Saturday, June 27, 2009

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Kava Kava: "Forwards" album review

Posted: 27 Jun 2009 03:46 PM PDT

Jenny Owen Youngs: "Led To The Sea" MP3

Posted: 27 Jun 2009 10:32 AM PDT

Dame Satan: "Bridges and Beaches" album review

Posted: 27 Jun 2009 08:13 AM PDT

The Living End, Children Collide new Canadian releases

Posted: 27 Jun 2009 06:23 AM PDT

The Perms: our CD giveaway

Posted: 27 Jun 2009 05:16 AM PDT

Whatever happened to: Bootsauce?

Posted: 26 Jun 2009 10:00 PM PDT

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ONYX "Money In The Sky" Video

Posted: 27 Jun 2009 01:10 PM PDT

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Blaq Poet Ft MC Eiht & Young Malay "Aint Nothin Changed" Video

Posted: 27 Jun 2009 01:08 PM PDT

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Nas & Damian Jr. Gong Marley "Distant Relatives" EPK

Posted: 27 Jun 2009 01:05 PM PDT

NAS & DAMIAN "JR GONG" MARLEY DISTANT RELATIVES preview from nabil elderkin on Vimeo.

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Redma & Method Man Ft Erick Sermon "Mrs. International" Video

Posted: 27 Jun 2009 01:02 PM PDT

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Jay-Z "Death Of Auto Tune" Sneak Peak

Posted: 26 Jun 2009 10:11 PM PDT

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Michael Jacksons Doctor May Be Linked To Jacksons Death!!!

Posted: 26 Jun 2009 08:45 PM PDT

Michael Jackson's doctor is reportedly been sought after by police today (June 26) and is being linked to having a possible role in the iconic singer's untimely passing.

The doctor reportedly stayed with Jackson until paramedics arrived at his home yesterday.

We've learned law enforcement is looking for a doctor who lived at Michael Jackson's home -- and the doctor is nowhere to be found. The man is Dr. Conrad Robert Murray, who had been living with Jackson in his rented mansion. We're told Murray attempted to revive Michael until paramedics showed up at the scene. The car that was towed from Michael's house last night was registered to Murray's sister. Law enforcement is looking for the doctor so they can question him. A law enforcement source says the doctor gave Jackson an injection before he died. (TMZ)

An autopsy for the singer reportedly began Friday morning.

The Los Angeles County coroner has started the autopsy on Michael Jackson. The doctor performing the autopsy, Dr. Lakshmanan Sathyavagiswaran, was a star witness in the O.J. Simpson case. Officials are trying to clear up the facts surrounding the King of Pop's sudden death, which seemed to be due to cardiac arrest. One big question is whether prescription drugs could be a factor. (OK Magazine)

Reports of drug abuse have been speculated as to causing Jackson's death.

While Jackson family insiders suggested prescription drug abuse - specifically Demerol - might have caused the 50-year-old superstar's heart to stop, Lt. Brian Elias said it will be several weeks before toxicology results are ready. (New York Daily News)

Jackson passed away Thursday (June 25) afternoon.

[Updated at 3:15 p.m.: Pop star Michael Jackson was pronounced dead by doctors this afternoon after arriving at a hospital in a deep coma, city and law enforcement sources told The Times.] [Updated at 2:46 p.m.: Jackson is in a coma and his family is arriving at his bedside, a law enforcement source told The Times. (Los Angeles Times)

Behind The Scenes Of Jadakiss "Whos Real" Video Shoot

Posted: 26 Jun 2009 08:28 PM PDT

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Snoop Dogg Knocks Out Mike Tyson!!! In Fight Night Round 4!

Posted: 26 Jun 2009 08:23 PM PDT

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Bishop Lamont Live @ House Of Blues

Posted: 26 Jun 2009 08:07 PM PDT

Bishop Lamont Performance from The Takeover Radio Show on Vimeo.

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Interview With: Gaslight Anthem

Posted: 27 Jun 2009 08:45 AM PDT

The Gaslight Anthem in a indie punk rock band who got a lot of attention for their fresh sound on The ‘59 Sound. Shortly before their KC show, Joshua spoke with the guitarist Alex Rosamilia and bassist Alex Levine about their roots, inspirations and plans for the future.

