Saturday, February 28, 2009
The End Is Coming?
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Music of the 2000's - The Clientele - Suburban Light
The Clientele - Suburban Light (2000)
It is simply one of the most beautifully crafted albums of the decade. Dream-pop at it's finest. A magical album. If a single album could describe a cool, misty fall night, this would be the album.
I can't count the number of times I've listened to this album over the years. From the floor of my old, just-moved-in condo to Central Park the album still moves me. Fantastic lyrics, well mixed vocal/instrumental levels and wonderful musician ship shape this blissfully melancholy album.
If you like '90's-era bands like Ride, The Verve, Gene or The Ocean Blue, the you'll find this band right up your alley.
Recommended if you like:
Fairline Parkway, The Verve, Nick Drake
Monday, February 23, 2009
Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way? (Video of the Day)
Friday, February 20, 2009
New Music Friday Night (Lots of MP3s)
MP3 - Trackademicks - "Enjoy What You Do"
MP3 - Project Jenny, Project Jan - "Pins And Needles (with Fujiya & Miyagi)"
MP3 - Misstress Barbara - "Is It Ok (feat. Bjorn from Peter Bjorn and John"
MP3 - Shilpa Ray & Her Happy Hookers - Coward Cracked the Dawn (Radio Edit)
MP3 - Heartless Bastards - "Searching for the Ghost" (acoustic)
MP3 - Heartless Bastards - "The Mountain" (Re-Post)
MP3 - Rex the Dog - "Bubblicious (Zoo Brazil Remix)"
MP3 - Lydia - "I Woke Up Near the Sea"
MP3 - Architecture in Helsinki - "That Beep (Radioclit's Swedish Mix)"
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Music of the 2000s: Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker (2000)
It's been a couple of weeks, so time to jump back into this music series ...
Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker (2000)
I take pride in trying to keep my CDs, Records and Tapes in as close to like-new condition as possible. So when something happens, like the little plastic hinge on a CD case breaks off, it annoys me. There's only one CD case that is in shambles - broken hinge, cracked plastic, pieces miss from breaking off - a mess. It also is one of my favorite CDs of the decade.
It was probably 1998 or 1999 when I first ran across Whiskeytown, so when Ryan Adams went solo in 2000, I was interested to see how he would fair as a solo artist. Rarely do the solo albums of artists whose group had success and acclaim match or exceed the level of success of their previous endeavor. Rarely doesn't mean never for a reason.
Beginning with a debate around Morrissey, Heartbreaker combines the all the wonderful talents and traits of Adams in what some believe is his best album - including those with Whiskeytown. With songs that range from stripped down and heart-wrenching to soulful but rocking, Adams laid the ground work for a prolific decade of recording.
Recommended if you like:
Old 97's, Iron and Wine, Sun Kil Moon
An Horse Tour Dates; Interviewed by Sara Quin (Tegan and Sara)
Feb 25 - 7:00 - Noise Pop Festival ~ Slim’s - San Francisco, California
Feb 27 - 6:30 - Sho - Salt Lake City, Utah
Mar 1 - 8:00 - Walnut Room - Denver, Colorado
Mar 3 - 8:00 - 7th Street Entry - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mar 4 - 8:00 - High Noon Saloon - Madsion, Wisconsin
Mar 7 - 8:00 - The Green Room - Montreal, Quebec
Mar 9 - 8:00 - The Montreal House - Peterborough, Ontario
Mar 10 - 8:00 - Casbah Lounge - Hamilton, Ontario
Mar 11 - 8:00 - London Music Club - London, Ontario
Mar 12 - 12:00 - University of Guelph - Guelph, Ontario
Mar 13 - 8:00 - Canadian Music Week ~ Tranzac - Toronto, Ontario
Mar 18 - 8:00 - SXSW - Austin, Texas
Mar 19 - 8:00 - SXSW - Austin, Texas
Mar 20 - 8:00 - SXSW - Austin, Texas
Mar 21 - 8:00 - SXSW - Austin, Texas
Mar 25 - 8:00 - Hotel Utah - San Francisco, California w/ Wintersleep
Mar 26 - 8:00 - Lola’s - Portland, Oregon w/ Wintersleep
Mar 27 - 8:00 - The Vera Project - Seattle, Washington
Interview with Sara Quin of Tegan and Sara:
Labels: an horse
Design the Official Decemberists Show Poster for NPR Music's SXSW showcase
From the official press release:
On March 18th, The Decemberists will give the debut live performance of their epic new song cycle The Hazards of Love when they headline NPR Music's SXSW showcase at Stubb's in Austin. To mark the occasion, Capitol Records (who will release the album on March 24) and Imeem are inviting fans to design the official poster for the showcase with a contest - the winning design will be hand-picked by the band and contestants can enter here:
As previously announced, The Decemberists will play The Hazards of Love, in sequence, in its entirety. Joining all five members of the band on stage will be Lavender Diamond’s Becky Stark and My Brightest Diamond’s Shara Worden, who lend leading vocals to the album. Opening bands are North Carolina trio The Avett Brothers, set to debut songs from its forthcoming album produced by Rick Rubin, and bluesy rockers Heartless Bastards, riding the success of its third record, The Mountain. The concert will begin at 10PM CST and will be streamed live, archived and podcast at www.NPR.org/sxsw, and will be available for broadcast on NPR Member stations across the country.
