Sunday, December 31, 2006
#1 Turn Into by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
#2 Parentheses by The Blow
#3 In The Morning by Junior Boys
#4 Let's Make Love & Listen To Death From Above by CSS
#5 Gravity's Rainbow by Klaxons
#6 Listen Up by The Gossip
#7 We Were Sparkling by My Brightest Diamond
#8 When You Were Young by The Killers (thanks underrated)
#9 Body Work by MSTRKRFT (sorry, i couldn't find my cd)
#10 Hustler by Simian Mobile Disco
Saturday, December 30, 2006
Now, back to your regularly scheduled program.
The Affair hails from New York and will be releasing an album on Absolutley Kosher, home to many awesome bands including, Xiu Xiu, Hidden Cameras, The Court & Spark, and recently +/-.
"With a swagger in their sound that could only come from the five boroughs, the band channels bits of New York acts like the Shangri-La's, The Ronettes, and Blondie. Throw in dashes of the Cars and the Runaways and distill them in gin and thorns, it give them a distinctly modern voice."
Anything But Disco
Friday, December 29, 2006
All of these tracks are from This Bird Has Flown: A 40th anniversary tribute to Rubber Soul
Fiery Furnaces-Norwegian Wood(This Bird Has Flown)
Ben Lee-In My Life
Nellie McKay-If I Needed Someone
Again, if you'd like to enter, please post your email in the comments. Congrats to Jamie for yesterday's coup.
Thursday, December 28, 2006
I also have the KCRW Alive & Rare compilation and the Feist Mushaboom cd with a Postal Service remix, Knock Knock remix, and video.
Semifinalists-Show The Way
If the prizes haven't done it for you yet, hopefully, I'll part with something you'll want. It's hard giving away you're own stuff.
p.s. Nick, you won day 2. Eenie meenie was all I needed for the 2 of you.
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Okay, so #4 was drawn out of a blank cd spindle top, which means born_on_the_floor wins! I'll get it in the mail asap. Send me your addy.
Today, up for grabs is a 50 Foot Wave self-titled ep and Lisa Papineau's Night Moves. 50 Foot wave is Kristin Hersh's side band. And, Lisa's lent her voice to Air and M83.
50 Foot Wave-Animal
Lisa Papineau-Shucking, Jiving
Tuesday, December 26, 2006
As a thanks for reading, I wanted to start an annual give-away. I was going to call this the 12 days of Diss-mas, but that's pretty lame. Every day for the next 12 I will be giving away something. It may be big. It may be little, but hey, it's free. Let's start out slow. One cd by Immad Wasif and a couple of YYYs stickers from Show Your Bones. It's his solo release on Kill Rock Stars. He's been in alaska!, The New Folk Implosion, and toured with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
So, please leave your email in the comments. I will randomly draw a name and announce it before the next day's giveaway.
Out In The Black by Imaad
December 31st at The Mohawk in Austin, TX
Doors at 8pm
10.30pm Jonathan Meiberg
12.00pm A Hawk and a Hacksaw
09.45pm Cari (of Belaire) & Jason (of Voxtrot)
12.45pm The Blow
More info here
The Blow-Pile of Gold
Evangelicals-Here Comes Trouble
Monday, December 25, 2006
So, you want more new music, eh? Well, I've been sitting on the new Explosions in the Sky for a couple of days and don't want to ruin the whole album for you, but you can check out 3 of the 6 songs from their upcoming cd here. They've all been posted this week. Anyhoo, the Texas instrumental band's cd All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone drops February 20th.
And, Low's new album Drums and Guns will be in stores March 20th. Using a couple of new elements (drum machines, looped vocals, etc.), they re-interpret a couple of their live show staples as well as bringing the subtle beauty and power that you've come to expect from Low.
Saturday, December 23, 2006
Heart of Hearts
Thursday, December 21, 2006
Airport Taxi Reception
See the video for Say It All here.
