Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Just make it clap

Since the last set of hand clap-filled tunes was such an overwhelmingly huge success, I had to come back for more. Put your palms to the test!

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The Beatles recorded their White Album only after they practiced it a few times in the studio, acoustic style. Listen to them practice "Revolution." I would assume that Lennon is on the guitar here, with McCartney handling the hand percussion.
Devendra Banhart and Jana Hunter both come from Houston, and both are associated with "New Weird America." Their music tends to consist of fairly simple guitar melodies with minimal other instrumentation, and in 2005 they teamed up to put out a split LP with five songs from each of them. This song is a perfect fit for this theme...
Get in your car, drive to a place that sells music, and buy some Spoon. It will be the best thing you've done for yourself all day. This is also from the free EP that you'll get with the purchase of Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga. Now get to it already.
I'd bet that you haven't heard this Gorillaz b-side, err.....G-side. I really like the guitar riffage on the end of this one. Dear Gorillaz: Please make more music.
Stars are really burning up the blogs. Totally en fuego. In Our Bedroom After The War is their most confident and compelling work to date – an album that showcases the seven years of experience they share as a band. It was recorded at the Warehouse Studios in Vancouver, BC and mixed by Joe Chiccarelli (The White Stripes, The Shins, Morrissey). Check out this groovy Junior Boys remix from Stars' 2004 album...
Here we have a live cut from the digital download album LCD Soundsystem released in 2006. Get more info on Introns right here. Did I mention how pumped I am that LCD are playing ACL? I think I did. This song is certifiably the jam.
Another track you might not have heard from a band we're very familiar with. This next one is from Hot Chip's 2004 EP Down With Prince. Clapping, guitar solos, and chocolate. Seriously, what else do you need?
Calvin Harris has love for you, if you were born in the 80's. If you weren't, then you're out of luck. This guy has all the girls over in Scotland shaking their tail feathers. More on him here.


Feel free to fill me in on any more songs like this that I may not be familiar with, and let me know what you think of this set.

5 comments:

rg said...

One of my favorites is Summer's Life by The Shaky Hands....

Check it out at http://cgt.wrkhaus.com/039_SummersLife.mp3

rg said...

One of my favorites is "Summer's Life" by The Shaky Hands.

Check it out here.....
http://cgt.wrkhaus.com/039_SummersLife.mp3

Ginny said...

clapping! i'm such a sucker for clapping. thanks!

butter team blog said...

strong selection. would a petition help get gorillaz together again?

murdoc said...

http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/gorillaz