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February 12, 2008

the top 44 albums of 2 thousand 7 (4-1)

Welp that’s been a fun and long run. I’m terribly sorry this gala drew on so far into the double o eight, business became busy-ness and new music was clogging my earholes to the point of filled, so that it started touching on the edge of my brain and rushed procrastination to the scene, and nothing keeps one away from updates like the fresh smell of procrastination. But here I am, on a Tuesday afternoon, punching out the final text to my favorite 4 albums of the previous year. And as a very quick sidenote: 2008 is lining up to be just as energetic. Cheers and enjoy.

4. oh no! oh my! : between the devil & the sea [EP]

Never have I had an EP change my entire perspective on a band or group until Between the Devil & the Sea. When I encountered the band on their debut self-titled LP, nothing really struck a nerve. I enjoyed most of the quirky tunes, not as favorites, but as an intersting thing to listen to hear and there. When I decided to check out this EP, I came out of it loving every single track to death. I dissected every second of music until I could be embraced by the songs completely. Every song on this release has become a favorite in my book, and this 5 track EP shows the bands taking leaps in their sound’s maturity. This album can make you smile and laugh at some of the simple fun things that are usually casted over in life, and it can make you look at some of the seriously wonderful moments that take place every once in a while. It can all be summed up within the final humming minutes of “The Party Punch”:

“But I don’t even care. Stay back. Stay home. Stay home.”

In my opinion, this EP gathers all your happiest memories and gives you a chance to re-live them for 15 minutes of grin resulting muzak. *SONG OF THE ALBUM*: “The Party Punch”.

M P 3s

-> Oh No! Oh My! – The Party Punch [MP3]
-> Oh No! Oh My! – Oh Be One [MP3]
-> Oh No! Oh My! – A Pirate’s Anthem [MP3]

buy between the devil & the sea here.

3. panda bear : person pitch

What is there to say about Noah Lennox (Panda Bear) that hasn’t already been said on some other audio blog. “He rolls like a prince” is the phrase that can explain him as a musician in the fewest amount of words. But while mashing fuzzy psychodelic vinyl tunes from the late 60s and presenting vocals that sound like he’s yelling them from the bottom of a 50 foot deep cave, something so majestic crawls through the headphones wire and makes its gentle way into your ears. Sounds so beautiful embark on a journey on this record that you never in your wildest dreams could imagine to exist. The second best part of this record is the consistency. Never, never is there a flaw in the flow of the album that makes the idea of hitting the double arrow right button to see what other goodies could emerge cross your heavily distracted mind. If you haven’t at least given this album a chance at this point of time in the world, then my best advice to you is to dive head first into the crowded hot tub of animals and little kids and have yourself a time you’ll never forget. *SONG OF THE ALBUM*: “Comfy in Nautica”.

M P 3s

-> Panda Bear – Ponytail [MP3]
-> Panda Bear – Take Pills [MP3]

buy person pitch here.

2. the weakerthans : reunion tour

I know this may seem like a surprise pick to many (probably most of you expecting LCD Soundsystem’s popular release, but honestly that record apparently didn’t rub me as right as it did everyone else because I still prefer the self-titled to dance up a storm to), but this album blew me out of my seat after my first listen and from then on didn’t let me get back down to rest. The lyrics are the c lear stand-out hear on this album, both clever and dramatically effective. Each line is carefully crafted to create some pretty edge of your seat stories, so descriptive that you feel like you are with the narrator or with the characters that feel so completely like at least somebody you have met. But other than the lyrics, the music depict a picture of a Wintery northeastern town surrounded by woods and lost loves. Spacey guitar riffs accompany a comforting bass line that adds familiarity and smiles in “Civil Twilight”, where the story relates to a relationship that every one has seemed to be involved in.

“Hey, every other hour I pass that house, where you told me that you had to go. I wonder if the landlord has fixed the crack that I stared out instead of staring back at you, my chance to say something, seems so brief but it wasn’t. Now I know I had plenty of time. Between the sunset and certified darkness. Dusk comes on and I follow the exhaust from emory up to the end. The civil twilight.”

