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Rick Danko

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Richard Clare "Rick" Danko (December 29, 1942 – December 10, 1999) was a Canadian musician and singer, best known as a member of The Band.

The Band Page

the charismatic bass and acoustic guitar player and one of the three lead singers for the legendary rock group, The Band. Rick's iconic plaintive tenor, his ethereal, one-of-a-kind harmonies and his loping, melodic, percussive bass playing were a large part of The Band's signature sound.

about Rick Danko here
His Life, His Music & His Legacy
Equally integral to The Band's mystique--and to their secure and enviable perch high atop the upper crust of rock and roll--was Rick's magnetic, larger-than-life persona--part innocent country boy, part wandering troubadour, part reluctant rock star.
Rick Danko was about music. He was about melody. He was about harmony. He was about authenticity.
He was about vulnerability.
Rick was--and always will be--the epitome of unadorned, unaffected, unparalleled cool.
I worked with Rick for many years. He was a dear friend and a major influence who "taught me how to seek the path."
This site is part of a promise I made to him a long time ago. I hope you enjoy it.

The Band It Makes No Difference


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The Asteroids Galaxy Tour is a Danish alternative band consisting of Mette Lindberg and Lars Iversen. But when performing live will extend to feature Miloud Carl Sabri, Sven Meinilid, Mads Brinch Nielsen, and Jasper Einegaard.
Lars Iversen is their primary songwriter, and often uses small samples to create their tracks.
Their debut single, "The Sun Ain't Shining No More", was released on September 15, 2008. The band has become known for its song "Around the Bend", which was used in an Apple iPod Touch commercial starting in September 2008, and released as a single in October.( Wikipedia The Asteroids Galaxy Tour)

The album, Fruit, due out May 19, is the first full length CD released since the Danish duo created a global sensation after booking an I-tunes commercial. The instantaneous success that surrounded the commercials release moved them into an international spotlight. (L.A Splash magazine)

Track Listing
1. Lady Jesus
2. The Sun Ain't Shining No More
3. Push The Envelope
4. Satellite
5. Crazy
6. The Golden Age
7. Around The Bend
8. Sunshine Coolin'
9. Hero
10. Bad Fever

L.A Splash magazine
Mette is a reincarnation of the 60’s psychedelic flower girl with contemporary styling.
She’s the lead vocalist and has a sound that captures the listener with a combination of a British/Scandinavian accent that’s not lost in the mix.
She’s a gifted singer, pleasant with a fun personality and stunning looks. Her concern that she “looks to thin” in a culture of thin or die is reasonable and, as we all enjoyed the green room goodies, is simply genetics and unfounded.

Lars allows a dual persona to be created as he’s always photographed wearing sunglasses and presents the a-typical rocker. In reality, he’s an accomplished jazz pianist, collected, reserved, and well spoken; a consummate professional with his eyes on all aspects of the business. When we got down to the business of the interview he was sans sunglasses.

Of course, it was necessary to ask the most expected question, “How did you come up with the name of your band?” Lars explained laughing, “Our trumpet player came up with it. He had an idea for some kind of free Jazz group. He has a crazy mind and is very poetic and creative and talked of the concept of The Asteroids Galaxy Tour and I picked it up and said ‘I’m going to steal that and you’re going to be in my band.’” He continued laughing, “And he is.”
And then the next obvious question, “How did the two of you meet?” Again, Lars explained, “We started playing in a band together some time ago. It didn’t work out.
Then some years passed and I began to write new songs” He paused then added, “Soulful in a way, soul funk music, 60’s and 70’s, psychedelic funk and then after I had the songs written I called Mette because I knew her from back in the day when we would hang out.”
He laughed, “I knew she was a cool singer, yet to be discovered, and had a great sound. We met up and then she didn’t know if she had time for it.
“Then,” as the story goes, “she thought about it and agreed and that,” according to Lars, “was a little over one year ago.”


#114 The Asteroids Galaxy Tour - Around the bend
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Nick Drake

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Nicholas Rodney Drake (19 June 1948 – 25 November 1974) was an English singer-songwriter and musician best known for his acoustic, autumnal songs. His primary instrument was the guitar, though he was also proficient at piano, clarinet, and saxophone. Although he failed to find a wide audience during his lifetime, Drake's work has grown steadily in stature, to the extent that he now ranks among the most influential English singer-songwriters of the last 50 years.(Wikipedia Nick Drake)

Main article: Nick Drake discography
* Five Leaves Left (1969)
* Bryter Layter (1970)
* Pink Moon (1972)

Musical style
Drake was obsessive about practising his guitar playing, and would often stay up through the night, experimenting with tunings and working on songs.