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
The last Air album was on constant rotation in our store. The new album Pocket Symphony includes vocals by Jarvis Cocker and Neil Hannon (Divine Comedy). They'll be heading out in March to support the album. So, here are a couple of tracks from the new album in eager anticipation for it's release March 5th.
Once Upon a Time
Somewhere Between Waking and Sleeping
Saturday, December 16, 2006
Sleater-Kinney - Entertain
Regina Spektor - Ne Me Quitte Pas
Jenny Lewis - Fernando (from Jay Leno) courtesy of livemusicblog
Yo La Tengo - Autumn Sweater (alt version)
Thursday, December 14, 2006
"It's a bit more focused than the last album. It has the same sort of lyrics but its more character driven," Donohoe told NME.COM. "We've got this one song called When Tom Cruise Cries. Its about media sensationalism on one level but on another level its about how actors can be so believable you get into an emotional relationship with them when they're only acting. I got the idea for this from the scene at the end of Magnolia when he's rying at his sick father's bedside."
They'll be touring in the UK in March. Hopefully, when they come to the states, they'll hit more than 7 cities or whatever it was. Didn't you guys have fun at SXSW? That's where we fell in love. Don't you remember?
22 Grand Job (Filthy Dukes Society mix)
Let's Dance w/Lilly Allen (Bowie cover)
T Bone (bonus track)
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
I'd rather have inserted an Amber skit here, but I'm sure dumb NBC made YouTube remove them all. Watch this while you still can.
Monday, December 11, 2006
These low-key Karen O tracks were found in a once inhabited apartment of TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek. I love the KO and hope you do too. I saw the YYYs open for Sleater-Kinney in New York and had Karen O's stylist Christiane(?) Joy trying to push us out of our front row spot, 'cause "I'm her stylist, and it's my birthday." She didn't get the spot but jumped up and down on us for quite a while.
Karen O - Beside Me
Karen O - Save the Seeds
Friday, December 08, 2006
The Organ called it quits in November and the announcement rang across the globe yesterday. Speculation is that the break is due to members living far apart. Hopes are high for new projects between members as well as possible solo stars rising.
Lead singer, Katie Sketch's appearance in British Vogue. Wish I'd seen this first hand.
Memorize the City
Love, Love, Love
It's Time To Go
Thursday, December 07, 2006
You Love It (w/ Joan Jett)
Break It Off (Doors vs Peaches vs Jefferson Airplane) lots/too much going on here
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Deerhoof - Miou Miou Remix
Deerhoof - Rrrrrrright (Roman Sheriff Remix)
Shoplifting - Male Gynecology
Petra Haden with The Decemberists - Wuthering Heights (live Kate Bush cover)
The Decemberists - Mr. Blue Sky (live ELO cover)
The Decemberists - Go Your Own Way (live Fleetwood Mac cover) not super recording
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
Dance For Me (Thunderpuss Remix)
Be Without You (Remix feat. Stat Quo)
At Last (cover Live with Natalie Maines)
She'll be releasing a greatest hits later this month and will be on Jimmy Kimmel on Friday the 8th.
Monday, December 04, 2006
Sunday, December 03, 2006
Go to Orangejello for a couple of mp3s.
Interview with the man himself from the dvd documentary.
Thursday, November 30, 2006
I love the buzz before SXSW.
The Stooges are booking a full spring reunion tour including a March 17th date at SXSW. They will first master their new album, recorded with Steve Albini at the helm. Mike Watt is on bass, and Brendan Benson even did some vocals on "Free and Freaky." They're also playing All Tomorrow's Parties with Sonic Youth, Deerhoof, Dinosaur Jr, Sunburned Hand of the Man, Wolf Eyes, Melvins, Blood Stereo, Jackie-O Motherf*^%er and more. This is the December 8,9,10th installment of ATP. More Stooges details here.
