Category Archives: Today in Music

Sonic Roundup 3/23

LCD Soundsystem‘s immortal “All My Friends” gets the cover treatment from Will Wiesenfeld’s Baths in this clip from The AV Club’s Undercover series. Watch Wiesenfeld croon while tourmate Dexter from Houses provides truly organic percussion.

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Death Cab’s Codes And Keys Gets Cover, Tracklist

We’ve heard about the new album and gotten a sneak peek at the title track, so the tease-wagon is just about full. Or is it? Today sees the release of the album’s cover (above) and tracklist (below). The cover seems like a close-up of a pay phone, a now-extinct species that died out when theirRead more…

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Scenes from the Suburbs Trailer

The Spike Jonze-Arcade Fire collaborative short film Scenes from the Suburbs has gotten a fair bit of hype over the course of the year since its announcement, but if the trailer’s any indication, it’s been worth the wait. Scenes is centered on the “friends growing apart” diaspora of adolescence, and features Win Butler’s narration. WinRead more…

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Live Preview: Devo

More than three decades after the release of their visionary debut Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo, Devo is back on tour, with a stop in Seattle tonight at The Moore Theatre, to promote their June 2010 full-length Something for Everybody.

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Video: John Darnielle Sings Pro-Union Folk Song

As labor unions in remain in a deadlock with Wisconsin state governments over collective bargaining rights, John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats posted a video of himself performing “There Is Power in a Union”, a folk song by labor activist and late-19th/early-20th century songwriter Joe Hill. Writes Darnielle, “Everybody knows I don’t generally do theRead more…

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Video Premiere: Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band – Leaving Trails

Seattle locals Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band have gained a significant cult following since their inception. After signing to Dead Oceans (whose roster includes Akron/Family and John Vanderslice) supporting their infectious indie rock with North American tours opening for Bishop Allen and performances at the Gorge’s Sasquatch! Festival. Though the young quintet is well-traveled, thatRead more…

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Download a free Robin Pecknold EP

Seattle’s favorite folk-revivalists Fleet Foxes are set to release their sophomore LP Helplessness Blues in May, but perhaps to make the wait more bearable, frontman Robin Pecknold has discreetly released a three-song EP via the @FleetFoxes twitter account. Says Robin, “these aren’t Fleet Foxes songs, but I didn’t know where else to disseminate it.” OneRead more…

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Ben Gibbard Debuts New Death Cab Song Live

Ben Gibbard played solo last Sunday at San Francisco’s Noise Pop Festival, and took the time to debut the title track from upcoming Death Cab For Cutie record Codes and Keys. KEXP has previously reported that the new album will feature “less guitars and more synths,” so expect the album version to sound quite differentRead more…

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Sonic Roundup 3/2

Visions of the future cloud memories of the past in the ethereal new clip from Keep Shelly in Athens. Jamie Harley crafts a musty dreamscape of a video for new single “Hauntin’ Me.” The downtempo poptronic gem is out now on a 7″ single via Transparent. Watch below: Beloved electropop quartet Ladytron are releasing aRead more…

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Eluvium’s Matthew Cooper To Release Film Score

2010 indie film Some Days Are Better Than Others featured two Pacific Northwest figureheads, with Carrie Brownstein (of Sleater-Kinney and Wild Flag) and James Mercer (The Shins, Broken Bells) in starring roles. But they weren’t the only ones – Portland-based ambient producer Matthew Cooper, best known for his work as Eluvium, composed the score forRead more…

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