Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Unreliable Narrator : North American Tour : Phoenix

Unreliable Narrator in Phoenix
Many claim that phoenix is dead to indie music... i am one of those. However, if you are watching close enough there is plenty to see and in much more intimate settings they you might normally get.

Take for example, Unreliable Narrator out of, Vancouver, British Columbia. They aren't spoken of on Stereogum or Pitchfork, but they will be in Phoenix August 11th... and at The Trunk Space (Barely 1000 square feet). This is a brilliant opportunity to see one of the up and coming Folk acts touring this summer.

The mix of female and male vocals on this work is great. Marry that with beautiful melodies and instrumentation and you have a great group with a solid future.

I have emailed them for some MP3 and if i get them i will post... buy for now check out their myspace.

related links:
... and music will set you free: Great Lake Swimmers - Lost Channels [March 31 2009]

The Avett Brothers : Daytrotter

More and More from the Avett Brothers

The Avett Brothers did a little set for Daytrotter around SXSW... and finally we get a taste of it.

It is a nice taste too... one song from there upcoming, I and Love and You LP... one previously unreleased. And a couple oldies but goodies.

All the new stuff i hear from this upcoming album sounds great. I am little worried about the mix on some of the stuff they have released off the record... seemed a little more capital records they i thought they would be... but only time will tell on that.

Laundry Room (mp3)

A Lover Like You (mp3)

More of You (mp3)

Paranoid in b Major (mp3)

related links:
... and music will set you free: Listen: i'm back
... and music will set you free: The Avett Brothers Cover the Boss

Dr. Dog to Anti-Records

DR. Dog on the Move

After about 10 years with Park Records, Dr. Dog is making a move over to Anti-Records. This is happy move for us (the fans), the band... but not for Park Records, but lets be honest... were they really giving Dr. Dog the attention the reserved or were they more concerned with Dan Deacon and other Nintendo Pop pioneers? I'm pretty sure Dr. Dog stuck with Park Records 2 or 3 albums longer then they should have... Lets hope Anti-Records gives them the attention they deserve.

Here are some cool Dr. Dog songs:

The Beach (mp3)

The Old Days (mp3)

The Ark (mp3)

Heart It Races (mp3) - Architecture in Helsinki cover

All these lovelies above come form MOKB, whom i love and admire.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

[new] The Mountain Goats - Genesis 3:23 [mp3]

The Mountain Goats have done about everything within the spectrum of musical experience. Tapes, Autobiographical albums, Spy albums (heretic) and so on...

So it is really no surprise that they would release an album bases on bible scriptures.

Here is what John Darnielle had to say about it:

"I guess the obvious question is going to be: 'John, have you had some sort of religious awakening?' and while I guess lots of people might want to be coy about answering that, that's never really been my style, so: no. It's not like that. It's not some heavy-narrative-distance deal either, though, and it's not a screed. It's twelve new songs: twelve hard lessons the Bible taught me, kind of. More than that I'd want to wait to say until some people have heard it, which won't be long. Will there be more news soon, quite soon? Like, next week, even? Oh yes there will!"

here is a song from the album... i like it, you might too.

Genesis 3:23 (mp3)

Friday, July 24, 2009

tUnE-yArDs - from Hooves on the Turf

tUnE-yArDs both Tune and Yard!

Alright its late and i am still writing... this is why i stopped writing.

If ever i aspire to be like a blog it is Hooves on The Turf. She has both brilliant way for writing and presenting her material. The videos show puts out are extra ordinary and deserve wide spread viewing.

here is a video from Hooves on The Turf's Northside Festival showcase.

just so i get all the credit to the right places:

Ray Concepcion filmed the whole festival and put together this video. Not only is the music brilliant but the creative work of Ray is too...

tUne-YaRds // FIYA from Ray Concepcion on Vimeo.

You might remember Hooves on the Turfs Tallest Man on Earth videos from SXSW.

