Archive for the ‘music’ Category

Parenthetical Girls – A Song For Ellie Greenwich

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

This is Ellie and her body of work.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs are spa spa spas

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

Yeah Yeah Yeahs get their fans to lipsynch to their latest song and record themselves on video doing so. Fans do. Yeah Yeah Yeahs make a video based in part on these user-generated/fan-generated bits.

All is well. Money being made from super-fans.

Fans then upload their full versions of the videos Yeah Yeah Yeahs took snapshots of. Yeah Yeah Yeahs get fan vids shut down. How stupid are these people? Burning the people who are helping to produce the video and to spread the word to their networks. Nutso!

CD shelves
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Free 2 Lambchop tickets for Saturday in the Tripod

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

First that wants em gets em. You need to collect them off me tomorrow Friday in Dublin City Centre.

Indiecater reissue old Irish albums

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

Sun Bear Front Cover

Kevin mp3hugger sent out a mass email last evening about a project of theirs – Indiecater. Their latest release is a reissue by an Irish band called Sunbear

From the email:

Just getting in touch with all the movers and shakers in the Irish blogosphere to let you know that we’ve finished our second digital reissue and this time it is from an Irish band called Sunbear. Sunbear only released 1 LP (and a number of EP’s) but it was a classic. The thing was not many people got to hear it in 1994, when it was originally released, as there were only 1,000 copies ever made. This despite being stalwarts on the seminal ‘No Disco’ programme. Now as part of our ongoing mission to release long deleted classics indiecater has made Sunbear available for download for a recessionary-proof price of €3.50 (no 1% or 2% levies!!!).

I think this is such a great idea and a total work of passion. It reminds me in a way of those people that restore old films or work hard to make sure an unnoticed classic gets more attention. Reissuing deleted albums from bands that should have gotten more coverage – genius. And at €3.50 for the album it’s quite cheap and you can even stream it before you buy it. Well done and mySpace – Irish Artists can sell to 100M+ on mySpace

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

Thanks to the latest widgety goodness from, artists that sell via can now offer their musical wares direct from their mySpace profiles. That’s certainly upping the game. Well done lads!

Ry Cooder – I knew these people

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

This is from the Paris, Texas soundtrack. The video is boring footage. Just listen to the audio if you have about 9 minutes to spare.

The more I listen to it the better/worse it gets

Saturday, September 20th, 2008

Ian McThrillpier recommended TV on the Radio’s new album Dear Science and the new album from Parenthetical Girls called Entanglements. I’ve given both albums equal listening time to be balanced.

The more I listen to the TV on the Radio album, the worse it gets. It’s rather boring and run of the mill. I thought the previous album was better.

However the Parenthetical Girls album just gets better with each play. First time hearing them was on Ian’s mixtape and after hearing the one song of theirs I bought the album for a mere 9 quid from iTunes.

TV on the Radio – I was a lover (From their last album – Return to Cookie Mountain)

Hard Working Class Heroes

Friday, September 12th, 2008

Hard Working Class Heroes is this weekend in Dublin. Muzu put together a nice playlist of the bands that are playing. Here yiz go. No more blog posts til Sunday evening so enjoy the music:

Who wants to help Amanda Palmer?

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

Got this from Olga, can you help?

Amanda Palmer now solo singer of The Dresden Dolls needs a free or cheap place to crash in Dublin for her and her crew. (Preferably with wireless internet.) I think they are looking for a cheap band rehearsal space too, or a house they can sleep in and rehearse in.

This is Amanda:

The Dates:
September 9th-17th (need a place for 2 people to crash)
September 18th-27th (need a place for 5-6 people to crash and rehearse)

Let me know if you guys have anything or know of anyone, as they don’t seem to be having a lot of luck turning something up. I think if they’re crashing in someone’s place they’ll also guest list you for shows/give you free merch/and threaten to cuddle you. USB Album

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

download music usb

Got one of the USB albums in the post a while back from them for free.

Artists featured include: Saccade, The Rumours, Driving By Night, The Radio, Roberta Howett, The Flaws, OrphanCode, SUDDYN, Ro Tierney, Codes, Justinmanville, Dirty Epics, Jo and the Flood, The Kinetiks, Vesta Varro

I was expecting the usual Irish musical compilation album, you know, one or two good tracks and the rest being shite. WRONG. Very impressed with this. I’ve heard a few too thanks to Phantom but the quality of the bands and artists is really good. I’m now chasing up on some of the bands. There’s a lot of talent on this album. Only issue is I won’t use the media player that comes with it and the mp3s when loaded into Winamp has very messy song titles/names. An m3u file would have been handy.

I remember reading somewhere that the newest bands are influenced by the whole world now. They can connect with bands who only ever had an audience of 60 in their local town but the second their music is online, kids from the other side of the world can sample their work and get influenced. Hopefully in the next few years with such diversity of influence we’ll hear some amazing new stuff. Looks like we’re getting some of it with this album.