Do your Tuesdays suck? Probably. I’m guessing you get home from work, change out of your slacks then park it on the couch to dive into a Five Dollar Footlong (chicken and bacon ranch) while watching reruns of Spongebob until your eyes burn. It’s cool though, Tuesday is a pointless day as it is. Let’s see. Monday has to exist to take the brunt of our hatred of the workweek, Wednesday offers a glimpse of hope that life is still worth living, Thursday is pretty much Friday and Friday is pretty much heroin. Where does that leave Tuesday? Worthless…until now.

The brains behind the Sophomore Slump have taken their talents/discerning musical tastes to the worldwide webradio, delivering weekly doses of that’s what the fuck is up. Driven by DJs Captain Rod 3 Way, Lil J and Dylan, Sophomore Slump plays all the shit you didn’t even know you wanted to hear. From Yuck and Kurt Vile to Future Sound and Tribe, they’ve got it on lock. It’s like the radio station you wish your college had. Catch NYC concert updates to hear what sweet show you’re probably going to miss and maybe even a live studio guest or two. So turn off that episode of Funniest Home Videos and tune your browser to Bushwick-based Newtown Radio on Tuesday nights at 7pm to get your head blown. Actually, DVR that episode of Funniest Home Videos before you turn it off…you’re going to want that for later. Nootch.

Metric – Fantasies

April 7, 2009

metric-fantasiesI’m admittedly late on this train, but I’ve grown to become a fan of Metric, the Canadian indie rock band also loosely affiliated with Broken Social Scene. Their songs are upbeat and polished, yet weave in electronic and new wave elements that keep them interesting and very worthy of repeat listens. The proverbial icing on the cake is Emily Haines’ smooth and sexy vocals.

The band’s new album Fantasies is out tomorrow and I’m definitely into it. So far “Gimme Shelter” is my favorite, and apparently the first single. Cccccheck it out: