Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Sunday, January 28, 2007

PLAYLIST MUZORAMA 28 JANUARY


RADIO MUZORAMA IS BROADCAST WEEKLY ON RADIO FORTUNA (FM106.9 , TBILISI, GEORGIA)

AIR FRANCE - BEACH PARTY


ARTIST / BAND: AIR FRANCE
SONG (MP3): BEACH PARTY
ALBUM: On Trade Winds
FILE UNDER: Pop / Latin / Bossa Nova
LABEL: http://www.sincerelyyours.se/

INFO: Sure to trip up the easily confused, Air France have nothing to do with Air (French band). They're actually from Sweden. And they don't sound much like Air, even though this track (which samples Lisa Stansfield's "All Around The World") is breezy, a bit retro, and owes something to the sepia-toned melancholy happiness of AM radio.

BRIGHT EYES - TOURIST TRAP


ARTIST / BAND: BRIGHT EYES
SONG (MP3): TOURIST TRAP
ALBUM: Four Winds [EP]
FILE UNDER: Indie
LABEL: http://www.saddle-creek.com/

INFO: With the once revolving line-up of musicians settled on the three constants of Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis and Nate Walcott, Bright Eyes spent much of 2006 in the studio working on their follow-up to the acclaimed simultaneous releases Digital Ash in a Digital Urn and I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning. The first single from these sessions, "Four Winds", is presented here along with 5 exclusive B-sides.

LEE HAZLEWOOD - IT'S NOTHING TO ME


ARTIST / BAND: LEE HAZLEWOOD
SONG (MP3): IT'S NOTHING TO ME
ALBUM: Cake or Death
FILE UNDER: Rock

INFO: For over half a century, LEE HAZLEWOOD has proven himself to be one of the most ingenious, inspired and impressively stubborn sons-of-a-bitch the music industry has ever seen. His career – a word that HAZLEWOOD himself would scorn – has seen him take on almost every aspect of the music industry – a word that HAZLEWOOD himself would choke on – and come out on top every time.
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PATRICK WOLF - BLUEBELLS


ARTIST / BAND: PATRICK WOLF
SONG (MP3): BLUEBELLS
ALBUM: The Magic Position
FILE UNDER: Pop
LABEL: www.loogrecords.co.uk

INFO: Patrick, now age 23, grew up in South London and began refining his precocious talents at the age of eleven when he escaped from school troubles by late night experimentation in the corners of his bedroom with his violin, voice and car boot sale organs on a four-track tape recorder. Although beginning his musical education a few years before with rigorous violin lessons and church choirs, it wasn't until Patrick's obsession for early twentieth-century electronics - which lead to a study and construction of a Theremin - that Patrick really developed a strong ambition to create new and innovative music and that has power and emotion enough to communicate directly to the heart.

THE WESTERN STATES MOTEL -POWERLINES


ARTIST / BAND: THE WESTERN STATES MOTEL
SONG (MP3): POWERLINES
ALBUM: Motel
FILE UNDER: Indie / Rock / Acoustic
LABEL: firebird field recordings

INFO: soundtracks for unmade short films set in Los Angeles, backyard nature documentaries, and various vhs camcorder retrospectives. Eventually, a score was completed for a short documentary called "FOLSOM, CASH AND THE COMEBACK," which examines Johnny Cash's 1968 concert at Folsom Prison. You can find it on the "WALK THE LINE" special edition dvd. Their recently-released debut album has been receiving great reviews and the band looks forward to lots of live performances in 2007. This is sunshine pop, no doubt, but it looks inwards as well. For any person who's ever been anywhere, or that's heading some place, The Western States Motel is your soundtrack. Even if you're just standing still, they might just set you on your way.

THE BIRD & THE BEE - I'M A BROKEN HEART


ARTIST / BAND: THE BIRD & THE BEE
SONG (MP3): I'M A BROKEN HEART
ALBUM: The Bird & the Bee
FILE UNDER: Pop / Alternative
LABEL: Blue Note Records

INFO: Greg and Inara met a few years ago. Discovered a common love of jazz standards...nerded out for a couple of hours playing every song they knew...and then wrote and recorded a record together.

GREAT NORTHERN - HOME


ARTIST / BAND: GREAT NORTHERN
SONG (MP3): HOME
ALBUM: Trading Twilight for Daylight
FILE UNDER: Rock
LABEL: www.eeniemeenierecords.com

INFO: GREAT NORTHERN STARTED BY RECORDING SOME SONGS, AND SOME MORE SONGS, AND THEN FINALLY FINISHING THOSE SONGS. WE'VE HAD THE PLEASURE OF MEETING AS WELL AS PLAYING WITH MANY NICE FOLKS. WE CURRENTLY HAVE AN EP OUT (sleepy eepee) AND WE'LL HAVE OUR FIRST FULL LENGTH RECORD OUT (trading twilight for daylight) IN MAY 2007. WE FANCY THINGS CONSTANT and FRAGILE, SPEND A LOT OF TIME STARING AT PIANO KEYS AND ACOUSTIC STRINGS, AND ARE CURRENTLY TRADING TWILIGHT FOR DAYLIGHT. SEND US A MESSAGE ONCE IN A WHILE, FOR NICE THINGS KEEP THE WILL STRONG AND THE HEART GOOD. thank you and good luck. solon.rachel.ashley.david

THE GOD DAMN DOO WOP BAND - THE ROOFTOP


ARTIST / BAND: THE GOD DAMN DOO WOP BAND
SONG (MP3): THE ROOFTOP
ALBUM: Broken Hearts
FILE UNDER: Powerpop / Pop
LABEL: www.afternoonrecords.com

INFO: "Formed just about a year ago, the band started between lattes when Coudray, co-vocalist Saumer Jackson and the group's principal songwriter, Katie (Kat) Naden, all worked in harmony at the Muddy Waters coffeehouse in Uptown. They headlined First Avenue's new band showcase in January and were courted by local indie outlet Afternoon Records this summer to release Broken Hearts. Pop is pop. It's hard to resist. And GDDWB is sort of a fun reminder of that."

