Friday, June 30

Bulk Buttons

Last one for today...

Get yer hands on the new remix by Bulk Buttons of "Paul Simon" (composed by The Russian Futurists)... here.

bulk buttons


Watch out Matisyahu...

The Jew School weblog has posted an mp3 from the orthodox MC Y-Love... here.

Youtube video is here.
Y-Love's blog is here.


Sufjan Stevens

The Italian weblog Indie For Dummies has posted three newish Sufjan Stevens outakes... here.

Tracks posted:
"Adlai Stevenson"
"The Mistress Witch from McClure (or, The Mind That Knows Itself)"

sufjan at sufi books

The Rapture

Former next-big-things, The Rapture are back.

The blog Muzak For Cybernetics has posted the new Rapture song "W.A.Y.U.H."... here.

Myspace page is here.

the rapture live

Johnny Cash

The blog Gorilla Vs. Bear has posted "God's Gonna Cut You Down" by Johnny Cash from the upcoming American V: A Hundred Highways... here.

johnny cash


The Sound Of Indie weblog has posted Luna's cover of the Beat Happening classic "Indian Summer"... here.

dean of luna

Thursday, June 29

Arcade Fire

The Kwaya Na Kisser blog has posted some pre-Arcade Fire demos (which do not necessarily represent the work of the current band)... here.

Myspace page is here.

arcade fire screaming


The blog musicisart has posted a large mix of Radiohead rarities and such... here.


Throwing Muses

More reunion news... Throwing Muses are touring with 50 Foot Wave. That Kristin Hersh is one busy lady.

Brooklyn Vegan
has posted "Speed And Sleep"... here.

throwing muses smokin drinkin

The Vaselines

You probably know them from Kurt Cobain's fanboy-ness... It's The Vaselines.

The Merry Muse Of Caledonia blog
has posted some news of a Vaselines reunion plus an mp3 of "Rory Rides Me Raw"... here.

the vaselines


The mourning continues... here, here, here.

From The Modern Rock Minute:
"After 11 years together, Sleater-Kinney announced this week that they are going on 'Indefinate Hiatus.' The band's 2005 'The Woods' was their first for Sub Pop and their 7th studio album. 5 more live dates scheduled for this summer are still confirmed, but the band are not doing any interviews or planning a farewell show in their hometown of Portland."

Thanks to buscate un novio, TIMEDOOR, and Stage Hymns.

sleater-kinney entertain video

French Kicks

The blog I Rock Cleveland has posted another new French Kicks song "Knee High"... here.

french kicks


The disco not disco blog has posted (along with a bunch of other mp3s) the punk masterpiece by your "Phone's Off The Hook, But You're Not" by X... here.

X, the band

Wednesday, June 28

Seu Jorge

The Starry Night blog has posted Seu Jorge's acoustic cover of "Starman"... here.

You remember those David Bowie covers from The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou? Right?

the life aquatic


Holy Frijoles! Early Spoon!

The KRLX music blog
has posted three tracks from the soon-to-be reissued Telephono and Soft Effects albums (which will be 2-in-1 just like Surfer Rosa and Come On Pilgrim used to be)... here.

Tracks posted:
From Telephono:
"The Government Darling"
"All The Negatives Have Been Destroyed"
From the Soft Effects EP:
"I Could See The Dude"

spoon telephono

Myspace page is here.
Pre-order the Telephono/Soft Effects reissue here.

spoon soft effects

Dinosaur Jr.

I'm So Sorry For This blog has posted "Water" from the brilliant Green Mind album by Dinosaur Jr.... here.

Also posted is a youtube clip of J playing with Broken Social Scene, as... yes... Broken Mascis Scene.

Myspace page is here.

dinosaur jr. green mind

Art Brut

If you have not heard the neo-post-punk of Art Brut yet... What are you waiting for?

Listen to "Formed A Band"... here. (Thanks to the blog badminton STAMPS).

Myspace page is here.

art brut definition


Looks like Sleater-Kinney are gonna call it quits after their current tour. In memorial, the blog Dreams Of Horses has three tracks for download... here.

Tracks Posted:
"I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone"

The "Indefinite Hiatus" announcement is here.
Myspace page is here.


BONUS: Mp3s of "Burn, Don't Freeze!" and "All Hands On The Bad One" are available for download on the Kill Rock Stars fact sheet here.


Endless Sidebar Revision

More sidebar revision... When will it stop??

Music Links:
amp camp's mp3 du jour
badminton stamps
banana nutrament
bricolage fantasy
bronson vs god
cable and tweed
chromewaves dot net
clever titles are so last summer
every issue presents itself
good hodgkins
here's your copy
i (heart) music
indie don't dance
i rock cleveland
motel de moka
muzak for cybernetics
post punk junk
the runout groove
short term mp3 loss
s k a t t e r b r a i n
under the radar mag

the sound opinions podcast

the swami sound system

Tuesday, June 27

The White Stripes

The Locust St. blog has a massive post on the color red. And when I think of the color red I think of... The White Stripes. "Red Bowling Ball Ruth” is the b-side to the 1999 single "The Big Three Killed My Baby".

Get it here.

the white stripes


The Fun Time Ok blog has posted some mp3s from Brooklyn's own, Oneida... here.

Tracks posted:
"Up With People" from Happy New Year
"High Life" from The Wedding
"Number Nine" from Each One Teach One
"Song Y" from Nice/Splittin’ Peaches EP
"Every Day Is A Child With Teeth" (Liars Cover) from Athiests Reconsider Split with Liars

Label page is here.
Myspace page is here.

the band oneida from brooklyn

This is what they look like live...

oneida live

Beat Happening

Gimme Tinnitus goes Swedish with The Best Ever Lo-fi-blogg Out Of Denton. I noticed my mp3 blog statement quoted on this page:

gimme tinnitus mp3 blog statement

It just so happens that "Cast a Shadow" by Beat Happening is also posted along side it... here.


beat happening

Tin Hat Trio

Just heard 'em on Democracy Now!... Tin Hat Trio. You can stream some songs from their website (via m3u)... here or here.

