• 2 or more bands on last.fm have identical name (Last UPD 01.01.2012 )

    3 Jan 2011, 13:40 by Food_For_Cat

  • Forever Frozen in Television Time

    13 Nov 2010, 17:07 by ggnomeproject

    Good news: I'll be consistently writing more reviews now. A local magazine's taken me on so I'll just spread the wealth here, too.

    In case you were wondering, yes, there are two bands named Central Services. This is the good one. The other is a mediocre indie rock band. This one rocks mediocre indie rock bands' faces. In the most loving way imaginable. Violently. Guess which one won't be producing another album? (Ooh, cliffhanger).

    The one with talent. Perhaps God was afraid of their progress—El-P’s production (think: Nine Inch Nails but hip hop) and Camu Tao (think: Lenny Kravitz-meets-Saul Williams)—because the album wasn’t released until five years after its recording and only after Camu’s death. And even now, it stands above its musical peers. Or maybe it was the “illicit substances” they took “between the hours of 3am and 8am” during the creation of this album, according to the back of the album. They offer a free download of the album at http://definitivejux. …
  • verdicts, for, . . . .um. . .yeah

    19 Oct 2010, 01:11 by KMFCM

    Enslaved - Axioma Ethica Odini
    I hated Ruun. I did not bother with Vertebrae (although, I actually am going to go ahead and give it the fair shot i did not give it a year ago). Still, something made me check out some samples of this upcoming album on Amazon, and I was surprised at what I heard. Yes, Enslaved are playing METAL again. . .not psychedelic Pink Floyd wannabe dreck. There's none of that on here. There's some Opeth-isms. There's a guy who's not Grutle doing clean vocals that sound maybe a little too much like Jonas Renske (and I'm not saying that's bad at all, I just like Grutle's voice better than his . . .and well, too many guys have THAT voice now. Even Ihsahn fell into it.). . but most of all, there's all the best things about nu-Enslaved, without any of the filler. Even the keyboard interlude "axioma" is UNSKIPPABLE. Isa was the last record I liked by these guys, and this is twice as good as that was. If the first song doesn't bore the hell out of you (and it could very well do that…
  • Dear Croc

    19 Dec 2007, 00:04 by nealflaherty

    I already miss your bizarre serpent themed paper mache that hung from your ceiling. The beehives. The demons. Even that god forsaken pillar that stood defiantly to the left of the stage.

    Here's a short list of stuff I did in your company:
    1. Kissed a lesbian on New Year's eve (Hedwig show)
    2. First date with Rachel ("Do you like Neutral Milk Hotel?")
    3. Saw Nada Surf, Harvey Danger, Presidents Of The United States Of America and a slew of other great bands -- including friends Central Services and Stencil.
    4. Played there. And man, it felt great.

    The hardest part is I never got to tell you goodbye.
  • Breakfast of Champions Thursday - New Music from 2/1/07

    3 Feb 2007, 20:19 by zaxxon25

    Brand new stuff that I played on Thursday. The show is archived on WMBR's website until 2/15/07. This material starts around 1:04:00.

    Apples in Stereo - Same Old Drag
    The Channels - Through Your Teeth
    The Shins - Spilt Needles
    Six Parts Seven - Falling Over Evening
    Winterpills - Handkerchiefs
    Julie Doiron - No More
    Loney, dear - I Will Call You Lover Again
    Central Services - Fun (While It Lasted)
    The Ghosts - Go Out In The Streets
    Dr. Dog - Old News
    The Broken West - On The Bubble
    Field Music - Tones Of Town
    Big Sir - Get Off The B
    Swan Lake - All Fires
    Lily Allen - Everything's Just Wonderful
    Holland - Boolean Misery Index
  • weekly music jan 01 - jan 08 yo!!!

    9 Jan 2006, 10:58 by tom_dissonance

    Weekly Top Artists
    Sunday Jan 1 - Sunday Jan 8

    it is my first week of the year... obviously a good time to start analysing the music i listen to on a weekly basis*

    1. Aesop Rock 44
    one play each of Labor Days and Bazooka Tooth, plus a bunch of plays of one of my very favourite songs at the moment, 9-5ers Anthem.

    "We the American working population hate the fact that 8 hours a day is wasted on chasing the dream of someone who isn't us, and we may not hate our jobs but we hate jobs in general that don't have to do with fighting our own causes. We the American working population hate the 9-5 day-in, day-out when we'd rather be supporting ourselves by being paid to perfect the pastimes that we have harboured based solely on the fact that it makes us smile if it sounds dope"

    I'm not American, but the sentiment's universal. Aes remains the king of all.

    2. Imogen Heap 41
    interesting one, this... i don't think i'd paid any attention to Imogen Heap at all before this week…