Friday, March 27, 2009


Check out the exclusive premiere of Metric's video for "Gimme Sympathy" and then check out the split screen video. This alternate video shows two videos simultaneously - the official music video on the left and behind the scenes footage of what was happening during each part of the video shoot on the right. It's a unique glimpse at what it takes to make a music video and all the hard work that creates the final video.

Here's what Metric has to say about the video:

We had a lot of fun making this video. We shot it at our old stomping ground Sound Academy in Toronto with director Frank Borin. The entire video was shot in one take, so you can imagine the amount of preparation that went into getting it right. We decided to film as much behind the scenes footage as possible so that we could show you how it went down...Check it out here!

xox metriclovesyou

Don't forget to pre-order your copy of Fantasies at to receive special bonus materials, including an immediate download of "Help I'm Alive" (album version) and two exclusive pre-order tracks - "Gimme Sympathy" (acoustic version) and Metric's cover of Pink Floyd's "Nobody Home". All physical albums purchased through are deluxe, hardcover editions that you can't get anywhere else!

These pre-order bundles are selling out, so make sure you don't wait too long.

Fantasies will be available digitally on iTunes March 31 and in US stores on April 14.


Silversun Pickups took over SXSW last week, playing new material off the forthcoming SWOON and old favorites alike, leaving crowds in awe. While we wait impatiently for SWOON to hit stores April 14, check out this brand new video blip put together for fans to get a sneak preview below, and if you haven't yet heard the new hit single "Panic Switch," head over to the band's MySpace or iMeem page now!


Gabriella Cilmi made her TV debut in the states on Wednesday night. She performed "Sweet About Me" on The Late Show with Jimmy Fallon

Thursday, March 26, 2009


Matt Cameron from Pearl Jam is playing a Game With Fame session on Xbox LIVE. All the info is below, or you can find it here:

Pearl Jam is arguably one of the most influential and iconic bands of the 90s - the beginning of the grunge explosion, and is still producing incendiary and important music eighteen years later. Now you can play with Pearl Jam drummer Matt Cameron as he plays Rock Band 2 with Xbox LIVE® Gold members March 27.

If you're an Xbox LIVE Gold member (if not, upgrade now!), and you want a chance to play with Matt Cameron, send a friend request to the Gamertag "Pearl Jam GWF" and be online half an hour before (6:30 p.m. EST) the Game with Fame session starts on Friday, March 27, 7:00 p.m. EST. If you get a chance to play with Matt Cameron, Xbox wants to hear about it! Send an e-mail to with the subject: "GWF - Pearl Jam." Be sure to include your Gamertag and hometown.

With eight full-length albums under their belts, the band is now re-releasing their very first album put out in 1991, Ten. There will be four collectible special edition versions of the re-release and you can find out more about these at the band's official website.

Cameron is a veteran of Seattle's music scene, having been a member of grunge pioneer band Skin Yard, and longtime drummer for Soundgarden. He joined Pearl Jam in 1998 and started recording with them on their 2000 release Binaural.

Check out these Pearl Jam these music videos for download through Xbox LIVE Marketplace:

"Do The Evolution"
"Even Flow"
"I Am Mine"
"Save You"

Who: Matt Cameron of Pearl Jam
Date: Friday, March 27, 2009
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. EST (4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. PST)
Game: Rock Band 2
Gamertags: Pearl Jam GWF


O+S (Orenda Fink of Azure Ray + Cedric Lemoyne for Remy Zero) ) have a great new record, and stopped by KCRW's 'Morning Become's Eclectic' to give us a sample.

You need to hear this session - it's fantastic, and pick up the album while your at it!


Check out the official video for "I Don't Know"!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Morrisey performed "Black Cloud" on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Monday night. Check it our if you are a Morrisey fan!

Also, Congratulations to Zack Shaffer of Santa Monica! He won the Morrisey contest and picked himself up a vinyl of Morrisey's latest album.


After tearing the city of Austin, TX a new one with some sonically punishing performances, All the Saints have released a music video for the song "Sheffield" from their debut full-length album "Fire On Corridor X."

All the Saints "Sheffield" from Touch and Go/Quarterstick on Vimeo.


Ida Maria’s debut album Fortress Round My Heart is out digitally as of yesterday from Upper 11/Mercury Records! I love this chick - She's BAD ASS! Check out her video for "I Like You So Much Better When You're Naked" below, then head over to iTunes and pick up her album.

If you wanna get to know more about her check out some info below!

Born and raised in the icy Norwegian stillness of the Arctic Circle, Ida Maria brought a new cool to the top of the pops when her first single release in the UK, "I Like You So Much Better When You're Naked" hit #13 on the national chart and sent her debut album, FORTRESS ROUND MY HEART straight inside the Top 40.