MEZZANINE OWLS - LIGHTBULB


ARTIST / BAND: MEZZANINE OWLS
SONG (MP3): LIGHTBULB
ALBUM: Mezzanine Owls - Slingshot Echoes
FILE UNDER: Indie

INFO: mezzanine owls is a band from los angeles. we recently recorded an album with andy lemaster (now it's overhead, bright eyes, azure ray) at chase park transduction in athens, ga. thanks for listening.

NICOLE ATKINS - CAROUSELLE


ARTIST / BAND: NICOLE ATKINS
SONG (MP3): CAROUSELLE
ALBUM: Bleeding Diamonds
FILE UNDER: Psychedelic / Alternative / Folk Rock
LABEL: Columbia Records

INFO: The sound of Nicole Atkins' Bleeding Diamonds EP, which serves as a handy introduction to her upcoming, feature-length Columbia Records debut, is like the opening scene to one of her favorite directors David Lynch's Blue Velvet. Underneath the sunny blue skies, immaculately manicured suburban homes and their bright green lawns lies a forbidding black hole of danger, violence and death.

That is the world described by this 27-year-old singer/songwriter from Neptune, a New Jersey shore town just down the coastline from Asbury Park, where she grew up in an idyllic childhood, teaching herself to play a Grateful Dead song on the guitar she found in the attic once owned by an uncle who died when he was 13. Her father turned her on to blues artists like Jimmy Reed, allowing Nicole to sit in on sessions with local musician friends. She played for three years with the North Carolina alt-country band Los Parasols before making a name for herself as a solo performer on New York City's anti-folk scene.

ROB CROWE - I HATE YOU, ROB CROW (SINGLE VERSION)


ARTIST / BAND: ROB CROWE
SONG (MP3): I HATE YOU, ROB CROW (SINGLE VERSION)
ALBUM: Living Well
FILE UNDER:
LABEL: Absolutely Kosher Records

INFO: Rob Crow (born February 21, 1971) is a prolific singer and multi-instrumentalist from San Diego, California known for the seemingly endless list of bands and projects he is associated with, mostly in the genres of indie rock and math rock. He is best known for his involvement with the bands Pinback (co-led by Zach Smith from Three Mile Pilot), Heavy Vegetable, Physics, Optiganally Yours, Thingy

THE VELVET TEEN - IN A STEADMAN SPRAY


ARTIST / BAND: THE VELVET TEEN
SONG (MP3): IN A STEADMAN SPRAY
ALBUM: Cum Laude
FILE UNDER: Indie
LABEL: Slowdance

INFO: They say the first thing to go is your memory, and The Velvet Teen has been in a constant state of amnesia since day one. From the dazzling pop of Plus Minus Equals, to the soaring, harmony-drenched ballads and one-two uppercut rock punches of Out Of The Fierce Parade, and throughout the masterfully incisive psychemotional beauty of Elysium, The Velvet Teen has always forgotten what came before, painting new, self-rooted masterpieces with each fresh step. Something has been brewing withThe Velvet Teen. Something is always brewing, but this time its circuitous. Computers have been freezing up; home electronics have been breaking down. Pinball machines give fashion advice and snarling dogs sing lullabies..

MY TEENAGE STRIDE - TO LIVE AND DIE IN THE AIRPORT LOUNGE


ARTIST / BAND: MY TEENAGE STRIDE
SONG (MP3): TO LIVE AND DIE IN THE AIRPORT LOUNGE
ALBUM: Ears Like Golden Bats
FILE UNDER: Indie / Pop / New Wave
LABEL: Becalmed Records

INFO: "Buoyed by the same brand of upbeat moodiness that characterized many an old Smiths song, "To Live and Die in the Airport Lounge" is a sparkly bit of catchy but inscrutable guitar pop.." -jeremy, fingertipsmusic "I play at incredulous only because this is exactly what I want to hear in a promo copy. If you write about music, you are familiar with the dread-cum-anxiety brought on by one of those Media Mail envelopes (always, always that Office Gold hue). That particular malady dissipated, however, when I heard the opening chords of “To Live and Die In The Airport Lounge” from the band’s forthcoming third album Ears Like Golden Bats on the UK label Becalmed. I thought of, in the words of Fitchett, “Great Pop” and “Big Pop.”"

