Thursday 20 December 2007

The Concretes - Warm Night EP

I picked this up for a fiver during the height of summer in Galway a couple of years back. I think they are now no longer, could be wrong. The singer is gone solo, under the alias of "Taken By Trees" anywho. All four songs on this EP are amazing, three of them where later release as singles. Its full of wintery cool but with a warm heart. I don't know why I haven't checked
out any of their albums. I must and so should you.

and go here for a vid of what I'm guessing is the album version of "Seems Fine". Ep version is
better and is called "Seems Fine Shuffle". But isn't that always the way with alt versions and covers of songs, generally the first version you heard is always our favourite, of course there is expection, Mogwai's version of "Sweet Child Of Mine" is super,Alanis Morissette version of "My
That's a joke, Black Eye Peas RULE OK
Buy It
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Monday 17 December 2007

I Got The "Sacked From My Job For No Good Reason, One Week Till Christmas" Blues

Maybe this might cheer me up.

or maybe this,

Tuesday 11 December 2007

December Blues Mixtape

A mixtape for those cold nights and long long journeys

01. Come Wander With Me - Jeff Alexander
"Come Wander with Me" was written for an episode of
the American television anthology series The Twilight
Zone. Sung by the actress Bonnie Beecher herself.
The whole "Come Wander with Me" episode is available

02. Strange Form Of Life - Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
Another gem from the man who does very little wrong.
Go HERE for a live version on Conan O Brien.
03. Milk and Honey - Jackson C. Frank
This and the first song I first heard from Vincent Gallo's
"Brown Bunny" film. It doesn't get must better than this.
04. Black Flowers - Yo La Tengo
I orginally had "Feel Like Going Home" but it slowed/
depressed precendings down too much. This also capture
the mood I was going for. Both songs for their last and ill
say it, their best album to date "I Am Not Afraid Of You
And I Will Beat Your Ass"
05. C4 - Si Schroeder
Seen him at electric picnic this year, he blow the house
down. Great stuff.
06. Back In Time - Au Revoir Simone
You should know the story about these ladies by now. I
think it's safe to say, classic song from a classic album.
07. The Ice Storm - The Go! Team
A great intrumental from their Austrailan tour Ep.
08. Snowball - Devo
Love this so much, it could even my favourite Devo song.

09. Warm Night - The Concretes
More Swedish greatness.
10. I'm into Something Good - Langley Schools Music Project

Sweet sweet cover of Herman's Hermits classic song by school
chorus. The recordings were made from 1976-77 by Canadian
music teacher Hans Fenger in a school gymnasium in Langley,
British Columbia.
11. The Ballad Of Helenkeller & Rip Van Winkle - The Moldy
An other classic song from a classic album.
12. By Your Side - Coco Rosie
The video says everything.

13. Starbust - Frank Sinatra

"The melody haunts my reverie..."
14. Christmas Time Is Here - Vince Guaraldi Trio
From "A Charlie Brown Christmas".
15. Im On Nights - Richard Hawley
The first song I ever heard of Mr. Hawley and still probably my
favourite song of his. Oh hear that moterbike engine purrrr.
16. (Looking For) The Heart Of Saturday Night - Tom Waits

I have more Tom Waits records than I really should have, but
when he gets it right, boy can he really gets it right.
17. 90-Mile Water Wall - The National
The only song they didn't play at their recent gig that I hoped they
might play.
18. The Fox In The Snow - Belle & Sebastian
Yet again an other classic song from a classic album.
19. Rich Wife Full Of Happiness - Bonnie "Prince" Billy
"I woke up fat and almost unhappy
but the bigger the laugh the bigger the belly
and I bellow out and the whole bed it shakes
and you smile at my laugh as it rocks you awake."
20. Long Long Long - The Beatles
One of the best John songs on the White Album.---update it's George song, I always thought it was John.
21. Point Of Disgust - Low
Don't know if this is an official video or not, but it's really
is outstanding.

22. The Other Side Of Mt. Heart Attack - Liars

Thats it.
Total Time: 1:18:30

Its abit early for for Merry Christmas, but Merry Christmas
to you, consider it a gift from me to you. Applause and good
fortune to you and yours.

