"Like the best guitar heroes, Ben Folds, pianist and leader of a guitarless trio called the Ben Folds Five, commands and fuels his small, tightly wound ensemble with an authoritative, nearly virtuosic style. Folds, based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, borrows from everywhere but lends new inspiration and insight to the instrument's possibilities--he's the Jimi Hendrix of the baby grand. His frenetic keypounding eclipses old-time styles from honky-tonk to Jerry Lee Lewis rag, and he outplinks megastars such as Elton John and Billy Joel while sifting them both through the mondo hammerings of classic pop-loving alternative keyboard bashers like Todd Rundgren and Squeeze's Jools Holland. To complement Folds-the-pianist's clean and bright ivory tinkerings, Folds-the-singer's clear and dynamic tenor swirls through Folds-the-songwriter's very capably crafted, sugary pop gems. "Philosophy" starts with a rolling Joel-like intro, slips into a Rundgrenish verse and chorus--complete with the perfect Beatlesque harmonies of bassist Robert Sledge and drummer Darren Jessee--and then breaks out in an overdriven piano quote from Gershwin in the climactic solo. "Underground" Sgt. Peppers us with faux theatrics and then plunges into a soul-gospel groove about the joys of the alternative rock scene. "Uncle Walter" is a character sketch Ray Davies wishes he wrote but couldn't; "Boxing" is an imagined confab between Muhammad Ali and Howard Cosell that Tom Waits wishes he wrote but wouldn't. The rest of Ben Folds Five's debut achievement just does what any other timeless summer record should: it makes you feel sunny enough inside to last all through the year. --Roni Sarig"
Ben Folds Five - "Ben Folds Five"
These two videos are the less popular music videos for the Postal Service. We Will Become Silhouettes was directed by the same guy who did Napoleon Dynamite, Jared Hess, and you can definitely tell by all of the things in the house.
The Postal Service - The District Sleeps Alone Tonight (Music Video)
The Postal Service - We Will Become Silhouettes (Music Video)
The Minus 5 - The Minus Five a.k.a. The Gun Album (Album)
courtesy of Una Piel de Astracan.
Hope you enjoy it, Greg.
If you dont know about it, give the site a visit, its http://soundeducation.blogsome.com/
HOLY SHIT, PEOPLE! There is a lot down there. A hell of a lot here. Forty Five Albums. Maybe more to come, too...
Boy Least Likely To - Best Party Ever 1, 2
Eurotrip - OST
Feist - Let It Die
Flaming Lips - Clouds Tast Metallic
Gipsy Kings - Greatest Hits
Gomez - How We Operate
Green Day - Warning
Jam, The - Snap! (3CD Special Ed.)
Morrissey - Ringleader of the Tormentos (2006)
Stars - Set Yourself on Fire 1, 2
Sufjan Stevens - Hark! Songs for Christmas Vol.1
Sufjan Stevens - Hark! Songs for Christmas Vol.2
Sufjan Stevens - Hark! Songs for Christmas Vol.3
Band of Horses - Everything All the Time
Band of Horses - Funeral
Beck - Ubiquitous (Unmastered Guero)
Bright Eyes - A Christmas Album
Coldplay - X&Y
Damien - O
Death Cab For Cutie - Transatlanticism
Eels - Live With Strings at Town Hall
Eight Mile - OST
Flaming Lips, The - At War With the Mystics
Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand
Franz Ferdinand - You Could Have Had It So Much Better
Futureheads, The - The Futureheads
Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc. CDS
Green Day - American Idiot
Jack Johnson - In Between Dreams
Jeff Beck - Jeff Beck
Jose Gonzalez - Veneer
Hello Sequence, The - Love & Distance
*Iron & Wine - Creek Drank the Cradle
Iron Hero - Safe As Houses
Kaiser Chiefs - Employment
Long Winters, The - Ultimatum EP
M83 - Before the Dawn Heals Us
Magic Numbers - Magic Numbers
Maroon 5 - Live AcousticMates of State - Our Constant Concern
Minus the Bear - Menos El Ojo
Mystery Jets - Making Dens
Necks, The - Aquatic
Neutral Milk Hotel - Everything Is
*Pas/Cal - Oh Honey, We're Ridiculous
Queen - Greatest Hits
Sean Paul - The Trinity
Shins, The - Chutes Too Narrow
Shins, The - Oh, Inverted World
Snow Patrol - When It's All Over We Still Have to Clear Up 1, 2
Spin Doctors - Pocket Full of Kryptonite
*Stars - The Comeback EP
Stephen Lynch - The Craig Machine
Strokes, The - First Impressions of Earth
Text Adventure - Fantastic Disaster
The Vines - Vision Valley
Wolf Parade - Apologies to Queen Mary
Yellowcard - Lights and Sound
*Courtesy of The Indie Connection. Password is theindieconneciton.
