Thursday, March 31, 2011

Fleet Foxes - Grown Ocean

Documentary images set to the song 'Grown Ocean' from the album Helplessness Blues, which is out May 3rd, 2011 via Sup Pop Records. This is definitely going to be one of the big time Indie releases of 2011. 'Grown Ocean' sounds great, as did the first listen of the title track, we could very well be in for something special here.

Helplessness Blues Track Listing
1 Montezuma
2 Bedouin Dress
3 Sim Sala Bim
4 Battery Kinzie
5 The Plains / Bitter Dancer
6 Helplessness Blues
7 The Cascades
8 Lorelai
9 Someone You'd Admire
10 The Shrine / An Argument
11 Blue Spotted Tail
12 Grown Ocean

The Strokes - You're So Right (Live on Fallon)

Here is The Strokes performance of You're So Right last night on Jimmy Fallon. This is one of the songs on Angles that at first I thought sounded more like a B-Side song and wasn't really sure it belonged on the album. Seeing this video on Fallon it made the song even cooler and almost brought it back to an album version and no longer a B-Side.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Strokes - Call Me Back VIDEO

Here's a video that Albert Hammond Jr., put together for The Strokes song, "Call Me Back". Pretty cool video (actually I might like the video better then the music haha). I thought Angles wasn't so great and 'Call Me Back' was one of my least favourite tracks on the album but now seeing this video Albert put together I have a little more respect for the song. I am a huge Strokes fan but was a little discouraged by Angles as a whole. I felt that there was some great songs on the album but as many great songs that there was there were just as many weaker songs.

Death Cab For Cutie - You Are A Tourist

Here are all the album details for Death Cab For Cutie's new album Codes and Keys.  It is released May 31st via Atlantic Records.  Sounds like classic Death Cab here with 'You Are A Tourist'.  I like the sound and sounds like a good sign for Codes and Keys. 

Codes and Keys Track Listing
01 “Home Is A Fire”
02 “Codes And Keys”
03 “Some Boys”
04 “Doors Unlocked And Open”
05 “You Are A Tourist”
06 “Unobstructed Views”
07 “Monday Morning”
08 “Portable Television”
09 “Underneath The Sycamore”
10 “St “Peter’s Cathedral”
11 “Stay Young, Go Dancing”

DEATH CAB for CUTIE - You Are A Tourist [Album Version] by ATL REC.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Radiohead - The Puzzle Pieces Theory

Could each eye represent a song?

So now I am wondering with these 2 new songs, will there really be any more additions to The King of Limbs? On Radiohead's site with the Newspaper album order it says “One lucky owner of the digital version of The King Of Limbs, purchased from this website, will receive a signed 2 track 12″ vinyl. Competition closing date 28th March." This could very likely be the 2 songs they were talking about. The artwork really goes with 'These Are My Twisted Words' and 'The King of Limbs'.

You could also look at it as if we now have 11 songs (or even 12 if you included Harry Patch)
1 - Bloom
2 - Morning Mr Magpie
3 - Little By Little
4 - Feral
5 - Lotus Flower
6 - Codex
7 - Give Up The Ghost
8 - Separator
9- Supercollider
10- The Butcher
11- These Are My Twisted Words
12- Harry Patch (In Memory of)

35 Eyes in this picture, lets leave the noses out of it

Maybe instead of all this The King of Limbs Part 2 talk it really is just a piece by piece type of album. Everyone complained about the 8 song album and that if felt incomplete. Maybe this is Radiohead's way of having this revolutionary "The First Ever Newspaper Album". Just like the whole maze/goose chase so far with The King of Limbs nothing has been made clear with the band and everything really has just seemed like a puzzle. The Newspaper album could just be that - "A PUZZLE" - one that the band just releases in pieces and you have to put it all together in the end. It is kind of fun to get a new song or a couple of new songs here and there, it keeps you interested and you can drag out the releases and keep every one's attention.

There clearly is more to this Newspaper Album, with the band still not talking about it, and them not denying any of the rumours. Maybe we will get 2 new songs a month for a year! That would be like having 12 Christmases for me, I would love it. I am sure there would be others who would rather have it all in one shot, with a double album or whatever but after a month or so the excitement dies down. Releasing new material throughout the entire year would only add to the excitement of fans, the band and the whole music industry in general. Think about it there is so much new music available now through the Internet and it is almost impossible to listen to everything. Once you do listen to an album for say a few weeks or so you are on to your next new album and artist to check out.

22 still not in 'Bloom' = 11 months of 2 songs?
 Releasing an album throughout a year you would keep going back to the original and adding the additional songs to the collection. The music would not get stale or old, it would be something you would want to go back to constantly. I know we have had the "Moon Theory" and "The Season Theory" already but I am just throwing out "The Puzzle Pieces Theory"

It would almost be this whole divided woods idea, that you divide "the songs" aka "The Woods" into different sections, which also goes along with the Newspaper Idea. The Season theory was an interesting one as well and is somewhat simalar to this idea.


So my thoughts on The Newspaper ALBUM vs The King of Limbs RECORD has always puzzled me right from the start of TKOL release.  Again lets look at the details from

"Newspaper Album - PRESALE
Radiohead's new record, The King Of Limbs, is presented here as the world's first* Newspaper Album, comprising:
Two clear 10" vinyl records in a purpose-built record sleeve.
A compact disc.
Many large sheets of artwork, 625 tiny pieces of artwork and a full-colour piece of oxo-degradeable plastic to hold it all together.
The Newspaper Album comes with a digital download that is compatible with all good digital media players.
The Newspaper Album will be shipped from Monday 9th May 2011 you can, however, enjoy the download now.
Orders placed on or after 21st February 2011 (UK time) will ship from 1st June 2011
Shipping is included in the prices shown.
One lucky owner of the digital version of The King Of Limbs, purchased from this website, will receive a signed 2 track 12" vinyl. Competition closing date 28th March.

Constant Theme of Limbs and Branches = More???
I even wrote a post about this topic back on March 19th Titled... Radiohead - the world's first* Newspaper Album talking about how clear it was that the two were separate from each other. 

