May 23, 2006

Today's Hotness: Psapp, The Cure, Gorilla Biscuits

PSapp>> Domino and Mute have posted an e-card here to hype forthcoming tour dates from electro-twee duo Psapp, electro-acoustic dreamer Juana Molina (yeah, we'll say it twice in two days) and that Jose Gonzalez guy. The e-card includes streams of a bunch of tracks and a couple videos. You can stream samples of Juana Molina's "Micael," "La Verdad" and "Rio Seco" and Psapp's "Hi," the very arresting single "Tricycle" [watch the video here] and "Make Up." We're going to be in Jamaica when this tour stops through Boston and that, frankly, is more than a bit disappointing.

>> ILM here reprints a Cure fan club update from earlier this month that reports that Robert Smith's long running alternative rock act has complete about six weeks of work in the studio on an upcoming set slated for issue later this year, perhaps around Halloween. The band was about to finish tracking its 20th song of the sessions at the time of the update. The band was set to tackle vocals, overdubs and mixing after a short break.

>> If you've somehow lived this long without hearing Sonic Youth's forthcoming record Rather Ripped, which streets June 13, you can get at it legally a week earlier (that's June 6, math whiz) via Rhapsody. Keep June 13th in your mind though, because that's the first day you'll want to pay attention to a new slate of Rhapsody's so-called Rolling Stone Originals live performance series. On June 13 you can hit these links (uno, dos) for performances from Jack White's The Raconteurs and Emily Haines-fronted and Rolling Stones-approved Canadian indie rockers Metric respectively.

>> Pfork sorta buries the lede in their item today about the bass player from Deerhoof leaving the band. We'll, maybe not. But we're more interested in the fact the band has posted an EP's worth of material including a My Bloody Valentine cover here.

>> PunkNews wants you to rediscover your inner straightedge teen self at one of these Gorilla Biscuits reunion shows. BrooklynVegan has some hype too.

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