This Week : Wye Oak, Thomas Tantrum, Matt And Kim, Saint Etienne and Uncle Shane MacGowan.
Wye Oak- Free Download.
“Civilian” By Wyre Oak.
On March 7, 2011, (March 4 in Germany and Austria) City Slang will release Wye Oak’s third album, Civilian on CD, LP and digital download. Before that, they play London’s Water Rats on January 29th 2011, returning to the UK after their last show supporting Spoon at their ATP show back in November.
On signing Wye Oak, City Slang said “This band has been on and off our radar for quite a bit now. Their last releases did resonate around this here office somewhat, but nothing prepared us for the sheer musical brilliance, the quantum leap that the duo of Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack would offer up with this new album of theirs. They have really come out of their shell on Civilian.”
Thomas Tantrum- Free EP.
‘Lonely Eyes’ By Thomas Tantrum
Thomas Tantrum return with a free EP you can download, but we’ll let them explain
“There will be a single early next year, and plenty more to follow after that, but in the mean time we’ve made you a Christmas present! We trotted off to Real World Studios in Bath last week and came back with three brand new tracks separate to the album to make up a special free download Christmas EP we have entitled “Birdsong”, and it’s out now!
To get it, all you have to do is head to our Facebook page and sign up to our mailing list. http://on.fb.me/e9jYFX
Everyone who does that gets the EP as a free download. The first 50 people will also get sent the EP on CD, as well as a Christmas card signed by us all. The second 50 will be sent the signed Christmas card. “
Matt and Kim– Free Song.
‘Where You’re Coming From” By Matt and Kim.
Matt and Kim give away a free download ‘Where You’re Coming From’ from their third album ‘Sidewalks’, which is released physically on the 28th March via Different Records (Crystal Castles, Vitalic and Tiga).
St Etienne– Christmas Album.
“I Was Born On Christmas Day” By Saint Etienne.
Saint Etienne have finally released their long promised Christmas album, entitled ‘A Glimpse Of Stocking’ the band say “It mixes seven old (some very rare) songs with seven brand new ones. All of the new ones are written by us except ‘Wintertime Love’, which was written by The Doors.”
01 – Gonna Have a Party
02 – 21st Century Christmas
03 – Driving Home for Christmas
04 – Welcome Home
05 – Snowbound on the South Bank
06 – My Christmas Prayer
07 – I Don’t Intend to Spend Christmas Without You
08 – Come on Christmas
09 – Through the Winter
10 – I Was Born on Christmas Day
11 – Fireside Favourite
12 – No Cure for the Common Christmas
13 – Wintertime Love
14 – Unwrap Me
15 – Snow
Retro (xmas) Video (although not a lot happens which perhaps is a good thing) is from everyone’s fave drunken Uncle.
“Christmas Lullaby” By Shane MacGowan.
- Pogues frontman Shane MacGowan teams up with The Priests for Christmas number one bid – watch video here (mirror.co.uk)
- Holiday playlists: punk rock Christmas (macworld.com)
- On the Bowery: A Fairytale of New York (current.com)
- Rebels bid to deny Cowell’s X Factor the Christmas No 1 single – again (guardian.co.uk)