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Linkdown: 3/9/10 mp3 edition by Barbecue Bros

MGMT‘s latest song “Flash Delirium” is available at and thankfully gets better a couple minutes in

– A new LCD Soundsystem song from the Greenburg soundtrack is available here (via Stereogum)

– Gorilla Vs. Bear has a new Washed Out song from his tour-only CD-R

A CHILLINGR remix of The xx‘s “Islands”

Mumford & Sons covered “Cousins” by Vampire Weekend and Ezra likes it

A new song from the We Were Promised Jetpacks EP The Last Place You’ll Look

– UO Blog has 5 free tracks to download


Linkdown: 2/25/10 Music Edition by Barbecue Bros

LCD Soundsystem has finished his new album (!!)

Joe Cocker, Drive-By Truckers, ZZ Top, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and My Morning Jacket have all been tapped to open for Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers on their upcoming tour that starts May 6th in Raleigh, NC

Thom Yorke‘s band is officially named Atoms for Peace and is going on tour in April

– Spin: Vampire Weekend’s Guitarist on Homosexuality & Music

A new song from the We Were Promised Jetpacks EP The Last Place You’ll Look, due in March

A couple of videos from the latest Barsuk artist Phantogram

A profile of Beach House from XLR8R (via RCRD LBL)

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists to play Fallon on March 8, the night before The Brutalist Bricks is released

Photos: We Were Promised Jetpacks, 2/17/10 by Barbecue Bros
February 18, 2010, 4:39 pm
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We Were Promised Jetpacks, originally uploaded by twoguns.

We Were Promised Jetpacks
Tremont Music Hall, Charlotte, NC

My second show this year was We Were Promised Jetpacks at Tremont. It had been a few years since I had been to Tremont, but it was as dingy as I had remembered, just with Fat Tire on draft now.

Very solid show by the band from Edinburgh, who played from their debut These Four Walls as well as a forthcoming EP they recently recorded. Though they had been playing to bigger crowds on this tour, the band appreciated our decorum (not drunkenly shouting between songs) and our timing when it came to hand claps. They did not play an encore, which was a little strange. Though considering they only have one album as well as the aforementioned EP, I imagine they had probably exhausted all of their live material after playing for a little over an hour.

More photos can be found in my Concerts 2010 Flickr set.

Next up: Surfer Blood at Snug Harbor on 2/22

Music Video: We Were Promised Jetpacks – “Roll Up Your Sleeves” by Barbecue Bros
February 17, 2010, 3:28 pm
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Should be seeing them at Tremont Music Hall tonight. I’m hoping for a good show. Their latest album These Four Walls is available on FatCat Records.

Mix: Seersucker Porn by Barbecue Bros


A sort-of summer mix. Synths, handclaps, steel drums, love.

1. White Rabbits – “Percussion Gun”
2. Bat For Lashes – “Daniel (Death Metal Disco Scene Remix)”
3. The Pains of Being Pure At Heart – “Young Adult Friction”
4. Discovery – “Carby (ft. Ezra Koenig)”
5. Bibio – “Lovers’ Carvings”
6. Amazing Baby – “Headdress”
7. Miike Snow – “A Horse Is Not A Home”
8. Wheat – “Living 2 Die Vs. Dying 2 Live”
9. Toro Y Moi – “Blessa”
10. Cymbals Eat Guitars – “Wind Phoenix”
11. Future Of The Left – “Yin / Post-Yin”
12. Major Lazer – “Hold the Line (feat. Mr. Lex & Santigold)”
13. Memory Cassette – “Last One Awake (Friend Version)”
14. We Were Promised Jetpacks – “Quiet Little Voices”
15. Neon Indian – “Deadbeat Summer”
16. Dinosaur Jr. – “See You”
17. Telekinesis! – “I Saw Lightning”

1:06:54 runtime

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Thursday Music Videos: 7/9/09 summer mix preview edition by Barbecue Bros

Major Lazer – “Hold The Line” ft. Mr. Lexx and Santigold – According to Wikipedia, Major Lazer “fought as a Jamaican commando who lost his arm in a secret zombie war in 1984. He fights vampires and various monsters, parties hard, and has a rocket powered skateboard.” Diplo and Switch produced the album Guns Don’t Kill People…Lazers Do! which is out now.

We Were Promised Jetpacks – “Quiet Little Voices” – The latest scottish band on FatCat, following Frightened Rabbit and The Twilight Sad. Kind of an awful name though.

Miike Snow – “Animal” – Not quite the track that I am using on the mix, but a good one nonetheless. Miike Snow are “a Swedish collective” composed of members Pontus Winnberg, Christian Karlsson and Andrew Wyatt and previously remixed Vampire Weekend‘s “The Kid’s Don’t Stand a Chance.”