May 19 - Hollywood Palladium - Los Angeles, CA
May 20 - Fox Theatre - Oakland, CA
May 21 - McDonald Theater - Eugene, OR
May 24 - Wilma Theatre - Missoula, MT
May 26 - Fillmore Auditorium - Denver, CO
May 27 - Uptown Theater - Kansas City, MO
May 29 - Riverside Theater - Milwaukee, WI
May 31 - The Pageant - St. Louis, MO
June 1 - Lifestyle Communities Pavilion - Columbus, OH
June 3 - Tabernacle - Atlanta, GA
June 4 - Memorial Auditorium - Raleigh, NC
June 5 - The National - Richmond, VA
June 6 - Tower Theatre - Upper Darby, PA
June 9 - Bank of America Pavillion - Boston, MA
June 10 - Radio City Music Hall - New York, NY
June 11-14 - Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival - Manchester, TN
St. Vincent Unviels New Album
St. Vincent (AKA Annie Clark) will be releasing her second album, Actor, on May 4, 2009.
She will preview songs from Actor with two shows at SXSW in Austin. The first show will be Wednesday, March 18 at the Central Presbyterian Church and the second will be Friday, March 2.
Photo: Annabel Mehran
Labels: st. vincent
White Rabbits It's Frightening Track Listing
1. Percussion Gun
2. Rudie Fails
3. They Done Wrong / We Done Wrong
5. Company I Keep
6. The Salesman (Tramp Life)
7. Midnight and I
8. Right Where They Left
9. The Lady Vanishes
10. Leave It At The Door
Labels: white rabbits
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Buraka Som Sistema Tour Dates; Video for " Kalemba (wegue wegue)"
Apr 17 Indio, CA @ Coachella
Apr 21 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
Apr 23 Portland, OR @ Rotture
Apr 24 Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
Apr 25 Seattle, WA @ Nectar Lounge
Apr 28 Chicago, IL @ Sonotheque
Apr 29 Toronto, ON @ El Mocambo
Apr 30 Montreal, QC @ Zoobizarre
May 01 Boston, MA @ Harper's Ferry
May 02 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Video of the Day: Lefty Frizzell "I Love You A Thousand Ways" and "She's Gone, Gone Gone"
Here We Go Magic Tour Dates; Video
03/03 New York, NY Le Poisson Rouge w/ Callers and Cary Brothers
03/07 Washington, DC The Red and The Black*
03/09 Pittsburgh, PA garfield artworks*
03/11 Bloomington, IN Cinemat*
03/12 St. Louis, MO Off Broadway*
03/13 Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen*
03/14 Rock Island, IL Daytrotter Session
03/14 Rock Island, IL Daytrotter Presents @ Huckleberry's Pizza Parlor*
03/17 Dallas, TX Mountain House*
03/17 Dallas, TX – 6 PM INSTORE AT GOOD RECORDS
03/22 New Orleans, LA Marigny Theatre*
03/23 Atlanta, GA 529 Club**
03/24 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506**
03/25 Baltimore, MD Ottobar**
* w/ Callers
** w/ Titus Andronicus
Monday, February 16, 2009
Video of the Day: Patsy Cline - "Three Cigarettes"
REPOST: Atlanta Metal Fest Free Ticket Info
Atlanta. February 28. Masquerade. FREE. (Thanks to Vice and Scion.)
