Friday, February 25, 2011

Whathaveyou - Friday, February 25, 2011



Various and Sundry Goings On About Music:
  • The Grammys happened. Arcade Fire, Black Keys, the artists formerly known as the White Stripes all won stuff. Avetts performered with Dylan. And there was much rejoicing.
  • FANTASTIC news out of the ANTI- Records camp. Tom Waits is working on his next album! Woo! Wonder where it will fall on the Waits-o-meter?
  • Congrats to Toro y Moi for earning a Best New Music review from Pitchfork. This is usually a Midas touch for up-and-comers. Chaz's ship might have just come in.
  • Official release date for TV On the Radio's new disc: April 12, which puts them out of consideration for Indie Music MAYhem Part Deux.
Recent Listening:
  • Radiohead - The King of Limbs
  • Iron and Wine - Kiss Each Other Clean
  • Uncle Tupelo - Still Feel Gone
  • My Morning Jacket - At Dawn
  • Bob Dylan - Basement Tapes
Upcoming Releases of Import:
  • Felice Brothers - Celebration, Florida (March)
  • Strokes - Angles (March 22)
  • Cass McCombs - WIT'S END (April 12) 
  • TV On the Radio - Types of Light (April 12)
  • Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit - Here We Rest (April 12)
  • Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues (May 3)
  • Okkervil River - I Am Very Far (May 10)
  • Death Cab for Cutie - Codes and Keys (May 31)
My Upcoming Concert Schedule:
  • Bright Eyes (Asheville, March 5)
  • The Avett Brothers (Savannah, March 30)
  • Iron and Wine w/Low Anthem (Savannah, April 23)
  • The Fleet Foxes (Atlanta, May 14)
A Tube For You:
I need a little pick-me-up this morning, so here's the video to one of the most uplifting songs from the past few years: "Who Knows, Who Cares" by Local Natives, who wrote my favorite album of 2010.

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