My Morning Jacket
Disappearer", and the movies Velvet Goldmine and I'm Not There, the latter of which featured MMJ frontman Jim James singing "Goin' to Acapulco" with Calexico in one scene. I can vouch for that film. It's very good. And so is Circuital, which you can stream for a limited time via NPR here, as well as download the title track below (after giving your email address). The live webcast starts at 9pm ET, 6pm PT and 2am GMT (therefore on 1/6/11), by the way, stream it from here closer to the time, but for now there are a few trailers and other tidbits to enjoy.
reviewed that album a few months ago I may have painted it as less than flattering, "Get Away" was definitely a highlight of which I was more than happy to be reminded of. Chances are I might decide to see Yuck when they play Reading Festival later this summer, still undecided whether I'm to do a feature on the blog about that yet. Watch Yuck's performance below, the whole show is available to UK, licence-paying residents at the BBC iPlayer (i.e. here) which also featured Friendly Fires, Beverly Knight, Donovan and others. The Friday show (technically Saturday, 00:20) will feature new live (prerecorded) performances from all of the above too,
Though that's not the only Battles news. The band also featured in the latest instalment of La Blogotheque's Take Away Shows, performing a new song "Wall Street" in Paris' Hôtel De Ville, fine wine included. It kicks ass. Look for it below.
Finally, although it was announced a while ago, Battles will be one of three curators to host one of the two Nightmare Before Christmas All Tomorrow's Parties events in December. The weekend, which will run from 9-11th December sees Battles curate Saturday's events, with Les Savy Fav and Caribou hosting the Friday and Sunday respectively. Other musicians appearing across the weekend include Flying Lotus, Gary Numan, Four Tet, No Age, Marnie Stern, Toro Y Moi, Surfer Blood and others. There's a small chance I'll be attending, but if not at least I'll probably see Battles take down the HMV Institute on the 27th June. Info on the ATP weekend is here. Tour dates and info on everything I just mentioned can be found on the band's website here.
Here I am anyway.