|Jul. 14th, 2005 10:25 pm Intonation Here We Come!|
I just made a new mix in honor of my trip to Chicago this weekend for the big music fest. I can't wait to see Broken Social Scene, DFA, Andrew Bird, and Four Tet live! I get to see other loved bands like Les Sav Fav and TAN! once again. Even further, I get to see new bands live like Deerhoof, Dungen, and Xiu Xiu. I hope the Pitchfork hipsters are friendly and don't bite! ;) I plan on hitting up the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum nearby and finding some excellent Chicago pizza while I'm there. Oooh, I hope to find some fine band merchandise for sale too! I'll hopefully get some great pictures to post here later. Check out my Intonation mix at this link and keep reading for more music news!
New Colder album, Heat!
Colder have a new album in Europe which has yet to see a US release date. I'm salivating to have a listen to the entire thing! I've been listening to 3 tracks from the album for a month now that I found online. That album cover stylistically looks like the opposite of the last album Again. I suppose I'll look to Ebay for an early copy of it since good music takes forever to reach the U.S. I have the 3 tracks available here to listen and cherish. Amazing music here folks!
To the Music: http://s37.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=2ZA9WB0S1F9ZS1RHH3G1674C5P
Wrong Baby: http://s37.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=1Z551GF835FX81VXF678V52FWF
More info on new album here: http://www.modularpeople.com/03/colder/colder.htm
New Broadcast album + tour dates annouced!
Wow. I was pleasantly surprised to see a new story about the upcoming new Broadcast album on Pitchfork. I can't wait to hear it! I'm quite sure now that all my favorite bands are putting out new material this year. It's crazy trying to keep up! Looking at Broadcast's tour schedule for this fall, I wasn't surprised to see Florida not listed. Atlanta is there though and I'm totally set on making it to that one! I had to miss the Spoon/Clientele show there a while ago and I'm not letting it happen again. I'm going to start planning right now to be there. I want to experience Broadcast in all their glory live! Yay! An mp3 link is below for anyone who has not had the pleasure of hearing this incredible band for themselves.
I'm going to be there!: 11-14 Atlanta, GA - The Earl
Pitchfork story with all the info!: http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/news/05-07/11.shtml#broadcast
Unchanging Window- Chord Simple: http://s38.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0FMZSUZOWTPBS1276H2AWAXNAY
New albums I like from the Concretes, Xiu Xiu, & Prefuse 73!
The Concretes have a beautiful Rolling Stones cover on their new one! It was posted on an excellent music blog some time ago and I haven't stopped listening to it yet! It has their signature warm and morose sound all over it. Take a listen if you haven't yet.
Miss You: http://s38.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0ERGRKNFLNO1X0GGSQULNU4ZQL
The new Xiu Xiu album sounds as moody and tragic as ever. The few tracks I've heard sound so alluring and intriguing too. This an mp3 from the Kill Rock Stars site.
Bog People: http://www.killrockstars.com/bands/xiuxiu/audio/BogPeople.mp3
I have never had the chance to hear anything by Prefuse 73 before until now! I'm excited to hear all of the album ever since I found out the Books were on it collaborating. I love the Books! The Warp site has full samples of the tracks so I know I'm going to like this. I'm so turned on by the album even more so because I found out that one of the sisters from the band On!Air!Library! is on the last track of this release. Apparently, she was also on the last Prefuse 73 album which I'm checking out because of the OAL connection. I think I also saw Broadcast listed as a collaborator on one track which really makes me want to hear it! The Prefuse site also notes that On!Air!Library! has disbanded which makes me sad. I badly wanted to see them live but alas that is the nature of indie bands' short lived existences. I was even outbid this past week on their rare self released first ep on Ebay. I was bummed about that too. Oh well. I hope to hear more great stuff from the members of the band; especially the amazing twin sisters!