I believe we have all missed the point in all the Radiohead "The King of Limbs" Theories.  I think it was right in front of us from day one.  That this is a "Newspaper Album" and how do you usually get a Newspaper, well lots of ways go to the store, go to the street (just like The Universal Sigh), or you can Subscribe to it and it automatically gets delivered to you.  I think that is where we are at, when we went and purchased The World's First Newspaper Album we actually bought a subscription to it for $48 (or $53).  I believe with the Newspaper Subscription we will be having several "NEWSPAPERS" delivered to us in the form of new songs, artwork, actual newspaper, or whatever Radiohead feels fit to bring us in the world of Radiohead News. 

With the announcement of Supercollider and The Butcher that is 2 new songs coming our way.  I believe those two songs will be available to those that purchased the $48 Newspaper.  I would go as far as maybe saying that every month (or couple of months) we will be getting new Radiohead material.  Wasn't odd that you spent $48 for 8 songs?  That is the burning question everyone has asked themselves in this whole ordeal.  Well would it not make sense if that $48 was for a whole subscription of The King of Limbs plus additional Radiohead material? 

Ed Pointing and Reminding us to Follow The Path
 The next question would be why not tell everyone up front about how this will be released?  Yeah that is a good question.  I would say look at the marketing and advertising of this album.  Radiohead are our day Beatles if anyone can shake up the music industry surely they can, and this is an unbelievable approach at doing it.  It is all over the Internet all these conspiracy theories on what this Tweet means, or what this Piece of Art represents.  Everything is looked at under a microscope and people are searching for answers.  Look at thekingoflimbspart2 website - people are flocking to that wanting more Radiohead details. 

There are also rumblings about The Universal Sigh Newspaper (Not the same as the $48 version) and how it has a code with it.  What is this code for?  Well no one really knows the answer to that question either.  Some said it was just to access your picture online, other are starting to say it is a code to get some kind of a discount on the actually $48 Newspaper (Subscription).  You think someone would have tried to ask Thom these questions when he was handing out newspapers in London. 

4 Colors, 8 Arms, 35 fingers - Makes you think
Maybe Separator is actually not so much a Separator of albums but more of a Separator of Record/Album.

“If you think this is over, Then you’re wrong”.  The King of Limbs could have merely been the Table of Contents or the front page of this Newspaper Album.  There is going to be more sections of this Newspaper, and for those of us that shelled out the $48 up front for 8 songs we will surely be rewarded.  So do I have any evidence for all this mumble jumble - Nope, but it makes sense.  All the clues have been there I think they might have just slightly been twisted or a little bit off.

Radiohead - Supercollider/The Butcher

‘The Butcher’ and ‘Supercollider’ are both set to release on April 16, Record Store Day (Over Seas that is). The 12″ will be available and it is rumoured to only be 2000 copies available. I am sure that Radiohead will also release this as a download (possibly free) as they have done in the past with 'These Are My Twisted Words'. The Butcher is the song that really gets me curious, it is a completely new song that has not been played live at any shows and no one really knows anything about it other then its title. But it could also just be a re-titled song such as how 'Mouse,Dog,Bird' became 'Separator'. Anything that Radiohead have done over the past couple of months is a mystery to anyone so who really knows.

We have all heard Supercollider already from the YouTube links and all the other raw footage live, but we have not heard a clean cut studio version just yet and that is what I am excited about. Thom is brilliant performing this song live on the piano, such a great tune. It will be interesting to see the whole band together perform this and see how it all connects.

On Radiohead's site with the Newspaper album order it says “One lucky owner of the digital version of The King Of Limbs, purchased from this website, will receive a signed 2 track 12″ vinyl. Competition closing date 28th March." This could very likely be the 2 songs they were talking about. The artwork really goes with 'These Are My Twisted Words' and 'The King of Limbs'.

Supercollider Lyrics

Twisted and broken
Particles scatter
Brought in from the sun
Swimming up stream, before the heavens crack open
Thin pixelations, coming up from the dust
In a blue light
In a green light
In a half-life
In an odd light

I’m a brainscan flip-flopping
I’m a pulsewave hot-stepping
I put the shadows back into the boxes
I am open
I am welcome
For a fraction of a second
I have jettisoned my illusions
I have dislodged my depressions
I put the shadows back into the boxes.
I put the shadows back into the boxes.

Supercollider performed live June 7th 2008 in Dublin

Monday, March 28, 2011

Arcade Fire - Rococo (Live at The Junos)

So many reasons why I am thankful that I was born in Canada, and Arcade Fire are one of them. Awesome performance by the band last night at The Junos. This makes me very excited to see these guys on April 11th here in Utah. They have to be one of the best live bands in the world today, just incredible with this performance last night. They ruled the awards show last night picking up Album of the Year and Alternative Album of the Year for The Suburbs, Group of the Year, and Songwriter of the Year.

Oh Canada!

Radiohead - The Universal Sigh - Extra Extra Google Search All About It

So the day is here for this much talked about Radiohead Newspaper (Not the same one that you had to pre-order). The Universal Sigh is now everywhere you look online. To get a physical copy of this you had to live in one of the 61 major city locations that were picked by the band. Well living in SLC, UT I was not so lucky and I am sure a lot of others are in the same situation. The Newspaper doesn't actually hit USA and Canada until tomorrow but still not really possible for me to go and pick up a physical copy of the Newspaper. If you need a copy of the newspaper right now and can't make it to any of the major city locations, our friends over at One Thirty BPM have it all over there. You can read it on their site or download it PDF style.

Thom Yorke Handing out The Universal Sigh in London

That was an awesome story about having shy old Thom Yorke handing out The Universal Sigh personally out in London. Stanley Donwood was also handing out copies of the Newspaper. Thom was infront of two Universal Sigh billboards that read "All Can Become Normal Again" and "It's What Keeps Me Alive". Check out for all the pictures of fans all over the world grabbing their own personal copy of The Universal Sigh. I have not read the whole thing yet but will do so here shortly. It is another fun day to be a Radiohead fan. For some additional reading check out my good friend Josh's post The 'Universal Sigh has arrived..' over at and also get yourself over to twitter and search the tweets with the #theuniversalsigh

The Universal Sigh is a 13-page paper, featuring articles by Robert Macfarlane called 'Tree Climbing', another article titled 'Sell Your House' by Stanley Donwood, and one by Jay Griffiths 'Forests Of The Mind' along with several artwork pieces and lots of different lyrics, scribblings and ideas about some of the songs on The King of Limbs.

