Archive for January, 2010

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

Former Frente! vocalist, Angie Hart, duets with Bonnie “Prince” Billy on “Little Bridges” off her 2009 disc Eat My Shadow. The Juxtaposition between Hart and Oldham’s off-kilter vocals works perfectly here. MP3: Angie Hart & Bonnie “Prince” Billy :: Little Bridges ———————— + Download Angie Hart / Bonnie “Prince” Billy via eMusic’s 25 free MP3 […]

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

About a year ago I caught the reunited Clem Snide at a club show here in L.A. The band was touring behind the release of Hungry Bird, which while recorded in 2006, prior to the band’s split, was not released until 2009. Eef Barzelay has always had a way with a cover. Oddly distinctive and […]

Friday, January 29th, 2010

Our weekly two hour show on SIRIUS/XMU, channel 26 (SIRIUS), and channel 43 (XM), can now be heard twice, every Friday – Noon EST with an encore broadcast at Midnight EST. Below is this week’s playlist. SIRIUS 126: Jean Michel Bernard – Generique Stephane ++ White Denim – All Consolation Revised ++ Dum Dum Girls […]

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

1983 was was an incredibly fertile year for the the Talking Heads. The companion album to Jonathan Demme’s Stop Making Sense made an effort at capturing the band’s live mojo, but due to its length (neutered at nine tracks) failed to paint a complete picture. Thankfully there are a number of high-quality boots in circulation. […]

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

The Wall. Bloated and self-indulgent, yet near perfect in its execution. Though I was only 4 years old when Pink Floyd first executed its extensive stage show in 1980, the concept album’s legacy began to pervade my consciousness as soon as the beginning of middle school. It was then that I first began noticing the […]

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

The Ruby Suns, The Tallest Man On Earth…and now Caribou (née Dan Snaith). So far, not even a month into 2010, a number of artists I consider favorites have been dropping mp3 nuggets from their forthcoming records. Caribou’s “Odessa,” the first taste off the upcoming Swim LP is the most curious offering of them all. […]

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Kristian Matsson, provenance Sweden, is The Tallest Man On Earth. Being that his debut, 2008’s Shallow Grave, was one of the strongest folk records of that year, I have been anxiously awaiting its follow-up. That wait appears to be over as Matsson’s new label, Dead Oceans, has announced The Wild Hunt will be released on […]