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Wednesday, June 07, 2006

The Dead Science - Hiroshima Love Song

The Dead Science's atom bomb love song is one of the best songs i have heard this year, dramatic and tight, with an orchestra of demented violins unleashed to provide for the track's disturbing climax.


Monday, February 27, 2006

Bonnie "Prince" Billy - Song for Doctors Without Borders

"Not Alone" is a 5-disc box-set featuring songs your favorite folk artists gave to raise money for Medecins Sans Frontières. It features music by people you have never heard of as well as pieces by Antony, Shirley Collins, Isobel Campbell, Current 93 and Bonnie Prince Billy, who penned out a gorgeous new song for the occasion.


Calexico - Electric Relay

An exerpt from Calexico's "The Book and The Canal", a tour-only lp that is probably the best thing they have ever done, infinitely better than the mediocre "Garden Ruin" coming out soon on touch and go. Filled with soft-spoken songs and impressive instrumentals, The Book and the Canal is an amazing soundtrack to the desert.


Low - Monkey (Fog remix)

An impressive remix from Low's "Tonight the Monkeys Die" ep which features five sub-par remixes. Fog turned the song inside out, added tiny guitar arppegios and changed the song completely without touching the song's core: Sparhawk and Parker's soft crooning.


Monday, February 06, 2006

Daniel Johnston - The Beatles

A remake of one of Yip Jump's best tracks, to be released on the forthcoming Lost and Found. The song is still outstanding (and pretty funny) and the production is quite impressive.


Wilderness - Gravity Bent Light

An exerpt from Wilderness's amazing sophomore album Vessel States, combining the strengths of all coolest acts of the 1980s, from PiL to New Order.


Friday, January 06, 2006

2006 and 5

The Strokes released an album three days ago and everybody has already forgotten ever listening to it. here are tracks that should be remembered:

jens_lekman_-_rocky_dennis'_farewell_song.mp3 : from "Oh You're So Silent Jens" (secretly canadian)

arctic_monkeys_-_the_view_from_the_afternoon.mp3 : from "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not" (domino)

jana_hunter_-_have_you_got_my_money.mp3 : from "Blank Unstaring Heirs of Doom" (gnomonsongs)

liars_-_the_other_side_of_mt_heart_attack.mp3 : from "Drum's Not Dead" (mute)

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Christmas oldies

Every new Christmas feels less and less like Christmas.

It Could Happen to You is an exerpt from Chet Baker's gorgeous "Chet Baker Sings It Could Happen to You" lp. Martha is from Tom Waits' astounding debut lp "Closing Time" and that Edith Piaf song is just magic.




Saturday, December 24, 2005

Zapp Branigan - Joyeux Noel

you'll need to understand French for this one.


Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Elliott Smith - Stickman

Here's another recording (studio quality this time) of a song that could have been on "From a Basement on the Hill". More here and here.