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Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Mash-up: M.I.A. vs. The Rapture

Ned - Jealous Bucky
M.I.A. vs. The Rapture - Bucky Done Gun vs. House of Jealous Lovers

M.I.A. - Arular

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Monday, May 30, 2005

Paris Hilton engaged, Coldplay X&Y leaked, Free your iPod from iTunes!, more

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Sunday, May 29, 2005

Yummy fresh & free Amazon downloads

Annie - Heartbeat
Sleater-Kinney - Entertain
Stephen Malkmus - Baby C'mon
Dressy Bessy - Who'd Stop The Rain

Annie - Anniemal

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Settle Down Now
For Play
Money Shot
The Green Room

This is as nondescript as review requests come. I just received a bunch of yousendit links in an e-mail with the subject "Sounds Like DJ Shadow And Sonic Youth Colliding On A Malfunctioning Ipod". Well, that's an appropriate description. If these pique your curiosity, you can find out more at Skew Music.

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Week in Review

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Saturday, May 28, 2005

Episode III Easter Eggs, Oliver Stone's arrest, The Cure's loss, more

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Ying Yang Twinz - Wait remix

Ying Yang Twinz - Wait remix (feat. Lil Scrappy, Free, Busta Rhymes, & Missy)

Lookie what I found on ILM. A remix of the dirtiest hip-hop since 2 Live Crew.

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Friday, May 27, 2005

New Artist: Soft

Wow, I've been spoiled with recent review requests. The name of the band is Soft, but it's not soft as in boring or wimpy. Maybe these guys will be this year's Snow Patrol? They sound a bit like them. However, they remind me more of Ambulance Ltd., with a touch of Oasis, Coldplay, and Travis thrown in.

Droppin' is a great pop/rock song that should have widespread appeal.

Other tracks worth a listen:
All That You're Shown
You Make Me Wanna Die
Lucky Jam


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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (trailer)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (asf)
Johnny Depp was born for roles like this.

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Broken Social Scene video documentary

Broken Social Scene video press kit
Learn about how You Forgot It In People came to be. Features clips of Cause = Time (studio) and Anthems for a Seventeen Year Old Girl (studio).

Broken Social Scene - You Forgot It In People

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Broken Social Scene - Lover's Spit (video)

Broken Social Scene - Lover's Spit (video)
Video effects on top of a couple kissing. Might be the longest kissing sequence in music video history.

Broken Social Scene - You Forgot It In People

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Feist video documentary

Feist video documentary
Get into Feist's head with clips of Gatekeeper (studio), One Evening (studio), Mushaboom (live and studio).

Feist - Let It Die

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Feist - One Evening (video)

Feist - One Evening (video)
Wow, this is the cheesiest video I've seen all year. The only excuse for such a video is inebriation and intoxication on multiple illicit substances. I guess there is an element of fun in it, Very fruity. Hopefully, it doesn't ruin your perception of the excellent song.

Feist - Let It Die

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Basememt Jaxx - U Don't Know Me (video)

Basememt Jaxx - U Don't Know Me (ram)
Features the Queen of England going for a night on the town and disturbing the peace. Pretty entertaining stuff.

Basement Jaxx - The Singles

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Thursday, May 26, 2005

New Artist: Bullette

I was happy to find a pleasant surprise in my Gmail Inbox. I love receiving review requests when the music is as polished and enjoyable as this. This is clearly an artist on the verge of big things: her lyrics are contemplative, nuanced, and poetic, and her music is eclectic with variations in tempo and style that complement each song well. The style ranges from good ol' indie rock ( Don't Start Believin', a play on Journey's song title) to edgy alternative ( Show Me) to contemplative eclectic acoustic rock ( Little Bird) to gorgeous unclassifiable downtempo/rock fusion ( Uneasy); OK, I'm just making up genres now, but you get the idea. You can hear the influence of Nancy Sinatra (listen to Disappearing Act, wow), Aimee Mann, and Stereolab. She has a unique style that is difficult to describe; I liken it to a mix of Trespassers William, Feist, and Masha Qrella, good company for indie fans.

And if she didn't win me over with her awesome music, she did with the Metric pics on her site that she pointed me to.