How to get tickets, from our friends at Vice:
To obtain tickets to the fest please visit http://www.scion.com/rock and enter your email address in the register box. If you live within a 60 mile radius of a retail pick up location you will be given the option of stores close to you. Choose the store easiest for you to visit and you will be emailed a confirmation to get a pair of tickets at the that location. Bring this confirmation to the store to obtain your tickets. If you live outside that radius your name will be added to a will call list to get tickets day of at the venue and you will be emailed a confirmation for that. Early arrival is highly recommended, as a ticket does not guarantee entry. Once the park is full, that's it.
Friday, February 13, 2009
Friday the 13th
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Video of the Day: Marissa Nadler, "River of Dirt"
Marissa Nadler - River of Dirt - Directed by Joana Linda from Kemado Records on Vimeo.
Midnight Masses Tour Date (with Trail of Dead) and MP3
MP3 - Midnight Masses - Heaven
02-19 Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
02-20 Houston, TX - Walter’s on Washington
02-21 New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jack’s
02-23 Orlando, FL - The Social
02-24 Atlanta, GA - The EARL
02-25 Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle
02-26 Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel
02-27 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
02-28 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
03-01 Cambridge, MA - Middle East Downstairs
03-03 Montreal, Quebec – La Sala
03-04 Toronto, Ontario – Lee’s Palace
03-05 Detroit, MI - Pike’s Room at the Crofoot
03-06 Chicago, IL - Logan Square Auditorium
03-09 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
03-10 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
03-12 Seattle, WA - Neumo’s
03-13 Vancouver, British Columbia – Richard’s on Richards
03-14 Portland, OR - Berbati’s Pan
03-16 San Francisco, CA - Slim’s
03-17 Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex
03-19-03-21 Austin, TX – SXSW
Fischerspooner to Release New Album
Fischerspooner, the project comprised of Warren Fischer and Casey Spooner, is set to release their third album, Entertainment, on May 5, 2009.
Video of the Day: Dent May - "Meet Me In The Garden"
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
I Have Finally Given In
I have steadfastly fought to maintain DJdc's status as a Web site - not a blog - but my inability to code the main page to my liking combined with my want to update remotely led me to this cop-out option.
I hope this is only temporary. I hate how this format prevents me from featuring things like Jon Wolf's Monthly Playlists and the recent Dent May Interview but at least for the next few days this is the new reality.
So if you read this site I really want and need you feedback. If you don't want to leave a comment then e-mail your thoughts, ideas or solutions about what you think I should do because I could use the advice.
With the site's three year anniversary only a month away I only have a month to figure things out.
Thanks in advance,
DeadJournalist.com err DeadJournalist.com/blog.htm
Ryan Adams engaged to ... Mandy Moore?!
Video of the Day: Vulture Whale's "Sugar"
Here are some upcoming tour dates for the band:
2.14 - Bottletree-Birmingham, Alabama
2.28 - Mellow Mushroom - Tuscaloosa, Alabama
3.6- Caledonia - Athens, Georgia
3.14- Government Street Grocery- Ocean Springs, Mississippi
3.21- Creekside Lounge - Austin, Texas (SXSW)
3.27- The Basement- Nashville, Tennessee
4.11-The Hummingbird- Macon, Georgia
Art Brut Releases Track List for Art Brut vs. Satan
Art Brut will be releasing their third album Art Brut vs. Satan on May 12, 2009. Tour dates to come; but the track listing has been released:
01 Alcoholics Unanimous
02 DC Comics and Chocolate Milkshake
03 The Passenger
04 Am I Normal?
05 What a Rush.
06 Demons Out!
07 Slap Dash for No Cash
08 The Replacements
09 Twist and Shout
10 Summer Job
11 Mysterious Bruises
"We recorded the album in a punk-as-fuck two weeks in Salem, Oregon," explains lead singer Eddie Argos. "I don't always enjoy the recording process - all that fiddling with guitars and drum sounds waiting for my turn to 'sing'. This time though, we did it just right. We spent a day getting the sound of the instruments perfect, then with all of us in the same room at the same time, with the amazing Black Francis conducting us, we pressed record, jumped around and played our songs. This is how I always thought albums were made and it's definitely how we're doing it from now on!"
