Wednesday, September 28, 2005

son, cover your ears

Murder By Death have posted a song from their upcoming new album "In Bocca Di Lupo." It looks like they're officially down to a 4 piece now, which means they are without a keyboardist now. That kinda sucks since A) Their original keyboardist, Vincent was an awesome dude and B) the keyboard added a lot to the songs, I saw them live without a keyboardist and it was completely different. The new song is alright, it's not amazing or anything. This reminded me that I recorded the show I mentioned before with a little recorder thing and they played some new stuff. It sounds pretty bad, but I might post them sometime anyway. Check it out.

Murder by Death - Dynamite Mine

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Flying Weezer

Weezer performed "Beverly Hills" last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live. They actually managed to do an even weirder performance than the Letterman one a week or two ago. This time around it involved less anger and more flying. See for yourself:

Weezer -Beverly Hills on Jimmy Kimmel (turboupload)

Monday, September 26, 2005

The Robot Ate Me

The Robot Ate Me is coming to town. They'll be playing at Radio Cherokee in St. Louis along with Caleb Engstrom and my one man electro band Superfun Yeah Yeah Rocketship on October 3rd at 8pm. It's going to be a pretty awesome show so if you're in the area, you should try to make it out. I'm hoping to have some video of The Robot Ate Me's performance on here if everything works out. Until then, here's some tunes.

The Robot Ate Me - Bad Feelings
The Robot Ate Me - Angel in the Snow (Elliot Smith cover)

Saturday, September 24, 2005

this town ain't big enough for the both of us

I posted this song in my first post earlier this month, but no one came here then (they probably still don't) so I thought I'd revisit it. I'm talking about British Whale's (solo project of Justin Hawkins from the Darkness) "This Town Ain't Big Enough For the Both of Us." I was reminded of it because Pitchfork recently had some news on the completion of the new Darkness album and Justin's other band British Wail. I'm not sure if they just got his band name wrong or if he's going to end up calling the British Whale album British Wail. I have no clue. Anyways, here's the tune and I'll be updating regularly again for the forseeable future.

British Whale - This Town Ain't Big Enough For the Both of Us (Sparks Cover)

Thursday, September 22, 2005

The Baxter

The Baxter will be playing this weekend at the Tivoli in St. Louis and I am very excited. The film was written, directed, and stars Michael Showalter of Stella fame. It also has appearances from Michael Ian Black, David Wain, and Paul Rudd among others. A lot of times in movies, girls always leave some dude at the altar so they can be with the awesomeass hero guy of the film. This film is about the loserass that gets left at the altar and it happens to him frequently. I'm sure this movie's going to be great since it has the Stella crew in it (my blog name is Stella related btw) so check it out if you can.

- Music For Robots has an mp3 of the Mama Cass song that was played a bunch in the premiere episode of Lost last night.

Monday, September 19, 2005


I'm sorry for not updating much lately, but I've been busy with schoolwork and multiple other things, I'll be back in a few days with all kinds of sweet shit.

Saturday, September 17, 2005

this really is too close to call

So Stereogum linked me up for the Scott Baio song from my last post. That's totally awesome and made me jump up and down and around.

Belaire is an electropop act from Austin, Texas who I recently stumbled across on myspace. Usually on myspace I just find a lot of crap, but these girls and boys are the opposite of crap. You can download a rough mix (it sounds fine) of their song Haunted below and stream 3 other songs on their myspace page. Their myspace page also mentions a midwest tour coming soon that's going to hit up St. Louis, I'll definetly be checking them out then.

Belaire - Haunted (Rough Mix) (megaupload)

- In other news, Metric has posted the video for their new single "Monster Hospital" on their site. It's filled with blood and hands and all that good stuff. You can check it out here.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Wanted for Love part 2

As previously reported on here, Scott Baio will be taking the place of Henry Winkler on Fox's amazing television program Arrested Development. My best buddy Cody recently ordered Scott Baio's self titled album off of ebay and was kind enough to record one of the tracks off the record onto his computer so the whole world can enjoy it's wonderfulness. Here it is:

Scott Baio - Wanted for Love (Megaupload)

The brand new 3rd season of Arrested Development starts Monday, September 19th @ 7 PM central time on Fox.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

That was like art

I just got done watching Arcade Fire on Letterman. I don't have the video for it, but I'm sure someone else will in the next day or two. I enjoyed the part when the singery dude (I'm sorry I don't know his name offhand) turned his guitar around and still pretended to play it but was just strumming the back, that was awesome. Afterwards, Paul said "That was like art" and Dave was like "Yeah, they're canadian" and Paul said "French Canadian."

nothing new

I was going to post some new ARE Weapons, but upon further listening I decided I didn't like it. There was no "Fuck You, Pay Me" or "Hey World" on this album, just a lot of stuff I didn't enjoy. Therefore just download the Harvey Danger tracks from yesterdays post because they are awesome. Tomorrow I'll post a Scott Baio track.

