Monday, May 24, 2010

Links for May 24, 2010

Massive AttackHow quickly my four day weekend[I had this past Friday off in addition to today's statutory holiday, Victoria Day] has gone. I've been nursing a cough and a cold which I've had for over a week now, and with family things occupying some of my time over the weekend, I didn't end up doing anything. However with the terrific weather we've been having, I couldn't resist but venture out to get some sunshine and some fresh air.

UK's Massive Attack made their American television debut this past Friday on the Jimmy Kimmel show performing two songs including "United Snakes" from the deluxe edition only of their newest album Heligoland and their modern classic, "Tear Drop" off their 1998 album Mezzanine. Kinda, sorta wish I went to one of their two shows in Toronto at Sound Academy a few weeks ago. Watch their performance on Jimmy Kimmel below:

Video: Massive Attack - "United Snakes" (live on Jimmy Kimmel Live, May 21 2010)
Video: Massive Attack - "Tear Drop" (live on Jimmy Kimmel Live, May 21 2010)

The Arcade Fire continues to tease us, recently releasing brief snippets of two new songs "The Suburbs", "Month Of May" which they apparently plan to release as a 12-inch in June. Listen here. "The Suburbs" sounds a bit Americana-ish while "Month Of May", to my ears has hints of late-70's DIY rock.

Phoenix performed a Tiny Desk Concert session for NPR performing "Lisztomania", "1901" and a cover of Air's "Playground Love". Fantastic.

Pitchfork has the tracklisting for both the regular and Deluxe-edition vinyl versions of the upcoming new album from indie veterans Versus entitled On the Ones and Threes is out on August 3 on Merge. Their last album was 2000's "Hurrah". The first single from the new album is entitled "Invincible Hero" which you can download below:

MP3: Versus - "Invincible Hero"

And some random concert updates:

Eels returns to Toronto for a show at The Mod Club on September 29. The new album entitled Tomorrow Morning is out August 24.

The experimental, electronic stylings of Baltimore's Matmos will be at Meta Gallery located at 124 Ossington Ave. in Toronto on June 11. Tickets are $20, onsale now.

German electornic duo Mouse on Mars play Wrongbar on June 1, tickets $15.

Soulful country crooner Carolyn Mark plays Dakota Tavern on August 28. Via Mint Records.

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