Monday, July 31

Jesus And Mary Chain

Rhino has re-released some of the old Jesus And Mary Chain albums. The blog An Aquarium Drunkard has posted three mp3s to help you get your mope on... here.

"Just Like Honey from Psychocandy
"Darklands" from Darklands
"Teenage Lust" Honey's Dead

Rhino page is here.

Jesus And Mary Chain Live


Oh Canada! Ladyhawk Rock, dontcha-know.

The blog All Things Go has posted three tracks by Ladyhawk... here.

"The Dugout"
"My Old Jacknife"

Myspace page is here.
Jagjaguwar page is here.
Emusic page is here.



The Smudge of Ashen Fluff weblog has posted some mp3s of R.E.M. live at the Werchter Festival in 1985... here.


"Feeling Gravity's Pull"
"Driver 8"
"(Don't Go Back To) Rockville"
"So. Central Rain"
"Have You Ever Seen the Rain (CCR Cover)"
"Can't Get There From Here"

Myspace page is here.

rem in 1984

The Stooges

Chicago blog, A Beef Sandwich w/ Sweet and Hot Peppers has posted "Raw Power", a kick ass track from Iggy And The Stooges' album of the same name... here.

Also posted:
Mission of Burma "Nancy Reagan's Head"
Peaches And Iggy Pop "Kick It"

NOTE: Not being a big fan of the whole electroclash thing, I just don't get Peaches. I actually find her kind of irritating (surprise!). However, I do like her cover of The Electric Six's smash hit "Gay Bar" (mp3). Watch the video of the original song here or the Peaches Gap ad (I guess it is a step up from the usual crap).

The Stooges emusic page is here.

iggy pop and the stooges raw power


The Culture Bully has finally seen the light and recognized Hassidic reggae superstar Matisyahu for what he is... a very talented mensch. Matisyahu's AOL sessions have been posted on said blog... here.


AOL Sessions track listing:
"Ancient Lullabye"
"King Without A Crown"
"Close My Eyes"

Myspace page is here.
Emusic page is here.


Sunday, July 30

Yo La Tengo

Big Ups To Hoboken!

The *Sixeyes blog has posted a six-pack (plus one) of Yo La Tengo tunes... here.

yo la tengo

"The Cone Of Silence"
"Orange Song"
"The Evil That Men Do"
"Five-cornered Drone (Crispy Duck)"
"Swing For Life"
BONUS: "The Room Got Heavy"

Myspace page is here.
Matador page is here.
Emusic page is here.
More Yo La goodness is here.

UPDATE: More Yo La??

The clicky clicky music blog
posted two new Yo La tengo songs yesterday... here.

"Pass The Hatchet, I Think I'm Goodkind"
"Beanbag Chair"

yo la tengo

The Futureheads

The blog I Guess I'm Floating has posted some b-sides and rarities by The Futureheads... here.

futureheads press shot

Tracks posted:
"Help Us Out"
"We Cannot Lose"
"Stupid And Shallow (Early Demo)"
"Park Inn"
"Piece Of Crap"
"Last Time Ever"
"Decent Days And Nights (Shy Child Remix)"

WARNING: If you are as sick of remixes as I am, you might want to avoid that "Decent Days And Nights" remix.

Myspace page is here.
Emusic page is here.


PJ Harvey

The blog Clever Titles Are So Last Summer has posted some mp3s of PJ Harvey live on KCRW... here.

pj harvey

"It's You"
"The Pocket Knife"
"The Letter"
"Uh Huh Her"
"The Darker Days of Me & Him"
"You Come Through"

Myspace page is here.
Emusic page is here.

pj harvey

Neil Young

The Rawking Refuses To Stop! blog has posted "Out On The Weekend" by Neil Young in convenient mp3 format... here.

This question is posed: "Are you guys Harvest fans? Because you should be. What's your favorite Neil album? Mine's probably After The Goldrush."

I gots to go with Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere.


Saturday, July 29


Do I smell Minutemen??

Oh yeah, Mars Needs Guitars has posted "Political Song For Michael Jackson To Sing"... here.

