Saturday, September 24, 2011

Dave Rave - Anne Marie mp3

It's always funny when I get musical submissions to the blog that reference Scuffy the Yak. You're, uh, missing a letter there. Regular viewer/listener/reader, are you? And the song's not that new either...but Dave Rave's made music with Teenage Head, Daniel Lanois, and Alex Chilton, to name a few. I had to listen to the song he sent. And of course it's just the kind of power pop the world needs today. So listen to it, and feel free to buy it here or here.

Dave Rave - Anne-Marie by daveravemusic

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Hüsker Dü : the story of the noise-pop pioneers who launched modern rock by Andrew Earles

Today I woke up and listened to Husker Du's Celebrated Summer. Just finished reading Hüsker Dü : the Story of the Noise-pop Pioneers Who Launched Modern Rock by Andrew Earles. It's a pretty straightforward account from a writer who spoke to Grant Hart and Greg Norton but never interviewed Bob Mould, probably because he was writing his own book. As you might guess from the title of the book, the author spends a lot of his words making the argument that Husker Du was indirectly and indirectly responsible for shaping modern rock/college rock/alternative rock as we know it. I think he makes his point pretty clearly. It's not a gossipy, scandalous, rumour-mongering account, Earles has worked hard to try to stay away from sensationalism and focus on reality. For a guy who was too young to see the band live, Earle has created an edifying, entertaining piece of quality rock journalism.

Husker Du - Celebrated Summer by Draconian Age Music

Hüsker Dü - Never Talking To You Again by Nadir Hassan

Every Everything - Husker Du - Flip Your Wig by bluepumpkin aka antennica

Husker du diane by ybstatusquo

Chartered Trips - Hüsker Dü by chrisleoni

Hüsker Dü - Somewhere by user7714452

Husker Du's influence is clear from the countless covers newer artists have recorded. Here's a few.

13 - Nitrominds - Husker Du - Something I learned Today by nitrominds

Never Talking to You Again (Husker Du cover) by stRts

The Better Half of Husker Dü EP - "Girl Who Lives On Heaven Hill" + Alternate Version by thespacebetweenthings

Celebrated Summer (Orig. Hüsker Dü) by disasteradio

Upset Noise - It's Not Funny Anymore husker du cover by theinflated

Saturday, September 3, 2011

King Crimson, Adrian Belew and Me

I woke up this morn and blasted King Crimson's Dinosaur (the live version). I don't know what that says about me. Try it tomorrow morning and tell me.

Here's some more King Crimson and Adrian Belew stuff, some of it's kinda unusual - a Pink Floyd cover, a Dead Prez mash-up, a King Crimson disco edit?

Pipeless & Smoking Crack (King Crimson Remix) by 310Threeten

King Crimson - Man with an open Heart - Disco Edit by evansparks

KING CRIMSON's "Starless" digital remake by exm by exm

KING CRIMSON's "Sheltering Sky" Total digital remake by exm by exm

06 Adrian belew and Alan white - Mother (feat. john wetton) by mmmaau

ADRIAN BELEW- House Of Cards by serpentbird

For Only You ( Feat. Adrian Belew) by user5834793

Adrian Belew-Fish Head by lmolmud

ToToM - Bigger than King Crimson (Dead Prez vs. King Crimson) by ToToM

Kevin Max & Adrian Belew - Black Leather and a Microphone by dpulse

New Wilco Streaming Right Now!

Go listen to the new Wilco record right now (and for about 23 1/2 more hours, I think) at the band's site.

This is on the album (although the song is actually entitled Open Mind) but this ain't the studio form.

Jeff Tweedy - "Open Your Mind" (New Song, Live) by

Also, Nels Cline is some kind of awesome.

Here's some stuff that isn't taken from the album, but I always like to leave you with something you can listen to right here.

Jeff Tweedy & Jay Bennett - Via Chicago (1999) by AnnieHall

Jeff Tweedy - how to fight loneliness by kirmizibasliklikurt

You can pre-order the new album as well as t-shirts, yo-yos, stuff I don't know exactly what it is, etc. here.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Matthew Good, Ryan Dahle, and Megan Bradfield - Seriously Serious mp3 for You

photo by Melissa Dex Guzman

Stumbled into this track the other day, and though I've never been a Matt Good fan, I love this song. It's free for you, hit the download button if you like it as much as I do.

Seriously Serious (with Ryan Dahle and Megan Bradfield - 2005) by Matthew Good

You can buy Matthew Good here or here. Buy Ryan Dahle here.

New Crooked Fingers Tune Typhoon, Album Breaks in the Armor

New Crooked Fingers album Typhoon will be released October 11. First single Typhoon is pretty catchy, no?

Crooked Fingers - Typhoon by MergeRecords

Crooked Fingers - There's A Blue Light by ashgrayproclamation

Here's some older. class Crooked Fingers for ya.

Your Control - Crooked Fingers by Constant Artists

01 Crowned In Chrome - crooked fingers by studiohum

Crooked Fingers: Shelly's Winter Love (Merle Haggard cover) by TheMusicFile

Crooked Fingers - Every Dull Moment - Engineered by Brian Paulson by SoundofMusicRecording

Crooked Fingers - Under Pressure (Queen Cover) by wtfbtw

Crooked Fingers-Carrion Doves by FrankieMancini

Crooked Fingers by Eastern Fiction

04 Sleep All Summer (Crooked Fingers cover) (w St. Vincent) by lahorademandrake

Buy the new Crooked Fingers here.

Feel free to leave a comment below.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

New Wilco - I Might and I Love My Label (Nick Lowe!) and Jimmy Eat World Covers Wilco

Wilco is selling pre-orders for their new record The Whole Love, giving away Custom Wilco bicycles and whatnot in order to promote the new long-player. The best promotional tool I've come across is the new song I Might, nice fuzzy guitar, some xylophone, confident vocals from Tweedy and an upbeat feeling all around. B-side is the Nick Lowe cover, since Wilco is now on their own label. Taken from my favourite Nick Lowe Era, it's a fine tune, and both of these Wilco songs are getting me pretty excited for the new release.

Wilco - I Might by chalsroig

Wilco - I Love My Label by The Line Of Best Fit

Here's some older Wilco in case you missed it.

Wilco - I'm Always in Love by ordinary-joe

Wilco - Say You Miss Me by njalmeida

02 She's A Jar / Wilco by jeffreygarofalo

Bull Black Nova by Wilco by benphia

That's Not The Issue - Wilco by StealThisTrack

Wilco - I am Trying to Break Your Heart by mateodesign

Wilco - Sky Blue Sky - Impossible Germany by pcagx

Wilco 2004-11-13 Handshake Drugs by jeff s

07 Wilco - Country Disappeared (Wilco) by GDPR1

Wilco-Someday Soon by allmusiclovers

Wilco - One Wing by okannie

Wilco - Any Major Dude (Steely Dan) by harmonica6by2

Wilco - Magazine Called Sunset by

Is this really Jimmy Eat World doing a Wilco tune? Seems weird to me but it's a decent cover.

Jimmy Eat World - You and I (Wilco cover) by DPie

Here's an interesting remix:

Kid Cozmo VS Wilco (Shot in the Arm) by Kid Cozmo

Buy the new Wilco in all of its multi-facteted pre-order package glory here.