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    • CommentTimeFeb 16th 2009
    What're you listening to?

    New week's releases are up at on Monday morning - just choose a genre from left and click "magic mix" to stream excerpts from the new releases.

    I usually swing by Largehearted Boy's Try it before you buy it posts on Tuesday mornings, too.

    Commence playlist speakage.
    • CommentTimeFeb 16th 2009
    Zoroaster - Dog Magic
    Hail! Hornet - s/t
    Santeria - Year Of The Knife
    • CommentAuthorAlexGBYMR
    • CommentTimeFeb 16th 2009
    Boris - Akuma No Uta.
    The Fiery Furnaces - Widow City ("Uncle Charlie" sounds like The Mars Volta having fun without all the meandering).
    Future of the Left - Last Night I Saved Her From Vampires.
    Richard Hell & The Voidoids - Blank Generation.
    The Heartbreakers - LAMF.
    The Bronx - The Bronx I, II & III.
    Bruce Springsteen - Working on a Dream.
    A Hawk And A Hacksaw - The Way The Wind Blows.

    A fun playlist methinks.
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    SEX/VID-communal living lp
    BAYONETTES-we're doomed 7"
    SUICIDE PARTY-you're all invited 7"
    AMPERE/RINGERS split 6"
    TRISTESS-hog and lag blues lp

    and i got a cd-r of the new PROPAGANDHI, but i have only heard some of it so far due to my cd player sucking at life.
    • CommentTimeFeb 16th 2009
    I'm about halfway through the new Propaghandi too. It's pretty great so far. Every time I listen to them, I'm reminded of how glad I am that they exist.

    Also got the new William Elliot Whitmore. Super good.
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    seriously, they are amazing. and they have just gotten better with each album! i cant say that for a lot of bands that have been playing constantly for 15-17 years.
    • CommentTimeFeb 16th 2009 edited
    Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber - Black Sex Y'all Liberation & Bloody Random Violets
    Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber - If You Can't Dazzle Them With Your Brilliance Then Baffle Them With Your Blisluth
    Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber - More Than Posthuman: Rise of the Mojosexual Cotillion
    Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber - That Depends on What You Know (2/3: The Crepescularium)
    Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber - That Depends on What You Know (3/3: Fubractive Since Antiquity Suite)

    It's been that kind of day.
    • CommentTimeFeb 16th 2009
    Okay, the song "Dear Coach's Corner" off the new Propaghandi is fucking facemelting. And catchy as fuck. I am still working my way through the whole album but that song stands out as just unbelievably awesome.

    I am still listening to CHANG's Make Way for the Catastrophe. This dude blows my mind with every record he makes.

    Also I just found out that Beirut put out a couple EPs, March of the Zapotec and Holland. Zapotec was done with this Mexican funeral orchestra, and it is fucking great. Jury's still out on Holland, Zach Condon was going to release it under a different name because it's so different from the Beirut stuff but, as I am a sucker for electropop I will probably come around to it.

    And, since I watched the first two Godfathers on Valentines day I have been listening to Nino Rota's soundtrack. Great stuff.
    • CommentTimeFeb 16th 2009
    Flower Travellin' Band - Satori
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    @ infomancer
    I'm glad to see another person appreciates William Elliott Whitmore. I've been listening to the new CD all day.
    • CommentTimeFeb 16th 2009
    @filthy ring

    Hell yes. I saw him open for Against Me! a few years ago, and didn't know who he was. Two songs in, I was a convert.
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    The Beatles The Beatles The Beatles The Beatles The Beatles The Beatles The Beatles The Beatles The Beatles...

    i think i've listened to "This Boy", like, fifteen times... so fucking good.
    • CommentTimeFeb 16th 2009 edited
    i now want this record unbelievably badly.

    im sure one of you will get it!
    (oh, in case you somehow didnt know, the mega drive in uk/japan was the genesis)

    edit: and its on SONIC BLUE VINYL!
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    Andrew Bird - Armchair Apocrypha
    Bob Dylan - DYLAN 3CD boxset
    Fela Kuti - Black President
    Eli Paperboy Reed & The True Loves - Roll With You
    Showbiz & AG - Runaway Slave

    bit of a mixed bag - Andrew Bird on the train to work, Eli Reed at work, Showbix & AG on the train home, Dylan when I'm cooking, Fela when I'm smoking,
    • CommentTimeFeb 17th 2009
    YACHT- Mega
    The Unicorns- Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone?
    • CommentTimeFeb 17th 2009
    Bela Bartok - String Quartets
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    Since I try to listen to everything Carey Mercer does:

    Blackout Beach - Skin of Evil

    Try reading Carey's blog (, it's demented and frequently entertaining:
    Dan [Bejar] dubbed the project Swan Lake, further cementing his position in the skate-punk Mecca that is EAST VAN/STRATHCONA as a lunatic, a pompous member of the bourgeoisie, a man too obsessed with the immutable worth of his own cantos to even crack a WILDCAT© or a DUDE©.

    Also, I took his recommendation on the Victoria, BC band Daddy's Hands. Good stuff.
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    Trying to write stuff at the moment , so I'm mainly listening to the same godawful flute riff going round and round and round.

    David MacAllum ( as Ilya Kuryakin ) was playing it to me in my dreams last night. Which was disconcerting.

    Otherwise , am enjoying nushoegazers Flavor Crystals and Can's Tago Mago.
    • CommentTimeFeb 17th 2009
    got a few new things this week, working through them

    monokrom - tales of rabbits and hares
    monokrom - one fine day in the pyramid
    silk saw - empty rooms - great
    kattoo - places - disappointing
    skincage - things fall apart
    asche - the older stuff/cenobytes in the ballroom - classic
    marching dynamics - the workers party of haiti
    synapscape - again
    klangstabil - taking nothing seriously - great
    klangstabil - math & emotion
    Beirut - Entitled March of the Zapotec/Real People Holland - needs more listening
    • CommentAuthorAlexGBYMR
    • CommentTimeFeb 17th 2009
    @Kernowdrunk, Is it still a riff when it's on a flute? If so, awesome.
    @joe.distort, That (the Sega LP), Sir, is much too awesome.

    I have said awesome too much in this. I think my brain needs sleep.

    Son House - The Original Delta Blues.
    Tunng - Good Arrows.
    Future of the Left - Curses (I defy any of you to listen to "Manchasm" or "My Gymnastic Past" and not dance like a complete tit, regardless of social setting).