New Kidz On The Blog Party – Part 1

16 04 2010

OK, so I don’t really have the best music blog, I’m not even listed among the top music blogs, but who cares. Any reason is a good reason to throw a party and dance to some kick ass music. So I thought about having a “launch” party next week in Expirat.

In short, here’s what’s going to happen. I’m going to be playing the best of the music I wrote about on this here blog (and even the music I haven’t had the chance to talk about), along with your favorite tunes. I’m also thinking about some premieres, some tunes that I’m sure you haven’t heard of yet and that I haven’t written anything about here. And, last but not least, and certainly the best part for you, I’m going to post the entire playlist (yeah, that’s right! the whole shebang) from next Thursday’s party as a series of mixtapes for you to download throughout next Friday.

I’m thinking good music + friends + drinks + dancing = lot’s of fun. So you’d better be there!

Oh, and for those of you who can’t manage to get there or are just too lazy (you couch potatoes!) to get out of your comfy sofas, I’ll also be live blogging for the first time. I’ll let you know how things are going, what tunes I’m playing, the crazy requests that some people make, maybe even upload some pictures. It should be fun 😀

See ya there next Thursday!

In the mean time, have a listen to Shabby Rogue‘s “My Life As A Secret Agent


Bigger Bolder

16 04 2010

Finally, the weekend is here and what better way to celebrate the end of a hectic week than by listening to a really catchy and fun tune.

Sweden’s Love Is All provides exactly that in their “Bigger Bolder” track, which is like mixing X-Ray Spex with some fuzzy girlie pop. So, if you too feel like dancing your weekend away, go ahead, grab the track and play it on your way out tonight. It’ll surely get you in the mood for a drink… or more.

Love Is All – Bigger Bolder

Speak to the wind

8 04 2010

Oh what a bless it is when, after a long and hard fucking day at work, your ears are blessed with such beautiful sounds as those coming from Spindrift‘s “Speak To The Wind“. This is western spaghetti meets psych-rock at a totally new level. This is truly an epic song that I’d definitely want to listen to if I ever found myself preparing for a shoot-out in a ghost town out in the wild west.

Spindrift – Speak To The Wind

If you like what you hear, listen to some more on the band’s MySpace.

opposing atraction

6 04 2010

Even though I hate to admit it or use it as an excuse, I have to say I can get pretty fucked or hyped by the weather outside…

Oh, fuck it, who am I kidding? I’ve just been lazy and, yes, I’m not really in the mood for writing much, nor am I swamped with inspiration lately. So, I’m just gonna say this: these two tracks have got shit in common, but if you listen to them both on a day like this, it kinda makes sense for them both to coexist in your playlist.

Loyal Divide – Vision Vision (Long CC Master) (get the 7″ here)

Noah and The Whale – Last DJ (Tom Petty Cover) (get it here)

I found a treasure chest! It had Zorch in it!

1 04 2010

Just like last year, I spent the last couple of weeks sitting in front of my computer, reading what people blog about their SXSW experiences, and, just like last year, I’m waiting for those yet unknown but soon to become huge bands to pop up in their reviews. So far I have to admit I was rather unimpressed. That’s until I ran into The Decibel Tolls’ review of what I can only describe as being a fucking treasure.

It would be rather pointless to start a review of the bands this guy has already seen and talked about and, most important of all, DISCOVERED! I just wanna say two things:

1. Zorch – Zut Alore! This is the best fucking track I’ve heard since Fuck Buttons’ Bright Tomorrow.

2. Carsick Cars – You Can Listen, You Can Talk. Just plain fucking good man.

Go ahead, read the review, see some videos and thank the man (and moi for purging the internet for good music) for the audible enjoyment brought to you today. Enjoy!

Django Django means WOR!

31 03 2010

I can’t belive I’ve been searching for a proper song to talk to you about for no less than two days now. And all this time I’ve been ignoring this track, which, for an unexplained reason, has escaped my hungry ears so far.

But not this time. This time we’re going to WOR. Or something. No really, I’ve heard a couple of tracks from Django Django early last year, but despite their music being a somehow pop version of Devo and The Beta Band put together, I just didn’t fall for the music. This track I’m digging though. And since I’m not feeling particularly inspired today, I’ll just spare you of my ranting and ship you off straight to WOR.

Django Django – WOR

Bonus, the other two tracks I was telling you about

Django Django – Storm

Django Django – ZummZumm

The Big Ass Titties Mixtape

29 03 2010

Friday has passed and I haven’t been able to pull myself together for the weekly mixtape due to a total lack of inspiration. However, inspiration did come to me by way of friends 😉 and the movie Tropic Thunder, which despite being a B (or maybe C) rated comedy, does have a pretty cool soundtrack.

The result? A ‘Nam inspired soundtrack that’s filled with energy and some of the best guitar riffs in history. This mixtape is something I’ve been meaning to do for a long time, so I hope you enjoy it.

Here’s the tracklist. You can get the mixtape here.

1. Apocalypse Now Soundtrack – The Smell Of Napalm In The Morning Dialogue

2. Iggy Pop & The stooges – Search and Destroy

3. The Monkees – (I’m Not Your) Stepping Stone

4. The Rolling Stones – Sympathy For The Devil

5. Creedence Clearwater Revival – Run Through The Jungle

6. Ten Years After – I’d Love To Change The World

7. The Doors – LA Woman

8. Lynyrd Skynyrd – Freebird

9. Jimi Hendrix – All Along The Watchtower

10. The Stooges – I Wanna Be Your Dog

Oh, and one more thing. I thought of making things a bit more interesting and getting you involved in the weekly mixtape decision making process, so, from now on you’ll be able to decide the mixtape’s sound and feel. All you have to do is leave a comment at the bottom of this post mentioning a song (and the band playing it) plus the sound or feeling you’d like it to have, and I’ll just add the other 9 songs. That way you can get your very own custom mixtape :D, along with the weekly mixtape I’ll be doing.