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The Bad Penny New Music Releases Schedule 2014

Posted in Latest New Releases Schedule, MP3s, New Releases, Uncategorized on 04/14/2014 by kurtorzeck

APRIL 15

The Afghan Whigs Do to the Beast (first new album in 16 years; Sub Pop)
The Both
(Aimee Mann and Ted Leo) – s/t (SuperEgo)
• stream: “Milwaukee
Crookes – Soapbox (Modern Outsider)
• stream: “Play Dumb
• video: “Play Dumb
Deleted ScenesLithium Burn (Park the Van/ Nevado)
• video: “Stutter
• stream: “Stutter
Ex-CultMidnight Passenger (Goner)
• stream: “Mister FantasyContinue reading

The Bad Penny New Music Releases Schedule

Posted in Latest New Releases Schedule, MP3s, New Releases on 12/19/2010 by kurtorzeck

JANUARY 2011

Byrds of Paradise – TBA (Don Giovanni)
• Bad Penny download: “Barefoot Generation
Cut Copy – TBA (TBA)
Dave Hause (Loved Ones guitarist/vocalist) – TBA (Paper + Plastick)
Iron and WineKiss Each Other Clean (Warner Bros.)
Haroula RoseThese Open Roads (TBA)
SpectralsSpectrals Extended Play EP (physical version; previously available digitally; Moshi Moshi)
• Bad Penny download: “Chip a Tooth (Spoil a Smile)Continue reading

My City Rules: Exray’s On San Francisco

Posted in Features, Interviews, MP3s, My City Rules with tags , , , on 10/27/2010 by kurtorzeck

You say your band has a big following on Facebook? Well, San Francisco’s Exray’s can do you one better: One of their songs is featured in David Fincher’s related movie “The Social Network,” which appears well on its way to a Best Picture nomination. The experimental lo-fi group just released its debut EP; here’s a downloadable song from it – along with one of the bandmembers’ contribution to “My City Rules,” a new Bad Penny series. Continue reading

Cover Me: Dearling Physique’s Deadeye Dealer

Posted in Cover Me, Features, Interviews, MP3s with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 10/27/2010 by kurtorzeck

Minneapolis’ R&B-ish electro-pop squad Dearling Physique recently released a new single. Which artists would they most like to hear cover it? For that matter, which artists would they most like to hear cover every song on their forthcoming new record? Two members of the band chimed in for the latest installment in the Bad Penny’s “Cover Me” series. Continue reading

Bad Penny Exclusive: An Expo Download – And John Lane’s Brushes With Greatness

Posted in Brushes With Greatness, Exclusives, Features, MP3s with tags , , on 10/08/2010 by kurtorzeck

The Bad Penny has had a hell of a week. From exclusives courtesy of the Pinx and ex-Red House Painters/ current Desertshore guitarist Phil Carney to creative feature submissions crafted by Mike Watt, Kathryn Williams, Humanfly and Campfire OK, there’s been plenty to munch on. As if that weren’t enough, here’s yet another Bad Penny exclusive, coupled with yet another new Bad Penny feature. Equally cool, this piece – Brushes With Greatness – was actually conceived by, not proposed to, the musician in question: Expo’s John Lane. Continue reading

Bad Penny Exclusive Download: Pinx’s ‘Say When’

Posted in Exclusives, MP3s with tags , , on 10/05/2010 by kurtorzeck

Atlanta’s the Pinx are red-hot lately, having just cranked out two new releases. Lucky for you, dear reader, today you get to hear a slice that appears on both of them – and is available as a free download exclusively on the Bad Penny. Continue reading

Bad Penny Exclusive: Ex-Red House Painters Guitarist Phil Carney Gives First-Ever Interview, Premieres Desertshore MP3

Posted in Exclusives, Interviews, MP3s with tags , , , , , , , , on 10/04/2010 by kurtorzeck

Phil Carney is no stranger to music. The gifted guitarist has performed in a handful of bands, including Red House Painters, Sun Kil Moon and his latest venture, Desertshore. He’s toured around the world – Japan, Australia, all over Europe – with his good buddy Mark Kozelek. And he has written many, many songs.

But Phil Carney is a stranger to music interviews. Prior to Friday afternoon, when he spoke at length with the Bad Penny, he had never given one before. But now he has, and here it is. Continue reading