Friday, May 30

Tidal Wave By Soiled Mattress And The Springs

Punk Rock Muzak? Jazz with hardcore attitude? Soiled Mattress And The Springs!

Listen:
"Tidal Wave" (upset mp3)
"Jackpot" (upset mp3)

Watch:
"Tidal Wave" (youtube)
"Jackpot" (youtube)

Mmmmmm, smooooth.

Upset The Rhythm page is here.
Teenage Teardrops is here.
Youtube page is here.
Old GT post is here.
Pukekos post of early demo (but no track names) is here.

Consider CLICKing
- More new new new Ponytail leakage @ Raven Sings The Blues... here.

- WTF?

- Two daytrotter sessions for your consideration... 31knots (here) via musicisart via sctas, and Atlantic Records signees The Virgins (here).

- Listen to "the old and a small amount of new" of the Built On A Weak Spot monthly mix... here.

- Indian Jewelry pick the 'single files' @ ptw today. Jana Hunter (here), Wicked Poseur (here),
Psychic Ills (here).

Soiled Mattress And The Springs

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Thursday, May 29

2008 (so far)

If you have not listened to the Contrast Podcast this year, you have to check out this week's episode.

Listen: "2008 (so far)" (mp3)

I chose "Cat Swallow" (pirate mp3) by Royal Bangs after not being able to decide between "Eraser" (sub pop mp3) by No Age and "The Melody" (box.net mp3) by The Mae Shi. Since my choice, I realized that there was another song that blew me away this year, and it turns out that no one else picked it for the podacst. I really thought someone else would pick something from this recording. Guess not.

The song: "Machine Gun" (ysi) or (youtube) by Portishead

I also seriously consider tracks by Motico and Jaguar Love, oh and Crystal Castles. Listen to some more killer tracks from 2008... here.

The Playlist:
(00:00) Flight of the Conchords - All the ladies of the world
Tim from The face of today

(03:05) Royal Bangs - Cat swallow
Bob from this blog you are reading right now

(07:45) These Modern Socks - Where I came from
Linda from Speed of dark

(14:14) Japandroids - No Allegiance to the Queen
FiL from Pogoagogo

(21:47) The Cure - The only one
Adam

(26:24) DeVotchKa - The clockwise witness
Marcy from Lost in your inbox

(31:14) The Weepies - Old coyote
Natalie from Mini-obs

(35:41) KaiserCartel - Okay
Duke of Straw from The Late Greats

(39:31) The Wedding Present - Spider-man on Hollywood
Jim from Quick Before it Melts

(42:48) Be Your Own Pet - Becky
Dirk from Sexy Loser

But then a quick jaunt into mid/late 90's nostalgia crappiness (sorry)...

(46:45) Blind Melon - Wishing Well
Chip from Atomic Ned

(51:17) Counting Crows - Cowboys
James from Appetite For Distraction

(57:29) At the Stars - Forget
Andy from Circles of Concrete

(01:01:49) Stars - Take me to the riot
Miss Wired

(01:06:10) Religious Knives - The sun
ZB from So the wind won't blow it all away

(01:12:27) Sun Kil Moon - Unlit hallway
Greer from A Sweet Unrest

Consider CLICKing
- Matablog posts this youtube vid with clips of Jaguar Love and "Georgia Take Me to the Sea" playing... here.

- Sweden's Air France is a band not an airline. Gorilla Vs. Bear really really likes them... here.

clinton-washington G train

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Wednesday, May 28

Under The Pines By Bodies Of Water

Bodies Of Water have a new album coming out this summer. This is a picture from the recording process.

Bodies Of Water

PTST calls them "a nice reprieve from all the noise rock and dance punk that has been coming out [last] year." (edits mine). We here at GT definitely agree. Hows about you?

Listen to the latest: "Under The Pines" (scjag mp3)

Listen to something that came out last year: "These Are The Eyes" (scjag mp3)

Myspace page is here.
Secretly Canadian is here.
1000 Tongues is here.
Take The 2003 Picture Test here.

Special thanks to Muzzle Of Bees.

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- There is a new Sigur Ros track with a dumb name floating around the internets. Get it from the source by submitting an email address... here or not... here.

- Big Stereo has some nice things to say about the album, DISCO by Health... here. Badical Beats too + more mp3s... here.

- Two free mp3... "Roboxulla" (gang assets mp3) by The Jealous Girlfriends and "California Soul (Diplo Remix)" (edgeboss mp3) from the new Verve Remix album.

- Speaking of The Jealous Girlfriends... did you know they have a new Daytrotter session?? It's... here.

