Archive for February, 2008

Leaks make me happy

Monday, February 18th, 2008

On April 8, two highly anticipated albums are slated for release. The first, and heretofore most important, is Man Man’s Rabbit Habits, coming out on Anti-. The second is Tapes ‘n’ Tapes Walk it Off, which will be released by XL. Recently, the first tracks from both of these albums have found their way to the internet, primarily through Pitchfork (Stereogum just posted their review of Rabbit Habits, so more of that may be available shortly). Both of the songs (“Top Drawer” and “Hang Them All,” respectively) are ridiculously good. With Man Man, this isn’t such a surprise. We all got to see how good they are last year at KWUR Week, and after two albums, the maturity that Stereogum raves about can be expected, and the result is an eminently accessible track that doesn’t completely jettison the craziness we all know and love.

The Tapes ‘n’ Tapes track, however, is more of a surprise. After The Loon, they were known more for getting consistently fellated by Pitchfork, without really bringing the goods. They were the example of a Pitchfork hype band. The Loon wasn’t a bad album, but not nearly as good as Pitchfork insisted. The best thing about them was their appearance in Clell Tickle. But wouldn’t you know, “Hang Them All” justifies the buzz. It’s catchy, it’s got a good beat, and it’s great.

Man Man – Top Drawer
Tapes ‘n’ Tapes – Hang Them All
Clell Tickle:

Dr. Drew on KWUR

Sunday, February 17th, 2008

So I’m excited to announce that Shanks and I got to interview Dr. Drew on my show this Friday. We discussed Celebrity Rehab, college radio, and bestiality (oh Loveline). Thankfully, someone nabbed a recording of it (which I’m not entirely sure is legal) and I’ve made it available right here. Enjoy!

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It’s a big’un, but it’s worth it.

George Clinton to play WILD

Friday, February 15th, 2008

Along with the Parliament Funkadelic.

Pattern is Movement featured on Gothamist

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

Head over to Gothamist to check out an interview with Chris Ward of Pattern is Movement, and get excited for KWUR Week. They say they took their name from a TS Eliot poem. Wash U represent, yo.

Yeasayer and Man Man to tour together

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

…but will not be coming to St. Louis. Anyone want to start a petition to get them to come here instead of Denver on April 20?