Saturday, August 15, 2009

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The Smittens/The Just Joans to release split single

Posted: 15 Aug 2009 10:21 AM PDT

Yo La Tengo: "Avalon Or Someone Very Similar" video

Posted: 15 Aug 2009 08:15 AM PDT

Yoni Gordon and the Goods: "Turning Chaos Into A Career" album review

Posted: 15 Aug 2009 07:03 AM PDT

Whatever happened to: Bratmobile?

Posted: 14 Aug 2009 10:01 PM PDT

Cyclic Defrost Magazine

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Predrag Delibasich – This Season’s Colourful Tones (Heartless Robot Productions)

Posted: 15 Aug 2009 03:52 PM PDT

A seeping through of Eastern European sensibility from Predag Delibasich's Serbian roots permeates this release slicing in folk melodic guitar motifs amongst the heavily beat scented guitar structure. 'Happy Hobo' with warped accented quivering eastern guitar and heavy marching insistence broken, just a touch suggestive of a madness around a corner, as melodies break down into decay. 'Leaves falling over Lisbon' has all the hallmarks of doof fodder translated and mashed through acoustic sensitivities and broken string dreams. 'Through the gardens of st. John's wort' pounds through this concept, bass and snare triumphant with cyclical jangly phrasing mandolin simulacra looping into infinity bringing the joy. 'Serpent bites the young lion', stretches the drum/rim combo with more intricate guitar and a more bombastic version of the martial styled beat. The outro track 'Happy hobo (reprise)' adds record hiss along with the accented warble on the guitar phrase.

All in all it has the charm of fresh and new excitement, a rough and tumble joy that would translate well in a live setting especially with a world music/acoustic/electronic /experimental crowd if there is such a crossover group exists in one venue dimension. However as a release it does seem lacking in the polish and development of ideas, which is in keeping with the realm of the private press domain, a space that allows for rough cut beauty.


All Apologies – Nine Stories (Symbolic Interaction)

Posted: 15 Aug 2009 03:47 PM PDT

All Apologies

Tokyo-based downbeat electronic pop duo All Apologies first formed in 2007 when producers Forka and Geskia! (previously known for his solo album ‘Silent 77′ on Japanese label Flau) decided to collaborate together. Two years on, this debut album ‘Nine Stories’ comes self-described as being ‘whisper-vocal and beautiful beats’, and sees the duo fashioning a delicate blend of downbeat pop and leftfield electronics, with glitchy, occasionally jagged digital textures nicely contrasting with a swooning bed of gentle live instrumentation and breathy, treated vocal duets. Opening track ‘Air’ introduces this aesthetic nicely, as glitchy, sizzling electronics navigate a subtle path amidst swooning, blurred-out treated Japanese vocals and gently flowing acoustic guitar textures, before breakbeats begin to increasingly exert a rhythmic presence that calls to mind the likes of Dntel or The Postal Service.

Elsewhere, there’s more than a stray hint of Telefon Tel Aviv’s intricately sculpted hybrids of live instrumentation and contorted digital textures on the understatedly moody ‘White Whale’ as the distant guitars and bass power forward in almost post-rock fashion, while the languid ‘Meteor Stream’ offers up one of this album’s biggest highlights, as Ai from Japanese band RECO contributes sugarsweet chorus vocals to an almost dreamlike backing of handclaps, strummed acoustic guitars and rattling samples. ‘Nine Stories’ certainly represents an extremely impressive debut offering from All Apologies, the added bonus here being the second remix disc, which sees the likes of Maps and Diagrams, Scam Circle and Sabi offering up consistently interesting reworkings ranging from glitchy click and cuts electronics, right to straight ambient / drone soundscapes. Well worth investigation.

Never Again - Danny Fernandes - Your Song Lyrics

Never Again - Danny Fernandes - Your Song Lyrics

Never Again - Danny Fernandes

Posted: 15 Aug 2009 08:00 AM PDT

Album: Intro Genre: R&B Writer: Danny Fernandes Released: June, 2009 Support This Artist. Download His Music Now!! Never Again is the fourth single from the debut album by the Canadian singer Danniel Bosco Fernandes best known as Danny Fernandes. It also the first single released during this year. The song has ranked at #46 on Canadian Hot 100. Intro is [...]

Digital Girl - Jamie Foxx Feat Kanye West, Drake and The-Dream

Posted: 14 Aug 2009 08:09 PM PDT

Album: Intuition Genre: Hip Hop, Writer: J. Foxx, Kenye West, A. Graham, T. Nash Released: July, 2009 Support This Artist. Download His Music Now!!!   Digital Girl is the fifth single from the third studio album by Jamie Foxx. The song was released at the beginning of last month, and it is featuring Kanye West who also co-wrote it and The-Dream. [...]



