3 posts categorized "empire of the sun"

04/28/2010

Beastly Bits #64

Ready to get rowdy? Strike that...we're a little more subdued than normal today, thanks to a smack of soothing tunes coursing through our headphones right now.

 

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Regardless...we've got some o' the bits, just like any ol' day.

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Twin Sister performed a cover of Daft Punk's Something About Us on a Brooklyn rooftop. link

 

Tickets for Empire of the Sun's first NYC show go on sale this Friday at noon. link

 

Sade revealed the artwork for next single, Babyfather. The video will be out May 4. link

 

Tom Petty announced a massive summer tour. link

 

Sean Paul vs Moloko? GonZo does it again with a fine smash'n'mash. Free below.

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mp3: Sean Paul vs Moloko - We Be Singin It Back (GonZo Mash)

 

04/26/2010

Kate Miller-Heidke Announces Tour Dates

Classically-trained Australian singer, Kate Miller-Heidke has been a recent addition to many of my repeated "songs to spin when I'm feeling down" playlist. The songwriter, who now calls the genre of alt-pop home, released her last album in 2008, with a number of singles and re-releases dotting up over the course of the past 2 years.

 

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Opening for Ben Folds, as well as playing a handful of the current Lilith Fair dates, Kate is set to rock the States with her intriguing blend of charismatic pop tunes.

 

All dates for the tour, along with a fantastic album cut and bonus cover song are below.

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May 7 - Austin, TX - Stubb's*
May 8 - Houston, TX - House of Blues*
May 9 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues*
May 11 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues*
May 12 - Los Angeles, CA - Henry Fonda Theatre *
May 13 - Los Angeles, CA - Henry Fonda Theatre*
May 14 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues*
May 16 - San Francisco, CA - Warfield Theatre*
June 22 - San Francisco, CA - Cafe Du Nord
June 24 - Los Angeles, CA - Hotel Cafe
June 25 - San Diego, CA - Casbah
June 27 - Calgary AB - McMahon Stadium**
June 28 - Edmonton AB - Edmonton Expo Centre**
July 1 - Vancouver BC - Pit Meadows Airport**
July 6 - St. Louis, MO - Old Rock House
July 7 - Chicago, IL - Schubas
July 9 - Philadelphia, PA - Side Chapel
July 10 - Charlottesville, VA - PVCC Maxwell
July 11 - Vienna, VA - Jammin Java
July 13 - Cambridge, MA - Passim
July 14 - New York City, NY - Le Poisson Rouge

* Ben Folds 
** Lilith Fair 

 

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mp3: Kate Miller-Heidke - Walking On A Dream (Empire Of The Sun Cover)

mp3: Kate Miller-Heidke - I Like You Better When Youre Not Around


 

03/30/2010

Beastly Bits #46

Hey rain...give us a break won't you? I know, I know springtime showers are inevitable, but I'm tired of sittingin soggy legged pants at work. Also, being stuck on the subway for an hour between stations? That was a nice touch. //end of rant now.


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No more complaining. I've already had two minor victories since sitting down to the computer, so I'm gonna ride the upwave and hope that the rest of the day turns out just as well. C'mon get happy!

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Like you really thought I wouldn't post that new Nicki Minaj jam. Massive Attack is her official debut single, featuring Sean Garrett. Music video to be revealed soon. Additionally, grab her free Harajuku R&Barbie Mixtape here.

  

NME's got the The Libertines first comeback interview for Reading and Leeds Festivals. Watch the video here and God help us, but this makes me really excited.


More Penguin Prison love in the form of Starsmith's remix of The Worse it Gets. Wonderful fix yet again. Cop the double A-side here.


Directed by Nash Edgerton and starring Australian actress Teresa Palmer, the new video for Empire Of The Sun's Half Mast shows the classic "we break up, then we make up" romance style. Watch at this link.

 

You better believe I was in the mood for some Trick Daddy this morning. The White Panda must have sensed it too, because they sent over their new mash with the thugster and Pet Shop Boys. Say what? WHAT and it works.

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mp3: Trick Daddy x Pet Shop Boys - Lets Go Dream (The White Panda Mash)

mp3: Penguin Prison - The Worse It Gets (Starsmith Remix)

mp3: Nicki Minaj (featuring Sean Garrett) - Massive Attack

  

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