- Check out the new Albert Hammond Jr. song with the chord progression/title "G-F-C" @ the trip wire... here.

- Free McCarren show deets @ BVegan... here.

- Pukekos posts some Alphabet Of Daggers... here. Googling them finds this:
dagger cypher

- SUCKAPANTS says "Punk Ain't Dead, It Just Rides A Bicycle"... here.

- Hear two different versions of "Hologram" by The Urinals @ Said The Gramophone... here.

- There's four different takes on Santogold @ Culture Bully... here.

- Two killer posts @ Raven Sings The Blues... here (re: "The 60's scene south of the border was...") and here (re: "melted plastic synth-psych" of The Pink Noise).

- Explore "His Indie World" (with reference mp3s) @ Increase Your Weirdness... here.

- Uggh... poor me, feeling to lazy to go to free Matt & Kim show.

Bodies Of Water

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Language City By Wolf Parade

A Quick Post

OK, I admit it. I am excited for a new release by Wolf Parade.

Listen: "Language City" (sub pop mp3)

Myspace page is here.
Wiki Wiki Wiki here.
Preorder At Mount Zoomer here or here or here.

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Tuesday, May 27

What Is Proton Proton Doing NOW??

I miss Proton Proton.

Downloadables from EP 01
"Chinese Dancer" (box.net mp3)
"Lock Picker" (box.net mp3)

Downloadables from EP 02
"Aloha" (box.net mp3)
"Plates" (box.net mp3)
"Major Solution" (box.net mp3)

I did a little googling to find out what the former members of Proton Proton are doing now. First up, Paul Fuster a/k/a Speedy46 has a number of free downloads of his new material up on ye olde myspace.

Listen: "GO to WHERE its Clear" (box.net mp3)

Next, Jarrod Ruby is drumming for Third Border. Stream some of the their songs at, uhhh... myspace.

Finally, Aron Sanchez, the former 'gass' player of Proton Proton, is making music with Arone Dyer as BUKE AND GāSS. Now we know the gass is a mashup of a guitar and bass, so I assume a buke is a bass and uke smacked together.

Listen: "Rum For You (Edit)" (box.net mp3)

Aron has also has been running Zero Mass which is a recording studio in Redhook, Brooklyn. His clients have included: Japanther, Dub Trio, Slow Learner, and Limbs among others. Why not listen to some Limbs: "Stages" (mp3).

Some previous Proton Proton posts with dead mp3 links... here and here and here.

Consider Clicking
- Badical Beats has got the Free Blood you've been looking for (featuring !!!'er John Pugh)... here.

- Mixing up acoustic instruments and electronics, Phonograph record a number of tracks for Daytrotter... here.

- Franki of IHEARTCOMIX loves The Mae Shi... here. And yes, he know he is a bit late to this party. Fashionably late?

- Two vids for your viewing pleasure @ Spinner.
"It Feels Alright" by The Black Lips... here.
Listen to a Black Lips song: "Cold Hands" (vice mp3).
The other vid is "Okie Dokie" (kexp song of the day link) by Mr. Dan Deacon... here.
Listen to a Dan Deacon song: "Mr. Big Stuff Cover" (mp3)

- The song of the day @ timedoor is by Kristin Hersh... here.

- IYW had a busy holiday weekend. Check out two excellent posts (one is punk themed, the other is cover and originals themed)... here and here.

Proton Proton

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Sunday, May 25

Immigration Reform By Smart Growth

Smart Growth is a "planning and transportation theory that concentrates growth in the center of a city to avoid urban sprawl; and advocates compact, transit-oriented, walkable, bicycle-friendly land use, including neighborhood schools, streets that work for everyone, mixed-use development with a range of housing choices."

Smart Growth is also Dennis Bowen of Double Dagger. He is a man who really likes The Police and maybe a little Big Beat.

Downloadable Boots... Authorized Live Recordings (thanks to the original taper):
"Immigration Reform" (box.net mp3) (source: aural states)
"Third World Stereo" (box.net mp3) (source: beatbots)

Watch an excellent live vid of Double Dagger: "Luxury Condos For The Poor (Live @ Whartscape 2007)" (youtube).

Consider Clicking
- Swan Fungus gives you an awesome collection of rants about, uhhh... dying from "ordinary drinking water," sharing the personal deets of your life online, beer, and some much more (also there's some mp3s)... here.

- Increase Your Weirdness asks "has metal ever been any better than this?" Find out... here.

- The blog silence is a rhythm too posts some Kelpe... here.

- Culture Bully reviews this week in mashups... here.

