Monday, October 31, 2005
He's originally from Texas, actually. The album was recorded in Austin. Other people who play on the record include Eric Bachman of Crooked ingers, Mike Vasquez, Tom Heyman, Dan Carr, and Chris Heinrich. Read an interview with him at SCTAS.
Dondero's a great guy and his new album South of the South can be downloaded can be downloaded HERE. Do that and then buy the album when it comes out cuz you love indie culture. Or see him live. That's good too.
11/1-Playmakers Pavillion-Fargo ND
11/10-Univeristy of Iowa, Memorial Union-Iowa City, IA
11/11-Orpheum Theater-Omaha, NE
11/12-Jesse Auditorium-Columbia, MO
11/13-IU Auditorium-Bloomington, IN
11/16-Nolen Cole Gallery-Florence, AL
11/18-Gypsy Ballroom-Dallas, TX
So apparently this album by Bonnie 'Prince' Billy (ne Will Oldham) and the band Tortoise was supposed to come out this month on Domino Records but has been delayed until January. The album, The Bold and the Brave consists of ten covers by some pretty famous bands and people from Elton John to Bruce Springsteen to Devo. Yeah. Those are the mp3s I got for you.
Follow the links
Daniel (Elton John)
That's Pep! (Devo)
Thunder Road (Bruce Springsteen)
Actually, Tuesday they start their European tour. If you are from Europe and are reading this blog, go see them. You will not be disappointed.
01 - N-Oslo, Garage
02 - N-Bergen, Garage
03 - S-Göteborg, Ladyfest @ Henriksberg
04 - S-Malmö, Ladyfest @ Inkonst
05 - S-Stockholm, Ladyfest @ Dieselverkstaden
07 - D-Berlin, Knaack Klub
08 - D-Hamburg, Hafenklang (tbc)
09 - D-Esslingen, Komma
10 - CH-tba
11 - I-Bologna, Covo
12 - I-Brescia, Free Muzik
13 - I-tba
14 - A-Wien, Chelsea
15 - D-Würzburg, Cairo
16 - NL-Rotterdam, Waterfront
17 - B-Brüssel, Ancienne Belgique
18 - B-Diksmuide, 4AD
19 - F-Paris, Point Ephemere
20 - F-Lyon, Clos Fleuri
21 - F-Evreux, Abordage
22 - UK-Brighton, Ocean Rooms
23 - UK-Manchester, Night & Day
24 - UK-Glasgow, ABC (w/ Sons and Daughters)
25 - UK-London, Underworld
26 - UK-Birmingham (venue tba)
27 - UK-Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
28 - UK-Bristol/Exeter (venue tba)
Sunday, October 30, 2005
Here's a List
Ten Commandment Tombstone
Buy it from AK
10.31.05 - tempe, az @ arizona state university, school of art
10.31.05 - phoenix, az @ the trunkspace
11.03.05 - oakland, ca @ 21 grand
02.10.06 - seattle, wa @ the frye art museum
04.01.06 - pittsburgh, pa @ the andy warhol museum
09.01.06 – 09.14.06 - miami, fl ROOM @ the moore space
Saturday, October 29, 2005
Do What You Wanna Do
This and That
This Heart is a Stone
Do What You Wanna Do (video)
Friday, October 28, 2005
This little band from Athens, GA e-mailed me to introduce themselves to me. Their music is kind've sleepy, countrified bliss pop. Venice is Sinking seem like they're on the road to notability, and I hope this helps them roll on a bit.
Download a couple songs here, hear them at MySpace.
Buy their split EP with What We Do is Secret or a t-shirt at their website.
Thursday, October 27, 2005
I know, lame, right? Another shoddy mix. No not shoddy! Was put together with care. And love. And desperation. This are the songs on my cheap only-holds-six-songs mp3 player. So guess what, this mix is six songs long and I think it's good for walking to. Especially "Tribulations."
Jim Yoshii Pile-Up-Silver Sparkler
Joanna Newsom-Bridges and Balloons (Pocket remix)
We Are Scientists-Nobody Move Nobody Get Hurt
Wolf Parade-Shine a Light
The Rakes-Terror (Extended Mix)
LCD Soundsystem-Tribulations (Tiga remix)
Wednesday, October 26, 2005
Download them here.