Survivor starts tomorrow!

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Only Cream and Bastards Rise

Today the new Harvey Danger album Little By Little is being released. The album is going to be put out on Bittorrent next Tuesday and you can download it right from their site a week after that. What awesome dudes, just giving away their album. That's the kind of musicians that I like. I wasn't a huge fan of their big hit "Flagpole Sitta" (I grew to appreciate it) but from the moment I saw their video for "Sad Sweetheart of the Rodeo" off of their second album King James Version, I knew I was a Harvey Danger fan. I was pretty down when they broke up, but now all is well and they're back to kicking ass and taking names. Here's 2 songs from the new album. One rocking and one a little more gentle.

Harvey Danger - Cream and Bastards Rise (megaupload)

Harvey Danger - Little Round Mirrors (megaupload)

In a day or two I'll be posting an exclusive Scott Baio track thanks to my great pal Cody

Monday, September 12, 2005

shake it off

Ninja High School is a good time. They're new album young adults against suicide is going to be out soon on Tomlab and they describe their style as "positive hardcore dance-rap." Whatever it is, I think it's really good. Check out their tune Shake it Off. It even rips off The Talking Head's - This must be the place (Naive Melody)

I'll be posting some new ARE Weapons in the next day or so if you're into that kinda thing.

Saturday, September 10, 2005

I get up on my own

The new Franz Ferdinand album "You can have it so much better with Franz Ferdinand" has leaked online. Here's the title track.

Franz Ferdinand - You can have it so much better (megaupload)

and tonight at 8pm Central time the Sci Fi Channel will be showing Bruce Campbell's new movie The Man with the Screaming Brain.

Friday, September 09, 2005

you won't like me when I'm angry

Weezer performed Beverly Hills on David Letterman last night. Sadly, it wasn't one of those performances where you're like "Yeah! Rock on =w=!" it was more like "what the fuck is going on and why does Rivers look so damn angry/weird?" Go ahead and see for yourself.

Weezer - Beverly Hills on David Letterman video (megaupload) (27MB)

Thursday, September 08, 2005

New TV on the Radio + some tracks from their friends

TV on the Radio has posted a new song about their feelings towards Hurrican Katrina. Here's what they had to say.

"we ( tvotr ) were back in the studio thinking and
feeling again and made this song for all our
everybody... in the absence of a true leader we must
not forget that we are still together.... hearts are
sick ... minds must change ... it is our hope that
this song inspires, comforts, fosters courage,and
reminds us... this darkness cannot last if we work
together. let us help each other... heal each other
.... look after one another ... the human heart is our
new capitol.... this song is for you....
it is free. pass it on.

WE LOVE YOU . -tvotr"

TV on the Radio - Dry Drunk Emperor
Also, TV on the Radio has been hard at work on their new album for awhile now and they've had some help on it from their friends in the bands Dragons of Zynth and Celebration. I think DOZ sounds a lot like TVOTR and I'm not really sure what Celebration sounds like, I'm horrible at making comparisons and such. They kind of remind me of the Yeah Yeah Yeah's but I don't listen to the Yeah Yeah Yeah's so I have no clue really.

Dragons of Zynth - War Lover (megaupload)

Celebration - War (megaupload)

Also, Weezer will be on David Letterman TONIGHT. Let's all hope they play We are All on Drugs.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Wanted for Love

According to E! News, Scott Baio will be taking the place of Henry Winkler as the Bluth's lawyer on Fox's amazing show Arrested Development. Check out the story here.

The new season of Arrested Development begins Monday, September 19th @ 7 pm Central Time.

I had planned on posting an mp3 of Scott Baio's "Wanted for Love" that my great pal Cody sent me awhile back, but the only version he could find is taken from a record and it skips and jumps about all crazily, so maybe some other day.

I fought the war but the war won

Here's the first single from Metric's new album Live it Out.

Metric - Monster Hospital (mega upload)

If you haven't heard yet Marvel Entertainment is all excited and ready to make a billion more superhero movies. It just really sucks that it's all real shitty stuff. I think Power Pack could be a good fun familykidz movie and Captain America and the Avengers could be fun, but Dr. Strange, Ant Man, and Black Panther will suck horribly.

