Thursday Music News Revival

  • Animal Collective has just released a new video for their song “Bluish.” Don’t worry, it meets all the expectations for trippiness and artistic merit we’ve come to expect from the group:

  • College Music Journal (CMJ) just announced the line up for this year’s CMJ Music Marathon. The marathon features over 1,200 artists from all over the world performing all around New York City between October 19th and 23rd. Some artists include Surfer Blood, The Drums, Phoenix, John Vanderslice, Ghostface Killah, Neon Indian, Cobra Skulls, and a whole lot more. The list is pretty overwhelming. You can check it out on the offical CMJ web site, but be warned at how massive and amazing the list is. You just might have to buy a ticket!
  • Laura Veirs has swooned many with her soothing voice and equally relaxing instrumentation (as on her recent performance on KEXP). That’s what makes her contribution to the tribute album The Land of the Ice and Snow: The Songs of Led Zeppelin such a surprise. Veirs takes on the classic track “The Ocean,” but instead of adapting it to her folk style, she has adapted herself to Zeppelin’s style. Have a gander for yourself at Stereogum.
  • Andrew Chapman from The Keeper, Matt Badger from Ravenna Woods, and Gabriel Mintz will all be participating in a beard themed-cream puff eating contest sponsored by the Seattle Weekly tonight at the Little Red Hen in Green Lake at 6:30 p.m. If this does not strike awe and wonder, what else might? More details are on the publications blog.
  • Masters of the bizarre and energetic, Les Savy Fav, sat down for a rare and obscure acoustic session with The Mahogany Blog. Obviously this setting is a bit out of the norm for these guys, but they did not let the acoustic format hinder their energy. Check out the video below and The Mahogany Blog for the rest of the session.

  • Feist will be the focus of a new documentary titled Look at What the Light Did Now. The film will span the recording of Feist’s debut album, The Reminder, and the tour that followed it. Feist’s homepage has more details on upcoming screenings for the film, including one October 29 in Seattle at the Henry Art Gallery.
  • The Roots drummer ?uestlove has announced plans to release a book by 2012 titled Mommy, What’s a Questlove? The book will feature stories from ?uestlove’s life as well as his thoughts on life and various memories involving music factoids and encounters.
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  1. Justin
    Posted September 26, 2010 at 9:55 am | Permalink

    The Reminder wasn’t Feist’s debut–it was her fourth.

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