- Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - Keep On Looking (Kenny Dope Remix)
- The Sugarman Three & Co. - Bosco's Blues (Bull Jun Remix)
CubikMusik.typepad.com: This first tune starts off with a sweet beat and is then not so subtly joined by a menacing bass tease that eases into a funky bassline. Vocals are provided by Taprikk Sweezee across this tune, and on the album, while the four four stomps along while the sweet acid/303 that was hinted at from the very start begins to slowly infiltrate and move to the fore after an amazing breakdown at around 4 mins. Cracking tune all round.
To commemorate My Bloody Valentine getting back together: Off of Loveless, this is Soon, with an Andrew Weatherall twist. Genius move pairing MBV with Mr. Weatherall. Nuff said!
Here's a third one, a top party tune this. I love bopping my head to some great South American beats.
PartyEnds.com is a site run by two guys who both like Norm MacDonald more than most of our families and yet were EXTREMELY disappointed in his 2006 comedy album. For our money nothing beats 1998's Dirty Work. Also we write about music and help put on shows around Austin. Check the site often for mp3s and superfandom.
ElectronicAustin.com: Basically we cover all things electro/house/clash/techno/hip hop/idm. Thank Allah for the internet or we'd be screwed in Texas. The big reason I do it is for my flash radio station. There's too many songs to choose from but here are tracks that always perk up the ears of regular 9-5 folks and cocaine fulled hipsters alike at our parties:
SoniciItchMusic.com: Discovering what’s new tomorrow while scratching our musical itch. Sending you 3 songs from my current favorite bands. “run” from the Blakes, “your movement” from The Shackeltons, and “the rat” from Dead Confederate.
"Folk and even countryish digressions bring them a measure of success on "Oh My Mod" and "Bobby Chops and the Do-Gooders", but it's the full-on pop immersions "Fucked" and "My Tears Cure Cancer" that truly steal the show. Evincing a superbly tight tunefulness on these songs, Capgun evoke the likes of Weezer and the Beatles, and the momentary focus on more conventional songwriting sounds more powerful surrounded by ragged loose ends and unhinged expression."I think that's a nice way of saying that Capgun Coup's debut album isn't exactly concise, but there's some good stuff in here. That's what I think anyway. You can preview a few tracks below, and hear the full album via Fanatic.
"The boys from Muscle Shoals started the evening with “Brand New Kind of Actress,” also the opener from Isbell’s debut solo album Sirens In The Ditch. The band was solid, and the pure power that Jason and co-guitarist Browan Lollar unleashed during the solo was a full-on assault. If there were any doubts about the 400 Unit’s capabilities, they were quickly erased.
To display his virtuosity, Jason moved to the piano for “Chicago Promenade,” a slower-tempo ballad from the new album. As he sang and tickled the keys, his raspy, smoker’s voice resembled a southern version of Tom Waits. “Are ya’ll having a good time?,” he asked as he reclaimed his axe and took a swig of beer. The audience cheered with a resounding yes, and they were rewarded with more hammering drums, deep bass grooves, southern-style vocal harmonies, and blistering guitar interplay.
Jason Isbell and the members of the 400 Unit have an evident chemistry and camaraderie, which surely lends a great deal to the vibe on stage. They seem to be having fun while also remaining committed to their musicianship, something that is decidedly more difficult than it looks."
Not much more than a year ago, a tiny, unknown band from Texas put out their debut record “Young Mountain” through Magic Bullet Records, a 6-song, 36 minute disc originally only intended to be a DIY demo sold at local shows. It’s fair to say that nobody could have predicted the year to follow, one in which This Will Destroy You went from local heroes to international darlings at a trajectory quicker than shit through a goose.
The phenomenon took hold shortly after a brief basement tour of the west coast with labelmates Sparrows Swarm and Sing. After a fun trip filled with good times and surprisingly large audiences (this was their first time out of Texas), the band returned home, unknowingly settling into what would become the eye of the storm to follow. Reviews of the album began to pour in, all singing unanimous praise. Hell, even Pitchfork liked it... inciting a scramble for the record at retail and online (the band became one of iTunes’ top artists in 2007). This parlayed into This Will Destroy You being name-checked in publications like Rolling Stone and ultimately being awarded “2006 Album Of The Year” by Rock Sound editor Darren Taylor.
2007 saw even more growth for the band, as their music started seeing placement in everything from skateboarding and paintball videos to cable networks (VH1, Fuel, MTV) to independent documentary films and even major studio films. In one of the most bizarre events possible, the music of This Will Destroy You was present during a high-profile briefing and presentation before the nation’s top military brass inside the Pentagon (yes, THAT Pentagon) concerning the failed efforts of Hurricane Katrina. Meanwhile, the band stayed active on the live front, stealing the show at a sold-out SXSW showcase.
“S/T” is the second album from This Will Destroy You, clocking in a 7 tracks and 52 minutes. Recorded and produced by John Congleton (EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY, MODEST MOUSE), it is a stunning and worthy follow-up to “Young Mountain.” Darker and seamlessly more dynamic and emotionally gripping than its predecessor, “S/T” is primed and ready to push their entire genre forward and continue to win the band hearts and minds across the planet.
iKiLLCaRS was born in 2004, and since then they have taken the no-holds-barred punk rock ideal to new heights. First, they started practicing – tightening up the set, and focusing on a style that was raw and powerful, yet original in concept. Second, following a somewhat botched recording session, they added a new member, though more skillful than the original two, he had a wily knack towards the chaos in music. Third, upon re-entering the live arena, and recording the BeCKY EP, sought out bands and musicians of a like mind – sick of the scenester circles and retro-hacks alike - to start a revolution of sorts. While crowds and critics compare the threesome to The Minutemen, The Stooges and early Guided By Voices, iKiLLCaRS continues to create sordid songs and three-and-a-half minute soundscapes that are all their own.