Exclusive First Listen: Danger Mouse And Sparklehorse Team Up With David Lynch : NPR Music

Dark Night of the Soul

Exclusive First Listen: Danger Mouse And Sparklehorse Team Up With David Lynch : NPR Music.

In addition to Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse, other artists appearing on Dark Night of the Soulinclude James Mercer of The Shins, The Flaming Lips, Gruff Rhys of Super Furry Animals, Jason Lytle of Grandaddy, Julian Casablancas of The Strokes, Frank Black of the Pixies, Iggy Pop, Nina Persson of The Cardigans, Suzanne Vega, Vic Chesnutt, David Lynch, and Scott Spillane of Neutral Milk Hotel and The Gerbils.

The Indie Colouring Book

The Indie Coloring Book
The Indie Coloring Book

Cool! I’ll have as much fun as my 2 year old colouring in illustrations by Bon Iver, The Shins, Broken Social Scene, MGMT etc. In fact, Edie might not get a look in cos she’ll mess it up 😛
Royalties go to a charity chosen by the artists.

Kraftwerk are coming to NZ

Kraftwerk, Auckland Town Hall 26 November!

I missed them at Big Day Out a few years back. They were on at the same time as Jane’s Addiction so I thought I’d catch a bit of both but I was in a great position for Jane’s Addiction and they were grabbing me more than I expected so I didn’t fancy trying to push through the crowd to get to Kraftwerk.

I probably would’ve ended up hearing a bit of both and seeing nothing outside the super top anyway but I’ve always regretted not seeing Kraftwerk as I didn’t think I’d get another chance.

Maybe Tanuki’s Cave beforehand for some yakitori mmm

Malcolm Middleton touring NZ

My favourite miserable Scot, Malcolm Middleton is coming to NZ in May. Facebook says Malcolm is playing The Whammy bar in Auckland but everywhere else says it’s The Kings Arms on May 12th. At least everyone agrees he’s playing The San Francisco Bath House in Wellington on May 13th.

Malcolm’s new album, Sleight of Hand, is out now. It’s mostly acoustic collection leftovers, covers and wind ups. I’m looking forward to the next project though – “Right now, everything sounds like a fat child throwing a Casio keyboard down a flight of stairs and hitting an old man at the bottom who’s playing Verve songs badly on an over-priced guitar,” says Malcolm.

Meanwhile the filthier half of Arab Strap Aidan John Moffat has released the rather dirty, R rated I Can Hear Your Heart and a singing bottle opener that plays a wee ditty by Aidan every time you crack open a beer. Now I have several rather nice bottle openers including one from Suck UK that looks like an unsuspecting house key and the trusty one that I won at the Massey University chilli eating competition but now I think I need one more.

PJ Harvey coming to NZ and Australia in February

PJ Harvey is coming to New Zealand and Australia in February for a handful of exclusive solo shows. A limited number of tickets will be available from http://www.frontiertouring.com from Thursday 8 November 12 noon AEST to Friday 9 November 12 noon AEST. Tickets will go on-sale to the general public on Tuesday 13 November 9:00am local time.

Polly will be performing an intimate solo set, for one night only, in each of the following cities:

Wednesday February 13 Civic Theatre, Auckland
Ticketek 0800 TICKETEK or http://www.ticketek.co.nz

Friday February 15 Opera House, Sydney
Ticketek 132 849 or http://www.ticketek.com.au; SOH Box Office 02 9250 7777

Sunday February 17 Concert Hall, Brisbane
Qtix 136 246 or http://www.Qtix.com.au

Wednesday February 20 Hamer Hall, Melbourne
Ticketmaster 136 100 or http://www.ticketmaster.com.au

Friday February 22 Concert Hall, Perth
BOCS ticketing 08 9484 1133 or http://www.bocsticketing.com.au

Broken Social Scene Presents: Kevin Drew: “Backed Out on the…” with J Mascis

Kevin Drew’s new video “Backed Out on the…”, the first single from his forthcoming album, Broken Social Scene Presents: Kevin Drew, “Spirit If…”

This song was recorded with Joules Scott Key of Metric and Bang Lime on drums and J Mascis and Kevin Drew on guitar and vocals. The video happened last minute after a Dinosaur Jr show in Toronto where J, Lou and Murph all came to the shoot to hang out. John Caffery from KIDS ON TV was hired to come and dance his ASS off and a spontaneous party was put into effect. There were seven mirrors, one disco ball, four lights, one bottle of rum, three bottles of tequila, 62 beers, four crew and 17 people. It got put together on the day of the shoot and became the party of the year. It cost three thousand dollars to make… It was priceless