Now Streaming: Rubblebucket’s “Carousel Ride”

Rubblebucket

 

Click here to check out NPR’s latest All Songs Considered mix featuring the likes of Cat Power, Brian Eno, Peals, and the very danceable Rubblebucket, whose current tour is leading them to Madison for a show at the High Noon Saloon on September 28.

The band has been getting major buzz in the wake of their recent UK dates, and we can’t wait to experience these delightful dance tunes right here in our own backyard!

Let us know what you think of the shared track, “Carousel Ride,” in the comments section below, and click here to pick up your tickets to the show.  

Now Streaming: The Head & The Heart’s “Let’s Be Still”

Let's be Still

The Head & The Heart return to Madison for a show with Thao & The Get Down Stay Down and Quiet Life on October 28 (tickets here).  If you can’t wait that long to hear their soothing harmonies, head on over to Rolling Stone where their upcoming release Let’s Be Still is currently streaming in its entirety.

Now Streaming: Parquet Courts’ “Light Up Gold”

Parquet Courts

 

Light Up Gold is one of the best debut albums you’ll hear all year.” – NME 

 

Light Up Gold, the debut full-length record from NYC rockers Parquet Courts is now available for streaming.  If you’re a fan of bands like Jaill, Iceage, Mazes, and Bass Drum Of Death, then you definitely want to check this out.

Rolling Stone went a bit further and said, “Parquet Courts are especially versed in the clipped, repetitive buzz of Wire’s ’77 classic Pink Flag, but, like Pavement, they soften post-punk’s cranky edge with the glazed, lonely wonderment of fresh, wide-eyed New York transplants.”  We’re sold!   Check out their live KEXP performance below…

The band will be in Madison for a show at the High Noon Saloon on June 22.  Tickets are still available here, but going fast, so hurry and snag yours while you still can.  

Listen To Laura Veirs’ New Album Online

“This is a vivid song cycle that’s part ecstasy, part sadness, and unfailingly lovely.” –Rob Hughes, Uncut

NPR is currently streaming Laura Veirs’ latest release, July Flame, in its entirety.  Click here to listen.

If you like what you hear, you better scoop up your tickets (they’re only 10 bucks) to Laura’s Madison show with The Hall Of Flames at The Frequency on February 28th before they’re all gone.

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Media Roundup: Interview Insanity and The Dearly Departed

What’s been going on in the world of music lately? Read on to get the scoop on your favorite artists, and start some discussion about current music-related events!

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Plans for Record Store Day celebrations on April 18th are being confirmed all across the nation.  The Cold War Kids are using the music lovers’ holiday to release a new live EP.   What’s more, the band will be in Wisconsin the following day.  Got your tickets to their Waukesha gig yet?!  In a similar fashion, The Breeders are releasing an EP of their own to celebrate the event.  How are you going to spend the day?  What are your favorite local record stores?

The Breeders

The Breeders

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It seems like everyone in the world made the pilgrimage to Austin last week for the indie rock Mecca of a festival, SXSW.  If you missed out on the sounds, you can still experience the sights with this photo gallery of performances.

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The Duke Spirit recently stopped by the The Current’s studios. Listen to their performance/interview here!

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Rolling Stone previews 45 (!) of the most anticipated Spring releases, including new albums from Green Day, Regina Spektor, Wilco, Sonic Youth, Black Moth Super Rainbow (who will be in Madison May 21), New York Dolls, Mos Def and The Avett Brothers.

Regina Spektor

Regina Spektor

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Have you become totally obsessed with Twitter yet?  You will be after reading Stereogum’s list of the Top 50 Rock Star Twitters!  While you’re at it, come Twitter with us.

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It has been a sad week in the music world.  Blues fans are mourning the loss of New Orleans-based pianist and singer Eddie Bo, who passed away from a heart attack last week.  Motown drummer Uriel Jones (who collaborated with the likes of Marvin Gaye, The Miracles, and Jimmy Ruffin) also died recently.

Eddie Bo

Eddie Bo

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Blender magazine announced that it’s shutting its doors.  The last line of this news story sums up the sentiments of so many music fans:  “R.I.P. Blender.  I wont miss you, but others will.”

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Listen to a brand new Death Cab For Cutie track here!

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Is streaming music online a bad thing?  This guy seems to think so.

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Listen to a great NPR interview with Black Joe Lewis! Aaaaand a not-so-great one from Sigur Ros.  In fact, according to NPR, it just might be the worst interview ever.  EVER.

Black Joe Lewis

Black Joe Lewis

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UWIRE wants to take you on tours of the music scenes in various major American college towns.   (Yup, Madison too!)

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