They got six videos up on youtube... here.
My favorite has got to be "Same Shirt, Different Day"... here.

tin hat trio

Okkervil River

The blog Badminton Stamps has posted "Song Of Our So-Called Friend" by Okkervil River... here.

NPR story is here.
Myspace page is here.

Also posted:
Yo La Tengo "The Lie And How We Told It"
The Go! Team "Friendship Update"
The Hellacopters "All New Low"

okkervil river, the band

French Kicks

The blog Obscure Sound has posted a preview of the new French Kicks album, Two Thousand... here.

New tracks posted:
"Also Ran"
"No Mean Time"
"Basement D.C."

french kicks sexy sexy fruit

Also posted is some older French Kicks tracks from The Trial Of The Century and One Time Bells:
"One More Time"
"Following Waves"
"When You Heard You"

Myspace page is here.

french kicks

Starlight Mints

The Shoes Are For Work blog has posted some indie pop goodness from the Starlight Mints.

Get "Margarita" here.

starlight mints by scott meltgren

Label page is here.
Myspace page is here.

Two additional tracks are posted... one by Camera Obscura and one by Neko Case.

starlight mints

Monday, June 26

Cat Power

RANT: What hath Bloc Party wrought? Arrrrgh... I am fucking sick of remixes. Artists, stop putting out remix albums. They are rarely if ever better that the original. Just stop it. Don't get me wrong, the occasional remix can be awesome as a b-side, but really, whole albums. Unnecessary! Pheew... End rant.

This brings me to what I like... Covers!

The blog Neiles Life
has posted a list of his top 20 babes who rock (my alternate title... 20 women Mr. Neiles Life is attracted to who just happen to play music). I jest. While I disagree with many of Styeiles' choices, I must concur with #2, Cat Power. Chan Marshall definitely rocks, and so does her cover of Oasis' "Wonderwall" recorded with the late great John Peel.

NOTE: Maybe sad-core doesn't rock, per se, but you gots to agree that Cat Power is pretty amazing.

Get it here.

Myspace page is here.

chan marshall aka cat power

More podcasts

Two more podcasts, yo: Modern Rock Minute

Dig 'em.


Q: More Radiohead at Bonnaroo 2006?
A: Yes, please.

The Radiohead performance at Bonnaroo this year is being talked up as one of the best of their recent tour.

The blog I Guess I'm floating has posted a selection of the new songs that Radiohead is testing out of the road... here.


The blog You Ain't No Picasso has posted a zip file of the whole damn show... here.

The set list is here.

radiohead we do not really exist

Sunday, June 25


Helmet's 2004 comeback, Size Matters was... well... a bit limp. Their upcoming album, Monochrome, sounds like quite an improvement.

The blog Muzak For Cybernetics has posted three new tracks... here.

"Brand New"
"Money Shot"

Myspace page is here.

helmet live

Galaxie 500

Short Term Mp3 Loss has posted a mix with one my favorite Galaxie 500 songs... "King Of Spain".

Get it here.

galaxie 500

Cold War Kids

The Indoor Fireworks weblog has posted three tracks from the Up In Rags EP by the Cold War Kids... here.

Tracks posted:

"Hang Me Up To Dry"
"Saint John"
"We Used To Vacation"

Myspace page is here.

Saturday, June 24

The Grates

The blog I (heart) music has posted three tracks by The Grates... here.

Tracks posted:
"Science Is Golden"
"Trampoline" and

An awesome bio/essay (in pdf format) is here.
Myspace page is here.
Mp3-less official mp3 page is here.
Buy some Grates here.

The Fall

The blog Bronson Vs. God... Oh yeah...

...has posted "Paranoia Man In Cheap Shit Room" by The Fall... here.

Wikipedia entry is here.
Former Official Fall site is here.

The Clash

The blog Looking At Them has posted a numbers-themed mix, featuring The Clash's "Four Horsemen"... here.


The Go! Team

The Culture Bully weblog has posted a Go! Team cover of Sonic Youth's "Bull In Heather"... here.

Myspace page is here.

Tapes 'n Tapes

Much like The Sun, Tapes 'n Tapes have a muted frank-blackian genius.

The Stage Hymns blog has posted some Tapes 'n Tapes... here.

"Frankfurt (Awesome Remix)"
"50s Parking"
"Crazy Eights"

There is also a contest for an "Insistor" 7" single.

Myspace page is here.

Friday, June 23

Bonnaroo 2006

The Cable And Tweed blog has posted a whole buttload of mp3s from Bonnaroo 2006... here.

Tracks Posted:
dios (malos)
"Fume" (Beck cover)

Ben Folds
"Bitches Ain't Shit" (Featuring Mike Skinner of The Streets)(Dr. Dre cover)

Cat Power
"The Greatest"

Tom Petty
"I'm A Man" (Yardbirds cover)
"Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" (Featuring Stevie Nicks)

My Morning Jacket
"What a Wonderful Man"
"Head Held High" (Velvet Underground cover)
"Loving Cup" (Rolling Stones cover)

Grace Potter & the Nocturnals
"Nothing But the Water"
"Farmer John" (Don And Dewey cover)

Elvis Costello
"High Fidelity"
"Alison/Track of My Tears"

"Black Tambourine"
"Do You Realize?" (Flaming Lips cover)

"The National Anthem"

"Casey Jones"
"Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad"