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10.09.2009

Blubber…

Annnd we’re back…with a slightly different format and weekly sponsors! This week’s Blubber is brought to you by Jesus Lip Balm.

Phoenix do a video interview for Walmart, and still manage to maintain their respect. Yep, by all accounts these dudes have “sold out”, yet they just keep getting more awesome.

Thom Yorke debuted some new songs in LA with his new band that includes Flea and Radiohead will be recording a new album this winter.

Guns N’ Roses gets sued by a shoegaze/electronic musician Ulrich Schnauss for unauthorized sampling of his music on Chinese Democracy. So weird.

Kraftwerk will be remastering their entire catalog + releasing a new album in 2010. They are (still) the robots, doot doot do-doot…

• Read a wrap-up if the Future of Music Policy Summit 2009. Your career may just depend on it.

• Good news from the Beastie Boys camp, Adam Yauch is feeling much better.

• Two things that were meant to go together: Rock stars and kittens. OBVIOUSLY!

• The first screener sent to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences this week was Anvil! The Story of Anvil. PLEASE NOMINATE THIS FILM!!!

Kanye West is releasing a Glow in the Dark tour book. Hey, Kanye, Imma let you finish…eh nevermind.

Brian Wilson is set to complete unfinished Gershwin songs. Will he make ‘ol George SMILE up in heaven?

No Age designed their own “Vegan High-Tops” for Subpop. Not bad…

• Don’t call it a “Grunge book”, but Thurston Moore is releasing a book about Grunge…Huh?

Animal Collective have a new EP on the way.

Memory Tapes, quite possibly the best electronic musician in Jersey, has offered up the 20-minute Seek Magic instrumental bonus disc for free. Thank you, sir.

Park the Van and Art in the Age are offering up free music from Spinto Band and Generationals, along with artist tees to some lucky followers on Twitter. You can also win tickets to their upcoming show by entering the AITA in-store raffle. Get to it!

{Blubber is a weekly round-up of music links from around the web including news, mp3s, videos and more. It’s the extra fat that helps The Walrus stay warm. For more music links follow The Walrus on Twitter and Facebook}



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09.27.2009

Blubber…

Zooey Deschanel and Ben Gibbard tied the knot. So sad. {People}

John Peel Box Set coming soon. If anyone deserves it, it’s that man {TLOBF}

• The New Moon soundtrack tracklist was announced, and I’ll be damned…it’s kind of good…{Playlist}

Blondie’s Gary “Valentine” Lachman talks about his experiences with The Occult and Freemasons…and how boring they were. {Quietus}

• Producer Andrew Sandoval talks about his new LA Nuggets box-set and the importance of detailing music history. Amen. {LA Weekly}

The Shins, Of Montreal, The Roots and more contribute to Yo Gabba Gabba comp, proving that kids do actually have cool stuff these days. {Pitchfork}

Justin Timberlake will star as Napster co-founder Sean Parker in David Fincher’s upcoming movie about Facebook. No, seriously. {Mashable}

• NYmag has a SERIOUS CRUSH on the Woodsist label. Hey, look, they still release tapes!!! {NYMag}

• Listen to SCORE! 20 Years of Merge Records: THE REMIXES! featuring artists such as Four Tet, John McEntire and Caribou remixing the Merge catalog. {Merge}

Throbbing Gristle are set to release their own “Buddha Machine“, an ambient instrument featuring preset loops. My guess is that they will all be bright and cheery! {TG Official Site}

• Please welcome the newest and doucheyist indie-rock feud: Wavves vs. Black Lips. Yes, there was even some blood. Stay classy. {Brooklyn Vegan}

{Blubber is a weekly round-up of music links from around the web including news, mp3s, videos and more. It’s the extra fat that helps The Walrus stay warm. For more music links follow The Walrus on Twitter and Facebook}



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09.18.2009

Blubber…

• If you couldn’t make it to see Panda Bear at ATP NYC this year, here’s the next best thing. A quality rip of his set. {MegaUpload}

• Poet and Musician Jim Carroll (author of The Basketball Diaries) “died died died” and will be missed. {NYTimes}

• An official tumblr blog for the Kanye West VMAs awardus interruptus meme has been created. Will it ever end? {Imma Let You Finish}

• In a local boy makes filthy story, Tim Heidecker of Tim and Eric stars in the new Clues (mems. of Arcade Fire) music video. You’ll love it, perv. {Videogum}

Pavement are reuniting for a 2010 World Tour…amd the backlash has already begun {The Daily Swarm}

• Despite his passing, Patrick Swayze will always be with us in films and HIP-HOP {Hip Hop is Read}

