April 30, 2006

Today's Hotness: Futureheads, Replacements, Sonic Youth

The Futureheads>> StarTime International Friday issued a video for The Futureheads jam "Skip To The End," the first single from the UK act's forthcoming set News And Tributes. You can watch it right here at Yahoo Music, which naively dubs the band "the future of punk-rock." We love The Heads Of The Future as much as the next guy, but until they stop sounding like The Jam and XTC, we don't really think they have too much to do with futurism. Anyway, we'd like to tell you the video is awesome, but we couldn't get it to load in IE or Firefox. Perhaps you will have better luck...

>> Venerable label Matador Records has entered into the world of video podcasting (what will the kids think of next, right?). The first episode examines the creation of Scottish post-rockers Mogwai's recent set Mr. Beast. Click this link, which opens up your ITunes and takes you to a place to download the stuff.

>> You can stream the first two cuts ("Reena," "Incinerate") from the forthcoming Sonic Youth record at this minisite the band has set up to pimpillate Rather Ripped. The set streets June 16 on Geffen.

>> Westerberg/Replacements fan site Paul's Page here points to the YouTube posting of "Color Me Obsessed," a documentary about hardcore Replacements fans. The clip includes the drummer from The Original Sins, which we presume could only be Bethlehem, PA's Original Sins. Anyway, satisfy your Replacements yen for the day and check out the trailer here.

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