Monthly Archives: May 2011

album review: The Smithereens

The Smithereens Smithereens 2011 (E1MUSIC) The Smithereens were college rock darlings of the late 1980s on the strength of stellar songs like “Blood and Roses” and “Behind the Wall of Sleep.” The band later achieved commercial success with a slightly harder sound, but never seemed to recapture the magic of their Don Dixon-produced debut and […]

Erykah Badu – Out My Mind Just In Time (Video)

Simple, classy, sexy. Sure the album came out a long time ago, but the video probably cost $200 to make, so who’s counting? OUT MY MIND JUST IN TIME from Creative Control on Vimeo.

Justice – Civilization (Video)

Let’s take a little Heavy Metal: The Movie, throw in a Floyd/Queen mashup, and a more exciting Daft Punk beat than they’ve put together in several years, and we have the new Justice song and video. Don’t know if it’s the weather or the impending long weekend, but, to quote Jay and Kanye, this goes […]

Help Support JBN – the art

Shipping News and Rodan vet-turned graphic designer Jeff Mueller has organized an art benefit for his longtime bandmate (and LEO contributor) Jason Noble. “Misunderstood Creatures Demonstrating Intense Behavior” is the name of the 17-print collection, featuring some well-known and admired artists and music makers. Artists include: Casey Burns, Nick Butcher & Nadine Nakanishi, Mat Daly, […]

album review: Bill Callahan

Bill Callahan Apocalypse (DRAG CITY) Bill Callahan’s voice is heavy in a way so plaintive you’d think Apocalypse was recorded in the waiting room of a morgue. It’s easy to assume he’s made a sad record: distinguished in the weighty way of a mountain, slow and burdened and quiet like a widower. That’s too dusty […]

White Denim – Uncle Slayton’s 6/19

White Denim are playing Uncle Slayton’s (formerly Skull Alley) June 19. Their latest, D, was released yesterday via Downtown. Combining the reverby vox of a Yamesian sort and a band playing with the intensity and energy that only comes with hunger, the disc is a solid, well produced experience, but doesn’t seem to have quite […]

Hail Mary Mallon – Smock (Live From the Burgundy Camry)

Visuals from the excellent new album from Aesop Rock, Rob Swift, and DJ Big Wiz as “Hail Mary Mallon”, out digitally now, physcially June 7 via Rhymesayers.

Lyrics Born – Shoulda Woulda Coulda (Video)

While Little Brother’s Phonte has gotten all the love for expanding beyond hip-hop to embrace soul and r&b, Lyrics Born is nearly at a point where he’s going to have to change names if he keeps this up. This one’s a fun, 70s flavored cut with his trademark sense of humor with a ridiculous video […]

Trouble’n'Bass – Sounds of NYC mix

Here’s the latest free mix from Scion, this one a dance mix:

Exclusive: Skyscraper Stereo – ..iBeat

Here’s an exclusive sneak preview from the latest Skyscraper Stereo long player Homebois in Outer Space, due late June via Little Heart Records. Watch this space for info for the album release party and more. Subtlety damned, this here is a discussion between men about their latest exploits, exaggerated or otherwise. Think: Too $hort’s “Freaky […]