Other links are from Regnyouth, The Indie Surfer, Rock Hindu, Smooth Tunes, Confused Frenchman, Baby Borderline, Heart and Greyout.
Hope you all enjoy, and as always, these links have been gathered from around the net. I didn't upload any of it.
I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness - According To Plan
I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness - At Last Is All
Today's song features the beauty of strings. Incorporating an orchestra into new music is no easy task. It's one thing to just put strings on a track, but it is a true feat to make the track feel like it was meant to have strings. Her Space Holiday takes song of the day out of sheer beauty. If you are a fan, you know exactly what I'm talking about. If you don't know the band, then you are sure to be a fan.
Her Space Holiday - Tech Romance
Song of the Day today is "All Your Faithless Loyalties," by Two Gallants. Like the description above says, simplicity is the key. The song speaks honestly and powerfully but remains subtle, doesn't sound so simple, does it? And that, my friends, is the beauty of Two Gallants.
Two Gallants - "All Your Faithless Loyalties"
One of my favorite things in the world are cover songs. I always enjoy listening to another artists interpretation of another's work. It would be like seeing how Salvador Dali would interpret Vincent Van Gogh's "Starry Night." The idea is just a cool concept. I've made a "mini-mix" of some of my favorite covers. Some are more rare than others, but they are all good.
Mrs. Robinson - Lemonheads (Simon & Garfunkel)
Love Song - Death Cab For Cutie (The Cure)
Ice Ice Baby - Ben Kweller (Vanilla Ice)
Hey Ya! - My Summer As A Salvation Soldier (Outkast)
The Scientist - Johnette Napolitano & Danny Lohner (Coldplay)
Maps - The Arcade Fire (Yeah Yeah Yeahs)
Love Will Tear Us Apart - Jose Gonzales (Joy Division)
Ocean Breathes Salty - Sun Kil Moon (Modest Mouse)
The Covers Mini-Mix
Vashti Bunyan - "The Lookaftering" (Album)
You may have already heard of Neko Case and her new album "Fox Confessor Brings the Flood." I bring to you today an earlier song off her "Blacklisted" album called "I Wish I Was the Moon." It's a beautiful song that you want to get stuck in your head. It's a very simple song but the composition of every crescendo and the way she belts her voice makes this song a memorable one. I would like to listen to this one while driving in the summer night.
