Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween, Bitches!!!

That's right, Happy Halloween, bitches. Now that I'm back from my travels of the Southeastern portion of the United States in the name of science, I can slowly turn my attention back to the ol' blog.

With my first act since returning, I'd like to introduce to you something I've been sitting on for a couple of weeks now. A few weeks ago this dude I know gave me a copy of his band's CD. He didn't ask me to post about it, just to give it a listen.

So, I did, and I was pleasantly surprised when I gave it its first listen. I mean, its completely rough, to his own admission, but there's definitely something there. The CD consists of 8 unmixed, very rough tracks. There's a few gems, and the rest display the foundation of something very good to come.

His band is called Redbeard Rattlesnake and my buddy's name is Derik. They hail for the western Kentucky area, which acts as a bonus when I post, because its always nice to tout some local talent (that's where I'm from) and they are currently as unsigned and unsigned gets. But they are in the mixing/production stage of their first album which they intend to call Amen City. All of the tracks are unfinished, but, keeping that in mind, I've really enjoyed what I've heard so far. I think they've got a good ear for melodies with the musicianship to back it up.

Now, I'm not going to go crazy and post the whole damn album, by any means, but here's a few songs from the CD.

Redbeard Rattlesnake - Man Named Diamond
Redbeard Rattlesnake - Poor Anna

If you end up listening to the songs, let me know what you think. I'm really curious. I actually like this more than a couple of the other unsigned bands I've posted recently.


AG Webcast: Episode 8

Fans, you probably didn't notice that I didn't post a webcast in September and October is falling fast. Well, I'm here just in time to quell your fears. The reason I've been on hiatus is that I've been pretty busy at the job place - a thing that should never happen, but dammit, it does. I have been determined, worker, intense, good worker, hard worker, terrific as of late, though I still pale in comparison to Sir Schrute.
I'm sure Dwight would agree that when you get in a zone, one thing that can keep you there is some sweet music. So, here's what I've been listening to over the past month or so. Enjoy!

Wilco - Walken, Sky Blue Sky (2007)
Wilco - On and On and On, Sky Blue Sky (2007)
Ox - Blue Morning, Dust Bowl Revival (2003)
Ox - Fat Old Sun, Dust Bowl Revival (2003)
Bob Marley - So Much Things to Say, Exodus (1977)
Bob Marley - Exodus, Exodus (1977)
Bob Marley - One Love/People Get Ready, Exodus (1977)
JJ Cale - Travelin Light, Troubadour (1976)
JJ Cale - Waymore's Blues, Rewind (2007, recorded 1971)
JJ Cale - Since You Said Goodbye, Rewind (2007, recorded 1973)
JJ Cale - Its Good to Be In Austin, Rewind (2007, recorded 1992)

Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The Eagles Are Back!!

But unfortunately you won't find anything about that here. Instead, I offer a sampling of other great music that I've been digging on since I last commented. What can I say, I am one lazy dude.

The Dude is both lazy and hates The Eagles, just like me.

I'm heading more and more indie in the last few months. Two of these bands were brought up by Rutledge including one found here that he thinks could be the best album of the year. I thought I had this figured out, but then I get hit by all this new good music released in the last year, including the one Rutledge recommends above. Two more months to go and the Top 10 for the year is up in the air it seems. I doubt The Eagles will make that list though.

Band of Horses -- Ode to the LRC from Cease to Begin [buy here]
Modest Mouse -- Missed the Boat from We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank [buy here]
Peter Bjorn & John -- Start to Melt from Writer's Block [buy here]
Rogue Wave -- Lake Michigan from Asleep At Heaven's Gate [buy here]

I'm probably late to the game with these guys, but I am glad I finally discovered them.


Saturday, October 27, 2007

(Into) The Wild

Into the Wild, the movie; Eddie at the opening; smoke on the water, the California coast

Several events have come together to prompt this post. The first was my reading of Into the Wild by John Krakauer a few years back. It certainly hit me as an exciting, interesting, scary, and tragic true story about society and nature. Man, what a great book. Recently, this book was scooped up by Hollywood and made into a movie. The movie was good. The book was better, but I'd highly recommend both. One of the nice things about the movie was the soundtrack, put together by Eddie Vedder, who can relate to wildness, I think. It sounds pretty good to me - a bit more subdued that you might think of when Pearl Jam comes into play, which I think is nice. It's still very raw in Eddie's style, but that fits the movie well. And, as Eddie knows how, you can hear the tragedy dripping off his words. Check out two tracks from the movie, below. Finally, we have the wild fires of Southern California - another tragedy and display of the wild. The forces of nature are amazing and, while a forest fire is ultimately a good thing for an ecosystem, it can wreck havoc on our worldly plans. I'm certainly thinking about those displaced by the fire, the fire fighters working to get things under control, and the lives lost.

