The Oranges Band presently consists of original members Roman Kuebler and Dave Voyles, plus there are two new faces rounding out the quartet on this recording... Doug Gillard (former GBV) and Pat Martin (of Never Enough).
Oh, and if you must have the album before it's official release, the band is doing a "limited edition pre-release" of the album. A hand assembled album package will be available at a few shows on the east coast in November and also through mail order after November 14th (specifics TK). One such show is at The Bell House in Brooklyn:
Now, the one image in the video that perplexes me is when Joe Sixpack smacks the spokesmodel for Concession By Neil Young over the head. It just seems unnecessary. Homophobia was just very mainstream back in the late 80s, even for people making a countercultural point. Comparatively, pouring a softbeverage over the head of the flaming Michael Jackson impersonator, totally necessary.
Also, we have... say, this, and we just accept it. But you say: "they aren't getting me to drink their tasty yet extreme beverage by giving me a free mp3." Maybe not, but that's not the point. The point is the invasion of marketing into every fucking thing. But, I guess getting more kids to listen to Matt & Kim isn't a bad thing. Won't somebody please think about the children?
I have to admit I didn't really quite like "Miami Ice" by chitown-proggers Icy Demons the first time I heard it. It just didn't grab me, but then the other day, it comes on the ol' ipod and I had take it out of my pocket to find out who it was. Now if you do not like this track right away, I implore you to download it and pop it into you mp3 library, because one day it may just blow your mind.
So, I namechecked a Pioneer Valley 90's indie rock band the other day, thinking I should do a follow up post. You know what? There is surprisingly little info about Skinner Pilot on ye ole internets. I do know that Skinner Pilot featured Elizabeth Sharp and that she is now Ill Ease. Plus, she was an original member of New Radiant Storm King, and she helped name that band after a brand of radiator. Anyway, I friggin' love this track, and you will too.
Without any further ado, Skinner Pilot everyone...
I have here a minimix of Broken Social Scene. If you are seeing them tonight and you do not know these songs, there is probably something wrong with you. This is a little something to help you get psyched, that is unless you are a superfan in which case you certainly don't need my help. And if you are not a fan at all, perhaps you will give a listen and decide that you have misjudged these vistitors from the North. And if you are saying to yourself "Broken Social Who?"... scroll down right now and start listening.
My question for tonight is this: "Will this concert experience be any better than Apostle Of Hustle at Southpaw?" Because that show was friggin' amazing.
I'm not breaking any new ground here with this mix. Theses are songs that have been floating around the internets for a while now. I don't have any surreptitiously recorded tour demos or anything like that. Do enjoy them.
New New New Times New Viking. You know the deal, heavy DRC compression (not data compression), splashes of white noise organ, short and sweet. They are Ohio's noisy ambassadors. They might break your speakers.
Consider CLICKing - Stream the July 4th Sonic Youth show over @ WFMU... here. The tracklisting: "She Is Not Alone" / "Bull in the Heather" / "Silver Rocket" / "Skip Tracer" / "The Sprawl" / "The World Looks Red" / "Jams Run Free" / "Hey Joni" / "Cross the Breeze" / "The Wonder" / "Hypertstation" / "Drunken Butterfly" / "Making the Nature Scene" / "Pink Steam" / "Schizophrenia" / "100%"
Be sure to check out my Twitter sidebar doohickey for twitpic links for some live shots. Update: Live shots now incorporated into the liveblogged posts
Dan Friel (of Parts & Labor fame) plays electronicpunk compositions for head nodding. Along with his magic board, he drops some electro athems on you. I apologize for using the "a" word there, but you forgive me, right? I gots to say I like Dan Friel more than Princeton. Sorry Princeton. I like you banter. And now an mp3.
And so I begin liveblogging, an action I do believe I have made fun of on more than one occassion. Fuck it. Right??
Brownwater was rather entertaining. They have a number of reference points none of which are apparent to my now (except mr. Bungle). Anyways, check them out. They are playing Halloween night on staten Island if you find yourself around them parts.
Are you taking the day off work today to check out Bagels & Beer? It's the Pop Tarts Suck Toasted showcase at Cake Shop. It starts at 12pm. It is free and you do not need a badge to get in. Sounds good to me.
El Jesus De Magico are featured on this month's release in The Columbus Discount Singles Club Year One 7" Inch Singles Series. Future singles will include releases by: Psychedelic Horseshit, Little Claw, Cheater Slicks, and Guinea Worms among others. The series is limited to 250, and the series is SOLD OUT. It just doesn't seem right that only 250 people get to listen to the new El Jesus. The 7" has an "Unclean Ghost" a-side and a "Pirate Utopia" b-side. For you... right here, I have the a-side.
Myspace page is here. 4AD page is here. Yep Roc page is here. Daytrotter Session is here. Free Music EP is here. Amazon MP3 page is here. eMusic page is here.
Consider CLICKing - Here's another CASH music mp3. This one is from Colourmusic. Listen: "YES" (cash mp3). It is from the their newish album f, monday, orange, february, venus, lunatic, 1 or 13. Colourmusic's CASH page is here. World's Fair has a different mp3 for download: "Put In Little Gas" (world's fair mp3)
- Watch Eels frontman Mark Everett try to understand his father who created The Many Worlds Theory... here. Props to VSL.