Neko Case - "I Wish I Was The Moon"
The anxious and modern children of indie rock and new wave, OK Go will always have something you can love. In 2002 it was a squelchy, three-minute summation of what made the Pixies great called "Get Over It." Three years later it's a savvy batch of songs that are probably too calculated for their own good -- perfectly arranged like those natty suits the quartet wears in Oh No's photos -- but too prickly with excitement to really ignore. As tense and bursting as it is hooky and efficient, "Do What You Want" sounds a lot like the Hives. But it could also be a sly and modern Escape Club. This continues with "Here It Goes Again" and "Good Idea at the Time," songs that cut too jaggedly to be opportunistic revivalism but still whir with new wave's wiggy energy. Fans of OK Go's first album will love "No Sign of Life" and the weirder "Oh Lately It's So Quiet," while "Crash the Party"'s 1000-watt tingle is more the speed of Oh No. Sometimes that speed does seem factory-set, though. "Million Ways" is where the album's calculated feel really surfaces. Its modified disco swagger and three-note guitar lead is so perfect for 21st century modern rock, so edgy and hooky all at the same time. (Keep in mind: Franz Ferdinand producer Tore Johansson also handled the boards for Oh No.) "Television, Television" too, with its trash culture referential lyrics and hyper rhythms, winks with a knowing sense. But what are you going to do? OK Go has written an album that coats its incredibly accessible nuts and bolts with an effervescent rocket sauce, and that's just the way it is. It's got that unique zing, the one that says "modern rock sensation!" on the label.
Ok Go - "Oh No" (Album)
Because I love Ok Go, here is some great Ok Go footage...
First of all... those pictures are, hands down, the best promotional pictures I have ever seen for any band EVER. I especially care for the Lebowski one... but whatever.
The name is Gnarls Barkley: Gnarls Barkley is a musical collaboration between Danger Mouse and Cee-Lo. Their first album, St. Elsewhere, is due to be released on April 24, 2006 by Warner Music. What I have for you today will make you very happy. As you may know, Danger Mouse gained fame in the past three years beginning with the famed mashup of Jay-Z & The Beatles (The Grey Album) and most recently a hugely successful collaboration with the enigmatic MF Doom on their album DangerDoom whose theme included many Adult Swim characters... brilliant. Cee-Lo, on the other hand, is famous in the rap n' r&b world for being in the Goodie Mob and teaming up with producers like Timbaland.
This album "Bnarls Garkley?" is an eight-track promo album for their upcoming release, St. Elsewhere. Most noted is the song "Crazy," and it is very good. Gnarls Barkley would not be classified in mainstream rap, however. Dangermouse and Cee-Lo have captivated an amazing, indie & electronic feel and still have not sacrificed hip-hop roots. I can't say much more about it, but if you are going to download one thing today, make this it, because it is definitely worth it. Both musically and lyrically, Gnarls Barkley will definitely be contenders for 2006's Top Albums.
Gnarls Barkley - "Bnarls Garkley? St. Elsewhere Promo" (Album)
"Ok. This is Ben Folds (alone), not Ben Folds Five. As many of your probably know the band has broken up. However, at least for me, I know Ben Folds will continue to make great music. I believe this to be a highly experimental album on his part, and I know it will open new doors in his own music career as well as make people think about the state of music. Most of this album is spoken word, meaning he is either talking or screaming rather than singing. Maybe you'll see how fine of a line this is after a listen. The most popular song here must be In Love, this song features William Shatner, and honestly makes me wonder why he has not ever made music on a greater level. I know that this music is easy going and fun, but it is still real music. It's not a joke, and I love that about it.Ok, so my favorites must be Fear of Pop, I Paid My Money, and In Love, but the entire album is spectacular. If you go for it, you'll need an open mind, but I think you'll get some really enjoyment out of it. Give it a shot."
Ben Folds - "Fear of Pop Vol. 1"
Final Fantasy - "The Dream of Emma & Cam"
While I continue with Song of the Day, Daily Featured Albums and The Roundup, Nyman will introduce his picks and new music to turn you onto more great stuff and round off your already stunning collection. Just Pretend is growing. With us and our sister site (The Poor Place) get ready, cuz life is about to get better....
Doves - "The Last Broadcast"
Born in the small gold rush town of Oakdale, CA & home schooled into his teens left Brett Dennen plenty of room to explore a wealth of artistic tendencies. Without a mold to conform to, or a classroom full of peers to be compared with, he developed a compelling natural voice. His instinctive ability on multiple instruments freed him to create the intricately groovin' guitar style he's fast becoming known for. That, and a charming, unpretentious nature enchants and captivates listeners whenever Brett performs.
