Saturday, July 31, 2010
It's hard to say which track I like the most but I think it could be one of these guys: Japanese Woman Living in My Closet, Bullfighter Jacket, Goldskull or Egyptian Robe.
Test Yourself: Christopher Chu produced all but one song on this record. Can you tell which one Neon Indian produced?
The fan that made this video of Goldskull synced up the sound with the footage pretty well, given the varying pace of the two. Check it out.
Find Miniature Tigers on MySpace or on Amazon
Friday, July 30, 2010
I have seen him twice now (once in '09 at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, NH; and just recently, at Higher Ground in VT); and both times, I couldn't manage to escape without working up a good sweat during his fast ones or getting goosebumps from his heartfelt slow ones. In addition to his great singing and songwriting, this is one funny man; and he will charm you with his wit, his realness and his blunt honesty, while he tells tales about how each song came to be. He is one of those artists I plan to see again and again; and you should, too, if you're into this kind of music!
Check out some videos of Justin Townes Earle performing live below.
This is his Title Track off of his Sophomore album. The part around 2:17 in (and again at 3:10) is so amazing live. I remember being so moved by this; I didn't want it to end...
Mr. Earle expressed how proud he was of himself for getting his two favorite things in the first line of this song — woman and friiiied chicken.
"This one goes out to the great Woody Guthrie."
"Louisiana 1927" off of Harlem River Blues (Release Date: September 14).
He closed with this old one, so I will too. This is a great cover of Can't Hardly Wait by The Replacements. I can listen to this one over and over again...
Sample his Debut Album - The Good Life
Sample his Sophomore Album - Midnight at the Movies
For more tracks, including The Good Life, Yuma, and the album version of Midnight at the Movies, visit Justin Townes Earle on MySpace or at www.justintownesearle.com
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Check out Best Coast's latest on MySpace or Amazon
Monday, July 26, 2010
After the show, I got to talking with these guys and they informed me that they had another show right after—same guys, different band. So I headed over to O'Brians (in Allston) with them to watch them play as Lord Jeff. This time, Sean Goggins lead vocals and guitar, Orion Russell stayed on the drums, David Kadden manned the oboe and organ, Shane Donnelly jumped on the guitar, and a fifth band member, Sam Portrykus, rocked the bass). With the same talent of Many Mansions, these guys equally excited the crowd in this bar as they did the last, only with new rock melodies and medleys. If you're ever in the Boston area, check out both of their bands. They have a split LP coming out on Ecstatic Peace Records. Release date TBD.
For more information on these guys and other forms of artistic inspiration and creation, check out their record label/house/collective at www.whitehausfamilyrecord.com
"The Whitehaus is a community of people in Jamaica Plain, MA who make music, poetry, art and happenings. The Whitehaus Family Record is a record of some happenings which have happened. With our online store you can purchase/download/listen to records of those records which we have decided to make available. We spread the yes wave and perform all over the globe."
To view an older post on Many Mansions click here.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Watch James Friley shine in this cover of Bill Withers' Ain't No Sunshine below.
Idiot Glee - "Ain't No Sunshine (Bill Withers)" from Ian Perlman on Vimeo.
Find Idiot Glee on MySpace
Friday, July 23, 2010
Bonus: download Bear in Heaven's – "Lovesick Teenagers (Twin Shadow's Twins in Heaven Remix) here
Visit Twin Shadow on MySpace
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Check out Brothertiger on MySpace or on Bandcamp
Monday, July 19, 2010
PETER WOLF CRIER
This Minneapolis duo works so well together! Brian Moen confidently thunders melodically at percussion and singer-songwriter Peter Pisano intimately and expressively wails himself red on stage while playing the guitar. They are sharp, sweet and thrilling. Their debut album Inter-Be is a record I want to spend all of my time with (and have been). They're catchy like The Morning Benders, lyrically and sonically strong like Dr. Dog and warm and inviting like M. Ward. I fell in love with these guys as soon as I heard them. This duo's musical language is something to be experienced.
Listen to Peter Wolf Crier on MySpace or on Amazon
There's always something so amazing when a band you've been listening to for a while, walks out and performs for you, and TOTALLY BLOWS YOUR MIND! My face was already numb from smiling all night; I couldn't tell what I was doing when I was staring up at these guys. Was my mouth open? Was I drooling? I had no idea but I was in AWE and loving it! Erika's strength, power and radiance soared through the room while the equally powerful and impressive talents of the other band members (bassist Jesse Ebaugh, guitarist Mark Nathan and drummer Dave Colvin) rocked the Middle East. If you don't know these guys, check them out; and be prepared to be amazed!
Listen to Heartless Bastards on MySpace or on Amazon
THE BUILDERS AND THE BUTCHERS
I listened to these guys a while back and remember thinking that they were lyrically pretty dark. Normally, I don't listen to dark music but sonically I was interested in this band because they countered the darkness with an upbeat tempo. It was hard for me to focus on lyrics Saturday night, so I wasn't thinking about how dark the music was/is but I was enjoying the rockin', bluesy, boot-stomping, hand-slapping, mind-blowing experimental raw power this band has! Their performance was incredible! I can't even believe how much talent this band has! I really hope they come out with an album that is lyrically a little lighter.
Listen to The Builders And The Butchers on MySpace or on Amazon
Friday, July 16, 2010
Find North Dorm by Evenings on bandcamp here
Find Evenings on myspace here
Buy this digital album by Sultan for $1 (or donate more) here.
Find Sultan on myspace here.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Listen to Icarus, the first track off the album, then enter the imaginative world of Huron, as seen from the point of view of Shea Greene (in the second fan-made video below).
For more info or to hear more, visit them at myspace or at amazon.
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Jamaica Plain resident, Shane M. Donelly performs his ambient and experimental post-new age/post-world music often in the Boston area (and with three shows in Boston this month, I NEED to see him). View a 2009 WMBR, 88.1 ten minute clip of him in Cambridge, MA below.
Listen to more by Many Mansions (including the Spirit Song 3, Oneness and Bright Bliss) here.
Listen on myspace here.
Sorry this isn't a moving picture show but may I suggest taking this opportunity to get up and move your own dominant legs, in ways only this track can truly inspire!
For more info, and to hear more by these guys, visit them on myspace here.
For more info on these guys AND the new Active Child Remix of Bermuda, visit them on myspace here.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Calm down. Cool down. Hear it here (on myspace) or on Amazon.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Release Date: July 13th. Pre-Order it Here.
This album also includes appearances by other artists such as "The Flaming Lips, Gruff Rhys of Super Furry Animals, Jason Lytle of Grandaddy and Admiral Radley, Frank Black of Pixies, Nina Persson of The Cardigans, Suzanne Vega, Vic Chesnutt, David Lynch and Scott Spillane of Neutral Milk Hotel, and The Gerbils"