PTST: Which album is better; Parts & Labor's Receivers or your solo album Ghost Town? DF: The trick is to play them both at the same time. If you do that then Jesus will appear and save you from The Financial Crisis.
Methinks it is time for one more Thee Oh Sees mp3. Noisy, Slow, Loud & Crashy. Next to the Royal Bangs'We Breed Champions, The Master's Bedroom Is Worth Spending A Night In is in the running for my favorite experimental garage rock album of the year.
Mukadzi Wangu Ndomuda By Hallelujah Chicken Run Band
This morning I am in the mood for some Afropop, specifically Zimpop, more specifically Chimurenga, even more specifically Thomas Mapfumo's Hallelujah Chicken Run Band. They are known for blending pop songs structures with traditional Shona mbira musical ideas. Dig it.
- Are you going to experience all 12 hours of free Fucked Up today??? Info.. here.
- Free Free Free! New New New! Athens psychrocker ham1 album is available... here.
- PRO-IP Act has been signed. I am guessing that it totally violates our Due Process right (do those even exist anymore, or are they just for corporations now?)
"The bill only adds more imbalance to a copyright law that favors large media companies. At a time when the entire digital world is going to less restrictive distribution models, and when the courts are aghast at the outlandish damages being inflicted on consumers in copyright cases, this bill goes entirely in the wrong direction," - Gigi B. Sohn, president and co-founder of Public Knowledge
So, you all know about Rick Froberg's new band the Obits, right? Well, their first single is coming out on December 8th, 2008 via Comedy Minus One. More deets are here.
The A-Side: "One Cross Apiece" The B-Side: "Put It In Writing"
I can't say I love love the A-Side, as the studio seems to have muted the Obits energy a bit. I was picturing something more, well, rockin'. It may just be that my expectations were raised to ridiculous levels by the live stuff floating around the internets. I should probably knock my expectations down a bit. I suppose that riff is pretty kickass. Sorry there's no mp3, just a stream. Give it a listen.
Stream the A-Side:
Compare with a live vid of the A-Side:
Stream "Two Headed Coin":
Their Sub Pop full-length is planned for early 2009.
Myspace page is here. Sub Pop page is here. Comedy Minus One is here. Old GT post is here.
I gots to say I dig the Low Scores remix a lot more than the present top three remixes  Baskfield,  The Deadly Syndrome,  James Holden (although that James Holden one ain't half bad, in fact it's pretty awesome). Also, Low Scores has additional remixes in the works. More on that later.
Low Scores Myspace page is here. Low Scores Last.fm page is here. Day Of The Woman is here. 10k Cities is here.
Radiohead Myspace page is here. Radiohead Wiki Wiki Wiki here. Radiohead Amazon MP3 page is here. Radiohead eMusic page is here. R3CK0N3R REM/X is here.
Consider CLICKing - The results of Holy Fuck and Foals covering each over is available for you @ MOKB... here.
So, one song my ipod keeps choosing to play of late is by Canadian lofindierockers Women. It is one of the harder tracks on their newish eponymous album. It is all beats and recorder grot. Oh, and that buried guitar line will probably get stuck in your head (in a good way), but only if you listen for it.
- The Vivian Girls first long player (a relative term) is now available for your downloading pleasure, if your subscribe to eMusic that is... here. Get the CD... here or here. Preorder the LP... here or here. Listen: "Damaged" (box.net mp3)
Idiotheque (Radiohead Cover) By We Versus The Shark
Today, I have for you the latest We Versus The Shark cover. The song covered was originally played by a band from Oxfordshire. The cover is a slowed down thrashy recreation. And yes, there is a superfluous "h" in the title of the cover.
- Have you picked up those two free Volcano Suns mp3s from the upcoming Merge reissues? "Jak" (merge mp3) from Bright Orange Years (Remastered) and "White Elephant" (merge mp3) from All Night Lotus Party (Remastered). Merge will be releasing both albums available on CD for the first time on January 27, 2009. More info... here.
- CBS says "No Obama tshirt on the Late Late Show" to No Age due to some bullshit notion that the Equal Time Rule applied. Dumbasses. Oh wait, is Randy from No Age actually running for President? No? Nevermind. Deets are here.
According to Matablog: "On Tuesday, October 14, from 2PM until 2 AM, the band will be playing a twelve-hour show at the Rogan store at the corner of Bowery and Bond. Admission is free. All ages are welcome to attend, though the free alcohol will be limited to those 21 and over."
And guess what? They have a new album of Canadian progcore that is now available to the purchasing public. It is entitled, The Chemistry Of Common Life. It looks like this:
I saw Le Loup open last night for Stereolab. Even though they are down two band members (or was it three?) AND there were some issues with Sam's electronics, they pulled off a great show. It was much more rockin' than the recorded Le Loup, but hey that's fine with me.
This Tuesday (Oct. 7th) you can finally pick up the compilation of all those Jay Reatard singles that Matador has been putting out. The comp is entitled -- Matador Singles '08. Here is the very nice Deerhunter cover that is on the comp.
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