Friday 18 December 2009

Tonight Somadrone, Twinkranes, Fuck Buttons, Legion Of Two


A farewell to one of the gems in our wee islands music scene crown is heading off to to San Fran, taken his space echoing oscillations with him. The vid below is a solo outing at this year DEAF, but tonight he will be join live with two other members of the long gone but still loved Connect Four Orchestra.

Somadrone - Secton Six.mp3 (Taken from “Lets Depart” 10″ E.P – 2001 )
Somadrone - Trail For A Trial.mp3 (Taken from "Fuzzing Away To A Whisper" LP - 2005)
Also on the bill is three piece Krautrock Revivalist Twinkranes and who have just released a great record on Twisted Nerve.

And if you can still rock on after that there is this afterwards.

After hearing new songs like "Flight Of The Feathered Serpent" and "Space Mountain" which sound like modern unoffensive tv idents music, for me Fuck Buttons have lost their edgy charm. The first album was more than just a homage exercise to Eno and Bryne's 81 masterpiece, it genuinely sounded dangerous, exciting and even new but now I wouldn't be surprise if "Olympians" (the most skippable track on "Tarot Sports") is used over rubbish tv sport montages. But it will be worth going to hear songs of their first album and the schizo disco epic that is "Surf Solar" of the new one and Legion Of Two in support also

Fuck Buttons - Surf Solar from ATP Recordings on Vimeo.

Sunday 6 December 2009

Plastic Bertrand - "Ca Plane Pour Moi"

My Influences from Dan Meth on Vimeo.


More Goodness from ebay.

Thursday 3 December 2009

Live Film Score Show At The Box Social, Sat. Dec. 12th Boys Of Summer, John Purcell etc

Live Film Score Show


Boys Of Summer featuring A.Fogarty (Toymonger / Weil Rats), I.Pawle (Sea Dog / Scented Candle) & PG Smyth (Jimmy Cake) unleash a unrelentless barrage of sweet disco analog drone swells. They return to the Box Social after one of the most intense show I've seen this year. I overheard one punter after that "Cannibal Holocaust" score show saying "It was like getting hit over the head by a cancerous penis", quality.
www.myspace.com/bbooyyssooffssuummmmeerr


John Purcell is a Dublin-based musician who uses guitar, synthesiser, voice, field recordings, and effects to create dense layers of lush ambient sound.
www.myspace.com/johnpurcell1


Catscars is Robyn Bromfield, one fifth of Children Under Hoof and one of Patrick Kelleher's Cold Dead Hands. Behringer + Farfisa + Korg + Yamaha = Carpender Doom grooves.
www.myspace.com/catscars

Sonic bliss from a child under hoof.
www.myspace.com/schooltourmusic

Sat. 12th of December,
Behind 236 South Circular Road,
Doors: 6pm till 10pm (plendy of time to head into Hercules & Love Affair after)
5 euros,
Bring Your Own Dang Booze.

Cold Cave - Love Comes Close


I warmed more and more to Cold Cave's debut LP after the initial disappointment subsided. Here is the feel goodish single that's ring out like New Order covering Q Lazzarus yup, sounds good to me.
Cold Cave - Love Comes Close.mp3
Buy Love Comes Close LP at your local record shop before it closes down.

Monday 30 November 2009

Doth + Hulk Tonight



Whelans, Doors at 8pm

Tuesday 17 November 2009

Tickley Feather Tonight


There is a night of blissfull noise bop happening upstairs in whelans with Paw Tracks's Queen Tickley Feather and renaissance man Patrick Kelleher and his band of rotten limbs in tow. Tonight now after the Ireland Match so doors are at 10pm not 8pm. Ive been enchanted by Tickley Feather ever since downloading a split 7" back in January, four majestic songs that swam around my head all year. She's release two really great albums since then and the skip skip video below is the latest single of her new album; "Hors d'oeuvre".


You can download those four songs from the out of print split 7" here.

Monday 9 November 2009

Back On The Knife


Well I was never of it.

