Trials + Tribulations


Purify the Day
August 31, 2009, 12:04 pm
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Well all that wishing and hoping for the Golden Filter to write some new material is at least working, if only a little bit. You can head over to their website and hear a snippet of what I assume is a promised “new single coming soon.”

The drums are ominously awesome.



School Is Here
August 31, 2009, 10:03 am
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School starts today! Expect delays in posting. I refer you to the sidebar for other blogs to visit if mine flounders a bit in the next week while I adjust to a new job and school schedule.



You Make Me Float
August 28, 2009, 11:02 am
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So, not to brag or anything, but tomorrow my friends (yes, my friends) and I are having a party. The theme for the party? 90′s hip-hop and r&b. Great awesome radical. Should I dress up as Kriss Kross? Should I play music from my boombox? Check out these songs that totally brought my childhood into a finer focus.

Lauryn Hill – Doo Wop (That Thing)
Puff Daddy – Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down
Coolio – 1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin’ New)(Timber Mix)
Aaliyah – Rock the Boat
Positive K – I Got a Man

If you have any suggestions for other artists/songs, they are greatly appreciated.



Sweat Dreams 2
August 27, 2009, 11:43 am
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sweatdreams20So the other day I put together this mix for the end of the summer. For me, school starts Monday so it’s almost officially gone. So enjoy these tunes! Click the picture for the link.

Ducktails – Parasailing
Girls – Lust for Life
Washed Out – Feel It All Around
Boat Club – Always Away
Friendly Fires – Kiss of Life
Major Lazer – Hold the Line (Hawaii Five-O Version ft. Andy Milonakis)
YACHT – I’m in Love With a Ripper
Simian Mobile Disco – Bad Blood (ft. Alexis Taylor)
Holy Ghost! – I Will Come Back (Classixx Acapulco Nights Version)
Discovery – Osaka Loop Line
Liars – Houseclouds
Windsurf – Bird of Paradise
Phoenix – Armistice
Atlas Sound – Walkabout (ft. Panda Bear)
Fleet Foxes – Mykonos
Taken By Trees – My Boys
Air France – Collapsing At Your Doorstep
Toro y Moi – Human Nature
The Very Best – Warm Heart of Africa (ft. Ezra Koenig)
Neon Indian – 6669 (I Don’t KNow if You Know)
Gang Gang Dance – Vacuum
Beirut – Venice



Sainthood
August 25, 2009, 2:46 pm
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You’re looking at the cover of Tegan and Sara’s new album Sainthood. The album was recording with Death Cab For Cutie’s Chris Walla. The release date is October 27.
Here’s the tracklist:

Arrow
Don’t Rush
Hell
On Directing
Red Belt
The Cure
Northshore
Night Watch
Alligator
Paperback Head
The Ocean
Sentimental Tune
Someday

They’ve also planned out the first few dates in support of Sainthood.

Oct 25 – Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum Theater
Oct 30 – New York, NY – Town Hall
Oct 31 – New York, NY – Town Hall



Anthem of the Trinity

YACHT has compiled a mixtape of songs that consciously and subconsciously inspired their awesome new album See Mysery Lights. The mixtape is being called Anthem of the Trinity, an allusion to their love for triangels, undoubtedly. You can buy the CD for $5 at States Rights Records. The tracklist is below.

They’ve also released all of the instrumental tracks from See Mystery Lights and the acapella for “Psychic City” so you can use them for karaoke, remix, or however you please. Download them all here.

Also, they just released the Psychic City single today digitally with remixes from Classixx, Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard, and Rory Phillips.

♫ Psychic City (Joe Goddard Remix)

Terry Riley – Anthem Of The Trinity
Outkast – I’ll Call Before I Come (Beat)
Sandii & the Sunsetz – Bongazuna (Beat)
Dinosaur L – Go Bang! (Walter Gibbons Mix)
Talking Heads – Burning Down The House
LCD Soundsystem – Us V Them
Nirvana – Negative Creep
Kathy Diamond – All Woman
Dinosaur L – Go Bang! (Francois Kevorkian Mix)
Joy Divison – No Love Lost
Harry Nilsson – Jump Into The Fire
Syclops – Where’s Jason’s K
INXS – New Sensation
Brian Eno – Baby’s On Fire
Bad Brains – Attitude
Black Randy and the Metrosquad – Loner With A Boner
Snoop Dogg (Feat. Pharell) – Drop It Like It’s Hot
Tears For Fears – Head Over Heels
Althea & Donna – Uptown Top Ranking
Sandii & the Sunsetz – Heat Scale – Words & Dances
T-Pain – I’m ‘n Luv (Wit a Stripper)
The B-52′s – 52 Girls
White Rainbow – Sand Sifter Dreams Alive
Techmaster P.E.B. – Bass Computer (Intro)



Berlin Without Return…
August 24, 2009, 1:12 pm
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You might have heard that Voxtrot has been making some new music lately, and even released a 7″ a couple weeks ago with two new songs. The A-side is called “Berlin Without Return…” and on the flip is “The Dream Lives of Ordinary People.” I believe both songs were produced by Spoon’s Jim Eno in Austin, TX.

In both songs, I can hear hints from their first two EPs, but the sonic grandieur of their LP also. Both songs are enjoyable, and you should purchase them on limited vinyl from their website.

Here’s a free mp3 of their other one-off single.

♫ Trepanation Party



Okkervil Wine
August 21, 2009, 12:28 pm
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DSC02178So last night Okkervil River and Iron & Wine rolled into Salt Lake to play the Twilight Concert Series, which has been going on all summer long.

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Anyway, being from Texas and being in Austin a lot, it’s weird I’ve never seen Okkervil River play. But I have loved them ever since Black Sheep Boy so I was pretty happy with the stuff they played. Lots of The Stand Ins and The Stage Names and a few off Black Sheep Boy (including the beautiful solo “A Stone”).  A lot of the crowd hadn’t heard them before but I think a lot of them left wanting more from the band.

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Iron & Wine played a solo show also, which I was not expecting. First of all, he’s so short! There were a ton of tweens and teens there, which I figured was because of the inclusion of “Flightless Bird, American Mouth” on the Twilight soundtrack. Lame. But he played a lot of stuff from all of his albums, and even a couple of news songs. His voice is so great, but made me sort of sleepy.



How Old is That? Old Enough
August 20, 2009, 10:47 am
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I just wanted to drop off this little nugget of a remix this morning.

Kid Cudi ft. Kanye West & Common – Make Her Say (Nadastrom 88 Dub)

Props to Fool’s Good Recs.

Tonight Iron & Wine and Okkervil River hit Salt Lake City’s Twilight Concert Series SO expect pictures and stuff tomorrow.

And if you haven’t checked it out, hear my”anatomy of a blogger” radio debut here.



Anatomy of a Blogger
August 19, 2009, 6:55 pm
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Photo by Brock Davis

So last week I got an e-mail from a guy named Ike who asked if the online radio program Break Thru Radio he worked for could do a special about me and my blog. So anyway here it is if you want to listen. They also are putting up five of my posts on their website, which you can check out on their site under “Articles” and under the tab “Blogger of the Week.”

♫ Anatomy of a Blogger with Trials and Tribulations

Thanks again to Break Thru Radio!




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