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Monday, April 26, 2010

Song du Jour Nr. 081

Sun Hands

by

Local Natives

from

Gorilla Manor
[2010]

New Drew Danburry album TODAY!!

 
Drew Danburry's new (and final) album, Goodnight Dannii is out today. You can purchase it at www.drewdanburry.com.

The album is $8 for a CD or $20 for a CD+book with illustrations by Drew's wife, Lady Danburry.

 For the time being, here are a sample from the album (you can stream the entire LP at www.drewdanburry.com)


Drew Danburry - Nirvana, by Kurt Cobain [mp3]


Drew Danburry - Artex Died In Truth Or Consequences, NM [mp3]

Friday, April 23, 2010

Thursday, April 22, 2010

New Mountain Goats video (and Movie)

THE LIFE OF THE WORLD TO COME: A FILM BY RIAN JOHNSON

The Mountain Goats in solo and duo performance at Pomona College. In this film by Rian Johnson (Brick, the Brothers Bloom), John Darnielle performs The Life of the World to Come on piano and guitar. Shot in the same building where, as an eight-year-old piano student and new transplant to Claremont, he performed Bach minuets for the state examiner, The Life of the World to Come takes the songs from the album and restores them to their raw original states: skin, blood, and bone.

Excerpt from the film: "Ezekiel 7 and The Permanent Efficacy of Grace"



via www.mountain-goats.com

Stream the new Drew Danburry album in full



yes, I know - didn't Drew Danburry just release an album a couple months ago?  Yes, he did.  But, he is at it again with another full length entitled Goodnight Dannii.  It goes on sale Monday, April 26th at www.drewdanburry.com. 

For now, you can listen to it in full at indierockreviews.com

Monday, April 19, 2010

Stream the new Minus the Bear album - Omni

Heads up!  You can currently stream the entire new MTB album, Omni, on KCRW.com.  This may be your only chance to fully digest it before the official release date on May 18th.

I have been reviewing the album for a few days now, and the LP as a whole does not disappoint!  The few early tracks and one b-side we heard in past months were great teasers, and the rest of the album lives up to expectations.  Noodly guitars, crazy loops, hooks galore and GROOVES!  Man, my office mate must think I am crazy because I have been physically rocking back and forth for the last couple hours!

Here are some preview tracks we posted previously:

From Omni [2010]


B-side from the Into the Mirror single [2009]

Minus the Bear - Broken China [mp3]

Preorder here:

Song du Jour Nr. 078

Stranger

by

Dr. Dog

from

Shame Shame
[2010]

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Music Snob, Ph.D.

Dear all,

By next Wednesday, I will officially be Dr. Music Snob, Ph.D.  Hopefully, with the degree finished, I will have a little more time for blogging (lets hope).  In celebration, the next 3 Song du Jour mp3 series posts will be songs from the new Dr. Dog album, Shame Shame.  Enjoy!

Dr. Music Snob, Ph.D.

Song du Jour Nr. 077

Someday

by

Dr. Dog

from

Shame Shame
[2010]

Happy Record Store Day!!!



That's right - it is April 17th, Record Store Day!  So, go find your local purveyor of all things vinyl and buy some wax!

Also, check out my ever-growing Vinyl Collection.

Friday, April 16, 2010

My Vinyl Collection (June 2010)

I started collecting vinyl January of 2008. 2 years later, here is what I have amassed.
(updated June 2010)

 Listed by era and alphabetically.

Newbies
(1990s -2000s)


American Football
American Football

Andrew Bird
Armchair Apocrypha

Band of Horses
Everything All the Time

Beck
Odelay

Blackalicious
A2G [EP]
Blazing Arrow
The Craft
Deception [12" single]
Its Going Down (Sit Back)
Nia

Brendan Benson
Alternative to Love

Bright Eyes
Four Winds [12" EP]
I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning

Built to Spill
Don't Try / The Source [7" single]

The City on Film
In Formal Introduction [marble gray vinyl]

Cake
Motorcade of Generosity

Colin Meloy
Colin Meloy Sings Live [autographed]

Common Market
Connect For [12" EP]
Tobacco Road

Counterfit
Super Amusement Machine for Your Exciting Heart [red vinyl]

Damien Jurado
Caught in the Trees.
Hoquiam
I Break Chairs
Motorbike [7" single]

On My Way To Absence
Saint Bartlett
Trampoline [7" single]

Dear and the Headlights
Drunk Like Bible Times [Ale colored vinyl – 10" double LP]
Small Steps, Heavy Hooves [translucent gold colored vinyl]

Death Cab for Cutie
I will Possess your Heart [7" single]
Narrow Stairs

The Decemberists
Castaways and Cutouts
Colin Meloy Sings Live [autographed]
The Crane Wife
The Hazards of Love
Her Majesty
Picaresque + Picaresquities
The Tain + 5 Songs

