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”


Muppets Dance Themselves Clean to LCD Soundsystem

Yea, even stranger when the Muppets teamed up with Weezer, now they’re getting clean with LCD Soundsystem. There aren’t really any words for this. Just watch it. In advance, we’re sorry. Watch “Dance Yrself Clean.”

LCD Soundsystem Tour Dates
03/28/11 Terminal 5, New York, NY
03/29/11 Terminal 5, New York, NY
03/30/11 Terminal 5, New York, NY
03/31/11 Terminal 5, New York, NY
04/02/11 MSG, New York, NY

Free Energy Set to Join Weezer on Tour

Over the last 8 weeks or so, DFA’s Free Energy have been rolling out a series of videos entitled “Free Energy’s Power Hour.” An odd mix of comedy and music, the the series was written and directed by the band with help from director, producer and friend Ben Nabors.

Lest we forget what the Free Energy boys are actually known for, they’re currently in the midst of a SPIN Magazine sponsored tour with Foxy Shazam. And, later this month they’ll join Weezer for a handful of shows. A full list of dates can be found down below.


Free Energy Tour Dates

12/07: Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theater Buy Tickets #
12/08: Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews – Buy Tickets#
12/09: Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose Tap – Buy Tickets #
12/14: Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre – Buy Tickets ^
12/15: Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre – Buy Tickets^
12/17: New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom – Buy Tickets^
12/18: New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom – Buy Tickets^

* = Foxy & Free Tour, Sponsored by SPIN Magazine
^ = w/ Weezer (Memories Tour)
# – Headlining Date
$ = w/ Hollerado

Ringside Finds Themselves With ‘Lost Days’

Los Angeles has one more reason to boast. Coming January 25, 2011, local indie rockers, Ringside releases their much-anticipated second album, Lost Days.

Frontman, Scott Thomas takes the reigns on most instrumentation and production of Lost Days, but guest appearances are nothing short of stellar. Featured on the title track is friend and iconic rocker, Ben Harper. LA’s beloved funkmasters, Ozomatli, offer up their signature horns on two tracks. Weezer’s Brian Bell lends guitar work as does Harper and Kirk Hellie. The drum kit gets a little love from Joey Waronker, Jim Keltner, Josh Freese, Norm Block, Sandy Chila, and Jon Pikus.

Co-produced by band member and beat master, Balthazar Getty, Lost Days is Ringside’s first release since their debut nearly five years ago. Working with Scott’s broken back, which happened several months into production, Ringside has seen success with “Tired Of Being Sorry,” covered by friend Enrique Iglesias and French singer, Nadiya. http://www.ringsidemusic.com/