Tuesday, April 29, 2008
- Coldplay - Violet Hill (click and sign up to download)
"If you love me, won't you let me know?"
The first single from their forthcoming LP, 'Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends', is available on their website. Well, I suppose I've ignored Coldplay since 'X&Y' (or actually since their 2nd LP), but this song is reason to pay attention again. The expansive guitar and exaggerated dynamics kinda reminded me of Doves, mixed in with familiar Coldplay elements like Chris Martin's piano and trademark falsetto. (Speaking of which, when the hell are Doves coming out with a new album? Hopefully, this year.)
- CSS - Rat Is Dead (Rage) (MP3)
Hooray for new CSS! It's more alt rock/punk than their previous tunes, sharing more in common with Veruca Salt, Belly, or the Breeders than their dance rock counterparts.
- The Radio Dept. - Freddie and the Trojan Horse (MP3) | mirror
With all the great music coming out of Sweden, The Radio Dept. still holds its place as my favorite Swedish band/artist, with The Knife and Jens Lekman as close runners-up (not to leave out Robyn, Shout Out Louds, Peter Bjorn and John, Jose Gonzalez, The Cardigans, The Sounds, The Hives, and ABBA). This is the title track off their forthcoming LP, 'Freddie and the Trojan Horse', a dreamy and contemplative blend of pop, synth rock, and psychedelia.
- Evil Dead - The Musical
Wow, I really want to see this. Too bad it's only playing in Toronto. Come to Chicago (or at least to Broadway)!
- Jimi Hendrix Sex Tape
Add this to the list of things I never want to see.
- Roger Ebert's Journal
I don't always agree with his reviews. But it'll be interesting to read his daily ramblings on his new blog.
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