Saturday, September 30

Fluency By Landing

This is the final retro-mp3 of the month. It's time for the spacey-spacey sound of... Landing

Download: "Fluency" (mp3)

Myspace page is here.
K Records page is here.
Emusic page is here.


Cash Machine By Two Ton Boa

Walking down 13th St. the other day (right by the where that crane came down yesterday) I came across an Art in Odd Places peephole art installation by J. Kathleen White.

Art in Odd Places

Here's what one of the installations look like:

peephole art

Look inside:

J. Kathleen White peephole art

J. Kathleen White peephole art

J. Kathleen White peephole art

Here's something else I came across the other day...

Download: "Cash Machine" by Sherry Fraser's Two Ton Boa.

Myspace page is here.
Kill Rock Stars factsheet is here.
Emusic page is here.

Two Ton Boa

LIVE: Lowdown (Wire Cover) By Spoon

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

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

Download: "Lowdown (Wire Cover)" (mp3)

TRIVIA: Oranges Band frontman Roman Kuebler used to play bass for Spoon.

In other Spoon news...

Gorilla Vs. Bear reports that Britt Daniel did a set for AOL's (ick) The Interface podcast... here. The think tank blog (WARNING: Popup Ads) has cut the podcast up and posted the indvidual tracks... here.

"Metal Detektor"
"Chips and Dip"
"They Never Got You"

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

Britt Daniel By Scott Boyd

Friday, September 29

New Radio By Bikini Kill

Timedoor has a new feature: Chaka's Great Rock & Roll Screamers.

You gots to check it out... here.

"The Witch" by The Sonics
"Rebel Girl" by Bikini Kill
"Gutterball" by Part Time Christians
"Scream" by Michael Jackson
"Fight/American Justice" by Scream
"I Put A Spell On" by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins

BONUS: "New Radio" by Bikini Kill (mp3)

Bikini Kill

The Podcast Is Down


UPDATE: Nevermind... it's back up.

bob f u

Thursday, September 28

Mount Wroclai (Idle Days) By Beirut

The blog Said The Gramophone has posted a sample of a new song by the much-hyped/annoyingly talented Beirut... here.

"Elephant Gun" from the Lon Gisland EP

Also posted:
"Djuna!" by Frida Hyvonen

Myspace page is here.
4AD page is here.
Emusic page is here.

BONUS: "Mount Wroclai (Idle Days)" (mp3)

beirut postcard

I Summon You By Spoon

Another retro-mp3 from last September... it's Spoon.

Download: "I Summon You (Demo)" (mp3)

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

spoon live march 2003

Dry Drunk Emperor By TV On The Radio

The hearsay blog has posted mp3s of TV on the Radio's performance on KCRW earlier this month... here.

"Blues From Down Here"
"Wolf Like Me"
"Wash The Day"

Myspace page is here.
Blog is here.
4AD page is here.
Emusic page is here.

BONUS: "Dry Drunk Emperor" (mp3)

TV On The Radio

Wednesday, September 27

The Sound Of Failure/It's Dark... Is It Always This Dark?? By The Flaming Lips

The blog Hate Something Beautiful has reported that The Flaming Lips are re-releasing a new version of At War With The Mystics filled with deluxi-tude. Along with this news is an acoustic version of "The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song"... here.

More about the re-release of Mystics... here.

Download some mind expanding digital audio: "The Sound Of Failure/It's Dark... Is It Always This Dark??" (mp3)

Myspace page is here.

The Flaming Lips Lasers

Got To Get By Archie Bronson Outfit

Funtime OK has posted a review of Derang Derang by Archie Bronson Outfit...

BUT WAIT there's more, you also get two additional reviews by other Domino Records artists: So This is Goodbye by Junior Boys (who have a free iTunes download this week) and the Dig Your Own Grave E.P. by the now defunct Test Icicles... WHAT A BARGIN.

"Dead Funny"

Myspace page is here.
Domino page is here.
Emusic is here (NO U.S. downloads yet, DOH!).

