Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Miles Davis at Fillmore East


I was recently given a Louis Armstrong record for my birthday by someone very dear to me, so recently I've been on a jazz kick. What I would like to present to you today is a page from music history. June 20th 1970, Neil Young & Crazy Horse played the Fillmore East, the opening act: Miles Davis. Can you believe that bill? Not only is Miles one of the most important jazz musicians ever, his famous genre-bending Bitches Brew had just shook the jazz world with its release a few years ago. This bootleg documents Miles Davis in one of his most experimental periods in his life. This bootleg is an absolute gem, download it tonight, sit with your favorite liqueur and enjoy.

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Miles Davis - Fillmore East 6-20-1970

Monday, March 28, 2011

Panda Bear


One of my favorite albums ever is Panda Bear's Person Pitch. That record is just an absolute milestone in experimental pop music. His followup album Tomboy will be out very soon. A bunch of tracks have been released so far, and I must say I haven't been impressed. They have seemed all over the place and very repetitive. However, recently a vinyl rip of "Surfer's Hymn" leaked on to the web. This sounds a lot more like the Panda Bear I know and love. Richly layered and summery. 

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Friday, March 25, 2011

Omega


One of my recent discoveries that has been on constant play in my room is the 60s Hungarian band called Omega. These guys were (and still are) Hungary's biggest rock band of all time, and have even played the most concerts abroad of any Hungarian rock group. The late 60s and early 70s were a tough time for Hungary, Communism was at its peak, yet here we have a group that was so inventive and expansive. I would have never thought that an Eastern-European country under the iron curtain would be able to produce such powerful space-rock and progressive psychedelia. Though they are strictly local now, Omega has become by far the longest running Hungarian rock band ever.

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FĂ©lbeszakadt koncert
Az 1958-as boogie-woogie klubban

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

My Brightest Diamond

If you aren't familiar with Shara Worden (aka My Brightest Diamond) you need to wake the hell up right now. This lady is like a mythical siren come to life. Check out this video from The Take Away Show


Here's a newer song that is hauntingly beautiful called "The Sea"

Sunday, March 20, 2011

TV On The Radio - Caffeinated Consciousness


A brand spanking new TV On The Radio album will drop in a few weeks. To keep our interests high the band has released a new free song from the album. This one is titled "Caffeinated Consciousness" TV On The Radio has always been full of surprises, but this song feels like a repeated roundhouse kick to the face. 

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Battles


Battles may have lost their lead member Tyondai Braxton but that doesn't mean they're giving up. Armed with a new member Battles have released their first single "Ice Cream." This song is in stark contrast to their darkly textured stomper "Atlas." "Ice Cream" finds Battles at a colorful and highly playful place. It's quite a change, but certainly fits within their catalogue. 

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Robin Pecknold feat. Ed Droste


When the lead singer for Fleet Foxes and the lead singer for Grizzly Bear, two of the prettiest sounding bands alive team up to release free music, the blog world spins on its head. This is not new Fleet Foxes music, nor Grizzly Bear. These two guys decided to record a song together and release it to the world for free. 
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Monday, March 7, 2011

REM - Collapse Into Now

R.E.M. return this week with Collapse Into Now, their new album that they have decided not to tour in support of. This is a damn shame because after listening to it a couple times through, this album is already a thousand times better than their previous record Accelerate. While Accelerate was Michael Stipe's way of brushing off the dust and rocking out, Collapse Into Now has produced some possible new R.E.M. classics. "Oh My Heart" and "Uberlin" have what it takes to become new fan favorites. It seems to me that whenever they decide to vary their sound they tend to produce better music. Collapse Into Now is the perfect blend of acoustic and electric versions of R.E.M. and ultimately is the best record they have released in recent years.

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Friday, March 4, 2011

Talking Heads - Saratoga 8-5-1983


Talking Heads may never reunite, though David Byrne still tours and Tom Tom Club are still around and you could try and piece them together, but it just wouldn't be the same. I've heard a few bootlegs of the band performing, but this Saratoga show in 1983 captured just how funky these guys were live. This concert was right around the time their famous Stop Making Sense movie came out, but I'd go as far to say that this particular performance is better. The bootleg is split into parts, the setlist is as follows:
Set 1:
Talking Heads :: Psycho Killer
Talking Heads :: Heaven
Talking Heads :: Thank You For Sending Me An Angel
Talking Heads :: Building On Fire
Talking Heads :: Book I Read
Talking Heads :: Slippery People
Talking Heads :: Cities
Talking Heads :: Big Blue Plymouth (Eyes Wide Open)
Talking Heads :: Burning Down The House
Talking Heads :: Life During Wartime
Set 2:
Talking Heads :: Making Flippy Floppy
Talking Heads :: Swamp
Talking Heads :: What A Day That Was
Talking Heads :: This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)
Talking Heads :: Once In A Lifetime
Talking Heads :: Big Business >
Talking Heads :: I Zimbra
Talking Heads :: Houses In Motion
Talking Heads :: Genius Of Love (Tom Tom Club)
Talking Heads :: Girlfriend Is Better
Talking Heads :: Take Me To The River

Encore:

Talking Heads :: Crosseyed And Painless


Much thanks to Aquarium Drunkard for originally hosting this. 

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Tune-Yards


tUnE-yArDs return with their sophomore release very soon, and have released the first track from it called "Bizness." If you are familiar with these guys from their first album Bird-Brains you'd know that this band is highly complex and experimental. While "Bizness" is very intricate it is also their most accessible song to date. In fact, I would go as far to say they sort of sound like Local Natives on speed here, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that.

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