Best Meatstick ever. This is sort of like the Phish version of "It's A Small World", granted with real people instead of small miniatures and a hot dog vessel as opposed to a boat. Either way it rules. I won't do too much spoiling as the surprise and actions make up quite a bit of fun but this is how Phish spent the moments before midnight on New Year's Eve in the middle of their recent MSG run. I love how Trey can't keep his guitar off for Auld Lang Syne. Happy New Year's Chuck Norris and friends.
I missed posting this last week when it first hit the Daytrotter site but that wasn't because it's worth missing, I just was out of town and was out of my daily routine of Daytrotter listening. Boring story but worth mentioning only because it's a really fantastic session featuring SHA favorites Brad. As opposed to their recent publicity tour standards of "Low" and "Every Whisper", Shawn Smith and company stick to some of the softer numbers from their catalog, with the past albums represented by Welcome To Discovery Park's "Never Let Each Other Down" opening the set and Interior's "Upon My Shoulders" closing the set. Of course the band didn't forget about Best Friends? so you get "Bless Me Father" and "Price Of Love" sandwiched in the middle.
You can check out the silky smooth "Never Let Each Other Down" below to see that I'm serious about the really great part, then you should head over to the Daytrotter page and download it. For free, because Daytrotter is awesome. Also included to help satiate your Brad appetite there is a video of the band recording "Upon My Shoulders" from the session. Good Stuff.
Uncool Update: The video is sucking, you can check it out at the official Brad site.
Here's the first official video for "Four Letter Word" from Liam Gallagher's new band Beady Eye. Another straight up rocker in the vein of their first single "Bring The Light", the latest offering will also be the opening track on the band's debut album Different Gear, Still Speeding, which is set to be released in the UK on February 28th. The thirteen song set was produced by Steve Lillywhite, and if Amazon is to be believed, it appears it will hit the states March 8th.
Different Gear, Still Speeding Tracklisting
- Four Letter Word
- The Roller
- Beatles And Stones
- Wind Up Dream
- Bring The Light
- For Anyone
- Kill For A Dream
- Standing On The Edge Of The Noise
- Three Ring Circus
- The Beat Goes On
- The Morning Son
It's already been a pretty amazing week on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic considering they had The Black Keys on, but that didn't stop Jason Bentley and company from bringing in another band with a highly regarded 2010 release, granted this time they came from a bit further than Akron, Ohio, more specifically Perth, Australia. Riding the buzz off of their critically acclaimed release Innerspeaker, the boys of Tame Impala run through a near forty minute set of their brand of good old fashion psychedelic rock. Spoiler alert: It's awesome.
- It Is Not Meant to Be
- Why Won’t You Make Up Your Mind
- Alter Ego
- Solitude is Bliss
- Desire Be Desire Go
- Runaway, Houses, City, Clouds
Not too long back we had the awesome first single "Magic" from Only Son's upcoming sophomore album Searchlight in this very same spot. Now we have a Peter Sand directed video for the second single "It's A Boy" that features Jack Dishel joined by Exitmusic's Devon Church and Aleska Palladino, who you can also see on HBO's awesome Boardwalk Empire. As for the music it's a pretty great meditation on all the neuroses that come along with having kids. For those that are enjoying the Only Son vibe circle January 18th on your calendars as that is the day Searchlight will be released into the wild.
Also all my kids are getting humor chips.
For those of us not lucky enough to be attending Phish's New Year's run at Madison Square Garden, today is a very good day as the band has announced plans to stream all three shows live. The full run will set you back $39.99 with the individual prices varying between $14.99 for Dec 30th and Jan 1st or the special New Year's Eve performance for $19.99. Not exactly dirt cheap but certainly a reasonable rate for what should be some fantastic shows.
Obviously the most exciting aspect at play here is Phish breaking the seal on streaming considering they professionally film all the shows anyway. The iClips route that many bands have used for streaming in the past always came with a limited archive of the show to catch if you missed parts live, unfortunately that alternative will not exist for the Phish shows. Not sure how that's really a deal breaker though. Here's to hoping the future of Phish couch tour is a successful one.
For technical specifications and any other questions you may have head over to the Live Phish FAQ. You can also check out the YEM>Piper from their August 15th appearance at Alpine Valley to test your streaming capabilities. Good times. [via hidden track]
Poet/magician/songwriter extraordinaire Nathan Moore has just announced a new thirteen song album set to be released February 1st via The Royal Potato Family. Yeah, that's clearly cool and all but what's this one going to be like?
Dear Puppeteer could best be described as a letter in 13 songs from Nathan Moore to the puppet masters: fear, mortality, the righteous, the jailor, lost love and lost time. On the title track, Moore sings: "Gonna write a letter, dear puppeteer, I don't want to play here, I don't wanna stay here." [via jambase]
Well then, sign me up. You can stream one of the new tunes "Hollow" below. Moore has a busy holiday season ahead as the collection of awesome known as Surprise Me Mr Davis have a couple of shows on the east coast before heading out to San Francisco for their two day New Year's extravadanza at Cafe Du Nord which will feature a solo set from Nathan on December 30th.
Dear Puppeteer Track Listing
1. Like A Cartoon
2. Safe To Say
3. Dear Puppeteer
4. In The Basement
5. A Little Crazy
6. I'm The Same
7. The Garden
9. Can't Fly To Heaven
10. When My Time Comes
11. Train Of Thoughts
12. Choose Thy Love
13. I'm Good Company
I know it's been out for a couple of glorious days, even longer if you were in on the pre-order, but still there is new Ryan Adams music and it is awesome and it is streaming below. Definitely check it out if you haven't yet as the double album known as III/IV is extremely great, then buy it and write your local congressman demanding Ryan Adams shows in your town. It seems like a show a month should be an official law by now.
Also is Dear Candy a response to Dear John or what? Someone solve this important mystery.
I had to put this song on SHA in an attempt to get it out of my head as it's been stuck there for weeks. It's the latest video from British singer-songwriter Eliza Doolittle for the track "Skinny Genes" and the video is really oodles of fun, much like the song. It's just a shame that I never get invited to parties* where girls want to legitimately be played like musical instruments. Little does Eliza Doolittle and company know that I'm a classically trained air trombone player, I bet they don't make that mistake again.
* - Or any parties for that matter. Invite me! I'm super fun, my mom swears I am.
It's been a while since we put up one of the always awesome Morning Becomes Eclectic sessions but to be fair they haven't had someone as awesome as The Black Keys lately. In town as part of the KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas, Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney brought along some of their touring band to plow through a whole bunch of their awesome album Brothers, as well as show off a little bit of their funny bone.
Next on the docket for the pride and joy of Akron, Ohio is a three night New Year's Eve run in Chicago before heading down under. Complete tour dates are available at their official site.