His mother remembered hearing him "bumping around at all hours. I think he wrote his nicest melodies in the early-morning hours."
A self-taught guitarist,Drake's guitar style is characterised by his use of alternative tunings, which he uses to create cluster chords.
Such chords are difficult to achieve on a guitar using standard tuning; Drake used tunings which made cluster chords available using more conventional chord shapes.
In many songs he accents the dissonant effect of such non-standard tunings through his vocal melodies.

Drake studied English literature while in Cambridge, and was particularly drawn to the works of William Blake, William Butler Yeats, and Henry Vaughan.
However, his lyrics do not invoke the metaphors and imagery typical of such influences.
Instead, Drake employs a series of elemental symbols and codes, largely drawn from nature. The moon, stars, sea, rain, trees, sky, mist and seasons are all commonly used, influenced in part by his rural upbringing.
Images related to summer figure centrally in his early work; from Bryter Layter on, his language is more autumnal, evoking a season commonly used to convey senses of loss and sorrow.

Throughout, Drake writes with detachment, more as an observer than participant, a point of view Rolling Stone's Anthony DeCurtis described "as if he were viewing his life from a great, unbridgeable distance."
This perceived inability to connect has led to much speculation about Drake's sexuality.
Boyd has said he detects a virginal quality in his lyrics and music, and notes that he never observed or heard of the singer behaving in a sexual way with anyone, male or female.
Kirby described Drake's lyrics as a "series of extremely vivid, complete observations, almost like a series of epigrammatic proverbs", though he doubts that Drake saw himself as "any sort of poet".
Instead he believes that Drake's lyrics were crafted to "complement and compound a mood that the melody dictates in the first place."

Black Eyed Dog


Vampire Weekend

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Vampire Weekend's name is derived from lead singer Ezra Koenig's amateur film of the same name. The band gained attention via a variety of blogs, such as Stereogum.
The band is influenced by both African popular music and Western classical music, describing their genre of music as "Upper West Side Soweto", with such songs as "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa" and "Oxford Comma" referencing Congolese soukous music.(Wikipedia Vampire Weekend)

A new album is rumored to be released sometime in late 2009 and will apparently feature the song "White Sky."

Pitchfork News
The kings of the Upper West Side are back! Well, they're working on being back, at least. Basically: Vampire Weekend are currently in a Brooklyn studio toiling away at their sophomore LP, according to an Entertainment Weekly report. The guys are tentatively hoping for a September release.

VAMPIRE WEEKEND : Mansard roof - Taratata
TARATATA N° 294 (Tour. le 27/10/08 / Diff. France 4 le 09/01/09)



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In April 2009 they released their second album "Science For The Living" in Japan.
The 2 disc Japan release features tracks taken from their 2008 Two Sparks, Two Stars EP, with the remaining tracks being new material. The bonus disc includes a remix from The Joy Forimdable of the opening track on Disc 1 "Eyes Lose Their Fire".
A UK release is to follow the Japanese release this year. The band are also set to perform at the 10th Anniversary Summer Sonic Festival in Japan this year.(Wikipedia Kyte)

Science For The Living



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Street Sweeper Social Club is an American rap rock supergroup, formed in Los Angeles, California in 2006.
The band primarily consists of guitarist Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine and vocalist/emcee Boots Riley of The Coup. The band has been testing songs out during Tom Morello's Nightwatchman tour, and are set to release an album in June 2009.Stanton Moore drummed for the group for the recording of the album although it is not clear whether he will be a full time member of the group.
Street Sweeper Social Club will be opening for Nine Inch Nails and Jane's Addiction starting in May 2009.(Wikipedia Street Sweeper Social Club)

Hip Online News
Tom Morello and Boots Riley have joined forces to form Street Sweeper Social Club. The group’s anticipated self-titled debut album will be released June 16th through Warner Music Group’s Independent Label Group.
The 11-song set was produced by Tom Morello and features Boots Riley on vocals, Morello on guitar and bass, and Stanton Moore (Galactic) on drums.

“It’s revolutionary party jams,” said Morello of Street Sweeper Social Club. “It’s got huge steamroller riffs combined with depth, charge, funk, while Boots unloads clip after clip of incendiary rhymes rich with satire and venom.”
Riley added, “This is a time when the working class is being fleeced left and right.
More families will be homeless and more people will be jobless. They’ll need something to listen to on their ipods while storming Wall Street.”

Street Sweeper Social Club’s debut tour will be opening all dates in North America on the Nine Inch Nails and Jane’s Addiction May-June Tour (confirmed dates below).
The tour will find Nine Inch Nails and Jane’s Addiction sharing a stage for the first time since the debut of the Lollapalooza festival in 1991 (as well as the first tour by the original lineup of Jane’s Addiction in seventeen years).

