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The HotRats on Craig Ferguson & NPR


The HotRats performed their version of the Sex Pistols', "E.M.I.", on Craig Ferguson featuring Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones. 

The HotRats cover of Pink Floyd's "Bike" was featured on NPR's All Songs Considered and can be heard at


Heartless Bastards Performs on Jimmy Kimmel & ACL TV


Heartless Bastards brought it with their performance on Jimmy Kimmell Live.  Watch them play 'Out At Sea' below from their album The Mountain

The band also recorded 5 songs in June for Austin City Limits TV.  Their performance aired on PBS and can be watched here in case you missed it


New Releases - 1/19/10


In stores today

The Hotrats - "Turn Ons" CD/LP

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Jay Reatard - "Blood Visions" LP

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Heartless Bastards - "Stairs and Elevators" LP

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The Black Keys - "Rubber Factory" Picture Disc LP

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The HotRats make TV appearances


Gaz and Danny invaded the US to debut HotRats with shows in NY and LA.  They also had TV appearances on Letterman, Jimmy Fallon, and Craig Ferguson.  See them on Letterman below.  While in NY, they exercised their right to party and met no resistance.  The babes were well-oiled and lubricated and the dudes were all cooler than this writer.


Jay Reatard: 1980 - 2010


We are sad to report that Jay Lindsey, better known as Jay Reatard, died in his sleep early Wednesday morning.  Jay is a recent addition to the Fat Possum catalog with the reissue of his record "Blood Visions".  Read more at the New York Times.


Lissie Daytrotter Session


Lissie sat down recently with the fine folks at Daytrotter.  She recorded 4 songs including 1 unreleased track:  Listen to the session right now at

"Lissie's a woman who has finally found her calling and her voice, putting out one of the most sensational records of last year - whether we were rooting for her or not. It's a short five-song EP that sounds like the reminisces of a 100-year-old woman who has lived in plains country her entire life, watching the railroad tracks being laid, the tornados squaring off with the wood barns and windmills and making cherry pies with hardened hands. It sounds as if a life well-lived is being looked back on with the eyes of the young woman decades earlier."

- Sean Moeller


Willie Mitchell - 1928-2010


Producer, player, songwriter and sonic architect of Hi Records, Willie Mitchell, died today at the age of 81.  Mitchell was the man behind most of Al Green's most famous records. He started out as a bandleader in the 50s, and in the 60s, he signed with Hi Records, releasing a number of solo records and establishing the label's signature organ-drenched sound. In 1970, Mitchell took over running the label. He signed Al Green and worked with Green throughout the 70s, producing stone classics like "Let's Stay Together" and "Tired of Being Alone".

Read more over at the Commercial Appeal


Crocodiles / Dum Dum Girls Xmas Jam


Here is a jingle jam Crocodiles wrote with Dum Dum Girls called "Merry Christmas, Baby (Please Don't Die)".  you can go check it out now over at Stereogum


Andrew Bird iTunes Live Session


Andrew Bird and his band recorded an exclusive session this summer
for iTunes and it will be available on December 15.

It's available now over at iTunes!


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