- WNYC's Soundcheck looks at the consumption of music five years after iTunes (mainly of NPR listeners, though):


- "You Can't Do Wrong And Get By" @ 100,000 Miles Away... here.

- Waves At Night posts some Ratatat, and it's not just "Mirando"... here.

- Something to play LOUD this weekend: "Chicago Falcon" (mp3) by Budos Band

- Largehearted Boy points out this boot by Spoon... here.
Listen to a Smiths cover: "Panic" (archive.org mp3)
Listen to an oldie: "Government Darling" (archive.org mp3)

Smarth Growth

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Saturday, May 24

Mirando By Ratatat

Oh, Ratatat. We all remember (don't we) "Wildcat" (beggars mp3). And the 9 Beats leak. And the remixes (volume 2 zipped rapidshare... here). And then recently, "Shiller".

And now the LP3 tease: "Mirando" (beggars mp3)

You may have already downloaded the above mp3 from a variety of source...
here or here or here or here or here or here or here or here.

And there's that Predator-themed vid:
Mirando By Ratatat On YouTube

FYI: LP3 is dropping on July 8th.

And now... BONUS mp3s!!!
"PLO Style (Featuring Buddha Monk Of Brooklyn Zoo)(Remix)" (box.net mp3) by Method Man
"Beat 4" (box.net mp3)
"Party & Bullshit (Remix)" (ratatat mp3) by The Notorious B.I.G.
"Freestyle (Remix)" (box.net mp3) by Beans

And, what the hell an E*Rock mp3:
"Living, Breathing, Etc..." (audiodregs mp3)

Myspace page is here.
XL Recordings page is here.
Youtube page is here.
Emusic page is here.
Preorder LP3 here or here.

Consider Clicking
- What kind of mp3 blog entitled GIMME TINNITUS would this be if I passed up the posting of the Sex Bomb/Brainwash single by the punk band you love to hate, Flipper. Sing along now: "she's a sex bomb, my baby, yeah"... here. Thanks, Pukekos.

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Friday, May 23

One Of Us By Wire

Wire is playing South Street Seaport next Friday with NZ'ers Die! Die! Die! @ 7:00 PM.

Listen to a new new new Wire track: "One Of Us" (mp3)

Listen to an old Wire track: "It's So Obvious" (ysi)

Listen to a song by Die! Die! Die!: "Sideways Here We Come" (mp3)

Myspace page is here.
Wiki Wiki Wiki here.

Consider Clicking: EXTRA Nerdy edition
- Yo nerd, do you read Penny Arcade? If so, then you probably already know about On The Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness. If not, you might want to check out this "comic-book meets-pulp-horror 1920s universe" RPG. It's available for Windows/Mac/Linux/XboxLIVE. Buy it or get the demo... here.

- More Nerdiness... Deets about Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins @ gizmodo... here.

- Oh My Rockness wants to play with The Cool Kids' "Action Figures"... here, while Badical Beats have some fresh Cool Kids' from the Bake Sale... here.

- The XXJFG blog has posted the spare Africans With Mainframes... here.

- So, Spinner's mp3 of the day is Daedelus' "Make It So" as remixed by XXXChange. The link is broken as I type this. It points to yesterday's track by Ponytail. Maybe they'll fix it soon... here.

Wire

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Thursday, May 22

It's Hard To Be A White Boy In 1992 By Hot Cha Cha

There have been a lot of excellent bands coming out of the Ohio state region of late. There's Times New Viking, Necropolis, El Jesus De Magico, Psychedelic Horseshit, and of course The Black Keys. Time to add anoter name to list... Hot Cha Cha.

These mp3s are off Rifle, I knew you when you were just a pistol:
"It's Hard To Be A White Boy In 1992" (box.net mp3) (also at The Smudge)
"J'Acusse" (box.net mp3) (previously posted)

Exit Stencil page is here.
Emusic page soon??

For more more Ohio-based rock (and rock in general), check out I Rock Cleveland or CDR (e.g. Electric Bunnies!!) or Exit Stencil.

Consider Clicking
- Speaking of Ohio, I Rock Cleveland has a track from indie rockers, Chum... here.

- Who hacked my Muxtape?

- FRICTION NYC posts about Philly electronic weirdos Pink Skull... here.
Listen: "White Whale (Remix)" (mp3)

- Straight Outta Finland!!! It's Paavoharju. Raven Sings The Blues has more about that... here.

- Grand Archives give a, uhhh, "grand" performance to Daytrotter... here. I like the one about the four leaf clover collection.

