hello Sadness. The track, "By Your Hand," is a catchy pop hit that very well exemplifies the band's sound. Enjoy!

January 18, 2012

New Dr. Dog Video!

Our great friends Dr. Dog have released a second video for the single "That Old Black Hole" off their forthcoming album Be The Void. Try and keep up.

January 11, 2012

Yellow Ostrich Announce New Album

Alex Schaaf and crew have announced that they will soon be releasing the follow-up to their fantastic debut album, The Mistress. The upcoming record, Strange Land, will be released on March 6th! One of the tracks on the album will be "Marathon Runner," an excellent tune that they recorded for their latest Daytrotter Session. This is one of our favorite Yellow Ostrich tracks yet, and we could not be more excited to hear more.

Yellow Ostrich-"Marathon Runner"

January 09, 2012

Coachella Lineup Announced

The lineup for the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Fesitval has just been anounced! The Black Keys, Radiohead, and Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg are the three headliners. The lineup includes dozens of great acts including some of our favorites, M83, Bon Iver, Beirut, Justice, The Shins, Andrew Bird, Manchester Orchestra, Dawes, and The Head and The Heart

The Shins - "Simple Song"

The Shins recently announced that they are working on a new album, entitled Port Of Morrow, that is due out on March 20th. The group has just released the first single off the new album through their mailing list. The track, "Simple Song," is a raucous poppy jam that gives me great hope for the upcoming album. Take a listen and enjoy! The group's current tour dates are after the jump.

The Shins-"Simple Song"

January 08, 2012

Of Monsters And Men

Of Monsters And Men, undoubtedly the next big thing to come out of Iceland, have acquired a range of very flattering nicknames, ranging from "New Arcade Fire" to "Iceland's Mumford and Sons". The six-piece folk band from Reykjavik truly deserves all the attention. Their sound, with trading male/female vocals can be easily compared to a less hippy-ish Edward Sharpe, but also with a feel that could only come from somewhere with brutal winters. They have recently gained some attention stateside and are in the process of recording their American debut (Their debut in Iceland, My Head Is An Animal, was released in September). Their debut EP, Into The Woods, is an excellent four-song taste of the greatness that will surely come from this group. Take a listen!

Of Monsters And Men-"Little Talks"

Of Monsters And Men-"Six Weeks"

January 06, 2012

Local Natives: Take Away Show

While this video is not extremely new, I recently rediscovered it and felt like it must be shared. In February, for La BlogothequeLocal Natives performed an incredible, moving version of "Who Knows, Who Cares," off their fantastic debut album, Gorilla Manor. This video gives you a good idea of the live power of their music. Enjoy!