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Friday 7 December 2007

Holy Fuck - Holy Fuck EP (2007)

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Two Fucks For The Price Of None

For anyone who downloaded "Hold Back The Dawn" Mixtape
and really liked track 3 "Lovely Allen" from Toronto
cursing blasphemers "Holy Fuck", here is their soup
soup souper Krautrock EP in it entirety . No Irish date
on the horizon, which is a shame, cause they toured the
highways and byways of Britain recently.

Buy It on super nice vinyl
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Fuck Buttons - Sweet Love For Planet Earth EP

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Angelic fuzz noise for Bristol-based duo, Fuck Buttons. This
two track ep is fast becoming one of my favourite release this
year. Applause to ATP Records for always releasing
"the Good Shit".

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Wednesday 5 December 2007

Cameo - Attack Me With Your Love (1985)

My new favourite song.

Friday 30 November 2007

Zombi - Surface To Air (2006)

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Taking their ques from John Carpenter, Tangerine Dream,
Goblin, and a wee bit of Faith No More thrown in for good
messure, Pittsburgh two piece have make the perfect
soundtrack to the greatest 70s horror film that was never
made. Nice.

Buy It
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Tuesday 27 November 2007

Hefner - I Took Her Love for Granted

Geez I love this band, why did they not become massive.
This was my first glimspe into their brillance. The
track is taken from their 1999 "The Fidelity Wars"
album. The main dude; Darren Hayman as well as solo
work now plays with Ellis Island Sounds

Monday 26 November 2007

"Hold Back The Dawn" Mixtape

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Painting : Oliver Comerford
A mixtape for the wee hours. Contains 80s pop/post punk,
80s esque Pop/rock, Neue Deutsche Welle and analog melodies.

01 Sketch for Summer- The Durutti Column

The first song of his first album. Boy, he sure loves
his echoy guitar, and i do to.
02 Drugs In My Body - Thieves Like Us
A reworking of the previous song and the vid is a
reworking of the "heroes" scene in Christine F. film

03 Lovely Allen - Holy Fuck
The cover was enticing enough for me to get their EP.
This song is kraut-tastic.
04 Glorious - Captain
Great Pop rock with Trevor Horn productions. The vid can be
watched HERE.
05 You Got Me - Beta Or Vhs
More 80s throwback rock. They sound like "A Folk Of Seagulls"
fronted by Robert Smith. Vid viewable HERE .
06 Burning Up - Madonna
Of her first album, great stuff.

07 Hong Kong Garden - Siouxsie & The Banshees
Love the intro.

08 Tender Object - Orange Juice

The greatest song Orange Juice ever recorded and it
wasn't even a bloody single.
09 (Ein Jahr) Es Geht Voran - Fehlfarben
More jangley 80s guitar this time from Düsseldorf's Fehlfarben.
10 Der Kommissar - Falco
Here is a medley of Der Kommissar by Falco, followed by the
After The Fire version, which is then followed by Laura
Branigan with her version called Deep in the Dark.

11 Morning Sun - Al Murray
Got this from the soundtrack of "This Is Britian". Great film
and great song.

12 Goodbye Horses - Q. Lazzarus
Another soundtrack song, from "Married To The Mob" and
the Buffalo Bill dancing with his fella tucked behind his legs
scene in "Silence Of The Lambs". My new favourite song.
13 Windows - A Flock Of Seagulls
B side to Space Age Love Song, and what a b side it is.
14 In The City - Chromatics
Love this track, the metronome beat and lead vocal is
super sweet. Vid is viewable
15 You Make Me Like Charity - The Knife
One of my favourite Knife song. Go HERE for a live video.
16 The Past Is A Grotesque Animal - Of Montreal
Not sure about these boys, but this song is a deffinate highlight on the album,
The urgency of the music and vocals really won me over.
17 By This River - Brian Eno
First heard this on the film the great german film"The Son's Room".
18 Echo's Answer - Broadcast
Oh i love that sound.
19 Can You Hear the Rain, Love - Richard Hawley
Eno esque track of the "Late Night Tales" and no better way to finish the mix.

