Friday, August 31, 2007

Today's Brew | Beirut

The anticipated follow-up album from Beirut drops on Oct. 9th, and has a slightly different feel than the previous album.

From the album The Flying Club Cup:
mp3: Beirut- "The Flying Club Cup"
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Previous entry of Zach covers "Knife" (Grizzly Bear song) in Paris ovah here.

My Space: Beirut

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Today's Brew | Microremix Set One

As we mentioned, there was a bit of an online feud between Jeff (Passion of Weiss) vs Bradford (Deerhunter), but it appears that things have been settled in a peaceful manner between both parties. Props to both for handling this well. At least its left us with some entertainment for the week.
You can read em about it ovah here and here.
Whether you like Deerhunter or not, its up to you-- of course, P'folk gave the band's album a favorable review- which many have criticized.
But then again, to get Karen O to say the music borders a "religious experience" and to have Liars say good things about you. I personally think they're aite...I certainly wouldn't have given them high marks for the album, but thought they weren't terribly bad either.

And here's an interesting project that was posted.

Bradford writes:
This is the first in a series of remixtapes I plan on doing. I will still make micromixes as usual, but occasionally i like to fuck the songs up beyond recognition to make something new. This is a pretty simple process involving Ableton Live. I have sort of deconstructed the tracks or taken elements from them and built songs around them. (From the Deerhunter Blog)

1. INTRO - Sonic Youth (from Bad Moon Rising)
2. J'TAIME - Serge Gainsbourg (Renamed here: "Selling Guns in Africa")
3. STRANGE LOVE - Darlene Love
4. I USED TO SAY I LOVE YOU - Robyn Hitchcock
mp3: Microremix Set One

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Today's Brew | Band of Horses

It'll be interesting to see what their new album will sound like especially with the departure of Matt Brooke. Their much anticipated follow up to last year's Everything All The Time drops in October.
But if you visit their My Space, you'll be able to download the track...and whaddah ya know, I have it here for your convenience as well.

From their forthcoming album "Cease To Begin":
mp3: Band of Horses- "Is There A Ghost"

official site: Band of Horses
My Space: Band of Horses

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Today's Brew | Rogue Wave

Bay area's own Zach Rogue and company are back with fresh goodies.

YouTube: Rogue Wave: Making of "Asleep At Heaven's Gate" (Sept. 18th)

official site: Rogue Wave
My Space: Rogue Wave

Monday, August 27, 2007

Today's Brew | Band in Box

Now and then, I like to check out swedesplease, to catch up on the latest in the Swedish music scene. Band in Box is Siri af Burén from Malmö, Sweden. Stereo Test Kit will be releasing their debut album sometime next year.

mp3: Band in Box- "Leaving Smears"

My Space: Band in Box


A great cure for the Monday blues, check out the latest online feud:
Jeff (The Passion of the Weiss) vs Bradford Cox (Deerhunter).

Friday, August 24, 2007

Today's Brew | BBC Collective: Animal Collective

Animal Collective returns with "Strawberry Jam" on Sept. 11th.

BBC Collective has an awesome live performance session with the band.
Here's a preview of that here:
Video: Animal Collective- "Fireworks"
To catch a couple of other performances and an interview with them, check it out ovah here.

YouTube: Animal Collective- "Peacebone"

My Space: Animal Collective

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Today's Brew | Magnolia Electric Co.

From the four CD box set album Sojourner, released earlier this month. An ambitious effort as this album features: thirteen musicians, five locations, four recording engineers, three filmmakers, two designers and one songwriter-- thats just part of what you'll get in this box set.

directed by Todd Chandler
video: Magnolia Electric Co.- " Little At A Time"

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Today's Brew | Acid House Kings

This is old news, as the Acid House Kings performed live for Swedish TV4, but its only been a recent discovery for thought we pass it along if you hadn't caught this yet. And according to their website, they are in the studio working on their follow up to "Sing Along With Acid House Kings" due out sometime next year.

Johan and Niklas list their favorite songs for this month, and among the list is their fellow label mates, Sambassadeur. Stream the song "Subtle Changes" on their My Space: Sambassadeur
And to check out the list of their favorites, visit here.

YouTube: Acid House Kings- "Say Yes If You Love Me"

Previous entries about them ovah here.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Today's Brew | M.I.A.