Also, you may have read that Sleater-Kinney has had to cancel their upcomign European shows because of Carrie's illness. I want to say that I hope she gets well soon.
The Apples in Stereo-Signal in the Sky (Let's Go)
Shonen Knife-Buttercup (I'm a Super Girl)
Buy the album from Amazon
(Did anyone notice my blog name being mentioned in Pitchfork? Check it. I know, I'm a dork.)
Arctic Monkeys on BBC 1 (follow link)
Tuesday, October 25, 2005
Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt
The Great Escape (c/o Stereogum)
So I don't remember where I heard about this band but their name caught my attention. Good thing. These four girls from Minnesota have a sound that's all over the map. So far all they have is a self-titled EP but they say they're gonna have an album out in early 2006. Here's what they say:
Coach Said Not To collectively composes each song charting the progress of rhythm and harmonies on line graphs. Manic, melodious, observational and satirical – the songs tell stories both fact and fiction.Uh yeah. It's real good. Check out these couple songs, buy the EP, friend them on MySpace (duh of course they have one), see them live.
Words That I Employ
Series of Near Misses
Monday, October 24, 2005
Pony Up!-Shut Up and Kiss Me
Hear some other songs on their MySpace.
Buy their self-titled EP.
Watch it here. You can check out the M.I.A. commercial there too. The commercial's called "Tail Pipe." Roman Coppola also directed a video. There's a few others but I don't know the artists except one to "We Will Become Sillhouettes".
How 'bout you?
Sunday, October 23, 2005
Ex-Beat Happening & Dub Narcotic System member Calvin Johnson has been integral to the Olympia, WA independent music scene since the early '80s. His new solo album Before the Dream Faded... is being released on K Records this Tuesday. I don't know too much about the album because I don't have it yet, but this mp3 is good.
Saturday, October 22, 2005
The Rakes-Retreat (Phones remix)
Friday, October 21, 2005
I declare today, October 21st, Deceptacon Day for the people! Okay I know this is lame. I been busy lately. Forgive me and enjoy this great track being mashed, stirred, mixed, and being generally delicious. And the video is here too. And pretty much my most favorite mash-up ever.
The Original Version
Deceptacon (DFA remix) (follow link)
Deceptafreak (Le Tigre v. Missy Elliott) (follow link)
Quicktime Video (Do the Aerobicon)
Thursday, October 20, 2005
Well they are really good! The song "I'll Love You Till My Veins Explode" sounds like ELO's "Mr Blue Sky" but sung by Win Butler. Yeah. Anyway I think it's pretty great, sort've like an upbeat, poppier Arcade Fire. So I thought, "This is awesome to have a good band from SLC to talk about on my blog!" Well I looked it up and there happen to be two bands called Paper Cranes (at least): one from SLC and one from British Columbia. Of course the good song was the work of Canadians.
Here's a couple more songs by the band available from their website. They're in the process of recording their debut EP with Howard Redekopp, who has worked with the New Pornographers(!!) and Tegan and Sara(!!!). Yeah. Should be good.
Loose Lips Sink Ships
I'll Love You Till My Veins Explode
Wednesday, October 19, 2005
The Happy Bullets-Vice and Virtue Ministry
The Tah-Dahs-The Cute Band
Listen to several other songs from both bands on their Sound page.
Buy both the albums here.
I found the website for a great company that makes music videos for some pretty good bands. If you go to their website and click on the left hand's middle finger it'll lead you to the videos. There you'll find Xiu Xiu's "Jennifer Lopez," Joanna Newsom's "Peach, Plum Pear," YACHT's "I Love a Computer" and some other good short films.
YACHT-I Love a Computer
(BONUS Bobby Birdman Remix: I Will Come Again [YACHT remix])
Joanna Newsom-Peach, Plum, Pear
Tuesday, October 18, 2005
Dirty Projectors (aka Dave Longstreth) made the album The Getty Address as a "glitch opera"all about Don Henley. The company that made the video, Vs. Anna Films is going to be making "chapters" for each song off The Getty Address and it should be released as a DVD in late 2005 or early 2006, according to their website.
