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Mogwai in Minneapolis: Barry Burns’ Radio K in-studio, live First Ave. bootleg online

Posted in Audio, Downloads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on Friday, June 5, 2009 by Ryan Buege

Minneapolis is showing some love for Mogwai. It’s been a month since the Scottish post-rockers came to play the mainroom in First Avenue, and in the meantime some great audio from their stay in the city is slowly leaking from the city.

Before Mogwai took the stage on May 10th, Barry Burns stopped by U of M’s Radio K for half an hour to take over the dials and give an exclusive interview to our fine University during the broadcast of nowlikephotographs. Check it:

LISTEN: Barry Burns (Mogwai), DJ Set/Interview

And the best find of all? Empty’s Tapes linked to an exclusive live audio bootleg at The Trader’s Den that captures the band’s First Avenue performance in glorious clarity. It’s worth the download for any fan of the band; all you have to do is register for free and you can start torrenting!

DOWNLOAD: Mogwai, Live at First Avenue, 5/10/09 (FLAC Audio Bootleg)

Metal & Hardcore A/V roundup: Torche, Heaven and Hell, Chimaira, Toxic Holocaust and more

Posted in Media with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on Tuesday, May 5, 2009 by Ryan Buege

Everyone else has been belly-achin’ on this site for a solid week now about the insane amount of homework that’s on their plate (along with too many paid work hours to count) leading into the final week of school, and for me the situation is no different. I’ve had my head buried in schoolwork for nearly two weeks now, and it doesn’t look like I’ll be completely free for the summer for a few more days yet.

However, this afternoon after my ethics presentation, I was able to spend a few minutes combining all of the best free metal media I’ve collected over the course of the last month into a single, easy-to-digest post for you all to enjoy. It’s not often that I make a post that is packed this full of goodies, so feel free to thank me for catching you up with all these incredible new headbangers. Sit back, and just be ready to keep hitting play! We start thing off with a sweet new super-psychedelic music video from our friends in Torche…

Torche

Video: Torche, “Across Shields” (music video) – I’ll start things off with my favorite metal media post of the month. Really, I have no clue what Torche is doing in their new video for “Across Shields” from Meanderthal (available now), but either way it’s hilarious. This stuff makes me feel like I’m a kid again, and I can’t hate that!

Video: Chimaira, “Destroy and Dominate” (music video) – Chimaira is back with The Infection, and their first music video for “Destroy and Dominate” is their most satsifying visual accompaniment yet. Finally, the band’s has a video that gives proper treatment to the tremendous grooves and riffs they crank out. They deserved a video that can convey them as the behemoth metal juggernaut they have truly become, and this is it.

Video: Black Dahlia Murder, Majesty dvd trailer – The dudes in Black Dahlia Murder are coming out with a DVD called Majesty that will finally prove they are as funny as every interviewer says they are. I’m not sure what they mean at the start when they say that they can’t use any copyrighted songs, so I’m hoping that there’s still plenty of ass-kicking death metal to go around.

Video: Heaven and Hell, “Bible Black” (music video) – Everyone in the world knows that Ozzy spends most of his hours making a fool of himself, but what no one’s probably aware of is that the rest of Black Sabbath is still busy making classics without him. Former Black Sabbath vocalist Ronnie James Dio is back with his old bandmates and are now dubbed Heaven & Hell (to avoid confusion), and they are making new rockers such as “Bible Black” that stack up admirably against their legendary back catalog.

Video: Toxic Holocaust, “Nuke The Cross” (music video) – The young Portland thrashers Toxic Holocaust release “Nuke the Cross” their second video from their Relapse debut An Overdose of Death – and they mean business! Ripping video!

MP3: Orcustus, “Asphyxiokenisis” – Underground duo (formerly featuring Infernus and Tormentor from Gorgorth) strongly tied to the legendary Norwegian black metal scene released their self titled debut in March. Download the Mp3 courtesy of Southern Lord to become familiar with their brutal contrubition to the art of black metal.

Anaal Nathrakh

Streaming Audio: Anaal Nathrakh, “More of Fire Than Of Blood” & “The Lucifer Effect” (from In the Constellation of the Black Widow, available 6/29)

Streaming Audio: Coalesce, “Wild Ox Moan” & “Questions to Root Out Fools” (from OX, available 6/9)

Streaming Audio: Buried Inside, Spoils Of Failure (full album stream) (available now)

MP3: Disappearer, “A Skull Full of Bats” (from The Clearing, available TODAY 5/5)

Streaming Audio: Millions, Gather Scatter (full album stream) (available now)

MP3: Children, “Death Tribes” (from Hard Times Hanging at the End of the World, available 5/12)

The Mars Volta resurfaces with “Cotopaxi” from upcoming Octahedron

Posted in Audio with tags , , , , , , , on Saturday, May 2, 2009 by Ryan Buege

Jon over at Sound Verite was kind enough to clue us in to a new Mars Volta track, the first to surface from the band’s upcoming Octahedron album. This album announcement kind of blindsided me, and the fact that an Mp3 is already on the net is the cherry on top of any already satisfactory dessert. It will hit the streets on June 23rd, but in the meantime, I’m on the edge of my seat for any more morsels of this prog rock perfection to drop on the interwebs. Stay tuned…

MP3: The Mars Volta, “Cotopaxi” (from Octahedron, available 6/23)

ps. Don’t forget about the “solo” side project release ORL has lined up for May! It is another year in which TMV reigns!

