Aug 31, 2012

Smile Smile - Video Playlist [2008-2012]

Euros Childs - Summer Special [2012]

“I like the challenge of making music good enough that people will be willing to pay for it voluntarily”, says Euros. “And as far as the physical copies are concerned, apart from a few sold in shops in Wales, every one has been delivered by post or hand. There’s something very gratifying about that. You’d probably get the same kick if you grew and sold your own vegetables’.

On Tour

Aug 30, 2012

The end to another good season of Golf. Seb finished third overall - very proud!

Aug 27, 2012

VA - Uncut: Complete Control & Summer Time Vol. 2 [2012]

1. Ry Cooder – Guantanmo [03:27]
2. John Murray – Southern Sky [05:31]
3. Jesca Hoop – When I’m Asleep [03:19]
4. Family of the Year – The Stairs [03:49]
5. Dirty Projectors – Gun Has No Trigger [03:23]
6. Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley – One of My  Kind [03:40]
7. Opossam – Girl [02:34]
8. Race Horses – Nobody’s Son [04:35]
9. Bailterspace – Things That We Found [03:38]
10. Hurray for the Riff Raff – Go Out On the Road
11. Sir Richard Bishop – Dust & Spurs [02:12]
12. Dan Deacon – Lots [02:49]
13. Sam Lee – On Yonder Hill [06:18]
14. Antibalas – Dirty Money [06:11]
15. Bill Fay – Be at Peace with Yourself [05:01]

The compilation contains 18 hot French house tracks, with an impressive lineup of artists including Allure, Daxman (of Daxriders), Mike 303 (of Superfunk), Thony Ritz, Revolte, Yann Destal (Modjo's singer), Sample Jack, Butyreux, Adrian, No Kiss With Gloss, Cryda Luv', Final Djs, Mac Stanton, Soul Machine, Anthony Atcherley, Sebastien Faure, Freshlovers, and the two "Track Contest" winners, Wald3N and Digital Cosmic Disco.

Aug 23, 2012

Neil Halstead on the Relix Roof [2009]

New Album

Silver Scooter Split EPs & 7 inch [1996-2000]

Silver Scooter began as a deceptively simple pop trio with the uncanny ability to hit as many emotional chords as musical ones. With their third full-length, The Blue Law, the band evolved into a deceptively sophisticated pop quartet that now hits those chords with an articulate precision, using the studio to silken, not slicken, a tasteful sound that was already tight, controlled and in many ways, perfect. However, beneath the studied polish of their new record breathes a beast.

Aug 22, 2012

Exitmusic - Passage [2012]

"You will be engulfed, so dress accordingly. It's a tsunami of pop noise..." - THE GUARDIAN 

“Building up a fervent following to the point where each of their CMJ shows is packed with a buzzy concoction of hardcore fans, hipsters and muso-freaks... Gloriously luscious.” - NME 

"Rare and beautiful." - NYLON 

"The freakishly talented duo of Aleksa Palladino & Devon Church always makes me think of two sweet kids strolling hand-in-hand into Armageddon. It feels ennobling, as reverb roars and Palladino warbles, “We are sparks of light, but we hide it” to suddenly bashful, suddenly human, us." _LOS ANGELES CITYBEAT

Aug 21, 2012

Cinnamon Girl: Women Artists Cover Neil Young [2007]

Track List:
Heart Of Gold - Tanya Donelly
I Am A Child - Britta Phillips (Luna)
Comes A Time - Kate York
The Needle And The Damage Done - Lori McKenna
Down By The River - Jill Sobule with John Doe
Burned - Veruca Salt
Cowgirl In The Sand - Josie Cotton
A Man Needs A Maid - Dala
Ohio - Darcie Miner
Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere - Carmen Townsend
Cinnamon Girl - Euro Trash Girl
I Believe In You - Julie Peel
Tell Me Why - Luff
Ohio - Dala
Helpless - Elk City
Only Love Can Break Your Heart - Amilia K. Spicer
Sugar Mountain - Louise Post
Powderfinger - The Watson Twins
Like A Hurricane - Kristin Hersh
Old Man - Cindy Wheeler (Caulfield Sisters)
Walk On - Heidi Gluck (Some Girls)

"A superb collection of Young's work with a decidedly different perspective." - Courier and Post

"A long-overdue splash of vibrant life in an ocean of mediocrity... this is the tribute album Neil Young has deserved for most of his long and prolific career." - Cover Lay Down

"An absolute must-have companion piece for fans of Young's catalog." Newhouse News Service

Aug 19, 2012


1 Palace Brothers - For The Mekons Et Al 
2 Red Red Meat - Make You Gone 
3 Pavement - Nail Clinic 
4 Desert Storm - New Trition 
5 Smog - Your Face 
6 Gastr Del Sol - At Night And At Night 
7 Silver Jews - Famous Eyes 
8 Fruitcake - Ike 
9 Royal Trux - Delta 70 Of Hearts 
10 Alastair Galbraith - Yuhahi Coast Road 
11 Burnout - Scott Free 
12 Red Krayola - Columbia 
13 Mantis - 199(7)1 
14 King Kong - Funky Future Train 
15 Vocokesh - Shimmer 

"Remember when Drag City was like REALLY cool? Remember when all their bands sounded like they were recorded in your friend's shitty basement, and Will had a bro, Bill was drunk at your wedding, Neil was taping up his arms, and best of all DC released actual compilations featuring actual New Zealand loners and Strangulated Beat-offs' side projects?

