Tuesday, January 30, 2007

tour time

Sunset Rubdown have finally released their full tour dates with Xiu Xiu...and it seems that after a few weeks with Xiu Xiu, the rubdown will be doing a short solo tour...from pitchfork:

Xiu Xiu/Sunset Rubdown dates (all with Katie Eastburn):

04-12 Toronto, Ontario - Lee's Palace
04-13 Ann Arbor, MI - Blind Pig
04-14 Bloomington, IN - WUIX Culture Shock at Indiana University
04-16 Denver, CO - Hi-Dive
04-17 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
04-19 Seattle, WA - Neumos
04-20 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
04-22 San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill
04-23 San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill
04-24 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour

Sunset Rubdown dates (all with Katie Eastburn):

04-25 Phoenix, AZ - Modified
04-27 Austin, TX - Emo's
04-28 Denton, TX - Hailey's
04-30 Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn
05-01 Charleston, SC - Map Room
05-02 Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel
05-03 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
05-04 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
05-05 Cambridge, MA - Middle East

tickets for NYC show at the Bowery Ballroom go on sale tomorrow Jan 31st at noon on ticketweb.com

Miracle Fortress

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Think About Life's Graham Van Pelt is releasing new debut album named Five Roses under the moniker "Miracle Fortress" to be released on "Secret City Records" In Anticipation I decided to post these new tracks...
Back to Spain
I Made You A Life
It Don't Come Easy (Ringo Starr cover)
Have You Seen In Your Dreams
?I dont know which (if any) of these songs will end up on his album?

Monday, January 29, 2007

Snakes Got Local Bands (NJ)

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Post No Bills
These guys sound like NJ Punk
Good & Evil
Zack Morris
Acoustic Alt Country sounds sorta like Jack Johnson
Help Myself To You
The S.T.D's (Sommerville Town Drunks)
Acoustic Comedy Punk (Live)
Drug Etiquette
Drink and Don't Think
Thomas Francis Takes His Chances (Demos)
It's hard to classify what they sound like (You tell me)
The Day
Basement Lament
Convict Orange(Demo)
Irish NJ Bagpipe Punk
The Happy Smoker

Friday, January 26, 2007

Sunset Rubdown (finally where you wanted to be)

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Here are a bunch of rare Sunset Rubdown demos...
P.S. These are some of my favorite songs...
Psst..The Bandwith will not last too long: but I may re-up later
Stadiums and Shrines/Like a Black Flag In The Night
Snakes Got A Leg (Acoustic)
The Weather Can Turn You
We've Got Broken Eyes
I'll Believe In Anything (Solo Piano)
Swimming (Instrumental)
Give Up Your Ghost
The Morning Sun/The Only One
You Are A Runner
Bonus: From Plus Sized Indie the Bird Peterson remix of I'll Believe in Anything

Wednesday, January 24, 2007


on YouTube


Grizzly Bear

Xiu Xiu

on YouTube

Monday, January 22, 2007

Arcade Fire show

For a recording of saturdays secret Arcade Fire Show go to I Guess im Floating

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Just Good Music

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Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!
The Sword Song (SLT Bonus Track)
Brian Jonestown Massacre
Going To Hell (Live KVRX)
Grizzly Bear
Knife (Girl Talk Remix)
Elephant Gun

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Cover Songs

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Arcade Fire
Five Years (live David Bowie cover)
Handsome Furs
The Other Side of Mt. Heart Attack (live Liars cover)
Bishop Allen
Ring of Fire (live Johnny Cash cover)
Eliane Elias
Tropicalia (Beck cover)
Born Ruffians
Knife (Grizzly Bear cover)
José Gonzáles
Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division cover)
Xiu Xiu
Fast Car (Tracy Chapman cover)

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Bishop Allen ep's

The EP-A-MONTH Project
They've an EP every month this year. Each one is 4 songs long (exept August's Live 14 song ep) and costs just $5 (including August's Live 14 song ep) if you are so kind as to order. CLICK THIS LINK BISHOP ALLEN EP'S to investigate this incredible phenomenon.

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Making Friends
The News From Your Bed
Winter Coat
That Summer
Number 39
Walk on By
Down To Memphis
Begin To See
Song For Daniel
Don Christopher
Last Chance America

Thursday, January 11, 2007

A Hawk And A Hacksaw

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A Hawk and a Hacksaw (often abbreviated to AHAAH) is a band from Albuquerque, New Mexico. They are currently on The Leaf Label. The band mainly consists of percussionist Jeremy Barnes, who was previously the drummer for Neutral Milk Hotel, and violinist Heather Trost. The music is mostly instrumental with occasional unintelligible vocals, shouts and cheers. When playing live, he plays all of the instruments himself, simultaneously, often employing unconventional percussion methods such as striking a cymbal with a drumstick attached to his head, and wearing a hat covered in small bells. The band has toured with The Olivia Tremor Control and Beirut.
Here are a few tracks...
God Bless The Ottoman Empire
In The River
Stream more tracks at Thier Myspace Page

Some Pretty Darn Good Songs

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Arcade Fire
Black Mirror(from forthcoming "Neon Bible" LP)
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!
Yankee Go Home(from forthcoming "Some Load Thunder" LP)
Cold War Kids
Tell Me in the Morning(from"Robbers and Cowards" LP)
Johnny and the Moon
Oleanna(fom S/T LP)
Velvet Underground
Heroin (Different Take)(from rare Velvet Underground Acetate)
More Arcade Fire
My Body Is A Cage(from forthcoming "Neon Bible" LP)

Monday, January 08, 2007

Think About Life INTERVIEW

Existentially correct
Brendan Murphy

Think About Life: A therapist's future wet dream

All is right with Think About Life's world as they debunk cynicism off the court

Since it's early January, it's time you started to think about life. Since that's sort of depressing, boring and kind of fruity, instead why not Think About Life? The local dance-pop punks have been all over the city since an incendiary performance at 2005's Pop Montreal and this year's release of their self-titled debut. Hour recently had a (basket) ball speaking to the group's singer, Martin Cesar.

Hour I guess I have to start by asking how this all got started.

Martin Cesar I guess since it's a question I've been asked before I'm going to repeat myself. So, uh, the band was formed by Graham [Van Pelt] and Matt [Shane] around June of 2005. Graham and Matt got together at the [now defunct] Electric Tractor and they started to jam with this little Casio keyboard and Matt on drums. Graham asked me to come jam with him at what is now known as Friendship Cove.

Hour There seems to be a mini-movement coming out of [venue/practice space/apartment] Friendship Cove that includes you guys, Giselle Numba One and local art-star Jack Dylan, among others. Is there something special in the beer down there?

Cesar I would say it's an artistic exchange that happens within in a space, where young and up-and-coming artists get together and share their ideas, goof around.

Hour I might be wrong, but a lot of the music I've heard there, especially Think About Life, seems to be decidedly uncynical. Is this because you're all not old enough to be jaded and bitter like much
of the city's music scene?

Cesar [Laughing] Yes, it's definitely a less cynical group, but I remember having a conversation with Jack this summer where I said in 10 years half our friends will probably be suicidal or in therapy of some kind. But we're good for now.

Hour When did you have the feeling that this group might take off as much as it has?

Cesar It was really our third jam together - the energy was extremely positive, and it was always what I wanted to do with individuals in a band. It was very open, Graham and Matt specifically were very open to anything.

Hour Your MySpace page says that Think About Life is "a black guy, a hipster, and an albino." Who's who?

Cesar I'm the black guy, Graham is the albino, Matt's is the hipster; Brendan Reed plays with us now, so add a redhead to the mix. [Reed's other credits include: former member of the Arcade Fire, current member of Les Angles Morts, The Letlowns, Noh Cars Go.]

Hour Recently, solo projects of yours [Cesar's Dishwasher and Van Pelt's Miracle Fortress] have been getting a lot of love - how do you balance them with the group?

Cesar Well, Dishwasher has been around my universe for five years now, since I was 17, and basically I decided to put it out from old recordings. Right now there's sort of a parallel [with what's being recorded with Think About Life], I'm recording new material and Graham's working on his Miracle Fortress LP.

Hour Finally, I wanted to ask about the recurring basketball theme that pops up everywhere with you guys. Where did that come from? It seems almost controversial for a Montreal band to be talking about a sport that isn't hockey.

Cesar [Laughing] It is kind of controversial. It mostly came from our dynamic of jamming together. Whenever we jam there's this energetic uproar that happens in the room and it feels like a basketball game or wrestling match and we decided to go with a basketball theme. You know, the fast-paced pass-the-ball, slam-dunk feeling.

Think About Life
w/ caUSE co-MOTION and Blankett
At Friendship Cove (215 Murray), Jan. 13

Sunday, January 07, 2007


Friday, January 05, 2007

No Arcade Fire Tix

Hell hath no fury like my scorn for Arcade Fire's popularity after not getting tickets to the 5 sold out(in 9 mins) NYC shows.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

2007 Pt. 3

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Handsome Furs

Dumb Animals (Live Video Clip)
Miracle Fortress
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Underwater (You and Me)
Satan Said Dance
Bloc Party
The Prayer

New Modest Mouse Song Released!

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Check out the official version of
from the forthcoming record, We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank set for release early this year with a full world tour to follow.