Trials + Tribulations


Not Actually Arctic
August 31, 2005, 1:28 am
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I’ve seen a few blogs mention The Arctic Monkeys but I never really took much notice. I thought they were a nice enough band. My sister says she got their CD and I think she likes it. She asked me if I’d heard of them and so I went back and found the mp3’s I’d downloaded and sure enough, they started growing on me more.

I hope you know by know I’m horrible at explaining the style of a band or their history or anything. Pretty much I think that if I throw up a picture and some mp3s you will have faith in me to download the mp3s and love the bands that sing them. Am I right? I hope so. Oh, would it help to tell you that they’re signed to Domino Records (yes that Franz FerdinandSonsandDaughters Domino Records)
Alsooo I know about 823 billion people took part in Gorilla Vs. Bear’s Death Cab for Cutie contest aaaand I’m going to have a contest soon as soon as I can come up with some good contest thing. No it’s not copying. No it’s not. No. Stop it.

When the Sun Goes Down
A Certain Romance
Mardy Bum
Scummy
I Bet You Look Good on That Dancefloor



AIH on WOXY
August 30, 2005, 8:16 pm
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I’d like to thank Indie Surfer Blog for pointing us Internet users in the right direction to a live performance of everyone’s favorite Australians Architecture in Helsinki on Ohio radio station WOXY.

Intro
It’s 5
Living Without You
Interview
The Owls Go
Maybe You Can Owe Me
Do the Whirlwind
Outro
Also, catch Architecture in Helsinki on tour with Dr Dog. (via BrooklynVegan) and So…Where Is Helsinki?


Tracy Greenwood
August 29, 2005, 6:54 pm
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Alright alright I may have already posted about them but they are waaay worth another post.

Tracy + the Plastics is, contrary to the name, only one person not even named Tracy. Wynne Greenwood plays the parts of Tracy and the Plastics, Nikki and Cola. See, Tracy + the Plastics are one of those bands, you know, the artsy ones. Well at shows Greenwood performs on stage in front of a screen on which is projected her edited video of Nikki and Cola (who are, again, Greenwood) as her back-up band. I may have made it sound confusing but it really isn’t.

I’m posting about them because now that I live in Utah I will have to rely on Salt Lake City as my salvation for shows. There are only a few venues from what I’ve seen that nationwide artists come through. One of them, Kilby Court, says Tracy + the Plastics are playing there on September 16th. I haven’t been able to find any information to verify that but if you happen to be in the area I recommend you scope it out as a possible show.

City
Henrietta
Dawn Feather



Le Buck 65
August 29, 2005, 2:25 am
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Yeah I know. White kids talkin about rapping. It’s different though when the rapper’s white too, right? I mean, people can obsess over Eminem so why can’t I rave about a white Canadian rapper? Yeah don’t worry I will.

Anyway I can’t remember if I ever talked about Richard Terfry but I think he’s amazing. His rap moniker is Buck 65 and he is indeed from Canada. I saw him at SXSW this last year opening for Saul Williams. It’s just him and his turn table, a portable CD player and glitter in his pockets. He would use the glitter for an awing effect. It was great. His lyrics are amazing and uuhh yeah. Haha anyway he just had a CD come out at the end of June called Secret House Against the World. I haven’t gotten it yet but I’ve found some mp3s from it and I like what I hear.

Roughouse Blues
Le 65 is Me
Devil’s Eyes

Watch the video for “Kennedy Killed the Hat”



New Decemberists Tracks
August 29, 2005, 12:27 am
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Okay so this is a bit of thieving from the Decemberists Message Board but hey, I know some of you don’t go there but you should. They always got nice stuff.

Anyway, at his latest dates, Colin Meloy has unveiled a few new tracks that might be next-album fodder or just songs. Anyway they’re both really good, one’s even about the infamous Shankill Butchers in Ireleand. Spooky stuff, a bit like their “A Cautionary Tale” except more gruesome.

None of the track titles are absolutely positive.
Julianne
Valencia
Shankill Butchers

In case you missed it, You Ain’t No Picasso has the Decemberists and Death Cab for Cutie covering Fleetwood Mac’s “Go Your Own Way”



New Decemberists Tracks
August 29, 2005, 12:27 am
Filed under: Uncategorized


Okay so this is a bit of thieving from the Decemberists Message Board but hey, I know some of you don’t go there but you should. They always got nice stuff.

Anyway, at his latest dates, Colin Meloy has unveiled a few new tracks that might be next-album fodder or just songs. Anyway they’re both really good, one’s even about the infamous Shankill Butchers in Ireleand. Spooky stuff, a bit like their “A Cautionary Tale” except more gruesome.

None of the track titles are absolutely positive.
Julianne
Valencia
Shankill Butchers

In case you missed it, You Ain’t No Picasso has the Decemberists and Death Cab for Cutie covering Fleetwood Mac’s “Go Your Own Way”



so sorry
August 27, 2005, 9:54 pm
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I’m trying to fix my blog. Whenever I looked at it it was messed up so I changed the template and now the sidebar’s alll the way at the bottom and not where I want it and oooooh my goodness I don’t know what to do. Oh well. Bear with me.




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