Friday, 22 February 2008

dun dun dun dun

I'm going to see Justice in a few hours!! Justice. In a few hours. Awesome. I don't have time, because I'm leaving in like, ten minutes, so I gotta hurry.
Because I'm excited:

MP3: Justice - The Party (Teen Video Remix)
MP3: Mr. Oizo - Nazis (Justice Remix)
MP3: Vicarious Bliss - Theme From Vicarious Bliss (Justice Remix)

aaaaaaaand just because I'm in a good mood and because I can:

MP3: MGMT - Love Always Remains

take care

Wednesday, 20 February 2008

are you folk enough?


Everybody's going crazy over the Juno soundtrack and it's unexpected success, which features a Moldy Peaches track aswell as some of Kimya Dawson's. Point is, Kimya Dawson along Adam Green were part of the popular anti-folk band The Moldy Peaches, which I assume, is common knowledge. Now with Adam Green's fifth studio record Sixes And Sevens out soon, hopes are high, The Moldy Peaches will be regrouping soon enough. Honestly, I cannot be bothered to care very much. Sure, that'd be more than super cool, if they do get together again, record an album, go touring an' stuff, but I also like Adam Green as a solo artist with his queer songs about female 'celebrities' or other cranky stories. I missed seeing him live on a festival in 2006 and I do regret that bitterly now. Anyway, Sixes And Sevens is a true Adam Green record, with various twists and turns in the songs, although it appears to be more mature. Comments about Jessica Simpson or any other singer/actress are missing(or am I missing them? fair enough), but we got great folk tunes along with violins, tropical flutes, tubas, some gospel singers, a lot of accoustic guitars and a whole bunch of variety. The tracklist contains 20 songs, but no one longer than 3 minutes, which prevents the album from getting boring and lengthy. The songs are smart and short, even though some of them calmer than expected. I always felt, that Adam Green's deep, soft voice gives the listener a certain feeling of security, calms one while listening, even if it's about a pony. I didn't like Jacket Full Of Danger, in my opinion it couldn't quite reach the genius of Gemstones. I would place Sixes And Sevens on #2 of my very subjective list of best Adam Green records. It seems Adam Green may have grown up a little without losing his unique sense of humour in his songs. At this point, my favourites Festival Song, Tropical Island, When Pretty Face and the two below. Sixes And Sevens should be out here in Germany on March, the 7th, in the UK next Monday and in the U.S. on March, 18th. You can preorder it here.

From Sixes And Sevens:
MP3: Adam Green - Twee Twee Dee 
MP3: Adam Green - Getting Led 

listen to more songs from Sixes And Sevens on Pop Tarts Suck Toasted.


Sunday, 17 February 2008

that sounds like a pony

No, not you Joy Division, you sound as lovely as ever.
During the last couple of weeks, where I sat in my appartment, studying ... erm, doing feeble attempts to study for my exams, I went through a heavy Joy Division phase. Surprisingly, listening to Joy Division enhances my willingness to keep on reading the same muck over and over again. Anyway, now I'm back home, no university, no classses, basically, nothing really important to do or learn, I just cannot stop listening to Joy Division. Not, that it's a bad thing. It is interesting to listen to Unknown Pleasures or Closer and then to the later post-Joy Division released Still and to mark certain differences, progresses, fine changes in the singing, the lyrics and the music, the rythms, and so on and so on. Could do that all day long.
Anyway, since I declared myself a music blogger almost a year ago, I should direct your attention to the greatest band ever in rock music history. The Greatest! Ever! (Not including The Beatles, of course) So if you've since skipped the Joy Division tracks in your music library, you should immediately start not doing this anymore, because you won't find a better band than this one. Mark my words.
And to those, who haven't had a chance to grab some JD tracks, here's your chance:

From 1979's Unknown Pleasures:
MP3: Joy Division - New Dawn Fades
MP3: Joy Division - Day Of The Lords

From 1980's Closer:
MP3: Joy Division - Heart And Soul
MP3: Joy Division - The Eternal

From 1981's Still:
MP3: Joy Division - Glass
MP3: Joy Division - The Only Mistake

get the records @ amazon

Alright, moving on. Britain's 2006's next big indie thing, behind Arctic Monkeys of course, have a new record coming up. Yep, I'm talking about The Kooks new album. It's called Konk and is supposed to be in stores on April, 11th. There's also a single, as there usually is, it's called Always Where I Need To Be and will be out on March, 31st. So, I found a radio rip, which I'm presenting you now, although, as the word 'radio rip' already indicates, the quality isn't the best.
The new song is typically Kooks-esque, easy lyrics, dancy tunes, straight-to-the-ear tactic, think Sofa Song or See The World, indie pop. Probably'll be all over the dancefloors next month. So, enjoy it now, because it's fun, fresh and invigorating. You can preorder Konk by clicking this.

MP3: The Kooks - Always Where I Need To Be

Oh yeah, queer folk prince Adam Green also has a record coming up called Sixes And Sevens, on which I intend to do a detailed review sometime later, but I couldn't resist to already post a song.