Dig it!

minutemen 1984

Also Posted:
John Cale "Hanky Panky Nohow"
Judie Sill "The Kiss"
The Triffids "Wide Open Road"
The 1990's "You're Supposed To Be My Friend (Demo)"
The Walker Brothers "After The Lights Go Out"
Scritti Politti "Dr. Abernathy"

More Mike Watt is here.
Emusic page is here.

minutemen former promo pic

Cat Power

The blog Kwaya Na Kisser has posted part one of a boot featuring Cat Power and the Memphis Rhythm Band live at Bonnaroo... here.

cat power at bonnaroo

"Instrumental #1 (Memphis Rhythm Band)"
"Instrumental #2 (Memphis Rhythm Band)"
"The Greatest"
"Living Proof"
"Lived in Bars"
"Could We"
"Empty Shell"
"The Moon"
"Where Is My Love"

Myspace page is here.
Matador page is here.
Emusic page is here.

cat power

The Delagdos

The Chromewaves blog has posted two mp3s and one video (in quicktime .mov loveliness) from The Delgados... here.

"I Fought The Angels" (demo)
"Parcel Of Rogues"
"Everybody Come Down"

Emusic page is here.

alun of the delgados

Big Business

Do you like the Melvins? Sure, we all do. Well, if you like the Melvins you might want to check out their tour-mates Big Business.

Download "Just As The Day Was Dawning"... here.

Myspace page is here.

NOTE: Is it just me or does the singer sound just a bit like John Connelly of Nuclear Assault.

big business drums

Hot Snakes

The Gentle Tyrants weblog has posted "Plenty for All" by Hot Snakes (one of the most rockiness John Reis projects ever!)... here.

hot snakes

The post laments the break up of Hot Snakes. Well, the world is gonna get just a little more Hot Snakes. Swami is releasing a live album recorded for The Australian Broadcasting Corporation on 5/10/05... Thunder Down Under. The album comes out August 15th.

Track Listing:
1. Braintrust
2. Hi-Lites
3. Retrofit
4. XOX
5. Think About Carbs
6. L.A.X.
7. Plenty For All
8. Who Died
9. Suicide Invoice
10. Kreative Kontrol
11. Rock n' Roll Will Never Die
12. U.S. Mint
13. Let it Come

Pre-Order Thunder Down Under... here.

Myspace page is here.
Swami Radio is here.

TRIVIA: In 2004, the Hot Snakes recorded what would end up being the last-ever Peel Session ever.

hot snakes thunder down under

Dave Allen's Neighborhood

So Dave Allen of Gang Of Four has a podcast in which he scours his crates of LPs in order to explore the development of the post-punk sound. Awesome.

Listen to Dave Allen's Neighborhood... here.

He also runs Pampelmoose Records.

dave allen

Friday, July 28

The Clash

Dude, if you don't own London Calling by The Clash already, what are you waiting for?? Get it here (or somewhere else, whatever). But... if you need more convincing head on over to the Booty Traps blog... here.

"Wrong 'Em Boyo"
"Death or Glory"

london calling


God Bless The BBC!

The Kwaya Na Kisser weblog has posted a whole slew of BBC sessions... here.

90 Day Men "Sort Of Is A Country In Love (Peel Session)"
Ash "Teenage Kicks (Peel Session)"
Billy Bragg "New England '96 (Peel Session)"
Blonde Redhead "Where Is John (Peel Session)"
Can "Geheim (BBC Session)"
Cat Power "C'mon In My Kitchen (Peel Session)" and "Wonderwall (Peel Session)"
Dilinger Escape Plan "Rebed Yell (BBC Rock Show Session)"
Fuck "Like A Rainbow (Peel Session)"
Jimi Hendrix "Hey Joe (BBC Session)" and "Hound Dog (BBC Session)"
Mogwai "Chocky (Wingding Session)" and "Like Herod (The Extra Mile) (Wingding Session)"
Nirvana "Polly (BBC Rock Show Session)"
Patti Smith "Because The Night (BBC Session)" and "Gloria (BBC Session)"
PJ Harvey "My Beautiful Leah (Wingding Session)"
Skunk Anansie "All I Want (BBC Session)"
Sonic Youth "Corporate Ghost/Rubens Beard (BBC Session)" and "Major Label Chicken Feed (BBC Session)"
Yo La Tengo "Autumn Sweater (Wingding Session)" and "I Heard You Looking (Wingding Session)" and "It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry (Wingding Session)" and "Shadows (Wingding Session)"

bbc radio outside broadcast van

Bloc Party

Bloc Party guitarist/vocalist Kele Okereke and drummer Matt Tong joined WNYC's John Schaefer on Soundcheck this afternoon. They talked about the band's "fast rise up the indie charts" and more... here (mp3).

