Friday, November 28, 2008
A folk gem from a musician in Sweden. I first heard about him from the "When You Awake" blog. I found his album and gave it a listen and was really surprised how good it is. If you are unfamiliar than you will hear the similarity between the voices of Kristian Matsson (Tallest Man) and Bob Dylan. This album looks like it fits between "John Wesley Harding" and "Nashville Skyline". You will love the intimate feel of the album, you will hear the fingernails on the strings, and noises of birds outside. This year has been really good for folk or americana, or what have you. This is another example of that, and with the beauty of the internet we can all hear how good foreign musicians are. Enjoy My favorites are "The Blizzard's Never Seen The Desert Sands", "Pistol Dreams", and "This Wind".
Monday, November 24, 2008
A great band, I wish I had seen them live when they came to Cincy. There is something intrinsic about their music, it is blatant rock n' roll but there is something else there. Les Savy Fav is widely known as one of the forefathers of modern independent rock. The sounds and effects you hear on this album are all proof of that. Every song on this album goes in so many directions that you could make an album out of each one. If you haven't heard Les Savy Fav before please download this, it will become your new favorite band. This is a perfect album to listen to while taking out a 12 pack of PBR. My favorite tracks are Pots & Pans, Brace Yourself, and What Wolves Would Do. Enjoy.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Thank you to whoever sent me the link to this. A side band from members of The Strokes, Los Hermanos, and Devandra Banhart. Beautiful country/brazilian/golden pop. Wonderful music, an album that passes way too quickly, but you'll be holding on till the last second. If you like Autumn Defense, Devandra Banhart, or Jose Gonzales then you'll Enjoy this.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Some may think this was a lame marketing campaign but I rather like it. Nike asked LCD to do a running song, so they did. And you dont have to be running to enjoy this tune. If you are a fan of the "Sound Of Silver" album you'll notice a few clips of songs, and if you have never heard LCD SoundSystem then enjoy.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
A live 2 disc set from the musical genius and mad terrific Lou Reed. Recorded in Los Angeles at a 2003 show, 63 year old Lou Reed shows he still has it. Not only do you get new takes on Velvet Underground songs, but you also get what every Lou fan wants, his famous rants during and before songs. This double disc, two hour recording shows Reed in a new light, my favorites include "Smalltown" a song about the artist stuck in a dried and dead town - with its great line " No Michelangelo is coming from Pittsburgh". Another favorite is "Street Hassle", old Velvet fav. "Venus In Furs", and "Sunday Morning". Enjoy
I am pretty late on the DJ Shadow bandwagon, but consider me on there now. Shadow makes more than trip-hop albums, he makes complete experiences. Preemptive Strike is an album of Shadow's pre-label material. The four part song "What Does Your Soul Look Like" is basically a progressive rock opus, using the varied sources that Shadow is known for. Jazz, Funk, Rock, Hip Hop, and other bits and pieces are all par for the course. My recommendation wait till night turn off all the lights, turn up the stereo and get ready to travel to where only Shadow can take you. Enjoy.
Friday, November 7, 2008
A good friend Jeremy, whom I helped move a 60,000 record collection not too long ago has started two sites. One of which will highlight some real vinyl finds. Jeremy has bought many people's lifetime record collections, and he has plans to go through most if not all of them and put them up individually on ebay. So check out his sites, and maybe with the vinyl renewal you will find something to peak your interest.
Vintage Fidelity Blog
Vintage Fidelity Blog