Here is in London with the release of The Universal Sigh

If you think this song won't be released with in the near future with all this Radiohead commotion, you would have to be silly.

Radiohead - Supercollider and The Butcher

Radiohead are set to release a 12" with songs 'Supercollider' and 'The Butcher' for the upcoming Record Store Day. It is believed that there will only be 2000 copies of the 12" so if you want a copy.... well Good Luck! I am pretty excited for this news and was really hoping to have Supercollider released as a studio version and now my wish is granted. I was hoping for more then 2 new Radiohead songs as follow ups to The King of Limbs but I still believe there will be additional songs to come. The Butcher is a new song all together and hasn't been played live or heard anywhere quite yet. Should be exciting to hear another new song and to hear Supercollider as a full studio version.

This announcement comes on the same day that The Universal Sigh - Radiohead's own version of a Newspaper is released. If only we were all in London to get a copy of the newspaper from Thom Yorke himself.

Here is a live version of Supercollider.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Baths - All My Friends (LCD Soundsystem Cover)

I am loving the keyboard playing here by Baths (or Will Wiesenfeld) on 'All My Friends'. A.V. Undercover is a series of 25 tracks covered by 25 different bands. Pretty cool cover song here and one of my favourite covers that I have heard lately.

Baths cover LCD Soundsystem

Cut Copy - Need You Now (Architecture in Helsinki Version)

The Original version of Need You Now is fantastic, and to top it would seem silly. Well Architecture in Helsinki come pretty close to doing just that with the version. Pretty cool twists and turns in this remix.

Need You Now (Architecture in Helsinki Version) by cutcopymusic

Gomez - Options

Options MP3

Here is the new single from Gomez titled 'Options' it was just posted on their website.

The Morning Benders - Japan Echo EP

Here is a great band The Morning Benders releasing an EP for a great cause. You can donate anywhere from $5-$100 and in return you get a download copy of the 8 song EP. Here is the link

Japan Echo EP (日本・エコー) Tracklisting:
1. Cold War (Star Slinger Remix)
2. Better In Blue
3. Hand Me Downs (Wild Nothing Remix)
4. Excuses (RAC Remix)
5. Mason Jar (Twin Sister Remix)
6. Wet Cement (Aislyn Remix)
7. Little Riot
8. Promises (Star Slinger Remix)

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Mike Skinner - Your Song (Elton John Cover)

Here is a version of Elton John's classic song 'Your Song' covered by Skinner.

Mona - Listen To Your Love VIDEO

Very excited about this album and just wanted to share the artwork, tracklist, and video for Listen To Your Love.

Mona Track Listing‘Cloak And Dagger’
‘Listen To Your Love’
‘Lines In The Sand’
‘Taboo Lights’
‘Lean Into The Fall’
‘Say You Will’
‘Shooting The Moon’
‘Trouble On The Way’

Wavves - 3 new Unreleased Demos

Here are 3 new songs by Wavves that are demos from 2009 sessions with Hella's Ghost Ramp. The songs are 'Goldy Lox', 'Glued', and 'Hula Hoop'


WAVVES 'GLUED' FEAT. ZACH HILL by wavveswavves


Friday, March 25, 2011

Glasvegas - The World Is Yours

Glasvegas new album EUPHORIC /// HEARTBREAK \\\ out digitally on Columbia April 5. RCRD LBL have the lead single 'The World Is Yours' available as a free download. This is by far one of my most anticipated albums of 2011. Their debut album blew me away and is one of my all time favourite albums so I am hoping again for something special on the new sophomore album.

Here is the EUPHORIC /// HEARTBREAK \\\ album trailer

James Vincent McMorrow - Whip My Hair (Cover)

So James Vincent McMorrow is starting to make his mark after his debut album 'Early In The Morning' earlier this year. Now we get a Cover song of none other then Willow Smith's 'Whip My Hair'. I love it, this cover is funny and awesome all at the same time.

Cover performed on Ray D'arcy's show on Today Fm on Wednesday 23rd Feb.
I took this from the listen back thing on the Today FM website and it cuts out before the end of the song, so I apologise for that, but it's the best I could do.

Mona - Shoot The Moon (Dave Sitek Remix)

Mona have everything in place to be a big breakout band of 2011. Here is a free Dave Sitek remix from our friends over at RCRD LBL

Akron/Family - Island

Very nice song and a nice video to go with it. Kinda makes you reflect on your life I suppose.

Mike Skinner - Inbetweeners Soundtrack

Mike Skinner is a big fan of the show 'Inbetweeners' and now has the chance to score the soundtrack for the upcoming movie in August. A source told the Sun paper: 'Mike is the perfect fit. All the material he is writing for the film is new. He is really excited about the whole thing.'

So just when we thought The Streets and Mike Skinner were a dying breed, we will already be getting some new sounds. Earlier this year he said that after the band's current tour that he would be quitting The Streets.

The Inbetweeners film will revolve around a lads' holiday to Malia, Crete as the boys finish their A-Levels and celebrate going to university. Simon Bird, who plays geeky Will, revealed that filming had turned into 'carnage' as fans flocked to the set. Info from the Metro

Little video of Life after The Streets..

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Radiohead - The Universal Sigh - Locations

Free Newspaper 'The Universal Sigh' coming soon to a newsstand near you

The Radiohead album ‘The King of Limbs’ will be available for purchase in all good record stores everywhere on Monday 28th March, except in the United States of America and in Canada, where for reasons beyond the purview of this writer it will be available from Tuesday 29th March. On VINYL! On COMPACT DISC! As a DOWNLOAD!

