let's take a break from tax cuts and exclusive brevhrens for a minute shall we. here's a few mp3 downloads:
last night we played something from blood on the wall's fourthcoming awesomer lp. it's a pretty interesting album of heavy indie rock. it reminds me a bit of the kills, except with heavier leanings:
i'd like to take you out tonight.mp3
and from the same brilliant site that i swiped that link from, stereogum, i found out hud's brilliant single from their latest full length, let us never speak of it again, up for download. i often play this track in dj sets (like at the mixtape connection). it's like...stonkin'. or something:
it's for you.mp3
i've been using bit torrent file downloading systems a lot lately, and a while back i grabbed broadcast's fourthcoming album, tender buttons. but to my dismay, once the file had finished downloading, there were no actual mp3s in the folder. hmm, i still don't know why, but it makes for a pretty uninteresting story. anyway, they're on warp records, largely known for their "intelligent" electronic output (duh) but also for maximo park being like, the only guitar band on there. well broadcast kinda got their first with their great 2003 album haha sound, which is really good. not as guitary as maximo park, more electro poppy:
michael a grammar.mp3
ah, now this is quite exciting. metric, a canadian girl band featuring one member from the guitar media darlings broken social scene are about to release another lp. here's a track from it:
police and the private.mp3
omg#%#$ i wish clap your hands say yeah! would play in new zealand. that's just too much of an unrealistic thought, but here's the next best thing (not): the guy from said the gramophone went to a show of theirs. of course, it was incredibly good - here are some tracks that he taped at the show. they're two new songs not on the album. pretty shitty sound quality, but at least you heard it before everyone else:
unknown 1 (live).mp3
unknown 2 (live).mp3
back in christchurh, though, try and check out the pinacolada soundsystem at mainstreet this saturday night. it's free and there will be lots of 80s nostalgia and indie love...all for free.
oh yeah! happy birthday gretchen and javier!!!
5 months ago