David Bevan

writer

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Manhattan, NY

  • Delicate Steve, 'Positive Force' (Luaka Bop)

    Dave Longstreth disciple sands his edges, slings his (mostly) instrumental guitar-pop into deep space.

  • Wymond Miles, 'Under the Pale Moon' (Sacred Bones)

    Fresh and Onlys guitarist echoes the Cure and Bunnymen in grand, swoony, but still spooky fashion.

  • The Temper Trap, 'The Temper Trap' (Glassnote/Columbia)

    Aussie arena-softies get squished beneath their own heavy-handed, deadweight lyrical ambitions.

  • volcano!, 'Pinata' (The Leaf Label)

    Chicago art-rock goofs offer muscular set of herks and jerks; like Dirty Projectors if they loved to laugh and cry.

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    See Little Dragon's Smooth 'Sunshine' Video

    During last night's episode of The Daily Show, Little Dragon debuted an Absolut-branded clip for "Sunshine," a new song the Swedish electro-pop crew wrote and recorded in collaboration with the (also Swedish) vodka juggernaut for their newly launched PUNCH, a "fruity, fizzy, summer-perfect cocktail" according to LD's website. Fittingly, the song itself is all smooth edges, the video all desert fauna and vistas at twilight. See it below:

  • Watch Opossom's Zany 'Fly' Video

    Watch Opossom's Zany 'Fly' Video

    Opossom is the latest recording project from former Mint Chick Kody Nielson, who is also Unknown Mortal Orchestra's Ruban Nielson's brother. The trio's zig-zagging, often psychedelic debut full-length, Electric Hawaii, is due August 6 by way of Fire Records. For highlight "Fly," director Sam Kristofski (also responsible for Opossom's excellent "Blue Meanies" clip) set up shop in the South Island of New Zealand, filming what Kody describes as "a group of scientists as they attempt to study a mysterious moving pyramid in the country." See how it unfolds:

  • Milk Music

    Milk Music Announce Tour, Revive Scruffy 'Violence Now'

    Washington State-based wrecking crew Milk Music resurrected an old song today as part of the announcement that in addition to finally uploading their Beyond Living EP to the iTunes store, they'll also be touring across the U.S. and back next month. "Violence Now" is an ultra-distorted, SST-informed, Wavves-indebted slab of comfort food that first appeared last year on a flexi-disc included with an issue of NUTS!, a fanzine headquartered in their native Olympia. Hear it: Milk Music Tour Dates: July 6 - Spokane, Washington @ Spokane Vintage Warehouse July 7 - Missoula, Montana @ VFW Post 209 July 8 - Calgary, Alberta @ TBA July 9 - Regina, Saskatchewan @ The Club at the Exchange July 10 - Winnipeg, Manitoba @ Frame Arts Warehouse July 11 - St.

  • The Very Best / Photo by Village Beat

    Hear The Very Best's Uplifting 'We Ok'

    In our recent rundown of the Very Best's forthcoming MTMTMK, due July 17 via Moshi Moshi/Cooperative Music, we emphasized as best we could the jubilant, irrepressible nature of its predecessor, 2009's Warm Heart of Africa. But the new work doesn't flag. In fact, as evidenced by "We Ok," a Pan-African pat-on-the-ass featuring K'naan, Esau Mwamwaya and Johan Hugo have upped the uplift.

  • March 10, 3:30 p.m.,

    Follow Charli XCX on the Brit Upstart's First Trip to the U.S.

    Though 19-year-old goth-pop hurricane Charli XCX has been performing and releasing albums since she was 14, it wasn't until this March that she made her way onto an American stage. After her a stint riding shotgun alongside Sleigh Bells in Europe (and just before she jetted down to Austin, Texas, for her inaugural SXSW performance), we followed the Hertfordshire-bred rising star (born Charlotte Aitchison) through her first few days in New York. From crash pads and downtown boutiques to Brooklyn supermarkets and the Knitting Factory (which hosted her Big Apple debut), the XCX caravan kept rolling. Ride with us. March 10, 2012 12:30 p.m. We'd been on tour with Sleigh Bells, and our last night in Amsterdam we partied pretty hard, then flew to Philadelphia, got off the train, and did a show. We had crazy jet lag.

  • Thee Oh Sees / Photo by Kristin Klein

    Listen to Thee Oh Sees' Sinister 'Lupine Dominus'

    San Franciscan psych-rock shamans Thee Oh Sees recently announced Putrifiers II, their eighth full-length in six years. Will it continue the group impressive winning streak? Our first taste of "Lupine Dominus" implies the answer is yes. It's a red-eyed return to form whose every piece (see: that bass line, those shrieks of organ and yawning guitars) is delicious evil. It's due September 11, courtesy of In the Red.

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