Boots Riley is best known as the leader of The Coup, the seminal Hip-Hop group from Oakland, CA. As a producer and lyricist, Riley has crafted critically acclaimed albums for The Coup that have graced the year-end Top 10 lists of Rolling Stone, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and more. They have also received “Album of the Year” honors from The Washington Post, Time Out New York, while Billboard Magazine declared the group “the best hip-hop act of the past decade.” Born in Chicago and raised in East Oakland’s Funktown neighborhood, Boots became a teenage community organizer. From his history of student organizing in Oakland’s public schools, serving on the central committee for the Progressive Labor Party, being the President of Youth InCar (Youth International Committee Against Racism), organizing to build California’s Anti-Racist Farm Workers’ Union, to developing “guerrilla hip hop concerts” (mobile concerts on flatbed trucks), Boots Riley has been an integral part of the progressive struggle for radical change through culture.
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5Million Ways To Kill A CEO


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drukqs(Wikipedia drukqs)
drukqs (sometimes spelled drukQs) is a 2001 double album by Richard D. James, released under his most frequently used artistic name, Aphex Twin.


Disc one
1. "Jynweythek Ylow" – 2:14
2. "Vordhosbn" – 4:42
3. "Kladfvgbung Micshk" – 2:00
4. "Omgyjya-Switch7" – 4:46
5. "Strotha Tynhe" – 2:03
6. "Gwely Mernans" – 5:00
7. "Bbydhyonchord" – 2:21
8. "Cock/Ver10" – 5:17
9. "Avril 14th" – 1:55
10. "Mt Saint Michel + Saint Michaels Mount" – 8:02
11. "Gwarek2" – 6:38
12. "Orban Eq Trx 4" – 1:27
13. "Aussois" – 0:07
14. "Hy A Scullyas Lyf Adhagrow" – 2:09
15. "Kesson Dalef" – 1:18

Disc two
1. "54 Cymru Beats" – 5:59
2. "Btoum-Roumada" – 1:56
3. "Lornaderek" – 0:30
4. "QKThr" – 1:20
5. "Meltphace 6" – 6:14
6. "Bit 4" – 0:18
7. "Prep Gwarlek 3b" – 1:13
8. "Father" – 0:51
9. "Taking Control" – 7:08
10. "Petiatil Cx Htdui" – 2:05
11. "Ruglen Holon" – 1:45
12. "Afx237 v7" – 4:15
13. "Ziggomatic 17" – 8:28
14. "Beskhu3epnm" – 1:58
15. "Nanou2" – 3:22

Song titles
Various titles are in Cornish, a Celtic language related to Welsh and Breton spoken in Cornwall, James's home.
James said he "went back to his roots" in Cornwall,or Kernow as it is known in Cornish.

Translations include Jynweythek for "Electronic Machine ", Vordhosbn for "Sailboat", and Cymru for "Wales". Comically, hy a Scullyas lyf a dhagrow would roughly translate as "She wasted my pint" (colloquially, "She spilled my pint").

Various numbers found in words may actually represent archaic letters.

Several tracks do not relate to Cornish but have their own individual meanings: Lornaderek combines the names of James's mother and father, respectively, whereas "Father" is named so because his father enjoyed the piece. "Mt Saint Michel + Saint Michael's mount" is named after two actual places, Mont Saint-Michel and St Michael's Mount, which are related to each other; the latter is a notable tourist attraction in Cornwall. "Nanou 2" appears to have been named after "Nannou," on Windowlicker.

Aphex Twin Live at Coachella 2008 - Aphex Twin



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Premiering Online At April 20th
Ceri Levy, whose 1994 film Starshaped documented Blur's rise to fame, takes on Damon Albarn's project Gorillaz in the new documentary Bananaz. And now you can watch the whole thing online, for free, for the next month.(Pitchfork:News) Page


Lily Allen

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It's Not Me, It's You
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It's Not Me, It's You is the second studio album by British alternative singer-songwriter Lily Allen. It was released on February, 2009.

In April 2008, Allen announced that she was moving in a "new direction" on her upcoming record. A year later, she described the album's sound in the April 2009 issue of Teen Vogue, saying it was "quite fun" and had "loads of different types of music―country, jazz, and electronic." She continued on to say, "I wanted to do something danceable, to make the gigs more interesting for me and the people watching."
Allen recorded most of the album at Eagle Rock Studios in Los Angeles with producer Greg Kurstin of the band The Bird and the Bee.
Of the songwriting process, she said "Greg builds the chords up and I just sing along and make up the words and then once you've got the bare song, we decide which way we're gonna go with the production."(Wikipedia,It's Not Me, It's You,Background)

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The Official EPK Promo Video

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The Fear

Littlest Things - Lily Allen


The Crystal Method

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The Crystal Method is an American electronic music duo consisting of Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland.
Along with The Prodigy, Fatboy Slim, The Chemical Brothers, and a few other acts, they are pioneers of the big beat electronic dance genre, and one of its few American proponents.
Their fourth studio album, Divided by Night, is due out in May 2009.(Wikipedia The Crystal Method)

The Crystal Method have released 4 studio albums, 3 mix albums, 1 soundtrack album, and 24 singles.