Joshua Hammond, PopWreckoning: I'll go ahead and get started because I know you guys have to be back over there at some point. I want to start out by focusing on your New Jersey roots. How did the New Jersey Shore bands influence your career and at the same time, how did New Brunswick hardcore sound influence you?
The Gaslight Anthem: From a personal level, the Jersey Shore thing is not my influence at all. I grew up in the New Brunswick punk and hardcore scene. That was a huge influence on the music I like and the music I like to play. I still go to shows there, so that's a huge influence. Musically as a whole, we tend to take bits and pieces of that, but we tend to walk away with a little more ethically light side to it. Even though we're getting bigger, we try to hang on to some sort of sense of who we are and not lose that by keeping an idea of community.

PW: The next question I had, I reworded like 800 times because I didn't want to come off as me saying this. Do you guys as a band ever have a hard time finding how to balance your sound? I guess what I'm asking is have you ever gotten a negative feedback from your punk following for, I guess, as they would word it, not being as punk enough as you could potentially be by choosing say between Brian [Fallon] and Brian's influences or choosing to sound like Dave Matthews Band?
GA: I don't read much from the message boards or any of that stuff, so I don't really know. I can imagine there is some. But especially in the punk community, I've read somewhere that the early bands were all these shitty little bands, but then you get into Dave Matthews, you know? But there are many who believe that if you are to remain a punk band, you have to stay and struggle, especially if you are a band that is embraced by the punk rock community. If you move outside of those boundaries, they almost get offended that you even pushed forward. So, I can imagine it has been said, but I don't really know what people say about us. I don't know. It happens. I've read stuff, out of curiosity, and there has been some feedback. I think people recognize that we are to a point punk and hardcore. And where we came from is one of the reasons we got labeled with that, but we never waved a flag of punk rock. We probably didn't have any different aspirations than the bands that we love probably did. There is a part of it where it is a disconnect from what people consider punk rock. At the same time, it has been so weird since the conception of punk, I bet if I were to ask anybody, what the fuck is punk rock anymore, you wouldn't get a clear answer. You could write a book trying to explain it, where it started, and where it went wrong. All you can do, people that are related to the punk scene, you just walk away with it. ga2
PW: I think in the articles that I've written about you guys, I think it is something that I pick up from a punk stand point with you guys is that the music you write, you guys have a punk work ethic. The album you recorded, you have no problem, you have no problem embracing and bringing in other punk bands to work with you, but you have no problem embracing other bands and making references to others like the despite that people might not be comfortable with that, but you do it anyways. I think that's punk. I don't know why I'm answering your question.
GA: I think it is an extension of what I was saying and I appreciate that it is noticed like that. I think that's something we try pretty hard to maintain. I just recently had a conversation about punk fashion and other fashion and what is punk rock. It doesn't makes sense to me. If you have to take care of anything for twenty minutes in the morning, it isn't punk rock. Put on a t-shirt, leave the house, and go do something. That is really more of what it has been about to me.
PW: Punk is a movement, not a look.
GA: Oh yeah, definitely. The casual look is just an extension of punk rock. You leave your house in the morning. They go together. I don't know. I wouldn't even consider my look punk. I don't know. I like punk rock, but I don't know if I'd say I "look" punk rock.

PW: That's something I've picked up in your interviews, you guys have that attitude without working to have that punk rock attitude. I like that. Let's move on to talking about the album a little bit. Your last album, we may have already covered this, but your last album was at times called the "best album of 2008." Has the recent success in any way shaped the rest of the dynamics of your band?
GA: I don't think so. Not as far as the four of us. The family has gotten bigger. As far as the way the four of us treat each other and the way we act with each other, it hasn't changed at all. We'll still have the same kinds of conversations and sit down about what we should be doing, but it happens to be about different kinds of things now like how to do things publicly. There aren't a whole lot of elephants in our past. We're just pretty straight up dudes. We've learned a lot in the last few things, if anything, about the music industry. There are a lot of things to navigate through in these times and it isn't like any of us have done it. But we're pretty stoked and we'll keep our heads on and go at it.

