Portland-based indie pop band Starfucker shares the first single, “Bury Us Alive,” from their album Reptilians set to be released by Polyvinyl Records on March 8th. If the single is any indicator, the group’s infectious dance sound will continue to spawn unparalleled live performances that turn to raucous dance parties. The album was produced by Jacob Portrait of the Dandy Warholds, which shouldn’t hurt the dance-floor aesthetic.
Eric Andrew Kuhn and Robin Joyce Landy, the duo behind Silian Rail, grew up together in Durham, North Carolina (cute alert!) and then happened upon one another while partying in this fair city (fate alert!). What this joyous union created is a mixture of experimental indie, post-rock, free form, free jazz, “Freebird,” and freaking awesome.
It started with one email yesterday, and now the pre-SXSW buzz is in full swing. The latest band vying for our attention before the madness in Austin begins this spring arrives in the form of Some Community, a Brazilian indie rock act that will sate your appetite while you wait for more new tunes from CSS. We’re loving the spunky melodica melody. If you’re looking for more, track down the band’s new RinoRino EP.
Some Community “Random Words”
The King is Dead, the Decemberists new album scheduled for a January 18th release, promises to take the band (joined by R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck for a few songs) in a new direction. The first single, “Down by the Water” is available now for free on iTunes, or simply stream it here.
The Decemberists “Down By The Water”
The first single “Cold Rain” from Talib Kweli’s upcoming album, Gutter Rainbows (set to be released January 25th) is available for preview at Youtube. His intricate rhymes are ever present with lyrics like “Your brain is like a cage, you enslaved and that’s why they love you / This is the Book of Eli, that start with a Cane W.”
Having a hard time getting back into the post-Christmas routine? We feel you. Space out with this cut from New Zealand duo Glass Vaults, who recently released their 12″ Glass EP on the recently created Florida label, Jukboxr.
It’s down to the wire for the Holidays. Whether you still have shopping to do, or you’re getting burnt out on family drama (or just need something to block out the neighbor’s drunken Christmas carols), nothing can bring back a piece of sanity like some good music. Here are five songs that have been getting me through the week. Some old, some new, but all very 2010 for me.
It’s crazy this time of year. Everyone is freaking out because Santa (or the family) is coming to town. If you aren’t caught up in the hoopla, no doubt someone very near to you is, and it is probably starting to stress you out. Time to light some candles, take a bath (when was the last time you did that?), stop thinking about the holidays and chill out.