ALBERT HAMMOND JR - IN TRANSIT


ARTIST / BAND: ALBERT HAMMOND JR
SONG (MP3): IN TRANSIT
ALBUM: Yours to Keep
FILE UNDER: Rock
LABEL: Rough Trade

INFO: Albert Hammond, Jr. has released a solo album entitled "Yours To Keep" in the U.K., Europe & Japan through Rough Trade Records in October 2006. It will be released on Scratchie/New Line Records in the U.S. on March 6, 2007, and in Canada on Red Ink Records on the same date."Yours To Keep" was recorded at New York's Electric Lady Studios, LoHo Studios, and The Cabin In The City with Hammond, Jr. as guitarist and vocalist together with Josh Lattanzi on bass and Matt Romano on drums. That basic trio has been augmented on various tracks by Julian Casablancas, Jody Porter (Fountains of Wayne), Ben Kweller, Sean Lennon, Chris Feinstein, Mikki James, Sammy James Jr. (The Mooney Suzuki) and Ryan Gentles. The album was produced by Greg Lattimer who first came to attention as vocalist with New York's Thin Lizard Dawn in the late-nineties. The album comes in addition to Albert's role in The Strokes - he is not leaving the band.

MACROMANTICS - SCORCH


ARTIST / BAND: MACROMANTICS
SONG (MP3): SCORCH
ALBUM: Remote
FILE UNDER: Hip Hop
LABEL: Kill Rock Stars

INFO: Australia Macromantics constructs rap labyrinth's whose corners are peepholes into the world. Her style encapsulates the essence of emceeing as a voice, a message, and an instrument. She is a social and cultural commentator who uses the medium of rhyme to better understand both herself and the world at large. WHAT? hells yeah ho's and he-he's, 'MOMENTS IN MOVEMENT', the virgo fucker of all eccentric bliss tsunami's is out SEPTEMBER 16... U.S, well, for once you don't get what you want. the new year will roll macro blades of death scar tissue love joy reverend laughter. nah mean! January for all aya'll poltergeists. I love you all the saMe, relatively speaking. hehehehehhehe.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

MUSICHALL 25 JANUARY


RADIO MUZORAMA IS BROADCAST WEEKLY ON RADIO FORTUNA (FM106.9 , TBILISI, GEORGIA)


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SWAIN & PARIS - COME AS ONE (VANDAL REMIX) (CDR / SPINOUT PROMO)
STRIDER - PHAZERS OR STUN (CDR / SPLANK PROMO)
REDLIGHT - PLAY (ELITE FORCE REMIX) (CDR / PROTON PROMO)
30HZ - SPACE AGE (ALEX METRIC REMIX) (CDR / LOT49 PROMO)
THE PRODIGY - SPITFIRE (FUNTURE FUNK SQUAD VIP MIX) (CDR / NEVER TO BE RELEASED)
RUN DMC - KING OF ROCK (ROGUE ELEPHANT REMIX) (CDR / NEVER TO BE RELEASED) CTRL Z, AFFINITY & TRESPASS - MAINLINE (CDR / HARDCORE BEATS PROMO)
CTRL Z - CHEMISTRY (HARCORE BEATS)
CLAUDE VONSTROKE - WHO'S AFRAID OF DETROIR (STANTON WARRIORS MIX) (DIRTYBIRD) MERKA - WHAT NOW (CDR / FAT! PROMO)

Monday, January 22, 2007

Benni Hemm Hemm - I can love you in a wheelchair baby

ARTIST / BAND: Benni Hemm Hemm
SONG (MP3): I can love you in a wheelchair baby
ALBUM: Benni Hemm HEmm
FILE UNDER: Indie
LABEL: Morr Music

INFO: Benni Hemm Hemm released the E.P. SummerPlate in the summer of 2003. The E.P. was a solo release, produced by Benedikt H. Hermannsson. The E.P. got one review that was very nice, by Árni Matthíasson at Morgunblaðið. After the first and only SummerPlate concert at Gallerí Nema Hvað, Benni moved to Italy for a few months. There he wrote the bulk of the first full album under the name of Benni Hemm Hemm. The first performance of the big band of Benni Hemm Hemm, was on the 1st of May, 2004, at the 5th birthday of Kitchen Motors. And after that performance there was no turning back. In November the band started recording in Sundlaugin, the best studio in Iceland. There were seven songs recorded on 24 tracks on a very busy weekend.Then in May 2005 the band recorded five more tracks in Klink & Bank. Klink & Bank was a very big working space for Icelandic artists that was rented out for free.On the 2nd of September 2005 the Benni Hemm Hemm album was released in Iceland, on Smákökurnar.On the 20th of January 2006 the album was released in Japan, on P-Vine Records.On the 18th of August 2006 the album was released in Europe, on Morr Music.On the 5th of September 2006 the album was released in the US, also on Morr Music.

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THE EARLIES - No Love In Your Heart

ARTIST / BAND: THE EARLIES
SONG (MP3): No Love In Your Heart
ALBUM: The Enemx Chorus
FILE UNDER: Psychedelic / Pop / Experimental
LABEL: Secretly Canadian

INFO: The Earlies is that rare sort of album that defies easy categorisation, embraced by fans of both indie music and dance music. The Earlies' music is a hodge-podge of sounds and influences, combining subtle electronics and clever samples with lush instrumentation--from oboes and flutes to pianos and cellos--and layered vocals. But the album is no overblown experiment in studio magic. The four members of the Earlies, with a huge, revolving roster of musical co-conspirators, combine all of these things into beautiful and affecting pop, though of a slightly skewed variety. The influence of both Brian Wilson and early, pre-breakthrough Mercury Rev looms large over These Were..., mixed with a more contemporary awareness of the electronic music of Boards of Canada, Manitoba and Mum. The overall effect is an album that is wholly exhilarating, with songs that both soothe and soar, ranging from the blissfully chilled "One of Us Is Dead" to the country psychedelia of "Morning Wonder" to "The Devil's Country", which sounds like a spaghetti-western collaboration between Giant Sand and Ennio Morricone. This is organic chill-out music, to be sure, but the Earlies are never less than totally engaging.

