Thursday, October 01, 2015

Daddy's Hands - Live 1997

For years I've been sitting on a DVD of a Daddy's Hands performance that I acquired in a trade. The audio's been available here for years, while I posted one video on YouTube of "Scabby Corsage" about the same time. Another video of "Shiver Into Brown Space" has been on YouTube even longer. With all the requests for more/the whole concert I am not sure why it took me so long to post this and I apologize. If you have never heard of Daddy's Hands I recommend that you read his obituary. He was a great inspiration to the bands I love.

Daddy's Hands
Crosstown Traffic
May 1997
Vancouver, BC, Canada
filmed by Chris Frey
edited by Josh S.

01. Intro
02. Don't Go (s/t Demo 1996)
03. Shiver Into Brown Space (I&P 1996)
04. Don't Know How To Not To (I&P 1996)
05. Climbed Right Out (I&P 1996)
06. Dilban Straddles Flab (1997)
07. Skyscratchers > Feral You (1997)
08. I Hate-z Plank (s/t Demo 1996)
09. Phasers On Stun (I&P 1996)
10. Scabby Corsage (s/t Demo 1996)

daddy's hands:

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

"Apologies To The Queen Mary" Live Compilation

I was asked to create a live compilation of the songs from Wolf Parade's Apologies To The Queen Mary in honor of the album's 10 Year Anniversary this past Sunday. The Wolf Parade Fansite wonderfully chronicled this anniversary with posts about each song including in-depth conversations about the album with Dan, Spencer, and Arlen.

My process in creating this compilation began with limiting the possible recordings to those live recordings I possess in uncompressed formats, mainly FLACs. (Uncompressed files should sound better than compressed files, especially when played loudly on large speakers.) From there I listened to each version of each song from Apologies and eventually decided on the rendition I thought was best or most exciting. For some songs this was very difficult, therefore I included more than one rendition.

A few of my notes:
- The first twelve tracks are almost all from the earlier years while the extra renditions and tracks are from later years as the songs evolved.
- I included "Disco Sheets" and "Lousy Pictures" because they are from the same period and recording sessions as ATTQM.
- "I'll Believe In Anything" went through a few transformations revolving around the arpeggiation at the beginning and Spencer's move from his original Jupiter 4 keyboard. Besides the song being totally rad that is why there are three different renditions on this compilation.
- Tracks 17-19 are great to hear just how loudly the crowd is singing along.
- There's a few seconds of cheering at the end of each track... some of the cheering flows well into the next song, some cheering does not. My bad.

The tracklist of the final product is below:

01. You Are A Runner And I Am My Father's Son @
02. Modern World %
03. Grounds For Divorce *
04. We Built Another World ^
05. Fancy Claps @
06. Same Ghost Every Night *
07. Shine A Light ^
08. Dear Sons And Daughters Of Hungry Ghosts *
09. I'll Believe In Anything ^
10. It's A Curse *
11. Dinner Bells #
12. This Heart's On Fire #
[Bonus tracks!]
13. Disco Sheets ^
14. Lousy Pictures ~
15. I'll Believe In Anything @
16. You Are A Runner And I Am My Father's Son > Fancy Claps ^
17. Dear Sons And Daughters Of Hungry Ghosts $
18. This Heart's On Fire &
19. I'll Believe In Anything $

 * recorded by Ryan on 2004.08.10 The Rostraver Ice Garden, Rostraver, PA

~ recorded by CBC Radio 3 on 2004.11.01 CBC Radio Studio 3 Session
 ^ recorded by mycarrion on 2005.09.21 Paramount Theater, Seattle, WA
# recorded on 2005.10.18 Theatre Plaza, Montreal, Canada
% recorded by billy on 2006.08.21 The Showbox, Seattle, WA and remastered by TronicVolta
@ recorded by Pabby on 2008.11.28 The Ruby Lounge, Manchester, UK
$ recorded by Pabby on 2010.05.21 Club Academy, Manchester, England
& recorded from the radio on 2010.09.05 Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Ireland

*** "Modern World" and "Lousy Pictures" are unfortunately not from uncompressed sources. "Modern World" only appears on a handful of live recordings and I unfortunately do not have a lossless version of any of those. I do not have any recordings of "Lousy Pictures" besides the EP and CBC versions - as it seemed right to include it in this compilation I included the live CBC rendition. If you have other version of these songs please let us know!

You can download the compilation by clicking here. If you really want FLACs of these tracks leave a comment and I'll upload them somewhere. 

This compilation is meant to compliment one's already complete Wolf Parade collection. If for some reason you do not already own every Wolf Parade release ever it is not too late to buy their albums from Sub Pop and their 2004 6-Song EP from Cheap Thrills!

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?