Best New Music // Foreign/National

Artist: Foreign/National
Album: Foreign/National EP
Release Date: September 22, 2014
Hails From: Melbourne, Australia
RIYL: Tame Impala-tinged pop. Yum!

Australia just keeps turning out the good music and I’ve completely fallen for this 5 piece from Melbourne  – hook, line and sinker.  Just wrap your ears around their Tame Impala tinged pop and try NOT to fall in love. I dare you.

SF Spotlight: The Beehive Spirit [Free EP!]

The Beehive Spirit “Monkey Song”

Okay folks, meet your new favorite San Francisco garage rock band – The Beehive Spirit. Yum! They just released their first EP and are getting ready to record their full length soon. A year in the making, the foursome recorded most of the EP at Coyote Hearing in Oakland, CA, with Jeremy Black (Dr. Dog, Big Light, Apollo Sunshine, Drug Rug) and Cochrane Miller (Apollo Sunshine, Tea Leaf Green, Big Light). While the final track “Georgia Hotel” was recorded at Greg Ashley’s (Gris Gris) studio warehouse in Oakland. A nice pedigree if I say so myself!

Get it for cheap or for free.

Will There Be A Radiohead EP Released Today?


Radiohead, “These Are My Twisted Words”

The Internet is ablaze with theories about the leaked Radiohead track last week, “These Are My Twisted Words.” And one such theory that’s been speculated on a Radiohead fan site, At Ease, is that “Twisted Words” is from a new Radiohead EP called Wall of Ice that will hit the internet hard today. According to the site, in the source files of the the leaked track last week, the title ‘Wall Of Ice’ was found twice as well as a release date of August 17, 2009.

Why is everyone so optimistic about this theory?

  1. If you go to you get redirected to a Radiohead online store.
  2. In the recent Believer interview, Yorke alluded to having something up his sleeve by saying: “We’ve got this great idea for putting things out but I can’t tell you what it is, because someone will rip it off.”
  3. The ‘Wall of Ice’ reference of the supposed EP title is believed to originate from an anti-industry cartoon about digital rights management (pictured above).
  4. Capitol Records is slated to release deluxe reissues of Kid A, Amnesica and Hail to the Theif on August 25. The band had no input into this.

Given that Radiohead has vocally expressed disdain for the music industry and it’s inner workings on many occasion, this is all starting to sound like a very viable ‘fuck you’ to the system.  Whether it’s true or not, we will shall soon find out. Good god do I have respect for this band.  Not only are they musical geniuses, they’re marketing geniuses too.  And right now they have the entire world eating out of their hands.