Sonic Soundup 5/4

photo by Alex Crick

  • Venerable Seattle rockers The Cave Singers, who are currently on tour with Fleet Foxes, have a brand new video for their track “Black Leaf” from their newest album, No Witch. Watch some little kids get down and dirty with a forest monster in this clip from director Sam Macon.

  • Local rapper Grieves has a new cut that’s making waves in “Bloody Poetry,” a piano-driven beat that showcases Grieves’ lyrical dexterity and hopeless romanticism. No wonder he’s wowing sold-out crowds opening for Atmosphere. Listen:
    Grieves - Bloody Poetry (MP3)
  • Best Coast recently took the stage with her tour openers Spectrals to indulge in a sloppy rendition of Blink-182‘s pop-punk opus “Dammit.” The moment was captured on video, which you can watch below, if only for the embarrassingly lame stage dive that occurs about halfway through.

  • Toronto alt-rockers Elliott BROOD have released “Northern Air,” a new single from their upcoming full-length Days into Years, the trio’s fourth LP to date. The twangy cut is available for free download via the band’s website.
  • Experimental electropoppers Gang Gang Dance will release their newest album Eye Contact on May 10, but if you can’t wait that long, NME has the whole thing available for immediate stream. Use the widget below or head over to their site to check it out.

  • Atlanta punkers Black Lips have a new single from their forthcoming full-length Arabia Mountain. The two-minute “Modern Art” is accentuated by the Lips’ trademark shouted vocals and twangy but energetic guitars. Listen below (via Gorilla Vs Bear):
    Black Lips - Modern Art (MP3)
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One Comment

  1. scott
    Posted May 4, 2011 at 10:45 am | Permalink

    Cave Singers are venerable? A band that’s been around for four years and has three albums?

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