Thursday, February 11, 2010

Scavenging (UPDATED)

Internet music finds of the day:

1. Japandroids are going release a series of 7-inch singles this year to tide over fans. Hear the first one, streaming here:
http://pitchfork.com/news/37860-japandroids-announce-singles-series/

2. Afro/UK bangers The Very Best are offering a remix of Yeasayer's standout single "Ambling Alp" here, with Esau Mwamwaya going "nuts over top":
http://www.thefader.com/2010/02/11/premiere-yeasayer-ambling-alp-the-very-best-mulomo-remix-mp3/

3. She and Him perform "Thieves," from their upcoming follow-up to Vol. 1, live on BBC radio.
http://stereogum.com/archives/she_him__thieves_live_on_bbc_113991.html

4. Online music 'zine Tiny Mix Tapes did the right thing and actually waited for 2009 to end before unveiling its best-of-the-decade list. It's releasing 20 entries of the list per day. Today they have finally gotten to 40 through 21. TMT typically veers more obscure than Pitchfork, which means as they get to the top of the list, I'm actually recognizing more and more of the albums. In at number 40 is the Avalanches "Since I Left You," one of my personal favorites (even though I didn't discover it until almost 10 years after it was released.)
http://www.tinymixtapes.com/features/favorite-100-albums-2000-2009-40-21

5. Bonnaroo announced it's lineup this week and will now officially be known as "Bro-nnaroo."
http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/index.php/2010/02/09/bonnaroo-2010-lineup-rolls-out-weezer-jeff-beck-the-flaming-lips-and-more/ 

6.  This video has been all over the interwebs today, and it's pretty great. Brooklyn by-way-of SF retro-pop outfit the Morning Benders got all their old Cali friends into the studio and recorded a Phill Spector Wall-of-sound version of their track "Excuses."
http://stereogum.com/archives/video/the_morning_benders_excuses_chris_from_girls_john_vanderslice_114041.html

This clip has also introduced me to the site http://yourstru.ly/

8 comments:

A Mixed Tape said...

Let me try this one more time, I don't think your blog likes my comments.

Thanks for this, great links and now that I have seen The Morning Benders video, heard their tune, I'm a changed man. Serious, that Etta James "At Last" string line, the barbershop quartet Da Dum line, I will love this song for the rest on my life, I think. If not, at least the most of this year.

Warped Coasters said...

i posted the comments you made on that old post. i blogger set to wait for my moderation for comments on posts older than a couple weeks, cause otherwise I'd never see them.

A Mixed Tape said...

Actually I was referring to how my internet connection failed right as I tried to hit "Publish Your Comment" and everything disappeared, that thoughtful paragraph...

Warped Coasters said...

damn

The Juice Box said...

I thought you didn't like moderation, Mister Warped Coasters. You wagged your little finger at me the last time I had to approve comments, although they were for all posts at the time.

Warped Coasters said...

maaaan it's just so i know comments exist on old posts.

Warped Coasters said...

also, i don't have any little fingers.

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