The Flaming Lips brought their new single to The Colbert Report this week and let the world’s only charming conservative stream their new album in full on his website for a limited time only. Maybe Republicans aren’t so bad? Eh, who am I kidding? {Pitchfork}

• Matt Picasso talks to Will Cullen Hart of Olivia Tremor Control and Circulatory System fame. ME WANTS NEW OTC MUSIC NOW!!! {YANP}

• The classic Spiritualized album Ladies and Gentlemen…is getting the re-issue treatment with a Special edition version sporting 12 mini-discs packaged like prescription pills. Duuude, drugs are so cool again. {Pitchfork}

The music industry just keeps getting more and more evil everyday. Their latest attempt at screwing us over is a real delight. {Gizmodo}

BONUS: If you are in Philly this Saturday, you have two sweet options for shows: awesome Swedish band The Sounds at the TLA or Philly’s own excellent Gildon Works at Johnny Brenda’s. If you got talent you may be able to make both.

{Blubber is a weekly round-up of music links from around the web including news, mp3s, videos and more. It’s the extra fat that helps The Walrus stay warm. For more music links follow The Walrus on Twitter and Facebook}



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09.11.2009

Blubber…

• Watch videos of the ’60s Garage band The Cavemen on The Mike Douglas Show. Rumor has it they were from Jersey {WFMU}

• Author and music enthusiast Nick Hornby discusses the benefits of MP3 Blogs. Amen! {Guardian}

• Discover Beatle-Mania Gay-style, it gives new meaning to “The Fab Four” {Trip Out}

• Curious as to what the world will look like in the year 2080? Check out the new Empire of the Sun video for “Without You”. {Stereogum}

Public Image Ltd are set to return for a series of very special performances for the first time in 17 years this Decemeber. Nothing says “‘Tis the season…” like Johnny Lydon. {PiL Official Website}

Cut Chemist’s new video is the first to be shot with a 360 Panoramic view, but actually looks like it was shot through a fun house mirror. {Dancefloor Mayhem}

Apple’s 09/09/09 music event disappoints. Why can’t iTunes read my mind yet?? WTF? {ZDNet}

• Watch some chick named jj cover the Welcome Back, Kotter theme song. Eh, up her nose with a rubber hose! {Discobelle}

The Smith Westerns went and cleaned up their sound a bit. Grab a new mp3 from the band and pretend like it’s still Summer. {GvsB}

Ellen DeGeneres gets sued by record labels for playing songs on her show without permission. What’s next, record labels suing old ladies? Oh, wait…nevermind. {NYT}

• BREAKING NEWS: Fever Ray’s videos are STILL THE MOST BIZARRE VIDEOS ON THE WEB. {Big Stereo}

Phoenix front-man Thomas Mars talks about his love for vinyl and keeping things secret, but you didn’t hear that from me. {Art in the Age}

{Blubber is a weekly round-up of music links from around the web including news, mp3s, videos and more. It’s the extra fat that helps The Walrus stay warm. For more music links follow The Walrus on Twitter and Facebook}



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09.04.2009

Blubber…

Beck recruits Devendra Banhart, MGMT and others to help him tackle his next album reinterpretation Leonard Cohen’s Songs of Leonard. Can you guess what that crazy kid will do next?? {Stereogum}

Sunset Rubdown’s bassist got struck by lightning…and survived! {Jagjaguwar}

• Watch Hitler react poorly to the Oasis split. Did you think he was going to take this lightly!? He’s Hitler! {YouTube}

Thom Yorke announces new solo single and considers touring with a different band. I hear The News is getting back together. Who needs Huey anyway? {Billboard}

• Check out the trailer for a new documentary on ’80s band Killing Joke. Remember that song “Livin’ in the ’80s” that played during the house party scenes in Weird Science? That’s them. {Punknews}

• Listen to the new Yo La Tengo album in it’s entirety. Damn, they are STILL good! {NPR}

• Check out the Top 10 Manliest Album Covers…if you have the balls! {Decibel}

• Electronic wizard Matthew Herbert is planning an album based on pig sounds. My suggestion for a title: H1NFun {Fact}

Michael McDonald explains his collaboration with Grizzly Bear. I’ll say no more. {Daily Swarm}

• Those were the days…watch De La Soul doing “Me, Myself, and I” on Arsenio Hall in ‘89 {YANP}

Washed Out’s dreamy, down-tempo pop is making moves on the blogs. Grab some MP3s and get in on it early {GvsB}

