Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Written On The Forehead

I was just about to update my super important debate case, and what do you know,I found a link for the new PJ Harvey song. At first listen, I'm loving, the My Bloody Valentine + Cocteau Twins sound. Just from listening to this, I can tell that some of this is sampled from some other song. Does this mean a stylistic shift for PJ? I found a embed code, so you can listen to the track right here.

   Written On The Forehead by pjharvey

Monday, November 29, 2010

Digital Downloads

I bought some CD's from mail order today(not going to say which ones!) and I got this wonderful thing called a "Digital Download". I really couldn't understand why I got this for free if I got a CD that I could just download on my computer. I accidentally clicked the link twice, so I'm just going to have to wait for the other CD to come by snail mail. Anyway, I'll have my CD's in 2-4 days, and when I'll get them, I'll post another review!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Friday Five: Making you less full.

Happy Friday! And to my American Friends, Happy Black Friday/day after thanksgiving. I got some sweet videos for you guys this week, so hopefully you have a little extra room on your plate for these tasty Videos! I found a link that I'm thankful for, but I'll tell you about that later.

Vivian Girls - All The time. I didn't really listen to this song, but now I listen to it all the time. Good start to their album. Listen to that wall-o-feedback!

Youth Brigade - Did You Wanna Die. Whenever I hear this song, I want to go skate, too bad it's super cold outside. My wheels might freeze if I do.

PJ Harvey - Electric Light (with messed up drum machene). PJ wanted to play a song with the drum machene, but it didn't want to coroprate. If you wanted to see some of PJ's personality, this is the video. My favorite part is 1:13-2:17. Wait till the end though!

Extra! 50 Foot Queenie at Big Day out 2003. I don't know why I like this so much. It might be because she switched up her guitar playing or vocals. Whatever it is I like it.

Big Black - Kerosene. I've been listening to this song religiously for the past 3 days. I still can't find this album and it's really bugging me. Heads up, turn your speakers down if you don't want them to blow them up.

My Bloody Valentine - Sueisfine Live London '89. The drums make this song. Watch Colm Drum, its worth it.

Classic Sleater Kinney.

It's Enough. Strange angle for a video, but you get to see all of the cool action without all the people in the way.

Something to be Thankful for.
Ok, so I'm thankful I found the Bootleg of the First Wild Flag Show. If you watch it, click the link and be windblown. If you want to wait until the 7" comes out, then wait. But be prepared to be mind blown. I doubted it before, but the keyboards work really well with the rest of the band.

(No really,someone tell me when their 7" comes out. I will push someone out the way to buy it.)

Link#1 (This one is in HD)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

PJ Harvey Confirms 8th Album.

Well, the PJ Harvey album that we all have been waiting for is now officially announced! PJ's 8th studio album will be titled Let England Shake and will be released 2-14-10. It was recorded in 19th century church in Dorset England.

I can't wait for this to come out, and I'm going to pre-order as soon as I can find the link. In the mean time, check out http://www.pjharvey.net/.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Friday Five on a Saturday!

No, I didn't want to have a Friday Five on a Saturday, but I had to get some sleep so I could feel better today. I had this prepared on Friday, but I just didn't have time to post it. With that, happy listening!

My Bloody Valentine - You made me realize (From some TV show). Debbie and Colm look like they should be playing in a Punk band. It works anyway.

Zounds - Subvert

Le Tigre - Stay Monkey. This is actually a Julie Ruin Song.What does "Stay Monkey" mean?  Despite this, I love this song.

PJ Harvey - The Mountain. Cross your fingers and hope for a new PJ Harvey album! Check out my post.

The Raincoats - The Void. Classic Song, classic album, classic band. Another one of the many albums I must buy...

Extra! Sonic Youth Titanium Expose. I was saving this for another Friday, but I just couldn't wait! I also didn't know that this song had a video! You learn something new every day.