I'll try to start adding some more entertainment news in the next few entries, stay tuned true believers.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Yes Tomorrow and Yesterday

I'd have to say that Retard Disco is probably one of my favorite record labels. I don't necessarily like all of the bands on the label, but I like a few and I kind of like the ones I don't like. There's just something about it that I really enjoy. I recently went over to their site and downloaded an mp3 from Gene Defcon and liked what I heard. It has a strong Atom and His Package vibe to it, so if you like Atom you should probably check it out.

Gene Defcon - Yesses and Nose

Here's some other stuff from the site:

Totally Radd!! - The Greatest Battle on Earth

Gravy Train!!!! - Burger Baby (quicktime video)

Sunday, September 04, 2005

new live Franz Ferdinand stuff

I was browsing about the internet this evening and ran across a bunch of live new Franz Ferdinand stuff thanks to the regnyouth archives and Some are from live shows, some are from radio stuff and I'm not sure what will be on the new album and whatnot. Go ahead and check them out.

Live - new Franz Ferdinand

Do You Want To
Evil and a Heathen
I'm Your Villian
Robert Anderson is Christ
This Boy
Walk Away
Well that was Easy
What You Meant
You Can Have it so much better
You're the reason I'm leaving
Your Diary

Saturday, September 03, 2005

eliminate the ninnies and the twits

I went to see the movie Sky High last night and it was actually very enjoyable. Bruce Campbell, Farva, and some people from Mr. Show and Kids in the Hall were all in it, which helped it become a very enjoyable movie about a superhero high school. It was only $2 at the local cheapo theater, that made it that much better. The soundtrack to the film features a bunch of 80s covers and the one that got me the most excited is when Devo's "Through Being Cool" was playing during the movie (covered by They Might Be Giants.) This reminded me of what an awesome song it is, so here it is.

Devo - Through Being Cool

I found out today that through Marvel Character Appearances you can get superheroes and villians to come to your birthday party, hospital bed, or any other kind of special event or occassion and teach you valuable lessons. I think it's a pretty sweet idea and I'd love to have some mutants and such come and hang out with me. If I was rich I'd probably just pay them to come spend a week or two with me. We'd go grocery shopping, watch movies together, have nice dinners, and all kinds of neat stuff. People would be soooo jealous of me and it would be supercool, or they'd just be like "Who's that dude with the other dudes dressed in shitty superhero costumes, and why does the Hulk look like a Dollar General Frankenstein?"

George Bush Doesn't Care About Black People

Here's the video of Kanye's outburst. Mike Meyers seems pretty shocked and Kanye acts real confused and nervous and also like he's about to bawl.

Friday, September 02, 2005

Shut the fuck up cos this is what's up!

I've had Ninja High School's "Jam Band Death Cult" stuck in my head for the past 2 days. I got it from Teaching the Indie Kids to Dance Again yesterday and it is simply very enjoyable and makes you want to shout along and jiggle around. Just head over to indie kids and check it out.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

this town ain't big enough for the both of us

Hello all! This is my first post in what I would like to be a really fun and great experience in my life, my very own mp3/news blog. I plan on posting on news that is of interest to me (mainly entertainment) and many mp3s from my collection including some various rare stuff I have, new artists I come upon, old favorites, and the latest new tunes I can find. I've wanted to do this for awhile, but lacked the proper fast internet connection until now. Thanks for stopping by, I'll try to update daily so keep on coming back. On with the new mp3s! (I'm using yousendit and megaupload for now, so you'll have to just click on the mp3 links and wait a few seconds for it to pop up, it'll be okay)

Remember The Darkness? They were huge as balls for awhile with "I believe in a thing called love" playing everywhere and people flipping out and every magazine on earth worshipping them. Then all of the sudden they dropped off the face of America and the backlash began where everyone hated them. It sucked to be The Darkness around that time and I'm guessing it still does. They replaced their awesome moustached bassist a few months ago and I recently read some comments from singer Justin Hawkins saying how he wanted to quit the band (due to squabbles with his brother/guitarist of the group) and that getting rid of the bassist was only a little of the problem. They're supposedly releasing a new album this fall (last I heard) but things are looking very good for them. In the meantime, Hawkins has started a solo project called
British Whale that has the same kind of Darkness sound, but more of a new wave approach. You can head over to his site and watch the entertaining video for British Whale's first single, a cover of Spark's "This Town Ain't Big Enough for the Both of Us" featuring some nice dartplay. Here's an mp3 of the tune.

British Whale -
This Town Ain't Big Enough For The Both of Us

and remember Junior Senior? They had some US success with "Move Your Feet" a few years back, but haven't really been heard of since then. They've got a new album entitled "Hey Hey My My Yo Yo" completed, but it looks like it may not even see a US release (it's currently only available in Japan.) Here's one of the tracks of the album:

Junior Senior - Can I Get Get Get

That's all for now, keep checking back for more excitement.