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Sonic Youth play “Antenna” and “Sacred Trickster” live on A>D>D; release new album tomorrow

Posted in Video with tags , , , , , , , on Monday, June 8, 2009 by Ryan Buege

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Is anyone as excited to bike over to Electric Fetus tomorrow to pick up Sonic Youth‘s The Eternal as I am? I highly doubt it…

As part of the media blitz for the album release, Sonic Youth seems to have taken up a residency at Pitchfork.tv for the week. Today, things kick off with the band playing two brand news songs, “Antenna” and “Sacred Trickster”, live in the extremely intimate (aka cramped and confined) filming studio for the low-budget A>D>D series…

LIVE VIDEO: Sonic Youth, “Antenna” live on A>D>D

Click the “read more” link because we have embedded more live video of SY playing their insanely awesome first single from The Eternal, “Sacred Trickster” live on Pitchfork.tv’s A>D>D, as well. Enjoy… Continue reading

Narrows, the “Gypsy Kids” of post-hardcore

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

Narrows may be new kids on the block to the hardcore and metal scene, but the band’s individual members have been paying their dues for a long time. The band features members of Botch, These Arms Are Snakes, Some Girls and more among its ranks, and they have finally put together a music video for “Gypsy Kids” from their debut album New Distances with some handicams, iMovie, and a little bit of elbow grease. Obviously not for the faint of heart or weak-minded, I’d say the combination of sobering artistry, epic heaviness, super awesome guitar production, and extreme brutality showcased on this video verify that they’re a perfect fit for the Deathwish Inc. imprint that this Mind Inversion blogger already respects so much. Watch if you dare!

VIDEO: Narrows, “Gypsy Kids”

Finch makes self-titled EP available for free download

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

To the satisfaction of many and ire of few, Finch regrouped last year and released a self titled EP to followup on their 2005 opus Say Hello to the Sunshine. If you missed the release the Cali-based post-hardcore-rock-prog-punk-psychedelic-whatever quintet has now made the album available for free download via their newly relaunched official website. Those who are interested, head over here to download one of the four file formats for the enire 2008 EP for free (including a few “goodies”, as well).

DOWNLOAD: Finch, Finch EP

Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears, “I’m Broke”

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

This Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears‘ music video for “I’m Broke” just made me put their debut full-length album Tell Em What Your Name Is! on my shortlist for album’s to get. If you can’t relate, then too bad for you. Sing it Joe!

VIDEO: Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears, “I’m Broke”

Concert Recap: Victims, Trap Them, and Black Breath @ the Triple Rock Social Club

Posted in Concert Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on Tuesday, June 2, 2009 by Ryan Buege

Victims live at the Triple Rock

Victims, Trap Them, and Black Breath stormed through Minneapolis yesterday evening with what could easily be called the most vicious hardcore tour making rounds in the U.S. early this summer, and all bands displayed an overwhelming presence despite the underwhelming crowd size (..for better or worse, I’m speculating that a local concert calendar that is more saturated than usual with hardcore shows courtesy of the ENR 15th Anniversary and tightening working class budgets are to blame..). However simply put, Victims were on top of their game, Trap Them proved to be more than worthy of the praise that has been thrown of them by some of extreme noise music’s most respected names (these days Napalm Death and Disfear even cite them as influences, to give you an idea), and Black Breath, while young, introduced the crusty part of my evening with a heavy swagger rocking through their dirty modern hardcore. Personally, I just felt lucky to be one of the few who got to pit it up to the live tornado of chaos contained within the cavernous club in west bank Minneapolis for one night; and lucky for you lazy punks, I brought my camera and captured some guerilla style videos and photos from the show which follow below:

VIDEO: Victims, Live at the Triple Rock Social Club, 6/1/09

Victims live at the Triple Rock(Victims)

Victims live at the Triple Rock(Victims)

Trap Them live at the Triple Rock(Trap Them)

Trap Them live at the Triple Rock(Trap Them)

Black Breath live at the Triple Rock(Black Breath)

More videos from Trap Them and Black Breath and photos from all the sets I attended last night available for you after the jump… Continue reading

Sonic Youth’s new album The Eternal now streaming

Posted in Audio with tags , , , , , , , , on Tuesday, June 2, 2009 by Ryan Buege

The release for Sonic Youth‘s new album is only one week away (Tuesday, June 9th), but all the diehards can get their fix early by streaming the album the album online here! Treat yourself today: tune in and turn up!

LISTEN: >Sonic Youth, The Eternal (available 6/9)

Monday Music Video Roundup: Metric, Bat For Lashes, Moby, and more

Posted in Monday Music Video Roundup with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on Monday, June 1, 2009 by Ryan Buege

Your Mondays don’t have to be all bad! I’m working the late shift at Mind Inversion to sort through the noteworthy music videos that hit the web last week (..well, the ones we haven’t already acknowledged so far, anyway..) so that you don’t have to. Grab a beverage, kick back, and ease your way into your work week with these fresh new nuggets of modern music video goodness.

VIDEO: Metric, “Sick Muse” (from Fantasies, available now)

VIDEO: Bat For Lashes, “Pearls Dream” (from Two Suns, available now)

VIDEO: Moby, “Pale Horses” (from Wait For Me, available 6/30)

Mainpage readers, click the “read more” link! I’ve got more new music videos from Rancid, Children, Grizzly Bear, Peter Bjorn and John, Ill Bill (feat. Immortal Technique & Max Cavalera of Soulfly/Sepultura/Cavalera Conspiracy), Scream Hello, Crystal, God Forbid, and Soul Assassins (feat. Evidence & Sick Jacken) posted for your viewing pleasure after you make the jump. Go ahead – click it; it’s easy… Continue reading