Thom Yorke debuts three new songs at Green Party gig, AND WE’VE GOT THE VIDS, ETC

Thom Yorke debuts three new songs at Green Party gig, AND WE'VE GOT THE VIDS, ETC

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke played a 19-track set at a recent benefit solo show for the Green Party’s Tony Juniper. Mostly comprised of Radiohead songs and tracks from The Eraser, Thom also treated the audience to rarer tracks like “Lotus Flower” and “I Froze Up.” BUT THAT WASN’T IT. Thom also debuted three brand new tracks: “The Daily Mail,” “Give Up The Ghost,” and “Mouse Dog Bird.” Only time will tell whether these new tunes end up on a future Radiohead album or a future solo release (or for a certain upcoming documentary), but one thing’s for certain: Thom sure knows how to rock that delay pedal!


“The Daily Mail”:


“Give Up The Ghost”:


“Mouse Dog Bird”:


Catch Thom on tour with his band, Atoms for Peace, in April.

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Child Abuse announce Cut and Run on Lovepump United; something about that sentence sounds so wrong

I don’t know what’s more troubling: naming your band Child Abuse, or playing in a band called Child Abuse and deciding to release your new album on a label called Lovepump United. Like it or not, Child Abuse’s second album, Cut and Run, is due out on April 13 through, yes, Lovepump United. If you’re curious as to what the album will sound like, all you need to know is that Child Abuse have toured with The Locust, Pig Destroyer, and Genghis Tron, and that ALARM Magazine said they have “a gift for conveying the giddy, volcanic rush of jazz losing its patience.” So if you like twee and own a cardigan, you may want to skip over this one, kids. Child Abuse will be touring in support of Cut and Run in late Spring.


01. Hold This
02. Bebe
03. Cut and Run
04. Opportunity Zone
05. Financial Burden
06. Froze Toes

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PJ Harvey Pal John Parish Embarks on a “Rock ’n’ Roll Odyssey” to the Mystical Isle of Soundtracks

You may know him best for A Woman a Man Walked By, his 2009 collaboration with PJ Harvey, but producer/musician/friend-to-the-stars John Parish is a well-regarded solo artist in his own right. Not only has he worked with heavy hitters like Eels, Tracy Chapman, and Giant Sand (among many others), but he’s also known for his soundtracks. Now, with the release of the She, a Chinese soundtrack, Parish’s film work is finally getting wide distribution. The “rock ‘n’ roll odyssey” (as the press materials are calling it) is slated for a US release April 6 and a worldwide digital release March 16 via Dreamboat Records. Not only do you get some stone cold Parish jams on that soundtrack, you also get an early track from Feist, plus Chinese punk rock from Mumma. Now that’s an odyssey I’m willing to embark upon… just keep me away from the ensorcelled swine. I don’t wanna be eating my bacon at breakfast, all worried that it was once human.

She, a Chinese soundtracklisting:

01. Li Mei
02. Fei Fei Run (Mumma)
03. Banjo X
04. Li Mei Makes a Break
05. Drone X
06. Li Mei & Brother Qiang
07. Wildflowers (Tian Zhen)
08. There Is a City (Hang on the Box)
09. Snake at the Docks
10. Spikey’s Place
11. Spikey’s Death
12. What Is Now? (Hang on the Box)
13. Rachid
14. Unseen/Mr Hunt
15. Li Mei & Rachid
16. Link X
17. November
18. Lonely Lonely (Feist)

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Little Dragon tour Machine Dreams, appear on Gorillaz’s Plastic Beach, raise question: Is nothing real anymore?

Gothenburg, Sweden’s Little Dragon have been getting less little year by year since their 2007 self-titled debut on Peacefrog. Their second full-length, Machine Dreams, came out last fall, an upbeat mixture of electronics and soul. According to their website, a third album is in the works, but first comes Gorillaz’s Plastic Beach, out March 9.

Yes, the newest album from Gorillaz features an impressive line-up of guest artists: Lou Reed, Snoop Dogg, De La Soul, and The Clash’s Mick Jones and Paul Simonen, to name a few. Little Dragon have one up on all these hot shots, though: unlike the other guests, they appear on two tracks (Bobby Womack and Hypnotic Brass Ensemble are also featured twice, though not in the same pairings). Take that, Mos Def! Now the question remains: what does Little Dragon look like animated?

Animated or not, Little Dragon will be touring North America for the next couple months to continue promoting Machine Dreams.


03.11.10 - Toronto, ON - Lee’s Place (Windish Agency CMW Showcase)
03.13.10 - Tucson, AZ - Club Congress
03.15.10 - Austin, TX - Emo’s Jr.
03.16.10 - New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks - New Orleans, LA
03.17.10 - Tallahassee, FL - Club Downunder
03.18.10 - Tampa, FL - Crowbar
03.19.10 - Orlando, FL - Backbooth
03.20.10 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade (Hell Stage)
03.21.10 - Charlotte, NC - The Milestone *
03.22.10 - Charlottesville, VA - Rapture (R2) *
03.23.10 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda’s *
03.24.10 - Washington, DC - Liv Nightclub *
03.25.10 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg *
03.28.10 - Allston, MA - Great Scott
03.29.10 - Montreal, QC - Lamb *
03.31.10 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
04.01.10 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall *
04.02.10 - Iowa City, IA - Blue Moose Tap House (Mission Creek Midwest Festival)
04.03.10 - Omaha, NE - Slowdown *
04.05.10 - Denver, CO - Walnut Room *
04.06.10 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge *
04.09.10 - Seattle, WA - Nectar Lounge *
04.10.10 - Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret
04.11.10 - Bellingham, WA - The Wild Buffalo *
04.12.10 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios *
04.13.10 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent *
04.14.10 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent *
04.16.10 - Indio, CA - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
04.21.10 - Mexico City, Mexico - Polyforum Cultural Siqueiros
04.22.10 - Aguascalientes, Mexico - International Festival of San Marcos
04.23.10 - Bogotá, Columbia - Teatro Metro *

