Showing posts with label something to listen to. Show all posts
Showing posts with label something to listen to. Show all posts

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Listen with No Rock: Slum Of Legs

An email arrives, suggesting I might want to listen to a thing. That happens a lot, but the thing is a cassette/digital album from Brighton. And they describe themselves like this:

I never know how to describe ourselves other than pop-noise and we love the Velvet Underground. The tape is super lo-fi and was recorded on 4 track over an old Jim Reeves cassette by Tom House from Charlottefield.
Obviously, recording over Jim Reeves will add the sound of distant drums to your final mix.

It all ended up sounding like this:

You don't have to go with the tape version, but you should at least make sure you buy the demo in some format, because it will improve your life. Guaranteed.

Slum Of Legs. A buzzy, fuzzy wake-up sound. Yesyesyes.


Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Something to listen to: No Age

No Age, no pay: Sub Pop are streaming No Age's Losing Feeling ep, due this October. For nothing.


Monday, July 27, 2009

Something to listen to: Wild Beasts

Streaming over on NME.com right now: Two Dancers by Wild Beasts. Highly recommended.


Friday, April 17, 2009

Something to listen to: Bootlegs

Coming up on Radio 4 tomorrow night (8pm; repeated Monday afternoon, and on the iPlayer for seven days): David Hepworth doing the Archive On 4 strand with a programme about Bootlegs.


Saturday, January 10, 2009

Something to listen to: Bill Drummond

If you haven't heard it yet, there's still five days or so to enjoy Bill Drummond's lecture and question-and-answer session [RealAudio link; expires Thursday evening] from this year's Free Thinking festival in Liverpool.

Drummond races through the history of recorded music and technology, and suggests that in the future, musicians will want to make music for a place and time. He does, however, also admit that quite often he doesn't think things through before putting them into practice.


Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Seattle now

It's a while since Seattle music was the toast of the world, with bands like Incredible Force Of Junior and that one with the t-shirts. What's going on there now? To celebrate Reverbfest, the Seattle Weekly offers 64 answers in the shape of free mp3s from the bands taking part.


Monday, October 06, 2008

Something to listen to: Aimee Mann

The ever-delightful Daytrotter Sessions have just had a visit - and, thus, four exclusive performances from Aimee Mann.


Sunday, July 27, 2008

Something to listen to: Phoning It In

There's a radio show in Rhode Island which invites artists to perform over the telephone. It's called Phoning It In, it's had guests of the calibre of Laura Veirs and Kim Ki O, and now it has put all 339 shows so far online.

[Via largehearted boy]


Friday, April 11, 2008

Islands on the stream

Streaming off a server in a bid to tempt you into purchasing a 7" version: The Constantines and Feist doing Islands In The Stream.

To be fair, it doesn't quite work - the song is desperate to break out from the slower pacing, which makes it a bit like watching a greyhound on a leash and Leslie sounds a little bit too peaky set against the Constantine's mumbling delivery. But, hey, it's certainly no Ebony and Ivory.


High days and Hallidays

Those of you who are excited about the return of Curve's Toni Halliday with her Chatelaine project are just about to get even more excited: Auralgasms internet radio has her on live this Sunday at 10pm EST (four in the morning in London). It says "talking" rather than "playing", but who knows?


Saturday, June 16, 2007

Something to listen to

Over on Sigur Ros' MySpace at the moment, goodly chunks of their 2002 Hlemmur score to listen, and love, and stream.


Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Something to listen to

Momus covers Bowie's Ashes to Ashes

This morning's Today programme featured a report on mash-ups. Yes, it might be a few years behind the loop, but that's because the hook they're hanging the report on is the half-hearted embrace of the genre by EMI

Radio 4's Freak Out Frank Zappa story.


Friday, August 16, 2002

Something to listen to

A ficitionalised rationale for those people who call out for 'Freebird' at concerts for no apparent reason from NPR