Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Hope Sandoval (Mazzy Star) new alblum streaming

It sprinkled a bit today, and it's generally overcast. Perfect weather for a listening party for the new Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions over at: Spinner.

Some nice parts of a recent interview with the San Francisco Examiner are on Hope's site here.

Sunday, September 27, 2009


Of the three tracks I've heard from the upcoming Ravonettes album, "Suicide" is my favorite (you can hear it here). Here's a short clip with some thoughts about the song.

Remember, the new CD is out October 6th and is titled "In and Out of Control". Doesn't Sune Rose Wagner look like a Reid brother?

Thursday, September 24, 2009


Had a great night. My brother appeared here in town, and we took on some Nintendo Wii Resort. Our friend A come over too and destroyed us in Archery. Good times and we saved cash by staying out of the bars / taverns / pubs.

Of course, I now have an amazing head-ache. I showed the Miles Fisher "This must be the Place" video and was informed that it's an homage to American Psycho. I think I like it more now.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

This and That

Lowe has a new video for the track "Berlin Night Express". No departure from their sound, yet satisfying in the way that Mesh (UK) creates a certain sound between rock and synthpop. Watch here.

Local? Zoe & Lee host a mixer Friday, September 25, 2009 6:00pm - 10:00pm at their store:
Say Goodbye to Summer with some drinking, dancing and discount shopping!
Music by Monchis, Alex Villalobos & Dr.Indulgent.Refreshments provided, tons of bargains!
Hunt & Gather
4496 Park Blvd. Suite G
San Diego, CA

The Raveonettes are streaming their new/fourth album via myspace at: http://www.myspace.com/theraveonettes Pre-Order At iTunes.

Uhhh, who is burning incense? I heart apartment living! F you, hippy, hear my sounds!!!

And now back to being nice....

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart are playing here in San Diego at The Casbah. I am skipping this one. Too many other bands on the bill and no real die-hard indiepop friends that are, well... friends. My local friends are into other genres. It's a Tuesday too, I guess.

Monday, September 21, 2009

It's Monday!

Forgive the regurgitation, but perhaps I am compiling something useful for you.

Color Theory has posted a nice piano pop gem over here. "Can’t Wait for the Night" is a collaboration with Inbox. Read more at ColorTheory.com

The L.A. Times has an article on Joe Pernice's literary efforts. I love me some Pernice Brothers. I follow the fun on twitter via http://twitter.com/ashmont

Over at SIART, one can find a nice post re: Midnight Juggernauts. They are sounding a tad more organic and I like it.

Discobelle.net has a dribbly-lazer-filled track from Boys Noize and it's currently pounding through my audio system here in the Control Room. It called "Starter" and God help me from annoying the neighbors with this one, cuz I want to. Read and download at discobelle.

Finally, this song was stuck in my mind all day.

Friday, September 18, 2009

9 1/2 Days

Posts here are becoming infrequent. With the mainstreaming of twitter, I think micro blogs like mine are less relevant. I am not writing about my personal life or even much about my own opinions. The most I will say is "I like this or that".

I think my podcast is also getting lost in the landslide of available digital music. Not sure I want to continue doing it if there is no audience! Mix "tapes" will always be something I do. 25 years of making them in a few formats...can't see myself stopping now. I love sharing new music and re-living old stuff.

Elegant Machinery fans (synthpop) can hear vocalist Robert Enforsen sing on this track (hear it on youtube, buy it via A Different Drum). ADD has a cool video with more vocals in Russian.

I really like this song that found its way into my inbox. Tonight, I thought I'd look for a video. I was pleasantly surprised! The video reminds me of when music videos told a story. Loving this one:

I have a new mix that features a few repeats from my regular podcast. I guess I can share it now, since it dropped a few days ago (for one specific friend). Hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it! Get it here.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Stripmall Architecture


OMFG, new material from Halou / Anymore in the form of Stripmall Architecture:

Ryan and Rebecca Coseboom offer up more brilliant material. The best part is, it's free at 128kbps quality download and then you set the price! Be sure to listen to track 4: Stop Thief. This is a classic track from one of my most beloved couples.

Monday, September 7, 2009

The Legends

An interview with my favorite Labrador Records band: The Legends. Thanks to @itsatrapdotcom (on Twitter) for the link.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Some Blogs Have All The Luck

Just stumbled on an amazing post at Not Many Experts blog: http://notmanyexperts.blogspot.com/2009/09/rowling-was-right.html

Bloc Party and Alex Metric are there for streaming and it's worth several listens. Bloc Party never fails to sound good remixed. Some bands just sound off when dance-mixed. Bloc Party has something special in that they become something else when remixed.

The title of this entry means nothing, I just have that Rod Stewart song in my head.
Oh, be sure to grab this mp3 too. Saw it on NME's Daily Download. O. Children "Dead Eye Lover". Dark stuff is always good.


Happy Birthday to Devon Rowe of Mummy Guns!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Holiday in USA

It's a 3 day weekend here in the USA!
Friday seems to be the day I am flooded with music announcements of all sorts. It could also be that I don't pay as much attention during the week and I relax and forget about my business on Fridays. Self-employment can become a 7 day a week thing, so I also force some time off to maintain the tenuous grasp I have on the real world.

Color Theory has a real stunner at http://www.thesixtyone.com/theoddyear/song/64528/. Fresh material and very subtle. I love it. Brian takes electronic music further than could be expected. He adds a human warm to what some think has no soul.

My inbox has a nice surprise track by Morgan Page: "Page is ready to debut his latest single "Fight For You", from the all new full-length albumset for release Spring 2010. The track is yet another display of Morgans skilled use of driving synth lines and vocal harmonies that glides through pulsing four-to-the floor beats. The sneak preview dropped yesterday here.

Sad news, Echo and the Bunnymen keyboardist (after 1989) Jake Drake-Brockman Dies. Read the article here.