01. Professor Murder - Free Stress Test (Streetlab Mix)
02. The Hold Steady - Chips Ahoy!
03. Antelope - Mirroring
04. Can Joann - Indecision's Way
05. Miroslav - Small Metal Statues
06. Land Of Talk - Speak To Me Bones
07. The Mules - We're Good People (CSS Remix)
08. The Thermals - Here's Your Future
09. Tokyo Police Club - Cut Cut Paste
10. Chromeo - Fancy Footwork
11. Daft Punk - Around The World (Killdahype Remix)
12. MSTRKRFT - Paris
Clocks in at 41:12. I am trying to upload the other 4 songs, but fileden is being wonky. Check back later for those songs...
UPDATE: Rest of the songs are up!
Labels: ANTELOPE, CAN JOANN, CANSEI DE SER SEXY, CHROMEO, DAFT PUNK, KILLDAHYPE, LAND OF TALK, MIROSLAV, MSTRKRFT, PROFESSOR MURDER, STREETLAB, THE HOLD STEADY, THE MULES, THE THERMALS, TOKYO POLICE CLUB
Shortly after 9pm, the theater was chanting "Lily! Lily!". As soon as the chanting started, Ms. Allen graced us with her presence. She sported a laid back look tonight favoring a pink wifebeater over her usual fancy dresses.
The 620 capacity sold out theater loved Lily. She was very comfortable on stage and wasn't afraid to scold the one guy who was clapping out of time in the middle of her rendition of "Naive" by The Kooks.
She beefed up her set since her last North American tour by adding several covers by Keane, Kaiser Chiefs(!), Blondie, and the aforementioned Kooks.
Lily was especially bubbly tonight as she drank champagne throughout her set. Also present was the occasional cigarette.
Nan You're a Window Shopper
Shame for You
Everything's Just Wonderful
Everybody's Changing (Keane) / Naive (The Kooks)
Friend of Mine
Knock 'Em Out
Oh My God (Kaiser Chiefs)
Heart of Glass (Blondie)
"Everything's Just Wonderful"
"Everybody's Changing (Keane) / Naive (The Kooks)"
"Knock 'Em Out"
"Heart of Glass (Blondie)"
- predatory wasp
Well, we're only about 3 months through the year but we've already got two full releases by Rob Crow projects - Other Men, with Rob Crow on bass and singing duties, and his solo project with him playing most of the instruments. Other Men is a nice change up with Travis Nelson on guitar - we're treated to a more mathy guitar style. It's super spastic and still anchored by Crow's distinctive voice. His solo project is a little more subdued than Pinback, but if you love the guys' work, you'll love both these projects...
Other Men - Other People
Rob Crow - I Hate You, Rob Crow
Other Men on MySpace
Rob Crow at Temporary Residence
Tokyo Police Club's got a new digital EP out this week on iTunes and eMusic. Still as spastic as ever, it mainly comprises of B-sides from the singles and a new song. Ok guys, when's the full length come out? Not that I mind personally (or artistically), but who wants to take bets on it topping 30 minutes?
Tokyo Police Club - Cut Cut Paste
Tokyo Police Club official site
Tokyo Police Club on MySpace
Archives is the latest project from ex-Band of Horses member Mat Brooke. Mat was the primary contributor on BoH songs "St. Augustine" and "I Go to the Barn Because I Like The". The new tracks don't diverge from his previous sound too much, but that's not a bad thing! Unlike BoH, all four members sing, allowing for some lush vocal harmonies. I need to go lie in the park and listen to "Sleepdriving".
Archives - Sleepdriving
Archives - George Kaminski
Archives on MySpace
Uh, welcome back, the 80's. Although I think Chromeo would disagree with that comment. A little background - Chromeo grew up in Montreal and is "the only successful Arab/Jew partnership since the dawn of human culture". They play a fun brand of electro/indie-funk and were discovered by Tiga in their hometown. Hello party mix!
Chromeo - Tenderoni
Chromeo - Fancy Footwork
Chromeo official site
Chromeo on MySpace
Yet another edition of new music tuesday here at LSF. Today, is of course, the long awaited release of We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank by Modest Mouse. Our first full glimpse of the integration of Johnny Marr into the band! It's kind of peculiar - the band still retains their wacky, off kilter sound, mostly due to Issac Brock's distinctive guitar playing and wacky neck bends. But listen closely to the "rhythm" guitar. You'll notice that it's a lot more subtly complicated than usual. That's the work of Mr. Marr. Even on the love-it-or-hate-it single, "Dashboard" Johnny is tearing it up on the rhythm guitar. It sounds easy, but believe me, it's a lot more difficult to play.
I love the little guitar lick around 2:00 into "Invisible".
Modest Mouse - Invisible
Modest Mouse official site
Modest Mouse on MySpace
The new Patrick Wolf cd is available on import only for now, unfortunately. But here is another strong piece of evidence that he took a big dose of ecstacy before making this album...don't worry though, the rest of the album has its fair share of brooding!
