Today in Music: Apples in Stereo, the Black Lips, Midlake, the Wrens, Malajube, Youth Group and Sister Vanilla

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Apples in Stereo at CMJ 2006, courtesy of FixedGeer

You can also download a track from the Apples in Stereo’s new record New Magnetic Wonder as part of the latest edition of our Music That Matters podcast, hosted by Kevin Cole:

Music That Matters Vol. 38: Camera-Shy Giant Pandas (MP3)

Two great posts from Gorilla vs. Bear today…

  • The Black Lips are awesome. Read about their forthcoming record Los Valientes Del Mundo Nuevo and download an MP3:

    The Black Lips – Fairy Stories (MP3)

  • Here’s a really cool remix of Midlake, done by Beyond the Wizard’s Sleeve:
  • Midlake – Roscoe (Beyond the Wizard’s Sleeve Remix) (MP3)

    In others news…

  • Al Gore reveals his Live Earth concert series. The lineup isn’t exactly packed with independent artists, but it’s for a great cause. Learn more about what you can do to help stop global warming.
  • The Wrens do not reveal info on their new album, but Malajube do announce tour dates. Catch them at Neumos on Feb 28.
  • Youth Group is set to invade America starting in March, including a show at the Croc on Saturday, March 10.
  • Two more nice pieces from Rock Sellout… A nice discussion about the new Modest Mouse album and fans of Jesus and Mary Chain will be excited about a new record from Sister Vanilla.
  • Listen to “My Moon, My Man” from the forthcoming Feist album, The Reminder.
  • Catch the “elegant, blissful pop perfection” of El Perro Del Mar at Neumos on Friday, March 9 as part of the John in the Morning Birthday Bash.
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    1. Posted February 16, 2007 at 6:16 pm | Permalink

      Speaking of new music, the Poison Arrows (File 13 Records) have a new EP ‘Straight into the Drift’ coming out March 20 (’07). The band features Justin Sinkovich from Atombombpocketknife. I’ve heard they don’t tour much but you can catch them here:

    2. Posted February 19, 2007 at 4:38 pm | Permalink

      Jesus and Mary Chain’s new album… Will it feature both brothers?

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      Posted February 20, 2007 at 12:48 pm | Permalink

      Hey Dan. Sounds like it features Jim Reid, William Reid and Ben Lurie with Jim and William’s sister Linda on vocals! Follow the link and check out Rock Sellout’s review of the record when you get the chance.


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