Swear I'm not Paul: 12/07/2009

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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Album News: Lucero - 1372 Overton Park

Finally, a snippet more news for the new Lucero album, the follow up to the magnificent That Much Further West. It's going to be called 1372 Overton Park and will come out October 6th. You can stream one of the songs too, 'The Devil and Maggie Chascarillo' below. It's going to be amazing. This year is a great year for Alt.Country.

Listen:(Sorry it plays automatically, must sort that out).

Album News: Pearl Jam - Backspacer

Pearl Jam - Backspacer

Backspacer is the confirmed title for Pearl Jam's ninth album, due to be released in September (the 20th to be exact). You can listen to a clip of 'The Fixer' below, a song that they played on Conan O'Brien, which has had all its links removed from youtube due to copyright. A major pity. The promotional push would've helped. Greedy corporations again (Universal this time).

1. “Gonna See My Friend”
2. “Got Some”
3. “The Fixer”
4. “Johnny Guitar”
5. “Just Breathe”
6. “Amongst The Waves”
7. “Unthought Known”
8. “Supersonic”
9. “Speed Of Sound”
10. “Force Of Nature”
11. “The End”

Listen to a clip of 'The Fixer':

Album Cover: Richard Hawley - Truelove's Gutter

Another album from Richard (I gave you news of this a month or two back, remember), another horrible album cover. However, to go along with that, we do have a tracklist. The album comes out September 21st in the UK, so it'll be out the 18th in Ireland. I can't wait.

01 As the Dawn Breaks
02 Open Up the Door
03 Ashes on the Fire
04 Remorse Code
05 Don't Get Hung Up in Your Soul
06 Soldier On
07 For Your Lover, Give Some Time
08 Don't You Cry

Friday, July 17, 2009

Live: The Brainwave Horse Show Hustle

I'm all in favour of a charity night. Especially when it's one with such a magnificent lineup. The Brainwave Horse Show Hustle is in aid of the Irish Epilepsy Association, and takes place on August 7th at Krystle Nightclub. Music comes from David Kitt, The Chapters, History of Harry and All Star Charge.

Buy your tickets here:

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Download: Akron/Family - River

Akron/Family have a lot of US tour dates coming up. Usually when that happens, they're promoting something, like their excellent new album Set 'Em Wild, Set 'Em Free. Also, they've given a free mp3 for download, which is even better.

Akron Family - 'River'

US Dates:
7/22/09 Cleveland, OH - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
7/23/09 Detroit Lakes, MN - 10,000 Lakes Festival 2009
7/24/09 Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
7/25/09 Calgary, AB - Calgary Folk Festival
7/26/09 Calgary, AB - Calgary Folk Festival
7/29/09 Steamboat Springs, CO - Ghost Ranch Saloon
7/30/09 Vail, CO - The Sandbar
7/31/09 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
8/02/09 Jersey City, NJ - All Points West Music & Arts Festival
8/09/09 New York, NY - Other Music - Free In-store - 7 PM
8/11/09 Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel
8/12/09 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
8/13/09 Atlanta, GA - E.A.R.L.
8/14/09 Birmingham, AL - Bottletree
8/15/09 Asheville, NC - Transfigurations at Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall
8/24/09 Santa Monica, CA - Morning Becomes Eclectic (89.9FM KCRW)
8/28/09 San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands Music Festival w/ John Vanderslice
8/29/09 Los Angeles, CA - El Ray Theatre
9/07/09 Seattle, WA - Bumbershoot Festival
9/08/09 Portland, OR - Bagdad Theatre
9/10/09 Baltimore, MD - Talking Head Club
9/11/09 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
9/12/09 Monticello, NY - ATP NY - Kutshers Country Club w/ Animal Collective, Panda Bear and Atlas Sound
9/14/09 Hudson, NY - Jason's Upstairs w/ Jeffrey Lewis, Slaraffenland
9/15/09 Williamsport, PA - Site: B w/ Jeffrey Lewis, Slaraffenland, Doc Mach and the Field Surgeons
9/16/09 Ithaca, NY - Castaways w/ Jeffrey Lewis, Slaraffenland
9/17/09 Buffalo, NY - Mohawk Place w/ Jeffrey Lewis, Slaraffenland
9/18/09 London, ON, Canada - LOLA Festival
9/19/09 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick w/ Jeffrey Lewis, Slaraffenland
9/20/09 Louisville, KY - 21C Museum Atrium Gallery w/ Jeffrey Lewis, Slaraffenland

Watch 'Everyone is Guilty':

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Live: Mumford and Sons at the Academy

After seeing Marcus Mumford support Laura Marling two years ago at Whelan's (Robotnik also gave support that night - fantastic), I've been in love with him and with his music.

