Thursday, August 31

The Foundry Field Recordings on WOXY

NOOOOOOooooooo.... WOXY is goin' bye-bye. (Thanks to Each Note Secure for the heads up).

Get some WOXY while it is still there. Here's The Foundry Field Recordings Lounge Act from last week:

Download: The Foundry Field Recordings (mp3)

COMMENT: I'm hoping they'll come back as a non-profit like KEXP.

The Foundry Field Recordings

LIVE: Telamon Bridge by Spoon

Live From The Oranges Band Website, Part I...

The mp3s from Spoon that are located on The Oranges Band website were recorded on June 2, 2000 in the State of Texas.

Download: "Telamon Bridge (Live)" (mp3)

Myspace page is here.
Merge Records page is here.
Emusic page is here.


Hot Snakes

ooh ooooh... Live Hot Snakes on Obscure Sound... here.

"Let It Come"

Myspace page is here.
Swami Records page is here.
Emusic page is here.

BONUS: "Who Died" (Epitonic mp3)

Hot Snakes

Touch & Go

Brooklyn Vegan has put up a MASSIVE Touch & Go mix... here.

Dig it!

Tracks posted:
"Hello? Is This Thing On?" !!! (Chk Chk Chk)
"Where Have All The Rude Boys Gone?" Ted Leo & The Pharmacists
"Kill the Sexplayer" Girls Against Boys
"Everybody Sings" Supersystem
"We Start to Drift" Shipping News
"Watch Song" Shellac
"Texas" Big Black
"DNI" Man or Astro-Man?
"Greatest Gift" Scratch Acid
"Little Tommy Tucker" Sally Timms
"Killboy Powerhead" Didjits
"Hi There" Killdozer
"Gasoline" The New Year
"Frontera" Calexico
"Fortress" Pinback
"Good Friday" CocoRosie
"Not Just Words" The Black Heart Procession
"Stars" Brick Layer Cake
"Bunch" Seam
"Kanon" Enon
"It's Raining" Quasi
"Do Something Right" Arcwelder
"I Really Should've Gone Out Last Night" Dirty Three
"Big Bad Days" Die Kreuzen
"Sink Is Busted" June of 44
"Fly On the Wall" Jesus Lizard
"Dreams" TV on the Radio
"Art Star" Yeah Yeah Yeahs
"Distilled" Blonde Redhead

Touch & Go

J. Mascis

In case you haven't heard, poor J. got ripped off. The details of the crime are here.

The Runout Groove has posted some J. Mascis' Peel Sessions from 2002... here.

Tracks Posted:
"I Feel Like Going Home"
"Everybody Lets Me Down"
"Freak Scene"

Witch's myspace page is here.
J. Mascis and the Fog's emusic page is here.
Dinosaur Jr.'s emusic page is here.

J Mascis

Lou Reed

Some songs get stuck in your head easily, and then won't leave (e.g. "Oomalama" by Eugenius). Very few songs get stuck in your head easily, and leave easily. These songs can be used to clear the more persistent songs out of yer noggin.

Moistworks has posted my favorite song for clearing annoyingly catchy songs out of my head, Lou Reed's "Satellite of Love"... here.

Also posted:
An early demo of "Satellite of Love" by The Velvet Underground
"Job" by Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet

Reprise Records page is here.

Lou Reed

Wednesday, August 30


Post-The Vaselines, Eugene Kelly formed Captain America which then got renamed Eugenius. Yes, a trademark infringement became either a combination of Eugene + Genius or a reference to the usurper against Emperor Theodosius I that represented the last stand of the Pagan tradition in Roman History?

Any-hoo... An Aquairum Drunkard has posted "Oomalama"... here. (Shit... now it's stuck in my head, again).

Also posted: "Son Of A Gun" by The Vaselines

Eugene Kelly's Myspace page is here.

MORE: Check out one2zero's posts of the Captain America EPs... here and here.

mr eugene kelly

Joy Division

The Stiff Kittens --> Warsaw --> Joy Division

If you didn't hear them at some earlier point in time, head over to Press Random and check out the Warsaw demos from the band that became Joy Division... here.

Track listing:
"The Drawback"
"Leaders of Men"
"They Walked In Line"
"No Love Lost"
"Living In the Ice Age"
"As You Said"

joy division in the tube

The And/Ors

From the mind of Daniel Black came... The And/Ors.

The Bows + Arrows weblog has posted two tracks by The And/Ors... here.

"Candy Takes The Cake"

Also posted: "Rockets" by Cat Power

BONUS: "Flexiclocks" ( mp3)

The And/Ors

Q: What is Daniel Black doing now?
A: The September Gurls.

ANOTHER BONUS: "Living In Slow Motion" (myspace mp3) by The September Gurls

The September Gurls


Statement: Gimme Indie Pop!

