import/export...and everything in between

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Likely Looks: Kings Of Leon - Sex On Fire

Kings Of Leon are a serious machine when it comes to making record. They've got a new one coming up entitled Only By The Night and of course with a new album comes new music videos!

I don't know how much I get the new video for Sex On Fire but I will say the Followill brothers (and cousin) are a nice sight at least.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Bloc Party Announce Intimacy

The boys in Bloc Party know how to throw a little curveball every now and again...and this time they announce the release of their third album Intimacy 3 days before the day of release.

The album will be available through the band's official website for pre-order for the August 21st digital release date. The physical release date will be for October 27th...but the good news is that if you order the physical album now you'll get a digital copy so you can hear it when everyone else does.

Bloc Party made fans aware of the ability to purchase the album instantly when they held their August 18th web chat with fans. The album follows the release of the UK single Mercury, which was released on August 11.

Its Bloc Party...therefore its going to be brilliant.

Likely Listens: Now Now Every Children

From the home of the Replacements, Prince and Soul Asylum I bring you Now, Now Every Children. With the sweet sounds of dreamy pop and a perfect touch of indie rock, this band drew me in from the the first note on their MySpace page.

Listen and love...

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Likely Looks: Black Kids - Look At Me (When I Rock Witchoo)

Black Kids get their 80's on with their new video Look At Me (When I Rock Whicoo). The visuals are quite sweet and its a reminder of how awesome music videos used to be with their super cool green screens.

Here's the video:
Look At Me (When I Rock Wichoo)

New Oasis! The Shock Of The Lightning

Its here! The new Oasis single has arrived! If you haven't heard The Shock Of The Lightning yet then head over to Dead Flowers to listen.


Here are mine...I love it. Surprised? Probably not.

Reason why: Its sounding like the older more passionate Oasis yet a bit more mature. Could you ask for anything more at the point the band are at?

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Noah And The Whale Announce US Tour

Noah And The Whale have already scored a Saturn commercial and now they've decided to swing around Stateside and give us Americans some free shows!

In support of their album Peaceful, The World Lays Me Down that will be released on September 16, the band begins their US tour on the same day in Brooklyn.

Here are the rest of the tour dates:

September 16- Union Pool- Brooklyn, NY
September 18- Sidewalk Cafe- New York, NY
September 19- Mercury Lounge- New York, NY
September 20- TOAD- Boston, MA**
September 22- The Saints- Montreal**
September 23- Horseshoe Tavern- Toronto, ONT**
September 25- TBA- Chicago, IL
September 26- Empty Bottle- Chicago, IL
September 29- Chop Suey- Seattle, WA**
September 30- Doug Fir Lounge- Portland, OR**
October 02- Pop Scene @ 330 Ritch- San Francisco, CA
October 04- Detour Festival- Los Angeles, CA
October 06- Spaceland- Los Angeles, CA**

**notes a FREE show!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Likely Listens - Meiko

With just the right amount of well...everything, its time for the world to meet Meiko.

Hailing from Georgia and currently residing in Los Angeles, the singer/songwriter got her start at the Hotel Cafe. Now she has a record deal with Lucky Ear/MySpace/DGC Records and is slowly creeping the way into the hearts of everyone that listens to her.

She just re-released her self titled album on August 5th and for a bit of time if you purchase the album you get a limited addition acoustic EP (see it DOES pay to buy an album!). You can purchase the record HERE

Also, for your listening pleasure here is an MP3 of a track from the album called "Under My Bed":

Meiko - Under My Bed

This record is yourself and your Top 10 list a favor a pick it up!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Adele Announces US Tour Dates

Adele is back Stateside and the venue sizes just keep going up..

First it was Joe's Pub, then 2 dates at Highline and now Adele has graduated to Webster Hall.

She's also got an appearance on Conan O'Brien and The View planned for her little trip back to the US

Here are the dates:

Washington, DC, 9:30 Club – August 27
New York, NY, Webster Hall – September 3
Somerville, MA, Somerville Theatre - 6

Likely Looks: Santogold - Lights Out

Santogold is currently unstoppable! With a new single for "Lights Out", Santi gets crafty with patterns as she performs with her famous girl sidekicks.

It seems like a fabric store blew up and the trio had some fun with it...

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Jay Z "Throws It Back" To Oasis

After words were thrown between Oasis and Jay Z, it seemed that Jay had won the battle...and Jay Z felt the need to rub it in Noel's face a little more.

Jay Z joined Kayne West on stage the other night at his gig at Madison Square Garden and the performance is brilliant. Jay even throws in the word "bloke" in his crafty.

Monday, August 04, 2008

Likely Looks: Lykke Li - Breaking It Up

Lykke Li is absolutely darling. In her latest video for "Breaking It Up", Lykke let's down her signature bun, throws on some smoky eyeliner and breaks out some wicked dance moves for her anthem about well...breaking up.

Its another side of Li that I would like to see a lot of more of...