Music News and Interviews

Telekinesis, Surfer Blood and More Record Nirvana Tribute Album

In commemoration of the 20-year anniversary of Nirvana’s famous album Nevermind, artists including Telekinesis, Surfer Blood, and Jeff the Brotherhood have each recorded an individual song off of the classic album. Starting Tuesday, July 19 Newermind will be available for free download on SPIN magazine’s Facebook page.

The track listing is

1. “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Meat Puppets
2. “In Bloom” by Butch Walker
3. “Come As You Are” by Midnight Juggernauts
4. “Breed” by Titus Andronicus
5. “Lithium” by The Vaselines
6. “Polly” by Amanda Palmer
7. “Territorial Pissings"  by Surfer Blood
8. "Drain You” by Foxy Shazam
9. “Lounge Act” Jessica Lea Mayfield
10. “Stay Away” by Charles Bradley and the Menahan Street Band
11. “On A Plain” by Telekinesis
12. “Something In The Way” by Jeff the Brotherhood
13. “Endless, Nameless” by EMA

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The Love Language TODAY at 2!

The Love Language will be in the studio today at 2pm to do an interview and a few live songs.  They are playing in Raleigh tomorrow, Saturday May 9, at The Pour House along with other Raleigh bands  Whatever Brains and Gross Ghost.   The line-up features a lo-fi cloud of Raleigh, audible debauchery.  

Quick facts about each act:

Gross Ghost- This is Mike Dillon’s new project.  If you live in Raleigh or Chapel Hill you likely know who he is.

Whatever Brains- These guys recently played WKNC’s Local Beer Local Band in March and were recently, as I like to say, “shopped,” or as others, including The Indy,  say kind of “picked up” by Matador Records.  

The Love Languge- Remember the band The Capulets who graced Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill with their infectious pop lyrics and handsome faces about four summers ago?  I do (eek, for being older than most other DJs).  Stu McLamb, a Capulet, went on to form The Love Language with two other Capulets and now, well now The Love Language is infecting the music scene on a national level, including a bit in Spin magazine.


The Love Language performing at SXSW09, product of Kelly Reid

Whatever Brains at WKNCs Local Beer Local Band, 3/26/09, product of Mike Gray

-hearts and guitars-