Watch – Bon Iver : Deluxe Edition with Track-By-Track Film

Tomorrow, November 29, Jagjaguwar is releasing a deluxe edition of Bon Iver‘s album Bon Iver on iTunes, with a limited edition DVD coming in early December.  As a special treat, you can watch a sneak preview of, one of the track-by-track short film accompaniments, that will be included in the package.  Isaac Gale and David Jenson direct this warm, glowing video for the […]

BON IVER: HOLOCENE

New video from Bon Iver for “Holocene”, directed by  NABIL, Edited by  Isaac Hagy and produced by Jill Hammer.

BON IVER: BON IVER

[rating: 5 stars] Bon Iver: Bon Iver Label: Jagjaguwar Release date:  June 21, 2011 When Justin Vernon holed himself up in a remote cabin, writing For Emma, Forever Ago, there is no way he could have foreseen the span of impact his album would exonerate, nor could anyone else.  Like a folk story echoed from generations […]

STREAM BON IVER’S NEW SELF TITLED ALBUM

(photo: D.L. Anderson) Thanks to NPR and The New York Times, you can stream Bon Iver‘s new self-titled album which is officially out June 21 via Jagjaguwar.   After some curious collaborations with Kanye and Phil Collins, Justin Vernon seems back on track , making a natural transitioning follow up to “For Emma, Forever Ago.” CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

BON IVER: COME TALK TO ME (PETER GABRIEL COVER)

*MP3: Bon Iver – “Come Talk To Me” (Peter Gabriel Cover) Bon Iver and Peter Gabriel released a crossed-cover split 7” Vinyl disc for Record Store Day over the weekend, in which they recorded renditions of one song from the other’s catalog.  Both pretty cool interpretations of each others songs. The 7” is now available […]

AVETT BROTHERS SIGN ONTO BONNAROO

The Avett Brothers, folk-rock real life brothers from North Carolina have signed on to play Bonnaroo Music festival this year. You can check out the bands video announcement HERE or take a peek at the rest of the Bonnaroo band line-up HERE. If you don’t make it down to the festival, you can always catch […]

Album Stream – Jason Feathers : De Oro

Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon teamed up with  MC Astronautalis and Scarey Music to release  an experimental nine-track rap album titled De Oro under the moniker Jason Feathers. The  album is set for official release this fall but you can stream the entire album now on Pitchforkmedia: CLICK TO STREAM ALBUM  – JASON FEATHERS : DE ORO De Oro track list: 1. “Leave Your […]

Stream New Album from Dave Godowsky: All You Love is Need

Stream  Dave Godowsky’s beautiful, indie-folk debut album, “All You Love Is Need,”  recorded at Bon Iver’s studio in Fall Creek, Wisconsin – under the pseudonym John Shade.   It was recorded/engineered by Nate Vernon and features Jeremy Boettcher on bass, Ben Lester on steel pedal and drums, John DeHaven on the horns and The Neave Quartet on strings.

Tribeca Film Acquires Rights to Jagjaguwar-produced – The Comedy

“Heidecker’s Swanson is wired like Robert De Niro’s Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver, swapping violence for wisecracks.” – Hollywood.com Tribeca Film announced today that it has acquired all North American rights to The Comedy, director Rick Alverson’s provocative character study, which is already one of the most talked about films since it bowed at the 2012 Sundance […]

OTHER LIVES: LIVE AT BOWERY BALLROOM 2.17

  Other Lives were at the Bowery Ballroom on Friday night as part of their first major venue headlining tour. Coming off of their tour with Bon Iver, Other Lives will be beginning a ten day stint supporting Radiohead. A big step for any young band, but to kick off Radiohead’s first US tour since […]

top 10 albums of 2011

Now that it’s 2012, here is a look back at the past year in music. We’ve rounded up the usual suspects, sat back, reflected and squared in with discosalt Magazine’s “top 10” best albums of 2011.   Twenty-two tracks of flawlessly crafted synth drenched in intrepid, day-glo, art-pop scenery, without a wasted moment. Citing Billy Corgan’s […]

Best Albums of 2011

Now that it’s 2012, here is a look back at the past year in music. We’ve rounded up the usual suspects, sat back, reflected and squared in with discosalt Magazine’s “top 10” best albums of 2011. Twenty-two tracks of flawlessly crafted synth drenched in intrepid, day-glo, art-pop scenery, without a wasted moment. Citing Billy Corgan’s twenty-eight-track, […]

SHARON VAN ETTON: EPIC

[rating: 4] Sharon Van Etton: Epic Label: Ba Da Bing Release date: September 21, 2010 The opening track of Sharon Van Etton’s sophomore album Epic sets the tone of the album by being quite literally, epic.  As she pushes through the song, the listener realizes that she is her own hero, protecting herself from the naked […]

