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Nine Inch Nails = “Indefinite Hiatus”

trent announced on friday that NIN would be going on an “indefinite hiatus” after a string of dates late august and early september in NY, Chicago and ending in LA at the Echoplex. suppose indefinite is better definite?

* w/ the Horrors
^ w/ Mew

8/22 – NY, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
8/23 – NY, NY @ Webster Hall *
8/25 – NY, NY @ Terminal 5 *
8/26 – NY, NY @ Terminal 5
8/28 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom ^
8/29 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
09/2 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium ^
09/3 – Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda Theatre ^
09/5 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
09/6 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex *

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07-12-09

THROWBACK SATURDAYS: Abbey Lincoln – “Come Sunday”

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Abbey Lincoln – “Come Sunday”

abbey sings ellington. off 1959’s “abbey is blue” LP. an all-time favorite vocal. that moment when she lifts out into the song’s title words… just stunning.

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07-11-09

Bowerbirds – “Northern Lights”

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Bowerbirds – “Northern Lights”

one time got robbed, got shot got shook, got a job, started rhymin, came up with a hook. got a chain and some tats, came up with a look.

buy

rating: 7.7

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07-11-09

LIFETIME network

for all you Lifetime enthusiasts in the house

Robbie Fulks – “I Told Her Lies”

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Dent May and his Magnificent Ukulele – “I’m An Alcoholic”

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07-11-09

Pulp Fiction Friday

i used the same fuckin’ soap as you did, and when i finished the towel didn’t look like no god damn maxi pad

The Tornadoes- Bustin’ Surfboards

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07-10-09

Moby – “A Seated Night”

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Moby – “A Seated Night”

gorgeous.

buy

rating: 8.7

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07-09-09

We Were Promised Jetpacks – “Ships With Holes Will Sink”

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We Were Promised Jetpacks – “Ships With Holes Will Sink”

edinburgh quartet we were promised jetpacks released their debut LP “four walls” last month on fat cat. we’re pumped. “ships with holes will sink” is our fav off the record. b3sci rock and roll lifestyle 2009.

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rating: 7.8

zagata

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07-09-09

Michael Jackson – “Remember the Time” (Sleeper Heartbroken Remix) (Feat. Telepopmusik)

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Michael Jackson – “Remember the Time” (Sleeper Heartbroken Remix) (Feat. Telepopmusik)

oh my my, oh hell yes, honey put on that party dress. this is the jam.

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rating: 8.9

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07-09-09

As Tall As Lions – “Circles”

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As Tall As Lions – “Circles (Live In NY)”

As Tall As Lions – “Song For Luna”

the more i hear “Circles” (studio version here) the more it grows on me. ATAL third LP you can’t take it with you will be released on August 18. when they played Reggies in Chicago last year, we spoke about the new record as they were in the process of choosing a producer. they explained it was a tough choice because their songwriting process is an intricate one involving every member of the band. that, and the fact they were looking forward to exploring new rhythmic ideas, or better put… someone that gets “it” = right chemistry = right producer. i was the lucky LAST person allowed in the door at LA’s sold out Troubadour gig in February. they debuted some of the songs, and there were some great things taking shape. we’ll see. good things come to those who wait..

“Song For Luna” is a favorite off their last and self-titled sophomore ’06 LP..

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rating: 8.7

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07-08-09

Arctic Monkeys – “Crying Lightning”

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Arctic Monkeys – “Crying Lightening”

Arctic Monkeys new single “Crying Lightening” is familiar and different in all the right ways. it’s a departure from there more “pop” single predecessors, and builds to be a solid track. off there upcoming LP Humbug to be released in late August, with several tracks produce by Josh Homme from Queens of the Stone Age.

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rating: 7.6

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07-08-09

Vetiver – “You May Be Blue”

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Vetiver – “You May Be Blue”

from the you may be blue EP released in ’08, the title track is an american folk journey into what could only be a somber and bitter life experience.. “my time with you, beat a thorn-filled path, blood filled where we passed through”. their new record tight knit was released via Sub Pop this past February.

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rating: 7.5

brown8

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07-08-09

Little Dragon – “Blinking Pigs”

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Little Dragon – “Blinking Pigs”

we’re huge marks for this band. little dragon’s self-titled debut was one of our favorite records of ’07. we dig this song well enough. but here’s to yukimi & the swedes bringing that “twice” work on the full release of their upcoming “machine dreams” lp.

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rating 7.5

zagata

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07-08-09