Friday 6 November 2009

Analogue Episode 1

Analogue Episode 1 from Analogue on Vimeo.


Analogue are venturing in to the world of online music television, first episode features Kronos Quartet, Patrick Kelleher and So Cow.

Thursday 5 November 2009

Donal Dineen's - Fresh Air Shows


Its all go this month over at the radio institution that is Donal Dineen and his Small Hours show for Today fm. "Donal will have a invited guest act live on air for The Small Hours to play live, chat to Donal and play a selection of their own favourite tunes, effectively curating the show for the night."

Here is the running order.
Week 1
Monday 2nd November – R.S.A.G (cancelled due to illness) Hang drum player Roland Gomez
Tuesday 3rd November – Schiavocampo
Wednesday 4th November – Hulk & Adrian Crowley
Thursday 5th November – Stefan Galt
Week 2
Monday 9th November – Deaf Joe & Katie Kim
Tuesday 10th November – Spilly Walker
Wednesday 11th November – Patrick Kelleher & Goodtime John
Thursday 12th November – 3epkano
Week 3
Monday 16th November – Beautiful Unit
Tuesday 17th November - I Am The Cosmos
Wednesday 18th November - Valerie Francis & Kevin Blake
Thursday 19th November – Dark Room Notes
Week 4
Monday 23rd November – Si Schroeder
Tuesday 24th November -Chequerboard & Sunken Foal
Wednesday 25th November – Thread Pulls
Thursday 26th November – Jimmy Behan

If you missed the live broadcast from midnight to 2:00 am, you can stream all Donal Dineen - Fresh Air shows here. So far there is four up to listen to including the excellent Hulk & Adrian Crowley playing and chatting on last night's show.

Saturday 31 October 2009

Jan Terri - Get Down Goblin

Friday 30 October 2009

Thursday 29 October 2009

Alexander Tucker - Phantom Rings


A live vid from the wonderful set Alexander Tucker played at opening show at DEAF09 last friday.

Re-up "Hallowing" Mixtape


Photo: Diane Arbus
A reup of "a haunted collection of treat fun street grooves and trick doom shake disco hell" I put together for last years Halloween that some of you might have missed.

"Hallowing" Mixtape.

Oh if you aint got any plans for the 31st, you could go to this.

Homelights Festival


This is looking very very promising.More Info here.

Sunday 25 October 2009

Krautrock: The Rebirth of Germany


A section from the BBC4 documentary, "Krautrock: The Rebirth of Germany". Its viewable in it's entirety here ON BBC iPlayer, but alas only to folks in the UK.

Thursday 15 October 2009

Atlas Sound - Quick Canal


Laetitia Sadier is right at home on this new Atlas Sounds track from his latest LP; Logos. All in all this Spacey krautrock TUNE could sit neatly into Stereolab's 1999 underrated "Cobra and Phases Group Play Voltage in the Milky Night", without you knowing it was made 10 years later by an hyper productive young American. Bradford Cox has really outdone himself with this stellar track.

Atlas Sound - Quick Canal (Feat. Laetitia Sadier).mp3
Oh his last Micromix is pretty deadly, download it from his blog here.

Wednesday 14 October 2009

Vera November - Our Last Night Together (Arthur Russell Cover)


Beautiful Arthur Russell cover by Electralane's Verity Susman aka Vera November. I hope Brighton finist give up their "Indefinite Hiatus" sooner rather than later..
Vera November - Our Last Night Together.mp3

Monday 12 October 2009

Simon's Cat


More Simon's Cat Vids Here

Wednesday 7 October 2009

New Grouper



Skinny Wolves Bros are bring Grouper over to play in a Double Header show with the wonderful John Wiese as a part of DEAF09. The show is on Friday 30th October in Film Base for 12euros. Doors at 7.30 with Boys Of Summer and Over in toe and a BYOB policy too, what more would one want?

Friday 25 September 2009

Lost Records



Going through my records today, ive lost these two classics; Sigh.

Tuesday 15 September 2009

United Bible Studies, Children Under Hoof, Declan Q Kelly, Sat.26/09 @ The Box Social


12th Box Social Show
A night of phasing psychrock folk.


