• micah blue smaldone / big blood

    6 jui. 2012, 13h50m par klienicum


    eine klasse split lp legte vor kurzem Immune Recordings vor. und zwar tummeln sich auf dem release Micah Blue Smaldone und Big Blood. zu denen gleich ein paar worte. vorab nur so viel: gemastert hat harris newman, das vinyl ist auf 500 stück limitiert, gepresst auf wirklich hochwertigem material und mit einem download code versehen. am 15. mai war veröffentlichungsstichtag, da müsste auch für Euch noch was gehen. wer übrigens smaldones feines 2008er release, die "the red river" lp, mitbestellt, spart sich einige bucks. dass es sich bei dem singenden fahrensmann lohnt, wissen wir aber nicht erst seit gestern. mit "some sweet day" (2004), "hither and thither" (2005), der "live in belgium" lp (2006) und eben jener besagten "the red river" scheibe hat smaldone bereits einiges vorzuweisen.

    smaldone wurde 1978 geboren und tat sich neben seiner songwriterischen klasse auch als hervorragender gitarrist und sänger hervor. …
  • Music for Straights

    30 avr. 2011, 22h41m par reverendbumlove

    Had some straights (as in' people who don't really like music') over today, and it's actually quite stressful trying to find stuff to play them that won't make them shit their pants or make wise-ass comments about how Autechre sounds like someone raping a dishwasher. The following worked:

    'Too Long In This Condition' by Alasdair Roberts
    'The Red River' by Micah Blue Smaldone
    'Punky Reggae Party' V/A

    The following most certainly did not:

    'Causers of This' by Toro Y Moi
    'Splazsh' by Actress
    'My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky' by Swans (what was I thinking?)

    I really should stop trying to educate people and just let them listen to the sound of their own futility. If this makes me sound like a music snob, then so be it, but they were in my fucking house so they should damn well pretend to like Swans. I wouldn't go round to their houses and say how much their choice of soft furnishings makes me want to stab myself in the face with a toasting fork…
  • Supernova 11

    23 jan. 2011, 23h24m par sofiesea

    I'm pretty sure I saw some other gigs before this date but I've just remembered to start a new diary so you get what you get, 'avid readership'

    Early Jan - Cam Deas and Helm at The Miller, London Bridge
    22nd A Band part one of Elevator Gallery 6 month residency and then later I went to see Gaz's band play in Deptford with : Ben, Billy, Jen, Rob, Luke, Holly and a bunch of other lovelies. Great, new, metal bar (not to be confused with nu-metal) called The Bird's Nest. Loads of straight edge bands, vegan burgers, that kinda vibe. I liked it.
    23rd - Jozef van Wissem what a nice way to spend an afternoon with one's father. Jozef played in a library extension to an art gallery (? could serve many other functions) I liked it.
    28th - James Ferrero and the guys from Devine Coils under an arch near Bethnal Green. This gig could have been so much better if it was at a different venue which didn't have shite sound and no stage. Left fairly soon afterwards and went to a party in Stokey with Billy, Mari and Miranda. …
  • Favorite Albums of 08

    26 déc. 2008, 21h16m par ChazInCharge

    1. The Shivers - Beaks to the Moon
    2. Spiritualized - Songs in A&E
    3. Gang Gang Dance - Saint Dymphna
    4. Vivian Girls - S/T
    5. Grouper - Dragging a Dead Deer up a Hill
    6. The Dirtbombs - We Have You Surrounded
    7. Max Tundra - Parallax Error Beheads You
    8. The Dodos - Visiter
    9. Gentleman Jesse & His Men - S/T
    10. Black Milk - Tronic

    Honorable mentions:
    Shearwater - Rook
    TV on the Radio - Dear Science
    Portishead - Third
    The Weird Weeds - I Miss This
    The Walkmen - You & Me
    The Cool Kids - The Bake Sale
    Scott Tuma - Not For Nobody
    Paavoharju - Laulu Laakson Kukista
    Micah Blue Smaldone - The Red River
    The Mountain Goats - Heretic Pride
    Yellow Swans - Deterioration
    Larkin Grimm - Parplar
    Windy & Carl - Songs for the Broken Hearted
    The Mae Shi - HLLLYH
    Baby Dee - Safe Inside the Day

    Big Dipper - Supercluster: The Big Dipper Anthology
    Johnny Cash - At Folsom Prison (Legacy Edition)
    Andy Daly - Nine Sweaters
    Jay Reatard - Singles 06-07/Matador Singles 08