Monday, June 26, 2006
Beck-Cancelled Check (live)
Beck-Qué Onda Guero
Sunday, June 25, 2006
Badiel & Skinner-Three Lions
New Order-World In Motion
(definitely our two best football songs)
Saturday, June 24, 2006
more at XolSpace
Friday, June 23, 2006
I love re-discovering bands. Buying an album, playing it ad nauseam, forgeting about it for a while, then pulling it out and giving it another spin. A band i recently re-discovered: The Waking Eyes, who hail from my home town, Winnipeg. Often forgotten or overlooked or taken for granted (at least in Canada), the Winnipeg music scene has been producing quality rock since forever. Case in point: The Guess Who, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, The Weakerthans, JFK & The Conspirators, Bif Naked, The Duhks, etc, etc, etc. The Waking Eyes have got plenty of recognition in their home and native land, but still seem to be just on the brink in other parts of the world. About fifty years from now, I think that The Waking Eyes' sound will be the new 'classic rock' sound. Throughout their 'Video Sound' album, all their influences shine clearly. The nostalgic pop melodies of The Beatles, harmonies that might make The Beach Boys jealous, stirred in with the riff happy rock & roll of The Rolling Stones. Occasional grungey vocals and emo-ish yelps show off other influences like Ween, Weezer, and Nirvana. Modern edge and classic stylings meshed perfectly. Also, drummer Steve Senkiw is my new hero cos he likes to play quidditch in his spare time.
The Waking Eyes - Watch Your Money
The Waking Eyes - Headlights
The Waking Eyes - On A Train
Thursday, June 22, 2006
Slo-Mo Fireworks-The Canadian Pacific
Slo-Mo Fireworks-Pointless Graffiti
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
OMR are a duo from France who make (as mentioned in the post title) melancholic yet oddly uplifting music (sung in english though which in a way is a slight shame), they recently added me as a friend on MySpace which is how I heard of them, the music they make is sort of indie/electronic in a similar vein to say The Postal Service also I would say another musical similarity would be Bloc Party in their mellower moments, I really like the blending of electronica music and Virginie's vocals which compeltely suit each other, anyway heres what they say about themselves on their About Me section "Formed by Virginie Krupa and Alexandre Brovelli, OMR is a perfect duo: two souls that blend their strengths and doubts, their blinding brightness and their anguish in a single body in this music, conceived in perfectly equal proportion by both of them. Absolute artistic harmony: of those magical, inexplicable unions that come into being between heads that are on the same minute waves, connected to the same spiritual spheres. Two individuals coming from different places but united by a common desire for powerful emotions." (and theres more). They are certainly a band who have a grand vision for their music, and are already signed to a indie record label (Uncivilized World) I wouldn't say mainstream success awaits them but they seem to be building up a fairly large fanbase, and even have a street team which you can join on their website.
On the World Cup front I was obviously glad that England qualified as group winners with a 2-2 draw with Sweden and Joe Cole's goal was an absolute scorcher I would say the best of the tournament so far, although it would have been nice to have (finally) beaten the Swedes and we also had the horrible news about Owen missing the rest of the World Cup (and in fact be out for 6 months through injury), but I still believe we can win the World Cup so bring on Ecaudor and the rest.
Buy: OMR-Side Effects (this is a UK site for other countries go to the news section on OMR's site).
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
MP3s and M3Us:
Listen to first hour of the Breakfast Session (click open)
Listen to second hour of the Breakfast Session (click open)
Download first hour
Download second hour
Monday, June 19, 2006
Spencer McGarry Season-Tell Me Whats Shaking
Spencer McGarry Season-Radio 35
P.S. Apologies in advance for any confusing colloquial Canadian-ness.
P.P.S To learn a bit more about me and my tastes, you ought to check out my Myspace and Last.fm pages.
