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  • Neat Bands Vol 2

    3 Mar 2012, 00:55 by MrSour

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    1. Die Young – Cities Aviv
    2. Funeral March – Tiger Waves
    3. Beach Bum – Viceroy
    4. Unlucky Skin – Shakey Graves
    5. When We Were Younger – Dempsey
    6. Land Of Plenty – Continents
    7. Blue Suicide – Coma Cinema
    8. The Seal Hunter – Shakey Graves
    9. Dance More – The Dogs
    10. Starlet – Holy Oak
    11. Run! Ran! Run! Rah! – Norwegian Arms
    12. Census Song – Little Kid

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    For more head over to Neatbands.com
  • The Soft Option Playlist 26/07/10

    27 Jul 2010, 23:46 by jetjag

  • Our Lament

    31 May 2008, 16:27 by handandface

    Hello everyone, and welcome to this years fast-becoming bi-quarterly editon of our blog. Lamentably late for another month, but what can you do? In our defence, we've waited until we have something to shout about.

    Straight down to business, we have four.... that's right! FOUR new (old as sin but only just resurfacing) releases to add to the Hand & Face archive.... which suitably, is where we found them in the first place! And two of which can be found on the Hand & Face album page.

    The two bands that have been added are the acoustic/surf jam band collective The Craws and the pre-Marshal Plan existence as the trio Emergency One.

    The four releases are:

    Whack! Snap! Bollocks! - The CrawsThe Library Club EP - The CrawsSummer Sessions '05 - Emergency OneThe New Year (Live EP) - Emergency One

    So, you can give those a listen at your own leisure if you want. The Emergency One stuff is a bit rough and ready. It was recorded on the spot, often after only a few runs through, and what you hear is the first take…
  • Our Lament

    31 May 2008, 16:27 by handandface

    Hello everyone, and welcome to this years fast-becoming bi-quarterly editon of our blog. Lamentably late for another month, but what can you do? In our defence, we've waited until we have something to shout about.

    Straight down to business, we have four.... that's right! FOUR new (old as sin but only just resurfacing) releases to add to the Hand & Face archive.... which suitably, is where we found them in the first place! And two of which can be found on the Hand & Face album page.

    The two bands that have been added are the acoustic/surf jam band collective The Craws and the pre-Marshal Plan existence as the trio Emergency One.

    The four releases are:

    Whack! Snap! Bollocks! - The CrawsThe Library Club EP - The CrawsSummer Sessions '05 - Emergency OneThe New Year (Live EP) - Emergency One

    So, you can give those a listen at your own leisure if you want. The Emergency One stuff is a bit rough and ready. It was recorded on the spot, often after only a few runs through, and what you hear is the first take…
  • Our Lament

    31 May 2008, 16:27 by handandface

    Hello everyone, and welcome to this years fast-becoming bi-quarterly editon of our blog. Lamentably late for another month, but what can you do? In our defence, we've waited until we have something to shout about.

    Straight down to business, we have four.... that's right! FOUR new (old as sin but only just resurfacing) releases to add to the Hand & Face archive.... which suitably, is where we found them in the first place! And two of which can be found on the Hand & Face album page.

    The two bands that have been added are the acoustic/surf jam band collective The Craws and the pre-Marshal Plan existence as the trio Emergency One.

    The four releases are:

    Whack! Snap! Bollocks! - The CrawsThe Library Club EP - The CrawsSummer Sessions '05 - Emergency OneThe New Year (Live EP) - Emergency One

    So, you can give those a listen at your own leisure if you want. The Emergency One stuff is a bit rough and ready. It was recorded on the spot…
  • Once Again, We're Victorious

    18 Apr 2008, 11:07 by handandface

    Morning Sports Fans,

    IF you didn't already know, yesterday saw the impromptu online launch of the new Scarfboy EP, posted on last.fm. It is entitled the 'Once Again I'm Victorious EP' and contains 4 fully-finished tracks, produced by Thom James AKA Scarfboy himself. All four tracks feature a small selection of instruments; acoustic guitar, piano, wurlitzer, organ and harmonica, and has a very lo-fi sound. The tracklisting is as follows:

