Thursday 20 December 2007
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
Humps". That's a joke, Black Eye Peas RULE OK
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Monday 17 December 2007
Tuesday 11 December 2007
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,
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
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
22. The Other Side Of Mt. Heart Attack - Liars
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
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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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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