BONUS: "Got To Get (Your Eyes)" (mp3)

Archie Bronson Outfit

Violent Femmes

The blog Aquarium Drunkard has posted two tracks from one of my favorite Violent Femmes albums, Hallowed Ground... here.

Tracks posted:
"I Here The Rain"
"Never Tell"

Myspace page is here.
Emusic page is here.

Violent Femmes Yogis

The Meters

Shit! That is F-U-N-K-Y!

It's The Meters... the blog Booty Traps has 'em here.


Also posted:
"A Dime Away From a Hotdog" by Oscar Brown, Jr.

Emusic page is here.

George Of The Meters

Jenny I'm Sneaking Out By The Oranges Band

The Oranges Band have recorded a new song with their friends at WTMD.


Download: "Jenny I'm Sneaking Out" (mp3)

Myspace page is here.
Lookout Records page is here.
Emusic page is here.

UPDATE: Check out Instrumental Analysis for some info on those background vocals... here.

The Oranges Band

Tuesday, September 26

Vena Cava By 50 Foot Wave

You know I loves me some 50 Foot Wave.

Download a song: "Vena Cava" (mp3) (via MIT mirror)

Watch a video:
Clara Bow

Myspace page is here.
Emusic page is here.

50 Foot Wave

José González

José González is everyone's favorite folkie Argentinian Swede. Red Blondehead has posted three mp3s of his mellowness... here.

"Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division Cover)"

Myspace page is here.
Emusic page is here.

José González

Reversal Of A Red Bird By My Teenage Stride

September is winding down, so is our look back at some mp3s from September 2005.

Here's Brooklyn's own My Teenage Stride.

Download: "Reversal Of A Red Bird" (mp3)

Myspace page is here.
Emusic page is here.

My Teenage Stride

Monday, September 25

Conan Thorogood's NES Rendition Of Inside Outside By The Grates

The blog Covert Curiosity has posted a review of Gravity Won't Get You High from Aussie indie poppers, The Grates, plus two mp3s... here.

"Feels Like Pain"

Watch some The Grates:
19 20 20

Myspace page is here

BONUS: "Inside Outside (Conan Thorogood's NES Rendition)" (mp3)

the grates

Sunday, September 24

The Boredoms On The New Yorker's Podcast

Forgot to put this up (Source: The Vice Record's Mp3 Blog)...

Sasha Frere-Jones was talking up The Boredoms on the New Yorker's
podcast... here.

The Boredoms

Margot & The Nuclear So And So's

The Music For Kids Who Can't Read Good blog has posted two mp3s by Margot & The Nuclear So And So's... here.

Tracks posted:
"Skeleton Key"
"Quiet As A Mouse"

Myspace page is here.
Emusic page is here.

Margot & The Nuclear So And So's


The blog Pop Tarts Suck Toasted has compiled the recent leaks from Beck's new album... The Information... here.

PRE-ORDER: here or here or here.

Myspace page is here.
Emusic page is here.

BONUS: "Halo of Gold" (insound mp3)

UPDATE: the blog get down has posted some more leakage... here.


One/Take 5 By Rodrigo Y Gabriela

I Won, I Won!!! What did I win? Rodrigo Y Gabriela by Rodrigo Y Gabriela


Download: "One/Take 5 (Metallica/Paul Desmond Medley) (Live)" from Live Manchester and Dublin (mp3)

If you haven't been entering Culture Bully's Choose Your Own Album Giveaway, there's only a few more days to pick the album you want to win.

Myspace page is here.
Rubyworks page is here.

Rodrigo Y Gabriela

Dirt By Mission Of Burma

I have said it before, and I say it again: Mission Of Burma provides evidence that clearly contradicts the Aerosmith Hypothesis, that rockin-ness is the inverse of age past 30.

Download: "Dirt" (mp3)

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

 mission of burma -  the_geezers_and_their_sound_board

Our Last Quarterstance

If you haven't already, be sure to check out... Our Last Quarterstance: The Blog Tribunal.

