Trials + Tribulations


Lance of Silver
March 31, 2006, 11:29 pm
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“I told you I was going to wear the striped shirt today.”
I never ever thought in a million years Franz Ferdinand had the ability to be creepy. If you count “Michael” as creepy then you’ve got a weak stomach. Maybe I only like the song because my name is Michael (nice to meet you), and the song is great and dancable. That looks stupid, like “dankable.”

Anyway these NEW B-sides come from the NEW single off Franz Ferdinand’s NOT-SO NEW album You Could Have it So Much Better…With Franz Ferdinand. Oh the single is for “The Fallen” and I think the single comes out next week. But you get the B-sides now! Except they’re only rips. Does that bother you? Oh well. Here they are little chicos.

L. Wells
Jeremy Fraser

Oh and when I was talking about creepy, I was really talking about the video for “Jeremy Fraser” (which you can view HERE, along with the uninspired vid for “The Fallen” and “L. Wells”). The Wicker Man like creepiness alone was bad, and then throw in creepy creepy children a la Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ “Y Control.” Shivers all around! Oh also at that site you can hear the “Ruined By Justice” remix of Fallen and a new instrumental b-side called “Brown Onions.” Prolific, eh? There’s also an acoustic version of “The Fallen” that I’m sure you can find somewhere.



Lance of Silver
March 31, 2006, 11:29 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

“I told you I was going to wear the striped shirt today.”
I never ever thought in a million years Franz Ferdinand had the ability to be creepy. If you count “Michael” as creepy then you’ve got a weak stomach. Maybe I only like the song because my name is Michael (nice to meet you), and the song is great and dancable. That looks stupid, like “dankable.”

Anyway these NEW B-sides come from the NEW single off Franz Ferdinand’s NOT-SO NEW album You Could Have it So Much Better…With Franz Ferdinand. Oh the single is for “The Fallen” and I think the single comes out next week. But you get the B-sides now! Except they’re only rips. Does that bother you? Oh well. Here they are little chicos.

L. Wells
Jeremy Fraser

Oh and when I was talking about creepy, I was really talking about the video for “Jeremy Fraser” (which you can view HERE, along with the uninspired vid for “The Fallen” and “L. Wells”). The Wicker Man like creepiness alone was bad, and then throw in creepy creepy children a la Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ “Y Control.” Shivers all around! Oh also at that site you can hear the “Ruined By Justice” remix of Fallen and a new instrumental b-side called “Brown Onions.” Prolific, eh? There’s also an acoustic version of “The Fallen” that I’m sure you can find somewhere.



Henry Rollins Show
March 31, 2006, 5:14 pm
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I don’t know if you’ve heard about it or not, but IFC TV has a new show hosted by Henry Rollins aptly titled the Henry Rollins Show. It seems like a normal talk show I guess, I haven’t seen it myself. The series premiere is tomorrow, and Dreamy favorite Sleater-Kinney are the musical guests. I don’t know if he talked with them or not, but the show’s website has a video of the band playing “Jumpers” off of last year’s critically acclaimed The Woods.

Sleater-Kinney-Jumpers
Sleater-Kinney-Off With Your Head



Telephone Call for Teddy Ruxpin
March 30, 2006, 10:31 pm
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Holy moley, I don’t know if I’m supposed to believe this, but this bulletin from Austin band The Carrots (you may remember them from my Voxtrot interview) really makes me wish I was back in Texas this weekend, more speicifically Austin.

Attention all zombies, pets and slaves:
For your benefit we have scheduled a night of preprogrammed entertainment in hopes of easing your anxieties regarding what to do with yourself this weekend. This Friday you will be attending a spectacular Carrots show in which 14 unique Care Bear costume wearing teens reenact the horrors of cannibalism in a Stephanie Chan penned play entitled “Telephone Call for Teddy Ruxpin”. The Carrots will perform 10 songs throughout the course of this play. Afterwards, the White Ghost Shivers will perform. We start at 10 pm. The location is the Longbranch Inn on Austin’s fabulous eastside. It is 21+ due to scenes of graphic Care Bear sex. Please bring clothes you don’t mind getting splattered in partially fake blood.

