Featuring: End of a Year, Aloha, Sun Kil Moon, Das Racist, mOck, Blunt Mechanic, Bonnie “Prince” Billy and the Cairo Gang, Euphone, Communipaw, The Drums, Japandroids, Love of Everything, Beach House, Birthmark, and more.
How many hours or days of music: 117 days, 19 hours, 16 minutes, and 43 seconds
First Song: Sam Zurick/People Dick, “A”
Last Song: Pelican, “-“
Longest Song: Liars, “The Dust That Makes the Mud”
(There are songs that are longer but I don’t know if they count since they are either comedy shows, Tim Kinsella spoken word, or last songs on the album that have a 20 minute gap in between the song and the secret track.)
Shortest Song: Danny Elfman, “What’s This” from the Beetlejuice soundtrack
Last Album: Neil Young - Zuma
First Album: Cass McCombs - A
(not sure how to count albums that start with numbers so I just excluded them.)
First Song That Comes Up On Shuffle: The Walkmen - “That’s the Punch Line”
Top Five Most Played Songs:
The Ergs - “Kind of Like Smitten” (41)
Ryan Adams - “Two Hearts” (35)
Sun Kil Moon - “Lost Verses” (24)
Kid Dynamite - “Bookworm (23)
Ida - “My Fair, My Dark” (22)
(iTunes only counts complete listens so I would say that this is inaccurate. According to my last.fm, my top 5 songs are all Aloha and Owen ones.)
Search The Following & State How Many Songs Come Up:
I kind of don’t want to like this since it’s just a watered down version of music I already like, but fuck it — this song is good. The singer’s voice reminds me a lot of Chris Broach, but with less “YEAH!”s.
I haven’t listened to Xiu Xiu in quite awhile. I’m not too familiar with his more recent stuff, but Fabulous Muscles was flawless and “Crank Heart” is definitely in my top 50 of best opening tracks. This is an awesome live version of that song.
Rapid Cities - “Space is Infinite” and “Most of the Time”
This is from our record release show (part two) at the Charleston in Williamsburg on 6/5/2009. I have a few more videos I’ll be tumblin’ the rest of the week, but if you wanna check them out sooner, click here.
For some reason, we endearingly botched the same part in “Most of the Time” at both record release shows (you’ll notice it), but we managed to save it. We’re total professionals.
My favorite song of the intentionally varied new Joan of Arc album, Flowers. In a recent interview, Tim Kinsella said:
There was a lot more rearranging of things this time, and also this time we were more aware of the music as a collection of songs [than only as an album]. You know, because records are such an antiquated form now. People just listen to iTunes on shuffles, so we wanted to sort of respond to that.”
This song is driving and poppy and the guitar work is a lil’ more reminiscent of Ghosts and Vodka than Joan of Arc. My other favorite songs on the album are “Delicious Herbal Laxative” and “Fogbow”.
Rapid Cities is the band I’ve been playing bass in for the last two years and we’re very psyched to announce the release of our first album, Machinery Saints. It was a pretty big achievement for all of us, having played in bands for 10 years or so, to finally release a full length record.
Tonight is our record release show in New Brunswick, NJ @ Death City (26 Baldwin St). We’re selling CDs for $5. You can also order CDs from us at this price over at www.rapidcities.com (to hear more tracks head to our Myspace).
Off of Jeremy Enigk’s new album OK Bear. This album is surprisingly upbeat and very straightforward. It’s nice to hear Enigk’s take on guitar pop. This song almost reminds me of something Ryan Adams would write. I guess he’s saving the more epic songs for the rumored Sunny Day Real Estate reunion. The production on this album is less… epic than any of Enigk’s previous efforts too. No organ overtures found here.