Check out the video here. (Quicktime)
Go to the Vs. Anna's website.
Buy the album from Western Vinyl.
The band The Lucky Dragons is Luke Fischbeck, and his 2003 album Hawks and Sparrows is a collaboration between the Lucky Dragons, Wrists + Pistols, and Big A Little a. It's an interesting concept with great, haunting results:
...edition of 100 hi quality cd-rs packaged individually with the first flowers of spring. audio reconstructions and rearrangements of field recordings from 4 anti-war protests (seattle, new york, philadelphia, and washington dc) in the late winter of 2003Now the coolest part about this is that they have the entire album up for you to download on their their website. If you're uncomfortable with that you can download a few songs from them. Check it ooout.
Monday, October 17, 2005
17 Nottingham Social
18 Liverpool Evol At Korova
19 Birmingham Flapper & Firkin
21 Glasgow ABC2
22 Belfast The Bunker At Laverys
28 Manchester Bierkeller
29 London Luminaire
Click here to go hear a live version of Liars' cover of The Germs' "Sexboy" and stream their last album.
Clor is a British band, they got a rather good review/rating from Pitchfork, and they make danceable synth music with bizarre cover art. Sounds like they should be good enough to love, horrible enough for everyone to constantly blog about, right? Well, why aren't they? From what I've seen around they're getting little love. Their forum is next to empty and there are few mp3's floating about. I just don't get it. I got their self-titled album and I think it's great, probably good enough to fit on my year-end list.
Good Stuff (follow link)
Love + Pain (follow link)
Buy the album from Amazon.
At first listen, it really reminds me of carnival music. Now being a veteran Fiery Furnaces fan, I can safely say I am quite fond of the carnival sound but this was different. CocoRosie is more like freak show music. This is a good thing. Just different. Anyway listen to a few tracks and you decide.
Beautiful Boyz (ft. Antony)
Buy the album from Touch and Go.
Who are Apollo Sunshine? Well I'm really not quite sure buut their new self-titled album that came out in September is pretty good. They sound pretty 60's, with the melodies and the name. Umm yeah. I dunno I'm bad at this. Give 'em a listen.
Today is the Day
I Was on the Moon
They're on tour with The Sun so why don't you check them out:
10/17 denver, co @ hi-dive
10/18 salt lake city, ut @ kilby court
10/20 portland, or @ dante's
10/21 seattle, wa @ sunset tavern
10/22 eugene, or @ w.o.w. hall
10/24 san francisco, ca @ cafe du nord
10/25 san jose, ca @ blank club
10/26 los angeles, ca @ troubadour
10/28 tempe, az @ stinkweed's
10/29 tucson, az @ plush
10/31 dallas, tx @ gypsy tea room
11/1 austin, tx @ stubb's bar-b-q
11/3 san antonio, tx @ sanctuary
Buy Apollo Sunshine here.
Sunday, October 16, 2005
So I like Bobby Birdman pretty well. He seems like a nice guy. He makes really good music too. I bet you'll like it. Especially the song "I Will Come Again." Just try and not like it!
From his Heartcaves EP:
I Will Come Again
A Feat So Bold
He has a lot more stuff that you can download from his website. Then go buy his albums from States' Rights Records.
Saturday, October 15, 2005
OCT 25 - Austin, TX @ Emo's w/Jens Lekman & Nedelle
DEC 2 - Dallas, TX @ The Cavern w/ Phospherescent & Castanets
DEC 3 - Lawrence, KS @ The Jackpot Saloon
DEC 7 - New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
DEC 8 - Waltham, MA @ Bentley College
DEC 9 - Cambridge, MA @ PA's Lounge
DEC 10 - Washington, DC @ Warehouse Next Door w/ Soft Complex & The Antiques
DEC 12 - Atlanta, GA @ Lenny's
Lest you've forgotten they're ooey-gooey goodness, download "The Start of Something"
No Key, No Plan
In case you haven't seen it, here's the video for "For Real."
Check out this interesting video for my favorite song off of Spoon's Gimme Fiction, "The Two Sides of Monsier Valentine" starring "infamous performer Johnny Kat." I don't know if this is official. I haven't heard anything about the song being released as a single but maybe they just wanted to make a video for it. Who cares? It's a great video.