Dig that tasty Pavement reference.

UPDATE: Here's the weblinks to the other contributors on OLQ...
Alex – A Great Body of Water
Conor – One Part Team Extreme
Digsy – Quick, Before It Melts
Ekko – Berkeley Place
Matt – Still Kisses with Saliva
Mr. Curiosity – Covert Curiosity
Samantha – So…Where Is Helsinki?

Our Last Quarterstance: The Blog Tribunal

Saturday, September 23

For Guys Eyes Only By Hockey Night

Q: Last September?

Download: "For Guys Eyes Only" (lookout mp3)

Myspace page is here.
Lookout Records page is here.
Emusic page is here.

Hockey Night

Friday, September 22

Flower By Soundgarden

The Idolator weblog has posted a gem of the grunge ages (1990-1994)... "Sub Pop Rock City" by Soundgarden... here.

Unofficial Soundgarden page is here.

BONUS: "Flower" (mpg) (WARNING: LOOOOW bitrate!)



Q: More EX MODELS goodness?
A: Well, sort of... KNYFE HYTS!!!

Knyfe Hyts features the not-so-smooth metal-ass stylings of Shahryar P. Shahryar, Zagrilon... Biter of Planets, and Shahin TreeTalker (who may or may not be inter-dimensional beings that inhabit the bodies of the EX MODELS).

Oy Vey: HYTS OF SUMMER (mp3)

Brah Records is here.

Knyfe Hyts

That's Funny I Don't Feel Like A Shithead By EX MODELS


Ack. My ears... they bleed.

Download: "That's Funny I Don't Feel Like A Shithead" (mp3)


Myspace page is here.
Troubleman Unlimited is here.
AceFu page is here.
French Kiss Records page is here.
THREE.ONE.G Records page is here.
Emusic page is here.


Thursday, September 21

City Of The Dead By Throwing Muses

In the distant past, I pointed out that Kristin Hersh's website Throwing Music has some free mp3s from 50 Foot Wave. However, that is not all that is available on Throwing Music, there is also some Throwing Muses, and some of Kristin's solo work... here.

From Throwing Muses
"Speed and Sleep"
"Shimmer (Live)"
"Hazing (Live)"

Sample: "City of the Dead (Works in Progress version)" (mp3)

From The Grotto by Kristin Hersh
"Snake Oil"
"Deep Wilson"

From KDD

Throwing Muses myspace page is here.
Throwing Muses emusic page is here.

Throwing Muses

XTC By H. Jon Benjamin

This is what most dance music sounds like to me: clicky-clicky (mov).

FYI: H. Jon Benjamin is funny.

This Is So Fucking Great

Copper By Shellac

The blog To Die By Your Side has posted a Peel Session by Shellac.

Get "The End Of Radio"... here.

Touch & Go Page is here.
Myspace fan page is here.

BONUS: "Copper" (mp3) from Terraform


LIVE: Cut From The Cloth By The Evens

There is a boot of The Evens performing at Regent Hall in London (on April 7th, 2006) posted on Frank Turner's hippieburner dot com... here.

Check out a new song: "Cut From The Cloth (Live)" (mp3)

Their new album, The Evens Get Evens, will be released on November 6.

Unofficial myspace page is here.
Dischord page is here.
Emusic page is here.

The Evens

The Format

Q: Want more indie pop from The Format?

A #1: Hate Something Beautiful has posted "The Compromise" and "She Doesn't Get It"... here.

A #2: The Late Greats has posted "Inches and Failing"... here.

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

The Format

Bang The Ball By Dan The Automator

Yesterday's news... Yesterday's Amp Camp...

It's Dan The Automator featuring Rhymefest. (NOTE: Today, it's Sparklehorse)

Download: "Bang The Ball (Featuring Rhymefest)" (mp3) off 2K7 The Tracks

Atlantic Record's Handsome Boy Modeling School page is here.
Decon Media is here.
Rhymefest myspace page is here.
Rhymefest emusic page is here.

