Archive for July, 2008

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We Should Be Dead- Zero Point Five Video

July 31, 2008

The incredibly boppy group We Should Be Dead have put up the video for their latest single Zero Point Five from their album Forget Romance, Let’s Dance. Enjoy!

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Hush The Many (Heed The Few)

July 30, 2008

Came across Hush The Many (Heed The Few) a while back and they have some delightful tunes. They only have a few singles out but am looking forward to an album soon hopefully! Of the tracks that I have heard Revolve is definitely a standout- great vocals with some lovely harmonies and building crescendos.

The live orchestral version of The Man is quite good as well- then again all you need to do to hook me in is add a few strings! Obscure Sound did have a few tracks to download and it looks like they are still there but can’t tell for certain…damn work and their updated firewall!

They have an official site and there is a good interview here.

Revolve– great animation

Live at Bush Hall– mostly banter

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Daytrotter

July 30, 2008

Only came across Daytrotter with their Bon Iver sessions and I can’t believe that was the first time I had come across them!

Brilliant concept with having bands that pass through do live tracks for them-usually 4 and you can download them for free.  If you ever wanted to hear what the particular group sounded like live in a toned down session then this is the place to be!  Great archive as well- goes back the two years they have been around and I can see a lot of my sparse free time being spent there!

I have them in the now bulging Google Reader and I have to say that it makes my day when I see that there is a new post…good artwork and articles as well but its the tunes that matter the most and the majority hit the mark so pay them a visit!

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Heathers- Here, Not There

July 28, 2008

Have been meaning to post this for a while…

Here, Not There is a nice little album by Heathers who are Louise and Ellie- sisters and twins at that.  So of course there are going to be comparisons with Tegan and Sara…not just because of the twin thing but with the type of tunes they have and with the harmonics between Louise and Ellie being so close together.

They have great voices though and along with the songwriting and guitar work it is quite an enjoyable listen.  Remember When is probably the catchiest and Reading In The Dark and Moose are very good as well.  Honey Please is probably the standout for me though- starts off a bit quieter and more syncopated where some of the others can be a tad overwhelmed by the guitar work.  There is also a hidden track at the end of the album- their tune Margerie but sung in Irish so worth a listen as well.

Overall a very good album and the funky artwork deserves a mention as well.  They have been touring in the States over the summer since they had to wait until they did their Leaving Cert- very well placed for singers so young and think they will be around for a good while.  Their Irish tour will be kicking off in Dublin on the 14th of August in the Project Arts Centre with an all ages night show at 8pm.

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DRN- Album Recording Blog

July 28, 2008

Just a quick on on Dark Room Notes who are over in Hoxton recording their album- they are keeping a day to day blog about anything and everything that is going on…sometimes quite funny so check it out.

Great pic of all of them up on their site….some other good ones of them individually but am not going to link them all here so befriend them and you can see them all! I will link in one for Camera though- a few funny connections to him today but then again this is Ireland where everybody is only twice removed!

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The Bodies Obtained

July 28, 2008

Came across The Bodies Obtained over at RcrdLbl and I have to say they have some decent tunes- some great electronic bleeps and beats with a lovely dark vibe running through. They seem to be keeping a very low profile with not even a MySpace site to link to- RcrdLbl have 3 of their tunes to download though so get clicking! Hear & Believe is the standout by far but the others are decent enough to keep my ears perked for the other tunes off their album which will be released later in the year.