PW: In lieu of the last question, is this the first American headlining tour you guys have done?
GA: Full U.S., yes. We have been out a couple of times on headlining runs, but it has never been our tour. It has been small or co-headlining.
PW: Turn out has been pretty good?
GA: Yeah, better than we could have hoped and we're playing some bigger venues than we thought we could in some of these cities.
PW: I was pretty stoked you guys got to play the Buzz Under the Stars show. They've been playing you guys a lot. Then you're at an all ages venue here, which should bring a lot of those kids back. I don't know if you guys heard this, but after you guys left, a lot of people giving feedback about that show said you were their favorite act there.
GA: Oh really? Wow.

PW: They enjoyed you guys a lot. It should be a good turn out here. This question might not make a lot of sense to you guys since it is tilted more toward Brian than you, you guys make references to a lot of artists on your album like , Bob Dylan. Where did that idea come from to incorporate other band's lyrics into your songs?
GA: I don't want to speak for Brian, but I know he likes, and he has told me, but I'm not entirely certain on this, so don't quote me, but it is like, he analogizes, analogisies…How do you say that? He compares it to Hip Hop and what they do, where he pays tribute to those artists by putting them in and pay homage and get kids who aren't familiar with it to hear it. Like I learned about rock bands from listening to Miles. So maybe somebody learned about Miles Davis from our record.
PW: So it is sort of like an encyclopedia. I like that. Yeah, I was listening to it and I'm a huge fan and I when I heard it I was like "That's totally Round Here" and it took me by surprise a little bit. It is cool to see bands outside of that fold and pay homage. I liked it a lot. ga1
GA: Thanks.

PW: You guys have been really good about releasing your music on vinyl. Did you guys do anything to play or promote Record Store Day?
GA: We put out a live 10 inch of a set we did in a record shop in Orlando. A couple songs. I think it was only available at independent stores on Record Store Day.
PW: Would others who missed it be able to get their hands on it somehow?
GA: I don't think so. I don't even have one. It is tough these days. We do love to do vinyl, but there is crazy shit going on with the vinyl market now. It definitely is a fact now that people will go and put the record on Ebay and that pisses me off when they'll just jack it up for people who really want to listen to music. So there is a downside to it, but for people who want to hear it on vinyl, we think it is important to have everything pressed on vinyl. At least for listening, things sound better on vinyl.

PW: I own the record on vinyl and it sounds better on vinyl. You guys are at Lollapalooza this year. Do you have any large festivals or other big things lined up?
GA: June, July, we're touring fests and some scattered headline shows. How many shows do we have? It is something we have to get used to, just playing festivals and trying to get it figured out. It is like 3 in the afternoon in 100 degree heat in the middle of an open field and making it sound like it isn't 3 in the afternoon.
PW: So you've never done Lolla before?
GA: No.

PW: It is my fav. festival to cover, but it is like 150 degrees. Maybe not on stage, but I'm surrounded by 100,000 people. The last question I got is what should we expect in the future?
GA: The immediate future, it is just a lot more touring. We're not going to get any significant time off until the winter. We'll have some time off a couple months in the winter and get some new ideas together for a new record. Then next year start to record said record. Then put it out and tour it for like another six years or something. That's the plan. I don't know what people can expect. The unexpected? Dun dun dun…Haha. I don't know. What can they expect? A bunch of dudes. Sorry, we're not very polished about the music.
PW: You did very well. When we catch people right before they're going to play, we usually get 3 to 4 word answers, but that was very good.
GA: Cool. I still appreciate that people actually want to interview us.

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Declining Winter Interview

Posted: 27 Jun 2009 03:01 PM PDT

This is a short interview with one of my favourite musicians, Hood alumni Richard Adams that I did for Inpress about 4 months ago. The reason I post it now is because that not only is Goodbye Minnesota (Sensory Projects) such a great album, they’ve just released a download only remix album with some really great mixes from the likes of Bracken, Remote Viewer and Part Timer. Check for more details.

