New Singles Galore!

It’s springtime, and that means new music is coming in time for the summer. Some of the heavy hitters have been releasing/leaking new singles. Here’s a few to check out.

My Morning Jacket – Evil Urges – Is available off the band’s website. MMJ have really stepped their game up since their 2005 LP, Z. This tune has some really pretty strings, galloping guitar interplay, and of course, Jim James’s trademark falsetto. The disc of the same name is due June 10.

Weezer – Pork and Beans – You may have seen our earlier post this week about the 30 second clip of the new Weezer tune, but now the full thing has leaked. Mark my words: It’s AWESOME. It’s got shades of the blue album crunchiness, the odd pop culture references a la El Scorcho (Sample Lyric: Timbaland knows the way to reach the top of the chart/Maybe if I work with him/I can perfect the art). I look forward to their third self titled album (also known as The Red Album) on June 24. .

Madonna ft. Justin Timberlake – 4 Minutes – I can’t stand it when the banging stops! Naw… The beat’s a bit tacky, but I can’t get it out of my head. Uh oh. Hard Candy is due April 29.

A few Man Man/Yeasayer thoughts…

I caught the Man Man/Yeasayer show last night with ayvee at the Logan Square Auditorium. Pretty disappointed.

Yeasayer showed some promise, but I guess not everything sounds good drowned in reverb. Their record is alright, but I’m left wondering what they’ll be like when they’re outdoors at Lollapalooza this summer. I guess their music sounds kind of outdoors-y. Jury’s out until then.

As for Man Man, I don’t know if I was digging the pogoing by the hipster kids in the front row. I liked the Youtube video I watched the night before the show, other than that, they didn’t really do that much for me.

Got anything to say? I encourage you to post a comment below.

P.S. I’m spinning El Guincho’s Alegranza! record right now. Gives me a definate Animal Collective vibe. Not sure if I like it yet.

What I’ve Been Spinning…4/15/08

Born Ruffians – I Need A Life – Got some good old fashioned pop goodness here. This record was a recent recommendation from a friend and it’s a fun listen. Nothing too intense.

The Replacements – Answering Machine – I’ve been giving the ‘Mats Let It Bealbum several spins lately. Fantastic ballad. The album this song’s off of and 1986’s Tim are essential listening.

Stevie Nicks – Stand Back – This is the monster single off of 1983’s The Wild Heart. It’s full of throbbing synths and a total ping pong 80’s bass line. Doesn’t get much better than this..Oh, and it’s really tacky.

A heartfelt and honest thank you.

I’m going to forego posting anything other than Al’s tremendous podcast from earlier today, mainly because ‘we’re at the point where I’ve only got one thing left to say.. and that thing is this…’ – thanks to Craig Finn for that one..

Thank you.

We are the little website that could. I’m doing my best to post one little thing every day, with the hopes that it’s remotely interesting to someone out there.

It’s no secret that I started this site out without a clear idea with what I exactly wanted to do with it. We had a much publicized launch party in June, which was fun. Our ideas were cool, but admittedly, I wasn’t doing much to take a leadership role to keep it going.

So, in that sense, it’s really only got to be one thing.

obviate media is a community. Simply put. It doesn’t exist without those contributing to it. It really doesn’t matter if you aren’t into the music and movies that I am. That’s not the point.

This is the place for people who are timid about expressing themselves to finally take that step outside the box and show the part of your personality that no one gets to see. It’s here to just show you talents, your strengths, or whatever that makes you… well.. you..

Twenty six people visited this page today. I’m happy for that much, and I assure you at least five of those were page loads by me while editing the posts we stuck up today. I want that number to change.

My biggest hope is that this site becomes a destination and a safe place for those to show off their work and get encouragement, feedback, and possibly be able to collaborate.

For those who have answered that call already, I respect you immensely.

I know I’ve built a reputation on being off kilter and aggressive about people posting on this site, but it’s because I believe in it.

I want you too as well.

There’s a lot of fucked up stuff going on in this world that we can’t change, but at least we have an opportunity to make it a little cooler for a little group of people.

Now that I’ve rambled on and on and you’ve probably gotten bored of reading this, I’m gonna wrap it up.

Thank you so much. I’m always open to new suggestions, ideas, whatever. Don’t be afraid!

Most importantly, Stay Positive. Best advice I’ve received lately.