|8-20-04 - As promised, I've added a Modest Mouse show to the extramile section. 2-14-04. It has the first live playing of "Bukowski" and the energy and quality is great throughout. I was also going to upload a Broken Social Scene one as well but ran out of time. Traffic, Van Morrison and some others will be next and I'll be creating a new page for those. The Innoncence Mission are led by the voice of Karen Paris. She reminds me of a bizzare Natlie Merchant crossed with Hope Sandoval(Mazzy Star) accompanied by only an acoustic guitar. Now, I can't figure out where I downloaded this track "London" or who sings it. But it's stuck in my head. Stuck. Unbunny pop around. Find more tunes at their site. Also, make sure to check out Conclave obscurum. Neat site with some delightfully weird art.
The Innoncence Mission - Tomorrow on The Runway || London || Unbunny - I Leave Stones Unturned
Seinfeld Sound Bites
|8-18-04 - So for some reason my storage and bandwidth quadrupled this morning. I guess this means is I'll be able to post multiple shows I've acquired over the past few years without having to worry about space. Sweet. I was extremely excited to read on Largeheartedboy the other day that Graham Smith came out with another album yesterday. His first, Ponyoak, was amazing and while the two that followed that were less than spectacular, word around the campfire is that "Final Battle" will not disappoint and he's back to his old ways. Excited, I'm posting a track from "Ponyoak" and will do so from "Final Battle" when it arrives in the mail. USHC Brand Men's Jeans. The other two tracks today come from !!!(chk chk chk or chik chik chik) and The Go! Team. Tiny Mix Tapes reviewed !!! and I can't find a review for The Go! Team for you to read or a website so just keep your eyes and ears peeled.
Kleenex Girl Wonder(Graham Smith) - Power Bird || !!! - Hello? Is This Thing On? || The GO! Team - Huddle Formation
The Shins BBC
White Stripes mp3s
Jaws in 30 Seconds
Million Billionaires March
|8-13-04 - The Summer Olympics officially began yesterday. Who knows, maybe the Brits can bring home a Gold in backgammon or something? Anyway, it's hard to believe that Devendra's second album of the year, Nino Rojo, is due out in a month. Wouldn't it be great if all artists put out two albums a year? "At the Hop" is a tune I stumbled upon at Said the Gramaphone. If it's any indication, the second effort of the year will be just as lovely as the first. I am The World Trade Center was reviewed the other day on pitchfork. I found this track on KVRX, which gave us the tracks from the previous update, so give it a listen. I'm not sure where I ran into Mystic Chords of Memory, but it turns out they were reviewed by pitchfork recently as well. Go to sleep.
Devendra Banhart - At The Hop || I am The World Trade Center || Mystic Chords of Memory - Sure Bert
Talking Heads, Traffic, etc. live Knight Rider, Jr.
Moore & Bush?
|8-10-04 - Blah. I encourage all of you to purchase any of these Pas/Cal albums. You may have heard them on a VW commercial at some point over the past year - "c'mon lets go, lets not talk about tomorrow....today...bah, bah, bah..." Anyway, give their track a listen. It's from a KVRX acoustic session. Broken Social Scene are preparing their, uh, next album which is slated to appear in stores around February. I say uh because I'm not sure what album this is. It could be considered their second, but does the instrumental Feel Good Lost count? I guess, so three? Possibly four? This track, 7/4, is also another from the KVRX studios. You can watch a video of the song, different take, here as well.
Pas/Cal - I Bet My Life That You Bet Your Life || Broken Social Scene - 7/4
Rare Beatles Tunes
Bill & Ted
Puppies & Alcoholic Kitties
Find The Girls Head
|8-06-04 - Good morning. Due to recent slacking, consecutive updates have arrived. Here's the track "Move On" from Hot Hot Heats "Bandages" single released in the Uk. They're currently in the studio and have the final 12 tracks ready to...set...go. Not sure if a release date has been announced just yet. Of Montreal released their 6th album earlier this year. In this clip we have them doing a shins cover. Here's a couple tracks as well if you'd live to delve further. And to conclude todays update we have a track from Vetiver's latest release. "Luna Sea" is a favorite of mine. These guys/gals were great live. Enjoy.
Hot Hot Heat - Move On || Of Montreal - Know Your Onion(shins) || Vetiver - Luna Sea
Panoramic Images Rover Spirit
Elliot Smith Live
Point & Click Game
|8-05-04 - Tumble you weed. I think it's something to do with the weather. Nonetheless, I've decided to go against the grain for that very reason today. Dane Cook is a comedian from the philly area. The dudes pretty funny so give him a listen. The other track from Thee Moths is a steady melody with hushed vocals reverberating throughout. It left me dazed this morning as I debated whether or not my hungover head is ready to work.
Create Your Own Ritchie
|7-29-04 - Awry. Things have gone a bit. I guess this'll be more like a Friday update. The first track is from some Swedish dudes called The Legends. "Call It Ours" is catchy, poppy, and well worth a listen. I was able to find a review of these guys but not an actual site. They're an eight piece that formed in 2003, that's about all I can tell you. Secondly, the Animal Collective have been buzzing around for quite awhile now. Their sounds are different and welcomed with an open arm. Received Vetivers new album in the mail the other day along with Jolie Hollands. Two very naked albums, production wise, which just accentuates the talents of both artists. Good stuff.
Public Enemy tracks?
Couple Pixies and Yoshimi thing
Words Per Minute
7-22-04 - Obliterated. I was cruising through some of the links to these music blogs I had posted below and ran into two very interesting tracks. First, Iron & Wine doing an unreleased track called "He Lays in The Reins." Said the Gramophone, thank you. Not sure if he did this track the IOTA performance or not. The other is Brazilian double trouble - Antonio Carols Jobim & Luiz Bonfa - doing a tune called "Samba de Orfu." Different, but nice. And last but not least, a third track by this dude I stumbled upon on Insound. Brendan Benson. I'm a fan of this dudes songwriting abilities, "Alternative for Love" caught my attention right away. I did some research and he's actually working with Jack White right now and appeared on Last Call with Daly at some point over the past few months. Definitely give him a listen.
Iron & Wine vault
Syd Barrett tracks
Ben Folds Boot
Nellie McKay on NPR
|7-20-04 - Change. Ordered Vetiver, Jolie Holland, and the Fiery Furnaces new - or in JH's case, old - disks yesterday. I've gone through Cheap-Cds for upwards of 50 Cds and they've never done me wrong. 2-3 days tops. Moving Units throw out a cool sound. It'll remind you of the ______. Listen to it, good stuff. I can't seem to find much about I Love Math. What's it matter though, I love them. Math. You can dig around here a little bit, but won't find much. Purchase the album through amazon and tip your waitresses. And with a wing eating contest around the corner, I figured Spoon may be able to utilize a technique or two from one of these folks. The badlands spin move technique?
Iron & Wine KEXP(mp3)
The 88 Mp3s
|7-15-04 - I lied. A dear friend lent me Devendra Banharts compilation "Golden Apples of the Sun" yesterday. I enjoy it very much. Thank you. Todays tracks are The Fiery Furnaces, who were reviewed by Tiny Mix Tapes recently, and Rogue Wave. Give both tracks a go. Rogue Wave are Subpops recent project and we all know they've, Subpop that is, spit out quite a few of those in their time. They gave Nirvana a leg up in the early nineties and have torn through some incredible musicians recently which include Iron & Wine, The Shins, Hot Hot Heat, Postal Service and Holopaw just to name a few. Enjoy.
Don't Let Go
Political Voodoo Dolls
|7-12-04 - The image to the left is a view of some forest fires in Utah from space. Not very exciting, but the NASA site has some ridiculous pictures if you want to check them out. Astronomy Picture of the Day is another neat one. The Secret Machines and Albino Catfish are both pretty sweet. Pitchfork and Tiny Mix Tapes both gave the Secret Machines two thumbs up, and while I've had no luck in finding many reviews on Albino Catfish, they're definitely worth a listen.