The album "Vegas" has sold more than one million copies in the United States, certifying it platinum. It is one of the best selling electronic albums in the United States, and it puts The Crystal Method in the top five best selling electronic bands in the United States.

The Crystal Method's other two albums, "Tweekend" and "Legion of Boom", have charted high on the Billboard 200, especially for electronic albums, both making it to the thirties and making it to number one under the "Top Electronic Albums" category.(Wikipedia The Crystal Method discography)

Studio albums
* Vegas (August , 1997)
* Tweekend (July , 2001)
* Legion of Boom (January , 2004)
* Divided by Night (May , 2009)

I Know It's You
Milla Jovovich vocals
She has appeared as guest vocalist on the song : Legion of Boom (2004)


Renagade Master - The Crystal Method


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The first single from the album "Black Hearted Love"

A Woman a Man Walked By is an album by PJ Harvey and John Parish, released on March , 2009 on Island Records.
It is the second collaboration between Harvey and Parish, following 1996's Dance Hall at Louse Point.
All the music is written by Parish, who also plays most of the instruments. The vocals and all lyrics are by Harvey.
The album has been described by journalist John Harris, as "...mischievous, deadly serious, elegant and poetic, and possessed of a brutal power ? it is doubtful that you will hear a record as brimming with creative brio and musical invention this year..."(Wikipedia,A Woman a Man Walked By)
John Parish MySpace

Given all the ups and downs, perhaps it makes sense that Harvey should return to favored catalyst Parish for another collaborative go-round. Granted, Parish has been collaborating with Harvey as a producer and musician for years, even before Dry, but his co-billed discs with her offer him much more input, particularly considering that he's working with one of the music world's more imposing auteurs.(Pitchfork:PJ Harvey and John Parish)

That Was My Veil - PJ Harvey

Black Hearted Love

I think I saw you in the shadows
I move in closer beneath your windows
Who would suspect me of this rapture?

And who but my black hearted love
And who but my black hearted love

When you call out my name in rapture
I volunteer my soul for murder
I wish this moment here forever

And you are my black hearted love
And you are my black hearted love
In the rain, in the evening I will come again

I'd like to take you;
I'd like to take you to a place I know
My black hearted
I'd like to take you;
I'd like to take you to a place I know
My black hearted
I'd like to take you;
I'd like to take you to a place I know
My black hearted
I'd like to take you;
I'd like to take you to a place I know
My black hearted


The Decemberists

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The Decemberists' latest album, The Hazards of Love was released on March , 2009 on Capitol Records.

The Decemberists' album and promotional artwork is produced by Meloy's wife, Portland artist Carson Ellis.
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The Hazards of Love, released March 24, 2009, is the fifth album by The Decemberists.

The album was inspired by an Anne Briggs EP titled The Hazards of Love. According to the band, frontman Colin Meloy set out to write a song with the album's title―eventually leading to an album in itself. Becky Stark (of Lavender Diamond) and Shara Worden (of My Brightest Diamond) provide guest vocals throughout the album.

The Hazards of Love centers around a love story, similar to the use of recurring stories in The Crane Wife: a woman named Margaret (voiced by Stark) falls in love with a shape-shifting forest dweller (voiced by Meloy).

A jealous forest queen (voiced by Worden) and an ensemble of recurring characters bring conflict to the album's story arc.(Wikipedia The Hazards of Love)

Anne Briggs MySpace
Anne Patricia Briggs (born 29 September 1944), known as Anne Briggs, is an English folk singer. Although she travelled widely, in the 1960s and early 1970s, appearing at folk clubs and venues in England and Ireland, she never aspired to commercial success or to achieve widespread public acknowledgement of her music. However, she was a highly influential figure in the English folk music revival, being a source of songs and musical inspiration for others such as A.L. Lloyd, Bert Jansch, Jimmy Page, The Watersons, June Tabor, Sandy Denny and Maddy Prior.(Wikipedia Anne Briggs)

My Brightest Diamond Page

The Perfect Crime #1 - The Decemberists

Here I Dreamt I Was An Architect


The Mars Volta

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The Mars Volta to release “Octahedron” in June
The Mars Volta’s fifth studio album, Octahedron, will be released June 23 by Warner Bros. Records. The record will be preceded by its first single, “Since We’ve Been Wrong.”