Hot Cha Cha

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Wednesday, May 21

Magnify (Demo) By Love Of Diagrams

Aussie postpunk outfit, Love Of Diagrams have a couple of new demos up on their myspace page. They are recording with one Jack Farley, who as far as I can tell has been on the Two To The Valley show on 3CR (but it may just be a different Jack Farley). LoD reportedly will record a new album with Don Fleming sometime later this year.

Listen to this SLO-jam: "Magnify (Demo)" (box.net mp3)

Watch an old-ish vid: "No Way Out" (youtube)

Old official site page is here.
Matador page is here.
Unstable Ape is here.
Wiki Wiki Wiki here.
Emusic page is here.

Love Of Diagrams

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- eMusic subcriber peoples, have you had A Taste Of Free Gold from Indian Jewelry?... here.

- On June 7th, East River Music Project starts up again. Deets are here and here. Watch some vid of last years' ptw-curated show featuring These Are Powers and Clockcleaner... here.

- Marathonpacks has part 1 of mid-term 2008 mix (single mp3)... here.

- Watch Blood On The Wall rock out in Juan's Basement @ p'fork tv... here.

Love Of Diagrams

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Tuesday, May 20

106 Beats That (Wire Cover) By Meho Plaza

This Just In

LA noisemakers Meho Plaza have covered a Wire song off the classic Pink Flag.

I post it now, just for you!!!

Listen: "106 Beats That (Wire Cover)" (mp3)

Myspace page is here.
Meho Plaza's Muxtape is here.
Better Looking Records is here.

Consider Clicking
- Is it BeckMouse or DangerBeck? Anyway, the new Beck, "Chemtrails" as produced by Dangermouse is available (but cut off) @ YANP... here. You can stream the whole dealy @ the myspace.

- The latest Serious Business mp3 is from Benji Cossa. Listen: "Superlow" (serious mp3)

- A nice little free amazon mp3: "Diz Que Fui Por Aí" (amazon mp3 link) by Fernanda Tak (of Pato Fu)

- Listen to "Wear 'Em Out" (mp3) by Mohawk Lodge, if you like head over to Sixeyes and get another mp3... here.

- Islands, Daytrotter... (man, am I feeling lazy?)... here.

Meho Plaza

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Monday, May 19

All Of The Other Songs Remixed By Trey Told 'Em

Trey Told 'Em consist of Frank (Mr. Hearts of Darknesses) and Gregg (Mr. Girl Talk). Need I say more?

Downloadables:
"All Of The Other Songs Remixed" (cardboard mp3) from Love And Circuits
"Cheer It On (Remix)" (box.net mp3) by Tokyo Police Club

Thrill Jockey is here.
Cardboard Records is here.

Consider Clicking
- musicisart has a mix based on the Noise Stage Line-Up at Galapagos from the 2008 After the Jump Fest (FYI it's on June 21st, 2008 @ Noon)... here.


Trey Told 'Em

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Sunday, May 18

Fuck Tha Police (ECO Edit) by N.W.A.

I know , Evan Roth a/k/a fi5e put this together in 2005, but it was recently reported over at fffff.at that is now available on vinyl (legally?? maybe not). I'm talking about the Explicit Content Only version of N.W.A.'s classic album Straight Outta Compton. It has been effaced of all non-curse words. Nice.

Listen (NSFW Motherfucker): "Fuck Tha Police (ECO Edit)" (mp3)

Listen to more tracks here or download the album:
ECO Side A (zip)
ECO Side B (zip)

Consider Clicking
- All I need to type here is one word, just one word. That word might be "Duder," but no it is just... Dude.

- NEVVER posts a track by The Duke Spirit... here.

- Have you checked out Numero Group's digital dig yet?... here.

- Radioheadlover AmpLive is remixing indie rock again. This time it's The Jealous Girlfriends. Downloadable: "Hieroglyphics" (mp3)

- Swan Fungus posts about The Ten Worst Cover Songs I Have Ever Heard. Thankfully, the songs are not posted. Dillard Chandler, Sonny Boy Williamson, Japanther, and A Taste Of Ra are posted instead... here.

- So Much Silence makes me want to see The Cave Singers live... here. Listen to a song previously posted: "Seeds Of Night" (matador mp3)

- Frak. Pasta Primavera reminds me that I need to do a post about New York Times (the band), by doing a post about, uhh, New York Times... here.

explicit content only on wax

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Saturday, May 17

Cooker By Made Out Of Babies

Heavy as fuck. Made Out Of Babies.

MooB have a new album coming out at the end of June. The album art uses photos from evolution exhibits from the American Museum Of Natural History and not, I repeat not, candid photos of those fucking GEICO cavemen. See the art... here (possibly NSFW but WTF). And now to the music...

