NEW KEANE! pt. 2

Check it. This sounds a lot more like "Hopes and Fears" than "Spiraling" does.

Two more weeks, folks. Less if it leaks!


Weezer plays Madison Square Garden 9/23/08, in 320 Words

Tokyo Police Club opened the show around 7:30; I made it to my seat just in time for the band to hit their first notes. The venue was practically empty for these fine young Canadians, but as the show continued the seats begin to fill and before you know it – OMG it’s Tom DeLonge and the rest of Angels and Airwaves. Previously, I wouldn’t be able to tell you that I was very familiar with A&A, other than I knew it was a collaborative effort from notable pop punk bands from the 90s grouped together with a more melodic mall-fan feel. During their set I found myself nostalgic for middle school, I saw Blink 182 back in 2000 with Fenix TX and Bad Religion, at which point I was in the beginning of my “punk” phase. Not gonna lie, I was expecting a similar performance. To my surprise, the cheesy intros and catchy tunes were quite infectious. I found myself tapping along and I even recognized a couple songs. Before I knew it, Weezer was on stage – all members in white jumpsuits, which were later, swapped for red. A couple of my favorite highlights of the performance included the ever-present trampoline for Rivers’ enjoyment and their cover of Oasis’ “Morning Glory” (the cover came much later in the show, but I was really impressed by it). Weezer played their hits old and new, including a special rendition of “Undone – Sweater Song” where Tom Delonge and Atom Willard of Angels and Airwaves joined them on stage. The first encore had thirty of Weezer’s biggest NY fans join them for “Island in the Sun” and “Beverly Hills.” But my favorite moment by far was when Weezer played “Buddy Holly” – go ahead, call me cliché but it really was the best possible way to end the evening. Overall, I’d have to say that this Weezer show was the bee’s knees.

9/28/08 PLAYLIST

Here's the playlist for the 9/28 Campus Buzz. Orange denotes featured new music:

Morning Glory - Oasis
Shock & The Lightning - Oasis
Line in the Sand - Zox
5 Years Time - Noah & The Whale
Left Behind - CSS
Unmade Bed - Sonic Youth
Nude - Radiohead
Always Love - Nada Surf
Acid Tongue - Jenny Lewis
Michael & Heather at the Baggage Claim - Fountains of Wayne
Greatest Man That Ever Lived - Weezer
Everything is Borrowed - The Streets
Your Song (Elton John Cover) - The Streets
GfC - Albert Hammond, Jr.
Soldier Jane - Beck
The W.A.N.D - The Flaming Lips
Do You Realize?? - The Flaming Lips
Lost! - Coldplay
Take Back the City - Snow Patrol
Souled Out! - Conor Oberst
I Will Possess Your Heart - Death Cab For Cutie
Mistakes We Knew We Were Making - Straylight Run
Touch Me I'm Going To Scream pt. 2 - My Morning Jacket
Is It Any Wonder? - Keane
Hollow Man - REM
No Cars Go - Arcade Fire

Thanks for the calls this week everyone. We love requests, it helps us out to know what you ladies and gents want to hear!

REMEMBER: MORE MINUS THE BEAR TICKETS NEXT WEEK! The show is Sunday, October 28th, 7 pm doors, 8 pm show.

Tune in next Sunday at 8!


Weezer photos!


Here's some photos of Weezer at the Garden Wednesday night, courtesy of Pitchfork.

Raggedy Annie was in attendance, and will post a review soon!


New Keane! New Keane! New Keane!

New Keane!

The album hits in the UK on October 13, and will be titled "Perfect Symmetry". Here's the first single off the album, "Spiraling". Frankly, it makes me want to head back to 1985.

Look soon for another song off the album, entitled "The Lovers are Losing". We'll post it soon, so check back unless you want to hunt it down on your own.

**Funny tidbit for you: Back in August, a Portugese radio station actually played a third song off the album by accident, entitled "Love is the End", so that's circulating the net right now. The song that reportedly was supposed to be played was "Lovers are Losing", but a simple operator mistake (put quotes around that last word if you're a conspiracy theorist) gave us that third track.



Ben Gibbard covers Rilo Kiley's "Silver Lining"

The synergy between Ben Gibbard of Death Cab For Cutie and Rilo Kiley's Jenny Lewis is very apparent: she help make some of Postal Service's most memorable songs into sonically balanced pieces that bleed a sort of beautiful bleakness. While the next Postal Service project appears to still be far from a reality, they've been trading tunes on the road.

Here's a video I stumbled across not too long ago of Ben covering RK's "Silver Lining". Enjoy!

Artist of the Month: The Streets

The Campus Buzz Artist of the Month is The Streets.

Mike Skinner, otherwise known as The Streets recently released his newest album, Everything is Borrowed, with much speculation from him and fans that this may be his final album under the moniker.

The album is out in standard formats and also on a limited edition green Streets flash drive, shaped in the lighter design that has graced Streets promo material for years now. If you scrounge the net you can probably find some retailing for about ₤27 or more on auction pages.

Much of the material gives off a retrospective vibe, underscoring the possibility that this will be the end of The Streets as we know it. Scarecrow says he thinks it's a worthy addition to Skinner's overall body of work through his several albums and EPs.

To get a feel for the new material, check out this free download for the final track off the album, "The Escapist". Also included is the video for the song, which is scenic, to say the least.

{The Streets - "The Escapist"}

-Team Buzz