Monday, June 15, 2009

Deerhunter - Rainwater Cassette Exchange

[MP3] Deerhunter - Rainwater Cassette Exchange

I finally downloaded the entirety of Deerhunter's new Rainwater Cassette Exchange EP over the weekend and have been listening to it nonstop. The Georgia four piece continue to put out one solid shoegaze/psychedelic rock meets punk offering after another. It also helps that vocalist Bradford Cox voice just exudes charisma.

You can download "Rainwater Cassette Exchange" - the EP's trippy title track above. Purchase the whole EP over at EMUSIC.

The band are current touring abroad but will return to the west coast August 29th performing live at the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, CA. Single day passes go on sale next Sunday. Thank god. There's no way I could afford those 3 day passes.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

HOT MP3 ALERT - Chad VanGaalen - City Of Electric Light

Chad VanGaalen (Calgary, Canada)

Sorry I didn't get around to posting yesterday. I'll be perfectly honest - I had a lost day watching Veronica Mars over at They have the entire 3rd season streaming online for free and I got sucked in.

Lots to do today but to start the morning off I thought I would introduce you to another track off Chad VanGaalen's unbelievable album Soft Airplane. "City Of Electric Light" is more up-tempo and dare I say "happier" than his usual haunting ballads of death and destruction. It's still slightly twisted which is exactly what you would expect from the visual artist and troubadour.

[MP3] Chad VanGaalen - City Of Electric Light

Chad is heading over to the UK and Europe with label mates WOMEN. Check out dates below! Soft Airplane is out now via Sup Pop.

European and UK Tour Dates

Nov 20 – Groningen, The Netherlands @ Vera w/ WOMEN
Nov 21 – Den Haag, The Netherlands @ Crossing Borders Festival
Nov 22 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix w/ WOMEN
Nov 24 – Paris, France @ La Fleche D’Or w/ WOMEN
Nov 25 – London, England @ The Borderline w/ WOMEN
Nov 27 – Glasgow, Scotland @ The Captain’s Rest w/WOMEN
Nov 28 – Belfast, Ireland @ Limelight w/WOMEN
Nov 29 – Galway, Ireland @ Rosin Dubh w/ WOMEN
Nov 30 – Dublin, Ireland @ Crawdaddy w/ WOMEN
Dec 01 – London, England @ Club 100 w/ Wolf Parade
Dec 02 – Manchester, England @ Night and Day Café w/ WOMEN
Dec 03 – Gothenborg, Sweden @ Pusterviksbaren
Dec 04 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Debaser

BONUS VIDEO: Chad VanGaalen - Molten Light

VanGaalen is also an accomplished artist and did all the visuals for his latest video for "Molten Light." "I'll Find You And I'll Kill You" if you don't watch it.

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Friday, September 05, 2008

Rademacher - ERA EP

Rademacher (Fresno, CA)

Rock Insider's little record label that could JAXART Records will be releasing Rademacher's new digital EP entitled ERA on Sept 30th! The band will also be doing a FREE residency at The Echo every Monday in October to celebrate the release.

I have been a fan of the band for well over a year and I'm so excited to be putting out what I consider to be their best recordings to date. The 4 song EP is simply gorgeous. I won't gush too much about the record because obviously I'm biased towards it

Download "If You Know" - a new track from ERA below and decide for yourself!

[MP3] Rademacher - If You Know

1. If U Know
2. Believer
3. Need Nobody

PS. Be sure to catch Rademacher TOMORROW night at pehrspace with Light FM and Le Switch. A bill that good isn't to be passed up.

Saturday, September 6th

Le Switch
Light FM

325 Glendale Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90026
All ages!

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Thursday, June 28, 2007

For something a little different: Nick Jaina's in town tonight

Many of you are like who the heck is Nick Jaina. Last year I read a post on Music for Robots about Nick that showcased one of his songs and was immediately enthralled with the well thought out intricasy of the song. Bought the album the last time he came through and played a duet set at Genghis Cohen. I'm even more in love with how memorable each of the songs are now. His songwriting and arranging is some of the best I've heard from a neo folk act in quite sometime. He comes off as being very honest in his music and that's one thing that is often so refreshing to hear...artists that aren't trying to be anything but themselves.

Tonight he'll playing with a 6 piece band (made up of Ali Ippolito (Heroes & Villains) on ACCORDION and CLARINET, Scott Magee (Heroes & Villains, Loch Lomond) on DRUMS and CLARINET, Jason Leonard (Laura Gibson band) on GLOCKENSPEIL and SHEET METAL, Nathan Langston (The Maybe Happening) on VIOLIN, William Joersz (Run On Sentence) on UPRIGHT BASS, and Sean Flynn (Invisible Rockets) on ELECTRIC GUITAR) at Molly Malones. Show starts at 8 and should be a spectacle to behold with all those band members up there creating a small gorgeous symphonic sound!

Please listen and get addicted:

Nick Jaina - 7 Stations (mp3)
Nick Jaina - Maybe Cocaine (mp3)
Nick Jaina - The Whim of the Ruling Class (mp3)

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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Rock Insider Show This Saturday!

Rock Insider, Radio Free Silverlake, KXLU Present: Radars To The Sky This Saturday At The Echo!