The Elephant 6 Collective

Aug 17, 2012

Yellow Submarine Resurfaces (2012)

The latest free CD issue from the July, 2012 edition of MOJO Magazine is a tribute to the re-release of the Yellow Submarine DVD and song soundtrack. There are some interesting covers here, especially some of George Harrison’s lost wonders, “It’s All Too Much,” “Only A Northern Song” and “Love You To.” I like Jim White’s “All Together Now,” but only because I already liked his bizarre style. The Cornshed Sisters, who recorded a vocally robust Beach Boys bonus cover for last month’s MOJO, tackle “Nowhere Man” here. Check out the twisted cover of George‘s psych rock epic, “It’s All Too Much,” below. WW

Track List:
HOWE GELB Eleanor Rigby
JIM WHITE All Together Now
NATALIE DUNCAN Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
PETE SHELLEY Think For Yourself
MICHELE STODART Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
BENJAMIN FRANCIS LEFTWICH With A Little Help From My Friends
WOODEN WAND Baby, You’re A Rich Man
GRAVENHURST Only A Northern Song
THEA GILMORE All You Need Is Love
BAXTER DURY When I’m Sixty Four

Aug 14, 2012

Electricity - A Brief History of Future Sound [2012]

The latest free CD from the September, 2012 edition of MOJO Magazine is a tribute to electronica, entitled Electricity – A Brief History Of Future Sound. I like a few of these bands myself (CAN, Throbbing Gristle) but don’t really listen to this type of music much. It’s why the player hosts what might be the least representative track. Fans of the genre will know if this collection is worthy or not.

FAD GADGET Back To Nature (5:46)
THROBBING GRISTLE Hamburger Lady (4:07)
CAN Oh Yeah (7:20)
PLASTIKMAN Spastick (9:16)
MOBY Honey (3:18)
NITZER EBB Let Your Body Learn (2:48)
ADD N TO (X) Metal Fingers In My Body (5:11)
RENEGADE SOUNDWAVE Probably A Robbery (3:31)
LCD SOUNDSYSTEM Losing My Edge (7:50)
PHOTEK Smoke Rings (6:28)
PAN SONIC Urania (4:32)
DAFT PUNK Rollin & Scratchin (7:27)
DAF Der Mussolini (3:51)
NON Intro Total War (4:59)

Pixies Covers Compilation [2012]

There are just so many Pixies tribute albums out there, I was truly amazed at the sheer quantity and quality that exist. I have been gathering these songs for some time and don't want the playlist to be too extensive so I am ready to send it out into the world. Enjoy!

  1. Where is My Mind                Derek Olson
  2. Wave of Mutilation               Joy Zipper
  3. U-Mass                                 Ottomen
  4. Monkey Gone To Heaven    The Cut*off
  5. Kim You Bore Me to Death Grandaddy
  6. I Bleed                                  Harpo J. Saul
  7. Here Comes Your Man        Mislead The World
  8. Havalina                               They Might Be Giants
  9. Gouge Away                        Mogwai
  10. A Good Man is Hard            duplodeck
  11. Gigantic                                Ok Go
  12. Debaser                                Mother Universe
  13. Cousin Corona                     Yuck
  14. Caribou                                Sense Field
  15. Ana                                      Morning Theft

Aug 13, 2012

Metals and Muffins

Metals and Muffins for all!


T. got going on a project one rainy day; she has tremendous concentration on the simplest of movements. L. got to enjoy the fruits of her labor, eventually turning it into a headband. Our next joint venture...

Aug 11, 2012

Smile – Seasides EP [2012]

SMILE - "Perfect holiday", by Karim Rejeb

Smile's new EP, Seasides, is a great soundtrack to your summer. Much like they want to, you can sense a Hawaian feel to their tunes and a beach feeling. Enjoy!

Knocking on Heaven's Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World [2012]

Lisa Randall is Professor of Physics at Harvard University and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. She is one of today’s most influential theoretical physicists.

The latest developments in physics have the potential to radically revise our understanding of the world: its makeup, its evolution, and the fundamental forces that drive its operation. Knocking on Heaven’s Door is an exhilarating and accessible overview of these developments and an impassioned argument for the significance of science.

Doron Diamond - Faryn [2012]

Aug 10, 2012

Memoryhouse - "Sleep Patterns" [2010]

When they first appeared, Memoryhouse were lumped into chillwave and lo-fi categorizations, but after hearing the rerecorded The Years, it’s clear that neither of these associations fit the band. On the new version of the EP, singer Denise Nouvion’s voice floats along with a soft-but-powerful Mazzy Star-like lilt, with the higher fidelity of the new recordings benefiting her vocal delivery above all else. The soundscapes created by band-mate Evan Abeele also sound more crisp and present, with swaths of gauzy synthesizers and strings blending together beautifully.

On TouR

Round One [2012]

Sebastian started his Mini-Tour Thursday, here are a few highlights...

Aug 9, 2012

Wayfarer - The River EP (2012)

Amazing Ep... even if it's religious fare § BandCamp: Free DL

Osheaga 2012 - Day 2

A Saturday in August at Osheaga was a clear, scorcher... Here is some of what we saw;

As the day progressed, the crowd was dying for shade of any kind...

And the beat goes on....

Snopp Lion closed the night out in style....

...and feed the fun into the metro, as we rode back onto the island.