19 April 2008

The Spring Has Sprung Edition (I'm so happy)

Artist - Song - Album

The Weepies - Little Bird - Hide Away
Sandrine - Inertia - Dark Fades Into The Light

Andrew Bird - Fiery Crash - Armchair Apocrypha
Andrew Bird - Imatosis - Armchair Apocrypha

Pacifika - Me Cai - Asuncion
Merideth Bragg - My Absent Will -
Man Man - A Song For Liza Minnelli

Andrew Bird - Plasticities - Armchair Apocrypha
Andrew Bird - Heretics - Armchair Apocrypha

Cloud Cult - The Ghost Inside Our House - Feel Good Ghosts (Teapartying Through Tornados)
She and Him - Why Do You Let Me Stay Here? - Volume One
New Faces - My Alarm - New Faces

Andrew Bird - Armchair - Armchair Apocrypha
Andrew Bird - Darkmatter - Armchair Apocrypha

Connie Price and The Keystones - High Life - Tell Me Something
The Coup - My Favorite Mutiny - Pick A Bigger Weapon
Dodos - Fools - Visitor

Andrew Bird - The Trees Were Mistaken - Soldier On (ep)
Andrew Bird - Sic of Elephants - Soldier On

Vampire Weekend - Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa - Vampire Weekend

Andrew Bird - How You Going To Keep Them Down On the Farm - Soldier On

Live Brave!

12 April 2008

The Free Tibet Edition

Artist - Song - CD

Samantha James - Right Now - Om: Chilled Relax Recline Rewind
Mono in VCF - Escape City Scrapers -

Foals - The French Open - Antidotes
Foals - Cassius - Antidote

Honeyhoney - Little Toy Gun - Honeyhoney
White Shoes and the Couples Party - Tentang Cita - White Shoes and the Couples party
Watson Twins - How am I To Be - Fire Songs
Chris Pierce - Keep on Keeping On - Walking on the Earth

Foals - Red Sox Pugie - Antidotes
Foals - Olympic Airways - Antidotes

The Republic Tigers - Buildings and Mountains - The Republic Tigers
The Notwist - Good Lies - The Devil, You,and Me
Lykke Li - Little Bit - Youth Novels

Foals - Electric Bloom - Antidotes
Foals - Balloons - Antidotes

Andrew Bird - Sic of Elephants - Soldier On
Andrew Bird - Heretics (Early Version) - Soldier On
Sarah Cahoone - Only As the Day is Long - Only as the Day is Long

Foals - Heavey Water - Antidotes
Foals - Two Steps, Twice - Antidotes

The Heavey - Coleen - Great Vengeance and Furious Fire
Pacifika - Me Cai - Asuncion

Hey! Have a fantastic weekend!
Do the electric slide all down the street!

09 April 2008

Remember Me

Some things must be shared.

Former Concord Monitor (NH) photojournalist Preston Gannaway won a Pulitzer Prize for her photos in a series of articles which “chronicle the death of Carolynne St. Pierre, a Concord NH woman who wanted to leave her children with a record of her final months.” Ms. St. Pierre was a nurse who left behind her husband and three children as well as many other loved ones. The online version is this amazing, beautiful photo-audio slide show called “Remember Me.”

This powerful multimedia documentary is uplifting and heartbreaking. The story and story-telling are life changing.

It's A Dance Party This Satuday Morning

The Foals new album Antidote will be the feature artist/album this Saturday Morning. The Foals have a dance/pop quality to go along with their alt-rockness. From their Wikipedia entry:

"Foals are an indie rock band from Oxford, England. The band are signed with Transgressive Records in Europe and Sub Pop in the USA. A full length album—entitled Antidotes—was released on 24 March 2008 in the UK, and will be released in the USA on 8 April. It was originally to have been produced by Dave Sitek of TV on the Radio[1] but the band discarded Sitek's final mix and remixed the entire record themselves because Sitek's heavy use of reverb had given their recording a "spacey" sound that they disliked."
I've been listening through the album all week and am liking what I'm hearing. These guys have been around since 2005 and this looks to be their debut album. I love the debuts, especially when they are good. This one is good. Please do plan to join me as we explore the Foals' Antidote on Saturday Morning.

Free Tibet!

05 April 2008

Too Much Coffee Edition

Artist - Song - Album

The Hands - Best - The Hands
Kaputt - Water Makes the Blade Blunt - Family Tree
The Lions - Jungle Struttin' - Jungle Struttin'

Yoav - Adore Adore - Charmed and Strange
Yoav - Club Thing - Charmed and Strange

Bon Iver - Skinny Love - For Emma, Forever Ago
The Coup - My Favorite Mutiny (with Black Thought and Talib Kweli) - Pick A Bigger Weapon
Cassettes Won't Listen - Large Radio - Small-Time Machine

Yoav - Live - Charmed and Strange
Yoav - One By One - Charmed and Strange

Joseph Arthur - Morning Cup - Could We Survive
American Music Club - Decibels and Little Pills - Golden Age (Merge)
Helio Sequence - Keep Your Eyes Ahead - Keep Your Eyes Ahead

Yoav - There Is Nobody - Charmed and Strange
Yoav - Wake Up - Charmed and Strange

The Mountain Goats - San Bernardino - Heretic Pride
Beirut - Elephant Gun - Lon Gisland
Beirut - Scenic World - Lon Gisland

Yoav - Beautiful Lie - Charmed and Strange
Yoav - Angel and The Animal - Charmed and Strange
B-52s - Hot Corner - Funplex

Sara Lov - A Thousand Bees - Seasoned Eyes Were Beaming
Kyle Andrews - Get Mad