Classic Sleater-Kinney! Yoyo a Go Go 1997. Janet makes old SK sound good! How awesome!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Let England Shake.

If you are a PJ fan, check out http://www.pjharvey.net/. Could it be a new album?  Anyway, we are going to have to wait until November 23 to see what the news is about.

(I think I want to play this tab and see what it sounds like. I'm a kill joy.)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

100th Visitor!

I just got my 100th visitor tonight! I've haven't felt very good because I've gotten really sick this week. I was preparing an essay on why bands should play Denver more often on Sunday, but I then got sick Sunday Night. Hopefully, I'll finish the rest of the essay this weekend.

So thanks to my 100th visitor, Stick around for Friday Five tomorrow and these 3 videos!

Lets make it another 100 more!

Capricorinations - Mika Miko. My dance skills aren't even that good.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Rich. I think that this is from Reading 2003.

The Discocks - Long Live Oi!. Japanese Oi/Punk band. Can it get any better?

Friday, November 12, 2010

Friday Five: Late editon.

I was at a debate meet this Friday, so I didn't post the Friday Five earlier. This is why this Friday Five is the "Late edition". I'm not going to lie, this Friday Five is bare bones, so don't complain about it. I'll make it up to you guys somehow.

Oh, if you have any video recommendations, please tell me! I'm not running, out but I want to feature something new and awesome!

Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band "Dropout Boogie". Don't worry, the piggy wiggies will be ok. PJ Fans: doesn't this sound like "I think I'm a mother?"

Sonic Youth - Sink (live). This is a really awesome version! Why don't they play this more live?

Extra!Doctors Orders, Thurston Verson. At first, I wanted to know if this was a joke, but I guess it isnt! It gives the song a new vibe. Apperently, this was sposted to be on Goo? I think they had to push it over to Expermental Jet set(...) instead.

Cat Power - Nude as the News. Can you guess who the drummer is? Why is Chan playing a Flying - V? This has to be one of my favorite Cat Power songs, but I can't for the life of me figure out what it means, that must be the buity in it. (I still have a flame gun for the cute ones...)

Erase Errata - Crusing. That grandma is awesome. One of the best music videos I've seen.

Extra! Erase Errata - Pass the Crimson. I thought this would suck, but I guess I was wrong... Video quality is kinda crummy though.

(Not So Classic) Sleater Kinney. This week, Janet Weiss kills Sarah Lund in a drum battle.

Come on, did you hear the warm up at 0:4-0:11??? No Contest.

Important news!

I'm going to be gone today due to something *highly* important. So, I don't know if I'm going to get the Friday Five in today. If I do, it will be around 10 to 11'oclock MST. Vote on the Poll (look at the top right) so I know what to do for this weeks (late) Friday Five.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Friday Five, the fun part of the week.

Happy Friday! I put together some songs that I play to get pumped up for a debate meet, and I hope you enjoy them. I'm kind of nervous because it is the "official" start of debate season this weekend and I want to do a good job! Hopefully, I can do better next week! That stuff is for my other blog, so I'm going to get to the music.

X-Ray Spex - Plastic Bag. Anything by X-Ray Spex makes me want to yell at someone (in a good way!), so I have them on repeat for most of the day. This song has some good metaphors!

Bikini Kill - Lil Red . Bikini Kill is just fun listen to anyway. Fact: Bikini Kill on repeat will keep you awake longer than coffee will. (This is my favorite song by them). Hey look, its a riotboy (or is it riotboyyy? I'm done trying...)

Extra!: Jigsaw Youth. "Jigsaw, Jigsaw Youth!"

Siouxsie and the Banshees - Hong Kong Garden. I think this from a documentary or something. Any song from "The Scream", "Kaleidoscope", or "Juju" makes me feel happy.

Mika Miko - Business Cats. This video is so Corny, I love it though.

PJ Havey - Victory. You can't have a successful day at a Debate meet without this song! (It's true!). Kind of cool to see PJ play some of her old stuff (I think this was recorded in '06. Don't quote me on that).

