Archive for February, 2009

Older Radiohead Cover

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

This video has been floating around the internet for just about 9 months, and was even linked to by Thom Yorke on the Radiohead blog. It came about because of Radiohead’s remix challenges, and specifically for Nude. What’s it like? Well, in the words of the guy who created it:

Based on the lyric (and alternate title) “Big Ideas: Don’t get any” I grouped together a collection of old redundant hardware, and placed them in a situation where they’re trying their best to do something that they’re not exactly designed to do, and not quite getting there.

Very, very cool. Stumbled upon it again last night, and ended up watching it 2-3 times.

Upcoming Shows

Friday, February 27th, 2009

Tonight, choosing shows is going to be difficult. You’ve got the electronic option with our Chillville Presents Fujiya & Miyagi show at Emo’s, a groovy hip-hop choice with G. Love & Special Sauce at Stubbs, or a Bollywood dance party at Mohawk.

Saturday, two of the three members of the Pnuma Trio are going to be thowing a dubstep and electronic shindig at the Parish, whose sound system is going to be making the floor shake until late into the evening. If you’re still in a dancing mood after that, Vinyl Entertainment is putting on a late-night party at 501 Studios for the release of the Diagonals’ EP. The Ugly Beats are also playing, and with free beer and a party-til-dawn promise, this is gonna be the place to be if you’re out after 2 (though if you want to see the bands you should get there closer to midnight). RSVP on for guaranteed entry.

Sunday, if you’re not headed to see the Pretenders at Stubbs, definitely make your way to the Mohawk for Brightblack Morning Light. This psychedelic folk duo makes some gorgeously mellow sounds that will be the perfect end to your weekend, and it’s an early show on the outside stage, so you can’t even complain that it’s a work night. No, really, we can’t recommend these guys enough.

SXSW Day Shows

Friday, February 27th, 2009

A few very big SXSW day shows were announced today, by names that you’d expect to produce stellar lineups: Pitchfork and Rhapsody.

Pitchfork, as usual, is hitting hard on Friday afternoon at Emo’s with a mix of just breaking (Wavves, the Mae Shi, School of Seven Bells) and already established (Little Boots, King Khan & the Shrines, Department of Eagles) names, taking over both indoor and outdoor stages at Emo’s.

Rhapsody is throwing out their killer lineup with an extended, hilariously dorky Henry V reference. Their shindig is set to go down Thursday at the Mohawk, also with School of Seven Bells (who will be back in town at the beginning of June with Black Moth Super Rainbow), local genre-defying rockers …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, Glasvegas, the Vivian Girls, and yet-to-be-announced suprise artists.

As the insanity approaches, expect more killer lineups to be announced, with some of the big names keeping their cards close to their chest for a big reveal. It’s only a few weeks away; prepare yourselves!


Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

New Beck video

Chillville artist Nellie McKay does Daytrotter.

Free DL – electro remix of Vampire Weekend at Rcrd Lbl

Spin gets a killer lineup for Friday of SXSW: Echo & the Bunnymen, Glasvegas, Passion Pit, Crystal Method DJ set (& we can’t name names, but a gigantically popular classic rock act may just be playing a secret show there later that evening)

Pretty much the entirety of the internets is buzzing about this unconfirmed ‘unreleased take 20′ of Revolution by the Beatles, but from what we heard NME pulled the info together fastest. Very cool if true, and a pretty impressive hoax if not. Either way, worth a listen.

Reasons To Love You

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

MSNBC is all ga-ga over Austin.  It usually happens this time of year when people have their airfare booked for SXSW and are getting antsy to be here in the flesh.

Check it.

The Return of Schatzi

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009



Austin emo pioneers Schatzi visited Chillville this morning.  Their upcoming reunion concert at Emo’s is Friday night.  They played a couple of acoustic tracks for us. Listen to the clips below for the interview and both “The Machine Breaks Down” & “Bionic Waves” live in the studio.



III. “The Machine Breaks Down”


V. “Bionic Waves”


(2/22/09) Monty’s Catch of the Day – Royksopp

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

So the Norwegian band, Royksopp, is back with their newest full length LP since 2006′ The Understanding. I am sure you all have heard “Remind Me” through the now infamous Geico caveman commercial, but what you may have not know is that they have other songs that have been used as music beds by Apple, KLRU, and Austin City Limits. Today’s catch is entitled “Happy Up Here”, which is the first single from their upcoming album, Junior. The over/under for commercials that will use songs from this album is currently at 2. Check out the clip below to hear a sample. Enjoy!

Royksopp – Happy Up Here