Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Long Fin Killie - Houdini

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

Minks - Ophelia

The new Minks 7" sounds more clear than his previous 'Funeral Song', this reminds me of Felt more than The Cure. It's out on Captured Tracks and his blog is here.

MinksOphelia by youandmeintheecho

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Long Fin Killie - Rhino 7" + Vanilla 7"

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 And The Outs - Candy

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

These New Puritans - En Papier (Live)

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

St. Vincent - Actor Out Of Work (Live At Pitchfork Music Festival)

This performance was recorded last week on the Pitchfork music festival, it's a track from last year's Actor.

General Decay - Cairo

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Deerhunter - Revival / Primitive 3D 7"

Beautiful new Deerhunter single. I think the b-side is the best song here.

Deerhunter - Revival by A Future Animal

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Discodeine - Singular (Video)

The new Discodeine EP with Matias Aguayo is out now and there is a video. Listen to the EP here.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Hatcham Social - New York Girl (Live)

This new Hatcham Social track is available in august on a Fierce Panda compilation EP.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft - Sex Unter Wasser / Knochen Auf Knochen 7"

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

Matthew Dear - Soil To Seed / I Can't Feel

Matthew Dear's new album Black City is out in august and these two tracks are from it.

Matthew Dear - Soil To Seed by mjvisme

Matthew Dear - I Can't Feel by jUjU

Friday, July 16, 2010

Blue On Blue - Summer Daze

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 - Blog Mix

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
- 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

Women - Heat Distraction

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 - No Summer 7"

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.
debut 7" is out now, go to Mexican Summer.

No Summer by No Joy

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Women - Eyesore / Drag Open (From 'Public Strain')

Two super nice tracks from the new Women record Public Strain, that's out at the end of the summer.

Women - Eyesore by Bearded Skull
Women - Drag Open by Surfing on Steam

Monday, July 12, 2010

The Chap - Even Your Friend

The video for The Chap's 'Even Your Friend' from their latest record Well Done Europe is simple and effective, but it's not the best track off the LP.

The Chap / Even Your Friend from Lo+LOAF TV on Vimeo.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

American Men - Ccccool World

This is a track from American Men's EP Cool World. They play at the Sonar festival, I think this is great live.

American Men - Cccool World by youandmeintheecho

Friday, July 9, 2010

Wetdog - Wyminn's Final

Very nice new video from the lovely Wetdog.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Dirty Projectors & Björk - Mount Wittenberg Orca

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

These New Puritans - 2008 WOXY Session

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.

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Monday, July 5, 2010

R.E.M. - Chronic Town EP

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

Electricity In Our Homes - Appletree (Video)

There's also a video for 'Appletree', the other A-side of EIOH's great new limited 12" single.
I ordered my copy from their myspace, I hope it's in the mail tomorrow!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

The Breeders - The Pod Demo's

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':