Brett Dennen - "Desert Sunrise"
WOW, this is a huge one (eww...) you guys are lucky... and it's alphabetical...
Remember, I did not upload this, these are links I found from around the web to make your life easier:
American Analog Set - Through the 1990's (Singles/B-Sides)
Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head
John Vanderslice - Pixel Revolt
*Loose Fur - Born Again in the USA
Matt Pond PA - Emblems
Modest Mouse - Sad, Sappy Sucker
Of Montreal - Gay Parade (pass: www.dancingmokey.com)
Snow Patrol - Final Straw
Weezer - Weezer (The Blue Album)
Antony and the Johnsons - I Fell In Love With a Dead Boy EP
Athlete - Tourist
*Band of Horses - Everything All the Time (pass: theindieconnection)
Broken Social Scene - You Forgot It in People
Black Keys - Rubber Factory
Coldplay - X&Y
Doves - The Last Broadcast
Dungen - Ta Det Lungt
Eagles of Death Metal, The - Death By Sexy
Fiery Furnaces - EP
Hedwig and the Angry Inch OST
Jose Gonzalez - Veneer
Journey - Generations Promo
Matisyahu - Youth
Mogawi - Mr. Beast
My Chemical Romance - Life on the Murder Scene
Ray LaMontagne - Trouble
Shins, The - Chutes Too Narrow
Soul Coughing - Irresistible Bliss
Stars - A Lot of Little Lies for the Sake of One Big Truth
Stars - The Comeback
The The - Pornography of Dispair
TV On The Radio - Return To Cookie Mountain
*courtesy of The Indie Conneciton
Angels & Airwaves - "The Adventure"
Here's the video...
Since the release of Feel Good Lost, Toronto music collective Broken Social Scene became a bit more collective, swelling from two members to ten (plus guests). As you'd expect with such a dramatic rise in membership, there's a lot more variety this time out -- the first two tracks are a case in point, in fact: the first track is a fairly airy instrumental number with a Mark Isham-like feel, but track two slams it off the rails with a driving beat and wailing guitars. Main members Brendan Canning and Kevin Drew even sing this time around (on "Cause = Time" Drew sounds almost like J Mascis); Leslie Feist and Emily Haines take their turns on other tracks. According to one of the members of this incarnation of the group, trying to not "who did what" on this album would be almost an entire review in itself, as everyone took turns playing different instruments on different tracks and the whole thing was built from the ground up in a very collective fashion. Although listeners who found the first Broken Social Scene release a nice ambient pop treat may be put off by this one's all-over-the-map approach, it's certainly a much more accessible release overall and there's bound to be something in here that you'll enjoy.
AMG Score: 4.5/5
Pitchfork Score: 9.2/10
Broken Social Scene - "You Forgot It In People" (Album)
... and heres the crazy ass video for "Cause=Time"
1. Nizlopi - JCB Song
2. Eels - Fresh Feeling
3. Belle & Sebastian - If She Wants Me
4. The Living Things - Bom Bom Bom
5. David Nyman - Transatlanticism
6. Matisyahu - Beatbox
7. Bishop Allen - Vain
8. Hotel Lights - You Come & I Go
9. Travis - Writing To Reach You
10. Sufjan Stevens - Lord God Bird
11. The Editors - Feel Good Inc. (Cover)
12. New Moscow - Slow Down
13. The Amalgamation of Soundz - Enchant Me
Song of the Day Recap Mix: Volume 1
Listening to Swimming Hour is like taking a walking tour through 20th century musical history. Andrew Bird, a major contributor to nouveau-swing band the Squirrel Nut Zippers, mixes numerous styles and genres such as classical, Latin, and gypsy music, among others. The song "Why" feels like a jazz song from a 1950s film noir soundtrack, and "Satisfied" blends gospel with straight-ahead rock & roll. Also impressive is Bird's cover versions of the Mississippi Sheiks' "Too Long" and Nelstone's Hawaiians' "Fatal Flower Garden," a reworked rendition of an old Irish ballad. The vast array of musical styles are united by Bird's haunting vocals as well as lyrics that are both thoughtful and whimsical. While Swimming Hour is clearly an album obsessed with musical history, Bird manages to mix in enough of his own unique style to prevent the album from feeling like a musty old museum piece. The Swimming Hour is a masterpiece that only goes to show that being classically trained is not such a bad thing (all you haters) as Bird will blow you away with...