Eddie Vedder - Far Behind
Eddie Vedder - Hard Sun

Buy the Soundtrack for Into the Wild right here.


Sunday, October 21, 2007

Wilco, Part Deux

Yes, Tweedy actually did wear that suit (photo thanks to "Wendy" from

For the second time in the last few months, I saw Wilco. For the second time in the last few months, I was blown away. I caught them at the Wexner Theater, located on the campus of The Ohio State University (home of the country's most overrated football team). I am fluffing WIlco to no end these days, so Tweedy could fart in the mic for two hours and I'd think it was a helluva show (not really). My most memorable memories:

+ A fantastic opener of Sunken Treasure and You Are My Face. Sunken Treasure is a melancholy song perhaps, but the emotion and intensity of Tweedy's voice, along with the booming drums of Glenn Kotche and Nels lap steel, make this song very powerful. Tweedy had the entire audience hanging on his words and the chorus just pulls a string -- "I am so out of tune with you." After the closing build up that ends Sunken Treasure, Wilco hit us hard from another direction with an always rocking You Are My Face. This song is just great rock and roll and Nels chops definitely don't disappoint in the live setting. It was a great contrast to Sunken Treasure yet did not drop the intensity.

+ Here's the setlist,, courtesy of Wilcobase:

Wexner Center, Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

1. Sunken Treasure
2. You Are My Face
3. Company In My Back
4. I Am Trying To Break Your Heart
5. Handshake Drugs
6. A Shot In The Arm
7. Side With The Seeds
8. Via Chicago
9. Impossible Germany
10. Sky Blue Sky
11. Forget The Flowers
12. Hummingbird
13. Jesus, Etc. (w/ Andrew Bird on violin)
14. Walken
15. I'm The Man Who Loves You
16. The Late Greats

Encore 1:
17. Hate It Here
18. Heavy Metal Drummer
19. In A Future Age
20. Spiders (Kidsmoke)

Encore 2:
21. Airline To Heaven
22. Too Far Apart
23. Red-Eyed And Blue
24. I Got You (At The End Of The Century)
25. Outtasite (Outta Mind)

Look at all of the Being There and AM stuff. As a late straggler to Wilco, I am not one who is always yearning for old Wilco, but for those of us who missed the Being There days, it's pretty damn cool to see some of these songs in rotation. The boys saved a bulk of them for late in the night and, after finally catching a Red-Eyed and Blue > I Got You > Outtasite, I was a happy camper. No better way for them to send us home.

As I always say with these guys, check them out if they come near. You will not be disappointed. As always, I had many more thoughts on the show, but since 5 days have now passed, I forgot most of them. Although the Columbus show is not currently available (I did not see any tapers), last night's Charlottesville show is and it features the very same Sunken Treasure > You Are My Face opener. Check it out below. Note: this has been converted to mp3. If you are interested in higher quality, go to and download the flacs.

Sunken Treasure
from Charlottesville, 10/20/07
You Are My Face from Charlottesville 10/20/07

[Buy Wilco here]


Thursday, October 18, 2007

Top 5 - Scary Songs

That's a fine carving job

Yes, my hiatuses (hiati?) seem to grow longer with each attempt to re-insert myself into the daily KGB blog. This is due to the insane amount of time and effort it takes to find a job in the world of academia. I know I have a PhD, but this is really way too complicated. And, I'm only half way done. Fortunately, the next half comes a few months down the road, so I have a few spare minutes to post another long awaited TOP 5! So, I got some help and stole this idea:

TOP 5 Scary/Halloween Songs

Yessir, your 5 favorite songs that have to do with something scary (anything you want, really) or Halloween. If any one puts Michael Jackson's Thriller for all five of their songs (Cori) I'll be severely disappointed. So, have at it, there are some good one's out there.


Congratulations, I'm a Safe Driver

I just successfully completed online traffic school. I received a ticket back about a month ago, and now, thanks to the progresses of modern technology, I've cut an 8 hour classroom session into a one hour online marathon.

