Saturday, June 6, 2009

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Strange - Reba McEntire

Posted: 06 Jun 2009 05:30 AM PDT

Album: Keep On Lovin’ You Genre: Country Writers: Jasno Sellers, Neil Thrasher, wendell Mobley Released: April, 2009 Support This Artist. Download Her Music Now!!!   Strange is the lead single of the upcoming twenty-sixth album of Reba McEntire which is titled Keep On Lovin’ You. The song was first performanced on the 2009 Academy of Country Music Award. The single is [...]

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Luengliss – Motion In Mind (Bocumast)

Posted: 06 Jun 2009 02:01 AM PDT


Denver, Colorado-based electronic producer Tom Metz’s 2007 debut album as Iuengliss ‘Wake-Up Time’ introduced his delicate blend of glacial IDM programming and wistful synth-pop, and now two years on this follow-up effort ‘Motion In Mind’ sees Metz continuing to forge a path that sits somewhere between Plaid and The Postal Service’s yearning vocals. In many senses, the blend of earnest emotive vocals, jagged broken rhythms and glistening synths conjured on tracks such as ‘Sunrise’ and ‘Dark Motions’ isn’t completely dissimilar to Tim Exile’s recent vocal-heavy ‘Listening Tree’ album, but while Exile digitally chops and contorts his vocals to within an inch of their life, Metz prefers to give his vocals only subtle treatments, allowing their sense of wistful calm to nicely balance out the fractured rhythmic textures below. When it all combines effectively, as on the icily graceful ‘Worth A Million’ and ‘Say Goodbye (Dark Mix)’, easily two of the biggest highlights here, the fusion between the emotional vocals, trailing electronics and sharp-edged breakbeats is certainly a poignant one, recalling at points echoes of Ulrich Schnauss’ synth-shoegazer landscapes. Overall, this is well-crafted IDM-pop that should appeal to fans of the Warp label, though the earnest lyrics do venture towards being a bit twee at points – hopefully, future Iuengliss releases will see Metz branching out a bit from the comparatively restricted stylistic palette of elements in use here as well.

Various Artists - All Killer. Finders Keepers Records 1-20 Mixed By The Gaslamp Killer (Twisted Nerve/Finders Keepers)

Posted: 05 Jun 2009 06:55 PM PDT

All Killer mixed by the GLK

Andy Votel, Dom Thomas and Doug Shipton seem to be obsolutely obsessed with uncovering rare, unheard or forgotten music from the past, and between them their seems to be no limit to what they can find, from every corner of the globe. Released on Twisted Nerve, one of UK’s truely independant labels, still consistently releasing quality original quality releases 10 years on. Tracks have been culled from the first 20 releases from sub-labels Finders Keepers and B-Music, setup specifically to concentrate on reissueing lost gems from the past. With this mixed cd, they have engaged The Gaslamp Killer to weave his magic, being a fellow music obsessive from the US, but they didn’t have to send him a thing, he already had been collecting every release from the Finders Keepers and B-Music catalogue, and was more than familiar with the nuggets to be found on each release.

The best thing about this cd is the selection is spot on. I have found some of the reissues difficult to listen to from start to finish, each release having one or two tracks of complete gold, but the rest hasn’t excited me, The Gaslamp Killer has plucked all the great moments and thrown them into his melting pot, mixing them together in his own style, creating a true psychedelic journey for the body and mind, and having very similar taste in the breaks he has chosen, the ride for me is a thoroughly enjoyable one. All the best included here from Lubos Fiser, John Hill, Jan Jankeje, Spectre, Chris Harwood, Susan Christie, Jean-Jacques Dexter, Amral’s Trinidad Cavaliers Steel Drum Orchestra, Jean-Claude Vannier, Stanley Myers, Omega, Sevil and Ayla, Zafer Dilek, Yamasuki, Sarolta Zalatnay, Selda, Ersen, Pierre Cavalli, Vampires of Dartmoore, Mustafa …zkent, The Stylers, Jir' Slitr & Jir' Sust, and Bruno Spoerri.

Another brilliant mix from The Gaslamp Killer, being true to the originals, giving an accurate sample of what the Finders Keepers and B-Music back catalogue is all about. I snapped this up straight away, without question, and am not disappointed in the slightest. A very limited 7″ has also just been released containing The Gaslamp Killers megamix on the a-side, and his re-edit of Zalim by Ersen, but this was a little disappointing, not really hitting the mark.