AMG Score: 4.5/5
Pitchfork Score: 9/10
Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire - "The Swimming Hour"
The Amalgamation of Soundz:
The Amalgamation of Soundz is a duo. The members are Mark Harbottle (working under the pseudonym of Dr Phar-C) and Jean Claude Thompson (recording as J-C). The London-based group has released two albums, The Amalgamation of Soundz and The Amalgamation of Soundz: Part II.
I have no idea who these people are... I think they're French... they make electronica... and do it well. In terms of chill zone music, it doesn't get much better than this. It's a blend of Brazillian and French world music with downtempo electronica. Let this be your song of the day.
The Amalgamation of Soundz - "Enchant Me"
Sharing a fondness for sophisticated soul and pop artists (the Smiths, New Order, Marvin Gaye, et al.), Stars was formed by Torquil Campbell and Chris Seligman in New York. Along with friends Evan Cranley (also of Big Rude Jake) and Amy Milan (who contributed to the soundtrack for the film Drowning Mona), the band relocated to Montreal. Its debut full-length, Nightsongs, was released in early 2001, followed by an EP, The Comeback, later that year. Besides playing with Stars, Torquil has appeared in films, plays, and television (including Law & Order and Sex and the City). Seligman has performed with several orchestras, including the orchestra for the Broadway musical The Scarlet Pimpernel. Before 2002 came to an end, the band headed back into the studio to record a sophomore effort. The soft-hued Heart was released to critical accliam in the U.K. before Christmas; Heart appeared stateside on the Canadian label Arts & Crafts during summer 2003.
Stars reveal an obsession with stylish '80s rock on Nightsongs; the most obvious evidence is the band's cover of the Smiths' "This Charming Man." But that doesn't mean the Montréal group's debut sounds like it's from that decade. Drawing equally from new wave and the sophisticated electronic pop of acts such as Saint Etienne and Momus, Stars make every note painfully romantic. Even the vocals make a song about "stars on the ceiling" or words like "motherf*cking" sound innocent and respectable. Several guest musicians and vocalists contribute to Nightsongs (including labelmate Kendall Jane Meade of Mascott), resulting in a chamber pop ensemble comprised of keyboards, horns, and strings. Positively charming.
AMG Score: 3/5
Stars - "Nightsongs LP"
Ben Gibbard - "This Temporary Life"
Pedro the Lion were an indie rock/slowcore band from Seattle, Washington, and, for twelve years, the main creative outlet of singer/songwriter David Bazan. Because of the biblical references in many of his songs, Pedro the Lion were seen by some to be a Christian band. Bazan and others did not consider the band to be as such.
"It would be easy to dismiss Control as a pompous, self-important failure were Bazan a vain and sanctimonious artist. But he's not-- he seems like a soft-spoken, thoughtful, nice-enough guy just like you and me. And while he may never make his own OK Computer or Soft Bulletin or whatever he set out to make with Control, I won't dock him points for trying."
I chose to feature this album for songs like "Penetration" or "Second Best" which show Bazan's amazing ability to make hooks and the most general subjects seem intimate. Truly a great album.
Pedro the Lion - "Control"
Here's David Bazan making alcoholic beverages...
new moscow is the solo project from division of laura lee guitarist david fransson.
