Posts Tagged ‘Cage The Elephant’

new music from old finds, and streamable free! Cage The Elephant & British Sea Power

I see that British Sea Power has a new CD out, and I know that band name sounds familiar, so I search my iTunes to jog my memory…….hmmmm, nothing there. Search and I did, indeed, write about them back in February 2008. All I said was that their then new CD, “Do You Like Rock Music?”, was well-reviewed and that I wanted it all, but I guess I forgot to download it ;-(

If Arcade Fire, The Pigeon Detectives, or maybe The Kooks are currently floating your boat, you’ll enjoy British Sea Power. The new LP, Valhalla Dancehall, is streamable HERE. and it’s all great (like that last one that I’ll have to also dig up). The first single is “Living Is So Easy”, if you care about such things.

Cage The Elephant
Cage The Elephant

Cage The Elephant was also blogged about here in February 2008, sharing a post with Vampire Weekend. This new LP of theirs, “Thank You Happy Birthday”, is just plain awesome, and streamable HERE for now, but it can’t last forever. I swear I hear Frank Black-influence, but what do I know? Go listen, then YOU tell ME which song should be on djeddieo #22!
Oh, and if you’re like me, and great live shows are only memories, check out this CTE appearance at Grimey’s Record Store basement, in Nashville.


Your Vegas, Vampire Weekend, Cage The Elephant

The traditional record store may be dead, but Newbury Comics refuses to go peacefully to the great beyond! I get their emails every week, and might go in for a limited edition beer glass once in a while, but today’s email speaks of Your Vegas, opening for The Bravery tonight and tomorrow at The Paradise (oh, if I was 15 or 20 years younger…..). Anyway, I’ve been listening to XFM London all day, blissfully hearing almost nothing familiar, so my perspective might be skewed (good or bad, I don’t know), but I know I like this….

Your Vegas TunePak (click it, music lover!)

Check out “It Makes My Heart Break” and let me know what you think

Your Vegas, baby!

Your Vegas, baby!

Vampire Weekend is seemingly inescapable, having been on all the blogs, and even in the Boston Globe over the last few weeks. Now, XFM London is calling their “A-Punk” the hottest song in the UK. Alright, I surrender already! Admittedly, it does seem perfect for an April compilation CD to bring to St. Martin, what with it’s peppy ska groove.

Vampire Weekend

Also high on XFM’s list is Cage The Elephant, from Bowling Green, Kentucky. Go HERE or to their MySpace page to hear their tunes (“In One Ear” is the hot single), and you can also get a free download for signing up. This is fresh and tasty the way we like it (well, it was a lot fresher this past summer when they were rocking Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza ) and I recommend it……highly.

Cage The Elephant

Cage The Elephant