Thats it.

Total Time: 1:18:52


Saturday 24 November 2007

Dosh - Naoise EP (2004)

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First became aware of Martin Dosh thought Andrew Bird
and then a friend gave me a mix with one of his songs on it,
Had to get more and this is a great Ep he released a
couple of years back and is a good introduction to the wonderful
world of Martin Dosh.

Buy It
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Friday 16 November 2007

Oneida And Richard Hawley Gig Photos

Here some still from a stop motion video piece I'm working on for Oneida and some photographs I took at the Richard Hawley gigs recently.
Bobby from Oneida
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Kid Millions from Oneida
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Jane and Bobby from Oneida

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Shahim of Oneida
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Kid and Bobby
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Richard Hawley "dancing beneath her silver frame"
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Tuesday 13 November 2007

Primus - Frizzle Fry (1990)

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I got in too Primus though a friend who's birthday
happens to be today. Back in 2001 he waited 8 months
for this cd to come from america. It wasn't released
over here at the time. Eight long months he waited
until the record store finally got it in for him.
It was worth the wait. Primus first and maybe best

Buy It
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Daniel Johnston - Walking the Cow (Live in Dublin)

This video makes me sad. Didn't have the cash for
the ticket to see him at his first ever irish show.
I missed out, mes thinks.

Monday 5 November 2007

Atlas Sound - Altitude Sickness ep. (2007)

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Going to see Deerhunter tonight in whelans for €15,
I was pity much instantly hooked on them from the 'Sing
Swan Song' esque Intro to their Cryptograms album
and the Flourescent Grey EP was recorded while their
debut album was being mixed and continues where the
Cryptograms finished. More fine spaced out krautrock.
But here is a free EP that they put up on their
blog from Atlas Sound (Side project of Deerhunter's
singer, Bradford Cox). this is what they said about it
on it orginal post.
"Recorded today during a 10 hour drive from Austria
to Switzerland, through the Swiss Alps. These are
reinterpretations of a few of my favorite doo-wop
songs filtered through a thick gauze of motion-sickness
and boredom..."

1. come softly (originally performed by the Fleetwoods)
2. you're so fine (originally performed by the Falcons)
3. you belong to me (originally performed by the Duprees)

Buy Fluorescent Grey
Download Altitude Sickness ep

Thursday 1 November 2007

The National - S.T. (2001)

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Nearly two years ago, I was down in Sound Cellar about
to buy a ticket to see The National play their first
ever Irish show and the girlfriend and I were heading
down the stairs of Sound cellar when she seen on the
wall a poster for the show and she noticed the date,
19 of November. She quickly informed me what that was
the same date that she was born twenty years previous
and we will be in Limerick for her birthday blowout.
Natural I was gutted since Alligator was up there with
"The Woods" and "Tender Buttons" as one of my favourite record
of that year. So two years on and another album out, that
can only be described as Classic, my second chance on
All Souls Day to see for the first time one of my favouite band.
Fuck Yeah.

To celebrate here is their first and worst album, "The National",
but considering the pedigree of their other albums, it's only ok.
I also put up a while ago the excellent "Cherry Tree" Ep
which was a bridge between "Sad Songs..." and Alligator. It still
available here.
Buy It
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Tuesday 30 October 2007

Porter Wagoner Bows Out

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Photo: Marty Stuart
I only got into Porter Wagoner this year after hearing the haunting and truly
compelling "The Rubber Room" and was saddened to learn that he died on the
28th off Lung cancer aged eighty.
So here's a compilation I put together of some of his songs spanning his whole
career from his 54 number 1 hit 'A Satisfied Mind' and it's b -side 'Itchin' For
My Baby' to his last single; "Committed To Parkview". That single was written by Johnny Cash and he wanted Porter to record it, so He gave a cassette to Marty Stuart (the
producer of the album Porter was making at the time back in 1981), but
Marty forgot to deliver the song to Porter and only delivered it when he was
helping Porter choose songs for from Wagonmaster album. This year he gain
in popularity with that album and he even toured with the "White

