Thursday, May 31

hike ruff by low scores meets zoomzip

Low Scores has been working with Zoomzip.

Downloadable Demos:
"hike ruff" (mp3)
"ham hawk" (mp3)
"oh no" (mp3)
"untitled" (mp3)

Low Scores

Low Scores also has an entry in the DNTEL remix contest.

Download: "Dumb Luck (Low Scores Remix)" (mp3)

Older Low Scores post is here (avec deux demos).


Download: "The National Headbustaz Anthem" (yousendit)

This here is a newish Zoomzip remix: "Clipse - Mr Me Too (Zoomzip Remix)" (mp3)

zoomzip remixes

More zoomzip remixes... here.

- G Vs. B has mp3s of Jana Hunter live on Ma Fama... here. The whole thing is here.
- thepunkguy looks back at ye Good Ole’ Days of Op Ivy... here.
- The Roaring Machine wants you to play The Vaselines "very fucking loudly"... here.

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Wednesday, May 30

VIDEO: Murder By The Big Sleep

Hey You! Watch yerself some The Big Sleep!

Watch (and Listen):
"Murder" (mp4)
"Murder" (mov)
"Murder" (mp3)

MMMMMmmmmm... Big Sleep Cookie!
The Big Sleep

Myspace page is here.
French Kiss Records are here.
Emusic page is here.

- Oh fuck yeah... O'Death's SXSW Daytrotter session is up... here.
- Sufjan Rocks? Whaa? Find out more at The Rawking Refuses to Stop!... here.
- Timedoor reposts some Swell Maps... here.

The Big Sleep

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Tuesday, May 29

In The City By Peel

The good folks at Fanatic are hyping up Peel. And you know what... They fucking deserve it!

"In The City" (mp3)
"Oxford" (mp3)

Myspace page is here.
Peek-A-Boo Records page is here.
Emusic page is here.

- The Broken West hits Daytrotter with a dose of LA indie rock... here.
- "Your 8th Birthday" (mp3) by Cloud Cult is today's KEXP Song Of The Day.
- So Much Silence? What? Bark Bark Bark?... here.
- You should totally save net radio... here.
- I Rock Cleveland can't stop listening to Future Clouds And Radar... here.
- The theme of this week's Contrast Podcast is: "How?" (mp3)


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My Rights Versus Yours By The New Pornographers

Just in time for Summer! The New Pornographers have delivered a song that is comprised of two parts (1) the boring slow part and (2) the more interesting mid-tempo poppy part. Eh. I am underwhelmed.

Oh yeah, and this mp3 is everywhere. It's here (of course), and here and here and here and here and here and here and here. Get the idea?

It does have a great title though...

Download: "My Rights Versus Yours" (mp3)

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

The New Pornographers


Monday, May 28

Spain Never Made It By Foundry Field Recordings

Foundry Field Recordings has a free EP, Fathers As Robots... available just for you on their website.

Download: "Spain Never Made It" (mp3)

Get the rest of the EP... here.

Myspace page is here.
Daytrotter free songs are here.
Emusic page is here.

- Blank Crisis remembers Warrior Soul... here.
- Neiles' Life has some new Tegan & Sara... here.
- A kickass Shellac Peel session was put up yesterday at thepunkguy... here.
- A whole bunch of Misfits mp3s are available at A Best Truth... here.
- Listen to some Soooooul with Mr. Fine Wine... here.
- Bushwick Is Beautiful has a mini-mix called Tree Hugging after dark (with Shakes, Jessamine, Architecture In Helsinki)... here.
- There is an awesome mix up at Swan Fungus... here.
- Norma is totally Swedish. Find out more at EarDrums... here.

Foundry Field Recordings

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Sunday, May 27

Harlem Shakes On WOXY

Been a while since I checked out The Lounge over at WOXY.

Most recently, Harlem Shakes played some tracks from their Burning Birthdays EP plus three new tracks that are presently untitled. Dig it!

"The Harlem Shakes on WOXY" (mp3)
"Red Right Hands" (insound mp3)

Myspace page is here.
Emusic page is here.

- The Runout Groove thinks you should totally listen to over THE hill... here.
- Audiversity has posted quite possibly the best damn work song ever (it's "Pick a Bale of Cotton" by Leadbelly)... here.
- Aural Fitness has more "Guns Of Brixton" than you'll know what to do with... here.
- Timedoor helps you prepared for Control... here.

The Harlem Shakes On WOXY

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Friday, May 25

Twenty-Seven By Coltrane Motion

Been mining for some gold...

I found me some Coltrane Motion!

