Saturday, July 26, 2008

Saturday Music Definitions: Girls

this week's SMD is inspired by a track I've had on repeat for days, "Rich Girls" by The Virgins. I absolutely love the track, and the band. The vox remind me of early Franz Ferdinand and the bass line is ridiculously dancable and addictive. Their debut LP came out early June of this year, if you like the track, then invest in this up and coming NY band by buying the record =)

anyhow, I have also included some other great tracks about girls, so enjoy!

Matt White - New York Girls [mp3]

Death Cab for Cutie - Technicolor Girls [mp3]

Spoon - All The Pretty Girls Go To The City [mp3]
The Virgins - Rich Girls [mp3]

I highly recommend the last two tracks. Both bands are currently on tour

visit The Virgins and Spoon on myspace for tour dates in your area.

Friday, July 25, 2008

band of the week: Ra Ra Riot

I plan on catching this NY based indie rock band who successfully incorporate a cellist and a violinist into their infectious melodies at Rickshaw in SF this September. they have loads of tour dates, so be sure to check them out on MYSPACE and see when they're playing in your area!

their debut record, The Rhumb Line, is set for an August 19th release.

Ra Ra Riot - Dying is fine [mp3]

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Russia to ban emos

this is the funniest bit of music news I've read in a LONG time, probably since the whole Mexican emo riots thing.

Russia is in the process of banning emo style clothing in government buildings and school, while also regulating emo websites, in an effort to combat suicide and "bad behaviour" that supposedly stems from this sub culture.

read the full story on NME, and enjoy an emo tune below (if that's possible ha!)

The Used - Taste of Ink [mp3]

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Cold War Kids streaming new track online

listen to "Something is not right with me", their first single off of "Loyalty to Loyalty" on their MYSPACE

I love it. the guitars and vox have a Lou Reed-ish feel with that classic CWK twist, and best of all, it is strikingly different from anything on Robbers and Cowards, which is great, I love it when bands take their sophomore effort stylistically away from their debut, it's always a risk, but it looks as if it has paid off here.

with most new music being so experimental that you can hardly tell what's going on, it's nice to see an indie band return to gold old rock n roll of the 60s.

Cold War Kids - We Used To Vacation (Daytrotter)[mp3]

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Sunday Morning Covers

Ben Sollee - A Change is Gonna Come (Sam Cooke cover) [mp3]

Iron and Wine - Such Great Heights (Postal Service cover) [mp3]

The Killers - Romeo and Juliet (Dire Straits cover) [mp3]

I especially love the last song, when I first heard it on Sawdust, I thought it was an original Killers song and was thrilled. I was a tad bit disappointed when I realized it was a cover, but, regardless, Brandon Flowers and co. did a fantastic job .