Entries tagged with: Cornershop

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by Bill Pearis

Burger Holiday Mix

Love holiday music but sick of hearing "Christmas Wrapping," "All I Want for Christmas (is You)" and "Feliz Navidad"? Were you just thinking, "I wish there were more low-fi sleezoid punk and pop Christmas songs that occasionally feature references to weed?" Well the folks at Burger Records are here to help. They recently upped a mammoth, 75-track holiday mix. It features The Muffs, The Explorers Club, The Three O'Clock, Shannon & the Clams, Cleaners from Venus, Devon Williams, Pop Zeus, Idiot Glee, White Fang and (obviously) lots, lots more. The compilation kicks off with "Every Year So Different," a funky number from Cornershop featuring TRWBADOR that is pretty good and there are some other real gems in here too.

Stream the whole thing below...

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Leonard Cohen

UK music magazine Uncut put out their list of the top 75 albums of 2012. The top ten leans pretty heavy on long-running '60s/'70s survivors who put out new albums this year, but plenty of the list-topping regulars from newer acts are on there too, along with a few interesting surprises (Sun Araw, M Geddes Gengras & the Congos!). You can check out the full list below.

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DOWNLOAD: Cornershop - Soul School (School Dinners Mix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Cornershop - Topknot (Cavemen Mix featuring M.I.A.) (MP3)


"...after many long discussions with US agents it has been decided that Cornershop need to postpone their USA Tour until next year. Due to a new album coming out next year and other commitments, regrettably cancellation has been deemed the best thing for all involved.

On the eve of Cornershop starting their publicity campaign in earnest, and with the realization that many have already bought tickets, they are very sorry to have had to change things at this late stage. Refunds will be available at point of purchase.""

Bummer. Now we wait for new dates to be announced.

In better news, Cornershop will release The Battle of New Orleans four-song digital EP on November 2nd. "Soul School (School Dinners Mix)" from that EP (a remix of a song from their most recent LP) can be downloaded for free above. "Houston Hash" from the EP can be heard in its very own new video, posted with the list of cancelled dates, below...

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by Bill Pearis


Cornershop will be touring the U.S. for the first time in eight years this fall, including a November 19 stop at Irving Plaza (tickets). The group released their fifth album, Judy Sucks a Lemon for Breakfast, on these shores back in the spring (out in the UK last summer). It's a welcome return from Tjinder Singh and crew who haven't released anything new  -- apart from a couple singles -- since 2002's Handcream for a Generation. In the interim the band have apparently been working on a film about the UK independent music industry.

Look out for a new EP from Cornershop around the time of the fall tour. Below, you can check out videos to a few of the new album's singles, plus all announced North American tour dates...

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Davila 666 @ Southpaw on Friday
Davila 666

tonight in NYC
* Whiplash @ UCB
* Burlesque @ Public Assembly
* Les Paul Trio w/ Stanley Jordan @ Iridium
* The O'Jays @ Wingate Field
* Rev. Vince Anderson @ Union Pool
* Capillary Action, Skeletons @ Zebulon
* La Otracina, Burn Heavy, Hunters @ Lit
* Mannequin Men, Davila 666 @ Don Pedros
* Sissy Wish, Slow Claw, Ghost Robot Ninja Bear @ Pianos
* City Center, Juliana Barwick, The Great IQ @ Matchless
* Necrophagist, Ensiferum and Darkest Hour @ Irving Plaza
* Santino Santino, Matamoros, Future Future @ Death By Audio
* Electric Tickle Machine, Radiates, ArpLine @ (Le) Poisson Rouge
* New York Philharmonic @ Kupferberg Center for the Arts in Queens
* Mark Eitzel performs American Music Club, Ian McGlynn @ Maxwell's
* Blasco, Kerry Kennedy, Anton Fine & the We Ours, Paul Wallfisch @ The Delancey
* Fiasco, No One & The Somebodies, Turbosleaze, Effing, Impossible Buildings @ Silent Barn

Free music tonight includes the last of NY Philharmonic's week of shows. Tonight's performance will be at Kupferberg Center for the Arts in Queens. The O'Jays play a free show at Brooklyn's Wingate Field. They'll be at Coney Island's Seaside Park with Gladys Knight on Thursday.

Rev. Vince Anderson
continues his Monday residency at Union Pool. Capillary Action and Skeletons play at Zebulon

The previously-secret-location of tonight's Mannequin Men & Davila 666 show is Don Pedro's.

Mark Eitzel plays Maxwell's in the last NYC-area stop on his "performs American Music Club" tour...at least until July 29th, when he comes back to the Bell House.

Norwegian singer Sissy Wish opens at Pianos tonight and Wednesday.

A new video from UK's Cornershop is below...

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The above image is the cover of new single "The Roll Off Characteristics (Of History In The Making)" by UK band Cornershop, which is out now on their Ample Play Records imprint. The song can be purchased through the band on 7-inch, CD or MP3.

The B. side is an etch by NYC's part folkie, part indie-rocker and part comic book artist extraordinaire Jeffrey Lewis, depicting the super dooper Indian super hero Jaganath, whom can circumference the earth in 5 steps.
This summer, Cornershop is slated to release its first album in seven years (the last was 2002's Handcream for a Generation). In support of that, the band has a short set of UK tour dates scheduld for July and August.

Jeffrey Lewis just released a new record, 'Em Are I, and is opening for Art Brut at the Mercury Lounge on Friday, June 5th.

Check out the video for the new Cornershop single, directed in Bombay by Chicago based Indian filmmaker Prashant Bhargava , with all tour dates, below...

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The Lemonheads have signed to Brooklyn, NY-based The End Record and will be releasing their long-awaited covers collection, Varshons, on June 23, 2009.

Varshons was produced by Gibby Haynes [ringmaster of the Butthole Surfers], mixed by ex-Cornershop guru Anthony Saffery, and features [Evan] Dando along with Vess Ruhtenburg (bass) and Devon Ashley (drums). The collection is filled with strange bedfellows - from G.G. Allin to Texas troubadour Townes Van Zandt and garage rockers The Green Fuz. The Lemonheads make each track their own, with help from actress Liv Tyler, singing back up on Leonard Cohen's "Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye," and Kate Moss, who sings over the dance groove of Arling & Cameron's "Dirty Robot." Also featured on lead guitar and backing vocals throughout most of the album is John Perry, on loan from The Only Ones. [press release]

With that record on the way, the Lemonheads and Evan Dando have a summer of gigs scheduled for the UK, Europe and North America. Those shows include a stop at the Bowery Ballroom on Thursday, June 25th. Tickets go on AmEx presale Wednesday, April 29th at noon. General sale starts Friday, May 1st at noon.

Dando's last proper gigs were part of a short solo tour in December 2008. That stopped in Hoboken and Brooklyn. Since then, he's been spotted around town. One appearance took the form of an impromptu show with record producer Gibby Haynes at Gramercy Park Hotel's Rose Bar...

On March 15, former [?] Lemonheads frontman Evan Dando joined Gibby Haynes of the Butthole Surfers onstage for a brief but sweet four-song set.

"You cocky-ass motherfuckers can suck my fucking dick," Mr. Haynes told the crowd of pretty men in velvet jackets and handsome ladies in slinky black dresses, who seemed largely disinterested in the music that night. "Pay attention to Evan Dando!" [NY Observer]

All tour dates, with Varshons track list and art, below...

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