Wednesday, November 30, 2005

a song from this evening's episode of Lost

On tonight's episode of Lost I couldn't help but getting all excited when a great song by Skeeter Davis was playing in the background of the diner when Kate was telling her mother goodbye. It's called "The End of the World" and is a nice touching little ditty. I first heard about it because I have some obscure mp3 of Rivers Cuomo covering a bit of it and it said it was a Nina Gordon (ex Veruca Salt) cover. I downloaded Nina Gordon's version and later found out that it was actually a Skeeter Davis cover. If I was an awesome guy I would post all 3, but I'm not because I have tons of studying to be doing. Maybe this weekend? That's probably too late. Anyways, I just searched around and fould a wma file of the Skeeter Davis version right here

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Head Automatica covers

I apologize, but once again my posts are going to be few and shitty this week and probably next week as well. School is getting closer to an end and a lot of studying and other things need to get done.

So I like Head Automatica. Their first album was a lot more dancier rock kinda stuff, but all the new stuff sounds completely different. They're going for more of a Squeeze type of pop rock kinda vibe. I'm still trying to decide if I like it as much. Here's some acousticy covers they did on some radio show. I'm sorry, but I need to get back to studying Art and Economics.

Head Automatica's covers of Jackie Wilson Said (Van Morrison) and So it goes (Nick Lowe) can be found HERE

Sunday, November 27, 2005


Performance are an electropop band from the UK. They sound a lot like 80s synthpop acts like Human League or Depeche Mode. They're just really fun, poppy, and catchy. They're releasing a 7" single for their song "Surrender" on December 12th over in the UK with some more releases to follow next year. Here's some tunes:

Surrender (yousendit)
It's bad & It's just begun

You can stream another song on their myspace and check out some samples on their official site.

Friday, November 25, 2005

Bravo Silva

Sorry for the lack of posts this past week, I've been home for a few days and been busy and whatnot.

Anyways, Bravo Silva is a duo from New York that I recently stumbled upon. I saw them on myspace and thought they were alright so I downloaded their songs and forgot about them. That is until I needed a few extra tracks for a "driving home for Thanksgiving" mix CD and decided to throw their song "Strawberry Blonde" on it. I'm really liking this song and I think the singer sounds a bit like Sting on it. I'm horrible at describing what stuff sounds like so here's what their site says:

"Bravo Silva makes pop rock music that is at once extremely listenable and sonically complex. The songs take a crash course through 80s radio rock melody, singer/songwriter verse, and 70s prog rock theatrics. Lush and textured soundscapes call to mind the arrangements of Blonde Redhead and 10cc, and pop-oriented melodies draw from The Outfield and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers."

So there you go.

Bravo Silva - Strawberry Blonde

They also just released their first full length that you can pick up here for only $9.99.

- thanks to everyone who linked me up and checked out the Belaire tune from my last post.

Monday, November 21, 2005

Indie Translations of Kanye West (featuring Belaire and Fancy Feast)

The folks at Vitamin Records were awesome enough to send me this CD that I've been drooling over for quite awhile. The CD is pretty much some various (for the most part little known) indie bands covering Kanye songs from The College Dropout. I'm going to post two particularly awesome covers from my favorite indie/electro/pop band from Texas, Belaire, and Fancy Feast which actually is a solo act featuring Cari Palazzolo from Belaire. Both of these tracks are great, so check them out.

You can find out more about the album and/or purchase it from Vitamin Records

Belaire - Through the Wire (follow link) or megaupload
Fancy Feast - Last Call

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Belaire again!

So I really love Belaire. They recently sent me some stickers and a button and they're just plain awesome. In the next day or two I'm going to post something pretty awesome from them, so be on the look out for that. They're going to be releasing a 7" sometime this month full of some awesome spooky songs. Here's one of them:

Belaire - RIP (megaupload)

I know I said I was going to stop using megaupload, but it's easy to use and it can tell me how many downloads the song has had. If you know of something a lot better that can still tell me that, please let me know.

