Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving (a little early)!!

I won't be posting tomorrow because of the holiday, but I will be back on Monday.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Able Baker Fox - UPDATE

I posted back in August about Able Baker Fox when details were slim, and now thanks to an email this morning I am excited to see that the album is finished and it finally has a release date. Second Nature Recordings will be releasing the debut album from Able Baker Fox, "Voices" on January 29, 2008. But if you pre-order it now you will receive it a full 7 weeks earlier sometime after Dec. 7th, 2007. Able Baker Fox, features members of some of my favorite bands: Small Brown Bike, The Casket Lottery and Coalesce. And from what I've heard of these first two songs from the new album, I am literally shaking with anticipation.

[MP3] Able Baker Fox - Stuttering from "Voices" (via Box.net)
[MP3] Able Baker Fox - Brand New Moses from "Voices" (via Box.net)

Able Baker Fox - website | Myspace

It's So Good To Have Kindercore Records Back...

Kindercore Records has hit the ground running since the news it was rising from the dead earlier this year. First off, it's first official release since the rebirth is the debut album from King of Prussia, "Save the Scene" (Jan. 29, 2008) which is everything I've come to expect from this amazing label...which is to say it's awesome!!! Throwback 60's mod-pop in the vein of The Who, The Beatles, Belle and Sebastian and Small Faces and it's lush, sparkling, wonderfulness just leaves you wanting more. This mini-LP is hopefully just the beginning of a long lustrous career for this Athens, GA band.

[MP3] King of Prussia - Misadventures of the Campaign Kids from "Save the Scene" (via Box.net)

King of Prussia - Myspace

Kindercore-owner Dan Geller, whose new band Ruby Isle just released a cover of Hello, Blue Roses' "Shadow Falls", before the original has even hit the shelves (Hello, Blue Roses is the new side-project from Dan Bejar from Destroyer, New Pornographers). Here's what Dan had to say about why they chose this song: "Last Friday, Ruby Isle was in the middle of recording our new record and were looking for some inspiration so we decided to take whatever track was number one on elbo.ws and cover it." That's as good a reason as any, so here you go. Check out Ruby Isle's Myspace for more synth-poppy good times.

[MP3] Ruby Isle- Shadow Falls (Hello, Blue Roses cover) from "Unreleased" (via Box.net)
[MP3] Ruby Isle- Atom Bomb from "Into The Black" (via Box.net)

Kindercore Records - website | Ruby Isle - Myspace

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

NEW Animal Collective songs

Thanks to GvsB for these new Animal Collective tunes, which were recorded as part of the BBC Radio 1's Rob Da Bank Show earlier this week.

[MP3] Animal Collective - From a Beach (Bubbly Sun?) from "Live on BBC Radio 1" (via Box.net)
[MP3] Animal Collective - On a Highway from "Live on BBC Radio 1" (via Box.net)

Guitar Heeeeroww!!...yeeahhh!!!

Youtube, you are my hero. (And for those of you who are unfamiliar the guitar-stylings of Jake E. Lee...this video is indeed fake.)

I can't decide what's funnier, the I've-never-had-one-lesson-but-pretending-is-still-cool-right? guitar playing (the bane of every guitar shop employee's existence) or the quietly clapping Ozzy running around like he's just figured out how to use his adult diaper.

Monday, November 19, 2007

DAYTROTTER SESSION: Deerhunter

Deerhunter recently stepped into Daytrotter's studio, and surprise, suprise..they recorded some songs that the still-wonderful-as-ever, Daytrotter folks have available for download. I have the two unreleased songs available below, and head over here for two more.

[MP3] Deerhunter - Activa from "Unreleased - Daytrotter Session" (via Box.net)
[MP3] Deerhunter - Calvary Scars from "Unreleased - Daytrotter Session" (via Box.net)

Daytrotter - website

Next to Last Festival - Athens, GA - Dec. 8-9, 2007

I meant to post about this on Thursday, but I guess I was just too excited about seeing the Black Kids that night (who were freakin' awesome BTW!), oh well. The Next to Last Festival, a charitable non-profit music, arts, and farming festival located in Athens, GA will be taking place on Saturday 12/08 & Sunday 12/09. Individual day tickets are $15, and a two-day pass is $20. Proceeds from this year's event will be going to Common Ground Athens, Common Ground New Orleans, and the fantastic artists who have volunteered their time and efforts to make this happen. The complete line-up is still being worked out, including a second headliner.

The initial line-up:
Daedelus
Liz Janes
Circulatory System
Diane Cluck
Chris Schlarb
Dark Meat
Spenking
Hope for Agoldensummer
Grampall Jookabox
Geoff Reacher
Long Legged Woman
The Hot New Mexicans
Daniel Clay
Deaf Judges
Ben, BEAR, and DJ Killacut
Long Legged Woman

The Next to Last Festival - website

VIDEO: Blitzen Trapper "Wild Mountain Nation"

[VIDEO] Blitzen Trapper - "Wild Mountain Nation" (from the album "Wild Mountain Nation")