01 Committed To Parkview - Wagonmaster (2007)
02 The Rubber Room - The Rubber Room (1972)
03 The Cold Hard Facts Of Life - The Cold Hard Facts Of Life (1967)
04 Satan's River - Wagonmaster (2007)
05 Eat, Drink And Be Merry - The Essential Porter Wagoner (1997)
06 Tell Her Lies And Feed Her Candy - The Essential Porter Wagoner (1997)
07 Itchin' For My Baby - A Satisfied Mind 7" RCA Victor 20-6105 (1954)
08 Sorrow On The Rocks - The Essential Porter Wagoner (1997)
09 Sorrow Overtakes The Wine - The Carroll County Accident (1969)
10 Dark End of the Street (with Dolly Parton) - Just The Two Of Us (1968)
11 Family Bible w/ Willie Nelson - Unplugged (2002)
12 A Place To Hang My Hat - Wagonmaster (2007)
13 I'll Go Down Swingin' - The Thin Man From West Plains (1965)
14 Porter and Marty (Men With Broken Hearts/I Heard That Lonesome
Whilstle Blow) - Wagonmaster (2007)
15 A Satisfied Mind - A Satisfied Mind 7" RCA Victor 20-6105 (1954)
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Tuesday 23 October 2007

Iron And Wine - Woman King Ep

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To celabrate the return of Sam Beam aka Iron And Wine
to our shores on October 27, at Ambassador Theatre in
Dublin. Here is outstanding EP which is heavy in tone
compared to his first two albums. I had a ticket to
see him back in 2004 when he first and last played
Ireland but dEUS reformed and i got a ticket to see
them in Paris since a friend of my was living there
at the time. But as it turned out both gigs were on
the same day, so i had to give away Iron and Wine ticket
to my flatmate. Bummer but seeing dEUS for the
first time with a head full of trips was chilling to see
the least and the little known Joanna Newsom was one
of the support acts. Never heard of her before and was
completely mystified by her. Ran down the stairs to
buy the album straight after see finished just in case
it would sell out. Here is a video of the first song
I ever heard of Iron and Wine back in 2003. It's on
his first album but i got it first on one of those
sub pop 5er sampler cds. The vid is directed by Mister
Beam himself.

Buy It
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Monday 15 October 2007

Crystal Castles - Alice Practice 7" (2006)

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A friend of mine was giving out that 8Bit Bliss mix tape was not
that 8 bitty. Ok, yeah most songs are more analogy and not
corrosive 8bitty sounding but alot of songs have cheap sounding
instruments in them. Well anyway to rectify here is some horrible
8 bit trash from torondo 2 piece "Crystal Castles". They are touring
all over the shop as we speak, hitting Eire on the 25th of November.
Check out their Myspace for futher info.

Buy It - maybe on ebay?
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Saturday 13 October 2007

"Feel The Breeze" Mixtape

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A soundtrack for runaways.

01 Knocked Up - Kings Of Leon
This song reminds me of the film "Boys Don't Cry" with
its barren dusty (sound)landscapes and The Edge-esque guitar.
Great song from an ok album by K.O.L.
02 Our Swords - Band Of Horses
More Americana(ish) this time from Band of Horses, taken
from the their exquisite debut.
03 Fiery Crash - Andrew Bird
The opener for Bird's newest and maybe best album with
backing vocals provided by the wonderful Haley Bonar
04 Brother - Annuals
"'Brother' opens on a whisper before exploding at
the halfpoint with colossal percussion, twisting
guitars, feather-fall violins, and exultant,
emphatic shouts that puncture the mix like they're
trying to break in from another dimension."
05 Saturday - Electrelane
One of the highlights from one of this years best,
"No Shouts, No Calls". Those ladies rocked out at
"Electric Picnic", Hopefully they will be back in
Ireland soon.
06 Start A War - The National

