Friday, February 20, 2009

Depeche Mode announce 2009 North American tour dates. Next studio album, Sounds of the Universe, out April 21, 2009.

Friday, July 24th Toronto
Saturday, July 25th Montreal
Tuesday, July 28th Washington, DC
Friday, July 31st Boston
Saturday, August 1st Atlantic City
Monday, August 3rd New York
Monday, August 10th Seattle
Wednesday, August 12th San Francisco
Friday, August 14th San Diego
Sunday, August 16th Los Angeles
Monday, August 17th Los Angeles
Thursday, August 20th Santa Barbara
Saturday, August 22nd Las Vegas
Sunday, August 23rd Phoenix
Tuesday, August 25th Salt Lake City
Thursday, August 27th Denver
Saturday, August 29th Dallas
Sunday, August 30th Houston
Tuesday, Sept 1st Atlanta
Friday, Sept 4th Tampa
Saturday, Sept 5th Ft. Lauderdale

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Wild Moccasins (Houston, Texas)

i can't say that Wild Moccasins are one of my favoritest indie pop bands of the year, but i can confidently say that they are a perfect 10 for funtime indie pop band press photos. In this one they look like they just stepped out of the J Geils Band video for "Freeze Frame," which came out before any of these kids were born. The Moccasins' album Microscopic Metronomes is out there now. -Kenyon


"My Favorites Die" - [mp3]

Friday, February 13, 2009

into>>the>>future. Papercuts

"Future Primitive" [mp3]
from You Can Have What You Want, out April 14, 2009. Leader Jason Quever flosses his teeth with organic spacious pop dripping with 1960s/70s soft psychedelia. The matured songwriting for "Future Primitive" is nearly up there with the new Animal Collective. -Kenyon
kenyon in southeast florida. werrrd.
boynton beach

dada in delray beach

Saturday, February 07, 2009

we're in a place called vertigo.
U2 - Get On Your Boots

so far, after a couple of listens, i hate the new U2 song. How to Dismantle had better songs than the first single "Vertigo," so i'm gonna assume/hope that the rest of No Line on the Horizon has something more legit to offer. -Kenyon

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Starsailor >> new song >>
"Boy in Waiting" (live at Hard Rock Cafe, London) [mp3]
All The Plans releases March 9, 2009 in the UK.

The first Starsailor album was super melancholy and slow-paced before the band got some Leonard Cohen in them for the vibrant songs on the partially Phil Spector-produced Silence is Easy. "Boy in Waiting" (at least live) is less showy, as All the Plans is "closer in spirit to the first album."

Monday, February 02, 2009

artist to watch or something in 2009 >>> The Whip

Thanks to this Manchester, UK band's debut, music in 2009 is here. Not to mention the Whip's technologically efficient videos. X Marks Destination is destined to be within the top 10 albums of the year, lead by the dance-rock single "Trash." But i'm sure all you hipsters who never heard of Primal Scream know that already, since the whole thing was released in the UK last spring. So it doesn't matter. None of this matters. Destination is scheduled for release March 3, the same day as the new U2 album. That's like going up against Lord of the Rings. The Whip's got usb wristbands. When i put those songs in my itunes, what follows? White lion. Yea that's right. And before the Whip? Wham! Now get off your cell phones and start living. -Kenyon