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2014/04/24

Seattle trio indie chill rockers Posse just released their brilliant second full length album, Soft Opening, in March. Fans of the Pixies, Luna, and Sonic Youth should check out Posse. Start with the beautiful flowing single "Shut Up" below:



Enjoy a few more tracks from the album below and stream the whole thing on Bandcamp.  Purchase directly from Bandcamp, or order through iTunes and Amazon.  New fans interested in checking out more from Posse can stream/purchase Posse's self-titled 2012 album and debut EP Some Dongs on Bandcamp.







Catch up with Posse on Facebook.

Published April 24th, 2014 @ 9:57 AM

The Replacements reunited and returned to the stage last year for three shows at Riot Fest, and most recently they performed earlier this month at Coachella. A handful of other festival gigs were announced for Montreal, Austin, Boston, Atlanta, and Louisville, but today band finally announced their first full headlining show in Minneapolis, which takes place September 13th at Midway Stadium. Festival slots, even headline festival slots, usually mean a shorter set, so considering this is the band's first full non-festival show, fans in the Twin Cities are sure to be in for a treat. Let's just hope Paul Westerberg's back is better by then. If you're up for a roadtrip, tickets go on sale May 3rd at 10am through Etix.

Published on April 24th, 2014 @ 9:15 AM

2014/04/23


Stereogum snagged the first interview with Veruca Salt since 1997. Nina Gordon and Louise Post talked about the old days, backlash in their hometown of Chicago, breaking up, making up, dreaming about playing with the Beatles, and shared tons of other interesting stories. Read the interview in full here, plus check out the official video for the new song, "The Museum Of Broken Relationships," which is posted below.



Veruca Salt is hitting the road for a short tour of North America. Dates are posted below:

06/22 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
06/23 - Seattle, WA @ The Tractor Tavern
06/24 - Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
06/26 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
06/27 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
07/09 - Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
07/10 - Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom
07/11 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bunbury Festival
07/12 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
07/13 - St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
07/21 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat
07/22 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
07/24 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
07/25 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
07/26 - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall

Published on April 23rd, 2014 @ 9:32 PM

2014/04/22


Paul Weller released a limited edition single on Record Store Day and was disheartened to learn that many of the copies wound up being auctioned off on Ebay at inflated prices, and worse yet, it's been alleged that some of the copies were up on Ebay the day before Record Store Day. Today Weller announced he will no longer participate in Record Store Day:

"I agree with all of you who have sent messages expressing your anger and disappointment at the exploitation of these "limited editions" by touts.

Apart from making the record, the rest has very little to do with me but I am disheartened by the whole thing and unfortunately I won't be taking part in Record Store Day again.

It's such a shame because as you know I am a big supporter of independent record stores but the greedy touts making a fast buck off genuine fans is disgusting and goes against the whole philosophy of RSD.

There were copies of my single on eBay the day before Record Store Day and I've heard stories of people queuing outside their local record shop only to be told there were none left at opening time!

It only takes a few to spoil a wonderful concept for everyone else. Shame on those touts.

Don't support their trade and don't let them use Record Store Day to ruin the very thing it's designed to support."

Record Store Day UK quickly released their own statement today informing the public that if any stores are found to be the ones flipping Record Store Day exclusives, these stores will be banned from participating in future RSD events.  Obviously nothing can be done to prevent the general public from flipping records, however the allegation of exclusive items being sold the day before Record Store Day is concerning if true.  

Weller's single "Brand New Toy" is one of three new tracks appearing on his upcoming collection More Modern Classics, which is set for a June 2nd release. Stream "Brand New Toy" below and watch the official video for the song here.



Published on April 22nd, 2014 @ 5:51 PM

The Pixies return with the full length album Indie Cindy on April 29th. The album compiles all the material from their three EPs (EP1, EP2, and EP3) and is the band's first album without bassist Kim Deal (Simon Archer plays bass on this collection). The album is streaming in full ahead of its release over at NPR, or stream all three EPs (same 12 song, different order) below.

Additionally, the Pixies released a surprise 7" single for Record Store Day titled "Women Of War." Stream it below, plus grab a free download here.



EP1 ("Andro Queen," "Another Toe In The Ocean," "Indie Cindy," & "What Goes Boom")



EP2 ("Blue Eyed Hexe," "Magdalena," "Greens & Blues," & "Snakes")



EP3 ("Bagboy," "Silver Snail," "Ring The Bells," & "Jaime Bravo")



Published on April 22nd, 2014 @ 5:50 PM
Jack White premiered the studio version of "Lazaretto," the title track to his forthcoming album. Stream the song below and pre-order the new album through iTunes or Amazon now.



A live version of "Lazaretto" was recorded at Third Man Records on April 19th and released less than four hours later for Record Store Day. The single now holds the world's record for fastest studio-to-store recording. Check out a short documentary on how it all came together below:



Published on April 22nd, 2014 @ 5:46 PM

2014/04/20

Time Warp airs every Sunday from 8am until noon ET on 89X and streams live on the net. For more on artists played on Time Warp, visit my blog which is updated regularly throughout the week.

8 am hour:

Lenny Kravitz "Can't Get You Off My Mind"
XTC "Senses Working Overtime"
Lloyd Cole "She's A Girl & I'm A Man"
Concrete Blonde "Everybody Knows"
Iggy Pop/Kate Pierson "Candy"
Art Of Noise "Close To The Edit"
Beck "Devil's Haircut"
Cornershop "Brimful Of Asha"
Pure "Spiritual Pollution"
Cake "I Will Survive"
Echo & the Bunnymen "Seven Seas"
Siouxsie & the Banshees "Peek-A-Boo"
Sugarcubes "Coldsweat"

9 am hour:

Stone Roses "Love Spreads"
Charlatans U.K. "Weirdo"
Dandy Warhols "Every Day Should Be A Holiday"
Pixies "Here Comes Your Man"
Ramones "Rock & Roll High School"
Madness "Madness"
Smiths "Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before"
Police "Spirits In The Material World"
Replacements "Can't Hardly Wait"
Clash "Janie Jones"
Stooges "I Wanna Be Your Dog"
Smithereens "Blood & Roses"
Pearl Jam "Daughter" (live)
Salt "Bluster"
Sonic Youth "Bull In The Heather"

10 am hour:

Catherine Wheel "Show Me Mary"
Ned's Atomic Dustbin "Grey Cell Green"
Dinosaur Jr "Freak Scene"
Soundgarden "Room A Thousand Years Wide"
Jane's Addiction "Summertime Rolls"
Breeders "Saints"
Moby "Porcelain"
Sinead O'Connor "Nothing Compares 2 U"
Peter Gabriel "I Have The Touch"
Cure "Lullaby"
Buffalo Tom "Taillights Fade"
Asexuals "Walt's Wish"
Smashing Pumpkins "Tonight, Tonight"

11 am hour:

David Bowie "Sound & Vision"
Soup Dragons "I'm Free"
English Beat "Mirror In The Bathroom"
Joy Division "Isolation"
Depeche Mode "Shake The Disease"
Church "Reptile"
Elastica "Connection"
James "Sit Down"
Billy Bragg "Sexuality"
Electronic "Get The Message"
Folk Implosion "Natural One"
Chameleons U.K. "Swamp Thing"

Published on April 20th, 2014 @ 11:55 AM