Wednesday 27 February 2008

Chequerboard - The Unfolding (live) and Konichiwa

He is launching his new album on the 2nd of March in Whelans.
Should be a good night and if you need more convincing here's
the super super 8 video for Konichiwa of his earlier EP
‘Dictaphone Showreels’.


Tuesday 26 February 2008

Joy Division -Les Bains Douches 18 December 1979

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Great live show from a band that sound better live,
compared to their over producted albums. "Live at the
BBC" is really worth getting. It contain my favourite
versions of their songs but I assumed more peeps would
have that already.

Jah Division's Myspace
Buy It

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Friday 22 February 2008

Chris Morris - One Hour Radio Show

One hour music radio show with our man Chris Morris from
back in the early 90s. Everything from interviewing 2unlimited to
de-shelling turtles, funny stuff. Here's a clip from The Day Today.

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Wednesday 20 February 2008

Cracked Grooves Mixtape

Photo of Howard Dully aged 12, after his lobotomy.

The second of two compilations I made for camping up
a mountain in Wicklow during the summer (The first
mix was Campfire Crazy). This one is full of prog to pop
psychedelica, murderous melodies and songs of salvation.

01 A Song - David Shrigley

Artist turned songsmith. Still haven't picked up "Worried
Noddles" yet, out on the always reliable Tomlab records.
02 Leaf House - Animal Collective
Another hit from the kings of "Hit and Miss".

03 About Fun - Psapp
Seen them two years ago and the drummer was playing
the most incredible drum kit, everything from tin cans
to the petrol tank of a motor bike, working with
Einst├╝rzende Neubauten must have rubbed off a little.

04 Birds Of Fire - Mahavishnu Orchestra

The flatmate hates this track, too full on prog for him,
but that trumpet track is "killer dude".
05 The Chemicals That Wait - Semifinalists
Another band I seen summer 06, the drummer looks and
sounds like Vincent Gallo and the lady uses a casio vl 1, so
they cant be too bad. This track is Mercury Rev-esque
psychedelica, hop notch.
06 A Man Of Experience And Wisdom - Yekermo Sew
A track of the Ethiopiques 4 compilation I posted an age

07 Winter's going - Bonnie Dobson
Always a sucker for songs using the changing of the seasons
as a metaphor. This song is the start of the murderous
melodies section.

08 Sock It My Way - Animated Egg
Michael Mann could have easily used this song instead of
"In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" for that scene with the shotgun in
his underrated flick Manhunter.

09 Evening On The Ground (Lilith's Song) - Iron And Wine
The heaviest song Mister Bean has ever written.
10 Ruby - Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
Also the heaviest song Mister Billy has ever recorded, such
a great b side.

11 Dirty Pants - Smog
"TUNE" off one of his great but not amazing album "Rain On Lens".
12 Rituals - Archie Bronson Outfit
Why aren't they MASSIVE.
13 Jezebel - The Drones
Why aren't they MASSIVE.
14 W.C.S. (First Draft)- dEUS
Before Sonic youth, I was obsessed with dEUS. This track is a good
reason why, druggy dirge with beefheart undertones. The first time
I seen them live, was in Paris back in 2004. I thought Tom Barman
was l
ike a cold turkey mental patience, the song pauses, he wailing
out "Are you listening you fool, your magnificent liar". I was frozen
with fear, but it was probably just the acid.

15 Jesus - The Velvet Underground
The start of the salvation section.
16 Jesus Loves Me - CocoRosie
17 Nothing Came Out - The Moldy Peaches
Perfect if it wasn't for the G.N'R. solo and I love the phone ringing
in the middle of the song.

18 Whats The New Mary Jane - The Beatles
"Oh no, johns taking the trips again".
19 Fly Eye - Daniel Johnston
Maybe my favourite of his, short but sweet.

Total Time: 1:14:34

ps. Replace "??"s with "tt"s
If you liked this, for more of my mixtapes go here.
Next mixtape well probably be this.

Monday 18 February 2008

Thursday 14 February 2008

V/Vm - Words & Palace Music - Valentine's Day MP3

"How fucking romantic".
Since the day thats in it, here's a link for
Bonnie 'Prince' Palace Oldham are whatever's
song Valentine's Day.