United Bible Studies
Sometimes 8 droogs strong psychrock juggernaut with a revolving door of hurdy gurdys, harps, Mellow Candles vocalists and Weapons of Mass Destruction drumming. Its hard not to get trances out by their post "Current 93" grooves.

Dark Low Land Plains.mp3



Children Under Hoof

Drone Pop Krautrock from 5 folks from various regions of Ireland brought together to start a "Quo" tribute band, but oh how the apple as fallen far from the tree.

Free "Breaking The Waves" Virtual 7"



Declan Q Kelly
Majestic,comforting and simply touching sounds from a Galway native.

Free "I Dont Know What Else To Do" Virtual 7"

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Pascal's Country Sounds "Slowmo Disco".


12th Box Show Show,
Saturday 26th of September 09,
Behind 236 South Circular Road,
DOORS 6PM,
Bring Your Own Buckie,
5 EUROS or whatever your can afford.

Monday 14 September 2009

BBC Captain Beerheart Documentary


Part 1 of 8 of wonderful BBC documentary on the late great Captain Beefheart with wonderful old film footage and John Peel doing the narrator duties.

Wednesday 9 September 2009

11th BOX SOCIAL, THIS SATURDAY - GNOD,SCHOOL TOUR,BEARDOG

box soc poster

GNOD
GNOD PIC
Rhythm n drone psychenoise collective formed Dec06.
The line-up shrinks and swells as the music rotates & expands to reach new frontiers and other worlds
www.myspace.com/gnodgnod

SCHOOL TOUR
ger pic
Sonic bliss from a child under hoof.
www.myspace.com/schooltourmusic

BEARDOG
dog-soldiers-7
"..drag you into a power violence vortex."

BOX SOCIAL
DOORS 6PM
BYOB
5EURO

Thursday 3 September 2009

The Only Three Reasons I Would Go To Electric Picnic09

Magizine - Friday - 7.30 - Electric Arena

A Flock Of Seagulls - Saturday - 4.00 - Cradaddy Stage

Bell Orchestre - Sunday - 4.45 - Cosby Stage

Since Ive seen everyone else of note before, but alas no picnic for me this year.

Jeffery Lewis & The Junkyard - If Life Exists?


Sick today, yesterday aswell, but you can't be well all the time.
I watched this video over a year ago, good to see the song appearing on his new album, which like all his albums is pretty darn great, still its the 12 Crass Covers that holds a special place in my heart.
For another good "Black Cab Sessions" vid, cast your eyes on Final Fantasy previewing a new song in this video.

Jeffery Lewis & The Junkyard
- If Life Exists.MP3
Buy "Em Are I" Cd via Norman Records (UK)

Wednesday 2 September 2009

Josh Raskin and James Braithwaite - I Met The Walrus


In 1969, a 14-year-old Beatle fanatic named Jerry Levitan snuck into John Lennon's hotel room in Toronto and convinced him to do an interview. 38 years later, Levitan, director Josh Raskin and illustrator James Braithwaite have collaborated to create an animated short film using the original interview recording as the soundtrack.
Wow.
(Thanks to Panti for the heads up)

Friday 28 August 2009

Blues Control, Tropa Macaca - Sept 4th





Blues Control,
Tropa Macaca,
Friday Sept 4th,
Thomas House,
86 Thomas St.,
Dublin 8.
Adm: 10 euroes
This should be amazing.
More info at Sugar Water Myspace.

Thursday 27 August 2009

Cold Cave's Debut LP



"The Trees Grew Emotions And Died" EP from last year was one joyous dark minimal affair but their first long player shines away from their cold wave Iron Curtain leanings towards a popper New Order esque sound. In doing so I think some of their charm as been lost. It's an enjoyable listen and still well worth getting but just not the epic dark one that I was hoping for, I need the dark stuff.
Cold Cave - The Laurels Of Erotomania MP3
Cold Cave - Life Magazine.mp3

Wednesday 26 August 2009

What's Up? Again


what's up - harper (live @ holocene 6.4.09) from whatsupmedia on Vimeo.


