Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Callas - Lipstick

The Callas will be on the Velvet Tomorrow LP together with other new Greek bands.
It's available after the Velvet Festival here.
The guy in the video is the guy who plays the dogtrainer in Dogtooth.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Friday, March 26, 2010

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Blank Dogs - Heat And Depression

New Blank Dogs EP is out now on Captured Tracks.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Thurston Moore - Ono Soul

Thurston Moore's infamous first solo record Psychic Hearts from 1995 is great. It was released inbetween Experimental Jet Set, Trash And No Star and Washing Machine. It was reissued by geffen in 2006 together with Sonic Youth's The Whitey Album and the Sonic Youth EP from 1981.
'Ono Soul' was the only single off it.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Les Rythmes Digitales - Soft Machine / Damaged People

These are the darkest tracks from Darkdancer, LRD's second record from 1999. At that time the whole 80's sound wasn't popular at all, it really made me look different at synthpop at the time. Eleven years later it is still very good.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Sonetic Vet - Suppose So EP

Sonetic Vet was Solex' band before Solex, they released the mini album Peer and this EP in 1995.

Suppose So EP

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Throwing Muses - Shimmer (Live On TV)

This is a great live version of 'Shimmer' from 1995's University, the Muses' first album as a trio. The mp3 is here.
If you want to know more about their new record and how you can help them make it, go here.
The photo is by Nikos Doulos.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Kristin Hersh - Echo EP

Do you hear the loudest sound, and you and me in the echo? Kristin sings on the first single from her 1999 album Sky Motel. I will get to that album later, first the singles.
The b-sides are covers, 'Everybody's Got something To Hide Except For Me And My Monkey' and Nirvana's 'Pennyroyal Tea' which suits Kristin's voice very well.

Echo EP

Friday, March 19, 2010

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Thieves Like Us - Your Heart Feels / Never Known Love

Thieves Like Us will release their new album Again And Again in May. You can download the first single 'Never Known Love' here.
Below the video for the single and the video for their last single Your Heart Feels.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Ex Wives - Fucking Dutch

Ex Wives sound like McLusky and Shellac. Their myspace states Unfortunately, I don't know who Steve Albini is.
Fucking Dutch is their last single.

Warpaint - Live In Los Angeles 09/09

Warpaint Live In Los Angeles, Spaceland 08-09-09


1- Set Your Arms Down
2- Beetles
3- Elephants
4- Stars
5- Warpaint
6- Majesty
7- Krimson
8- Billie Holiday

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Herzog - Paul Blart And The Death Of Art

Herzog's split single with Yuck is out now on Transparent, ltd. 300 copies 7", get it here.

Paul Blart And The Death Of Art MP3

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Foals - Spanish Sahara

Spanish Sahara is Foals' new single, again quite surprising. I think they'll never put out an album that rocks as much as their live shows. Good track though.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Electricity In Our Homes - We Thought It Was But It Wasn't

We Thought It Was But It Wasn't was Electricty In Our Homes' second 7" single, released on the Too Pure label, still with the old singer who left after this release.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Comet Gain - Love Without Lies

Crystal Stilts and Comet gain just recorded an LP together under the name Cinema Red And Blue, a track off it is now streaming on their myspace.
Crystal Stilts are currently recording their second LP.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Cat Power - Nude As The News / Wonderwall

This is my favourite Cat Power single, taken from What Would The Community Think? Below you can see a stunning tv performance where she uses Kim Gordon's guitar. The b-side of the single is a cover of Sonic Youth's 'Schizophrenia', which she ofcourse changed dramatically. Cat Power has a talent for reinventing songs and make them her own. Her first covers record is one of the best things she released.
'Wonderwall' isn't on it, but it's a good example of how she can transform a popsong in something supersad.

Monday, March 8, 2010

The Breeders - Fate To Fatal EP

Last year The Breeders released this EP for the ATP festival. They silkscreened the sleeves themselves and sold it through their website.
The title track is a good Breeders rocker, 'The Last Time' has Mark Lanegan on vocals, which is a shame ofcourse. 'Pinnacle Hollow' is Kim Deal minimalism, but the nicest track here is 'Chances Are', a Bob Marley cover. Kelley Deal directed the video for 'Fate To Fatal'. Fate To Fatal mp3.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Clor - Tough Love / Outlines

Clor broke up after their first LP. I saw them live at the London Calling festival, it was great. 'Tough Love' is a b-side from the Love + Pain single.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Portishead - Chase The Tear

Portishead released this single for Amnesty International last year. It's the most uptempo Portishead song ever. Buy it here.

Portishead - Chase The Tear from Mintonfilm on Vimeo.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Throwing Muses - Milan (2010 Demo)

Another new Throwing Muses demo. Support Throwing Muses and their new record with cash here.
Download and listen below:

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Kelley Polar - I Need You To Hold On While The Sky Is Falling

Kelley Polar's beautiful second album I Need You To Hold On While The Sky Is Falling is as hysterical as the title suggest. It's different than his first one Love Songs From The Hanging Gardens but as cool. The video for the best track 'Chrysanthemum' is a masterpiece. I saw him live twice after this record was released, the first time was at a festival and it looked like a play, everybody was dressed up in white and was standing behind macs looking into a distance, really weird. The second time was more a party with Kelley never leaving the bottle of white wine in his hand. Below a live version of 'Entropy Reigns', ' A Feelling Of The All-Thing' from the album and the 'Chrysanthemum' video, enjoy.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Cap Pas Cap - We Are Men / See And A

Cap Pas Cap are from Dublin. They released two 12" EP's as far as I know. 'See And A' is a simple song that I always like when I hear it. Cap Pas Cap myspace.

Monday, March 1, 2010

The Violets - Mirror Mirror / Foreo

Mirror Mirror and Foreo are The Violets sharpest and best singles, I wasn't a big fan of their debut The Lost Pages and I haven't heard anything by them since.