January 16, 2007

Today's Hotness: Frightened Rabbit, The A-Sides, Bloc Party

>> Haven't gotten enough of Frightened Rabbit-a-mania yet? Neither have we, which is why we've posted the above video we first found in this BrooklynVegan item. It captures the Glaswegian trio performing "Square 9" at its first U.S. tour date last night. The sound and video are surprisingly good considering it is a single-camera job shot at close range, and the song, from the band's debut Frightened Rabbit Sing The Greys, just explodes at the end. So great. Anyway, scroll down to our bandstand item from Sunday to download a couple Frightened Rabbit tracks. It's the hotness. Wish these guys would sneak up to Boston this week while they're in the states.

>> Philebrity adds a new detail to the rumor that Philadelphia's A-Sides have signed with Vagrant, which is also, of course, home to The Lemonheads and The Hold Steady. Anyhoo, Philebrity reports that The A-Sides' Silver Storms could be released by Vagrant as soon as June. More details here.

>> Aversion reports here that synth-rockers-turned-sappy-Springsteen-recyclers The Killers will record/have recorded a cover of Joy Division's "Shadowplay" that will be used in the forthcoming Ian Curtis biopic "Closer." There, we will never mention The Killers here again (we're not even giving them the requisite hyperlink). New Order is also contributing re-recorded Joy Division classics for the film.

>> We haven't hit it ourselves yet, but folks eager to hear the entire forthcoming Bloc Party record Weekend In The City can stream it over at Scenestars here. We reviewed Bloc Party's most recent Boston show here in July.

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