Music Whenever: Roadkill Ghost Choir, Alkaline Trio, Abigail Washburn & More…

Roadkill Ghost Choir

More music picks for your week. If you like what you hear, use the links provided to snag it for yourself from Amazon. Doing so through us gives us kickbacks, and those help pay for stuff like more bandwidth. And also so we can buy more music.

First up, Florida’s Roadkill Ghost Choir, recorded live at Grooveshark performing “Bird in My Window.” Their EP, Quiet Light, re-hits on July 9th via WolfBomb. The original version is here via Amazon and the new improved version will have a new sixth song on it.
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Music Whenever: Sigur Ros, Movits!, The Uncluded & More…

Sigur Ros

More music picks for your…well, it’s been a week. So we’re just posting this now because the week needs music. We hope you agree. If you like what you hear, use the links provided to snag it for yourself from Amazon. Doing so through us gives us kickbacks, and those help pay for stuff like more bandwidth. And also so we can buy more music.

One thing that always bugs me is when you have umpteen people on stage and you don’t have umpteen people’s worth of sound happening. A band that does not have that problem, apparently, is Sigur Ros. Here they are providing a veritable wall of sonic goodness from The Tonight Show…it’s the title track from their album Kveikur, due out June 18th. Check out their official site here. (Amazon: CD; Vinyl.)

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Music Monday: Alice in Chains, Quadron, Big Black Delta & More…

Alice in Chains 2013

More music picks for your Monday. If you like what you hear, use the links provided to snag it for yourself from Amazon. Doing so through us gives us kickbacks, and those help pay for stuff like more bandwidth. And also so we can buy more music.

Alice in Chains was a band that I enjoyed after picking up Dirt in the wake of digging the absolute shit out of “Would?” from the Singles soundtrack. And then I enjoyed the hell out of it…and to a certain extent everything that came after…especially their “Let’s try something slightly different” EPs like Jar of Flies and Sap. And then as they fell apart during and after the loss of vocalist Layne Staley, I sort of lost touch. Seemed like whenever I caught them, there was something about it that just wasn’t…them. But now, having heard the new single “Stone” from the upcoming The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here, I feel like I’m getting a suitable successor to Staley and yet the band just isn’t Alice in Chains Again. And while trying to find a live performance of “Stone,” I stumbled across this: and thus, witness William DuVall nailing the shit out of “Kashmir,” back by the rest of AIC and a freaking orchestra, recorded in 2009 (I think).

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Music Tuesday: Vampire Weekend, Frightened Rabbit, John Grant & More…

Vampire Weekend

More music picks for your Tuesday. If you like what you hear, use the links provided to snag it for yourself from Amazon. Doing so through us gives us kickbacks, and those help pay for stuff like more bandwidth. And also so we can buy more music.

We open first with NYC’s Vampire Weekend–their Modern Vampires of the City hits this week, their third album. Here’s a recent performance, after the jump, of “Unbelievers” live on KCRW. (Amazon: CD/MP3; MP3; Vinyl.)

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The Sound Board #34: Your Scapegoat Finally Gets a Word In

Elvis Hips Censored

This podcast generally covers music and other transgressions. This month’s episode is helmed by Prof. Tuffley with Dr. Rob Levy providing backup and Widgett on hand because every podcast needs a guy wearing an alarm clock around his neck.

This episode’s central topic is: remember the good old days when music and musical shenanigans could shock you? Yeah, us neither. We also discuss: new albums coming; festival lineups; mourning the losses of George Jones, Phil Ramone and Storm Thorgerson; music helping out with the situation in Boston; your Rock and Roll Hall of Fame bitchfest update and more.

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Special thanks to Hyperbubble for our lead-in music. Show them love and buy their stuff.
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