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Thursday, July 28, 2005

The Dandy Warhols - Smoke It

Upon a recommendation from Mr. LeLane, I recently checked out the documentary Dig!, a seven-year odyssey with bands The Dandy Warhols and Brian Jonestown Massacre. The new single "Smoke It" is the first release by The Dandys since the documentary's release.

Remember "Bohemian Like You"? "We Used to Be Friends"? Forget them. "Smoke It" marks a return to the messy, cluttered sound of ten guys living in the same house who occasionally record some music in the living room. The formerly punk-pretty Courtney Taylor gets back to his origins, singing this song in a careless style that suits me just fine. Their full-length album Odditorium or Warlords of Mars is due out in September.

Listen to The Dandy Warhols - "Smoke It"

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

The Sunday News

Here are the latest additions to the playlist of The Sunday News for July 24, 2005. Features Longwave and The Church.

Listen to The Sunday News, 7/24/05

* "Loose Lips Sink Ships" - A Change Of Pace
* "The Unguarded Moment" - The Church
* "There's A Fire" - Longwave
* "Under The Covers" - Steven Mark
* "American Guns (Amended Album Version)" - Transplants
* "Jetstream" - New Order

Monday, July 25, 2005

Hard-Fi: Cash Machine EP

Only because I absolutely cannot wait to make a post about this band when their full-length (hopefully) hits Rhapsody tomorrow, here's the EP they recorded for $500. The band is Hard-Fi, and like all the bands I usually flip out over, they are a bunch of British boys with a delicious sound. Their enthusiasm shines through brilliantly even on these few songs.

Features a smashing cover of The White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army."

I am told by a friend that they straddle the thin line between being 'cool' and being a pop sell-out. Decide for yourselves.

Listen to Hard-Fi - Cash Machine EP

1. Cash Machine
2. Tied Up Too Tight
3. Sick of It All
4. Seven Nation Army


Rhino Records continues their string of what they call "Pop Culture Boxes" with Whatever: The 90's Pop and Culture Box. It's due to be released soon (can't find the exact date from the Rhino web site), but why wait? Impressively, out of a track listing that spans seven CD's, and over eight hours of music, only six tracks are not available on Rhapsody in some format (there are a couple of buy-only tracks).

Sit back, relax and remember the 90's. Listen to Whatever: The 90's Pop and Culture Playlist. Tracks listed in the comments.

From the Rhino description:

Revisiting an era of droopy-drawers rappers, bedroom beatmakers, and a musical revolution that was definitely televised, Rhino bridges the musical divides with the ultimate decade capsule.

This seven-disc, 130-track collection fuses everything from the innocence of pop-rap pioneer M.C. Hammer's "U Can't Touch This," to image-shattering rocker Sinead O'Connor's stunning cover of Prince's "Nothing Compares 2 U," to the arrival of the bruising locomotive hooks of Helmet ("Unsung") and Pantera ("Walk"), all the way to the sample-hugged atmospherics of Moby's "Natural Blues," which wraps up the eight-hour-plus odyssey. Other artists include Oasis, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jewel, Aaliyah, Hanson, Primus, Busta Rhymes, Wilco, and many more.