Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Electro-pop Wednesday

First of all, make sure to take a look at Monday's Scissorkick update- he's posted a couple of tracks from Home Video's forthcoming Citizen EP on Warp, and they're quite nice, especially "In A Submarine."

Today's mp3s:

Hood, "You Show No Emotion At All"

R3mote, "Freefall"

R3mote are an electro-pop duo on Andrew Weatherall's Rotters Golf Club label, and have released a lone EP (R3motion), which is very good. And is it just me, or does "Freefall" co-opt the synth sound from the Nails' "88 Lines About 44 Women"? Not that I'm complaining, though; it's a great song.

As for the Hood track, it's from 2001's brilliant Cold House on Aesthetics Records, on which Hood collaborate with Anticon MC's Doseone and Why? and, surprisingly make their sometimes grating delivery work in an indie-pop context.

Also, Interpol's first single from Antics, "Slow Hands," is available on the iTunes music store, and it's possibly the best thing they've yet released. They sound less like Joy Division than ever, thankfully, but there's a clever little nod to Ian Curtis in the lyrics. Fun stuff, if you like that kind of thing.

Hood, with downloadable outtakes and radio mix


Hood mp3 page, with live tracks and rarities

Hood, "You Show No Emotion At All" video (via Domino Records; Realmedia)

Monday, August 23, 2004

This looks promising...

Super Furry Animals precede the release of 'Songbook' with a 20 minute long live version of the SFA anthem 'The Man Don't Give A Fuck' on September 20th.

This version of 'The Man Don't Give A Fuck' was recorded at Hammersmith Apollo on the last night of the band's UK tour in Spring 2004 and is not included on "Songbook"."

A twenty-minute version of their most brilliant single* and a new album? Not to put too fine a point on it, but fucking A. For those who have never heard of SFA, I'll be posting a couple of songs later today (as soon as I can find my SFA albums).

*well, maybe second behind "Hermann Loves Pauline," but certainly their most unabashedly, gleefully vulgar. Even if it's just a Steely Dan sample...

EDIT My mistake; Songbook isn't a new album but rather a singles collection. (source)

Sunday, August 22, 2004

Some mashups/bootlegs/remixes/etc

Prodigy Remixed just went up; downloading now. I honestly don't give a toss about the Prodigy, and especially not the new album, but this looks promising.

Lionel Vinyl. Enjoyed the hell out of his XFM Superchunk; here's (a lot) more.

Dsico, aka the "Love Will Freak Us" guy.

Party Ben (as pointed out by Boom Selection). He is One Suave Fuck.

Things resume as normal on Monday; right now I'm faced with the daunting task of feeding a 40-gig iPod (thus the above links). And faced with legally available booze! Yup, twenty-one as of last Thursday, and pretty happy about it.


This is long overdue for a mention, but Boom Selection is back in the mp3 game. Go hit them up, they have many good things.

Including a mirror of Osymyso's new mix, which is quite fun.