Also scheduled/announced for SXSW 2007:
Rickie Lee Jones to speak
Iggy Pop and Francoise Hardy - I'll Be Seeing You (mp3)
Iggy Pop interview with Tom Snyder (c.1981) (mp3)
REM - The Passenger (Iggy Pop cover~live) (mp3)
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Abba - Take a Chance on Me
Abba - Knowing Me Knowing You
Madonnna - Hung Up (sgl remix)
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
White Stripes - Aluminium
White Stripes - I'm Bound to Pack It Up
White Stripes - The Hardest Button to Button
Nelly Furtado has announced tour dates for some of the US and her native Canada. She's hoping some guests will come along, namely Chris Martin or Justin Timberlake or Timbaland. There's a presale on her site for you lovely Canucks.
December 2 Indianapolis,IN Pepsi Coliseum
December 3 Anaheim,CA Honda Center
December 9 Sacramento,CA ARCO Arena
December 10 Tacoma,WA Tacoma Dome
December 13 Camden,NJ Tweeter Center at the Waterfront
December 15 New York,NY Madison Square Garden
December 16 Sunrise,FL BankAtlantic Center
March 21 Victoria,BC Save on Foods Memorial Centre
March 22 Vancouver,BC General Motors Place
March 23 Kleowna,BC Prospera Place
March 25 Grande Prairie,AB Crystal Centre
March 26 Edmonton,AB Shaw Conference Centre
March 27 Calgary,AB Pengrowth Saddledome
April 4 Toronto,ON Air Canada Centre
April 5 Montreal,QC Bell Centre
April 6 Ottawa,ON Scotiabank Place
Nelly Furtado - All Good Things (written w/Chris Martin)
Nelly Furtado - Promiscuous (w/Timbaland)
Nelly Furtado - Maneater
Monday, November 27, 2006
Hope everyone had a good holiday. Busy momma and 4AD darling, Kristin Hersh will be releasing another solo album in the new year entitled Learn to Sing Like a Star (full track listing here). It will be her first solo album in 4 years. But don't let that fool you, in that time she's been busy with 4 boys, 50 Foot Wave, and still playing gigs with her stepsister Tanya Donnelly in Throwing Muses. She will also be featured in the upcoming documentary Rock'n Roll Mamas. Watch the trailer and buy a cd, where all proceeds go to the film, here.
Throwing Muses - Shimmer (live Aug '06)
50 Foot Wave - Sally is a Girl
Kristin Hersh - Your Dirty Answer
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
My newest obsession is, not the leaked Grinderman, but Dana Falconberry. She opened for Peter & the Wolf and then lent harmony and backing vocals during much of his set. She can span the spectrum between gritty and almost bluesy to quiet and innocent. Be her friend.
Morning That I Died (live)
My Sweetheart, My Dear (live)
I predict, if he shares, Gorilla Vs Bear will have some great photos. Sorry, I'm going to upgrade my digital someday.
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
"Following three albums, Mirah offered her songs to old friends and new ones for remixing, including Khaela Maricich (The Blow), Phil Elverum (Mt. Eerie), Guy Sigsworth (remixed Madonna and Bjork), Cindy Wonderful (Scream Club), Jona Bechtolt (Yacht), and Melanie Valera (Tender Forever). These songs are hot, sweet, and teeming with rhythmic divinity. Turn it up and dance it off."
Totally in love with all that helped remix including Anna Oxygen and Emily Kingan of The Haggard.
Super cool fact: Mirah was on Double Dare as a kid. I'm so jealous.
If you live in Portland you can go to the record release party where Mirah and her friends will be djing and video djing. It's November 26 at the North Star Ballroom.
The Light (Hooliganship mix)
Monday, November 20, 2006
Disco Make You Lose Control - LCD Soundsystem vs. Missy Elliott
Wolf Child Tribulations - LCD Soundsystem vs. Patrick Wolf
After 14 years, the Sugarcubes reunited in Iceleand for one night only Saturday. It was the celebration of the anniversary of their label Smekkleysa.
