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
Monday, October 23, 2006
MON 23.10 Amsterdam NL @ Paradiso
TUES 24.10 Kortrijkt/Brussels B
WED 25.10 Paris F @ Point Ephemere
THUR 26.10 Milano I @ Magnolia
FRI 27.10 Barcelon ESP @ Apollo 2
SAT 28.10 Madrid ESP
SUN 29.10 Lyon F @ Le Sonic
MON 30.10 Brighton UK @ Pressure Point
WED 1.11 London @ Spitz
Nov 3-4 @ CMJ!
Sunday, November 12 @ Cafe DuNord, San Francisco w/ Clipd Beaks, Origami
Thursday, Nov 16 Canberra, AUS @ Transit Bar
Friday, Nov 17 Sydney, AUS @ Spectrum
Saturday, Nov 18 Melbourne, AUS @ East Brunswick Club
Monday, Nov 20 Perth, AUS @ The Rosemount Hotel
Wednesday, Nov 22 Adelaide, AUS @ Rocket Bar
Thursday, Nov 23 Brisbane, AUS @ Powerhouse part of LADYFEST!
Saturday, Nov 25 Wellington NZ
Sunday, Nov 26 Auckland NZ
Tax Dollar (video)
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Here's a clip of Amy Sedaris (hopefully, Mike's future wife) on The Daily Show. She's promoting her new book I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence. Watch it now before it gets pulled.
Next week I'll be taking off to serve a mission in Monterrey Mexico for the LDS church. I'll be gone for two years, which means I won't be able to blog at all. I don't even know if in two years blogging will still be around or relevant, but thankfully, my sister CC has agreed to take over everything here while I'm gone. I know she'll do a great job and I hope you guys keep reading here to see what she has to say. She taught me everything I know so she'll do an awesome job.
I just want to thank you all for reading for the past year (or however long you've been reading), seeing what I have to say about music or just enjoying the tunes. I wish you all the best, and see you in two years maybe.
Jens Lekman-Be Good
Monday, October 16, 2006
Lo-Fi Fnk-Steppin' Out
Speaking of Hot Chip, you can download their remix of Lo-Fi Fnk's "Steppin' Out" for free here.
BONUS: Booka Shade-Darko (Hot Chip's The Dream of Karaoke Remix)
Sunday, October 15, 2006
The album doesn't disappoint. It may to some because the tracklist looks like all the singles and b-sides rearranged. There's a couple new songs, and most of the other tracks have been re-worked. But the songs sound fresh and upbeat, full of life and that 60's girl rock sound that made them famous.
The Long Blondes-Only Lovers Left Alive
The first single lifted from the album, the rollicking "Once and Never Again" will be released October 23rd on two different 7"s and maxi-CD. Preorder all three formats at RecordStore.co.uk
They're also touring the UK with the 1990's and Monkey Swallows the Universe.
01/10/2006 Norwich Arts Centre
02/10/2006 Stoke Sugarmill
04/10/2006 Manchester Academy 3
05/10/2006 Leeds Cockpit
07/10/2006 Newcastle Northumbria University
09/10/2006 Aberdeen Lemon Tree
10/10/2006 Glasgow Oran Mor
11/10/2006 Belfast Speak Easy
12/10/2006 Dublin Crawdaddy
13/10/2006 Liverpool University
15/10/2006 Oxford Zodiac
16/10/2006 Nottingham Rescue Rooms
17/10/2006 London Mean Fiddler
18/10/2006 Cambridge Junction
22/10/2006 Cardiff CF10 (university)
23/10/2006 Bristol Thelka
26/10/2006 Brighton Concorde 2
27/10/2006 Southampton Joiners
28/10/2006 Birmingham Carling Academy 2
29/10/2006 Sheffield Foundry
Thursday, October 12, 2006
Cansei de Ser Sexy-Let's Make Love and Listen to Death From Above
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
I also think it's great that New West is finally starting to put out dvds of some more recent artists' appearances from the classic program. It's great to put out country classics like Willie, Waylon, and Johnny, and I think Neko has a timeless voice, but I hope they continue to dig in the vaults and tap the younger market.