Timbaland this, Timbaland that...Timbaland does Bjork, Timbaland does M.I.A...damn that Timbaland.

From her album "Kala" (that drops today):
mp3: M.I.A.- "Come Around" (featuring Timbaland)
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A previous entry of her in-studio performance at KCRW's Morning Becomes Electic ovah here.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Late Night Brew | The Autumns

From their forthcoming album "Fake Noise From A Box Of Toys". Out on the 1st October.
YouTube: The Autumns- "Boys"

Today's Brew | Daytrotter: Menomena

This week, Daytrotter offers up for their Monday session- Menomena.
Check out the session ovah here.

mp3: Menomena- "Rotten Hell (Daytrotter Session)"
(YouSend: for a limited time only)

And if you haven't visited their 'Sweet Radness'- check it out ovah here.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Today's Brew | Rebuilding the Rights of Statues

I was listening to NPR this morning and they had a feature on a band from China-- Rebuilding the Rights of Statues, aka Re-TROS . Taking their influence from Interpol, Gang of Four and Joy Division...
Read the full article ovah here.

Video:Rebuilding the Rights of Statues- "TV Show (Hang the Police)"
(My Space)

mp3: Rebuilding the Rights of Statues- "TV Show (Hang the Police)"

My Space: Rebuilding the Rights of Statues

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Today's Brew | Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

Sharon and company's latest release drops in October. This week's been pretty hectic, so thus the short brief entries...hopefully I'll have some more stuff to say next week.

From the album "100 Days, 100 Nights":
mp3: Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings- "100 Days"

Daptone: Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings
My Space: Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Today's Brew | Grinderman (Treacle Sessions)

On 2nd May 2007 Grinderman went into Treacle Studios in the East End of London to record a radio session. (Mute)

YouTube: Grinderman- "Depth Charge Ethel (Treacle Sessions)"

From their self titled album:
mp3: Grinderman- Depth Charge Ethel"
(YouSend: for a limited time only)

My previous entry about them ovah here.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Late Night Brew | Beirut sings "Knife" in Paris

This maybe a bit late, but if you haven't caught this yet, here it is.

YouTube: "Zach" Beirut sings "Knife" in Paris
directed by LaBlogotheque

Today's Brew | Emma Pollock

I'd love to write more about this, but for right now, I really like this song.
Check it out.

From the album Watch The Fireworks:
mp3: Emma Pollock- "Limbs"

official site: Emma Pollock
My Space: Emma Pollock

Monday, August 13, 2007

Late Night Brew | New Buffalo

You know that song by Feist, "1234"- well Sally penned that song...
Sally Seltmann aka New Buffalo, from Down Under...set to release her latest album on August 28th.

video directed by Isobel Knowles

video:New Buffalo- "Cheer Me Up Thank You"

official site: New Buffalo
My Space: New Buffalo

Today's Brew | Now-Again Records

Something to take away the Monday this album completely slipped by us, from the affiliates of Stones Throw record label- Now-Again brings a 17-track CD features a variety of exclusive tracks – some have appeared on vinyl only, and some are previously unreleased.

mp3: Amnesty- "Trouble Will Remain - Truth & Soul Remix"

Stones Throw: Now-Again Records

Friday, August 10, 2007

Today's Brew | Devendra Banhart

A nice pleasant song to lead you right into the weekend...

From the album "Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon" (release date: September 25th):
mp3: Devendra Banhart- "Seahorse"

Also stream "So Long Old Bean", another track off his new album from his My Space site.

official site: Devendra Banhart
My Space: Devendra Banhart
Wikipedia: Devendra Banhart

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Second Cup | Blonde Redhead

I've been checking out the Blonde Redhead podcasts, and they've done 9 out of the 11 episodes. Quite an insightful and interesting experiment.
Consisting of eleven episodes featuring everything from interview clips with Kazu and Amedeo to videos crafted by the renowned artist Mike Mills and inspired by Blonde Redhead's music.

Check out the videos and interviews of the various episodes ovah here.

