Firsties on Yeasayers new track “Henrietta”

We have firsties on Yeasayers new track “Henrietta” for you this week. The band recently snail mailed 200 random people on their mailing list a compact disc of their new song but we wanted to make sure you had a link to get a high quality version of  “Henrietta:” MP3 Download:  http://yeasayer.net/henrietta-fans.html Called a “soft […]

A VALENTINE FROM YEASAYER

Heres a little Valentine from Discosalt and Yeasayer! Yeasayer had so much fun releasing their live album on Xmas that they wanted to do something else for Valentine’s Day! 1. First, the band has a new video for the heart tug’n track “I Remember” (off the ODD BLOOD LP).  The “I Remember” video was directed by dear […]

YEASAYER REMIX FROM HERMANOS INGLESOS

Hermanos Inglesos have sent over a little post Halloween treat for you. They’ve remixed one of my favourite Yeasayer songs ‘Madder Red’. It has all the greatness of the original with the added bonus the Hermanos Inglesos injection of fun. There are a few noises in there that wouldn’t sound out of place on Rip it Up and Start […]

FREE MP3: FLORENCE + THE MACHINE: DOG DAYS ARE OVER (YEASAYER REMIX)

(photo: By karen_e_mcbride) By now, you’ve probably heard the Yeasayer remix of Florence + The Machine’s song “Dog Days Are Over.” Rapper Gilbere Forte took that track and added his own twist. Here it is for you to download, share, post, send to your grandma… Enjoy! MP3: Florence + the Machine: “Dog Days Are Over” […]

SECRET YEASAYER NEW YEARS EVE SHOW

Yeasayer will be performing, hosting, toasting, and sharing memories and future plans this New Years Eve 2011 at the Metro in Chicago.  Health will be performing as well along with DJ Darko and other very special guests.  There will be treats and activities as well.  Manimal house style. The first 115 tickets sold come with […]

NEW VIDEO FROM YEASAYER: MADDER RED (STARRING KRISTEN BELL)

After watching Yeasayers  new video for “Madder Red” directed by Andras Nilsson and starring the incredibly adorable Kristen Bell of Veronica Mars/Party Down, I’ve almost forgiven Bell for being the voice of Gossip Girl. Watching her play opposite a amorphous bleeding oozing, one eyed ball of flesh whom is suffering, is infinitely less painful than […]

FREE SUMMER SHOWS: YEASAYER, THE XX, YACHT, SONIC YOUTH, BOY CRISIS, NEON INDIAN, THE ANTLERS, DEERHUNTER AND MORE…

There is an amazing lineup of free shows coming to New York City this summer. The Jellynyc pool parties are back on the Billyburg waterfront with 8 shows (not all of which have leaked yet), along side a ton of other free shows happening all over Brooklyn, Manhattan and Governors Island. So mark the calendar […]

YEASAYER: ODD BLOOD

[rating:5] Yeasayer: Odd Blood Label: Secretly Canadian Release Date: February 9, 2010 It’s a good thing Yeasayer is mostly full of shit. In the run up to the release of its second album, the Brooklyn band claimed it was partially inspired by the theory of Singularity, which hypothesizes that artificial intelligence will eventually overtake that […]

YEASAYER: O.N.E.

Discosalt Video of the Week 14/3/10: Directed by Radical Friend, the same duo behind “Ambling Alp“,  the new Yeasayer video for “O.N.E.”, is like a neo/neon psych-experimental 80’s dance party on another planet.  The plot involves a face-shifting protagonist who arrives in hipster thunder dome, or maybe Williamsburg, to play some sort of high stakes […]

YEASAYER’S ODD BLOOD OUT TOMORROW

Ive had the latest Yeasayer singles “O.N.E.” and “Ambling Alp” on heavy rotation lately. Their new Sophmore album, the highly anticipated Odd Blood, officially comes out tomorrow and is a solid follow up to their breakthrough first album All Hour Cymbals…maybe even better.  On Odd Blood, the psych-experimental dance party continues but this album just […]

YEASAYER: AMBLING ALP

Discosalt album of the week 30/11/09: New Video for Yeasayer’s new single Ambling Alp.

