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Friday, October 1, 2010

You down to boogie?

This shit is great. Awesome video and everything. Thank you Adrian for showing me this.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Boris & Ian Astbury - BXI Ep + Extra



Here is a new Boris Ep on which they are accompanied by Ian Astbury. It is a pretty fun listen, and I always love me some new Boris. Plus this one comes with an extra live track.
Enjoy!

-Harrold

Monday, August 23, 2010

ODDSAC - Soundtrack



ODDSAC is an experimental psychedelic film directed by Danny Perez and featuring the music by the band we all know, Animal Collective. Here is the soundtrack to the film, it is really quite good music.

You can order the dvd here

Enjoy!

-Harrold

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Antony/Fennesz - Returnal (single)


Here is a new single made by the great musicians Fennesz and Antony.

"Antony swings the mood and strips the track of its delayed harmonised vocals and creates poignant ballad with Dan OPN on piano.

Fennesz on the other hand sprinkles some his world famous majestic stardust over the proceedings."

Its a great track that I hope all of you will like.
Enjoy!

-Harrold

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Metropolis - s/t


Here is the debut album by the brief krautrock band Metropolis. Its definitely a fun listen, that I recommend to all of you crazies out there. Its a real gem that I can't believe I hadn't heard about before a few days ago.

"METROPOLIS was a short-lived band from Berlin - 1973 initiated by Michael Duwe who has been an early member of AGITATION FREE and produced "Seven UP" with ASH RA TEMPEL. Other members to have former collaborations with wellknown bands were drummer Thomas Hildebrand (MYTHOS) and Michael Westphal (ASH RA TEMPEL).

Their eponymous debut was recorded December 1973 in Munich. Very rare as vinyl and in the early 90s also released by the Germanofon label as an unauthorized bootleg on CD. A concept album with clear musical influences because 'Mickie' Duwe also participated at the Berlin "Hair" performance. So there is a special vocal emphasis (Duwe's voice was close to Bowie) combined with a blend of several styles like Symphonic, Folk, Blues, Jazz- and Krautrock, very innovative and unique at that time.

Afterwards METROPOLIS disbanded and all musicians went to other bands or worked solo."

Enjoy!

-Harrold

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

FLOH DE COLOGNE - Geyer Symphonie


Released in 1974 Geyer Symphonie is the fourth studio album by the German anarchist band Floh De Cologne. "Floh de Cologne were formed in 1966 as a political and anarchic collective of students from the University of Cologne. The group is composed by Gerd Wollschon (voices, keyboards), Markus Schmidt (violin, bass), Hans-Jorg "Hansi" Frank (drums & keyboards) and Britta Baltruschat (voices). They recorded their first album "Vietnam" (Pläne) in 1968. This musical act is a protestation against the war. The famous and controversial Rolf Ulrich Kaiser (ohr) published the following albums whose the classics "Rockoper Profitgeier" (1971) and "Lucky Streik" (1972). All albums contain provocative and humorous sketches about political and social facts. Musically their style can be considered as a mixture between avant-folk, sound experimentations, free rock and narratives. Recorded in 1973, "Geier Symphonie" punctuates Floh de Cologne's original style to demonstrative, semi theatrical and symphonic rock attacks. In 1974, after the split of ohr label, the formation go back to "Pläne" for several recordings until the end of the 70's."
Enjoy!

-Harrold

TON STEINE SCHERBEN - Keine Macht für Niemand

This is the most famous album by the German anarchist band Ton Steine Scherben. The album was released in 1972, making it their second studio album. "They are considered to be among the most notorious German kraut polit-rock next to bands such as Floh de Cologne (...) During the 70's the band were known for their social and political critics but also for their amazingly challenging live performances. During this active period of their career they published three albums. Among those studio recording sessions we can notice the convincing Wenn die Nacht am tiefsten (1975) which is musically speaking a collection of garagey rockin' songs for psych-fuzzed out guitar riffages, harsh vocals and cabaret improvs. After a long time break, the band recently re-formed for live performances under the name Ton Steine Scherben Family."

Enjoy!