Perhaps one of the most criminally underrated indie bands of the last decade and bit have been Leeds based quintet Hood, a band who have continued to create some of the most beautiful experimental melodies you will ever hear. They’ve remixed Mogwai and collaborated with Anticon, but are now they’re on an indefinite hiatus. Two years ago Chris Adams came out with his solo project Bracken and unleashed We Know About the Need, a gorgeous nuanced opus of understated electronica. His brother and co conspirator in Hood Richard Adams has taken a little more time. His project, Declining Winter’s debut release Goodbye Minnesota is nothing short of stunning. It’s impossible not to be seduced by the gorgeous shimmering instrumentation, simple textural sounds, violins, acoustic guitars gently plucked, basic percussion given plenty of space and of course the incredible winsome vocals that resonate so readily in Hood. It’s an album of sparse stately beauty, reminiscent of well, Hood.

“There’s definitely still a link there,” offers Richard Adams. “There’s no point in pretending the link doesn’t exist. Sometimes I think that people can be so scared of sounding like something that they end up losing everything. But to be honest I don’t sit down and think about it much. As long as I like it I’m fine with it.”

It’s quite curious. In going solo Adams has not taken the opportunity to establish his credential too far from Hood. This is not a long awaited doom techno record, or an opportunity to delve into deep funk. Instead everything feels easily traced back to his day job, and by extension his soul.

“I’m not the kind of person who will just lurch off in a different style,” he confirms. “This is what comes out when I make music. I wasn’t at any point thinking I better not make this sound like Hood, but there was no conscious decision to make it sound like Hood either. It’s what came out really. People have said that if you play mine and my brothers records together you get a Hood record. It’s two halves of one thing really.”

There is very little urgency about Adams and it’s incredibly reassuring. He’s not particularly good at selling his music, and seems content to let the music do the talking. Everything appears simple. Hood is not playing at the moment so now he has time to do things for himself.

“It’s an experiment in writing my own songs,” he says. “That’s literally it. It was either Chris writing the songs, the complete band stuff or either a collaboration with me and him. This is just an experiment for the first time in writing my own songs start to finish, doing everything rather than giving my ideas to others. Just a creative vehicle for me to write music really.”

But he enjoyed the process considerably.

“I think because I’m such a control freak, I’ve got my own ideas about stuff. It’s like I was set free really,” he confesses laughing. “I could put on all the parts that I wanted. Sometimes you have to go through committee you know.

In fact the success of Declining Winter, which has included putting a band together for live shows, has led to an curious problem. Where to now?

"My major issue about going forward with it is whether I still do it on my own or whether I get the band involved. At the moment I’m doing it myself but I’m still undecided. I’m trying to avoid it being diluted by others. I think the way forward may be a half and half approach. I don’t want to stick to the limited stuff I can do, but I don’t want to lose the themes I’ve developed also. I’m still undecided.

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Wu-Tang: Shaolin Style/ Taste The Pain (Soundtrack 1999)

Posted: 27 Jun 2009 08:00 AM PDT

In 1999, the video game "Wu Tang: Shaolin Style" was released for the PlayStation. It was titled "Taste The Pain" in PAL territories. It was a fighting game based on the Wu-Tang Clan's kung fu influence. Wu Tang: Shaolin Style was poorly received by many video game reviewers but anyway, my intention is to post the soundtrack not the video game. The PlayStation disc had its soundtrack which was playable on every music cd player. It featured every song that was exclusively made for the game.

1. La The Darkman & RZA - Wu World Order
2. U-God - Rumble (Feat. Inspectah Deck, Letha Face, & Method Man)
3. Masta Killa - Shaolin Temple
4. Tekitha - Back To 36 (Take It Back)
5. La The Darkman & RZA - Wu World Order (Instrumental)
6. U-God - Rumble (Instrumental) (Prod. By True Master)
7. RZA - Instrumental #1
8. RZA - Instrumental #2
9. RZA - Instrumental #3
10. RZA - Jungle Instrumental #1
11. RZA - Jungle Instrumental #2
12. RZA - Jungle Instrumental #3
13. La The Darkman & RZA - Wu World Order (Chorus Acapella)
14. RZA - Jungle Instrumental #4


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