FREE MP3:LELAND SUNDRIES:ELEGY

(Photo credit: Jennifer McManus) Leland Sundries is the mostly solo project of New York based Nick Loss-Eaton. He is re-branding Nashville’s original blues Americana with a touch of indie rock sarcasm. Although he isn’t the first person to use a resonator guitar (see “Bon Iver”), it is a refreshing sound in a landscape of bands […]

TOP TEN BEST BEARDS IN INDIE

We hate pushing the seasons, but with “Mustache March” now well behind us, we’ve started ruminating on beard season here.  While, musicians have always rocked out playoff whiskers, the chin muffler has advantaged some, and been the demise of others. Think Dennis Wilson, and Jim Morrison, respectively (sorry Jim). But what about the indie beard? […]

VOLCANO CHOIR: UNMAP

[rating:4] Volcano Choir: Unmap Label: Jagjaguwar. Release Date: September 22 For  singer/songwriter Justin Vernon, a member of the Discosalt Artist Collective and founder of Bon Iver, the project “wasn’t planned. The goal was to hibernate.” Vernon had moved to a remote cabin in Northwestern Wisconsin where all of his personal trouble, lack of perspective, heartache, […]

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 […]

UPCOMING ALBUM RELEASES: JANUARY 2009

JANUARY 13: Late Of The Pier– Fantasy Black Channel JANUARY 20: Animal Collective– Merriweather Post Pavilion Bon Iver-Blood Bank JANUARY 27: Franz Ferdinand– Tonight: Franz Ferdinand FEBRUARY 3: Von Bondies– Love, Hate, and Then There’s You FEBRUARY 16: Morrissey– Years of Refusal FEBRUARY 17: …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead – […]

The Role of Compassion in Daniel Clowes’ “Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron”

The Role of Compassion in Daniel Clowes’ “Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron” by Lewis Shiner In 1991, two works appeared – Douglas Coupland’s novel Generation X, and Richard Linklater’s film Slacker—both, in Linklater’s words, “speaking about the generation that doesn’t want to be spoken for,”(1) the generation born during the tumult of the 1960s. At the same time […]

Chromeo, Deltron 3030, Rich Aucoin + David Gray @ Ottawa Bluesfest, Ottawa

  July 4 -15, 2012 – Ottawa Bluesfest, Ottawa Chromeo DJ Set  The Chromeo DJ set on July 8th felt just like that – a DJ set. Regardless, good times were had by all – even the Ottawa Police and fathers of small children. Chromeo plays their next show July 28th in Sacramento (with instruments). […]

Live – Chromeo, Deltron 3030, Rich Aucoin and David Gray @ Ottawa Bluesfest 7/4-15

  Chromeo DJ Set  The Chromeo DJ set on July 8th felt just like that – a DJ set. Regardless, good times were had by all – even the Ottawa Police and fathers of small children. Chromeo plays their next show July 28th in Sacramento (with instruments). For more information visit: Chromeo.net/tours [nggallery id=143]   […]

The Role of Compassion in Daniel Clowes’ “Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron”

  In 1991, two works appeared – Douglas Coupland’s novel Generation X, and Richard Linklater’s film Slacker—both, in Linklater’s words, “speaking about the generation that doesn’t want to be spoken for,”(1) the generation born during the tumult of the 1960s. At the same time that Slacker and Generation X were reaping headlines, an equally important (though much less self-conscious) generational statement […]

SXSW Fave – Jarred Alterman’s Documentary : Convento

Filmmaker Jarred Alterman, takes you inside the phantasmagoric world of a family of artists, holed up in a centuries-old monastery in southeastern Portugal in CONVENTO;  a SXSW, Edinburgh, and Rooftop Films documentary fave. Prima ballerina Geraldine, photographer Kees, and their two boys Christiaan and Louis left Holland in 1980 to take up residence at the Convento São Francisco […]

LEMONHEADS ANNOUNCE NEW TOUR + ALBUM

THE LEMONHEADS announce an additional 50 U.S. tour dates in early 2012. The Evan Dando-led three piece will be performing their classic 1992 album, IT’S A SHAME ABOUT RAY, from beginning to end.  Joining Dando on this tour will be guitarist Josh Lattanzi  (The Candles) and drummer Brian Nolan (American Hi-Fi). It’s A Shame About Ray was released in 1992 and […]

RECORD STORE DAY, SATURDAY APRIL 16 2011

Record Store Day might be more fun than Christmas.  Whether you manage to get your paws on some limited-edition wax or get a chance to check out an in-store performance or DJ set, hopefully, you get off the couch this year to show/get some love from your local record shop.  Now in its fourth year, […]

