Thursday, August 23, 2007

that COVERS that

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I know I've been posting alot of cover songs of late, but there are just too many good ones to ignore. so here...

Final Fantasy -
Cliquot (Beirut song from thier forthcoming "The Flying Club Cup)

The Blankkett -
Thunder Road (The Boss)

Xiu Xiu -
Prince Charming (Adam Ant cover)

and this is kind of amusing (maybe cause its good?)...

The Foo Fighters -
Keep The Car Running (Arcade Fire cover, Live on BBC Radio 1 - 8.17.2007)

BONUS!!@!! Snakes Got exclusives...
here are some covers that I recorded at various shows I attended this week!!

Juiced Elfers
(who are Nick Thorburn, Syd Butler, Jamie Thompson, Chris Taylor) -
Surfin' Bird (Trashmen cover Live @ Union Pool Brooklyn NY 08.22.07)

Bishop Allen -
Have You Ever Seen the Rain? (Creedence Clearwater Revival cover Live @ Bowery Ballroom 08.18.07)

miles benjamin anthony robinson -
01 buried fed into with a little help from my friends (Original MBAR song into a Beatles cover Live @ Union Pool Brooklyn NY 08.22.07)

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Sunset Rubdown Openers

No matter how many times i've seen Sunset Rubdown play live, I don't think ill ever stop going to thier shows. So needless to say I got tix to thier upcoming show in brooklyn this Oct. I wasn't really suprised, but was very excited to hear that Johnny and the Moon (Dante Decaro of Wolf Parade / other project), and Magic Weapon (Jordan R. Cramer of Sunset Rubdown / other project)will be opening a handful of SR's newest tour dates!!(from Montreal to Winnipeg for Magic Weapon and from boston to B.C for Johnny and the Moon) Just incase you don't know these bands, don't fret, snakes got your back...

Johnny and the Moon -
Shawnigan Lake Blues

Magic Weapon -
Capital of Colour

Be at one of these (if you know whats good for you)...
10-05 Montreal, Quebec - Theatre National
10-07 Boston, MA - Middle East
10-08 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg - dont forget to say hi
10-09 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
10-10 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
10-11 Washington, DC - Black Cat
10-12 Raleigh, NC - Local 506
10-13 Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn
10-15 New Orleans, LA - Spanish Moon
10-16 Austin, TX - Emo's
10-18 Tucson, AZ - Solar Culture
10-19 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre
10-21 San Francisco, CA - Independent
10-23 Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
10-24 Seattle, WA - Crocodile Cafe
10-25 Vancouver, British Columbia - Plaza Club
10-26 Victoria, British Columbia - Logans
10-28 Calgary, Alberta - Broken City
10-29 Edmonton, Alberta - Velvet Underground
10-30 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - Amigos
10-31 Winnipeg, Manitoba - Royal Albert Arms
11-01 Fargo, ND - Aquarium
11-02 Triple Rock Social Club
11-03 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle

Im Not There (Trailer)

Ruminations on the life of Bob Dylan, where seven characters embody a different aspect of the musician's life and work.

If you didn't catch the official trailer yet than do it here and now...

And if for some impossible reason this movie sucks then atleast this soundtrack won't

“All Along The Watchtower” :: Eddie Vedder & The Million Dollar Bashers
“As I Went Out One Morning” :: Mira Billotte
“Ballad Of A Thin Man” :: Stephen Malkmus & The Million Dollar Bashers
“Billy” :: Los Lobos
“Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window” :: The Hold Steady
“Can’t Leave Her Behind” :: Stephen Malkmus & Lee Ranaldo
“Cold Irons Bound” :: Tom Verlaine & The Million Dollar Bashers
“Dark Eyes” :: Iron & Wine & Calexico
“Fourth Time Around” :: Yo La Tengo
“Goin’ To Acapulco” :: Jim James & Calexico
“Highway 61 Revisited” :: Karen O & The Million Dollar Bashers
“I Wanna Be Your Lover” :: Yo La Tengo

I'm Not There :: Bob Dylan

“I’m Not There” :: Sonic Youth
“Just Like A Woman” :: Charlotte Gainsbourg & Calexico
“Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues” :: Ramblin’ Jack Elliot
“Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” :: Antony & The Johnsons
“The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll” :: Mason Jennings
“Maggie’s Farm” :: Stephen Malkmus & The Million Dollar Bashers
“Mama You’ve Been On My Mind” :: Jack Johnson
“The Man In The Long Black Coat” :: Mark Lanegan
“Moonshiner” :: Bob Forrest
“One More Cup Of Coffee” :: Roger McGuinn & Calexico
“Pressing On” :: John Doe
“Ring Them Bells” :: Sufjan Stevens
“Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power)” :: Willie Nelson & Calexico
“Simple Twist Of Fate” :: Jeff Tweedy
“Stuck Inside Of Mobile With Memphis Blues Again” :: Cat Power
“The Times They Are A Changin’” :: Mason Jennings
“Tombstone Blues” :: Richie Havens
“When The Ship Comes In” :: Marcus Carl Franklin
“Wicked Messenger” :: The Black Keys
“You Ain’t Goin ‘Nowhere” :: Glen Hansard & Markta Irglov

Monday, August 20, 2007

Wolf Parade @ The Warsaw

It was great to finally see these guys play again
go here to download a live recording of the Full Show....

Thanks to Ryan who edited the recording to get rid of all the "chatter," matched up (to the best of his ability) the setlist with the MP3s, and created some cover art using a picture he took at the show.

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1. It's A Curse
2. Billy J. --> Language
3. Dear Sons and Daughters of Hungry Ghosts
4. Soldiers
5. Chinese Way
6. Shine a Light
7. Stevie
8. We Built Another World
9. F.Y.C.
10. I'll Believe in Anything
11. Crazy Horse
12. This Heart's On Fire
13. You Are A Runner --> Fancy Claps

More of ryans great pics can be found Here

The Darjeeling Limited

for another behind the scenes look at Wes Anderson's newest... go Here

And on the film festival front, it has been announced that DARJEELING will close the London Film Festival on Nov. 1st. Wes will give an interview about his career as part of the fest's TCM Screen Talks series.

Friday, August 17, 2007

New Beck Single "Timebomb"

The tune is titled 'Timebomb' and it will be available this Monday via iTunes, the single will be released on August 28th for all other digital stores. "The lyric of "Timebomb" echoes some of the dark themes from The Information but is packaged in digital gris gris thunder as only Beck can do it."

We're also told that the track features "a whole gang of studio visitors on back-up vocals." Can't wait!... well you don't have to (for a live ver.)
Timebomb (Live)

More Dr Dog

Dr Dog truly are a mans best friend...

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Here are 3 mor unreleased demos that are now streamable @ We All Belong . or download the mp3's here!

A Long Time Ago

Me And My Girl

Oh My God

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

The Whiskers! again

That band that was mentioned here a while ago, The Whiskers, now have an album that you can download from their website. It's a 9 track fantastic self-titled half hour long debut, to sum it up. Some time in the future it will be released on Awkwardcore Records possibly as a cassette tape. The tracks are:

Official Whiskers Website
Official Whiskers Myspace
Awkwardcore Records

Monday, August 13, 2007

We're Going To Graceland

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Paul Simon's - Graceland
Alot of good bands like to cover this classic... I once saw Wolf Parade do thier rendition of it as well, but no luck finding the recording.

Grizzly Bear -

Casiotone For The Painfully Alone -


Thursday, August 09, 2007

Chris Garneau Live @ the Bowery Ballroom

Here are a few songs I recorded during Chris Garneau's opening set at the Bowery on Tuesday August 7th... The show was great! enjoy...

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Castle Time (Live)

Relief (Live)

Making Friends w/ The Fireflies (Live)

I did record the whole show. If anyone is interested in the rest of the songs, just comment.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

New Beans Album Is Coming!

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The new album entitled "Thorns" is to be released sometime next year. "Thorns" will include 13 unreleased tracks. Guest producers include Dabrye, Tyler Bany and 3 collaborations w/ Holy Fuck! If you've had the pleasure of catching one of Holy Fuck's phenomenal live sets, then you may have been lucky enough to see Beans spill his raps over the stage. If you are one of these lucky ones, then you already know that this album WILL KILL.
Here is an MP3 of the lead off track "Thundermouth"

Beans - Thundermouth (mp3)

Beans is playing a live show on August 22nd, 2007 @ Philly's World Cafe'

P.S. THORNS is an album you don't have to cut yourself to enjoy.

A tracklist for "thorns can be found at Beans' Official Website

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Juiced Elfers

Wait what is this...
Bang Lime(featuring members of Metric) announced that "Juiced Elfers" will be the opening act at their two NYC shows this month. Who the fuck are "Juiced Elfers" ? Good question! It's not the bands name that exited me as much as the words in the parenthesis that followed it.

Juiced Elfers
(members of The Unicorns)

Brooklyn, NY Union Pool
August 22nd
NY, NY The Mercury Lounge
August 23rd

If you check Bang Lime's Myspace concert calender, and click on either of these two shows, you will see that it is listed as...Juiced Elfers (Members of Unicorns and Islands). This makes me think that this will be yet Another Nick Thorburn project, but the plural "members" gives me high hopes that Juiced Elfers is just a pseudonym! Although it would seem as if the Uni's motto is no longer "Lets Get Known" considering I cannot find any info on these elves. Anyone else know anything?