To commemorate this momentous occasion, Radiohead have produced a newspaper which will be given away, free, gratis, without cost to the consumer by accredited vendors from a multitude of locations WORLDWIDE! In the USA, in the Netherlands, in Belgium, Poland, Germany, Austria, in the Czech Republic, in Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Ireland, France, Italy, Slovakia, Finland, Greece, Norway, Lithuania, Estonia, Russia, Australia, Latvia, Iceland, Romania, New Zealand, the UK and a load of other places around the globe, our dedicated teams of newspaper delivery people will be handing out copies of THE UNIVERSAL SIGH to anyone who wants one, until we run out!

In conjunction with this unbelievable offer, Radiohead have established THE UNIVERSAL SIGH as a website on the internet, where details of your nearest vendor can be found, as well as more informations and a photogallery where we will be posting photos and the lucky owners of the gratis tabloid are invited to post pictures of themselves and their friends reading the newspaper in locations diverse and unusual. There will be other stuff too, but we haven’t thought of it yet.

Here is a list of all the locations. I counted 61 total locations that 'The Universal Sigh' will be given away for free.  Below is the link from Radiohead and the addresses of all the events. The Universal Sigh Locations

1 - Amsterdam
2 - Athens
3 - Auckland
4 - Barcelona
5 - Basel
6 - Berlin
7 - Boston, Harvard Square
8 - Boston, Newbury Street
9 - Bratislava
10- Brussels
11- Bucharest
12- Budapest
13- Chicago, Ukrainian Village
14- Chicago, Wicker Park
15- Copenhagen
16- Dublin
17- Glasgow
18- Hamburg
19- Helsinki
20- Japan
21- Lausanne
22- Lisbon
23- London
24- Los Angeles, Hollywood
25- Los Angeles, Silverlake
26- Madrid
27- Manchester
28- Melbourne
29- Milan
30- Minneapolis, Kinkytown
31- Minneapolis, Uptown
32- Montreal
33- Moscow
34- New York, Soho
35- New York, Times Square
36- New York, Union Square
37- Novosibirsk
38- Oslo
39- Paris
40- Philadelphia, South Str and S. 6th
41- Philadelphia, University City
42- Portland, Hawthorne
43- Portland, Mississippi Studios
44- Prague
45- Reyjavik
46- Riga
47- San Francisco, Haight St
48- San Francisco, Mission District
49- Santa Monica
50- Seattle, Ballard
51- Seattle, Capitol Hill
52- Stockholm
53- Sydney
54- Tallinn
55- Toronto
56- Vancouver
57- Vienna
58- Vilnius
59- Warsaw
60- Washington DC, Jefferson and 7th
61- Washington DC, Union Station

Radiohead - The Universal Sigh - Newspaper

So it looks like Monday things will start to stir up once again in the whole Radiohead The King of Limbs conspiracies. It has been leaked out early that there will be a Newspaper titled "The Universal Sigh" which will be given away for free on Monday in certain major cities throughout the world.

The Universal Sigh is a name of a project Stanley Donwood is working on now, and it is related to The King of Limbs. It has been mentioned in articles on Polish and Greek websites, announcing upcoming events related to The King of Limbs. So far, three cities have been selected for giveaway of special Radiohead newspapers unique in each city: Athens, Greece; Warsaw, Poland; Mexico City, Mexico. There should be alot more cities announced in the next couple of days, from all over the world. Fans are suppose to be photographed with their copy of the newspaper and then their photo will appear on

The Universal Sigh is a 12-page newspaper that is produced by the band, and a promo copy of it was sold on ebay for $60
Here is the description from the Ebay ad "This is a copy of the Universal Sigh promo newspaper given by Radiohead to promote their The King Of Limbs.
Along with this you will be given a coupon with a unique code and what you can do with it.
Standard tabloid size, 12 pages, this will be sent folded in half."

The seller of this auction was from Athens, Greece. What I found interesting about this was the part about having a "coupon with a unique code and what you can do with it". So far only Greece and Poland have been announced. For more details and discussion head over to

It all kind of makes you think that the codes will unlock something.....say a website or a link to some additional song downloads, or maybe just pictures and more clues. The nice thing about all of this though is the fact that on Monday we might actually get to hear from the band and get a little bit more details in these 12 pages.

As for the lyrics to TKOL first song 'Bloom' check the first of the song out...
"Open your mouth wide
A universal sigh
And while the ocean blooms
It's what keeps me alive
So why does this still hurt
Don't blow your mind with why"

The Strokes - Taken For A Fool (Letterman)

Here is The Strokes 'Taken For A Fool' last night on Letterman. Actually pretty solid performance and song. I just wish the other 9 songs on the album were as comparable.

Generationals - Ten-Twenty-Ten

Fantastic song here by the Generationals called 'Ten-Twenty-Ten'.  I know I just posted about these guys a couple of days ago about the Actor-Caster Album Stream but I thought it was worth posting about them once again with this awesome sounding tune.  It is a pretty fun song and is right up there with one of my favourites in 2011 so far.  Well worth a free download and it might even entice you to buy the whole album. The video is pretty cool as well, but the song itself is a special one.

Ten-Twenty-Ten by Generationals

Richard Ashcroft & Coldplay - Bittersweet Symphony

One of my all time favourite tracks performed by both Ashcroft and Coldplay at the same time. This is at Live8 in London. An oldie but a goodie.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Richard Ashcroft - Are You Ready (Fallon)

Here is Ashcroft live on Jimmy Fallon last night. He performed 'Are You Ready' and then there was another web exclusive song 'Thing Called Life' also, both performed with The Roots.

Here is a web exclusive of "Thing Called Life"

The Pains of Being Pure At Heart - Heart In Your Heartbreak (Letterman)

One of my favourite little indie groups of our day here performing 'Heart In Your Heartbreak' on Letterman.

Friendly Fires - Pala

Friendly Fires announce sophomore album 'Pala' details. Their highly acclaimed debut album is 3 years old now and they are set to get a rebirth with Pala. Pala is due out May 16th overseas via XL Recordings. The USA release is the following week May 24th.

Pala Track Listing
01 Live Those Days Tonight
02 Blue Cassette
03 Running Away
04 Hawaiian Air
05 Hurting
06 Pala
07 Show Me Lights
08 True Love
09 Pull Me Back To Earth
10 Chimes
11 Helpless

Here is the lead single Live Those Days Tonight

Here is a blast from the past - Jump In The Pool

Generationals - Actor-Caster ALBUM STREAM

Generationals album 'Actor-Caster' comes out next week March 29th via Park The Van Records. Stream the album now below and download the song Greenleaf for free.