BRIGHT EYES: THE PEOPLE’S KEY

[rating: 3] Bright Eyes: The People’s Key Label: Saddle Creek Release date: February 15, 2011 The People’s Key is expected to be the final chapter for Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis, and Nate Walcott’s Bright Eyes, a legendary outfit with a revolving cast of characters that has spawned no less than four classic albums. This curtain […]

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 […]

NEW VIDEO FROM MUMDANCE: DON’T FORGET ME NOW

Check out the official first music video from the pun and fruit friendly Mumdance for “Don’t Forget me Now”(feat. Esser), directed by Ben Reed and starring some close relatives of  the Mighty Boosh’s  Milky Joe.  After spending the last two years creating high profile remixes for the likes of Santigold, Gucci Mane, Radioclit and more, […]

FREE MP3: THE TALLEST MAN ON EARTH: LIKE THE WHEEL

The Tallest Man On Earth’s new EP, Sometimes the Blues Is Just A Passing Bird, will be for sale exclusively on iTunes until its official release date. CDs, LPs and digital copies will be available at all othe retailers on November 9th, 2010 (8th in UK). At many of the Tallest Man On Earth shows […]

FREE MP3: EAT MORE CAKE: CLIMB THE LADDER, LIVE THE DREAM

As the hype surrounding Eat More Cake‘s debut album Climb The Ladder, Live The Dream builds, the band are proud to present their new single ‘Has To Be Done’ with remixes by Lazybones, Choking Dolphin and The Domino State. The track is about inner conflict expressed through characters who try but fail to overcome their […]

DARK DISCO: 7 HOURS. 2 FLOORS

Dark Disco / 5.30.10 / Element WHEN: Sunday, May 30th DOORS: 9pm WHERE: Element TICKETS: $20 adv, $30 door (advanced tickets available HERE ) On Memorial Day weekend, the folks behind Brooklyn Yard, MeanRed are bringing together established and emerging talent from around the globe to lay down the future: MJ Cole, Ikonika, Actress, Michna, […]

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 […]

WHAT DID YOU PICK UP ON RECORD STORE DAY?

Record Store Day might be more fun than Christmas.  Whether you managed to get your paws on some limited-edition vinyl or had a chance to check out an in-store performance or DJ set this Saturday, hopefully, you got off the couch to show/get some love from your local record shop.  Now in its third year, […]

A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS, THE BIG PINK: LIVE AT WEBSTER HALL

A Place to Bury Strangers: Brooklyn’s volume knob maximalist trio A Place to Bury Strangers is an experience in noise. They played Webster Hall last night, March 30th and made me believe the hype that they are New York City’s “loudest band.” Their sound — an obvious nod to 80’s post-punk, noise-rock like My Bloody […]

A Place to Bury Strangers, The Big Pink @ Webster Hall, NY

March 30, 2010   A Place to Bury Strangers, The Big Pink @ Webster Hall, NY A Place to Bury Strangers: Brooklyn’s volume knob maximalist trio A Place to Bury Strangers is an experience in noise. They played Webster Hall last night, March 30th and made me believe the hype that they are New York […]

THE ANTLERS: THE BEAR

Discosalt Video of the Week 2/21/10: Official music video for The Antlers song “Bear” from their album Hospice on Frenchkiss Records, directed by Evan Owen Dennis. Last night I had the good fortune to catch The Antlers perform at Terminal 5. Their live show, like their album, is a testament to the bands creative ability […]

JULIAN CASABLANCAS: PHRAZES FOR THE YOUNG

[rating:4] Julian Casablancas : Phrazes for the Young Label: RCA Release Date: November 3, 2009 OK, before we get to the crux of this review, i.e. the Christmas song, let’s knock out the rest of the record.  Phrazes of the Young, Julian Casablancas’ first solo record is an album that will satisfy Strokes lovers & […]

CYMBALS EAT GUITARS: WHY THERE ARE MOUNTAINS

[rating:3] Record Review/Concert Review: Cymbals Eat Guitars: Why There Are Mountains Label: Sisters Den Records Release Date: January 25, 2009 Insound Anniversary Party Location: Brooklyn Bowl, August 2009 After SXSW every year I look at round ups of everyone’s favorite acts. A name that came up over and over was Cymbals Eat Guitars, but since […]

LOOKING AT MUSIC: SIDE 2

What: Looking at Music: Side 2 When: June 10- November 30th Where: MoMA, New York The Yoshiko and Akio Morita Media Gallery, second floor Damage: $20.00 (Free w/student ID) The Moma exhibit Looking at Music: Side 2, catalogs NYC’s stripped-down, hard-edged, anti-establishment, experimental art and music scene of the late ’70s and early ”80s.  Back […]