Saturday, May 30, 2009

Rename is seeking 15 "Song Sponsors"

Interesting marketing idea! From the Rename page:
For the price of $250, you can become a song sponsor and become a permanent part of the Rename album! Here are the details for the Song Sponsors. Each Song Sponsor will have one of the 15 songs NAMED after them, or named in honor of another person that you choose (though we can't use the full, legal name of any person other than the song sponsors themselves). That's right, you can choose to have the song named after yourself, or you can choose another special person in your life for whom the song will be specifically written. It could be a best friend, a lover, a spouse, a family member, or even a pet.

Friday, May 29, 2009

New Podcast - Like Sugar #24 out now

Like Sugar PopCast 24 is now live. It's a shorter one. Only 45 minutes, as opposed to the hour long one I do. This one is more rock than synth. I do have a new mix in the works in addition. It's all indiepop and every track is 3 minutes or less. It's all very twee.

Never you mind my E.E. Cummings spacing. The Internet Police have been watching me, so I must go underground!

Like Sugar PopCast 24 Track-list:
01 - W hite Lies - F arewell To The Fairground
02 - C omputerclub (RIP) - B eat Connection
03 - O nly Ones - A nother Girl, Another Planet
04 - P honenix - 1 901
05 - T he Rakes - 1 989
06 - B lacklist - F light Of The Demoiselles
07 - T he Legends - A lways The Same
08 - W ar Tapes - The N ight Unfolds
09 - J ames Yuill - No P ins Allowed
10 - S ally Shapiro - M iracle

Direct mp3 download: Sugar - DJ Talbot - Popcast 24.mp3

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

War Tapes: free mp3

I'm digging the sound of this band: War Tapes. Free mp3 here:
New album came out Tuesday? Will have to look into this, cuz this sounds like She Wants Revenge meets every noisy 90's band I love! Thanks to Filter Mag, as always, for the heads up.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Blacklist - more NY post-punk

This act has some buzz and I'm impressed with the free more about the band here.

Pete Yorn and Scarlett Johansson

Yep, they are working together. I love everything Pete Yorn does and I expect him to pull this off nicely. I think the album is titled "Break Up". Listen to the single here.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Cross-posting a TBS post. And why not?

Because I LOVE Trembling Blue Stars, I post anything I can find related to this wonderful band. So, with-out knowing much about this cause, I am re-posting their post just because they are important in my life! Also, I saw Beth Orton mentioned, so this HAS to be a good effort. That makes it two Beths to follow! Beth Arzy and Beth Orton are important to my music life!

Bill Callahan, Ron Sexmith, Beth Orton and Marrisa Nadler are among the artists featured on the upcoming Crayon Angel: A Tribute to the Music of Judee Sill. Judee Sill was a Laurel Canyon-based folk artist who released two critically-acclaimed albums before dying of a drug overdose in 1979 at the age of 35. Sill, whose songwriting was influenced by Bach’s arranging, was the first artist signed to David Geffen’s Asylum label. Graham Nash produced her first single, “Jesus was a Cross Maker.” Sill’s albums were reissued by Arista in 2005.

Two songs on the album, Beth Orton’s “Reach for the Sky” and BIll Callahan’s “Like A Rainbow,” previously existed only as sheet music. The album is due September 22 from the American Dust label.

Here’s the track list:

Ron Sexsmith: “Crayon Angel”
Beth Orton: “Reach for the Sky”
Daniel Rossen: “Waterfall”
Frida Hyv√∂nen: “Jesus Was a Cross Maker”
Shalants: “Lopin’ Along Thru the Cosmos”
Final Fantasy: “The Donor”
Nicolai Dunger: “Soldier of the Heart”
Trembling Blue Stars: “Lady-O”
Colossal Yes: “The Phoenix”
Marissa Nadler & Black Hole Infinity: “The Kiss”
Princeton: “Down Where the Valleys Are Low”
The Bye Bye Blackbirds: “There’s a Rugged Road”
Meg Baird: “When the Bridegroom Comes”
Bill Callahan: “For a Rainbow”
P.G. Six: “Til Dreams Come True”

Recommended: DJ Edgartronic (San Diego)

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Friday, May 22, 2009

Dressing Up

Get my newest weekend mix here: Sugar - DJ Talbot - Dressing Up.mp3

Yeah, it's not your genre, but it's a background to getting ready to go out, if you are into such things. That's why I titled it "Dressing Up". It's rather 80's and I make no apologies.

Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights
Saint Etienne - This Is Radio Staint Etienne
BMX - Theme To BMX
Coldplay - Clocks (Royksopp Trembling Hearts Remix)
Goldfrapp - Number 1
Nine Inch Nails - Discipline
Lonely Island - Jizz in My Pants (Cousin Cole House Edit)
Avenue D - 2D2F
Ministry - Revenge
Psycheldic Furs - Love My Way
Linus Loves feat. Sam Obernik - Stand Back
Junior Jack - Da Hype feat. Robert Smith
Junkie XL - Angel (Gary Numan on vocals)
Depeche Mode - But Not Tonight
The Cure - Dressing Up
Peter Murphy - Roll Call

Thursday, May 21, 2009

The Legends "Always the same" Free MP3 single

A new treat from The Legends' brand new masterpiece "Over and Over"! Hear unexpected flourishes of white noise seamlessly driven into a pure Phil Spector sound, with a fuzzed-out style paired with captivating, sugar-pop vocals courtesy of Liane Moccia (of the now defunct Brooklyn band Tralala) spelled "Always the same".

Download the brand new single for free here.

Order the album here

The album will be out in the US on June 16th and the UK on July 6.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Winna Winna Winna: The Presets Remix

Filter Magazine has selected the winner of the Presets remix contest. "Phrenzy" remix of "Kicking and Screaming" is available for download over at Filter here.

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Monday, May 18, 2009

Still Readin'?

Glad to have you. I have been slacking of late! New woman in my life, I must blame myself. This is all posted to Bauhaus: The 4AD Dark Sessions Parts 1 and 2! So, here's some of what you need and what I am sure you are here for:

Starfucker offers a fun, bouncy track for downloadings: Boy Toy

My favorite sweetheart, Anneli Drecker (Bel Canto, solo) has been reviewed for her work with Royksopp here.

My buddy, DJ Narcolept won't shut up about Cage The Elephant, so listen up to his obsession if it's still up here.

My brother has become more active on Facebook, so add him here.

A Yeah Yeah Yeahs bootleg for you here.

Electronic musicians will enjoy the goings on at

I'm still all sweaty over the new Camera Obscura CD "My Maudlin Career" as well as the new Depeche Mode. Go figure. Life fit it's way into both CDs. However, I a listening to Black Kids "Partie Traumatic" as I type this.

Bad news posted at

Spotted some Sander DJ set fine-ness here.

Electronic music fans, follow along here, as music is made.

Enough for one post? More to come!


Thursday, May 14, 2009

Recommended: James Yuill "Turning Down Water for Air"

I'm enjoying my promo copy of the new James Yuill "Turning Down Water for Air" on the famous Nettwerk label. The album drops May 26th. The blurb says "For fans of Nick Drake, Radiohead, Sufjan Stevens and the visceral beats and dynamic rhythms of Justice, Chemical Brothers and Aphex Twin."
Looks like there's even a Radiohead cover.

Wed 5/20 Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
Thu 5/21 Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
Sat 5/23 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
Mon 5/25 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
Wed 5/27 San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine
Fri 5/29 Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
Sat 5/30 Costa Mesa, CA @ Detroit Bar

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Offering you a new dance mix

New mini-dance mix up at Odeo:

It's a bit different than my usual stuff...more for the dancefloor. A little less melancholy, but there are must-hear tracks in there. 33 minutes.
Comments appreciated!

The mixes keep coming!

As mentioned earlier, I am in Drama Queen Mode, but I love you all. So, as a gift, here's 1/2 of a dance mix for you! No talking, just pre-party ghetto-pop for you and yours! I Wanna Take U Out Tonight:

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