Islands Video Premiere Party Tonight

Check out the video here, and go celebrate TONIGHT at Legion:
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Our Friendly Neighborhood Dick Chicken

Tonight: Real Estate, FREE Show At Brooklyn Bowl

We hesitate to mention this, only because we don’t want it to get too crowded. More info here.

Ticket Giveaway: Animal Collective DJ Museum of Natural History

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With Animal Collective at the top of everyone’s Top of ’09 lists, it’s no wonder this show is already sold out. Add a special guest DJ like Fischerspooner, and people are going to get a little more bananas than already expected. Lucky for you, The Fader has hooked us up with a pair of tickets to give to one of you beautiful people. All you’ve gotta do is RT to win!
And while your’re at it, download the newest issue of Fader with AnCo appearing as guest editors, as well as entering in our other pretty awesome contest.
If you’re at the show this Friday and you wanna holler at you favorite music editor, I’ll be in the ocean room getting my Noah Baumbach on with this guy.

Contra Stream

Speaking of Vampire Weekend, you can listen to their entire album now on MySpace.

2010: Year of Best Coast?

In case you missed it, we named Best Coast’s Make You Mine the Best EP of 2009, not to mention, according to my iTunes play count, “When I’m With You” off of the Black Iris 7″ was the track I listened to most this year– which is a pretty big deal considering it didn’t drop until November. But when I hear a feel good jam with the right amount of sadness, I tend to play it on repeat (just like I haven’t stopped playing the new Beach House record since it arrived in my mailbox).

There’s something to be said about the fuzzy delivery of Best Coast leading lady Bethany Cosentino’s beckoning 60′s inspired pop. The dizzying effects of heavy reverb combined with her girlish timidity float us away to the cavernous beach coast of California at the very first blink of an eyelash. I’m a New Yorker born & raised, but Bethany’s Beach Boys and burritos make me long for a warm winter, all while successfully playing as a foreground soundtrack for Brooklyn snow days. And with two more 7″ to be released before the end of February, including a split with Jeans Wilder, as well as talks about an upcoming full length– 2010 just may be “the year of Best Coast!”

FREEwilliamsburg caught up with Bethany before the end of the year about what the future brings, the things we have to be thankful for in our ‘hood, and how awesome Stevie Nicks is. Check out the interview after the jump!

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Excepter Ring In The New Year @ Monkeytown

Thanks (((unartig)))

Giveaway: Vampire Weekend's Contra, Sort Of

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This Thursday, Vampire Weekend will be celebrating the release of Contra, their second full length. In addition to free booze, schwag, & DJ sets from the Weekend boys themselves, a ping pong tournament will be taking place to win a pair of tickets to their upcoming sold out United Palace show.
Here at FREEwilly, we’ve got the Contra single COUSINS 7″ as well as the Exclusive Bonus Contra Remix Disc to giveaway for one lucky reader. So Facebook and Twitter it up and it might be you!
Also, be sure to RSVP and arrive early on Thursday, you wouldn’t want to ruin your chances of beating Ezra Koenig at a friendly game of ping pong, would you?
Check out the video for “Cousins” after the jump…

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