-Harrold

Root For Ruin - Les Savy Fav




Here is Les Savy Fav's fifth studio album: Root For Ruin. It is due to be released on September 14th, 2010. This band is really good, I especially enjoyed their third album Go Forth which completely portrays their loud, obnoxious, wonderful sound. Their last album Lets Stay Friends was not quite as good, but it was still fun. But here is their new album which should be a fun new section of their discography. Please Enjoy!

-Harrold

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Afro Samurai Resurrection - Soundtrack




Resurrection is the second season / movie follow up to season 1 of Afro Samurai. The show is fucking crazy, with Samuel L Jackson doing the main vocals. This album is the Soundtrack for the Resurrection, it is produced by the great RZA. Its definitely a great listen. But I would first suggest that you go watch Seasons 1 and 2 of Afro Samurai, because they are even better. Also, I believe both can be found on Hulu, so watch them while they last. Enjoy!

-Harrold

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Strawberry Letter 23

I believe I posted Inspiration Information as one of my first posts on this blog. One of the great hits on that amazing album is Strawberry Letter 23. I find the song to be completely amazing; one of the greatest songs of all time. Shuggie Otis's Strawberry Letter 23 has had several covers done, such as the one by the Brothers Johnson, which I find to be amazing also. However, this particular cover is quite different. Quincy Jones and Akon came together to do this cover, and having the amount of appreciation for Quincy Jones that I do, I couldn't help but post it. Its pretty interesting, very different, and not quite as amazing but still fun. Enjoy!


-Harrold

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Brainticket - Psychonaut


Here is an amazing album. Brainticket is a fairly unappreciated Krautrock band, or at least I had never heard of them. At least until Madlib's 6th Medicine Show, which is dedicated to this band. The first track is insanely good, which I don't believe anyone can deny. The first track is filled with enchanting vocals and Indian inspired strings/melody. As the album continues each song continued to amaze me. If you have never heard of this band, get on it pronto. This album is fantastic.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Church Gone Wild/Chirpin' Hard -Hella


Here's what's in my opinion a pretty mediocre Hella album. However, it's somewhat rare I think. It's one of those huge, 2-disc deals so a lot of the tracks are ill as fuck, but it's a journey for those gems. Certainly doesn't hold a candle to Hold You Horse Is or Total Bugs Bunny in my opinion. However, if you're a fan of the band it's worth giving a listen. As usual, Zach Hill is ceaselessly mind-blowing.


-Young Chiz
mah name'z in gold dawg!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Black Dice - #3


At the beginning of their career, Black Dice had a very different sound. On their earliest recordings their music could be described as noise-oriented, with some thrash influence. Since then the band has greatly altered their sound, incorporating more effects in their music, leaving their hardcore sound, and becoming a more rhythmic band. #3, released in 2000, was their first full length album. It still utilizes their early hardcore, thrashy-noise sound. The first several tracks are only 30 seconds, and towards the end they become longer, but only one track goes beyond 1 minute. It is a great listen for any Black Dice fan. Enjoy!

-Harrold

Panda Bear - Tomboy 7in



Animal Collective's Noah Lennox a.k.a Panda Bear will be releasing his next album some time this year. Until then he will be releasing a series of singles on different labels. My understanding is that with the release of each single will bring us one step closer to the greatly anticipated Panda Bear full length album— Tomboy.

-Harrold

Chimes In Black Water Vol. 3


Here is another collaboration between Black Dice and Wolf Eyes, there are four in total. As the name implies Chimes in Black Water Vol. 3 is the third part of the Chimes in Black Water series. For those of you who were hoping for Vol. 1, I unfortunately do not currently own it, though I am desperately looking for a copy. So for now you will have to settle with only Volumes 2 and 3. Enjoy!

-Harrold

Black Dice and Wolf Eyes- Chimes in Black Water Vol. 2



I recently attended a Growing + Black Dic + Wolf Eyes concert. Growing played opened with a great track, but then after that I quickly grew bored and left, awaiting Black Dice to enter the stage. Black Dice and Wolf Eyes were simply incredible, bringing enormous energy to the stage. Although Black Dice and Wolf Eyes didn't play together I thought it fitting to share some of their early collaborations, since they both performed. Here is Chimes in Black Water Vol. 2, of a three part series of Black Dice and Wolf Eyes collaborations.