Dizzee Rascal and Armand Van Helden let loose in new music video for “Bonkers”

Posted in Video with tags , , , , , , , , , , on Tuesday, April 21, 2009 by Ryan Buege

Dizzee Rascal is back with some new grime for the world, and his new single “Bonkers” (featuring Armand Van Helden) from the forthcoming Tongue in Cheek LP serves to show that he doesn’t plan on toning his persona down one bit for the new release. While all the news in the world may be depressing as ever, Dizzee’s infectious, funky, off-the-wall house/hip-hop style make you forget about that pretty quickly. I hope to hear this track bumping at party’s alot this summer, cause it’s definitely one of the freshest songs I’ve heard this year; the beats are huge and Dizzee’s frentic rhyme skills sound 100% explosive. Keep your eyes peeled for the official release of Tongue in Check, but for now enjoy the a/v candy known as the “Bonkers” music video above (click “HQ” for better sound quality!) and don’t feel bad if you wanna get outta your chair, start to dance, and let yourself go a little crazzzy.

MP3: Dizzee Rascal and Armand Van Helden – “Bonkers” (from Tongue in Cheek, forthcoming 2009)

New Jens Lekman collaboration: “Happiness Will Be My Revenge”

Posted in Audio, Music News with tags , , , , , , on Monday, April 20, 2009 by Erik Burg

Swedish pop master Jens Lekman, with his endearing voice and lovely lyrics has teamed up with The Sweptaways (whom I know nothing about) to record the new track “Happiness Will Be My Revenge.” Existing only in video form for the time being, the song jens is exactly what any long time fan of Jens has come to expect. Lyrics like “I’m not gonna cry no tears” and “Don’t you ever regret that kiss” are still made someone hopeful and happy with the upbeat and eclectic music. The song begins and ends with a choir of people singing “Swept away” and the chorus line “Happiness will be my revenge” (maybe that’s the Sweptaways?). It all combines for a fun tune, something that is heartfelt and honest like anything Jens pours his heart into, and yet makes you want to tap your toe and grab your significant other for a round of kisses. It’s all sort of cheesy, but I think that’s what I’ve come to love about Jens is that no matter how serious the words might be, there is always happiness abound. Enjoy!

Jens Lekman (w/ The Sweptaways) – “Happiness Will Be My Revenge”

Sunday Metal Minute: Graf Orlock, “Run Over By A Truck”

Posted in Sunday Metalhead Minute with tags , , , , , on Sunday, April 5, 2009 by Ryan Buege

Man, if there were one song title that aptly described how my head feels right now on Sunday morning, it’s this one. But nonetheless, I’ve got a lot of stuff that I have to accomplish today, and Graf Orlock‘s “Run Over By a Truck” (from their new album Destination Time Today) is giving me the proper kick in the ass I need to start my chores.

As a fan of of the heavy, I just can’t help but love a song that sounds so fucking sick and nasty. The heavy riffage on this gem of modern grindcore is caked in dirty, crusty grime and the vocals are spastic and chaotic like no other.  Not more than 3 minutes ago I was grudgingly accepting the fact that I’d be in a hard-headed mood today, but the refreshing  grind of  Gorlock’s “Run Over By A Truck” has helped me thrash the bad vibes out instantly. Thank you, Graf Orlock.

MP3: Graf Orlock, “Run Over By A Truck” (from Destination Time Today, available now)

Vampire Hands and Daughters of the Sun both stream new songs

Posted in Audio with tags , , , , , , , , , , on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 by Ryan Buege

Local music fans look to be poised for one amazing year of psychedelic rock; within the fast few weeks, both Vampire Hands and Daughters of the Sun have uploaded new music from their forthcoming releases.

Vampire Hands are kind enough to present their listeners with two entire tracks streaming on their MySpace page for their soon-to-be-released Hannah in the Mansion full-length album. As someone who endlessly enjoyed the low-key psych rock of last year’s Me and You Cherry Red, this release is on my highly anticipated list; hearing these new songs hasn’t dampened my expectations at all. “Funny Stories” is a smoky, dark, sneering pop rock song that seasoned fans will be sure to appreciate, and “Invisible Stairs” is a new adaptation for VH – noisy, heavily layered orchestration and sound effects that retains their folksy charm but sees them progressing noticeably. Head to their site to listen in, and keep returning to Mind Inversion to see when we can expect an official release for Hannah in the Mansion!

LISTEN: Vampire Hands, “Invisible Stairs” (from Hannah in the Mansion, forthcoming)
LISTEN: Vampire Hands, “Funny Stories” (from Hannah in the Mansion, forthcoming)

Daughters of the Sun is a Minneapolis band that embraces psychedelia to an even more noticeable degree, and now their MySpace page is now hosting an excerpt of “The Long Way”, an extremely ethereal and meditative mirage of sound from the bands new album Ring that helped transport this listener to another dimension. Truthfully, the hallucinogenic rhythms and enchanting vocals are sure to only be a small precursor of epic noise adventure that is about to be released. This is an album to pay attention to, my friends! Follow the link below for a taste.

LISTEN: Daughters of the Sun, “The Long Way (excerpt)” (from Ring, available 4/25)

Keep reading to learn about the ongoing Wavves/Vampire Hands U.S. tour (show at the Entry on 4/5!) and see local dates from Daughters of the Sun (w/ an entry show on 4/2!)… Continue reading