A rather more upbeat and largely USA-based selection this week
after a fair few very late nights and early mornings the energy
will come in handy.
Stick with me through to the end to hear teh astounding voice of
Alice Smith (right).
10 Cities Beyond - Snake and Jet's
Amazing Bullit Band
Picture the Danish mutant child of Booker T and The Arcade Fire.
That is from their album "Someone Will Dig This!"
On their newest release, X-Ray Spirit, released March 25th, Snake
and Jet concoct a most funky cocktail that brings back the gritty
low-fi feeling of 70's psychedelia.
Papa Don't Worry - Sydney
(Los Angeles, USA)
Intimate and playful, placid and serene. Melancholy and dark, with
occasional hints of passing sadness. This is the sound of Sydney
Wayser, a twenty year-old singer-songwriter who with her French
father and American mother has lived her life between Paris and Los
Angeles. Sydney's music is rife with tales and adventure; it quite
simply draws you into her world, delicately.
From her album "Silent Parade"
People on trains. www.lankybird.com
Warrior Poet - Tomorrows Bad
After touring the West Coast for 3 years and Hawaii 4 times in '07,
Tomorrows Bad Seeds debut album is climbing the iTunes Reggae
charts and are featured as one of the "Leaders of the New School".
Track from the album.
A word of thanks from Michael
(on behalf of The Excitals) and Oregon Chad
"It's great to be back on the show again. Keep up the great promo
work you're doing. More eclectic sounds will be posted on the PMN
from DJOC in the next few months." I'm looking forward to them.
Broken Hearts Sounds Like Breakbeats -
There's not really a lot more I can say about Los Camps, except
there's a really goofd video for teh new single on their site along
with some dates:
10/4 Cardiff, Solus
11/4 Tunbridge Wells, Forum (matinee/underage)
11/4 Tunbridge Wells, Forum (18+)
12/4 LSE, Afterskoolclub @ The Quad, LONDON
13/4 Norwich, Waterfront
14/4 Windmill, Brixton, LONDON
16/4 Jailhouse, Hereford
17/4 Bradford, St Georges Hall
18/4 Camden Crawl, LONDON (venue TBC)
19/4 Camden Crawl, LONDON (venue TBC)
20/4 Hoxton Bar &amp; Grill, LONDON
+ Summer festival appearances to be announced soon.
Civil Revolt Part1 (DJ Point Remix) -
Kou Chou Ching
We're a HipHop band from Taiwan. Our music is inspired by Taiwan
traditional music elements. We bring samples of Taiwanese folk
songs and traditional music elements and mix them in HipHop to
create a very unique sound. Through our music, you can hear the
voices of Taiwan.
4 Apr 2008 Spring Scream Club Stage
11 Apr 2008 The Wall Live House
19 Apr 2008 Day Of Earth Concert
Last night I had the rather interesting experience of being
interviewed (at a distanced and by email) by a musician who I
really admire. I'll let you know more about that when there's more
to tell. It did mean though that I got to bed at around 2 this
morning then I was in London for a few hours in the middle of the
day and now it isn't even Wednesday here in the UK but it's OK
because the Libsyn server is in Pittsburgh so although it is almost
2 AM here, it's only 9PM there! [update: slow server in Pittsburgh
tonight so it's now 4.15am UK / 11.15pm EST - going to be
Tonight, Tonight - The
Describe themselves as sounding like The bastard child of The
Shangri-Las and The Clash.
"Fresh off a jaunt across the Atlantic, we are thrilled to annouce
the release of our brand new album, ANABOLICALLY CORRECT! Eleven
smokin' songs that are guaranteed to get you laid. It will be
available on cdbaby.com very soon (stay tuned for more info) and at
our shows, along with our very pretty t-shirts (also guaranteed to
get you laid) and us (guaranteed to get laid). Our record release
party will be Sat., April 26th at Lucky Cat in Williamsburg,
Brooklyn, and we'll be announcing a few warm up gigs soon. Also,
for you Philladelphiers and tattooed people and people who love
tattooed people - we'll be playing at the Philadephia Tattoo Arts
Convention!! It's April 18-20 and we'll have date/time details
21 Apr 2008 live on Brekky Shift on WKDU 91.7
22 Apr 2008 live on Three Chord Monte on WFMU
91.1 FM everywhere! thank you internet.
3 May 2008 Hullabaloo! + BBQ and DJs! Daytime
par-tay! @ Matchless Brooklyn, New York
Anna: guitar, vocals & fishnets, Christina: bass, vocals &
stilettos, Marcelo: drums, vocals & leather.
Mariposa - Blame it on Society
From the Hyperdrive Motel
Blame It On Society is J. Dodson's solo project which was
originally nothing more than wanting to write "cheesy video game
music". The project is helped along by derelict collaborators Evan
Lee Arps (midi), Ellis Dee (guitar), Ivan Yakinov (special
effects), and Dan Druff (drums). J.D. likes to hang out, write
music, and rub shoulders with strange music-types in Phoenix, AZ
J.D. travels between Nashville, TN and Phoenix, AZ creating strange
music with and without friends.
New Religion - Alice Smith
Recently turned 29, Alice Smith is, on the evidence of her solo
debut, For Lovers, Dreamers &
(BBE Records), the most promising female
singer-songwriter to go her own enrapturing way in a very long
time. Her voice, with its four-octave range, is luscious and
powerful and nuanced and finely sensitive to rhythm.
Alice Smith is in Los Angeles, staying high above Sunset Boulevard
at that most iconic hotel of ripened Hollywood sensuality, the
. Someone asks Smith if she likes it there. "Oh yeah,"
Smith answers with zero hesitation, "I do."
It sounds as though it hasn't changed a bit since I was living
there while I was working at Basing Street West in the Capitol building
at Sunset and Vine.
This track New Religion
from the album.