I picked up their "Seasonings Greeting" tape single early in the year and now the new What's Up?'s debut LP has landed and certainly doesn't disappoint. Pulsating, hynotic and still as a pinch of The Advantage (Main man Robby Moncrief's previous band) in it. Im still waiting on road records to get the vinyl I order in but Ive been tapping in to its sultery playfull ways, having it stuck on repeat since I downloaded it three weeks ago.
What's Up? - Harper.mp3
What's Up? - The French Song.mp3
Buy What's Up? - Content Imagination LP (From Norman Records UK)

Sunday 23 August 2009

Emperor X - Go-Captain and Pinlighter


Is there any light at the end of the tunnel, or is it cave with snarling packs of panthers and bears jostling for control, trying to keep your foothold with the hopefull, dogged Emperor X buzzing in your head.

Emperor X - Go-Captain and Pinlighter.mp3

More Emperor X Amazingness on "8bit Bliss" and "Town And Out" compilations.
Check out emperorx.net for info and loads of free stuff.

Saturday 22 August 2009

Wednesday 19 August 2009

Lau Nau - Painovoimaa, Valoa

Lau Nau: Painovoimaa, valoa from Sami Sänpäkkilä on Vimeo.


Folky sweetness from finnish Lau Nau taken from her 08 effort "Nukkuu".
Lau Nau - Painovoimaa, Valoa.mp3
Buy Nukkuu

Tuesday 4 August 2009

Aphex Twin Live

Aphex Twin, Cabaret from Flat-e on Vimeo.


At Traffic festival in Turin this year

Friday 24 July 2009

Wildwood, NJ (1994)

Wednesday 22 July 2009

Tomorrow Night


My first solo show, with cork fellow First Blood PartII and three droogs from the down right wicked Untied Bible Studies finishing of the night. Might still do a cover of that grange hill song, not sure now though, might wreck the mood.
More info go to www.desertedvillage.com
--------------------------UPDATE----------------------------
A Vid of the last improv I did with the help of Paddy,Cullan and barry on triple drums strike. Thanks to Bren Aka Paddybash for recording sound and visuals, he is one of the good ones thats for sure.

And a vid of one of Diarmuid MacDiarmada, Gavin Prior and Bryan O'Connell jams from the same show.

Gaspar Noé - Enter the Void






If Gaspar Noé first two films {Seul contre tous (1998), Irreversible} and this reception at Cannes this year are anything to go by, Enter The Void can only be something special indeed.

Friday 17 July 2009

Ducktails and Julian Lynch



More cosmic sweetness from our man Matt Mondanile aka Ducktails taken from a split 7" with the also rightous Julian Lynch. Ducktails releases have been coming thick and fast recently, but the quiality has certainly now driped. His Self Titled Debut Lp is nearly sold out, only 500 copy were made and she contains one of my favourite songs so far this year "Dancing With The One You Love". Get it before it gone.
Download Ducktails - Parasailing.mp3
Buy Ducktails/Julian Lynch - Split 7" via Underwater Peoples (US)
Buy Ducktails - S/T LP via Bis Aufs Messer (DE)
Buy Ducktails - Backyard CD via Norman Records (uk)

Wednesday 15 July 2009

Hype Williams - And With You Bring Your Brother Also


You can still download Hype Williams ridiculously amazing lo-fi psych stomp EP "High Beams" for free via this link. It is easily the best 5 songs, 6 & 3/4 minute EP you will hear this year. Listen below.

Thursday 9 July 2009

Robin Tyner - Grande Days


"It's like I said, try and keep those horizons open..."

MC5'S Robin Tyner - Grande Days Video

Children Under Hoof - Breaking The Waves (Virtual 7 Inch No.6)


The Virtual 7" series continues, with a little bit of quiet grandiose music, for the small hours.
Download Children Under Hoof - Breaking The Waves (Virtual 7")

Saturday 4 July 2009

Children Under Hoof, The Cilivan Etc Tomorrow In Whelan


10:25 - The Civilians
9:40 - Children Under Hoof
8:55 - The DLS
8:15 - El Hombre Jokes
7:30 - Mighty Atomics
Come tomorrow night, it for a good cause.