The blog Gorilla Vs. Bear has posted the song "Bicycle" by Rafter... here.

Myspace page is here.


Tuesday, August 29

Gang Of Four

The Cobain in a Coma weblog has posted an eclectic mix featuring a friggin' awesome song from Gang of Four.

Get "Natural's Not In It"... here.

Myspace page is here.

Gang Of Four


short + sweet

There's new Clinic at blogs are for dogs... here.


Myspace page is here.
Domino page is here.


The Cure

You probably know that Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me is getting the d-e-l-u-x-e treatment from Rhino. Find out why... here. (Thanks, Awesome Until Proven Guilty)

Check out:
"Like Cockatoo"
"Why Can't I Be You? (Live)"

NOTE: Personally, I would have gone with "Shiver And Shake", but hey, that's me.

Official site is here.
Myspace page is here.

Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me

Arcade Fire

The blog Veritas Lux Mea has posted some White Sessions from Arcade Fire. For those of you who ignored the hype (which happened to be justified, damnit) or simply didn't hear about Arcade Fire (ignorance ain't bliss, suckers), give 'em a listen... here (via yousendit).

White Sessions Downloadables:
"Wake Up"
"Neighborhood #2 (Laika)"
"No Cars Go"
"Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)"
"Rebellion (Lies)"

Myspace page is here.
Merge page is here.
Emusic page is here.

Arcade Fire

Monday, August 28

Ultra-Hyper-Mega Vacation Recap

Stuff I missed out on while on vacation...

Beck at A Beef Sandwich w/ Sweet and Hot Peppers
The Buzzcocks at sound of the suburbs
Cover, Cover, Covers at Some Velvet Blog
PJ Harvey at Curiously Tasty Music
JSBX at Milk Milk Lemonade
Minor Threat at Fun Fun Fun
Minutemen at Vinyl Mine
A MASSIVE mix featuring Shellac at the blackened air
The last Sleater-Kinney show at ryspace
Live Spoon at reloda
Wolverine Brass at BLACK BALLOON

gimme tinnitus logo

Saturday, August 26

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs covering Sonic Youth... here. (Thanks, Dreams Of Horses)

And it's "The Diamond Sea". And it's acoustic. Whhaaa???

Once you hear it you're gonna wanna buy it... here.

Myspace page is here.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs Go To The Bathroom

Thursday, August 24

Bulk Buttons

A purveyor of trippy-ass hip-hop remix-ology... Bulk Buttons has got a free instrumental album, Bumble And The Bees, available (in a neat little zip file)... here.

Bulk Buttons

Modest Mouse

The weblog To Die By Your Side has posted three XFM live sessions from Johnny Marr's new best friends, Modest Mouse... here.

"Ocean Breathes Salty"
"Float On"
"The World At Large"

Myspace page is here.
Sony site is here.
Emusic page is here.

Modest Mouse minus Marr

Kissing The Lipless By The Shins

The KRLX music blog has got some live tracks from The Shins' frontman James Mercer... here.

"Won One Too Many Fights"
"Harvest" (Neil Young Cover)

Myspace page is here.
Sub Pop page is here.
Oh, inverted world site is here.

BONUS: "Kissing The Lipless" (mp3) by The Shins

UPDATE: News about The Shins new album at The Music Slut... here.

The Shins

The Format

The blog I Am Fuel, You Are Friends has posted six tracks by the indie poppers, The Format... here.

"Tune Out"
"She Doesn't Get It"
"Give It Up"
"The First Single"
"The Lottery Song" (Harry Nilsson cover)
"For You" (Bruce Springsteen cover)

Myspace page is here.
Pure Volume page is here.
Emusic page is here.

The Format

Wednesday, August 23

Drive Like Jehu

Fuck... I forgot to post this.

The blog Built on a Weak Spot posted "Here Come the Rome Plows" by Drive Like Jehu... here.


Myspace page is here.

BONUS: "Human Interest" (myspace mp3) (Warning: Low Bitrate)

Drive Like Jehu

Dracula Mountain By Lightning Bolt

And now for something completely fucked... Lightning Bolt!

Lightning Bolt DRUMSSSSS

"Dracula Mountain" (mp3) from Wonderful Rainbow
"Diet of Grapes and Nuts" (mp3) from the You're Soaking In It compilation
"Captain Caveman" (mp3) live in South Philly (2005)

More Lightning Bolt mp3s... here.

Myspace page is here.
Load Records page is here.
Emusic page is here.

BONUS Myspace mp3s:
"Bizarro Bike"
"Captain Caveman"
"On Fire" (Not a Sebadoh cover, not as far as I can tell that is).

Lightning Bolt

Faux Pas

Who The Bloody Hell Are They? has put up a post about the sample-tronica artist Faux Pas... here.

Check out:
"For The Trees" (mp3)
"Tim As A Brim" (mp3)

Myspace page is here.