Q + A : Florence and The Machine

  Q + A with Isabella Summers from Florence and the Machine by Hayalsu Altinordu Since the remarkable reaction to her teaser track ‘What The Water Gave Me’ which was released online late last month, Florence + The Machine announced the new single “Shake It Out” and full details of her highly anticipated second album […]

Radiohead Now: Echoes of The Past, Glimpses of The Future

Radiohead Now: Echoes of The Past, Glimpses of The Future by Casey Bowers  “Radiohead makes music that sounds like the future.” I paraphrase, but this is, essentially, what every other review of Kid A, the album that marked a stylistic shift from UK alt arena rock – inspired and informed by IDM, left-field pop, kraut […]

ANR and the Coming Apocalypse

ANR and the Coming Apocalypse by Discosalt Miami’s ANR navigate post-apocalyptic musical territory on their new album Stay Kids. The end of days may be imminent, but right now, we are going to need more napkins.It’s about 95 degrees and feels like Cambodia in the back room of Mikey’s, a greasy, Asian-influenced burger joint in […]

MAY MUSIC HYPE: DOWNLOAD 50 [ + ] KILLER TUNES – FREE!

Download over 50, shiny, new –  indie, electronic and hip-hop –  tunes for free. Just RIGHT CLICK on a track and SAVE LINK AS MP3 to your computer. **Lazy-Man fix:  Hit play on our MUSIC PLAYER here. Au Palais: “Some Velvet Morning” (Lee Hazlewood and Nancy Sinatra cover) Twin Shadow : Five Seconds Eternal Summers: “Millions” House Shoes: “Sweet” [ft. Danny […]

DISCOSALT EXCLUSIVE: ANR AND THE COMING APOCALYPSE

Miami’s ANR navigate post-apocalyptic musical territory on their new album Stay Kids. The end of days may be imminent, but right now, we are going to need more napkins.It’s about 95 degrees and feels like Cambodia in the back room of Mikey’s, a greasy, Asian-influenced burger joint in the Lower East Side. I’m sitting down […]

Q + A: FLORENCE + THE MACHINE

Since the remarkable reaction to her teaser track ‘What The Water Gave Me’ which was released online late last month, Florence + The Machine announced the new single “Shake It Out” and full details of her highly anticipated second album today. The 12 track album or deluxe 20 track double album, ‘Ceremonials’ will be released […]

Q + A: SUCKERS

Discosalt’s Rachel Covert sat down with the band Suckers in their Brooklyn recording space to discuss their new album Wild Smile; the epic debut following up 2009’s self-titled EP produced by Yeasayer‘s Anand Wilder. The album, available on French Kiss Records, is a rowdy mix of indie art rock and synth. Equal parts experimental and accessible, at times echoing […]

RADIOHEAD NOW: ECHOES OF THE PAST, GLIMPSES OF THE FUTURE

(illustration:Sara Blake) “Radiohead makes music that sounds like the future.” I paraphrase, but this is, essentially, what every other review of Kid A, the album that marked a stylistic shift from UK alt arena rock – inspired and informed by IDM, left-field pop, kraut rock and avant-garde – to something much grander, that mirrored more […]

top 10 albums of 2010

At the end of yet another great year in music, team discosalt has sat back, reflected and squared in with 2010’s “top 10” best albums of the year. So turn on some tunes, read through le lists and keep the discourse going! We want your feedback. Shoot us your album picks for the year and […]

gift guide

  Orange Juice Box Set: Coals To Newcastle The boxset is made up of six audio compact discs and one DVD that contain the band’s complete discography and other studio recordings as well as a collection of their BBC sessions. Coals To Newcastle contains 16 previously unreleased tracks with another 23 tracks previously unavailable on earlier […]

Best albums of 2010

At the end of yet another great year in music, team discosalt has sat back, reflected and squared in with 2010’s “top 10” best albums of the year. So turn on some tunes, read through le lists and keep the discourse going! We want your feedback. Shoot us your album picks for the year and […]

FREE MP3: A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS: SUFFRAGETTE CITY! (BOWIE COVER)

For all the noise junkies, A Place to Bury Strangers have mixed up Bowie’s classic track “Suffragette City” with some ch-ch-changes. This is not your typical David Bowie cover. Far from the shades of Brit and Jermaine doing their best Bowie in Space. It is a 100% A Place To Bury Strangers interpreting their version […]

ALBUM STREAM: SUCKERS: WILD SMILE

If you haven’t checked out Brooklyn quartet Sucker’s most recent album Wild Smile, which followed up last years eponymous four-song EP,  you can stream it below. Or if you order it from the band on their site here, you will  immediately get a digital download of the entire album, along with a pair of exclusive […]

NEW VIDEO FROM MGMT: CONGRATULATIONS

There is clearly something strange in the water in Brooklyn. In their latest video for “Congratulations”, Brooklyn’s MGMT have taken a somewhat similar cue from Yeasayer’s “Madder Red” video, revealing what could be a strange new trend in music videos from Brooklyn bands. Are sad dying disfigured puppets the new noble hipster savage? Watch below: […]