Downloadable: "Cooker" (not for the faint of heart mp3)

Myspace page is here.
The End Records is here.
Neurot Recordings page is here.

MooB BONUS:
"Mr. Prison Shanks" (mp3)
"Ire Fire" (mp3)
"Swarm" (mp3)

Consider Clicking
- Pretty Much Amazing has posted the youtubed Yo Gabba Gabba performance of a new Shins song... here.

- Here's some New New New Baltimore artrock from Ponytail!!! "Celebrate The Body Electric (It Came From An Angel)" (mp3)

- A Violent Femmes boot from 1984 @ captain's dead... here.

- Watch Not A Photograph: The Mission Of Burma Story @ p'fork tv... here.

Made Out Of Babies

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Friday, May 16

I'm Not There CONTEST (Bob Dylan Vs. Sonic Youth)

It's giveaway time again.

This time it's a major label recording crammed with "indie" artists... the Robert Allen Zimmerman Bio Pic I'm Not There Soundtrack. It has received plenty of coverage elsewhere, no? In case you are unfamiliar with it, the two discs feature Eddie Vedder, Sonic Youth, Calexico, Cat Power, John Doe, Yo La Tengo, Jeff Tweedy, Mark Lanegan, and Sufjan Stevens among others doing Dylan covers and one song from Dylan & The Band.

Well, I am giving the OST away and all you have to do to get it is leave a comment explaining which you like better, the Bob Dylan & The Band song "I'm Not There" or the Sonic Youth cover. The big big winner will be chosen in two weeks (around May 30th anyway).

Listen to "I'm Not There":
The Bob Dylan & The Band Version (mp3)
The Sonic Youth Cover (mp3)

Dear Sony Corporate Overlords:
I will take these mp3s down if you so desire (and fast), but I would like to point out that these are already available elsewhere on the internets and this is done in the interest of promoting your products (The Soundtrack and The Movie).

Dear Readers:
Yes, this swag is from a megacorporation, but it of high quality (except that Hold Steady cover, what a stinker). So, I thought I would pass it on to you. If I was giving out the soundtrack to say... The Hottie And The Nottie, then I would totally understand if you went and deleted my rss feed from your reader. (For the record, I don't think a The Hottie And The Nottie OST was actually released).

If you don't win and just want to buy the CDs (or 4x12"), you can get 'em... here or here (respectively). As for the DVD, I am pretty sure you have the wherewithal to find that elsewhere.

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- This is the one I have been waiting for... Time New Viking recorded by Daytrotter. They went and stripped a layer of distortion off the top. Listen to the results... here.

- Friction NYC points out that the new Autolux recording "Audience No. 2" is available for free (or pay)... here.

- GBV GBV GBV GBV GBV GBV @ IYW... here.

- BIG STEREO posts "Galaxy Of The Lost" (ysi) by Lightspeed Champion remixed over and over again by the likes of Bo$$ In Drama, Database, and Bonde do Rolê... here.

I'm Not There

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Thursday, May 15

Amongst Friends By Oxford Collapse

Oxford Collapse are the kings of that 80's college rock pre-"alternative" pre-"indie" sound. If you don't believe me, listen to their 2006 song "Please Visit Your National Parks" (sub pop mp3).

I love that sound. Love it.

Anyway, as reported over at p'fork, they have a new short player coming out next month entitled, Hann-Byrd EP.

Downloadable: "Amongst Friends" (mp3)

Oh yeah, they like ponies:
Oxford Collapse

BONUS oldie, but a goodie: "Back In The Com Again" (mp3)

Myspace page is here.
Sub Pop page is here.
Comedy Minus One is here.
Flame Shovel is here.
Daytrotter session is here.
Emusic page is here.

Consider Clicking
- P'fork points out there's a new Wolf Parade mp3 over @ the myspace... here. Listen: "Language City" (box.net mp3). Speaking of p'fork, they have the yucky yet compelling animated myspace vid for Man Man's "Mister Jung Stuffed"... here. You can also watch a much higher quality version of it @ Arthur Jones' web presence... here.

- Rock Math! Calvin Johnson + Doug Martsch = Halo Benders. More about that @ Pukekos... here.

- Get a free track of from the band Indian Jewelry (who have "never heard" of Jesus & Mary Chain) @ The 'Gum Drop... here.

- Electronic indie popper Evan Voytas wants you to heard this and this and this:
"Never My Love" (mp3)
"The Yellow World Of '83" (mp3)
"We'd Be Good Together" (mp3)

Evan looks like this:
Evan

- NOOOOO.... Possibly the best damn covers blog, Copy, Right? is calling it quits. Digging around here before the mass delete.

