Posted by: Ryan Allen on May 27, 2008 at 3:00 pm

>>> José González does it all: plays festivals (Bonnaroo, Sled Island, Ottawa Blues Festival, Austin City Limits), plays non-festivals (ya know, like the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, and, uh, the Teatro Estudio Cavaret in Guadalajara, Mexico), covers Massive Attack (the digitally released “Teardrop” single), and has a purdy sangin’ voice, even whilst coughing. Check him out on the road June 13-July 3. Dates are here.

>>> Sigur Ros and dude’s butts. A match made in weird heaven? (via

>>> New Zealand’s punky brats Die! Die! Die! are wrapping up some shows in the Pacific Northwest with the Von Bondies. Check the remaining dates here. Also, they have a wicked new video for “Sideways Here We Come” that you should watch, especially if you like guns, tigers, knives, breakfast, eagles, dogs, surveillance cameras, and cut outs of skinny kids from New Zealand.

>>> Question: What has two exclamation points (one upside down, even!), one comma, and a new album called Life Processes, set to hit the streets on July 22 via Mute Records? ¡Forward, Russia!, duh! (via Pitchfork)

>>> Let’s face it; there’s a little bit of twee in all of us. Rather, we’re twee to be you and me. Or something. Whatever! Rejoice, cute-stuff lovers! Because Twee-pop icons Tullycraft are hitting the road. Check the dates here, you gritty kitties, you. (via You Ain’t No Picasso)

>>> We’ll leave you with some new albums to stream, including the Futureheads, Health/Disco, Islands, Free Kitten, and something called Cookin’ With… Tracy Lawrence. (via Spinner)

The Daily Fix is compiled every day by Ryan Allen. We suppose that’s better than calling a record 30 Minute Meals with… the Mars Volta.

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