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Tortoise “Prepare Your Coffin” for Beacons of Ancestorship w/ music video

Posted in Video with tags , , , , , , on Thursday, May 21, 2009 by Ryan Buege

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It’s true; it really has been almost five years! The wait is soon over friends, so don’t fret. New jazzy prog-tronic goodness will be coming from Tortoise by way of their sixth album Beacons of Ancestorship on June 23rd and they are previewing the new album via Pitchfork with a b/w video for the jazzed out “Prepare Your Coffin” that will make any architecture major giddy. Check it out above.

Also, I encourage you to preview Beacons of Ancestorship at their official site: HERE

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!

Dredg resurfaces with “Saviour” from new album

Posted in Downloads with tags , , , , , , , , on Tuesday, March 24, 2009 by Ryan Buege

DredgThese days, waiting 4 years between albums is basically the equivalent to a lifetime, and maybe that’s why it seems like Dredg basically disappeared from the face of the earth after they releaseed 2005’s Catch Without Arms. The growth that Dredg showed from their earlier releases to CWA was something quite remarkable (which may be why I didn’t appreciate it as much upon its initial release), and given 4 more years of growth, one couldn’t be very sure what to expect from Dredg’s forthcoming album The Pariah, the Parrot, the Delusion. Well, the time is soon coming for the release of the entire album – which is good, considering Dredg’s conceptual tendencies – but for now they have treated us to a new track! “Saviour” is an off-time, poppy, progressive rocker that combines both the upbeat, catchy charm of Catch Without Arms with the dirty, heady, psychedelic rock that Dredg perfected on Leitmotif. Personally, I’m still interested in hearing the somber experimentation they displayed on el Cielo, but if they’ve moved on, I guess I can try to move on with them. Listen for yourself:

MP3: Dredg, “Saviour” (from The Pariah, the Parrot, the Delusion, available 5/19)

UPDATE: File has been removed after request from WMG/Independent Label Group. Hopefully we’ll hear it again soon.

UPDATE 2!! After some pestering, they led me to Dredg AbsolutePunk.net profile, where they are currently streaming “Saviour”! Head over there to listen to this new jam from Dredg’s forthcoming album.

Keep reading for a full listing of Dredg’s spring tour dates, including a stop at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis with Torche and From Monument to Masses! Continue reading

Concert Photo Recap: These Arms Are Snakes, Darker My Love, All the Saints @ Triple Rock Social Club

Posted in Concert Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , on Friday, February 27, 2009 by Ryan Buege

These Arms Are Snakes live at the Triple Rock Social Club - 02/26/09Last night, These Arms Are Snakes, Darker My Love, All the Saints(, and one other band that I unfortunately missed) played to a small crowd at the Triple Rock Social Club in Minneapolis, MN. These are some photos:

These Arms Are Snakes live at the Triple Rock Social Club - 02/26/09(These Arms Are Snakes)

These Arms Are Snakes live at the Triple Rock Social Club - 02/26/09(These Arms Are Snakes)

These Arms Are Snakes live at the Triple Rock Social Club - 02/26/09(These Arms Are Snakes)

Darker My Love live at the Triple Rock Social Club - 02/26/09(Darker My Love)

Darker My Love live at the Triple Rock Social Club - 02/26/09(Darker My Love)

All the Saints live at the Triple Rock Social Club - 02/26/09(All the Saints)

Don’t stop there! We’ve still got many more great photos from this chaotic, noisy night; keep reading… Continue reading