Thursday, November 30, 2006
Tacks, The Boy Disaster
Austin is such a hot spot for good new music. I just recently blogged about the seductive sounds of Pink Nasty and I've been loving these guys for months. Tacks, The Boy Disaster just has an EP out right now, but I highly recommend checking it out. It can be ordered here.
(The Sounds Of) Kaleidoscope
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
David Bazan is known for being the frontman for acts like Pedro The Lion and Headphones. His solo EP features two versions of every song - one electric and one acoustic. He's currently working on a full-length record to be put out on Jade Tree sometime in 2007.
The Most Serene Republic
About a year and a half ago my friend Jamie and I got asked if we could score some weed for the members of The Most Serene Republic after their show. We weren't successfull, but the guys in the band were still super cool. Here's a track from their tour only EP Phages.
One of my biggest pet peeves is when a band wants to put out countless EPs/singles without giving us a full-length. However, it's tough for me to be annoyed with these Texans. Voxtrot has now put three EPs. Their latest is entitled Your Biggest Fan and this is track 2 from it.
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Elika is a boy-girl duo from Brooklyn. My, how I love boy-girl duos from Brooklyn! These two create the perfect mix of shoegaze and electronica, and I was hooked upon hearing the first few notes of their self-titled EP. You can listen to more songs at their website or on their MySpace page. If you love it as much as I do, please order the disc directly from their label, thisquietarmy Records.
So we're a little behind a lot of the time in the U.S. of A. Luckily, people here are finally catching on to the wonder which is Whitey. This UK outfit is currently touring the States, sharing the stage with the ultra provocative Peaches. Nice!
Math And Physics Club
Monday, November 27, 2006
I'm going to admit that upon first hearing Forward Russia! I really didn't think it'd be a band that I'd love. Boy was I wrong! They're a lot heavier in sound than what I usually like, but the music and vocals are just too good to resist. Check out their video for "Nineteen" - I guess they've even been playing it on MTV2. Cool!
Shout Out Out Out Out
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
A Sunny Day In Glasgow
I just started listening to the new EP from A Sunny Day in Glasgow a few days ago, but I cannot get enough of it. There are only five tracks on it, but each song proves to be refreshing both vocally and instrumentally. Here's a shortie but a goodie from The Sunniest Day Ever.
Robbers On High Street
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Middle Distance Runner
Viva La Foxx
Monday, November 20, 2006
The Ecstasy Of Saint Theresa
The Appleseed Cast
Friday, November 10, 2006
It's Friday so I thought I'd once again give you some of my favorite cover songs... And it's an easy way out since I've had a busy week. Nonetheless, I hope you still enjoy the music. Sadly, Arab Strap decided to call it quits a couple months back. Good news is this: they plan to tour one final time and
record put out one more album, Ten Years Of Tears (which is actually a "best of" type CD that will also include b-sides and rarities), to celebrate the decade they've been together. Here they are doing a cover of Van Halen's "Why Can't This Be Love."
Thursday, November 09, 2006
Stamen & Pistils
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Ivy League is the the musical project from Ryland Blackinton and Alex Suarez. Their debut EP can be purchased directly from TwentySeven Records. The label's website shows that a full-length from the duo should be coming soon as well! This is an Arcade Fire cover that appears as a b-side to the single "London Bridges."
Everyone is probably familiar with Joseph Arthur because of his songs "In The Sun" and "Honey And The Moon" - both were extremely overused in both television and film. But hey, good for him I guess! The best use was in one of my favorite movies - Saved! - gosh, I love me some Mandy Moore! Anyway... Joseph's got a new album called Nuclear Daydream and I guarantee you'll like it if you've been a fan of his previous work.