    Rachel's SongWedding GownLily WhiteSeabreeze

    Thom has said of his new work: This small collection of songs make me very proud. I wrote or had a hand in writing all of these songs on the new EP over a period stretching back almost 4 years. Some of them we're meant for different things, but I was unsure I'd ever get them recorded the way they were originally intended. So, rather than losing them to the history books, I took my time, recorded them to the best of my ability, whilst trying to offer a new angle on the sound; trying to keep a certain…
  • Once Again, We're Victorious

    18 Apr 2008, 11:07 by handandface

    Morning Sports Fans,

    IF you didn't already know, yesterday saw the impromptu online launch of the new Scarfboy EP, posted on last.fm. It is entitled the 'Once Again I'm Victorious EP' and contains 4 fully-finished tracks, produced by Thom James AKA Scarfboy himself. All four tracks feature a small selection of instruments; acoustic guitar, piano, wurlitzer, organ and harmonica, and has a very lo-fi sound. The tracklisting is as follows:

    Rachel's SongWedding GownLily WhiteSeabreeze

    Thom has said of his new work: This small collection of songs make me very proud. I wrote or had a hand in writing all of these songs on the new EP over a period stretching back almost 4 years. Some of them we're meant for different things, but I was unsure I'd ever get them recorded the way they were originally intended. So, rather than losing them to the history books, I took my time, recorded them to the best of my ability, whilst trying to offer a new angle on the sound; trying to keep a certain…
  • Once Again, We're Victorious

    18 Apr 2008, 11:07 by handandface

    Morning Sports Fans,

    IF you didn't already know, yesterday saw the impromptu online launch of the new Scarfboy EP, posted on last.fm. It is entitled the 'Once Again I'm Victorious EP' and contains 4 fully-finished tracks, produced by Thom James AKA Scarfboy himself. All four tracks feature a small selection of instruments; acoustic guitar, piano, wurlitzer, organ and harmonica, and has a very lo-fi sound. The tracklisting is as follows:

    Rachel's SongWedding GownLily WhiteSeabreeze

    Thom has said of his new work: This small collection of songs make me very proud. I wrote or had a hand in writing all of these songs on the new EP over a period stretching back almost 4 years. Some of them we're meant for different things, but I was unsure I'd ever get them recorded the way they were originally intended. So, rather than losing them to the history books, I took my time, recorded them to the best of my ability, whilst trying to offer a new angle on the sound; trying to keep a certain…
  • Once Again, We're Victorious

    18 Apr 2008, 11:07 by handandface

    Morning Sports Fans,

    IF you didn't already know, yesterday saw the impromptu online launch of the new Scarfboy EP, posted on last.fm. It is entitled the 'Once Again I'm Victorious EP' and contains 4 fully-finished tracks, produced by Thom James AKA Scarfboy himself. All four tracks feature a small selection of instruments; acoustic guitar, piano, wurlitzer, organ and harmonica, and has a very lo-fi sound. The tracklisting is as follows:

    Rachel's SongWedding GownLily WhiteSeabreeze

    Thom has said of his new work: This small collection of songs make me very proud. I wrote or had a hand in writing all of these songs on the new EP over a period stretching back almost 4 years. Some of them we're meant for different things, but I was unsure I'd ever get them recorded the way they were originally intended. So, rather than losing them to the history books, I took my time, recorded them to the best of my ability, whilst trying to offer a new angle on the sound; trying to keep a certain 'demo'…
  • The other end of the Charts

    15 Nov 2006, 15:28 by samsaunders

    When 100 people with an interest in new music come together, their "top 20" aritsts are likely to be dicated by the choices of a minority. In the group Thoughtful about music in West Yorkshire there are 109 members ... but last week's 6 most listened-to artists were scrobbled by 17, 12, 12, 10, 10, and 10 people respectively. So even leading choice Joanna Newsom did not show up in the listening figures for 92 of the members. Our biggest star is a minority taste even in a group with non-mainstream taste.

    Maybe the interesting activity is at the bottom end of the Chart - artists we have only listened to once? I use random play quite a lot, and I also use the last.fm radio function, so I don't listen to whole albums all that often. Having done a little bit of statistics training in the field of social research, I can see that it would be possible to use a variety of measures to create "ecleticism" charts - an expression of how dispersed individual listening paterns were.