Watch it here in Quicktime.
Friday, October 14, 2005
Anyway, def check 'em out won't you?
You Were Always the One
Win Hi | Win Lo
I'd never seen this before buut it's an animated video for "Laika." I like it better than the "Power Out" one but I think they coulda done better.
Sing "Laika" on karaoke night!
Previously on Dreams of Horses, Arcade Fire covers Bowie.
A lot of this news has been thieved from the ArcadeFire.net forum. Which is really good if you haven't been.
The three songs are probably some of the best off the album, "Garfield El," "The Wayward Granddaughter," and "Candymaker's Knife in My Handbag." Not essential but maybe worth getting if you are anxious for some new Fiery Furnaces stuff. Or you could
BrooklynVegan takes a look at some pre-release opinions about the album.
A one-man band from Belgium, with fellow Morr artist, Styrofoam (Arne Van Petegem) on production. The face and the voice behind it belong to Dieter Sermeus. where Styrofoam always tends to take an introspective look inside, The Go Find takes the other route by being positively extrovert. Sermeus presents himself as a very self-confident songwriter, whose catchy, yet sometimes melancholic pop music bypasses the brain and hits the heart directly. His songs feature the bitter sweetness of some of The Postal Service's tracks on the one hand. On the other, they also bring to mind the subtle glow The Notwist presented on Neon Golden. The Go Find occupies the intersection of both bands, which Dieter refers to as being highly influential to him
The Go Find-Modern Times
You can stream the whole album at Morr Music under the Releases section.
Thursday, October 13, 2005
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone-Lonesome New Mexico Nights
Dear Nora-Since You Went Away
Dear Nora Solo tour:
10.13 @ hotel utah, san francisco, ca, w/ casiotone for the painfully alone, david & joanna
10.14 @ koo's, long beach, ca, w/ casiotone for the painfully alone, drakkar sauna,
10.15 @ the A house 210 n rampart blvd historic philipino, los angeles, ca, w/ casiotone for the painfully alone, bobby birdman
10.16 @ the trunk space, phoenix, az, w/ casiotone for the painfully alone, golden boots,..
10.18 @ backroads pizza early show (7pm), sante fe, nm, w/ casiotone for the painfully alone
10.19 @ the conservatory, oklahoma city, ok, w/ casiotone for the painfully alone
10.20 @ mable peabody's, denton, tx, w/ casiotone for the painfully alone
10.21 @ beerland, austin, tx, w/ casiotone for the painfully alone, cue
10.22 @ superhappyfunland, houston, tx, w/ casiotone for the painfully alone
10.25 @ eyedrum, atlanta, ga, w/ casiotone for the painfully alone
10.26 @ la casa obscura (1002 spain ave), nashville, tn, w/ casiotone for the painfully alone
10.27 @ willy m's (215 s. meade st), greenville, nc, w/ casiotone for the painfully alone
10.28 @ duke university coffee house, durham, nc, w/ casiotone for the painfully alone, bellafea
10.29 @ twisted branch tea bazaar, charlottesville, va, w/ casiotone for the painfully alone
10.30 @ kensington south community development corpt, philadelphia, pa, w/ casiotone for the painfully alone, pissed jeans
11.02 @ glasshouse, new york city, ny, w/ casiotone for the painfully alone, dirty projectors
11.03 @ tba, new york city, ny, w/ casiotone for the painfully alone, dirty projectors
11.04 @ barnard college , ny, w/ casiotone for the painfully alone
11.05 @ hampshire college, amherst, ma, w/ casiotone for the painfully alone, sara jaffe...
11.06 @ great scott, boston, ma, w/ casiotone for the painfully alone
11.07 @ red door, portsmouth, nh, w/ casiotone for the painfully alone
11.08 @ club metrome, burlington, vt, w/ casiotone for the painfully alone, smittens
11.09 @ okie street, providence, ri, w/ casiotone for the painfully alone, lucky dragons
11.10 @ spark gallery, syracuse, ny, w/ casiotone for the painfully alone
11.11 @ bugjar, rochester, ny, w/ casiotone for the painfully alone
11.12 @ oberlin college, oberlin, oh, w/ casiotone for the painfully alone
11.13 @ daac, grand rapids, mi, w/ casiotone for the painfully alone, s. american agr
11.15 @ ducks in a stack house (628 s washington st), bloomington, in, w/ casiotone for the painfully alone, japanther,...
