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The Blood Arm August 1, 2007

Posted by iweenie in indie, mp3, music, The Blood Arm.
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There is one song I always dance to regardless where and when: Suspicious Characters by The Blood Arm. The song isn’t new to the scene, in fact its been around for quite a while. Check out the video to Suspicious Characters:

mp3. The Blood Arm – Suspicious Characters


Can I Get Get Get July 30, 2007

Posted by iweenie in indie, junior senior, mp3, music, Uncategorized.
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As promised:

mp3. Junior Senior – Can I Get Get Get

Junior Senior July 30, 2007

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Thats it, I’m ditching school and moving to Denmark. Junior Senior tour dates:

08/10 New Orleans, LA – Ryko Convention (Tipitina’s Uptown)

08/11 Boston, MA – Middle East

08/13 New York, NY – Highline Ballroom

08/15 Los Angeles, CA – Roxy

08/16 San Francisco, CA – Popscene

I get it. Leave out the south and the midwest. Let all the east and west coast get all the fun. I’m pissed.


mp3. Junior Senior – Can I Get Get Get


*i’ll post the mp3 file as soon as filexoom is back up but in the mean time, stream it.

Hey Hey My My Yo Yo comes out on August 14. Don’t forget to pick it up.

Check out the video:

Junior Senior myspace 


Erol Alkan July 28, 2007

Posted by iweenie in electro, electronic, Erol Alkan, indie, klaxons, mp3, music.

…well I might as well give away Erol Alkan. Not that he’s a secret. This London-based dj has re-mastered so many songs I’m not even going to bother to mention them. If you enjoyed the previous songs I’ve posted, you’ll enjoy Erol. A friend of a friend of a friend told me he is coming to the US along with one of the Ed Banger groups but they might be lying.

This is a year old song of a Klaxons remix:
mp3. Golden Skans to Interzone – Klaxons (Erol remix)

Do some research:
Erol Alkan official

Digitalism July 27, 2007

Posted by iweenie in Daft Punk, Digitalism, electro, electronic, indie, Justice, mp3, music.
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Digitalism is Jens Moelle and Ismail Tuefekci and they’re from Germany. Daft Punk got their ass remixed and Justice plays them on stage. They’re debut album, Idealism, was released in May. Here are some of their upcoming tour dates in the US:

10-10 Boston, MA – Middle East
10-11 New York, NY – Studio B
10-12 Philadelphia, PA – Pure
10-19 Chicago, IL – Smart Bar
10-22 Seattle, WA – Neumos
10-23 Portland, OR – Doug Fir
10-26 San Francisco, CA – Mezzanine
10-27 Los Angeles, CA – Monster Massive Festival (DJ set)

In the mean time, here is a taste of them:

mp3.Digitalism – Pogo

and check out the video:

Digitalism Myspace

Air: Mer du Japon June 18, 2007

Posted by iweenie in Air, electro, electronic, Fujiya & Miyagi, mp3, music.
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Just recently this Parisian duo released the long awaited Mer du Japon EP. If the Beach Boys and Fujiya Miyagi had tube babies, this song is probably what they’d sound like. The EP has 2 remixes of Mer du Japon and the one done by the Teenagers is brilliant.  So get your copy on iTunes or listen to it on their myspace. Before you leave, check out the music video of Mer du Japon. It might come in handy if you ever need to do an interpretive dance.

mp3. Air-Mer du Japon

their myspace 

Art Brut June 15, 2007

Posted by iweenie in art brut, indie, mp3, music, rock, we are scientists.
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Art Brut

In a couple of days Art Brut will be releasing their second album: It’s a Bit Complicated. The band got their start with Rough Trade in 2003 and from then on entered the indie rock scene with a promising sound. Formed A Band was a hit in 2004 and without a doubt Nag Nag Nag Nag will do just as well. I was fortunate enough to get my hands on a rare cover of We Are the Scientists’ The Great Escape by Art Brut. Now I’m not big on covers unless its Chan Marshall but this song is just excellent. There is something in Eddie Argos’ slightly off tune vocals that makes you want to put The Great Escape on repeat mode.

mp3. Nag Nag Nag Nag – Art Brut
mp3. The Great Escape – Art Brut

Art Brut official

Art Brut’s Myspace (thanks Mike!)
*They’re streaming the entire album. Go take a listen!

