Smashing Pumpkins debut new song

Heads up:

Look for the Smashing Pumpkins' new song, "FOL" to premiere during the commercial for the Hyundai Genesis Coupe.


The question is... will it be any good?


New Mastodon Album Cover

Mastodon's New Album Cover


Youtube Search: Big Steve Nuggets

A bit of an interlude... hijinks from WSOU staffers. Today, Tiny the Black Hole eats!

Tiny's 40-nugget-and-Big-Mac challenge, brought to you by Youtube. You heard about it this morning on Alexis-Not-On-Fire's morning show, and now you get to see the feat in all of its colon-wrenching glory:



Black Lips Update


The Black Lips are SAFE!


Black Lips chased out of India

Spacelab reports:

The Black Lips were forced to flee India on their tour to avoid getting arrested for indecent exposure.

In a letter posted on the Vice Records web site, the band said "Unfortunately, we have had to flee the country of India due to having our whole tour canceled and having to escape being held by police for indecent exposure during our most rawkus set in Chennai at the Campus Rock Idol showcase.

After the fiasco, which the kids seemed to like, the financial backers of the event were furious and threw us off the tour. They tried to get security to restrain us until the Tamil police arrived. We locked the door while they were kicking and banging on it. Meanwhile, we slipped out the other emergency exit."

They don't mention anything about the indecent exposure incident, but it follows on the heels of the band getting showered by bottles thrown by the crowd at a gig earlier in Pune, India on January 17th.

The Indian music blog Indiecision reported that "In the middle of the band’s set, one that reportedly saw much appreciation from the packed Chennai audience, guitarist Cole Alexander took off his clothes and jumped into the crowd. The crowd was stunned. Alexander then proceeded to get back on stage and make out with the other band members."

Are the Black Lips too controversial for India? What does that say about the definition of controversy in India? It's like the Sex Pistols tour of the U.S. all over again.

For now, the band has escaped to Berlin, Germany to work with King Khan on a new E.P.


1/25/09 Playlist

Here's the 1/25/09 playlist:

The Island - The Decemberists
Skeleton Song - Kate Nash
The W.A.N.D - Flaming Lips
Chelsea Dagger - Fratellis
Another Travelling Song - Bright Eyes
Ready For The Floor - Hot Chip
Movies of Antarctica - Stars of Track and Field
Chicago - Ingram Hill
Midnight Choir - The Thrills
In The Clouds - Under the Influence of Giants
Black Mirror - Arcade Fire
Keep The Car Running - Arcade Fire
In the Colors - Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
Hey Dad! - Franz Nicolay
The Greatest Man That Ever Lived - Weezer
Weird Fishes/Arpeggi - Radiohead
You Haven't Told Me Anything - Keane
With Or Without You - Keane
Off the Record - My Morning Jacket
The Road I Must Travel - Tom Morello, The Nightwatchman
Starlight - Muse
Human - The Kilers
Supernatural Superserious - REM
Reptilia - The Strokes
The District Sleeps Alone Tonight - Postal Service


Arcade Fire rock Obama Staffer Dinner

Here's the Arcade Fire ensemble rocking a private Obama staffer dinner. They also covered Born in the USA:


Life in Technicolor ii


Life in Technicolor II

Battlelines on the Horizon?

Normally Coldplay get ripped on for copying U2, but this time around, U2 is copying Coldplay... for apparently copying someone else, a controversy that may or may not line the pockets of a copyright lawyer somewhere in the near future.

U2's new, "zen" album cover for No Line on the Horizon has been called out as being too much like two previous album covers, as well as a work by Hiroshi Sugimoto. CLICKY CLICKY FOR MORE DETAILS

This comes just as U2 dropped their first single off of No Line, which has been crossing the net in the past 24 hours.

Stream "Get Your Boots On" Here

But, let's get back to the cover thing. Just like we played Viva La Vida and the Creaky Boards' "The Songs I Didn't Write" back to back on the Campus Buzz broadcast last year, let's give you a chance to decide for yourself. Comment on what you think... is the U2 cover too close for comfort to the original?


