Thursday, June 28, 2007

Ben Gibbard - All Apologies (Live at Showbox, Seattle, 5/20/07)

A very nice tribute to Nirvana in this cover by Ben Gibbard. For the full concert please check ÜberDrivel blog
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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Jose Gonzalez - Down the Line (mp3) and Tour Dates

In Our Nature is to be released in September 25th. Down the Line is a song the he has been playing for quite some time. Here is a very good quality live recording of it.
Check out the new tour dates in September!

In Our Nature tracklisting:
1. How Low
2. Down The Line
3. Killing For Love
4. In Our Nature
5. Teardrop
6. Abram
7. Time To Send Someone Away
8. The Nest
9. Fold
10. Cycling Trivialities

Tour Dates:
09-27 New York, NY - Gramercy Theater *
09-28 New York, NY - Gramercy Theater #
09-29 New York, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
09-30 Boston, MA - Paradise #
10-01 Philadelphia, PA - World Café #
10-02 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club #
10-04 Chicago, IL - Park West #
10-05 Portland, OR - Aladdin Theater #
10-07 Seattle, WA - Showbox #
10-08 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall #
10-09 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall #
10-10 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre #
10-12 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theatre *
10-13 Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Music Café *

* with James Blackshaw
# with Savath & Savalas

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Lifehouse - Who We Are (2007)

Like Lifehouse's previous three albums, Who We Are contains lyrics that relate to both spirituality and romantic love - most of the band's songs are open to interpretation, making them applicable to many types of audiences. This time around, though, Jason Wade drew upon personal experiences that make the songs a little more obvious. Wade has also a terrific rock voice, and it's never sounded better ranging from heavy growls to soft-spoken falsetto—he even goes a cappella for the impressive start of "Storm". Who We Are is a good album, full of very catchy songs.
Grade: A-
+ Disarray
+ Who We Are
+ Storm
+ MySpace Website

Maps - We Can Create (2007)

Maps is essentially a Northampton U.K. gent named James Chapman. “We Can Create” would be his first album, although he has released a handful of eps that has created quite the buzz in certain circles. The record was co-produced by Valgeir Sigurdsson (Bjork) and mixed by Ken Thomas (Sigur Ros), so you can surmise the songs will have a layered sonic depth, while having a glossy major label type of feel to the songs. The record melds this sweet combination of My Bloody Valentine, Sigur Ros and Postal Service. The best electronic album I have heard so far this year! A terrific debut album more resplendent with each listen.
Grade: A-

Garden of Souls - CD Release Party this Saturday (June 30th)!

We are really pleased to join great local and national bands in the upcoming Sunburn Festival, and to release our new 2nd album - Screaming Down from Heaven. This will take place @ The Shelter on June 30th (this coming saturday)

Click on the poster to get your tickets. Only $10! (Please indicate Garden of Souls, when answering the Question 1 ( Which band sent you to this page?)


Garden of Souls

Thirteen Senses - Contact

With producer Danton Supple at the wheel it is always going to be hard not to make comparisons between Thirteen Senses and Coldplay – a marketing gamble choosing this producer or mere coincidence. There is a lack of uniqueness in their sound... Undoubtedly Thirteen Senses are talented musicians but the edge is diluted underneath the schmaltzy big production making Contact an album full of rich gestures but hard to connect with. Maybe they used too much of the Coldplay Kit.
Grade: B-
+ Follow Me (do you remember the Hammond organ used in "Fix You"?)
+ Spirals (nice bass line, and guitars a la The Edge)
+ MySpace website

Monday, June 25, 2007

Army of Anyone - Stop, Look and Listen (Unofficial Video Clip)

Please check this beautiful piece of artwork! Although it's non-oficial video clip, it totally make us think about this world and where we are leading to. Fantastic!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Smashing Pumpkins - Live @ The Grand Rex (Paris) - 05/22/07

And they are finally back! Fantastic recording with Billy Corgan, Jeff Schroeder (guitar), Ginger Reyes (bass) and Jimmy Chamberlain (drums). Thanks to El Mundo de Mimi

Set List:
01 (Intro)
02 United States
03 Today
04 Stand Inside Your Love
05 Bleeding the Orchid
06 Doomsday Clock
07 Home
08 Hummer
09 Starz
10 Tarantula
11 Bullet with Butterfly Wings

12 Gossamer
13 [Fade Out]
14 [Fade In]
15 (Billy talking)
16 For God and Country
17 Thirty-three
18 Rocket
19 Winterlong
20 To Sheila
21 Glass and the Ghost Children
22 Cherub Rock

23 1979
24 Tonight, Tonight
25 [Fade Out]
26 [Fade In]
27 Neverlost

28 That's the Way
29 Disarm
30 Zero
31 Untitled
(Encore Break #1)
32 Shame
33 Silverfuck > The End [The Doors] (tease)
(Encore Break #2)
34 Annie-Dog
35 Muzzle

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Sunday, June 10, 2007

R.E.M - Out of Time (Outtakes/Demos)

Date: 1990-07-16
Venue: John Keane's Studio
Location: Athens - GA - USA
Event: Demo Session
Format: CD Cover
Notes: Throughout July and August, many sessions were attended at John Keane's studio. These demos can be found on the CD bootlegs 'Outtakes Of Time' and 'Slightly Out Of Time', and on the vinyl bootleg 'Peace and Love, Anyone?'
(Thanks to Live Bootleg)
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Monday, June 04, 2007

Fiction Plane

Just wanted to let you all know about Sting's son's great band, Fiction Plane, and their 2nd Release entitled Left Side of The Brain. Truely great music . . .

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Screaming Trees - Sweet Oblivion (1991)

Screaming Trees [ST] have a unique 90's grunge/60's hippy sound that blends so perfectly together, to create this amazing upbeat feel-good rock vibe, and yet still have the powerful angst in there. For once it's nice to hear a band that isn't singing about how sad their lives are, and when ST does sing about it, it sounds great without the depressing feeling. Mark Lanegan has a very unique, brisk voice that manages to create that awesome sound of his music. It's a shame ST never scored it huge, but their hit "Nearly Lost You" (which isn't near the best from this amazing album) will probably seal them immortality in the heavens of 90's rock.
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