Thursday, October 14, 2010

Vampire Weekday

If you like vampire tv shows, novels, movies, I may just look at you like you just told me you're a registered sex offender. With every judgement, there is an exception, and my exception is this Swedish masterpiece.

My "I think Vampire shows and movies are dumb" segue leads me to the soundtrack for "Vampire Diaries"...which is some ridiculous looking show on The CW Network, or something like that? The soundtrack features songs from Bat For Lashes, Placebo covering Kate Bush, Goldfrapp, and The Gorillaz. It also features the song below, by The Silversun Pickups. Vampy, and charecteristically fuzzy, check out "Currency of Love" below. Have I mentioned that Chris Guanlao is an amazing, Animal from the Muppets-like drummer?

"Currency of Love" by The Silversun Pickups

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The "Vampire Diaries" soundtrack is available at Amazon.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

P.S. they're playing in L.A.!

Here's a track from a record I'm growing quite fond of, from Canada's P.S. I Love You. P.S., happy belated Thanksgiving, Canada! Check out the P.S. page HERE. They will be playing tonight at The Central in Santa Monica. Don't like that part of town? Me either! P.S. I Love you will be wrapping up L.A. at The Mint tomorrow night. Check out "Little Spoon" below.

"Little Spoon" by P.S. I Love You

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P.S. I Love You's album "Meet Me at Munster Station" is available at Paper Bag Records.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Robot Love

Here's a track from the "I'm Here" soundtrack, a short film from Spike Jonze, which debuted earlier this year at Sundance. The film is described as a Sci-Fi Romance, with two robots in Los Angeles, who find love in one another.

The Lost Trees are a fictitious robot band in the film. The band is actually Nick Zinner, Kevin Barnes of Of Montreal, and members of The Moonrats. Sounds complicated enough? Check out the site for the short film HERE. Check out "The Past is a Grotesque Animal", which is originally an Of Montreal song, below.

"The Past is a Grotesque Animal" by The Lost Trees

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The "I'm Here" soundtrack is available at Amazon.

Also, "I'm Here" paperback at Amazon.

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Neutral Milk Monday

Here's two tracks I discovered on heavy discount, a la bargain bin deals...that in no way discounts or should deter you from these wonderful bands.

The first track is from Neutral Milk Hotel, from their 'Everything Is' EP. Check out the title track below.

(Somebody handed Paris a NMH cd...what's hidden inside of it?!)

"Everything Is..." by Neutral Milk Hotel

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Secondly we have a track from a great New Zealand act called Surf City. Check out 'Free The City' from their self titled Ep.

"Free the City" by Surf City

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Also for your video pleasure, check out a video from the Matador 21 party in Las Vegas a few weekends ago. Ted Leo joins Liz Phair onstage for a rendition of 'Fuck & Run'. I can't help but speculate, but did Liz and Ted get down and dirty in a Vegas hotel room last weekend? Even a small chance?! If only there were an Indie Rock TMZ.

Liz Phair & Ted Leo at Matador 21 Anniversary in Las Vegas

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