Three Card Studs
Sharing the Groove
|7-8-04- With the exception of the Vetiver track last week, I've been a slacker since the 20th of June with the posting of tunes. No more. First it's the AC Newman track, "Miracle Drug." His latest solo album, The Slow Wonder, has garnered critical acclaim. He also writes most of the lyrics for The New Pornographers. Oy, the second track is from The Streets newish album, "A Grand Don't Come For Free". Mike Skinners raps are back, solid, funny, and prove that "Original Pirate Material" was no fluke. What's next? Some new original acousticwood tunes maybe?
Franz Ferdinand Live
GWB Audio Archive
Live Music Archive (.shn)
|7-6-04 - As you may have noticed, the new message board is up and running. I hope you all enjoy it much more than the other one that constantly peppered us with pop-ups because I wouldn't pay a $17 monthly fee. This one is free and much more organized although it may take a little adjusting to. I hope to finish off the design in the coming days. Don't be afraid to register, it's worth it and you won't have spam flying to your inbox. If you want to register but don't want to submit an email address, that's fine too. As for some tunes, Nellie McKay is quite an interesting musician. Chris Sander of See Sander Run saw her at Bonaroo and said she was very cool. Willie Porter is another one. I haven't really listened to but one song, but Dave Matthews came to mind. Probably wrong, give it a shot. Also, Fat Planet has some very diverse tunes. Thanks Largeheartedboy, my favorite music related blog.||
Nellie McKay Review
|6-29-04 - The Six Parts Seven released an album last fall called "'Lost Notes From Forgotten Songs,' a new album capturing the magic made when THE SIX PARTS SEVEN turned their songs over to the likes of Isaac Brock (Modest Mouse, Ugly Casanova), David Bazan (Pedro the Lion), Pall Jenkins (The Black Heart Procession), John Atkins (The Magic Magicians, 764-Hero), Sam Beam (Iron & Wine), Katie Eastburn (Young People), Will Johnson (Centro-matic), and more." Sam Beams "Sleeping Diagonally" was a great take and the only one I've heard off the record, and if that's any indication the rest of the album is probably great. You can download that track here and a few more tracks if you hit that pic to the left. We're actually behind the times here as The Six Parts Seven are preparing to release their fourth album "[Everywhere] [And Right Here]." And as pitchfork reported today, Modest Mouse is preparing to release their second single "The Ocean Breathes Salty." They're nuts not to release "The View" in my opinion. My opinion is also worth nothing on the matter. Check out the Dubya movies, I found them pretty funny.||
Herbie Hancock 1975-06-28
Lolla 4 Losers
Don't Wake The Wife
Dubya - Part I
Dubya - Part II
6-25-04 - Yep, the flurry of updates continues. Thoroughly enjoyed the show last night. Vetiver opened up and was a delightful surprise. I'd posted one of their tracks up here before, one I found through Playing In Fog. Here's a review of one of their shows out in San Fran. Joanna Newsom and her Harp were next. Before I go on, I must note that I am about to eat my words and spoon will be poking fun at T$, MD, and I for years to come. She did an excellent job. Apart from being attractive, she played the hell out of that harp which stunned the whole place. You see someone stumble in with such an instrument, you're not sure what to expect, but she flat out worked it. And it wasn't just her harp, her lyrics and voice grew on you as her performance progressed. A fine job indeed. Devendra was next. I must admit we were quite disappointed in the length of his set. It was shorter than the opening acts, the two which ultimately stole the show. He put on a good show, just not very long. For the Encore he had the girls from the other bands come up and sing background vocals on a new tune which turned out to be one of the highlights of the evening, albeit it was too little, too late, as the bar had been set earlier in the night by the two underappreciated artists.