Stereocache Has Moved

December 19, 2008

You can now find all of my previous posts over at http://www.stereocache.com

stereocache.com will be the only site getting updated with posts, contests, and calendar revisions.

Check it out and let me know what you think.

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Autolux Premier “Fat Kid”

November 28, 2008

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Autolux posted a new instrumental track on their myspace today somewhat erroneously entitled “Fat Kid.” It doesn’t sound particularly related to childhood obesity (which according to ads that played during today’s cowboys/seahawks game will kill us all before our parents) to me.  Maybe like a fat kid disposer from that frenetic drum beat.  Danceaerobics anyone?  What it does sound like is a pretty big departure from what I was expecting from Transit Transit.  Maybe the band read my mind, in the message that accompanied the song announcement they revealed that “Fat Kid” wasn’t going to be included on the now postponed album (that’s right apparently industry politics are trying to get between me and Transit Transit again. Its now slated for release “after the new year”)  I wonder what project this song is a part of.  Is it too early to speculate on what type of sound the band is currently into?  Is this what album three holds in store?  I mean, the band writes at such a faster pace than their mastering and release schedule that I always kind of assume that they’re bored with the album by the time it comes out.  The sounds they’re producing are pretty impressive considering their process as Robert Densworth’s message makes it clear that “if there are any sounds on it that remind you of a tuba or tympani – that happens to be greg getting those sounds out of his guitar.”

“Fat Kid” will be available for purchase on itunes in a couple of weeks.


Omar Rodriguez Lopez Is Sneaky, Old Money Stealth Release

November 10, 2008

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This came out of absolutely nowhere to me which I find incredibly surprising.  For one thing, I am a rabid At The Drive-In fan and as such I follow The Mars Volta with a mixture of admiration and resentment for what rose out of that band’s ashes.  (I’ve even got that Defacto stuff)  Plus I’m an avid music blog/magazine reader on top of whatever press releases I get anyways.  In theory Lopez shouldn’t have been able to release an album on a high profile label like Stones Throw without me hearing about it until the day of its digital release.  But that is just what he did. Read the rest of this entry »


Ryan Adams and The Cardinals Preview Tracks

October 17, 2008

With Cardinology hitting stores in two weeks Ryan Adams and the Cardinals have released some teasers for five songs

The what I consider to be classic Ryan Adams Born Into a Light

The kind of groovy guitar having Rock N Rolly Adams Fix It which is also the single I think.  (You can download it now on itunes and have instant access to it if you preorder the album anyways)

Generic radio anthem Magick

Cobwebs, which I can’t really place in terms of Adams’ catalogue.

And Evergreen which is one of those awesome Adams ballads with the brushed drums.  I wouldn’t want a whole album of them but his voice always sounds different on those and it’s kind of fantastic.

click here for Cardinology’s tracklisting and tour dates


Dears Release Two Tracks off Forthcoming Missiles, Tour w/ Secret Machines

September 24, 2008

Montreal’s favorite Smiths fanatics The Dears have released a new song, the energetic and decidedly unmilitary, “Money Babies” off of their new album Missiles, which will be seeing release October 21st (irrelevant stereocache fact: my birthday) courtesy of Dangerbird Records.  But wait, theeere’s more.  You can check out “Meltdown in A Major” at their Myspace and head over to the ultra cool Wired site to hear their exclusive stream of my favorite track so far, “Berlin Heart.”  They are really spreading this album out over the internet.  It’s like an album scavenger hunt where each site shows a different aspect of the album.  And the lesson here is that Canadians are crafty.  Happy hunting cache-ites.

The Dears Tour Dates: Read the rest of this entry »


Ryan Adams and The Cardinals Tracklisting, Tour Dates

September 23, 2008

Prolific blogger and musician, avid comic collector, courtney love feuder and Mandy Moore dater Ryan Adams is all set to release his newest endeavor with The Cardinals descriptively titled Cardinology.  Apparently we are to study this album, or maybe this album is a study of the cardinals.  I’m not exactly sure what’s going on here.  The album will hit stores on October 28 on Lost Highway.  Alot of blogs out there have taken issue with the artwork and wonder if its even the final cover but with the album on the way so soon I would have to guess that this is or at least was intended as the actual cover.

Cardinology Tracklist:

1.  Born Into A Light
2.  Go Easy
3.  Fix It
4.  Magick
5.  Let Us Down Easy
6.  Crossed Out Name
7.  Natural Ghost
8.  Sink Ships
9.  Evergreen
10.  Like Yesterday
11.  Stop

The band will be touring behind the album starting September 25th with a pause to appear on Letterman on the 29th. Click for more info. Read the rest of this entry »


TV ON The Radio Sweeten The Deal, Preview Golden Age & Dancing Choose

August 26, 2008

I love when industry emphasis on opening numbers pays off for the rest of us. As we crawl towards Dear Science’s September 23rd release date the big whigs are probably wondering how they can get those numbers up and make it look like a success, because as we all know winners only buy things that are already established as winners in their own right. “How! Oh how can we dam the stream of illegal downloads?” they murmur through their night terrors.

The answer of course is by offering tiny perks that appeal to and distinguish early adopters from their boring and practical brethren, in this case a limited edition lithograph poster designed by none other than TVOTR’s own Tunde Adebimpe. If you pre-order the album through Insound you get one of these bad boys.

click here for Dear Science tracklist and tour info

check out the box player for two new tracks, Golden Age and Dancing Choose