Justice June 9, 2007

Posted by iweenie in Daft Punk, electro, indie, Justice, mp3, music.
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Apparently not watching mtv has costed me some precious music. Justice, for example, has been a favorite on mtv2 for quite some time and I had no idea until just recently. This brilliant duo comes from France and consitsts of Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay (pronounced Justice). The band is managed by the head of the Ed Banger records, Pedro Winter, who also manages Daft Punk. Justice has played at the 2007 Coachella fest and their debut album is to be released on June 11. Their video D.A.N.C.E is as cool as Fujiya & Miyagi’s Ankle Injury. Check it out.

mp3. D.A.N.C.E – Justice

Dan Deacon June 2, 2007

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Dan Deacon


Dan Deacon is a one man electro rocker hailing from Baltimore. Practically everyone is raving about him, from the NY Times to Stereogum. His weapon of choice is an ensemble of instruments that will get you to crawl out of your hole, purchase a ticket for his next gig, and make your head explode (in a good way).

Dan Deacon dates:

06/03 : JUST ADDED: PS14, Miami, FL
06/04 : New World Brewery, Tampa, FL
06/05 : Common Grounds, Gainesville, FL
06/06 : The Beta Bar, Tallahassee, FL
06/07 : Thirsty Hippo, Hattiesburg, MS
06/08 : The Green Space, New Orleans, LA
06/09 : Spanish Moon, Baton Rouge, LA
06/10 : Mink, Houston, TX
06/12 : Emos Lounge, Austin, TX
06/13 : The Cavern, Dallas, TX
06/14 : Warehouse 21’s Luna Space, Santa FE, NM
06/15 : Plush, Tuscan, AZ
06/16 : ExPlx, Los Angeles, CA
06/17 : Che Cafe, San Diego, CA
06/18 : Pehrspace, Los Angeles, CA
06/19 : Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco, CA
06/20 : 21 Grand, Oakland, CA
06/21 : Fools Foundation, Sacramento, CA
06/22 : Holocene, Portland, OR
06/23 : Seattle Pride, Seattle, WA (early)
06/23 : A Magical Hidden Cloud, Seattle, WA (secret late)
06/24 : Higgins Hall, Missoula, MT
06/25 : Grouse Mountain Lodge, Whitefish, MT
06/26 : Neurolux, Boise, ID
06/27 : Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT
06/28 : Hi Dive, Denver, CO
06/29 : The Jackpot Saloon, Lawrence, KS
06/30 : Waiting Room, Omaha, NE
07/02 : Triple Rock Club, Minneapolis, MN
07/03 : Cactus Club, Milwaukee, WI
07/05 : The House Cafe, Dekalb, IL
07/06 : Diamond Star House, Kalamazoo, MI
07/07 : Scrummage University, Detroit, MI
07/08 : McCarren Park Pool, Brooklyn, NY
07/09 : Sneaky Dees, Toronto, ON
07/10 : Zaphod Beeblebrox, Ottawa, ON
07/11 : La Sala Rossa, Montreal, PQ
07/12 : Middle East Upstairs, Cambridge, MA
07/14 : Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago, IL
07/21 : Whartscpae Festival, Baltimore, MD 


check out his myspace for a free download of The Crystal Cat out of his latest album.

Dawn Landes May 27, 2007

Posted by iweenie in Dawn Landes, experimental, folk, indie, mp3, music, Peter Bjorn and John.
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Dawn Landes

I’ve made the conclusion that if you live amongst corn fields, you become more susceptible to folk music. I mean, aside from the fact that one might have been innately attracted to the sound of a mandolin or a banjo, the corn field factor definitely fits in to the picture.
Anyway…Dawn Landes is today’s spot light.
Landes has a pretty stellar resume. She’s worked as a recording engineer for musicians like Hem, Joseph Arthur, and Ryan Adams. Landes has also supported musicians like Andrew Bird, Feist, and M83. To top that off, she makes excellent music. If you’re into good experimental alt-folk but not to the extreme of Joanna Newsome, you should listen to Landes. So far, she has released 3 albums which are all available on iTunes. Her latest single is a cover of PB&J’s Young Folks. Now we all know that some covers can be good and most are just plain bad. Remember that Ronan Keating song “When You Say Nothing at All”? The theme song for ‘Notting Hill’? Guess who ruined it (for me, at least)? Allison Krauss. Remember “Just Like Heaven” by the Cure? That one was ruined by Katie Melua. But then, of course, you have the artists that actually do the job right. Best cover ever? Jeff Buckley’s cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”. I guess what I’m trying to say here is that Dawn Landes’ cover of Young Folks is absolutely worth listening to.

mp3. Dawn Landes – Young Folks (Peter Bjorn and John cover)

Dawn Landes’ myspace