Friday, January 22, 2010


I'm a huge huge fan of this song, so when I found out yesterday that the video was released, I immediately headed over to Yahoo Music to check it out. It's such a great song to work out to at the gym! Take a look!


In a special partnership with La Blogotheque, Fleet Foxes return to Current TV, sneaking into an abandoned wing of of the Grand Palais in Paris for an amazing acoustic performance of "Blue Ridge Mountains."

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The Cribs performed live on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon! They played their new single from Ignore the Ignorant, "We Share the Same Skies" on the show.

The guys kicked off their current North American tour last Wednesday by playing to a sold out crowd at Chicago's Lincoln Hall and have been continuing to win new fans with their massively strong, catchy setlists since that night. If you have a writer interested in covering the show, please let me know.

The tour dates are as follows:
1/19: 9:30 Club, Washington, D.C.
1/20: The Earl, Atlanta, GA
1/22: The Granada Theater, Dallas, TX
1/23: The Parish House, Austin, TX
1/26: The Glass House, Pomona, CA
1/27: Bimbo’s 365, San Francisco, CA
1/29: The Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR
1/30: Showbox Theater, Seattle, WA
1/31: Venue, Vancouver BC:


Spoon made a stop at the Village to share exclusive versions from their upcoming 2010release, for KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic.

Thursday, January 21, 2010


The Ting Tings were the musical guest on SNL over the weekend. They performed two of their biggest hits, "Shut Up & Let Me Go" and "That's Not My Name."

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


My new favorite band was confirmed to perform at the 2010 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on Saturday April 17th, along with Muse, MGMT and The Dirty Projectors.

Additionally, "Sweet Disposition," the breakout single from The Temper Trap, will be one of the songs featured in a new Rhapsody® campaign airing exclusively across MTV Networks - including MTV, VH1, Spike and COMEDY CENTRAL through the end of the year. The track comes from the London-based band's critically-acclaimed debut album Conditions, released in June 2009. In addition to being featured prominently in the trailer and marketing for Fox Searchlight film (500) Days of Summer, the track is also showcased in a spot for the latest ad campaign for Chrysler and the new ABC series The Deep End.


Music Go Music was the musical guest on Morning Becomes Eclectic. Not familiar? Check em out now!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


It's a nasty day here in Southern California so it's hard to believe that it will soon be Coachella time. I soooooooo can't wait, I'm over the nasty weather. I'm looking forward to those dog days of summer and those fun nights at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs.

Click the link to see who has been added to this year's lineup.


Melissa Auf der Maur has premiered the first music video from her current multimedia project of the same name, "Out of Our Minds." Directed by Tony Stone, the stylishly noir video features MAdM on a mysterious journey into the woods after her car crashes.

Monday, January 18, 2010


Director's Cut from adidas Global PR on Vimeo.

...this video. ADIDAS and Stella McCartney teamed up with model Anouck Lepere to showcase her Spring 2010 line, which includes new ranges for cyclists and triathlalons.

Pay attention to the's AMAZING! It's called "Drop The Phone" by Shy Child.


My favorite Aussies just sent a letter to all their fans. I can't wait for their upcoming album and a U.S. tour that is in the works. Take a peep at their letter.


it is a strange thing to write a letter to you. our manager, cathy, asked us if we would like to write a
personal note when she went to send out the information about the new record... and i thought that
perhaps it would be something i might like to do. i like writing letters to my friends when we are
away-and you have become, in some way, a friend of ours, so this can be something like that... a letter to a friend to tell you what we have been doing...or at least a little bit about how this record came to be made.

the songs have been written all over the place... in stormy corners of backstage rooms and rusty windows of old hotels in sleepy towns...they have been written in the back yard at our dad's place in avalon-and in the heart of lands where we are truly strangers...and places where we have felt like visitors... drifting through without more than a few words to a local farmer....or just a few chords to a sleepy highland cow.....i could be more specific, but you know how specifics take up space-and do you really want to know about the waxed table tops and dolly parton fan clubs?

the recording of the record happened also over two years in different places between tours.....the place where my heart skipped beats, and i think angus feels the same, is the little town of golant, where we found the studio 'sawmills'-- a converted old sawmill that you had to access by boat on the high tide...we had been living in east london and had been playing festivals here and there... we had a couple of weeks off, a few hundred songs in our hearts.... we wanted to see the ocean and record music at the same we drove down past stonehenge on our regular south bound route to the ocean and settled in by the river foye...... we cooked, we drank tea...and we made music... we recorded 'the devil's tears', 'walk it off', 'black crow', 'yellow brick road', 'for you' and 'on the road'- plus other tracks that didn't make the record like 'the wedding song' and 'take you away'-we had with us clay and mitch- laying down the drums and bass for these tracks...a great engineer who lived onsite, our gang was a joyous one... when we ran out of food we jumped in the green canoe and paddled twenty minutes into the beautiful town of foye at the river mouth..... it is just too much to put into words the feeling of looking out across the cornish countryside and over the sparkling ocean, whilst castles lingered on the edge of it all, tempted to swim with the seals....

we then went on tour with martha wainwright in europe... it was a great tour for many reasons... she is something extraordinary'-a strong woman, a beautiful woman... - she also toured with a great band- which was where we met matt johnson and brad albetta who we ended up recording with us down the track in new york...eeek... how can i squeeze this all into a regular sized e-mail... now that i've started i want to tell you about it all.... the garden with the ducks... the roof tops of barcelona.......

after the europe tour we went on tour in the states and the end of a couple of months in a bus with 12 boys... we ended up at brad's studio in brooklyn, where we recorded 'hush,' 'i'm not yours', 'draw your swords' and 'and the boys'-with matt on drums and kimon on bass (a great bass player, who we had a random jam with at a friend's house when we were visiting los angeles)... then to queens with another rowdy gang at the buddy project where we recorded 'hold on', then to battery park at rob and janie's home where we played 'santa monica dream' and 'old friend' in the home studio in angus' room late at night when the city was kind of quiet......-and then back in the water tank with finny up in coolangatta for 'big jet plane' .....

i am going to stop now... not because i don't want to tell you everything-- more perhaps because i am starting to feel the strange sensation of trying to squeeze elephants into size six ballet slippers and teach them to tango.....all these places and people need books written about them... they have all taken such good care of us... we both hope you enjoy this record---as much as we have enjoyed making it...

with love from,
julia (and angus)

The first single ‘And The Boys’ from the forthcoming album ’Down The Way’ is available now on Itunes with 2 exclusive tracks.

You can also view the video for ‘And The Boys’ at Youtube now. The video was shot around Angus and Julia’s hometown in Australia.

Tour dates are still being planned for this year – can’t wait to see you on the road.

‘Down The Way’ Out in March.. xx