{Blubber is a weekly round-up of music links from around the web including news, mp3s, videos and more. It’s the extra fat that helps The Walrus stay warm. For more music links follow The Walrus on Twitter and Facebook}



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08.28.2009

Blubber…

• Stream Karen O and the Kids’ first single from the Where The Wild Things Are Soundtrack…then go out and play. {MySpace}

• Empire of the Sun guests/gets sampled on Jay-Z’s Blueprint 3 album. Australia is gonna be huge in 2010! {Prefix}

• Potential iTunes killer Spotify gets approved by Apple’s UK App Store. Hurray for subscription-based music!? {Techcrunch}

• Download MP3s by The First International Sex Opera Band. Yes. Really. {WFMU}

• UK funnyman Ricky Gervais was in an ’80s pop band. Watch the ridiculous video for their only single, then remix it using Karl Pilkington’s gynormous head. {The Daily Swarm}

KRS-ONE wrote a 600 page Hip-Hop Bible and begins the Rap Religion. Praise MC Hammer? {AV Club}

Sub-Pop Records teams with Nike and now they have their own line of sneakers.  Too bad they are the ugliest sneakers ever made. {Hypebeast}

• Discover the “Social History of the MP3″ and then share it with some friends. {Pitchfork}

• Download the newest offering form The Islands‘ upcoming album Vapours. Mmmm jangly. {MOKB}

Genesis P-Orridge, Sonic Youth, Iggy Pop in will be featured in the new William S. Burroughs documentary. Oh, and it’s narrarated by Robocop’s Peter Weller. Nothing strange/awesome here. Nope, nothing at all. {TwentyFourBit}

• Scientists try to write the “ideal” David Bowie song. Yea, it’s as bad as you think. {YANP}

{Blubber is a weekly round-up of music links from around the web including news, mp3s, videos and more. It’s the extra fat that helps The Walrus stay warm. For more music links follow The Walrus on Twitter and Facebook}



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08.21.2009

Blubber…

Journal of Music, published in Ireland, is “busting out of this stale mold, focusing instead on thoughtful observations and arguments about the shape and sound of songs, songwriting, and the listening experience.” But you still just want free music. {UTNE}

• Check out the Top 20 Songs of the Decade, as chosen by your best friends at P’fork. Totally change your life. {Pitchfork}

Pink Floyd discuss the making of their classic song “Money”…for free. {YouTube}

Miles DavisKind of Blue + Nintendos = Kind of Bloop {Time}

The Moog gets merged with the guitar…and it’s about time! {Music Industry Newswire}

Times New Viking pretend they are Yo La Tengo in Yo La Tengo’s new video for “Nothing to Hide”…and they look just as bored. {Daily Swarm}

• Walrus fav Memory Tapes announces details of his debut album…but I forget what they are. {GvsB}

• Finally, someone made album art from Rubiks Cubes! Yes! {Creative Review}

MySpace aquires iLike. There is NO God. {Mashable}

Marilyn Manson threatens to rape rocker’s face. Just one question. What took so long? {Undercover}

• Download the amazing 1968 s/t psych album from The United States of America. It’s your patriotic duty. {Decrepit Tapes}

{Blubber is a weekly round-up of music links from around the web including news, mp3s, videos and more. It’s the extra fat that helps The Walrus stay warm. For more music links follow The Walrus on Twitter }



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08.14.2009

Blubber…

• Read an interview with Ash Bowie of Polvo {MOKB}

• Hear a new Flaming Lips song “See The Leaves” and check out the album cover design for the new album Embryonic {Pitchfork}

• RIP Les Paul, guitar and studio wizard {Daily Swarm}

MGMT cover seminal ’80s NZ band The Clean {Stereogum}

The Fiery Furnaces turn shows into Health Care Reform rallies {FF’s MySpace}

• Download a new leaked Radiohead song, “These Are My Twisted Words” {Direct MP3 Link}

• HP, Dr. Dre plan new ‘digital music ecosystem’ {CNet}

• Watch Moby and Walt Mossberg discuss the future of digital music {All Things Digital}

Beck interviews Will Ferrell {Irrelevant Topics}

• Download Deerhoof’s acoustic Daytrotter Sessions {YANP}

Ice-T smashes a laptop {YouTube}

{Blubber is a weekly round-up of music links from around the web including news, mp3s, videos and more. It’s the extra fat that helps The Walrus stay warm. For more music links follow The Walrus on Twitter }



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08.07.2009

Blubber…

• Ex- Olivia Tremor Controllers Circulatory System announce tour dates. In Philly on 9/8 at KFN. {YANP}

• The new Performance Rights Act would require broadcasters to pay artists/labels every time their music is played on-air. {Variety}