Octahedron follows up last year’s The Bedlam In Goliath, which featured “Wax Simulacra,” the track that took “Best Hard Rock Performance” honors at the recent 51st Annual Grammy Awards.

Octahedron was written by The Mars Volta–Omar Rodriguez Lopez (music, arrangements, direction) and Cedric Bixler Zavala (vocals, lyrics)–and performed by The Mars Volta group: Marcel Rodriguez Lopez, Thomas Pridgen, John Frusciante, Isaiah Ikey Owens, Juan Alderete de la Pena, Cedric Bixler Zavala and Omar Rodriguez Lopez.

Hailed by The New Yorker as “perhaps the most musically adventurous act currently signed to a major label,” The Mars Volta formed in 2001. The band’s recorded output includes the 2003 debut full length De-Loused In The Comatorium, as well as Frances The Mute (2005), Amputechture (2006) and the previously mentioned The Bedlam In Goliath (2008).

The Mars Volta is confirmed to appear at this year’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester TN and the second annual Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival in San Francisco. Further U.S. dates will be announced as they are confirmed.(Hip Online April 14, 2009)


The Widow



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M83 is an electronic music group consisting of Anthony Gonzalez (and formerly Nicolas Fromageau), and was formed in Antibes, France in 2001. The musical style owes something to the shoegazing genre in its extensive use of reverb effects and lyrics spoken softly over loud instrumentals, though M83's songs employ considerably less guitar than most shoegazing bands. For the third album released by M83, Before the Dawn Heals Us, Gonzalez decided to part from Fromageau (after an emotionally distressing tour for Dead Cities, involving members of the rock band Eon Megahertz and record mainly on his own, with the help of a few other musicians. (Wikipedia M83)
Eon Megahertz MySpace

Saturdays = Youth(2008)

Saturdays = Youth, M83's fifth studio album was released on April 15, 2008 on Mute Records. It was recorded with Ken Thomas (known for his work with Sigur Rós, The Sugarcubes, Boys in a Band, Cocteau Twins and Suede), Ewan Pearson (who has also produced for Tracey Thorn, The Rapture and Ladytron) and Morgan Kibby (of The Romanovs) The album is said to deliver the rich sonic textures for which M83 is well known, but with a more focused approach to song structure and form. "Couleurs" was the first single from the new album, released to digital retailers on February 25, 2008. The album's second single, "Graveyard Girl," was released to digital retailers on April 8, 2008 and comes with an exclusive remix from Yuksek.

In 2009, they will support Depeche Mode in their stadium "Tour of the Universe" in April / May / June in Germany and France. and they will tour with The Killers and play the V Festival tour around Australia.

teen angst (luciano mix) - M83

Car Chase Terror
Look at my hands, I'm shaking, all my body is shaking.

It was only a dream, mommy.

He was there... His car was parked there in the same gas station,
all dressed in green, dark green.
I couldn't move my head, but I was watching him in the mirror.
Oh, it was horrible!
His face was sort of erased, but I knew he was looking at me.
Two invisible eyes, two invisible and monstrous eyes.

Please stop, you're frightening me.

I'm sorry, butterfly.
You shouldn't listen to mommy.
Go back to sleep.

I'm not tired anymore.
I just want to get away from here.

Mommy needs some sleep too.
We've got a long way to go tomorrow.
Go back to sleep angel, mom is gonna keep the devil away.
Now close your eyes, everything is fine, everything is light.
Mom loves you more than any mom in the world.
See you in the morning light where the birds sings with the sun.
I love you, sweetie.

I love you, mum...
Part II:
Wake up, wake up!

What's happening?

I felt his breath in my hair.
He's here, I know he's here!

Well start the car mum, hurry up!

I can't, I can't, I don't know what to do.

Turn the key, please!
Go! Go!

Where is he?

He's right behind us, mom.

I told you, you gotta keep quiet now!

Mummy, I don't wanna die!
I'm so afraid. He's coming!
He's gonna hit us.
Faster, faster!

I can't, where is he?
You just have to keep quiet.
He must be so crazy right now.
He is going to kill us for sure.

Mom, mom...

Shut up!


It's too late, he was just there.
He is always...
Part III:
Look at my hands, I'm shaking, all my body is shaking.

Mommy, it was only, mommy...

He was there, he was just there...



Pearl Jam

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On March 24, 2009, Pearl Jam's debut album, Ten, was reissued in four editions, featuring such extras as a remastering and remix of the entire album by Brendan O'Brien, a DVD of the band's 1992 appearance on MTV Unplugged, and an LP of its September 20, 1992 concert at Magnuson Park in Seattle.

It is the first reissue in a planned re-release of Pearl Jam's entire catalogue that will lead up to the band's 20th anniversary in 2011.

