Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Wolf Parade

Ah yes the newly highly anticipated new album from the wondrous Wolf Parade has dropped from the music gods onto the interweb. Thank you gods. Anyway so far I fucking love it, if you are not familiar with Wolf Parade you need to make sure you weren't in a coma for 4 years. I also uploaded their best album Apologies To The Queen Mary for those of you new to the band. But the At Mount Zoomer - the title of their new album is pretty genius so far, early favorites Language City, California Dreamer, and The Grey Estates. Enjoy Mt. Zoomer

Apologies To The Queen Mary

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Atmosphere - When Life Hands You Lemons

So I believe this is my first Hip Hop album post on this site, and this album deserves it. I really, really enjoy this album, not the typical Hip Hop album, as opposed to electronic beats, the band (thats right I said band) actually plays real instruments for most tracks, and very well at that. Don't know too much about these guys except you should get this.

Monday, April 28, 2008

The Band - Stage Fright

A request from a reader, a just fabulous album, fuck man The Band has to be one of the most prolific bands to ever exist. To bad they'll never re-unite. Here

Carissa's Wierd - Songs About Leaving

Just got this one, on most of places that I could find their music or discussions on the band, this album seems to the favorite of their fans, enjoy.

Carissa's Wierd - I Before E

I was meaning some post some Carissa's Wierd, as I have gotten really into them. As most know, Carissa's Wierd was the first band of Ben Bridwell (Band of Horses) and Matt Brooke (Band of Horses, Grand Archives). This is really spectacular music, and you can see where both men came from and how their music styles progressed. The music is less chaotic than BOH, and not as soft and calming like Grand Archives. The songs show more distinct changes in styles, as the various members bring each a different sound and talent to the band. This is a collection of live performances, I hope you enjoy these tunes. My favorites from this are, One Night Stand, Heather Rhodes, and Phantom Fireworks. Here.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The Minus 5 - At The Organ

I found this little gem at the local record store, and maybe my favorite one i have been to, Shake It Records. Which can be found in Northside for any of you who are hip to the cincy scene. Anyways this is a nice little EP for all the fans of the Wilco/Minus 5 collaboration "Down With Wilco", if you haven't heard it please listen to it. Its a great side project/type thing, it shows off that Wilco can do funky alternative rock, (as if they couldn't do something amazing). Anyways, The Minus 5 pretty much consists of Scott McCaughey who has been a on off member of R.E.M and plays live with them. Anyways you might want to listen to Down With Wilco (click on the title for D/L) before this EP, as the EP is more like a "extra features" companion rather than a separate release. Get it here.

Monday, April 21, 2008

My Mourning Jacket - E^il Urges

Yes, it has finally leaked. Thank you to the many people who sent me the link via email. When I woke up still stirring from the night before, I instantly woke up when I saw the link. I quickly downloaded, synced to ipod and at work was listening to it all day. My friend Anna at Pop Apocalypse seemed disappointed with the new album. I respectfully disagree, MMJ pick back up where Z left off (see Aluminum Park, Remnants). The album is full of new explorations, as well as songs that bring back the days of At Dawn, and Tennessee Fire (see the Librarian). All the songs are pretty catchy, and whenever Jim James hits those falsetto notes it makes you wanna scream too. It will take awhile for me to place this album in the listing of their top albums, but I really enjoy this. As most records it will take some time to completely digest this release. The only thing I was disappointed with this release is the reaction, after countless interviews with Jim James and the rest of the band, all the mp3 links, people seem to be stunned when they hear some of the songs, like it sounds "disco" or "prince like". Anyone who has a little knowledge of the band know that they juggle great musicianship with sillyness (see their live stage sets, stage outfits, and themed concerts). The album is pretty fucking great, and also the true test has been answered by people who have seen these new songs live (they all agree they kick ass). Also James explained in a rolling stone interview months ago, he and the band got really into the gospel music, and music about spirituality (see Thank You Too). All members of the band have great knowledge of contemporary and classic artists, they take certain aspects of music and fiddle with it created something completely new, I applaud MMJ for not treading water, trying something new, and for me truly succeeding. Im not sure where these people were months ago when the information for the album leaked. Anyway, enjoy and let me know what you guys think.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Spoon - Don't You Evah [EP]

Get it.


Ok I received some problems about the Yo La Tengo file, I didn't put a password for it, so i have no clue what it could be my only guess would be "zak42585", anyway I have re-up'd the link so try it out. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Billy Bragg & Wilco - The Mermaid Avenue's

I thought this would be a nice little upload. If your not already familiar, Billy Bragg & Wilco were sought out by Woody Guthrie's daughter to take lyrics her wrote near his death and sing and put music to them. Some songs are the genius political satire and dialogue Guthrie is known for. But my favorite songs deal mostly with nature, love, death, and just being human.