07 Keep The Car Running - Arcade Fire
08 If Looks Could Kill - Camera Obscura
09 Long Distance Call - Pheonix

10 Pulling Our Weight - The Radio Dept.
What is it about Sweden, always with "The Good Shit"
and this is certainly "Good Shit". "Pulling Our Weight"
is The Radio Dept.'s finest three and a half minutes. Pure Bliss
11 Willow's Song - The Wicker Man OST
"Willow's Song" is a ballad by American composer Paul
Giovanni using lyrics by the poet Robert Burns for the
1973 film The Wicker Man.
12 Diamond Dancer - Bill Callaghan
My favourite song of the year so far.
13 Let's Save Tony Orlando's House - Yo La Tengo
In the "Marge on the Lam" episode of The Simpsons,
Troy McClure is emceeing a public television marathon,
he opens with a version of his catchphrase by
stating: "Hi, I'm Troy McClure. You might remember
me from such telethons as Out with Gout '88 and Let's
Save Tony Orlando's House." Let's Save Tony Orlando's
House later inspired the title of this song by the Hoboken's
finest Yo La Tengo, taken from their downbeat 2000
record "And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out".
14 Cool Summer - Bob Lind
Another song I pilfered from Jarvis Cocker and Steve
Mackey compilation "The Trip"
15 Childhood - Beachhouse
One of this years gems.
16 Lark - Au Revoir Simone
Hightlight from the rather disappointing second album.
Their first should still be available here.
17 Love Connection - Casiotones For The Painfully Alone
"A delicate blend of sweat and menstrual blood"
My favourite mix.
18 After The Certain - Beirut
The great closer of his debut album.
19 In The Chestnut Tree - Ivor Cutler
Another one of my all time favourite songs, this time by the
glaswegien Ivor Cutler. Jammy Smears is still available here

20 Gulf Shores - Palace Music
"A cold and frilly drink awaits us both"

OK thats it.
Well tell me what you think.

Total Time 1:19:21
Download "Feel The Breeze" part 1
Download "Feel The Breeze" part 2

Thursday 4 October 2007


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The might Oneida are hitting Ireland this weekend.
5 Oct 2007 Pine Lodge Myrtleville Cork, Cork
6 Oct 2007 Whelans Dublin, Dublin
7 Oct 2007 Roisin Dubh Galway, Galway
8 Dec 2007 All Tomorrows Parties Festival Minehead, South
"Up the people is available on the "Campfire Crazy" Mixtape
and here is a couple of track 6s "last act, every time" of
Secret Wars and "History's Great Navigators" of Oneida's 06
almost perfect record "Happy New Year" and a bonus song
from another NYC noicy rockers Pterodactyl cover Oneida's "Sheets of Easter New Year".

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Wednesday 3 October 2007

Tegan and Sara - The Con (2007)

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A great record from two Canadian sisters I stumbled
across this a couple of months back. I got it because I liked
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I though it might be electronica like Robyn or Ellen Allien,
it's not, it's girly pop but in a good way. Take a gander at
the vid, make up your own mind and let me know.

Buy It
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Saturday 29 September 2007

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Dream Of A Drunk Black Southern Eagle (1999)

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"Released in 1999 as a free item for subscribers of the
French daily newspaper Libération. It contains two singles
previously released in the U.S. in 1998: "One with the Birds" /
"Southside of the World" and "I Am Drinking Again" /
"Dreaming My Dreams". The fifth track, "Song for the New
Breed (orchestral)", is an alternate recording of "Song for the
New Breed", which originally appeared on Bonnie 'Prince' Billy's
I See a Darkness album in 1999. This version is exclusive to
this release." -Wikipedia
The first two songs "One For The Birds" and "Southside Of
The World" are top notch and reason enough to get the EP.
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Thursday 27 September 2007

These New Puritans - Navigate, Navigate (2007)

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Photo: Hedi Slimane
Noisy Southend post punk krautrockers "These New
Puritans" were invited to work with Hedi Slimane on his
Autumn '07 collection for Dior Homme. They composed
a suitable 15-minute soundtrack as the models walked
down the catwalk. The result is the impressive 'Navigate,
Navigate' 12". Their debut album is out on the great
Domino Records in October. Here is a a live vid of a song
called "Elvisss", which is not a patch on Navigate, Navigate
but no vid for that.

