Cave Singers at SXSW
The Cave Singers ripped through Austin at SXSW playing old jams and new songs off of there latest release No Witch. Next weekend they will bring their raucous live show to Russian Recording with Lia Ices in tow. Videos from their SXSW sets after the jump. Dancin on Our Graves Black Leaf Swim Club
Pains of Being Pure at Heart, “The Heart in Your Heartbreak” video. The Sam Ash by my house is not nearly this lively.
Big K.R.I.T. RETURNOF4EVA
Big K.R.I.T. finally dropped his highly anticipated mixtape Returnof4eva yesterday. Download. Listen. We’ll discuss later. Download Returnof4eva
You Hear It After: Still Corners live @ The Bishop
London’s Still Corners wowed the crowd at The Bishop last week with their set of retro-inflected pop goodness. For those of you who attended, you know what you heard. For those of you who missed it, we present a recording of the show so you can kick yourself for missing out. Still Corners live at The Bishop 03.22.11 by spiritof68
S. Carey Daytrotter Session →
Before his show tomorrow night at The Bishop, take a moment to listen to and download the S. Carey Daytrotter session. You won’t be disappointed.
Hear It First: VIVIAN GIRLS
The good folks at NPR continue to do God’s work in streaming new releases before they hit stores. VIVIAN GIRLS have posted their latest release, Share The Joy, for all to stream and like The Pains of Being Pure At Heart before them, you can listen on NPR and see them live in Bloomington in the coming months. Stream VIVIAN GIRLS, Share The Joy
PICS: Papercuts w/ Still Corners at The Bishop
This past week Papercuts stopped by The Bishop with my new favorite band Still Corners and Mike Adams At His Honest Weight, who was in full pizza-giving-away-tiger-head wearing-crisp-white-clothes glory. Click the pic to view the full gallery, courtesy of Ms. Taylor Swaim who made Still Corners look like Jefferson Airplane in ‘66. That girl has a way with a b&w lens.
Big K.R.I.T. - "Dreamin" Video
Big K.R.I.T. continues to walk in the footsteps of Southernplayalisticadillamuzik-era Outkast and early Geto Boys, bringing a soulfulness to the beats some real heart to his lyrics. K.R.I.T. isn’t gangsta, he’s just trying to get over, spinning tales of life and hardship in Mississippi. “Dreamin” is the first video off of his soon to be released tape Returnof4eva. K.R.I.T....
Pains of Being Pure At Heart live on Letterman
Last night the boys and girl of The Pains of Being Pure At Heart stopped by the Ed Sullivan Theater to perform “Heart In Your Heartbreak” on The Late Show With David Letterman. The single is off of their latest release, Belong, which hits stores on Tuesday. The Pains of Being Heart hit Rhino’s Youth Center April 29th with Twin Shadow and Weakness.
Getting to know: PAPERCUTS
PAPERCUTS is the artistic output of bay-area popster Jason Quever whose music is somewhere between Grizzly Bear and Beach House (which led to subsequent tours with Grizzly Bear and Beach House). The group’s fourth album, and Sub Pop debut, carries on in the ethereal 60’s pop vibe, which you can take in yourself tonight at The Bishop with openers Still Corners and Mike Adams At His...
Getting to know: STILL CORNERS
Still Corners are a dream-pop quintet from London who grabbed the attention of Sub Pop who are putting our their debut later this spring. They are also opening for Papercuts tomorrow night at The Bishop. Kind words below, kind video after the jump: “Mixing 60s production with dream-pop shimmer, are these wafty British etherealists heralding a new golden age of indie? We’re not...
Get To Know: Mike Adams At His Honest Weight
Words by St. Ives. After the jump, audio and video from the interweb. “Michael Dwayne Adams has a unique gift for crafting engaging melodies while applying some well-oiled decision-making skills. Not since Low’s Secret Name has an album so easily lent itself to being the perfect accompaniment to either having a full-blown existential crisis or simply making out in the backseat at...
An Extremely Biased Yet Helpful SXSW Guide
Spirit of ‘68 isn’t heading down to SXSW this year but a lot of the bands we are bringing through Bloomington this spring are. After the jump, a list of who is playing where and when. STILL CORNERS Wednesday, March 16 French Legation Museum Set Time: 4:20PM Wednesday, March 16 Peckerheads Set Time: 12PM Thursday, March 17 Austin Convention Centre Set Time: 1PM Thursday, March...
Charles Bradley live in Paris
Charles Bradley is the latest Daptone family revelation like Sharon, Lee and Naomi before him. Born in Gainesville, FL in 1948 (side note: I lived in Gainesville for 7 years and to this day the best live soul I have ever heard was witnessed at a gas station. A group of 50-something men were going to town on some James Brown in a second floor apartment. I asked them if they ever played out and...
First Listen: The Pains of Being Pure At Heart
The Pains of Being Pure At Heart have been gracious enough to stream their new album, Belong, via their website. It hits stores March 29 and it hits your ears as soon as you hit play below. The group makes it’s first Btown appearance April 29th at Rhino’s with Twin Shadow and Weakness. Head down to Landlocked Music or to Spiritof68Promotions.com for tickets.