Dan The Automator

Bound Stems On WOXY

Bound Stems, Bound Stems, Bound Stems...

They're everywhere. I blame Daytrotter. I also blame the Bound Stems. I also blame WOXY.

Download: "Bound Stems On WOXY" (mp3)

More Bound Stems...
Berkley Place
The Pop View
Noise For Toaster

The Yellow Stereo
Metro Distortion

i am daylights

s k a t t e r b r a i n
thus spake drake

Can you see the sunset from the southside?

Myspace page is here.
Daytrotter Sessions are here.
Emusic page is here.

Bound Stems

Wednesday, September 20

The Decline Of Western Civilization

The blog Licorice Pizza has posted a sampling off the soundtrack to The Decline Of Western Civilization documentary (directed by Penelope Spheeris of Wayne's World fame)... here.

Track posted:
"Manimal" by The Germs
"I Just Want Some Skank" by Circle Jerks
"Depression" by Black Flag
"I Don't Care About You" by Fear
"Johny Hit and Run Paulene" by X

imdb page is here.

FEAR in The Decline Of Western Civilization part one

On The Face Of It By The Evens

The blog bars and guitars has posted a sparse bit of The Evens, entitled "You Won't Feel A Thing"... here.

Unofficial myspace page is here.
Dischord page is here.
Emusic page is here.

BONUS: "On The Face Of It" (mp3)

The Evens

The Grates

The Culture Bully has posted a couple mp3s from those cheeky Aussies, The Grates... here.

The Grates “Sukkafish”
The Grates “Feels Like Pain”

Myspace page is here

The Grates


Stereogum has posted a new Clinic track, "The New Seeker"... here.

Pre-order Visitations... here.

There's an old Clinic track, "Distortions"... here (insound mp3).

Myspace page is here.
Domino page is here.


Chin Up, Cheer Up By Ryan Adams

Forgot to post this yesterday... Ryan Adams on NPR. I always knew he wasn't an asshole.

Listen to the story here. There's also an extended interview clips for all you adams-heads.

Myspace page is here.

BONUS: "Chin Up, Cheer Up" (mp3)

Ryan Adams

Tuesday, September 19

One Reporter's Opinion By Watt/Hurley

Another retro-mp3 from last September... It's Watt/Hurley playing at All Tomorrow's Parties in 2003.

Download: "One Reporter's Opinion" (mp3)

Mike Watt's myspace page is here.
Watt's Hoot page is here.


Cannery Hours By The Occasion

Warped Reality Magazine has posted two tracks by The Occasion, a band filled with velvety goodness... here.

"A Dulcimer’s Fancy"
"Register My Complaints"

Myspace page is here.
Say Hey Records page is here.

BONUS: "Cannery Hours" (mp3)

The Occasion


The Parking Lot Cities blog has posted Beck's KCRW sessions from 2003... here.

Tracks posted:
"I Heard That Lonesome Whistle Blow (Hank Williams Cover)"
"We Live Again"
"Go Easy (John Martyn Cover)"
"Some Things Las A Long Time (Daniel Johnston Cover)"
"Nobody’s Fault But My Own"

Myspace page is here.
Emusic page is here.


We've Got Boxes By Les Savy Fav

The blog Macktronic has posted some mp3s of Les Savy Fav... here.

"Tragic Monsters"
"Reprobate's Resume"
"Crawling Can Be Beautiful"

BONUS: "We've Got Boxes" (mp3)

Les Savy Fav Wheaties

Monday, September 18


Speaking of the Meat Puppets and bands that broke up... the blog Milk Milk Lemonade has posted some Scrawl... here.

TRIVIA, Part 1: Scrawl got their start opening for the Meat Puppets.
TRIVIA, Part 2: Scrawl's original name was... Skull.

"Good Under Pressure"

Emusic page is here.



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