"last summer i decided to make this happen. rented a room in my hometown trollhättan. borrowed a bunch of equipment and on my own i started to write and record. six months later i wrapped up and moved out. in my hand i had this album that i call verse chorus worse. it's yet to be released, but look for it early summer '06. in the meantime i'm working on this acoustic album. you can listen to 2 songs from each one of them here. enjoy." (New Moscow on MySpace)
My roommate at Precious Roy Studios made this video and now it's being featured on YouTube. I sang the chorus and mixed the song. These guys rock... love them
I was flipping through my school's student events calendar the other day when I found out that Ben Lee would be playing a free concert only blocks away from where I'm living. Now, I didn't really know much about the guy, I have his new album, but I thought that I would just go and see how it would be. Thank God I went.
Ben Lee put on one of the most amazing shows I have ever seen. Only about a hundred attended this acoustic set, but every single person left as a fan. Lee's complete honesty and staunch literalism give him a sound and style that keeps both a pop and indie feel. If you want to feel good... look no further than Ben Lee.
Choosing one good Ben Lee song is tough, but I'm just gonna pick one.
Ben Lee - "Into the Dark"
HOLY BALLS! CHILDHOOD BEN LEE ON DOUBLE DARE!
April 29 - 30: Coachella
June 29 - July 9: Summerfest
The Editors - "Feel Good Inc. (Cover)" Just Right Click & Save As...
Like others do say, the editors are not the most genius or refined band out there, but an acoustic cover of an already great song is just what I need today, I hope that this is on repeat for you just like it is for me.
American Analog Set - Set Free
Say Hi To Your Mom - Numbers and Mumbles (Courtesy of Indie Connection, holler)
The White Stripes - Remix Album
Kanye West - Late Registration
High Fidelity OST
The Beta Band - Heroes to Zeroes
Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
Martha Wainwright - Martha Wainwright
Bloc Party - God Bless
The Pogues - Live in Dublin
Pavement - Slanted & Enchanted
Yeah Yeah Yeah's - Show Your Bones
Arctic Monkeys - When the Sun Goes Down [Single] (2006)
The Fray - How to Save a Life
Hope you enjoy!
I alway's like to post new stuff and keep people on the cutting-edge, so, even before I listen to it, the new Fiery Furnaces album entitled, "Bitter Tea." Enjoy... I'll have a review up later.
All I really know about this is that they were signed to Fat Possum for this last one and it's said to be a little different.
The Fiery Furnaces - "Bitter Tea"
(Thanks to My Old Kentucky Blog and Baby Borderline for this.)
I recently saw Sufjan Stevens play a benefit concert at Carnegie Hall, where he played a unreleased track that he wrote last year about a small town in Arkansass:
" Singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens has a lofty goal: exploring each of the 50 states in song. He's already released a critically acclaimed full-length CD simply called Michigan. His latest honors the people, places and history of Illinois.
Independent radio producers Dan Collison and Elizabeth Meister were curious about how Stevens writes his songs, which, much like their own work, are filled with stories of places and people. So, they introduced Stevens to the Arkansas town of Brinkley.
Brinkley is a small farming town not far from where the ivory-billed woodpecker recently was rediscovered. News that the bird is not extinct has brought a ray of hope to the residents of Brinkley.
Producers Collison and Meister spoke with people in the town, then shared the interviews with Stevens. He wrote a song about the ivory-bill, known as the "lord god" or "great god" bird because of its breathtaking appearance. Together, they offer a portrait of Brinkley in word and song.
Travis - "The Man Who"
On The Man Who, power comes from restraint and space. There are enough subtle flourishes buried beneath the pillowy snow to reward repeated listens-- the chimes and ominous keyboard under "As You Are," the wind in "Slide Show," and the sitar strums on the dramatic chorus to "The Last Laugh of the Laughter." The hidden track even rewards those who need to rock with bellowing choruses, gong guitars, and unnerving cymbal ticks. (Pitchfork)
Pitchfork gives it a 7.8
AMG Bio (Score 4 of 5)
Here is another amazing ad by Honda.