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Wednesday 26 September 2007

Harmonia - Musik Von Harmonia (1974)

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Cluster (Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Dieter Moebius) + NEU!
(Michael Rother) = Harmonia.

Brian Eno ( Father Ted fame) once proclaimed that Harmonia was
"the world's most important rock group," not sure about that but
their first record is "kraut-tastic". Full of pulsating rythms that spin
around your head that left me in a trance like state after the first
listen. I cycled in to town listening to this, and most of the journey
is a blank. I was suddenly in town.
Eno himself eventually joined Harmonia in 1976, but the sessions
were never released and lay dormant for over twenty years, until
Rykodisc eventually released in the form of "Tracks & Traces".
Their influence can be heard in bands like Deerhunter, Alex Delivery
and Fujiya & Miyagi and this album is my favourite record that i've
heard so far from the Cluster fellows.
Buy It
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Tuesday 25 September 2007

100 Post

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So 100 post in, time for some feedback. Was there any
little gems found here, any albums that are still on
heavy rotation in your stereo. What mixtape worked or
what was your favourite mixtape so far.

Liars - It Fit When I Was A Kid (2006)

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They rarely do any wrong and their new self titled album
is one of the best album so far this year. Here is a nice Ep
that came out last year with a quite a rude cover. Oh you guys.
(Photobucket deleted the uncensored version but when you d.load it the original version is in the folder)

Buy It
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Monday 17 September 2007

Jeffrey Lewis And The Jitters

Our man Jeffrey Lewis is play Europe.
Mon Sept 17 - Bristol, UK -The Thekla (w/ Herman Dune!)
Tues Sept 18 - Dublin, Ireland (Crawdaddy)
Wed Sept 19 - Cork, Ireland (Crane Lane Theatre)
Thu Sept 20 - Galway, Ireland (Roisin Dubh)
For more tourdates and sounds go HERE

Friday 14 September 2007

All links are NOT dead

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It looks like Mediafire didnt kill my account after all. Which is nice.

Thursday 13 September 2007

Holger Czukay, Jah Wobble, The Edge - Snake Charmer EP (1983)

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I haven't post to much krautrock recently. I have a "kraut
Me AmadEUS" mixtape ready to put up some day soon but
before that here a some what interesting EP I got back in
January over at your friend at Krautrockteam.
Can (Holger Czukay )+ P.I.L. (Jah Wobble) + U2 (The Edge) = Snake Charmer Ep
Buy It
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Sunday 9 September 2007

Simon Bookish - Interview

Final Fantasy on Saturday night at Electric Picnic was as
always "Totally Rad", and once again he did a cover version
of Simon Bookish's Interview. Well for those who haven't
heard the original here's a video of a great live version.
Also if you aint got any of his ace tunes, I put "Portrait
Of The Artist As A Fountain" from his 7" F of the
ALPHABET SERIES on Tomlab records on the
"8Bit Bliss" mixtape and he did a wonderful remix he of
"Easedropping" by Grizzle bear which is on
"Baby Was A World Shaker" mixtape.
He should have a new album out soonish too for more details
go to his myspace.

Saturday 8 September 2007

Corey Dargel

I found this NYC guy though the record label Simon Bookish is on, "Use Your Teeth". The film as a great German
expressionism feel to it and i'm always a sucker for super8.
Go to his MYSPACE, where you can download 3 songs.
Which is nice.

Wednesday 29 August 2007

Electric Picnic Bonanza

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Go here for a link to get all the albums of bands playing Electric Picnic that I have put up.
Bands like Fujiya and Miyagi, Electrelane, The Fall, The Jimmy Cake, Warlords of Pez, Camera Obscura, Final Fantasy, Modest Mouse, Si Schroeder, Bjork and not least Sonic Youth. Fuck a duck I'm getting excited.
Go Here for an Excel version of the line up of Electric Picnic courtesy of our friend over at Serenity Now!