1/18/09 Playlist

Here's the 1/18/09 playlist:

No Better Place - Fountains of Wayne
Hey Dad! - Franz Nicolay, Major General
Oxford Comma - Vampire Weekend
The Kids Don't Stand A Chance - Vampire Weekend
Man-Sized Wreath - REM
Soul Singer in a Session Band - Bright Eyes
Sierra - Cursive
GfC - Albert Hammond, Jr.
Carpetbaggers - Jenny Lewis f/ Elvis Costello
All We Have Is Now - The Flaming Lips
Raise the Dead - Phantom Planet
In the Sunlight - The King Left
Get Up And Go - The Polyphonic Spree
I Think I'm In Love - Beck
Life in Technicolor II - Coldplay
Summersong - The Decemberists
Valerie Plame - The Decemberists
House of Cards - Radiohead
The Captain - Ingram Hill
Automatic Stop - The Strokes
Helicopter - Bloc Party
Saint Isabelle - Tom Morello, the Nightwatchman
To The End of the Earth - Keane
Whatever Happened To Corey Haim? - The Thrills
Ramona - Guster
I Like What You Say - Nada Surf
Three Or Four - The New Pornographers
The Beat Goes On - Ima Robot

Thanks for the requests tonight! Tune in next week for more Campus Buzz.



The new Coldplay video (for Life in Technicolor II, premiering next week) looks a little familiar...

Oh, and Coldplay's twitter blew up today when they plugged it in their Messenger newsletter. From something like 36 to 3,331 followers in one day.

I don't even have 36 followers!


Gorillaz demos

Gorillaz demos, anyone?




Yep, apparently they aren't broken up. At least not yet.



Here's a few news briefs for the day. Short and sweet:

1. New Depeche Mode Album Complete

2. Sufjan Stevens has started blogging about his work producing the Brooklyn-based Welcome Wagon debut album. Check it out.

3. Cursive is stringing out some new tour dates for the wintertime, just like they did last year. This is running amidst their recording of the follow-up to 2006's Happy Hollow. There's also a few extra NYC dates added.

01-14 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club
01-15 Marquette, MI - Northern Michigan University
01-16 Chicago, IL - Schubas (Tomorrow Never Knows Festival) *
01-17 Cleveland Heights, OH - Grog Shop
01-18 Brooklyn, NY - Union Hall
01-19 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
01-21 Columbus, OH - The Summit
01-22 Columbia, MO - Mojo's
01-23 Omaha, NE - Slowdown
01-24 Omaha, NE - Slowdown
03-09 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
03-10 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
03-13 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
03-14 San Diego, CA - Casbah
03-15 Tempe, AZ - Rhythm Room
03-16 Albuquerque, NM -Launchpad

Back to reporting on the Hudson Plane crash... special reports right NOW on 89.5 FM WSOU or stream it at www.wsou.net.


"I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris" Video

Morrissey's new single, "I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris", off of his new album, Years of Refusal.

Radiohead Up Periscope, no new material.

Radiohead lent their MK1 stuff to the National Coalition for the Homeless in this ad.


In other Radiohead news, Capitol still seems to have them on a tether: Coming soon, a 12-record vinyl single reissue series from their once-but-probably-never-again label. Pitchfork points out that these come after the recent "garish, pointless CD boxed set, the Best Of disc, the plethora of LP vinyl reissues. Not to mention the Thom Yorke novelty dollar bill, the I Heart Jonny Greenwood pin, and that bumper sticker of a Radiohead bear standing on an ice flow. (Ok , technically those last three are just random 'Head memorabilia we found on eBay, but we wouldn't be surprised if Capitol started selling action-grip Phil Selway figurines very soon.)"

Key word? Milk.


1/11/09 Playlist

Here's the 1/11/09 playlist:

Brand New Colony - Postal Service
5 Years Time - Noah and the Whale
A Million Ways - OK Go f/ Bonerama
The Geeks Were Right - The Faint
Traffic and Weather - Fountains of Wayne
From A Balance Beam - Bright Eyes
Cross Bones Style - Cat Power
Gamma Ray - Beck
2+2=5 - Radiohead
Do You Realize?? - The Flaming Lips
Neon Tiger - The Killers
One Big Holiday - My Morning Jacket
Living Well is the Best Revenge - REM
Don't Steal Our Sun - The Thrills
This Year - The Thrills
Brianstorm - Arctic Monkeys
The End Has No End - The Strokes
Fix It - Ryan Adams
Jupiter Crash - The Cure
Flux - Bloc Party
Dude Ranch Nurse - Sonic Youth
Lifeboats - Snow Patrol
The Lovers Are Losing - Keane
With Or Without You - Keane
One Headlight - The Wallflowers
Closer - Kings of Leon
Could Well Be In - The Streets
Get Up and Go - The Polyphonic Spree


NIN Concerts in HD. For free.

A little bit of a Nine Inch Nails sidenote:

The band is offering not one, not two, but THREE of their concerts from their most recent tour in HD online for free.

Georgeroskos.com, Stank, and Eaglerock all made it to their Atlantic City show a few months back, and were really impressed. NIN usually puts on great live shows.

Remember... HD, unedited full length concerts... they're torrents and are huge. Happy downloading.

December 5 in Victoria
December 7 in Portland
December 12 in Sacramento