Both releases are available from the Finders Keepers online store, or at your friendly independant store, if you ask them nicely.

Wayne Stronell

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Ghost Bees hit Camera Music!

Posted: 06 Jun 2009 02:16 PM PDT

I just posted another Camera Music feature over on Slowcoustic, and I can’t leave You Crazy Dreamers with no love!!  I am a huge fan of the video series of Scott Cudmore’s Camera Music and above you find a true Canadian acoustic Ghost Bees performance.  Stunning - you have to watch the Halifax twins travel through the cold wilderness with pixie delicate strumming.  There is multiple tracks in the above video so make sure you keep watching!

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DJ Quik & Kurupt Interview

Posted: 06 Jun 2009 05:37 PM PDT

Fabolous FT Jay-Z "When The Money Goes"

Posted: 06 Jun 2009 05:32 PM PDT

Alchemist Ft Eminem "Chemical Warfare"

Posted: 06 Jun 2009 04:48 PM PDT


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"Kill The Labels" Documentary

Posted: 06 Jun 2009 04:39 PM PDT

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Jay-Z Interview With Funkmaster Flex

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Jay-Z "D.O.A.(Death Of AutoTune)"

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Gentleman Reg @ Bowery Ballroom, New York

Posted: 06 Jun 2009 12:45 PM PDT

Hailing from the land of all things beautiful and idyllic (Canada of course!), Gentleman Reg, if you haven't already been introduced, is so much more than cool indie pop from Toronto with a lot of very cool indie music friends. Sure, Gentleman Reg has played with Broken Social Scene, Stars, and The Hidden Cameras and he's friends with from Arcade Fire from way back when they were wee, but really that's just the bio for beginners. His music stands alone.


Jet Black, released on , is actually 's third full-length studio album, but the first released in the US. "That's why you don't know who we are yet, but you will," quipped Vermue with a stealthy chuckle and huff at the show on Tuesday night at in New York. Jet Black is filled with punchy, danceable, dulcet melodies that at times render themselves crispy and crunchy with a decidedly charcoal edge. Personally, this has been my go-to album for the past month. I can't stop listening. From sass and twang to arresting, sincere balladry, to breathy electro-groove, Jet Black hits all the marks, consistently. America, meet a true gentleman.


The live set brought what I had been savoring for the past month to life. In person, Vermue is breathtaking. His white blond fuzz, sat heavenly atop his head, and his steel-toed bootie dug ever so deep into the Bowery's worn wooden floor, making a well-deserved mark on the revered NYC stage. Like an angel with conviction, Gentleman Reg sang a collection of songs from Jet Black for a sea of American newbies and I stood by knowing, watching them take in all of the gorgeous, inky fervor that Gentleman Reg brought.

Dear Gentleman: From the look of those that were duly dazzled around me, New York definitely knows you now.

Gentleman Reg is currently on tour supporting A Camp and Jet Black is out now on .

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White Rabbits perform “Percussion Gun”

Posted: 06 Jun 2009 10:16 AM PDT

Last night, stopped through Philadelphia a week into their tour promoting their new record It’s Frightening. Editrix Jessica was there with Philly photog Ed Roper not only to see a great band, but to celebrate the meeting of the two [and Ed's subsequent joining the Popwreckoning family] when the two met at a ’ concert last year at the same venue.

Check out their performance of single “Percussion Gun”, an adrenaline rush, a fan favorite, and a great track to dance around like a maniac to.

Check back for Ed’s shots of the show, including some of openers , who have brought along for the duration of the tour. And don’t miss the video interview with 3 of the , up shortly.

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Interview with: Rothbury Festival

Posted: 06 Jun 2009 09:31 AM PDT

In preparation for this year’s Festival, my first and their second, I wanted to find out what they are all about as the greenest music festival around. Sarah Haynes from the Spitfire Agency and the Green Chief for was kind enough to answer some of my questions about the festival. As the Green Chief, Ms. Haynes has a team of almost 800 helping her to meet ’s goal of zero-waste recycling. Read on to learn about ’s greening efforts and become inspired to become greener yourself.


Jessica McGinley, Popwreckoning: This year, is supporting the Sustainable Schools Program, whereas last year you supported the Solar Schools Program – is there a difference? How did you get involved with these organizations as well as the Music in Schools Program and Food Drive?
Sarah Haynes, Festival: Originally we created the Solar Schools Progam, but then we decided to broaden it by providing different forms of sustainable energy / programs over the years. In year one (2008), we installed a $70,0000 solar system on a local school. This year, we are installing 2 wind turbines on a different local school. It remains to be seen what we do in year 3…but the options are endless:: we could change all the light bulbs to CFL's, etc… Hence the broader name in year 2.

