“Many other music docs and concert films can give you an idea of how great a band is live, but how many can truly make you feel like you’re in the audience? Todd P Goes to Austin is in elite company on that count.” -Goatdog’s Movies
“Todd P Goes To Austin” follows concert guru Todd Peterson and with it, you get to see electrifying performances fit to show the energy of the DIY underground scene. Featuring live performances from Matt and Kim, Dan Deacon, Mika Miko and many more, this movie illustrates the experience of concert-going. Check out trailer for the Jay Buim directed film below.
TODD P GOES TO AUSTIN trailer from OTTO ARSENAULT on Vimeo.
You can pick up a copy of the DVD here.
The Brooklyn Based band of brothers return with the release of their new EP Low Back Chain Shift, and a substantial US tour to follow it. The quartet just ended a massive tour with Matt and Kim and are getting right back on the road with some more big names such as The Futureheads and the Mantles.
The EP was released last week and is same punk rock influenced, high energy sound that the band is known for. But most importantly they are bringing that same high energy sound back to New York where it all began with a five borough tour in celebration of the release. Check out the tour dates below and definitely give the EP a listen.
Five Borough Tour
October 21, Martini Red, Staten Island
October 22, Pianos – Force Field PR Showcase, Manhattan
October 23, Shea Stadium, Brooklyn
October 24, BBQ Manitee at Silent Barn, Queens
October 25, Paul Shaffers House, The Bronx
October 12, Austin, TX – Emo’s w/ the Futureheads
October 14, New Orleans, LA – The Circle Bar w/ Carnivores
October16, Atlanta, GA – The Earl w/ The Coathangers, Woven Bones, Carnivores
October 20, Philadelphia, PA – Danger Danger Gallery w/ Carnivores
Coney Island’s best, biggest, and only festival is celebrating 10 years at the iconic location. The Siren Music Festival is set to take place on July 17th in everyone’s favorite summer hot stop. The festival, which is in it’s 10th year, is starting to announce a few bands that are slated to play this year. Amongst the performers announced so far are Surfer Blood, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Matt and Kim, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and Harlem. More bands are to be released soon, but the lineup so far looks pretty amazing to us.
The festival is FREE as it is every year, and it’s always packed, so you better make sure you plan to get there early. Siren Music Festival has been booking the coolest acts since the beginning. Past performers include the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Peaches, Modest Mouse, !!!, TV on the Radio, Death Cab for Cutie, Spoon, Brendan Benson, VHS or Beta, Tapes ‘N Tapes, We Are Scientists, Dr. Dog, White Rabbits, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, Ra Ra Riot, Islands, Beach House, and Bear Hands just to name a few.
Who knows what additions will be made to the lineup this year.
Lately I’ve been on a huge Bat for Lashes kick. I just can’t seem to get Natasha Kahn’s infectious songs out of my head. Fresh out of the vault, Bat for Lashes has released the third video from ‘Two Suns’ for ‘Sleep Alone’. Kahn is by far making the greatest videos out there today. The small stories within and the overwhelming color palette that sets the perfect tone makes each song more haunting than it already is.
Bat for Lashes was also nominiated today for an MTV Video Music Award (VMA) for the Breakthrough Video catagory up against Chairlift, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Matt and Kim, Cold War Kids, Passion Pit and more. Wow that is some list.
Watch Bat for Lashes ‘Sleep Alone’
The time has finally come for indie sweethearts Matt and Kim to release their sophmore record. As a huge fan of the band, I am personally really excited about this. The duo will release their new record titled ‘Grand’ on January 29th through Fader Records. In addition to the CD and internet version, the band will also put the record out on vinyl. Nice. Matt and Kim seem to make a little change in their sound, but still remain to be themselves. The band is offering the first two singles titled “Good Ol’ Fashion Nightmare” and “Daylight” are available through their website. They will also be doing a nationwide tour in support of the album starting in March.
Matt and Kim has also released the tracklisting for ‘Grand’
3. Good Ol’ Fashion Nightmare
4. Spare Change
5. I Wanna
6. Lessons Learned
7. Don’t Slow Down
8. Turn This Boat Around
10. I’ll Take Us Home
11. Daylight Outro (remix)
Check out Matt and Kim and their new tunes over at www.mattandkimmusic.com or at www.myspace.com/mattandkim