Two upcoming bands get into a lil of “I’ll scratch your back and scratch mine”-thing. The two take turns remixing the other’s biggest tune, check both out below (To download: right click, save link as).Read More
Just wanted to remind you guys of the NXNE jam that’s going down Saturday in Toronto. Reach, it’s going to be the best of times.
You’ve heard plenty of Freedom Or Death around these parts before, so I quickly wanted to introduce you guys to the other 3 bands sharing the stage this coming weekend. Check some tracks below.
Dinosaur Dinosaur – Vampires vs. Swear WordsRead More
The album Collider from the Sam Roberts Band (previously featured here) was released this past Tuesday and it is great! Some of the bros and I are headed up to cottage country for the weekend so I thought it would be appropriate to share some dock rock jams with the rest of the blogosphere world. Collider is a masterfully crafted album from the consistently awesome group members of the Sam Roberts Band, providing us with a clean, rhythmically balanced sound that is best appreciated when listening to the album as a cohesive whole rather than in individual tracks. Having said that, take a listen to some of the standout cuts from the album and you’ll get a good feel for the direction that Sam and the fellas took for this album.
Sam Roberts Band – Without a Map (left click to listen, right click to download)
Sam Roberts Band – Longitude f/ Land of Talk’s Elizabeth Powell
Overall, I’m very pleased with the sound of the album. I always considered Sam Roberts to be an anchor in music, one of those bands you could always count on for good album after good album. Collider is no exception. Support the artists by buying their material here and going to a show (or two or three) of theirs. Sam Roberts Band tour schedule here.
Stones Throw artist Mayer Hawthorne is back with the release of his new cover EP, Impressions. His latest work is a collection of tracks covering songs from Chromeo, The Isley Brothers and Jon Brion among others. The tune below is a cover of the Electric Light Orchestra’s 1977 song ‘Mr. Blue Sky’. Enjoy.
Mayer Hawthorne – Mr. Blue SkyRead More
Wheeeeew, big news courtesy of SPIN. A whole slew of distinguished artists will be getting together to create a tribute album for Buddy Holly.
Artists contributing covers to this project include The Black Keys, Modest Mouse, Julian Casablancas (of The Strokes) and……. ah hell just read the image above and you’ll get a good idea of what this album is about. Honouring the late great Buddy Holly, who died at 22 in a Minnesota plane crash with the Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens on February 3, 1959, aka The Day the Music Died, here’s The Black Keys with their soulful rendition of (Ummm, Oh Yeah) Dearest.
And here’s a wonderful song from the man with glasses so famous, Elton John was wearing glasses “not because he needed them, but in homage to Buddy Holly.”
Rave On Buddy Holly tracklist:
1. The Black Keys, “Dearest”
2. Fiona Apple & Jon Brion, “Every Day”
3. Paul McCartney, “It’s So Easy”
4. Florence and the Machine, “Not Fade Away”
5. Cee Lo Green, “(You’re So Square) Baby, I Don’t Care”
6. Karen Elson, “Crying, Waiting, Hoping”
7. Julian Casablancas, “Rave On”
8. Jenny O, “I’m Gonna Love You Too”
9. Justin Townes Earle, “Maybe Baby”
10. She & Him, “Oh Boy”
11. Nick Lowe, “Changing All Those Changes”
12. Patti Smith, “Words Of Love”
13. My Morning Jacket, “True Love Ways”
14. Modest Mouse, “That’ll Be The Day”
15. Kid Rock, “Well…All Right”
16. The Detroit Cobras, “Heartbeat”
17. Lou Reed, “Peggy Sue”
18. John Doe, “Peggy Sue Got Married”
19. Graham Nash, “Raining In My Heart”
Rave on Buddy Holly
P.S. I don’t know what it is with talented musicians and plane crashes, but Buddy Holly certainly wasn’t the first. See also Otis Redding, The Bar Kays & Lynyrd Skynyrd. All jokes aside, this is eerily reminiscient of the Spinal Tap curseRead More
Ahhhhh, it’s that beautiful time of the year again. When the Sam Roberts gets busted out it can only mean one thing; summer is upon us. Another beauty dock rock jam from the guys to promote their forthcoming album, Collider, which is set to be released May 10th, 2011. This one’s called The Last Crusade,
And here’s the first Canadian single released off the album,
J Mascis, former Dinosaur Jr. frontman, released his debut solo album Several Shades of Why last March and I think it would be criminal to not share this phenomenal artist with you all. Stripped down and personal, this music is too beautiful for words. Nuff said,
WAYBACK PLAYBACK BONUS! Here’s Mascis fronting for Dinosaur Jr. on their 1994 hit Feel The Pain
For his impressive biography, see J Mascis. Special thanks to Sub Pop on this one!
And hey! This is SpacePack’s 300th post! Thank you reader for opening your ears and mind to what we have to say, it makes a world of difference to us knowing there are people out there who care
Bob Marley – Excuse me while I lght my spliff good God I’ve gotta take a lift
Dear Reader, a haiku for you,
I was gonna write
This post, but then I got high
Ever been so high you had to turn down the TV to taste your macaroni? That high. Eh Arnie?
Here’s a previous 420-related post on Chip Tha Ripper.