Sunday, December 26, 2010

Iron and Wine, "Tree By The River"

...and then Huck took the riverboat...

Iron and Wine, "Tree By The River" (MP3 courtesy of Under The Radar magazine)


Aurelio Martinez, "Tio Sam"

Aurelio Martinez, "Tio Sam"

I have no idea what this song is about or what any of the lyrics are. He could be saying "I take my wash to the laundromat and I'm gonna have a good time washing my comforters". If I were listening to this song while washing my comforters, I would probably have a good time, too.  (I don't mean to make light - the articles I've read have said that the album is inspired by the death of his friend Andy Palacio. This song could be about that - I can't understand the lyrics, so in cases like that I like to make up my own meaning.)

Label website

There is a tree coming out of the water. That is so freakin' cool.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

The Robotanists, "Wait a Minute Here"

What do you mean I'm disappearing? (Photo by Jessy Plume)

I couldn't find a downloadable MP3. Oh well. This is a nifty song.


Saturday, December 18, 2010

El Ten Eleven

El Ten Eleven, "Falling"


(Video for a different song,“The Sycophants are Coming! The Sycophants are Coming!")

Deep River, "See You Shine"

Facebook (Free mp3 if you click "like")
Paste article (with a studio version of "See You Shine" streaming)

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Matt Longo, Alexandria

My favorite song so far is "Ali, Please". I'm also partial to "The High Life".

He's offering his whole album as a free download, so please take advantage of his generosity and download it. I'm sure he'd appreciate it, too, if you shared the link on your Facebook, Twitter, body via tattoo - however you want to get the word out!

Album site

Hesta Prynn

Friday, December 10, 2010


I love Wheat. They did a song called "I Met a Girl". It wasn't the most complicated song ever written, but it was a cool song. Even years later, I still remember it.

To rev up for their newest release, Wheat are offering for download their cover of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and an original Christmas song.

Go Wheat!


"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" (Right-clicking just gets you an html document. Left-click on the link).

"It's Snowing - I love You"

Wheat, "I Met a Girl"

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Jane Lui

Jane Lui, "Jailcard" (MP3 courtesy of the promotional company Team Clermont)

Oh, she's so cute! I love this song. I've heard a few more of her songs, and I like them too. Great video for "Jailbird"!


Illusionist Boy by Jane Lui, presented by Cafe Henrici from Henrici on Vimeo.

The Maccabeats

(I'm posting this in honor of Jennice. Happy Hanukkah!)

Diane Birch, with The Phenomenal Hand Clap Band

Diane Birch (with The Phenomenal Hand Clap Band) cover some of my favorite songs from the 80's and early 90's on their EP The Velveteen Age. It's funny--I never thought of her style matching these artists' music, but it totally works. She brings an earthiness to these somewhat ethereal songs.
No, I am not the girl from Zombieland. Quit asking me that!


"Kiss Them For Me" (Original artist: Siouxsie and the Banshees)

"Bring on the Dancing Horses" (Original artist: Echo & the Bunnymen)

**If you look to the right on the Soundcloud page, there are more tracks, including Peter Murphy's "A Strange Kind of Love"**

Diane Birch's Website


This Corrosion (Sisters of Mercy)
Kiss Them For Me (Siouxsie & The Banshees)
Bring On The Dancing Horses (Echo & The Bunnymen)
Atmosphere (Joy Division)
Primary (The Cure)
Tarantula (This Mortal Coil)
A Strange Kind of Love (Peter Murphy)

OMG OMG OMG She does "Atmosphere". That song always makes me cry, and I usually shut myself in my apartment for a few days after I hear it. So you may not hear from me for awhile. "Tarantula"! One of my favorite This Mortal Coil songs!!! OOOOHHHH. I wants this now. It comes out Tuesday, Dec. 7th.