Zachary Cale & The Late Shift previewed new material at Zebulon

Zachary Cale previewed a handful of songs off of his upcoming album “Noise of Welcome” last night at Zebulon. Below is a video edit of the set’s closing number “War Love”, alongside clips of openers The Heaven’s Jail Band and D.Charles Speer & the Helix. Speer himself has a new album coming out on Thrill Jockey soon. Can’t wait to see him and the Helix share the stage with label mates Liturgy. Now that’d be what I call a diverse bill.


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Williamsburg Taxi Fire

A taxi goes up in flames after getting stuck on Roebling and Grand. Evidently, this has been happening a lot. [via]

Jeff Mangum to play ATP

The next ATP is moving from Monticello to the decidedly less esoteric shores of Asbury Park. Beyond a shorter commute and cheaper accommodations (read: free — I’m from the area and my parents still live there. Score!), this year’s fest, running September 30-October 2, also affords the rare chance to see Jeff Mangum. The reclusive head of Neutral Milk Hotel has only played a handful of shows since leaving the band in 1998, so I am rather stoked he is headlining the fest on Friday.

But even better is his stand-alone concert on September 3 at the nearby Paramount Theater. Tickets are only $35 for the solo show, saving you $215 on ATP passes and having to sit through Portishead two nights in a row. Tickets go on sale here tomorrow at 9:00am.

No Age "Fever Dreaming" video

It’s like a cross between the “Virtual Insanity” video, the trash compactor scene in Star Wars and a slasher flick – with a killer soundtrack. This No Age video is all done in one shot and done exceptionally well. These dudes are doing it right.

New Theophilus London (featuring Sara of Tegan and Sara!)

Theophilus London puts out great party vibes. So even though we are all buried in snow or bundled up in a million layers, we can put T. London on and suddenly be sweatin’ it out in a club. And after releasing a bunch of great mixtapes (including the most recent I Want You, which is excellent), and as a prequel to his Warner Bros debut Lover’s Holiday EP, he’s giving us “Why Even Try.”

The track is chill and mellow, but still makes you want to move your but. Kind of something you’d expect to see played over a sexy montage. Plus it features vocals from Sara Q of Tegan and Sara. So if he wasn’t an MC with indie cred before, he certainly is now. Check the track out at SoundCloud.

Don Pedro's ReOpens With 4 Nights of Shows!

Origin of that "can we get much higher" sample from the latest Kanye

Yep that’s the dude from Yes singing.

Yuck, Playing Tonight At Glasslands

I’m looking forward to this show tonight at Glasslands. Yuck, whose reverb-drenched eponymous debut is now available for pre-order have been my latest addiction. You can check out some free MP3’s on their website or take a listen on myspace. Tonight they are playing with Total Slacker, but will be opening for current ‘it’ band, Smith Westerns, for the tail end of their tour.

Yuck – Rubber from Yuck on Vimeo.

More videos after the jump.

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