Chicago’s super-awesome Pit Er Pat are hitting the road this fall in support of High Time, their new album due out on 10/21. This effort finds the band traveling down a dusty and dark path with guitars, sequencers, drum machines, and a slew of foreign percussions.
Oakland rockers Man/Miracle have released a new 7-inch entitled “Pushing And Shoving/You’ve Got A Hold On Me”. The song “Pushing And Shoving” was previously included on the band’s supergood self-titled full-length album, and “You’ve Got A Hold On Me” is previously unreleased. You can listen to the A-Side at their MySpace, the B-Side here, and buy the record and other merch here.
This excellent, sparse version of “Mississippi” is available free for a limited time, so get it while you can. It’s well worth the hassle of downloading Amazon’s MP3 store app. Your download experience should be hassle-free.
The A.V. Club is delighted to point you to a free download of a new live collaboration between Wilco and Fleet Foxes, a cover of Bob Dylan’s “I Shall Be Released” which was recorded in Bend, OR on the recent Wilco tour. Wilco’s working with Headcount.org, “a nonpartisan, non-profit organization dedicated to voter registration and inspiring participation in democracy through the power of music.” So when you download this track, you’ll be asked to click a simple button, pledging to vote in the upcoming national election on November 4. And if you’re feeling particularly generous, Wilco’s also suggesting you make a donation to Second Harvest/Feed America.
Yesterday, I sat down with Dan Murphy, Golden Smog’s affable guitarist, to talk about Barack Obama, Brian Wilson, the band’s early days, Soul Asylum, The Jayhawks, Jeff Tweedy, nonexistent Swedish brides, and the music industry.
Murphy’s Midwestern supergroup will release Stay Golden, Smog on September 23. The record is made up of tracks from the band’s early years, but also features two unreleased tracks: a demo version of “Until You Came Along” and an unearthed cover of Brian Wilson’s “Love and Mercy.”