A Pearl Jam retrospective movie directed by Cameron Crowe is also planned to coincide with the anniversary.(Wikipedia Pearl Jam)

Pearl Jam

Life Wasted


Patty Griffin

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Patty Griffin, is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and Grammy award nominee, whose songs have been performed by the elite of several musical genres.
She is especially known for her down-home crafting of songs and her connection to musicians including Emmylou Harris, Ellis Paul, and the Dixie Chicks, who have played with her onstage as well as performing cover songs of Griffin's work, exposing many of her compositions to mainstream pop and country music audiences outside Griffin's folk music circle of fans.
She is also a recipient of the Americana Music Association's highest honor as "Artist of the Year" in 2007, as well as taking home the award for best album for Children Running Through.(Wikipedia Patty Griffin)

Recent work
In February 2009, Griffin was featured on the album Feel That Fire by Dierks Bentley, duetting on the song "Beautiful World". February 21,2009
In 2009, Patty Griffin, along with Mavis Staples and The Tri-City Singers released a version of the song “Waiting For My Child To Come Home” on the compilation album Oh Happy Day: An All-Star Music Celebration.
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Oh Happy Day



Arcade Fire

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Arcade Fire are Win Butler, Régine Chassagne, Richard Reed Parry, Tim Kingsbury, Sarah Neufeld, Jeremy Gara and Win's little brother Will.
Rock band based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and fronted by the husband and wife duo of Win Butler and Régine Chassagne.

Miroir Noir, Arcade Fire's documentary film will have it's big-screen, US premiere on Saturday, April 4th at The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in Durham, NC. Miroir Noir will be screened beginning at 10:45 PM at the historic Carolina Theater. Ticket information can be found here.


Arcade Fire's Miroir Noir premieres at Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
Miroir Noir follows Arcade Fire through the making and touring of their 2007 album Neon Bible, documenting the band at their Montreal studio, the making of promotional films and videos, along with live footage and a few short films made on the road.
The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is an annual international event dedicated to the theatrical exhibition of non-fiction cinema. Each spring Full Frame welcomes filmmakers and film lovers from around the world to historic downtown Durham, North Carolina for a four-day, morning to midnight array of over 100 films as well as discussions, panels, and southern hospitality.
The standard and deluxe DVD versions of Miroir Noir will be released on April 7, 2009 and are available for pre-order in the Merge store. (Merge Records News)

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Rebellion (Lies)


Ray LaMontagne

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He has since released three albums, Trouble, Till the Sun Turns Black and Gossip in the Grain. In the UK, Trouble was a top 5 hit, and the title track of the album was a top 25 hit. Till the Sun Turns Black was a top 40 hit in the US. A soft-spoken person who is known for his raspy voice, LaMontagne has won a number of awards for his music and has performed at several charity events.(Wikipedia Ray LaMontagne)

Studio albums
* Trouble (2004)
* Till the Sun Turns Black (2006)
* Gossip in the Grain (2008)

Gossip in the Grain
Working again with producer Ethan Johns, the album also featured LaMontagne's touring band: Jennifer Condos on bass, Eric Heywood on guitar, and Ethan Johns on drums. The opening act on much of his 2008 US Tour, fellow singer/songwriter Leona Naess, guests on three songs: I Still Care for You, A Falling Through, and Gossip in the Grain. Lamontagne also announced a series of New England dates to start off his US tour in support of the new album.The song "You Are the Best Thing" was featured in the movie I Love You, Man.




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Next single - The Girl And The Robot!!
The next single to be taken from Junior will be The Girl And The Robot, due for release on the 25th May!!


The Girl And The Robot features the unmistakable vocals of fellow Scandi pop superstar Robyn, and it’s shaping up to be one of the biggest pop tracks of the year with the likes of Pitchfork declaring it a contender for Single of the Year already and Popjustice calling it “a demented, choral, electronic masterpiece“.
The Girl and the Robot is also coming with a whole heap of fabulous remixes from the likes of Kris Menace, Chateau Marmont and Spencer & Hill!!
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My Only Reason (Live 2000)



Peter Doherty

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Peter Doherty - Grace/Wastelands - review
UGO Hip Online
Libertines and Babyshambles leader Peter Doherty finds himself constantly at the center of a hurricane of media attention, a windstorm of publicity that constantly keeps him in the public consciousness.

“Grace/Wasteland” is a brave exploration into the eye of the hurricane. Recorded over a month of sessions in autumn 2008 at London’s legendary Olympic Studios with producer Stephen Street (The Smiths, Blur, Cranberries, Kaiser Chiefs), Peter Doherty brings to life a collection of songs many which have existed since the heady days with The Libertines. Without the guise of The Libertines and Babyshambles to hide behind, never before have we seen Doherty so personal, raw, and vulnerable in his songwriting. Ripe with lyrical insights, Doherty’s main themes are present and truthful - his troubles with youth, music, love and addiction are all revealed.