Arp - Cosmic Mega Mix


One of my favourite electronic krautrock revivalist, Arp was made a cosmic lush mix for Vessel with some name I know and love (Deuter, John Cale & Terry Riley, Roedelius, Phew) and some I dont (Franco Battiatio, Sonny & Linda Sharrock) but must check out after hearing this mix, it spans the spectrum of interstellar musicians for 69' till 08'And is well worth a listen.
Get it Arp - Mega Mix Here
Buy Arp's incredible "In Light" Here

David Foster Wallace

Friday 26 June 2009

Hoof On A Roof


Children Under Hoof live improv on Embemberemba and Angkorwat's roof in Portobello, 6 mins past midnight on the 6th june 2009.
Record and put up by our brah Bren aka Paddypash
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Tuesday 23 June 2009

OUR ANNIVERSARY 10TH BOX SOCIAL, SHOW ALL DAY MINI FEST, SAT.27 TH OF JUNE



I took it upon myself to go big at the last moment and do an all day festival in your humble home. The event will feature 8 acts who have already played sweet sets at different box social show over the course of the last 6 months, 4 others yet to thrill out bare concrete walls.
This is sure to be fun, maybe be too much fun.

Thread Pulls
No no wave, roto tom drumming, trumpet/Vocal looping two piece of excellent, Thread Pulls are still the only Irish band to play All Tomorrows Parties Festival. You can download a series of ep for free Here and a great hour long mix can be got here.

Children Under Hoof,
...are five people from various regions of Ireland, brought together in college by a mutual love of Risk, Father Ted and 7"s played at 33 RPM. Members include Limerick's Miss Junior Teen '99, the co-founder of the original Ted Fest, 1/2 of experimental band Ixchel, 1/1 of Patrick Kelleher, and IADT's Best Tash 2006. Their music, vl tone busting/sax swarming/vss sampling/floor tom pounding noise creates a sound that could be described as trying to channel the souls of Robert Rendal, Michael Karoli and Porter Wagoner but failing in a wigi board inferno.

Toymonger,
"...Anxiety-ridden, dread-fueled creepers of scraping metal, white noise, and dripping feedback..." - The Adhocist

Herv,
"Like watching late period Rick Wakeman being attacked by robots made out of old spring coils. And if you don't think that's a pretty appealing vision, well then, you're missing a few mental teeth." - The Wire
Haha too good, well we think he's the bomb.

Hunter-Gatherer,
"Prolific in his work and benevolent with the output offering plenty of electronic goodies for free, Hunter-Gatherer is moody, broody, uplifting, an aural rip curl" - One Shot, Bang Bang


Patrick Kelleher
""You Look Cold" left me hot under the collar, this debut album from 24 year-old, Irish Patrick Kelleher is awe-inspiring in it's genre-bashing brilliance and refreshing take on a myriad of musical references. Swinging from Vincent Gallo's most whispery nonchalance to thumping electro beats circa Talking Heads with David Byrne/ Ian Curtis shouty vocals ('He Has to Sleep Sometime') via an obvious interest early 90s hip-hop, perhaps A Tribe Called Quest most noticeably, no small feat for one man!" - Amelia's Magazine.
This will be a solo show so the beautiful "Cold Dead Hands" will be elsewhere, expect non LP loopy stuff like this maybe or a twenty minite cover of The late great Joe Doyle's "Sweat Little Rock n' Roller" (In your dreams only).

Patrick Kelleher - Last Of The Summer Wine from Gerard Duffy on Vimeo.



Crayonsmith (solo),
"Subtle snatches of melody, classic if sometimes unexpected harmonic twists, droning percussive synths and charming vocals so beautifully layered and produced" - CLUAS on his last LP "White Wonder"

Ewa Gigon creates eerie ethereal loops with plumbing tubes, curtain rains and found metal drums Her wonderful live film scoring show at the box social can be view Here.