Belaire's myspace

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Men Women and Children

I first heard about Men Women and Children because their guitarist (Todd Weinstock) was kicked out of Glassjaw who I used to/still kinda do love a whole bunch. He didn't even know it was happening, he was just given the boot along with their bassist and drummer. This pissed me off quite a bit since I really liked the lineup they had, but what can you do. Anyways, Todd had been working on another band that sounded more like Prince (I saw him say that somewhere once.) Well, they sound like Prince if he was all hopped on a whole bunch of dance rock and wanted to shake some ass. They're pretty awesome and they recently put up a studio version of their awesome track "dance in my blood." Check out some tunes below:

Dance in my Blood (studio)
Lightning Strikes Twice in New York
late night fist fight

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

new Show is the Rainbow tune

I ran across this on The Rainbow's myspace page. I'm not really sure what it's from or what the deal is with him lately. Originally, he was a one man funkassing band, but I heard the last time he came around here (I sadly missed it) he was with a full band and played "shitty punk songs" and none of his old stuff and it "sucked balls." I wasn't there so I don't know, but he's coming back to STL on Thursday with The Mae Shi and So Many Dynamos and I am going to be there and hopefully I will be rejoicing.

The Show is the Rainbow - Waiting Not Working

Monday, November 14, 2005

United States of Electronica

The United States of Electronica are really fun. You might have heard of this gang of guys and gals before, but if you haven't you should. They're all about having a good time and getting down, here's some songs directly from their site.

It is On!
Emerald City
Takin it All the Way
Climb The Walls (Umbrella of Love)

Saturday, November 12, 2005

new TAN! demo + live Belaire and Happy Bullets

You ain't no Picasso alerted me to a new Thunderbirds are Now! demo on their myspace page. I quickly recorded it up and here it is:

TAN! - Sound Issues (demo) (yousendit)

Last weekend my favorite band out of Texas, Belaire and The Happy Bullets played a show together that was awesomely recorded by TexasGigs Radio.

You can find an mp3 of Belaire's fantastic set right here

and the Happy Bullets set right here

Weezer Perfect Situation video

New Weezer video! It's pretty entertaining and stars Elisha Cuthbert as a crazy bitch. My only complaint is that once again Weezer have fucked with a perfectly good song. It seems to me that when they release a single they decide to spice it up a bit or something to make it more single-like. They did it with Keep Fishin, Beverly Hills (it varied greatly from the original version some radio stations got), WAAOD was edited, and I don't know that could be it, but it seems to me like they do that shit a lot. This time they changed the chorus of the song a bit (make it not as good) and added some lameass background vocals at the end saying "perfect situation." Oh well.

Check it out here (yahoo music)

Thursday, November 10, 2005

new Liars and Mates of State videos

The new Liars video/song is out! Check it out here

Also, a new Mates of State video that I really like. For some reason I gave up on them awhile back and deleted all of their stuff from my computer. This video/song changed my mind. I don't know what I was thinking. Check it out here

Links courtesy of

New London Fire - A Waveform EP

I posted about New London Fire last month and now they have a totally free online EP called "A Waveform." It has 5 neato tracks that you should definetly check out. They've got a nice synth alternative rock kinda sound to them, I'm not sure how to describe it (as usual) I just really like them.

You can download the EP here in many different forms.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005


You probably know Steve Burns as the first host of Blue's Clues on Nickelodeon (and a billion other channels now.) A few years ago he quit that gig so he could go after his musical dreams, and I'm very glad he did. I bought his first album Songs for Dustmites shortly after it came out and enjoyed it as a whole, but I thought it was going to be more of a rocker (I had heard 2 songs before I bought it which both rocked, the other songs just were not rocking tunes.) He worked on his album with the Flaming Lips crew and has a role in their long delayed Christmas on Mars film, if that helps you like him more. I haven't really heard anything from him in awhile, but recently heard this track from a They Might Be Giants tribute album that he did and I think it's really great so check it out.

Steve Burns - Dead (TMBG cover)(link removed)

Steve Burns Rocks! (fansite)

--I'm sorry for the lack of posts lately, life just keeps getting crazier.

Sunday, November 06, 2005


Oh snap!

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

new Murder By Death

Murder By Death have a new album coming out called "In Bocca Di Lupo" and it's a concept album about Dante's Inferno. 2 songs have been put out from it so far, you can pick them up here. Also, I've included a live cover they did of Nancy Sinatra's "Bang Bang" (that song from Kill Bill) that I recorded when they played in Champaign, IL back in February. I've been sitting on it for awhile, it's not the greatest quality, but if you're an MBD fan it's really neat.

new tracks:
Dynamite Mine
The End of the Road (yousendit)
Bang Bang (live Nancy Sinatra cover)(rapidupload)