November 24, 2008
Link to full Videogum piecehere.
November 23, 2008
I have Some Dude over at the always incredibly informed Hidden Track/Pullin' Tubes blog to thank for filling me in on this glorious news.
Check out the highlighted video of the Machines' first single "Atomic Heels":
November 22, 2008
Last night, chamber pop outfit Frances celebrated the release of their debut full-length album All The While at the Mercury Lounge, on NY's lower east side, with La Strada and Hospitality. The anticipated follow up to the Night Light ep was received with anticipatory glee by the faithful audience, and for good reason. Blending experimental, power-pop, Beatlesesque symphonic arrangements and 'finger in your eye' bombastic punkitude, the Frances collective has dropped a gem. Grab an mp3 of the single "Lighthouse" right here.
November 12, 2008
Petra Haden finds a lot more to say in her second collaboration with Miss Murgatroid in Hearts and Daggers. As the aforementioned Pitchforkians reference, this collection of 9 elfin and paradoxically tragic operettas veers, at times, close to some 'my cup runneth over' moments but Petra and Murgatroid always seem to know just when to pull the curtain closed. And in between those rare moments they entrance the listener.
Moody and often bi-polar, the pair frolic across a richly imagined musical and lyrical landscape, often times conjuring both savagery and innocence with the simplest noncommital note. Then there's "Hummingbird". You can listen to the avant-garde and psychedelic vocal orchestration on NPR's All Songs Considered here.
November 7, 2008
**The band dedicated the show to Merl Saunders, who past away earlier that day. RIP Merl, you made a difference.
**Most pics and videos courtesy of AD Firtel. You can check out AD's array of videos here
November 2, 2008
Guess what was discovered on the end of a studio session reel? It's a rehearsal recorded back in August of 1978 with Hamza El Din on oud, Mickey Hart on tar, and Jerry Garcia on acoustic guitar. Dead.net is y sharing these rare and unreleased tracks with you.
Click here and enjoy the ride.
November 1, 2008
The first campaign is BarackRock.org, launched one week after the Democratic Convention and has featured daily contributions from artists like Tapes N' Tapes (go to the site today to download their exclusive "The Dirty Dirty Amplive Fuct Remix"), Ra Ra Riot, The Honey Brothers, Mobius Band, Au Revoir Simone, Port O'Brien, Sam Champion, Sera Cahoone, and many more. The effort is building with multiple posts each day during this final stretch till November 4th.
BarackRock.org uses music and design to bring people from around the world together under one banner and channel their energy into a unified force. BarackRock.org is an ever-expanding archive of free, exclusive mp3s, each with its own individual art, meant to build funds, excitement and action for the Obama campaign
Read more about BarackRock.org at:
The political change we're working towards won't come by itself. The more downloads we get, the larger our impact can be, so spread the word! These are unreleased tracks and demos, only available here, and only available now, so plug in your headphones and make a difference. Visit www.BarackRock.org