amusement parks on fire - blackout
sorry about the lack of updates, i've been pretty out of it lately. here's a track from the upcoming amusement parks on fire album "out of the angeles" due out july 10th in the uk on v2 records. i haven't read anything about a release date here in the states so you might have to pay a little extra to get your hands on it. if you don't know, they play dreamy rock that's heavily influenced by swervedriver.
mp3 | amusement parks on fire - blackout
alcian blue - you just disappear
the replacements - i will dare
if you didn't already know, the replacements are one of my favorite bands ever. there's not really much i can say about them that hasn't already been said so i'm not going to try. on june 13th, rhino will be releasing a greatest hits collection entitled "don't you know who i think i was?". it contains tracks from all their releases along with 2 brand new songs that they recently got back together to record. here's one of my favorite songs by them from their album "let it be" (twin tone, 1984).
mp3 | the replacements - i will dare
nobody and mystic chords of memory - the seed
the morning after girls - straight thru you
saviours - rise to pyramid form
whiskey and co. - happy hour
sufjan stevens - dear mr. supercomputer
here's a track from the upcoming sufjan stevens release entitled "the avalanche". it's due out july 25th via asthmatic kitty and like the cover says, it collects outtakes and extras from last year's phenomenal album "illinois". this should hold people over until he decides to tackle his next state. i'm hoping it's virginia.
mp3 | sufjan stevens - dear mr. supercomputer
hot water music - three summers strong
growing - friendly confines
monster movie - the stars that surround you
miles davis - freddie freeloader
everybody needs a decent starting point when exploring jazz music for the first time. like a lot of other people, my first taste was miles davis' "kind of blue" (columbia, 1959). the album is considered by many to be the definitive jazz record. here's my favorite track from it.
mp3 | miles davis - freddie freeloader
the stooges - down on the street
i like the stooges. i listen to them quite often and i think you should too. last year, rhino records released deluxe 2-disc versions of the band's 1969 self titled album and 1970's "fun house". both come with a ton of extras (demos, rarities, alternate mixes, etc.) and i suggest checking them out if you're a fan. here's my favorite track off of "fun house".
mp3 | the stooges - down on the street
new mexican disaster squad - wasting matches
sonic youth - reena
i don't think there is another band on the planet that consistently blows my mind like sonic youth does. on june 13th, geffen records will be releasing the band's 20th studio album "rather ripped". needless to say, they've done it again. check out kim's opening track.
mp3 | sonic youth - reena
camera obscura - tears for affairs
neil young - after the garden
next week, neil young returns with his new album "living with war" (reprise records). it's a protest album of sorts that serves as a big fat middle finger pointed directly at president bush. this is neil's first album post-aneurysm and it was recorded and mixed in a span of just 3 weeks. check out the album's opening track.
mp3 | neil young - after the garden