Squarehead "a boy who likes melody and is a gameaddict " - Urban Dictionary definition of "Squarehead".

Laura Sheeran carves out a unsettling audio tale with a rich and disturbing lexicon, from singing saws to carne ukulele, looped vocals from voices that sound out like warnings of the industrial revolution.

Mattew Doyle,
With the spunk of Barman, Perkins and Lomax, dubliner Matthew Doyle was been slowly chipping out his own style of post palace blues over that last few years.

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Pascals Country Sound's "Slowmo Disco"

Live At The Box Social,
Sat 27tt of june 09
3pm till 1am
7 euros
1/2 in shed, 1/2in house
Barbaque in Garden (weather premitting)
BRING YOUR OWN DANG BEER & MEAT

Address: The Shed behind No. 236 South Circular Road, Dublin 8.
Directions: 19 or 122 bus (leaves from O'Connell St heading south), get off at the Mosque (ask driver) and continue in same direction as bus up to the crossroads, take a right down donore avenue and take the first right down a small lane. The Box Social is the third door on the right! See google map link below.


View The Box Social in a larger map

11 acts, 10 hours, 7 in and 3 Duffys on the bill.

----------------UPDATE--------------------------
Pig Shlaves cant play now, so might have a surprise guess, or not,
Aidan Walsh is a hard man to track down.

Friday 19 June 2009

Broadcast


Come back from the light and release & tour again. I think Ill getting withdrawal. There's two from their deep space "Haha Sounds" Album from 03'.
Broadcast - Valerie.mp3
Broadcast - Hawk.mp3

Thursday 11 June 2009

Patrick Kelleher's 'Another Pretty Face' Mixtape


To celebrate the launch of Patrick Kelleher's debut album "You Look Cold"on the 18th (This Thurday) in Academy 2, here is a a tip top compilation he made for a now debunked site but he has kind enough to throw it my way. Ill be Djing at the launch also playing some slowmo 7"s, so hopefully see a few heads at it busting a groove to some slowed down Kylie.