11.16 @ the beat kitchen, chicago, il, w/ casiotone for the painfully alone
11.17 @ hall mall, iowa city, ia, w/ casiotone for the painfully alone
11.18 @ ted and wally's ice cream shoppe, omaha, ne, w/ casiotone for the painfully alone, simon joyner
11.19 @ hi-dive, denver, co, w/ casiotone for the painfully alone
11.20 @ starry night, provo, ut, w/ casiotone for the painfully alone, chubby bunny
It's actually pretty awesome. I really enjoyed the songs from Now We Are Kissed, from songs about finding his loved one in a bargain bin to an ode to leather pants.
Favorite New Record
Here some stuff on his MySpace.
Buy his CDs here.
Wednesday, October 12, 2005
I can't wait till January 24th.
Other Cat Power mp3s:
He Was a Friend of Mine (Bob Dylan cover)
I Found a Reason (Velvet Underground cover)
Psychic Hearts (Thurston Moore cover)
Tuesday, October 11, 2005
Here's that funny story.
Tegan Goes Patrolling
(I just noticed in the comments for that link I posted to about ACL theres a little girl asking for money for a horse. Should I do an all-out Let's Get Callie a Horse Fundraiser?)
This Arcade Fire Christmas album made a lot of hullaballoo last year when people asked "is this serious?" The album is a bit of a joke but well worth having for the Arcade Fire must havers out there. Thanks to Against the Grain for pointing this out.
Download it here.
Now these are serious Christmas albums. Everyone overdosed on Illinois earlier this year but these Christmas EPs will put him back into rotation on your iPod or whatever you listen to music on. These are serious works unlike the Arcade Fire one, mixing classic Christmas songs with some of his own creations. These were available only on tour awhile back and aren't being sold anywhere. Enjoy em!
Download 'em here.
Monday, October 10, 2005
Singers Carl and Jessica trade off vocal duties on songs but both do an excellent job. Definitely check them out!
The Stupidest Thing
Download more at their website.
Saturday, October 08, 2005
Shearwater reminds me a lot of Okkervil River, and for good reason. The lead singer from Okkervil is in Shearwater. And I think a couple other people. Anyway the music is reall lo-fi and quiet but has a tense emotion about it. Uhh I sound dumb. It's really good stuff and you ought to chek it out. They might be good to tide you over till Black Sheep Boy Appendix comes out...
The World in 1984
Well another band that's thieved is the Mae Shi. Tim of the Mae Shi wrote on their website:
"...this morning, I awoke to move my to car from where it sits parked in front of my apartment, and discovered that one of the windows had been smashed out. It took me a second to register this, because there wasn't much to motivates this crime. Did I leave my to guitar in the to car? No? Did I leave anything with any resale value in the to car? No. Then I realized that the thieves had smashed the window out to get to the box in the back of the to car, which they had taken.It's pretty awful. If you have any information email the band at tim at mae-shi.com. They're still doing the tour. I don't know if they'll be asking for money but if you do see them, it sure would be nice to give 'em a few extra bucks for the $1,300 they have to pay to 5RC.
This box contained 200 copies of Heartbeeps and Terrorbird, which had recently been sent to us by KRS via Touch and for Go in preparation the coming tour. Due to to timing issues they had to be picked up from the UPS office, and instead of lugging them up the stairs into my apartment I left them in my to car, because who would steal 200 Mae Shi CDs?
The wholesale price (the price we, the band, pays) for 5RC #GER034, aka Terrorbird, is $8 to CD. The wholesale price for 5RC #GER049, aka Heartbeeps, is $5 to CD. Add that up and you have $1300 in merchandise lost to us. $1300 we have to for pay 5RC."