JM: Vendors will only be using compostable serving materials at – what exactly does compostable serving materials entail and what does that mean for obtaining portable water throughout the fest?
SH: Great question! All food service products are compostable, meaning they are made from sugar cane, corn, wheat and other plant based products. They will be pulped and composted at Spurt Industries in Grand Rapids.
As for water, encourages people to bring a reusable bottle and fill up at one of our many free water refill stations. If they don't have their own bottle, we also have a very nice branded Staley stainless steel bottle for sale at our merch locatons. However – for safety purposes, we do still need to provide bottled water (what's known as 'disposable' water in plastic bottles) for all on site. The good news is that we recycle all those bottles, in fact last year our diversion rate inside the venues was was 97% (recycling/compost) to 3% (trash)!
JM: That’s amazing. I’ve been to so many festivals that are using foam plates and plastic cups and bottles that just end up on the ground by careless festival goers. It’s so nice to see a festival that cares enough to avoid the use of environmentally destructive materials such as foam in favor of natural products.


JM: The Good Life package seems to negate the green aspect of the festival – paying more to offset waste, but that seems backwards: air-conditioned facilities, catered brunch and late night feasts each day of the Festival would seemingly increase the carbon footprint. Please explain the reasoning behind and the benefits of the "Good Life" packages, as it doesn't necessarily seem like the most ecologically & socially beneficial choice.
SH: I love anyone who digs in this far – thank you for caring! Regarding the A/C - all our generators run on a blend of biodiesel which we get from a local company. The stage generators use anywhere from 20%-50% biodiesel, and most of the other generators run on 100% biodiesel. Biodiesel emits very little emissions, you can Google that online and read up on all the details. As for the catered brunches and feasts – this food is made on site, so we aren’t having any delivery companies bring it in — so in terms of power-use, it's the same as all the other food at the fest. In fact, I suppose that's a whole lot of Good Life people skipping some grocery trips pre-event, so we just might be reducing carbon! [smiles]
JM: It makes a lot more sense to me now, having a deeper knowledge of how it’s actually run. Definitely sounds like a good life package while still being good to the environment.

JM: How did you come to the decision to donate for the development of wind farms as opposed to investing in solar or hydropower? Specifically how did you come to work with Tanaka?
SH: We chose Tanaka's wind farm because it was the closest wind farm to Michigan that was available to us. Solar isn’t often used for offsetting programs, due to the cost of installation vs the number of credits it can generate. That's why we installed solar on the local school last year – because we wanted to support both forms of power – yet solar "offsetting" wasn't an option. The solar we installed on the school last year didn't "count" as part of our offsetting, it was just something we did in addition to the official windfarm offsetting.


JM: How has the community of reacted to the festival with hundreds of people showing up for a week and essentially taking over?
SH: Generally speaking, they seem to be quite happy with us. There was some initial concern before the first festival happened, but now that they have experienced the first one, and have seen how much attention we put into their concerns/solving problems before they occur, things have been quite smooth. In fact, many of them are now involved.
We have a tremendous farmers market on site with local farmers selling their produce, we have a giant food drive that benefits local organizations, we have the sustainable schools program as you know, the music in schools programs – etc.
JM: It’s fantastic to have so much local support for . Last year at the Virgin Mobile Festival, the local people only seemed to be involved by charging anywhere between $20 and $50 to park on their lawn. And I can’t even believe how many Craigslist ads I’ve see in Austin for people renting their homes out to Austin City Limits and South By Southwest festival goers so they can get out of town for the madness that ensues.
SH: These festivals can also be really good for the local economy. We try to buy from local independent businesses as much as possible; for example, I just bought a tremendous amount of paint from O'Leary's rather than the box-stores. We also hire locally, we have hired more than 100 locals just for our 2009 Green & Clean efforts alone. Online you will see that we point people to local markets, encourage them to fuel locally, etc. These are just the aspects I am aware of/involved in –there's a lot more….
JM: It sounds like is doing a lot of good not just for the environment, but for its hometown, as well. Everything sounds great and I can’t wait to get out to Michigan and see it all for myself next month.
SH: Hope all this helps – feel free to call me with any questions.
JM: Thank you so much for your time, Sarah. I really appreciate you answering my questions.


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Crowd by Dave Vann

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