The pop joy that lays out wonderful songwriting abilities rolls without a gap through the entire album, and is (in my opinion) the peak of this group. They have matured completely and with this release they are allowed to boast with pretty kick ass songs. *SONG OF THE ALBUM*: “Civil Twilight”.

M P 3s

-> The Weakerthans – Civil Twilight [MP3]
-> The Weakerthans – Elegy For Gump Worsley [MP3]

buy reunion tour here.

1. animal collective : strawberry jam

And the winner is… Yes. Who else could create an album like this. An album that adds to the historical marks that this band seems to effortlessly cross in full powerful stride. Producing some of the most interesting, creative and beautiful sounds that I have ever heard, and having them follow or warm-up in the absolute perfect order. When they have songs that build up to the point of sounding like something too good for this world. Sounds that feel like you are in the presence of a God. The songs build up to this almost mythological position and then masterfully climb back down the ladder to give its listener time to breathe before the next epiphany. To me, the title and the album work are also the best of the year. The idea of Strawberry Jam basically has one imagine a glass jar of dark red gew. But the album art work compliments the idea of just getting lost in the thick and dark insides of some beautiful fruit. Something such as a strawberry that seems so desireable and at other times even presents a sexual reference, being mushed and deformed to the point of something ugly and dark. But when you listen to the full album, and apply it to this, it almost makes you want to sink into the blood like substance and just stay there for a while. This album kind of makes me want to get lost in an imaginary place, so dense so that I wouldn’t even be able to leave if I wanted to. *SONG OF THE ALBUM*: “Fireworks”

M P 3s

-> Animal Collective – Fireworks [MP3]
-> Animal Collective – Derek [MP3]

buy strawberry jam here.

the top 44 albums of 2 thousand 7 part i (44-41)
the top 44 albums of 2 thousand 7 part ii (40-37)
the top 44 albums of 2 thousand 7 part iii (36-33)
the top 44 albums of 2 thousand 7 part iv (32-29)
the top 44 albums of 2 thousand 7 part v (28-25)
the top 44 albums of 2 thousand 7 part vi (24-21)
the top 44 albums of 2 thousand 7 part vii (20-17)
the top 44 albums of 2 thousand 7 part viii (16-13)
the top 44 albums of 2 thousand 7 part ix (12-9)
the top 44 albums of 2 thousand 7 part x (8-5)

Well that’s it. So sorry it took this long, but this entire month has been so busy and is gonna get even busier. I’ll try to make it up to anyone who actually frequents this thang as soon as I can. Thanks for reading. Cheers.

January 7, 2008

Politica and The Golden Age

Well primaries are pretty much right around the corner, and it occured to me last night after the double-header of debates that this election will be one for the books. I consider myself an understanding and reasonable person, so I can’t find myself completely leaning towards one party. I guess I do hold a majority of conservative views, but I am tolerant and even at some points I agree with stands some of the Democratic candidates garner. Just as the candidates are bracing for the final straight of primary electing, I myself buckle in for serious attention to politics, so for the next few months you may be seeing more politically aimed themes: candidates; breaking news, that kind of stuff, every once in a while.

And for a bonus I’ll toss in some new tracks from the new American Music Club album, The Golden Age.

The album sounds great. Mark Eitzel sounds great and comfortable with Vudi still at his side stirring up mesmerizing riffs that can either be so natural that they go unnoticed in the beautiful fog of everything going on in the song or they can jump right in your face leaving you helpless and a lucky victim. There are so many wonderfully crafted tracks on this album to prove that Eitzel makes magic where he has collaboration, and it saddens me that I can’t share all of them with you immediately because of how much of an indulgence it all can be, but the CD will hit shelves sometime this February, so try to be patient.

“I said to my friend Kit, I know I’m just a tourist but it’s your New York duty to turn a tourist frown upside down. So he took me to a patry for fire-eaters, we did drugs in the toilet, yeah, we were so downtown.”

mp3s
-> American Music Club- The Grand Duchess of San Francisco [mp3] (* * * D i s a p p e a r H e r e Highly Recommended * * *)
-> American Music Club- The Windows of the World [mp3]
-> American Music Club- On My Way [mp3]

October 29, 2007

Where Do I Begin? Oh, That’s Right.