Patrick Wolf - The Magic Position
Patrick Wolf official site
Patrick Wolf on MySpace
Antelope is an oft overlooked band on Dischord records. You know, home to Fugazi, Q and Not U, and Black Eyes. So yeah, part of that whole D.C. scene. They play stripped down punk music, not unlike the stylings of Television. Very rhythm based 3-piece. We've spoken before about how much we enjoy "Game Over" by them. The good news is they've finally got a full length coming out this month, mixed and recorded by Ian McKaye (of Fugazi fame)! Check out "Mirroring" from Reflector!
Antelope - Mirroring
Antelope - Game Over
Antelope official site
Antelope on MySpace
Bloc Party took to the stage promptly at 11pm. As the first chord to "Song for Clay" was struck, the crowd instantaneously compressed forward about 20 feet. And when the drum beat kicked in, the entire room was resonating, spring-loaded floors and all.
The set consisted of pairs of songs from the new album interlaced between songs from the old one. The clapping segue from "Waiting for the 7:18" into "Banquet" got the crowd pumped up.
Kele dedicated "Sunday" to the girl working the t-shirt booth.
Bloc Party added "The Pioneers" to their set for the first time this tour. Kele's voice was full and energetic the entire night.
Song for Clay (Disappear Here)
I Still Remember
Hunting for Witches
Waiting for the 7:18
This Modern Love
Like Eating Glass
So Here We Are
She's Hearing Voices
"Song for Clay (Disappear Here)"
"This Modern Love"
"She's Hearing Voices"
- predatory wasp
Ok, so not sure how I feel about these guys supporting Jet on tour, but this song from their upcoming EP is pretty chill. Light-disco-Strokes. Might be good for sexin'. There, I said it. A-booya! I bet the EP gets a 5.5 on Pitchfork.
The Virgins - Rich Girls
The Virgins official site
The Virgins on MySpace
Clocks in at 45:12.
1. The Constantines - Love In Fear
2. Interpol - Obstacle 1
3. Tristeza - Bromas
4. Les Savy Fav - Knowing How The World Works
5. Hot Chip - And I Was A Boy From School
6. Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #2 (Laika)
7. Diplo - Shake It Over And Over
8. The Rapture - The Devil
9. Metric - Monster Hospital (MSTRKRFT Remix)
10. Whitest Boy Alive - Dead End
Land Of Talk is a Montreal-based 3 piece "fronted by the daughter of North America's first female alligator wrestler". It took me a couple listens to get into, but I think it's pretty rocking. Sorta resembles Forget Cassettes in its rhythmic dissonance, and Enon in it's chunkiness. Maybe throw in some of Emily Haines' screaming while we're at it...
Applause Cheer Boo Hiss comes out on 3/20 - catch them at SXSW if you're down there next week!
Land of Talk @ SXSW:
March 14 5:00 PM WOXY @ East Austin Recording
March 15 2:00 PM Tag Team/The Onion Party @ Emo's (free)
March 15 5:15 PM ASCAP Day Stage @ The Convention Center (badges)
March 15 11:30 PM Official SXSW showcase @ Maggie Mae's (badges/$)
March 16 12:15 PM DIW Magazine Party @ Emo's (free)
March 17 1:30 PM Hot Freaks Party @ The Mohawk (free)
March 17 9:00 PM Todd P: Free Patio Party at Mrs. Bea’s @ 1104 E. 6th St (free)
Land Of Talk - Speak To Me Bones
Land Of Talk official site
Land Of Talk on MySpace
Skeletons and the King of All Cities is a musical collective from Queens, NY. They have built their reputation on everything-but-the-kitchen-sink instrumentation and uncommon arrangements - I am immediately compelled to make comparisions to Tortoise, Can, and Sonic Youth.
Their new full length, Lucas, drops May 8th, 2007. Check out the following tracks from it!
Skeletons and the King of All Cities - Don't Worry (Radio Edit)
Skeletons and the King of All Cities - What They Said
Skeletons and the King of All Cities official site
Skeletons and the King of All Cities on MySpace
If you guys are burnt out on running to 45:33 by LCD Soundsystem, I was using this cool mac program the other day called Tangerine. It analyzes the BPM of songs in your iTunes library and allows you to create random smart playlists based on BPM and beat intensity. Here's one I ran to yesterday. It clocks in at 39:42.
01. The Wrens - I've Made Enough Friends
02. TV On The Radio - Wolf Like Me
03. Whitest Boy Alive - Burning
04. Panthers - Thank Me With Your Hands (MSTRKRFT Remix)
05. Test Icicles - What's Your Damage (Alan Braxe & Fred Falke Remix)
06. MSTRKRFT - Paris
07. Kaiser Chiefs - Everyday I Love You Less And Less
08. Cut Copy - Hearts On Fire
09. Citizens Here And Abroad - Accelerator
10. Depeche Mode - Get The Balance Right