VIDEO LINK TO Matisyahu - "Jimmy Kimmel Show" (Google Video)
Centered around the songs of former Ben Folds Five drummer Darren Jessee, the mellow, indie-pop quartet Hotel Lights also features multi-instrumentalist Chris Badger, bassist Roger Gupton, and drummer Mark Price. Guitarist, pianist, vocalist Jessee formed Hotel Lights after the Ben Folds Five disbanded in 2000. Recorded over a two-week period spent in Virginia, the band's debut eponymous album was released on Bar/None records in 2006. (from AMG)
These guys are gonna be big pretty soon, so... you heard it here people.
The album I have is DRM protected (iTunes) but "The Hotel Lights Sampler" has three songs from their self-titled album, "Hotel Lights"
1. You Come and I Go
2. I Am a Train
3. Small Town Sh*t
Hotel Lights - "Hotel Lights Sampler"
and because it seems to be cute... Love Ben Folds, he is the greatest person alive.
but i'll keep the rare mixes and truth and rumors up.
ALSO REMEMBER, in order to keep this stuff up, it has to be downloaded at least once every 30 days (for rapidshare links and megaupload links) so help me out, i would hate to have to download these over and over every month.
Love Ben, he is the greatest person alive.
(also, i'll put up all the Ben Folds videos too if i get enough attention here. PEACE)
Heres a list for anyone who wants them from me, just IM me or say something on the .ORG.
BEN FOLDS (FIVE) VIDEOS:
1. Letterman 6-23
2. Austin City Limits
3. Bass Rock Out in Milwaukee [Courtesy of Natiest]
4. Bastard Video
5. The Hannon Show
6. MTV About The Bens
7. MTV Movie Awards (Ben Wrote It)
8. Rock This Bitch #75
9. Songs For Silverman Interview
10. Space Ghost Cameo
11. Summerstage DVD (AWESOME)
12. Wrecking an Old Piano Story
13. VH1 Before They Were Stars (BF5)
14. Potty Mouth Video (BF5)
15. Love Monkey Cameo
1. Smoke (WASO Version)
2. Pirate Joke Song
3. Tony Bago (Boston 11.4)
4. Dicking Around (Boston 11.4)
5. New York Times Song (Boston 11.4)
6. More Dicking Around (Boston 11.4)
7. Roll Out The Barrel and Hardees (Foellinger/UOI)
8. Bass for Rent A Cop (Foellinger/UOI)
9. The Turtle's Song (Madison 3.11)
10. Gracie Rock Version (Warwick)
11. Jesusland Radio Version (Melbourne)
12. Show Us Your Satan (Manchester)
13. Popcorn (Warwick)
Ben Folds - "Live: Rarities"
1. Bitches Ain't Shit
2. Eddie Walker (live single)
3. Red Is Blue (Hoodwinked OST)
4. Golden Slumbers (I Am Sam OST)
5. Leather Jacket
6. Hiro Song
7. One Down (acoustic)
8. The Secret Life of Morgan Davis
9. Make Me Mommy
11. Landed (Strings Version)
12. Doctor My Eyes (Banger Sisters OST)
13. Careless Whisper
14. All Shook Up
Ben Folds - "Studio: B-sides, Singles and Rarities"
Ben Folds - "Sunny 16 EP"
Ben Folds - "Super D EP"
Ben Folds - "Speed Graphic EP"
Ben Folds, Ben Kweller & Ben Lee - "The Bens"
Ben Folds Five - "B-Sides and Rarities"
2. Prince Charming (live)
3. Tell Me What I Did (live)
4. Amelia Bright (live)
6. Champagne Supernova (live)
7. Jackson Cannery (Best Version/Ziggy's Version)
8. Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head
9. Lonely Christmas Eve
10. Hava Nagila
11. Honey Don't
Ben Folds Five - "Truth & Rumors with Ben Folds Five"
Sorry I was gone for a few days, I spent the weekend in Madison seeing Ben Folds. Needless to say, it was AMAZING. I'm not going to do another review, but here's the setlist:
1. Missing the War
5. All U Can Eat
6. Zak and Sara
7. Still Fighting It
8. The Turtle's song from "Over the Hedge", It sounded pretty good. I took an audio clip with my cell, but that didn't turn out so well.