I now feel I've regained the confidence to maneuver the highways of Nashville. So, with my recent graduation (read: completion) of online traffic school, I'll leave you with a couple of vehicle related songs and some handy rules I learned in "class".

Arcade Fire - Keep the Car Running: If exiting the car for any period of time, it is wise to turn off the car and remove the keys from the ignition.

The Decemberists - The Engine Driver: Train crossings should be treated as normal intersections. Come to a complete stop at a set of train tracks. Look left, right, straight ahead, and back left before proceeding.

Marcy Playground - Saint Joe on the School Bus: When approaching a stopped school bus decrease speed, and even if the stop sign has yet to be extended, begin scanning for children.

Silversun Pickups - Rusted Wheel: Car maintenance should be kept up-to-date and regular. Air pressure and wiper fluid wiper fluid should be checked weekly. Before long trips perform a thorough inspection of your vehicle before proceeding.

Speaking of going on long trips, I leave tomorrow for 5 days in Florida (work related, I promise) followed immediately by 3 days in South Carolina (also work related) so this might be my only post for the next week. So, remember, drive safely and never drink and drive.


Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Can We Ever Have Too Much Good Folk Music??

Seriously, can we?

I don't think so. A lot of people like folk for a lot of different reasons. I, for one, appreciate the simplicity of it. I'm all for layering songs beyond comprehension at times, Radiohead can be guilty of this. But sometimes all I want is some good, simple folk music. I want to focus on the melody and not get bogged down by a lot of other stuff.

So, with that said, here's something you probably haven't heard.

Here's a fellow playing under the band name Good Times Good Times. I suppose you can find out more about him here. He's recently completed a new album, Glue, from which I'll post a few songs. You can probably buy his album for cheap on his website. I've only got these three, so far, but I've definitely enjoyed what I've heard, you should.

I think he's got quite an ear for melody, which I think is most evident in the song Desire. I hope you all like these songs, I've been playing them for about a week now. Its probably the best artist submission we've received to date. Enjoy.

Good Times Good Times - Desire
Good Times Good Times - Sea Shanty
Good Times Good Times - Summer


Sunday, October 14, 2007

College Football Rules....

Captain Badass

Ladies and gentlemen,

My sports related postings on this here music blog are usually limited to laments about the failures of my favorite teams. I can happily report that this is not the case this time around as my beloved Kentucky Wildcats upset #1 LSU in triple overtime this weekend. There are too many players to single out for their great efforts, so I'll focus on our most known player, Andre Woodson. He is the real deal folks, and if you saw the game yesterday you don't need me to describe how he kept the vaunted LSU defense off balance with his game management; he audibled at the line over half of the plays, almost always picking the right thing.

So, in honor of Andre Woodson, I present Jason Molina and Songs:Ohia, who will bestow him a new nickname.

Songs Ohia: Captain Badass

[Buy Songs:Ohia here]


Wednesday, October 10, 2007

In Rainbows...

You know what....screw it. Its not even 2:30 in the afternoon and I'm already on my 5th listen, so I'll just go ahead and offer up a few comments on what I think of the album. This is not technically a review (because i'm horrible at that), even though if it was it would be like the 35,000th of such on these here internets. Just some rambling thoughts.

The thing is, I can't remember the last time I was this excited about an album, only I've only had like 6 days or something to build up anticipation. And what added to the excitement is the fact that I haven't seen Radiohead live since like 2003 and had never heard ANY of these songs. I've forced myself to stay away from them, just waiting to hear the final versions. So I'll just say that it is everything I didn't have time to anticipate it being. I love it. I think its an exceptionally beautiful album. So, I suppose I'll tell you why.

To me, this is the first time Radiohead have actually managed to mesh their need for computer-laden beats and music (Kid A and Amnesiac) with the old-school guitar Radiohead that a lot of us remember (The Bends and OK Computer). They hinted at attempting to mold the two in their last album, Hail to the Thief, but for whatever reason I always found that record a little lacking. In Rainbows marks a clear success at that attempt (if that truly was their intent, who knows). As the individual tracks's my feeling on a few of them:

1. 15 Step: Probably the best example of what I meant above about mixing the two Radiohead "styles". I found this to be the perfect lead in track. It kicked off the album fantastically for me and was easily one of the highlights of the album.

2. Bodysnatchers: Easily the most rockingest song on the album, but also one of the weakest for me personally. I find that very surprising, actually.