YouTube: Blonde Redhead- "My Impure Hair"
directed by Mike Mills

YouTube: Blonde Redhead interview: creating 'My Impure Hair'

Today's Brew | Super Furry Animals

The album has two release dates: August 28th 2007- the digital format of the album will be available for download. January 22nd, 2008 will the the official release date of the actual CD- as the band comes to the US. The CD release also features bonus material.

From their album "Hey Venus":
mp3: Super Furry Animals- "Run Away"

official site: Super Furry Animals
My Space: Super Furry Animals

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Second Cup | Mark Ronson

Okay, I couldn't resist, but here's another Radiohead cover.

From the album "Version":
mp3: Mark Ronson- "Just (featuring Alex Greenwald)"
(YouSend: for a limited time only)

official site: Mark Ronson
My Space: Mark Ronson

Today's Brew | Marissa Nadler

I really liked the album Pablo Honey, but truly thought OK Computer was a masterpiece of its genre. "No Suprises" is one of my favorite songs of the record, and seemed to suite my vocal style well. To be honest, each and every song is worthy of covering, but this was the one that occurred to me first. It's melancholic and down tempo, which are qualities that sometimes appeal to me, qualities that I gravitate towards in my music. -Marissa Nadler
(Above excerpt taken from Stereogum's OKX: A Tribute to OK Computer)

Cover songs are tricky...but some do have their own unique charm.

mp3: Marissa Nadler- "No Surprises"
(YouSend: for a limited time only and also available for download on her My Space)

She'll be in LA on August 23rd to do a show at Spaceland.

officia site: Marissa Nadler
My Space: Marissa Nadler

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Second Cup | Film School

The new album from Film School drops on Sept. 11th, and will be in town here in LA on August 14th at Spaceland.

mp3: Film School- "Lectric"

official site: Film School
My Space: Film School

Today's Brew | Liars "Plaster Casts Of Everything"

From their forthcoming new album...

release date: August 27th

YouTube: Liars- "Plaster Casts Of Everything"
Directed By : Patrick Daughters

Monday, August 06, 2007

Late Night Brew | Sunset Rubdown

Spencer Krug seems to be one of the busies fellas right now in music: as he juggles between Swan Lake, Wolf Parade, Frog Eyes and with Sunset Rubdown.
Their first record under Jagjaguwar, but their third album release as a band...the album drops in October.
This song absolutely kicks arse!!

From their album Random Spirit Lover:
mp3:Sunset Rubdown- "Up on Your Leopard, Upon the End "

My Space: Sunset Rubdown
Jagjaguwar: Sunset Rubdown

Today's Brew | Zach Condon & Kocani Orkestar

This week on...

To start your week off...with an amazing performance.

Friday, August 03, 2007

Today's Brew | M.I.A.

She came to LA earlier this week for a two day sold out show over at the Echoplex.
Did anyone go to that?? Seems that no one's really posted anything about that show.
She then did a pitstop over yesterday at KCRW for an in studio performance- at Morning Becomes Eclectic.
Her new album comes out soon, and I'm sure people have a copy of it floatin'.

Check out M.I.A. on M.B.E. ovah here.

official site: M.I.A.
My Space: M.I.A.

ADD sidenote:
VHS or Beta come to town tonight at the Troubadour.

official site: VHS or Beta

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Second Cup | His Name Is Alive

HNIA is about to release another full length album in mid September called XMMER til then enjoy their EP they released earlier this year.

From their EP Silver Make Up:
mp3:His Name Is Alive- "Come to me"
(YouSend: for a limited time only)

For a limited time only: download the Silver Make Up EP ovah here

official site: His Name Is Alive
My Space: His Name Is Alive

Today's Brew | Taken By Trees

Yesterday we posted an entry about the latest vid from The Concretes. Just didn't feel quite complete without Victoria, so a vid from her project- Taken By Trees.

YouTube: Taken By Trees - Lost and Found

From the album "Open Field":
mp3: Taken By Trees- "Lost and Found"
(YouSend: for a limited time only)

Previous entry about them ovah here.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Today's Brew | The Concretes

P'Folk gave the new album by The Concretes without Victoria, a bit of a mediocre review. Read it ovah here.
It's been out since this past April, outside of the US, and I'm sure it'll make its way for a domestic release here in the States...soon.

From their second single release from their album "Hey Trouble":
MySpace TV: The Concretes- "Oh Boy"
Oh Boy

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