Bullette - The Secrets
Full album available for download on the artist's site; you can also buy a CD for $10.

Also check out reviews at Spoilt Victorian Child and The Mystical Beast

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Louis XIV - Paper Doll (video, NSFW), Louis XIV stream, more

  • Louis XIV - Paper Doll (video, NSFW)
    New video features the Suicide Girls basically going through a whole closet of clothes. Not safe for work.
  • Stream Louis XIV - God Killed The Queen (real)
    Stream Louis XIV - God Killed The Queen (wmv)
  • Thanks Matt, for explaning why General Grievous wheezes
    Now, we can all sleep easy.
  • Michael Bay talks about Transformers the Movie
    In unison: "Nooooooo! (if Bad Boys 2 is a sign of things to expect. Why, oh why did I waste those 2 hours of my life. I only hope 'The Island' doesn't ruin my high opinion of Scarlett Johansson.)

    Oodles of Summer Tour Dates:

    05-10 Vancouver, Canada - Commodore Ballroom *
    05-11 Seattle, WA - Showbox *
    05-13 San Francisco, CA - The Independent *
    05-14 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore *
    05-15 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey *
    05-19 Chicago, IL - Metro *
    05-20 Detroit, MI - Majestic Theatre *
    05-21 Toronto, Canada - Opera House *
    05-22 Montreal, Canada - Le Tulipe *
    06-09 Boston, MA - Avalon *
    06-10 New York, NY - Webster Hall 06-11 Philadelphia, PA - Transit
    06-12 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club *
    06-14 Long Island, NY - Jones Beach (w/ Pixies and Interpol)
    06-17 Barcelona, Spain - Sonar Festival (DJ set only)
    06-18 Barcelona, Spain - Sonar Festival
    06-20 Porto, Portugal - Casa Musica
    06-21 Lisbon, Portugal - LUX
    06-22 Lisbon, Portugal - LUX
    06-24 Paris, France - Furia Sound Festival
    06-25 London, England - Wireless Festival
    07-09 Balado, Scotland - T In The Park
    07-10 Dublin, Ireland - Oxygen Festival
    07-12 Montreux, Switzerland - Montreux Jazz Festival (DJ set only)
    07-13 Montreux, Switzerland - Montreux Jazz Festival
    07-14 Amsterdam, Holland - Melkweg
    07-15 Arezzo, Italy - Arezzowave
    07-16 Corsica, France - Isle of MTV
    07-21 Lyon, France - Nuits de Fourvière
    07-22 Carhaix, France - Les Vielles Charues
    07-24 Uzes, France - Festival Radio
    08-12 Oslo, Norway - Oyafestival
    08-26 Leeds, England - Leeds Festival
    08-28 Reading, England - Reading Festival

    Kasabian Tour Dates (w/ Mad Action)
    Date City/State Venue
    5/24 Chicago, IL Double Door
    5/25 Minneapolis, MN Fine Line Music Cafe
    5/27 St. Louis, MO Creepy Crawl
    5/28 Lawrence, KS Botttleneck
    5/29 Omaha, NE Sokol Underground
    5/31 Salt Lake City, UT Club Sound
    6/2 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
    6/3 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom

    Kasabian Radio Tour Dates
    Date City/State Venue
    6/4 Seattle, WA Radio Show
    6/6 Sacramento, CA Harlow’s
    6/7 Los Angeles, CA Henry Fonda Theatre
    6/9 San Francisco, CA Popscene
    6/10 San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphiteatre
    6/11 Santa Ana, CA Galaxy Concert Theater
    6/12 Tempe, AZ The Clubhouse
    6/14 Dallas, TX Tree’s
    6/15 Houston, TX The Meridian
    6/16 Austin, TX The Parish
    6/18 San Diego, CA Open Air Theatre/SDSU Campus Radio
    6/20 Hyde Park, UK Festival
    6/25 Glastonbury, UK Festival
    6/30 Hyde Park, UK Festival
    7/18 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Small's Theatre
    7/19 Rochester, NY Water Street Music Hall
    7/20 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
    7/21 Cincinnati, OH Bogart's Front Room
    7/23 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall
    7/24 Chicago, IL Lollapalooza
    7/25 Columbia, MO Mojo's
    7/26 Tulsa, OK Cain's Ballroom
    7/29 San Diego, CA Street Scene
    8/1 Denver, CO Bluebird Theatre
    8/13 Osaka, Japan Summersonic
    8/14 Tokyo, Japan Summersonic
    8/26 Reading, UK Reading Festival
    8/27 Leeds, UK Leeds Festival