Labels: art brut
School of Seven Bells Tour; Video of the Day: "Half Asleep"
2009 Tour Date
2/11 Minneapolis, MN - 7th St Entry w/Fujiya & Miyagi
2/12 Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge w/Fujiya & Miyagi
2/13 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick w/Fujiya & Miyagi
2/14 Alfred, NY - Alfred University Knight Club w/Fujiya & Miyagi
2/15 Boston, MA - The Paradise w/Fujiya & Miyagi
2/17 New York, NY - Le Poisson Rouge w/ Fujiya & Miyagi
2/18 Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero w/Fujiya & Miyagi
2/19 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club w/Fujiya & Miyagi
2/23 Dublin, Ireland - Whelans
2/24 Glasgow, Scotland - Captain's Rest
2/25 Leeds, UK - Cockpit
2/26 London, UK - Cargo
2/27 Manchester, UK - Night & Day
2/28 Bristol, UK - Start the Bus
3/01 Brighton, UK - Audio
3/04 Brussels, Belgium - AB Club
3/05 Paris, Ile-de-France - Le Point Ephemere
3/07 Munster, Germany - Gleis 22
3/08 Berlin, Germany - Bang Bang Club
3/09 Hamburg, Germany - Molotow
3/10 Cologne, Germany - Studio 672
3/12 Vienna, Austria - Flex
3/13 Munich, Germany - Atomic Cafe
3/14 Milan, Italy - La Casa
3/18 Austin, TX - Buffalo Billiards (KCRW Showcase)
3/19 Austin, TX - Mohawk (Rhapsody Daytime Party)
3/20 Austin, TX - Emo's (Pitchfork/Windish Agency Daytime Party)
3/20 Austin, TX - Radio Room (Mojo presents Ghostly International/Full Time Hobby Showcase)
3/21 Austin, TX - Urban Outfitters
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Atlanta Braves Searching for Local Band for PreGame Shows
The Atlanta Braves are looking for bands who think they have what it takes to energize and entertain thousands of fans at Turner Field before a home Braves game in 2009. Country, rock, pop, cover, or original bands can submit their information for review at www.braves.com/bravesbands.
"There is an abundance of great musical talent in our region," said Scott Cunningham, Braves Director of Game Entertainment. "This contest gives us an opportunity to tap into the wealth of talent for our fans to enjoy, while supporting up and coming musicians by providing them a venue and audience at the major league level."
Bands selected to perform before a home game during the 2009 season will receive free tickets for their members to that night's game and a special discount code to pass along to their loyal followers to see them live in action.
One group will be named the "Braves Band of the Year" and win a free suite to the final home game of 2009. The "Band of the Year" will be chosen by the Braves game entertainment staff, who will judge the groups based on combination of factors including crowd participation and enthusiasm.
The Atlanta Braves is Major League Baseball's winningest franchise since 1991. During that time, Braves teams have earned 14 division championships, five National League pennants and a World Series title. Based in Atlanta since 1966, the Braves franchise is the longest continuously operating franchise in Major League Baseball. Atlanta Braves games are telecast on FS South, SportSouth, and Peachtree TV with radio broadcasts heard in Atlanta on 640 WGST, 94.9 The Bull and VIVA 105.7 and regionally on the Atlanta Braves Radio Network.
The Walkmen and Kings of Leon US Tour Dates; "Four Provinces" Video of the Day
Watch the new video for "Four Provinces"
US Tour Dates
4/19: Agannis Arena, Boston, MA
4/20: La Sala Rossa, Montreal (Solo Headline)
4/21: Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON
4/22: Palumbo, Pittsburgh, PA
4/24: Patriot Center, Fairfax, VA
4/25: Spectrum, Philadelphia
4/27: Constant Convocation Center, Norfolk, Va
4/28: Koka Booth Ampitheatre, Raleigh, NC
4/30: Bojangles Coliseum, Charlotte, NC
5/04: St Augustine Ampitheater, St, Augustine, FL
5/05: UCF Arena, Orlando, FL
5/07: Bank United Center, Miami, FL
5/08: Sundome, Tampa, FL
5/10: North Charleston Coliseum, Charleston, SC
5/12: National City Pavillion, Cincinnati, OH
5/13: Tower City, Cleveland, OH
5/19: Mesa Ampitheatre, Phoenix, AZ
5/21: Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA
New Antony & The Johnsons
From his upcoming digital EP to be released in April.
MP3 - Antony & The Johnsons - Epilepsy Is Dancing
Sunday, February 08, 2009
Video of the Day: The Rentals
February Three from The Rentals Dot Com on Vimeo.
The Rentals will be releasing three EPs throughout 2009. They will be available inn digital format only until the release of an upcoming box set. More details as they become available.
Music of the 2000's - Blitzen Trapper
Blitzen Trapper - Furr (2008)
As mainstream indie/college rock evolved through the decade it became apparent that 2008 became the year of the folk revival. Along with Fleet Foxes' Fleet Foxes, Blitzen Trapper's Furr were two of the best examples of albums that highlighted this movement.