June 30th - Radars To The Sky At The Echo
$7 || $5 with Flyer || 18 Yrs +
KXLU, Radio Free Silverlake, & Rock Insider Present: Radars To The Sky
with The Henry Clay People, Tigers Can Bite You, Molecules

[MP3] Radars To The Sky - Wave Goodbye To The Sun
[MP3] The Henry Clay People - Children of Chin
[MP3] Molecules - Vivians Epiphany Part 3
[MP3] Tigers Can Bite You - Rough Stuff

This Saturday Rock Insider alongside our super good friends Radio Free Silverlake and KXLU will be presenting the very promising local indie rockers Radars To The Sky at The Echo. The buzz on this band has been steadily brewing since the release of their debut EP in February. I haven't had the opportunity to see them yet and I'm quite excited about experiencing them live.

Radars To The Sky will be supported by a stellar lineup of amazing local acts including my latest obsession: The Henry Clay People. Come early and stay late!

Read More About Radars To The Sky At:

LA Times Buzz Bands [article]
Radio Free Silverlake - Mini Interview [article]
Floating Away - troubadour Reveiw [article]
Music Glob - EP review [article]
Passion of The Weiss - CD Release Show Review [article]

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The Cure bestow the blessing by choosing 65daysofstatic

As reported here (as well as everywhere on the web), The Cure will be touring this Fall in the US with a new album to boot. They've handpicked UK instrumental rockers, 65daysofstatic to open up for them for their tour (Static's tour starts July 18th).

You may have heard of them via Kerrang Magazine rave reviews ("utterly peerless") as well as Harp, Stylus and Magnet magazine that are just now catching on to what I already knew. Some lucky souls also may have caught them when they played SXSW for the Fanatic Promotion showcase where they made their American debut to a very enthusiastic crowd. Their new album sold out so fast that their record label was sent hustling to print up more to satisfy the masses.

"Don't Go Down to Sorrow"

You should familiarize yourself with them...they're well on their way to being HUGE!

You can stream the album here.

65daysofstatic - When We Were Younger & Better (mp3)
65daysofstatic - Don't Go Down To Sorrow (mp3)

65daysofstatic Live:

* Supporting The Cure

07/18 Allston, MA ICC Performance Hall
07/19 Washington, DC The Rock and Roll Hotel
07/20 Brooklyn, NY Europa Club
07/21 Richmond, VA Alley Katz
07/22 Greensboro, NC Greene Street
07/23 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
07/24 Orlando, FL The Social
07/26 Houston, TX Meridian Red Room
07/27 Corpus Christi, TX House of Rock
07/28 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
07/29 Dallas, TX The Door
07/31 Tempe, AZ The Clubhouse Music Venue
08/01 West Hollywood, CA The Troubadour
08/02 San Diego, CA Soma
08/03 Fresno, CA The Exit
08/04 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill
08/05 Portland, OR Satyricon
08/06 Seattle, WA El Corazon
08/07 Boise, ID The Venue
08/08 Salt Lake City, UT Avalon Theater
08/10 Denver, CO Marquis Theatre

09/13 Tampa, FL - St. Petersburg Times Forum *
09/15 Atlanta, GA - Gwinnett Civic Center *
09/17 Charlotte, NC - Charlotte Bobcats Arena *
09/19 Washington, DC - Patriot Center *
09/21 Philadelphia, PA - Wachovia Spectrum *
09/23 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden *
09/25 Boston, MA - Agganis Arena *
09/26 Montreal, Quebec - Bell Center *
09/27 Toronto, Ontario - Air Canada Centre *
09/29 Chicago, IL - Allstate Arena *
10/02 Denver, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheater *
10/04 Salt Lake City, UT - E Center *
10/06 Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheater (Download Festival) *
10/08 Seattle, WA - Key Arena *
10/09 Vancouver, British Columbia - General Motors Place *
10/11 Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl *
10/13 San Diego, CA - Cox Arena *
10/14 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl *
10/16 Houston, TX - Toyota Center *
10/17 Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center *

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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Let's Independent Show Tonight! Hipster Price= Free

Going to Boardner's for a show always brightens my day. Tonight will be no different as I'll be there for a great lineup. Bedroom Walls, Tandemoro and Frankel will be filling the bill. If you see the tall guy snapping pictures left and right grab my butt and buy me a drink.

Bedroom Walls- In Anticipation of Your Suicide (mp3) (I so freaking love this song...had it on my page for a long time a while ago)

Tandemoro- Coloring Dreams (mp3)

Frankel - Don't Leave (mp3)

Don't forget it's FREE and at:
1652 North Cherokee Ave
Hollywood, California
21 & Over with ID
Phone: 323.462.9621

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Friday, June 22, 2007


So, as always, Radiohead make the music world smile by saying they're almost done with a new record. We get giddy and ponder about how they'll reinvent themselves and possibly reinvent the way we think about progressive music. To the hardcore fan there's no real news from them. But to those who don't sit behind a computer screen looking stuff like this up all day you might have missed when the new songs appeared online via their past tour. For those few people I give you some songs that have a super high probability of being on the album:

1. 15 Step
2. Paperbag Writer
3. Open Pick
4. Bodysnatchers
5. Down Is The New Up
6. Bangers N' Mash
7. Arpeggi
8. Thom solo of Down Is The New Up

So to those of you who are junkies this is old news but to those who don't scour all day long looking for this stuff enjoy the weekend treat.

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