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Bell X1 - Flame (Chicken Lips Remix)


ARTIST / BAND: Bell X1
ALBUM: Flame 12"
FILE UNDER: Indie / Pop / Rock
LABEL: Island Records

INFO: Bell X1 and Damien Rice used to be a band called Juniper. Juniper berries are used to make gin. "Gin and tonic dressing gown..." is a lyric from Bell X1's debut album, Neither am I, released in 2000 in Ireland. Ireland used to be poor, and now it's blingin, with scattered showers. Showers of critical acclaim followed the release of their (multi platinum n ting) second record, Music in Mouth, in 2003 in the UK and Ireland; the public too were keen. Keane, Snow Patrol, The Frames, Bon Jovi (?!) and Elliot Smith are some of the people that Bell X1 have toured with. With the song Eve, the Apple of My Eye on the latest OC soundtrack, the band recently played in New York and LA, where some of the OC cast came to see the show. Showing their ignorance, the band didn't know who they were being introduced to, bringing to mind the meeting of Homer Simpson and Billy Corgan - "Billy Corgan, Smashing Pumpkins" ..."Homer Simpson, smiling politely". Their current record Flock was released in Ireland in October 2005 and went straight to number 1 in the pop charts, followed by many sold out shows and all that jazz. Flock is out in the UK now, and their next single is coming out very soon, so make sure to check back here for more information!

Loney, Dear - I Am John

ARTIST / BAND: Loney, Dear
SONG (MP3): I Am John
ALBUM: Loney, Noir
FILE UNDER: Soul / Alternative / Folk
LABEL: Sub Pop

INFO: Loney, Dear is the X-man band. Loney, Dear is also the disguise of multi-instrumentalist and audio homecooking expert Emil Svanängen. In the tiny, sweltering hot Stockholm studio apartment, or in the cool basement of his parents house is where all the magic happens. The outside world has no idea of whats going on. Two records a year is his M.O., and by new years eve of 2009 all is said to come to a close. Everything is recorded in a very modest homestudio setup, using a minidisc mic and a set of headphones to avoid disturbing his neighbors. When Emil recently moved and had to get rid of his floor lamp, he finally budged and bought his first micstand. Emil has developed an almost manic approach to his songwriting. Hard work and more hard work being the only recipe, allowing for experimentation and reinvention. Textural newcomers include clarinets, floortoms and pumporgans to enhance the sonic landscape surrounding the beautiful melodies that sometimes echo age old church hymns. Discography Albums: The year of river fontana (2003), Citadel band (2004), Sologne (2005), Loney noir (August 2005) contact management: Per Wikström, uae(at)com.itv.se Rupert Murdoch owns this place.
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Jonny Lives! - Get Steady

ARTIST / BAND: Jonny Lives!
SONG (MP3): Get Steady
ALBUM: Get Steady
FILE UNDER: Rock / Alternative / Indie
LABEL: Eleven Seven Music

INFO: Jonny Lives! lush & dirty, glossy & gritty Lower East Side sound blares with an urgency that'll push you out of the way if you don't move with it. “The East Village of NYC is our muse. People are up to no good every night; there's a copious amount of debauchery going on, and it's all inspiration for our music.”

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The Broken West - Down in the Valley

ARTIST / BAND: The Broken West
SONG (MP3): Down in the Valley
ALBUM: I Can't Go On, I'll Go On
FILE UNDER: Ghettotech / Regional Mexican / Rock
LABEL: Merge

INFO: The Broken West formed in Los Angeles in the summer of 2004, a group of friends from all across the country, coming together based on their mutual love of music. Originally known as The Brokedown, the band changed their name in the fall of 2006 in response to concerns from another band out of Chicago with a similar name. Names may change, but great music still remains. So far in their young rock and roll life The Broken West have already released a critically acclaimed EP – The Dutchman’s Gold – and criss-crossed the country several times, we're assuming in a beat-up van. In January 2007, Merge will release their debut full length, I Can’t Go On, I’ll Go On, wherein the lads craft their roughly elegant pop with infectious confidence that belies their relatively short career to date. I Can’t Go On, I’ll Go On is a true power pop gem - shimmering and cool, with sharp edges and soaring melodies - recorded over the course of a year (July 2005-August 2006) under the watchful eye and patient, insightful ears of engineer Raymond Richards at his Red Rockets Glare studio in Rancho Park, CA.