Apparently, "dark images" resonate in Okereke's brain and he didn't want to make "I love you baby, yeah, yeah, yeah"-type of music. Also, the recording for the new album is finished. All that remains is the mixing. Hopefully, they will avoid that dreaded sophomore slump.

Myspace page is here.
Vice Recordings page is here.
Emusic page is here.

bloc party

Mission Of Burma

The blog TIMEDOOR has posted a kick-ass track from the latest Mission Of Burma album, The Obliterati.

Get "Good, Not Great"... here.

Mission Of Burma myspace page is here.
Matador page is here.
Rykodisc page is here.
Emusic page is here.

Also posted are some mp3s by Yo La Tengo
"Mr. Tough"
"The Race Is On Again"
And the Futureheads
"Stupid and Shallow"

mission of burma

Say Hi To Your Mom

The Smudge of Ashen Fluff weblog has posted some Say Hi To Your Mom live on KEXP... here.

Live on KEXP:
"These Fangs"
"Sweet Sweet Heartkiller"
"She Just Happens to Date the Prince of Darkness"
"Snowcones and Puppies"

Additional Say Hi To Your Mom mp3s:
"Kill the Cat"
"Pop Music of the Future"

Even more Say Hi To Your Mom mp3s are here.

Say Hi To Your Mom were also on WOXY earlier this month and played a very similar set.

Myspace page is here.

Say Hi To Your Mom


Every Issue Presents Itself has some Joe Lally news in a Fugazi/Dischord related post... here.

Fugazi tracks posted:
"Recap Madotti"
"The Kill"
"By You"

Fugazi by C. Connolly

Also posted are some tracks by Channels and French Toast.

Channels tracks posted:


French Toast track posted:

french toast

Dead Kennedys

If you read this blog with any regularity, you know I am a big fan of punk rock. Punk's DIY ethos led to many creative achievements (e.g. - The Minutemen, Husker Du, X, The Ramones, and Dead Kennedys, to name a few). However, when people with narrow little minds hijack that ethos and use it to promote hate... it really pisses me off. And now iTunes is selling racist nazi crap. Fuckers!

Well, at least you can buy Plastic Surgery Disasters/In God We Trust, Inc on iTunes. Better yet, get it from emusic... here.

The Rock Star Journalist weblog (music for short attention spans) has posted “Nazi Punks Fuck Off” by Dead Kennedys... here.

Also posted:
Leftover Crack - “Nazi White Trash“

dead kennedys 1984 by John Schaefer

Thursday, July 27

Blood On The Wall

So *Sixeyes has posted a review of Awesomer by Blood On The Wall in honor of its re-release... here.

Mp3s posted:
"Reunite On Ice"
"Heat From The Day"

Myspace page is here.
Social Registry page is here.
Emusic page is here.

blood on the wall logo

Belle And Sebastian

Thems be some twee motherfuckas! (Yet another rejected label).

The Late Greats blog
has posted some KCRW sessions from Belle And Sebastian... here.

"Another Sunny Day"
"To Be Myself Completely"
"Dress Up In You"
"Funny Little Frog"
"White Collar Boy"

Myspace page is here.
Jeepster page is here.
Matador page is here.
Emusic page is here.

belle and sebastian

Thee Headcoatees

Sure, we all know about Billy Childish and Thee Headcoats.

thee headcoats

But what about the all-girl Holly GoLightly led Thee Headcoatees?? Huh?

Well, The Cable And Tweed blog has posted "Spineless Little Shit", a whopper of a fuck-off song... here.

Thee Headcoatees

Thee Headcoatees myspace page is here.
Thee Headcoatees emusic page is here.
Thee Headcoats emusic page is here.
Holly GoLightly emusic page is here.

BONUS: The Crap weblog has posted a whole bunch of artrocker mp3s... here, including "I'm Hurtin'" by one Billy Childish.

