There's a really great interview with David Sitek of TV on the Radio on Pitchfork today. Return to Cookie Mountain has been getting some heavy rotation on my iPod these past few weeks, and I'm bummed to be missing them live with Grizzly Bear next week. (Do you hear that noise in the distance? That's the sound of Giddy shouting "toldja so!" from across the Atlantic.) Check out Sean Moeller's excellent progressive review of the album over at Daytrotter; I love how he manages to sneak a Mike Skinner reference in on day four.
The interview portion of this podcast with Britt Daniel is pretty much the most boring thing ever, but the pictures are cute, and it's nice to hear him reach into the back catalog and play cuts from A Series of Sneaks and the "Love Ways" EP in addition to "They Never Got You" from Gimme Fiction.
Hellz yeah, the Cold War Kids are headlining their tour this fall now that the Futureheads have bowed out due to illness. I bet there will be more schedule reshuffling to come as they iron out all the plans, so I'm not sure if they're still going to be at the Metro on October 21 or what, but I'm looking forward to seeing them again whenever, wherever they end up playing. (Yes, that'll be show number three for me this calendar year. Slightly obsessed.) I've got their debut full-length Robbers and Cowards pre-ordered from Insound so it can be delivered to my grubby little paws before its official release next week. Can't wait!