- Red Beard is giving away their Steed EP... here. FYI... It is produced by David Obuchowski of nycindiemetalheads Goes Cube. Listen to a song with a name not a number: "Red Beard's Last Song" (mp3). MMmmm, Crunchy.

- Have you heard that new Mates Of State yet? Listen: "My Only Offer" (mp3). It's married duo-tastic.

Another promo picture of Oxford Collapse:
Oxford Collapse

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Wednesday, May 14

Poisonous Times By The Old Haunts

Today on GIMME TINNITUS, the garage punkiness of The Old Haunts!

Did you know they look like this??
The Old Haunts

Listen to the latest in free audio from Kill Rock Stars:
"Poisonous Times" (krs mp3)

Listen to a track that has been available slightly longer but is more jangly:
"Volatile" (krs mp3)

Myspace page is here.
Kill Rock Stars page is here.
Emusic page is here.
Recent 'single file' for "Volatile" is here.

And let's not forget BONUS tracks!!
"Out Of Sight" (mp3)
"Poison Control" (mp3)

Consider Clicking
- It really is Mudhoney Month @ Sub Pop. Here's the latest Sub Pop media freebie: "In 'N' Out Of Grace (Live in Berlin, 1988)" (mp3). Feel free to compare and contrast with the recorded version... here.

- Spinner's mp3 of the day is performed by Matador signee, , Jay Reatard... here. Listen: "Always Wanting More" (aol mp3)

- Philly weirdos Man Man talks to industry mag Billboard... here. Props to The Music Slut for digging this up.

- NEVVER posts awesome 90's goodness of "Pacer" by The Amps... here. Betcha there's some excellent images to associate with "Empty Glasses" (ysi)... hint hint.

The Old Haunts

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Tuesday, May 13

The Best 23 Downloadables Of 2008 (So Far)

So, it's May. That means it's time we start looking back on the year. Without further ado... The Best 23 Downloadables Of 2008 (So Far):

"Abandon" (box.net mp3) by French Kicks

"Bad Blood" (mp3) by The Big Sleep

"Bang On" (mp3) by The Breeders

"Bats Over The Pacific Ocean" (box.net mp3) by Jaguar Love

"Cat Swallow" (mp3) by Royal Bangs

"Cherry Bomb Country" (mp3) by Sp00n

"Dog Years" (box.net mp3) by Ghetto Cross
(source: Deerhuntertheband)

"Eatchyo Samwich" (box.net mp3) by Yea Big And Kid Static
(source: I Rock Cleveland)

"Eraser" (sub pop mp3) by No Age

"Excuse Me Dog" (box.net mp3) by Low Scores

"Fire Lances Of The Ancient Hyperzephyrians" (box.net mp3) by The Sword

"Hang Them All" (beggars mp3) by Tapes 'n Tapes

"Head Spins (Extended Version)" (box.net mp3) by High Places

"Hopper" (box.net mp3) by Motico

"It's A Fact (Mano Remix Featuring Hollywood Holt)" (box.net mp3) by Matt & Kim

"Magic Spells" (box.net mp3) by Crystal Castles
(admission: I didn't post or link to this song, but it's awesome so I'm posting it now.)

"Little Sisters of Beijing" (mp3) by These Are Powers

"Lost Time (Pictureplane Remix)" (box.net mp3) by Health

"The McLaughlin Group" (box.net mp3) by Andrew WK

"The Melody" (box.net mp3) by The Mae Shi

"Morning Birds" (mp3) by Kristin Hersh

"Puerto Rican Jukebox" (mp3) by Panther

"Stains" (box.net mp3) by Flying

If you have been stuck under a rock (hey, happens to the best of us), you can download the whole bunch by clicking here (sendspace link).

And yes, the muxtape has been updated to reflect this post.

Consider Clicking
- FUCK. I can't believe I forgot to put "Chrome's On It" (box.net mp3) by Telepathe in the top 23 there. I think they will make the next best of, fer sure.

- There's a new less-banging more mellow Ratatat track called "Shiller" @ the Gorilla Vs. Bear blog... here. Listen to a track from their free mixtape (vol. 2): "The Mule (Feat. Devin The Dude & Juvenile)" by Z-Ro

- OJ! All Day! for TWO DAYS! (May 24th and 25th) @ The Cake Shop... here.

- Indie Pop Rocks... "New York, Not Her" (mp3) by The Literary Greats AND (thanks to Fingertips for this one) "In A Cave" (mp3) by Tokyo Police Club. If you like, check out their Daytrotter session.

