Monday 30 March 2009

This Saturday - Hunter-Gatherer, Ilex, Laura Sheeran, Live At The Box Social

Box Social POSTER APRIL 04 09
Another Box Social Show, this saturday.

"Starting with a peal of thunder and the sound of heavy rain, Left For Dead is a narcoleptic electronica track...
building from a haunting synth pattern to a euphoric swell...a dark, ambient piece" - Analogue Magazine

"Left for Dead...quietly invites itself for tea and within hours is cosily wrapped up in your favourite blanket in the living room.
You don’t mind though, as it brings calmness and warmth with it" - Nialler9

You can download several wonderful EP via his myspace

Music to ly in the park to as the girls/boys of summer go by, makes you long for summer days. Its almost reminiscent to "Summer Make Good LP" in it's subtle and understated beauty, creating a world that only these creature exist, with birds and glitch glitch grasshoppers jumping from ear to ear, sounds out pops and bangs to each other high up on in the forest canopy.
You can download Ilex's (then under the alias of Fringe) album "Chairs" for free from the Alphabet set. Click on the photo of the faceless airpilot on the right hand side of the page.

Laura Sheeran
Carving 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.

5pm till 9pm-ish
5 euro suggested entry
Bring your own dang booze!

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.,-6.283021&spn=0.002665,0.006909&z=17

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Sunday 29 March 2009

Children Under Hoof - The Rapture

Children Under Hoof doing a live film score of Gordon Wilding's unsettling masterpiece "The Rapture" live at The Box Social.
Big ups to Bren for recording audio and video of the show.

Sunday 22 March 2009

Watchmen Cartoon

This is too good.

Tuesday 17 March 2009

Tiny Tim - Living In the Sunlight

Its Paddy day and its sunny out. A stop a drinking in a the garden it will have to be.

Sunday 15 March 2009

A Faulty Chromosome - Our Druthers Is To Be Smothered Under 120-Thread Count Covers! (They're Giving It Away No. 16)

Not only have A Faulty Chromosome made my favourite album of last year, now they have made the best "covers" album I've heard in recent memory. Five Magnetic Fields covers three of which are from the "House Of Tomorrow" EP and a amazing cover of a song from a band called Triple Fast Action who I never heard before. Best of all is the cover of Arthur Russell's "Arm Around You". The Ruby Suns have also covered this song, but by their owe admission, it's very similer to the orginal. Hear The Ruby Suns - Arm Around You Here. The A Faulty Chromosome version flitters and sways you around and around, its dark so dark in fact but still has hope, I supposts thats what draw me into Arthur Russell's music in the first place.
Here's a vid for one of the Magnetic Fields songs covered.

Download A Faulty Chromosome - Our Druthers Is To Be Smothered Under 120-Thread Count Covers!

Saturday 14 March 2009

What's Up? - Seasonings Greeting

If Oneida were twenty something skaterboarders then they might sounds like the awesome What's Up?.

Here's the b- side to their Seasonings Greeting cassette single limited to 150 copies.
Buy It Here from the lovely cAFF/FLICK.

What's Up? - Seasonings Greeting (Cropped And Subdued Mix).mp3

Friday 13 March 2009

Hype Williams - High Beams EP (They're Giving It Away No.15)

Five short blashs of sweet no-fi weirdo psychedelica rock stomps akin to Sun City Girls but with less drugs. You can download Hype Williams's "High Beams" for free via this link. It's in the form of a one 6.46 minute long track and you can listen below. It is the best EP I've heard in a long time.

Tuesday 10 March 2009

Maybelle & Sara Carter - Sweet Fern / Cannonball Blues

I think I must have watched these videos nearly fifty times since first finding them on youtube.
Also you can get my favouite Carter Family song on the "Pascal's Country Sounds Mixtape".

Thursday 5 March 2009