"Twenty-Seven" (mp3) (source:
"How To Be" (mp3)

Myspace page is here.
3hive post from last year... here.
Emusic page is here.

- Two new Times New Viking tracks have appeared on emusic (NOTE: "Busy Makin' Love & War" seems to be a retread of "Let Your Hair Grow Long")... here.
- Check out mogwaione for some kick ass mp3s of Meltdown and Early Humans... here and here (respectively). BONUS Early Humans: "Pylons For Emergency Powers" (mp3)
- On a lighter note Foundry Field Recordings SXSW Daytrotter session is up... here.
- Bleep Blorp... a Lismore mp3 is available at BIGSTEREO... here.
- 3hive has a massive amount of digital media from The Harvey Girls... here. As you may or may not know their cover of Bad Brains' "Sailin' On" (mp3) is fucking AWESOME.

Coltrane Motion

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Thursday, May 24

Fractured Skies By Parts & Labor

A Q&A Re: Mapmaker

Q: What does this remind you of??

Parts & Labor

A: Part & Labor

"Fractured Skies" (mp3)
"A Great Divide" (mp3)

Streamable: "New Buildings" (youtube)

More audio and video... here.

Q: Is that a dot matrix printer I hear playing with Parts & Labor?
A: Maybe.

Q: Did you read I Rock Cleveland's review of Mapmaker?
A: No? Well you should... here.

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

- More Spoon leakage has occurred over at Muzak For Cybernetics... here.
- Idolator looks at Zen Arcade and weeps for the future... here.
- Ear Farm looks at Bell's residency at Piano's... here.

Parts & Labor

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Wednesday, May 23

The Ghost Of You Lingers By Spoon

It's the KEXP Song of Yesterday!

Download: "The Ghost Of You Lingers" (mp3) by Spoon

Probably not the song I would release to build pre-release hype.

But hey... not my call.

Myspace page is here.
Merge Records page is here.
Matador page is here.
12XU page is here.
Peek-A-Boo page is here.
Wiki Wiki Wiki here.
Emusic page is here.

- Downloading The Black Keys new Live EP was my most pleasant myspace downloading experience to date. Get it here.
- Idolator looks at Clint Mansell's The Fountain soundtrack (featuring Mogwai and Kronos Quartet... here.
- So Much Silence has posted a rather convincing [argument, durrr] for placing copyrighted materials on Youtube... here.

spoon is goofy

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Monday, May 21

Why And How Come By The Shaky Hands

Can't stop listening to...

Download: "Why And How Come" (mp3) (source: by The Shaky Hands (NOTE: not these guys)

One more downloadable and one streamable:
"The Sleepless" (mp3)
"Why And How Come" (youtube)

Myspace page is here.
Holocene Music page is here.
Emusic page is here.

The Shaky Hands

Unrelated: I was semi-excited to see The Harlem Shakes who are doing the whole self-released dealie in a venue as large as Irving. However, due to a wee bit o' Harlem Shake appendicitis I was treated to The Virgins (signed to Atlantic Records) instead. Hmmmmmm. They got a free mp3 on their myspace page if you are interested... here.

- Warm And Scratchy is the free album of indie rock from your friends at Adult Swim. If you haven't already, get it here.
- thepunkguy posts about Clikitat IkAtowi... here.
- Death Sentence: PANDA! has been given the missing toof treatment... here.
- Oliver North Boy Choir?... har har, 3hive, har har.
- (oldie) Architecture In Helsinki on WOXY... here.
- New Okkervil on pfork... here.

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Sunday, May 20

The Crystal Cat By Dan Deacon

Hot Damn! That Dan Deacon is a weird one. For those of you who want a little Rock Math... he's kinda like Atom minus The Dead Milkmen.

Listen: "The Crystal Cat" (mp3)

Watch: Big Big Big Big Big

Dan Deacon interview on NBC is here.

Thanks to T-Bird for the recommendation.

Myspace page is here.
Standard Oil Records are here.
Emusic page is here.

"Pizza Horse (Live)" (mp3)
"The Adventures of Mr. Bumbershing Featuring Dr. Witherbean" (mp3)
"Hey Let's Go For A Ride" (mp3)
"Mr. Big Stuff" (mp3)
"I Will Always Have Juice Today" (mp3)

- Get The Snikative Sessions by Autopilot fer free... here. (Thanks Reloda)
- There's a new Black Lips vid for "Cold Hands"... here.
- A Fair(y) Use Tale is here.
- itstoolong has posted "James Bonde" by Bonde Do Role... here.
Me Too!!: "James Bonde" (mp3)
- Check out the *sixeyes Sunday mix... here.

Dan Deacon

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Friday, May 18

The Nocturnal House By Pretty Girls Make Graves

Getting ready to see...