10. You to Thank
11. Annie Waits
13. Losing Lisa
14. Bitches Ain't Shit
15. Don't Change Your Plans
16. One Down
20. Ascent of Stan
21. Give Judy My Notice
26. Rockin' the Suburbs, including a bass preformance on Ben's part..
27. One Angry Dwarf
Brilliant... theres no way i can upload all of this, but I'm gonna put a ben album up every day this week, so by the end you will have em all by next. enjoy!
Name all the ridiculous things about this...
Most ridiculous band ever (taken from Are You Afraid of the Dark?)...
Countinuing the theme of Ridiculous...
American Analog Set - The Golden Band
Jeff Buckley - Dream Brother
My Morning Jacket - Z
The Indie Connection:
The Islands - Live at the YWCA
The Walkmen - Everyone Who Pretended To Like Me Is Gone
The Scrubs OST - Season 1
You Ain't No Picasso: (New Website)
Yo La Tengo - Assorted Covers
Kill Your Co-Workers: (password - theindieconnection)
Liars - Drums Not Dead
The Indie Surfer:
Radiohead - No Surprises/Running From Demons [EP]
Belle & Sebastian - The Life Pursuit
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Show Your Bones
Bring Me The Heads:
Death Cab - We Have The Facts & We've Voting Yes
Pearl Jam - World Wide Suicide
Irving - Jen, Nothing Matters To Me (Single)
Lost on Purpose:
Requiem For A Dream Remixed
Polyphonic Spree - Thumbsucker Soundtrack
Morrisey - Ringleader of the Tormentors
Maroon 5 - Songs About Jane
Dave Chapelle's Block Party OST
We're gonna wake this city tonight"
Oh, watch it burn into the twilight
I said hey, hey, hey this is our birthright
To be bought and sold, shipped off ready to die. We're ready to fight
Taken from Wiki:
Living Things are an American rock band based in St. Louis, Missouri. Their lineup includes three brothers: drummer Bosh Berlin, bassist Eve Berlin, singer/guitarist Lillian Berlin, and a fourth member, guitarist Corey Becker.
In 2005, they released the album Ahead of the Lions on Jive Records. The first single, Bom Bom Bom was used in advertising for iTunes which helped the song's success.
First is an unlikely cover from The Shins. Released on the Such Great Heights single, "We Will Become Silhouettes," The Shins put an amazing spin on an already great song. Listen for the blues riff in the bridge, it's sick...
The Postal Service - "We Will Become Silhouettes"
The Shins - "We Will Become Silhouettes"
Next up is a song from their last album, Plans, called "Soul Meets Body." Someone brought this to my attention from a girl from Waukesha, Wisconsin. She covers Ben Gibbard so beautifully, sometimes I prefer this one to the original.
Death Cab For Cutie - "Soul Meets Body"
Rose Polenzani - "Soul Meets Body"
Last, but definitely not least, is one of my favorite covers of all, and it's from my good friend David Nyman. He sent me this cover of Transatlanticism at about four in the morning and, even when sleep-deprived, Nyman made this song his own. Brilliant.
Death Cab For Cutie - "Transatlanticism"
David Nyman - "Transatlanticism"
***Also: Here is a video of David Nyman getting hit in the balls
Belle & Sebastian - "If She Wants Me"