June 23rd, 2010

Birds Do It

Birds Do It

Last weekend I came across Birds Do It, a compilation of songs from German sex-education-movies from the 60s and 70s. It’s not as creepy as it sounds. The album expertly explores several different musical genres: Funk, classic rock, soul, psychedelic-rock, easy listening,
and jazz. It’s one of the best albums I’ve heard in a long time.

For fans of King Khan, Air France, The Price Is Right, and Porn.

Maurice Pop – Rush Hour
Leon Paul-Phillips – Way Out

Purchase:
Various Artists – Birds Do It (Amazon)



June 23rd, 2010

Artist To Watch // Liam Bailey

Artist To Watch // Liam Bailey

Liam Bailey (Myspace)
Hometown: Nottingham/London – United Kingdom
Album: TBA – 2011
Label: Polydor Records
Liam Bailey – I’d Rather Go Blind (Etta James)



June 22nd, 2010

Aquarium Drunkard // L’Aventure

Aquarium Drunkard // L’Aventure

Justin Gage, founder of Aquarium Drunkard and Autumn Tone Records, recently released a local music compilation featuring eight Los Angeles artists paying tribute to Television’s sophomore LP, Adventure. The album entitled, L’Aventure, includes tracks from The Henry Clay People, Foreign Born, The Happy Hollows, Local Natives, The Deadly Syndrome, Dirt Dress, Imaad Wasif w/ Lykke Li, and The Growlers.

L’Aventure is available as a free download (FLAC and/or 320kbs mp3), if you have the means, please donate to the Los Angeles based Silverlake Conservatory of Music. 100% of all donations go directly to the conservatory.

The Henry Clay People – Glory



June 21st, 2010

Rollo & Grady Interview :: Kevin Parker of Tame Impala

Rollo & Grady Interview :: Kevin Parker of Tame Impala

After years of the Australian music scene being represented in America by only Jet and Wolfmother, a fresh crop of promising bands has arrived: Angus & Julia Stone, The Middle East, Crayon Fields, Twerps, Oh Mercy, and Tame Impala.

What began as a bedroom project for Kevin Parker, lead singer and guitarist of Tame Impala, has become an international success, including opening slots for The Black Keys, Yeasayer, and current tourmates MGMT. What’s even more impressive is that Parker wrote, recorded, and played every note on Impala’s spectacular debut album, InnerSpeaker, which is currently one of Rollo & Grady’s favorite albums of the year.

Tame Impala’s brand of music can be best described as psychedelic-rock, heavily influenced by Cream, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, The Shadows, and The Flaming Lips. Though the band’s influences are obvious, its music is surprisingly fresh and not just a carbon copy of the aforementioned bands.

I recently caught up with Kevin by phone, as the band prepared for its gig at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado.
Rollo & Grady Interview :: Kevin Parker of Tame Impala



June 21st, 2010

Artist To Watch // Nouveaunoise

Artist To Watch // Nouveaunoise

Nouveaunoise (Myspace)
Hometown: Ireland
Album: Paraphrase Accolade (Free)
Label: Unsigned
Nouveaunoise – Cinnte



June 20th, 2010

Clinic // Bubblegum

Clinic // Bubblegum

Domino is proud to announce the arrival of Clinic’s new album Bubblegum, released on Monday the 4th of October 2010.

Bubblegum, Clinic’s sixth album, is a rewiring of Clinic’s trademark hyped up sound. In place of churning riffs and wired vocals is a dream state of harpsichords, dulcimers and strings. Melody and softness combine with the band’s unique internal logic to produce a record of pop beauty.

Bubblegum is Clinic throwing us a curveball. Alternating between lost soundtracks to exploitation films: ‘Lion Tamer’, ‘Un Astronauta En Cielo’, watery pop-psych: ‘Bubblegum’, ‘Linda’, ‘Forever’ and ping-pong symphonies: ‘Milk & Honey’ and ‘Another Way Of Giving’, this is a very different and very singular Clinic.

Produced by John Congleton (Bill Callahan, St Vincent) and recorded at Elevator Studios in Liverpool, Bubblegum is a high water mark in Clinic’s career to date. The album will be preceded by the beautiful new single ‘I’m Aware’ out September the 20th. Listen to a characteristically unique megamix of ‘Bubblegum’ in the Commune. [via]

MP3: Clinic – Bubblegum (Instrumental)

Clinic // Bubblegum

Related Posts:
Rollo & Grady Interview with Ade Blackburn of Clinic (click here)



June 20th, 2010

The Budos Band // Unbroken, Unshaven

The Budos Band // Unbroken, Unshaven

The Budos Band
Album: The Budos Band III (Out – 8/10)
Label: Daptone Records
The Budos Band – Unbroken, Unshaven