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Preview: Ramona Falls – Intuit

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Portland has more life in it yet.  Why-haven’t-they-crossed-over-yet Menomena‘s Brent Knopf has an album coming out one week from today.  It’s called Intuit and represents the debut of his “solo” project, Ramona Falls. Continue reading

Leaked: Modest Mouse – No One’s First and You’re Next EP

If Radiohead Released It, It’d Be Called ‘Amnesiac’


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Modest Mouse’s upcoming EP, No One’s First and You’re Next, comes out August 4, but it leaked this morning. It may be composed mostly of b-sides from the Good News and We Were Dead sessions, but, while there aren’t going to be any “Float On”-style breakouts, the songs aren’t half-assed and aren’t at all bad. Similarly, while they’re calling it an EP, it ain’t so slight: it clocks in at over 30 minutes, which is longer than a lot of LPs these days (Vivian Girls, anyone?). Basically it’s a must for Modest Mouse fans who haven’t already been obsessive enough to collect these songs.

Much of it’s now been widely available either on the last couple singles or on their MySpace, but below are a couple tracks that haven’t.

Modest Mouse – King Rat
(Previously from the Dashboard single)
Modest Mouse – I’ve Got it All (Most) (Previously from the Float On single)

You can pre-order the EP here and check their upcoming US tour dates here

Disclaimer: These songs are up for listening purposes only for a short time. If you’re an artist or label who wants the song taken down, please write me.

Leaked: Mew – No More Stories… LP

Just in time for Pitchfork


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Hot on the heels of last week’s Dodos leak (album now streaming, release date in fact changed) is the this morning’s leak of Mew‘s next, titled simply:

No more stories
Are told today
I’m sorry
They washed away

No more stories
The world is grey
I’m tired
Let’s wash away

For serious.

It’s due August 25 and is not to be confused with the No More Stories EP, which was a preview of  No More Stories… (or NMSATTISTWA NMSTWIGITLWW) and came out on June 30 (still with me?). Anyways, these guys are pretty hot shit in Denmark, their last got an 8.4 from Pitchfork (it didn’t receive a lot of other reviews on this side of the Atlantic) and they’re one of the few bands that could almost pull off calling themselves an “indie stadium band.”*  Basically they’re every bit as epically pretentious as you’d expect from a band that would go with that album title.  Tracks below.

You can catch them this Sunday at the Pitchfork Music Festival and on tour with the Nine Inch Nails, and you can pre-order their album here.

Mew – Hawaii
Mew – Sometimes Life Isn’t Easy
Mew – Beach

*Note: They are not on an independent label.

Disclaimer: These songs are up for listening purposes only for a short time. If you’re an artist or label who wants the song taken down, please write me.

Leaked: The Dodos – Time to Die

Still due September 15th?
(Updated 7/14/09) No.

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The Dodos, whose Visiter was one of my five favorite albums of 2008, are set to release their third full-length, dubbed Time to Die, September 15th. That might change now because it leaked yesterday, two months early.

Oh well, Veckatimest leaked three months early and it certainly didn’t hurt that release.  Singer/songwriter Ed Droste’s advice? “You’ve gotta be sort of Zen about it.”  So listen to Ed: be cool, my babies.

First reactions? Phil Ek’s mix is more polished, instrumentation is more diverse and harmonies are more full, but freakouts are less frequent. Still, feels like the logical step forward. What do you think?

The Dodos – Fables
The Dodos – Two Medicines
The Dodos – Small Deaths

Updated 7/14/09, 11 AM CST: The album is now streaming on the album’s website here and will be out digitally on July 28th.

Pre-order Time to Die and get a free poster here.
And catch their ecstatic live show (they’re kinda like how you wish Animal Collective would be live) in your neighborhood on their massive tour.

Disclaimer: These songs are up for listening purposes only for a short time. If you’re an artist or label who wants the song taken down, please write me.