Monday, March 5, 2007

movie music.

so, here's the deal. I'm currently working on a short film and I'm editing it at the FAC. instead of burning a CD with all the music I'm gonna use, I'm just going to upload it here. So, enjoy.

this list will be updated for a while, so hold tight.

HGB- Bonnie Taylor Shakedown
HGB- Shimmy Shimmy Quarter Turn
HGB- Dear Jamie
ATQ- Lullaby, Lullaby
ATQ- Plans Get Complex
RAG- Find Me Out
Lali Puna- The Dream of Evan and Chan Remix
Bright Eyes- At the Bottom of Everything
Bright Eyes- Sunrise, Sunset
Air- Venus
Beirut- The Gulag Orkestar
Bloc Party- She's Hearing Voices
DCFC-Line of Best Fit
DJ Danger Mouse- Dec 4th (Grey Album)
Dntel- Anywhere, Anyone
Islands- Where there's a will,...
Lisa Loeb- Diamonds
Metric- The Twist
Metric- Dr. Blind
Microphones- Between Your Ear...
Stars- He Lied About Death
OTC- Giant Day
Placebo-Meds
RAG- I could go on
The Killers- Read My Mind
The Killers- Everything Will Be Alright.

Tegan and Sara- Speak Slow

Saturday, February 17, 2007

chill

thanks to Good Weather for Airstrikes, i've been listening to this song all day. The post is a bit old, so I uploaded this song to my own server for everyone.

There's this Canadian woman named Leslie Feist. My friend thinks she's amazing. I have to admit, I think "Mushaboom" is okay, and so is her other stuff, but it's not GREAT. Sorry. But I do enjoy this remix of "Mushaboom" done by The Postal Service! It's so got that PS touch, along with Ben's voice. Mmm.

Feist- "Mushaboom" (Postal Service Remix)

enjoy!

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Tuesday, February 6, 2007

looks like this time again I'll have to back-track on what I said...


I can't believe I haven't made a post about The Olivia Tremor Control yet. Probably because everyone knows them already and how GREAT they are, butyeah. Well, thanks to Optical Atlas, I've found a rare demo version of the song, "Love Athena". To be technically correct, it's a demo by the band The Sunshine Fix which is Bill Doss's band (of the OTC)...but, youknow. I was so excited by the intro that I was hoping that the whole song would be taken down a notch. Even though it's not, it's still an interesting listen. So, check it out!

The Sunshine Fix- "Love Athena"


and just for kicks...
The Olivia Tremor Control- "Love Athena"
The Olivia Tremor Control- "Suite One" from The John Peel Sessions

You can buy OTC CDs at cloud recordings.
Also, check out elephant6.com
and the e6 town hall message board.

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Saturday, February 3, 2007

making an exception.

So, I'm taking a break from my break to bring you a pretty rare song that I've been looking for. Well, there's this small band called Death Cab for Cutie (ha) who I heard word of when they released Transatlanticism (who didn't?). Ever since then, I've been obsessed. I've collected rare songs, international EPs, etc. And recently, I decided to look for live bootlegs (since I went to their show and it was AMAZING) and songs related to the band. Thankfully, I found the song that inspired the band's name (by the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band)...but that's not what I'm here to share. What I've constantly been looking for is the original version of "Wait"
performed by The Secret Stars. Well, I finally did. And it was easier than expected! I've googled it a million times before, but today, the song came up first result! It's a pretty interesting tune and while I think Death Cab's version is better, I like the simplicity of this one. I found it on this website which has a nice little discography on it. So, go support...even though I'm sure all their albums are out of print.

Secret Stars- "Wait"

(this is an MP2 file, all I could find...but it should still play with quicktime.)

So, I hope I made your searching a little bit easier!

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Sunday, January 28, 2007

bbs

I've decided that this will be my last post for a while. So, I hope this entry is enjoyable for you!

The first band I'll profile is Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin. The band is from Missouri and is signed to Polyvinyl records. I've heard a lot of buzz about this band and just heard one of their songs about two minutes ago. It's pretty good, so here it is.

SSLYBY- "House Fire"

The second band is this one I found on myspace called Gordo Gringo. Their stuff is okay, but the song "Sleep When I'm Dead" is by far one of my favorites. Check it out!