* VV Brown

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A Timeless Story for the Ages: Daniel Martin Moore Goes on Tour with Ben Sollee

Sub Pop’s favorite son (well, one of their favorite sons) Daniel Martin Moore will be going on tour for a handful of dates in the coming weeks. Actually, a handful and a peace sign, to be totally accurate. Moore will be joined by another of the label’s favorite sons (Sub Pop is an excellent parent), cellist Ben Sollee. The pair will be touring in support of their collaborative record, Dear Companion, which was released just last week.

Moore and Sollee, arm in arm:

02.26.10 - Louisville, KY - Brown Theater
02.27.10 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
03.01.10 - Boone, NC - Boone Saloon
03.02.10 - Carrboro, NC - Carrboro Arts Center
03.04.10 - Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live
03.05.10 - New York, NY - Joe’s Pub
03.06.10 - New York, NY - Joe’s Pub
03.09.10 - Albany, NY - The Linda
03.11.10 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom
03.12.10 - Evanston, IL - SPACE
03.13.10 - Chicago, IL - Schuba’s
03.15.10 - Cedar Rapids, IA - CSPS
03.16.10 - St. Louis, MO - Old Rock House
03.18.10 - Austin, TX - SXSW
03.19.10 - Austin, TX - SXSW
03.23.10 - Denver, CO - Casselman’s
03.26.10 - Santa Monica, CA - McCabe’s
03.27.10 - San Francisco, CA - Swedish American Hall
03.29.10 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
03.30.10 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile
04.02.10 - Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center
04.03.10 - Madison, WI - Majestic Theater

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The White Stripes want YOU to watch movies about THEM at special midnight screenings

Back in the antiquated world of 2007, The White Stripes went on a lovely tour of EVERY province in Canada (C’mon, that’s not hard! How many are there? Like four? I only remember four.) and the whole time Emmet Malloy was filming it all. The movie he made, The White Stripes: Under Great White Northern Lights, is going to be released on DVD and Blu-ray on March 16, but before the big day AMC Theatres will be hosting special midnight screenings. Look ma! Midnight screenings aren’t just for nerds and Harry Potter fans anymore!

All midnight screenings take place on March 11 at the following venues:

Washington, DC – Hoffman 22
Detroit, MI – Forum 30
Philadelphia, PA – Neshaminy 24
Chicago, IL – River East 21
Minneapolis, MN – Rosedale 14
Los Angeles, CA – Block 30
San Diego, CA - Mission Valley 20
Seattle, WA – Pacific Place 11
Boston, MA – Boston Common 19
New Jersey, NJ – Palisades 21
New York, NY – Empire 25
Atlanta, GA – Barrett 24

Fans unable to attend the midnight screenings (or one of the many additional screenings listed below) can also “host their own screenings” by “purchasing a special screening kit,” but that sounds really dumb, so I’ll stop talking about it. Tickets to screenings can be purchased at the box offices, and further information about the DVD/Blu-ray can be found at White Stripes central.

Additional screening dates (even more may be announced):

02.26.10 - Seattle, WA - Northwest Film Forum
02.26.10 - Toronto, ON - The Royal Theatre
02.27.10 - Seattle, WA - Northwest Film Forum
02.27.10 - Toronto, ON - The Royal Theatre
02.28.10 - Toronto, ON - The Royal Theatre
03.01.10 - Toronto, ON - The Royal Theatre
03.02.10 - Toronto, ON - The Royal Theatre
03.03.10 - Minneapolis, MN - Sound Unseen
03.03.10 - Toronto, ON - The Royal Theatre
03.04.10 - Portland, OR - McMenamin’s Bagdad Theater
03.04.10 - Toronto, ON - The Royal Theatre
03.04.10 - Sydney, NS - Empire Theatre
03.08.10 - Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero Theatre
03.08.10 - Chicago, IL - The Music Box
03.09.10 - Los Angeles, CA - The Egyptian Theater
03.10.10 - New York, NY - IFC Center
03.10.10 - Atlanta, GA - The Plaza Theatre
03.10.10 - Ottawa, ON - Mayfair Theatre
03.11.10 - San Francisco, CA - Variety Screening Room
03.11.10 - New York, NY - IFC Center
03.11.10 - Detroit, MI - Burton Theater
03.11.10 - Ottawa, ON - Mayfair Theatre
03.12.10 - Washington, DC - AFI Silver Theatre & Cultural Center
03.12.10 - Austin, TX - Paramount Theater (SXSW Film Festival Premiere)
03.12.10 - Edmonton, AB - Citadel Theatre (Metro Cinema)
03.13.10 - Kansas City, KS - The Screenland Armour
03.13.10 - Salt Lake City, UT - Tower Theater
03.13.10 - Boston, MA - Brattle Theater
03.13.10 - Edmonton, AB - Metro Cinema in the Citadel Theatre
03.14.10 - Edmonton, AB - Metro Cinema in the Citadel Theatre
03.14.10 - Saskatoon, SK - Broadway Cinema
03.15.10 - San Francisco, CA - Roxie Theater

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