Holy moly, where do I begin? [I think I have an idea] It’s been a hectic last two weeks, filled with weekend get-a-ways, papers on Modernist writers, and even a dash of catch-up napping. So much has been going on and I really don’t know where to start other than what I will end this post with. There has been a shower of new bands just flooding my iPod headphones and they need to be heard. But business is business. So let’s get down to it with what’s important now. The new Sufjan Stevens track.

So fresh off the new Bob Dylan bio-pic’s (that has me shaking with excitement) soundtrack is a new Sufjan track, and he does not disappoint… like he never does. When Sufjan’s voice first trudges in I feel like everything is wonderful that surrounds me, like hope is a possible option for anything in the entire world. The electric guitar is so unusual with Sufjan’s style that it makes it all the more better and the happy bouncy chorus and the intense horn orchestral climaxes contribute to a top notch track for the Michigan native. I promise you, you will be listening to this track non stop from the moment it first hits your ear drums. So be prepared to rock out to this and the rest of the stellar compilation, as it hits stores tomorrow.

Disc 1
“All Along the Watchtower,” – Eddie Vedder and the Million Dollar Bashers
“I’m Not There,” Sonic Youth
“Goin’ To Acapulco,” Jim James and Calexico
“Tombstone Blues,” Richie Havens
“Ballad of a Thin Man,” Stephen Malkmus and the Million Dollar Bashers
“Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again,” Cat Power
“Pressing On,” John Doe
“Fourth Time Around,” Yo La Tengo
“Dark Eyes,” Iron & Wine and Calexico
“Highway 61 Revisited,” Karen O and the Million Dollar Bashers
“One More Cup of Coffee,” Roger McGuinn and Calexico
“The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll,” Mason Jennings
“Billy,” Los Lobos
“Simple Twist of Fate,” Jeff Tweedy
“The Man in the Long Black Coat,” Mark Lanegan
“SeƱor (Tales of Yankee Power),” Willie Nelson and Calexico

Disc 2

“As I Went Out One Morning,” Mira Billotte
“Can’t Leave Her Behind,” Stephen Malkmus and Lee Ranaldo
“Ring Them Bells,” Sufjan Stevens
“Just Like a Woman,” Charlotte Gainsbourg and Calexico
“Mama You’ve Been on My Mind” / “A Fraction of Last Thoughts on Woody Guthrie,” Jack Johnson
“I Wanna Be Your Lover,” Yo La Tengo
“You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere,” Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova
“Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?,” The Hold Steady
“Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues,” Ramblin’ Jack Elliot
“Wicked Messenger,” The Black Keys
“Cold Irons Bound,” Tom Verlaine and the Million Dollar Bashers
“The Times They Are a-Changin’,” Mason Jennings
“Maggie’s Farm,” Stephen Malkmus and the Million Dollar Bashers
“When the Ship Comes In,” Marcus Carl Franklin
“Moonshiner,” Bob Forrest
“I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine,” John Doe
“Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door,” Antony & the Johnsons
“I’m Not There,” Bob Dylan

->Sufjan Stevens- Ring Them Bells [mp3] (**DH** Highly Recommended)

October 10, 2007

lp7

so I get up. go to class. sprint back. and check my e-mail. this morning. There it was. Do not reply: In Rainbows. Or something like that. I’ll tell you something my fingers have never been as swift and meticulous as they were getting to that download link. And it has come. I’m midway through my first listen right now and I’ll leave 2 of my favorite tracks, oh my god, I just realized all five are my favorites, and now 6 is two as it has just came on. So i’ll just leave the last two of the first 5 songs cause they’re freshest in my memory. I’ll keep ya updated.

-> Radiohead- Weird Fishes / Arpeggi [mp3]
-> Radiohead- All I Need [mp3]

Shoot, gottanother class so this won’t be up for a little bit. Thank God for iPod’s. But anyway, probably a smarter idea would be to just get the whole thing for FREE or whatever donation you wish.