Adding color to Doherty’s compositions is Blur guitarist Graham Coxon, appearing on nearly every track, instilling in the music his pedigree and refi ned studio nous. Scottish singer Dot Allison (One Dove) and poet Peter “Wolfman” Wolfe also make contributions to the record.

If you’ve been dying for a new Babyshambles record than you’ll be quite satisfied. If you’ve found that the old Doherty gems you’ve loved for years have grown old and you need something new to your teeth into then “Grace/Wastelands” fits the bill. This isn’t Doherty reinventing himself and it doesn’t matter. Fans love Doherty for his songs and ability to pull so much out of so little. “Grace/Wastelands” is no different. Doherty might add a bit more production but the songs remain the same. Tender, intimate and damn good.

Peter Doherty - Grace/Wastelands



Neko Case

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Middle Cyclone
Case's third solo album of original material, Middle Cyclone, was released on March 3, 2009. In advance of a U.S. and European tour, Case appeared on March 4 as a musical guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Neko Case is an American alternative country singer-songwriter, best known for her solo career and her contributions as a member of the Canadian indie rock group The New Pornographers.
Case recorded and toured for several years as Neko Case & Her Boyfriends before performing solely under her name.
She primarily performs her own material, but also performs and has recorded cover versions of songs by artists such as Loretta Lynn, Tom Waits, Nick Lowe, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Randy Newman, Queen, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and Hank Williams. She frequently infuses humorous narratives into her live sets.
She is protective of her artistic independence, combining punk's do it yourself ethic, a strong business sense, and clear opinions about her artistic goals. She has spurned offers from major record labels because they don't offer her enough control of her music, remaining affiliated with Mint Records in Canada and Bloodshot and ANTI- in the United States.(Wikipedia Neko Case)

The New Pornographers MySpace


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MySpace here



Meredith Godreau is a singer-songwriter performing under the pseudonym Gregory and the Hawk.The name was derived from her brother, Gregory, and his imaginary childhood hawk.Godreau is now currently on tour with Mike McGuire(SHORT STORIES) in support.

Mike... Also making music with...
・POPULOUS MySpace  ・the boys and girls club MySpace

Gregory and The Hawk

Bad Habit

I think my bones are breaking,
Under black eyes, and bookcases up to the sky.
The promises I made myself
I wouldn't land it, cause it's a bad habit,
They don't help.

The nights are crazy,
But when I try to sleep,
All I see is grinding teeth and soft skin,
You're biting into my mess
And I bask in the pain that comes to pass

The heart wants us to fall in love.
Everyone I know wants to fall in love
Love once got me in the gut,
There was no real fight, it tore me up.

And the heart once says
To fall in love, to fall in love...


Scott Walker

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Scott Walker: 30 Century Man
Scott Walker: 30 Century Man (often wrongly reported as '30th Century Man') is a 2006 documentary film about Scott Walker. The film gets its title from the Scott 3 song "30 Century Man". It is directed and co-produced by Stephen Kijak, with Grant Gee serving as director of photography.(Wikipedia Scott Walker: 30 Century Man)

Scott Walker has one of the most distinct, inimitable voices imaginable; even his 60s pop material sounds like the work of someone barely hanging onto sanity.
But that won't stop 12 very brave artists from covering Walker's songs on the soundtrack to Stephen Kijack's documentary Scott Walker: 30th Century Man.
The soundtrack, which Lakeshore will release digitally on April 21 (with physical copies arriving April 28), works as a tribute album, with artists like Saint Etienne, Ulrich Schnauss, Laurie Anderson, and Damon & Naomi covering Walker's songs.
Most intriguingly, former Swans singer Jarboe will take on "A Lover Loves", which should be nuts. The movie will be out June 16 on DVD via Oscilloscope. (Pitchfork news)


Scott Walker: 30 Century Man Sound Tracks
1.Duchess - Peter Broderick
2.Big Louise - Sally Norvell
3.The World's Strongest Man - Damon & Naomi
4.Manhattan - Saint Etienne
5.The Electrician - Laurie Anderson
6.The Seventh Seal - Nicole Atkins
7.Montague Terrace (In Blue) - Dot Allison
8.The Bridge - Bee & Flower
9.Rhymes Of Goodbye - Stephanie Dosen
10.It's Raining Today - Ulrich Schnauss
11.A Lover Loves - Jarboe
12.Such A Small Love - Little Annie & Paul Wallfisch


Kid Koala

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Eric San (born 1974 in Vancouver, Canada), who records under the name Kid Koala, is a Montreal, Quebec based DJ and turntablist.

