Monday, May 24, 2010

Free Music Podcast - From A Hilltop

I have final started my podcasts. Its something I have been meaning to do for an age but have never found the time to do it. I have set up a new website for the free music podast.

This is my first attempt so be gentle with me!

The From a Hilltop podcast has the following track listing:

Smiletron – Vestige


Ko-cha –Forget Pressure

Braids - Lemonade

Why Do The Stars Twinkle - Hy Zaret

Nic Bommarito - Better Than Way Too Post-Rock

Focus Group we are coming to dance with you

Phosphorescent – Mermaid Parade

Dum dum girls –Jail la la

His Name is Alive – One Year (Minotaur Shock remix)

Kristen Hersh – Missippi Kite (demo)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Lambchop Daytrotter Session

The wonderful Daytrotter have just uploaded a session from the peerless Lambchop. Kurt Wagner and Co deliver a beautiful set of songs played with their usual soulful restraint. It's unforgivable but I had forgotten what a wonder lyricist Kurt is and how amazingly expressive his vocals are. His voice in both senses of the word is a unique and precious gift that I am thankful that he shares with us.

The tracks are:

  • Buttons - Lambchop
  • Please Rise - Lambchop
  • Six O'Clock News - Lambchop
  • The Daily Growl - Lambchop

Lambchop - Daytrotter Session

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Free Billy Bragg Tracks

Billy Bragg seems to have everywhere lately. All over Twitter, Facebook, the radio and TV fighting the BNP in Barking and winning! Well done Mr Bragg.

He has also been working on Pressure Drop and he is giving away four free tracks from the play on his website. You just need to sign up to the site to get the link to download the tracks.

The four tracks are:

  • There Will Be a Reckoning - Billy Bragg
  • Tomorrow's Going To Be a Better Day - Billy Bragg
  • Same Again - Billy Bragg
  • Home - Billy Bragg
Visit his website to sign up and get the free tracks - Billy Bragg

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Electric Ghost Music E Journal

I wanted to highlight the wonderful Electric Ghost Music Journal. Its always a joy to read with some cool writers, great art work and good links that take you away to extra content. Fans of Americana, and roots rock will find it a treasure trove.

They are currently carrying articles on Sparklehorse, Daisy Chapman and The Duke and The King

New Reviews Jonsi, Magentic Fields, Los Campesions

New Reviews online of Jonsi, Magnetic Fields and Los Campesions!

I have a some new reviews up online. Go and have a read if you have time.

Jonsi - Go @ Kev Chino

"You can hear the ghosts of The Flaming Lips and Mercury Rev’s fractured take on the cosmic American music flittered through Beck’s faulty laptop all over the songs, the spliced edits and soaring string sections all too commonplace. The songs aim for epic grandeur, but more often than not come off sounding bombastic......"

Magnetic Fields - Realism @ Music OMH

"Realism is his conscious, folky retort to Distortion's blistered speaker excess. The records were conceived as a pair, companion pieces, sharing artwork and Merritt's arch wit and elan. And Realism is no limp watercolour acoustic guitar record. The rules that governed the recording sessions where simple; nothing that need to be plugged in was allowed."

Los Campesinos - Romance Is Boring @ Music OMH

"The record is crammed full of their trademark bleakly humorous lyrics; lyrics that pick at love like it's a scab that needs a trip to the clinic to sort out. The lyrical obsessions are imparted over a template that has expanded on their trademark indie rumble...."