New Gossip Video

The Gossip have a new video out for the song "Heavy Cross" off of their album Music For Men. Beth Ditto is the UK equivalent of Karen O in this video with her gold and plenty of glitter. I think I need to start wearing gold lipstick.

Speaking of her fashion sense, Beth Ditto will launch her own plus-size fashion line at the UK store Evans and will be in stores late March/early April. Hopefully the line will soon be available in the US and will include as much glitter as possible.

Music For Men is out 6/22 via Columbia/Sony.

MP3 - The Gossip - Heavy Cross

On a side note, now you can follow me (@Gina323) and Felicia (@felonfresh) on Twitter and find out all about our fabulous lives.


Micachu, Pikachu and the Shapes

We've been quite absent these past few months, but I'm feeling some greatness coming along just in time for summer.

What inspired this first post in months? What's my new obsession? MICACHU AND THE SHAPES.

This brand new trio from East London is all about glitchy beats and quirky colliding melodic lines that seem like they are pasted together messily with a hot glue gun. I know you remember arts and crafts in 2nd grade. The band's head, Micachu (Mika Levi), composes these off-beat unusual pop songs from homemade instruments, creating music that sounds so wrong but feels so right.

Jewellery, their debut album off Rough Trade Records, introduces a fresh, creative and eccentric feel and will take you right out of a terrible music rut. The one take away is that the tracks are all so short with the entire album only being 26 minutes long! Key songs are Lips, Golden Phone, Just In Case, and Vulture, but pretty much they're all fantastic. ChChCheck 'em.

Micachu & the Shapes - Golden Phone

Micachu & the Shapes - Vulture


New Cursive Album For $1

Hey everyone, sorry for the extreme lack of posts lately!

This is just a quick reminder that even though we mentioned it before, Cursive has a new album coming out! Mama, I'm Swollen is set to release on March 10, 2009. I know I'm excited, and I'm sure you are as well. They have a small tour coming up which will hopefully expand. Check the date to see is Tim Kasher and Co. are coming to a city near you and check out two mp3 from us to you off their new album called From the Hips and I Could Never Love You. Enjoy and let us know your thoughts on the new album! I'm thinking the album has a darker feel, more like pre-Happy Hollow.

Head over to Saddle Creek where you can download the album for just $1! But hurry because each day approaching the release date, the price raises by $1. So head over there now or wait until March 10th for the real thing!

Mon-Mar-9 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg The King Left, Peasant
Tue-Mar-10 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom Bear Hands, MaƱana
Thur-Mar12 Los Angeles, CA Spaceland Modern Memory
Fri-Mar-13 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour Little Brazil, Ladyfinger
Sat-Mar-14 San Diego, CA Casbah Little Brazil, Ladyfinger
Sun-Mar-15 Phoenix, AZ Rhythm Room Little Brazil, Ladyfinger
Mon-Mar-16 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad Little Brazil, Ladyfinger
Wed-Mar-18 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit Little Brazil, Ladyfinger

Cursive - From the Hips
Cursive - I Could Never Love You