Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Oasis - Two New Songs!

By judging these 2 new songs that leaked on the internet, the new Oasis album should be AWESOME!! It seems that the boys are certainly going back to their origins (first 2 albums - the best ones 4 me).

Let me know what you think...

+ Falling Down
+ The Shock of Lightning

BTW, thanks to Maybe Here Now for doing such great coverage!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Keane - Little Broken Words (2007) - REQUESTED!

Before you start wondering why you haven’t heard anything about Keane releasing a new album: this is a GREAT compilation of studio outtakes and B-sides made by a fan. It contains more of those ’slow’ emotional songs that you also found on the first album: it is more mellow than ‘Under the Iron Sea’! There are a lot of beautiful piano ballads and a lot of good covers: “The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine” of The Walker Brothers, “What A Wonderful World” of Louis Armstrong and “Dinner At Eight” of Rufus Wainwright. It's gonna be a GReaT weekend listening to this new stuff by Keane!

Favorite tracks in the first listen:
05 - What a Wonderful World (a beautiful tribute to Louis Armstrong)

06 - Dinner At Eight
07 - Something in Me was Dying
10 - To The End of the Earth
14 - She Has No Time (Earlier Version)

+ Link fixed!
+ Mirror 2
+ Previous posts about Keane on this blog

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Coldplay - Live from Brixton Academy - London, UK (06/16/08)

A live FM broadcast @ 192 kbps by BBC Radio 1 on 16th June 2008.
A free concert for fan club members sponsored by BBC radio.
01 - Intro (0:53)
02 - Life In Technicolour (2:25)
03 - Violet Hill (3:13)
04 - Clocks (5:09)
05 - In My Place (4:55)
06 - Viva La Vida (4:43)
07 - Chinese Sleep Chant (3:51)
08 - God Put A Smile Upon My Face (4:38)
09 - 42 (4:03)
10 - Square One (5:42)
11 - Trouble (4:32)
12 - Lost! (4:06)
13 - Strawberry Swing (4:11)
14 - (Interlude - band move upstairs to play) (1:38)
15 - Yellow (4:06)
16 - The Goldrush - Death Will Never Conquer (Will Champion on vocals) (1:31)
17 - Fix You (5:13)
18 - Lovers In Japan (4:05)

+ Part 1
+ Part 2


+ Part 1
+ Part 2

Thanks to T.U.B.E

Monday, June 16, 2008

John Mayer - Live from Palace of Auburn Hills (05-07-07)

After MANY requests, here's the re-upload of this GREAT concert!!
+ Link 1
+ Link 2
Some videos that I've recorded:
- Slow Dancing in a Burning Room
- Out of My Mind (Blues in G Major)
- Neon

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Coldplay - More 2 new tracks (Life in Technicolour and Lost!)

Two more songs - a snippet of the opening track "Life in Technicolor" (just fantastic! I've read that it's just a teasing snippet with vocals coming later on...) and the b-side of Violet Hill's single in Europe entitled "Lost!"

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Coldplay - Two unreleased tracks! (Viva la Vida + A Spell a Rebel Yell)

Violet Hill just came out last week. This week New Music Express released an exclusive b-side "A Spell a Rebel Yell" which has been suggested by some forums to have a marked U2
influence... Should we call it Brian Eno's signature sound?
Then iTunes just released today a new song - available for pre-order - "Viva la Vida" (I've found this link Googling it!)

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Lior - Corner of An Endless Road (2007)

I stumbled across Lior's music browsing some musical blog which I can't remember the name now... but I immediately connected to his music. What a great singer and songwriter! This guy has LOTS of talent!
Lior was born in Israel but moved to Australia at the age of 10. He music is a mix of his Middle Eastern roots flavored with the singing style of several songwriters/singers from the 60s and 70s such as Paul McCartney, Neil Young, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell (which he mentions as musical influences).
Corner of An Endless Road is actually his 2nd album and it's full of eastern-tinged folk songs with plenty of fingerpicked acoustic guitar. It has been playing constantly in my car's CD player. The album is a rare, wonderful piece of work. This kind of music is a breath of fresh air above a sea of bands who forgo melody in favour of simple riffs and lyrics that are blatantly written for an audience. Lior writes of his experiences in such a sincere and honest way that one cannot help but be carried away by the story. Imagine a mix of Beatles, Nick Drake, Rufus Wainwright, Duncan Sheik and Led Zeppelin altogether....

Grade: A+
Here's just a sample of this GREAT CD which you can get it on Amazon:
+ Lost In You (this one resembles stuff made by Nick Drake)
+ Jerusalem (a mix of Beatles and Beach Boys vocal harmonies)
+ Safety of Distance (one of the most beautiful songs I've heard this year! What a voice...)

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Death Cab for Cutie - No Sunlight, Cath and Talking Bird (unreleased tracks!)

From the upcoming album - Narrow Stairs - to be released on 05/13/08

I've finally found a live recording of No Sunlight!

And two other new tracks: Cath and Talking Bird

Thanks for the correct information! It seems that I've got fooled with this April's fool joke! The band is actually called Velveteen, from Germany and the song is called "The Drummer Goes Berserk".

No Sunlight
The Drummer Goes Berserk

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Coldplay - Violet Hill (download new single!), Album Cover and Setlist

Violet Hill is the first officially released single from Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends - Coldplay's 4th album to be released on June 17th.

Here's the confirmed set of songs
Stereogum's first perspective on Violet Hill: "Don't let the atmospheric and ambient noise swell out front scare you too much, "Violet Hill" is a rocker's march, with Brian Eno dialing Buckland's guitars into a more biting/less delayed crunch than A Rush Of Blood and X&Y (check the alarm siren bends, etc.). On the other hand, it looks like Brian's still OK with Mr. Martin's favored outro trick of gentle voice/piano chorus reprise. A few more notes to that guitar solo might've helped."

