Thursday, July 29, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
I'm listening a lot to LFK this week. When I bought Houdini I had only heard the singles 'Hollywood Gem' and 'The Heads Of Dead Surfers' and I it took me a while before I was hooked. The lyrics are very good and stuck in my head first: Houdini popped up out of the blue, she caught me on a saturday, she said - 'I'm looking for a sensitive intelligent man, but all those guys have boyfriends. So you'll have to do for now'.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Sunday, July 25, 2010
These two limited 7" singles were released in the U.S. by Too Pure in 1995 to promote Houdini. 'Rhino' and 'Vanilla' are exclusive to this release with album tracks 'Love Smothers Allergy' and 'Homo Erectus' as b-sides. They're never released on cd but you can still buy the vinyl in this shop.
LFK-Rhino by youandmeintheecho
LFK-Vanilla by youandmeintheecho
Frankie Rose was the drummer in Vivian Girls and wrote their best song 'Where Do You Run To?'. She left for Crystal Stilts and added her skills prominently to their sound, the drums on these Crystal Stilts songs sound dark and subdued and show a deep interest in sound. Then she went to work with the Dum Dum Girls and gave that band a firm backbone with static, hard pounding drums. Now she's totally focused on her own band Frankie And The Outs. They released the single 'Thee Only One' last year on Slumberland and in september that label will release the self-titled debut album.
It's a great record with a lot of reverb, harmonies and 60's girl group influences. I think the best track is 'Candy', it really sticks in your head immediately. Download 'Little Brown Haired Girls' here, and listen to 'Candy' below.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
This is a very tense early live version of 'En Papier' from Beat Pyramid. I saw them live during this period and I remember them playing this one and tracks off the Now Pluvial EP.
There's a lot of distortion on this recording and I love the agressive bass, so much energy.
Friday, July 23, 2010
This performance was recorded last week on the Pitchfork music festival, it's a track from last year's Actor.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
Sunday, July 18, 2010
This single is from 1981. It still sounds fresh. I saw D.A.F. live last year - only the drumming was really good, the rest came from a tape and the singing was really monotone, after 30 minutes I lost my attention. But this single is sharp.
After the stream also a great live video of "Ich Und Die Wirklichkeit' from 1981.
'Sex Unter Wasser':
'Knochen auf Knochen':
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
Blue On Blue is fronted by ex-An Experiment On A Bird In The Air Pump's D-Bird. It's quite a departure from the sound of her previous band, the Sonic Youth noise and Kim Gordon style vocals are gone. This is much more atmospheric, dreamy and structured with a melodic bassline that sounds like New Order. But it's good though, very good.
Summer Daze MP3
Blue On Blue - Summer Daze by youandmeintheecho
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Atlas Sound's blog is full of great music he gives away for free. There are lots of EP's and virtual 7"'s there that are as interesting as his solo records. Lately he's posting his music a little less frequent then he used to, probably because he was busy with the new Deerhunter record.
I made a mix of some of my favourite songs from this blog, you can download it here and listen after the tracklist.
1 - Without Headlights (from Virtual 7" No. 2)
2 - Lost And Found (for A.O.)
3 - My Car (from Things I'll Miss EP)
4 - Sea Burial
5 - Christian Names
6 - Acrylics (from How I Escaped The Prison of Fractals EP)
7 - Activation (from Orange Ohms Glow EP)
8 - Camcorder (from Virtual 7" No. 1)
9 - Galaxy Cruisers (for A.C.)
10 - Requiem For All The Lonely Teenagers With Passed Out Moms
11 - Middle School Instrumental (from Virtual 7" No. 2)
Atlas Sound - Without Headlights by youandmeintheecho
Atlas Sound - Lost and Found (for A.O.) by youandmeintheecho
Atlas Sound - My Car by youandmeintheecho
Atlas Sound - Sea Burial by youandmeintheecho
Atlas Sound - Christian Names by youandmeintheecho
Atlas Sound - Acrylics by youandmeintheecho
Atlas Sound - Activation by youandmeintheecho
Atlas Sound - Camcorder by youandmeintheecho
Atlas Sound - Galaxy Cruisers (For A.C.) by youandmeintheecho
Atlas Sound - Requiem For All The Lonely Teenagers With Passed Out Moms by youandmeintheecho
Atlas Sound - Middle School Instrumental by youandmeintheecho
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
The new Women record Public Strain is incredibly good, I'm listening to it a couple of times a day and it keeps growing. It has this indirect beauty, like they want to give the clue of the songs as late as possible.
I'm going to see them live again in September, I think the vinyl is out then and I'm definitely gonna buy it, the sleeve is great. Listen to 'Heat Distraction' below.
Women - Heat Distraction by leafhouse
No Joy are from Los Angeles and Montreal. 'No Summer' is a great noisy popsong that sounds like Sonic Youth and the usual shoegaze bands, but they blend these influences into their own sound, the way labelmates Weekend and Deerhunter do.
This debut 7" is out now, go to Mexican Summer.
No Summer by No Joy
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Friday, July 9, 2010
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Probably not the most original record to blog about today, but I've been listening a lot to this the past few weeks. Björk and Dirty Projectors previewed these songs last year in New York with David Byrne and M.I.A. in the audience, the video's were on youtube. It's a fascinating combination and Björk is not dominant at all on these tracks.
Below three of the six songs. You can buy the download here.
Dirty Projectors + Björk- All We Are by DominoRecordCo
Dirty Projectors & Björk - On and Ever Onward by pygmylion
Dirty Projectors & Bjork: When the World Comes to an End by BiggerThanBlogging
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
An old session from TNP recorded right after the release of Beat Pyramid. They play 'Swords Of Truth', 'Infinity Ytinifni', Elvis-bside 'fff', 'En Papier' and 'Elvis'. The mp3 is still available from the WOXY site.
I saw them live a few weeks ago, a very good set with the bassist as the second drummer. Their second album Hidden is very good, the vinyl version is beautiful.
Monday, July 5, 2010
The first couple of R.E.M. records are super good, I've been listening to them for so long now that it's hard to hear them objectively. They are being remastered, Murmur and Reckoning were released last year and soon Fables Of The Reconstruction is out. I hope they will also remaster this first EP from 1982.
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Kim Deal was in the Pixies and Tanya Donelly was in Throwing Muses when they started writing songs together, they demoed them, sent them to 4AD and got immediately signed. Some of these songs ended up on the first record Pod, 'You Always Hang Around' became 'Divine Hammer' on Last Splash and this beautiful version of 'Silver' was later recorded for Doolittle. 'Rave On' and 'Overcome' were never properly recorded.
These demo's sound super sweet, the songs became more sharp on Pod. The quality is not so good, but I think it adds more charm.
You can get the mp3's from No Aloha here.
'You Always Hang Around':
'Drivin' On 9':
'When I Was A Painter':
'Only In 3's':