Dent May and his Magnificent Ukulele
The Feel Good Music of Dent May and his Magnificent Ukulele

Fleet Foxes
Fleet Foxes
Sun Giant EP

The Format
Dog Problems

The Fruit Bats
Spelled in Bones

G. Love & Special Sauce
Baby's Got Sauce / Cold Beverage 10"

The Get Up Kids
Four Minute Mile [translucent gold vinyl]
Guilt Show [red vinyl]
A Newfound Interest in Massachusetts / Off the Wagon [7"]
On a Wire
Red Letter Day [10" EP]
Simple Science [12" EP]
Something to Write Home About [lavender vinyl]

Grand Archives
Grand Archives [signed by the band]
Grand Archives – Sleep Driving / George Kaminski alt. versions [7"]

Great Lake Swimmers
Lost Channels

Hey Mercedes
Every Night Fireworks [SIGNED by the band]

Iron & Wine
The Creek Drank the Cradle
In the Reins
Our Endless Numbered Days
Woman King

J. Tillman
A Year in the Kingdom
Wild Honey Never Stolen / Borne Away On A Black Barge 7"

Jack Johnson
Brushfire Fairytales
On and On
Sleep Through the Static

Jimmy Eat World
Clarity [2009 reissue]
Pain/Shame [7" clear green]

Josh Ritter
So Runs The World Away

Joshua James
Build me This
The Sun is Always Brighter
Winter Storm/Lovers Without Love [7"]

 Lifesavas
Gutterfly: The Original Soundtrack
Spirit in Stone

The Long Winters
Putting the Days to Bed

Maritime
Glass Floor
Heresy and the Hotel Choir [clear vinyl] [hand numbered limited pressing]
We, the Vehicles [hand numbered clear blue vinyl]
Witches and Snowmen / boy From School [limited edition 7" white vinyl]

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
Take a Break

Mike Doughty
Haughty Melodic

Minus the Bear
Highly Refined Pirates [blue swirly vinyl]
Omni
They Make Beer Commercials Like This EP [fruity pepples colored vinyl]

The Mountain Goats
Get Lonely
Heretic Pride

The Mr. T Experience
Love is Dead

Mumford & Sons
Sigh No More

The New Amsterdams
At the Foot of my Rival

Owen
At Home with Owen
No Good for No One Now

Panic at the Disco
Nine in the Afternoon [7" single]

Pele
Enemies

Pinback
Autumn of Seraphs

Phantom Planet
Raise the Dead [marble blue vinyl]

Phoenix
Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

The Postal Service
Give Up

The Promise Ring
Wood/Water [double 10"]

Radiohead
In Rainbows
OK Computer
The Bends

Ratatat
Ratatat

Reggie and the Full Effect
Inside the Dust Sleeve (under the tray)

Rogue Wave
Descended Like Vultures
Rocky Votolato
A Brief History [10" on opaque yellow vinyl]
Rocky Votolato & Seth Warren [7" on white vinyl]
Suicide Medicine [marble white vinyl] [autographed + set list]

Saves the Day
Stay What you Are

Shearwater
The Golden Archipelago

Sigur Ros
( )
Ágætis Byrjun
Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust
Takk

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
Pershing
SSLYBY / Puzzle split [7" split - lavender marble vinyl]

The Thrills
So Much for the City

The Weakerthans
Left and Leaving
Reconstruction Site

Weezer
Weezer [The Blue Album]

The Wooden Birds
Magnolia



Middlesies
(1980s - 1990s)


AC/DC
Back in Black

The Clash
London Calling

Michael Jackson
Bad
Thriller

R.E.M.
Accelerate
Automatic for the People
Dead Letter Office
Document
Fables of the Reconstruction
Green
Life's Rich Pageant
Monster
New Adventures in Hi Fi
Reckoning
Wendell Gee [12" single]

Paul Simon
Graceland
Greatest hits, Etc

They Might Be Giants
Don't Lets Start [12" Single]
Flood
Lincoln
They Might be Giants
They'll Need a Crane [12" single]


Oldies
(500BC - 1970s)


The Beach Boys
Endless Summer

The Beatles
1962-1966
1967-1970
Abbey Road
Hey Jude
Let it Be
Magical Mystery Tour
Rubber Soul
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

The Bee Gees
Best of Bee Gees Vol. 1 [pre-disco]

Creedence Clearwater Revival
Chronicle

Led Zeppelin
IV (Zoso)

The Mamas & the Papas
If you Can Believe your Eyes and Ears

Marvin Gaye
Every Great Motown Hit
Midnight Love

Nick Drake
Five Leaves Left

Rush
2112

Saturday Night Fever
Saturday Night Fever

Simon and Garfunkel
Bookends
Bridge over Troubled Waters
The Graduate
Greatest Hits
Parsley, Sage Rosemary and Thyme
Sounds of Silence
Wednesday Morning, 3 AM