Get your New Pornography fix, sicko. The band (The New Pornographers, that is) has issued an iTunes-only release of ten live tunes they performed at NYC's Apple store a while back. And, yes, Neko Case was there.
Here's the track list:
01 All the Things That Go to Make Heaven and Earth 02 Use It 03 All the Old Showstoppers 04 Challengers 05 My Rights vs. Yours 06 Adventures in Solitude 07 The Laws Have Changed 08 Unguided 09 Sing Me Spanish Techno 10 Don't Bring Me Down 11 The Bleeding Heart Show
OK, dudes, you can stream the new Tapes 'n Tapes album, Walk it Off, right here --- starting...NOW. You have less than 24 hours to memorize the lyrics, as the stream will be terminated tomorrow (Thursday) at noon Central time. Good luck. On April 8, you can buy the actual CD/record right here.
Life is full of options...and Nine Inch Nails records. The band has suddenly released a new full-length record available for download on their site, and you've got a bunch of different ways to get it (including the fabled "free" way). The fine print: It's all instrumental, and it's titled Ghosts I-IV, and everytime you download it a kitten dies.
Did you like (but not love) Radiohead's In Rainbows? Maybe all it needed was a remix by Amplive. Download it here for free. best part? New verses from Too $hort, MC Zumbi (Zion I), Chali2na (Jurassic 5), and Del the Funky Homosapien. Rainbows, man. Dig it.
Hey. You guys like Helio Sequence, right? If you decide you like them, turn to their Myspace page and stream their new album Keep Your Eyes Ahead in its entirety (The album comes out on January 29th). If you decide you dislike them, turn to page 34.If you decide to start back home, turn to page 4.
The British lads are giving away free downloads of You Cross My Path -- their 10th studio album -- on March 3rd. Available on their web site.
Record stores are also giving away Beatles CDs. You just have to remove the little magnetic strips, put the CD in your pocket and casually walk out the door. Just wear a big coat and make sure no one's looking. Just kidding, Beatles!
Don't forget to pick up (meaning download) Okkervil River's X-mas present to you: The Golden Opportunities Mixtape, in which the band covers Randy Newman, Joni Mitchell, John Cale and more. And it's free, so you can give it to your mailman or whoever and be like "what'd you get ME?"