Actor-Caster Track Listing
01. Ten-Twenty-Ten
02. I Promise
03. Yours Forever
04. You Say It Too
05. Goose & Gander
06. Dirty Mister Dirty
07. Black and White
08. Tell Me Now
09. Greenleaf
10. Please Be It

TV on The Radio - Will Do VIDEO

Check out the video that goes with 'Will Do'. I just love this song, think it is absolute Gold.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Cults - You Know What I Mean

Very refreshing sounds here, upbeat and poppy to the taste. Debut album is out on May 3rd via Columbia Records.

Cults - You Know What I Mean by cultscultscults

Sebastian Edge - Radiohead Photos - Could it be a puzzle?

“@sebastianedge: Waiting for the sun to turn the other way”

Look at the right side of this picture. See the whiteness or blue tone on it? It is just the same as the original picture with the band it had that same whiteness/blue tone on the bottom of the picture.

I think that there is a set of pictures that all go together (8 pictures) . Actually 9 pictures because there is one right in the middle that is in color or all white/blue of some sort. It would have 3 on the top (with the original band picture the second one over), now this picture would be the fourth picture in the set on the left side of the ‘White/Blue’ middle picture.

This is just a thought but that middle picture could be the center artwork for The Newspaper album and it would be surrounded by 8 other pictures. (3 on the top, one on the left, one on the right, and 3 on the bottom).

It also could only be 4 other pictures leaving out the pictures in each of the corners. I know this is a long shot but ever since I saw that original band photo I thought there was something strange about the bottom of the picture with the light whiteness or blue tone.

I think there is a whole set of these photos, and hey 8 photos could only add fuel to the fire in the 8 EP talk.

Does anyone else find the whiteness odd? It is now in 2 pictures, there surely must be something to it. It really is just a puzzle that we get to put together one piece at a time.

***Here is an update on 3 pictures so far all having the blue tint, looks like there will be more to anyways that is***

The Strokes - Angles REVIEW

So The Strokes are back after a 4+ year disappearance. The new album is titled 'Angles' and is out as of today via RCA Records. I know a lot of Strokes fans are pretty happy to be getting a new record and some fresh material from these guys and I am one of those guys. My initial thoughts on this album are that I like it. I don't love it, I just like it. A part of me wishes I could love it like I have in the past with 'Is This It' and 'Room on Fire' but it seems more like a forced record and not one with a whole lot of passion. It is definitely better then 'First Impressions of Earth' and maybe just below 'Room On Fire'.

I have took several serious listens to this album and I just can't put my finger on what is missing or what is wrong with the album. I really wanted to love this and have it as an album that would compete with my top albums of the year but it is just not happening. I felt like there were 6 really strong and good songs but the other 4 songs just weren't that great and didn't seem to fit at all.

Machu Picchu is a very refreshing and hip Retro type of tune that was a great way to start off the record. 'Under Cover of Darkness' was the first single that we have all heard for the past month. It is a great song and definitely gives hints to The Strokes greatness, being a Is This It type of song. Very catchy and upbeat and the lyrics such as "Everyone's playing the same song for ten years" sure makes you think.

'Two Kinds of Happiness' has a great 80's vibe to it, and goes off really in a whole new territory as far as Strokes songs go. At first I was hesitant of this song and the sounds it portrayed but now I am actually really digging it and it is one of my favourites. You're So Right, just doesn't feel right. It sounds like it should be a B-side and nothing more. I guess you could call it a poor man's Take It Or Leave It but it would have to be an extremely poor man.

'Taken For A Fool' has a sweet intro with Julian showcasing his vocal talents. The song has a great flow to it and works well from start to finish. 'Games' is another one of those songs that just doesn't feel like it fits, it doesn't have the feel of a Strokes song, not sure what it is but just wasn't crazy about it. 'Call Me Back' is a very relaxed, mellow and chilled out tune, almost a depressing song that they don't care to even be playing.

'Gratisfaction' is pretty cool, has a great upbeat familiar sound to it. Almost makes me think of The Rolling Stones a little at first listen. 'Metabolism' has some cool guitar riffs and is a little bit of a darker type of song. Love the drums in this song. The last song on the album 'Life is Simple in The Moonlight' is a highlight track for me. It was featured on SNL and I thought it was pretty good then but the more I have listened to it now the more I am feeling it. It is just a complete song that goes back to basics which brings out that classic Strokes sound.

Overall Angles feels a little forced at times but also it offers some great songs and moments. It has a very Retro feel to it, and some what of a somber tone to it as well. It is almost like you can feel tension in the band through the songs and the album as a whole just doesn't mesh well. It will be interesting to see how the band does with this album and touring it, and if they can overcome their challenges and even stay together for any further Strokes work. I almost feel like Angles was just a forced record and everyone just threw their own ideas together and just put it in the record anyway they knew how. It is definitely not a polished album and one that you feel the bands chemistry.

If I had to rate this album I would give it a 7 out of 10. I really like the songs Under Cover of Darkness, Life is Simple In The Moonlight, Machu Picchu, Taken For A Fool, and Two Kinds of Happiness.

Angles Track Listing
1. Machu Picchu
2. Under Cover Of Darkness
3. Two Kinds Of Happiness
4. You're So Right
5. Taken For A Fool
6. Games
7. Call Me Back
8. Gratisfaction
9. Metabolism
10. Life Is Simple In The Moonlight

Life Is Simple In The Moonlight (SNL Version)

Fleet Foxes - Battery Kinzie

Zane Lowe at Radio 1 premiered Fleet Foxes new track 'Battery Kinzie' yesterday. Helplessness Blues will be released May 3rd via Sup Pop Records. Check out the Test Pressing of 'Helplessness Blues' on Ebay up to $1007 as of today. With all proceeds going to the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund.

