Dig Into Sufjan Stevens, Kings of Leon and Ben Cook vs. Nick Jonas in Click Hear
Published Sep 13, 2010September is well under way, which means we can look forward to great new fall music releases! Head over to the Exclaim! Click Hear section for the most recent music streams, downloads and videos.
We've got a couple of bands mixing things up this week. First up is Portland, OR's own indie pop group, Menomena, who have released a mixtape, Magichat, which is a half-hour play list of loops that gives fans increased insight into the band's impressive recording process. In the fifth and final instalment of their "All to All" remixes, we find Broken Social Scene's Spirit If remix. BSS's Kevin Drew (aka Spirit If), along with Ohad Benchetrit (Do Make Say Think), gives the track a mellow, ambient sound.
Next up is the new video, and lead single, from Kings of Leon. The track, "Radioactive," is filled with summery sounds and will be featured on new album Come Around Sundown, due October 19. As well, the new album, Hurley, by Weezer, the band that have been around the power pop block, is streaming now if you can't wait for its release tomorrow (September 14).
You thought it would never happen, but Ben Cook of Fucked Up has lent his acting chops to the Jonas Brothers' new movie, Camp Rock 2. The surreal clip shows Ben Cook and Nick Jonas having a drum-off. Keeping with the theme of surreal videos, up next we have the video "Cache Rules Everything Around Me," which was made by internet artist Evan Roth and set to clips of Girl Talk's 2006 album, Night Ripper.
Let's thank Norwegian radio for leaking the new Sufjan Stevens track "Too Much." The leaked song is just right, filled with great vocals and electro vibes. Finally, we have "Petition" by John K. Samson of the Weakerthans. The acoustic ballad is a plea for Manitoba's Reggie Leach to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
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