October 9, 2007

Grateful Dead megapost

Filed under: Concerts, Highly Recommended, Muzak, Non-Fiction, Oldness, Stuff Inside the Body, The Dead — thatguyfromla @ 9:55 pm

I’m a deadhead. A youthful and inquisitive deadhead. As you can see, the change of the banner is a tribute for this newly determined fact, but it is not just to boast this post.

I never knew how far my love for The Grateful Dead traveled until my first few weeks of college, which is pretty much now. It’s kinda strange how many times I find myself reaching for the volume knob on my stereo when “Cassidy” or “St. Stephen” is hurtled forward to attention by my shuffle. For some reason loud jam-band hippie muzak evokes a certain pride at a University that cannot be properly matched. With all that said, I’d also like to acknowledge the realization this all led to: The Grateful Dead are a pretty kick ass fun band. I would have to say that these guys are one of my top favorite bands because of all that they accomplished. The endless tours, the mass amount of good songs, the Garcia guitar work that is like none other to date. I never see this group getting much love in the blogging world, so I thought I’d throw some their way. So here’s a tribute to my favorite Classic Rock/ Jam-Band/ Psych-Rock troupe out there, The Grateful Dead.

mp3s
-> Grateful Dead- Weather Report Suite: Prelude / Part 1 / Part 2 [mp3]
-> Grateful Dead- Box of Rain [mp3]
-> Grateful Dead- Iko Iko (Live in Virginia, 1988) [mp3]
-> Grateful Dead- Sugar Magnolias [mp3]

I aged in a peculiar manner. You see, my Father was, for lack of better words, a real Deadhead. I grew up with pure hate to the flowery jams and sharply picked solos, of course one always grows up with despise for whatever their parents enjoy. Although as growing up progressed I became more and more tolerant of the dead. On a ride back from Pee Wee Football practice was the first instant I actually listened and distinguished a dead song from all the others (They had seemed so a like, meaningless solos piled on like syrup to a song that just shouted I’m happy and stoned, they all seemed like that, and by the way I was an imbecile. At that point I was oblivious to the big picture of the dead, I quite possibly still am, but at least I have figured out that there is something real with them). The song was “Tennessee Jed,” the first song I dissected. Focused on the lyrics. It was the first Grateful Dead song on my iTunes because I felt a certain connection with it.

-> The Grateful Dead- Tennessee Jed [mp3]

“Tennessee, Tennessee. There ain’t no place I’d rather be. Baby won’t you carry me back to Tennessee. I’d run into Charlie Fog. He blacked my eye and he kicked my dog. My dog turned to me and said, ‘Let’s head back to Tennessee Jed.’ “

I don’t know why it was that this quote stuck out the most to me. All I can say now is that it is apparent to me that Robert Hunter is a genuis.

At the time when I was growing furthest from my parents and reaching the pinnacle of my teen years was when I began to look at the dead as a band instead of an enemy. This time period was swell. It was when I got to see the dead from a very far outlook. Only downloading the hits, the notable tunes, and saying to my self: “These aren’t half bad.” The one thing stopping my initiative to dive deeper into this world was the lameness that seemed to trail it. I mean it was still my father’s muzak, the type of muzak that is supposed to be boring to my generation, the type that is supposed to be surpassed by a cult-like group that defines my age. I can’t say that rule is too fair, or realistic.

the hits

-> Grateful Dead- Casey Jones [mp3]
-> Grateful Dead- Truckin’ [mp3]
-> Grateful Dead- Friend of a Devil [mp3]
-> Grateful Dead- Touch of Grey [mp3]
-> Grateful Dead- Uncle John’s Band [mp3]
-> Grateful Dead- Fire on the Mountain [mp3]

And it didn’t come till Senior year in high school / Summer before college / Freshman year of college that I finally began to dig deep into the dead. Finding songs on my own, songs I had never heard from my father. Albums like Anthem of the Sun and Wake of the Flood, rarities, live performances, side projects and more. This is a process I am still involved in. So expect to see some more of the dead from now on.