-Harrold

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Earthly Delights


Here is Lightning Bolts most recent album, uploaded by request. It's a good listen for any Lightning Bolt fan. It came out in late 2009, and I've been listening to it since. I hope you can enjoy it like I do.

-Harrold

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Isaac Hayes - Hot Buttered Soul

This album rules. Released in 1969, It was Isaac Hayes breakthrough into fame. Up until this point he had been a behind-the-scenes songwriter and producer for the massively important Memphis soul label Stax Records, and his debut album had not gotten much attention or acclaim. This album consists of only four songs, so most of them are pretty damn long. The first song, Walk On By, has perhaps the most awesome opening to an album that I've ever heard. If you're into soul, or you like Chef from South Park's voice, you need this.

Hot Buttered Soul

Wolf Eyes - Nuisance


Nuisance is a more recent Wolf Eyes production, hitting the music scene in 2008. Again, for you Wolf Eyes fans, here is some more candy. Unfortunately Aaron Dilloway was no longer and active member of the band when this album was released, but it is still really good. Plus Dilloway makes his own music that is also very good.

-Harrold

Wolf Eyes - Dread


Here is Wolf Eyes' first major release, Dread. The LP was produced by Hanson and American Tape in 2001, then reissued on CD in 2002 by Bulb label. I am not 100% sure, but I do believe that this was recorded while the great Aaron Dilloway was still a member of the group. It's a great listen for those who are interested in the band.

-Harrold

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Smiths - Rank


Rank was released in 1988. It is a recording of the October 23, 1986 performance at the National Ballroom in Killburn. The quality of this live recording is very good. Ranking number 2 on the British charts, this album captures the Smith's at their very best. Playing along with them and strengthening their sound is rhythm guitarist Craig Cannon. Most of the tracks come from their 3rd album "The Queen is Dead." Do enjoy yet another great live Smiths recording.

-Harrold

Louder Than Bombs



Here is a collection of most of the Smith tracks that weren't released on their four studio albums: "The Smiths", "Meat is Murder", "The Queen is Dead" and "Strange Ways, Here We Come." It is a fun listen, and definitely worth it for any Smiths fan.
-Harrold

The Smiths - Live Hamburg 84



The Smiths are one fantastic band; with Morrisey's distinct voice, and with Johnny Marr's amazing guitar riffs the band will always stay at the top of my charts. Unfortunately the quality of this recording isn't the greatest, but it is still enjoyable for any Smiths fan. At the beginning of the fourth track, This Charming Man, you can hear an audience member screaming out "Oh my God!" Which makes this recording all the more worth it. Give it an ear, and enjoy.

-Harrold

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Lifetones - For A Reason

This is a 1983 solo album by Charles Bullen, one third of the late 70s British experimental band This Heat. If you're a fan of This Heat, don't expect anything too similar. This is for the most part a dub record, but Bullen's vocals sound just like This Heat. Basically if you like that band and you like dub at all then download this shit right now. The second track Good Side is absolutely phenomenal. And if you don't know This Heat you should probably listen to both of their records a couple times before you listen to this because they are much better.

-Graham Graham Graham Graham

Sunday, June 20, 2010

The Roots - How I Got Over



Here is the new Roots album, How I Got Over. Give it an ear. This amazing group deserves a moment of your time.
-Harrold

Murmaider


fuck yeah, dethklok is the shit.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

New Wavves

Yeah, right. There is no way I will even give that trash band Wavves's new album, King of the Beach, even a second of my time. His first album was the worst thing that has ever happened to me. This may just be extremely rude, but I thought it necessary to express my strong opposition towards his music.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Broken Water- S/T


Here is Broken Water's early demo tape. I haven't given it too much attention, but so far it all sounds really good. Give it an ear, and enjoy. It came out a few months before their debut album Night-People. "Its six tracks of Killer drumming, shimmering wall of noise guitars, dreamy vocals, and psychedelic shoegaze showcase how killer Broken Water was right out of the gate."