With Furr, the band tightened their sound slightly from their amazing and stylistically diverse debut album Wild Mountain Nation. Personally, Furr has only gotten better as I've listened to it more and more.
There may have been other albums with more critical acclaim, but is truly an enjoyable album with "God & Suicide" and "Black River Killer" highlighting its 13 tracks.
Recommended if you like:
The Shins, Fleet Foxes, My Morning Jacket, Okkervil River
Music of the 2000's: M.I.A.
M.I.A. - Arular (2005)
There was a time when having her single "Galang" on the commercial for the Honda Civic was grounds for the over-exposed label. My, my, how things change.
While M.I.A is nominated for a Grammy for "Paper Planes" off the Kala album in late 2004 (before Arular was officially released) and through almost all of 2005 she was the hottest thing on the dance floor.
Whether it be "Galang" or "Bucky Done Gun" or "10 Dollar" M.I.A. crafted tracks that were a unique blend of electro, hip-hop, dance hall and IDM drove the kids crazy.
Recommended if you like:
Miss Kitten, Peaches, C.S.S.
Saturday, February 07, 2009
Adam Goldberg Readies New Music Project LANDy
Actor and Filmmaker Adam Goldberg will be releasing his first album on April 21, 2009 as LANDy. The album, "Everything Must Go" features Goldberg playing guitar, keyboards, drums an other instruments as well as providing the vocals.
Goldberg, whose credits as an actor include Dazed and Confused, Band of Brothers, Friends and The Hebrew Hammer, wrote all 18 tracks on the album with assistance from The Flaming Lips' Stephen Drozd, Earlimart's Aaron Espinoza and the Los Angeles-based group
The Black Pine.
Friday, February 06, 2009
New Music Friday: Peter, Bjorn and John; Dum Dum Girls,
MP3 - Peter, Bjorn and John - Lay It Down (The Golden Filter Remix)
MP3 - Dum Dum Girls – Catholicked
Thursday, February 05, 2009
New (not new) Ryan Adams EP, tour dates
My Love For You is Real
Unreleased bonus track: Hey There, Mrs. Lovely
February, 20 2009 Shubert Theater New Haven, CT
February, 21 2009 Orpheum Theater Boston, MA
February, 22 2009 Wellmont Theater Montclair, NJ
February, 26 2009 Missouri Theater Columbia, MO
February, 27 2009 Uptown Theater Kansas City, MO
February, 28 2009 Brady Theater Tulsa, OK
March, 02 2009 Abraham Chavez Theater El Paso, TX
March, 04 2009 Majestic Theater San Antonio, TX
March, 05 2009 River Center Baton Rouge, LA
March, 06 2009 Alabama Theater Birmingham, AL
March, 08 2009 Langerado Miami, FL
March, 09 2009 Florida Theater Jacksonville, FL
March, 11 2009 North Charleston PAC North Charleston, SC
March, 12 2009 Township Auditorium Columbia, SC
March, 14 2009 War Memorial Nashville, TN
March, 15 2009 War Memorial Nashville, TN
March, 16 2009 Palace Theater Louisville, KY
March, 18 2009 Minglewood Hall Memphis, TN
March, 19 2009 Saenger Theater Mobile, AL
March, 20 2009 Fox Theater Atlanta, GA
More New Music: We Have Band
MP3 - We Have Band - West End Girls (Pet Shop Boys cover)
More New Music Thursday: Iran, Black Gold
Mp3 - Iran - I Can See The Future
Mp3 - Black Gold - Plans & Reveries (The Teenagers Remix)
New Music Thursday - Mi Ami, Sally Shapiro, Matthew Dear, Twi The Humble Feather, Richard Swift, Captian Planet, Santogold feat. Lil Wayne & Drake
Since I didn't get around to this Monday ...
MP3 - Mi Ami - New Guitar
MP3 - Sally Shapiro - Time To Let Go (Lindstrom mix)
MP3 - Matthew Dear - Don't Go This Way
MP3 - Twi The Humble Feather - Higher Than The End
MP3 - Richard Swift - Lady Luck
MP3 - Captain Planet - Speakin Nuyorican
MP3 - Santogold (feat. Lil Wayne & Drake) - Unstoppable
Tuesday, February 03, 2009
RIP Ella Guru
Monday, February 02, 2009
From time-to-time an artist comes along who has the uncanny knack of mixing the unique with the popular and ending up with a distinctive sound that is unmistakably their own.