3. Nude: Radiohead begin to outdo themselves here. The orchestral arrangements are everywhere on this album. Moreso than ever before. Its got a very "How to Disappear Completely" sound, except with maybe more purpose. Where "Disappear" was more wandering, this song seems more focused with the meandering arrangements.

5. All I Need: Through five listens my favorite track on the album. I love the beginning beat overlayed with the bass. I like it so much, that I'm just really getting into it when the bridge kicks in, and I get pissed. Well played Radiohead.

7. Reckoner: Every song on this album is good, but this song completes the trifecta of standout tracks in my mind. Thom has always done a good job of using his voice as another instrument on other Radiohead albums. That's what comes to my mind with this one. Simply great.

9. Jigsaw Falling Into Place: I can't help but to think of Death Cab's Soul Meets Body when I listen to this one. Similar acoustic guitar sounds, I suppose.

10. Videotape: A lot of other reviews are comparing this song to Motion Picture Soundtrack, the end song to Kid A. I'll agree they're both slow and the last song on their respective albums, but I'll end all comparisons there. I loved MPS. Its one of my favorite Radiohead songs of all time. Lets just say I don't think Videotape is there yet.

Overall, I love it. It was well worth the four year wait. The only thing that sucks about this album is it means we won't get another for quite a while. Oh well, I guess I shouldn't get too greedy.

I'd love to hear what you all think once you get a chance to listen....hit me up in the comments section.


Stay Tuned....

In the middle of my first listen of In Rainbows....

I've got a busy day today at work, but if I can get some time I'll give a quick review of the album later today.

If you've already downloaded.....enjoy.


Monday, October 8, 2007

Radiohead, meet Glossary

On the heels of Radiohead's big announcement last week (if you missed it, check out Comrade Rutledge's report here), another band is taking an unprecedented approach to delivering their music to the masses. Unlike Radiohead, these guys hail from Murfeesboro, Tennessee, and play music in their spare time and to a much smaller crowd. The band is Glossary, a rocking outfit mostly classed with other rockers such as The Drive-By Truckers, Lucero, and Slobberbone. The album is The Better Angels of Our Nature. Unlike Radiohead, you can download this good stuff right now! Go get the album here (you can even choose your format).

To make it easier on you, here's one of my favorite tracks, just to get ya in the mood.

Glossary -- Almsgiver

So hey, check these guys out. They have a great rock/country (mostly rock). And shit, what do you have to lose? If you don't like, you delete. If you do like, you keep for free and enjoy some great tunes.


Sunday, October 7, 2007

Opening Up the KGB Vault

So, I'm sitting here watching Brett Favre gunsling the ball all over the field and I figured there's no better time than now to open up the KGB Vault.

I believe this marks only the second or third time this has been attempted, but I've been checking our KGB email with regularity over the past few months and some good stuff has finally started to accumulate. Thing is, when you ask for music submissions 9 times out of 10 its an open casting call for shit, and we've gotten a lot of that over time. But we also get some good stuff, so I'd like to try to get that stuff to everyone that doesn't have access to our email account. Hopefully I'll be able to post about this stuff more often, but I'm only going to hit up two artists tonight, so I hope you enjoy them.This being the location of our secret KGB vault, you can see why we don't open it very often. Its very difficult to get to, ya know....being located in the side of a mountain and all......

We get two major types of submissions: submissions from the artists themselves, and submissions from promotional companies wanting us to check out their lineup of artists. Both types are cool, but its always more fun to hear from the artists themselves.

The first artist I'm going to post here is a singer-songwriter that submitted a couple mp3's of his songs earlier in the month. He calls himself Reyn and I believe he hails from Canada. To my untrained ear, he comes off sounding like one of those artists that you and your buddies might have playing in the background as your playing beer pong in college. Now, I don't want to sit here and straight up compare him to another artist...but I'm going to do it anyways. Imagine Jason Mraz without all the clever wordplay, and simplify the songs a bit and you've got Reyn. He classifies his stuff as "balmy tropical indie rock" and I suppose that's somewhat accurate, but I, personally would downplay the rock part a bit. Its got a much more funky, chill-out vibe than the word rock makes me think of.

Honestly, its nothing particularly new. But by no means does that mean it isn't worth listening to. If you fall into the crowd that readily digs on the Jack Johnson and G.Love type, then checking out Reyn might be worth your while.