Friday, November 17, 2006
"As our dreams and desires are hung on the butcher's hook of rampant consumerism, and the mirage and the illusion and the Nike trainers are served up on the trembling quim of an impossibly nubile girl-thing, 'No Pussy Blues' tells it like it is.
"It is the child standing goggle-eyed at the cake shop window, as the shop-owner, in his plastic sleeves, barricades the door and turns the sign to 'CLOSED.' It is the howl in the dark of the Everyman."
Grinderman's album is set to release in March but you can here a track on their myspace page.
Nick Cave and Julie Christensen - Suzanne (Leonard Cohen cover)
Nick Cave - Disco 2000 (Pulp cover)
Thursday, November 16, 2006
If by chance you are in Kansas City, Denver, or SLC, she'll be in your town within the week.
Tara Jane Oneil - Blue Light Room
Tara Jane ONeil - The Poisoned Mind
Tara Jane ONeil - Your Rats Are
To make up for all of my mistakes, I've uploaded the whole Nothin' But Girls compilation that my friend Matt made for me. Sorry there are no names or song titles, but he likes to keep me in the dark. So, if one of you figure any of it out, please give me a clue.
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Also, please stay tuned because I'm working on making up for yesterday.
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
The Ronettes - Be My Baby
The Crystals - Then He Kissed Me
Gloria Jones - Tainted Love
Friday, November 10, 2006
On The Internet
p.s. hope the links work. anybody know a good hosting site?
Thursday, November 09, 2006
09 November Holocene Portland,OR
10 November Mezzanine San Francisco, CA (w/ Gil Mantera & Ricahrd Fearless)
11 November Echo Los Angeles, CA (w/ Tokyo Police Club & Feather Family)
120 Days - Get Away
120 Days - Come Out (Come Down, Fade Out, Be Gone)
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Here's the track listing:
Culver City Dub Collective - The Cave
Jack Johnson - Home
Kings Of Convenience - Know How
Doug Martsch (from Built to Spill) - Heart (Things Never Shared)
Eddie Vedder - Goodbye (listen to it here)
Johnny Osbourne - We Need Love
Jack Johnson w/ Matt Costa and Zach Gill - Let it Be Sung (listen to it here)
The Beta Band - Needles in My Eyes
M. Ward - Transfiguration #1
Matt Costa - The Road
Astor Piazzolla - Vuelvo Al Sur (Koop Remix)
Jack Johnson - Breakdown (film version)
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Sharon Jones - This Land Is Your Land (mp3)
Some good new releases today
Isobel Campbell - Milk White Sheets
2nd album by former Belle & Sebastian member
CSS - Alala (12") (mp3)
you can't live without this-includes Princess Superstar remix
El Perro Del Mar self-titled (mp3)
folk-pop from Sweden with influences from 60's girl groups
Evens - The Evens Get Even (mp3)
Fugazi's Ian MacKaye and Warmer's Amy Farina's 2nd release
Benjy Ferree - Leaving The Nest
debut from new Domino artist, said to be americana/Iron&Wine-ish
PJ Harvey - The Peel Sessions:1991-2004
Loved by John Peel and the rest of us, previously unreleased material
The Punks - Unanimous Bangers (mp3)
2nd release on 5RC (Slim Moon was a member before his new gig)
w/Yo La Tengo, Hidden Cameras, Animal Collective & more
Voxtrot - Your Biggest Fan (Ep)
Favorites everywhere they go, oh and they hate Mike
Various Artists - Plague Songs
w/Rufus Wainwright, Stephen Merritt & more
Monday, November 06, 2006
The Gray Kid & My Brightest Diamond Mashup - Bang (YYYs/B52s/Nas)
Devendra Banhart - Doo Wop (That Thing) Lauryn Hill cover-Live in Paris
Thursday, November 02, 2006
You practice in the garage. You've played your uncle's birthday party. You've yet to break your parents' hearts because they think music is something you'll grow out of. Here's a stepping stone across the treacherous waters of getting noticed in the music industry. The BBC World Service is looking for The Next Big Thing.
