15 jan. 2012, 19h05m par azeleah
30 déc. 2011, 22h22m par AnUnholyVoidAlternative country (sometimes alt-country, insurgent country, or Americana) is a loosely defined sub-genre of country music, which includes acts that differ significantly in style from mainstream or pop country music. It has been used to describe country music bands and artists that have incorporated influences ranging from roots rock, bluegrass, rockabilly, honky-tonk, alternative rock, folk rock, and particularly punk.
16 Horsepower - Sackcloth 'n' Ashes (1996)
Alejandro Escovedo - Thirteen Years (1994)
Alice Texas - Sad Days (2005)
The Avett Brothers - Emotionalism (2007)
Bill Callahan - Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle (2009)
Billy Bragg & Wilco - Mermaid Avenue (1998)
Blue Rodeo - Five Days in July (1993)
Bob Wayne - Blood to Dust (2006)
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - I See a Darkness (1999)
Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning (2005)
The Broken Family Band - Balls (2006)
Caitlin Cary - While You Weren't Looking (2002)
Calexico - The Black Light (1998)
Califone - Quicksand/Cradlesnakes (2003)
14 déc. 2009, 18h41m par hanjabanjaThe following artists have gone over 50k plays on last.fm, so I must remove them from my list of favourite artists with under 50k plays and the corresponding playlist. Good for them!
1. The uke-tastic Jacob Borshard. Check out his track kokomo, which I love.
2. The fabulous indie folk artist Lay Low. Try Mama.
3. The gothic alt-country supremos Munly & the Lee Lewis Harlots. Listen to Jacob Dumb.
4. Italian punk rock band Prozac+. Try Superdotato.
5. Folk-singer Rose Polenzani. Check out Explain It to Me.
6. Catchy country-folk group Rosie and Me. Try Come Back
7. Fantastic avant-garde band Sophe Lux. Their song Target Market is one of my favourites ever.
8. Twee indie band The Brunettes. Have a listen to Loopy Loopy Love.
9. Amazing Nordic folk band Valravn. Their song Krummi rocks my socks.
To make up for it, have some new ones:
1. Oxford-based rocker Little Fish - amazing voice. Try Darling Dear.
2. Edinburgh's The Banana Sessions. Check out The Drunken Dormouse.
15 nov. 2009, 1h29m par azeleah
7 juin 2009, 10h38m par BMS1
5 avr. 2009, 6h43m par eyeofsaulotCelebrated Poetry in Music
I’ve compiled a list of songs and albums by musicians who have taken poetry from established and renowned writers (whether only in their respective countries or in a worldly sense) and put them to music. The list didn’t turn out to be as long as I had initially hoped, but for anyone who is big into poetry – this should keep you busy for a little while. Feedback is definitely welcome (especially if someone locates me some songs using Robert Browning, Walt Whitman, or Emily Dickinson which I’m really surprised I couldn’t find).
Louis Aragon (France)
Léo Ferré – “Léo Ferré chante Aragon”
Charles Baudelaire (France)
Alcest – “Elévation”
Amesoeurs – “Recueillement”
Das Ich – “Blutquell” (German translation of “La Fontaine de sang”)
Gorgoroth – “Litani til Satan” (Norwegian translation of “Les Litanies de Satan”)
The Ocean – “Paleoarchaean/Man And The Sea” (incorporates English translation of “L'Homme et la Mer”)
21 oct. 2007, 11h26m par pantherpantsInspired by Spagyricus (who sent me a charming ode by Christopher Smart), I have just been on an enjoyable musical, poetic and illustrative journey back into the world of Edward Gorey a.k.a. Ogdred Weary, Mrs. Regera Dowdy and many more besides.
I'd recommend his work to anyone who likes their life slightly surreal.
Amphigorey is a great place to start, containing the deliciously (un-)pornographic The Curious Sofa.
Also found in Amphigorey is the best possible way to teach any child the alphabet, The Gashlycrumb Tinies:
So, what is the musical connection?
Well, there's a bunch of people that have drawn on Edward Gorey for musical and video inspiration.
Firstly, Michael Mantler released an album based on Gorey's The Hapless Child (from Amphigorey).
Elsewhere on Last you'll find The Tiger Lilies who collaborated with the Kronos Quartet on The Gorey End (feat. Kronos Quartet). Apparently…
26 fév. 2007, 22h27m par saintartaudSat 24 Feb – Roman Numerals, In the Pines, American Catastrophe, Republic Tigers
Saturday night, paleform and I went to the Oxblood Records compilation release party and caught a couple of great local bands, In The Pines and American Catastrophe.
Oxblood is the pet project of local dj Robert Moore and ex-Frogpond member, Megan Hamilton (a good all-female alt-rock band chewed up and swallowed by the majors in the mid-90's). One of their main goals is to promote local Kansas City bands in a manner that's supportive of the artists. The new compilation, "First Blood," features a number of exciting new bands like Roman Numerals and American Catastrophe, as well as mainstays of the last 5 years or so, like Be/Non and Namelessnumberheadman.
I mostly wanted to see American Catastrophe and maybe catch In the Pines, or Roman Numerals if I was willing to stay out late. All in all, we caught two of the bands I definitely wanted to see, then split to catch dinner and were too tired to stay up for the rest.
14 oct. 2006, 20h27m par saintartaudMy old external hard drive being inaccessible and both my CD drives going haywire over the last week, I've been listening to more last.fm radio and playing with tags a bit. In particular, there's the swamp goth tag for a mish-mash of dark and swampy music that borrows elements of blues, country, and various other forms of americana, which describes a number of my favorite artists over the last 8 or so years.
A lot of my collection is still boxed up, so what I have anyway is pretty limited, excluding the new stuff we bought after the move. More recently, I bought for my boyfriend's birthday 10,000 Days & Collisions, which I've heard several times and might review later on.
Last month I saw Munly & the Lee Lewis Harlots at the Record Bar here in KC, which is now one of my favorite local clubs (excluding the smaller and more dive-ish Davey's Uptown and the more obnoxiously hipster-ish The Brick). Just a great, open space with a kickass sound system. Exactly what KC needs. …