He returns with his full band, Mumford and Sons, after their great Oxegen performance. They'll be playing the Academy 2 on September 26th. Tickets are priced at €11.80 and go on sale this Friday.

Live: More Pixies at the Olympia Theatre

What did I tell you? Didn't I say there'd be a third Pixies date announced for the Olympia? Well there is! It's on Wednesday September 30th.

Tickets for this third show go on sale tomorrow at 9 a.m. and are sure to sell out fairly quickly.

Watch 'Debaser' live:

Live: Groom at Whelan's

One of my favourite young Irish acts play two gigs in Dublin this weekend. On Sunday night, Groom will be supporting Neosupervital at Whelan's upstairs. A great lineup. Tickets are 10 euro and doors are at 8.

On Friday, they'll be supporting Brian Cullen's Love Bullets in the Lower Deck in Portobello. Tickets are 8 euro with a copy of BCLB's new EP coming to you free.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Setlist: The Chapters, Oxegen, Sunday 12 July 2009

The desk blew in the first few minutes, the band went 10 minutes over time, but regardless of all that, it was a marvelous outing from the Chapters at Oxegen on Sunday at the Hot Press New Bands Stage.

Looking for love
Ukrainian Gymnast
Perfect Stranger
Black Room
Trying to get Ahead

Stream: The Dodos - Time to Die

The Dodos - Time to Die album cover art

Now that the Dodos' third album Time to Die has been leaked online, they've decided to put it all up as a high(ish) quality stream for you all to hear. It'll stop the pillaging, looting and raping of torrents, rapidshare and the like.

The album has also been pushed forward from September to July 28th.

Stream it in full here, download first single 'Fables' for free, watch a message from the band and a lot more:

More Information:

Live: The Specials at The Olympia Theatre

Fresh from playing Oxegen, the reunited Specials will be bringing the Irish national anthem to the Olympia Theatre. They'll play on November 15th with tickets priced at €49.50 and €54.50 going on sale this Friday at 9 a.m.

And now stand...

Live: Elbow at the Phoenix Park

Great news. Elbow have been confirmed as support for Coldplay at the Phoenix Park on 14th of September.

Tickets are still available at €76.50, and with Elbow supporting, you're much more likely to buy some!

Watch 'Grounds for Divorce':

Monday, July 13, 2009

Setlist: Nine Inch Nails, Oxegen, Sunday July 2009

Nine Inch Nails wouldn't be quite what you'd expect to find at Oxegen on Stage 2, but then again you wouldn't expect to see The Game. Oh wait, you never got to see him. They were damn good though.

Terrible Lie
March of the Pigs
Something I Can Never Have
The Becoming
The Big Come Down
The Hand That Feeds
Head Like A Hole

Setlist: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Oxegen, Saturday 11 July 2009

Nick Cave and his Bad Seeds drew an impressive enough crowd on Saturday night at the O2 Stage as they clashed with Kings of Leon. James sent me in this setlist, thanks very much to him!

'Papa Won't Leave You Henry'
'Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!'
'Red Right Hand'
'Midnight Man'
'The Ship Song'
'Henry Lee'
'We Call Upon The Author'
'The Mercy Seat'
'The Weeping Song'
'There She Goes My Beautiful World'
'Stagger Lee'
'Get Ready For Love'

Setlist: The Killers, Oxegen, Sunday 12 July 2009

The Killers brought Oxegen 2009 to a close on Sunday night on the Main Stage. They played a nice little acoustic 'Smile Like You Mean It', but as I've said before, they're not headline material. They're much more a studio band than a live band. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds would've been a much better headliner.

