Friday, January 06, 2012

Wolf Parade Live, 2004 (Earliest Known Live Recording)

Recently, as in very very late last night, I stumbled upon a live Wolf Parade recording more than ten months older than the 31 live Wolf Parade recordings I already had. This recording is from a tour in which Wolf Parade opened for Modest Mouse and The Walkmen in a place called the Rostraver Ice Garden south of Pittsburgh. They played ten songs, two of which had never been recorded live (as far as I know), Killing Armies and Same Ghost Every Night. (Same Ghost Every Night was recorded three months later in a CBC Radio Session, but I believe that is different than a true live show.) Also worth noting is the song selection, six Dan songs versus four Spencer songs. Special thanks to Ryan Schwartz for recording and sharing the show.

Wolf Parade
August 10, 2004
The Rostraver Ice Garden,
Rostraver, PA

01. Intro
02. Day In The Life (Atlas Strategic track)
03. We Built Another World
04. Disco Sheets
05. Shine A Light
06. Killing Armies
07. It's A Curse
08. Dear Sons And Daughters Of Hungry Ghosts
09. Same Ghost Every Night
10. Grounds For Divorce
11. This Heart's On Fire

If you would like to listen to this recording instead of just reading about it, links follow:
V0 MP3s 72.8 mb click here.
FLACs locally hosted here and for a Dimeadozen torrent, here.


Thursday, December 29, 2011

My Top 10 of 2011 (with youtube links!)

For my college radio station WHCL I had to put together a 2011, so I'll share it here too even though I haven't posted in how many years? We were required to write about our favorite (hence the paragraph below) and put genres, so I got creative with my adjectives.

1. Neutral Milk Hotel - Ferris Wheel On Fire (10” Bonus EP included in Neutral Milk Hotel Boxset) [Orgasmic Guitar]

“My Dream Girl Don’t Exist” -

Part of the Neutral Milk Hotel Boxset, the Ferris Wheel On Fire 10” is a gem. As a Neutral Milk Hotel nerd I had heard seven of these eight songs before, “Home” is entirely new having never been released nor bootlegged. That said, each of these eight tracks are perfect and flawless examples of what Jeff Mangum/Neutral Milk Hotel was. While this is not as cohesive as either of the full albums (most of the tracks were recorded at different times), this 10” flows as if each piece was meant from the beginning to be included here.

2. Miracle Fortress - Was I The Wave? [Electric Indie]

“Miscalculations” -

3. Destroyer - Kaputt [Groovalicious Awesomeness]

“Bay Of Pigs (Detail)” -

4. Moonface - Organ Music Not Vibraphone Like I’d Hoped [Bizarre Beaty Indie]

“Return To The Violence Of The Ocean Floor” -

5. Handsome Furs - Sound Kapital [Electro Dance Indie Rock]

“Repatriated” -

6. Bon Iver - Bon Iver [Indie Folk]

“Perth” -

7. The Rosebuds - Loud Planes Fly Low [Happy Indie]

“Woods” -

8. Blackout Beach - Fuck Death [Off-The-Beaten-Track Innovative Indie]

“Torchlights Banned” -

9. Beirut - The Rip Tide [Layered Indie]

“Vagabond” -

10. Feist - Metals [Cute Pop]

“Cicadas And Gulls” -

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Snakes Got Some Videos

These are some videos we took of some of our favorite shows of 2011 so far...

Chad VanGaalen - "Do Not Fear" & "Peace Is On The Rise"
Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 06/21/11

Purling Hiss "Voices"
Bowery Ballroom, NYC 6/11/11

Kurt Vile "Downbound Train" (Bruce Spingsteen Cover)
Bowery Ballroom, NYC 06/11/11

White Fence "Baxter Corner"
The Knitting Factory, Brooklyn, NY 6/18/11

Marcellus Hall "Don't Go"
Bowery Electric, NYC 3/9/11

Kurt Vile "Baby's Arms"
Generation Records In-Store, NYC 3/8/11

John Maus "Believer"

Fresh off the press... Pitchfork will be posting this tomorrow... John Maus "Believer" from his latest magnus opus, "We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves." The show was amazing. It's one of his last songs, he's a bit tired.. Nevertheless, check it out.

Moonface - Fast Peter

Friday, October 29, 2010

Stream TFTHC's "Dont Give Up On Me Dad" now!!


Wednesday, March 03, 2010

i guess MGMT... is cool?

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

TFTHC - Structure Music Video

Structure from Thomas Francis on Vimeo.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010


Frog Eyes are slated to release thier new album this April through thier new record label Dead Oceans. It's titled "Paul's Tomb: A Triumph, you can see the cover art and download the first song below. Oh BTW the song (which runs just over 9 minutes) is truly epic, and from what Ive heard, the rest of the album is gonna blow your mind too! So needles to say I couldn't be more psyched for this one:


Mp3: Frog Eyes Flower In A Glove

Joanna Newsom's new TRIPLE DISK* album called "Have One On Me" and will be released from Drag City on February 23rd! Check out the beautiful cover art for that, and while your at it, go ahead and download the first two available tracks from it as well:


Mp3: Joanna Newsom '81
Mp3: Joanna Newsom Good Intentions Paving Company

There are also alot of upcoming shows in the greater NYC area to get excited about.
For instance this upcoming show at Maxwells in Hoboken with Thomas Francis Takes His Chances and The Invincible Gods.
Check out the showster and Mp3s below:


Mp3: Thomas Francis Takes His Chances - Worms (unmastered)
Mp3: The Invincible Gods - Pistol Whipped

Here are some random live mp3s from some past shows that you may or may not have missed:

Mp3: Kurt Vile Freak Train (live at the Bowery Ballroom 1.16.10)
Mp3: Women CBC Radio 3 Sessions 1.27.10 (full session)
Mp3: Grizzly Bear Boy From School (Hot Chip cover from Triple j sessions)

Bonus Mp3s...

Mp3: The Rural Alberta Advantage Eye Of The Tiger (Survivor cover)
Mp3: Dirtsurfer Chemicals
Mp3: Citay First Fantasy