rarities / live stuff / my favorites / whatever you wanna call it

-> Grateful Dead- That’s It For the Other One [mp3]
-> Jerry Garcia Band- Palm Sunday [mp3]
-> Grateful Dead- Jack Straw [mp3]
-> Grateful Dead- Eyes of the World [mp3]
-> Jerry Garcia Band- Fennario [mp3]
-> Grateful Dead- Cassidy (Live) [mp3]

August 28, 2007

Is There a Ghost

Filed under: Album Covers, Highly Recommended, Muzak, Newness, Non-Fiction, Stuff Inside the Body — thatguyfromla @ 6:47 pm

New Band of Horses Single! ATTENTION!. Wow, was I off when I said muzak was slow lately because it just came back and kicked me in the face. First Kanye and literally moments after posting I stumble onto this puppy, and the best part is… this song kicks ass. This and Kanye’s Homecoming might be one of the most amazing one-two punches this year. (That is for coming out around the same time in the WordPress world.) Anyway, I can’t even put together words at this point to describe this song, I mean, I’m sure you’ve already clicked on the link and left, but I’ll try anyway. I’ve always thought Everything All the Time‘s album cover truly represented the tracks on the record, I always got a wood-sy, Southern wildlife feel, kind of like I’m deep in the forest and questioning where it is I go after life in this vessel. Well, it is in my humble opinion that this track does that very same thing, but in a slightly more cheerful direction, which so far is gold to me, you couldn’t seperate me from this single with a pair of scissors.


MP3: Band of Horses- Is There a Ghost (DH Highly Recommended)

Glorious. Just made my day, again.

August 25, 2007

Moved / Situated

Filed under: Bonus Material, Dance, Muzak, Newness, Non-Fiction, Party All The Time, Stuff Inside the Body — thatguyfromla @ 10:32 am

So I’ve gone through the proper steps to be “settled in” to my dorm room, and I am ready to begin posting again. Sorry for such a lapse, but I needed it to organize my stuff and my mind. Well I’ll keep this post short because I have to wait till there’s actually something to post about, but…

What happened while I was gone? Oh that’s right, a fucking Radiohead track from their upcoming fucking CD (the two uses of the F word are completely necessary). First of all, hype alone will carry this song to being listened to thousands of times by thousands of people, but that isn’t it. The song begins with this electric chime that just rolls it’s listener into submission, lazily. When Thom Yorke’s voice begins slowly trembling you begin to put the puzzle together, you begin to understand what it was this song made you think of, something remarkable. Possibly arriving at Heaven’s gate, or your entire life in slow motion. Violins begin to kick in adding a touch of drama to this already mind-numbing song. I am still trying to process every initial detail, but this song lacks nothing, it is golden. Enough of me talking, here’s to you listening.

MP3: Radiohead- Arpeggi

August 13, 2007

I Like the Weakerthans

Filed under: Muzak, Newness, Non-Fiction, Stuff Inside the Body — thatguyfromla @ 2:51 pm


never cease to amaze me. When I first heard “Night Windows” [MP3], I was brought back to the world of simplistic but glorious pop rock, wildly intelligent and smooth flowing lyrics that wrap around one’s mind like tangling brush, and just remarkable statements of love, life (mundane or extreme), and the sweeter side of things. Waiting to hear their newest CD, twistfully titled Reunion Tour [Pre-order Here], I expected nothing less than perfect music, because that’s what the band is known for in my book, and let’s just say I got way more than I anticipated.

This disc blows you away on first listen and so on from there, each track holds its own style of various shards of charm, intellect, and tasteful musical arrangements that are preformed to the maximum. I am confident that this collection of mastered tracks filled with audible beauty and clear structured visions will not let down any fan, not only of The Weakerthans but of music and poetry all together. John K. Sampson may be one of our time’s best lyricist and song writer and it may be most evident through this release. I wish I could leave all the songs to spread every feeling that these tracks evoke, but I cannot, so I urge you to pre-order or when the time comes purchase this album directly because I have zero doubts that this will be put down as one of the finest releases of 2007.