SUCKERS: BLACK SHEEP

Brooklyn based synth and percussion quartet, Suckers sound like a mix between Yeasayer and Modest Mouse.  Think experimental pop with lots of background harmonies, primal beats and hand claps. Their self-titled EP was actually produced by Yeasayer’s Anand Wilder, and they have a new video out for their single “Black Sheep” that you can check […]

CENTRAL PARK SUMMERSTAGE: THE XX, FLAMING LIPS, CHAIRLIFT, BLACK KEYS, ST. VINCENT, HOT CHIP, HERCULES AND LOVE AFFAIR, PAVEMENT, HOLY GHOST!

Check out a preview of some shows worth checking out this summer at the Central Park Summer Stage. The Flaming Lips: (update: Sold Out!) When: Monday, July 26, 2010 at 7:00PM Where: Central Park/Mainstage Legendary for their wild stage shows, The Flaming Lips are among the most notorious and beloved rock and roll bands in […]

FIND THE SECRET SPOT: FREE LIVE SHOWS FROM PASSION PIT, THE BLACK KEYS, TING TINGS

Here’s a little treat for all the moms (and the rest of us) this weekend fiending for some free indie rock.  On Sunday, March 9 the mother of all holidays, will be one mother of a day with Ting Tings, The Black Keys and Passion Pit playing free live shows in New York City starting […]

MIDLAKE: THE COURAGE OF OTHERS

[rating: 5] Midlake: The Courage of Others Label: Bella Union Release date:  February 2, 2010 Melancholy at its best. Dredging up decades of gloomy rock carcasses most indie bands have spend the past decade trying to bury, Courage of Others feels like an old ghost. Midlake takes it’s 60′s British progressive folk-rock sound into much darker […]

SXSW 2010: BANDS TO WATCH

With SXSW 2010 creeping up,  Discosalt has a preview of this years bands to watch. There are some amazing bands to check out, so clear the rest of your schedule for the afternoon and comb through our list: MINUS THE BEAR Recent Dangerbird Records signees, Minus The Bear, are set to release their new album, […]

BENJAMIN PHELAN ARTWORK

We mentioned Brooklyn based artist Benjamin Phelan earlier this week (he did the artwork for the new Yeasayer album). If you are interested in more of his work, his website has some pretty interesting quicktime vids like this compilation video here or you can check out some images from his portfolio below: [nggallery id=14]

MGMT: CONGRATULATIONS

Columbia records recently tipped us off to some exciting news from one of our favorite bands, MGMT.  According to Sony Music, the bands much anticipated new album, Congratulations, will be available in the US and Canada on Tuesday, April 13. One of 2010’s most eagerly anticipated new releases, Congratulations is the successor to MGMT’s Oracular […]

UPCOMING ALBUM RELEASES: FEBRUARY 2010

Feb 2: Lightspeed Champion: Life is sweet! Nice to meet you. Feb 9: Hot Chip: One Life Stand Massive Attack: Heligoland Yeasayer: Odd Blood Feb 23: Shout Out Louds: Work The Streets: Computers and Blues Xiu Xiu: Dear God, I hate myself

SUCKERS: SUCKERS

Suckers are a Brooklyn  synth and percussion-based quartet that sound like a mix between Yeasayer and Modest Mouse.  Think experimental pop with lots of backround harmonies, primal beats and hand claps. Their self-titled EP was actually produced by Yeasayer’s Anand Wilder, and the video for “Easy Chair” bears resemblence to “Float on” both in its […]

COMPILATION:DARK WAS THE NIGHT

Compilation: Dark was the Night Label: 4ad Records Release Date: February 17, 2009 Compilations are seemingly rare in indie music, I am not sure why. Or if that’s true. In any case, The National has curated a 2 disc compilation to be released by 4AD on February 16th. Just in case you aren’t aware of […]

DISCOSALT BREAKS DOWN 2008’s CROP OF NYC BANDS TO WATCH

Bands on our radar : Bear Hands-Straightforward post-punk indie. Yeasayer-Psych-experimental dance party. If you haven’t heard them, please leave your cave immediately and rejoin society. A Place to Bury Strangers-Dark Atmospheric noise-pop against a tension-wracked Joy Division-meets-Ministry, Jesus-Mary Chain backdrop. Blonde Acid Cult-Brooklyn swagger Rock& Roll Party band ala Jet, Stone Roses. Crystal Stilts-Cheap instruments, Moody Stipped […]