Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Radio Berlin were a angular dark wave band from Canada that existed between 1998 to 2005. For fans of I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness and Film School.
RADIO BERLIN - "Glass"
RADIO BERLIN - "The Selection Drone"
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Monday, September 17, 2007
XO Skeletons just posted their entire album for free to download. The link below comes straight from the band. Featuring Wes from Some Girls/Give Up the Ghost. Get down!
XO SKELETONS - "Bored By Heaven"
Being a huge Elliott Smith fan I wanted to post this find I had a few years ago. I found it in a small indie record store in Philadelphia a few years back. "No Name B Side And Live" is a bootleg CD that gathers rare, live, compilation, and vinyl only tracks. Many of these tracks were NOT featured on the "New Moon" album that was just released and featured rare tracks as well. The best part of the album is the last 10 tracks that feature a live set and an interview with Elliott from a KCRW radio performance. Enjoy!
ELLIOTT SMITH - "No Name B Side And Live"
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
The Epidemic was a side project of the multitalented Andy Dixon. Andy is best known for his work in the band The Red Light Sting and his current music creation Secret Mommy. The Epidemic saw Andy "combining an indie rock sensibility with vague electronic flashes and jilting experimentation with arrangements." Be sure to download the album "I Am Completely Operational." It is one of my personal favorites.
THE EPIDEMIC - "I Am Completely Operational"
THE EPIDEMIC - "Now Museum, Now You Don't"
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
The Blood Brothers are another band that should need no introduction. Not many bands have had such strong reactions. Whether you love them or love to hate them, The Blood Brothers have made an undeniable mark. They've released five full length albums on just about as many labels. Members have contributed to other bands like Neon blonde, Head Wound City, Soiled Doves, and the most recent Jaguar Love. Below are three of my favorite Blood Brothers records along with the "Rumors Laid Waste" EP which collected miscellaneous songs recorded between 1998 to 1999.
THE BLOOD BROTHERS - "This Adultery Is Ripe"
THE BLOOD BROTHERS - "March On Electric Children"
THE BLOOD BROTHERS - "Burn Piano Island, Burn"
THE BLOOD BROTHERS - "Rumors Laid Waste"
Thursday, September 06, 2007
I wanted to post some hard to find Joy Division releases in celebration of the new Joy Division movie called Control. In theatres this October, it was directed by the famous Anton Corbijn. If the trailer posted below is any indication of the film it looks like this is going to turn out to be one of my favorite movies of all time.
JOY DIVISION - "No More Ceremonies" (Live - The Lyceum, London, 29 Feb 1980)
JOY DIVISION - "Let The Movie Begin" (Interview excerpts & various live or studio recordings)
JOY DIVISION - "Warsaw Demos" (Early Joy Division tracks)
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Like I had said on my Lurker Of Chalice post, most of the "demos" Jef Whitehead puts out under his Leviathan and Lurker Of Chalice monikers always sound more like fully realized albums rather than demos. The demo output for Leviathan is massive. Check out the Metal Archives to see what I mean. Below are some Leviathan demos I've collected. If anyone has any other demos that are not below PLEASE post them in the comments. I'd love to get them all. Some notes on the albums below: the "Verräter" album is a "best of" compilation from all the demo releases. There are two "Howl Mockery at the Cross" albums below - the 2001 version is the original demo version - the 2005 version is another "best of" demo compilation that has different songs from the 2001 version and also has an amazing Death In June cover. All of these records are highly recommended.
"Sacrifice Love at the Altar of War" (2001)
"Intolerance (XI)" (2001)
"Howl Mockery at the Cross" (2001)
"White Devil, Black Metal" (2002)
"Verräter" Disc 1 (2002)
"Verräter" Disc 2 (2002)
"Howl Mockery At The Cross" (2005)