Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

Some Racing, Some Stopping

Photo by Justine Bursoni

It would seem that Headlights are becoming my de facto “ahh gotta get something up quick” band, which is fine with me. I like ’em, and they just have good timing.

Like for today – their second album Some Racing, Some Stopping came out yesterday and you can not only stream the whole thing below, but you can also check out the new video for the first single, “Cherry Tulips”. And if that’s not enough, Hard To Find A Friend is featuring the band in their new feature, “The Backstage Sessions” and that’s yielded some MP3s and videos recorded – get ready for it – backstage at a recent show in Nashville. How crazy is that?

And, to top it off, I’m now able to attend their Toronto debut show at the El Mocambo on March 2 at the El Mocambo. Yes, that’s a consequence of my no longer being able to go to Noise Pop in San Francisco that weekend – logistical issues – but hey, silver linings and all that.

Stream: Headlights / Some Racing, Some Stopping
MP3: Headlights – “Cherry Tulips”
Video: Headlights – “Cherry Tulips”
MySpace: Headlights

Also out yesterday and streaming now is Lust Lust Lust from The Raveonettes. They’re at the Opera House on March 21 and if you live in the US, you can watch a new video and if you’re so inclined, there’s a non-album track available to grab at ET Canada has a phoner with Sharin Foo.

Stream: The Raveonettes / Lust Lust Lust
Video: The Raveonettes – “Aly, Walk With Me”

Largehearted Boy pits Daily Show scribe Sam Means (fresh off the picket line, I guess) against Mountain Goat John Darnielle in a steel cage match of intelligent and reasonable discourse about the new Goats album Heretic Pride. EPIC.

Another taste of Stephen Malkmus’ next record Real Emotional Trash, out March 18, is now available. And Matador is running one of their pre-order package deals if you just canna wait. Drowned In Sound has also got an interview.

MP3: Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – “Cold Son”

The AV Club talks to Gutter Twins Greg Dulli and Mark Lanegan about their debut album Saturnalia, out March 4. They’re at the Mod Club March 14.

BlogTO interviews Greg Davis, owner of Soundscapes, aka “the best music store in Toronto”. Actually, that shouldn’t have quotes around it. Because it’s simply fact.

Short today. Good stuff tomorrow.

By : Frank Yang at 8:13 am
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  1. thomaus says:… on eMusic has John Darnielle giving the back story on his favourite characters from his songs.