10.15 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo (w/ Make Believe)
10.19 Phoenix, AZ - The Rhythm Room
10.20 Las Cruces, NM - The Bean (w/ Indian Jewelry)
10.21 Austin, TX - Elysium (w/ Freezepop)
10.22 Houston, TX - Mary Jane's Fat Cat
10.23 Denton, TX - Rubber Gloves
10.24 Oklahoma City, OK - The Conservatory
10.25 Little Rock, AR - Whitewater Tavern
10.26 Knoxville, TN - The Pilot Light
10.27 Chalrottesville, VA - Satellite Ballroom (w/ VCR)
10.28 Middlebury, VT - Coltrane Lounge @ Middlebury College
10.29 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom (w/ The Mountain Goats)
10.30 Boston, MA - Eagle's Nest @ Boston College (w/ Fat Day)
10.31 New York, NY - Tonic (Awesome Halloween Show w/ Night Porter)
11.01 Middletown, CT - Eclectic Haus @ Weslyan University (w/ An Albatross)
11.02 Providence, RI - AS220 (w/ Fat Day)
11.03 Brooklyn, NY - North Six (w/ No Things, Parts & Labor)
11.04 Hamilton, NY - Colgate College
11.05 Annandale-On-Hudson, NY - Bard College
11.06 Oberlin, OH - The Sco @ Oberlin College (w/ Racebannon)
11.07 Gambier, OH - Horn Gallery @ Kenyon College (w/ Racebannon)
11.08 Bloomington, IN - Second Story
11.09 Urbana, IL - Canopy Club
11.10 Dekalb, IL - The House
11.11 Moline, IL - Laser Mansion
11.12 Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen
11.13 St. Paul, MN - Big V's
11.14 Houghton, MI - Michigan Tech University
11.15 Madison, WI - Owl Sanctuary
11.16 Iowa City, IA - Gabe's Oasis
11.17 St. Louis, MO - Hi-Pointe
11.18 Omaha, NE - Sokol Underground
11.19 Lincoln, NE - TBA
11.20 Denver, CO - Hi-Dive (w/ The Pope)
11.21 Boise, ID - Yosada House (w/ The Pope)
11.22 Seattle, WA - Vera Project (w/ Milemarker, The Pope)
11.24 Olympia, WA - Yes Yes (w/ The Pope)
11.25 Portland, OR - Food Hole (w/ The Pope)
11.26 San Francisco, CA - Elbo Room (w/ Numbers, The Pope)
11.27 Oakland, CA - Lobot Gallery (w/ The Pope)
Born for a Short Time
Friday, October 07, 2005
Love Is Evil - The Prequel (ft. Filmmm, Kaigen & Raceless) (follow link)
You can get it on disc on the "Do the Whirlwind" single. Yep.
Silver Sparkler video (Quicktime)
Hear more at their MySpace. Buy their albums from Absolutely Kosher.
They're also on tour:
10-14 - Portland, OR - Holocene
10-15 - Seattle, WA - Paradox
10-17 - Fargo, ND - VFW
10-18 - Minneapolis, MN - Turf Club
10-19 - Chicago, IL - Schubas
10-20 - Champaign, IL - Courtyard Cafe
10-22 - Toronto, Ontario - Sneaky Dee's
10-23 - Peterborough, Ont - Montreal House
10-24 - Montreal, Quebec - La Sala Rossa
10-25 - Boston, MA - Pa's Lounge
10-27 - Bennington, VT - Downcaf
10-28 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
10-30 - Durham, NC - Duke Coffeehouse
11-1 - Athens, GA - Caledonia Lounge
11-3 - Houston, TX - Proletariat
11-7 - Tucson, AZ - Plush
11-9 - Los Angeles, CA - the Cooperage, UCLA
11-10 - Fresno, CA - Tokyo Garden
11-11 - San Francisco, CA - Hotel Utah
12-3 - Los Angeles, CA - The Troubadour
Thursday, October 06, 2005
So lately I have pretty much been jammin' Wolf Parade's Apologies to the Queen Mary a lot. Such a good album. So here's the obligatory free mp3's from SubPop:
You Are a Runner
Shine a Light
Also I know you didn't download that Barr track I put up the other day which is a crime because you should! Please do and you will not regret.