Classic Sleater Kinney! This week: A microphone looses to Sleater Kinney's awesomeness, and Sleater Kinney Talks to a skinhead rat.
Call the Doctor - Philadelphia '96. Holy Cow, this is old! Look at the hairstyles! The microphone might break soon. Why aren't these people moving around (you know I would...).Rude camera guy at 1:06.

Sleater - Kinney meats ratso on Chic-A-Go-Go. (Ratso is a Skinhead! Look, he has suspenders and Dr. Martens! Pause at :17. ). I'm glad I wasn't on this show, I would have looked like a lunatic dancing to Youth decay. Well,I guess everyone else is too...

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Album Review:Mika Miko's "C.Y.S.L.A.B.F."

I wrote this a while ago, but I thought that you readers would like to read something while I'm gone for a couple of days.

Yes, I'm just going to say it now. Mika Miko is an  aquired taste. To put it into simple words, it's like early 80's punk mixed with free jazz when the Saxaphone kicks in. Sounds strange, but it works in the end. I wouldn't give this CD to just anyone and If I reccomend it to you, then that means that you sure are specal. I got into Mika Miko though Last Fm (just like lots of other bands) and I was like, "Dude, what just happended?" .  I recomend this band if you are getting tired with that 80's Hardcore Punk.

Take it serious - good way to start off an album. Love the lyrics. Drums and bass Really get me going on this song. I love how short it is.

Capricornations - nod to riot girl? Instant classic the first time I heard it. Danceable bass groove. An easy top ten on my mika miko list of songs.

See you there - I can't get used to the intro, rest of the song is great and addictive. I like how the clapping at the end is a lead to the next song…

Jogging song (He's you Mr. Right) - They kill me with the sick bass,guitar,drums intro. I like the choppyness of this song. Lyrics are simple again. (One two one two one!)

End of time - I can see why they site the germs as an infulence. Another sick combo. I always sing the "end of time part" bass is stand out on this song.

The Dress - nice keyboard guitar harmonics, drums keep it together. (Singer) sounds like tobi Vail of bikini kill. Well sounds like it would fit in with a BK album. Dress dress dress dress! Solo fits in well.

Tightly Liberace - I have no idea what this has to do with liberache, but it does have a synth sounding keyboard that is kind of cool.  This as another song that has that awesome bass and guitatar signature Mika Mikko Sound.

Take Hold - This might have to replace my ringtone of "Wild Bore" (I love waking up to that song). Great bass and gutiar driven song. I love how the last verse just merges into the outro, and then just stops. Awesome.

Buissness Cats - Another one of those stand out Mika Miko songs. If you haven't already, see the video. I just like this whole song, it works whatever way you look at. "Get Excited!"  I wonder how many times they say that.

Chron Liar - It starts off fast. Then the vocals come in. Then the synthy awesome noise. Then we break out into a guitar solo bridge. If you haven't guessed already I'm a fan of the guitar solo bridge. Espally this one.

Don't shake it off - Cymbolls... Then an awesome guitar and bass intro. Reminds me of a Germs/Black Flag combo. Then a saxaphone. Here comes the X-ray Spex. Sing along chrous makes the song. Bridge/breakdown shift with the 1234 countdown to a synthy keyboard end.

I Don't like your Widows Peak - Love the title. Love the guitar in this song. I kind of feel bad for all of those people out there with widows peaks. Just remember, they aren't directing it at you. This is one of the slower songs of the album. It works though, its at the end and it is a nice way to merge to the next song.

Oh, Head Spin! - It is the last song of the album and I'm super stoked that started it with the bass - guitar - drum trio that I so enjoy.  I'm sure am glad that it is there because it makes this song easy to dance too, and I'm picky with the songs that I an dance too. I'm tasting, some 80's L.A. Punk in there too. Great way to end the album.