Today’s a good day. This post is officially iGIF’s 100th post since our entry into the blogging world not too long ago….and honestly, I never thought we’d make it this
far. Rest assured, now that the posting process has become a little more streamlined, we plan on lasting much
longer. I feel like Steve Jobs at Macworld…”We’ve got some great new products for you today.” Well…we really do:
Rare Arcade Fire Live Songs!
I came across these after probing the net forever looking for more AF to sink my teeth into…and trust me, to borrow the words of Rainier Wolfcastle, “Nobody probes more thoroughly than I do.”
I’ve never heard these songs in recorded studio form, the first two being perhaps the first known live recording of the band (in an early stage), and the latter being from the widely popular “Live @ TT The Bears, Cambridge MA 2004″ show. Keep in mind that the two older songs are no where near the quality of Funeral
, but I still figured they would be nice to hear:
[MP3] The Arcade Fire – Alligator Mine (Live 01/03/2002)
[MP3] The Arcade Fire – Surf City Eastern Block (Live 01/03/2002)
[MP3] The Arcade Fire – Burning Bridges, Breaking Hearts (Live 11/12/2004)
Alec Ounsworth (CYHSY) Rare Early Demos!
Back at the beginning of the CYHSY hype in mid 2005, I remember Brooklyn Vegan
posting about Alec Ounsworth
, who had made available a good number of rough cuts and demos of songs of his own, including one early demo of Details of the War
. Well, I’m happy to say that after more probing, I discovered three very rare
pre-CYHSY (think 2000 era) tracks. Two of these, I discovered upon listening, are actually
early versions of the widely circulated “new” songs that CYHSY have performed live, including Cigarettes
(which I posted earlier here
) and Graceful Retreat
. As for the titles of these tracks…I would bet that these that I’m posting are the correct song names, coming from Ounsworth himself instead of the crafty “I’ll use whatever lyric appeals to me” of a sly fan. Take a listen, all recommended!:
[MP3] Alec Ounsworth – We Met At The Cemetary (Cigarettes)
[MP3] Alec Ounsworth – Some Loud Thunder (Graceful Retreat)
[MP3] Alec Ounsworth – Stay With Me Now
Sia – Breathe Me Remixes!
These past couple of years have been crazy for this girl, with Breathe Me
played in perfect synchronization with the SFU finale, and a year earlier having a song from her band, Zero 7
, featured in Garden State
. She’s got an album coming out soon, so in conjunction with that (and because we’re cool), here are a few remixes you may have missed:
[MP3] Sia – Breathe Me (Four Tet Remix)
[MP3] Sia – Breathe Me (Mylo Remix)
[MP3] Sia – Breathe Me (Ulrich Schnauss Remix)
New Song From The Vines!
I didn’t really know where to stick this, so I thought I’d put it here. Matt had little success hosting this a little while ago, so I thought I’d give it another shot to let you guys have a taste of what’s to come from The Vines in 2006:
[MP3] The Vines – Untitled
New Iron & Wine Song!
Iron & Wine
has contributed an old home recording, a song called John’s Glass Eye
, to the newest Yeti Compilation. In typical Sam Beam fashion, the song is a lovely, swaying folk tune, complete with vocalized melody and slide guitar. Take a listen:
[MP3] Iron & Wine – John’s Glass Eye (Highly Rec’d!)
New Elefant Tracks!!
Seems like this is set to be one of the biggest releases of the year. So far, the band has released two tracks on the album’s promo site
, and from the sound of them, it’s going to be a great year for Elefant
. So, in the spirit of sharing (and caring), here are a couple more tracks for y’all to drool over:
[MP3] Elefant – Uh Oh Hello
[MP3] Elefant – Sirens
and last, but certainly not least…
MORE New Built To Spill Tracks!!!
Built To Spill
have kept a pretty tight lid on their upcoming LP, entitled You In Reverse
, which is scheduled for an April release. BTS even “leaked” a severely flawed copy of the album to screw up the system. Well, we worked a little magic and managed to get our hands on a few tracks that have until now remained out of sight. Keep in mind that these are unmastered tracks (the released tracks will probably sound a little fuller and more produced), but they should give you more than enough of a taste of what’s to come later this year:
[MP3] Built To Spill – The Wait (unmastered)
[MP3] Built To Spill – Saturday (unmastered)
That’s all for now, I’m all HTML’d out… For those of you who’ve stuck with us since the beginning (yea, about a month ago), thanks for your continual support, I hope we haven’t let you down. For those of you who are new to the site, thanks for stopping by! I hope you like what you see! Believe me, there’s plenty more juice where that came from!