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Friday, November 30, 2007

Tops in 2007 ...

Well, 2007 turned out to be a good year for music. My list has doubled from last year's! I'm gonna keep the monologue to a minimum and let the music stand for itself. So crack open a brew and sit back and actually listen to at least one of these albums in its entirety.

Honorable Mention: Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Is Is EP

Clutch - From Beale Street To Oblivion

9. Aesop Rock - None Shall Pass

8. Queens Of The Stone Age - Era Vulgaris

7. Bad Brains - Build A Nation

6. Modest Mouse - We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank

5. Beastie Boys - The Mix-Up

4. Pelican - City Of Echoes

3. Dinosaur Jr. - Beyond

2. K-OS - Atlantis: Hymns for Disco

1. Kings Of Leon - Because of the Times


Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Not Many Releases Today ...

But here they are:

Various Artists - Metal Blade Anniversary Metalfest (DVD)

Everyone needs some metal this week. I'm calling it "Mandatory Metal Week", and GWAR kicked it off last night at Emo's.

Various Artists - Causes 1

My previous post for "Causes 1" is here with all the artists listed.

And speaking of metal ...
My homeboy in L.A. has a ROCKIN' new album out. The band is Simpler Machine, and the album is "2013". Turn this shit up to 12! You just can't not like songs like "let's fuck in the van" and "5 minute fuck".

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Turkey Week Releases ...

Daft Punk - Alive 2007
Gorillaz - D-Sides
Kaada/Patton - Live (DVD)
Led Zeppelin - The Song Remains the Same: Deluxe Edition
Bob Marley & the Wailers - Exodus: 30th Ann. Edition
Nine Inch Nails - Y34RZ3R0R3MIX3D
Nirvana - Unplugged In New York DVD
The Rolling Stones - Under Review: 1967-1969 (DVD)

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Spankin' New Shiat ...

Johnny Cash - Christmas Specials '76 & '77 (DVD)
The Dillinger Escape Plan - Ire Works
Ghostland Observatory - Live from Austin, TX (DVD)
The Hives - The Black and White Album
The Killers - Sawdust
LCD Soundsystem - 45:33
Led Zeppelin - Mothership

Monday, November 12, 2007

The Davy Grolton Band

The Foo Fighters have a hilarious new video ...


Friday, November 09, 2007

Causes 1 - For Darfur

The Black Keys, Bloc Party, The Cure, and The Shins will all appear on the inaugural 'Causes' album, to be released November 27.

The Waxploitation release will benefit Darfur and includes rare and exclusive tracks from Animal Collective, Bright Eyes, Cornelius, and Spoon.

One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to three non-profit organizations- Doctors Without Borders, Human Rights Watch and Oxfam America.

The track listing is:

Animal Collective - 'Safer' (exclusive live version)
Black Keys - 'Stay All Night' (exclusive Chulahoma Session)
Bloc Party - 'Rhododendrons'
Bright Eyes - 'Coat Check Dream Song' (exclusive live version)
Cornelius - 'Wataridori' (exclusive piano version)
David Sylvian - 'Late Night Shopping' (exclusive Chris Vrenna remix)
Death Cab For Cutie - 'World Shut Your Mouth' (Julian Cope cover)
(International) Noise Conspiracy - 'Washington Bullets'
The Cure - 'The Walk' (exclusive live version)
The Shins - 'Turn On Me' (exclusive Clint Mansell remix)
Spoon - 'Rhythm & Soul' (exclusive middle version)
Teargas & Plateglass - 'One Day Across The Valley'
Thievery Corporation - 'Passing The Stars'
Travis - 'Gimme Some Truth' (exclusive John Lennon cover)

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Thursday, November 08, 2007

Another Sound Is Dying

Dub Trio's new album (Another Sound Is Dying) is coming out January 29! And it again features a track with vocals from Mike Patton.

"Given that their new album opens with a guitar riff that could melt lead—a theme, incidentally, that extends throughout Another Sound Is Dying—you’d be forgiven for wondering what connects Brookyln’s Dub Trio to the nearly 40-year-old Jamaican style that makes up half their name. The answer, you’ll find, comes just minutes later, as the riffs, riddims and raw power at the core of Dub Trio’s sound get chopped apart, bounced across speaker channels and charged with subsonic frequencies. This is dub as mixing-board art form, not as literal genre exercise, and it’s absolutely fugging massive.

Recorded in a week at New Hampshire’s Studio Metronome, and reconfigured in an additional week at Studio G in Brooklyn, Another Sound Is Dying finds Dub Trio—drummer Joe Tomino, bassist Stu Brooks and guitarist D.P. Holmes—again working with producer/engineer/honorary fourth member Joel Hamilton on tunes that simultaneously embrace metal, hip-hop, punk and reggae while pushing all of the above into dazzlingly unfamiliar areas."

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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

New Releases Today ...

Bright Eyes - Motion Sickness: Live Recordings
Gorillaz - D-Sides
Grizzly Bear - Friends EP
Jay-Z - American Gangster
Daniel Johnston - Various Re-issues
Van Morrison - Still On Top
Sigur Ros - Hvarf/Heim


Doves Working On New Album

Doves have completed eight tracks for their new album.

The band have been working on the follow-up to 2005's 'Some Cities' with Massive Attack producer Dan Austin.

Writing on their blog, the band explained: "We've done eight tracks. We will be recording another eight tracks so we still have some way to go. Again thanks for all your words of encouragement, it means a lot to us.

"The studio is a little farmhouse barn in Cheshire, we did some mixing in RAK studios... John Leckie has since moved on due to previous commitments... Co-production-wise, we've hooked up with an amazing up and coming producer, Dan Austin.

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Friday, November 02, 2007

Downtown 81 Soundtrack

The life of Jean-Michel Basquiat, darling of New York's downtown art scene of the early 1980s, was the stuff of legend. In the nearly two decades since his death, he's been immortalized in print, on museum walls, and on film-- but Basquiat's light burned so brightly in his time, he all but starred in his own quasi-biopic back in 1981.

Downtown 81, a film loosely based on the Lower East Side art movement in which Basquiat loomed so large, stars Jean-Michel amidst a cast of characters plucked from the scene the film depicts. The film also featured quite a few bands and figures from the period, including Deborah Harry, James Chance, DNA, and Tuxedomoon. The latter three join Suicide, Liquid Liquid, Lydia Lunch, Blondie's Chris Stein, and Basquiat's own musical project Gray (which also included a young Vincent Gallo) on the soundtrack, due November 6 from Recall Records.

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Thursday, November 01, 2007

Halloween's Releases ...

The Beatles - Help! - Deluxe Edition (DVD)
Damian Marley - Mr. Marley
Puscifer - V Is for Vagina
30 Days of Night - Soundtrack