Saturday, April 23, 2011

A Camp

OMG this song "Love has left the room" is so pretty. I'm going to swoon down into oblivion. Just me and the frakkin' cracks in the earth.

Listen and download "Love has left the room" and other songs as part of their Daytrotter session.


You can also download it through RCRDLBL. I guess I forgot my username for that site, so tell me how that version is. Oh, but look! I re-registered.

I'm going to go fall down now.

Wikipedia entry

So pretty that I can't bare to degrade them by doing my standard Abba joke (because they're Swedish). No offense to Abba - I love Abba. I just make that joke way too much when Swedish bands are involved. Especially as much as I love Swedish music.

TV On The Radio bassist, Gerard Smith, dies from cancer.

I never got really into TV On The Radio, though there were a few songs I liked a lot (particularly "Staring at the Sun"). Very sad to hear that one of their members died. He was younger than I am.

Listen to his version of Velvet Underground's "Pale Blue Eyes"

Bell XI, "Hey Anna Lena"

Bell XI, "Hey Anna Lena"

Stream their album Bloodless Coup here

I've never been bird watching, but I think you're supposed to look at the birds.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Tom Tom Club, "Genius of Love"

I'm listening to some of my old songs.

Yvonne Strahovski, "Three Pop Stars, One Song"

I don't like the Katy Perry part, but I love the Ke$ha and Gaga part. I smell like jack and vomit!

Imaginary Cities, "Where'd All The Living Go?"

This definitely fits my zombie obsession!

Label site

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Ego Likeness

I don't post much about darkwave. It's not that I don't like it, but I kind of branched away from it when I was in my early twenties. My darkwave was Siouxsie and the Banshees, Bauhaus (Oh how I love Bauhaus), Ministry, My Life With The Thrill Kill (I've got instant action, sweet satisfaction) and The Swans.

My knowledge of darkwave began and ended there, much like a baby dinosaur when the meteor hit. My darkwave is forever etched with the names Jarboe, Murphy and Sexplosion.  Not a bad way to remember darkwave. Definitely ending on a high note.

Anyway, I went to a club last night (Shock! Horror!) and I liked a band. I liked a darkwave band whose members weren't ready to apply for AARP.

I don't like comparing bands because it's an inaccurate and lazy way to make connections, but it's also a human way to describe something. When I was watching the lead singer/writer Donna Lynch, I was really struck by how much she reminded me of Jarboe from The Swans. The band reminded me a lot of The Swans, and I loved The Swans.

The music, though dark, was emotionally earnest. Each note was pulled from her throat, gasping for life, gasping to let go of its misery. The music was a living thing, and her voice was an honest, willing conduit. She wrapped her voice around the music: She was the Pilot to the music's Moya (Farscape reference).

I felt transfixed, despite my hurting feet, drunk head and uncoordinated body.

MP3s are available here

Ego Likeness, "Aviary"

The Swans' cover of "Love will Tell Us Apart" (oh yeah - if Joy Division counts as darkwave, then that was another darkwave band I liked). The Swans also did a beautiful cover of Blind Faith's "Can't Find My Way Home".

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Shelby Earl, "A Sweetly Sour Sound"

Shelby Earl, "A Sweetly Sour Sound" (streaming)

Okay, this song is totally making me cry. I don't want to cry on a Saturday. I didn't have proper coffee this morning, and I didn't have any Eggos. I don't want to cry on top of all that!

But this song does make me cry.


She's so pretty. She looks like Pauley Perrette (Abby) from NCIS.

Wye Oak, "Fish"

I couldn't get the embed to work. Here's the link to NPR's host of the video (towards the bottom of the page).

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Highlife, "Tuareg Dancehall"

Highlife, "Tuareg Dancehall" (Thanks to KEXP)

Label site

Don't you hate it when a forest sprouts up around you?

J Mascis, "Is It Done"

J Mascis, "Is It Done" (Thanks to KEXP)

I know I just posted a song of his a few weeks ago, but this is a nice song too. So there.



J Mascis interviewed by Ted Leo

The Raveonettes, "Forget That You're Young"

The Raveonettes, "Forget That You're Young" (Thanks to KEXP for the link)


This is the video for a different song from their new album

NPR Tiny Desk Concert, Damien Jurado

This is the last NPR video for this weekend, I promise! I'm just playing catch-up. This is one of my favorite singer/songwriters. I love his voice.

NPR Tiny Desk Concert, Adele

I should have posted this last month! I'm behind on watching videos.

She's so pretty.

Wild Flag

I like! They sound like Talking Heads if Talking Heads were all female.

NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts go to SXSW...Emmylou Harris performs