If it turns out to be a hoax to get you there, at least you’ll be there! Recommended by Jared and Mitch from Voxtrot House! Gotta be good.



New KRS
March 30, 2006, 5:52 pm
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Okay so umm you may not love Kill Rock Stars like I do but you might want to hear what they have coming up this spring! Some good stuff here so listen up.

Imaad Wasif-Out in the Black
Mecca Normal-I’ll Call You
Slim Moon and What Army-Fanfic
Shoplifting-Male Gynecology
Seconds-Sister8myson
Stereo Total-I Love You Ono
Stereo Total-Touche Moi



Invisible and Harmless
March 30, 2006, 5:07 pm
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So tonight if you’re sitting to watch the OC and you hear this song, do not be alarmed! It is a good song from a band whose name alone seemed to be begging the music producers to put something on the show. Casiotone for the Painfully Alone‘s song “Young Shield” is going to be played for “one minute and fourteen seconds” during the dramamama show. I don’t watch it but I’m glad CFTPA is getting some acclaim! And “Young Shields” is a great song.

Young Shields
Off the new album Etiquette.



Call You Out
March 30, 2006, 12:23 am
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Wait wait, what’s that? You want something else hot from Austin? Are you greedy? You already got Voxtrot, Sound Team, What Made Milwaukee Famous + probably 5 dozen more. Who do you think you are asking more from poor tired Austin?
Well you’re in luck because Austin isn’t ready to give up. Good thing too. They’re going to churn out more fabulous bands this year just because they can!
The Arm have been around for a long time but are just getting noticed nationally with all the newfound interest in Austin. I got a little flyer about their new album when I ordered Belaire‘s 7″ for Haunted Castles (I didn’t have any cash with me at their show at SXSW, you should get it too!). Anyway The Arm kind of reminds me of Radio 4, especially on Gotham. A little less dance but they make up for it in energy.
Here’s some new tracks off their forthcoming album Call You Out which will be out April 14th on Indierect Records.

To Yr Id
The Privileged Few



Fad
March 29, 2006, 4:17 pm
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Okay here’s one of my new favorite videos from a band I hadn’t heard before this week. I think I’d heard the name, but may have gotten them mixed up with The Black, The Black Eyes, The Black Keys or something, but Black Lips are a bit different. Their garage rock is pretty raw and untainted, and this video is hilarious.

More Black Lips:
Freakout!
Juvenile
Ain’t Comin’ Back
Oh and my cloud image at the top is so small because I don’t know why, but my Photobucket account exceeded its bandwidth. Anyone know any free image hosters with unlimited bandwidth? I uploaded the images to my EZArchive account but it shrunk down the cloud one because it was too big? Lame.



Photographs
March 28, 2006, 5:53 pm
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I found this photographer Andrew Kendall’s website and he has a load of awesome band photographs! Mostly British but, you know. Anyway, there’s some of Dreamy favorites The Long Blondes, Franz, The Rakes, Bloc Party, The Cribs and tons more. Definitely check them out! Here’s some of my favorites:

The RakesThe Long BlondesPretty Girls Make Graves

The Rakes-22 Grand Job
The Long Blondes-Autonomy Boy
Pretty Girls Make Graves-Nocturnal House



I’ve Been Away (Too Long)
March 28, 2006, 5:31 pm
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You probably know of/ignore my love for Bobby Birdman, but he just put out a new EP that was previously only released on 10″ vinyl called Giraffes & Jackals. If you already have the vinyl, you will probably be enticed by promises of “extra tracks and rad ‘enhanced materials’” when you put it in your computer. Too cool kids! I can’t wait till I buy mine. It’s $8 kids!!!
Check out these tracks as enticement:

I’ve Been Away (Too Long)
Be Warned

Buy it here from States Rights Records.




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