Don't have much time to write and have SOOO much I want to share on the amazing Coachella weekend that just passed (my favorite in the 4 years I have been to the festival and possibly my favorite weekend EVER). One band that was present, James Murphy's LCD Soundsystem, who had THE performance of Coachella (with 10 foot disco ball hanging overhead the whole time) has put their new album This Is Happening (which is as unbelievably brilliant as their last, Sound of Silver) up for free streaming on their website HERE. He is also playing the Hollywood Palladium on June 4th and the Glass House in Pomona on June 5th - more info on presales HERE.
Not to be outdone, the two other most anticipated albums of May (and in my opinion the year, unless Radiohead surprises all of us) have been put up for streaming as well. The National's High Violet is on the NY Times website HERE only until April 27th so listen soon! It is destined to be another classic slowly burning into your mind.
If that wasn't enough, Broken Social Scene's new album, Forgiveness Rock Record, that I have raved about on this site multiple times already, is streaming on their website HERE! They have already put out two songs ("All Is All" and "World Sick") that will definitely be on my year end best songs list.