Monthly Archives: August 2008

Changes

Hello everyone. I just wanted to let you know that Air & Sea Battle will be undergoing all sorts of new and exciting changes in the next month. I have always used this site as a way to tell you about great bands, movies and whatever… but now it’s time for me to not only be the recommendation source but to be the content generator as well. Expect these soon:

- Legal, free music
- Artist interviews
- Guest bloggers
- New designs

That’s all I will say at the moment. Keep checking back. Shit’s awesome.

United Nations Secret Song?

Some of you may or may not know United Nations. If you don’t know who they are, go to their MySpace page and stream the whole record until August 28th before the September 9th release. If you know who they are and are eager for more then…read on.

The word on the street is that people who donated $1 to the band off of their marketing poll have been receiving cryptic emails back with an attached MP3. From what I’ve been told this song is an ballad/alternate version of the track “Model UN” and sounds nothing like anything on the record. Awesome.

Most Anticipated: Burn After Reading

You just so happen to be reading the blog of one of the biggest Coen brothers fans of all time. They have done no wrong by me by crafting some of the most intelligent films ever made (Barton Fink, The Big Lebowski, The Hudsucker Proxy, No Country For Old Men, etc.) – that is why I don’t doubt for a second that their newest film, Burn After Reading (starring John Malkovich, George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand and Brad Pitt) , will impress those who enjoy the moving picture on it’s September 12th debut.

I’m going to nerd out here and say that I’m somewhat concerned because this will be the first movie since Miller’s Crossing by Joel and Ethan Coen to not use Roger Deakins as cinematographer, instead they’re using Children of Men‘s Emmanuel Lubezki. I’ve always been overly impressed with how their films have been shot so I’m very curious to see the finished project and show this perspective plays out. Check out the trailer after the jump. Continue reading

Stream The New Album From The Stills

Last week we said that the new album, Oceans Will Rise, by The Stills was our most anticipated album of this year. Well now it’s here for you to stream before it’s August 19th release. Listen for yourself on MuchMusic.com, for us it’s everything we wanted! Also, don’t forget to check out their new video for “Being Here”.

Stand out tracks: Don’t Talk Down, Being Here

The Gay Blades Offer 2 New Tracks For Free

Free music?? That’s crazy! The Gay Blades have gone all Radiohead on us and are offering 2 new tracks for completely free. The songs “Mean Muses” and “Shake The Graves” can be downloaded for free thanks to their recent digital 7″ released on RCRD LBL. The beauty of this new release: the band is actually getting paid for it. That’s right, you aren’t just stealing this shit and then using that money to buy your girlfriend new underwear to make her other boyfriend jealous. RCRD LBL’s ad revenue pays the band every time a track is downloaded, so feel free to stay on that site and download your ass off. Download them here.

Also, don’t forget, The Gay Blades have signed to Triple Crown Records and will see a re-release of their debut album Ghosts on September 23rd.

Most Anticipated: The Stills – Oceans Will Rise

2003′s Logic Will Break Your Heart was great. 2006′s Without Feathers was boring. So now why would The Stills‘ newest record, Oceans Will Rise, be one of our most anticipated releases of 2008? Because any smart band would follow up a lackluster effort with ambition and a reinvented sense of who hey are (and who you want to think they are). A 30 second clip of their lead single, “Being Here”, has more raw energy in it than every track on Without Feathers combined. Looking at a release on August 19th, Oceans Will Rise will rise could potentially be the one record this Summer that finally stands out, so don’t forget to put down that frozen margarita and pick it up!

Pre-Order: The Stills – Oceans Will Rise