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Youth Group - Sorry

ARTIST / BAND: Youth Group
SONG (MP3): Sorry
ALBUM: Casino Twilight Dogs
FILE UNDER: Indie
LABEL: Epitaph

INFO: Sydney band Youth Group’s story-to-date reads something like a three-act play. The first act begins in 1998, with founding members Toby Martin and Danny Allen forming an indie rock band that releases its debut album ‘Urban & Eastern’ in 2000. The record establishes Youth Group as one of Australia’s best kept underground secrets.
Cut to the second act of the play and things aren’t quite as rosy. Occasional shitty gigs, money issues, day jobs and departing members make things a little tough, and it takes the whole of 2003 for the band to get it all together and record its second album, ‘Skeleton Jar’. But what a record it turns out to be.

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The Whitest Boy Alive - Burning

ARTIST / BAND: The Whitest Boy Alive
SONG (MP3): Burning
ALBUM: Dream
FILE UNDER: Other / Disco House / IndieLABEL: bubbles

INFO: the whitest boy alive started as an electronic dance music project in 2003. it has slowly developed into a band without any programmed elements.

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Peter Bjorn And John - Let's Call it Off (Single Mix)


ARTIST / BAND: Peter Bjorn And John
ALBUM: Writer's Block
FILE UNDER: Pop / Indie / New Wave
INFO: Been around for long now. Peter & Bjorn met as teenagers and in 1999 they met John. Since then it's been hundred of gigs, 2 albums, many ep's & singles, lots of love and lots of fussing and fighting. Last album "Falling Out" is available on Hidden Agenda in the states. Check it out man! The third album "Writer's Block" is out now through Wichita/V2, in to begin with Europe. Everybody writes, everybody sings, everybody plays, everybodys happy. Peter are also studying information science and are planning his first solorecordings, Bjorn has released his fantastic jazz-album with combo Yttling Jazz (www.yttling.se) and are busy producing people like Shout Out Louds while John is traveling round the world playing percussion. We all live in Sthlm, though we 'come from more northern places in Sweden. We will be on tour in Europe through most of this fall and hopefully next year we'll get to even more exotic places. We are glad that YOU found us. ..

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists -The Sons Of Cain


SONG (MP3): The Sons Of Cain
ALBUM: Living With The Living
FILE UNDER: Alternative

INFO: Ted Leo and The Pharmacists' latest album Shake The Sheets is a triumph on nearly every level. With a fantastic producer (Chris Shaw) and a great studio (James Iha's Stratosphere in Manhattan), Ted was finally able to achieve the cleanest, biggest sound he has ever had. You might remember Ted Leo from his exploits many years back in the New York hard-core scene with bands like Citizens Arrest and Animal Crackers. More likely, you remember his inspiring role as songwriter and leader of (legendary?) DC mod-punk band, Chisel, from 1990 to 1997. You may even be lucky enough to have caught the short-lived but long remembered Sin Eaters, whom Ted fronted from 1997-1998, or his touring stint with the Spinanes during those same years. Probably, though, you are most familiar with the understated but forceful path he has been blazing as a solo artist since 1997. His songs are fragile but proud, and exalt in social and musical purpose, with inescapable melodies and tangible yet romantic lyrics that could easily draw comparisons to greats such as Billy Bragg or Alex Chilton, and somehow leave you thinking of Curtis Mayfield and CRASS...

PLAYLIST MUZORAMA 21 JANUARY

RADIO MUZORAMA IS BROADCAST WEEKLY ON RADIO FORTUNA (FM106.9 , TBILISI, GEORGIA)
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LISTEN TO THE SHOW

TED LEO AND THE PHARMACISTS -THE SONS OF CAIN
PETER BJORN AND JOHN - LET'S CALL IT OFF (SINGLE MIX)
THE WHITEST BOY ALIVE - BURNING
YOUTH GROUP - SORRY
JONNY LIVES! - GET STEADY
LONEY, DEAR - I AM JOHN
BELL X1 - FLAME (CHICKEN LIPS REMIX)
THE EARLIES - NO LOVE IN YOUR HEART
SEBASTIEN GRAINGER - WHEN YOU GO OUT
BENNI HEMM HEMM - I CAN LOVE YOU IN A WHEELCHAIR BABY
DECODER RING - SOMERSAULT
SMALL SAILS - SOMNAMBULIST
SHOLI - ALL THAT WE CAN SEE

Decoder Ring


ARTIST / BAND: Decoder Ring
SONG (MP3): Somersault
ALBUM: Somersault
FILE UNDER: Alternative / Experimental / Electronica
INFO: Sydney-based six-piece band Decoder Ring experienced a massive leap in terms of their public profile last year as a result of their acclaimed musical score for Cate Shortland's movie Somersault, which received plaudits from all around the world, including a standing ovation at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. While Decoder Ring's earlier releases such as 2002's Spooky Action At A Distance EP and their debut self-titled album showed the six-piece outfit blending analogue synths with indie-rock guitars to create a streamlined electro-rock fusion, the Somersault score showed the band's already filmic sound stretching out into even more lush and ambient territory. In the wake of the band winning the coveted AFI award for the Somersault score and also working on the score to Tony Krawitz's film Jewboy, the second album proper from Decoder Ring Fractions shows the band's sound taking on even more lush textural qualities informed by ambient electronics, krautrock and shoegazer rock, with the increasing expansiveness of their sound a quality definitely informed by their soundtrack work.read more from the source...

