Monday, July 28, 2008

New Music Tuesday

Wild Sweet Orange - We Have Cause to be Uneasy

This Birmingham, AL-based band has been getting some buzz on the indie scene lately. I am very impressed with what I have heard so far. It has a touch of Violent Femmes with a slice of alt-country.

Full Stream HERE

ASIDE: The new Walkmen album is streaming there as well.

What Have I Missed?

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Avett Brothers - The Second Gleam

Thanks u Adam Clark, apparently my head has been in the clouds. The Avett Brothers - The Second Gleam EP came out on Tuesday, and is available on emusic!!!!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

New Music Tuesday

Bodies of Water - A Certain Feeling

Dr. Dog - Fate (Full Album Stream)

Black Kids - Partie Traumatic (Full Album Stream)

CSS - Donkey (Full Album Stream)

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Mixtape of the Month

Long overdue, mostly new tracks:

1. Sigur Ros - Inní Mér Syngur Vitleysingur
2. MGMT - Time to Pretend
3. Beck - Wall
4. Tom Waits - Rains on Me
5. Death Cab for Cutie - No Sunlight
6. Coldplay - Lost!
7. Bonnie Prince Billy - Easy Does It
8. Scarlett Johannsen - Falling Down
9. Alejandro Escovedo - Sister Lost Soul
10. Frightened Rabbit - Backwards Walk
11.Langhorne Slim - Colette
12.The Felice Brothers - Whiskey in my Whiskey (live)
13.16 Horsepower - Outlaw Song
14.The Hold Steady - Sequestered in Memphis

Live Updates: Avett, Whigs, and more

Live shows around the South are cranking up.

The Avett Brothers will be at the Delta Fair and Music Festival again in Memphis on Friday, September 5th at 8:30. Tix are only 8 dollars!!

The Whigs will be playing Proud Larry's in Oxford on Thursday, August 21.

Alejandro Escovedo
will be playing Proud Larry's in Oxford on Wednesday, September 24. (the same day as Conor Oberst at the Lyric - I don't get it?)

Also as previously mentioned:

The Hold Steady at Proud Larry's in Oxford on Friday, August 8th.

Conor Oberst with Jenny Lewis at the Lyric in Oxford on Wednesday, September 24.

Neko Case at the Lyric in Oxford on Thursday, September 25.

Drive By Truckers at the Lyric in Oxford on Wednesday, October 1

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

New Music Tuesday

Ratatat - LP3; Funky instrumental tunes at their finest.

Beck - Modern Guilt; MG has received pretty favorable reviews.

Monday, July 07, 2008

Latest Listens

I apologize for the lack of posts. Things have been crazy busy at work. Here is a list of what I have been listening to and whether I am impressed or not in order of importance from Best to least.

Frightened Rabbit - Midnight Organ Fight; Biggest surprise award. Absolutely LOVE this album. Sounds similar to the Irish rock of The Twilight Sad, but tons better. "Keep Yourself Warm" is a tad childish, but other than that is it unreal. Best Song(s): (tie) "Old Old Fashioned" and "Twist"

Coldplay - Viva la Vida Call me a sell-out, call me what you will, this is a GREAT album. I am not even that big on their other albums. Best song: "Strawberry Swing"

Fleet Foxes - S/T; Can't say enough. Wonderfully cohesive and hauntingly blissful. Best Song: "Your Protector"

My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges; Like it, I don't love it. I have discussed this one enough. Best song: "Touch Me I'm Going to Scream Part II"

The National - Virginia EP; Honestly love it. Great little addition to a wonderful collection. Best Song: "Tall Saint"

Sigur Ros - Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust; Starts off Strong and sort of tails off. Best Song: "Gobbledigook"

Wolf Parade - At Mount Zoomer; Honestly, I am unimpressed so far. Apologies did not take me two listens before I fell hard. This one is either a grower or not as good. It is not bad per se, just lacks the familiarity Apologies had. Best Song: undecided

Port O'Brien - All We Could Do Was Sing; Mariner indie pop. Sounds like Blind Melon at times...(the old blind melon). Best Song: "Close the Lid"

16 Horsepower - Folklore; If you like Bonnie Prince Billy you will like 16 HP. Kind of dark folk. Best Song: "Single Girl"

Older Tunes that were not in the running for best to least but need mentioning:

Destroyer - Trouble in Dreams; Just can't get into it. Best Song: undecided.

Langhorne Slim - S/T; Still loving it. Best Song: "Collette"

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

The Felice Brothers: Live Songs

Scoured the net and found these great live songs from one of my favorite bands The Felice Brothers posted here which include old favs live in Madison, WI on 3/29/08 unless listed otherwise.

Christmas Song (Mercy)
Frankie's Gun
Glory, Glory
Greatest Show On Earth - Live 3/27/08 Omaha, NE
Helen Fry
Hey, Hey Revolver
Radio Song - Live 3/27/08 Omaha, NE
Ruby Mae
The Ballad of Lou Welterweight
The Devil is Real
Where'd You Get Your Liquor
Whiskey in my Whiskey - (Fast Version, which in my opinion is better than old version)
Wonderful Life - Live 3/27/08 Omaha, NE

Drive By Truckers, Neko Case coming to Oxford

Drive By Truckers are coming to Oxford to play at the Lyric Theater. This is a sign of great things to come with the new Lyric Theater. First, Conor, now DBT. They are playing on Wednesday October 1. Thanks to Oxford Music Snob for the heads up. Get your tickets to Conor Oberst and Drive by Truckers HERE.

Also, New Pornographer Neko Case is playing on Thursday, September 25.