    Louis XIV on tour w/ THE KILLERS
    Mon May 23 - St. Louis, MO (The Pageant)
    Tues May 24 - Louisville, KY (Palace Theatre) - WLRS
    Wed May 25 - Chicago, IL (The Metro) - HEADLINE CLUB DATE FOR Q101
    Thurs May 26 - Covington, KY (Madison Theatre)
    Mon May 30 - Detroit, MI (Fox Theatre) - 89X Radio Show
    Tues May 31 - Toronto, ON (Molson Amphitheatre)
    Wed June 1 - Montreal, QC Canada (Metropolis)
    Thurs June 2 - Brooklyn, NY (Warsaw) HEADLINE DATE
    Fri June 3 - Philadelphia, PA (Electric Factory)
    Sat June 4 - NYC (Central Park Summerstage)
    Mon June 6 - Providence, RI (Lupos at the Strand) - WBRU
    Tues June 7 - Boston, MA (WFNX Radio Show, Lansdowne Street)
    Wed June 8 - Columbia, MD (Merriwether Post Pavilion)
    Fri June 10 - North Myrtle Beach, SC (House of Blues)
    Sat June 11 - Atlanta, GA (Music Midtown Festival) - 99X stage w/ Bloc
    Party, Keane, The Killers, & The Pixies

    Sun June 12 - New Orleans, LA (Saenger Theatre)
    Mon June 13 - Houston, TX (Engine Room)
    Tues June 14 - Dallas, TX (Gypsy Tea Room)
    Wed June 15 - Austin, TX (Stubb's BBQ)
    Fri June 17 - Little Rock, AR (Juanita's Cantina)
    Sat June 18 - New Orleans, LA - Private Cornerstone Event
    Wed June 22 - San Francisco, CA (Fillmore)
    Thurs June 23 - Santa Cruz (Catalyst)
    Fri June 24 - LA (Avalon)
    Sat June 25 - San Bernadino, CA (Electric Daisy Carnival)-Festival
    Tues July 5 - Paris - Nouveux Casino
    Wed July 6 - London, Somerset House
    Fri July 8 - Cardiff, Barfly
    Sat July 9 - Newcastle, Cluny
    Sun July 10 - T in the Park, X Tent
    Tues July 12 - London, Barfly
    Thurs July 14 - Nottingham, Stealth (NME Club Night)
    Fri July 15 - Leeds, Cockpit (Session Club Night)
    Sat July 16 - Middlesborough, Empire Theatre
    Sun July 17 - Glasgow, ABC2
    Mon July 18 - Manchester, Roadhouse
    Tues July 19 - Birmingham, Bar Academy
    Wed July 20 - London, Barfly
    Fri July 22 - Indianapolis, IN (Vogue Theatre) - HEADLINE DATE
    Sat July 23 - Mount Pleasant, MI (Soaring Eagle Casino)
    Sun July 24 - LOLLAPALOOZA
    Thurs July 28 - Tucson, AZ (Club Congress)
    Fri July 29 - San Diego, CA (Street Scene)
    Sat July 30 - Phoenix, AZ (Marquee)

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The first DHS/FBI BitTorrent bust, CIA internet war game, more

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Tuesday, May 24, 2005

The White Stripes - Blue Orchid (video)

The White Stripes - Blue Orchid

Thanks to You Ain't No Picasso, who was hot on the trail of the new Blue Orchid video. I really like the creepy gothic feel of the video. It really accentuates the song's rawness. The video looks like something NIN or Tool would be more apt to put out, which I guess is appropriate as Jack White looks like a cross between Trent Reznor and a Pirates of the Caribbean era Johnny Depp.

The White Stripes - Get Behind Me Satan

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