Music Whenever: 65daysofstatic, Hotel California, Sir Sly & More…

65daysofstatic

We’re back. With music. If you like what you hear, use the links provided to snag it for yourself from Amazon. Doing so through us gives us kickbacks, and those help pay for stuff like more bandwidth. And also so we can buy more music.

First up, there’s a fine line between experimental rock, math rock and just lots of noise. 65daysofstatic fit snugly in the good portion of that particular Venn diagram. And I was wondering what this track might look like live: “Safe Passage” from last year’s Wild Light. Sort of insane and majestic all at once. (Amazon: CD; MP3; Vinyl. Official site.)
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Music Whenever: Little Comets, Boston Boys, The 1975 & More…

Little Comets

More music picks for your whenever-you-damn-well-need-them. If you like what you hear, use the links provided to snag it for yourself from Amazon. Doing so through us gives us kickbacks, and those help pay for stuff like more bandwidth. And also so we can buy more music.

First up: Little Comets, out of the UK, have their album Life is Elsewhere, which was released last month. The track in question is “Woman Woman,” with an acoustic video. First thought: the lead singer looks so pained. They’re on tour in October in the States–someone buy that man a drink. Please. Second thought: the jogger who runs past at over a minute in: he’s an MVP. For more info, their official site. (Amazon: CD; MP3; Vinyl / Spotify.)

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The Sound Board #35: You Can Keep Them For the Birds and Bees

Pink Floyd Money Single

This podcast generally covers music and other transgressions. This month’s episode is manned by Prof. Tuffley and Dr. Rob Levy with Widgett Walls in the driver’s seat, FSM help us all.

This episode’s central topic is: money. Can anybody make money in the music industry anymore? Or is everybody just screwed? Also remembering Slim Whitman and J.J. Cale, a round-up of live music, filming at gigs, musician visas in Russia, David Cameron’s mixtape, what’s up with Deadmau5 and Wiley, what’s up with Black Flag and litigation and why Mumford & Sons have proved there’s no God.

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Special thanks to Hyperbubble for our lead-in music. Show them love and buy their stuff.
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Music Whenever: Maison du Malheur, Low, The Rockshow at Last & More…

Maison du Malheur

More music picks for your whenever-you-damn-well-need-them. If you like what you hear, use the links provided to snag it for yourself from Amazon. Doing so through us gives us kickbacks, and those help pay for stuff like more bandwidth. And also so we can buy more music.

No one should be surprised that I dig Maison du Malheur (“House of Misfortune” if Google Translate is to be believed)–out of The Netherlands they bring horns to the table, as well as a sound their press kit says is “Dust Bowl Depression Era Jump Jive Blues.” So very accurate. And this guy’s voice is fantastic. Seriously, this is something I could see Tom Waits happily listening to while drinking. The song in question is “Blue” from their album Wicked Transmission. Very recommended. Your best bet for snagging it is their Bandcamp page.

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