Last year, a couple of bloggers (music (for robots) was the first I saw and I dropped a little something too) wrote about the Japanese hip-hop band Maboroshi and gave you a taste of their tracks. YouTube being the greatest anything ever, I found the video for the song "Funky Glamorous Pt. 2". Great song, cool video. You almost forget they're not rapping in English.
Be sure and tune into LFO Radio tonight from 10pm to 3am CST for Loudersoft's Justin Hand spinning a live set from Dish in Memphis. Until that cranks up, why not bliss out to 8.5 minutes of Q-Bert's "Superman" video? It's....mind-boggling. Why? Because the majority of the people who read this cannot do what Q-Bert does. Respect.
Click here to be taken to a good quality stream of Living With War. Thanks to Reprise Records for the link and especially to Neil Young for making this great, great album.
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According to Angry Ape, Seattle's delightful supergroup-of-sorts The Long Winters next release will be a full-length album this Summer.
Barsuk will be releasing the new 11 track CD on July 25th, which the group have imaginatively titled Putting The Days To Bed.
The last material from The Long Winters was the 2005 EP Ultimatum EP, and this LP is the official album follow-up to When I Pretend To Fall.
Putting The Days To Bed Tracklisting:
02. Fire Island, AK
05. Sky Is Open
08. Rich Wife
10. (It's a) Departure
I get a lot of submissions from bands who want their music reviewed, and I listen to everything. But sometimes, I get something and I really have to do a double take. I really didn't know what to expect when I got my hands on this CD from Los Angeles pink rock band Black Fag. I looked at the cover and thought, "Am I reading this right?" I wasn't sure whether or not I should be offended, but then I got inside and discovered the concept.
How about an all-gay Black Flag cover band?
I stayed up extra late tonight so I could catch the premiere of the web stream of Neil Young's Living With War over at NeilYoung.com, due for download sale starting May 2nd. Here are my impressions, song by song:
1) After The Garden - This is pure protest power pop Neil Young, with no rough edges removed. It's beautifully angry.
2) Living With War - At first, I didn't want to like it. But once it gets into the "Star Spangled Banner", I suddenly become weepy and angry. Maybe it's because I stayed up too late.
3) The Restless ...
I saw this up on YouTube and noticed it was the finished video for the storyboards posted up at Gorilla vs. Bear last month. The storyboards alone were stunning, the finished video speaks for itself. Enjoy.
I was pleased and delighted to discover today on Smoosh's MySpace page a new track from their forthcoming release Free To Stay available for download! It's a great song & this is hard evidence that Smoosh is no gimmick. 12-year-old Asya plays the drums, 14-year-old Chloe plays keyboards and provides the vocals. The album will be released on Barsuk Records, and the pair have a slough of tour dates support Eels starting in late May. Check out the song "Find A Way", and then head on over to their MySpace page to hear another song from ...
One of my fond memories of Seattle involves Endfest 2000 and an afternoon filled with music from Glasgow's master electronic act Swayzak. I've never forgotten the show or the great afternoon/evening my friends and I spent with James. music (for robots) has a track from their upcoming release Route De La Slack, a compilation of remixes and rarities. Head on over and check it out.
Homo Eclectic has a couple of tracks from Phoenix's new It's Never Been Like That that are worth peeping out. You can click here to give those a listen.
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