Welcome to the music of Dent May.
May isn't your typical indie-flared musician hailing from New York, Portland or Canada. May isn't even from the southern indie hot spots of Nashville, Atlanta or the tobacco roads of North Carolina. He's is from the land of the Blues, Mississippi.
But before you conjure misconceptions base on geography, erase thoughts of a bluegrass player in overhauls and a straw hat. May is signed to Animal Collective's Paw Track label and was in film school at NYU. He was a sensation at last year's SXSW festival for his showmanship and stage presence. And on February 20, he kicks of his first national tour opening for A.C. Newman of The New Pornographers.
And what of that unique? That would be the ukulele. The instrument native to Hawaii, and known by many from the exploits of 1960's icon Tiny Tim, spent years as more a novelty instrument but has in recent years found favor with musicians such as Zach Condon, Jens Lekman and Patrick Wolf. It is one that May also embraced, so much so, that his band is officially named Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele.
Don't let the guy who sometimes rocks the 1970's era Elton John-esque glasses fool you into thinking he's a one trick pony with his ukulele.
While it is the instrument that takes primary focus on this album it is not an instrument that, in the end, will define him. This is not to discount the seriousness of which he takes the ukulele but to emphasize the range of talents he possesses.
For more information on Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele, visit his Web site: DentMay.com or his MySpace page: www.myspace.com/dentmay.
Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele will release their debut LP The Good Feeling Music of Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele on February 3, 2009.
DeadJournalist.com brings you this exclusive interview with Dent May of Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele.
Your debut album is released tomorrow, February 3. How does it feel to finally have that day upon you? How long did it take you to write and record The Good Feeling Music of Dent May?
DM: It's an enormous relief. I wrote most of the songs within a relatively short period of time. Perhaps it was several months. I had the whole album written with demos recorded long before recording with Rusty, and it's been seven or eight months since we recorded. So I'm pretty psyched to finally have it available for public consumption.
How did you come to work with the other members of Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele? What led to the band signing to Paw Tracks, the label formed by Animal Collective?
DM: When I got involved with Paw Tracks, it was a solo project and still is essentially. There have been many lineup changes in my band, but everyone in the band I've been friends with for a long time. Basically, I just recruited friends. A couple of the bandmates on the record can't tour because of their jobs.
Click here for the complete interview with Dent May
Sunday, February 01, 2009
Jon Wolf's February '09 Playlist
February '09: "Join a Local Gang and Get a Cool Nickname!"
1. Franz Ferdinand - Twilight Omens
2. Gramercy Arms - Automatic
3. Elle Milano - Laughing All the Way to the Plank
4. The Rifles - The Great Escape
5. Japanese Cartoon - Heirplanes (prod. by and/or is Lupe Fiasco)
6. Dan Black - Yours
7. The Pragmatic - Circles
8. Modern Skirts - Face Down
9. Telekinesis! - Coast of Carolina
10. Ryan Adams & The Cardinals - Heavy Orange (Cardinology vinyl bonus track) (R.I.P. The Cardinals 2004-2009)
11. Pete Yorn - Shotgun (new song from upcoming 2009 LP, special thanks: http://www.fuelfriendsblog.com)
12. The Gaslight Anthem - Great Expectations
13. Teenage Bottlerocket - Crawling Back to You
14. Model UN - White Teeth
15. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - Gardenia
16. Lilly Wood & The Prick - L.E.S. Artistes (Santogold cover)
17. Coconut Records - Wires
18. Coconut Records - Saint Jerome
19. The Rural Alberta Advantage - The Ballad of The RAA
20. The Rural Alberta Advantage - Don't Haunt This Place
21. The Deep Dark Woods - All The Money I Had Is Gone (Special thanks: http://www.hearya.com)
22. Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson - Buriedfed
23. Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson - The Debtor
24. The National - So Far Around The Bend (preview, from Dark Was The Night charity album, due out 2/17, http://www.darkwasthenight.com)
The Fresh Prince asked his mother for Adidas but she bought him Zips:
New Feature: Unsigned Hype!
"In An Aeroplane Over Alberta..."
There are better recommendations than being compared to Neutral Milk Hotel, I'm not sure what they are, but I'm sure they exist.
Somehow still unsigned, The Rural Alberta Advantage finally received a break when their album Hometowns was picked up by eMusic in late 2008, that allowed them to sneak onto several year-end lists, and hopefully much more attention in 2009.
There's still room on the bandwagon, so if you like what you hear, jump on board:
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