Prefuse/Books album samples: http://www.warprecords.com/?mart=WAP189
R.I.P. O!A!L! :(
I should talk about how I first heard of OAL. Well, I heard one entrancing song of theirs about a year ago on one of the best local sources of new music in Tampa: the Saturday Asylum radio program on WMNF! I always hear something new and wonderful every Saturday. The host has an incredible music taste and I'm always taking note of new bands. I heard another mindblowing new song by an unknown band this past Saturday! It was exactly the type of song that makes me fall for a band like how it happened with OAL. It took some searching to figure out who it was after hearing it though because the name sounded strange on air and the host didn't put up the full playlist either... so I was stuck. But that song stayed with me though... that melody and sound! Well, I finally found out who it was and even an mp3 of the beautiful song. I was elated! Just download the following and sit back and enjoy the experience. Here's Odawas with this amazing track:
If It Smells Like A Rain Cloud: http://www.scjag.com/mp3/jag/ifitsmells.mp3
Band info here: http://www.jagjaguwar.com/catalog/jag86.htm
Saturday Asylum info: http://www.wmnf.org/programming/daily.php?ShowId=262
Made In Sheffield film
This music documentary has been on my radar ever since I read about it. It sounds like a very cool film to see especially since all these bands are featured in it like Pulp and Human League. I must watch this! I want to see how all this electronic pop music started and the people behind it. Maybe it will energize me to make some of my own noise like 24 Hour Party People? Unfortunately, the Buzzcocks created one of the best and most original sounds ever that I won't be able to emulate that. They're so amazing! I'm watching this film through Netflix as soon as I can afford it. Plexifilm is putting this film out and they put out all these other sweet music dvds including Galaxie 500. Check out their site and write the films on your shortlist to watch!
Film site: http://www.plexifilm.com/sheffield.html
NIN + DFA 1979 live in Tampa!
I found out about this tour a while ago and I still can't believe it! I've given up on NIN a long time ago when I gave all my albums away to a charity drive and decided to explore new music. I know the new NIN album has been out for a few months now and I haven't heard much from it. Now I find out that my favorite band will be opening for this huge show in a huge arena for NIN! I don't even know whether I should consider going. I really don't want to see DFA 1979 with that many people in that giant venue. It's like when Sleater-Kinney opened for Pearl Jam at the same venue some time ago. There's was no way I could see S-K for that cost and place. Queens of the Stone Age is also opening which intrigues me further despite not having heard one note of their new album. Hmm, I'm stumped. I hate arena concerts but maybe I should go for nostalgia. I'm lucky I get to see DFA in a smaller space this weekend than leaving it to this huge show. Matters get even more confusing since I downloaded the DFA remix of NIN's 'The Hand That Feeds.' I like it so much. It really is a great remix with an awesome groove. Tickets for this NIN spectacular go on sale this Sat. It remains to be seen if I'll pony up the money to be there... the suspense is killing me! ;) The DFA remix is offered below for your possible pleasure:
Ticketmonster info: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0D003AE783963D49?artistid=735762&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=60
The Hand That Feeds (DFA remix): http://s37.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0OX3Q48HLOPNY21FYYJA2728H4
Brand new tracks from favs like Goldfrapp, Ladytron, Metric, & Adult.
Finally, here some of the latest tracks I've heard thanks to music blogs by some beloved electro artists.
The Goldfrapp song is not as amazing as I'd like it to be but it has a great beat. The 70's art rock inspired video is sexy and hilarious too!
Goldfrapp - Ooh La La: http://s37.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=1B7E3T11YNF3M1VH2MAI1VDVQ2
Video & Album info: http://www.goldfrapp.co.uk/supernature/
The Ladytron song is great too! Definitely a new sound for them though with a big beat pushing the song along. Check it out:
Ladytron - Destroy Everything You Touch: http://s37.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=3H73DSBWNZA2L0XMJO29PGXX7B
Edit: Forgot to mention the rare new Metric song I found online. I love this song! The vocals are really amazing. These Broken Social women sure can sing! This is off a rare early release by these dance floor favs. Check it out:
Metric - Hardwire: http://s37.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=2WC05HDDJCFDJ1TA9B2ZZ47CIV
Lastly, this track from the latest Adult. release is so awesome! I love it. I've been hearing it pretty much non-stop now. I think I read someone describe it online as a "gothed out B52's" or something like that and I just had to hear it. It's the perfect dance song in my opinion and it will make you jerk your body. Awesomeness!
Adult. - Hold Your Breath: http://s37.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=1X7ADR9RQZPNU3GE5FY3UYYADY
Edit: I forgot to mention the new video I saw online today for the excellent Of Montreal song 'Wraith Pinned to the Mist' It's cute and weird, much like the band themselves!
Of Montreal video: http://www.polyvinylrecords.com/media/of_montreal_wraith.mov
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