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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

Some remixes and tunes for your mid-week hangover

Posted in Audio, Downloads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on Wednesday, March 18, 2009 by Erik Burg

Enjoy St. Patrick’s day a little too much? Well, along with my buddy Tim’s top ten list and this compilation of terrific tracks, we here at the Mind Inversion are ready to help you get over this day of green colored vomit. 

Feel like this? Well brighten up with some great tunes!

Feel like this? Well brighten up with some great tunes!

Papercuts – “Future Primitive (Ruby Suns Remix)”

Grizzly Bear – “Cheerleader”

Yeah Yeah Yeahs vs. Big Tymers – “Still Fly Like A Dragon (Hood Internet Mash-up)”

Calvin Harris – “I’m Not Alone (Deadmau5 Remix)”

Peaches – “More (Produced by Simian Mobile Disco)”

and one more… just for good measure, ENJOY!

Hot Chip – “Touch Too Much (Fake Blood Remix)”

Grizzly Bear & Fucked Up plan tours to hit Minneapolis

Posted in Concert Dates with tags , , , , , on Thursday, March 5, 2009 by Ryan Buege

Fucked Up tour

Two bands we love have just made the announcement to come on tour through our great region this year. Fucked Up will be here in April and the guys in Grizzly Bear will make a visit in early June (right after the release of their new album Veckatimest). For me, the Fucked Up gig is an essential date to see. But I might actually end up on the road to Bonaroo myself when Grizzly Bear stops at the Cedar; in which case, I hope to see them either way.

Grizzly Bear tour

All of the important dates are listed after the jump! Continue reading

Live: Grizzly Bear @ Calderwood Courtroom 8/14/08

Posted in Downloads with tags , , , , on Tuesday, February 3, 2009 by Erik Burg

Thanks to You Ain’t No Picasso and JP’s Blog for the tip-off on this one. For a live bootleg the quality is pretty good, so it’s an enjoyable listen for sure. You know what you’re getting into with Grizzly Bear, I’m still not a huge fan but hopefully some of you out there enjoy this. I still can’t listen to “Knife”.

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Tracklisting:

01. 2 Hud
02. Little Brother
03. Colorado
04. Service Bell
05. Knife
06. Fine For Now
07. Two Weeks
08. Lullabye
09. Shift
10. Fix It
11. On a Neck, On a Spit
12. Deep Blue Sea
13. He Hit Me (And It Felt Like a Kiss)
14. While You Wait For The Others

Download: Grizzly Bear @ Calder Courtroom 8/14/08

Grizzly Bear, The National [New York City, New York; 10/10/08]

Posted in Concert Reviews with tags , , , , on Monday, October 20, 2008 by gieb0624

With an eight dollar beer buzz, lungs filled with the New York City air, and finely pressed button up shirt that travelled with me from Minneapolis, I was ready for a night out with Grizzly Bear and The National, and let’s just say Matt Berninger (Lead Vocalist of The National) showed a New York City audience what a good show is really all about.

When Grizzly Bear took the stage I didn’t really know what I was going to expect from this Brooklyn based Indy folk band that I had listened to a hand full of times. I was feeling optimistic at first and kept telling myself that it was going to pick up, but I found it never really did. While Grizzly Bear’s rifts sounded pleasant and the vocals alarmingly beautiful, the music seemed to make me fade in and out of interest. At one point I found myself resting my chin on top of my girlfriends head as a prop to hold it up. Even though their album Yellow House can be found on my IPod with a dozen listens or so, I have come to the conclusion that like Ambien, it is best to take just before bed. After what seemed to be a fairly tame bear left the stage, the audience that was now halfway asleep started dozing into their IPod Touches playing games and choking down all the expensive “cheap” beer they could get in before The National would take the stage.

The National entered the stage. Because I was positioned right in the front I was able to notice a little bit of the pre-show sweat that had accumulated on Matt Berninger’s brow. I assumed from the drinks that were carried out with him the vodka and lemonades were going down smooth prior to the show, and to be honest that was perfectly all right with me. Right away the show started. The energy was so much higher than I expected. I had figured that much of the concert was going to consist of select songs from their latest release in 2007, Boxer, which landed them on the cover of Paste Magazine with best album of 2007. I’m not saying that the band didn’t grace us with the slow Bruce Springsteen-esque songs like “Fake Empire” and “Slow Show.” However, it was songs like “Abel,” from their 2005 release Alligator that got me singing at the top of my lungs and throwing my head around like I still had long hair, even though I didn’t. The parts of the show that I found to be the most intriguing all had to do with the lead singer. Because Berninger is just the vocalist and leaves the lead guitars up to the one set out of the four brothers in the band, he ended up being extremely entertaining. He moved around frequently when his vocals were not needed. Throwing his drinks at the back of the stage, yelling at the top of his lungs, and breaking the microphone stand and throwing it, all completed my National experience that night.

The songs danced around The Hammerstein Ballroom like garbage blowing through Times Square. Lovers held each other close when his words were deep and full of passion. Rockers danced about when the emotions got heavy and ending the concert with the song “Mr. November” from Alligator couldn’t have been any more appropriate with the Election in progress. All in all, the lyrics of Matt Berninger were louder than I had ever heard them before and it brought me back to the winter I first listened to The National with a friend while driving through the bluffs of northern Minnesota. We were “half awake in a fake empire.”