Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I like my country when it's punk as fuck

Country should be all rough and gritty. Like the goddamned west. You know?

Monday, November 29, 2010

New personal anthem?

Plan for tonight: learn to play this song.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

You put a bullet in a Beatle

So, the first Vaselines album in 20 years isn't as good as their original material, which probably surprises absolutely no one. But, thankfully, there ARE a couple choice tracks on there, like the above-posted "I Hate the 80'S." Enjoy.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Playlist for 11-18-10

Happy Friday folks,

This is normally the part where I try to say something clever, but I'm running on three hours of sleep after a late night show by The Music Tapes. It was rad but I am unexcited about life at the moment. Perhaps the magical world of Harry Potter will revive me tonight. See you there.

Anyway, the music I played last night:

Things that Are Square 11-18-10

(*) = New release

Silver Jews - Random Rules - American Water

Woods - Rain On - Songs of Shame
John Cale - Paris 1919 - Paris 1919
Joanna Newsom - Peach, Plum, Pear - The Milk-Eyed Mender
(*) Miniature Tigers - Rock n' Roll Mountain Troll - Fortress (ForNeha in Irvine, CA)

(*) Nobunny - Never Been Kissed - First Blood (For Alex in Irvine, CA)
The Modern Lovers - Roadrunner - The Modern Lovers
(*) Brian Eno - 2 Forms of Anger - Small Craft on a Milk Sea
(*) Cloud Nothings - I Can't Stay Awake - Turning On

(*) Soft Circle - Reaper - Shore Obsessed
(*) Dirty Projectors - Stillness Is the Move (Lucky Dragons Remix) - Bitte Orca Expanded Edition
Big Whup - B.O.N.I.Z.H.E.A.R.T. - B.O.N.I.Z.H.E.A.R.T./Cover My Heart
Harry and the Potters - The Weapon - Voldemort Can't Stop the Rock!

The Dismemberment Plan - The Jitters - Emergency & I
Low - Over the Ocean - When the Curtain Hits the Cast
White Rainbow - Gilded Golden Ladies - ZOME
(*) Bikini - American Mourning - Ripjds

(*) Belle and Sebastian - Little Lou, Ugly Jack, Prophet John - Write About Love
(*) Grinderman - Palaces of Montezuma - Grinderman 2
(*) Les Savy Fav - Let's Get Out of Here - Root for Ruin

*****Intern Julian takes over*****

Sin Ropas - Hands Inside - Trickboxes on the Pony Line
Buffalo Daughter - Socks, Drugs, and Rock & Roll - New Rock
The Lovely Feathers - Wrong Choice - Hind Hind Legs
Gellers - Colorado - Gellers

Ester Drang - Song for Jonathon - Goldenwest
Field Music - Let's Write a Book - Measure
(*) The Philistines Jr. - If I Did Nothing But Train for Two Years, I Bet I Could Be in the Olympics - If a Band Plays in the Woods...?

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

They can't all be "Inches"

The newest Les Savy Fav album, "Root for Ruin," isn't the best thing they've done, but there are still some jams on there. And they're still one of the best live bands I've ever seen. And I still love Tim Harrington for being a fat bearded dude who rocks the fuck out. God bless u legend.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Cuckoo bananas

Grinderman - "Heathen Child"
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I love Nick Cave. Dude's over 50, still kicking ass, hanging out with beardos, and releasing fucking nuts music and videos. This one's a little NSFW, so don't watch it with your pastor.

Bonus points that somehow, despite the weird sex-and-rockandroll vibe of Grinderman, the new album has some lyrics that are so applicable to my current feelings/mindset that its sort of startling. Mr Cave, I salute you.


Less than a week until this blows the doors off of your mind's ass.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Playlist for 11-11-10

Hey folks,

So, tonight I played a whole mess of bands that are going to be performing at the Open Melody festival. It's going to be amazing. You need to go. NEED. BIOLOGICAL IMPERATIVE. I will see you there, yes? We'll both take our shirts off and dance to Captain Ahab. Steamy.

Things that Are Square 11-11-10

(*) = New release

(*) The Alps - Crossing the Sands - Le Voyage

Woodsman - When the Morning Comes - Daytrotter Session
Shocking Pinks - You Can Make Me Feel Bad - Shocking Pinks
Dustin Wong - Anniversary - Let It Go
High Places - From Stardust to Sentience - High Places

Captain Ahab - Kill Me - The End of Irony
Wise Blood - Strt Srns - `+`
Owen Pallet - Lewis Takes Off His Shirt (CFCF Remix) - Lewis Takes Off His Shirt
Tullycraft - The Lonely Life of the UFO Researcher - Every Scene Needs a Center

(*) Nobunny - Never Been Kissed - First Blood
Kevin Greenspon - Open Book - Kevin Greenspon + Cloud Nothings
Guided by Voices - I Am a Scientist - Bee Thousand
(*) Cloud Nothings - Hey Cool Kid - Turning On
Crystal Castles - Vanished - XXX (For Amina in Newport Beach, CA)