Pretty Girls Make Graves @ Gramercy

Pretty Girls Make Graves

"The Nocturnal House" (mp3) (source: matador)
"The Magic Hour" (mp3) (source: matador)
"All Medicated Geniuses" (mp3) (source: matador)
"Speakers Push The Air" (mp3) (source: lookout)

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

With Moonrats


(Get some Moonrats mp3s at musicisart... here.)

And Call Me Lightning

Call Me Lightning

Downloadable: "Billion Eyes" (mp3)

Myspace page is here.
Forge Again Records is here.

- Kick-ass blog Milk Milk Lemonade has posted a smattering of Adam Franklin's work... here.
- thepunkguy misses Faith No More... here.
- QOTSA are "Sick Sick Sick" (Thanks Buddyhead)... here.

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Thursday, May 17

Insistor By Tapes 'n Tapes

Getting ready to see...

Tapes 'n Tapes @ Irving Plaza

Tapes 'n Tapes

"Insistor" (mp3)
"Cowbell" (mp3)
"Omaha" (mp3)
"Beach Girls" (mp3)
"50s Parking" (mp3)
"Icedbergs" (mp3)
"Frankfurt" (mp3)
"Futon Fire (Demo)" (mp3)

Myspace page is here.
XL Recordings page is here.
Emusic page is here.

And Ladyhawk


"The Dugout" (mp3)
"War" (mp3)

Myspace page is here.
Jagjaguwar page is here.

And also... Harlem Shakes

Harlem Shakes

Downloadable: "Red Right Hands" (insound mp3)

Myspace page is here.
More Harlem Shakes mp3s... here.
Emusic page is here.


- Skeletons & The Girl-Faced Boys are on Comfort Radio... here.
- Aloha! Daytrotter... here. BONUS: "Your Eyes" (mp3)
- Gorilla Vs. Bear says you should check out The Crayon Fields... here.
- Wilco b-sides are up at Shameless Complacency... here.
- Both I Rock Cleveland and s'gum endorse No Age... here and here.
- Booty Traps Booty Traps, Where else are you gonna find Funkadelic and The Spinanes in the same post?... here.
- Idolator has new Art Brut... here.

Oh yeah... In "Honor" of Jerry:

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Wednesday, May 16

Dicks Hate The Police By The Dicks

Rock Math!

(Austin + 80's Punk Rock) * (Self Proclaimed Commie Faggot) = The Dicks

Download: "Dicks Hate The Police" (mp3) (source: alternative tentacles)

- Someone I know sure has been OBSESSED with this.
- "Every Tom, Dick, And Harry" (mp3) is the theme on this week's contrast podcast.
- Dance, Dance, Dance... check out Nerd Litter's Listening Booth... here.



Tuesday, May 15

Lighthouse By Frances

So you were reading about Frances in The L and were too damn lazy to follow up and find some of their mp3s. Shame on you.

"Lighthouse" (mp3)
"Cousin (Demo)" (mp3)
"It (Live)" (mp3)

Myspace page is here.

- "Hate It Here" by Wilco is up over at *sixeyes... here. Of course you could just buy the album, or dismiss it like pfork (dad-rock? ouch!).
- "Moxy Blues" (mp3) by Peel is the KEXP Song Of The Day.
- Want New Wave? You Want Zom Zoms!!! here (Thanks missing toof).
- Let's Pretend We're Bunny Rabbits (a Swedish mp3 blog) has posted a new track from The Go! Team... here (I think).


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Monday, May 14

Flying To You By Unlove

Best use of a .us domain extension since theblow... Unlove.

Download something filled with post-punk goodness: "Flying To You" (mp3)

Myspace page is here.
Technical Echo page is here.
CD Baby page is here.
The Family Business page is here.

Unrelated BONUS links:
- thepunkguy has b-sides from Quicksand ('member them?)... here.
- "The Ghost Of You Lingers" is New New New S P O O N ... here.
- Idolator wants you to listen to some Justice that is not "D.A.N.C.E."... here.
- Delta Spirit hits Daytrotter with four free songs... here.
- Ghosthustler's "Busy Busy Busy" is up at G Vs. B... here.
- An explosion of shoegazing has occurred at Milk Milk Lemonade... here.


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Friday, May 11

Forever Heavy By Black Moth Super Rainbow

Adjective: Trippyass.
Definition: Black Moth Super Rainbow.

fanaticpromotion dot com has posted two Black Moth Super Rainbow mp3s for your downloading pleasure.

"Forever Heavy" (mp3)
"The Afternoon Turns Pink" (mp3)

More Black Moth Super Rainbow mp3s... here.
Myspace page is here.
Graveface page is here.