Enjoy it!

+ Link 1
+ Link 2

Sunday, April 27, 2008

John Legend - Pride (In the Name of Love)

Some of you might have seen this before. Beautiful in its simplicity, John Legend covered the track for 'KING' a two hour TV special marking the fortieth anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King which aired on the History Channel.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Billy Corgan - Half of Us (interview)

Great interview with Billy Corgan sharing intimate confessions about his life - difficulties his father, child abuse, growing up and the repercussions with Smashing Pumpkins success... Very interesting!
+ Check it out

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Live - MTV Unplugged (1995)

Do you guys remember this? Boy, it's been such a long time since I've heard it... but there were so many good songs... Enjoy it!
+ Link 1
Thanks to Rock and Blues

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Interpol - Live from Chile - 03/06/08

Interpol @ Teatro Caupolicán
Santiago, Chile

02.Pioneer to the falls
03.Obstacle #1
06.The scale
07.Say hello to angels
09.No i in threesome
10.Hands away
11.Slow hands
12.Rest my chemestry
15.The Heinrich manouver
16.Not even Jail

+ Part 1
+ Part 2

Thanks to mundomp3 Brasil

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Foo Fighters - Live from Oracle Arena (Oakland, Ca - 02/02/08)

This was a 2 and 1/2 hour long show just with the Foo Fighters playing!!! Another fantastic Foo Fighters gig! Dave and the guys always put 100% into every show.

When () around song represents Acoustic Song

Set List:
Let it Die
The Pretender
Times Like These
Learn to Fly
Cheer up Boys (Your make-up is running)
This is a Call
Guitar Battle!!
Stacked Actors
Taylor Hawkins solo
(Skin and Bones)
(My Hero)
Band Member Intro's
(Cold day in the Sun)
(But, Honestly)
(Everlong [Starts acoustic])
Monkey Wrench
All My Life
Big Me
Long Road to Ruin
Best of you

++ Part 1
++ Part 2

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Coldplay - Castles (B-Sides and Rarities Collection!)

Despite reports stating otherwise, their new album will not be called 'Prospekt'. Well, while the untitled new album gets into its the final mixing process, I share here a compillation of B-sides and rarities for all of us - true Coldplay fans. Enjoy it!
+ Get it here

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Stone Temple Pilots - Live from Hammerstein Ballroom (NYC, April 23rd 2002)

As you might have heard, they are back!! In the meantime, let's share this GREAT concert NYC from the Shangri-La Dee Da tour. It includes covers from Pink Floyd to Led Zeppelin. Great recording makes this a must not only for fans but those that appreciate STP. Just listen to the crowd singing with Scott on Trippin' to understand what I'm talking about!

Courtesy of Below Empty

* Shine on You Crazy Diamond (Pink Floyd Cover)
* Vasoline
* Crackerman
* Hollywood Bitch
* Big Empty
* Dead And Bloated
* Atlanta (Acoustic)
* Sour Girl (Acoustic)
* Wonderful (Acoustic)
* Creep (Acoustic)
* Lounge Fly
* Too Cool Queenie
* Big Bang Baby
* Trippin' on a Hole in a Paper Heart
* Interstate Love Song
* Nobody's Fault But Mine (Led Zeppelin Cover, Partial)
* Plush
* Down (with Army Ants Intro)
* Kitchenware and Candybars
* Sex Type Thing
++ Link 1
++ Link 2 (coming soon!)

Why One Died Simply...

I've got a few emails this week asking "why the name One Died Simply!?". The reason comes from the name of the EP I recorded with my friends back in Brazil in 2003, right before coming to live in USA. It was a great way to document forever those songs that meant I lot to me. There are 3 songs in portuguese and 5 in english. Lyrics are enclosed.
+ Click here for the full album

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Landon Pigg - Landon Pigg (2006)

Well, how I found him?? Easy, just Googling who was singing that commercial "A Diamond is Forever". Heralding from the inspirational streets of Nashville, Tennessee—Pigg is one of the most talented pop songwriters I’ve heard in a long, long time. There is not a lot of variety, but he is good at what he does. With all of that being said... and despite a very good vocal performance and an album rife with decent melodic hooks, this is an album that you are more than likely to forget.

Grade: A-
+ Eggshels
+ Great Companion (in this one his voice resembles a lot of Jeff Buckley's)
+ Falling in Love in a Coffee Shop

++ Best used CD deal I've found @
++ website

Monday, January 28, 2008

Your Vegas - A Town and Two Cities (EP)

It's difficult to judge a band based only on three songs, but the EP still left me impressed and hoping for a full length album.
The sound in the first two songs, while electronic in the good 80s tradition, is actually more reminiscent of The Killers. If you like that act, make sure to check Your Vegas.
The third song, "the way the war was won" is a good quieter rock ballad heavily influenced by Keane.

iTunes is selling this album (as of Jan '08) for a total of 99c, so it's a better place to go.

+ MySpace Website
+ The Way the War Was Won video

Sunday, January 13, 2008

The Police - Live from Brazil (2007)

Live from Rio de Janeiro - Dec 08th 2007

01 Message In A Bottle
02 Sychronicity II
03 Walking On The Moon
04 Voices Inside My Head
05 When The World Is Running Down
06 Don't Stand So Close To Me
07 Driven To Tears
08 Hole In My Life
09 Truth Hits Everybody
10 Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
11 Wrapped Around Your Finger
12 De Do Do Do De Da Da Da
13 Invisible Sun
14 Walking In Your Footsteps
15 Can't Stand Losing You
16 Roxanne
17 King Of Pain
18 So Lonely
19 Every Breath You take
20 Next To You

+ Get it here