Similar tUnE-yArDs post: Here

Roadside Graves : Work Its Way Out [mp3]

The Roadside Graves: both a road and a grave but not a side

::picture of roadside graves::

I can't remember an album since the wide use of the mp3 and Napster that wasn't longer then 13 songs... and those where the REAL LP (long plays).

Then The Roadside Graves put out a 18 song album after a couple of EP, a song about Jesus making damn good pancakes and a stint in Salinas Utah (having been there several times, i can see the change this might have on someone).

Don't be too shocked when you see that these guys are from New Jersey, you might think somewhere in the southwest where the deep rooted southers sounds of Calexico might be heard. But no... New Jersey.

they have new album out, i wrote about it here and you can buy it here. They have a couple of EP's I wrote about one of them here.

Here are a bunch of new songs... I am barrowing them from Stereogum, I don't think they will mind. AND i am done using capital i's... they are annoying.

Work Itself Out (mp3)

Take A Train (mp3)

Ruby (mp3)

I Carried Myself (mp3)

I really like Roadside Graves... I'm not going to beat around the bush about that. i hope my honesty is okay. These guys are great... like homemade pancakes.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Mason Proper Remix

Here is the Mason Proper remix... this is really good. I liked the originally and usually have a hard time with remixes but this one does it for me.

It seems like these guys have taken the same type of approach Born Ruffian took on their Little Garçon remix.

here are the sounds: enjoy

Safe For The Time Being (The Paronomasiac Remix)(mp3)

Safe For The Time Being (Wallpaper Remix) (mp3)

Lock & Key (Ocelot Remix) (mp3)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

[MP3] Kite Party - Indiana Pete

Kite Party the Philadelphia 4 piece that are the remnants of The Mother/Daughter Team have brought us a little EP that has the potential to be a solid album included in honorable mentions and all the what not. I'm not going to give you the groups history... you can get it here if you'd like, its cozy. I've got a little MP3 for everyone of one of the four songs on the EP... it is nice or I like it.

I see a little bit of Wolf Parade in these guys oddly enough... but not quite as yelpie (y).

Indiana Pete MP3

Monday, July 20, 2009

[new] Mason Proper - Remix EP

Mason Proper - Safe for the time Being mp3

And we finally get a remix of Mason Proper 2008 Olly Oxen Free. It took a while for this record to get going but now with the remix and the video for Safe For The Time Being... it seems the album has got the momentum it deserves.

here is the original mp3 for Safe for the time Being, I will send the remix as soon as it comes:

Safe For The Time Being (mp3)

and the video:

Release of the Week: Trevor Giuliani - Subcontrario (In Stereo)

Here is a nice little album that comes out this week. While it isn't realty ground breaking it does provide some nice sounds and songs. Trevor is one of the many musicians that are leaving Brooklyn for Portland. It is solid stuff and worth a listen and purchase. I get quite a few emails from different indie labels and very few actually take the time to make the message personal... or at least make me think they have read the blog. Goldest Egg was one of those companies that actually made an effort to reach out to me.

He reminds me a lot of: Bon Iver's latest stuff and maybe a little bit of Andrew Bird's earlier stuff.

Trevor's music as a kind of soul that is missing in some of the folk that we see around the Portland area...


Friday, July 17, 2009

Listen: i'm back

It's been a while. I got married. Am having baby... well my wife is having a baby for all you sarcastic SOB's out there that would say I am not the one actually having the baby.

That is where I have been... this is where i am now. I am going to start writing again. That is all.

Here is what I am exited about in the next couple of months.

The Avett Brothers - I and Love and You

I saw these guys in Tucson about a month ago... won free tickets because I had a heart transplant 10 years earlier. They opened with I and Love and You, the title track from the album and I might have left at that point and been happy! The album releases date is: 9/29 - buy it

title track: I and Love and You - mp3

and the new Kings of Convenience which i will upload later.