Sunday, June 18, 2006
Klee-A Thousand Ways (English version)
Klee-This Is For Everyone (English version)
loads more here
check out your Amazon, Minty Fresh or of course the Klee website (although it is in German obviously)
Saturday, June 17, 2006
Cassettes Won't Listen-Cut Your Hair
Head on over to Dope Lotus Records for more info
Friday, June 16, 2006
The Founding Field Recordings-Warning Raids Over Kiev
The Founding Field Recordings-Beneath The Winter
The Founding Fields Recordings 'Prompts/Miscues'
Thursday, June 15, 2006
New Order-World In Motion (Single Mix) "you've got to hold and give...."
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Falcon-Birds And Mice
nothing yet but when there is I'm sure it would be announced on either their MySpace or Website
Tuesday, June 13, 2006
Well Razorlight obviously who after much deliberation have decided to name their second album 'Razorlight' as NME has just reported "The band's follow-up to debut 'Up All Night' will be called 'Razorlight'.The band finished the album last week (June 10) in a west London studio, and though they warn it could still change, for now they are calling the new album after the band.Deciding on an album title proved one of the trickier bits in producing the new record with a series of titles including 'The Modern Condition' and 'Wham Bam Bam' among the suggestions considered."I liked 'Can't Stop This Feeling' after one of the songs," guitarist Bjorn Argen told NME.COM. "Johnny liked 'Rocket Ship To The Moon', which was a lyric, and someone else suggested 'Black Jeans' the other day." Their album will be out on July 17th. They could have surely thought of a better title for their album I mean coming very soon after The Decemberists called their next album 'The Crane Wife'.
Secondly watch this brilliant video for Pull Shapes by The Pipettes. Finally you can listen to my radio show here, todays show lasted a grand total of three hours and was excellent as usual (but then I would say that).
Monday, June 12, 2006
The Love Jones-Monday Morning
The Love Jones-Nothing In Your Way
check their website (where you can also download some more songs)
Sunday, June 11, 2006
Stars Of Track And Field-With You
(you can obviously hear more on their MySpace and their actual website)
Stars Of Track And Field-Centuries Before Love And War
Saturday, June 10, 2006
Swann at night-the crepuscular half-lights
Friday, June 09, 2006
The Distance-Self Help
The Distance-She Says
The Distance-Stand Alone E.P
Wednesday, June 07, 2006
A Short Beck Mixtape:
Beck-Lord Only Knows
Beck-Guess I'm Doing Fine
Beck-Qué Onda Guero
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
Cate Le Bon-On Mountains
Monday, June 05, 2006
Wilco-Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Sunday, June 04, 2006
The More Assured-All In Your Head
The More Assured-These Golden Rules
Saturday, June 03, 2006
Out With Mummy-Who Stole Peter's Soul
Out With Mummy-Just Another Day
Pre-Order She's Attracted To (UK only)
Friday, June 02, 2006
Petticoat, Petticoat-Glittering Heels
Tom Petty-Mary Jane's Last Dance
Red Hot Chili Peppers-Dani California
Pre-Order Petticoat, Petticoat-Every Mother's Child
Tom Petty-Greatest Hits
Thursday, June 01, 2006
Its not often you find a band who not only are named after the year of your birth but also actually being quite good, well some more brousing on Channel 4's SlashMusic site led me to these guys called well 1985 (reasonably obviously) and they have a pretty tight sound highly influenced by Grunge bands like Soundgarden but with also a hint of 70s Rock yeah they are pretty retro sounding but its still a good sound, take Roulette for example it starts of almost sounding like James Dean Bradfield performing a Nirvana b-side till it hits the minute mark and some Thin Lizzy style guitars kick in, its all performed with prescision and was enough to grab my attention and post about. Go find some more of their songs on their MySpace page. In other news I've finished my exams for this year (woooo) and X-Men 3 wasn't as good as I thought it would be although Kelsey Grammer was surprisingly good as Beast even if he did look a bit too much like the cookie monster.