Gimme News Weekly Wrap-Up: Feb.6-12, 2009

Friday, Feb. 6:

-- Q&A: Swedish indie-pop star Lykke Li

"She hails from what seems to be the new home of indie classicalism, where sparsely tuneful arrangements extract criminally efficient hooks that conquer the Blogsphere, then advertising, then motion pictures and soccer moms."

-- Ultimate Radiohead Setlist By Band That Covers Them

"In our feature story, 'The World's Most Ambitious Cover Band,' CP detailed the lives of men who try to get inside the brains of Radiohead. One issue not covered in the story is the creation of the Ultimate Radiohead Set-List. CP had the members of 'What's That' (a Radiohead Project) create such a list, and it's freaking incredible."

Monday, Feb. 9:

-- Tapes 'n Tapes prove they're the home team to root for

"The ever changing tastes and whims of the blogosphere may have made them, but their own talent and formidable strength as a live band will carry them from here on out."

-- Local band One For the Team featured on Daytrotter

Tuesday, Feb. 10:

-- The Evening Rig announce forthcoming album

-- Andrew Broder goes three for three

"In just three weeks, Andrew Broder has released three ambient albums for free download."

Wednesday, Feb. 11:

-- 3 Questions with Chuck from Cosmic Slop

"A decade later has seen the long and colorful Radio K tenure of Cosmic Slop come and go, and, in 2009, the show's creators and producers Chuck Tomlinson and Joel Stitzel have resurfaced, as all worthwhile things do, on the internet."

-- 3 Questions with Joel from Cosmic Slop

-- Too Much Love seeks to slay you this V-Day (singles friendly!)

-- Aw Naw Hell Naw: DRE DAY and everybody's celebratin'!!!

"So it's mid February and I think we all know what that means. February 18th, the birthday of Andre Young, otherwise known as Dr. Dre is fast approaching!"

-- MP3 of the Week: Hunting Club

From the City Pages:

-- A Paper Cup Band talk laptops, Beck, and joining the local DIY scene

"City Pages had the chance to chat with Andrew Jansen and Kyle Sobcczek about laptop compositions, non-sequiturs, and condemned venues."

-- Slumdog Chamillionaire

"Rapper K'Naan makes peace with Somalia, and pop for the world."

-- The Songs We Can't Escape: Metallica, Chris Corsano, Fleet Foxes, Mike Shiflet & Mike Waxx.


-- K'naan, Muja Messiah and M.anifest at the Varsity

-- Bret Michaels at Grand Casino: Look what the cat dragged in

-- Lykke Li sings 'A Mili' and more to packed Varsity crowd

-- Tapes N' Tapes reel in fans at First Ave

-- All Access: Backstage with the characters of The Mighty Underdogs

Next Week's New Releases (Feb. 17):

-- Abe Vigoda Reviver EP (PPM)

(MySpace) (Wikipedia)

Abe Vigoda "Don't Lie" (mp3)

-- Alela Diane To Be Still (Rough Trade)

(Official) (MySpace) (Wikipedia)

Alela Diane "White as Diamonds" (mp3)

-- ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead The Century of Self (Richter Scale)

(Official) (MySpace) (Wikipedia)

-- Asobi Seksu Hush (Polyvinyl)

(Official) (MySpace) (Wikipedia)

Asobi Seksu "Me and Mary" (mp3)

-- Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit (Lightning Rod Records)

(Official) (MySpace) (Wikipedia)

-- M. Ward Hold Time (Merge)

(Official) (MySpace) (Wikipedia)

-- Morrissey Years of Refusal (Lost Highway)

(Official) (MySpace) (Wikipedia)

-- N.A.S.A. The Spirit of Apollo (Anti-)


N.A.S.A. "Spacious Thoughts" (mp3)

-- Throw Me The Statue Purpleface EP (Secretly Canadian)

(MySpace) (Wikipedia)

Throw Me The Statue "Ship" (mp3)

-- William Elliott Whitmore Animals in the Dark (Anti-)

(Official) (MySpace) (Wikipedia)

William Elliott Whitmore "Old Devils" (mp3)