Mr. Brightside
All These Things
The world we live in
For Reasons Unknown (extended version)
Smile Like you mean it (acoustic)
Somebody told me
Dusltand Fairytale
When You were Young
Read My Mind

Setlist: James Morrison, Oxegen, Saturday 11 July 2009

James Morrison annoyed everyone by singing 'Please Don't Stop the Rain' on Saturday on the Main Stage at Oxegen 2009, and his wishes were answered, as blue sky didn't appear til Sunday.

'Please Don't Stop the Rain'
The Only Night'
'Under The Influence'
'You Give Me Something'
'Broken Strings'
'If You Don't Wanna Love Me'
'Precious Love'
'Nothing Ever Hurt Like You'
'Call The Police'

Setlist: Kings of Leon, Oxegen, Saturday 11 July 2009

Saturday night's Main Stage headliners at Oxegen 2009 probably brought the biggest crowd of all. Kings of Leon sell out everywhere they play in Ireland, and the field was full for them this weekend.

'Be Somebody'
'Taper Jean Girl'
'My Party'
'Molly's Chambers'
'Red Morning Light'
'Four Kicks'
'Sex On Fire'
'The Bucket'
'On Call'
'Slow Night, So Long'
'Knocked Up'
'Use Somebody'
'Devil Song'
'Black Thumbnail'

Watch 'Molly's Chambers' live at Oxegen 2009:

Setlist: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Oxegen, Saturday 11 July 2009

Karen O and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs played an excellent set on Saturday on the Main Stage at Oxegen, with a mixture of hits old and new. The new ones sound really great live. Thanks to Michael for the setlist update.

Cheated Hearts
Black Tongue
Heads Will Roll
Turn Into
Soft Shock
Date with the Night

Setlist: Passion Pit, Oxegen, Saturday 11 July 2009

Passion Pit played the Hot Press New Bands Stage on Saturday and truly were one of the highlights of the festival for those who were in the know.

Eyes as Candles
Little Secrets
The Reeling
Smile Upon Me
Let Your Love Grow Tall

Setlist: Lily Allen, Oxegen, Friday 10 July 2009

Lily Allen played the Main Stage on a rainy Friday at Oxegen 2009, but the fans didn't mind as she brought her summery pop to the masses.

'Everyone's At It'
'I Could Say'
'Oh My God'
'Go Back To The Start’
'Littlest Things'
'The Fear'
'Fuck You'
'Not Fair'

Setlist: Bruce Springsteen, RDS, 12 July 2009

Two years in a row I've missed 'Jungleland', my Jesus, will he never play it with me in attendance? Damn you Bruce. Great to see 'Hungry Heart' being pulled out too. I love that song.

The Fields of Athenry [Nils solo accordion intro]
No Surrender
My Lucky Day
Outlaw Pete
Hungry Heart
Working on a Dream
Johnny 99
Darkness on the Edge of Town
Raise Your Hand (instrumental)
Spirit in the Night
Sherry Darling
Proud Mary
Prove It All Night
Waitin' on a Sunny Day
The Promised Land
Radio Nowhere
American Skin (41 Shots)
Lonesome Day
The Rising
Born to Run
American Land
Glory Days
Dancing in the Dark
Twist and Shout

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Setlist: Bruce Spingsteen, RDS, 11 July 2009

First night of two from the boss at the RDS, and he was joined by Evan Springsteen and Christopher Clemons, which definitely gave the whole thing a huge sense of family warmth! Remember, little Stevey is playing Tower soon, head on down.

[Nils solo accordion intro]
Who'll Stop the Rain
Cover Me
My Lucky Day
Outlaw Pete
Out in the Street
Working on a Dream
Johnny 99
The Ghost of Tom Joad
Raise Your Hand (instrumental)
You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)
Seven Nights to Rock
For You
Thunder Road
Because the Night
Waitin' on a Sunny Day
The Promised Land
The River
Kingdom of Days
Lonesome Day
The Rising
Born to Run
Hard Times
Tenth Avenue Freeze-out (w/ Christopher Clemons)
American Land (w/ Evan Springsteen)
Bobby Jean
Dancing in the Dark
Twist and Shout