Monday, November 17, 2008

Tiger Trap - Sour Grass EP

So I was watching the The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 the other day.. and then i got an email from a person named Bethany about the Tiger Trap LP being down. So i fixed it, and being in the sisterhood mood I decided to put up the Tiger Trap - Sour Grass EP. I have the whole Tiger Trap Discography. So lets get going with this cute brilliance and maybe I will upload the rest.

OH, yeah. Sorry i haven't posted in a million years... I got laid off from my job and i have been partying super hard on unemployment!! GO BARACK OBAMA!!!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Postcard Records - The SIngles

Inspired by an amazing blog i just found called Castles In Space and that fact that I just got my first ever Postcard single (Orange Juice - Blue Boy / Lovesick), and I have not had the time to post anything new or think of anything interesting for a while. I though I would steal these links and direct you wonderfull readers to something rad. And hopefully in the process get me in the habit of updating this thing more than once a month.

Alright - the Postcard Singles Discography!

Orange Juice - Falling and Laughing
February 1980
Falling And Laughing / Moscow / Moscow Olympics
7" Postcard 80-1

Orange Juice - Blue Boy
August 1980
Blue Boy / Lovesick
7" Postcard 80-2

Josef K - Radio Drill Time
September 1980
Radio Drill Time / Crazy To Exist
7" Postcard 80-3

The Go-Betweens - I Need Two Heads

November 1980
I Need Two Heads / People Say
7" Postacard 80-4

Josef K - It's kinda Funny

December 1980
It's Kinda Funny / Final Request
7" Postcard 80-5

Orange Juice - Simply Thrilled Honey

December 1980
Simply Thrilled Honey / Breakfast Time
7" Postcard 80-6

Orange juice - Poor Old Soul

March 1981
Poor Old Soul / Poor old Soul Pt.2
7" Postcard 81-2

Aztec Camera - Just Like Gold

April 1981
Just like Gold / We Could Send Letters
7" Postcard 81-3

Josef K - Sorry For Laughing

Sorry For Laughing / Revelation
Postcard 81-4

Josef K - Chance Meeting

May 1981
Chance Meeting / Romance
Postcard 81-5

Orange Juice - Wan Light / You Old Eccentric
7" Postcard 81-6 - I could not find any info on this or anything, then i came across this that said it Unreleased. So I just posted a cute picture of Edwin Collins. If you have any info on this single let me know.

Aztec Camera - Mattress Of Wire

August 1981
Mattress Of Wire / Lost Outside The Tunnel
Postcard 81-8

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Boat Club - Caught In The Breeze E.P

This has to be one of my favorite albums ever - and it was only relesed in 2007. takes great concept and direction and puts a little twist on it. I think it sounds just like New Order on a Carrabian vacation! They have a harsh early Manchester sound mixed with Carribian flavor and rhythim. Like Vampire Weekend, but before they where cool! Trust me - if you really like having fun and hanging out, this album is for you. And if you dont like fun and hanging out, what the hell are you doing reading my blog - get back to work, your wasting you life!!! oh yeah, get it here dance, an have fun!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

"My favourite colour is gold"

Alright I know a lot of you have seen this, but i need to post it. Its the best thing I have ever seen and the entire reason I play music; just to give amazing answers to stupid questions!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Lana Crooks - Crazy Tentical Plush!

Whoa... go over to TOR.COM and check out the art from Lana Crooks. These octopus plushes are really great. As I said in another post I love the idea of having a plush stuffed head on the wall. Especialy something weird and different - like an octopus! Plush wall hangings are my new favorite thing. Now all i need is a stuffed mobile or other kinetic sculpture.

Reminds me of this...

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Dazzle Ships (1983)

The thing about OMD that gets me is they have an amazing ability to balance experimental elements and pop elements within their albums. The thing i like about "Dazzle Ships" is how some songs fit nicely within the synth-pop 1980's and some songs sound like they belong in Radiohead's - "OK Computer" era. and somehow the album flow between these two ideas really well. From the first song "Radio Prague" and its single triumphant horn line over short wave radio propaganda. The album then goes in to the first single "Genetic Engineering"; opening with the sounds of an automatic telegraph on top of the best guy/girl spoken vocal intro ever. Alright I'm really going over this a bit too much, so I'll let you Download the album and watch my favorite song off it "Telegraph" live in 1985 - why this song was not a hit, I'll never know

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Cleaners From Venus - Midnight Cleaners (1982)