Faux Pas

French Kicks

The blog Bricolage Fantasy has posted a massive French Kicks sampler... here.

Tracks posted:
"So Far We Are"
"Also Ran"
"One More Time"
"Following Waves"
"When You Heard You"
"Crying Just For Show"
"Young Lawyer"
"So Many Cakes"

NOTE: I don't think I would (a) call the French Kicks a punk rock band (but hey that's just me) or (b) compare them to the Pixies... *cough* Strokes *cough*... (well ok, maybe "Young Lawyer").

Myspace page is here.
Startime International page is here.
Emusic page is here.

French Kicks

Cold War Kids

So, I finally listened to the Cold War Kids' Daytrotter sessions... here. If you have not heard the Cold War Kids, this is a pretty good intro, and if you have you probably have already clicked on the link above.

Download: "Passing The Hat" (new title for "Passing the Hat") (Daytrotter mp3)

Also posted:
"God Make Up Your Mind"
"Hospital Beds"
"We Used To Vacation"

Myspace page is here.

cold war kids on daytrotter by johnnie_cluney

Ok Go

I know, I know... this has been around for a while. But I just saw it thanks to Berry's Blog.

OK Go (of This American Life fame) brings the Spike Jonze-style silly choreography to a new level by incorporating exercise equipment to their routine.

Here's "Here It Goes Again":

YouTube link is here.
The mp3 of the song is here.
Myspace page is here.

BONUS: "Get Over It" (midi)


Tuesday, August 22

Scratch Acid

The kick ass punk rock blog SiLT has posted a big ol' chunk of Scratch Acid... here.

Tracks posted:
"Greatest Gift"
"Mary Had A Little Drug Problem"

Myspace page is here.
Emusic page is here.

Scratch Acid

50 Foot Wave

The reloda blog has posted a boot of 50 Foot Wave... here.

Track Listing:
"Bone China"
"Glory Weed"
"El Dorado"
"Sally Is A Girl"
"Clara Bow"
"Ginger Park"
"Golden Ocean"
"Long Painting"
"Dog Days"

Myspace page is here.
Emusic page is here.

50 Foot Wave


Looking for the next band to successfully channel Joy Division?? Then check out Protokoll. *sixeyes has three mp3s posted... here.

Myspace page is here.

BONUS: "DNR" (myspace mp3)


John Zorn

Motel de Moka has posted some jazz fusion... here.

Don't worry, this is a fusion of jazz and hardcore punk from John Zorn's Naked City, and it ROCKS.

Tracks posted:
"The James Bond Theme"
"The Sicilian Clan"

Also posted:
"Yekermo Sew (Mulatu Astatque)" The Code International
"Neji" Yoko Utsumi
"Contort Yourself" James Chance
"Aerosol Burns" Essential Logic
"Shevil" Meatjack

Mr. Zorn's label is Tzadik.
More about Zorn here.

naked city

The Damned

The blog sound of the suburbs has posted five Peel Sessions from The Damned... here.

Tracks posted:
"New Rose"
"Fan Club"
"Smash It Up"
"We Love You"

The Damned

Hockey Night

An official communique from Hockey Night...

"creamy juice blasters - cake shopp thursday 7pm to 9pmz

paul from hockeynight is showing his psychic trash at the cake shop!
it will be up august 24th through oct. 4th. so stop by and check it out and lick your lips. and pray for peace.

there's gonna be a little reception this thursday from 7pm to 9pm. and it would be rad if you came over and hung out and joined up and looked back and then stormed out.

'you can expect to see melting rainbow lips haunting electric black storms... in your futuremind. psychedelic felt splatters. construction paper cherry blasts and glossy pink lips slapped on cut out white cones. flavor zones.
so get juiced about that!
you'll probably be lucid dreaming when you get there. too'

also, this shit isn't a fucking game! see you thursday!

cake shop:
152 ludlow st.

I won't be there. Damnit! Gonna miss out (again). Oh well.

Myspace page is here.
Lookout Records page is here.
A Hockey Night mp3 waits for you... here.

Hockey Night Art

Monday, August 21

Bloc Party

The contrail weblog has posted a demo of a new Bloc Party song, "Song For Clay"... here.

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

BONUS (For Those Of You Who Just Woke Up From Comas And Are Saying To Yourselves, "Bloc Party Who?"): "Banquet" (mp3)

bloc party eat junk


The video quality is sucky, the sound quality is worse, it's BOAT on YouTube!!!

YouTube Link is here.

Myspace page is here.
Magic Marker page is here.
Emusic page is here.

BOAT logo

Gnarls Barkley

The blog Berkeley Place has posted some live Gnarls... here.