Tuesday 28 August 2007

Bjork - Quiet Fireworks (Rarities1993 - 1997)

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Four years ago a Czech girl was living with my twin
bother in Galway. She moved out and left behind
a CDR with "Bjork" written on it. The cd contains
severely unknown gems that are not on any studio
album. Until two months ago this "Bjork" album was
a utter mystery to me and all my friends and
then stumbled upon what the cd was; Quiet Fireworks.
A collection of Rare Studio Tracks from 1993-1997 and
b - sides plus three live songs from one of the
Violently Happy singles recorded live on Spanish TV,
Oct 13th 1993. A really unknown gem. What you think?

Download Quiet Fireworks Part 1
Download Quiet Fireworks Part 2

Monday 27 August 2007

Modest Mouse - The Moon & Antarctica (2000)

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In my book the best Modest Mouse album. Great from the
start and it never lets up song after song. Hopefully they play
some old songs this weekend since the last two records have
been quite poor. I'm I been too harsh, what you think?

Buy It
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Si Schroeder - Coping Mechanisms (2006)

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One week til Electric Picnic so for the coming week
i'll post up classic cuts from what should be this years
highlights. First up Ireland's own Si Schroeder who
was robbed like Richard Hawley at last years Mercury
Music Prize, at Ireland's equivalent prize this year.
His record label describes his 'music' as sounding like
"classic songs in the Simon & Garfunkel vein mixed
with an old recording of a drunken Slovenian orchestra
playing backwards through an AC-15. There's a little
bit of Africa in there too. And, somewhere within this
melange, Si sighs in a soft, whispered voice of love,
mental illness, international terrorism, and the problems
he has with his homeland." Great stuff indeed and it will
be interesting to see how he will produce these heavily
layered songs live when he plays Electric Picnic on Sunday.

Buy It
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Monday 20 August 2007

Mary Harness - Wuthering Heights

I dont know what to say.
It's a classic anyway.

Thursday 16 August 2007

Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation (1988)

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Two weeks or so til Electric Picnic and since Sonic Youth
are currently doing alot of shows performing Daydream
Nation from start to finish, one was to assume that a part
of the set at this years picnic will contain songs from Daydream.
So here it is, the most popular album by my favourite band.
Classic but hey, aren't they all.
Buy It
Here is a nice South Bank Show documentary from 89 on Sonic
Youth called "Put Blood In The Music" with some cheesey flooding "talking heads" and
nice clips of the Youth.

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Sunday 12 August 2007

Photo Of The Day

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Gweebarra Bridge, Co. Donegal.

Friday 10 August 2007

Smog - Rock Bottom Riser Ep(2006)

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Bill Callahan Aka Smog is playing tonight in Dublin, woo woo
hoo. To celabrate here is a 4 track ep I picked up last year.
It contains two of the best songs on A River Ain't Too Much
to Love "Rock Bottom Riser" and "I Feel Like The Mother
Of The World" and also two great great b sides "Bowery" and
"Fools Lament". I guess they never made it on to the album
because parts sound like other songs on the album but fucking
hell Bowery is so so good. Here is the two videos that came with
the cd also. The first video has one of my favourite actress in it,
Chloe Sevigny. Nice.

Buy It for £4.
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Tuesday 7 August 2007

N.P.B. - The Sociables Prefer Pop Music (2001).

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One of my favourite Irish bands ever, but they never really
made it outside of Ireland. National Prayer Breakfast or
N.P.B. do a heavy mix of 1950s rock n roll and noisy
pixies-esque pop sensibilities what should have you jiving
down the street. NPB's lead singer is now in his own alt.
country band "Patrick Freyne and his Bad Intentions"
which are also very good. But for me it's all about NPB first
album, so good, it should be illegal.
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Sunday 5 August 2007

Final Fantasy - Young Canadian Mothers 7" (2006)

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A 4 track 7"ep which includes a faster and more produced version
of This Is The Dream Of Win And Regine (Now entitled This Is
The Dream Of Emma & Cam) and a cover version of Joanna
Newsom's Pear, Plum Pear. He is back in ireland again this
summer at Electric Picnic and releasing a new album later in the year.

Go here to download a cover of Mariah Carey's Fantasy of a fansite
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Final Fantasy - Many Lives 49 MP (2006)

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Another 4 track 7" released last year. This one has a different version of CN Tower Belongs To The Dead.

Buy It
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