I was trying to make a list of all the concerts I’ve ever been to…as very trying task, but one that brings back some great memories of some amazing shows. One of the best show’s in terms of performance that I’ve ever witnessed was Andrew Bird
. If you’re a fan of his music then you should really try to see him live, it’s a whole different experience…in fact, the arrangements of the majority of his songs are changed when played live but still are able to retain their complexity. You’ll be stunned, I guarantee it.
Anyways, for those of you who like his music but don’t plan to see him live, check out this bootlegg from his Black Session performance on 3/21/05:
[MP3] 01. Andrew Bird – Intro
[MP3] 02. Andrew Bird – Sovay
[MP3] 03. Andrew Bird – Why?
[MP3] 04. Andrew Bird – A Nervous Tic Motion Of The Head To The Left
[MP3] 05. Andrew Bird – Measuring Cups
[MP3] 06. Andrew Bird – Banking On A Myth
[MP3] 07. Andrew Bird – Masterfade
[MP3] 08. Andrew Bird – Fake Palindromes
[MP3] 09. Andrew Bird – Armchair Apocalypse
[MP3] 10. Andrew Bird – Tables And Chairs
[MP3] 11. Andrew Bird – Capital Isle
[MP3] 12. Andrew Bird – Lull
Sorry about the lazy post again, but hey…it’s spring break! If you’re even in the position to care you should seriously get out more…like incest serious. Check back later today for another one…punkasses…
Just a quick post for all you Go! Team
kiddies out there. I’m finally
going to see them in Beantown next week, something I’ve been meaning to do for a while…so to celebrate, and because I’m lazy at the moment, here’s a bunch of songs they performed live at various radio stations across the country (a few of them are pretty rare I think):
[MP3] The Go! Team – Huddle Formation (Live @ KCRW)
[MP3] The Go! Team – Junior Kickstart (Live @ WERS)
[MP3] The Go! Team – Bottle Rocket (Live @ KEXP)
[MP3] The Go! Team – We Just Won’t Be Defeated (Live @ KCRW)
[MP3] The Go! Team – Ladyflash (Live @ KEXD)
[MP3] The Go! Team – The Ice Storm (Live @ KCRW)
I’m sure I’ll have plenty of pics for you after the show. Stay tuned for more posts throughout the day!
Xiu Xiu has announced the tracklist for their upcoming album, The Air Force, which is due in stores next fall. The album will be preceeded by a 5-track EP, due out sometime this may. Here’s the tracklist:
01. Hello from Eau Claire
02. Boy Soprano
03. Buzz Saw
04. PJ in the Streets of London
05. Vulture Piano
06. Saint Pedro Glue Stick
07. Save Me
08. Bishop, CA
09. Watermelon vs. the Pineapple
10. The Fox and the Rabbit
11. Wig Master
Sub Pop has announced it’s newest signee, Oxford Collapse. What do you guys think? Sounds pretty “blah” to me, but maybe the addition of the Sup Pop super squad will make them a little more OC friendly like the rest of SP’s arsenal.
[MP3] Oxford Collapse – The Money You Have Is Maybe Too Little
SHOWstudio has a video of Antony and the Johnsons playing a few songs live.
Goldspot has posted a music video for their first single “Time Bomb.” If you aren’t familiar with them, go get some tunes!
Go play Fur Ball Bong on The Boy Least Likely To‘s site, it’s freakishly cute and unnervingly annoying.
You gotta hand it to feel-good, light and fluffy psych-folk/pop bands like Nobody & Mystic Chords Of Memory
…when it’s just one of those days where nothing seems to lift your spirits and the drudgery of whatever-the-hell it is you’re doing wears you down to your last chip of a fingernail, they’re a saving grace but unfortunately a dying breed.
This latest release is actually a collaboration from DJ Nobody, who opened for a string of Mars Volta dates last year and who’s worked with the likes of Prefuse 73 and Dntel, and the singers/songwriters/folk connoisseurs Mystic Chords Of Memory, whose debut was released on Rough Trade back in 2004. For a lack of a better transition, check out these tracks:
[MP3] Nobody & Mystic Chords Of Memory – Broader A New Sound
[MP3] Nobody & Mystic Chords Of Memory – Feet Upon The Sand
[MP3] Nobody & Mystic Chords Of Memory – Walk In The After Light
Head over to their myspace page for more tracks.
A Robot Cometh has a couple more here and here.
was one of my favorite albums of 2004…so light handed in its technique but nonetheless incredibly affectuous and sincere. Two years later, Adem
is back with a new album, Love And Other Planets
. I really didn’t think Homesongs
could be surpassed, but this new record will surely give it a run for its money (and something for Pitchfork
to mull over). Check out a few tracks from the upcoming album:
[MP3] Adem – Something’s Going To Come
[MP3] Adem – X Is For Kisses
[MP3] Adem – Sea Of Tranquility
Love and Other Planets is due in stores April 24th.