Saturday, August 2, 2008

Saturday Music Definitions: Luck(y)

lately I haven't been feeling too lucky. it seems as though everything requires so much effort. oh well, I'm not complaining.

The Verve - Lucky Man [mp3]

Jimmy Eat World - Feeling Lucky [mp3]

The Strokes - Trying Your Luck [mp3]

Radiohead - Lucky [mp3]

Friday, August 1, 2008

band of the week: LCD Soundsystem

this dance/punk band fronted by James Murphy is completely underrated in the US.

they hail from NYC, visit them on MYSPACE

download a more piano-y ballad below

LCD Soundsystem - NY, I love you but you're bringing me down [mp3]

download 10 FREE tunes from Babyshambles sideproject

Babyshambles' drummer Adam Ficek is giving away 10 demos for free HERE

Pete Dpherty isn't the only one busy with cool side projects, as you can see. er, hear.

visit Adam on MYSPACE

Babyshambles - Fuck Forever [mp3]

Nikolai Fraiture streaming new tracks!

hear the previous two tracks, Brandy of the Damned and Dying Star, alongside a new track, Back From Exile, on Nickel Eye's MYSPACE. This is The Strokes' bassist side project. The Strokes are expected to be back in studio in early 2009.

Nickel Eye's debut record is expected to be released in the fall.

download early versions of the first couple of tracks below:

Nickel Eye- Brandy of the Damned [mp3]
Nickel Eye- Dying Star [mp3]

I really love the new track, Back From Exile. IMO, Niko has a better voice than Albert, who went solo a couple of years back. Nikolai is amazing, especially when he's nailing amazing bass lines as 1/5 of the greatest band on earth. Download a tasty example below.

The Strokes - Is This It [mp3]


for the Berkeley show at the Greek Theatre on November 2nd.

the presale code is POLAROID

buy your tickets HERE until tomorrow,tickets go on sale to the public next Saturday.

it's a bit pricey (I just got a ticket for a bit under 60 with all the surcharges. ticketmaster is an exploitative bitch), but I'm sure it'll be worth it. this man is AMAZING.

if you don't live in the Berkeley area, see some other tour dates HERE

download a tune from his new record [We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things., available everywhere now] below:

Jason Mraz- Make It Mine [mp3]

I love this guy. most definitely one of the best pop/acoustic acts of our time =)
visit him on MYSPACE, or his adorable OFFICIAL WEBSITE (it's animated with his voice. adorable.)

Thursday, July 31, 2008


now I know this is a music blog, but hey, it's MY music blog and I happen to be a huge HP fan. the musical score for the fifth film was CRAZY GOOD, the soundtrack wasn't the same though and I was a tad bit disappointed.


November, why must you be 4 months awayyy????

download a tune from the 5th film and soundtrack below:

Harry Potter and The Order of The Phoenix- Fireworks (song played when Fred and George wreck havoc during the OWLs) [mp3]

The Muslims add more tour dates

don't mind their controversial name which induces many online wars, these guys make good music.

Aug 4 KING KING Los Angeles, California*
Aug 6 THE ECHO Los Angleles, California
Aug 8 A WAREHOUSE Costa Mesa, California
Aug 9 TOWER BAR San Diego, California
Aug 16 SPACELAND Los Angeles, California
Aug 18 BOWERY BALLROOM New York, New York**
Aug 19 BOWERY BALLROOM New York, New York***
Aug 20 UNION POOL Brooklyn, New York^
Aug 21 Dunderdon New York, New York
Aug 23 12 GALAXIES San Francisco, California
Sep 4 BOTTOM OF THE HILL w/ The Night Marchers San Francisco
Sep 5 MUSICFEST NW Portland, Oregon
Sep 19 STREET SCENE San Diego, California

*w/ Cheeseburger
** w/ The Walkmen, Frances
*** w/ The Walkmen, Mac St Michael
^ w/ The Howlies
^^ w/ The Night Marchers

The Muslims - Extinction [mp3]

visit them on MYSPACE

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Albert Hammond Jr cancels Australia and Japan shows

due to a bad throat infection. GET WELL SOON ALBERT! and add more tour dates when you do! we love you.