- Badical Beats has some new remixes from Phones... here, who just happen to do my favorite re-edit of "Ooh La La" (ysi).

- Raven Sings The Blues posts some "melted crayon box disco" a la Black Moth Super Rainbow... here. Listen to something from Start A People: "1 2 3 Of Me" (mp3)

- OFF THE RECORD posts about GT indie pop favs Bearsuit... here.

- Blog of extreme awesomeness and obsurity, PUKEKOS has posted a rip of the Milkcrate Mosh 7" by The Hold Steady. Enjoy their signature singtalk... here.

- Get Get Get the Low Scores remix of "Electric Bloom" by Foals... here.

- P'fork has posted some of the weirdness that is Teeth Mountain... here.

- PTST recommends the new Dan Friel (you may know Mr. Friel from his work as the vocals/keyboard/electronics in Parts & Labor)... here. P'cast post... here.

- Here's two Daytrotter Sessions for your consideration.
Cursive... here.
The Ting Tings... here.
Check out Daytrotter Radio... here.

- Did you see this on, uhhhh... VH1? Well, Muzzle Of Bees has the Radiohead mp3s... here.

- Hey Readers, vote for the best of The Booker Prize... here. I'm voting for J G Farrell’s The Seige of Krishnapur. Get it... here.

- I love covers. (Chances are) You love covers. Listen to some covers @ music is art... here.

- Terrorbird brings you two new This Up Here mp3s:
"Kings And Queens (Ernest Gonzales Remix)" (terrorbird mp3)
"Pulse (Myopathic REMIX)" (terrorbird mp3)

- 1234, 1234... "No More Long Years" (mp3) by Matt & Kim gets the radioclit treatment @ I HEART COMIX... here.

- Finally, captain's dead posts some crazyass bootymoving 70's funk... here.

Best 23 Downloadables Of 2008 (So Far)

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Wednesday, May 7

In 'N' Out Of Grace By Mudhoney

As previously reported, Sub Pop is putting out a superdooper deluxe edition of Superfuzz Bigmuff by Mudhoney on May 20th. Now Sub Pop has posted a treat to get you all excited for the release.

Listen to a classic: "In 'N' Out Of Grace" (sub pop mp3)

NOTE: This song would have made a great addition to the "Songs With Spoken Bits In Them" (mp3) Contrast Podcast... here.

Preorder here.

Superfuzz Bigmuff by Mudhoney

Here's something that sounds surprising like Mudhoney ('cuz it is): "I'm Now" (sub pop mp3)

It's from their new album The Lucky Ones. Get it here.

Myspace page is here.
Wiki Wiki Wiki here.

One so-so vid from last night:

"Eraser (Live)" (m4v) (mirror: sendspace) by No Age

Some crappy ass pics from last night:

No Age
No Age

High Places
High Places

Fiasco
Fiasco

Consider Clicking
- captain's dead posts a kickin' Shellac boot... here.

- Reunited Gang Of Four re-breaks up... here.
Listen: "Second Life (Version 2)" (pamplemoose mp3)

- Atlas Sound has a new free EP entitled Things I'll Miss. Get it over @ Mr. Cox's blog... here.

- Two Daytrotter sessions for your consideration: Hip Hop artists Gray Skul... here and postrockers Holy Fuck (and yes I did have to fight the urge to start with section with a big big HOLY FUCK!!!)... here.

- Arctic Monkey (Alex Turner) and Rascal (Miles Kane) a/k/a The Last Shadow Puppets have an mp3 floating around the internets: "The Age Of The Understatement (Acoustic)" (ysi mp3)

- When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth have a sloooooow (we're talking Melvins slow) 'single file' @ ptw... here.

- YANP posted up a boot of Duke Spirit performing on Record Store Day... here.

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Tuesday, May 6

TONIGHT: No Age/High Places/Fiasco

TONIGHT at Bowery Ballroom.

No Age
Listen: "Cappo" (box.net mp3)
Photoblog is here.

High Places
Listen: "Shared Islands" (box.net mp3)
Photoblog is here.

and Fiasco
Listen: "Wild Goose Chase Rag" (box.net mp3)
Sorry, no photoblog.



Consider Clicking
- She may have been embraced by the indie community, but THIS is not "indie", OR insert some new term that actual means "independent" (as indie's indie credibility is waning). Why not shorten the word to simply, "ind"? Or take all the vowels out of the word independent, "ndpndnt". I like that one, but how to pronounce it?

- Detailed Twang brings out an ART THUMP muxtape... here.