Reyn - Ain't Got No Woman (live)
Reyn - Crash & Burn (live)

The second artist I want to highlight comes via a promotion company. They recently drew my attention to another singer-songwriter, but this one having a more Elliott Smith sound. The group that calls themselves Southerly is the brainchild of a guy named Krist Krueger from Portland. The thing that intially hooked me on Southerly was the melodies and arrangements with his associated works. I think some of the strings arrangements found on his 2007 album Storyteller and the Gossip Columnist are magnificent. They do an excellent job of enhancing the songs rather than bogging them down. Another interesting aspect of the group is the leader Krueger's attempt at a Ryan Adams-esque level of prolificness. He is currently adding a new song every week available for free download at his website, found here. He began a month ago, and plans on updating with a new song every week until New Years 2008. Apparently, some of these songs are hot off the presses, having been posted within minutes of completion. Now, it wouldn't be crazy of you to think such a hurried pace would lead to a decrease in the quality of songs. I've actually found the opposite to be true, with myself preferring some of the free songs to his albums. That's not a comment on the quality of the albums, however, but a testament to some of the songs available on the site. So, I'll post two songs below, the first being the first free song available on his site, and the second falling on the aforementioned album. I hope you enjoy and please feel free to let me know what you think about the songs. I'm curious to get everyone else's opinions on some of these untested artists. Enjoy.

Southerly - Oh Claire
Southerly - Soldiers



Let's try something different tonight. Instead of talking about indie rock or some alt-countryish band, let's talk some soul. Now, I am not a big soul guy typically, although I've spent time with soulish type artists like Sly, Stevie, and some Curtis. However, two new records have hit recently that have caught my attention. The first is by Bettye Lavette and her record, The Scene of the Crime. Belting out her style of soul for over 30 years, this CD features The Drive-By Truckers as the backing band. Not only do the Truckers get to explore some funkiness that their own records have yet to explore, Bettye Lavette's powerful voice brings real intensity. Bettye Lavette has seen and experienced some stuff in her life (including dissatisfaction with the industry, jealousy, love trouble) and her awe-inspiring, gravel throated voice, aided by the Truckers, help ya feel some of those things. Anyway, check out my favorite track from the record.

Bettye Lavette -- They Call It Love

The second record is by Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings and is entitled 100 Days, 100 Nights. Around since 1996, Sharon and her band remind one of the great soul bands of the 1960s and 1970s. These guys wear James Brown and Ike and Tina Turner on their sleeves, but that's cool because nothing sounds like that these days.

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings -- Tell Me

Enjoy this cool stuff. In fact, I can't really think of anything cooler than these records, other than maybe these guys (even pixelated these guys are cool):


Saturday, October 6, 2007

JJ Cale - Rewind

JJ in his younger days

Back in the early 70's Cale moved from Tulsa to LA and finally to Nashville, TN, where he messed around on Music Row and started recording tons of tracks for his numerous kick ass albums (Troubadour - 1976, Really - 1973, ect...). A bunch of songs and cuts that never made the discs got stuck in a box somewhere and sat around for a decade or so (right under my nose, when I lived in Nashville - why did I not sniff this good stuff out?). Well, finally those unreleased songs and a lot of interesting covers (Waylon Jennings, Randy Newman, Eric Clapton) are out on disc. I'm listening to it right now and I'm far from disappointed. It's different to here Cale cover somebody else's songs as he's always hung on to that original songwriter mentality. I sure do like his little bluesy numbers though.

Check out some tunes, interviews, and videos - JJ Cale - Rewind


Wednesday, October 3, 2007

National League Playoff Preview

Y'all know the drill. Let's get to it......NL East: Philadelphia Phillies

Cold War Kids - We Used to Vacation

Seriously, its been since 1990-something since the Phillies last made the playoffs (hey, you want research and detailed analysis, then go to, here you're getting 1990-something). The Phillies are used to vacationing during the month of October. But, honestly, if this afternoon was any indication then they're simply starting their vacation a week later than usual. They've got the offense to keep up with any other team in the NL, but they're currently being steamrolled by fate. The Rockies are hot, and its going to take what no team has had the past three weeks to beat the Rockies. Good luck, it should be a good series.

NL Central - Chicago Cubs

Sufjan Stevens - John Wayne Gacy, Jr.

