Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Shindig Nights:april 2007

Shindig Nights: April 2007- KickAcid
A short mix this time, was mainly just to mess about on ableton with a breaks pack that gooch sent us (cheers!).
A few stone cold stompers in there though!

runningup that hill-Kate Bush
heartbreaker-teriyaki boyz
Mr Frosty-Mike & Rich
Legend of Zelda theme-koji kondo
samba legrand-Daedelus
steppin' out-Joe Jackson

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Okey dokey

Great video for the new Shitdisco single "OK".

Monday, April 16, 2007

Sweet Retro Lovin'

I've an essay to do and i've been up for an offensive amount of time now and, now that I'm nice and delerious, I've decided that this is the perfect time for a post that I've been meaning to get around to for a couple of weeks now. Instead of bothering to bring you something new, here's a few of my new favourite oldies, if you will.
Al Green is Al Green, and thus fabulous, and L.O.V.E. has been my favourite of his songs ever since I picked up the Orange Juice cover on holidays, Burt Bacharach's songwriting skills are shown off perfectly in 'Make It Easy On Yourself' and finally, but most importantly, the Jackson 5 did have one moment which matched the great 'Want You Back', and it's this little stomper, probably my favourite three and a half minutes of the 70's. Each one solid gold.

Al Green - L.O.V.E.

The Walker Brothers - Make It Easy On Yourself

Jackson 5 - The Love You Save

Saturday, April 14, 2007

You look like you get your music news from pitchfork

Pitchfork Media is all about these guys at the moment (did I really need to hotlink to Pitchfork). I picked up the album coz of their comparisons to Arab Strap, but I find them to be more like Explosions in the Sky with a scotsman yelping fine malt lyrics over the noise.
Anywayz, their fine debut album, Fourteen albums and Fifteen winters, on Fatcat records is shoegazing in all fine record stores across the nation now.
The Twilight Sad-Talking with fireworks/Here it never snowed

Monday, April 09, 2007

Fuck the internet,

at this rate, no work will get done.
The Microphones-The Pull

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Sound of Summer

the past few days have been lovely. out of nowhere elements of the summer have crept back up on us (maybe it was when the clocks went forward [back?]...) and has brought a massive twinge of smiles and laughs with it, and an even massiver inability to even think about doing any work.
the best part about all of this, though, is the difference hot tunez have on you when the sun is shining. just the right track, up totally loud, obv, with the sun blasting onto your face and a cold beer in hand, it really is a beautiful thing.

with all of that stuff in mind, here are a few tracks that I hope will totally fill you with joy, categorised to make that easy day even easier.

ooooooooooooooooooooo yea......h......

Grovesnor - Night Moves

Opening track from the new Hot Chip DJ Kicks, hit this one when you've been drinking all day and there's that 6:30-8
weary kind of slump where everyone has a wee yawn. If you can time it so that when the piano and beat kick in just as the sun disappears, everyone will appreciate it.

Digitalism - Pogo

This track has been pleasing me for about two weeks now, a strange step for Digitalism but it stands on it's own all the same. I guess it work best in the hottest part of the day, at an evening barbeque or, in the heat of the party.

Lo Fi FNK - City

Not too new or frrresh off the market, but a perfect summer track all the same. I reckon anything by the FNK boys would do the trick.

Miami Horror - Don't Be On With Her

Who takes themselves srsly these days? Especially not Miami Horror, you can hear the fun that went into this track, and it comes right out your speakers.

Clinic - Distortions

I recently got back into Clinic out of nowhere when I was drinking and wanted to hear 'The Second Line'. I forgot how good Internal Wrangler was so I picked it up and everything I remember about Distortions, has stood the test of time. Another sunset serenade, make it count.

I am officially marking today my personal start of the summer, and I have a good feeling about it...