Bri Blahg… Music News Round Up Thursday August 20

20 08 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

As I write I’ve fired up Jay Reatard’s “Watch Me Fall” album. It’s not bad. The faux British accent is a little annoying, but that’s just nitpicking. He’s been listening to a lot of Wire I believe. Not a world changing record, but it’s good clean fun. Strongest track may be the last one “There Is No Sun,” a slab of sad eyed, chime-y power pop. And on now to the news of the day:

Super group Them Crooked Vultures have leaked some studio footage. It’s nigh impossible these days to maintain the mystery in any project, but it seems they’ve done a good job in this case.

Meanwhile Stereogum reports on their second ever live appearance.

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Bri Blahg… How Daughtry Got Chad Kroeger To Write Him A Song

9 07 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

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“No Surprise” is a song on Daughtry’s new album “Leave This Town.” Apparantly he got it from Chad Kroeger from Nickelback. Here’s how it went down:

Chad Kroeger: Hello.

Chris Daughtry: Hey it’s Daughtry.

CK: Roger Daltrey?

CD: Daughtry.

CK: Sorry man, it just occurred to me how fuckin cool it would be if Roger Daltrey was calling me eh. What can I do for you Daughtry? I’m very busy. I’m watching the help shine my alligator boots. They’re imported. I look good in them. Oh God.

CD: What is it Chad?

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