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December 25, 2007

The 25 Days of Christmas: Part 24 (Eve Special)

Tomorrow is Christmas, and tonight is Christmas Eve. I hope you all have enjoyed the past 28 days, so I’m gonna throw together a bunch of new Christmas mp3s and give you the links to all the previous ones. Enjoy! (P.S. – It seems i’ve dipped into the actual 25th! Merry Christmas to all, and to all a goodnight).

-> My Morning Jacket- Xmas Time Is Here [mp3]
-> Bing Crosby- White Christmas [mp3]
-> Low- Just Like Christmas [mp3]
-> The Raveonettes- The Christmas Song [mp3]
-> The Killers- A Great Big Sled [mp3]
-> Fiona Apple- Frosty the Snowman [mp3]
-> Bing Crosby- Silent Night [mp3]
-> Sufjan Stevens- Away In A Manger [mp3]
-> Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians- ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas [mp3]
-> Andy Williams- O Holy Night [mp3]

All Together Now
-> The Carpenters- The Christmas Song [mp3]
-> Sufjan Stevens- Put the Lights On the Tree [mp3]
-> Nat King Cole- Hark! The Herald Angels Sing [mp3]
-> Gene Autry- Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer [mp3]
-> Phantom Planet- Winter Wonderland [mp3]
-> Sufjan Stevens- Holy, Holy, Holy [mp3]
-> Vaughn Monroe- Let It Snow [mp3]
-> Fountains of Wayne- Valley Winter Song [mp3]
-> Vince Guaraldi Trio and the Cast of Charlie Brown- Christmas Time Is Here [mp3]
-> Elmo & Patsy- Grandma Got Runover By A Reindeer [mp3]
-> Iron & Wine- Sodom, South Georgia [mp3]
-> The Swimmers- The Christmas Sound [mp3]
-> Bobby Helms- Jingle Bell Rock [mp3]
-> Sufjan Stevens- Star of Wonder [mp3]
-> Vince Guaraldi Trio- O Tannenbaum [mp3]
-> Alvin & The Chipmunks- The Chipmunk Song [mp3]
-> Sufjan Stevens- That Was the Worst Christmas Ever [mp3]
-> Mark Mothersbaugh- Sparkplug Minuet [mp3]
-> The Walkmen- The Christmas Party [mp3]
-> Chet Atkins- Jolly Old St. Nicholas [mp3]
-> Johnny Mathis- The First Noel [mp3]
-> Jeff Grant- Christmas [mp3]
-> Ryan Adams- Hey Parker, It’s Christmas [mp3]
-> The Bird and The Bee- Carol of Bells [mp3]
-> The Polyphonic Spree- Carol of Bells (Tim’s About To Lose His Marble) [mp3]
-> Roger Whittaker- The 12 Days of Christmas [mp3]
-> Burl Ives- Christmas Can’t Be Far Away [mp3]

and that’s some good ole fun x-mas. Merry Christmas once again.


December 18, 2007

The 25 Days of Christmas: Part 18

Filed under: Christmas is Dank, M. Bison, Muzak, Newness, Snowdrops, Winter Won — thatguyfromla @ 12:17 pm

In celebration of M. Bison recently releasing their EP, here’s Jeff Grant to put out some X-Mas vibes for everyone.

-> Jeff Grant- Christmas [mp3]

October 4, 2007

m. bison. BACK!

Filed under: Bonus Material, M. Bison, Muzak — thatguyfromla @ 9:34 pm

So we’ve gotten some recent response and desire for M. Bison, which is like completely understandable, So I thought I would embrace this and take the oppurtunity to throw some M. Bison and Jeff Grant (M. Bison related) tracks your way to just kind of remind anyone that this band is fo real. They’re currently working on an E.P. and I really couldn’t be any happier. Truth be told muzak has felt kinda slow and unappealing lately (EXCEPT FOR FUCKING THIS) but let’s just say this re-booted my heart drive (ah thank you). And I get to put up another kickass picture of M. Bison of Streetfighter!!! Have a listen, will ya?



-> M. Bison- Slow Atop the Mountain
-> M. Bison- Jealousy
-> Jeff Grant- Ghost
-> Jeff Grant- Christmas

Bonus MP3

-> Radiohead- Arpeggi

May 17, 2007

battles, spoon, jeff grant

Filed under: Clean Cut Internet, Electromagnetic, M. Bison, Muzak, Stuff Inside the Body — thatguyfromla @ 10:54 pm

So wow, all this stuff hit me all at once and I have been a busy bee with listening to everything to get a grasp on the whole scene. Let’s just start off by saying all these bands deserve the post title space. And begin.


First off is Battles. My attention was first caught (honestly) by a picture of the drummer, John Stainer banging on that squeaky clean bright yellow drumset. It just looked so cool. So I told myself I had to listen to this heavily hyped “Atlas” business, and from that point it was like every angle was covered, this band was perfect in sound, had an appealing look, the Mirrored promos photos with actual mirrors looked classy as heck, oh and the sound again, let me go into more depth. They are described as “math rock”, which is understandable and very informative because of the harsh synthesized mixing going on mid-play, but I would also just like to state my feelings on their lean over the line to being just epic indie rock. The guitar movements are flawless in every way, the keyboard pumps dance grooves while exploding with the rest of the orchestra to keep the listener intent on every aspect or noise from the song, and the drum smashing is just spectacular, so emphasized and on time, and finally whenever Braxton chooses to throw in his vocal samples, you can then sing along to the splendid madness.

mp3: Battles- Ddiamondd (DH personal fav.)
mp3: Battles- Snare Hanger (Just listen to the drumming)

So I’m getting a faint idea of how I feel about the new Spoon album, and I’m liking it a lot, I must admit. Every song has its own edge, it’s the same old Spoon, no dramtic changes or anything, which is a real good thing. None of the songs have lost anything, I’m still continuously pumping them, and the growth is beginning, lyrics are being memerized, everythings falling into place for this to be another solid album, and another classic Spoon disc. This is a band that makes good music, hence this is a disc that has good music.

mp3: Spoon- Finer Feelings

Yeah, it’s true, this is Jeff Grant. No, Jeff Grant is 1/4th of my latest obsession M. Bison. I just got his solo album Igaundola in its full (originally bits and pieces), and it’s grand, wonderful, glorious. I definitley recommend a stop by at CD Baby (Great service by the way). Anyway, Jeff Grant, or M. Bison is a great up and coming pop sound, hushing acoustic guitar and vocals, sweet bells, cute things you know? Really catchy and grin producing.

mp3: Jeff Grant (M. Bison)- Ghost

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