Small Sails


ARTIST / BAND: Small Sails
SONG (MP3): Somnambulist

ALBUM: Similar Anniversaries

FILE UNDER: Indie / Ambient / Pop

LABEL: Other Electricities
INFO: Were you smaller than you were, these two lights might be light enough. Were you smaller than you were, all of the room would overwhelm you with comfort. Were you smaller than you were, one mans click would become your crash. If we, four men or a machine, have brought with us anything, it is a joy built for sharing. Made of light and sound, it hardly differs from the everyday. Some real and some not, these noises are made for pleasure and these visions for thought. It is small sails............................... We love your comments, but please, no bandvertisements.
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Sholi


ARTIST / BAND: Sholi
SONG (MP3): All That We Can See
ALBUM: Sholi/The Dead Science split 7"
FILE UNDER: Indie

Friday, January 19, 2007

MUSICHALL 18 JANUARY


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DJ PIED PIPER - DO YOU REALLY LIKE IT

AGENT X FT. JD - SCREAM & SHOUT
TEEBONE VS COOLIO - FLY BI PARADISE

GENIUS CRU - BOOM SELECTION
RYDER PROJECT 4 FEATURING MC K - JOY (SPECIAL DUB PLATE MIX)

SHAKA BASS FEATURING SPECIAL MC - BO YAKA BEATS
DIZZE RASCAL - STAND UP TALL (4X4 MIX)

ARTFUL DODGER FEAT RICHIE DAN & SEVI G - RUFF NECK SOUND
TAYO - DOWN UNDER DUB (FEAT ELROY & PIPER)

AQUASKY & TAYO FEAT. EARL 16 - LOOKING FOR A SESSION
DREADZONE - MASH UP THE DREADZ
JEAN JACQUES SMOOTHIE - MOVING ON

Sunday, January 14, 2007

POSTSCRIPTS


ARTIST / BAND: POSTSCRIPTS
SONG (MP3): THIS IS
ALBUM: The Day After Tomorrow
FILE UNDER: Indie Pop
LABEL: http://www.projectionprojects.com/

INFO: A laptop artist gone pop who has defined a unique sound in his first solo record. Its atmospheric and catchy music that mixes analog and digital instrumentation, from textured guitars, swelling and shimmering sonic waves to electronic bleeps, and whimsical beats. This record crosses many styles from song to song yet sounds like a good story from beginning to end. It is dreamy and dramatic with subtle transitions that give pop sensibility to getting naked.Formerly a sound artist, composer, electronic-laptop artist and multi-instrumentalist for numerous events and groups. Presently exploring standard structures of music making. The day after tomorrow is the debut from Postscripts, which is the first for the one-man band darvin serge jones. All songs were written, played and recorded while traveling and moving to a new state over the last year.
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BEDROOM EYES


ARTIST / BAND: BEDROOM EYES
SONG (MP3): THE SKYWRITER
ALBUM: Embrace In Stereo E.P.
FILE UNDER: Pop / Indie
INFO: Bedroom Eyes strives to make pop songs that are short and simple compounds of bright melodies and heartfelt matters. Hailing from the small northern Swedish town of Östersund, Bedroom Eyes consists of Jonas Jonsson alone. However, there will always be a need for some proficient unit to back me up and as for now these great people are Emil Karlsson (The Way We Wear Our Heads, I Love Pilot), Patrik Zackrisson and Mattias Andersson. The 4-track debut »Embrace In Stereo EP« is out from September 25th 2006 and is available for free download including artwork at the website. A big salute to Julia Hanberg (Penny Century) for lending out her dazzling vocals on two of the songs. Pop music from the heart - to the feet.
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FINAL FANTASY


ARTIST / BAND: FINAL FANTASY
SONG (MP3): SONG SONG SONG
ALBUM: He Poos Clouds
FILE UNDER: Experimental / Pop
LABEL: Tomlab
INFO: "In Final Fantasy you hear how Mr. Pallett's art is born of contrast, not only between pop and contemporary composition, but between the organic and the electronic, the fantastical and the domestic, the abrasive and the sweet. A perfectionist who adores the rough-hewn, he is at once hopelessly nerdy and improbably cool" NEW YORK TIMES DEC11, 2005read more from the source...

BITTER TEA FOR BREAKFAST


ARTIST / BAND: BITTER TEA FOR BREAKFAST
SONG (MP3): YOU HAVE NOTHING TO FEAR FROM ME (SELF-SABOTAGE)
ALBUM: alarming new evidence of pathological self-sabotage
FILE UNDER: Acoustic
LABEL: mr. hyde records
INFO: {bitter tea for breakfast} is a side project of sorts. it started when i had a crop of songs that i liked but had never recorded. i wanted to record them before i forgot about them, since i was getting pretty heavily (and wonderfully) involved with millimeters mercury. that effort became blueprints for a medical building, which took over a year, quite unintentionally, and damn near claimed my sanity. i played all of the instruments myself, did all of the recording, production, mixing, and mastering. i had no idea what an ordeal it could be, but it's my own damn fault for allowing it to take that long.
-travis
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THE ONE AM RADIO