(*) Belle and Sebastian - I Want the World to Stop - Write About Love
The Pastels - Nothing to be Done - Truckload of Trouble
The Drums - Saddest Summer - Summertime
The Diskettes - 1 2 3 4 5 - Weeknights at Island View Beach
Emperor X - Raytrancer - Central Hug/Friendarmy/Fractaldunes

Jonathan Richman - Velvet Underground - I, Jonathan
Herman Düne - This Will Never Happen - Not on Top
Amanda Palmer - Fake Plastic Trees - Amanda Palmer Plays the Popular Hits of Radiohead on Her Magical Ukulele
Comet Gain - I Close My Eyes to Think of God - Réalistes

Little Wings - Faith Children - Wonderue

*****Intern Diana takes over*****

The Microphones - Between Your Ear and the Other - It was Hot, We Stayed in the Water
Avi Buffalo - Where's Your Dirty Mind - Avi Buffalo
Taken by Trees - Tell Me - Open Field

(*) Yellow Ostrich - Mary - The Mistress
Camera Obscura - Happy New Year - Biggest Bluest Hi-Fi
The Blow - True Affection - Paper Television

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

All of the popular hits

Starting with that Garfunkel and Oates song I posted yesterday, I got into a pretty hardcore "I should get a bunch of music by people who play ukuleles" phase. So, expect more of that over the next few days. This one is, of course, Amanda Palmer of the Dresden Dolls. This song is available on her digital-only EP Amanda Palmer Plays the Popular Hits of Radiohead on Her Magical Ukulele. She also covers "Fake Plastic Trees," "High and Dry," "No Surprises," "Idioteque," and "Exit Music (For a Film)." If YOU have a ukulele, you can learn to play this song here.


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

I will do nothing to stop you, Kate

Kate Micucci, you can kiss and/or fuck me whenever you'd like. Just saying.

And I learned your ukulele part so we have tons in common!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Playlist for 11-4-10

Hey folks,

Happy friday. How goes it? I'm just sitting at work, auditing some files, catching up on the week's "Daily Shows," attempting to solve my bosses vague computer problems, and being nervous about getting my first tattoo tonight. Such a flurry of emotions! Also, I play music on a radio show and the songs are like this:

Things that Are Square 11-4-10

(*) = New release

Broken Social Scene - Anthems for a Seventeen Year Old Girl - Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Soundtrack

Xiu Xiu - Under Pressure (Feat. Michael Gira) - Women As Lovers
Nico - I'll Keep It With Mine - Chelsea Girl
Fog - Cockeyed Cookie Pusher - Hummer
(*) The Extra Lens - Only Existing Footage - Undercard

(*) Antony and the Johnsons - Thank You for Your Love - Swanlights
Yo La Tengo - Autumn Sweater - I Can Hear the Heart Beating As One
Galaxie 500 - Snowstorm - On Fire

(*) Belle and Sebastian - Little Lou, Ugly Jack, Prophet John - Write About Love
Acid House Kings - The London School of Economics - Sing Along with Acid House Kings
The Aislers Set - Mission Bells - How I Learned to Write Backwards
Jonathan Richman - Vincent Van Gogh - Not So Much to Be Loved As to Love

(*) Les Savy Fav - Let's Get Out of Here - Root for Ruin
The King Khan & BBQ Show - Love You So - The King Khan & BBQ Show
(*) Nobunny - Gone for Good - First Blood
Dead Kennedys - California Über Alles - Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables

(*) Cloud Nothings - I Can't Stay Awake - Turning On
Kevin Greenspon - Carpool Pepsi - Kevin Greenspon + Cloud Nothings
Comet Gain - Ripped-up Suit! - Réalistes
Talulah Gosh - The Girl with the Strawberry Hair - Backwash

(*) The Vaselines - My God's Bigger Than Your God - Sex with an X
************Intern Elvin takes over!**********************
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Contender - The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart
Japandroids - Young Hearts Spark Fire - Post-Nothing
Beat Happening - Cast A Shadow - Black Candy

No Age - Miner - Nouns
Cap'n Jazz - Little League -
Cap'n JazzCap'n Jazz - Oh Messy Life - Cap'n Jazz
Cap'n Jazz - Basil's Kite - Cap'n Jazz

No Age - Things I Did When I Was Dead - Nouns
Maritime - Calm - We, The Vehicles

Asobi Seksu - Thursday - Citrus

A double helping of stuff white people like

Andrew Bird performing at the TED Conference? I'm such a stereotype right now.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

A reminder

So, Sufjan Steven's "All Delighted People" digital-only EP served as a good reminder, after several years of wanking around, why Sufjan Stevens is so good. His latest full-length, I fear, may be another story, however. But, we still have this.

Roy Orbison is rad

That's all. Carry on.