Gordo Gringo- "Sleep When I'm Dead"

Sorry this post is so short! I'll be back sometime. Promise.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

a little bit late.

I also plan on posting this weekend, but I thought I'd post a few songs to hold you over since I was late with my Monday post.

First off, I'm posting an old Magnetic Fields song. I don't think I really need to delve into them, since everyone knows who they are. I just heard this song today, though, and totally love it. It's from the album 69 Love Songs.

The Magnetic Fields- "I don't want to get over you."
(buy the album from amazon)

The next artist is a comedian I found on myspace. His name is Liam Sullivan, and he performs a variety show with an array of characters. One of them is "Kelly" and has this hilarious song called "Text Message Break Up." I think it's hilarious, and I hope you enjoy it!

Kelly- "Text Message Break Up"
(buy the album from the liam show)

I know, it's a lazy post you guys, but this week has been pretty hectic. I PROMISE the weekend entry will be great. And full of songs. Love!

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Friday, January 19, 2007

sweet escapes.

Today has been a pretty exciting day for me, music-wise. Main topic, I went to Barnes and Noble. I scanned through some of the CDs and saw they had L Tunes: Music from and inspired by The L Word on sale. Now, I've never seen an episode of this show, but the previews look good, the music is fucking awesome ("Playgirl" by Ladytron? Awesome.), and plus, it's a gay show. Gotta support. Well, anyway, I was pretty excited because the soundtrack had some cool songs on it; one of my favorites being Johnny Boy's "Fifteen Minutes."

Now, I know some of you are probably going "who?", but I've got a story to clear it all up. Two years ago, I went to New York City for the very first time. It was a group trip, so I went with a group of people I didn't really know. One group of girls were constant bargain hunters- if they saw ANYONE with a trashbag, they asked, "Show us the goods!" They were buying endless numbers of purses, wallets, shoes, etc. And we all just...didn't get it. Now, I do, but back then, it seemed a bit wasteful. Well, anyway, then we all went to Virgin Megastore and I headed to the vinyl section. There was a nice selection of 33s and 45s. I decided to look around, and I found a 45 that had a city street scene, and on a billboard said "YOU ARE THE GENERATION THAT BOUGHT MORE SHOES, AND YOU GET WHAT YOU DESERVE!" I immediately giggled and thought of the group of girls. The cover looked so cool, I had to buy it. I ended up showing it to someone referencing the girls...only to have one of them come up behind me and say, "Whatcha lookin' at?" Embarrassing.

But, anyway, I listened to the 45 all the time and loved it. The song is undeniably catchy with its "Yeah Yeah!" chorus and great build up. I wanted to know more about this amazing band who I happened to just...discover. I came to very little, but I found some great MP3s and (thanks to The L Word) their myspace. Check it out.

Since their album is EXTREMLY hard to find, I'll post two MP3s: The title track, and a fun one called "Fifteen Minutes"

Johnny Boy- "You are the generation that bought more shoes, and you get what you deserve!"

Johnny Boy- "Fifteen Minutes"

(You can buy their album, JOHNNY BOY, from them directly at their myspace.)

Since I'm on a queer TV spree, I'll post an extremely rare song by a cool band called Baby Fox.

Baby Fox is a nineties trip-hop band consisting of vocalist Christine Leach and producers Alex Gray and Dwight Clarke. If you're a fan of the Showtime series Queer As Folk, you'll recognize this song from Season One, Episode Six (it's at the end where Dr. David asks Michael, "Who do you think about when you close your eyes?"...heartbreaking. butanyway...). I saw the episode, heard the song, and had to find out more. I couldn't come up with much, just these two websites (ONE, TWO) which, even then, provided me with very little info. I finally found an MP3 of "Ladybird," and this band has skyrocketed to one of my favorites. It's sinister, yet exciting, and pretty refreshing.

Baby Fox- "Ladybird"
(I wish I had a buy link, but their albums are out of print. :( )

Well, I hope you enjoyed this post, and hey! if you learned about someone new, great! I tried to go a bit on the edge for this post. Comment if you take anything, please! Have a great weekend!

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