Monday, February 27, 2006

Off The Record Mix 7

I (Love) Space - Birds Attack
Rademacher - You're Never Going To Hear From Me
The Gingers - The Gingerbread Man
The Gingers - Ladybird


Team Love Must Be Going Crazy

This is no joke, from what Sixeyes has said apparently Team Love records has 11 of the 12 tracks off Jenny Lewis And The Watson Twins debut album "Rabbit Fur Coat" up for download. So what are you waiting for click this link

Saturday, February 25, 2006

The Fiery Furnaces, Bitter Tea

FEATURED ARTIST: THE FIERY FURNACES
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(MP3) The Fiery Furnaces - Bitter Tea
(MP3) The Fiery Furnaces - Nevers
(MP3) The Fiery Furnaces - Black-Hearted Boy
(MP3) The Fiery Furnaces - Im In No Mood

The Fiery Furnaces seem to be the talk of the town right now, everyone is talking about them. Im sure by now everyone knows the band or at least heard one of their songs, but for everyone that doesn't know the story of how the band got together or what their favorite colours are, then try this wikipedia link.

The new album Bitter Tea hits shelves on April 18th through Fat Possum Recods definately worth checking out, its a lot better than their last release Rehearsing My Choir.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Off The Record Mix 6: Against Me! + Bonus

Against Me! - Dont Lose Touch*
Against Me! - Problems
Against Me! - Cliche Guevara
Against Me! - The Disco Before The Breakdown
Against Me! - Pints Of Guiness Make You Strong
Against Me! - What We Worked For
Against Me! - We Did It All For Don
Against Me! - I Am Citizen
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BONUS!
Sugababes - I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor*

* - Highly recommended, download whilst you can

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Off The Record Mix 5

Eef Barzelay - Ballad Of Bitter Honey
Crystal Skulls - Baby Boy

Elefant - Lolita

Ex-Boyfriends - Him For Me

Spider - Don't Be Afraid, I've Just Come To Say Goodbye
Bad Wizard - Strawberry
Low Skies - Levelling
Lying In States - Turn
Souls She Said - Rub The Sleep Out


Laura Jean

FEATURED ARTIST: LAURA JEAN
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(MP3) Laura Jean - I'm A Rabbit, I'm A Fox
(MP3) Laura Jean - Alone In The Valley

I honestly have never heard of this Australian arist until i heard them on the radio. The song I heard was "Im A Rabbit, Im A Fox" and at first it didn't really grab me but by the end of the song i was hooked and i soon had a new favorite song. So I think you guys should do yourself a favor and download both of these songs i have given to you today.

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Off The Record Mix 4: SXSW 2006

Love Of Diagrams - No Way Out
Bluebottle Kiss - A Little Bit Of Light
Of Montreal - Wraith Pinned To The Mist And Other Games
The Rakes - Retreat
The Cloud Room - Hey Now Now
The Exit - Dont Push
The Gossip - Standing In The Way Of Control
Xiu Xiu - Muppet Face
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Is This Love
End Of Fashion - O Yeah
The Mess Hall - Pills
Circle Takes The Square - Non-Objective Portrait Of Karma
An Albatross - I Am The Lazer Viking
Editors - Munich
The Flairz - Rock And Roll Aint Evil
We Are Wolves - L.L. Romeo
The Cribs - Mirror Kisses
Great Lake Swimmers - Various Stages
The Mendoza Line - Mysterious In Black
The Morning After Girls - High Skies
Pink Mountaintops - Rock And Roll Fantasy
I Love You But I Have Chosen Darkness - Long Walk
Okkervil River - No Key, No Plan
We Are Scientists - It's A Hit
Gyroscope - Fast Girl
Die! Die! Die! - Auckland Is Burning
The Number Twelve Looks Like You - Like A Cat

Friday, February 17, 2006

Why Have Three Members, When You Can Have Four

FEATURED ARTIST: YEAH YEAH YEAH'S
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(MP3) Yeah Yeah Yeah's - Gold Lion
(MP3) Yeah Yeah Yeah's - Gold Lion (Diplo Remix)
(MP3) Yeah Yeah Yeah's - Dudley
(MP3) Yeah Yeah Yeah's - Let Me Know
(MP3) Yeah Yeah Yeah's - Modern Romance

I think the Yeah Yeah Yeah's will be the most talked about band this year. Their new album "Show Your Bones" is due out in about another month and already people are leaking their stuff on the net like you wouldn't believe. Ummm from the picture i have it seems that the band has added a new member, i dont know if it's just for the album or for good, if anyone knows please let me know.

God three years sure does fly, it feels like it was only yesterday that everyone was talking about "Fever To Tell".

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

I Bet The Arctic Monkeys Look Good On The Dance Floor

FEATURED ARTIST: ARCTIC MONKEYS
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(MP3) Arctic Monkeys - Fake Tales Of San Francisco
(MP3) Arctic Monkeys - A Certain Romance
(MP3) Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor
(MP3) Arctic Monkeys - Still Take You Home
(MP3) Arctic Monkeys - From Ritz To Rubble
(MP3) Arctic Monkeys - When The Sun Goes Home
(MP3) Arctic Monkeys - The View From The Afternoon
(MP3) Arctic Monkeys - Dancing Shoes

OK, thats pretty much the whole Arctic Monkeys new album, pretty cool album title too, "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not". It seems these guys have created a lot of buzz in the MP3 Blog world, everybody is posting about them (but their only posting a couple of songs). So go for gold everyone, because no doubt these guys will be the biggest band to come out of UK in 2006, i mean they have already been on the cover of the big UK magazine TWICE!!.

