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Yo La Tengo returns to the WFMU Marathon on Friday, March 2nd from 9 to midnight! Ira, James, Georgia and pal Bruce play your cover song requests in exchange for pledges! —WFMU
SUPER HITS OF THE SEVENTIES! – from WFMU
Yo La Tengo has covered Todd Rundgren’s ‘I Saw The Light,’ it appears on Michael Shelley’s 2012 WFMU Fund Raising Marathon DJ Premium CD “Super Hits Of the Seventies!” along with Stevie Jackson (of Belle & Sebastian), The Minus Five, Paul Collins, Joe, Dennis Diken with Bell Sound and more, as a reward for donating to WFMU’s fundraising marathon. All songs were recorded exclusively for the compilation only. Full track list and the further information is HERE.
And YLT will headline the Images Festival closing night gala on April 21 at the Toronto Underground Cinema, wherein they will perform “The Sounds Of Science,” an original score for Jean Painlevé‘s films. They created the score for a screening at the 2001 San Francisco Film Festival.
“We’re a transatlantic duo – Jonny Perl and myself – who make glamorous, spooky music. We’re influenced by non-rock popular music from the latter half of the twentieth century, such as soundtracks, exotica and dub, and ‘middle-of-the-road mavericks’ like Scott Walker and Serge Gainsbourg.”
An excerpt from Bizarre Magazine‘s interview with Robert Conroy (of Misty Roses):
Misty Roses – Villainess
taken from “Villainess” album (Frog Man Jake, 2009)
Misty Roses – Fantastic Voyage (David Bowie cover)
taken from the live sessions on Irene Trudel’s WFMU radio show, 26 October 2009. Robert Conroy performed a cover of David Bowie’s ‘Fantastic Voyage,’ with his friend Greg Fasolino (of Bell Hollow) on 12-string guitar, they were both in the band Burning Rome back in ’86.
A dark, cinematic, transatlantic pop combo, Misty Roses are Jonny Perl (from London, instruments/programming) and Robert Conroy (from New York, voices/words). Misty Roses’ new 7″ vinyl, double A-side ‘Puce Woman (for Kenneth Anger)’ / ‘Queen Cobra (for Jack Smith)’ is out now via UK label, Exotic Pylon Records.
With a nod to the musical past, Misty Roses takes pop melodrama to modern heights. Their combination of electronic textures overlaid with a cinematic sense of musical storytelling reminds you somewhat of 60′s icons like The Zombies and The Association. -Irene Trudel (via FMA)
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Primavera Sound 2011 MP3 collection kickoff via FMA
Primavera Sound held its eleventh-annual festival in Barcelona Spain last month, and we are proud to present mp3 highlights from what is truly one of the world’s most incredible live music events. (WFMU)
Half Japanese – Live at Primavera Sound, May 27th 2011
Vivian Girls Live at All Tomorrow’s Parties in Monticello, NY
BLACK LIPS & VIVIAN GIRLS Japan tour 2011
7/2 (Sat) Shibuya, WWW (03-5458-7676)
7/4 (Mon) Nagoya, APOLLO THEATER (052-261-5308)
7/5 (Tue) Kyoto, METRO (075-752-4765)
Further Information >> Contrarede
Kurt Vile and crew performs songs from his latest, Smoke Ring For My Halo, in ultra-chilly weather for this latest installment of pitchfork.tv rooftop performance series.
STREAM :: Live from the WFMU + FMA Showcase at South by Southwest, 611 Red River in Austin, March 18, 2011, featuring Amen Dunes, él-g, Sun Araw, The Endtables, Whitehorse and Kurt Vile and the Violators as a special guest.