Stranded In Stereo: February 2007

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

New Release Tuesday

Every Tuesday, Rusty points out some essential new music and movies that you should probably go and buy.

Dean & Britta release their second album together (and first as husband and wife,) Back Numbers. The album doesn't stray far from their 2003 debut, L'avventura, showcasing their harmonies and love for the classics. This time around, the Tony Visconti produced effort shows stunning new originals ("Crystal Blue R.I.P.," "Singer Sing") and the usual round of covers (Donovan's "Teen Angel," Lee Hazelwood's "You Turn My Head Around.") Make sure to catch D&B when they hit the road in March.
Download: "Singer Sing" [mp3] /// Buy Here

Tour Dates:

03/08 - World Cafe Live - Philadelphia
03/09 - Museum of Fine Arts - Boston

Philadelphia's own (and college classmates to Stranded In Stereo's own Dany Sloan) Dr. Dog return with their fifth album, We All Belong. After successful runs on the road with My Morning Jacket and their good friends Cold War Kids and Elvis Perkins, the Dog are ready to take over the world on their own with their brand of southern-fried goodness. Fans of all the bands mentioned above will be able to find something they like about their accessible hooks and, uh, howling vocals (no pun intended.)
Download: "My Old Ways" [mp3] /// Buy Here

Tour Dates:
02/28 - The Downunder - Tallahassee
03/01 - The Parish - New Orleans

The self-proclaimed "Greatest Rock Band in the World" Tenacious D hit the big screen late last year with Tenacious D In The Pick Of Destiny. The film tells the heartwarming tale of how Jack Black and Kyle Gass became known to the world as "The D" (spoiler alert: birthmarks on their butt cheeks.) I remember seeing an advance screening hosted by Stranded In Stereo at CMJ last year, and I laughed a lot (I still think Borat wins for funniest movie of 2006.) So for those of you who can't get enough, the DVD comes with several deleted and extended scenes, as well as multiple alternate endings and outtakes that will make you believe that they truly are The Greatest Rock Band in the World.
Visit: Tenacious D In The Pick Of Destiny [website] /// Buy Here

On the music DVD front, Nine Inch Nails highlight their 2005 North American tour for With Teeth on Beside You In Time. The feature presentation culls 19 songs from their winter arena tour, while the DVD features 6 bonus performances from their summer tour with TV On The Radio and Bauhaus. Being the audio and visual compulsive he is, Trent Reznor presents the show to you in either standard DVD or HD DVD/Blu-Ray. This should tide over most fans who are eagerly anticipating the new NIN record, Year Zero, which Interscope will release on April 17th. Rolling Stone has a very good write-up to that whole marketing scheme Reznor has concocted for Year Zero which I won't even attempt to explain.
Download: Beside You In Time [trailer] /// Buy Here

Monday, February 26, 2007


Welcome to the companion blog to the companion website of the Stranded in Stereo Compilation. Stranded in Stereo is a free quarterly CD/DVD compilation featuring fresh tracks and videos from some of the best artists out there today, as well as trailers to some upcoming films you may dig. Did I mention that it's free? Click here if you want to receive a copy of Stranded In Stereo Volume 5, which will be mailed out soon.

Here's what you can expect to see on Stranded In Stereo v5:

Apples In Stereo - "Energy"
The Wildbirds - "It's Alright Now"
Dear Leader - "Radar"
The Eames Era - "Benjamin"
Jesse Malin - "Love Streams"
The Dollyrots - "Because I'm Awesome"
Kristin Hersh - "In Shock"
Todd Hannigan - "Rise"
Sleeping In The Aviary - "Another Girl"
Big D & The Kids Table - "Noise Complaint"
John Reuben - "Word Of Mouth"
Mink - "Talk To Me"
View From Everest - "Trembling"
Dynah - "Promise"
Seafood - "Little Pieces"
The Vacancies - "Sick Modern Era"
Backyard Tire Fire - "Downtime"
The Phoenix Foundation - "Let Me Die A Woman"
Silver Sun - "Fallen (Nigel Godrich Mix)"
Jill Cunniff - "NYC Boy"

DVD - Videos:
Albert Hammond, Jr. - "101"
Peter, Bjorn & John - "Young Folks"
Children Collide - "We Are Amphibious"
Kristoffer Ragnstam - "Breakfast By The Mattress"
Bloc Party - "I Still Remember"
Babyshambles - "The Blinding"
Lemon Sun - "Telephone"
Justin King - "Some Mistakes"
The Living End - "Nothing Lasts Forever"
The Cat Empire - "The Chariot"
Lovedrug - "Ghost By Your Side"
Flipron - "Raindrops Keep Falling On The Dead"
Jonezetta - "Get Ready (Hot Machete)"
Tahiti 80 - "Chinatown"
Plan B - "No Good"
The Horrors - "Sheena Is A Parasite"
The Oohlas - "Octopus"
The Photo Atlas - "Handshake Heart Attack"
Young Love - "Discotech"
Permanent Me - "Until You Leave"
Willard Grant Conspiracy - "From A Distant Shore"
Four Day Hombre - "1000 Bulbs"
Sneaky Sound System - "Pictures"

DVD - Film Trailers:
The Weathered Underground
No Good TV
Absolute Mexico
In The Land Of Women
The Number 23