Albert Hammond Jr - Bargain of a Century [mp3]

Albert Hammond Jr - You Won't Be Fooled By This [mp3]

if you haven't done so already, go out and buy his new record. I think I preferred Yours To Keep at first, but Como Te Llama really grows on you. definitely one of the year's best releases thus far.

The Killers play new songs

holy goodness gracious, this is good stuff.

listen to Neon Tiger:



Spaceman is so very Hot Fuss, but I kind of prefer Neon Tiger. they're both lovely tunes though, and Spaceman has great tempo, a fantastic bass line.

The Killers are so great. They're gonna make such a major comeback with this new record, I can feel it. Not that I think they had sophomore slump or anything, I love Sam's Town, but that seems to be the consensus among music critics. Anyhow, yeah, keep your eyes (er, ears) peeled for new material from these talented Vegas boys!

enjoy my favourite Killers tune below:

The Killers - Under the Gun [b side version) [mp3]

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

ways to keep yourself off of drugs for good

a. watch Requiem for a Dream
b. read and/or watch Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
c. look at these photos. well, maybe these pictures aren't as bad as watching Requiem for a Dream, but there are a few freakish pictures in the collection. poor Pete Doherty.

Weezer- We Are All On Drugs [mp3]

cool new band alert: Innercity Pirates

give "Ear Sex" a listen on their MYSPACE
it reminds me of The Clash. now that's probably one of the highest compliments that I can give.

they have yet to release a LP, just a couple of singles so far. I'm gonna try to acquire some sort of mp3 from this band, and will post it soon.

watch the vid another tune, Cockney Sparra, on Youtube


The Killers to play an exclusive gig tonight, new record in the works

the show, at NY's Highline Ballroom, is only available to members of The Victims, The Killers' fan club.

but, more importantly for the rest of us fans not in the NY area, we can expect a new record this NOVEMBER! read the story on GIGWISE

with a sexy electronica debut, an Americana followup and a complication of miscellaneous b-sides and rarities, who knows what these blokes will come up with next? one things for certain, it'll blow our minds away.

enjoy their cool concept of a trilogy of songs leading up to a murder below:

The Killers - Leave The Bourbon On The Shelf [mp3]

The Killers - Midnight Show [mp3]

The Killers - Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine [mp3]

Monday, July 28, 2008

MTV to remake the Rocky Horror Picture Show

it looks like it is set for a Halloween release. read the story on PASTE

download a tune from the show below:

Richard O Brien- Sweet Transvestite [mp3]

Bill O Reilly responds to Nas' claims of Fox being racist

watch the video below, and listen to Nas' anthem against one of my least favourite things (Fox News) below:

Nas - Sly Fox:

personally, this isn't my cup of tea when it comes to music, but hey, anyone

new Kings of Leon track!


I can't wait for the new record, "Only By The Night", which you all should go out and buy on September 23rd!

if you don't believe me, give the new tune a listen and see for yourself.

Kings of Leon - Crawl [mp3]

southern rock never sounded this good.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

the Morning Benders reveal free covers EP!

so, very cool news (that I am about 5 days late on knowing haha): The Morning Benders are giving away an EP of covers of their favourite songs on their BLOG, as a thank you to all their fans.

download them all in zip form HERE

or, if you want to pick and choose, sample and download them individually below:

1. crying - roy orbison

2. mother and child reunion - paul simon
3. why dont they let us fall in love? - the ronettes
4. lovefool - the cardigans
5. i won't share you - the smiths
6. he's a rebel - the crystals
7. marie - randy newman
8. fools rush in - johnny mercer/rube bloom
9. temptation inside your heart - velvet underground
10. dreams - fleetwood mac
11. pull up the roots - talking heads
12. caroline, no- beach boys remix (bonus track)
12.5 why don't they let us fall in love? (live daytrotter version!)

visit The Morning Benders on MYSPACE

Sunday Morning Covers

this morning, I would like to share a couple of my favourite bands covering some over-played songs.

for the record, I like the original Peter Bjorn and John version of "Young Folks" but I can't stand Rihanna. It's amazing that the LSP made the song palatable. But then again,m they are British and amazing

The Kooks - Young Folks (Peter Bjorn and John Cover) [mp3]

The Last Shadow Puppets - SOS (Rihanna Cover) [mp3]