Mermaid Avenue. Notable songs, California Stars, One By One.

Mermaid Avenue, Vol. 2. Notable songs, Secrets Of The Sea, Remember The Mountain Bed, and Blood Of The Lamb.

The Band - The Band

Listen to pure genius, here.

Wristcutters OST

A friend from work let me borrow the film "Wristcutters" while I was watching I was amazed, such a great concept, script, acting, everything. Oh yea and it's music, one of the characters is based off Gogol Bordello frontman, and the soundtrack includes three great songs from the Russian gypsy outfit. Also includes a great song from a man who died too young, Gram Parson's. Watch the movie, then listen to this.

More of The Band

Music From Big Pink, here.

Cahoots, here.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Another request for help

So there is something I am looking for that I cant seem to find. If anyone has or knows where I can find the official soundtrack to Lars And The Real Girl it would be very appreciated.

Yo La Tengo - And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out

I thought I would upload some more Yo La Tengo as they are a brilliant bunch of musicians. The second track "Our Way To Fall" might be my favorite YLT song. This is probably their most quiet album, as the married couple of Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley mumble very coherent and mature themes. Yo La Tengo in its multiple vocalists, all seem to make lyrics that are often very specific become very easy relatable to. Not to mention the song "Let's Save Tony Orlando's House" is a title that derives from a Simpsons episode. Enjoy quiet joy and melancholy here.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Tall Tales - Earthling [EP]

Mark from BeeHouse records, who is the label for Tall Tales sent me two songs of his Earthling EP. They are terrific and after listening to them I went and bought the EP, listen to these songs then buy the EP.



Timber Timbre - Medicinals

I heard about this band from a reader in the comments section of this blog, thank you whoever you are. I really, really enjoyed this album. I cant go more than half an hour without the song "Like A Mountain" being played in my mind. If you were alive in the 1800's and practiced witchcraft than this is going to be your favorite new band, I really enjoy hearing new music that seems so out of place, other worldly, or basically ancient. Well I thought I would share this with all of you, enjoy, LINK REMOVED DUE TO ARTIST REQUEST.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Two Great Albums...

Here are two somewhat new great albums. Maybe I wasn't so keen on uploading so quick, but for anyone who has been on the edge of downloading these, please take the jump their worth it.

The first is Beirut's Flying Club Cup, a beautiful gypsy folk experience. Zach Condon has a great voice that fits perfectly in this album. Each song is a totally new thing, each generate a different and quite interesting universe. Get the masterpiece here.

The next album is Bon Iver's For Emma, Forever Ago. If you haven't heard the myth already, Justin Vernon (aka Bon Iver - which means "good winter" in french) (oh yea by the way, he got the name from my fav. show Northern Exposure) took four months alone in a Wisconsin hunting cabin to create this dark, perplexing and ridiculously good album. Vernon plays just a handful of instruments himself to create this haunting album. Here.

Vernon describes his experience in the cabin, "I was about 25 miles from anything -- even a gas station -- and even miles from another home. The only thing you'd really hear is a slight howl from the highway 20 miles away and then maybe birds, but really it was so quiet. I had nothing but the sound of my own thoughts, and they were really loud when that's all that was going on."

The Raconteurs - Consolers Of The Lonely

This release came to a surprise to me, it really snuck out of the industry without much push or hype, but I guess that was Jack White's plan. Anyway haven't listened to much of it, as I was severely disappointed with the "super groups" first release, which was basically a bland rock n roll album that some kid with a 80's muscle car would listen to. Actually to say I was disappointed is an understatement,the music from Broken Boy Soldiers was something you'd expect from a local bar-fly band. Anyways let me know what you think, upon my first quick listens it sounds better than its predecessor.

Part 1
Part 2

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

My Morning Jacket - Rolling Stone [EP]

I got this from this great new blog titled, The Steam Engine. You can find it under the blog list I have compiled over the months, this EP includes 3 acoustic versions of Master Plan, Golden, and Steam Engine. I love these versions, as I am scrambling to find anything new to me by these guys. Check It Here.

So I Lied...

I just arrived in San Fran, and staying with my uncle and his partner for a couple days until my flight back. I didnt expect to be able to basically be bombarded with WiFi here. I guess thats what a real city is like, I got into a really good connection here which is twice as fast as back home, so I thought I would upload this great Spoon EP which came with their newest album. I love the EP especially the other version of "You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb", check this mother out, here.