MP3s

The Weakerthans- Civil Twilight
The Weakerthans- Tournament of Hearts

July 31, 2007

1 More Try

Filed under: Muzak, Newness, Non-Fiction, Stuff Inside the Body, What you see baby — thatguyfromla @ 1:54 pm

OK. I figured I got myself in shape priority wise, and I found a file-sharing website that seems kind but also seems possibly deceiving, O well, I can’t contain myself. I’ll give this another go, and see what happens. I’ll be moving into my dorm in college in about 3 weeks exactly so I figure I should get myself on my feet and keep running with it there, where I’ll be more pleasently situated IMHO. So to start you off while I begin preparing my routine, I’ll throw some new songs i’ve gotten a hold of your way. A song from the new CD from The Go! Team, a song from the leaked Tha Carter 3, the new single from The Weakerthans, a new song from a personal favorite band’s new CD, and just a great new hip-hop track.

Cheers! Enjoy!

MP3s

The Go! Team- Keys to the City
Lil’ Wayne- I Feel Like Dying
The Weakerthans- Night Windows
Maritime- Aren’t We All Found Out
Wyclef Jean feat. Lil’ Wayne, Akon, and Nia- Sweetest Girl

P.S.- Because of lame file-sharing sites that just diminish my files and replace them with a deep voice, my previous MP3s are no longer publicly available. If you wish to download a track, simply comment on the post and I will have it up new within the day.

July 3, 2007

michigan

Filed under: Muzak, Newness, Non-Fiction, Silver Screen, YouTube — thatguyfromla @ 12:15 am

Well in two days I depart to Michigan, and I’m not sure how the trip will effect my blogging status. May decrease in quantity, may stay the same. Heck it may even get better. Just letting you know. Other stuff include:

See this Movie and listen to these songs

I strongly recommend the new movie Control [IMDB Me, Wiki Me]. It’s mainly focused around the life of Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis from his wife’s, Deborah, experiences. The film is wonderfully made, and fantastically addicting, and along with me recommending it, so do the fine people at Cannes.

mp3: Joy Division- Disorder

Here’s the trailer.

July 1, 2007

Super Bishop Pinback River

Filed under: Dance, Muzak, Newness, Non-Fiction, Party All The Time, What you see baby — thatguyfromla @ 6:18 pm

Woah. I have been not around my computer a lot recently. Plagued with random Summer events that drag me miles away in spare time from the amount I need to keep this thing updated, I sit here and type my first post the past like 4 or 5 days. My apologies. Now onto the show.

The title of this post is a clever little mixture of words that I put together from bands who’s new albums I have recently listened to…and liked.

Let’s see if we can dissect this.

Super Furry Animals’ Hey Venus! happens to begin this list. I have been a fan of SFA for as long as I can remember, and these guys simply do not put out a bad disc. Although this comes no where close to Rings Around the World, it is still a solid effort and impressive consistencey marker for the Welsh 5 piece.

MP3s

Super Furry Animals- The Gift that Keeps Giving
Super Furry Animals- Carbon Dating
Super Furry Animals- Battersea Oydyssey


Bishop Allen has been making some noise with their 12 impressive E.P.s that followed a theme of producing one for every month of the year. Now is the culmination of those albums plus more for the groups second full-length album, The Broken String. In my humble opinion, the album sounds great, the new recordings and the new stuff clash for something original and pop-ish.

MP3s

Bishop Allen- Rain
Bishop Allen- The News From Your Bed


Pinback’s new release Autumn of the Seraphs was one of the albums that really blew me away, with trails of Summer in Abaddon and Blue Screen Life the duo does far from wandering away from their signature sound that we have grown to love and need, unlike those times when you get a favorite group of yours’ newest album and they sound like a band you’ve never heard before.

MP3s

Pinback- Walters **(highly recommended)**
Pinback- Subbing for Eden **(highly recommended)**
Pinback- Good to Sea

And finally, my favorite and most personal event this past week was having the pleasure to listen to Okkervil River’s new release, The Stage Names. It is the Okkervil River we know and love rocking with electrical -new sound- but the old sound is still there, a great blend, a great album, and it’s even more than what I was hoping to hear on this release.