ARTIST / BAND: THE ONE AM RADIO
SONG (MP3): IN THE TIME WE'VE GOT
ALBUM: This Too Will Pass
FILE UNDER: Crunk / Folk
LABEL: Dangerbird
INFO: I started performing and recording my songs in March 1999, under the name The One AM Radio. My third full-length, This Too Will Pass, comes out February 20th, 2007. Join my mailing list; I'll send you updates on new shows and releases. A discography, ordering information, and more mp3s are up on theoneamradio.com. Pitchforkmedia.com: "Hirway's prose is peppered with imagistic bits of landscape, all grass and dust and summer sunsets. Coupled with his breathy, organic whispers, much of A Name Writ in Water invites big, natural metaphors, somehow only easily comparable to snow-capped mountain ranges or towering icecaps. His compositions simply feel colossal. Unsurprisingly, A Name Writ in Water is stubbornly unassuming in its prettiness, inadvertently figuring songs as portraits, melodies as promises...charting the gray spots between highways and oceans, between guitars and laptops. The maps he draws are beautiful."
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ARTIST / BAND: RON SEXSMITH
SONG (MP3): AND NOW THE DAY IS DONE
ALBUM: Time Being
FILE UNDER: Folk Rock
LABEL: V2 MUSIC
INFO: Ron Sexsmith maps the human heart with surgical skill and great compassion. He offers us hard-earned pieces of wisdom, all set to strong yet gentle melodies and sung unaffectedly, with emotional eloquence and genuine soul. These are his creative signatures, and they have earned the Toronto-based singer/songwriter immense respect from his peers, critics, and a devoted international audience.
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EASTERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS


ARTIST / BAND: EASTERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS
SONG (MP3): HOLLYWOOD (FEATURING MAURA DAVIS)
ALBUM: The Southampton Collection EP
FILE UNDER: Rock
LABEL: Interscope Records
INFO: Two longtime friends and bandmates, Josh and Greg werent happy with the way their old band was going. So they left. They left behind good friends; they opted out of a major label record deal, they stopped going on cross-country excursions and missed out on gallons of free booze. It was a long, lonely summer for the two fancy lads.
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MICAH WOLF


ARTIST / BAND: MICAH WOLF
SONG (MP3): BURDEN
ALBUM: Micah wolf
FILE UNDER: Acoustic / Folk / Indie
LABEL: Blockplane Records
INFO: Micah was born in Bainbridge Island, WA. In Micah's early years he traveled and lived in many places including the woods of Idaho, the oasis of Bear Springs AZ., a coastal town in Mexico, and he lived with a traditional Cree family in Saskatchewan, Canada. Often times hitchhiking was their main mode of transportation.
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THE WINKS


ARTIST / BAND: THE WINKS
SONG (MP3): GUITAR SWING
ALBUM: Birthday Party
FILE UNDER: Psychedelic / Folk / Pop
LABEL: Ache Records
INFO: The Winks "Birthday Party" An elegant blend of modern fervor with an old-world charm, Birthday Party glistens with a timeless yet quirky pop panache. Primarily cello, mandolin, vocals, and percussion, The Winks are entirely void of any of the instruments traditionally used within rock music. Yet the structure, song writing, and execution suggests a contemporary and pop spirit, rich with “hooks”. read more from the source...

MONEY MARK


ARTIST / BAND: MONEY MARK
SONG (MP3): PICK UP THE PIECES
ALBUM: Brand New By Tomorrow
FILE UNDER: Alternative
LABEL: Brushfire Records
INFO: Money Mark is the alias of Mark Ramos-Nishita, a keyboardist whose funky, retro-flavored riffs earned him the unofficial title of the fourth Beastie Boy. Born in Detroit to a Japanese-Hawaiian father and a Chicano mother, Nishita moved to the West Coast when he was six; some years later, he hooked up with the Dust Brothers production team, and began overdubbing keyboards for the Delicious Vinyl label. While working as a handyman, Nishita accepted a job repairing the Beastie Boys' Silverlake, CA, home; soon, he became a pivotal member of the group's Grand Royal posse, and performed on both 1992's Check Your Head and 1994's Ill Communication.
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PONI HOAX


ARTIST / BAND: PONI HOAX
SONG (MP3): SHE'S ON THE RADIO (RADIO MIX)
ALBUM: PONI HOAX
FILE UNDER: Indie / Electro / Rock
LABEL: TIGERSUSHI
INFO: Too good to be true! The conjunction of whatever Western civilization offers best in terms of debauchery, excess and exotic beverages with a unique musical kinship and knowledge. This happens once a millenium on this side of the channel and the Joakim-produced ‘Budapest’ EP is here to give testimony of the legacy this band is set to leave. The gang of Laurent Bardainne, Nicolas Villebrun, Vincent Taeger and Arnaud Rollin met up at the Conservatoire Nationale de Musique and formed the most respected group of guns for hire on the Parisian marketplace. When not on tour with middle-of-the-road acts with disgusting tastes in music and no usage of underwear, the quartet gathered in an obscure Parisian basement to practise and rehearse Poni Hoax's exquisite art. A chance encounter with Franco-Cambodian fugitive Nicolas Ker at an 18th district juice joint led to the ultimate development of their unique synthesis. Poni are ready to take on everyone from Franz Ferdinand to Modern Lovers, from Esg to Arcade Fire, from Kylie Minogue to Serge Gainsbourg. The Richter scale just moved in dowtown Paris!
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BLITZEN TRAPPER


ARTIST / BAND: BLITZEN TRAPPER
SONG (MP3): PINK PADDED SLIPPERS
ALBUM: Dead Bees records sampler #4
FILE UNDER: Indie / Country / Electro
LABEL: http://www.deadbees.com/

INFO: At years end, dutch, ace, peeps, lando, and the magic clan chartered a steep interstellar wagon train and broke the speed of sounds. by mystifying coincidence, the last great Trapper found love on the bak side of the celestial sphere.With his gypsy boots, musket and grand collection of scarves the Last Glass Trapper converted a bevy of clouds into a sighing fleet of air ships and took to the sky. read more from the source...

