In this edition: PJ Harvey continues to impress, Satellite Stories has your party pop fix, Rough Trade Shops’ Counter Culture show, rare Uncle Tupelo resurfaces, freebies from Re:Enactment and Brown Bird, and this week’s VIDEOS!
PJ Harvey Wins Mercury Prize, Announces Itunes Session
Earlier this week, PJ Harvey won the Mercury Prize (UK album of the year) for the spectacular, Let England Shake. It is the second time Harvey has received this award, and she is the only winner who can make that claim. Other notable nominees were 21 by Adele, the self-titled effort by James Blake, The English Riviera by Metronomy, and Build A Rocket Boys by Elbow. Check out her performance on awards night:
Harvey has also announced the release of an Itunes session , which is available tomorrow. It features seven tracks and an interview with Ms. Polly Jean, who continues to impress.
Itunes Session Tracklisting:
1. Let England Shake
2. The Words That Maketh Murder
3. The Last Living Room
4. Written on the Forehead
6. C’Mon Billy
7. Down by the Water
By the way, Let England Shake is a “must own” Dadada pick for 2011.
Written on the Forehead
Discover Satellite Stories
If you’re missing the bouncy party pop of Phoenix and Vampire Weekend, we think we might have the fix: Satellite Stories. This quartet out of Oulu, Finland are fresh faced and unsigned, which has us asking: are they unsigned because record industry types are clueless or are these Finnish kids holding out for some bank? We’d like to think it’s the latter.
They currently have four tracks available on Itunes and eMusic, all of which are dance inducing party starters. This week they released the video for the single, Family. You can listen to their entire catalogue to date, below:
Helsinki Art Scene
The Kids Aren’t Safe in the Metro
See Satellite Stories on tour in Germany and Switzerland:
Sep 16 – Berlin, Roter Salon, Scandinavian Disco
Sep 17 – Hamburg, Molotow
Sep 18 – Düsseldorf, Pretty Vacant
Sep 23 – Aarau, KiFF
Sep 24 – Achern, Theodor Noise Club
Sep 25 – Regensburg, Heimat
–What? Two Fri. free features weren’t enough for you? Check out this offering from Brisbane’s Re: Enactment, because we like you:
–And while we’re on the free music tip, check out Bilgewater and Fingers to the Bone from Rhode Island’s Brown Bird, below. Brown Bird is set to release Salt for Salt on Oct. 18, and you can pre-order it here.
Videos, videos, videos…
Fanfarlo – Replicate
Candice Gordon – I See A Demon
Satellite Stories – Family
SBTRKT – Pharaohs (Feat. Roses Gabor)
Wilco – Born Alone
Wye Oak – Holy Holy