Monday, November 30, 2009

Murder By Death - Finch

Artist: Murder By Death
Album: Finch
Year: 2009

A book with an official soundtrack? A bit odd. But having it composed and performed entirely by Murder By Death? A bit awesome. Having 7 instrumental tracks inspired by the book 'Finch', "a sci-fi novel along the lines of BladeRunner" (note that Blade Runner is a movie, not the book Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?), Finch is quite the pleasure to listen to. Full of tension and a distinctly cinematic feel I can't help but wish MBD would do a OST for everything I do in life.

I'm also coping out a bit by linking to a blog I've recently run across. Some good stuff there, so dig around a bit.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Hella- Acoustics EP

Artist: Hella
Album: Acoustic EP
Country of Origin: USA
Year: 2006
Genre: Math Rock
Hella is a Math Rock group comprised of an *insane* drummer, Zack Hill, and guitarist, Spencer Seim. This release is quite interesting as the guitars are strictly acoustic (electric amplified acoustics). The result is a really neat, and different, effort from Hella. If you liked Marnie Stern, Hella is a pretty big influence on her work, and Zach Hill did drumming on her most recent release. Check it out if you're looking for something fast paced and, more than likely, a little different than what you listen to frequently.
Check it out.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Nouvelle Vague

Artist: Nouvelle Vague
Album: Nouvelle Vague
Year: 2004
Country: France
1. Love Will Tear Us Apart
2. Just Can't Get Enough
3. In A Manner Of Speaking
4. Guns Of Brixton
5. This Is Not A Love Song
6. Too Drunk To Fuck
7. Marian
8. Making Plans For Nigel
9. A Forest
10. I Melt With You
11. Teenage Kicks
12. Psyche
13. Friday Night Saturday Morning

I could have sworn I've uploaded this already, but apparently not. My hard drive filled up last night and in the midst of the chaos I re-found this album. What say you to bossa nova covers of punk rock, post punk, and new wave? Anything with a dedicated whistle solo instantly gets my respect.
Whistle whistle whistle

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Mother Mother- O My Heart

Artist: Mother Mother
Album: O My Heart
Year: 2008
Genre: Indie, Alternative, Rock
Origin: Vancouver, British Columbia
This is Mother Mother's second and most recent album; it's significantly different than their previous release, Touch Up. I think they're moving in a great direction; this album is a lot heavier than their last. I wouldn't be able to tell you which one I like more, however. Anyway, check this out along with their previous release.

Mother Mother- Touch Up

Arist: Mother Mother
Album: Touch Up
Year: 2007
Genre: Rock, Indie, Alternative
Origin: Vancouver, British Columbia
Mother Mother has been at the top of my charts since I started listening to them a while ago and in honour of seeing them live, I'm going to upload their albums. This is their first album, it's quite heavily acoustic, but more than likely quite a bit different than the acoustic music you usually listen to. To me, Mother Mother is this decade's answer to the Pixies (even though the Pixies are still *really* popular and prevalent). Ryan Guldemond's singing voice reminds me so much of Frank Black that I find it uncanny and their use of harmonies is quite similar. If you're looking for something awesome that I'm sure will be *huge* in a couple years, check this out. They're already getting quite a bit of airplay on CBC.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Butch Cassidy Sound System

Artist: Butch Cassidy Sound System
Album: Butches Brew
Genre: Dub Funk

I up'd this album for a friend and figured, hey, might as well post it here. Well, a lazy post at least. Here's the track that introduced me to them (and also on the Late Night Tales: Belle & Sebastion mix). It's got some dub, it's got some funk. What's not to love?

Get in da choppah

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

WHY? - Alopecia

A spectacular psychedelic hip-hop album from Yoni Wolf, the master of the genre. One of my all-time favorite albums.

  1. "The Vowels, Pt. 2" – 4:04
  2. "Good Friday" – 3:50
  3. "These Few Presidents" – 3:04
  4. "The Hollows" – 3:55
  5. "Song of the Sad Assassin" – 4:13
  6. "Gnashville" – 3:49
  7. "Fatalist Palmistry" – 3:53
  8. "The Fall of Mr. Fifths" – 3:16
  9. "Brook & Waxing" – 2:35
  10. "A Sky for Shoeing Horses Under" – 2:29
  11. "Twenty Eight" – 0:44
  12. "Simeon's Dilemma" – 3:33
  13. "By Torpedo or Crohn's" – 4:04
  14. "Exegesis" – 1:37

Get it here
(no pass)