UPDATE 8/5: The Garcia catalog has now been added to Spotify as well! Stream on.August 1st marks the birthday of Jerry Garcia, and his estate certainly had a nice surprise in store for his fans. In honor of Garcia’s birthday, his entire catalog of solo albums will be released on streaming services for the first time ever.The newly-released discography includes all of Garcia’s solo studio albums, including Garcia, Garcia (Compliments), Reflections, Cats Under The Stars and Run For The Roses. Of course, this announcement wouldn’t be as potent without some live releases as well. Fortunately, the entire GarciaLive series, as well as favorites like Fall 1989: The Long Island Sound and After Midnight: Kean College, 2/28/80 will also be released.Not only that, but the press release promises more albums on the way. Just head to iTunes, Apple Music and Google Play and listen up for these great Garcia records.Happy birthday Jerry. We miss you.
Vampire Weekend recently shared a two-hour long audio clip titled “120 Minutes of Harmony Hall Guitars”, which teases their new song “Harmony Hall”, set for release this Thursday, January 24th. “Harmony Hall’s” upcoming release will also be accompanied by a new tune “2021”.Recently, frontman Ezra Koenig revealed that Vampire Weekend will release an 18-track double album, FOTB, which will be preceded by the band releasing two new tracks from the record, once a month through March. The upcoming songs will mark Vampire Weekend’s first new material since 2013.Pitchfork notes, “the ‘120 Minutes of Harmony Hall Guitars’ video features a graphic labeled ‘The Sacred Tree of the Sephiroth,’ and shares a structure with the traditional ‘Tree of Life’ diagram used in Jewish Kabbalah doctrine.” Watch Vampire Weekend’s new “120 Minutes of Hall Guitars” video below:Vampire Weekend – “120 Minutes of Hall Guitars”[Video: Vampire Weekend]Head to Vampire Weekend’s website for more information and a list of the band’s upcoming tour dates.On a recent podcast episode of the “Time Crisis” radio show, Koenig dove into his love for Twiddle, marveling the band’s festival Tumble Down, as well as their song “Jamflowman”. Fans can click here to listen to the entire episode in full.[H/T Pitchfork]