Fleet Foxes - Battery Kinzie by One Thirty BPM

1, 2, 3 - "Riding Coach" & "Heat Lightnin'"

1,2,3, are a Pittsburgh band on the rise. Here is what The New York Times had to say about their SXSW appearance

"1,2,3 — a band from Pittsburgh with a Google-defying name — fought technical problems to play songs that put cantankerous twists into taut rock structures. During its brief set, songs hinted at lurching roots-rock, Talking Heads’ new wave funk, the keyboard filigree of progressive rock and the slow roll of a soul ballad. Lead vocals had a wry, scratchy edge, even as they delivered scrappy, snappy choruses: “I’m scared,” went one, “but not that scared.”

Monday, March 21, 2011

Radiohead’s The King Of Limbs: Artwork & Credits

check out the guys over at They have a pre-released copy of The King of Limbs. The cd is housed in a 4-page wallet, with the actual cd in a slit on the right side. On the left page you can see 8 illustrations accompanied by the following titles; Roots Of Roots, Ragnorok, Urpflanze, The King Of Limbs, Codex, Axis Mundi, Yggdrasil and Arbor Philosophica.

So what does all this mean? Well your guess is as good as mine, but it does make for some fun debating and speculation. What I found most interesting was the fact that 2 of the titles "The King of Limbs" and "Codex" we have both already heard before. The King of Limbs being the title of the lastest record, and Codex being a song from that record. Now with the back artwork and the split up of the 8 songs - 4 on the top and 4 on the bottom, does this mean that The King of Limbs is actually 2 seperate EP's? One being The King of Limbs and the other being Codex? And if this is the case do we have 6 more EP's coming, with the following titles Roots Of Roots, Ragnorok, Urpflanze, Axis Mundi, Yggdrasil and Arbor Philosophica? Makes you wonder now doesn't it?

Again I am a big believer that "the world's first* Newspaper Album" and "Radiohead's new record, The King Of Limbs" are not the same thing. That TKOL is just a part of the Newspaper Album. It is stated so right here on the presale

Also here are the credits:
The music and sounds of The King Of Limbs were conjured up by Radiohead and Nigel Godrich. The imagery was summoned up by Zachariah Wildwood and Donald Twain. Engineered and mixed by Nigel Godrich. Additional engineering by Drew Brown. Additional assistance by Darrell Thorp and Bryan Cooke. Flugelhorn on Bloom and Codex performed by Noel Langley and Yazz Ahmed. Strings on Codex performed by The London Telefilmonic Orchestra, led by Levine Andrale and conducted by Robert Ziegler. Mastered by Robert C. Ludwig at Gateway Mastering & DVD. Also thanks to Peter Yozell, and Neil Whitcher. Studio equipment etc., kept going by Plank. Ourselves kept going by Kat and Tim. And our office! A big thank you very much indeed to Drew Barrymore. This one’s for new Henry, Zohar and all our little ones. Hello Guys

The King of Limbs is released on Tuesday, March 29th here in the USA via XL Recordings.

Frankie And The Heartstrings - Hunger REVIEW

So far the year 2011 has been compiled of some pretty outstanding music. I have already put together a list of my favourite albums of 2011 (So Far...) well this album 'Hunger' by Frankie & The Heartstrings surely needs to be included on that list. I would even go as far as putting the album at #2 right behind my beloved Radiohead TKOL album. I had to buy this album as an import as it is not available in the USA just yet, which is too bad. A part of me loves finding stuff like this and buying imports though, not sure why just somewhat of a thrill to spend 3x the amount on an album I guess.

Hunger is such a nice refreshing burst of music, leaving you very content after listening to the entire album. It is a nice little 10 song debut album that rarely is side tracked. Each track on this album has a purpose and belongs to be there just as much as the other 9 songs. Some of the highlights for me on Hunger would have to be the songs (well) 'Hunger' itself and 'Photograph' and some other more low key songs such as 'Fragile' and the strong closer 'Don't Look Surprised'. But to be honest I could pick anyone of the 10 songs and oh and ah about how they made my day just the same.

'Photograph' is a bursting intro that put me in awe even before I heard the first lyric on the song. 'Hunger' is a solid little track that gets the energy flowing and is somewhat the center piece of the album - which would make perfect sense for the title of the album as well.

'Fragile' is a really nice slower jam, offering sounds of bells chiming to start things off, and having some solid backing vocals to set the pace of the song. It is a well put together song and the lyrics are as 'fragile' as the title itself. 'Tender' is next and is another easy listener with some friendly piano sounds mixed with simple guitar sounds, bells, and vocals. 'Want You Back' offers a lot of pretty cool instrument sounds going off at the same time helping to create a great tune.

My favourite song off the record would have to be the closer 'Don't Look Surprised'. I just love the intro, and find it catchy from the start. I also like the fact that the song is a little longer at 5:44.

Overall Hunger is a great album and one that needs to be listened too be everyone. I would rank it right up at the top for albums of 2011 and I even only being March I can safely say this will be in my top 10 albums at the end of the year. It really has hints of The Clash or even The Cure at times (Check out 'Possibilities' for proof), kind of a mix of the two along with an 1980's Brit vibe to it. It was hard for me to really find any flaws in the 10 song album, it just left me content and wanting to re-listen to the whole thing once again.

Hunger Track Listing
1. Photograph
2. Ungrateful
3. Hunger
4. Possibilities
5. Fragile
6. Tender
7. That Postcard
8. It's Obvious
9. Want You Back
10. Don't Look Surprised

Frankie & The Heartstrings - Hunger by isaidahip

Matthew Good - In a Place Of Lesser Men

Here is a first listen to new Matthew Good.  'In a Place of Lesser Men' is taken from the new album Lights Of Endangered Species which will be out May 31st.  Lights Of Endangered Species is Matthew Good's ninth studio album and sixth with producer Warne Livesey. It was recorded October through December 2010.


1 Extraordinary Fades
2 How It Goes
3 Shallow's Low
4 What If I Can't See The Stars Mildred?
5 Zero Orchestra
6 Non Populus
7 In A Place Of Lesser Men
8 Set Me On Fire
9 Lights Of Endangered Species

In a Place Of Lesser Men by Matthew Good

Sunday, March 20, 2011

The Rural Alberta Advantage - Departing REVIEW

Ever since hearing Hometowns and the haunting sounds of 'Don't Haunt This Place' and 'Drain The Blood' I have been totally on board with RAA. Departing was an album I was drooling about before it was even released. Hearing the early tracks of 'Stamp' and 'Tornado 87' I was very impressed and couldn't wait for the full release.

'Two Lovers' is the opening song and it offers some pounding guitars mixed with a unique voice, and mellow keyboards bringing out a strong song. 'The Breakup' has a great drum intro that really sets a tone for what is to come later on. 'Under The Knife' and 'Muscle Relaxants' both offer as good poppy songs with sounds of bells chirping in.  'North Star' may just be the sweetest and most sincere song from The Rural Alberta Advantage, it is really the lone complete chill out song on the album. 'Stamp' is just that a Stamper it is a fierce power jolt all in just over 3 minutes.

'Tornado 87' is a nice back to back companion for Stamp putting a lot of the meat right in the middle of the album. I would describe Tornado 87 as a fierce beautiful mess of solid awesomeness. 'Barnes Yard' and 'Coldest Days' are a little less intense and have a real poppy feel to them. Finally to close the album 'Good Night' has the perfect name and to go along with that the perfect sounds. I love how the vocals are portrayed in this song and how it starts off as a sweet little acoustic jam.

Departing is a lot more poppy then Hometowns, and that was the first thing I noticed while listening. It has a little less edge to it and a little more smoother tone to it. Nils Edenlogg's voice is something magical and not something you find in every other band out there today. His voice really sets this band apart and makes them the unique sound that they are. There are a lot of powerful upbeat songs on this album and they are accompanied by some soothing background vocals and sounds. It all meshes together quite well with each song being very complete and direct, it is a solid listen.

Departing Track Listing
1. Two Lovers 3:23
2. The Breakup 3:17
3. Under the Knife 3:35
4. Muscle Relaxants 2:55
5. North Star 3:06
6. Stamp 3:08
7. Tornado '87 3:48
8. Barnes' Yard 2:24
9. Coldest Days 3:08
10. Good Night 4:05

The Rural Alberta Advantage - Tornado '87 by ObscureSound

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Radiohead - "the world's first* Newspaper Album"

"Newspaper Album - PRESALE
Radiohead's new record, The King Of Limbs, is presented here as the world's first* Newspaper Album, comprising:
•Two clear 10" vinyl records in a purpose-built record sleeve.
•A compact disc.
•Many large sheets of artwork, 625 tiny pieces of artwork and a full-colour piece of oxo-degradeable plastic to hold it all together.
•The Newspaper Album comes with a digital download that is compatible with all good digital media players.
•The Newspaper Album will be shipped from Monday 9th May 2011 you can, however, enjoy the download now.
•Orders placed on or after 21st February 2011 (UK time) will ship from 1st June 2011
•Shipping is included in the prices shown.
•One lucky owner of the digital version of The King Of Limbs, purchased from this website, will receive a signed 2 track 12" vinyl. Competition closing date 28th March.

So there it is straight from the horses mouth. Now that the whole moon theory is being shot down with nothing new coming today 3/19/2011 on the Super Moon date we move on and have a few more theories of what may come. I am certain that there will be more songs or even albums added to "THE NEWSPAPER" album or The King of Limbs. There is where I think a lot of us have missed the boat on the whole release of The King of Limbs 2. Look right on Radiohead's website where they describe the album and the purchase details.

The very first thing on the page in bigger font it says "Newspaper Album - PRESALE" not "The King of Limbs - PRESALE". Then right after that it says "Radiohead's new record, The King Of Limbs, is presented here as the world's first* Newspaper Album". It makes it strange the difference between the actual 'Newspaper Album' compared to the 'The King of Limbs record'. It makes me think that TKOL's is actually just a part (or Record) on the 'Newspaper Album' and not the actually 'Newspaper Album' itself.

Think of an actually newspaper what is included? You get the News section, Business section, Sports, Classifieds, Entertainment or whatever else newspapers have to offer. So why would this "the world's first* Newspaper Album" only include one section (The King of Limbs)? Sure you can say there is the 625 tiny pieces of artwork, or the Two clear 10" vinyl records, or the actual 8 song disk but that clearly is not enough to devote it as "the world's first* Newspaper Album".

It could mean once The Newspaper Album is shipped on Monday 9th May 2011 that we will have an actual newspaper of albums (or songs)not just an eight song 'Record' aka The King of Limbs. TKOL was more of a Thom Yorke record then a Radiohead record and being this newspaper album it could mean having each band member having his own 'Section' of this 'Newspaper' album. Thom has the news section, Jonny gets sports, Ed gets Classifieds, Colin gets Business, and Phil gets Entertainment.

I just feel that 'The King of Limbs' and this "the world's first* Newspaper Album" are two totally separate ideas. That The King of Limbs is just a part of this Newspaper album. What the actually release dates of any additional albums or songs will be is anyones guess. The whole moon theory was a way to actually have some kind of data for an actual date and time for more music.

There is also a very interesting theory discussed over at Radiohead to release 8 EP’s, and 35 songs? Check out this picture
It shows 4 different sections with 35 different fingers. Could there be 4 total albums or even further 8 different smaller EP's, or even 35 total songs? The rumors are the band has been writing new songs for the past few years and have been hush hush about it. TKOL had 4 previously played songs included on the record which consisted of only 8 songs. There are at least another 12 or so songs that are comparable to those songs that could be recorded in the studio and put on any new album. Here are a few examples of songs;
The Present Tense
I Froze Up
Burn The Witch
Open The Floodgates
Skirting On The Surface
Walking Down The Staircase
The Daily Mail
Wake Me Before They Come
Riding The Bullets
Come To Your Senses
Follow Me Around
Big Boots/Manowar
True Love Waits

and listen to some of these below
Radiohead - The King of Limbs: Album Preview Mix by One Thirty BPM

So really to release a total of 35 songs the band would probably only have to write about half of those new say 17 songs and the other half 18 or so would be from past songs they have featured live or have played in the past. Jonny stated in his latest interview with the BBC that the band is currently recording songs.