-Harrold

Women- Public Strain



Women is an experimental rock band from Calgary, Canada. Their debut album, Women, was released in 2008, and I enjoyed it very much. This is their second album, Public Strain. It is also a very fun album. Supposedly the album isn't supposed to be released in the U.S until late September, 2010. So the quality of this leak may be a little low. But then again that just gives me something to look forward to in the months to come. Enjoy!

-Harrold

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

New Kanye? Power


The first single off Kanye's new album A Good Ass Job has been leaked/released. DJ Premier, Q-Tip, the RZA and Pete Rock will be producing this upcoming album. With such a powerful group of producers the album is most likely going to be amazing. Unfortunately the track Power ft. Dwele is co-produced by Kanye and Symbolic One, meaning that was done by some whack producer, not by one of these demi-gods. We will just have to wait for those tracks to come out along with the rest of the album. Enjoy!


-Harrold

Metal Box/Second Edition



Public Image Limited or PIL was an English rock group formed by singer John Lydon of the Sex Pistols. This album is one of my favorite albums of all time. The album consists of long with creepy guitars and singing, but it concludes with the very pleasant track Radio 4. Unfortunately this album isn't for everyone, but I hope you will all enjoy it as much as I do.

-Harrold

Monday, June 14, 2010

Kids Soundtrack


Here is the soundtrack to the movie Kids (1995). The movie is really, really good. Most good movies need a good soundtrack, and this movie is not an exception.

-Harrold

Squirrel Bait



Earlier on I uploaded some music by the band Slint, and now by request I am uploading the music by the band Squirrel Bait. They came before Slint and are comprised of almost the exact same members... they just aren't as amazing. They are like a louder, punkier version. Here are their two studio albums. ENJOY!

-Harrold

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Hella- Biblical Violence live


This is a live track I ripped from a youtube video. As always, Zach Hill is unreal. Enjoy. Non-live version of the song comes from Hella's full-length Hold Your Horse In, which I can put up here if anyone requests. For now:

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Onra


Onra is a French hip hop beat maker. This is his new album. It's a fun listen, reminds me of that good old JayDee.

-Harrold

NIRVANA




Here is some Nirvana. They were probably my favorite band between the ages of 5-13. They are still kick ass too. This is their sliver vinyl. Also this is all pre Grohl, so it has a nice early Nirvana feel to it.


-Harrold

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Ash Ra Tempel


Here is some more delicious Kraut to add to your palette. Ash Ra Tempel is also one of my favorites. This particular album deserves a little more of my attention, but I couldn't wait to share it with all of you.

-Harrold

Joanna Newsom- Walnut Whales


I know this is a pretty extreme contrast to the stuff my homeboy has been putting up lately, but Joanna Newsom is certainly an artist who deserves all the recognition the world will allow her. Certainly not the most impressive release from Newsom's fairly prolific history, Walnut Whales is a rare record self-recorded by Joanna pre-record label signature. Most of the album consists of earlier and shittier recordings of songs made popular by the Milk-Eyed Mender album, but any Newsom fan would certainly will be curious to hear what the older versions of their favorites sound like (many songs performed exclusively with an electric piano).

Monday, June 7, 2010

Cluster Buster



Here is some good old Cluster. Another fantastic krautrock group.

-Harrold

Melted


I woke up this morning way too early with a hangover, and since I'm not working today I decided I should just upload a lot of music.

Here is the new Ty Segall, I've been meaning to upload it for a long time, but I kept putting it off. I like it much more than their first album, which I never really got into. It's a lot more bizarre, but it maintains their trashy lo-fi sound. Some of the tracks remind me of Kurt Cobain's grungy guitar lines, but once Ty Segall's lo-fi vocals would come in the similarity would be completely lost. It is a fun album, though it took me a while to get into it, because I don't really like lo-fi too much.

-Harrold

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Polychondritis


I roll 2 spliffs so now I guess I'm double jointed!








Thursday, June 3, 2010

Agitation Free


Well, Agitation Free is one heck of a Krautrock band, and Malesch is probably my favorite album by them. I hope you all enjoy this. It is really worth it to listen to this shit.

B / V


Just found this bad boy while prowling the web at work. It is a live album from Boris's 2010 tour with Variations. It is pretty good, especially if you are as deprived of fresh Boris as I am. Please enjoy this juicy treat.