Get a taste of Neko live on David Letterman, then buy the dvd.
And if you buy her newest cd from Insound, you'll be entered to win a booklet signed by Neko.
Fiddle With the Volume
When I Shout
The Changes-When I Wake
Buy Today is Tonight.
Wait! I am going to be giving away three copies of their album! All you have to do is leave your e-mail in the comments, the winner will be chosen randomly. The contest will end in a few weeks.
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
L'Enfant Assassin Des Mouches (1972) is a concept album about a child traveling through a fly kingdom, wth the story written in the liner notes by Gainsbourg himself. It's a topsy-turvy album, sparse at times and overflowing with energy at others.
Jean-Claude Vannier-Danse De l'Enfant Et Du Roi Des Mouches
Buy the album from Finders Keepers Records, who have re-released it to the wide public.
Monday, October 09, 2006
Here fellow Australian's Cut Copy do their worst to the track.
Van She-Kelly (Cut Copy Remix)
Two of the guys team up with two girls to remix a bunch of tracks with fantastic results. See: their remix of Klaxons' "Gravity's Rainbow." Check their MySpace for a remix of New Young Pony Club's "Ice Cream."
Buy the EP.
Saturday, October 07, 2006
Here's my recap when I saw them in April in SLC.
Yeah Yeah Yeash-Shake It (Live)
Friday, October 06, 2006
Their show tonight at Gypsy Team Room is SOLD OUT. Didn't get tickets? Good Records has you covered! For you lucky folks, the Yeahs are playing an acoustic set at 5:30 today for you! Wow! Hopefully they show up unlike The Gossip...
Unluckily for me, 1) I work until 5 and 2) I'll still have to drive to Dallas from Tyler. Yeah. So I'll be missing it but hopefully you won't!
Here's some studio goodies that never made it onto Show Your Bones.
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Hot Chip-Over and Over (Diplo's Shake it Over and Over Remix)
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Listen to the whole album at MTVu.
Find songs on The Hype Machine.
There's some other stuff out today buuut these are the two I've been looking forward to. Hold Steady, Mold Schteady.
Buy The Crane Wife & Sam's Town from Insound.
Dear Nora is calling it quits. Well, she (Katy Davidson) is not, but she has strayed from the course of Dear Nora and will continue to play music by herself as well as with friends. She's already started playing with Marianna Ritchey as Katy & Marianna. Please let Dear Nora know how much you care by pre-ordering the last album There is No Home at Magic Marker.
Here are some of the last dates. Let's hope there are more to include the south (*cough*Texas*cough*).
10.06 @The Smell Los Angeles, CA
10.08 @Che Cafe San Diego, CA
10.12 @Holocene Portland, OR
Australian Dates with Darren Hanlon:
09.23 @Modified Phoenix, AZ
10.06 @The Smell Los Angeles, CA
10.08 @Che Cafe San Diego, CA
10.10 @Hemlock Tavern San Francisco, CA
10.12 @Holocene Portland, OR
10.25 @Community Arts Hall Wauchope, New South Wales, Australia
10.26 @Top Uralla Uralla, New South Wales, Australia
10.27 @Bon Amici's Cafe Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
10.28 @Globe Theatre Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
10.29 @Great Northern Hotel Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia
11.01 @Tea Club Nowra, New South Wales, Australia
11.02 @Heritage Hotel Bulli, New South Wales, Australia
11.03 @Gallipoli Legions Club Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
11.04 @The Metro Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
11.05 @Tilley's Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
11.08 @Three Legged Dog Albury, New South Wales, Australia
11.09 @Karova Lounge Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
11.10 @Peninsula Lounge Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia
11.11 @Corner Hotel Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
11.12 @Republic Bar Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
11.13 @Royal Oak Hotel Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
11.16 @Jade Monkey Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
11.17 @Hyde Park Backroom Perth, Western Australia, Australia
11.25 @Troubadour Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
11.26 @Powerhouse Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Monday, October 02, 2006
Bedridden and Dancing
Those should have you prepared for this.
Xiu Xiu-Buzz Saw (This Song Is a Mess But So Am I Remix)
Xiu Xiu is on tour. Don't miss them like I did.