Its incredible to think that such musical genius can go unnoticed. The Cleaners From Venus were the main incarnation of Martin Newell, Who wrote and sang and recorded and probably played everything in these songs. The precursor to DIY musical genius contemporaries like Ariel Pink; Martin Newell wrote beautifully composed pop songs recorded on a home tape recorder in the mid and late eighty's, and has continued to write songs since. Interestingly Newells contemporaries now mimic the "low-fi" home tape sound as an aesthetic choice rather than a necessity of home recording. Well regardless of how it sounds the songs are fantastic, and I will be posting more Cleaners From Venus Stuff very soon, I would have posted more but i have to re-record some of the records on to my computer. Download the album here:Track 1Track 2 and go to my friends blog Biannual Haircut and download two amazing and rare Cleaners From Venus albums. Sorry for the way the file is broken up, (Track 1 is all of Side 1, Track two is all of side two)

Track list:
Pop Side (A)

1. This Rainy Day
2. Time In Vain
3. Only A Shadow
4. Corridor Of Dreams
5. Wivenhoe Bells II

Art Side (B)
6. Midnight Cleaners
7. Factory Boy
8. A Wretched Street
9. Don't You Worry About The Ads

Monday, August 4, 2008

I'm Back.. Time for a Blog Meme

Hello Everyone, sorry I have been absent from writing anything for almost a month now. Everything has been crazy, playing shows, going to shows, planning shows, then getting really really sick. But it's cool because I'm back now and I have some good ideas of things I'm going to post, and talk about.
To celebrate my return from blog hibernation *cough* real life *cough* I will be posting a really dumb Meme thats been going around a lot of the music blogs I frequent. Basically you write down all the years you have been alive and from that, you choose your most influential album that was released that year. Yeah its lame, but I forgot to bring the music I wanted to post today.

Some things to note:

1. A lot of the early stuff I was not listening to at the time, but has become very influential to me in the future. (I wasn't listening to Jesus & Mary Chain's - Psychocandy when I was 2, but I played the shit out of that album later on.)

2. The list isn't accurate of what I was listening to until '93 when I turned 10 and bought Bjork's - Debut. Everything after is fairly accurate.

3. This is really hard and has been very time consuming for something so very, very stupid. And I could not choose a single album on some of these dates, like I said it's difficult... Also, I have realized that I stopped buying major label stuff around '03, the list became really difficult then. Ok, whatever, lets get this over with...

1983: Aztec Camera - High Land, Hard Rain

1984: The Smiths - The Smiths

1985: The Jesus & Mary Chain - Phychocandy

1986: Slayer - Reign In Blood
Paul Simon - Graceland

1987: New Order - Substance

1988: Go-Betweens - 16 Lovers Lane
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation

1989: The Pastels - Sittin' Pretty

1990: Cocteau Twins - Heaven Or Las Vegas

1991: My Bloody Valentine - Loveless

1992: The Vaselines - Way Of The Vaselines
The Lemonheads - It's A Shame About Ray

1993: Bjork - Debut
Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream

1994: Weezer - Blue Album

1995: Bjork - Post
Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness

1996: Weezer - Pinkerton

1997: Belle & Sebastian - If Your Feeling Sinister

1998: Cat Power - Moon Pix

1999: Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs
Old Dirty Bastard - Nigga' Please

2000: Air - Virgin Suicide soundtrack
Queens Of The Stone Age - Rated "R"

2001: Kylie Minouge - Fever
Ladytron - 604
The Strokes - Is This It

2002: Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights
Jesus & Mary Chain - 21 Singles

2003: The Microphones - Mt.Eerie

2004: Bart Davenport - Game Preserve

2005: Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Worn Copy

2006: Joanna Newsome - Y's

2007: Black Lips - Good Bad Not Evil

2008: Girls - Lust For Life 7" (so far...)

Ugh.. alright, I want all you out there to do the same thing so I don't feel alone in being boring (Robbie, I'm talking to you!)

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

The Go-Betweens - 16 Lovers Lane

Definetly my favorite Go-betweens record, maybe even one of my favorite records of all time. I have been trying to write about how wonderful this album is, but I can top all music's review:

"16 Lovers Lane is simply breathtaking; it is a deeply moving, aurally sensual collection of songs about relationships and the broken side of love that never lapses into cheap sentimentality or cynicism. Songwriters Robert Forster and Grant McLennan had always been visionary when it came to charting personal and relational melancholy and heartbreak, but here, their resolve focused on charting the depths of the romantic's soul when it has been disillusioned or crestfallen, is simply and convincingly taut. While it's true that the group was going through its own version of a soap opera-styled romantic saga, that emotional quagmire seemingly fueled its energies and focus, resulting in an album so texturally rich, lyrically sharp, and musically honest, its effect is nothing less than searing on an any listener who doesn't have sawdust instead of blood in his or her veins."

This album is an example of pop perfection. Download it here.
Sorry for the rapidshare, linked from blogdoedmilson

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Ceiling Cat Papercraft!!1!

ZOMG! I love papercraft (It's the only way I can craft at work), and this has to be one of the cutest Papercraft cut-outs I have ever seen! Fun blog Tubbypaws designed this. Now we can keep caturday as lazy as ever
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