Friday, April 30, 2010

Indiephemera Friday, vol. 3

A busy week in the indie music world has passed us by, with Colin Meloy of The Decemberists signing a deal to pen a children's book series, Animal Collective disciple Ariel Pink announcing he would be making a guest appearance on a new science fiction television show, and bands Fucked Up and Stars debating how best to address the new Arizona immigration law.  Also, there was music:

*Hip-hop maverick producer/Alice Coltrane great nephew Flying Lotus will be releasing his new full-length Cosmogramma on May 4; this week, the entire record became available for live-stream via his MySpace site.  Check it out.  Included below is his much-discussed collaboration with Thom Yorke, "And The World Laughs With You:"

Flying Lotus - And The World Laughs With You (featuring Thom Yorke)

* released a live session by rising stars Surfer Blood earlier this week.  Awe-inspiring.  The full session can be heard at; below is a performance of lead single "Swim" from their debut record Astro Coast:

Surfer Blood - "Swim" - HearYa Live Session 3/10/10 from on Vimeo.

*As reported on the FP Facebook and Twitter feeds earlier this week, The National performed a set for WNYC's excellent series Soundcheck on Monday.  The entire performance can be heard on WNYC's website.  WNYC is also streaming a full performance by Owen Pallett from Webster Hall that took place last Thursday.  And, not to be outdone, NPR is streaming full performances from last week by The XX and Hot Chip

*Jack White side-project Dead Weather (how many side-projects does he have?) is streaming their new record Sea of Cowards today in unusual fashion.

*FP favorites Das Racist performing in this installation at the Whitney tonight

*Finally, please enjoy the following gorgeous performance of Radiohead's "No Surprises" by Regina Spektor.  Spektor recorded the cover to benefit the Doctors Without Borders Emergency Relief Fund; you can help the cause by purchasing the track here.  For much more similar music that we don't have room to fit in the blog, please follow us on Facebook or Twitter, where we share new songs, videos, downloads, and music news daily.

Regina Spektor - No Surprises (Radiohead cover)


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