Friday, April 27, 2007

Final Fantasy & Cadence Weapon

from the Torture Garden...

Last weekend CBC Radio got both Final Fantasy and Cadence Weapon into the studio, with impressive results. As well as playing John Cale and Chad VanGaalen covers, they collaborated on each other's tracks, leading to a trippy version of 'This Is The Dream Of Win & Regine' and a new rendition of 'Sharks' which manages to incorporate an Andrew Bird violin line. For fans of Owen Pallett's music, it's very interesting to hear the songs played like this, and damn if it doesn't etch a permanent smile onto your face. Go to the Tourture Garden for some mp3 links

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Xiu Xiu Interview



Monday, April 23, 2007

Sunset Rubdown Live Show (New Songs)

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1. NEW
2. Snake's Got A Leg III
3. Us Ones In Between
4. Shut Up I Am Dreaming
5. March (NEW)
6. Winger/Wicked Things (NEW)
7. Stadiums And Shrines II
8. NEW
9. The Empty Threads Of Little Lord
Get it...
Sunset Rubdown "Neumo's" Seattle, WA 04/19

Thanks to Billz for recording it

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Some Pretty Darn Good Songs

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From the wonderful new Miracle Fortress record "Five Roses", to be released on Secret City Records...


A song from the critically acclaimed new album "Boxer" by The National (who are opening for Arcade Fire!)...

Fake Empire

From The new TV on the Radio live ep "Live At Amoeba Music"...

Wolf Like Me

New Islands song From the Tomlab 7" Series...

Dnttakemy Wingzz Away

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Final Fantasy: Online aka Internet

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McSweeny's Presents: The World Explained....
On April 10th members of Islands (Nick Thorburn, Jamie Thompson), Wolf Parade (Hadji Bakari, Dante Decaro), and Le Savy Fav's (Syd Butler) formed what became Final Fantasy: Online aka Internet. They had fun and played a few covers and a few originals Here is the result ...

Another Brick In The Wall (Pink Floyd cover)

Dumb Dogs (song from the musical Annie)

Hangin Tuff (New Kids On The Block cover)

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Dumb Dogs Video!

More coverage to come in the next few days... stay tuned
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Wednesday, April 11, 2007


The Antlers' new album "In The Attic of The Universe" is now
available to download for FREE at

At only 21 years old, this is Peter Silberman's 5th release, though
only his second under The Antlers moniker. After moving to Manhattan
last year, he set up a cramped, make-shift recording studio in his
apartment and set to work on what would become The Antlers' first
proper LP, "Uprooted", a different sort of take on the transplant
album, exploring claustrophobia and sleepwalking against a fuzz-folk
He spent 2006 performing throughout his new home in support of the
album, and in the fall of 2006, sprawled his equipment on the floor
and set to work on "In The Attic of The Universe", a concept-EP in
which he ups the instrumentation from the acoustic guitar that
dominated "Uprooted", introducing a full rhythm section, moog,
accordion, and piano (both traditional and toy) and a host of others,
while parts of the album were recorded outside the farmhouse he grew
up on with an old Sony shoebox tape-recorder. The result is a sound
revolving around swelling ambience and climactic explosions in the
vein of The Arcade Fire and Sigur Ros, alongside Silberman's voice, a
sort of cross between Jeff Mangum and Jeff Buckley.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Just Good Music

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Handsome Furs - From "Plague Park"

Snakes on the Ladder
Sing! Captain

Joanna Newsom - From "Joanna Newsom & The YS Street Band" ep

Cosmia (altenate version)

Ra Ra Riot - From "Pretty Good" ep

The New Flesh

Shy Child - "From One With The Sun"

One With The Sun

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Dan Deacon

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Once again thanks to Andrew Rose and his recent PopCasts I have been introduced to a whole new slew of great Artists. One that comes to mind is Dan Deacon and his band
Ponytail's MySpace , both featured on the most recent edition of the PopCast.
Dan Deacon has a new record called Spiderman of the Rings Coming out in May on Carpark Records.
From Spiderman of the Rings...
Wham City
Snake Mistakes

This spring, expect this Baltimore native to blow your mind across a venue near you...

04-06 Baltimore, MD - Ottobar #
04-13 Jacksonville, FL - TSI ^%
04-14 Orlando, FL - Back Booth ^%
04-17 New Orleans, LA - House of Blue ^%
04-18 Houston, TX - Mink ^%
04-19 San Antonio, TX - Rock Bottom ^%
04-20 Austin, TX - Emo's ^%
04-21 Denton, TX - Hailey's ^%
04-27 Baltimore, MD - Floristree Space
05-03 Brooklyn, NY - Raven's Den
05-04 Providence, RI - The Living Room #
05-10 Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel
05-11 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
05-12 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
05-25 Greensboro, NC - Two Art Chicks
05-26 Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
05-27 Asheville, NC - Harvest Records
05-28 Knoxville, TN - The Pilot Light
05-29 Birmingham, AL - Bottletree Café
05-30 Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn
05-31 Savannah, GA - The Jinx
06-01 Jacksonville, FL - TSI
06-02 Orlando, FL - Back Booth
06-04 Tampa, FL - New World Brewery
06-06 Tallahassee, FL - The Beta Bar
06-07 Hattiesburg, MS - Thristy Hippo
06-09 Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon
06-10 Houston, TX - Mink
06-12 Austin, TX - Emo's
06-13 Dallas, TX - The Cavern
06-21 Sacramento, CA - Fool's Foundation

Ponytail's MySpace
Dan Deacon's MySpace