Yes. I'm comparing the Cubbies to a mass murderer from Illinois (no offense, Bunny). I don't like the Cubs, just like I don't like mass murderers. I hope they get swept. My one comment on the Cubs is why the hell is everyone talking like their the best team in the NL all of a sudden. First off, they have the worst record and are from the worst division in the NL. Why is everyone talking like they've got a great chance to win it? From what I can tell, they've got 12.5% chance of winning it. I hate the Cubs.

NL West - Arizona Diamondbacks

Counting Crows - Children in Bloom

They're all babies!! The rightfielder isn't even old enough to drink. Only like one guy on the entire team has even played in the playoffs, EVER! But, somehow they made it here. As cliche as it is, they're a team that does just enough to win. Maybe the inexperience will come to haunt them as they make their way through the playoffs, or maybe they don't know any better to be nervous. They could win every game 10-0 or lose every game and nothing would surprise me with these guys.

NL Wild Card - Colorado Rockies

Pedro the Lion - Keep Swinging

Hands down the hottest team in baseball, and its not even close. Counting their 4-2 win over the Phillies this afternoon, they've won 15 of their last 16. That's amazing. They've got great talent, both old and young, and their pitching is coming together at just the right time. They're a fun team to root for. They've been hitting everything in sight it seems and they're my pick to make it out of the National League to represent in the World Series.

So, with that said, here are my first round predictions:

Red Sox over Angels in 3
Indians over Yankees in 5
Rockies over Phillies in 4
Diamondbacks over Cubs in 4

Hopefully I get at least one right.


Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Iron and Wine

Hey, the new Iron and Wine album, Shepherd's Dog, came out last week! Anybody pick it up? Any thoughts? I think I may pick it up this weekend. In the meantime, check out this recent performance at Washington D.C.'s 9:30 Club, thanks to the folks at NPR - here.

Also, check out a new article at Paste Magazine.


Magnolia Electric Co

Ages ago I wrote about my new found fondness for Magnolia Electric Company and their head honcho, Jason Molina. Welp, a few weeks later and surprisingly, my ADDish music personality is still spinning the shit out of their new box set, Sojourner. Thing is, the songs are great, and I like great songs. Jason Molina has been around for a while, doing his thing with numerous bandmates and band names. My previous experiences with MEC included albums such as Trials and Errors and Hard To Love A Man, both of which are, well, electricified. These albums aren't bad, but for whatever reason, they did not register with me as superbad. Enter Sojourner. The first two (of four total) discs are available on Emusic and feature songs off of MEC's previous albums with many more stripped down than their originals. For whatever reason, these songs have struck a chord with me. The lyrics are thoughtful and well-penned and stick out much more to me with these versions. The Neil Young comparisons are inevitable, as Molina's voice sounds similar and the themes he explores are close to Neil territory. The playing is outstanding, featuring some driving electric, including some slide, some lap steel action, and well-placed keys along with some great melodies. Great, I tell ya...this collection of songs is great.

So anyway, check out a few tracks from Sojourner:

Magnolia Electric Co -- Montgomery
Magnolia Electric Co -- Blackbird
Magnolia Electric Co -- What Comes After The Blues

You can also go here to check out another MEC song.

Admittedly, I have a lot to dive into with Molina, as his catalogue is plentiful, but I like what I am hearing so far. Take a listen for yourself and then head over to your favorite store and purchase on a whim. For instance, here's Amazon or, if you prefer, Emusic.


Monday, October 1, 2007

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

Prepare yourselves.....
Radiohead has an album coming out October 10. That's the tenth of October, 2007 in the year of our Lord.

9 days from now.

A Radiohead album.

Its called In Rainbows, and the band is releasing the album available for digital download at their website next Wednesday. I haven't even listed the best part yet.....the price for said album is, WHATEVER YOU WANT!!!!

Yes, label-less Radiohead have decided to make the mp3's of their first album since 2003 available for download on their website at a price of whatever you want to pay. Seriously. $1. $0.50 $100.00. Whatever. They're making a special edition available for purchase which contains a cd of non-album tracks, lyrics booklets, vinyls, etc. for $80 and the CD form will come out early next year. But you can get the album next Wednesday for any amount of money you see fit.


Here is the tracklisting, as dictated to

1. 15 Step
2. Bodysnatchers
3. Nude
4. Weird Fishes/Arpeggi
5. All I Need
6. Faust ARP
7. Reckoner
8. House of Cards
9. Jigsaw Falling Into Place
10. Videotape

So, if there was ever any doubt about Radiohead being the absolute coolest band in the entire world....this here should settle it.

Holy Crap.