Wednesday 13 February 2008

Dan Deacon - Acorn Master EP and Meetle Mice EP (They're Giving It Away No.2)


Sonic Warrior Is Giving Away His Shit For Free.
Heres links he put up for 2 of his early eps,
"Acorn Master" and "Meetle Mice". Acorn Master
is top notch from start to finish, while the
earlier effort of Meetle Mice was some really
outstanding tracks, "Never Do That", "Song
For Dina" and "my own face is F word" it also
has a couple of skippers "Biggle Hat was
Ice-Cream Time(Card Shark Nose Nose)"


Acorn Master
Meetle Mice
More info on all songs from his EPS check out his discography HERE
Happy Tuesday to all, and be safe out there, where ever
you are.

Tuesday 12 February 2008

The Sundowners - Goat Songs Ep (1993)

Bill Callahan/Smog + Palace Brothers/Will Oldham = The Sundowners.
The only Sundowners release, a 6 songs 7" collabration between
Bill Callahan and Will Oldham for 1993. They may or may not have
named this project after the 1950s western by the same name, but it's
all up in 12 parts on youtube. I haven't watched it so don't blame me
if the whole film is crud. The first part is great anyways (see Flash box).
Thanks to "Bonobos Hump To Music" for the heads up an age ago.

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The Drones - I'm Here Now (Live in Germany 03/08/07 )

Geez, I love this band.

Saturday 9 February 2008

Sarsparilla Is Playing Tonight

Here's three songs from the man that cites the music from "Street Hawk"
and "Escape From New York" as influence. It can only be a good thing.
Sarsparilla is bringing his beats to "Boom Boom Room" tonight a long with
a couple of other bands. But he is surely going to be the hightlight. All three
taken from the great "Karahee" Lp.
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My Bloody Valentine - You Made Me Realise EP (1988)

So no home coming show for Ireland prodigal sons My Bloody Valentine,
yet anyways. It looks like we're all off to London so. Here's an ep that came
out before the first record. The iconic cover is soaked in Keats romanticisms.
She looks in ecstasy, intoxicated with nature and sex, like wild strawberrys,
but then you see the knife.

Buy it on ebay if your lucky.
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Tuesday 5 February 2008

Photo(s) Of The Day

barry match strike (bulb shot,long exposure)barry match strike 4 (bulb shot,long exposure)
Here's two photos of Barry Semple I took back in December.
Barry is 1/2 of IXCHEL and 1/5 of Children Under Hoof and
1/ something in a number of other band.
Go to IXCHEL Myspace. to hear their sweet sweet sound.
And/Or visit leaftrail for info on IXCHEL's just finished first
album "Dream Of".

Monday 4 February 2008

Sugarlips Gig + GZ & !Kaboogie Present



Both should be kickin'.

Gang Gang Dance - RAWWAR EP (2007)

First time i hear of Gang Gang Dance was back in 2006 when
me and my friend paddy went to primavera sounds. We took
trips and we were fairly high after the Violent Femmes
followed by the ridiculously amazing Stereolab, still buzzing and
nowhere to go, we then headed over to Gang Gang Dance just
because of their name. It seemed that their music was catering for
peeps on acid, aural busts of cut up tribal noise with with banshee
wailing and retenia burning strobe lights, it was an amazing experience.
We manage to see them again last year back in September. We only
found out they were playing that night an hour before the show,
cycled in, danced out socks of and when drinking tick tick tequila
with the banshee singer; Nice. Check out some great tour diary
videos on youtube. Here is the first one and here is their last ep.

Buy It
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Friday 1 February 2008

Loose Fur - Loose Fur (2003)

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Re- up of Krautrock super group, this time in a higher
quality. Loose Fur comprising of Wilco's frontman Jeff
Tweedy, drummer Glenn Kotche, and musician /producer
(Joanna Newsom, Wilco, Sonic Youth, Stereolab etc)
Mr. Jim O' Rourke. Whatever O' Rourke touches always
has a Can/NEU! feel about it and this record is no different.
A great, great album.

Buy It

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