Thursday, March 29, 2007

Let's Play D.J.

There seems to be a lot of remix action taking place around the internet these days, including LCD Soundsystem's new album getting a makeover and Explosions in the Sky being touched up by Four Tet. (Yes, I'm aware that I said 'touched up'). Elswewhere, Spank Rock take on CSS and my favourite song from Thom Yorke's solo album gets tranformed into something much stranger, all with varying results.
Don't you just love the Hype Machine?!

'ave it

really looking forward to this, It's Shane Meadows new film This is England, the "best british film since Trainspotting" according to Vice

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

They're just blogging, y'know?

A few people we know have pushed the quotient of Donegal-born bloggers up a few notches: visit Greaht Lalhagger for music, films and whatnot, and check out The Bad Thing for a diverse range of music and plenty original fiction.

And not forgetting Daithi, who carries on with his Donegal culture/random YouTube blog, and Magooo (with his subsidiary site magoootv), who of course posts here now and then and is now famous!

Monday, March 19, 2007

Dear Tugboat

I hope you get your project done in time,
There's a moon out tonight-The Capri's

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Get It While You Can

Low have a new album, titled Drums and Guns, on the way (released 2nd April here), and as we've come to expect from them, it is a beautiful piece of work. Perhaps unexpectedly, it introduces more of what you could call in Low's case "experimental" production techniques than any of their previous material - looping, electronic drums etc. - yet as ever, the stark, haunting vocal melodies and harmonies are the focus of attention. One of the album highlights, "Breaker", is available here. Also on the album is a new version of 2003 single "Murderer", one of their most powerful pieces of work.

LOW - "Murderer" [Vinyl Films, 2003]

A lovely tearjerking bit of soul today too from the dapper man up above there:

HOWARD TATE - Get It While You Can [Mercury, 1995 (reissue)]

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Leaky breaks

New Sage Francis album, Human the death dance, out may 8th and its his best since the Joe beat collab Hope
Sage Francis-Woke up this morning (Production by Buck 65)

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Retro Candy

I recently found the contents of my late iPod buried deep in the viscera of my laptop and have since then been indulging in some giddy re-acquaintance. I've also reversed my opinions on nostalgia being no good as an impetus for seeking out tunes because it actually is pretty good fun.

First on my list is a hot little ditty from a guy who never much sought any kind of spotlight but nevertheless makes some of the finest country blues going. For whatever reasons if you've not been hearing much guitar music in the last while, cast your worries to one side because this guy is smoking (as well as being quite the wordsmith):

Paul Curreri: Spirit of the Staircase.

Next is one to whet the appetite for what, should it be released this year, could be one of the most exciting albums of the year. All reports from recent Jape shows have been astoundingly positive. After the last album winning undoubtedly the most coveted and prestigious award in the music world (R.T.E. Guide Album Of The Year or R.T.E.G.A.O.T.Y for short) it would bode well for another cracking album from the diminutive Mr. Egan himself.

Jape: Reminding Me

Last tune in this musical reach-around is from the Silver Jews about which no words can I quite think to write that might do any real justice to my feelings about them.

Silver Jews: I Remember Me

Time to move on then.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

February Round-Up

Quiet month guys, sorry...

1. A bit of Belfast's Filaria here.

2. A brief chat about Audion here.

3. A drunk mix I've since decided to take down.

4. Dano on his beloved 'Strap.

5. Brian on Andrew Bird.

6. Diarmo loves Explosions in the Sky.

7. And Brian with some titbits from the Science of Sleep soundtrack.

And that was it... March is here! Let's TURN THAT MOTHER OUT!