Here are 5 great artists that Senon Williams of Dengue Fever says you should check out:
- Sinn Sismouth…60′s and 70′s era Cambodian Psych Rock. He was called the Elvis of Cambodia, but he was more like the Dylan because he wrote such amazing songs.
- Nelson Slater….Velvet Underground Era NYC songwriter. One splendid album, “Wild Angel”. I think he must have been a weirdo.
- Radar Bros….The best band in the world. Songs as deep as the Ocean. Melodic and soaring sounds.
- Charlie Wadhams….A Nick Drake of today. Music you just want to get next to.
- John Prine….The words are so good the music is a bonus.
The documentary film Sleepwalking Through The Mekong, will be released on
April 14, 2009. The package features a DVD and a CD soundtrack.
In an open letter on Stereolab.co.uk Pikey states:
As we recently made #51 with Emperor Tomato Ketchup in the Amazon 100 Greatest Indie Rock Albums of all Time we feel that our work is done for the moment.
We have had to cancel the last two shows that we were scheduled to play, apologies to all that had bought tickets, and there are no plans to record new tracks.
Duophonic are working on the release of Chemical Chords 2, we also have plans for a new Switched On and remastering of the back catalogue.
We are are all going to have a bit of a rest now after nearly 19 years and work on a few other projects.
The website will still be updated and disks released but there won’t be any new Stereolab product for a while.
I had a lot of comments on my podcast last week with the inclusion of Cursive’s From The Hips. Well, it appears that the band is really pushing this one. They’ve got a video now and it’s pretty decent. Enjoy.
Welcome students old and new…Beginning today, and every Wednesday Thursday until the sun blazes the Earth, the staff shall pay homage to the most classic indie albums of all time. No countdowns, or top 100 lists, just a weekly gaze into the Music Emissions vault. Let the education begin…
Fugazi is a band from Washington, D.C. They have released seven albums and though on hiatus currently, they are widely considered to be pioneers of the DIY movement. Constantly pushing for concert pricing fairness, and punk rock ethics. Self managed, the band releases all their material through Ian MacKaye’s own Dischord Records.
Arguably their best record, and one of the best indie music album’s in history is Repeater. Have a gaze at Dennis Scanland’s review from March 0f 2003.
The Living Things are enjoying the release of first album in four years entitled Habeas Corpus. They took a moment to tell us some of their favorite albums at the moment.
- M. Ward “Hold Time” – I love the instrumentation of this record, all of the musical arrangements are stunning
- Choral “Mountains” – I play this record before I get on stage it calms me down from wanting to put my head through a wall.
- N.A.S.A. “Spirit of Apollo” – This album is the type of album that admits my mind into a state of lucid dreaming
- Living Things “Habeas Corpus” – ( ahh, I had to pull a Kanye)
- El Perro Del Mar “Change of Heart” – This song is for perfect late Sunday afternoon post drinking to many bloody mary’s and reading a great beatnick novel hanging out on the beach at big sur.
This week I present to you quite a mix bag of music. Sure, the budgie is dead but with music, everything is better. Hope you find something you like in this week’s podcast.
- Stone To Wake A Serpent – ISIS (Wavering Radiant)
- River Of Dirt – Marissa Nadler (Little Hells)
- Quintessence – Mastodon (Crack The Skye)
- Everything That Happens – David Byrne & Brian Eno (Everything That
- Street Diction – Dalek (Gutter Tactics)
- Fire In The Rain – Agent Orange (This Is The Voice)
The Scene: I’m heading over to a ‘friends’ house for the evening.
My roomate Eddie says: “Bro you gonna turn off your computer?”
Brian says: “Friends in the past have always told me it takes more energy for a computer to reboot than it would to boot back up from hibernation.”…
And then I read this report
-”For example, if all the world’s 1 billion PC’s were powered down for just one night – it would save enough energy to light up New York City’s Empire State Building – inside and out – for more than 30 years”
30 YEARS!!!!!!! Perhaps we should all boot down a bit more from time to time.
It would seem that Animal Collective have created one of the most revered albums of the year so far in Merriweather Post Pavilion. They’ve even released a video for the song “My Girls“. Have a look and have a great weekend everyone:
For those of you who watch the side column, affectionately known as “the Junk Drawer”, the place where you throw everything, you will now notice that album ratings show up here. Not only will they be here but you will notice a new panel on a users profile cleverly called “Latest Albums Rated”. You can see the last 5 of the albums that a user has rated. Drop an album’s average down or move it up by reviewing the same album.
In modifying the comment stream we also changed it so that if you recommend an album to more than one person, it only shows up once. Now you can recommend it to the whole damn community and no one will no differently!
You may be seeing some more features/bug fixes in the near future. Our development team wants to clear off their To Do lists in order to prep for a rash of new features.
Anything you’re looking for?
Pearl Jam is arguably one of the most influential and iconic bands of the 90s – the beginning of the grunge explosion, and is still producing incendiary and important music eighteen years later. Now you can play with Pearl Jam drummer Matt Cameron as he plays Rock Band 2 with Xbox LIVE® Gold members March 27.
If you’re an Xbox LIVE Gold member (if not, upgrade now!), and you want a chance to play with Matt Cameron, send a friend request to the Gamertag “Pearl Jam GWF” and be online half an hour before (6:30 p.m. EST) the Game with Fame session starts on Friday, March 27, 7:00 p.m. EST. If you get a chance to play with Matt Cameron, Xbox wants to hear about it! Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject: “GWF – Pearl Jam.” Be sure to include your Gamertag and hometown.
Cameron is a veteran of Seattle’s music scene, having been a member of grunge pioneer band Skin Yard, and longtime drummer for Soundgarden. He joined Pearl Jam in 1998 and started recording with them on their 2000 release Binaural.