Trials + Tribulations


Voxtrot Voxtrot Voxtrot
January 26, 2006, 5:38 pm
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There’s been a lot happening for Austin’s greatest new band! They’re setting out on a humongously massive and ever-growing tour across the U.S. in support of their EP Mother,s Sisters, Daughters & Wives which comes out April 4th (they’ll be starting pre-orders soon, and they will ship March 21st and the EP will be available on tour). They’re playing Emo’s at SXSW. All is pretty amazing.
See the tour dates at their website.

ALSO! Garrison just did an interview with Ramesh, singer for Voxtrot, for this week’s IndieInterviews. Hear it here.



January 26, 2006, 5:02 pm
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So about this time last year Bloc Party’s album Silent Alarm was being released in the U.S. It’s a pretty great record with many many fine songs. In the middle of last year they decided to release a remixed version of Silent Alarm with many many good tracks. Death From Above 1979 covered “Luno” to great success. Sadly, the band did not include the Mystery Jets’ cover of the Bloc Party song “Pioneers.” True the cover was put as the b-side on the Pioneers 7″ but still.
Well now another band has gone and covered “Pioneers.” They’re called Tunng and I guess they’re kinda folky, but they, like Mystery Jets, have dissected the song and made it their own.

Download it at Yeti Don’t Dance. And the Mystery Jets version.



January 26, 2006, 5:02 pm
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So about this time last year Bloc Party’s album Silent Alarm was being released in the U.S. It’s a pretty great record with many many fine songs. In the middle of last year they decided to release a remixed version of Silent Alarm with many many good tracks. Death From Above 1979 covered “Luno” to great success. Sadly, the band did not include the Mystery Jets’ cover of the Bloc Party song “Pioneers.” True the cover was put as the b-side on the Pioneers 7″ but still.
Well now another band has gone and covered “Pioneers.” They’re called Tunng and I guess they’re kinda folky, but they, like Mystery Jets, have dissected the song and made it their own.

Download it at Yeti Don’t Dance. And the Mystery Jets version.



MSTRKRFT Vid
January 25, 2006, 5:49 pm
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Everyone loves the MSTRKRFT remixes, but how are we gonna like their own material? It sounds a lot more electro than I was thinking it would be, sounds like it could be on DFA Records almost. Anyway check out the video for their first single, “Easy Love.”

I’m looking forward to their remixes for The Gossip and Test Icicles especially!

Quicktime Hi
Quicktime Lo

Download just about every MSTRKRFT remix.



You’re Wearing Make-Up
January 25, 2006, 5:28 pm
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Got this ace new track from a band from Los Angeles called Wintergreen. Think Death Cab on a really really good day with intricate guitar work and catchy melodies. They just finished their debut, The Extended Play EP with producer Niko Bolas (My Morning Jacket, Fiona Apple, Neil Young, Travis) and it came out yesterday! I think I might just have to get it. Mt Fuji Records (although they don’t really have any information on the band).

When I Wake Up
“When I Wake Up” video

Listen to two more tracks at their website and then a couple more at their MySpace.

Buy the EP from Insound or from the band for only $5 at their MySpace.



January 24, 2006, 6:17 pm
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I feel an odd kinship with the band They Shoot Horses Dont They? Obviously it’s the horse thing but yeah. I am really looking forward to their horn-happy album Boo Hoo Hoo Boo. I didn’t notice either that they are scheduled to be playing at SXSW! It seems like just about everyone is. Amaaazing.

Anyway check out this video for the song “Sunlight.” It’s pretty trippy so beware. Hopefully you’ll enjoy it.

Sunlight



January 24, 2006, 6:17 pm
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I feel an odd kinship with the band They Shoot Horses Dont They? Obviously it’s the horse thing but yeah. I am really looking forward to their horn-happy album Boo Hoo Hoo Boo. I didn’t notice either that they are scheduled to be playing at SXSW! It seems like just about everyone is. Amaaazing.

Anyway check out this video for the song “Sunlight.” It’s pretty trippy so beware. Hopefully you’ll enjoy it.

Sunlight