Saturday, March 27, 2010

Saturday Music Definitions - Confusion

The Clash - Cool Confusion [mp3]

Jimi Hendrix - Love or Confusion [mp3]

Elliott Smith - Confusion [mp3]

Led Zeppelin - Dazed and Confused [mp3]

Sebadoh - License to Confuse [mp3, recommended!]

Handsome Furs - I'm Confused [mp3]

The Temptations - Ball of Confusion [mp3]

The Kinks - State of Confusion [mp3]

Beachwood Sparks - Confusion is Nothing New [mp3]

New Order - Confusion [mp3]

band of the week: Titus Andronicus

Titus Andronicus make no nonsense Springsteen loving punk rock, and no, they are not just another Gaslight Anthem. Don't get me wrong, I am under the impression that we should have 17 other Gaslight Anthems, because they're so damn good and annoyingly underrated, but really, Titus Andronicus escape the confines of sounding like their fellow NJ band. Formed in 2005, the band put out its first full length, The Airing of Grievances, in 2008. Just a couple of weeks ago, they beat sophomore slump to a bloody pulp with The Monitor, showcasing Pixies swagger immersed in an uncompromising DIY aesthetic. They even have a few slow tracks like "Four Score and Seven" (harmonica anyone?) that'll come in handy when you need to catch your breath during their bound-to-be-incredible live performances. But, never fret, even those slow tracks build up into a fit of harmonious noise.

give them a listen below, check out their tour dates on MYSPACE

Titus Andronicus - A More Perfect Union [mp3]

I'll see you at Slim's tomorrow.

The Strokes Post #394

do you guys remember...


The Strokes Post #393

JP as "the Guru". very nice.

Classic Track Thursday

Guided by Voices - Alright [mp3]
from Alien Lanes (1995)

this track is so cool. it's mostly instrumental, and really showcases the GBV-sound-like-my-best-friend's-cool-older-sister's-boyfriend's-band. you know exactly what I mean.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Strokes Post #392

go Jules go!

shit audio quality but I love that he did it again.
what I wouldn't do to have heard that song live in NY in 2001

PS nobody can rock colourful skinny jeans + leather like JC does. he is just the ultimate badass. all the time.

PPS: another video:

dude all these people need to get my camera. it has the best audio ever. I bought it for that very reason. er, I have the 8 MP one but whatevs.

last one, I promise:

good sound quality, terrible video. but who the fuck cares?!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Strokes Post #391 (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)


Julian you sound like all of my dreams rolled into a poppyseed muffin

Phoenix giving away free live album

check it!

Phoenix - 1901 (live, Sydney) [mp3]

this is keeping me very happy until that video of Hard to Explain surfaces.

this makes me want to reproduce

no lie

Girls cover Radiohead

title is self explanatory

I love you, Christopher Owens, you beautiful man, you.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Strokes Post #390

I just wanted to say:
I don't understand all the backlash about the interview I posted yesterday in which Jules says "the money". that's the reason for the TOUR, not for Strokes IV, so money doesn't have anything to do with the music. I'm sure, with almost all of them having families etc now, it would be stupid to pass up this opportunity to tour before their album will be released. plus, they need a warm up period before a proper tour begins. if you are as insane as I am, you're thinking of the University of London gig right now. you know how they all seemed pissed off? yeah.

anyhow, I will stick to my boys until the end of time. I trust them more than I trust myself.

Monday, March 22, 2010