MP3s

Okkervil River- Title Track
Okkervil River- Savannah Smiles

June 21, 2007

Culmination

Filed under: Dance, Muzak, Non-Fiction, Stuff Inside the Body, What you see baby — thatguyfromla @ 9:06 pm

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Today was graduation. A real (may I say) fuck fest. No, there was no sex entailed, just the fact that it started raining, thundering, and lightninging mid-ceremony and just as my row was standing to recieve our diplomas the Princepal called the event. I was still able to snag a killer photo with me recieving my diploma from my football coach/ Vice Princepal, and I had a nice cigar in my mouth. So that was justified. Now is another fuck fest, again no sex, it’s called project graduation, an event held from 9:30 P.M. to 6:30 A.M. tomorrow to make sure kids don’t go out and get real messy the night of graduation. Laser tag, poker, ice skating, sumo wrestling will all be included to keep us preoccupied, but from what I hear after a good 9 hours it all gets old. AND finally, the other thing is tomorrow is my birthday. So I will have a real nice post for everyone then. As for now I’m just rambling. As for now, here are my final farewell songs to this town.

Oasis- Cast No Shadow
Band of Horses- The End’s Not Near
Oh No! Oh My!- The Backseat

June 20, 2007

twbb: “i have a competition in me,”

Wow.

That was the first word that came out of my mouth after viewing the new snippet trailer from Paul Thomas Anderson’s film: There Will Be Blood [IMDB Me]. I am speechless. The cinematography looks exquisite, from the small talk we hear, it sounds creepy and depth-diving. And finally the song at the end and the font used just culminates to give the vibe that something real big is going to come from it all.

That’s that. And this is this.

Here are a hand full of new Interpol songs that just sound bad (got you, only in quality), but sound pretty much same old kickass Interpol sound as they ever have.

And…

MP3s

Interpol- All Fired Up (**DH Personal Favourite**. Highly Recommended)
Interpol- Rest My Chemistry
Interpol- Pioneer to the Falls
Interpol- The Scale

I mean… Did you expect anything less?

p.s.– Have I ever expressed how much I love this album cover. One of my favourites of the year.

So long, posts should be getting upped more. For Graduation from High School is tomorrow, and Summer is now upon us. And from the likes of everything, the scene really seems to be picking up.

May 29, 2007

Sufjan Stevens Gets a Makeover

Filed under: Muzak, Non-Fiction, Party All The Time, Reverse, Stuff Inside the Body — thatguyfromla @ 8:57 pm

Sufjan’s early straight banjo/guitar folk masterpiece is getting an encore. Seven Swans is being re-issued off Sounds Familyre [Purchase] and being thrown in is a 7 featuring two unreleased b-sides from the Swans era of crackily vinyl sufjan-y goodness. So much excitement for the other bonus song, because Shameless Complacency got a hold of one of them and calmed our anxiety by posting it, thanks so much for us who are impatient. Sufjan deserves the re-issue, can’t wait for any news on the new state or project, doesn’t matter to me.

MP3s

Sufjan Stevens- Sister
Sufjan Stevens- Waste of What Your Kids Won’t Have (Courtesy of Shameless Complacency)

May 28, 2007

apologies memorial day

Filed under: Muzak, Non-Fiction, Stuff Inside the Body — thatguyfromla @ 5:00 pm

I’m in a rut, and the first to admit it. So I will announce my decision to embark on a journey of posts, surrounding classic high school movie representation throughout the decade (There will still be posts in between, it’s just something I think would be fun and something to keep me motivated). Basically it will be me rambling and putting some unforgettable tracks from the soundtrack up along with useless trivia and other cool shazz. Besides my apologies for being a lame blog runner lately, happy Memorial Day! And God Bless all those whose lives have been lost throughout history serving in the activity of war.

MP3s

Matters and Dunaway- Memorial
Wilco- War on War
Celebration- War
Super Furry Animals- Sex, War, and Robots

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