- Do I even need to link here? Prolly not.

- Nothing But Green Lights checks out the dreamy indie or "ndpndnt" pop of It Hugs Back... here.

- Broken Social Scene Presents... more solo work from Broken Social members. This time it's Brendan Canning. Listen: "Hit The Wall" (mp3). More about the track @ p'fork... here. Oh, and drinkin' tea and watchin' football is not as funny as eatin' cereal and and watchin' porn.

Brendan Canning

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Monday, May 5

May 2007 Mix

It's time to stop and reflect again... Let's look back and listen to May 2007.

The Downloadable: "May 2007 Mix" (box.net zip) (mirror: sendspace)

Artists Featured:
The Dicks
The Harvey Girls
The Sky Drops
The Shaky Hands
Pretty Girls Make Graves
The New Pornographers
Spoon
Tapes 'n Tapes
The Harlem Shakes
Frances
Unlove
The Jealous Girlfriends
Parts & Labor
Death Sentence: PANDA!
Black Moth Super Rainbow
dj gyngyvytus
Notorious B.I.G. remixed by Ratatat
Dan Deacon
Bonde Do Rolê
Eats Tapes
Dntel

And if you have not already, check out the April 2007 Mix, because it will be taken down soon.

Consider Clicking
- Speaking of monthly mixes, check out BOAWS' monthly mix for April 2008... here

- Check out the 80's Nightmares mix at Out Of 5... here.

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Sunday, May 4

Nude (Low Scores Remix) By Radiohead

Here is the draft of the Low Scores remix of "Nude" that was gonna be crafted into a Day Of The Woman remix, but well, that's not gonna happen as deadlines were missed. The track is classic Low Scores.

Downloadable: "Nude (Low Scores Remix)" (box.net mp3)

Myspace page is here.
Last.fm page is here.

Radiohead is here.
NUDE REM/X is here.

Consider Clicking
- Don't forget to check out the April 2007 Mix before it goes away... here. The May 2007 is coming. Listen to the muxtape preview Get it... here.

- Now you can finally download Motico's new demos from someplace besides Ye Olde Myspace... here. Listen "Hundebox" (motico mp3).

- Holy Crap! I remember the first time I heard "Don't Call Me Nigger, Whitey" (youtube still) and it was the Ice T/Jane's Addiction cover version. Thanks for You Ain't No Picasso has reminded me of that fact by posting the vid of it. Watch Perry's over the top performance... here.

- The Mae Shi have their US/Canada tour dates up... here or here. They will be playing Cake Shop on 7/18 with Imaad Wasif and Market Hotel (or is it Harket Hotel?) on 7/21 with Japanther.

- IYW posts a killer mix of "punk and noise stuff"... here.

- Psst... you can stream Nouns in it's entirety at The NO AGE Myspace... here.

- Kristin Hersh's latest cash recording is "Krait" (mp3). Dig the mellow wall of noise at the end of the song.

- Some Velvet Blog's Weekend Mixtape is all over the place... here.

- Spinner's 3x3 features Sons & Daughters, Tapes 'n Tapes, and The Long Blondes... here.

- I Rock Cleveland reviews the newest free NIN track "Echoplex" (ilike link)... here.

Low Scores

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Saturday, May 3

Knockin' By Luminescent Orchestrii

Luminescent Orchestrii was recommended to me last night. I was told "imagine Beirut and o'death playing together with classical precision." After some clicking I found Luminescent Orchestrii describe themselves thusly... "Romanian gypsy melodies, punk frenzy, salty tangos, hard-rocking klezmer, haunting Balkan harmony, hip-hop beats and Appalachian fiddle, all eaten and spit out by two violins, resophonic guitar, bullhorn harmonica and bass." Sound good to me.

Listen: "Knockin'" (mp3)

Myspace page is here.
More mp3s here.

Consider Clicking
- Are you [sick of/in love with] the 90's yet? Maybe this will help. Parts three and four of the captain's dead ultimate 90’s radio mix... here and here.

- I haven't seen the classic NME C81 tape posted anywhere recently. That is, until now, 17 Seconds posted it cut up into individual tracks mediafire-sytle... here.

- Did you get your free comic book yet?

- If you aren't thrilled with the present Kills material, perhaps you'll like what The Bloody Beetroots do to it. More about that @ Badical Beats... here.

- If you consider Dead Child "fake hipster metal" (a charge I say "whatevs" to) maybe you should check out BrooklynVegan's This Week In Metal... here.

- Stuck On REPEAT (in my head)... "Aquaplanagerie" (box.net mp3) by Shepherdess

Luminescent Orchestrii

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