The National will release Trouble Will Find Me on May 21, but the Brooklyn by way of Cincinnati based band is now streaming the album via iTunes. We’ve got the tracklisting as well as pre-order information after the break. Leave us a comment or send us a tweet at @subtle_sounds and share your thoughts with us on their new album. >> Full Story
The folks in the Delta Faucet marketing department must either be huge Wilco fans or know that Glenn Kotche is one hell of a percussionist. The company tapped (no pun intended) the Wilco drummer for a commercial to display their line of tap-on faucets. Kotche, surrounded by faucets performs the Four Tops hit “Reach Out, I’ll Be There” by tapping a variety of faucets on and off. >> Full Story
Wilco has released the schedule and set times for this year’s Solid Sound Festival. The three day festival will feature a diverse lineup of music and comedy. Wilco will headline Friday and Saturday night with the Friday night set being an all fan request affair. Have you submitted your song request yet? Medeski, Martin & Wood with special guests will close out the festival on Sunday night. You can check out the schedule and set timesnafter the break. >> Full Story
On June 18, Phish will release a pair of remastered shows from their ’97 and ’98 summer tours. Both shows took place at the Ventura County Fairgrounds in Ventura, California on July 30, 1997 and July 20, 1998 respectively. This is an interesting release for the fact that the fan recordings that do exist for these shows have substantial wind noise that degrades the overall quality of the recording. Have a listen to a stellar “Bathtub Gin” from the July 20, 1998 show below.
Pre-orders are currently underway and fans who pre-order Ventura from Phish Dry Goods will also receive Buenaventura, a bonus disc complied from the band’s only other show in Ventura, which took place on March 21, 1993.
We’ve got the entire tracklist as well as a piece written by Phish archivist Kevin Shapiro about both shows. >> Full Story
Vampire Weekend are now streaming their new album, Modern Vampires of the City in it’s entirety on iTunes. The album comes out May 14 via XL Recordings and is the bands follow up to 2010′s Contra. You can check out the tracklist after the break. >> Full Story
I’ve recently discovered the music of Bill Frisell and can’t believe it took me this long to do so. So far, I’ve picked up Good Dog, Happy Man and Unspeakable, both of which are very different, but really great records. The Seattle based guitarist has just announced that he will release a new album entitled Big Sur on June 18. The 19 song effort was written and recorded at Glen Deven Ranch in Big Sur, California.
Check out this mini-documentary about the Big Sur recording sessions. If the music is half as beautiful as Big Sur, then we are in for quite a treat. You can check out the tracklist after the break. >> Full Story
The lineup for this years Woodsist Festival has been announced. The two-day festival will return to Henry Miller Library in Big Sur, California on September 22 and 23. Artists on the bill include S&SS favorites Woods, Jessica Pratt, Foxyen, Real Estate and Alex Bleeker & The Freaks. Woodsist Festival expands to a two-weekend event this year with the announcement of a one day event at Pappy & Harriet’s in Pioneertown, California on September 28.
Tickets for the Big Sur performances go on sale Friday, May 3 at noon PST while tickets for the Pioneertown event go on sale Tuesday, May 7 at noon PST. Check out the full lineup after the break. >> Full Story
Vampire Weekend has teamed up with American Express and actor/director/writer Steve Buscemi for a special performance on Sunday night live from The Tribeca Film Festival. The performance, which is part of the American Express Unstaged series will be streamed on YouTube and will be directed by Buscemi. Vampire Weekend will release Modern Vampires of the City on May 14 via XL Recordings
The live stream will begin at 9 pm ET/ 6 pm PT and can be seen here.
Brooklyn, New York based Yellowbirds debuted their music video for “Young Men of Promise.” Sam Cohen, who formed Yellowbirds back in 2009 has put together a very trippy music video for the first single from Songs From The Vanished Frontier, which will hit shelves on May 28th via Royal Potato Family.
Yellowbirds will begin a month long residence at Brooklyn’s Rockwood Music Hall on June 5. Over the course of the month long residency, Yellowbirds will perform with Alecia Chakour, Jocie Adams & Arc Iris from The Low Anthem, The Philistines Jr. and Superhuman Happiness. Check out the video after the break >> Full Story
The Autumn Defense, the Wilco side project featuring bassist Jon Stirratt and multi-instrumentalist Pat Sansone will release a new album this September. The band took to their Facebook page to announce that they are now mixing the new album. The album is the bands first since 2010′s Once Around. The band’s only scheduled gig to date is an appearance this year’s Solid Sound Festival.