• Watch the new Bat For Lashes video for “Sleep Alone” {Stereogum}

Weird Al spoofs the White Stripes {Jib Jab}

• Watch Modest Mouse’s new video directed by Heath Ledger {MOKB}

Broken Social Scene cover Joy Division’s “Love Will Tear Us Apart” for The Time Traveler’s Wife Sdtrk {Pitchfork}

Thom Yorke talks about the music industry…again. {24Bit}

• Watch a montage of John Hughes films set to “Baba O’Reilley” RIP {YouTube}

De La Soul’s Posdnuos Gives the Inside Story on 3 Feet High and Rising {Time Out NY}

• A great article about spirituality in Indie Rock {The Believer}

{Blubber is a weekly round-up of music links from around the web including news, mp3s, videos and more. It’s the extra fat that helps The Walrus stay warm. For more contentthat doen’t make it to the blog, follow the Walrus on Facebook (mp3/video links) and Twitter (music news and links)}



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07.31.2009

Blubber…

• Jesse from the Eagles of Death Metal calls Axl Rose and Lars Ulrich assholes. {Blabbermouth}

King Khan & BBQ announce their new album via a weird radio spot. {MySpace}

• Stream the new Amanda Blank song “I Love You” {Stereogum}

Trent Reznor explains why he quit Twitter {TwentyFourBit}

Jay Reatard to tour record stores. {Pitchfork}

Kings of Convenience announce new album details! {NME}

• Download a new micromix from Deerhunter’s Bradford Cox. {Deerhunter Blog}

Fiery Furnaces to make silent album?? {Drowned in Sound}

• Congrats to Philly’s Dr Dog on signing to Anti- {Pitchfork}

• Do the Dirty Projectors stand for everything that’s wrong with the hipster mentality? {The Quietus}

• New Octopus Project video is really awesome {YANP}

Architecture in Helsinki and Metronomy remix The Very Best (MP3s) {Discobelle}

• A list of the 20 loudest tracks of all time {NME}

• Danny Eccleston examines the roots of The Who’s classic psych album The Who Sell Out {Mojo}

{Blubber is a weekly round-up of music links from around the web including news, mp3s, videos and more. It’s the extra fat that helps The Walrus stay warm.}



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07.17.2009

Blubber…

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah’s Alec Ounsworth announces his new solo album, which has some great song titles {Pitchfork}

Walrus favorite Weird Tapes remixes Peter Bjorn and John {IGIF}

Listen to an awesome new Thom Yorke song (sort of) {Stereogum}

Wes Anderson breaks down his perfect mixtape, just for you {This Recording}

San Fran’s Girls gossip about drugs and their forthcoming debut album {Guardian}

Blur’s Alex James makes cheese for Prince Charles {NME}

Stream a new song from Cali band Woods…’tis nice {Woods’ MySpace}

Brian Wilson discusses the soundtrack of his life {Guardian}

Listen to a Cee-Lo’s (Gnarls Barkley) remix of the Spongebob theme song {Streaming MP3}

Sweden’s folky sister duo, First Aid Kit, want you to suggest songs for them to cover {Twitter}

Go nuts with some Surf & Garage Covers from Lisbon, Obscure Latin Jazz and Cosmic Sitar Sounds {WFMU}

{Blubber is a weekly round-up of music links from around the web including news, mp3s, videos and more. It’s the extra fat that helps The Walrus stay warm.}



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07.10.2009

Blubber…

Dum Dum Girls get signed to Subpop. {Pitchfork}

–Pics from The Woodsist/Captured Tracks fest in Bushwick featuring Kurt Vile, WOODS and other “shitzaze”. {Stereogum}

Matt Pinfield was in rehab and talks about it. {The Gothamist}

–If you aren’t already into Iceland’s Sin Fang Bous, best get moving. {IGIF}

Michael Jackson will be buried without his brain. {UK Mirror}

–One of my favorite music blogs, Gorilla vs. Bear, top records of the year so far. {GvsB}

Beck launches interview series with Tom Waits. {NME}

Carrie Brownstein of Sleater Kinney discusses the future of record labels. {All Things Considered}.

–New Kinks documentary on the way? {Mojo}

–Discover the history of the “Freebird” heckle. {Chicago Tribune}

–Weekly dose of ridiculous pics. {The Chuckler}

–New mixtape from yours truly: ‘The ROOT of Evil ’80s Pop” {Art in the Age}

Have a great weekend!

{Blubber is a weekly round-up of music links from around the web including news, mp3s, videos and more. It’s the extra fat that helps The Walrus stay warm.}



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