Thursday News Roundup

The Gorge - photo by Nathan Howard

  • Barely a week following the announcement of the 2011 lineup, Sasquatch! has sold out all 100,000 tickets. With the success of last year’s festival, the incredible four-day lineup for this year’s, and the one-week sell-out, I don’t think there’s any doubt now that Sasquatch! is right on par with the likes of Coachella, Lollapalooza, ACL, and Bonaroo. Our little baby’s all growns up!
  • Aussie pysch-rockers Tame Impala have announced an upcoming tour with 90s-inspired UK band Yuck, whose debut LP was released on Tuesday. They’ll be playing at Neumos on April 22. Read a review of of when Tame Impala blew Neumos away last December.
  • Portlandia, the hit IFC show parodying Portland culture starring SNL’s Fred Armisen and Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein, has become a surprise hit and was recently renewed for a second season. Here’s a clip featuring Colin Meloy, James Mercer, and Corrin Tucker checking into a boutique hotel:

  • In 2009 PS I Love You released the future single “Facelove” as a B-Side on a split 7″ they put out with Diamond Rings. Now PS I Love You will release a new single called “Leftovers” featuring Diamond Rings, followed by the two Canadian bands hitting the road together. They’ll be at the Vera Project on March 10. You can listen to the new single “Leftovers” here.
  • Wavves have released a new song called “TV Love Song,” an ode to the joys of wasting time watching TV. Listen here via Spin.
  • “Shell Games,” the first single from Bright Eyes‘ new album The People’s Key was recently KEXP’s Song of the Day. Now the band has released a grand new video for the song. View here via The Guardian.
  • Not long ago I came across a fake music video for Kanye West’s “Can’t Tell Me Nothing” starring Zach Galafanakis. His counterpart in the video looked strangely familiar, and after a few minutes of racking my brain to come up with where I recognized him from, I realized it was Will Oldham, aka Bonnie “Prince” Billy! Not sure how the maudlin folk singer hooked up with Galafanakis, but he will be releasing a new 10″ single called “Island Brothers” on February 22, the proceeds of which will benefit providing clean water to Haiti. Here’s the video for the single’s B-side “New Wonder”:

Now, on a lighter note, here’s the Galafanakis video:

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