Fresh visuals from Freedom Or Death for their track ‘Inside’. The song is taken from their latest EP Ego, one of SpacePack’s favourite sets of the year thus far.Read More
Adult Swim is in the middle of it’s 2011 Singles Program, giving away 10 free tracks in 10 consecutive weeks. The latest single is an excellent cut from The Tallest Man On Earth titled ‘Weather of a Killing Kind’. Check it out below.Read More
‘Dreams Money Can Buy’ is supposedly the first track off the upcoming album Take Care.
Bon Iver was leaked last week by the friendly folks at iTunes. Look it up yourself, but take in this chill reinterpretation first.
Some ish that I pulled from my inbox. The soulful sound is from Philadelphia singer-songwriter Jessi Teich.
Chiddy Bang. Peanut Butter And Swelly. May 27th.Read More
PJ Harvey is a master of experimentation. A seeker of originality, Harvey’s sound is never duplicated from album to album. This is true for Let England Shake. Her music is the result of a combination of influences like fellow english poet T.S. Eliot and musical groups the Doors and The Pogues – as well as being inspired by paintings from Salvador Dali. Directed by the art of these past visionaries, PJ Harvey takes a critical stance on contemporary political turmoil in Afghanistan and Iraq – and does so effectively. Let England shake is considered to be one of the best albums of 2011 so far, take a listen and see if you agree.
The Last Living Rose: Download
On Battleship Hill: Download
So The Tallest Man on Earth ever recorded was measured in at 8’11″ (his name was Robert Pershing Wadlow for you fyi’s out there). My question to you, what the fuck do you know about Kristiann Matsson (pictured above)? Well listen up,
Although the native of Dalarna,
Spain Sweden (thank you reader for catching this mistake) may know little about height (measuring in at 5’6″, pardon the pun), he knows a shit ton about making good music. Kristiann Mattson is by far the most banjo pickin’, piano clickin’, two tone ringin’ motha fucka ever met on this side of the Mississippi. He probably doesn’t even know what the mighty Miss is all about, being from Sweden and all (hell, I’m Canadian so I don’t even know what all the fuss is about).
So what earns Kristiann the moniker of the Tallest Man on Earth? Listen to a few tracks and find out for yourself. Is this guy not the closest thing to Bob Dylan since Dylan? Especially with his prolific voice and incredibly expressive tone he takes into each song? Or is this just me doing my rant-like thang. It don’t matter, the judgement is up to you as the listener. Seize some Sunday carp bitches,
The Tallest Man On Earth – Steal Tomorrow (Terribly sorry about the play button, these mp4 files can be testy at times. The download link will have to suffice for now)
BONUS!!!! Yeah sure, you music fiends always ask for more. Well get some,
Now fuck off while I float into siesta, this is YOUR lazy Sunday people.
Well it is tuesday again and I am feeling as toned down as ever. Having just completed a tough streak of exams, I’m using this Tuesday to refuel my engines and find my lost chi. The band I have selected this Tuesday, Horse Feathers, has some of the most low key string folk i’ve ever heard, perfect for relaxing. Their 2008 album, House With No Name, is the best album for rainy days and reflection. So if you’re feeling overwhelmed, take a few minutes and listen to a couple of folk songs.
P.S. Scroll Down to hear “Vivian” by Delta Spirit – It is also a perfect Toned Down Tuesdays Tune
Curs Of Weeds: Download
Vivian By Delta Spirit: Download
The Cave Singers are back with a new album entitled “No Witch”. It seems to be an aggressive departure from their other stuff. A few tracks have Tool-like deep guitar riffs, followed by “I Am the Walrus” sitars only to be constrasted by what sounds to be James Brown’s Church Choir. This album has a diverse array of sounds and is very interesting to listen to, i suggest you check it out.
Outer Realms: Download
Black Leaf: Download
All Land Crabs And Divinity Ghosts: Download
Mumford & Sons played the biggest show of their careers last night at Coachella music fest in California (check some Coachella previews on Delta Spirit, Cold War Kids & Death From Above 1979). The show provided a stern test for the group to showcase their budding sound in the biggest music venue they have yet to encounter. But right from the start, the band looked like they were up to the task.
The group formed from the West London folk scene consists of Marcus Mumford who’s strong vocals, beautifully strummed guitar pieces and drum contributions on selected tracks stole the show. The other members of the band include Ben Lovett who rocked things on keyboard and provided excellent vocal harmonies, Winston Marshall with his bad ass banjo pickin’ and Elvis impersonated hip gyrations, and Ted Dwane keeping it extra real on standup bass, accompanied by a lively trio of horn blowers to compliment the group’s folksy, bluegrass style of music. The questions was, how can a stripped down folk group make a crowd of 75 000 people dance? Simple, just ask them.
“Shall we dance, Coachella?” asked Mumford before breaking into,
How can you catch the ear of a sea of fans screaming for more? Easy, play something softer and make them listen. If you know the true Mumford & Sons style, there’s always the calm before the storm. The band plays the soft parts with equal effectiveness as the louder parts because the listener know that around any corner, one can always expect a crescendo of banjoes, horn and bass drum to get ya moving. They played this song perfectly,
The main reason I liked watching this group play is because they genuinely looked like they were having fun playing with one another. In interviews, they express attraction to a culture of personal connection with audience members and “downsizing”. What does that mean exactly? Well they want you the listener to contribute as a lively part of their musical experience, not just some passive bystander that’s there to hear the music and leave. They asked the crowd to dance yet again, except this time it called for a waltz,
They played some new songs in their set too, take a listen. This one’s called Lover’s Eyes,
Andy by far my favorite track, @ 2:52, oh shit yeah
With only one album under their belt and an enormous crowd to entertain, I think they did a great job making their set as inclusive as possible. All group members are multi-talented instrumentalist and I see some great chemistry within the group dynamics by exchanging instrumental parts between band members, kinda similar to what The Band did back in the day. All in all, Mumford & Sons put on a very enjoyable experience and expect to hear more from them in the future.
Mumford & Sons have more touring ahead before they hit the studio to record their next album. Next week on April 21st, they will travel to Oakland to kick off their six-date Railroad Revival Tour with Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros and Old Crow Medicine Show. “We like to keep the live thing going, because that’s what we love the most,” said Mumford. “We’re not the kind of band that can close ourselves off to make this masterpiece record. We really find it helpful to play the songs live, so this is the best kind of preparation to record a new album.”
Mumford & Sons are on fire and it appears that these gentleman of the road will continue to ride this hot streak with cool heads and steady hands.Read More