By ANDY VIHSTADT
Toonces the Driving Cat won’t go down in history as SNL’s crowning achievement, and my guess is the problem was casting. See what could have been with the Rosebuds’ video cover of Salt-N-Pepa’s ahh, “Push It,” or just grab the MP3 below.
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin was put in an awkward position last year when the former Russian leader died, but the Springfield, Missouri, outfit held on to the name and is getting ready to release its sophomore LP. Grab the very catchy first single below, thanks to Stereogum.
Pershing is out April 8 on Polyvinyl.
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin: “Glue Girls” MP3
Nick Cave (with Bad Seeds intact) is following up last year’s excellent Grinderman side-project with Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! The album comes out April 8 on Anti- Records. Until then, check out the video for the title track and marvel at Cave’s creepy ‘stache, right here . Also, the special edition of his 1989 novel, And the Ass Saw the Angel hits bookstores today.
Male pattern baldness is no laughing matter, so to prepare us for Alopecia, Oakland’s Why? has cooked up a cover of the Cure’s “Close to Me” that’s dark enough to bum Robert Smith out. The song won’t be on the upcoming LP, but if you haven’t copped the first single, “The Hollows”, you definitely should.
Why?: “Close to Me” MP3
Why?: “The Hollows” MP3 from Alopecia
Alopecia is due March 11 on Anticon.
Hot Chip: “Made in the Dark” MP3 courtesy of Stereogum
From Made in the Dark, due 2/5 on Astralwerks
British Sea Power: “Atom” MP3
From Do You Like Rock Music?, due 2/12 on Rough Trade
Cat Power, Jukebox (Matador)
Super Furry Animals, Hey Venus (Rough Trade)
Joe Jackson, Rain (Ryko)
The Mars Volta, The Bedlam in Goliath (Universal)
Hot Chip, Made in the Dark (Astralwerks)
Jason Collett, Here’s to Being Here (Arts & Crafts)
Nada Surf, Lucky (Rough Trade)
British Sea Power, Do You Like Rock Music? (Rough Trade)
The Dirtbombs, We Have You Surrounded (In the Red)
Morcheeba, Dive Deep (Ultra)
The Mountain Goats, Heretic Pride (4AD)
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The Raveonettes, Lust, Lust, Lust (Vice)
Goldfrapp, Seventh Tree (Mute)