Tracks posted:
"Who Scares You" (Doors Cover)
"Storm Coming"
"We Are The Champions (Intro)/Go Go Gadget Gospel"
"Transformer" (Acoustic Version)
"There’s An End" (Great Lords Cover)

Myspace page is here.

Gnarls Barkley

Takka Takka

If you're planning to see Clap Your Hands Say Yeah on their new tour, you might want to familiarize yourself with their opener... Takka Takka.

Get Takka Takka's web-only EP, Fall Apart Art... here.

Myspace page is here.

BONUS: "Over And Over Again (Lost & Found)" (mp3) by Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

NOTE: Architecture in Helsinki is the other opener.

Takka Takka Fall Apart Art EP


Snowden is what you call an mp3-blog friendly artist. Many a blog have been posting this song:

Download: "Anti-Anti" (mp3) (NOTE: "Anti-Anti" is still available here).


Here's another song by Snowden that's filled with shoegazey goodness...

Download "Between The Rent And Me" (mp3)

Remember nothing encourages mp3-based marketing better than robust album sales (order their new album here).

Myspace page is here.

BONUS: If your into the whole remix thing, here's...
"Anti-Anti (Jordan Stutter Remix)" (mp3).


Sunday, August 20

Comets On Fire

Dang, I must have been in a foul mood when I first heard them, cuz I had always written Comets On Fire off as just a little too dissonant. Yes, they are dissonant, but TOO dissonant? No. In particular, their newer material has embraced the heavy psychedelia vibe. And listening to their older songs now, I realize this... they fuckin' ROCK!

Comets On Fire

Newer Stuff:
"Dogwood Rust" (mp3) from Avatar
"The Antlers Of The Midnight Sun" (mp3) from Blue Cathedral

Older Stuff from Comets On Fire:
"Graverobbers" (mp3)(Crappy Tags!)
"The Way Down" (mp3)(Crappy Tags!)
"Let's Take It All" (mp3)(Crappy Tags!)

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

Comets On Fire

Proton Proton

So I never got around to mentioning that I was pissed I didn't get to experience the post-post-hardcore of Proton Proton over 4th of July weekend. (ASIDE: The now bass-less Motico rocked). Hopefully, I will be able to see Proton Proton here:

BrooklynBretta Music Festival, 644 Sackett st. Park Slope, Brooklyn. Outdoor, September 9th from noon-9pm. w/ The Exeter Popes + Dawn Landes + Limbs + Americans + Villa Vina + Greg Hoy and the Boys + The New Lines.

Download: "Plates" (mp3)

Myspace page is here.

Proton Proton

Saturday, August 19

Asher Wynne

Ever ask yourself... "What ever happened to Asher?"

I found him on myspace... here. I always knew that boy was talented.

Check out: "Then My Head Went Swimming" (mp3)

Asher Wynne??


Listening to "Stars" by Hum rilly takes me back to the 90's. I just love that combo of wimpy vocals with crunching guitars.

The blog Heartache with Hard Work has posted "Stars"... here.

The post has a stellar theme (har har). Sorry.

Also posted:
"Galaxy Song" Monty Python
"Why Does the Sun Shine?" They Might Be Giants
"Galaxies" Laura Veirs
"Randy Described Eternity" Built to Spill
"Life, the Universe, and Everything" BBC's The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

BONUS: "Time Is Melting" (mp3)



Oneida on NPR!

Enemyhogs is here.
Myspace page is here.
Emusic page is here.


Shuggie Otis


The blog Tired Starlings has posted "Inspiration Information" by Shuggie Otis... here.

Also posted:
"Take My Breath Away (Berlin Cover)" My Morning Jacket
"Hot Burrito #1" and "Hot Burrito #2" The Flying Burrito Brothers
"Peaches En Regalia" Frank Zappa

Emusic page is here.

Shuggie Otis Inspiration Information

For Those Who Know

Let's face Austin rocks... Spoon, The Sword, Sound Team, and that's just the letter S.

The band For Those Who Know are from Austin, and guess what... they rock.

Download: "Monday" (mp3)

Myspace page is here.

For Those Who Know

Broken Social Scene/Do Make Say Think

Broken Social Scene and Do Make Say Think are touring...

The Yellow Stereo weblog has some details... here.

Plus mp3s of the following Broken Social Scene songs:
"Our Faces Split The Coast In Half"
"Fire Eye'd Boy"

Broken Social Scene

Meanwhile, the cleverly-named We Hate Your Hate has posted mp3s by both bands... here.

Broken Social Scene:
"7/4 (Shorelines)"
"Ibi Dreams of Pavement (A Better Day) (Live on NPR's World Cafe)"

Do Make Say Think:
"107 Reasons Why"
"End of Music"

Dig it.

Broken Social Scene's myspace page is here.
Broken Social Scene's emusic page is here.

BONUS: "Frederica" (mp3) by Do Make Say Think

Do Make Say Think live