See two new Panda Bear songs! NOW! hear many more!

OMG, the day is a good one, videos have surfaced on youtube of Panda Bear playing two new songs and Animal Collective’s Daily Routine. These videos (posted below) are from a show in Belgium.

In MORE exciting news, the site Ramin-Ton.net (currently not loading in my browser):  is reporting that a show in Germany consisted of ONLY new material save Animal Collective’s Daily Routine. The site went on to post an mp3 of that set! It is available, here.  The songs sound like nothing you wouldn’t expect from the mastermind that is Panda Bear. Many will most likely pop up on his next solo effort. The album is reportedly rumored to be called, Tomboy and should be out sometime this year I’d expect. Who knows how far along these versions are in terms of what they might sound like, but for what they’re worth, here they are below:

And here’s the video of him performing Daily Routine at the same show.

Enjoy and merry monday.

Dirty Projectors Live in NYC

I know I’ve been slacking a bit on the ole’ blog this last week. But I have a good reason..it’s the season of finals, BUT they are over, and time is all I have. So to get back into the swing of things, and to prep you for my best of 2009 list Ive been compiling, I’m throwing some Dirty Projectors your way.This year saw the band release, Bitte Orca, an amazing, complex piece of indie rock awesomeness. They hit the Bowery Ballroom In NYC a few nights ago and courtesy of NYC Taper.com we’ve got an entire live set to download and listen to for free.

The set pulls from the new album heavily, which is a good thing. There is a smattering of older tracks and a new song, Ascending Melody (from the Temecula Sunrise EP). The Roots and David Byrne make guest appearances. The quality of the recording isnt CD PRO AUDIO! or something, but its certainly good enough.

Download the entire show here: http://www.nyctaper.com/?p=2108

Atlas Sound – Untitled

Bradford Cox (aka Atlas Sound)

Thanks to an inside tip from a friend, I found this ridicuously cool video of Atlas Sound (aka Bradford Cox of Deerhunter) performing an unreleased song with an array of pedals and effects. The resulting track is nothing short of amazing. Im sad this didnt make it onto this years, Logos, Atlas Sound’s most recent album. If you haven’t heard Logo’s you should check it out, its quite good. Cox has a way with words and melody. I feel like he’s more focused when he does Atlas Sound then when he does Deerhunter, but that’s just me. Check the video out below, via Pitchfork.

http://pitchfork.com/tv/#/episode/2080-atlas-sound/1

There is also an audio only version of the track, download it here:

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=3MSYM51V