FORTRESS ROUND MY HEART - which drew 4? UK reviews in Q magazine and The Guardian - has now been signed to Mercury Records, and will be distributed by Fontana in a close collaboration with a March 24th digital release. "I Like You So Much Better When You're Naked" was officially released as a digital single in the U.S. earlier this week (on February 24th). Ida Maria's song "Oh My God" will be used in all the Gossip Girl promos for this season. Originally airing 2/23, the promos will continue for months ahead! Check it out at:

On the heels of her 30-show, sold-out headlining UK tour in November, four critically acclaimed showcases in Los Angeles and New York, and NME's prestigious Shockwaves Awards show earlier this month - Ida Maria and her band (Stefan Törnby on lead guitar, bassist Johannes Lindberg, drummer Olle Lundin) will play their first U.S. tour in March. Kickoff is the South By Southwest (SXSW) Music and Media Confer¬ence in Austin, Texas, March 18-22. Dates will continue in New Orleans, Atlanta, Washington DC, West Chester (PA), Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Boston. Ida Maria will return to the U.S. for a performance at the Coachella Festival in California on April 18th. (Please see complete itinerary below.)

24-year old Ida (pronounced ee-dah) Maria grew up in Nesna, Norway, a university town of fewer than 2000 people north of the 66th latitude. When she moved to the great city of Bergen as a teen, she rubbed shoulders with everyone from metal bands to avant garde jazz musicians and bluegrass singer-songwriters. There she "discovered the inner beast that was hiding in my vocal chords." At the same time, she developed into a formidable songwriter, informed by a benign variant of synaesthesia, a rare condition in which perception in one sense mode arouses imagery from another, so that one can see sounds or hear colors, for example.

Following the success of "I Like You So Much Better When You're Naked," "Oh My God" was issued as a new single, and earned a 4 STAR review from Time magazine placed the song at # 3 on their "Top Ten List of Everything in 2008," praising her "powerhouse voice - deep, commanding, a little masculine, exotic, too, like Nico, but with an abundance rather than an absence of feeling." Audio of "I Like You So Much Better When You're Naked," "Oh My God," "Keep Me Warm," and "Stella" (as well as video clips of "I Like You So Much Better When You're Naked" and "Oh My God") can all be sampled on Ida Maria's MySpace website, which boasts over 1.1 million profile views and more than 2.3 million total plays.

“Fortress Round My Heart” on iTunes:

Ida Maria Videos

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


I am sooo excited because The Sounds have finally released their brand new single from their upcoming album. It's titled "No One Sleeps When I'm Awake" and it's posted on their Myspace page. Check out her note below and then head over to and listen to it!

"It's really is happening. We've just put up the first song No One Sleeps When I'm Awake from our new album Crossing The Rubicon!!"

Add it to your profiles, tell your friends, and get ready for the album! Also, make sure you come and see us on tour as we're playing a bunch of new songs. We're a week into the tour, and it is going great. We also just posted a bunch of new photos from on the road, so check them out.


Razorlight stopped by Morning Becomes Eclectic to perform for all of us. Check it out in case you missed it!

Monday, March 23, 2009


If you are in the L.A. area tonight, you must check out this upcoming artist Asa! She is in town after her recent appearance at SXSW, and you can catch her at 8pm at the Hotel Cafe!

The Paris-born, Nigerian raised artist Asa has had a lot of love coming from
KCRW on her debut release Asa (Mercer Street Records). She was in Austin for
SXSW performing as part of number of shows including Marco Wermans

If Bob Marley and India Arie had a daughter and raised her in Nigeria, she
would probably look and sound like Asa² Afrobeat

Her debut went gold in France only 3 months after its release and won her
the Prix Constantin for Best New French Artist of 2008. Her US release
debuted at #1 on the iTunes world chart. The sounds of the R&B records of
her childhood, as well socially-conscious music like Fela Kuti and Bob
Marley, inform the lyrics and sounds of her first album.

Tour Dates For Asa
03/23 - Los Angeles, CA - Hotel Café
03/24 - San Francisco, CA - Yoshi's
03/25 - San Francisco, CA - Yoshi's
03/27 - New York, NY- Le Poisson Rouge


PJ Havey & John Parish stopped by the studios of KCRW while they were at SXSW. You can catch PJ & John at the El Rey tonight in L.A.


British Breakthrough band Late of the Pier are playing Coachella 2009. This is the band's first U.S. tour! They start at SXSW and end in April at Coachella.

The band is featuring in the current issues of Spin on the Breaking Out page, on the Almost Famous page in Blender and has a full page feature in Alternative Press' 100 Bands You Need to Watch in 09 issue. (below)
They have been featured in V Magazine, People, Interview, Under the Radar, Teen Vogue, Marie Claire, Filter, and more.

Check out their videos: