Sunday, September 30, 2007

Patrick Watson @ Joes Pub

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Polaris Prize winner Patrick Watson played an unbelievably amazing show in NYC at Joes Pub on Sept. 04 2007. And guess What? ...Snakes Got a Bootleg!! Although due to battery problems, Snake missed the first song (Giver) and also ran out of battery half way through the second song Close to Paradise :( Sorry for the tech difficulties but I hope that you will enjoy the rest of the show as much as I did.

01 Close To Paradise

02 New Song

03 Drifters

04 Weight of the World

05 Between the Bars (Elliott Smith cover)

06 The Storm part 1

07 The Storm part 2

08 Talk

09 Fireweed (New Song)

10 Mr Tom into Luscious Life

11 Man Under the Sea

12 The Great Escape

Saturday, September 29, 2007

The State DVD is coming!!

Friday, September 28, 2007

Deep Sleepover (Mike from Sunset Rubdown)

Mike from Sunset Rubdown has a solo project called Deep Sleepover, it's dope. He has four songs on the MySpace. Arlen Thompson plays saxophone Downtown Clown. The other three songs are called Tail of a Liar, Through and Through and True Blue. They're much more mellow than Sunset Rubdown but they're awesome.

Download the four awesome songs though I wish I could tell you to buy them.
MySpace Page

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Handsome Furs LIVE in 2006

This show was posted on CBC Radio 3 a while ago but I don't think anyone saw it or something. It's from September 22, 2006 at the Vancouver Comedy Fest back in 2006. It sounds pretty good, probably soundboard.
01. Hearts Of Iron
02. Snakes On The Ladder
03. Cannot Get Started
04. Dumb Animals

Listen on CBC Radio
Handsome Furs Offical Site
Handsome Furs MySpace

Buy Plague Park, you should if you havn't.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The Northwest Man - Fire Chords

From out of a mysterious Alabamian swamp emerges simply VIBRATIONS, slathered with IcyHot, called The Northwest Man. Fire Chords, his third release, removes his youthful pondslime with hard pumice, leaving reddening abrasions in their place. The songs are full of first kisses and teenage dreamery under a layer of burlap.

It sounds like Spencer Krug and a casio up an octave. It's fucking rad.

The Northwest Man is Brett Mattox. He is also in the band The Whiskers.

1. Intro
2. Dirt Our Beds
3. Broken Head
4. Is Dumb
5. Run Away
6. Joyful Song of Death
7. Mind's Heart
8. Matinee
9. Ummmm, This May Hurt Your Ears
10. Motion
11. Troll

it can all be heard on VIRB or you can DOWNLOAD IT!

Much much much much more music can be heard on:

Th' Corn Gangg

From Pitchfork -
C'mon, you know you missed 'em. Th' Corn Gangg, whose creative spellings serve to remind that they give fuck-all about what you think, have revealed plans to take their thangg to the next level.

Th' Gangg, as you may recall, features current and former members of Islands and the Unicorns rocking out while underground MC chums like Busdriver and Subtitle spit game over the riffs. While there were live gigs and chatter about an album a few years back, nothing really materialized. But now, according to a MySpace post from Gangg-banger Jamie Thompson (who also records as Small Is Beautiful), the Gangg is primed to spring back into action.

Wrote Jamie, "My former co-conspirateur in the unicorns/islands Nick Thorburn and myself are hard at work on the long talked about, much rumoured corn gangg project. We have honest-to-goodness songs in the can and are building up our roster of rapper friends. We should be releasing the debut ep sooner than you think."

First though, they'll dump the name. "We are considering changing the name to 'the G-whizards' AKA 'the Whizz Kids'. We'll decide later." Clearly nomenclature is not these fellows' forte.

Thorburn confirmed the news via email, and also shed some light on, yep, more side project action. In addition to the previously mentioned Juiced Elfers thing with Les Savy Fav's Syd Butler and a former member of AIDS Wolf, and the previously mentioned Reefer thing with Daddy Kev, he now has a thing called Human Highway with sometime Island and ex-Royal City mayor Jim Guthrie.

Human Highway have recorded their debut LP, Moody Motorcycle; they've yet to mix and are still looking for a label. Described Thorburn, "It's largely acoustic with rich harmonies, kinda-sorta-sometimes reminiscent of the everly brothers, orbison, sam cooke. garfunkel and simon." Good company, that.

Thorburn's also doing a comic book, mixing the next Islands record in Los Angeles with Rob Schnapf (Beck, Elliott Smith), and hoarding "an album's worth of Islands songs up my sleeve for the next next record." Sleep is anathema to this man.

Thanks to reader Dean for the tip.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Wolf Parade Live 9-24-2005

A few days ago this Wolf Parade show turned up on Dimeadozen as FLACs. It sounds very good and was at Warehouse Art Space in Vancouver, British Columbia.
01. Intro
02. Dear Sons And Daughters Of Hungry Ghosts
03. It's A Curse
04. No One Saves The Day
05. We Built Another World
06. You Are A Runner And I Am My Father's Son
07. Fancy Claps
08. Shine A Light
09 This Heart's On Fire
10. I'll Believe In Anything

direct Dimeadozen link
lovely V0 mp3s

Monday, September 17, 2007


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Akron/Family's new album is coming soon and its called "Life is Simple". Have a listen and check them out on tour!

Ed Is A Portal

Akron/Familyare currently on tour with Megafun and Greg Davis!
Megafaun and Greg Davis, are not only opening but they'll also be playing as part of Akron/Family on stage, turning Akron/Family into a very robust 8 piece of sonic mastery.

Sep 17 :: Pour Haus, Raleigh, NC
Sep 18 :: Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington, DC
Sep 19 :: First Unitarian Church,, Philadelphia, PA
Sep 21 :: Wexner Center for Arts at OSU, Columbus, OH
Sep 22 :: LOLA Festival, London, ON
Sep 23 :: Lee’s Palace, Toronto, ON
Sep 25 :: Vinyl, Guelph, ON
Sep 26 :: Barrymore’s Music Hall, Ottawa, ON
Sep 27 :: Club Metronome, Burlington, VT
Sep 28 :: Harper’s Ferry, Boston, MA
Sep 30 ::Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY

september with megafaun and greg davis!

Oct 10 :: Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Oct 11 :: Independent, San Francisco, CA
Oct 12 :: The Troubadour, Hollywood, CA
Oct 13 :: Fernwood Resort, Big Sur, CA
Oct 18 :: Richards on Richards, Vancouver, BC
Oct 19 :: Crocodile Cafe, Seattle, WA
Oct 20 :: Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR

october with the dodos!

To hear more songs check out thier MySpace Page

Also, their website is

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Beirut and La Blogotheque present

It appears that the creators of the 'take away show',La Blogotheque, have teamed up with Zach Condon and the rest of Beirut to create a video for every song off of their new album 'The Flying Club Cup' which is due out on October 9th.

So far they have vidoes up for 'Nantes' and 'The Penalty'. All videos are/were shot in Brooklyn over the summer:



Bishop Allen @ The Bowery Ballroom

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Here is a full Bishop Allen Show recorded on the 18th of Aug 2007 by Snakes Got A Blog, enjoy!

01. The Same Fire

02. Rain

03. Busted Heart

04. Click, Click, Click, Click

05. Like Castenets

06. The Monitor

07. Come Clean (Clementines)

08. Things Are What You Make Of Them

09. Middle Management

10. Down To Memphis

11. Butterfly Nets

12. Flight 180

13. Encore

14. Charm School

15. Corazon

16. Have You Ever Seen the Rain_ (CCR cover)

Sunday, September 09, 2007

XY Lover

You know that guy Jordan Robson Cramer who plays in Sunset Rubdown and Magic Weapon, who will be touring together in a month, well he recorded a few songs, about 3 yrs. ago, which are on his New Music Canada page, and now you can download them here.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Tom Petty - You Got Lucky - Live 1982

Good eye Ollie!

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Cinematic Orchestra tour

w/out pdubz


FRI 9/14 – El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
SAT 9/15 – Bimbos 365 Club – San Francisco, CA
SUN 9/16 – Aladdin Theater – Portland, OR
MON 9/17 – Neumos – Seattle, WA
TUE 9/18 – Richards on Richards – Vancouver, BC
FRI 9/21 - Fine Line Music Cafe - Minneapolis, MN
SAT 9/22 – The Abbey Pub – Chicago, IL
SUN 9/23 – Phoenix – Toronto, ON
MON 9/24 – Club Soda – Montreal, QC
TUE 9/25 – Paradise – Boston, MA
WED 9/26 – Webster Hall – New York, NY

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Snakes Got a Podcast

Here is the first edition of Snakes Got A Podcast !!

Juiced Elfers
Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson
Chris Garneau
Handsome Furs
Bishop Allen
Holy Fuck
Wolf Parade

These are live recordings
I hope you like it!

M4a for itunes users
Snakes Got A Podcast #1 - Live in August
(includes chapters)

Mp3 if not
Snakes Got A Podcast #1 - Live in August