Weezer, My Morning Jacket, Andrew Bird and More Cover The Muppets

Reunited, and it feels so good...

What does Weezer, My Morning Jacket and Andrew Bird all have in common? Apparently The Muppets. The bands, along with others including OK Go, Sondre Lerche, Rachael Yamagata and more, will be featured on the upcoming Muppets tribute called Muppets: The Green Album. This coincides with the new Muppets movie coming out this fall, but the record will be out on August 23rd. Weezer teams up with Paramore’s Haley Williams to sing “The Rainbow Connection,” as OK Go takes over “The Muppet Show Theme.” Oh God let there be a music video for that. The tracklisting is below, in case you wanted to get all Gonzo about it.

Muppets: The Green Album

01 OK Go: “Muppet Show Theme”
02 Weezer and Paramore’s Hayley Williams: “Rainbow Connection”
03 The Fray: “Mahna Mahna”
04 Alkaline Trio: “Moving Right Along”
05 My Morning Jacket: “Our World”
06 Amy Lee: “Halfway Down the Stairs”
07 Sondre Lerche: “Mr. Bassman”
08 The Airborne Toxic Event: “Wishing Song”
09 Atreyu’s Brandon Saller and Good Charlotte’s Billy Martin: “Night Life”
10 Andrew Bird: “Bein’ Green”
11 Matt Nathanson: “I Hope That Something Better Comes Along”
12 Rachael Yamagata: “I’m Going to Go Back There Someday”


Figurines And An Horse Premiere Videos on MTV2

With their recent stellar performance at SXSW behind them, Australian duo An Horse are wasting no time in conjuring up interest in their latest single “Dressed Sharply”.  The first single off their highly anticipated new album, Walls, premiered on MTV2 last week.  You can catch it on the MTV.com Buzzworthy site here.   Walls will hit stores on April 26th via Mom+Pop Music and to celebrate its release, An Horse will kick off its tour at New York City’s Knitting Factory and then heading south sharing dates with Alkaline Trio and Manchester Orchestra.

And in other news, the Danish trio Figurines will be releasing their self-titled third album via The Control Group on April 12th.  The band launched its video for “Hanging From Above” on MTV.com Hive.  MTV also featured the band’s track “Free Today” on a recent episode of “Skins”.  In support of their new album, Figurines are hitting the road in the northeastern U.S. for the first time in nearly four years. 

Check out An Horse and Figurines on their latest tour.

An Horse Tour:
3/27/11 – Washington, DC @ DC9
3/29/11 – Hamden, CT @ The Space
3/30/11 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Upstairs
3/31/11 – Lancaster, PA @ Lizard Lounge
4/1/11 – Pittsburg, PA @ The Smiling Moose Upstairs
4/26/11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory
4/27/11 – West Chester, PA @ The Note ^
4/28/11 – Providence, RI @ Lupo’s ^
4/29/11 – New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place ^
4/30/11 – E. Rutherford, NJ @ Bamboozle/New Meadowlands Complex
5/1/11 – Towson, MD @ Recher Theatre ^
5/2/11 – Kansas City, MO @ Beaumont Theater #
5/3/11 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant #
5/4/11 – Chicago, IL @ Metro #
5/6/11 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom #
5/7/11 – Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall #
5/8/11 – Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt
5/10/11 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
5/12/11 – Albany, NY @ Valentine’s
5/13/11 – Providence, RI @ Lupo’s #
5/14/11 – Philadelphia, PA @ TLA #
5/16/11 – Toronto, ON @ Mod Club #
5/17/11 – Toledo, OH @ Mickey Finn’s
5/18/11 – Newport, KY @ Southgate House
5/20/11 – Fayetteville, AR @ Rogue
5/21/11 – Norman, OK @ Opolis
5/22/11 – Dallas, TX @ The Loft
5/24/11 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s Jr.
5/26/11 – Tempe, AZ @ Sail Inn
5/27/11 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
5/28/11 – Upland, CA @ The Wire
^ w/ Alkaline Trio
# w/ Manchester Orchestraœ

Figurines Tour:

6/5/11 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat Backstage
6/8/11 – New Haven, CT @ Bar Night Club
6/9/11 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge (early)
6/10/11 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
6/11/11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory

6/12/11 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Café Live