Faded '88

Posted: 15 Aug 2009 07:00 AM PDT

Your boy is electrolux woozy, far too faded to keep static. Synthetic bass nudges sixty-six trillion bleeping tasks blotted. Neon grafts scintillate in glitches, blasphemy whirs on the mainline deserted. Red Alertness beady-eyed for dap sinister, rituals muted, falsehoods ricocheting every which way but ya living? Wizened scriptures hum dreary yet glossy, blades steal on persuasion if gleaming. The true and living 40 Below trooper zig-zags in framed claridad slumber, caldera wakefulness.

Blemished Stax streaked gleefully across the fader. On a mission for the perfect breeze to strike the temple walls and tweak the lord bomb as hell. Nothing can save you. Liberty Plaza percolates with flim-flamming journeymen who finagled dime shape-ups in the days of trolley car brothels. Try to babble a mouthful of squid and you won't make it past the fourth story. Catfish sammiches deluge styrofoam polymers with sinkered Christ-blood. Plaintains and porgies defy pronunciation on these beanpie corners, akh.

Muhammad Speaks sheist. Jesus Christo rock 'em sock 'em robots you to the death. I-Self manifests today's degree and swigs tonic. Urchins stumble on this intersection just to meet a trident head-on. Barbicide Malt Brew presents: tongue-kissing barracudas entombed in the 'Lo Down lofts, lamping like they invented the puffy comb. The Jet centerfold from '84 is crinkly, sun-parched, just as Ricky D. warned.

Dreams of digging out that freak nasty Wanda from the Absecon Avenue Co-Ops. Calvin Cooler kinkytwists, bedroom eyes glaring like an aviatrix. Mona Lisa shotgun in Imhotep's terra cotta Benz-o. Sugar Hill nails six o'clock sharp, magnetic Boone's Farm sweatsuit rapturous. Prays for a plush minaret crib with an Oxford fridge housing juicy scrimps and bowls of Sangria, armadas of manna reverse dunked.

Look at all these crab-asses. Merchant mariners stoop low, anchors and albatrosses hoisted on their scrawny necks. Trafficking volcanic rock out of coral duffle bags. Can't magmatize me. Blackberry molasses country conkin' Saturday washed away, surf n' turf talk devouring everything around me. Luther Van Muzak oozing rudely from a downtrodden JVC jooked from a Pentecostal basement prior to the great flood. The hidden price of that sweet power-u is steep so the crescent moon will have to do for now. Fresh for 7777 A.D. , you suckas. -- Thun

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Weekend Picks #41: Top 10 Songs to Check Out

Posted: 14 Aug 2009 12:01 PM PDT

1. Frankie Negron - "Holding on to Love"2. David Bazan - "Bless this Mess"3. Farmer Dave Scher - "Bab'Lone Nights"4. The Splinters - "Splintered Bridges"5. Woodhands remix of Peter Bjorn & John's - "Nothing"6. John Forte - "Play My Cards For Me"7. Sea Wolf - "Stanislaus" (have to enter your email for this download - it's worth it though)8. Meghan Wolf - "Disappear" (link goes straight to download

Contest: Crash King Prize Pack

Posted: 14 Aug 2009 11:29 AM PDT

LA based trio, Crash Kings, are putting their own unique spin on the three-man-band concept. Fusing keyboard-born compositions with agressive layers of rock, their crafty tunes are accomplished without the hint of a guitar. Incorporating a clavinet (a keyboard with guitar strings) outfitted through a distortion pedal, the result is an arsenal of innovative and rich sound.With their self-titled

Alice in Chains Releases New CD Cover Art

Posted: 14 Aug 2009 11:29 AM PDT

BLACK GIVES WAY TO BLUE is Alice In Chains' first new studio release in more than 10 years. The quartet (guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell, drummer Sean Kinney, bassist Mike Inez and guitarist/vocalist William DuVall) recorded the album with producer Nick Raskulinecz (Rush, Foo Fighters) at Studio 606 in Northridge, CA and Henson Studios in Hollywood.1. "All Secrets Known"2. "Check My Brain"3. "

Boh Runga "Evelyn" (Video) and "Right Here" (Mp3)

Posted: 14 Aug 2009 09:02 AM PDT

MCMB just came across Boh Runga, the lead singer and guitarist in New Zealand rock band Stellar*, and we kinda fell in love with first listen. She's a mix of Mandy Moore and Brooke Fraser (another New Zealand starlet). Her new album, Right Here, was released in the US in July. I don't know of any new tour dates, but if we hear of any, we will let you know as soon as we do.Check out the free song