LOOKER


ARTIST / BAND: LOOKER
SONG (MP3): TICKLE MY SPINE
FILE UNDER: Rock / Pop / Punk

BLACK LIPS


ARTIST / BAND: BLACK LIPS
SONG (MP3): NOT A PROBLEM
ALBUM: ¡Arriba Tijuana!
FILE UNDER: Psychedelic
LABEL: http://intheredrecords.com/
INFO: The Black Lips are what you could call true visionaries of a skeptical age. Even from their very first 7" EP, you could tell they were doing their own thing on their own terms, and of course it didn't sit well, even with the dawning of the 21st century and all it promised. Wildly cross-eyed broken stars destined to waver in their importance in the cosmos, they know no boundaries and they take no pretense. Like a volatile and teetering amalgamation of the SWELL MAPS trying to cover the SWINGIN' MEDALLIONS, it's just not right for this world. Unless you long for the unhinged freedom that comes with music that challenges everything without becoming an unlistenable mess of sound. It's a dazzling catastrophe that needs to be absorbed before it vaporizes into thin air. The fun these guys have is hard to hide either live or on record. Seriously slurred swashbucklers living out the ultimate teenage dream, yet breaking through another layer of remarkable idiocy, transcribed through hallucinations, exasperation, and perfectly casual dick fumbling.
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Friday, January 12, 2007

RUETSCHLE




ARTIST / BAND: RUETSCHLE
SONG (MP3): CAN YOU REMEMBER
ALBUM: Exotic Destinations
FILE UNDER: Indie / Pop / Rock
LABEL: poptek.com
INFO: Pronounced Richly AN INTERVIEW WITH RUETSCHLE/ BY SONIC MELODY. SO FIRST QUESTION. HOW DO YOU PRONOUNCE WHATEVER THIS WORD IS? MIKE RUETSCHLE: It's like rich--ly. Long "e". The "tsch" makes a "cha" sound and the "ue" sounds like an "i". It's a German word. YOU HAVE A NEW RECORD COMING OUT? MR: Yes. It's called "Exotic Destinations" by my band Ruetschle. It's ten songs. It will be our third full-length. WHEN IS IT SCHEDULED TO COME OUT? MR. It's been done for a while. The behind the scenes stuff has been taking longer than we thought. It will be in stores June 20. We are throwing some record release parties as well, first in our hometown of Dayton and then in Portland where I lived and in Seattle where Andy lived. WHAT DOES IT SOUND LIKE? MR: You answer this one.


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Thursday, January 11, 2007

MUSICHALL 11 JANUARY


RADIO MUZORAMA IS BROADCAST WEEKLY ON RADIO FORTUNA (FM106.9 , TBILISI, GEORGIA)

PRODUCED BY KOMUNIKATORI

LISTEN TO THE SHOW


TOM REAL VS THE ROGUE ELEMENT - FEEL MY (MADOX REMIX) (CDR / FUNCTIONAL PROMO)
KLAUS HEAVYWEIGHT HILL - SNAKE DOCTOR
DEVIL'S GUN - RAISING THE BEAST (EXTENDED MIX)
4KUBA - DEAR MATE (DOPAMINE REMIX)
THE PRODIGY - SPITFIRE (FUTURE FUNK SQUAD VIP REMIX) (CDR /
NEVER TO BE RELEASED)
UNKNOWN - DETROIT BOOTIE (BREAKS REMIX)
30HZ & VLAD - GET LOW (BAOBINGA REMIX) (CDR / VERICAL SOUND PROMO)
10 RAPID FEAT MR WHO - RUN (DAVID EKENBACK REMIX) (CDR / BURRITO PROMO)
IAMX - SPIT IT OUT (DIRK TECHNIC'S SANDSTORM REMIX)
DJUMA SOUNDSYSTEM - LES DJINNS (TRENTEMOELLER REMIX)
LINDSTROM - I FEEL SPACE

Friday, January 05, 2007

MUSICHALL 4 JANUARY



RADIO MUZORAMA IS BROADCAST WEEKLY ON RADIO FORTUNA (FM106.9 , TBILISI, GEORGIA)

PRODUCED BY KOMUNIKATORI




UK APACHE AND SHY FX - ORIGINAL NUTTAH
GENERAL MALICE - SENSEMELIA
DAMIAN MARLEY - JAMROCK (DRUM N BASS REMIX)
BLACKSTAR FEAT. TOP CAT - CHAMPION DJ (POTENTIAL BAD BOY MIX)
VISIONARY - RULING SOUND
JACKY MURDA AND RCOLA - JUNGLIST BANDERLERO
AKALA - BULLSHIT (DNB REMIX)
TC - SICK & TWISTED
DYNAMITE MC - OVER HERE NOW (FEAT MC SKIBADEE)
DJ CLIPZ - HOLD TIGHT
SPECTRA SOUL - TEMPEST