Black Moth Super Rainbow


Olympics By Zs

The Zs are postjazz in an aggro style. Dig it.

If only the real Olympics sounded like this: "Olympics" (mp3)

More Downloadables:
"Bump" (mp3)
"Magnet" (mp3)
"Glyphs" (mp3)

Myspace page is here.
The Zs are busy people... here.

Unrelated BONUS link:
- Shel Silverstein songs that aren't "A Boy Named Sue"??... here.
- Bushwick Is Beatiful is back with mp3s from Low, Flunk, Blonde Redhead, Bonde do Role, Pink Floyd, and Keren Ann... here.


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Wednesday, May 9

Pace Or The Patience By Love Of Diagrams AND The Best Of 07 (So Far)

Last weeks' Contrast Podcast got me thinkin'...

Why not start looking back on the year?

The 16 Best Downloadables of 2007 (so far):

1. "Pace Or The Patience" (mp3) by Love Of Diagrams

2. "Now I've Got A Sword" ( mp3) by The Muggabears

3. "Screendoor" (mp3) by Illinois

4. "Bomb.Repeat.Bomb." ( mp3) (source: insound) by Ted Leo + The Pharmacists

5. "Rafaga!" (mp3) by Apostle Of Hustle

6. "Nobody" (mp3) by The Willowz

7. "Not A Problem (Live)" (mp3) by The Black Lips

8. "Run To Your Grave" (mp3) by The Mae Shi

9. "Heimdalsgate Like A Promethean Curse" (mp3) by Of Montreal

10. "Black Mirror" (mp3) by Arcade Fire

11. "Draw A Map" (mp3) by Takka Takka

12. "Babies" (mp3) by Jana Hunter

13. "See A Penny (Pick It Up)" (mp3) by YACHT

14. "Stab City" (mp3) by Hot Gossip

15. "North American Scum (Dunproofin's Not From England Either Mix)" (mp3) by LCD Soundsystem, remixed at lcdremixed dot com

16. "Underwater (You And Me)" (mp3) by Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

Unrelated BONUS links:
- New (Old really) Nick Drake on Pitchfork... here.
- Early Arcade Fire recordings are up at Shameless Complacency... here.
- See what you missed at GvsB? White Demin... here.
- New Wilco B-Side on BBTRiver... here.
Old Old The Octopus Project at The Smudge Of Ashen Fluff... here. Here's a taste (with GT favs Black Moth Super Rainbow): "Lollipopsichord" (mp3)
- Down Is The New Up.

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Tuesday, May 8

Island Of Sexual Violence By Death Sentence: PANDA!

Death Sentence: PANDA!

Just in case you didn't see this post on 20 Jazz Funk Greats...

Here's some Death Sentence: PANDA!

"Island Of Sexual Violence" (mp3)
"Here Come The Ghosts" (mp3)
"Slumber Party" (mp3)
"A+ Cannibal" (mp3)
"A Time To Bear Arms" (mp3)

Myspace page is here.
Upset The Rhythm page is here.
Southern page is here.

Unrelated BONUS links:
- Idolator takes Killing Joke out of the Vault... here. Awesome.
- Ben Weaver is on An Aquarium Drunkard (again)... here. Also Awesome.
- New Pissed Jeans?... here. Same adjective (Thanks to Paper Thin Walls and I Rock Cleveland).

Death Sentence: PANDA!

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Monday, May 7

Stolen Moments By Six Parts Seven

It's maybe less postrock and more postfolk... Six Parts Seven.

"Stolen Moments" (mp3)
"Falling Over" (mp3)
More mp3s... here.

Myspace page is here.
Daytrotter free songs are here.
Emusic page is here.

Unrelated BONUS links:
- Devo gets the Blank Crisis treatment... here.
- Berkeley Place presents the 25 Best Indie Rock Albums Of All Time... here.
- Porn Sword Tobacco?... here.

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Sunday, May 6

Dartboard (Demo) By Low Scores

New stuff and old stuff from Low Scores (formerly known as Bulk Buttons)... here and here respectively.

Downloadables (New):
"Dartboard (Demo)" (mp3)
"Zoom2" (mp3)

Downloadables (Old):
"10,000 Cities (Remix Album)" (zip)
"Bumble And The Bees (Instrumental Album)" (zip)
"Snack Attack Phantom (Mix)" (mp3)
"The Door Is Closed (Mix)" (mp3)

Unrelated BONUS links:
- Lo-fi Chocolat over at Pogo A Go-Go... here.
- Captain's Dead? New... Live... Spoon... here.
- Fujiya & Miyagi on NPR over at The Smudge... here.
- Was Bach Punk? Find out here.
- Man Man is lost in youir inbox... here.

