Thursday Music News

photo by Dave Lichterman

  • Radiohead fans, rejoice! A video of the band’s performance at The Roseland Ballroom on September 29, 2011, is now available thanks to the fine folks at the Radiohead At Ease fan site. According to Gothamist, the band has given their OK, providing the official audio for the two-hour video. So if you couldn’t make it to either of the Roseland dates, you can pretend that you were there; and if you were lucky enough to score a ticket, you can relive the magic all over again. Watch the video below.


  • Brooklyn band The Babies have released a totally 80s video for their jangly new single “Baby.” Lead singer Cassie Ramone (of Vivian Girls) performs at a karaoke bar while palm trees sway and cheesy neon musical notes appear on a screen behind her. The Babies’ latest album, Our House On the Hill, is out now, and if you’re in Seattle, you can catch them at Barboza tomorrow night and live on KEXP on Saturday, December 1, at 1PM.

  • Experimental pop singer Julia Holter will reissue her critically-acclaimed new album, Ekstatis, on Domino Records this Saturday. According to Pitchfork, Domino will also release a 12″ single for “Goddess Eyes” and “Goddess Eyes II” on December 10th, and Holter’s label, RVNG, will release an expanded version of Ekstatis digitally on the 11th. Check out the brand new video for “Goddess Eyes II” below: it finds an enlarged Holter peering inside a dollhouse, like Alice after eating the “EAT ME” cake.

  • This has been quite a year for Neil Young. The 67-year-old musician has released two new albums with Crazy Horse (Americana and Psychedelic Pill), and last night, he stopped by The Daily Show to talk to Jon Stewart about his new memoir, Waging Heavy Peace. The affable Young made a number of confessions: he’s afraid of ghost writers, he’s nicer than he looks on his album covers, and he’s “having trouble stopping.” Here’s hoping he never stops. Watch the full interview below.

  • We’ve been sharing a lot of videos with you this morning, but now we have some sad news to report. The controversial video of Pussy Riot‘s demonstration in Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior has been banned in Russia. According to the AP, a Moscow court found the video to be “extremist” and ordered it to be removed from all websites. The “extremism” law, which is intended to “restrict neo-Nazi and terrorist groups” according to AP, is just as poorly-defined as “hooliganism,” the charge leveled on three members of Pussy Riot months ago. Thankfully, the video is still accessible outside of Russia, so you can still watch it below.

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