Monday, April 30, 2007
Record Collection knows how to put a soundtrack together with all new songs from Snow Patrol, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Jet, The Flaming Lips, Wolfmother, The Walkmen, The Killers and more. The soundtrack even has a website. See the full track listing here.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs-"Sealings"
The Flaming Lips-"Supreme Being Teaches Spider-Man How to Be in Love"
I found some live Sufjan songs, and as I'm deciding which ones to put up, I want to pick the ones with Shara very prominant in them, 'cause I'm biased. When I talked to Shara at SXSW, she was gushing about Mikey, much like I do...kinda crazy. Anyhoo...
She (My Brightest Diamond) did an awesome in-studio performance for KCRW while she was at Sxsw. It's a whole hour of talking and singing, including a never-released Edith Piaf cover. You can find that interview and performance here.
In fact, KCRW is hosting a My Brightest Diamond show in LA at the Troubadour tonight. Please go and tell Shara I said hey.
04-30 - 89.9 KCRW presents My Brightest Diamond
at the Troubadour in Los Angeles (with Pedestrian)
05-03 Eugene, OR - McDonald Theater #
05-04 Seattle, WA - Paramount Theater #
05-05 Bellingham, WA - Western Washington University #
# with The Decemberists
05-30 New York, NY - The Bowery Ballroom
MBD opens for The National
So, here are the live Sufjan Stevens tracks from a show at the Fox Theatre on September 21, 2006.
"Detroit, Lift Up Your Weary Head"
"The Dress Looks Nice On You"
Friday, April 27, 2007
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
I was going to post the Prince song, 'cause it's killer and Prince fans are freaky and old-school like me. They will buy the cd even if they've downloaded the song. They like to hold something and thumb through the artwork. We are complete-ists. You new school kids are weird to me, but I bet you have a lot less to lug around.
Anyways, Idolator just beat me to it, so get the Prince song here. I think Elvis Costello fans are old school too, so here's his version of "Edith and the Kingpin."
"Edith and the Kingpin" (Joni Mitchell cover) by Elvis Costello
If you're new school, it's not too hard to find the full version of this song, but here's a teaser to entice you to actually spend money on this well done tribute.
"Free Man in Paris" (Joni Mitchell cover) Sufjan Stevens (teaser ~1min)
Monday, April 23, 2007
Her new album You Can't Buy a Gun When You're Crying on Damaged Goods is already out in the UK, but due out in the States in May.
"This is a side project featuring Holly and Lawyer Dave. Brought to you courtesy of the influences of bourbon, brisket, ribs, Lead Belly, Howlin Wolf and by the cutting edge audio technology of the Victrola. PS The title of the album is apparently an actual law in the US of A. Quite sensibly so!"
"You Can't Buy a Gun When You're Crying" by Holly Golightly and The Brokeoffs
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Then I thought about a track from Rufus Wainright's newest Release The Stars. Nope, Brooklyn Vegan beat me to it. More new Rufus at It's Hard To Find A Friend. Here's Rufus talking about his first single "Going To Town."(here)
Brooklyn Vegan is one of the 5 I read everyday. His post today has some great pics of Beth Ditto of The Gossip. My advice don't read the comments after them. Some people are not so nice. See his pics here.
Anyways, his post is what brings me to "premier" my video of The Gossip from Sxsw. The quality is not so good from my little camera, but the content is great. This group gives 100% on stage.
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
The Nice Device is from Detroit, but is not in the typical vein of the motor city garage or soul sounds. Instead, they make pop music. The Brits are already hip to them. You can vote for them at NME.
Nice Device-Brightest Days
Hear more at their myspace page.
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
- Andrew Bird (YAYYYYYYYYY!!! I got mail)
- Asleep at the Wheel
- Ben Kweller
- Blue Mother Tupelo
- Charlie Musselwhite
- Christina Bell
- The Dynamites Feat with Charles Walker
- Eli Young Band
- Jake Owen
- The Jellydots
- Kevin Gordon
- Kings of Leon (i think this is year 3?)
- Robert Earl Keen
- Rev. Horton Heat
- Ryan Bueter
- Sara Hickman
Love Profusion (Madonna cover-live)
Bartender (live-originally itunes exclusive)
And, here's an NPR recording of a live show from the 9:30 Club in D.C.
Monday, April 09, 2007
Buck 65 has been busy making soundtracks to movies, one for Big Rig (a movie about the soul of the American trucker) and one for a french movie by Damien Odoul called L'Histoire de Richard O. He's also got a new album in the works.
Buck 65 is sometimes classified as rap, sometimes rock. I'd classify him as fun to watch live. I took the above video at Sxsw this year. I believe he said this was a new song. Don't hold the crappy camera against him.
He'll be touring in May with Sage Francis, Buddy Wakefield, and Alias. Dates here.
Rough House Blues
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
His daughter Charlotte Gainsbourg will be releasing an album titled 5:55 on April 24.
Until I have a piece of that, soothe yourself in the sounds of Serge. Thanks to the super cool person who put together these 21 hard to find tracks.
Monday, April 02, 2007
Yeah, been super sick, and my job's been kicking my butt. What's new in the blogosphere? I haven't kept up on anything.
The pic above is of Beth Ditto (The Gossip) being interviewed by MTV outside of the Mess With Texas Party. I spent a few days putting together some of my other photos from SXSW.
I see Quentin Tarantino took a que from Jamie Babbitt (But I'm a Cheerleader) by including the April March song "Chick Habit" on his soundtrack to Death Proof.
This was the soundtrack to the last days of my last job. Hopefully, you enjoy it as much as I do.