Low Scores

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Saturday, May 5

The Serpentic Devourment Of The Tenderized Lamb By Ancient Wound

Seems Jimmylegs has been diggin' the prog-metal of late. He mentions seeing three bands the other night.

The first is, shall we say, VERY METAL... Ancient Wound! Have a listen...

"The Serpentic Devourment Of The Tenderized Lamb" (mp3)
"Glacial Infinity" (mp3)

The other two are: DYSRHYTHMIA and Behold... The Arctopus. Word.

Unrelated BONUS links:
- I mentioned I was listening to "It's All The Same Price" by YACHT (here), now you can too thanks to the blog Can you see the sunset from the southside?... here.
- Ted Leo answers emusic downloaders' questions... here.
- Mars Needs Guitars has a "Song" based mix... here.
- mmmmmm "Taco Wagon" (by Man...Or Astroman?) at Gentle Tyrants... here.

Ancient Wound

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Friday, May 4

Save The Clock Tower By Hockey Night

One Year Ago Today, Part 9

Q: What were you doing one year ago today?
A: Listening to Hockey Night! Fuck Yea!

EDITOR'S NOTE: A couple of the hypertext links in the post linked to above do not work. Here are working versions... Daytrotter Article is here. The Lookout Records page here.

Download: "Save The Clock Tower (Demo)" (mp3) by Hockey Night

ANOTHER EDITOR'S NOTE: You may have seen this song... here or here.

And don't forget the free songs page over at Daytrotter... here. Awesome.

Myspace page is here.
Eenie Meenie page is here.
Emusic page is here.

Unrelated BONUS links:
- How The FUCK did I miss this one... huh?
- The last 'Mats show is up at Captain's Dead... here.
- Said The Gramophone selects a Peel track just for you... here.

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Thursday, May 3

VIDEO: Up! Up! Up! By Prinzhorn Dance School

According to pfork, Prinzhorn Dance School have a new video for your consideration. It's Prinzhorn Dance School in a white aptartment doing stuff. Wowee!

Download: "Up! Up! Up!" (mov)

The 'horn may not have a Myspace page, but DFA does... here.
DFA Records are here.
DFA radio mixes are here.

Unrelated BONUS links:
- Buscate Un Novio has cinco mp3s for you... here.
- Shake Your Rump! to M.I.A.... here or here or here (or somewhere else).
- Six Parts Seven "fuck everything" on Daytrotter... here.

Prinzhorn Dance School

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Wednesday, May 2

Eats Your Tapes Up (Blow Remix) By Eats Tapes

Bleep Blorp Bloob!!

Ladies and Gentlemen... Eats Tapes!

(Why yes, I have been listening to "It's All The Same Price"... A LOT).

"Eats Your Tapes Up (Blow Remix)" (mp3)
"Lucky Dragons Megamix" (mp3)
"Hard Reset" (mp3)
"Coded Transmissions" (mp3)
"pH" (mp3)

Myspace page is here.
Tigerbeat page is here.
Community Library page is here.
Emusic page is here.

Semi/Un-related BONUS links:
- Here's "Hock It" (mp3) by The Blow incestuously remixed by YACHT. If you like, click here. I Guess I'm Floating has more The Blow... here.
- Dirty Bronson has posted a very special youtube vid and mp3 from Canada's own Apostle Of Hustle... here.
- AiH already remixed by Pink Skull at the 'gum... here.
- I Rock, I Roll blogs about [robot voice] Floss-Tra-Damus!... here.

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Tuesday, May 1

Organs On The Kitchen Floor By The Jealous Girlfriends

Been hearing a lot about The Jealous Girlfriends lately. How's about you?

"Organs On The Kitchen Floor" (mp3)
"Heiroglyphics" (mp3)

Steamable Video:
"How Now" (youtube)

Myspace page is here.
The L Magazine piece is here.

Unrelated BONUS links:
- Judgment Niiiiiiiight!!!... here.
- Read about Forró In The Dark and David Byrne over at *sixeyes... here.
- I Rock Cleveland reviews the new Dino Jr... here.
- Idolator drops some Sky Drops off the Clouds Of People EP... here.
Here's some new Sky Drops... "Sentimental" (mp3) and "Million" (mp3)
- You Ain't No Picasso has got Ratatat remixing "Party & Bullshit" by Biggie... here. Me Too... "Party & Bullshit (Ratatat Remix)" (mp3)
- The Contrast Podcast this week? "2007 (So Far)" (mp3)... here.

The Jealous Girlfriends

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