Deer Tick are releasing their fourth studio record Divine Providence on October 25 via Partisan Records and on Wednesday night they guested Late Show with David Letterman to perform "Main Street" from that very album. Deer Tick made their national television debut on Letterman last year, performing a great version of "Baltimore Blues No. 1" and while the "Main Street" performance may not be as good as that one it is certainly worth a watch. Check it out below.
This Monday The Black Keys officially announced the release of their seventh studio album El Camino with a fake commercial starring Bob Odenkirk from Breaking Bad, with the release set for December 6 via Nonesuch Records. Since then they've also released the tracklist and album artwork for the album, plus the fact that the first single, "Lonely Boy", will be released on October 26. Check out the tracklist below and the artwork above.
Swedish folk pop duo First Aid Kit announced their second album, the Mike Mogis-produced The Lion's Roar, in mid-September and yesterday they released the album's title track as the first single from the album. "The Lion's Roar" was premiered yesterday on PSL in Sweden, The Guardian in the UK and NPR in the US, and it certainly shows promise for the upcoming full-length after having been a live favourite for quite some time now. Listen to "The Lion's Roar" below and try not to worry too much that there's still three months left until the full-length drops.
I've been covering the release of Ryan Adams' new record Ashes & Fire pretty heavily here on Birds Need Feet and today it's finally released. Yesterday Adams released the official music video for lead single "Lucky Now" and he also stopped by Conan O'Brien's show to perform the track live, and you can watch the performance below thanks to the always reliable The Audio Perv.
Jack White and U2 may not seem like the likeliest pairing musically but thanks to Q Magazine's upcoming Achtung Baby tribute album (titled AHK-toong BAY-bi Covered) we've got a chance to hear White's take on "Love Is Blindness". The cover is a great one, and while it's nearly unrecognizable as a U2 track, it's certainly a welcome one for fans of Jack White rather than U2 fans. Stream a radio rip of the track below (via Consequence of Sound via Interference) and check out the full album tracklist below (it'll be released on October 31).
Ryan Adams' Ashes & Fire is finally released tomorrow and just in time for the release Adams has now unveiled the video for lead single "Lucky Now". The video is a discrete and elegant black-and-white affair and you can watch it below, and if you haven't yet given Ashes & Fire a listen you can do so here - it's definitely worth your time.
As we reported during the summer The Black Keys will release their seventh studio album by the end of the year, and now it's finally been properly announced; the album will be called El Camino and it'll be released on December 6. That's pretty much all the confirmed except for what the band has previously revealed about the album's sound and the fact that it'll be released worldwide via Nonesuch Records, and the band choose to use a fake car commercial starring Bob Odenkirk from Breaking Bad to make the announcement.
Watch the trailer/commercial below, it's quite funny, and stay tuned for more news.
Girls' new album Father, Son, Holy Ghost is without a doubt one of my favourite records of the year, and today they're officially releasing album opener "Honey Bunny" as a single with the b-side "Martina Martinez". "Martina Martinez" is a nice little instrumental track which was previously available as an Amazon exclusive bonus track for the album. While it's a good track it's definitely not deserving of a place on the regular album, but it makes for a fine b-side/bonus track. Listen to it below.