- Jason Lytle “Yours Truly, The Commuter”
- Sonic Youth “The Eternal”
- Papercuts “You Can Have What You Want”
- Jeff The Brotherhood “Heavy Days”
- Animal Collective “Fall Be Kind” (EP)
- Built To Spill “There Is No Enemy”
- Mew “No More Stories…”
- Systems Officer “Underslept”
- Flaming Lips “Embryonic”
- Cass McCombs “Catacombs”
- Atlas Sound “Logos”
- Polvo “In Prism”
- Girls “Album”
- Grizzly Bear “Veckatimest”
- Circulatory System “Signal Morning “
- Mission Of Burma “The Sound The Speed The Light”
- The Clientele “Bonfires on the Heath”
- Them Crooked Vultures “Them Crooked Vultures”
- Woods “Songs Of Shame”
- Yo La Tengo “Popular Songs”
Things That I Would Like To See Disappear Forever in 2010: Any band listing Animal Collective as an influence.
Genre With The Least Staying Power: Chillwave, Glo-fi, et al.
What I Have High Hopes For in 2010: 1) Bands who remember that the guitar is indeed an instrument. 2) LIARS LIARS LIARS!!!
In probably one of the more ingenious marketing launches of an album, the mysterious and elusive details of Dark Night of the Soul – the collaboration between Danger Mouse, Sparklehorse and David Lynch (yes, that’s right) – are now available. You can actually stream the album now on NPR Music.
It all started with mysterious posters all around Austin during SXSW this March. I saw them and was intrigued. I love pretty much everything Danger Mouse touches. Then information started to emerge. Dark Night of the Soul is an album of songs written by Danger Mouse and Mark Linkous of Sparklehorse and features a myriad of other artists including James Mercer of The Shins, The Flaming Lips, Gruff Rhys of Super Furry Animals, Jason Lytle of Grandaddy, Julian Casablancas of The Strokes, Frank Black of the Pixies, Iggy Pop, Nina Persson of The Cardigans, Suzanne Vega, Vic Chesnutt, David Lynch, and Scott Spillane of Neutral Milk Hotel and The Gerbils.
The album was supposed to be released in July with a book of photographs by David Lynch. But due to ongoing disputes with label EMI, the album will not see an official digial or physical release. (Oy…labels.) So the band will be releasing the album as a blank CD-R with a note to fans to download it from an illegal filesharing network. For now you can enjoy a free stream of the album on NPR Music. Check it out now, while it lasts. You can pre-order the CD (albeit blank) with book of 100 original photos from David Lynch on the bands website now.
Singer-songwriter and modern-day troubadour M. Ward will release his new album, Hold Time, February 17 on Merge Records. This is the follow up album to his acclaimed solo Post-War effort and She and Him Volume 1 collaboration with Zooey Deschanel. His new release is reported to feature guest performances by Lucinda Williams, Jason Lytle (ex Grandaddy) and side project band-mate Zooey. The video for the track ‘Hold Time‘ was just released today. And if that’s not enough, the busy little bee has also announced plans to hit the road this winter to support the album. Whew!
M. Ward Tour Dates:
2/18 BOSTON, MA Somerville Theater
2/19 NEW YORK, NY The Apollo Theatre
2/20 PHILADELPHIA, PA Trocadero Theatre
2/21 WASHINGTON, DC Sixth and I Synagogue
2/25 LONDON, UK Borderline
2/26 PARIS, FR Café de la Danse
2/27 AMSTERDAM, NL Paradiso
3/04 LOS ANGELES, CA Music Box at Fonda
3/05 SAN FRANCISCO, CA Palace of Fine Arts
3/06 SEATTLE, WA Showbox At The Market
3/07 PORTLAND, OR Aladdin Theater