another pretty face
1. Robert Rental - Double Heart
robert rental

Some friends and I were staying in Tentstation in Berlin last Summer, and to our delight one evening, instead of table tennis and bingo, the campsite entertainment consisted of DJs and a live gig. Anyway, this is one of the songs played by the DJ that night, who happened also to be the receptionist. After asking who it was, we tried to memorise his name, however we had forgotten an hour later. By chance, a kind last.fm user recommended this track to me and I have been listening solidly ever since. A post-punk DIY industrial electronic artist from Port Glasgow in Scotland, Robert Rental released two singles and two collaborative albums, one with Thomas Leer and the other with The Normal. Double Heart was released on Mute Records in 1980.
2. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Strange Fires
This is from the LA-based artist's superb 2004 album 'The Doldrums'
I will have the pleasure of supporting him and his live band when he plays Dublin on May 15th.
3. IXCHEL - Clockwork Castles
I have tried to put a lot of relatively unknown Irish acts into this mix and this is the first, IXCHEL, named after the aged jaguar goddess of midwifery and medicine in the ancient Maya culture. Comprising of Dublin Natives Timothy Hurley and Barry Semple.
4. Banjo or Freakout - Upside Down
Londoner Alessio Natalizia allows himself only one take for every track that he records. You can download his 'Upside Down' EP and other releases for free from his blog.
5. Angkorwat - Daughter of
Not to be confused with '80s Thrash metal outfit Angkor Wat, Dublin Artist Niamh is a classical violinist who went back to square one, typing out basic melodies on macbook keys. it’s reflection of several obsessions including synesthesia, Romaine Brooks, hidden history, Mozart and Cambodian temples.
6. Lucky Dragons - Mercy
I have been lucky enough to see the LA outfit twice in Dublin this year. In live shows, the audience becomes part of the music making process, as Luke passes around drums, gongs, live electrical wires, rocks and other instruments, creating a buzzing, clicking, humming symphony.
'Mercy' is from their 2002 LP 'Dark Falcon'.
7. A Faulty Chromosome - Jackie O
I fell in love with this band from Austin, Texas ever since my friend (cough, cough) introduced me to them last year. They seem to have the same effect on most people who hear their songs. You can purchase their Album 'as an ex-anorexic's six sicks exit' by mail. I did, and was very pleased when they sent out a copy of the album, along with a hand-made poster and a hand-written personal letter.
8. The Booklovers - She Said
Now based in London, Irishman Ferrau Lynch and friends love cassette tapes, glockenspiel, Jens Lekman and all things twee. It will be interesting to see how their sound develops with the all new line up.
9. Electrelane - On Parade
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Fortunately, I saw them play once before they split up in 2007. Now I mourn the loss of the Brighton four-piece who are signed to the same label as Stereolab, 'Too Pure'.
'On Parade' Comes from their 2004 album, 'The Power Out'.
10. The Modern Lovers - Modern World
He was dancing in the lesbian bar, aoo, aoo aoo.
11. E+S=B - 3 Sides Part 1
Dublin 3-piece 'Electronic Sensoria Band' bring Krautrock, Jazz and Electronic sounds to the Irish underground scene. David, Anto and Fergus have released an LP with Can's Damo Suzuki.
This track is from 'Inhale the Sound'.
12. Cian Nugent - The Phantom Bus of Clarinda Park
Cian Nugent is an 18 year old exploratory guitarist from Dublin Ireland whose playing is rooted in pre-war blues, Appalachian string bands and the Takoma tradition.
Fahey is referenced quite a bit on this recording, but Cian is no mere Fahey imitator. He uses the style as a starting point for his compositions and creates something highly personal within these limitations.
13. Jeffrey Lewis - The East River
From 'The Last Time I Did Acid I Went Insane and Other Favourites'.
14. David Kitt - Whispers Return the Sun, Rest the Moon
david kitt
Has been at the forefront of the Irish 'indie' music scene for about 10 years. His new album, 'The Nightsaver' sounds great, however I have been too poor to buy a copy recently so here is my favourite song from his successful 2001 album, 'The Big Romance'.
15. Si Schroeder - C4
Possibly the best music in Ireland at the moment. This is from 2006's 'Coping Mechanisms'
16. Hulk - The Moon Versus the Sea
From his 2005 album 'Silver Thread of Ghosts', available on Osaka Recordings.
17. Jackson C. Frank - October
1960's folk from the now deceased Frank's album 'Blues Run the Game'.
18. Devendra Banhart - Nice People...
From his second album, fully entitled 'Oh Me Oh My...The Way the Day Goes By the Sun Is Setting Dogs Are Dreaming Lovesongs of the Christmas Spirit'.
19. John Jacob Niles - Little Black Star
john jacob niles
I discovered the wonders of Appalacian dulcimer-playing John Jacob while watching Scorsese's Bob Dylan documentary 'No Direction Home'. He recorded primarily in the 1920s and '30s.
20. The Ink Spots - Do I Worry?

I remember this song from my parents playing the soundtrack to Dennis Potter's TV series 'The Singing Detective' on vinyl when I was little. I loved it. Frank Sinatra does a fine version of it too.
21. Mt. Eerie - Human
A band from Anacortes, Washington, fronted by Phil Elverum formerly of The Microphones. If you don't have any of their music, get some. This track is from 2005's 'Twenty Bees' EP, which they gave away for free.
You can buy many of their releases here:
http://www.pwelverumandsun.com/

Download The really rather brillant Patrick Kelleher 's 'Another Pretty Face Mix Tape' Side A:
http://www.mediafire.com/file/mr33zzjm3m2/another pretty face side A.rar

Download Patrick Kelleher's 'Another Pretty Face Mix Tape' Side B:
http://www.mediafire.com/file/5wzjeinytzt/another pretty face side B.rar

Again This Thursday 18th of June 2009

Patrick Kelleher & His Cold Dead Hands
Hulk
Angkorwat

"You Look Cold" Album Launch
Academy2, 57 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1

€5 in with free lucky bag