"the world's first* Newspaper Album" clearly is more then the 8 songs featured on the 8 song "RECORD" The King of Limbs.


Jack White - SXSW Surprise Show

Here are all the reasons why The White Stripes were such a great band. Jack White can play guitar and sing no matter where he is. I think we need to all follow him and his magic bus because who really knows when he is going to jump out of the thing and start jamming out some tunes.

Thom Yorke - DJ Set At Low End Theory

Just thought that this was a pretty cool video shot in black and white. Thom is at it again with his killer dance moves. You think with the release of The King Of Limbs he wouldn't have much time for anything else, but hey what is releases new tunes, DJing, and announcing some more tunes. I really thought we would get more Radiohead songs this weekend. The wait continues....

Thom Yorke Live DJ Set @ Low End Theory LA 3.9.11 from Theo Jemison on Vimeo.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Richard Ashcroft - United Nations of Sound - ALBUM STREAM

Stream - United Nations of Sound

Yes I have read all the reviews of how aweful this album is over in the UK and what not but Bah - who really cares what others think. For me Ashcroft has really been given a rough ride since the departure of The Verve. I really feel it is unfair and that his solo stuff has been great, some of my favourite actually. United Nations of Sound is no different the critics are scraping this album as rubbish but I say give it a shot, Ashcroft is one of my favourite lead singers out there and he has been given an incredible talent with his music abilities.

United Nations of Sound will be released March 22nd via Razor & Tie Label.

United Nations of Sound Tracklisting
1 Are You Ready?
2 Born Again
3 America
4 This Thing Called Life
5 Beatitudes
6 Good Lovin'
7 How Deep Is Your Man?
8 She Brings Me The Music
9 Third Eye *
10 Royal Highness
11 Glory
12 Life Can Be So Beautiful
13 Let My Soul Rest

MONA - Teenager

To be currently touring with both Kings of Leon and Morrissey some people have to think you might be somewhat of a big deal. Mona are from Nashville and 'Teenager is the third single from the 4 piece band. Their debut self-titled album is set to release May 17th I believe (May 16th overseas).

Mona's Tracklisting
1 Cloak And Dagger
2 Listen To Your Love
3 Teenager
4 Lines In The Sand
5 Taboo Lights
6 Lean Into The Fall
7 Say You Will
8 Shooting The Moon
9 Pavement
10 Trouble On The Way

Also there is to be a 'Listen To Your Lover' EP released on May 9th (UK) and a digital version of the EP will be yours to download from Monday 28th March.

'Listen To Your Lover' EP Tracklisting:
1.'Listen To Your Love' (Rich Costey Mix)
2.'Brick Shoes'
3.'The Tally'
4.'Trouble On The Way' (Piano Version)

The Vaccines at SXSW

I am a big The Vaccines fan and think that they are going to be something really special. I have not been anticipating an album quite like 'What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?' for some time. Every time I hear If You Wanna I just think that it has that Johnny Cash flair to it and I think it is just an awesome tune.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Brown Recluse - Evening Tapestry - REVIEW

To start out here is a little background on the band from their record label Slumberland's website... "Brown Recluse formed in 2006 around the core of Timothy Meskers and Mark Saddlemire. Taking influence from the psych pop of The Zombies and Margo Guryan, the tropicalia of Os Mutantes, and 60s producers like Joe Meek and Phil Spector, the two recorded the bulk of their debut six-song Black Sunday EP. A brilliant blast of pop invention, Black Sunday easily rates as one of our favorite records of the last five years. Its blend of blinding songcraft, skilled arrangements and gorgeous playing is an absolute joy; it's rare to hear a record so assured from such a young band".

Their debut album 'Evening Tapestry' was just released on Tuesday, March 15th, via Slumberland. I like to somewhat pick and choose what albums I listen too and review and this one I listened to a few times and thought it would be a great addition to FPT's and the type of reviews that I have to offer. Evening Tapestry really gives you that older vintage psychedelic feel to it. It is the type of record you could have on in the car with your parents and they wouldn't tell you to turn it off. Not that that would be a good thing or a bad thing it is just a record that everyone can truly enjoy.

The record starts out with 'Hobble to the Tomb' as the opening track and delivers with some haunting horns with some low key vocals that are nice and short and direct. "Impressions of a City Morning" is the next tune and it has it's own taste bringing in a folky tamberine sound mixed with with some dreamy pop vocals. 'Statue Garden' is a classy yet fun type of song, offering some great vibes via a cool playing keyboard.

Summer Showers is a simple song, and is followed by 'Wooden Fingers' which is one of my favourites on the album. It has a nice mix of background vocals, with some cool horns and a pretty sweet guitar solo near the end of the song. Beautiful Light is the middle track that is an instrumental one and acts as a seperater (or breather) for the rest of the album.

'Monday Moon' could possibly be the most complete song on Evening Tapestry, it has alot to offer with its strong vocals/guitars/drums/keyboard, and is a very well put together song. 'At Last' is a simple and honest song that leads you to the album highlight 'Golden Sun'. Golden Sun is my favourite song on this album and one of my favourite songs of the year so far. It opens with bells clinging softly and is followed by some soft horns and then the daunting vocals/lyrics hit you in the face. It is the perfect blend of music and Brown Recluse do a good job of including all sounds that work into each of their songs.

The album ends with 'Paisly Tears' and 'March to Your Tomb'. Paisly Tears is more of a fader tune that leads you along to the next, and March to Your Tomb is a great ending to the album. It is the longest track on the album at 5:02. Ends with the same soothing vocals and psychedelic sound that was offered throughout the record. Evening Tapestry is a very direct and open album, nothing is left hidden it is all on the table for the listener to enjoy. It could very well be one of the hidden gems of 2011.

Evening Tapestry Tracklisting
1. Hobble To Your Tomb
2. Impressions of a City Morning
3. Statue Garden
4. Summer Showers
5. Wooden Fingers
6. Beautiful Light
7. Monday Moon
8. At Last
9. Golden Sun
10. Paisley Tears
11. March To Your Tomb

Impressions of a City Morning
Brown Recluse - Impressions of a City Morning by Slumberland Records