Thee Headcoatees punk girls

Tapes 'n Tapes

They've been a better lover with your mother... It's Tapes 'n Tapes.

The Smudge of Ashen Fluff weblog has posted some lovely mp3s of Tapes 'n Tapes live on Minnesota Public Radio last Friday... here.

Tapes 'n Tapes

Tracks posted:
"Jakov's Suite"

Myspace page is here.
Emusic page is here.

BONUS: The EAR FARM blog has put up an "Insistor"-themed post... here.

Tapes 'n Tapes

The Pipettes


The Leaky Sparrow blog has posted "Your Kisses Are Wasted On Me" by the blog-tastic neo-retro girl group The Pipettes... here.

Myspace page is here.
Memphis Industries page is here.
Emusic page is here.

the pipettes

The Thermals

The I Rock Cleveland weblog has posted a new track by The Thermals, "Pillar Of Salt"... here.

Myspace page is here.
Sub Pop page is here.
Emusic page is here.

the thermals

Wednesday, July 26

Martha Wainwright

One more for today...

The blog Upside Down Stupid Hat has posted what may be (1) my favorite folk song of all time, and (2) the best diss ever... "Bloody Mother Fucking Asshole" by Martha Wainwright... here.

Myspace page is here.

Martha Wainwright

Wayne Coyne

I know, I know... these are old. But I finally got around to watching 'em.

He's not a high school graduate, and he agrees it's amazing that he's not in jail... it's Wayne Coyne of Flaming Lips fame doing a video commencement speech for OKC Classen:

Part 1

Part 2


Oh, I loves covers. Yes, I do.

The blog Built on a Weak Spot has posted a bunch of cover songs, including the Melvins covering "Candy-O" originally performed by The Cars... here.

Ipecac page is here.
Myspace page is here.
Emusic page is here.

melvins devo

Also Available:
Airiel covering "Blowin' Cool" by Swervedriver
Sonic Youth covering "Superstar" by The Carpenters
The Mountain Goats covering "FM" by Steely Dan
Arcwelder covering "I am the Walrus" by The Beatles
Angel Hair covering "Stigmata Martyr" by Bauhaus
Rorschach covering "21st Century Schizoid Man" by King Crimson
Shudder to Think covering "Shake Dog Shake" by The Cure
Coalesce covering "Supernaut" by Black Sabbath
Seaweed covering "Warsaw" by Joy Division

melvins what

Tom Waits

The *Sixeyes weblog has posted a Tom Waits mix... here.

"Romeo Is Bleeding"
"Kentucky Avenue"
"Whistlin' Past The Graveyard"
"Gun Street Girl"
"16 Shells From A Thirty-Ought-Six"
"How's It Gonna End"
"Another Man's Vine"
"Hold On"
"Buzz Flederjohn"

Anti Records page is here.
Emusic page is here.

tom waits

Jimmie Spheeris

This one is for Joelle.

The smooth smooth folk stylings of Jimmie Spheeris are available at the Gorilla Vs. Bear blog.

Get "I Am The Mercury"... here.

jimmie spheeris

The Aquabats

The 3hive blog has posted "Fashion Zombies!" by The Aquabats. Think the Misfits as wacky superheroes.

Dig it!... here.

Myspace page is here.
Emusic page is here.


Tuesday, July 25

Sidebar Revision

Q: More sidebar revision?
A: Yes... Feed me Good Tunes, Moistworks, OH MY ROCKNESS, Press Random.

Art Brut

The Brooklyn Ski Club weblog has posted an mp3 of the cheeky faux-punks Art Brut performing "Moving To LA" live... here.

Myspace page is here.

art brut


The Obscure Sound weblog has posted a wide range of Blur mp3s... here. (Sorry, no Blondie covers).

blur as blondie

From Leisure
"She’s So High"
From Modern Life Is Rubbish
"Blue Jeans"
"Sunday, Sunday"
From Parklife
"Girls & Boys"
"Clover Over Dover"
From The Great Escape
"It Could Be You"
"The Thought Of Cars"
From Blur
"Song 2"
"Death Of A Party"
From 13
"Trimm Trabb"
From Think Tank
"Battery in Your Leg"
"Crazy Beat"