Hence the post title:
MP3: Adam Green - That Sounds Like A Pony

Be sure to expect more to come in the next days.

As it is Saturday night and I have nothing to do, because I'm lacking the ideas and the money to go out tonight, I compiled another mix. Another one. It's taken overhand lately, I know. This time a bit more indie than electro, hip hop, whatever, since this is still The Indie Dancefloor, as I was very kindly reminded lately. Ha, yeah whatever.
By the way, preorder Foals's Antidotes, it is really, really good.

MP3: Andrew Weatherall - Sexual Harassment - I Need A Freak
MP3: Planetakis - Letters To Norway
MP3: Boy Kill Boy - Rosie's On Fire 
MP3: Mojib - Underneath
MP3: Does It Offend You, Yeah? - Let's Make Out (Stripe Rmx)
MP3: Giraffes? Giraffes! - The Ghost Of EPPEEPEE’s Ghost 
MP3: Foals - Electric Boom 
MP3: The Kills - M.E.X.I.C.O.C.U. ->had to be taken down
MP3: Of Montreal - Death Of A Shade Of A Hue 
MP3: Thao Nguyen & the Get Down Stay Down - Violet
MP3: Girl Talk - All Eyes On Me 

get or preorder the tracks/albums @ beatport, amazon or iTunes
- aaaaaand check out the websites listed at the sidebar!
I'm off

Thursday, 14 February 2008

i'm back. sort of.

I was never really gone, but had to put off my activities as a blogger due to scholar matters. Anyway, that is over and I'm on vacation again. I'm trying to stick to the promise, I made myself two weeks ago, to post more often as soon as I have time. Well, let's see how that will go.
In other matters, The Whip's debut record X Marks Destination finally has a release date, precisely the 24th of March via Southern Fried Records. The third single Sister Siam is due on March, 17th and you can preorder both here.
So, how is X Marks Destination? Besides the strange album title, it kinda reminds me of Klaxons' Myths of The Near Future, mainly because both bands put out strong, fantastic single, which raised the hopes for a record full of smashing tunes. The reality is now, that X Marks Destination is a good album, consisting of fantastic songs, besides the known Muzzle N°1 or Divebomb. But it is not the fantastic, over the top record, I had hoped for. Maybe my expectations were over the top, but nevermind. Songs like Dubsex, Throw It In The Fire or Sirens are great, Save My Soul is a bit cheesy, but all in all, a very good indie, electronica album.
But decide for yourself:

MP3: The Whip - Dubsex 
MP3: The Whip - Sirens 

Alright, next, because it is late and I'm tired, I decided for a Wednesday night/Thursday morning mix, mostly electronic goodness. You know, a bunch of songs, proportional mix of something old and something new.
Have fun:

MP3: Oppenheimer - Breakfast In New York (ddpesh Remix)
MP3: Soulwax - Another Excuse (Dfa Remix) 
MP3: DJ Doc Rok - Sexual Healing (Bmore House Remix)
MP3: Crystal Castles - Dolls 
MP3: INXS - Need you tonite (fisher preyes remix) 
MP3: Wax Stag - Short Road (Metal On Metal Remix) 
MP3: The Toxic Avenger - Superheroes (Mixhell Earplugged remix) 
MP3: Simian Mobile Disco - State Of Things 
MP3: Fischerspooner - The Best Revenge (Alex Gopher Retaliation Remix) 
MP3: The Juan Maclean - Tito's Way (Booka Shade Remix) 
MP3: Flykkiller - Flykkiller (David Holmes Remix) 

As always:
you'll find the websites on the sidebar, go check out and buy!

- I'll probably add the zip-file tomorrow

Sunday, 3 February 2008

f' the winter, let's party


Alright, hence my blog's name: a mix of indie music.
We got some rather new tracks, like the Blood Red Shoes' or the Stephen Malkmus' tracks and some 'oldies' like the Arctic Monkeys or B&S ones.
Have fun:

indie dancefloor -indie- mix

or :

MP3: Blood Red Shoes - Doesn't Matter Much
MP3: Arctic Monkeys - Curtains Closed
MP3: Cajun Dance Party - Timefalls (demo version)
MP3: The Wombats - Dr. Suzanne Mattox PhD
MP3: The Boy Least Likely To - I See Spiders When I Close My Eyes
MP3: Belle & Sebastian - For The Price Of A Cup Of Tea
MP3: The Helio Sequence - You Can Come To Me
MP3: Bromheads Jackets - Woolley Bridge
MP3: Los Campesinos! - This Is How You Spell ''Hahah"
MP3: One Night Only - Stay At Home
MP3: The LK - Private Life Of A Cat
MP3: Bob Mould - Miniature Parade
MP3: Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - Hopscotch Wille
MP3: Poney Poney - Junior (Bitchee Bitchee Ya Ya Ya remix)
MP3: The Dykeenies - Waiting For Go
MP3: Xiu Xiu - Black Keyboard
MP3: I Was A Cub Scout - Pink Squares

Please check out the artists, if you don't know 'em already and support them by buying their music. You'll find the websites on my sidebar.

and now, back to my books.