Barr-Is All For Updated
And then here's some weird videos for a couple bands off DFA:
Black Dice-Smiling Off
The Juan Maclean-Give Me Every Little Thing (slightly NSFW)
I'm sorry I'll do better tomorrow! And thanks for the feedback about the changes to the layout!! I 'preciate it.
Wednesday, October 05, 2005
All dates supported by The Dead Science
11-27 - Tucson, AZ - Solar Culture
11-29 - Austin, TX - Parish
11-30 - Houston, TX - Mary Jane's
12-2 - Tallahassee, FL - Club Down Under
12-3 - Tampa, FL - Orpheum
12-4 - Miami, FL - I/O
12-7 - Durham, NC - Duke Coffee House
12-8 - Atlanta, GA - MJQ
12-10 - Denton, TX - Hailey's
12-15 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
Also, this is a really old interview of Jamie Stewart by Slim Moon from 2002. It is good.
Speaking of Slim Moon, here is a track from his first CD Won't You Dance With This Man? because it is amusing. it's about supervillains and what they do in their spare time. It's not music it's just spoken-word. But still funny.
Legion of Doom
Tuesday, October 04, 2005
Is All For Updated
So here they are, my top rainy day songs for October 4th, 2005.
ben Gibbard-You Remind Me of Home (Live on KEXP)
Iron and Wine-Cinder and Smoke
Joanna Newsom-The Sprout and the Bean
Wilco-Cars Can't Escape
Neutral Milk Hotel-Two-Headed Boy (Live in San Francisco)
Sufjan Stevens-To Be Alone With You
Monday, October 03, 2005
I guess the big news is that Clap Your Hands Say Yeah! has signed to Wichita Records. Pretty good label.
In other CYHSY news, Call Me Mickey has their performance on KCRW.
(I haven't posted much about these guys buut I figure you can get it from other sources.)
So Spoon is touring Europe.
Friday Sept 30 London, UK @ Koko's
Satday Oct 1 Brugge, BEL @ Cactus
Sunday Oct 2 Berlin, GER @ Kalkscheune
Monday Oct 3 Frankfurt, GER @ Cooky's
Tueday Oct 4 Hamburg, GER @ Knust
Wedday Oct 5 Munich, GER @ Orange House
Thuday Oct 6 Milano, ITA @ Transilvania
Friday Oct 7 Treviso, ITA @ New Age
Satday Oct 8 Bologna, ITA @ Coveo
Sunday Oct 9 Zurich, SWI @ Rote Fabrik
Tueday Oct 11 Paris, FRA @ Nouveau Casino
Thuday Oct 13 Barcelona, SPA @ Razz 3
Friday Oct 14 Madrid, SPA @ Moby Dick
And then they're touring the US when they get back with American Music Club.
Saturday 11/05 New York, NY- Nokia Live
Sunday 11/06 Brooklyn, NY- Warsaw
Tuesday 11/08 Athens, GA- 40 Watt Club
Wednesday 11/09 Asheville, NC Orange Peel
Thursday 11/10 Columbia, MO - Blue Note
Saturday 11/12 Boulder, CO- Boulder Theatre
Monday 11/14 Salt Lake City, UT- Velvet Room
Wednesday 11/16 San Fran, CA- Warfield
Thursday 11/17 Los Angeles, CA- Wiltern Theatre
Friday 11/18 San Diego, CA- Canes
Also they say they recorded a song in Australia called "My First Volume 3" and it's going to be up on iTunes and it sounds good on cassette. Hm.
The website says that Britt Daniel played on BBC and you can find it here but I can't find it. Maybe I am stupid and you can help me out. It'd be cool if someone could capture the stream of it. I'd like that. Oh right mp3s. Okay these aren't really rare or anything amazing because they're available on 12XU's website. But maybe you wouldn't have found them on your own. And I added my favorite track from Gimme Fiction.
Decora (Yo La Tengo cover)
Everything Hits at Once (Disco remix)
The Two Sides of Monsieur Valentine (c/o The Crutch)
The Fakrays-You're Not a Star (follow link)
Saturday, October 01, 2005
The Dwarves-Salt Lake City
All You Can Eat-Sam, Two TVs and Salt Lake City
Capitol Steps-The Boy From Salt Lake City
(No I haven't listened to any of these.)