Monday, July 28, 2008



SONG (MP3): Eskimo Scientist

ALBUM: Synaesthesia

FILE UNDER: Powerpop / Psychedelic / Rock

LABEL: Outright Rock Records

INFO: The Mood has been making quite a name for itself in New York City's music scene. This five-piece boasts infectious pop tunes infused with a sunny rock 'n' roll vibe that has audiences dancing far and wide. The effortless vocal harmonies of cousins Marco Argiro and Corinne Callen gracefully complement gritty guitars, grooving bass lines and pounding drums.

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Saturday, July 26, 2008

Tracy Shedd

ARTIST / BAND: Tracy Shedd

SONG (MP3): Whatever It Takes

ALBUM: Cigarettes & Smoke Machines

FILE UNDER: Indie / Alternative / Pop

LABEL: Teenbeat Records

INFO: Tracy Shedd's helpful reminder on the opening track "Never Too Late" from Cigarettes & Smoke Machines, her latest album of smart, pointed pop is a direct and economic assertion backed by sharp musicianship and just the right amount of reverb. Cigarettes & Smoke Machines is Shedd's most accomplished record in a career that has now spanned four full-lengths.

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Friday, July 25, 2008

Liz Durrett

ARTIST / BAND: Liz Durrett

Download: Liz Durrett--"Wild As Them"

Download: Liz Durrett--"All Of Them All"

ALBUM: Outside Our Gates

FILE UNDER: singer songwriter

LABEL: WARM Electronic Recordings

INFO: WARM Electronic Recordings, home to records from pacificUV, Azure Ray, Crooked Fingers, Japancakes, and Phosphorescent, among others, has announced its fall lineup, which includes the third album by acclaimed songstress Liz Durrett, Outside Our Gates.  The diverse and powerful new LP, produced by Eric Bachmann (Archers of Loaf, Crooked Fingers, Azure Ray), is set to see release on September 9th, 2008.

Thursday, July 24, 2008


ARTIST / BAND: Negativland

SONG (MP3): Influential You

ALBUM: Thigmotactic

FILE UNDER: Experimental / Folk / Other

LABEL: Seeland Records

INFO: Since 1980, the 4 or 5 or 6 Floptops known as Negativland have been creating records, CDs, video, fine art, books, radio and live performance using appropriated sound, image and text. Mixing original materials and original music with things taken from corporately owned mass culture and the world around them, Negativland re-arranges these found bits and pieces to make them say and suggest things that they never intended to. In doing this kind of cultural archaeology and "culture jamming" (a term they coined way back in 1984), Negativland have been sued twice for copyright infringement.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2008



SONG (MP3): Lamprey Eels

ALBUM: Flashlights EP

FILE UNDER: Indie / Pop / Rock

INFO: Based in Austin, Texas, the band’s beginnings can be traced back to a barn outside of Waco, Texas where Cody Ground began to home record songs with keyboards, samples, saxophones, and other bells and whistles some time around 2000. These songs became the album Forecast a Brainstorm in 2003. After a few solo shows played, Loxsly evolved into a collaborative effort. Two albums later, they are releasing the Flashlights EP. Drawing on influences such as Spoon and Beulah, their new EP is releasing on August 5th, 2008 along with a small tour to support.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Menahan Street Band


ARTIST / BAND: Menahan Street Band

SONG (MP3): Make the Road by Walking

ALBUM: Make the Road by Walking

FILE UNDER: nu funk

LABEL: Daptone Records

INFO: The Menahan Street Band is a collaboration of musicians from Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings (Dave Guy, Homer Steinweiss, Fernando Velez, Bosco Mann), El Michels Affair (Leon Michels, Toby Pazner), Antibalas (Nick Movshon, Aaron Johnson) and the Budos Band (Mike Deller, Daniel Foder), brought together by musician/producer Thomas Brenneck (Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Budos Band, Amy Winehouse) to record hits in the bedroom of his Menahan St. apartment in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

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Monday, July 21, 2008




SONG (MP3): Worst Love


FILE UNDER: Psychodelic /Rock

LABEL: Atlantic

INFO: Fields are in the midst of recording their second album, and wanted people to hear their progress with a few tracks from the sessions...

The track attached is string-free, and for your enjoyment.

It's called 'Worst Love' and will be on the band's album which will be released later this year.