He is signed to the British Ninja Tune record label, is a member of jam band Bullfrog and alternative hip hop supergroup Deltron 3030.

He has also made appearances with many other artists from Amon Tobin to the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and has made contributions to Lovage, Peeping Tom, Gorillaz and numerous other projects.(Wikipedia Kid Koala)
Peeping Tom MySpace
Gorillaz MySpace



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The new album's (West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum June 8, 2009) first official physical single will be the track "Fire", to be released June 1st 2009.
The promo video for the single stars Noel Fielding of The Mighty Boosh fame playing a vampire slayer.

The Mighty Boosh MySpace
The Mighty Boosh, colloquially referred to as The Boosh,is the collective name for the creators of the British comedy written by and starring comedians Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding. Developed from three stage shows and a six episode radio series, it has since spawned a total of twenty television episodes for BBC Three and a live tour of the UK. A recent festival has been held and forthcoming album of their music and another live tour are also planned.(Wikipedia The Mighty Boosh)

The Mighty Boosh's Noel Fielding

On March 25th 2009 it was revealed on Kasabian's website that the song "Vlad the Impaler"


Arctic Monkeys

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Arctic Monkeys is currently finishing up their third LP, according to a recent blog post. They're also working on a cover of Lady Gaga's "Poker Face" and dissing Crocs, according to a recent silly YouTube video. The new record is due later this year. (Pitchfork News)


A Certain Romance Live


God Help The Girl

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God Help The Girl Page
After an internet-wide talent search, Belle and Sebastian leader Stuart Murdoch's long-in-the-works latest project-- a twee musical called God Help the Girl-- is finally coming to fruition. The soundtrack, featuring new Murdoch songs and a couple reworked B&S favorites, is due June 23 on Matador in North America (June 22 on Rough Trade in Europe). First single "Come Monday Night" is out May 11, but you can hear it right now on the God Help the Girl MySpace.

God Help The Girl MySpace

Along with the work of a 45-piece orchestra conducted by Withnail & I composer Rick Wentworth, the upcoming album features vocals from Murdoch himself, his B&S cronies, Asya from Smoosh, online finds Brittany Stallings and Dina Bankole, and Neil Hannon of the Divine Comedy.

But it's Scottish newcomer Catherine Ireton who takes top billing-- she sings on 10 of the record's 14 tracks. So who is this overnight twee idol? Well, if she looks like she belongs on the cover of a Belle and Sebastian record, it's probably because she was already on the cover of a Belle and Sebastian record (2006 single "White Collar Boy"). She's also one half of acoustic pop duo the Go Away Birds, who currently have 1,017 plays on their MySpace at press time. Expect that number to rise. Based on the Go Away Birds tracks and the Ireton showcase "Come Monday Night", B&S stalwarts shouldn't have much trouble falling for her.(Pitchfork News)

White Collar Boy(2006)
"The White Collar Boy"is the third single lifted from the Belle & Sebastian's The Life Pursuit. ( Rough Trade Records, produced by Tony Hoffer) The model on the cover is Catherine Ireton.
Belle & Sebastian MySpace

God Help The Girl - an introduction


Emiliana Torrini

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Emilíana Torrini Davíðsdóttir (born May 16, 1977) is an Icelandic singer, best known for her 1999 album Love in the Time of Science and for performing "Gollum's Song", during the ending credits of Peter Jackson's film The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.(Wikipedia Emilíana Torrini)

Me and Armini is the fifth (third released outside Iceland) studio album by Emilíana Torrini.
It was produced by Dan Carey. The album was released (2008)

Emiliana Torrini "Love In Time Of Science"

Big Jumps


mice parade

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Mice Parade is the nom-de-plume of Adam Pierce, “Mice Parade” being an anagram of Pierce’s name. Formed in New York City in 1998 the electronica/post-rock band released both their debut single and full length album The True Meaning of Boodleybaye later that year.

In 2000 Pierce released the five song EP Collaborations with contributions from artists such as Jim O’Rourke, Aki Tsuyoko and Nobukazu Takemura and started adding vocals to his records with 2004’s Obrigado Saudade. Mice Parade’s albums were all initially released on Pierce’s record label, Bubble Core and later fatcatrecords.
Jim O’Rourke MySpace
Aki Tsuyoko ontonson
Nobukazu Takemura MySpace

Current band members are Adam Pierce, Doug Scharin (HIM), Dylan Cristy (The Dylan Group), Rob Laakso, Caroline Lufkin, Dan Lippel, Brandon Knights, and Josh Mckay (Macha). ( Mice Parade)
Doug Scharin MySpace
The Dylan Group MySpace

FatCat Records Page
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