Thursday, October 11, 2007

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

I'm listening to the new Radiohead.

I'm currently listening to "In Rainbows", which I plan on listening to all day. So far it's really good, and I'm sure it'll only get better with repeated listens. That's the plan at least. I'll let you know for sure tomorrow. Holy shit, has this year seen more fantastic releases than usual? It sure seems like it. 2007 has been a great year for music in general, not only the great albums, but Radiohead's unorthodox album release method has been nothing short of a big fuck off to the DINOSAUR that is the major label record industry. The precedence set here will hopefully be the much needed catalyst for change that both artists AND fans have been wishing for. Here's to the death of the dinosaur.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

GREAT NEW MUSIC: Slaraffenland "Private Cinema"

So if you aren't doing anything tomorrow night (Oct.10th), and you live in the Atlanta area, why don't you scrape together five bucks and come down to the 11:11 Teahouse (1111 Edgewood Ave.) and come see an incredible band perform in an intimate setting before they get all huge and stuff? Oh, which band you say? Slaraffenland. They're awesome. For real. What do they sound like? Why don't you download those free tracks below, and then you tell me. I don't want to spoil it for you, but here's a hint: it sounds like awesome. Their phenomenal new album "Private Cinema" is out now, and you can purchase it here.

Oh, and they also did a bad-ass cover of Radiohead's "Paranoid Android" for Stereogum's "OKX: A Tribute to OK Computer". Which you can find below as well.

[MP3] Slaraffenland - Watch Out from "Private Cinema" (via
[MP3] Slaraffenland - Sleep Tight from "Private Cinema" (via
[MP3] Slaraffenland - Polaroids from "Private Cinema" (via
[MP3] Slaraffenland - Paranoid Android (Radiohead cover) from "OKX: A Tribute to OK Computer" (via

SLARAFFENLAND remaining US tour dates:
Oct. 10 - Atlanta, GA - 11:11 Teahouse - w/ Tradesecrets
Oct. 11 - Washington, DC - DAM! Festival @ Rock-n-Roll Hotel
Oct. 12 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Tavern w/ Phosphorescent
Oct. 14 - Baltimore, MD - Metro Gallery - w/ Paul Duncan and The Caribbean
Oct. 15 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fire - w/ Pattern is Movement
Oct. 16 - Somerville, MA - PA's Lounge - w/ The Coast
Oct. 19 - New York, NY - CMJ Music Marathon - Mo Pitkin's - Hometapes showcase
Oct. 20 - Brooklyn, NY - Hometapes Party - Galapagos

Slaraffenland - website | Myspace | Home Tapes - label website

Monday, October 8, 2007

GREAT NEW LOCAL MUSIC: Ham1 "The Captain's Table"

This has been a pretty easy-going kind of Monday, busy enough to keep my work day flowing but nothing too hectic. This new album from Ham1, "The Captain's Table", was a great soundtrack to my easy-going day. Sauntering through a kaleidoscope of 60's-inspired rockers, dirty southern ballads & indie pop, "The Captain's Table" is yet another wonderful album from a growing scene of excellence coming out of Athens (GA). The album will be released on Nov. 6th through Athens' own eco-conscious Orange Twin Records. Ham1 will soon embark on the “Three On A Tree Tour” supporting Liz Durrett (she contributes vocals to this album) and Vic Chesnutt while also acting as both acts’ backing band. All three tracks below are highly recommended!!

TOUR DATES (w/ Liz Durrett, Vic Chesnutt):
Sep 28 - The Werehouse, Winston Salem, NC
Sep 29 - The Grey Eagle, Asheville, NC
Sep 30 - Gravity Lounge, Charlottesville, VA
Oct 05 - Arts Center, Carrboro, NC
Oct 06 - Evening Muse, Charlotte, NC
Oct 12 - The Pilot Light, Knoxville, TN (tentative)
Oct 13 - The Basement, Nashville, TN
Oct 18 - The 40 WATT, Athens, GA
Oct 19 - Workplay, Birmingham, AL
Oct 20 - The Earl, Atlanta, GA

[MP3] Ham1 - Hare Lipped Bust from "The Captain's Table" (via
[MP3] Ham1 - Moonie from "The Captain's Table" (via
Ham1 - I Had A Good Idea, But It Passed My Mind from "The Captain's Table" (via

Ham1 - website | Myspace | Orange Twins Records