I hope these guys tour Australia this year or it would be even better if they did the Big Day Out festival next year....hmmmm i think i might have just started a rumour. Yes! Also if you like what your hearing do yourself a favor and buy their new album, it is some really good stuff.


Off The Record Mix 3

M.I.A. - Galang
Yeah Yeah Yeah's - Let Me Know
The Liars - The Other Side Of Mt. Heart Attack
Belle And Sebastian - Dress Up In You (Inst.)
Thunderbirds Are Now! - Eat This City
Thunderbirds Are Now! - Bodies Adjust
Sleater-Kinney - Entertain

Sunday, February 12, 2006

People In Planes Video And MP3

FEATURED ARTIST: PEOPLE IN PLANES
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(MP3) People In Planes - If You Talk Too Much (My Head Will Explode)
(VIDEO) People In Planes - If You Talk Too Much (My Head Will Explode)

Originating from Cardiff, Wales, People In Planes have been receiving major buzz in the US – especially after their tour with The Bravery. People In Planes are putting out their debut album on March 28 entitled "As Far As The Eye Can See..." which is produced by Sam Williams (Supergrass – “I Should Coco”).

People In Planes recently had a great opportunity in having the critically acclaimed actor Joaquin Phoenix to direct the band’s debut video for "If You Talk Too Much (My Head Will Explode)" . I don’t know much about cinematography, but I think that the video is perfect for the song. I find that the video makes the song even better than it was before. But I will let you check that out for yourself – the link will take you to their media page and you will find streams of it there.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Off The Record Mix 2

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Gold Lion
I (Love) Space - Lions Vs Christians
The Red Paintings - Walls
The Red Paintings - Mad World
Deerhoof - Gore In Rut
The Arrogants - I Want You
The Arrogants - Cool Shoes
Controller. Controller - Poison / Safe

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Big Day Out 2006: The Photos

Ok you've all read my review of the festival, now it's time for the photos.

Airbourne


Cut Copy


The Magic Numbers


Kings Of Leon


Henry Rollins


Franz Ferdinand


Iggy And The Stooges


The White Stripes


Well that raps up all my Big Day Out posts hopefully now you get the jist of just how great the day was.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Off The Record Mix 1

The Raconteurs - Steady As She Goes
The Raconteurs - Store Bought Bones
Jack Johnson - We're Going To Be Friends
The Greenhornes - There Is An End
The Subways - Rock And Roll Queen
Alkaline Trio - Mercy Me
Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Big Day Out 2006: Part Two

Ok ok The Magic Numbers were the third best band on the day. They had the crowd involved with almost every single one of their songs...they even managed to fit in a new song which was nice. I found myself every now and then singing along to the song or just tapping my foot along to the beat...it was really something else seeing this band live, they're very good at what they do.

Time for a bit of break, only to realise that the The Go! Team
were just about to go onstage. But it was too late the crowd had poured in and we were stuck at the back..so we gave up and went for a walk.

We were way too late to go into the mosh pit for Kings Of Leon
, which i was extremely dissapointed with myself for, because watching from the outside just wasn't the same, so we ended up giving up on them as well and decided to have a sit on the grass and listen to the rest of End Of Fashion's set. They were'nt bad, from what i could see they had the crowd going, they all had the arms in the air and jumping up and down and singing along to every word. It sort of made me jealous that i wasn't in there as well.

Now it was onto the funniest man alive Henry Rollins
. This guy honestly was born to be a musician and a comedian, just the stuff he was saying and the reactions the crowd was giving him, it was quite unbelievable. Everytime he would bag he's own country everyone in the crowd would be cheering, it was really funny. He's set finished early so i had to make one of the biggest decisions of my life, go to see The Mars Volta or go see Iggy And The Stooges? After my brothers and my dad yelling at me going "your stupid if you don't see Iggy" i finally went with them.

We stood in line for about an hour to get in the mosh pit and honestly it was worth it. We made it into the mosh pit when Franz Ferdinand
had just started their set. I possibly had the best position in the mosh pit, right in front of stage, on the fence, in front of the biggest speakers you will ever see. After Franz had finished i was starting to regret were i was standing...my ears were gone before Iggy even came on stage, i could not hear one thing.

Then it happened, the best part of the day. Iggy And The Stooges
came onstage and straight away i had a massive smile on my face. The first thing Iggy did was get on top of the speakers, do a crazy dance, sit back down on the speakers, look into the crowd, and give everybody the bird...it was something special i can tell you that. The whole set involved Iggy jumping into the crowd, getting massive cuts on his chest, and dancing like a retard. Then the best thing happened, whilst singing "1979" he asked the crowd to come onstage and sing with him (now in case your wondering...thats pretty much suicide!!!!). I look at my dad and he said dont even think about it! But i didn't listen, i was over that fence so fast i almsot touched Iggy....but like every dream i have, it just got ruined right in front of me...damn security guard almost clotheslined me and threw me to the ground. I got up pretty quick and i thought i dont think i'll try that again...so i went back behind the fence and watched everyone else dance on stage. Another highlight of the set was when some guy from the crowd tried to get onstage and a couple of security guards came over and grab him on the foot and dragged him down...but the guy wouldn't give up, he clinged onto a speaker and dragged it down with him, the guy ended up landing head first on the ground and the speaker followed and almost knocked him out!

Now it was onto the main act of the day The White Stripes
. Don't get me wrong these guys have a lot of talent and deserve to be where they are, but really i didn't get into it at all. It was actually a little bit boring, they didn't do my favorite song which really ticked me off.

Their set finished at about 10:00 o'clock at night so we decided to head home as soon as possible. Altogether it was a really good day and definately worth the 100 bucks!

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