Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Nina Nastasia + Jim White + Boom Bip

I just got round to buying the Nina Nastasisa & Jim White album - You Follow Me. Wonderously haunting I think. 

But I was really suprised on track 5 to find 'Our Discussion' - a track I already knew well as the album closer on Boom Bip's Blue Eyed In The Red Room.

Unfortunately I'm stuck in a Travelodge with terrible internet, otherwise I'd upload both songs, to hear a great song done 2 different ways, but for now, I'll just link to the Last.FM pages:

Oh, and look who's a similar artist for Jim & Nina, Songs: Ohia. Might have some fun news about him soon

Soundtrack to this post: The Slits, Scott Walker

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Daphne & Tings


I just heard a Ting Tings song and thought it was Daphne & Celeste. Says something

Soundtrack to this post: Songs Ohia

The Decemberists + Me

I got back from Luxembourg this weekend to find my dad had burnt me copies of the new Colin Meloy Sings Live! album and the first two Decemberists albums - Castaways & Cutouts and Her Majesty. Which was a nice surprise, and was just what I wanted

Everyone around me became a fan of The Crane Wife on it's release last year, but I only thought it was 'alright.' My Dad quickly became a big fan of all things Meloy and it wasn't long before I heard Picaresque ( their last independent album) and I too got pretty obsessed. We were out the other day and talking about the new Meloy live album, which prompted the lend.

There was also a great article with Meloy in The Guardian, describing the process he goes through to write songs, check that out HERE

So I'm on tour with Forward, Russia now, so that's why there's even less posts. Will try and be back soon though

Soundtrack to this post: The National - Alligator

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Bjork, Everybody Remixing, DJing

Aww, I need to thank Mr Keep Hope Inside for commenting on my last post, about
El Guincho on the new Bjork covers album. I like Keep Hope Inside, it's a blog here

Anyway, Stereogum, great webzine with lots of free tracks, have put together a tribute album of Post by Bjork (having previously done Automatic For The People and Ok Computer to mixed results). You can get all the tracks and info here, I urge you to do so!

Everyone's getting remixes done at the minute. The world seems to be swamped with Foals - Electric Bloom and Radiohead's Nude, after iTunes and Last.Fm are running competitions. I've just finished a remix of This Et Al's Figure Eight and am pretty happy. Think I'm gonna have a crack at the Foals one too. Radiohead aren't having any of my money, thieving bastards (you have to pay for their parts, which cunningly will help them in the pop charts

Finally, I'm DJing tomorrow night, at Art Is Hard in Leeds. I'm currently listening to lots of hot remixes, many nicked off this ace blog. I won't get to play any of them of course, unless I get really pissed

Soundtrack to this post: LCD / Justice etcetera