Upload your vitals and one original song and you're in! Get your entries into them by November 10th, and check out their Myspace page to keep up with the competition.
Appears that the White Stripes are working on a new album. Jack has said that he's not picking favorites between the Stripes and The Raconteurs but is happy that he has the luxury of options for songwriting between the 2 bands. He may be 50/50, but I'm not. Truth be told, I just haven't listened to the Raconteurs' album straight through.
Also, Jack has written some avant-garde orchestral pieces. XL put together an ensemble of classical musicians to perform and record them. They are pressing only 3,333 cds and 999 Lps. Each cd and Lp will include artwork by Rob Jones. Preorder it Monday, November 6th from Aluminum.
White Stripes - Good To Me (b-side)
White Stripes - Lord Send Me An Angel (Blind Willie McTell cover)
Damien Rice - Seven Nation Army
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Check out a small portion of their fabulous roster on YouTube here.
Anna Oxygen - Baby Blue
Elliott Smith - Going Nowhere (rare, basement era)
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
We are still running the contest for 3 copies of The Changes album Today Is Tonight. Add your email addy here to be thrown into the hat. Contest ends on Nov 10th.
Scissor Sisters - Take Me Out (Franz Ferdinand Cover)
Scissor Sisters - Skins (remixed)
Monday, October 30, 2006
Anyways, we kinda came up with a name for them or moreover the subject of them. To us, they are now BrownBerger
We also saw a lot of Cat power and Sufjan, and then got carried away deeming them, ChanJan (pronounced shawn-yawn) Finally, we saw Smog and Joanna and called them Smoanna. See Mike's earlier post.
We thought it was fun. Maybe you guys can think of some others in the music world. They obviously don't have to have any relation to each other. Possibly just those you'd like to see play together or maybe have offspring.
Friday, October 27, 2006
Pink Nasty (aka Austinite Sara Beck) is high on my list of need-ta/wanna see. She was invited to tour with Bonnie "Prince" Billy and is featured on his live album. He reciprocated with a duet on her new album Mold the Gold. Her brother is Black Nasty, who helps to co-write some of her songs. Black and Pink Nasty also sing love songs with another brother as The Kevins.
Somehow I missed her last time she was in town and down the street from my house. I'm hot on her trail and will be buying whatever she's selling. She's playing solo at Good Records on Saturday the 28th at 3pm.
01 Nov in Austin @ Flamingo Cantina (solo) w/The Shells/Madeline and Geoff Reacher
02 Nov in Austin @ The Parish w/Britt Daniel
03 Nov in NYC @ Mo Pitkins (solo) w/Wooden Wand and many others
11 Nov in Louisville @ The Pour House w/Speed To Roam
May It Always Be
Don't Ever Change (w/Will Oldham)
Away Message (video)
Thursday, October 26, 2006
How Naked Are We Gonna Get (live)
Hock It (live)
Get the rest of this show at Lullabyes.
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
There are a few different videos for the same song and if you're a huge fan like me you can see them all on You Tube.
Mike and I were up front for their show at the Gypsy Ballroom opening for Ladytron. We were kinda the only ones dancing, but that's not unusual for a Dallas show. If you go see them, or anyone, please dance.
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Via Audio was born at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. They recorded a six song ep, played numerous shows, and even caught the attention of Chris Walla of Death Cab. But don't count that against them, just kidding (I think I'm the only one not into Death Cab). Now, they are working on a full album with Jim Eno of Spoon. They've drawn comparisons to Stars and Rilo Kiley. Jessica Martins' super smooth voice reminds me of Sarah Harmer (whom I LOVE). I think they've got mad skills, and if I were you, I'd catch them before they blow up. They'll be at CMJ, so someone report back to me as to how the live show is.
We Can Be Good
Modern Day Saint
I Summon You - Spoon
You Love It - Peaches with Joan Jett